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Katy Perry's geisha costume at American Music Awards: Was it racist?

Katy Perry performs during the 2013 American Music

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Will fans still love Katy Perry "Unconditionally" after her performance at Sunday night's American Music Awards?

The pop star opened the awards show with that new hit song, without a backing track, it sounded like (go her), but her stellar vocals were overshadowed by the Japanese theme that many viewers are calling racist. Perry and her backup dancers took to the stage in geisha-like...

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Miley Cyrus' home burglarized on the eve of her 21st birthday, report says

Miley Cyrus' home was burglarized the day before

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Poor Miley.

The pop star did not ring in her birthday on Saturday as a carefree, twerking 21-year-old, but instead spent it "extremely upset" and "shaken up" by a home burglary, Us Weekly reports.

Cyrus' Studio City home was broken into on Friday afternoon, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed. Luckily no one was home at the time, but sources told the magazine...

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Derek Jeter talks boxers vs. briefs at new NYC underwear shop

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter took a quick break

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Derek Jeter is notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to topics other than baseball, but the Yankees' shortstop and captain wasn't too shy to talk underwear at RevolutionWear's new FRIGO pop-up shop in Manhattan Thursday night.

"Boxers or briefs? I like a combination of both," Jeter told Newsday. "I like the longer ones."

He dutifully mentioned that FRIGO, a line...

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Did Miley Cyrus bleach her eyebrows?

Miley Cyrus posing during a press conference at

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Just when you thought she'd bared it all, Miley Cyrus manages to get naked in a whole new way.

This time, she's not pants-less or even topless, but, um, eyebrow-less.

Singer Lily Allen and supermodel Miranda Kerr both took to Instagram Tuesday night to post photos of themselves hanging with the pop shockstar, and in both images Cyrus lacks that face-defining fringe.

In Kerr's black...

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North West hangs with Riccardo Tisci in Kim Kardashian's new Instagram photo

Kim Kardashian on "The Tonight Show With Jay

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North West is nearly four months old, and the creative director of Givenchy may or may not be her stylist. Because celebrity babies have it so hard.

Her mommy, Kim Kardashian, shared two adorable photos Tuesday on Instagram, captioning a shot of North with Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci, "#NewStylist." Okay, so he probably isn't really working for her, but if he was, it wouldn't be the...

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Blockbuster's last in-store movie rental was Seth Rogen's 'This Is the End'

A Blockbuster video rental store in Miami, Fla.

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The last movie ever rented from a Blockbuster store couldn't have been a more fitting choice. According to actor Seth Rogen, It was "almost Shakespearean."

The rental chain tweeted a photo Monday confirming that the final Blockbuster rental (of all time, as far as we know) was Rogen's apocalyptic comedy, "This Is the End." The transaction was made at 11 p.m. in Hawaii,...

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Scott Disick's mother dead, Bonnie Disick of Eastport was 63, reports say

Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian attend the Wildfox

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Bonnie Disick of Eastport, the mother of Scott Disick, "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star and boyfriend to Kourtney Kardashian, has died at the age of 63.

Several sites including US Weekly and E!, the network that airs the "Kardashians" reality show, reported the news Thursday. E! called her passing "sudden," while US reports she died following a long illness....

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'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' recap -- Lamar Odom goes MIA, so does Kim (pretty much)

Khloe Kardashian, left, Kim Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian

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As the Kardashian family gets ever-closer to world domination (love 'em or hate 'em, you know it's true), the E! reality show that was their claim to fame has become two things: first, a source for factchecking gossip stories about them, and second, a big fat gimmick. Third, it's thinly veiled PR for all the other ways they make money -- but hasn't it always been that?

Arguable, all reality...

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Alan Jackson's bluegrass as good on Broadway as backwoods

Alan Jackson sings "He Stopped Loving Her Today"

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Before singing “Blue Side of Heaven” at Carnegie Hall on Oct. 28, Alan Jackson recalled the irony of working on the tear-jerker when he was summoned to the deathbed of George Jones, who passed away last April.

“That’s a tough one to sing,” Jackson said after the rendition. “But it’s sweet.”

And there you have Jackson’s career in one quote. The Possum’s tortured brilliance aside, Jackson’s...

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'Hard Sell,' Gold Coast-set teen indie, brings Kristin Chenoweth, Katrina Bowden to Long Island

Kristin Chenoweth, left, who plays Lorna Buchanan, and

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It's not every day an Emmy- and Tony-award winning actress tells an up-and-coming filmmaker she wants to star in his first full-length feature film before he even has the chance to ask her.

But that's how it happened for Oyster Bay native Sean Nalaboff with his forthcoming teen indie, "Hard Sell," that wraps Friday after 19 days of filming on Long Island. The movie, set on the North...

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