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The Chicks’ Natalie Maines: ‘Name change released invisible weight’ – Music News

[ad_1] Natalie Maines agreed dropping "dixie" from The Dixie Chicks lifted a "weight" the group hadn't realised they were "carrying... until it was gone." The Cowboy Take Me Away singers announced last summer they would be known as The Chicks following a public plea by U.S. journalist Jeremy Helligar, who explained the word "dixie" is "the epitome of white America" and "conjures a time and a place of bondage". Bandmates
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Britney Spears’ former assistant: ‘I was scared off by singer’s dad’ – Music News

[ad_1] Britney Spears' former assistant was so terrified of upsetting the pop star's father, Jamie Spears, she blocked calls from the singer. Alli Sims, who is also Britney's cousin, was ordered to stay away from the singer by Jamie, revealing things got so bad she feared for her life if she picked up a call from the Toxic star following her meltdown in 2008. In an interview with NBC News,
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Lenny Kravitz joins the cast of ‘Shotgun Wedding’ – Music News

[ad_1] The 56-year-old musician will co-star opposite Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel – who took over the lead role after Armie Hammer recently backed out – in the upcoming action-comedy from Lionsgate, Deadline has reported.D’Arcy Carden, Selena Tan, Desmin Borges, and Alex Mallari have also signed on for the project, which is being directed by Jason Moore. Mark Hammer and Liz Meriwether penned the screenplay, which centres around a woman