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Jackson lawyers to launch case against tour promoter

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Michael Jackson  AP FILE PHOTO

Lawyers for Michael Jackson’s mother will launch their case Monday for massive compensation from the promoter of his last doomed tour, at the trial over the late King of Pop’s 2009 death.

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Hollywood hits red carpet for unpredictable Oscars

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A statue in the likeness of an Oscar award is displayed on the red carpet for the 85th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. The Academy Awards are scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

Hollywood hit the red carpet Sunday for the Oscars, with Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage drama “Argo” bidding to edge out Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” in one of the most open races in years.

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Hollywood gathers for unpredictable Oscars show

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Brett Laudermilk swallows a sword in front of Ripley's Believe It Or Not! at the Hollywood and Highland complex in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Ripley's was celebrating a sword swallowers day as the area prepares for Sunday night's Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater.  Hollywood's finest gathered Sunday for the Oscars, with Ben Affleck's Iran hostage drama "Argo" bidding to edge out Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln."  AP PHOTO/REED SAXON

Hollywood’s finest gathered Sunday for the Oscars, with Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage drama “Argo” bidding to edge out Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” in one of the least predictable races in years.

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Could 9-year-old win youngest best actress Oscar?

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Photo dated February 4, 2013 shows actress Quvenzhane Wallis attending the 85th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel  in Beverly Hills, California. Quvenzhane Wallis was five, and the filmmakers were only auditioning girls at least six years old.  But they believed her fib and tried her out -- and were blown away, giving her the starring role in low budget film "Beasts of the Southern Wild" over 4,000 other hopefuls.  And now she could become the youngest ever winner of the best actress Oscar, at the 85th Academy Awards, the climax of Hollywood's annual awards season, next weekend.    AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck / FILES

She landed the part by lying about her age: Quvenzhane Wallis was five, and the filmmakers were only auditioning girls at least six years old.

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Grammys set for fun. night, but with clothes on

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Taylor Swift. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The music world gathers in Los Angeles on Sunday for the Grammys, with oddly-punctuated indie pop band fun. hoping to win big at the industry’s top awards show — as long as they keep their clothes on.

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