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Billy Joel Reportedly Looking for Pad in Palm Beach, Schedules 21st Show at MSG
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 12:04 am

Lloyd Bishop/NBCAll the cash that Billy Joel made after his home sales this year must be burning a hole in his pocket: He's reportedly looking for a new property in Palm Beach, Florida.

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Van Morrison to Release New Album in Early 2015 After Signing Deal with RCA
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 12:04 am

Exile ProductionsVan Morrison currently is finishing up a new studio album that will be released early next year, the first the acclaimed singer/songwriter will issue as part of a new deal with RCA Records.

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2015 Wanee Festival Lineup Features Allman Brothers Members, Cheap Trick, Hot Tuna
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 12:04 am

Image Courtesy of Wanee FestivalThe Allman Brothers Band may have retired after its October 28 concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York, but nearly all the group's members will be on hand to perform at the 2015 edition of the Wanee Music Festival, scheduled for April 15-17 in Live Oak, Florida.  Listed separately on the just-announced lineup for the event are frontman Gregg Allman, drummer Butch Trucks and bassist Oteil Burbridge, as well as guitarist Warren Haynes' and drummer Jaimoe's respective bands -- Gov't Mule and Jaimoe's Jasssz Band.

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Joan Jett & the Blackhearts to Open for The Who Throughout Band's 2015 North American Tour
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 12:04 am

AEG LiveThe Who has announced that it will be joined by a newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, when the British rock legends hit the road for the North American legs of their 50th anniversary next year.  Jett and her longtime backing group will be special guests for the entire stateside segment of The Who Hits 50! trek, which kicks off April 15 in Tampa, Florida.

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Dave Davies Says New Kinks Box Set, "The Anthology," Is a "Well Thought Out" Package
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 10:31 am

BMG/InGroovesThis week saw the release of a new Kinks box set called The Anthology 1964-1971, a five-CD collection of recordings the influential British band made during its years with the Pye label.  The compilation gathers remastered versions of many of the group's best-known songs, along with album gems, demos, alternate mixes, studio outtakes, live performances and more.

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Stephen Collins Denies He's a Pedophile After Confessing to Sexual Misconduct With 3 Girls
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 10:51 pm

Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  7th Heaven actor Stephen Collins says he is “absolutely not” a pedophile, claiming that the three underage girls he confessed to having sexual misconduct with were isolated incidents.

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Stephen Colbert's Portrait to Hang Between Bathrooms at the Smithsonian Once Again
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 6:10 pm

Photo Credit: Scott Gries/PictureGroup/Comedy Central(WASHINGTON) -- Following the end of his nine-year run on Comedy Central, and in advance of his move to CBS to take over The Late Show, Stephen Colbert will have a portrait hung in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery for the second time.

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Why Natalie Portman Says "Star Wars" Actually Hurt Her Career
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 6:10 pm

Merrick Morton/Lucasflim Ltd.(NEW YORK) -- When Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace came out in 1999, it became one of the highest grossing movies of all-time, but fans of the Star Wars franchise were torn about the series of new prequels.

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Angelina Jolie Opens Up About Directing Brad Pitt in Love Scene
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 6:10 pm

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will be back on screen together in By the Sea, which is set to be released next year and features the famous duo as a couple -- much like their debut movie together in 2005's Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

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George Clooney Speaks Out About Lack of Sony Support
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 5:05 pm

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — In an interview with Deadline published Thursday, George Clooney explained why he feels no one else in the industry stood up for Sony in the wake of the hack attack.

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