Last Update on August 22, 2014 07:10 GMT
MTV VMAS ARE SUNDAY
UNDATED (AP) -- Miley Cyrus is expected to attend the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, but she's not expected to twerk. Her performance with Robin Thicke at last year's VMAs became the most buzzed-about event of the evening. Her "Wrecking Ball" video is up for Video of the Year, competing against videos by Iggy Azalea, Pharrell (fah-REL') Williams, Sia (SEE'-ah) and Beyonce'. Beyonce' leads the nominations with eight. She will also be given the Video Vanguard Award.
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AMY WINEHOUSE STATUE WILL BE UNVEILED
LONDON (AP) -- Amy Winehouse's family is marking her birthday with a statue in the neighborhood where she lived. The bronze statue will be unveiled in London's Camden Town on Sept. 14, which would have been Winehouse's 31st birthday. The original plan was to put it near the Roundhouse concert hall. However, Winehouse's father, Mitch, says the new site in Camden's market will be more accessible to fans. He says, "Now Amy will oversee the comings and goings of her home town forever."
JUSTIN BIEBER SUED BY PHOTOGRAPHER
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A photographer is suing Justin Bieber and his bodyguard over an incident in which he took pictures of Bieber jumping off a cliff into an ocean at a Hawaiian beach in November. Aja Oxman says in his lawsuit Bieber ordered his bodyguard, Dwayne Patterson, to take the camera's memory card. He says Patterson put him in a chokehold and seriously injured him and damaged the camera. Oxman is seeking unspecified damages in excess of $25,000. Patterson pleaded no contest to criminal property damage and harassment and was ordered to pay Oxman $6,000 in restitution.
DAVE GROHL WELCOMES THIRD DAUGHTER
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dave Grohl is a new dad again. People magazine reports Grohl's wife, Jordyn, gave birth to a girl earlier this month. They've named her Ophelia. They have two other daughters, Violet and Harper.
VAMPIRE WEEKEND'S ROSTAM BATMANGLIJ WRITES FOR BROADWAY PLAY
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rostam Batmanglij (bot-man-GLEESH') of Vampire Weekend can now call himself a Broadway composer. Batmanglij wrote five classical pieces for the new play "This Is Our Youth," starring Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin. One of the pieces is played when the audience is arriving, but he's not worried that people will make too much noise to notice. Batmanglij says he knows some people will be listening to every note because they can't help it. He's one of those people, and he says he has to keep it interesting for that type of listener.