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‘Glee’ Star Amber Riley Drops Two Dress Sizes

Glee‘ fans will be seeing less of Amber Riley in the future, but don’t worry — she isn’t planning on leaving the show anytime soon. Instead, her diminished appearance is the result of a diet change that resulted in Riley losing a noticeable amount of weight.

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‘Waiting to Exhale’ Sequel Still Happening After Whitney Houston’s Death

The long-gestating sequel to ‘Waiting to Exhale’ is still in the works — even after the untimely death of Whitney Houston, who was an important part of the original’s ensemble cast. And as Fox 2000 Pictures chief Elizabeth Gabler sees it, “It’s almost in her honor that we think to soldier on.”

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Etta James Funeral Date Announced

One week after ending her struggle with leukemia and passing away at the age of 73, renowned vocalist Etta James will be laid to rest with a public viewing at the Inglewood Cemetery in Inglewood, C.A., this Friday (Jan. 27). A private service for family and close friends will be held the following morning.

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Kelly Clarkson Asks Fans to Support Teachers

Kelly Clarkson recently raised the ire of some of her fans when she announced her support for GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul, but we’re pretty sure she’ll avoid controversy with her latest bid for support — a PSA through iHeartRadio urging listeners to help out public school teachers.

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10 Crime Shows From the ’80s That Need a Reboot

Love 'em or hate 'em, reboots are all the rage in Hollywood — both on the big screen, where you can't go a week without a new version of 'Footloose,' 'The Three Musketeers,' and 'The Thing,' and on the TV, where '90210' is back and 'Charlie's Angels' briefly took flight again this fall.

Recognizing a trend when they see it, the folks at NBC have decided to reboot the cult 1987-90 CBS hit 'Wiseguy,' which starred Ken Wahl as a tough-as-nails undercover cop who infiltrated the Mob. (Kevin Spacey gave a memorable performance as a creepy, drug-addicted gangster.)

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Five Things ‘The Simpsons’ Predicted

After more than 20 years and nearly 500 episodes, the Simpsons have seen and done just about anything you can think of (much to the chagrin of the ‘South Park’ kids).

In fact, in their ongoing quest to make fun of anything and everything, our favorite Springfield residents have occasionally managed to predict the future. Here are just a few surprising examples.

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Taylor Swift Is Billboard’s 2011 Woman of the Year

Billboard has shown a great deal of love to Taylor Swift by honoring her as its latest Woman of the Year.

Swift, 21, has been recognized before by this prestigious music industry trade, receiving titles for Top Country Artist, Top Country Album and Top Billboard 200 Artist. But this new recognition makes her the youngest artist ever to earn the honor.

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‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn’ Soundtrack Track Listing and Artwork Revealed [AUDIO]

Most of the considerable hype surrounding the ‘Twilight’ series has centered on the many, many books and movie tickets it’s sold, but the franchise has also been a musical phenomenon, generating more than 4.5 million units in sales over three soundtrack albums.

With the next installment in the series scheduled to reach theaters on November 18, dedicated Twi-hards — not to mention music retailers — have been eagerly awaiting news about its soundtrack. On Monday, Atlantic Records obliged, releasing the full track listing and artwork via Twitter.

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Lady Gaga Reveals She’s Hard at Work on New Album and Tour [AUDIO]

In today’s pop marketplace, it’s commonly accepted for an artist to take three years or longer to finish a new album, which is almost exactly how long it took Lady Gaga to get from her first full-length collection, ‘The Fame,’ to its recently released follow-up, ‘Born This Way.’

But Gaga didn’t get where she is by following what everyone else is doing, and based on comments she made during a recent call-in to Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, it sounds like she’ll be back with another album sooner than anyone expected.

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Taylor Swift and Her Amazing Music Sales Enter the Guinness Book of World Records

Over the last few years — and multi-platinum albums — Taylor Swift has taken up seemingly permanent residence on the charts, not to mention the hearts and iPods of millions of fans.

Now, she also has a pair of spots in the Guinness Book of World Records to call her own.

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‘Glee’ Donating $1 Million to School Arts Programs

If you feel like those wacky ‘Glee’ kids are everywhere lately, you aren’t alone — heck, even Cory Monteith supposedly thinks they need to take it down a notch. But in between all that singing, dancing and carrying on, the show is spreading an important pro-arts message, and the latest ‘Glee’ project is backing it up with some serious cash.

The ‘Glee’ Give a Note Campaign, coordinated through Twentieth Century Fox, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and the show, is looking to raise $1 million for art programs at schools across the country.

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