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Chris Brown has wall graffiti art painted over
Chris Brown is kissing his precious graffiti monsters goodbye. While it looks like he lost the war to keep the "art" on his Hollywood Hills home -- Chris is saying it's coming down by his choice.

He has been fighting the city of L.A. since May over the graffiti he plastered on an exterior wall of the house -- claiming it's protected by the 1st Amendment.

After neighbors complained the images were a blight on the block ... the city threatened to slap Chris with a heavy fine -- but on Thursday workers slapped a fresh layer of paint on the concrete wall.

He remains defiant ... and only covered up the painted creatures because he wanted to -- NOT because of the city's threats.  The LA Building Department of Safety says if its inspectors are satisfied the graffiti is covered today ... Chris will not be fined.

Mariah Carey leaves hospital, still plans to perform at NYC befefit concert
Mariah Carey posted a light-hearted video of herself leaving the hospital with her arm in a sling.

Arriving at her car in a wheelchair, she joked about dislocating her shoulder, admitting that she was going to finish off the music video that she started.

She still plans to perform Saturday at Central Park to benefit Hurricane Sandy Relief.

Jay-Z reveals Obama texts
Jay-Z and President Obama often text each other.

The rapper and the President are close friends and Jay-Z revealed he exchanges text messages with the Commander-in-Chief.

The pair chat about many different things. One of the topics they discussed was last year's presidential election when Obama ran against Mitt Romney.

He said: ''I don't know if this is breaching national security. But when he was getting elected the second time, he was like, 'Hey, you know, fourth quarter, just give me the ball.'

''I said, 'word.'''

Earlier this year, Jay-Z's wife Beyonce Knowles performed at the president's second inauguration.

Beyonce also performed a cover of Etta James' 'At Last' for the President and First Lady Michelle Obama during one of the Inaugural Balls four years ago.

Lionel Richie proud of his timeless hits
Lionel Richie is proud his romantic tracks have become timeless hits.

The 64-year-old singer worried about becoming a ''laughing stock'' with some of his material from 70s and 80s, and never expected his songs to still be relevant and such big wedding hits.

''I do big business in weddings, between 'Truly', 'Endless Love' and 'Three Times A Lady'. I mean, I have the words 'I love you' sewn up. I wasn't really conscious of the songs being so timeless when I wrote them.

Lionel released an album of country versions of his tracks for his last album, vows to return to his R&B roots on the next, and has been stockpiling ideas ready for recording.

''I'm a granddaddy, and there's some songs I want to write about that. I have to dig into my soul to write about these things.''

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07/13/2013 7:01AM
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