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Kacey Musgraves poses in the press room with the awards for best country album for "Same Trailer Different Park" and best country song for "Merry Go Round" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

Daft Punk, Macklemore top left-of-center Grammys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammy Awards celebrated outcasts and outsiders, lionizing a couple of French robots, white rappers and a country gal espousing gay rights, and a Goth teenager who’s clearly uncomfortable with the […]

01/27/2014

Oct. 17, 2013: Madonna visits the "Hard Candy Fitness" center in Berlin. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)

Madonna to perform at the Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s official: Madonna will perform at the Grammy Awards. A Friday news release from The Recording Academy had no other details about the seven-time Grammy winner’s appearance, however, which has been […]

01/24/2014

A skull lies in a niche in the Catacombs of Priscilla, a labyrinthine cemetery complex that stretches for kilometers underground, in Rome, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Vatican unveils new frescoes in top catacomb

ROME (AP) — The Vatican on Tuesday unveiled newly restored frescoes in the Catacombs of Priscilla, known for housing the earliest known image of the Madonna with Child — and frescoes said by some to […]

11/19/2013

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World’s largest expedition yacht anchored off Venice Beach

VENICE (CNS) – People trying to beat the heat at Venice Beach today will likely catch a glimpse of one of the world’s largest yachts, which has been anchored offshore for much of the week. […]

09/06/2013

Madonna's "Booty Pop" posted on Instagram and YouTube.

Madonna video prompts debate

Madonna ‘booty pops’ in first Instagram video and creates a stir. The 54-year-old singer flaunts her figure by shaking her stuff on the new social media video feature for Instagram.

06/25/2013

Colo. fans upset after Madonna uses guns in show

DENVER (AP) – Some Colorado fans are upset after music superstar Madonna used guns during a performance. Madonna started her show Thursday night at the Pepsi Center in Denver with a gun scene, which she […]

10/19/2012

Lawyer appeals punk band Russian jail sentence

MOSCOW (AP) – An attorney for three members of the Pussy Riot punk band says she has appealed the verdict of a Moscow court that sentenced the women to two years each in jail. The […]

08/27/2012

John Merrick, longtime Malibu judge, dies at 93

(AP) – John Merrick, a longtime Malibu judge who signed a warrant to search the Manson family ranch and presided at the 1985 wedding of Madonna and Sean Penn, has died. He was 93. His […]

08/09/2012