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February 4, 2020 GMT

JENNIFER LOPEZ’S CAPE GRABS ATTENTION

SAN JUAN (AP) - Puerto Ricans loved Jennifer Lopez’s feather cape during the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday, while the animal rights group PETA -- not so much. During Lopez’s performance of “Let’s Get Loud,” she wore a custom Versace (ver-SAH’-chee) cape with the Puerto Rican flag on one side and the American flag on the other. It was made of 40,000 feathers and 2,000 crystals, according to an Instagram post by stylist Mariel Haenn. Puerto Rican residents cheered and shared memes of Lopez. PETA, meanwhile, tweets, “This flag could have flown without killing birds.”

HALFTIME SHOW, JLO LEADS SOCIAL MEDIA INTERACTION DURING SUPER BOWL

NEW YORK (AP) - The peak moment of interaction on social media during the Super Bowl was just as the halftime show was ending, according to the Nielsen company. Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes was the most-discussed player on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, with 514,000 interactions, but he was not the most-discussed Super Bowl personality. That goes to Jennifer Lopez, who had 2.2 million interactions on social media.

JULIAN LENNON HAS CANCEROUS MOLE REMOVED

UNDATED (AP) - Julian Lennon’s bump on the head turned out to be a lot scarier than he realized. Lennon writes on Facebook a dermatologist tested a mole and a birthmark on top of his head. When it came back malignant, his doctor told him to get it removed immediately. Lennon says he did just that, and he posted pictures of the wound on his head. He says he’s “still shaking inside” and urges his fans to have regular checkups.

MEDICAL BOARD DISCIPLINES DOCTOR WHO TREATED PRINCE

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota medical board has reprimanded a doctor who prescribed pain medication for Prince but put it in another person’s name in the months before Prince died in 2016. The Minnesota Board of Medical Practice ordered Dr. Michael Schulenberg (SHOO’-len-berg) to pay a civil penalty of $4,648 last month. The board did not name Prince, but the Star Tribune says the board identified him as “Patient number 1” and his bodyguard, Kirk Johnson, was identified as “Patient number 2.” Schulenberg’s attorney, Amy Conners, declined comment.

JON PARDI TURNS HEARTACHE INTO FUN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - According to Jon Pardi, if you have a headache, you should take Advil, and if you have a heartache, you should do something about it as well. His suggestion is to listen to his “Heartache Medication” album. He says while everything on the album is sad, it’s meant to be turned around to be positive. He says he tackles subjects like breakups with the idea that it’s time to go out and have fun. One of his favorites: go to a rooftop bar.

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PSYCHEDELIC FURS PLAN FIRST ALBUM IN NEARLY THREE DECADES

UNDATED (AP) - The Psychedelic Furs will release their first album in 29 years. The band says on social media it will release “Made of Rain” on May 1. The first single is available now and called “Don’t Believe.” The Psychedelic Furs have scheduled a concert for May 14 in London, but they have not made any announcement on U.S. dates.

By Margie Szaroleta