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No response yet from Bob Dylan to Nobel Academy on award
Bob Dylan may know he's won the Nobel Prize for literature but he hasn't told anybody, shared a thought about it on stage or responded to the group granting him the honor.

The Swedish Academy, which expects to present him the award later this year, has not heard back from Dylan himself and plans to wait and see what happens -- be it respond to them or at least show up to receive the prize December 10 in Stockholm.

"Right now we are doing nothing," said Sara Danius, permanent secretary for the academy. "I have called and sent emails to his closest collaborator and received very friendly replies. For now, that is certainly enough."

Dylan performed the night of the announcement in Las Vegas and then Saturday night at the Desert Trip festival in California, making no mention of the award during either show.

While some have speculated the only difference between his set at the first weekend of Desert Trip and Saturday -- a cover of the Cy Coleman and Joseph McCarthy song "Why Try to Change Me Now?" -- could be a reference of some sort, there's no way to know. Mick Jagger, on the other hand, noted during the Rolling Stones' set that they'd never shared the stage with a Nobel winner before.

The decision to give Dylan the Nobel Prize in literature for "creating new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition" has been controversial since its announcement on October 13, with some questioning whether a songwriter deserves it.

Songwriter Leonard Cohen said Thursday that giving Dylan the award was "like pinning a medal on Mount Everest for being the highest mountain," and the writer Danniel Schoonebeck suggested he turn the award down as Jean-Paul Sartre did in 1964.

Danius was hopeful Dylan would turn up regardless, saying she was not worried.

"If he doesn't want to come, he won't come," Danius said. "It will be a big party in any case and the honor belongs to him."


Drake's 'One Dance' is Spotify's most-streamed song
Music streaming service Spotify announced Drake's song "Once Dance" is officially its most streamed song ever with more than 882 million plays.

The honor used to belong to Major Lazer and DJ Snake for the song "Lean On," which has more than 875 million plays.

Released in April, Drake's album Views became the first to reach 1 billion streams on Apple Music and boasted 1 billion total streams in just weeks after its release.



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"We feel it. I was saying yesterday to somebody, I really feel the love, you know what I mean? It's hard to put into words, but it's a really cool thing to have that."
--Gwen Stefani, on how fans have supported her and beau Blake Shelton, in this week's issue of PEOPLE


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Which Oscar nominated actor is bing sued for allegedly headbutting photographer at a Lana Del Rey show?


'Bull,' 'MacGyver' and 'Kevin Can Wait' get full-season orders from CBS
CBS says it has given full-season orders for three of its freshman series -- Bull, MacGyver and Kevin Can Wait.

"We're thrilled viewers have embraced these three shows creatively," Glenn Geller, president of CBS Entertainment, said in a statement Monday. "Each one has made an immediate and positive impact on our schedule, while significantly contributing to growing their respective nights."

Executive-produced by Dr. Phil McGraw and Steven Spielberg, Bull is a legal drama starring Michael Weatherly, Freddy Rodriguez, Geneva Carr, Jaime Lee Kirschner, Annabelle Attanasio and Chris Jackson.

The sitcom Kevin Can Wait features Kevin James, Erinn Hayes, Taylor Spreitler, Mary-Charles Jones, James DiGiacomo, Ryan Cartwright, Lenny Venito, Gary Valentine and Leonard Earl Howze.

MacGyver is an action-drama led by Lucas Till, George Eads, Sandrine Holt, Justin Hires and Tristan Mays.


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Which Oscar nominated actor is bing sued for allegedly headbutting photographer at a Lana Del Rey show?

James Franco is being sued by a photographer who claims Franco attacked him at a Lana Del Rey concert in October 2014.

Court documents show David Tonnessen said he was taking photos at Del Rey's show at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery when Franco approached him from behind, charged at him and headbutted him in the stomach, knocking him to the ground before disappearing back into the crowd.

Tonnessen said Franco smiled "rather demonically" and "with a blank expression of joy on his face."

The photographer alleges he was left with "severe and permanent physical and psychological injuries."

Tonnessen is suing for assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, and is looking for monetary and punitive damages.

Franco has not commented on the charges.

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