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France Charges Bob Dylan With Hate Crime


…And 5 Other Things You Need To Know Today

1. France charged Bob Dylan with a hate crime. The charge is in response to coments he made about Croatians during an interview with the French version of Rolling Stone. In the interview he equated Croatians with Nazis. The NME reports that the singer faces up to a year in prison and a fine of EUR45,000 ($61,160) if he's found guilty.

2. The judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy case ruled today that the city can indeed file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy.According to Al Jazeera, this will allow the city to sell off assets in order to pay down its $18 billion debt.

3. Remember that Cheyenne Jackson sex tape? Well according to the New York Daily News, it was legit.

4. Earlier today we learned that Rita Ora signed on to play Mia Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey film. Turns out that Marcia Harden jumped on board as well. The Hollywood Reporter writes that she'll be playing Christian Grey's adoptive mom, Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey.

5. Pavel Dmitrichenko, the Bolshoi dancer who organized an acid attack on the theater's artistic director, Sergei Filin, has been found guilty by a Moscow court. The Guardian reports that Dmitrichenko has been sentenced to 6 years in prison. The attack, which took place in January, has robbed Filin of most of his vision.

6.The video for New Zealand pop sensation Lorde's track, "Team," dropped today. According to her Facebook page, Lorde says the video was inspired by a spooky dream she had. Check it out below:

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