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Last Update on February 27, 2015 08:08 GMT


LONDON (AP) -- Either it's a big deal to you or it isn't, depending how into Taylor Swift you are: she has a belly button. Swift had said previously she would not be photographed showing her navel, but then she released photos of herself and her friends in bikinis while on vacation in Hawaii recently. The Taylor Swift belly-button watchers went crazy. Turns out it was her way of thwarting the paparazzi. Swift tells BBC's Radio 1 they were in the middle of the ocean scuba-diving when her security spotted another boat and a photographer with a long lens. Swift says she took her own pictures and posted them on Instagram so the paparazzi photos would be worth less.


DALLAS (AP) -- Former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese (ab-roo-ZES'-ee) is wanted in Texas. The Denton County Crime Stoppers program is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to Abbruzzese's arrest. He's wanted on controlled substances charges. Abbruzzese was in Pearl Jam from 1991 to 1994.


CHICAGO (AP) -- Hozier has heard every bad pronunciation of his name. He says he's heard it as "HOH'-sher," "HOO'-see-er," "hoo-see-AY"' and "HOH'-zee-ay." He says, "'Bob' was a very very bad one." While technically it's a French name that should be pronounced "oh-zee-AY'," he says it's been Anglicized to "HOH'-zee-er," and that's how he says it.


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Hozier, musician

Hozier says he's heard many bad pronounciations of his name.

<<CUT ..012 (02/27/15)>> 00:04 "think to Hozier"

Hozier, musician

Hozier was asked to say his name correctly.

<<CUT ..013 (02/27/15)>> 00:11 "would reach radio"

Hozier, musician

Hozier says the song "Take Me To Church" has been a blessing for him.

<<CUT ..014 (02/27/15)>> 00:08 "remember me for"

Hozier, musician

Hozier says "Take Me To Church" is just the beginning for him.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kanye West is saying he's sorry to Beck on Twitter. It appeared West was attempting to steal the moment from Beck, when West briefly jumped on stage after Beck won album of the year at the Grammy Awards. West quickly sat back down but later slammed the recording academy for not honoring Beyonce with the award. West also says he's sorry for the things he said about Bruno Mars.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A trailer for a movie about Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys has been released. The trailer for "Love and Mercy" shows Paul Dano as young Wilson and John Cusack as the older Wilson. Paul Giamatti plays Wilson's physician, Dr. Eugene Landy. "Love and Mercy" will be in theaters June 5.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It looked hot when Lupita Nyong'o (loo-PEE'-tuh nee-YONG'-goh) wore it Oscar night.

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US economy grew at moderate 2.2 percent in fourth quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than previously believed, reflecting weaker business and a bigger trade deficit.

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SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) -- It's awfully cold in the Boston area to go without pants.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- For many people, having Internet access is about as important as access to telephone or electric service.

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