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Award for Katy Perry

Billboard named Katy Perry its woman of the year. ‘‘I felt like my year was last year. . . . I thought my moment had passed,’’ Perry said in an interview with Jon Stewart at Billboard’s Women in Music event Friday in New York City. Perry released ‘‘Teenage Dream’’ in 2010, and the album sparked five No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart that spilled over to 2011. She tied the record Michael Jackson set with ‘‘Thriller’’ for most hits from a single album. She re-released the album this year, which launched two more hits and a top-grossing 3-D film. (AP)

A new Miss Golden Globe

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has named its newest Miss Golden Globe. Francesca Eastwood was introduced as the 2013 honoree Thursday in West Hollywood. The 19-year-old is the daughter of Clint Eastwood. Miss Golden Globe is traditionally the child of a celebrity who is invited to help during the ceremony. Previous honorees include Rumer Willis, Laura Dern, Melanie Griffith, and Joely Fisher. Nominations for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards will be announced Dec. 13. The ceremony is set for Jan. 13. (AP)

No charges for Brown

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Singer Chris Brown will not face criminal charges for snatching a woman’s cellphone when she tried to snap a photo of him outside a Miami Beach club, prosecutors said Friday. A memo released by Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle concludes there is no evidence that Brown intended to steal the phone in February or that he deleted any photos. One or the other is necessary for him to be charged with robbery or theft. (AP)

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