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Argument over Bruno Mars song leads to assault, arrest

Blame it on his confidence.

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An Indiana man was arrested for battery and criminal recklessness after a dispute over a Bruno Mars song, WXIN reported.

Roger Washburn, 71, is charged with hitting a friend in the face with a pistol, the television station reported. The gun discharged during the argument but no one was hurt, police said.

According to a report from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, late Friday night Washburn and two friends began arguing over whether a certain song was performed by Mars. One man, who told police that they have all been friends for 50 years, said he told Washburn the song was performed by Mars and that Washburn disagreed, the Indianapolis Star reported.

The argument escalated after the victim proved the song was indeed a Mars number. The man told police Washburn then pulled out a .38 revolver and hit him in the forearm and right cheek, WXIN reported, causing the revolver to discharge.

It was unclear what song was being debated.

The victim left and reported the incident several hours later, the television station reported.

According to the police report, the victim had “a small gouge on his right cheek, blood on his pants, shirt and a red abrasion on his right forearm.” 

British DJ to play Toto's 'Africa' for 5 hours to raise money

A music venue in England wants to do more than simply bless the rains down in Africa.

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The 1982 song by the rock ’n’ roll group Toto will be played for five consecutive hours on Nov. 30 to raise money for an African charity, the BBC reported. Disc jockey Michael Savage will begin playing the song at 11 p.m. and will loop the song until 4 a.m.

"What started out as a really stupid idea from a stupid drunken night out has become a stupid reality," Savage told the BBC. "I feel quite sorry for the bar staff, they're going to be really stuck in the middle."

Savage is hosting the music marathon to raise money for Temwa, a charity based in Bristol that supports people in the rural northern areas of Malawi, the BBC reported.

The musical marathon is raising funds for Temwa, a Bristol-based charity which supports people in remote rural areas of northern Malawi.

KISS announces 'End of the Road' farewell tour

We’ve heard this song before, but it seems genuine that KISS’ upcoming “End of the Road World Tour” will be exactly that.

The band announced the decision to pack up the pyro after a performance on Wednesday’s finale of “America’s Got Talent.”

"All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who've filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years. This will be the ultimate celebration for those who've seen us and a last chance for those who haven't. KISS Army, we're saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet and we'll go out the same way we came in... Unapologetic and Unstoppable," the band said in a statement.

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KISS hasn’t yet announced dates for this final run, but will update fans in the next few weeks on www.kissonline.com

In 2000-01, KISS embarked on “The Farewell Tour,” which, in fairness, turned out to be the final tour with the original lineup of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley. But the band returned in 2003 for a co-headlining tour with Aerosmith and has remained steady road warriors.

The band’s current members are Stanley, Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer.

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Ed Sheeran brings smiles to Boston Children's with special visit

Over the weekend, children at Boston Children's Hospital were all smiles when Ed Sheeran stopped by for a visit.

The award-winning singer and songwriter made a special visit where he answered questions, posed for selfies and entertained patients.

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Sheeran even sang his hit song "Perfect" to young boys and girls and staff members.

In a Facebook post, the hospital thanked Sheeran for "helping to bring smiles to the faces of our patients, families and staff," adding that they hoped to see him again soon.

Sheeran visited the hospital after his back-to-back performances at Gillette Stadium this weekend.

Nirvana's ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ now as old as Kurt Cobain

“Smells Like Teen Spirit” is now as old as Kurt Cobain.

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The signature hit by the rock ’n’ roll band Nirvana was released on Sept. 10, 1991. It’s the opening track and lead single from the group’s second album, “Nevermind.” 

The song’s release 27 years ago heralded the grunge movement, which mixed alternative rock, punk and metal. It was Nirvana’s biggest hit and peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song spent 20 weeks on the Hot 100 chart after its debut on Jan. 11, 1992.

The video of the song, filmed in a dingy gymnasium with cheerleaders and a janitor dancing with his mop, begins with a distinctive guitar lick. It vaulted the Seattle-based band to iconic status, as fans chanted the song’s lyrics, “A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido.”

Cobain, the lead singer of the group, struggled with heroin addiction and depression. He was found dead at his Seattle home on April 8, 1994, and the King County Coroner determined that Cobain died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to his head.

Cobain was 27.

CBS CEO Les Moonves resigns after new accusations surface

Six more women are accusing CBS CEO Leslie Moonves of sexual harassment or assaults that occurred over the last 30 years, The New Yorker reported Sunday.Members of the board of the CBS Corporation have been negotiating with Moonves about his departure from the company, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Update 7:31 p.m. EDT Sept. 9: Moonves has stepped down from his role at CBS, ending his 20 years with the network, CNN reported

As part of the deal, Moonves will donate $20 million to organizations helping women’s equality.

Original story: The CBS board of directors is likely to announce the deal and Moonves may step down by Monday morning, several media outlets reported. CNN cited two executives with direct knowledge of the matter.

The new allegations include claims that Moonves forced the women to perform oral sex on him, that he exposed himself to the women without their consent and that he used intimidation and physical violence against them, The New Yorker reported.

In a statement to the magazine, Moonves responded to the new allegations, saying that three of the new accusers were participating in consensual sexual actions, The Hollywood Reporter said.

“The appalling accusations in this article are untrue," Moonves said in his statement. "What is true is that I had consensual relations with three of the women some 25 years ago before I came to CBS. And I have never used my position to hinder the advancement or careers of women."

One of the new accusers, television executive Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb, told The New Yorker that she filed a criminal complaint last year with Los Angeles police. However, police said that even though her accusations were credible, the alleged incidents occurred during the 1980s so the statute of limitations had run out.

The new accusations come six weeks after The New Yorker’s original article about accusations against Moonves, which was published on July 27.

come about six weeks after Farrow published his first New Yorker expose on Moonves on July 27. 

Elton John kicks off final tour, dedicates song to late rapper Mac Miller

Legendary singer Elton John paid tribute to rapper Mac Miller as he kicked off his farewell tour Saturday night in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Herald-Mail Media reported.

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John, 71, performing during his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour at Allentown’s PPL Center, dedicated his performance of “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me,” to the rapper, who died Friday.

>> Rapper Mac Miller dead at 26

"I'd like to dedicate this song to Mac Miller," John told the audience. "Unbelievably, 26 years of age, and passed away yesterday. It's inconceivable that someone so young, and with so much talent, could do that. And I just would like to pass all of our love and best wishes to his loved ones, his family, his friends. And Mac, wherever you are, I hope you're happy now."

The show in Allentown was a sellout, attended by 10,000 fans, The Morning Call of Allentown reported.

>> Who was Mac Miller, popular rapper who died at 26?

Miller was preparing to begin a tour Oct. 27. He released what would be his final studio album, “Swimming,” on Aug. 3.

Who is Alicia Etheredge? 5 things to know about Bobby Brown's wife

BET’s miniseries “The Bobby Brown Story,” a biopic about the R&B superstar Bobby Brown, aired this week, revealing intimate details about his career and life, including little-known facts about his family.

While his tumultuous 14-year marriage to the late Whitney Houston has been well-documented over the years, his union with his second wife, Alicia Etheredge, has been mostly kept out of the spotlight−until now. 

>> On AJC.com: Interview: Bobby Brown tells his story his way on BET

Want to learn more about her? Here are five things you should know:

1. Brown and Etheredge met as teenagers.

The two met at a young age and became fast friends. He detailed the beginning of their relationship during an interview with "Access Hollywood" in 2012. 

“We met many years ago, many years ago,” he said. “I believe I was about 18, and we were at a dance place, where people just go and work out their new moves … I met her there, and we became friends. We all hung out.”

2. She was a guest at Brown and Houston’s wedding.

The biopic revealed Etheredge attended Brown’s first nuptials in 1992. During a scene in the flick, she helped ease his nerves right before he walked down the aisle to say “I do” to Houston. 

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3. Etheredge works as Brown’s manager.

Brown asked Etheredge to manage him in 2008. Before joining his team, she had previously worked for music and sports stars, including Macy Gray and Magic Johnson, Brown once told Complex.

Mixing work and pleasure doesn’t come without its challenges. “There is always conflict at times that arises,” she told ABC News. “I think it’s just when the two overlap.”

4. Brown proposed to Etheredge during a concert performance

The artist popped the question while performing at the Funk Fest in Jacksonville, Florida, in May 2010. They wed two years later in June 2012 in a ceremony in Hawaii. They have two daughters and one son together. 

5. Etheredge is among a family of business owners

Her sister, Kim Etheredge, is the co-founder of the hair product line Mixed Chicks. Her brother, Justin Etheredge, works in the film industry. 

>> On AJC.com: Bobby Brown to receive proclamation for Bobbi Kristina Serenity House

Cardi B, Nicki Minaj allegedly scuffle at New York bash

A Harper’s Bazaar party in New York turned bizarre Friday night as rival rappers Cardi B and Nicki Minaj apparently tangled at the Plaza Hotel, People reported.

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The singers were attending the Harper’s Bazaar Icons fashion week bash, and the scuffle included hair-pulling and shoe throwing, The New York Post reported.

The two singers crossed paths while walking off the red carpet on a second-floor balcony at the event, the Post reported.

“It was bad,” a witness told the newspaper. “They were separated by security, but Cardi was still trying to get at her. She took of a giant red shoe and threw it at Nicki — who was being blocked up against a wall by a huge security guard.”

Related: Nicki Minaj says scuffle with Cardi B was 'mortifying,' accuses her of payola

Cardi B posted on Instagram after the incident, implying that comments by Minaj about her newborn daughter is what sparked the scuffle.

The disturbance occurred while Christina Aguilera was performing inside the party, the Post reported. Guests included Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Gigi and Christie Brinkley, the newspaper reported.

Paul McCartney gives concert at New York's Grand Central Terminal

Three hundred lucky fans got a ticket to ride Friday night at Grand Central Terminal in New York as Paul McCartney gave a “secret” concert, WABC reported. Judging from the crowd’s reaction, maybe they were amazed by the show.

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Celebrities like Meryl Streep, Kate Moss and Chris Rock were among those in attendance for the rush-hour concert, which the former Beatle used to promote “Egypt Station,” his first solo album in five years.

“This is quite a surprise,” Stephen McLaughlin, 57, waiting for a train to Westchester County, told The New York Post. “He’s an idol. He’s someone I grew up with. I’ve never seen him except on TV.”

McCartney, 76, showed up at the train terminal at 5:30 p.m. The location of the concert had been a secret, but McCartney dropped hints Thursday night when he appeared on the “Tonight Show,” the Post reported.

“It’s a surprise gig, we haven’t been telling anyone, but the album’s title is ‘Egypt Station’ so that might be a little clue there — station,” McCartney told host Jimmy Fallon. “It might be a grand show, I don’t know.”

“Egypt Station,” McCartney’s 17th solo-album, was released Friday, WPIX reported.

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