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Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81

In this Feb. 18, 1985 file photo, Jill St. John, right, with Robert Wagner, center, and Rod McKuen, left, attend a party for "Night of 100 Stars II," in New York. McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music and verse recordings won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, has died on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. He was 81. (AP Photo/Rene Perez, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced “King of Kitsch” whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and ’70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominated songwriter and one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.

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Kim Kardashian, other celebrities appear in Super Bowl ads

This image provided by Kia shows a portion of the company's television ad featuring Pierce Brosnan, scheduled to run during Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Kia)

NEW YORK (AP) — Along with puppies and babies, celebrities are a Super Bowl advertising staple. And this year is no exception.

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Desert stars: Celebs converge on Phoenix for Super Bowl 49

In this Jan. 11, 2015 file photo, presenter Kevin Hart poses in the press room at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hart will be providing commentary on the skills, or lack thereof, of people playing Electronic Arts’ popular Madden 15 video game at the  Madden Bowl.  EA will take over a block of downtown Scottsdale, Ariz., for a party that will include performances by Nelly and Florida Georgia Line, and Hart hosting Madden matches between NFL players. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

PHOENIX (AP) — The desert is great for stargazing, and that will certainly be the case as the Super Bowl takes over Phoenix and its suburbs.

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Justin Bieber apologizes for bad behavior in online video

In this Sept. 30, 2014 file photo, Justin Bieber leaves an event in Paris. Bieber has apologized for his bad behavior in a new video posted to Facebook. The singer says in a 2-minute video posted Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 that his “arrogant and conceited” attitude over the last two years was just to cover up his true feelings. The 20-year-old was heavily booed at the Fashion Rocks event last year and his recent Calvin Klein ad was ridiculed. His tumultuous behavior has ranged from a DUI arrest to egg-tossing vandalism to lashing with a paparazzo. (AP Photo/Zacharie Scheurer, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber has apologized for his bad behavior in a new video posted to Facebook.

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Lil Wayne sues mentor’s record label for $51M, seeking split

In this Nov. 23, 2014 file photo, Lil Wayne performs on stage at the 42nd annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles. The is rapper suing the record label Cash Money in New York for $51 million after claiming that it stiffed him for $8 million on a record he delivered. In the federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, Lil Wayne’s asking to nullify contracts with the company. The New Orleans-born Lil Wayne says his relationship with the label has been deteriorating over the last four years. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, FIle)

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Lil Wayne has had it with his record label. He’s suing Cash Money Records for $51 million after claiming that it stiffed him for $8 million on a record he delivered last month.

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