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Man Shot Dead Backstage During Wiz Khalifa Concert in California | Wiz Khalifa

Man Shot Dead Backstage During Wiz Khalifa Concert in California

Originally posted 08/23/2014 12:50PM

A man was gunned down Friday night as rap star Wiz Khalifa was performing at a concert in Mountain View, California.

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Nicki Minaj 'Anaconda' Backup Dancer Bitten by Snake at VMA Rehearsal | Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Backup Dancer Bitten by Snake During VMA Rehearsal

Originally posted 08/23/2014 11:45AM

If Nicki Minaj's sexually charged, booty-exposing "Anaconda" video didn't already grab enough pre-MTV Video Music Awards headlines, a real-live snake set to be used during her performance has created some slithering news.

During a Friday rehearsal, one of Minaj's backup dancers was bitten by a 6-foot-long boa constrictor named Rocky who was being used as a prop during the song, MTV reported. Minaj was onstage and rushed to her dancer's side after the bite occurred.

Even though the snake wasn't venomous, the female dancer was treated at the scene where her wound was cleaned and then taken to the hospital to prevent a bacterial infection "out of an abundance of caution," Chris Velvin, director of production safety for Viacom Media Networks, told MTV.

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Iggy Azalea Falls Off Stage During MTV VMA Benefit Concert (VIDEO) | Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea Falls Off Stage During MTV VMA Benefit Concert (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/23/2014 09:35AM

Iggy Azalea has tumbled off the stage during an MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert.

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Miley Cyrus Concert Banned in the Dominican Republic

Miley Cyrus Concert Banned in the Dominican Republic

Originally posted 08/22/2014 08:40AM

The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds.

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How Céline Dion Is Coping with Her Husband's Illness

Céline Dion 'Trying to Stay Positive' as She Helps Husband Heal, Friend Says

Originally posted 08/21/2014 04:40PM

Those close to Céline Dion were not shocked to learn the singer decided to postpone all of her show business activities indefinitely to care for her husband, René Angélil.

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Sir Mix-A-Lot Butts Into Nicki Minaj 'Anaconda' Furor

Originally posted 08/21/2014 04:00PM

With the help of one Sir Mix-A-Lot sample and lots and lots of twerking, Nicki Minaj stole the buzz from right under Taylor Swift's nose.

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8 Things Taylor Swift's New Music Video Looks Like

Originally posted 08/19/2014 06:40PM

For her new single "Shake It Off," Taylor Swift told her fans she wanted to make a song that sounded like nothing she'd ever done before. For the song's video, though, she went in a more familiar direction, taking cues from all manner of popular culture.

Take a look at the eight pieces of visual inspiration we've spotted, below.

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Why Chase Rice Has a Close Relationship with Victoria's Secret | Chase Rice

Chase Rice: I'm More Than a Party Guy

Originally posted 08/19/2014 02:30PM

Backstage at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando, country singer Chase Rice is set to appear onstage as part of the K92.3 All-Star Jam, whose roster includes Jamie Lynn Spears and Big & Rich.

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Want to Be Taylor Swift's BFF? Here's How She Picks 'Em

Taylor Swift: I Like 'Smart, Exciting' Friends

Originally posted 08/19/2014 01:45PM

All it takes is a quick glance at her Instagram to see that Taylor Swift is everyone's A-List BFF.

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Ouch! Watch Katy Perry Get Her Nose Pierced

Katy Perry Gets Her Nose Pierced, Posts Video to Instagram

Originally posted 08/17/2014 04:00PM

Katy Perry spent "Last Friday Night" getting her nose pierced – for all the world to see.

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