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  • Swift plans full-length pop album
    Taylor Swift is saying goodbye to country music, for now: The singer says she's releasing her first full-length pop album on Oct. 27.
  • Swift plans full-length pop album
    Taylor Swift is saying goodbye to country music, for now: The singer says she’s releasing her first full-length pop album on Oct. 27.The 24-year-old revealed in a livestream via Yahoo!
  • Don Pardo, iconic TV announcer, dies at 96
    Don Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose booming baritone became as much a part of the cultural landscape as the shows and products he touted, including “Saturday Night Live,” died Monday in Arizona. He was 96.
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Osmond’s show to be syndicated

Erbe

Hallmark Channel and Marie Osmond are parting ways.

In a statement Tuesday, the TV channel said it won’t renew Osmond’s talk show, “Marie,” for a second season.

The show’s producer and distributor, Associated Television International, said that “Marie” was going into syndication as originally intended. A fall 2014 launch is planned, the company said.

Lawsuit tossed

A federal judge in Florida says Abercrombie & Fitch Co. didn’t violate trademark rules by producing a shirt playing on the nickname of Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino of TV’s “Jersey Shore.”

Sorrentino’s company sued the clothing company in 2011 over its shirt containing the phrase “The Fitchuation.”

But U.S. Magistrate Judge John O’Sullivan recently ruled for Abercrombie and tossed the case.

Happy Birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actress Katherine Helmond is 84. Actress Shirley Knight is 77. Singer Huey Lewis is 63. Singer Marc Cohn is 54. Actress Edie Falco is 50. Actress Kathryn Erbe is 48. Rapper RZA is 44. Singer Joe is 40. Musician Dave Haywood is 31.

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