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Last Update on March 04, 2015 08:09 GMT

CARRIE UNDERWOOD WELCOMES BABY FISHER

NEW YORK (AP) -- Carrie Underwood is a mom. She and her husband, Nashville Predators player Mike Fisher, welcomed a boy on Friday. Yesterday they posted a photo of their baby's hand and part of his face on Facebook with the caption, "God has blessed us with an amazing gift!" They have named him Isaiah Michael Fisher. He's their first child.

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Excerpt of Carrie Underwood performing "Mama's Song." The country singer gave birth on Friday to a baby boy named Isaiah Michael Fisher.

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Excerpt of Carrie Underwood performing "So Small." The country singer gave birth on Friday to a baby boy named Isaiah Michael Fisher.

WU-TANG CLAN ALBUM COULD COME OUT IN 88 YEARS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Whoever buys the Wu-Tang Clan secret album, "The Wu: Once Upon A Time In Shaolin," will be able to release it...in 2103. Forbes magazine quotes producer Cilvaringz as saying the winning bidder for the album will be allowed to release it in 88 years. The Wu-Tang Clan is selling the lone copy of the album through the auction site Paddle8. Originally the group decided to let the buyer do whatever he or she wanted with the album, but they've decided it's an original rather than a master copy, like a piece of sculpture. Cilvaringz says all backups have been destroyed. RZA of Wu-Tang Clan says it's possible the buyer could release the album anyway, but given the amount of money changing hands, he thinks that's unlikely. There's no asking price but RZA has said they got a bid for $5 million.

ESTELLE APPEARS ON "EMPIRE"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Estelle feels about the Fox show "Empire" the way her mother used to feel about "Dynasty" when she was a kid. Estelle says her mother was obsessed with "Dynasty" and would shush everyone when it came on. When the producers of "Empire" asked Estelle to do a guest role, she jumped at the chance. Estelle re-recorded her song "Conqueror" as a duet with star Jussie Smollett. Estelle says the best part of her role was having long hair that she kept flicking around. Her episode airs tonight.

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Estelle, singer-rapper

Estelle says she and the producers of "Empire" had a mutual admiration society going. ((note language; cut contains word "hell"; note length of cut))

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Estelle, singer-rapper

Estelle says it was a dream to perform "Conqueror" with "Empire" star Jussie Smollett.

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Estelle, singer-rapper

Estelle says she adored the character she plays on "Empire." ((note language: cut contains word "butt"))

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Estelle, singer-rapper

Estelle says as a kid, her mother was obsessed with the characters on "Dynasty," like she now is with "Empire."

KATY PERRY OFFERS LEFT SHARK CLOTHING

UNDATED (AP) -- Katy Perry is now selling Left Shark merchandise. A full-body hooded shark jumpsuit sells for $129.99, and a T-shirt featuring the shark sells for $25. Perry had two backup dancers dressed as sharks during her Super Bowl halftime show that became celebrities in their own rights because the right one appeared to know the choreography and the left one just acted goofy.

CHRISSIE HYNDE IS WRITING AUTOBIOGRAPHY

NEW YORK (AP) -- Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders is hoping her life story will make people dance, have fun, possibly cry and maybe reach for a guitar. Penguin Random House announced Hynde is working on an "incredibly frank" memoir for release September 8. It does not yet have a title.

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LEONARD NIMOY - ALTERED BILLS

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Canadians are marking the death of Leonard Nimoy -- by marking up some of their money.

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Major business and economic events scheduled for Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve and the Institute for Supply Management provide a broad look at the U.S. economy today.

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POT IN DC

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pot is still legal in the nation's capital -- but not in private clubs.

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IN THE NEWS: RESEARCHERS WARN OF `FREAK ATTACK' VULNERABILITY

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- It's called the "FREAK attack."

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