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No sexy, Western Beyonce

Wed., Oct. 21, 2009

R&B star Beyonce Knowles has postponed a planned concert in Malaysia, the event’s organizer said Monday, following accusations by Islamic conservatives that the show would be immoral.

Knowles, known for her provocative clothes and choreography, had been scheduled to perform at a Kuala Lumpur stadium Sunday.

Malaysian entertainment company Marctensia declined to say whether the decision was prompted by criticism from the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, the country’s largest opposition group, which has called for the show to be scrapped because it would promote “Western sexy performances.”

Financial Cage fight

Nicolas Cage sued his former business manager for $20 million on Friday, claiming bad advice and mismanagement led him toward financial ruin.

Cage filed the lawsuit against Samuel J. Levin and his firm.

“Instead of protecting and preserving Cage’s wealth during one of the greatest economic periods in the country’s history, Levin placed Cage in numerous highly speculative and risky real estate investments, resulting in Cage suffering catastrophic losses,” the lawsuit states.

The birthday bunch

Joyce Randolph (“The Honeymooners”) is 85. Keyboardist Manfred Mann is 69. Guitarist Steve Cropper of Booker T. and the MG’s is 68. Singer Elvin Bishop is 67. Judy Sheindlin (“Judge Judy”) is 67. Actor Everett McGill (“Twin Peaks”) is 64. Trumpeter Lee Loughnane of Chicago is 63. Guitarist Charlotte Caffey of The Go-Go’s is 56. Carrie Fisher is 53. Singer Julian Cope is 52. Guitarist Steve Lukather of Toto is 52. Singer-bassist Nick Oliveri (Queens of the Stone Age) is 38. Actor Jeremy Miller (“Growing Pains”) is 33. Will Estes (“American Dreams”) is 31. Michael McMillian (“True Blood”) is 31.


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