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Aguilera stays on

Producers behind reality singing competition “The Voice” have no plans to ditch judge Christina Aguilera, despite rumors that the singer isn’t going to be part of the show’s second season. “There is absolutely no truth to the rumor,” NBC’s Paul Telegdy says in an official statement. Aguilera is still under contract for Season 2, which premieres in February.

Madonna pokes fun at herself

Madonna is making the most out of her “I hate hydrangeas” gaffe from the Venice International Film Festival. The singer has released a video on YouTube showing her, in silent film style, apologizing to a bouquet. “You have no idea how many nights I have lost thinking how I hurt you. Words cannot express how sorry I am,” the subtitles read, until the tone changes and she lashes out at the flowers. “I still hate hydrangeas! And I will always hate them! It’s a free country! So f— you, I like roses,” the video says as Madonna screams and stomps on the hydrangeas.

Harry rakes in the dough

If the whole royal family or military thing doesn’t work out, Prince Harry could have a career in finance. The 26-year-old royal set a record for closing the largest foreign exchange deal while manning the phones during a charity event, completing a $24.5 billion swap between Barclays London and a European counterpart, according to the London Metro. Harry earned $9,000 commission for the effort, which he plans to donate to charity.

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