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Beyoncé Wax Figure Removed From Madame Tussauds New York Floor Amid Controversy

Beyonce, Wax Figure

The BeyHive has spoken.

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Princess Charlotte Throws a Tantrum During Helicopter Tour in Germany

Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte

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O.J. Simpson Gets Parole--What's Next? Friend Says He'll Visit Nicole's Grave

O.J. Simpson 's friend says the retired NFL star will visit the grave of ex-wife  Nicole Brown Simpson  when he is released from prison later this year.

The 70-year-old was on Thursday granted parole after serving nine years in jail for a botched robbery and is set to be freed as early as October. In 1995, O.J. was famously acquitted of the murder of Nicole and her friend  Ron Goldman  in what was dubbed the "trial of the century."

O.J. told the parole board he would like to spend as much time as possible with his children and his friends after his release. Two of his pals,  Henry Johnson  from Miami, where O.J. lived before his 2007 arrest for robbery, and Tom Scotto , from Reno, Nevada talked to  Good Morning America Friday about his life after jail.

"Well, he's going to go to Florida," Tom said. "There's several options actually. I heard somebody say he'll go to Tampa but he's not going to go to Tampa. But we have several options we're talking about. We first have to go to Florida, report to the parole board, I'm sure and then from there, we're going to go visit his sister in California, we're going to do a road trip. He wants to visit all the people that died while he was in prison and pay his respects. He wants to visit his daughter's grave. He wants to visit Nicole's grave and we're just going to spend time with family out there."

"He's going to visit Nicole's grave?" anchor  David Muir asked.

"Yes," Tom replied, nodding.

O.J. Simpson, OJ Simpson, Parole hearing

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Many of O.J.'s supporters feel the 33-year prison sentence he received for the robbery case was too harsh and that the trial was biased because of his 1995 double murder acquittal.

"O.J. Still believes in his innocence as well as he's got plenty of followers, including me, that believe that he was unjustly found guilty of liability of Ron Goldman's death and Nicole's death. It's a shame," Henry told Good Morning America . "We feel very sad that we've lost those two people. As a matter of fact, Americans have lost—we've lost compassion for each other as a diverse ethnic group. America's strength is based on its diversity and we need to come back together and unite this country so it can remain strong."

Henry said he visited O.J. in prison a few weeks ago and was optimistic about his chances for parole.

"Nevertheless, he was realistic," Henry said. "He knew that his fate was in the hands of the parole board and he's done his best to serve his time honorably and I believe he has. I've been to the prison to visit with him at least a half a dozen times and most times that I see him there he's very upbeat. The guy is almost serene. He's weirdly, he's inspiring because, you know, a guy that's lost everything from a castle to a cage, the guy can maintain some positivity and he's respected in the prison. He was respected

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Legacy of the Bling Ring: When Stealing From the Rich and Famous Had Its Own Moment in the Spotlight

Bling Ring, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Bilson

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Legacy of the Bling Ring: When Stealing From the Rich and Famous Had Its Own Moment in the Spotlight

Almost nine years ago, a handful of kids from a really nice part of the San Fernando Valley got it into their heads that crime paid.

Or at least that crime could help them dress like Paris Hilton .

And so in October 2008,  Rachel Lee and Nicholas Prugo  set off for Hilton's $5.9 million home in a gated community bridged between Beverly Hills and Sherman Oaks, Calif., after finding her address online. Not having anything plausible to tell a security guard, they scaled a hill behind the development to access the neighborhood.

They rang the heiress' doorbell to see if she was home, figuring at least they could get a sighting in if she was there. No answer, so they looked under the mat and actually found a spare key to the front door. So in they went and Lee treated herself to her own gifting suite in Hilton's closet. She and Prugo also stole about $1,800 apiece, cash they'd found sitting in Paris' various purses, and he swiped a bottle of Grey Goose vodka on the way out.

"We wouldn't be masked, we wouldn't be in gloves. We wouldn't be conspicuous—we'd be just natural-looking so if anything ever happened we'd just be like, what? We're normal kids. It wasn't that we were criminals," Prugo later told Nancy Jo Sales , author of The Bling Ring , which in turn inspired Sofia Coppola 's 2013 film of the same name starring Emma Watson —which is not to be confused with the 2011 Lifetime movie of the same name.

Yet of course they were criminals, ones who with their aspirant blend of audacity, greed, cunning and, ultimately, stupidity caused quite a stir, enough so that they ended up with far more fame than their actions deserved. But if achieving their own celebrity was one of their goals, then they hit the nail on the head by choosing actual celebrities as their victims.

Prugo would tell Sales that Lee was far more ambitious than he was as far as stealing items went, and that he was mainly trying to keep her happy because he liked her, but his conscience didn't seem to be eating at him all that much.

Over the next 10 months, Prugo, Lee and sometimes a few of their pals would break into homes belonging to Hilton,  Lindsay Lohan , Rachel Bilson , Orlando Bloom , Brian Austin Green and Audrina Patridge , stealing more than $3 million in cash, clothes, jewelry and other personal items, including a handgun belonging to Green.

Which, ironically, was all done in an attempt to look classy, so far as the way in which celebs with all their monetary resources can at least buy the material trappings of class.

They went back to Hilton's house four more times, including once when, Prugo says, he snorted cocaine that he found there. Their final visit was on Dec. 19, 2008, as Hilton had apparently never even noticed that anything was missing the previous times. But on that last

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Louis Tomlinson Drops Back to You With Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals

Louis Tomlinson, Back to You

At long last, Louis Tomlinson has released his debut single.

At midnight, he premiered "Back to You," featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals . It's the former One Direction singer's first song as a lead solo artist, after being featured on Steve Aoki 's dance track "Just Hold On." Tomlinson doesn't begin singing until about a minute into "Back to You," letting Rexha shine first. "We recorded a version where I sang first, but you've got to do what's best by the song," Tomlinson told the BBC 12 hours before its release. "With the emotion she gives it, and the way she opens up the song, it always had to be her, really."

Tomlinson is "nervous" about how fans will react. "My whole mission with this album is to not write these Hollywood-esque songs that talk about some unfathomable crazy love story. I'm so bored of that. Because I'm from up north, I grew up loving the likes of the Arctic Monkeys and Oasis . And the way they tell stories is such an effortless thing. It's real, it's honest and it's to the point, you know?" he explained. "Now, any of the Arctic Monkeys would be devastated to hear me talking like this, but there is a way of incorporating that conversational honesty into pop."

The 25-year-old singer discussed the "harsh" subject matter in "Back to You" during an appearance on BBC Radio 1's Breakfast Show Friday. "We all know those people where you probably shouldn't be together but you just keep finding your way back to each other," he told host Nick Grimshaw . "It kind of stood out to me...because it's quite minimal in the production, and it's kind of something, even melodically, that feels different to what I would normally do."

Tomlinson said he has written "about 50" songs for his album. "Ideally it's coming at the end of this year, but I don't want to put myself under too many time constraints and end up in a position where I have to put two fillers on it," he told the BBC. And "a lot" of the songs are about his on-again fashion blogger girlfriend Eleanor Calder , Tomlinson said. "I wanted to make the album feel chronological, because that's how I wrote it," he said. "You can hear my journey as an individual over these three years—leaving the band, then going out on to the really crazy party scene, and then I've kind of ended up full circle back with Eleanor, who I love dearly."

The singer also promised that his forthcoming album will be more than a collection of singles. "That's why bands like Arctic Monkeys are so great. They don't work on any script or any maths or science. They just say what they feel. If it doesn't rhyme, it doesn't matter. If it sounds awkward, it doesn't matter," he argued. "I think, especially with being lucky enough to have a big fanbase, I want to say to them, 'Look, lyrics actually

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