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    The Rolling Stones are creating controversy over their show in Serbia, scheduled for July 14. The show is supposed to be at Hippograde, a large venue near an equestrian race course. Three-hundred horses may have to be sedated for the concert, as noise is the most common stress for animals. The horses would be given the sedative diazepam, aka Valium, and this has Serbia’s biggest animal rights group, ORCA, quite upset. Members of ORCA are still trying to convince the show’s organizers to find a different venue.

    Avril Lavigne celebrated the release of her new album The Best Damn Thing on Tuesday, sporting an excessively pink get-up with matching extensions. If only her hubby Deryck Whibley had told her that Christina Aguilera did the whole pink hair-extension thing in the ’90s; maybe her record would have created more buzz for its content, rather than for flashy gimmicks.

    J.R.R. Tolkien’s words have another chance to be read posthumously with the publication of his “”newest”” book, “”The Children Of Hurin,”” which was constructed by Tolkien’s 80-year-old son from his father’s manuscripts. This is supposedly the darkest book Tolkien ever wrote. Set before “”The Lord of the Rings,”” it tells a tragic story of a boy and his sister who are cursed by a Dark Lord. An estimated 150 million copies of “”The Lord of the Rings”” have been sold worldwide, and “”The Children of Hurin”” will undoubtedly be a popular seller as well.

    Journalists were greeted by having stones thrown at them when they tried to cover Madonna’s second visit to Malawi, where she was visiting an orphanage. The child she is in the process of adopting was set to have a private meeting with his biological father, so police had to forcibly keep journalists away. The child will be staying with Madonna for 18 months and then the Malawian government will have the option to finalize the adoption, as per Malawian adoption regulations.

    Florida governor Charlie Crist is seriously considering giving a pardon to rock star Jim Morrison for his indecent exposure and profanity convictions in 1970. Morrison denied exposing himself but died before he could appear in court. Now, 37 years later, someone thinks it’s important to pardon Jim Morrison and clear up his name. It’s nice to know that these sorts of issues plague the minds of Florida’s politicians.

    – compiled by Alexandria Kassman

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