Scientists sneak Bob Dylan lyrics into articles as part of long-running bet

Five Swedish-based scientists have been inserting Bob Dylan lyrics into research articles as part of a long-running bet. After 17 years, the researchers revealed their race to quote Dylan as many times as possible before retirement.

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Miley Cyrus's homeless VMAs date wanted by police

Jesse Helt, the homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to Sunday's MTV Video music awards, is wanted by police in Oregon police. Officers have an outstanding arrest warrant for the 22-year-old from 2011, alleging that he had violated the terms of his probation.

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New York college offers course on Miley Cyrus and 'the twerk heard round the world'

A university in New York state has announced a course on the sociology of Miley Cyrus. Assistant professor Carolyn Chernoff will use the twerking pop star as "a lens into cultural conflict", exploring race, class, gender and the "core issues of intersectionality theory".

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Lily Allen denies accusations that 'Hard Out Here' music video is racist

Lily Allen has denied accusations that her new music video is racist, insisting that Hard Out Here's scantily clad black and Asian dancers were chosen for their twerking skills, not the colour of their skin.

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Policeman accused of 'inappropriate' treatment of Whitney Houston's corpse

A Beverly Hills police officer has been accused of ogling the naked corpse of Whitney Houston after she was found drowned at her hotel. According to another officer at the scene, detective sergeant Terry Nutall "contaminated" and "mistreated" the body of the singer, removing a sheet that was being used to "preserve the dignity of the remains".

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Cher rejects Russian oligarch's invite: I won't play Winter Olympics due to country's anti-LGBT laws

Singer claims to have rejected invitation from oligarch friend to perform at ceremonies over concerns about recent legislation

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Neil Young says his Pono Music service will be ready to launch next year

Neil Young has issued an update on his Pono Music project, promising the "high-resolution" audio service will be ready to launch in early 2014. Although details remain scarce, Young hopes his service will replace the MP3 through a combination of a new portable music player, new compression technology and "special access" to musicians' original recordings.

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Rapper 2 Chainz arrested following a nine-hour tour bus standoff

2 Chainz was among 11 men arrested following a nine-hour standoff over access to his tour bus. After police stopped the rapper's vehicle in an Oklahoma traffic stop, its occupants refused to let officers climb on board and search for drugs.

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Canadian dentist hopes to clone John Lennon using tooth DNA

Michael Zuk, who bought the Beatle's molar in 2011, has begun sequencing his DNA as the first step in creating his double

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Judge dismisses hit-and-run case against singer Chris Brown

Los Angeles judge dismisses case after singer comes to 'civil compromise' with Mercedes driver

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Snoop Dogg Lion is selling a $100 spliff – and you can't even smoke it

The rapper's app, Snoopify, allows users to decorate their photos with cartoons, including ones of his 'Golden Jay' joint

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Madonna and Lady Gaga accused of breaking Russian visa rules

Russian officials are considering prosecution against Lady Gaga and Madonna after discovering they entered the country under incorrect paperwork.

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Soul singer Lester Chambers assaulted over song dedicated to Trayvon

Beyoncé, Jay-Z and A Tribe Called Quest also pay tribute to the 17-year-old shot dead by George Zimmerman

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Maroon 5's Adam Levine apologizes for 'I hate this country' remark

Patriots complain on Twitter after Maroon 5 frontman makes 'lighthearted' remark, perhaps unaware his mic was recording

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Artists sue Harlem Shake creator over failing to get permission for samples

Two artists featured on YouTube hit seek compensation from Baauer, claiming he used their work without permission

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