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Britney's back

2009-03-05 06:04:27 GMT2009-03-05 14:04:27 (Beijing Time)  Reuters

Britney Spears kicked off her first tour in five years promoting her latest hit album "Circus" before an adoring hometown audience with jugglers, acrobats, rings of flame and lip syncing. The pop star is in the process of a major comeback after a high-profile meltdown that included stints in psychiatric care, an ugly divorce, shaving her head and partying without panties. The circus themed tour will make in stops in 44 cities.

U2 just released its first album since 2004 this week, but the Irish rock band is already planning a quickie follow-up for next year. Lead singer Bono says the new disc will be called "Songs of Ascent," and it will be more mellow than the current album, "No Line on the Horizon."

Ex-Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are reportedly set perform together at a charity concert next month. Sir Paul will headline the event that will take place at Radio City Music Hall. It's the first time the two have shared the same stage since a George Harrison tribute in 2002.

Horror flick fans will get the chance to own the score to Alfred Hitchcock's classic film, "Psycho." The 20 page document is being auctioned later this month and includes the shrieking violin notes to the film's famous shower scene.

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