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August 21, 2018

CARDI B, CAMILA CABELLO WIN AT MTV VMAS

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B says people told her she was throwing away her career by having a baby. She says she had the baby and she’s still winning awards. She won three at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards. Camila Cabello won artist of the year and video of the year for “Havana.” She says she was shaking because Madonna presented the award. Post Malone won song of the year for “Rockstar” and said he didn’t think in a hundred million years to win. One of the most talked-about moments was Logic and Ryan Tedder’s performance of “One Day.” They were surrounded by immigrant children wearing shirts that said “we are all human beings” and who were embraced by their parents at the end.

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MADONNA PAYS TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLIN AT MTV VMAS

NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna says she owes her career in part to Aretha Franklin. At last night’s MTV Video Music Awards, Madonna recalled being a young dancer who passed a dance audition but was asked to sing. One of her favorite albums was Aretha Franklin’s “Lady Soul.” Madonna says that started a chain of events that led to where she is today.

MTV VMAS: THE WINNERS LIST

NEW YORK (AP) — Here are the winners at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards:

Video of the year: Camila Cabello, “Havana”

Artist of the year: Camila Cabello

Song of the year: “Rockstar,” Post Malone featuring 21 Savage

Best new artist: Cardi B

Best collaboration: “Dinero,” Jennifer Lopez featuring DJ Khaled & Cardi B

Best pop: “No Tears Left to Cry,” Ariana Grande

Best hip hop: “Chun-li,” Nicki Minaj

Best Latin: “Mi Gente,” J Balvin and Willy William

Best dance: “Lonely Together,” Avicii featuring Rita Ora

Best rock: “Whatever It Takes,” Imagine Dragons

Video with a message: “This is America,” Childish Gambino

Song of summer: ”″I Like It,” Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin

Best art direction: “Ape----,” (The Carters) Jan Houlevigue

Best choreography: “This is America,” (Childish Gambino), Sherrie Silver

Best cinematography: “Ape----,” (The Carters), Benoit Debie

Best direction: “This is America,” (Childish Gambino) Hiro Murai

Best editing: “Lemon,” (N.E.R.D. and Rihanna), Taylor Ward

Best visual effects: “All the Stars” (Kendrick Lamar and SZA), Loris Paillier

Push artist of the year: Hayley Kiyoko

Video Vanguard Award: Jennifer Lopez

EAGLES “GREATEST HITS” IS NOW THE TOP-SELLING ALBUM

NEW YORK (AP) — Don Henley says they are grateful to their families, management, crew, people at radio and most of all, their loyal fans, who have helped make The Eagles’ “Greatest Hits 1971-1975” the top-selling album ever in America. The Recording Industry Association of America says the album is certified 38 times platinum, or 38 million copies. It pushes Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” down to second place, with certifications of 33 times platinum. Platinum status used to consist only of sales, but the formula was reworked in 2013 to allow for streaming and album equivalents. Sales and streams of “Thriller” were updated last year. The third best-selling album of all time is also by The Eagles: “Hotel California,” certified 26 times platinum.

FUNK BROTHERS GUITARIST EDDIE WILLIS DIES

DETROIT (AP) — One of the guitarists for the Motown backing group The Funk Brothers has died. Director Clinton Williams of the Clark-Williams Funeral Home in Mississippi says Eddie Willis died yesterday at the age of 82. His daughter, Terez Willis, tells the Detroit Free Press her father had suffered complications from polio, which he had as a child. Willis joined the Funk Brothers when Motown Records was founded in 1959. He played on many hits, including “The Way You Do The Things You Do” by The Temptations and “My Cherie Amour” by Stevie Wonder.

DISTILLERY SUES BOB DYLAN OVER HIS WHISKEY LOGO

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky distillery called Heaven Hill is taking Bob Dylan’s whiskey company, Heaven’s Door, to court in a dispute over logos. WDRB-TV reports Heaven Hill sent a cease-and-desist letter to Heaven’s Door in April, saying its “stacked” logo is too similar to Heaven Hill’s. Heaven Hill’s lawsuit says Dylan’s company responded that they did not expect confusion over the logos and it would not change it. Heaven’s Hill filed a lawsuit in Louisville on Friday, saying it has used it trademark for more than 80 years. Heaven’s Door did not respond to a request for comment.

JOE JONAS PUTS HOUSE ON THE MARKET

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Jonas is ready to unload his house outside Los Angeles, two-and-a-half years after he bought it. Variety reports Jonas is selling his luxury farmhouse with 5,600 square feet for $4.25 million. He bought it for $3.7 million in February 2016. It has four bedrooms, six bathrooms, a state-of-the-art home theater and a swimming pool. No word if the sign that says “FIREWORKS” that hangs in the master bedroom comes with the house.

“BAT OUT OF HELL” MUSICAL WILL TOUR

NEW YORK (AP) — The musical based on the Meat Loaf album “Bat Out Of Hell” will tour North America this fall. The musical was written by Meat Loaf collaborator Jim Steinman. It’s already run in the UK and in Toronto. The American tour will begin Nov. 6 in Detroit.

By Margie Szaroleta

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