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November 11, 2020 GMT

BRITNEY SPEARS ASKS JUDGE TO FREE HER FROM FATHER’S CONSERVATORSHIP

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Britney Spears’ attorney says the pop star fears her father and will not resume her career so long as he has power over it. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny declined to suspend James Spears from his central role in the court conservatorship that has controlled his daughter’s life and career for 12 years as Britney Spears’ attorney Samuel D. Ingham III requested at the contentious hearing. But the judge said she would consider future petitions for James Spears’ suspension or outright removal, which Ingham plans to file. The pop star has been on an indefinite work hiatus since early 2019.

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KEITH RICHARDS BECOMES A GARDENER

NEW YORK (AP) - The pandemic has given Keith Richards a new experience: he’s actually seen his garden growing. Richards says usually he leaves on tour in the spring and comes back in the fall. He says he’s spent the whole summer admiring his garden and even working in it. He calls it a “normal way of life, which is un-normal.” However, Richards admits he’s getting “antsy” to play concerts again. In the meantime, he will release a boxed set of a 1988 concert, “Live at the Hollywood Palladium.”

LIL NAS X WILL PERFORM ON ROBLOX

SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) - The online gaming platform Roblox will host its first-ever concert, featuring Lil Nas X. He will perform his new song, “Holiday,” as well as some other songs, live on Roblox three times starting Saturday at 4 p.m. Eastern. Lil Nas X will do a question-and-answer session on Roblox on Friday at 7 p.m. Eastern.

WONDER, DION, ESTEFAN HONOR NURSES WITH ONLINE CONCERT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion and Gloria Estefan have signed on for a virtual concert to honor nurses on Thanksgiving. Josh Groban, Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull, The Wailers, Carole King, Maluma and Andrea Bocelli (ahn-DRAY’-ah boh-CHEL’-ee) also are scheduled to perform. The concert will stream on the Facebook and YouTube channels for Nurse Heroes Live on Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. Eastern. It will benefit a variety of programs, including scholarships for nurses and their children.