Where music meets politics: Campaign songs
February 3rd, 2012
10:48 AM ET

Where music meets politics: Campaign songs

Perhaps Mitt Romney’s campaign used “Wavin’ Flag” at the Florida primary victory party to show the candidate’s patriotic side, but K’Naan, the rapper behind it, is certainly not happy.

The Somali-Canadian artist said he was “dismayed” that he had not been asked for permission, and threatened to sue.

“If I had been asked, I would certainly not have granted it,” K'Naan said in a statement. “I would happily grant the Obama campaign use of my song without prejudice.”

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New 'Bachelorette': I feel like a hypocrite
February 3rd, 2012
09:30 AM ET

New 'Bachelorette': I feel like a hypocrite

When reports began circulating that Emily Maynard had been chosen as the new "Bachelorette," we were a bit skeptical, given that Maynard had previously expressed displeasure with being in the spotlight.

Now that she's officially looking for love with the aid of ABC once again, Maynard, 25, is admitting that she feels somewhat insincere.

Acknowledging to People magazine that she did say she had "no intentions of ever being the next 'Bachelorette'" when her engagement to Brad Womack ended last summer, she says she "genuinely meant that" at the time.

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Gwyneth Paltrow on surviving relationship rough spots
February 3rd, 2012
09:11 AM ET

Gwyneth Paltrow on surviving relationship rough spots

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin tend to keep their marriage away from the lenses of the paparazzi, but they don't have a problem opening up about one another in interviews.

And in the March issue of Harper's Bazaar, Paltrow speaks on learning the art of compromise - even when compromising means letting her career take a back seat to that of her husband's.

"I have little kids in school," the actress says in the interview. "I want to maintain my marriage and my family, so I have to be here when [Chris] comes home."

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