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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Jackson`s body will be driven to his Neverland Valley Ranch in central California as early as Thursday with public viewing being set for later this week, according to media reports on Tuesday. A motorcade of as many as 30 cars is expected to accompany Jackson`s body to his ranch, which is located near the town of Los Olivos, north of Santa Barbara, according to reports by TV network CNN and celebrity website TMZ.com, citing police officials. Entertainment news website E! News cited a Santa Barbara Sheriff`s department spokesman as saying meetings were now taking... read more
 
 
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(GERMAN, CHOREOGRAPHER, BAUSCH, DANCE, DIRECTOR, COMPANY)


By Sarah Marsh BERLIN (Reuters) - German choreographer Pina Bausch, whose work is credited with revolutionizing the language of modern dance, died on Tuesday after being diagnosed with cancer only days earlier. She was 68 years old. Bausch, artistic director of the Wuppertal Dance Theater, earned world renown for her avant-garde performances and choreographies mixing dance, sound and fragmented narrative. "Just the Sunday before last, she was standing on stage with her company in the Wuppertal Opera house," the dance-theater company, which she had led since 1973, said on its website. It said P... read more
 
 
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(KOONS, SERIES, POPEYE, SYMBOL, INFLATABLE, THROUGH)


By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Artist Jeff Koons has presented a series of Popeye paintings in London, saying the cartoon hero born of the 1929 Depression was a symbol of self confidence, before adding enigmatically: "May be art is the spinach." The 54-year-old American, one of the world`s most successful artists dubbed the "king of kitsch" for his shiny, balloon-like creations and references to pop culture, is marking the first major survey of his work to be held in a public English gallery. "Jeff Koons: Popeye Series" opens at the Serpentine Gallery in London on July 2 and runs unt... read more
 
 
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(BARCELONA, MILLION, WHICH, SHARPLY, UNITED, STATES)


By Ben Harding BARCELONA (Reuters) - Irish rock group U2 kick off their first tour in three years on Tuesday, playing to 90,000 fans in Barcelona on one of the biggest concert stages ever built. Over the next four months U2 will perform to an estimated three million fans in 31 cities across Europe and North America, with more dates expected to be announced next year. The " U2 360 Tour" lives up to its name with a round stage which fans will surround inside FC Barcelona`s Nou Camp stadium. Around 500 ticket holders slept outside the venue on Monday night hoping to grab a spot right by the stage... read more
 
 
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(MILLION, APPRAISAL, ANTIQUES, ROADSHOW, RECORD, STATEMENT)


By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - A woman who inherited some Chinese carved jade from her father has scored the first $1 million appraisal from experts on the U.S. television program "Antiques Roadshow," the producers said on Monday. In a record for the show, four pieces of Chinese carved jade and celadon from the Chien Lung Dynasty (1736-1795), including a large bowl crafted for the Emperor, were given a conservative auction estimate of up to $1.07 million. "For 13 years, we`ve been hoping to feature a million-dollar appraisal on `Antiques Roadshow;` it`s been our `Great White Whale,`" ... read more
 
 
 
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(COMEDY, FORMER, SECRETARY, PRODUCERS, USCAF, ASPEN)


By Georg Szalai NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - "The News Has No Clothes," a stage show mixing politics and comedy and featuring comedian Lewis Black and former White House press secretary Dana Perino, might be the next late-night television format. Veteran comedy producers and masterminds of the defunct U.S. Comedy Arts Festival (USCAF) in Aspen, Colorado, are returning to the mountain resort as part of this week`s Aspen Ideas Festival to try out their idea. If the stage show works, its producers hope to pitch the concept -- described as "The View" and "Politically Incorrect" meet the vintage... read more
 
 
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(ANGELES, JACKSON, KATHERINE, CHILDREN, ESTATE, COURT)


By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Jackson`s mother Katherine on Monday won temporary guardianship of the late singer`s children and control of his estate as a legal battle over his kids, money and belongings began to take shape. Katherine Jackson won the first round in what could become a protracted fight over an estate that could be valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars. It is unclear if Jackson drew up a will before he died. Questions about the singer`s health prior to his death resurfaced Monday when Celebrity Website TMZ.com reported that Los Angeles County coroner o... read more
 
 
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(SERIES, DENTON, CHILLI, LIVING, SEASON, PROJECT)


By James Hibberd LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - VH1 is giving two female hip-hop artists their own reality series -- Sandra "Pepa" Denton of Salt-N-Pepa and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas from TLC. The as-yet-untitled series are scheduled to premiere in 2010. Eight half-hour episodes have been ordered for each. The "Pepa" series follows Denton as she begins her to search for love after living a celibate life for years. "Chilli" from R&B group TLC is also searching for romance and has enlisted the help of Brooklyn relationships expert Tionna Smalls. The network has also renewed "Celebrity Fit ... read more
 
 
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30 June 2009 @ 12:20 pm

(COMIC, EVENT, PROGRAM, FIRST, PANEL, MIDSEASON)


By James Hibberd LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - TV studios plan a strong presence at Comic-Con, the annual fan convention that seems to feature a greater number of series each summer. Next month`s lineup at the San Diego confab includes a few titles beyond the usual sci-fi and fantasy genres. Procedurals such as Fox`s "Bones" and USA`s "Burn Notice," Fox`s musical "Glee" and Discovery`s "MythBusters" are in the mix. Warner Bros. TV is bringing 11 shows to the event, the most the studio has featured. "Comic-Con is the one place where Warner Bros. cross-divisionally presents a face to the co... read more
 
 
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(JACKSON, MICHAEL, DEATH, WHILE, SEVERAL, FAILED, AFTER)


Michael Jackson, the King of pop Michael Jackson - pop music legend Russia had special romance with Michael Jackson - expert Fans sing Michael Jackson’s songs on Los Angeles streets MOSCOW, June 28 (RIA Novosti) - A crowd of Michael Jackson fans held a candlelit vigil outside the U.S. Embassy in Moscow overnight, placing flowers and pictures by the wall. A steady stream of fans has been visiting the site to pay respects since Friday morning, when news of the King of Pop`s death broke. Among the many messages placed among the flowers and candles is one in colored chalk that reads: "Michael Ja... read more