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COLDPLAY, TAYLOR SWIFT, OTHERS TAKING PART IN CANCER BENEFIT

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Coldplay, Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift are among the stars who'll take part in the third "Stand Up To Cancer" fundraiser. Swift, Coldplay, Keys and Tim McGraw will perform. Other stars who'll be on the show include Seth Rogen, Emma Stone, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow. Celebrities will answer calls from viewers who want to donate money. The hour-long special will air September 7 without commercials on the four major broadcast networks and more than a dozen cable outlets.

MICHAEL JACKSON NEPHEW TO HELP RAISE HIS KIDS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael Jackson's nephew is the new co-guardian of Michael Jackson's kids. TJ Jackson will share the responsibility of raising Paris and Blanket with Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine. She's been doing it by herself since Jackson died three years ago. The judge made his decision even though Diana Ross and some of Jackson's cousins objected.

BILLY CORGAN IS WRITING AUTOBIOGRAPHY

CHICAGO (AP) -- Billy Corgan is working on a memoir, but it's not a tell-all rock biography. Corgan says he's approaching it more as spiritual memoir, but he acknowledges he is a rock musician and that will be a big part of it. He says for as public a person as he is, people have no inkling what he's been through. However, Corgan will not dish about his famous friends. He says even though he's seen "a lot of crazy stuff with very famous people," he's using pseudonyms for everyone in the book. He says he took a lot less money because he refuses to name names.

ALANIS MORISSETTE PUTS HANDS IN CEMENT AT ROCK WALK

HOLLYWOOD (AP) -- Alanis Morissette is the newest member of Hollywood's Rock Walk. She put her hands in cement near the other rock stars who came before her. Morissette says she doesn't usually enjoy the "egoic aspects" of her career, but by accepting this award she can acknowledge the progress women have made in rock `n' roll.

BIG TIME RUSH - A HEALTHY BAND

WASHINGTON (AP) -- None of that sex, drugs and rock `n' roll for Big Time Rush. They're a healthy band. Logan Henderson says they joined Michelle Obama at the White House because they want to be her "fit representatives of America." And they want kids to get fit, too. He says eating right and exercising is "a huge part" of their lifestyle.

SANTANA SCRUBS TOUR DATES

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Santana is calling off his tour dates for tomorrow and Saturday at the Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida. Another show Sunday in Tampa is also scrubbed. The tour manager says the postponements are due to "circumstances beyond our control." But no reason was given. They will try to reschedule.

FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE WAITRESSES SELLING JEFFREY DAHMER'S HOUSE

BATH, Ohio (AP) -- The house Jeffrey Dahmer grew up in is for sale and you won't believe who the owner is. A founding member of the Waitresses. Chris Butler tells the Akron Beacon Journal he bought the house in 2005. He says he doesn't spend much time in northern Ohio anymore. Dahmer killed his first victim in the house in 1978. Butler says when he first heard about that he "didn't stop shaking for another 24 hours." He decided to buy it anyway. Butler's asking price is $329,000.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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