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PODCASTERS ADMIT ERROR WITH T.I. PODCAST

NEW YORK (AP) – Podcasters Nadia Moham and Nazanin Mandi have apologized for what they call a “knee-jerk reaction” to T.I. telling them he escorts his daughter to the doctor for yearly trips to make sure she is a virgin. Moham and Mandi of the “Ladies Like Us” podcast say they are not perfect and should have reacted differently. They had asked T.I. if he had the “sex talk” with his children. He said of his now 18-year-old daughter, “Not only have we had the conversation. We have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen.” He confirmed he goes along for the appointments. T. I. has not responded to a request for comment. The podcast has been taken down from major streaming services but can still be found online.

(Editors: “Sinematic” in following item is correct.)

ROBBIE ROBERTSON DID NOT WANT TO MESS WITH THE BAND’S SELF-TITLED ALBUM

NEW YORK (AP) _ Robbie Robertson was all in favor of releasing a 50th anniversary edition of The Band’s self-titled record. He just did not want to mess too much with a good thing. Robertson says he remixed it “with the most delicate fingers you could possibly think of.” He says the album is like a piece of art, and asks, “What are we going to do, touch it up?” Robertson is proud of that record. He says nobody was making songs that sounded like that and it was “totally against the grain.” The new version comes out next week. In the meantime, Robertson has an album of original material called “Sinematic.” His songs also appear in the film “The Irishman.”

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KANYE WEST SPEAKS ABOUT HIS PLANS FOR YEEZY SHOES

NEW YORK (AP) – So THAT’S why Kanye West bought a remote ranch in Cody, Wyoming. He says he wants to move some of the manufacturing for his Yeezy shoe brand there. West told a crowd of 500 yesterday at Fast Company’s Innovation Festival in New York that he’d like to make his manufacturing eco-friendly and in North or South America within two years. He says he wants to move the industry forward with hydroponic, cotton, wheat and hemp farming in Cody. He also revealed he was fired for shoplifting when he worked at the Gap at age 16, and that he really is running for president in 2024.

ELLIE GOULDING WILL PERFORM HALFTIME ON THANKSGIVING

FRISCO, Tex. (AP) – Ellie Goulding (GOL’-ding) will kick off the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign with a performance at the Dallas Cowboys-Buffalo Bills halftime show on Thanksgiving Day. The campaign traditionally launches with the halftime show at the Cowboys game on Thanksgiving.

LANCE BASS WILL HOST “OUTRAGEOUS HOLIDAY HOUSES”

NEW YORK (AP) – Lance Bass of ‘N Sync will host an HGTV special that focuses on houses with spectacular holiday light displays. One of the first homes featured on “Outrageous Holiday Houses” is that of HGTV’s own Drew Scott of “Property Brothers.” He and his wife, Linda, have transformed their house into a gingerbread factory. The special airs Thanksgiving night, Nov. 28.

TAYLOR SWIFT WILL PLAY AT MEN’S FINAL FOUR

ATLANTA (AP) – Taylor Swift will give a free concert to mark the men’s Final Four basketball tournament. Swift will play in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park on April to close out the March Madness Music Weekend. The Final Four games will be played on April 4 and 6.

ANDY COHEN WILL PUBLISH MARIAH CAREY’S BOOK

NEW YORK (AP) – Mariah Carey’s memoir will be printed by the new company formed by Andy Cohen of “Watch What Happens Live.” Cohen’s imprint of Henry Holt and Company publishers will put out the book next year.

By Margie Szaroleta

Associated Press

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