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Rihanna Offered Settlement in Accountants Case

Rihanna has been offered a settlement of over $10 million in her legal battle against her former accountants. The "Diamonds" hitmaker had taken action against Peter Gounis and his firm Berdon LLP, claiming their poor financial advice had led to her losing a reported $9 million in 2009, and though she was initially suing for $35 million, the New York Post newspaper claims the firm have offered a settlement and the paperwork to end the …

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Black Eyed Peas to Return

Black Eyed Peas are set to return next year. The "I Gotta Feeling" group - will.i.am, Fergie, apl.de.ap and Taboo - are getting back together for their first studio album and tour since The Beginning in 2010. "The Black Eyed Peas are all in agreement they should put a new tour on for the fans - it's not like they properly split when they parted for a hiatus in 2012. This time around they're going …

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Rihanna Suffered Financial Troubles

Rihanna claims she was "effectively bankrupt" in 2009. The "Only Girl in the World" hitmaker blames her accountants' poor decision making for her fortune dwindling away from $11 million in cash at the beginning of the year to $2 million several months later. In documents filed in her gross mismanagement case against the accountancy firm, Berdon LLP, Rihanna claims they gave her the go-ahead to buy a house priced between $7 and $7.5 million, which …

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Adele Earns $50 Million Without New Tours or Albums

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Categories: Artist News, Pop, R&B / Soul,

Adele earned $50 million in 2013 without touring or releasing any music. The Skyfall singer's Melted Stone company revealed a turnover of $50 million for the past financial year, which was filed this week with Companies House. According to reports in The Sun newspaper, Adele took home $19.8 million, which included a $8 million pay package and a $11.8 million dividend. Her huge income was earned despite not releasing any albums or singles, and she …

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Prince Not Suing Fans Over Bootleg Performances

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Categories: Gossip, Leaks, Performances, Pop, R&B / Soul, Rock,

Prince says it's "cool" when fans share music. The "Purple Rain" hitmaker has scoffed at reports he filed a $22 million lawsuit against 22 internet users who allegedly posted recordings of his live performances online. The 55-year-old musician insists he would never sue his own fans and is happy for them to share his songs as long as they are not doing so to make money. Speaking at a press conference held at his friend …

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Beyonce Sacks Her General Manager

Beyonce has sacked her manager and become her own boss. The "Drunk In Love" hitmaker and Jay Z are now in total control of her career after ditching Live Nation executive Faisal Durrani, although her husband doesn't hold an official professional position. "Jay has been heavily involved in Beyonce's career for years, and was instrumental in organizing the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. But he isn't officially regarded as her manager - she really is …

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Rihanna “Shocked” to Win Grammy Award

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Categories: Awards, Hip-Hop & Rap, R&B / Soul,

Rihanna was "so shocked" to win a Grammy award last week. The 25-year-old singer wasn't at the ceremony when she won the prize for the Best Urban Contemporary Album for her 2012 release Unapologetic, but she admits she was stunned when she found out: "I was so shocked. Really, I was at home and one of my friends hit me and said, 'You've just won a Grammy,' and I was like, 'What?' and when I …

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Adele to Tour in 2015?

Adele is planning a 2015 tour. The "Someone Like You" singer will reportedly head out on the road again next year after spending time being a mother to her 15-month-old son Angelo with long term boyfriend Simon Konecki. "At the moment the discussions are all about a 2015 tour of the UK and North America at least, possibly a world tour. She has managed to spend a lot of the past two years focusing on …

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Jessie J Pulls out of Robin Thicke Tour

Jessie J has pulled out of Robin Thicke's tour to concentrate on recording. The "Price Tag" singer confirmed that she will no longer be supporting the R&B artist in North America in an effort to focus on recording an American version of her second studio album Alive in an attempt to break the US. The star was due to head out on the road in support of the "Blurred Lines" man in February and March, …

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Drake’s Posthumous Aaliyah Album Scrapped

Drake's posthumous Aaliyah album featuring unreleased material from the singer has been scrapped. The rapper's producer Noah "40" Shebib was set to work with him on the project but has pulled out because her mother Diane didn't approve of the idea. In an interview with Vibe, Noah said, "The world reacting to Drake's involvement so negatively, I just wanted nothing to do with it. [Aaliyah's] mother saying 'I don't want this out' was enough for …

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