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Psy's 'Gangnam Style' closes on one billion views
Psy's 'Gangnam Style' closes on one billion views

Psy's "Gangnam Style" video was galloping towards the one-billion-view mark on YouTube Friday, a fresh milestone in the enduring global craze for the South Korean rapper and his horse-riding dance.

Psy's 'Gangnam Style' closes on one billion views
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Life in the fast lane: Solo pop stars more likely to die young

Solo rock stars are twice as likely to die prematurely as counterparts who perform in groups, a study published in the journal BMJ Open said Wednesday.

Life in the fast lane: Solo pop stars more likely to die young
End of the world: Gangnam Style?
End of the world: Gangnam Style?

If the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are about to descend on Earth, it seems one might be riding in from South Korea on an invisible steed to the tune of "Gangnam Style".

End of the world: Gangnam Style?
Psy, Samsung push 'brand Korea' in 2012
Psy, Samsung push 'brand Korea' in 2012

A breakthrough year for "brand Korea" -- led by the rapper Psy and electronics giant Samsung -- has boosted efforts to promote a country that still feels overshadowed, under-appreciated and misunderstood.

Psy, Samsung push 'brand Korea' in 2012
Bieber miffed at Grammys snub, Brubeck gets nod
Bieber miffed at Grammys snub, Brubeck gets nod

Justin Bieber's manager has lambasted the Grammys organizers after the Canadian teen sensation failed to garner a single nomination for this year's music awards.

Bieber miffed at Grammys snub, Brubeck gets nod
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Scary Spice wins extension to Aussie paparazzo order

Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown Thursday won an extension to a restraining order against a well-known Australian paparazzo ensuring he keeps his distance for at least another five months.

Scary Spice wins extension to Aussie paparazzo order
Singer Justin Bieber. ©REUTERS
Justin Bieber dominates American Music Awards

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber had a big night at the American Music Awards, taking three prizes including the top honor, favorite artist of the year.

Justin Bieber dominates American Music Awards
Dana Gillespie starring in The People that Time Forgot movie. Photo courtesy of forums.superiorpics.com
World blues star donates to Kazakhstan children

Famous blues singer and actress Dana Gillespie visted Kazakhstan for the third time.

World blues star donates to Kazakhstan children
S. Korea decorates Psy for 'Gangnam Style' success
S. Korea decorates Psy for 'Gangnam Style' success

South Korea has awarded one of its highest cultural honours to the rapper Psy for taking the world by storm with his "Gangnam Style" hit.

S. Korea decorates Psy for 'Gangnam Style' success
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Scary Spice wins paparazzo order in Australia

Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown was Thursday granted a interim restraining order against a well-known Australian paparazzo who she claimed threatened her and put her life at risk.

Scary Spice wins paparazzo order in Australia
Pop star Glitter arrested in British sex abuse probe
Pop star Glitter arrested in British sex abuse probe

Former glam rocker Gary Glitter has been released on bail after being arrested Sunday by police investigating sexual abuse allegations against the late British TV star Jimmy Savile that have plunged the BBC into crisis.

Pop star Glitter arrested in British sex abuse probe
Ban's 'Gangnam-style' day with rapper, daredevil
Ban's 'Gangnam-style' day with rapper, daredevil

UN leader Ban Ki-moon had to admit Tuesday that he is no longer the world's most famous South Korean as he came face-to-face with "Gangnam Style" rap phenomenon Psy.

Ban's 'Gangnam-style' day with rapper, daredevil
S. Korea irked by Japan indifference to 'Gangnam Style'
S. Korea irked by Japan indifference to 'Gangnam Style'

While South Korean rapper Psy's "Gangnam Style" has taken the world by storm, it has largely fallen flat in Japan -- an anomaly viewed with grave suspicion by some in the singer's home country.

S. Korea irked by Japan indifference to 'Gangnam Style'
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Kazakhstan journalists calculated cost of promoting singer in Kazakhstan

The expenses to record one song total at about $3000 and range from $10,000 to $30,000 to shoot a videoclip.

Kazakhstan journalists calculated cost of promoting singer in Kazakhstan
Alisher Karimov. ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan's Alisher Karimov won 3rd prize at music contest in Armenia

Kazakhstan singer Alisher Karimov won the 3rd place in the international contest of young pop singers Yerevan Calls on October 6-14.

Kazakhstan's Alisher Karimov won 3rd prize at music contest in Armenia
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Shakira, footballer Gerard Pique expecting first child

Colombian pop star Shakira confirmed Wednesday that she is pregnant with top Spanish football player Gerard Pique's baby, their first.

Shakira, footballer Gerard Pique expecting first child
American hip-hop singer Aisha Fukushima. ©tengrinews.kz
American hip-hop singer Aisha Fukushima gives concerts in 4 cities of Kazakhstan

Aisha Fukushima will perform along with local hip-hop singers and break dancers in four cities of Kazakhstan.

American hip-hop singer Aisha Fukushima gives concerts in 4 cities of Kazakhstan
 Disney's next bad girl Gomez defends raunchy movie role
Disney's next bad girl Gomez defends raunchy movie role

Watch out Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Miley Cyrus. Selena Gomez stepped up Friday as the next Disney girl gone wild -- at least on screen -- in the sociopathic movie "Spring Breakers."

Disney's next bad girl Gomez defends raunchy movie role
Snoop Dogg. ©REUTERS/Norsk Telegrambyra AS
Rastafari saved Snoop Dogg's marriage

"Gangsta" rapper Snoop Dogg said Friday that a transformational journey to Jamaica during which he embraced reggae music may have saved his marriage and gave him a new, "family first" outlook.

Rastafari saved Snoop Dogg's marriage
Tim Leiweke, president and CEO of Anschutz Entertainment Group. ©REUTERS/Phil McCarten
Promoters voiced Jackson doubts before death: report

The promoters of Michael Jackson's ill-fated 2009 comeback concert series in London feared he was unstable, with one describing him as a "mess".

Promoters voiced Jackson doubts before death: report