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Last Update on December 18, 2014 08:09 GMT

ELTON JOHN IS GETTING MARRIED

LONDON (AP) -- Elton John and his partner, David Furnish, will have another wedding this weekend. Britain legalized marriages for same-sex couples in March. Before that, gay couples could form civil partnerships with the same legal status. John and Furnish were among the first couples in Britain to enter a civil partnership in 2005. Rules allowing couples in civil partnerships to convert their status to marriage came into effect last week. It's simply a matter of paperwork, but John and Furnish are planning a private ceremony to celebrate the change.

ROGER DALTREY HAS THROAT INFECTION

LONDON (AP) -- The Who are calling off the final two shows of their British tour because Roger Daltrey is sick. He's suffering from a throat infection and has been ordered to rest his voice. The shows were supposed to be last night and tonight in London. The Who will make up the dates in March. Meanwhile, The Who have announced Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will be the opening act on The Who's North American dates, beginning April 15 in Tampa.

BOBBY SHMURDA ARRESTED

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bobby Shmurda has been arrested during a gun and narcotics investigation in New York. Authorities say Shmurda was arrested as he left a recording studio, along with several others. He's best known for the number-one R-and-B/hip-hop song, "Hot Boy," released earlier this year.

ELVIS BACKUP SINGER MILLIE KIRKHAM DIES

NASHVILLE (AP) -- The woman who sang the high background vocals on Elvis Presley's version of "Blue Christmas" has died. The Nashville Tennessean reports Millie Kirkham died Sunday in Nashville at the age of 91. Kirkham said at a 2012 appearance at the Country Music Hall of Fame Presley told them to just have fun and be silly during the recording session, so she started singing that high "woo" note. She says Presley kept smiling and she did it during the whole song, then they laughed and said it would never be released -- except that it was. Kirkham also sang backup on Roy Orbison's "It's Over," George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and Ferlin Husky's "Gone."

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley performing "Blue Christmas."

FRAT SUSPENDED OVER BEYONCE' DOLL PHOTO

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Phi Delta Theta fraternity at the University of Pennsylvania has been suspended while the school investigates their holiday card showing the mostly white members posing with what it says was a Beyonce' sex doll. The fraternity's national leadership halted the Penn chapter, citing concerns that the image is racist and misogynistic. The chapter has apologized and says it displayed poor judgment. The chapter tells the Daily Pennsylvanian student newspaper the doll is "distasteful" and could be offensive to some people.

J. COLE HITS NUMBER ONE

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- J. Cole has picked up his third number-one record. Billboard reports "2014 Forest Hills Drive" debuts at number one, moving 375,000 units. His previous albums, "Cole World: The Sideline Story" and "Born Sinner" also made it to the top spot.

IDES OF MARCH PLAN FOR CHRISTMAS EVE

BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Ides of March are always booked on Christmas Eve. That's when they play Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. Singer Jim Peterik (PEE'-ter-ihk) says the pastor, Father Dan Mayall, started showing up at Ides of March shows without his collar and became a huge fan of the band. He's invited them to play a few songs at Christmas Eve Mass every year for the past 10 years or so. Peterik says Mayall always bases his homily off one of the band's songs, and one year he ended with, "Great God in heaven, you know we love you." Peterik was floored. He says that Mass is always packed and their joke is, "We always draw so well when we play Holy Name," but he adds, "I think there are other reasons why people are there."

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Jim Peterik (PEE'-ter-ihk) singer-guitarist for The Ides of March

Jim Peterik of The Ides of March says Father Dan Mayall of Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago became a fan of the band.

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Jim Peterik (PEE'-ter-ihk) singer-guitarist for The Ides of March

Jim Peterik of The Ides of March says Father Dan Mayall of Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago has invited the band to perform at Christmas Eve Mass for about 10 years.

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Jim Peterik (PEE'-ter-ihk) singer-guitarist for The Ides of March

Jim Peterik of The Ides of March says he loves playing at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral on Christmas Eve.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD EXPLAINS WHY SHE RELEASED HER WORK TAPES

NASHVILLE (AP) -- Carrie Underwood thought it would be fun for fans to hear how a song comes together, even if it's ugly. Underwood released the work tapes for three of her songs on her "Greatest Hits: Decade Number One" album. She thought it would be cool for people to hear the mistakes they make and how rough it is when they run through a song for the first time. Underwood says fans are used to hearing the polished product but it's nice to hear how it all started.

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Carrie Underwood singer

Carrie Underwood says something was in the air when they wrote "Something In The Water."

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Carrie Underwood singer

Carrie Underwood says the song "Something in the Water" brings positive emotions to her.

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Carrie Underwood singer

Carrie Underwood says she thought it would be interesting for fans to hear the work tapes for some of her songs.

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Carrie Underwood singer

Carrie Underwood says fans hear the results of being in the studio, and now they can hear the origins. ((note length of cut))

CHERYL "PEPSII" RILEY RELEASES DVD, PLANS ALBUM

NEW YORK (AP) -- If you've been wondering whatever happened to Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley, you're not looking hard enough. Riley has appeared in several Tyler Perry productions and will appear in "Tyler Perry's Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned -- The Play." It was filmed in front of a live audience and it's out on DVD. Riley also will put out an album in January called "Still Believe." She wrote or co-wrote all the songs. Riley also hosts a musicians' jam session called "Black Velvet Mondays" at New York's Village Underground.

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