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Singer Katy Perry performs her song "Roar" at an event for the Special Olympics hosted by President Barack Obama in the State Dining Room at the White House in...
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Actor and music artist L.L. Cool J, left, talks with Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons on a visit to speak with youth at the juvenile detention center of Rikers Island, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in New York. Simmons, founder of the RushCard Keep the Peace initiative, was accompanied by L.L. Cool J to the detention center to offer advice to the inmates on reducing violence in their neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Actor and music artist L.L. Cool J, left, talks with Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons on a visit to speak with youth at the juvenile detention center of Rikers...
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R&B singer Usher attends the 15th anniversary celebration of his New Look Foundation, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Atlanta. Usher felt overwhelmed by the amount of supporters at his New Look Foundation's 15th year anniversary luncheon. Legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, director Kenny Leon and producer Jermaine Dupri were among the 450-plus attendees at foundation's President's Circle Awards luncheon in downtown Atlanta on Thursday. The nonprofit organization founded by the Grammy-winning singer also celebrated raising $1 million. This is a passion fuel for me, Usher said Thursday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
R&B singer Usher attends the 15th anniversary celebration of his New Look Foundation, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Atlanta. Usher felt overwhelmed by the amount of...
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This undated image released by Paramount Pictures shows Marlon Brando in a scene from The Godfather. Dick Smith, the Oscar-winning make-up artist who amused, fascinated and terrified moviegoers by devising unforgettable transformations for Marlon Brando in The Godfather and Linda Blair in The Exorcist, died  Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in California of natural causes. He was 92. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, File)
This undated image released by Paramount Pictures shows Marlon Brando in a scene from "The Godfather." Dick Smith, the Oscar-winning make-up artist who amused,...
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Tugboats bring the M/V Tacoma to dock after it lost power while traveling from Seattle to Bainbridge Island, Washington on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid)
Tugboats bring the M/V Tacoma to dock after it lost power while traveling from Seattle to Bainbridge Island, Washington on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP...
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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, smiles as he talks with teammates on the bench in the first half of a Guinness International Champions Cup soccer tournament match, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, smiles as he talks with teammates on the bench in the first half of a Guinness International Champions Cup soccer...