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Psy tries to break tension with single

Sun., April 14, 2013

South Korean rapper Psy says he hopes North Koreans enjoy his new single even as tensions remain high on the Korean Peninsula.

The single, “Gentleman,” was released Friday.

The “Gangnam Style” star said Saturday that he regretted the current situation between the two Koreas. He said his job is to make people, including North Koreans, laugh.

North Korea has been increasingly belligerent with war rumblings recently, leaving its neighbors wary of a possible missile test.

Psy’s “Gangnam Style” video – featuring his much-mimicked horse-riding dance – is the most watched video of all time on YouTube, with more than 1.5 billion views.

Kardashian divorce hearing reset

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are getting another chance to settle their divorce case, and this time a judge wants the NBA player to attend.

Superior Judge Hank Goldberg set a mandatory settlement conference for April 19 to try to resolve the couple’s long-running divorce.

Humphries, who wants an annulment, did not attend a settlement conference Friday. The judge wants the Brooklyn Nets power forward to explain his absence at the April 19 hearing.

She filed for divorce in October 2011 after 72 days of marriage.

Flaming Lips lose state song honor

Oklahoma’s governor has taken the Flaming Lips’ “Do You Realize??” out of rotation, pulling the tune as the state’s official rock song in a move her office says has more to do with priorities than musical taste.

Republican Gov. Mary Fallin passed on renewing an executive order that gave the Oklahoma rockers’ song the designation when taking office in 2011.

A spokesman said Fallin had other priorities and the order “did not make the cut.”

Fallin’s Democratic predecessor signed an executive order proclaiming the tune Oklahoma’s official rock song in 2009 after the Republican-controlled House rejected a resolution to do it.

Damon to renew vows in St. Lucia

A former top government official in St. Lucia says actor Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana Barroso, are renewing their wedding vows with a lavish party on the eastern Caribbean island.

The party is being held at the Sugar Beach resort with an invitation list including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Ben Affleck.

The birthday bunch

Country singer Loretta Lynn is 81. Actor Brad Garrett is 53. Actor Adrien Brody is 40. Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar is 36. Rock singer Win Butler (Arcade Fire) is 33. Actress Abigail Breslin is 17.


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