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    FILE - This Jan. 31, 2008 video frame grab release by AP Television shows Sam Lutfi leaving UCLA medical center after visiting Britney Spears in Los Angeles. Testimony is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in a libel, defamation and breach of contract case filed against Spears and her parents by the singer’s former confidante and manager, Osama “Sam” Lutfi. He is seeking a share of Spears’ fortune and claims he has was unfairly vilified by the singer’s mother in her 2008 book, which accused Lutfi of drugging and isolating the pop star before she had to be hospitalized. (AP Photo/APTN, File)


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    From left, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones will return to the stage this year in Newark and London.


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    FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2008 file photo released by NBC, Lynne Spears, mother of singer Britney Spears and actress Jamie Lynne Spears is shown on the set of NBC's "Today," program, in New York. Testimony is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in a case filed against Lynne Spears by her daughter’s former manager and confidante, who claims her 2008 book defamed and libeled him by stating that he was isolating and drugging the troubled pop star. (AP Photo/NBC, Heidi Gutman, File) ** NO SALES **


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    This image released by Abrams Books for Young Readers shows the animated character Greg Heffley from the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" book series. Creator Jeff Kinney, a major e-holdout among children's authors, has agreed to make his illustrated, top-selling series about middle schooler Greg Heffley available electronically. The first six volumes of "The Diary of a Wimpy Kid" are coming out Oct. 30 as e-books. The new novel, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel," comes out simultaneously as a hardcover and an e-book on Nov. 13. (AP Photo/Abrams Books for Young Readers)


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    From left, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones said Monday they will return to the stage this year with four concerts in Newark and London.


An un­der­ground man­hole ex­plo­sion Fri­day af­ter­noon left the Val­en­tine The­atre with­out power from Fri­day to Satur­day.

The show­ing of the movie An Af­fair to Re­mem­ber with Deb­o­rah Kerr and Cary Grant was post­poned as a re­sult. The pre­sen­ta­tion was a ben­e­fit for the Metroparks of Toledo Lath­rop House and the Val­en­tine.

The show­ing has been re­sched­uled for Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Any­one with tick­ets to Fri­day’s movie can use them on that date. Tick­ets for the fund-raiser are $10 and are still avail­able at the Val­en­tine box of­fice, 419-242.-2787.

Xbox Mu­sic

Buy­ers of tab­lets that run Mi­cro­soft's new­est op­er­at­ing sys­tem, Win­dows 8, are in for a pleas­ant mu­si­cal sur­prise.

They'll be able to pick from mil­lions of songs and stream them for free as long as they put up with an au­dio ad ev­ery 15 min­utes. The new fea­ture, called Xbox Mu­sic, is not on of­fer any­where else at the mo­ment.

Swe­den's Spotify, for in­stance, al­lows free on-de­mand mu­sic on PCs but not tab­lets. That re­quires a $10 a month sub­scrip­tion.

Although it marks a step for­ward for the mu­sic in­dus­try, its ap­peal is lim­ited by the ex­pense of most mo­bile data plans. The free ver­sion of Xbox Mu­sic won't let you down­load songs and save them for off­line play­back. That re­quires pay­ing $10 a month.

Killed in shoot­out

Mu­si­cian B.B. Cun­ning­ham, Jr., a mem­ber of Jerry Lee Lewis’ band, was killed in a Mem­phis shoot­out early Sun­day, po­lice said.

Po­lice said Cun­ning­ham was work­ing as a se­cu­rity guard at an apart­ment com­plex on Mem­phis’ south­east side, when he heard a gun­shot and went to in­ves­ti­gate about 2 a.m. Po­lice didn't pro­vide de­tails, but they said when of­fi­cers ar­rived, both the 70-year-old Cun­ning­ham and a 16-year-old boy were found dead from gun­shot wounds.

Born Blake Baker Cun­ning­ham, Jr., the key­board­ist and singer es­tab­lished a na­tional rep­u­ta­tion in 1965 as a mem­ber of the tour­ing ver­sion of Ron­nie and the Day­tonas, known for the song “G.T.O.” That band even­tu­ally be­came the Hom­bres, which scored a chart hit with “Let It All Hang Out” in 1967.

After the Hom­bres’ ca­reer slowed, he went to work at the famed Sounds of Mem­phis Stu­dios. In 1971, he moved to Los An­ge­les where he was chief en­gi­neer at Inde­pen­dent Re­cord­ers, work­ing with the likes of Billy Joel, El­ton John, and Lou Rawls. Cun­ning­ham re­turned to Mem­phis a few years later and launched his own stu­dio. He had been a mem­ber of Lewis' band since 1997. His solo al­bum, “Hangin’ In,” was re­leased in 2003.


Satur­day Night Live par­o­died the vice pres­i­den­tial de­bate with a lit­tle help from the world's fast­est man.

Ja­mai­can sprinter Usain Bolt dropped by the NBC sketch show's mock de­bate af­ter Taran Kil­lam, play­ing Mitt Rom­ney's run­ning mate, Paul Ryan, claimed he won the 100-me­ter race at the Lon­don Olym­pics. Ryan has been crit­i­cized for ex­ag­ger­at­ing his mar­a­thon time.

SNL had fun with the vice pres­i­dent can­di­dates fol­low­ing Thurs­day's con­ten­tious de­bate. While Pres­i­dent Obama and Rom­ney's first de­bate didn't of­fer as much ob­vi­ous sat­ire, the show hap­pily skew­ered Vice Pres­i­dent Joe Biden and Ryan.

Ja­son Sudeikis, as Biden, called him­self “Big Daddy Joe” and in­sisted he was “mon­key strong” un­like his younger foe, whom he re­ferred to as “shark eyes.” Kil­lam played Ryan with an Ed­die Mun­ster-like widow's peak.

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