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December 25, 2018

PAUL McCARTNEY TELLS FANS: DON’T BE LIKE ME AND EAT TOO MUCH

LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney’s Christmas message to his fans around the world: Don’t be like me and eat and drink too much. The 76-year-old former Beatle tweeted his lighthearted holiday wishes Tuesday illustrated with photos from his younger days. He says “don’t eat and drink too much! I know I will, but that’s no excuse for you” before wishing everyone a good holiday. He says, “I hope you enjoy all your presents and I hope you remember the true meaning of Christmas, which is love and peace and being good to each other.” McCartney briefly reunited with Beatles drummer Ringo Starr at a London concert last week.

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LEBRON JAMES SORRY FOR POSTING RAPPER’S ‘JEWISH MONEY’ LYRIC

UNDATED (AP) — LeBron James is sorry for posting a lyric that referenced “Jewish money.” The Los Angeles Lakers star says he simply got caught up in the music, thought the lyric was a “compliment” and offers “apologies, for sure.” The lyric comes from the song “ASMR” by rapper 21 Savage. James shared it over the weekend on his Instagram account, which has nearly 46 million followers. The lyric says, “We been getting that Jewish money, Everything is Kosher.” James apologized on ESPN — “if I offended anyone.” He says he regularly posts lyrics and listens to “great music” in his car. He adds: “That was the byproduct of it. So I actually thought it was a compliment, and obviously it wasn’t through the lens of a lot of people.” Later the rapper tweeted his own apology. James’ posting was highlighted by Darren Rovell of The Action Network, a media company.

ROSEANNE BARR TO ADDRESS ISRAELI PARLIAMENT IN JANUARY

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former television star Roseanne Barr says she will be traveling to Israel in January and has been invited to address the country’s parliament. Barr announced her visit to Israel on Monday, saying her aim is to “further my own knowledge of Jewish and Israeli history” and speak out “against the insidious and anti-Semitic BDS movement.” BDS refers to a Palestinian-led movement calling for boycott, divestment and sanctions of Israel. ABC canceled its reboot of “Roseanne” in May after Barr tweeted racist remarks about former Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (SHMOO’-lee boh-TAY’-ahk), whose organization sponsored Barr’s trip, says that “bringing an incredibly proud Jewish woman like Rosanne to Israel will be a great boost to its citizens.”

BAD BUNNY SURPRISES FANS FOR XMAS WITH FIRST ALBUM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Bad Bunny has a very special Christmas present for his fans: his first album with 13 new songs, including his new single “Solo De Mi.” The album, released Monday, is titled “X 100PRE.” This year Bad Bunny dominated the Latin music charts with hits like “MIA” with Drake, “El Baño” with Enrique Iglesias, “Amorfoda” and “I Like It”, a song recorded with Cardi B and J Balvin that’s nominated to the Grammys in the Record of the Year category. The Puerto Rican star tells The Associated Press it’s a dream come true to be able to release an album.

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