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Shania Twain's Vegas residency to end in December

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FILE - This May 23, 2013 file photo shows members of Duran Duran, from left, Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon and John Taylor arrive at amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit during the 66th international film festival, in Cap d'Antibes, southern France. The group known for hits like "Notorious" and "Hungry Like the Wolf" accuses the suburban Chicago-based club of breaching contract by not forwarding promised revenue to the band. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Duran Duran's lawsuit names Glenview-based Worldwide Fan Clubs, Inc. as the defendant. The suit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court this week. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File)

LAS VEGAS — Country superstar Shania Twain will end her residency in Las Vegas with a final show Dec. 13, two years after she made a grand Sin City entrance on horseback and began performing at Caesars Palace.

Twain announced 16 "Shania: Still the One" shows in October and December, in addition to summer performances running through Saturday at the Colosseum — the same venue that hosts fellow Canadian Celine Dion.

"I can't thank Las Vegas enough," Twain said in a statement, calling the city "home" and noting an after-school program she launched in a needy Las Vegas school. "I started the first international Shania Kids Can clubhouse in Las Vegas because I love this city, and my time here has given me more than anyone can ever know."

The singer, known for hits including "Man! I Feel Like A Woman" and "That Don't Impress Me Much," came to town in November 2012. Traffic down the Las Vegas Strip was temporarily halted for a herd of horses that accompanied her on her grand entrance.

Her stage show features trained horses, a live band and a flying motorcycle.

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Organizers said at the time that Twain's residency would be a two-year engagement. She will have performed more than 110 shows by the end of the year.

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Duran Duran accuses fan club of contract breach

CHICAGO — Popular 1980s band Duran Duran is suing its own fan club.

The group known for hits like "Notorious" and "Hungry Like the Wolf" accuses the suburban Chicago-based club of breaching contract by not paying the band promised revenue.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Duran Duran's lawsuit names Glenview-based Worldwide Fan Clubs, Inc. as the defendant. The suit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court this week.

It says the band entered a 2010 contract allowing the club to collect memberships and sell merchandise. The contract also allegedly stipulates Duran Duran would get 75 percent of the profits.

Someone who answered the phone Wednesday at the Glenview office of Worldwide Fan Clubs said the company had no comment.

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Michael Jackson's hometown to name school for him

GARY, Ind. — Plans are in the works to name a school after Michael Jackson in the late pop star's Indiana hometown.

The Gary Community School Board approved Tuesday a memorandum of understanding with Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson. The agreement that Jackson signed last month says the district "seeks to honor Michael Jackson and to inspire children to excel in the arts and education."

District superintendent Cheryl Pruitt said she's working with the Jackson family on which school to rename.

"A close relationship with the Jackson family to improve the quality of programs for the Gary Community School Corp. can mean tremendous gains for the school district and the city as a whole," she told the Post-Tribune.

Michael Jackson spent the first 11 years of his life in Gary. His family moved to California after the Jackson 5 struck it big in 1969 with the release of their first album. Jackson, who died in 2009, last returned to Gary in 2003 and received an honorary diploma from Roosevelt High School near his childhood home.

Jackson was acquitted of child molestation charges in June 2005. School corporation spokeswoman Charmella Greer said those accusations were never considered during discussions about renaming the school.

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"He is one of the most beloved artists in the world," Greer told The Associated Press.

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Filmmaker Michael Moore's divorce is finalized

BELLAIRE, Mich. — Filmmaker Michael Moore's divorce from Kathleen Glynn has been finalized, ending their two-decade-long marriage.

Moore filed a divorce complaint June 17, 2013, in Michigan's Antrim County, where the couple has a lakefront home.

A consent judgment of divorce was entered and the case was closed Tuesday.

Moore spokesman Christian Muirhead says his client and Glynn "have mutually and amicably reached a divorce settlement." The Associated Press left a message Wednesday seeking comment from Glynn's lawyer.

Moore's filing from last year said his relationship with Glynn had broken down and there remained "no reasonable likelihood that the marriage" could be preserved.

Moore and Glynn married in Flint in 1991. Glynn was the producer or executive producer of many of Moore's documentary films, including "Fahrenheit 9/11," ''Sicko" and "Capitalism: A Love Story."

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Hall of Famer Jim Brown sues over '64 title ring

NEW YORK — Hall of Fame football star Jim Brown — running out of time to retrieve his 1964 NFL championship ring — has sued a memorabilia dealer.

The 78-year-old Los Angeles resident filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Manhattan federal court against Lelands.com and Lelands Collectibles Inc.

The lawsuit seeks to halt the sale of the ring in an online auction that ends Friday. It also seeks unspecified damages over broadcast remarks Lelands' founder made about Brown.

A message left Wednesday with Lelands was not immediately returned.

The lawsuit said the ring is priceless to the former Cleveland Browns player. The bidding was around $58,948 Wednesday afternoon.

Brown rushed for 12,312 yards and scored 106 touchdowns in nine seasons before retiring at the peak of his career in 1965.

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CBS says Colbert keeping CBS' 'Late Show' in NYC

NEW YORK — Stephen Colbert will not only be following in David Letterman's footsteps, he'll be doing it on the same stage.

CBS said Wednesday that Colbert, who is replacing Letterman as the "Late Show" host next year, will keep the show in New York City's Ed Sullivan Theatre. Colbert's debut date is still uncertain, dependent on when Letterman officially retires from late-night TV.

"Tonight" show host Jimmy Fallon already tapes his show in New York, and fellow competitor Jimmy Kimmel at ABC is based in Los Angeles.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said CBS is eligible for up to $11 million in tax credits for keeping the show in New York. The state is also making up to $5 million in grant money available for renovating the theater.

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