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Jermaine Jackson Files Petition to Change His Last Name

8 November 2012 10:41 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Jermaine Jackson wants to change his famous last name, but only by one letter. The elder brother of Michael Jackson has filed a name change petition in Los Angeles, saying he wants be known as Jermaine Jacksun. The 57-year-old has cited “artistic reasons” for the switch. Photos: Bet Awards 2012: Kanye West, Jay-z, Beyonce, Chris Brown Rock the Show Jackson’s friend Steve Dennis spoke on his behalf, telling the Associated Press that many artists and athletes -- including Prince, Snoop Lion and Metta World Peace -- frequently change their names. “It is something he has chosen to do, and

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Beyonce Cites 'Scheduling Conflicts' in 'A Star Is Born' Exit

10 October 2012 10:37 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The stars did not align for Beyonce and Clint Eastwood. The singer-turned-actress was attached to star in the filmmaker’s A Star is Born remake, but confirmed on Wednesday that she has dropped out of the project. Photos: Bet Awards 2012: Kanye West, Jay-z, Beyonce, Chris Brown Rock the Show In a statement issued to The Hollywood Reporter, Beyonce said:  "I was looking forward to the production of A Star Is Born and the opportunity to work with Clint Eastwood.  For months we tried to coordinate our schedules to bring this remake to life, but it was just not

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Jay-z Enlists Kanye West, Daft Punk, Coldplay for NBA Video Game Soundtrack (Video)

31 July 2012 4:50 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Jay-z is enlisting the help of a few famous friends for his latest project, 2K Sports’ forthcoming NBA 2K13 video game. The rapper, who also co-owns the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, announced Monday that he would be serving as executive producer on the basketball game, curating the entire soundtrack as well as lending a hand to its overall aesthetic and video content. On Tuesday, 2K Sports released the official list of featured songs including tracks from Kanye West, Coldplay, Daft Punk, Meek Mill, U2 and, of course, Hov himself. Photos: Bet Awards 2012 “There’s an element of celebrity and

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Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music Compilation 'Cruel Summer' Set For September

23 July 2012 11:29 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Little more than a year after the release of Watch the Throne, Kanye West is set to unleash another high-profile collaboration: Cruel Summer, a compilation of songs performed by artists on West’s G.O.O.D. Music label. The album, which is said to include all of the label’s current artists including John Legend, Common, Big Sean, Kid Cudi, Mr. Hudson, Cyhi the Prynce, Mos Def, Pusha T, D’Banj, Teyana Taylor, Q-Tip, Hit-Boy and (as of now, unofficially) 2 Chainz, is scheduled for release on September 4. Photos: Bet Awards 2012: Kanye West, Jay-z, Beyonce, Chris

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