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Superstar DJ Tiesto to headline Dubai dance fest

Plus: MacFarlane not hosting Oscars again; Bobby Brown gets 55-day jail term; Segel and Williams call it quits; Nick Lachey returns with lullaby album; and Jolie teams up with Coen brothers.

DJ Tiesto is coming to Dubai. Michael Buckner / Getty Images / AFP
DJ Tiesto is coming to Dubai. Michael Buckner / Getty Images / AFP

The superstar DJ Tiesto is returning to the UAE for a new dance festival. The trance artist is headlining the Sunburn Festival at the Dubai World Trade Centre Arena on March 28. Joining the bill is the leading Indian trance artist Pearl and fellow Dutch spinner Alvaro. This will be the first time the Sunburn Festival branches out from its Goa home. Past editions have hosted the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Carl Cox, Armin van Buuren and Paul van Dyk. For details, visit www.peppermint-experience.com. * The National staff

Brown gets 55-day jail term

Bobby Brown, the ex-husband of Whitney Houston, was sentenced on Tuesday to 55 days in jail and four years' probation for drunk driving. The 44-year-old singer pleaded no contest to charges he was under the influence and driving on a suspended licence when he was arrested in October in Los Angeles. He must report to jail on March 20. * AP

MacFarlane not hosting Oscars again

This year's Oscars host Seth MacFarlane was asked on Twitter whether he'd consider hosting the Academy Awards again, and he replied: "No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though." MacFarlane's edgy comedy proved a polarising force on Sunday, with jokes about domestic violence and women's bodies that offended some viewers. The Oscars did get their biggest audience in three years, however, with particular growth among young viewers. Meanwhile, The Huffington Post asked Tina Fey if she'd consider hosting next year, after her successful stint with Amy Poehler at the Golden Globes. "I just feel like that gig is so hard," she said. Pressed as whether there's "at least a one in a million chance", Fey replied: "I wish I could tell you there was." * AP

Segel and Williams call it quits

Michelle Williams and Jason Segel quietly ended their romance earlier this month, said People magazine. The long-distance nature of the relationship - Williams, 32, is based in New York, while Segel, 33, is in Los Angeles - was the reason behind the break-up, said People. The two began dating in March last year. * IANS

Nick Lachey returns with lullaby album

The first-time dad Nick Lachey is releasing an album inspired by his baby. A Father's Lullaby, out on March 13, features 12 songs, including original tracks and classics such as You Are My Sunshine. The 39-year-old singer and his wife, the TV personality Vanessa Lachey, welcomed their son last September. Lachey will release a new album, 2.0, in May with his revived boy band, 98 Degrees. * AP

Jolie teams up with Coen brothers

Angelina Jolie has teamed up with Ethan and Joel Cohen for her next directing project, Unbroken, the adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand's 2010 book about the Second World War survivor Louis Zamperini. The Coens are currently working on the script. * IANS

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