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Keith Richards says Rolling Stones 'rehearsing'

LONDON, July 12 (UPI) -- British rocker Keith Richards says his band the Rolling Stones has been rehearsing as it marks the 50th anniversary of its first London show Thursday.

Rumors have been rampant claiming the iconic music act will go on tour to celebrate the milestone.

"There's things in the works -- I think it's definitely happening," the guitarist told the BBC, offering few details. "But when? I can't say yet. We're playing around with the idea and had a couple of rehearsals -- we've got together and it feels so good."

He went on to say he hopes the band never retires.

"There might be life in the old dog yet -- we'll die gracefully, elegantly wasted," he told the BBC.

"Sometimes it's hard work and you wonder why you're doing it, but apart from those few moments it's been an incredible adventure."

The Stones' last world tour, "A Bigger Bang," was one of the most successful in music history.

About 4.5 million people in 32 countries saw it before it wrapped in London five years ago.

No sale made on Houston's N.J. home

MENDHAM, N.J., July 12 (UPI) -- A New Jersey mansion once owned by the late Whitney Houston has not been sold after three years on the market, a real-estate agent told the Newark Star-Ledger.

Houston bought the in Mendham Township five-bedroom home with a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi in 1987 for $2.7 million.

Although the mansion has been up for sale for three years, real-estate agent Robert Cross told the newspaper Houston's estate has not committed to any offers, which have been in the $1.75 million range.

"We presented every opportunity to sell it," Cross said. "[The Houstons] are being responsive but just have not committed to any offers. They obviously are making private decisions."

The Grammy Award-winning singer accidentally drowned Feb. 11 in a Beverly Hills, Calif., hotel bathroom after using cocaine. She was 48.

LeBron James wins big at ESPY awards

LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) -- Miami Heat star LeBron James earned the prizes for Best Male Athlete, Best NBA Player and Best Championship Performance at the 20th annual ESPY Awards.

The Miami Heat also was named Best Team.

Comedian Rob Riggle served as host of the ESPYs in Los Angeles Wednesday night.

Jeremy Lin was named Best Breakthrough Athlete and Brittney Griner Best Female Athlete and Best Female College Athlete.

Drew Brees won the Best Record Breaking Performance honor and the 49ers versus the Saints was declared Best Game. The Best Comeback Athlete title went to Matthew Stafford, the Los Angeles Kings were called Best Upset and Christian Watford took the prize for Best Play.

Tim Tebow caught the award for Best Moment and Tim Coughlin of the New York Giants was named Best Coach/Manager.

Lionel Messi picked up the trophy for Best International Athlete.

'Call Me Maybe' still No. 1 on U.S. record chart

LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) -- Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a fifth week, Billboard.com reported Thursday.

Coming in at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 is Maroon 5's "Payphone," followed by Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" featuring Kimbra at No. 3, Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" at No. 4 and Ellie Goulding's "Lights" at No. 5.

Rounding out the top tier are Rihanna's "Where Have You Been" at No. 6, David Guetta's "Titanium" featuring Sia at No. 7, fun.'s "We Are Young" featuring Janelle Monae at No. 8, Nicki Minaj's "Starships" at No. 9 and Usher's "Scream" at No. 10.

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