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Dec. 10, 2012 at 2:00 PM   |   Comments

Rapper PSY performs in D.C. after scandal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- PSY performed at the 31st annual "Christmas in Washington" event, days after apologizing for singing a song in 2004 calling for the deaths of U.S. soldiers.

The Korean rapper, best known for his pop song "Gangnam Style," made headlines last week after "Dear America," an old song he sang urging violence toward members of the U.S. military and their families, hit the Web.

The singer apologized for the song, explaining it was an emotional reaction after two Korean girls were killed by a U.S. military vehicle, but many detractors said he should have been taken off the bill for the "Christmas in Washington" concert.

He performed at Sunday night's show as scheduled, alongside Diana Ross, Demi Lovato, Megan Hilty, Chris Mann and Scotty McCreery, USA Today reported.

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, were in attendance. Conan O'Brien served as host.


Pregnant Kate Middleton ailing again

LONDON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Kate Middleton, British Prince William's pregnant wife, is again suffering from acute morning sickness, representatives for St. James's Palace said.

Kate was treated for dehydration related to the ailment in a London hospital for several days last week.

The Sun newspaper said the prince canceled a planned appearance at Sunday night's British Military Tournament at Earl's Court to be with his wife at home.

Kate is scheduled to attend the London premiere of "The Hobbit" Wednesday but sources told The Sun she is unlikely to make it.

William and Kate married in April 2011. They confirmed this month they are expecting their first child, but the baby's gender and anticipated birth-date have not yet been disclosed.


LA film critics love 'Amour,' 'Beasts'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Film Critics Association has declared Michael Haneke's French-language drama "Amour" the Best Film of 2012.

The movie's leading lady, Emmanuelle Riva, tied with "Silver Linings Playbook" star Jennifer Lawrence for Best Actress.

Joaquin Phoenix was named Best Actor for his work in "The Master," which also earned Paul Thomas Anderson the Best Director prize, Amy Adams the Best Supporting Actress accolade and David Crank and Jack Fisk the Best Production Design honor.

"Beasts of the Southern Wild" won awards for Best Supporting Actor for Dwight Henry and Best Score for Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin.

Zeitlin, the film's director, was also presented with the New Generation Award.

"Frankenweenie" was named Best Animated Movie and "The Gatekeepers" Best Documentary.


Josh and Brent win 'Amazing Race'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, a couple from Sharon Springs, N.Y., have won the $1 million prize on the Season 21 finale of "The Amazing Race."

The Hollywood Reporter said the goat farmers and former reality TV personalities were considered underdogs for most of the globe-trotting competition, then won the game in Sunday's 2-hour season capper.

They beat out fellow two-person teams Lexi Beerman and Trey Wier, and James Davis and Jaymes Vaughan.

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