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August 22, 2018

POST MALONE’S PLANE IS SAFE AFTER WHEELS BLOWOUT

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Post Malone has a word of thanks for fans who prayed for him, and a choice word for those who wished death upon him. He tweets, “Not today.” Malone was one of 16 passengers on a private jet that blew out two tires upon takeoff from a small New Jersey airport outside New York City yesterday. Malone was on his way to England to perform at a festival this weekend. The pilot circled for about 30 minutes and the plane was diverted to Massachusetts initially, then was sent to Newburgh, New York. Fans had heard Malone was on board, went to the airport and cheered when it landed safely.

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COURT DENIES MEEK MILL’S CALL FOR A NEW JUDGE

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Meek Mill is unsuccessful once again in getting a new judge for his guns and drug case. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied Mill’s motion to remove Philadelphia Judge Genece Brinkley from his case. Mill’s lawyers have argued Brinkley is biased, which she denies. The court says Mill must go through the regular process of appealing Brinkley’s decision. Mill’s attorneys say they will ask the Pennsylvania Superior Court to hear their appeal. Brinkley’s attorney says the denial is “absolutely no surprise.”

MADONNA EXPLAINS THE ARETHA FRANKLIN “TRIBUTE”

NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna says she was asked to present the video of the year award at the MTV Video Music Awards, not do a tribute to Aretha Franklin. Madonna caught a lot of criticism for her speech at the VMAs about how she used a Franklin song in one of her first auditions, which some people thought was more about Madonna than Franklin. Madonna writes on Instagram she was asked to share any anecdotes she had about Franklin and she did not intend to do a tribute. She says she could not have done Franklin justice “in two minutes with all the noise and tinsel of an award show.” Madonna says most people have short attention spans and are so quick to judge.

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BILL INTRODUCE TO GIVE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL TO ARETHA FRANKLIN

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of members of Congress want to posthumously award Aretha Franklin the highest commendation Congress gives. A bill introduced by Democratic and Republican House and Senate lawmakers calls for Franklin to get the Congressional Gold Medal. The bill says Franklin “instilled hope, uplifted generations, and changed the lives of millions.”

DRAKE VISITS YOUNG HEART PATIENT

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago girl was in her hospital bed waiting for a heart transplant when she screamed out loud -- because Drake came into her room. Drake visited 11-year-old Sofia Sanchez at the Lurie Children’s Hospital before his concert in Chicago on Monday. She caught his attention because she did a version of his “In My Feelings” dance challenge while tethered to her IV pump. Drake writes on Instagram they talked about Justin Bieber, owls and basketball.

CHVRCHES SPEED UP FOR “MIRACLE” VIDEO

CHICAGO (AP) — CHVRCHES (CHUR’-ches) singer Lauren Mayberry can sing their song “Miracle” in less than a minute and a half. That’s because she had to do it over and over to film the video. It shows everyone in slow motion but Mayberry lip-syncs correctly. Mayberry says to get that effect, they filmed at normal speed and she had to sing twice as fast. Mayberry says she’s gotten a lot of comments that she wasn’t very good at lip-syncing. Her response is, “YOU do it at double time and then see if YOU can get it all out in the correct shape.”

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JADAKISS STARS IN FIRST VIDEO IN SERIES FOR NEW YORK JETS

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Def Jam Recordings will partner with the New York Jets for a new anthem to be played during home games. Def Jam artists and Jets players also will star in a video series. The first episode shows Jadakiss in the studio as he gets a visit from safeties Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye. The Jets also have a partnership with Marvel Entertainment for memorabilia-like comic books and Hulk bobbleheads.

By Margie Szaroleta

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