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Miley Cyrus performs 'Wrecking Ball' next to a giant lip-syncing cat [VIDEO]

Miley Cyrus performs 'Wrecking Ball' next to a giant lip-syncing cat [VIDEO]

Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Here's how Miley Cyrus closed the American Music Awards on Sunday night.
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Wayne Newton's yacht sinks in Lake Mead

Wayne Newton's yacht sinks in Lake Mead

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- National Park Service rangers say they are investigating why entertainer Wayne Newton's 65-foot yacht sank on the Arizona side of Lake Mead.

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Eadington, gambling economist, dies

RENO, Nev., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- William Eadington, a U.S. economist who might be called the father of gambling studies, has died of cancer at 67, a colleague said.

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Newton thanks veterans at Phoenix site

PHOENIX, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Singer Wayne Newton said a personal "thank you" to U.S. veterans gathered at a community living center in Phoenix.
Stars line up to play 'Family Feud'

Stars line up to play 'Family Feud'

BURBANK, Calif., June 12 (UPI) -- The families of Larry the Cable Guy, Ice T, Joan Rivers and Wayne Newton are on board to compete in the U.S. game show "Celebrity Family Feud," NBC said.

Illness forces Newton to cancel Vegas gig

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Entertainer Wayne Newton has canceled his upcoming two-month engagement at Harrah's in Las Vegas because he is suffering from cardiomyopathy.

'Dancing' star competitors announced

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A Las Vegas icon, a Spice Girl and an Indy 500 champ are among the celebrity competitors waltzing, two-stepping and cha-cha-ing on "Dancing With The Stars."

Anastacia set to marry her bodyguard

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. pop singer Anastacia has become engaged to her bodyguard, British martial arts expert Wayne Newton, but they haven't set a date, a report says.

Ex-Mavericks singer covers up on new album

NASHVILLE, July 25 (UPI) -- For his new Nashville album, "You're Only Lonely," former Mavericks singer Raul Malo decided to record some of his favorite songs -- by other artists. The Peter Asher-produced set features songs by Randy Newman, J.D. Souther, Willie Nelson, the Bee Gees,

IRS and Wayne Newton in money tussle

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- It looks like the federal government is ready for an encore performance over taxes with entertainer Wayne Newton, who it says owes $1.8 million.

Wayne Newton splits from Stardust

LAS VEGAS, April 7 (UPI) -- Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton exercised an exit option in his contract with the Las Vegas Stardust casino, ending a lucrative five-year relationship.

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Trump gets entry in World Book

CHICAGO, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- After 13 years of keeping "The Donald" waiting, the Chicago-based World Book has decided to put the real estate and casino mogul in the encyclopedia.

Wayne Newton, Gary Sinise to entertain troops

CAMP SELBY, Miss., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Singer Wayne Newton, actor Gary Sinise, country music star Neal McCoy and comedian Lewis Dix, Jr. will perform for troops at Camp Shelby, Miss.

'Sopranos' stars visit troops

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- HBO mobsters Tony Soprano and Paulie Walnuts are visiting American troops in the Persian Gulf region this week, Entertainment Tonight reported Thursday.

Don Rickles extends Las Vegas record

LOS ANGELES, March 15 (UPI) -- Don Rickles has signed on for another year at the Stardust Resort and Casino, extending his record as the longest-running act on the Las Vegas Strip.

Newton to receive humanitarian award

NASHVILLE, July 14 (UPI) -- The International Entertainer's Buyers Program Monday named Wayne Newton recipient of the IEBA Humanitarian Award.

Feature: Jim Belushi heats up the grill

LOS ANGELES, May 6 (UPI) -- Jim Belushi is riding high, with a hit TV show, a new music CD with pal Dan Aykroyd and plans for a summer of more or less nonstop barbecue.
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