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Wives, mothers of political prisoners are often insulted by pro-government groups

HAVANA (AP) -- Cuban singer-songwriter Pablo Milanes has harshly criticized government-backed harassment of the Ladies in White dissident group in his country.



Christina Aguilera, Smokey Robinson and Cee Lo Green to headline Michael Forever

Janet Jackson said Monday she won't attend a planned tribute concert for her older brother Michael in Wales because the show coincides with the trial of a doctor charged in the King of Pop's death.



Strange, spooky King to be replaced as struggling chain looks to grab new customers

MIAMI (AP) -- The king is dead. Burger King's spooky "The King" mascot is retiring so the struggling burger chain can refocus its marketing to reach new customers. The mascot has been around for years, but recently has become a more prevalent and somewhat creepy presence in ads - showing up in people's beds and peeping in their windows.



Case against Kathryn Stockett dismissed because statute of limitations elapsed

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Did Kathryn Stockett use her brother's African American maid as the basis for a character in the bestselling novel-turned-movie "The Help?" For now, that question may go unanswered, by a court anyway.



More than 15,000 attend vigil on 34th anniversary of singer's death

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Silent mourners with heads bowed and yellow-orange candlelight leading the way paid their respects to Elvis Presley at his grave at Graceland, his longtime Memphis home, to remember the 34th anniversary of his sudden death.



Maid has accused author of using her likeness without permission in best-seller about race relations in 1960s South

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Lawyers for Kathryn Stockett want a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses the author of "The Help" of basing a character on a real-life maid who works for Stockett's brother.



Pairing Lopez with Conan to grab younger viewers doesn't work out for network

NEW YORK (AP) -- The TBS network is canceling George Lopez's nightly talk show.



"I'm Gonna Be Your Friend" effort launches to raise funds for famine-torn Somalia

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Bob Marley song and the social media power of celebrities like Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Eminem may help the crisis in East Africa.



Ex-wife of Paul McCartney claims U.K.'s Mirror intercepted voicemails

LONDON (AP) -- Model Heather Mills on Wednesday accused a senior journalist with Britain's Trinity Mirror group of newspapers of boasting that her phone messages had been intercepted.



Film still a long way off from all-time record holder "Avatar"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Harry Potter has joined the billion-dollar club. Distributor Warner Bros. said Sunday that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office. It's soon expected to pass "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," which is this year's top grossing movie at $1.03 billion.


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