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Musicians beware: Tracy Morgan will host the Billboard Music Awards.

Billboard announced Wednesday that the 44-year-old will emcee the awards show May 19 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and Miguel will perform at the awards show. Prince will receive the icon award and will also hit the stage.

Looking to toss case

Pop star and “The Voice” coach Shakira is asking a New York judge to throw out a $250 million lawsuit filed by her ex, Antonio de La Rua.

De la Rua is the son of former Argentine President Fernando de la Rua. He dated Shakira for more than a decade before they split in 2011.

De la Rua has been waging an international war against his ex, saying he shaped the “Shakira brand.”

The Daily News reports that Shakira said in court papers filed in Manhattan that she does not owe her success to de la Rua.

Sequel planned

A follow-up to “Snow White and the Huntsman” is moving forward, though it’s still unclear if Kristen Stewart will return as the warrior princess.

Universal Pictures Chairman Adam Fogelson says the studio is aiming for a 2015 release on the sequel to last year’s fairy-tale action story.

The movie became overshadowed by headlines surrounding Stewart’s affair with her “Snow White” director, Rupert Sanders.

Fogelson said Tuesday at the CinemaCon convention for theater owners in Las Vegas that a sequel is in the works.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actress Barbara Hale is 92. Actress Hayley Mills is 67. Actor James Woods is 66. Actor Rick Moranis is 60. Actor Eric Roberts is 57. Actress Jane Leeves is 52. Talk-show host Conan O’Brien is 50. Actor Eric McCormack is 50. Actress Melissa Joan Hart is 37. Actress America Ferrera is 29. Singer Nathan Sykes is 20.

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