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Beyonce leads Soul Train Award nominees (AP)

AP - Beyonce positioned herself as the performer to beat in next month's annual Soul Train Music Awards, gathering a leading three nominations Tuesday, including one for best female album for "B'Day."

News Corp. posts lower profit, but box office up (Reuters)

Reuters - Media conglomerate News Corp. said on Wednesday its quarterly sales rose helped by higher "Borat" box office sales and "X-Men" DVDs, but profit fell due to one-time gain a year earlier.

Gary Glitter gets jail sentence reduced (AP)

AP - A Vietnamese court reduced former British rocker Gary Glitter's child molestation sentence Wednesday, cutting his three-year term by three months as part of a nationwide Lunar New Year prison amnesty, a judge said.

Narciso Rodriguez at fashion's forefront (AP)

AP - There's a bit of a vintage vibe at New York Fashion Week, with many designers mining bygone eras as inspiration for their new fall collections. The outfits are distinctly feminine, although there are many menswear touches. The brown, moss and gray backdrop is made richer with plum, berry and blue.

Singer Frankie Laine dies at 93 (AP)

AP - Frankie Laine, the big-voiced singer whose string of hits made him one of the most popular entertainers of the 1950s, died Tuesday. He was 93.

Women and war to the fore at Berlin film festival (Reuters)

Reuters - A tragic screen portrait of Edith Piaf kicks off the Berlin Film Festival on Thursday, a fitting opening to a competition where women, many of them in trouble, play a central role.

No marriage plans for Jim and Jenny (AP)

AP - Jim Carrey says he and his lady love, actress Jenny McCarthy, aren't planning to get married.

LCD TV demand to grow: industry group (Reuters)

Reuters - Global demand for liquid crystal display (LCD) TVs is expected to post annual growth averaging 23.4 percent for the next five years, outpacing estimated growth in plasma TV demand, a Japanese industry group said on Wednesday.

Prince's halftime imagery questioned (AP)

AP - In the sensitive post-wardrobe malfunction world, some are questioning whether a guitar was just a guitar during Prince's Super Bowl halftime show.

Jerry Garcia's widow sues over estate (AP)

AP - The widow of the Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia is suing to gain access to unpublished tapes of her late husband's musical performances.

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