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Rihanna unveils Chris Brown duet

Plus Harrison Ford could reprise Star Wars role, Taylor swift shocked by Red's 'unbelievable' sales, The Civil Wars cancel tour and Jack McBrayer prepares for life after 30 Rock.

Three years after her exboyfriend Chris Brown was charged with assaulting her, Rihanna has collaborated with him on the song Nobodies Business. Christopher Polk / Getty Images
Three years after her exboyfriend Chris Brown was charged with assaulting her, Rihanna has collaborated with him on the song Nobodies Business. Christopher Polk / Getty Images

Rihanna has unveiled a duet with Chris Brown, three years after her ex-boyfriend was charged with assaulting her. The song, titled Nobodies Business, was part of an official track list the Barbadian singer tweeted to her followers for her forthcoming album, Unapologetic, and comes after weeks of speculation that the couple have rekindled their romance after being spotted together at numerous events. Brown is halfway through his five-year probation after pleading guilty to assaulting Rihanna on the eve of the Grammy Awards in 2009. Rihanna's new album also features collaborations with Eminem, Mikky Ekko and Future. - Reuters

Ford could return for new Star Wars

Harrison Ford could reprise his role as Han Solo in Star Wars in a new movie scheduled for release in 2015. According to Entertainment Weekly, the 70-year-old actor has not ruled out returning for what will be the seventh movie in the series. "Harrison is open to the idea of doing the movie and he's upbeat about it, all three of them are," a source told the magazine, referring to Ford and his fellow actors Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. The report said Ford will not commit to the new film until a director and script are confirmed. - AFP

Swift shocked by 'unbelievable' sales

Taylor Swift says the response to her latest album, Red, has been "unbelievable". The American singer was speaking at the Westfield London shopping mall on Tuesday, where she was switching on the Christmas lights. "I had hoped that my fans would get what I was doing there - that they would embrace it. And the fact that they celebrated that and 1.2 million of them went out and bought it the first week and it became my first UK number-one album is absolutely unbelievable," said the Grammy winner, who also performed songs at the event. - AP

The Civil Wars cancel tour

The Grammy-winning duo The Civil Wars have cancelled their forthcoming tour dates. The folk-pop duo Joy Williams and John Paul White released a statement on Tuesday announcing that because of "internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition" they were unable to "continue as a touring entity at this time". Although they used the language of divorce, the duo added: "Our sincere hope is to have new music for you in 2013." With backgrounds in gospel and rock, the duo found unexpected success with their 2011 debut album, Barton Hollow. - AP

McBrayer prepares for life after 30 Rock

Jack McBrayer, the Emmy-nominated actor best known as Kenneth the Page from 30 Rock, says the mood is getting sad on set as the final days of filming near. "It's going to start getting emotional," he said, "and I'm going to start stealing stuff right and left." A star of the recently released movie Wreck-It Ralph, McBrayer said he's eager to see what roles the future might hold. "I know how good I got it right now, but then you do always wonder - what if I would be the best serial killer in the world or something? So I'm open for anything. Old boy just wants to work." - AP