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Today in Entertainment: Will.i.am premieres new single from Mars

Plus Lindsay Lohan escapes theft prosecution; Alicia Keys to launch album at MTV awards; Ewan McGregor to be honoured in Spain; Christina Aguilera: new album is 'rebirth'; and Eddie Murphy to produce Beverly Hills Cop show.

Will.i.am has premiered his new single from Mars. EPA
Will.i.am has premiered his new single from Mars. EPA

Will.i.am song beamed from Mars

Will.i.am has premiered his new single from Mars. The Nasa rover Curiosity beamed to Earth his new song, Reach for the Stars, on Tuesday in the first music broadcast from another planet. The song had been uploaded to the rover, which landed near the equator of Mars and played it back - a journey of some 700 million miles.

* Associated Press

 

Lindsay Lohan escapes theft prosecution

Prosecutors declined on Tuesday to press charges against Lindsay Lohan for an alleged theft from a Los Angeles home. Lohan and two other people were accused of theft of cash and property on August 18 at a home where she had been a houseguest. Prosecutors cited lack of evidence for the case - a relief for the 26-year-old star, who is starting to put her life back on track after years of substance abuse problems and brushes with the law. "All of this negative press ... whenever I'm doing great, people fabricate lies. It's such a shame. I'm just sayin'," Lohan posted on Twitter.

* Agence France-Presse

 

Alicia Keys to launch album at MTV awards

Alicia Keys will debut her fifth album, Girl on Fire, at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 6. The 31-year-old singer will perform the album's title track at the show. Her record features collaborations with Emeli Sande, Jeff Bhasker and Gary Clark Jr. Keys previously said she recorded the album while travelling the world and spent time in studios in London, Jamaica and New York.

* IANS

 

Ewan McGregor to be honoured in Spain

Ewan McGregor will be honoured with an award in tribute to his career at the San Sebastian Film Festival next month. "Often hailed as one of the finest actors of his generation, McGregor consistently captivates with a diverse line-up of roles," said the festival in a statement. His latest film, The Impossible, based on a true story of a family's survival during the 2004 tsunami, will have its European premiere at the festival. The 60th edition of the event, the oldest and most prestigious of its kind in the Spanish-speaking world, will be held from September 21 to 29.

* Agence France-Presse

 

Christina Aguilera: new album is 'rebirth'

Christina Aguilera is comparing her forthcoming album to a "rebirth". With a decade in the industry behind her, the 31-year-old singer says the untitled album will be a culmination of "everything I've experienced up until this point", including divorce. "It will be super expressive, super vulnerable." Aguilera and Jordan Bratman were married for five years before they split in 2010. They have a 4-year-old son. Aguilera, a coach on the singing contest The Voice, will perform the first single, Your Body, on the show on September 17.

* Associated Press

 

Eddie Murphy to produce Beverly Hills Cop show

Nearly a year ago, Eddie Murphy told Rolling Stone magazine he was keen to turn his 1984 hit Beverly Hills Cop into a TV show. This week, Shawn Ryan, the creator of the hit series The Shield, announced he is leading the adaptation, an hour-long crime procedural with strong comedic elements. In addition to his main role as an executive producer, Murphy has reportedly agreed to a role in the show.