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R&B Singer Akon Moves Ahead with $6 Billion “Akon City” in Senegal

American R&B singer Akon is moving ahead with plans to create a futuristic pan-African city, announcing Monday that construction will begin next year on the $6 billion project despite global tourism's uncertain future.

ONE Campaign Calls on World Leaders to Step Up Response to Ebola Epidemic

Bono, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman and more than a dozen other celebrities participated in a PSA demanding more action to combat the deadly virus in West Africa

‘American Heist’: Toronto Review

Adrien Brody and Hayden Christensen play brothers-in-crime in this Toronto world premiere

Akon Lists Woodland Hills Estate for $3.5 Million

The property owned by Grammy-nominated artist and producer is being quietly marketed.

‘American Idol’ Alum Pia Toscano Joins Jennifer Lopez on Tour as Backup Singer

The season 10 favorite reveals the "Idol" judge has "taken her under her wing" during a Beverly Hills charity event at Crustacean for the David Foster Foundation.

Steve Rifkind, Loud Music and SRC Records Founder, Leaves Universal

The music industry veteran, whose label is home to Melanie Fiona, Ray J, Akon and Asher Roth, exits with more than a year left on his contract. Will his roster follow?

‘American Idol’ Burning Questions: What Did Colton Dixon Really Want to Sing? Did Lady Gaga Inspire Elise Testone’s Outfit?

Plus: Why does Jessica Sanchez only want to go solo? Who does Skylar Laine wish to hear from on Twitter? THR has the answers...

‘American Idol’: Jimmy Iovine Recruits Akon as Guest Mentor

The remaining seven finalists will perform songs from "This Decade" on Wednesday.

SXSW 2012: Snoop Dogg Smokes Pot (Surprise!), Praises Doritos in Bizarre Show

The rapper performed a series of his hits with style and ease amid surreal surroundings.

Katy Perry, Akon to perform at Victoria’s Secret show

Runway show to air Nov. 30 on CBS.