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Britney Spears Felt Trapped. Her Business Manager Benefited.

In early 2008, a small-time Tennessee company with big-time aspirations made a loan to Britney Spears’s father, who for years had struggled financially.Less than a month later — after consulting […]




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Police in China Detain Canadian Pop Star Kris Wu on Suspicion of Rape

The police in Beijing said Saturday they had detained Kris Wu, a popular Canadian Chinese singer, on suspicion of rape amid a #MeToo controversy that has set off outrage in […]




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Rolling Stone Hires Daily Beast Editor as Its Top Editor

Rolling Stone has chosen Noah Shachtman, the top editor of the news site The Daily Beast, as its next editor in chief, the magazine announced on Thursday, calling on him […]




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‘Friends’ Reunion Is Censored in China, Cutting BTS and Lady Gaga

In China, the reunion episode of “Friends” was all about grudges.The problem wasn’t “Friends,” but the friends of “Friends.”Appearances by Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and the K-pop group BTS were […]




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What Giant Skeletons and Puppy Shortages Told Us About the 2020 Economy

America has Zoom towns.Many middle-class millennials who lingered on the housing market’s sidelines for years reported that the pandemic had hastened their buying plans. They have been lured by the […]