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Chris Brown crashes car before Grammys

Plus: Hathaway eyes more musicals after Les Mis; Liberty Ross 'following her heart'; Minogue joins Jay-Z's music label.

Anne Hathaway has said she would be interested in more musicals. Johannes Eisele / AFP
Anne Hathaway has said she would be interested in more musicals. Johannes Eisele / AFP

Los Angeles police say Chris Brown escaped injury after crashing his car into a wall while being chased by paparazzi on Saturday noon. Brown told police that he lost control of his black Porsche during the chase. The singer was not cited or arrested at the scene. The crash came a day before the Grammy Awards, almost exactly four years after Brown assaulted his girlfriend Rihanna the night before the awards show in 2009. – AP

Hathaway eyes more musicals after Les Misérables

Anne Hathaway says she’d like to do more musicals after Les Misérables – but don’t expect her to launch into a singing career. Hathaway, along with the film’s director and cast, presented the movie at this week’s Berlin Film Festival. She told reporters she hopes to do more musicals: “I’m a big fan of them, so that would make me very happy both as an actress and as an audience member.” But Hathaway says the experience hasn’t made her more comfortable singing in public.
She says: “I have no plans for recording an album.”
– AP

Liberty Ross ‘following her heart’

Liberty Ross says she’s lying low six months after her very public split from her husband, the director Rupert Sanders. Sitting front row on Saturday at Alexander Wang’s New York Fashion Week show, the model and actress said the key to moving forward is “keeping her head down, listening to her heart” and that her top priority remains her children. Ross filed for divorce in January after Sanders had an affair with Kristen Stewart. Sanders directed both Stewart and Ross in Snow White and the Huntsman. – AP

Minogue joins Jay-Z’s music label

Kylie Minogue has left her British label EMI and moved to rapper Jay-Z’s Roc Nation music label. She joins Rihanna, Shakira, MIA and other artists at the New York-based company, which will increase her presence in the US. Jay-Z created the company in 2008. “We would like to welcome Kylie Minogue to the Roc Nation family!” the company said on its website. Last month, Minogue parted with her longtime manager, Terry Blamey, after 25 years together. – Reuters

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