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2 writers claim they deserve credit on Lizzo’s ‘Truth Hurts’

Lizzo’s breakthrough tune, which spent six weeks on top of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart this year, features the signature line: “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100 percent that bitch.” The lyric originated from a 2017 tweet by singer Mina Lioness and was turned into a popular meme, which was then used in Lizzo’s song “Healthy,” created in 2017.

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Dr. Dre, Iovine unveil high-tech new building at USC

Andre “Dr. Dre” Young and Jimmy Iovine want a new high-tech building bearing their names at the University of Southern California to become a place where young creatives can understand marrying the concepts of art, technology and business.
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Second man arrested in probe of Mac Miller’s overdose death

An Arizona man has become the second arrested on drug charges as authorities investigate the overdose death of rapper Mac Miller. Police gave no details on the connection between him and 26-year-old Miller, who died a year ago of an accidental overdose involving the powerful opioid fentanyl. Ryan Reavis has been charged with drug and weapons offenses but not directly accused of causing Miller’s death. Neither has Cameron Pettit, who was charged with selling drugs to Miller before his death.
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Fox reveals how ‘Empire’ will handle Jussie Smollett’s character’s departure in final season

Although it was officially announced that FX’s popular hip-hop series “Empire” was ending its final season, no one really knew how the Lee Daniels-created drama would handle the departure of one of its biggest stars. In the aftermath of the legal woes surrounding Jussie Smollett following accusations he fabricated a hate crime against himself in January, Daniels announced in June that he will not be returning for the show’s sixth season, which is set to premiere Sept. 24.
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Woodstock 50 is officially canceled

UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 1:27 p.m.

Woodstock 50 is officially canceled. Organizers announced Wednesday that the troubled festival that hit a series of setbacks in the last four months won’t take place next month.