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Eminem and Rihanna collaboration holds top singles spot

Eminem and Rihanna collaboration holds top singles spot

RIHANNA & EMINEM ARE ON TOP: The pair's "The Monster" single is on top of the Billboard singles chart. Photo: Associated Press

Eminem and Rihanna have scared off the competition to score a second week atop the U.S. singles chart with their hit song “The Monster.”

The track holds off Pitbull and Ke$ha’s “Timber” and “Counting Stars” by OneRepublic, which remain unchanged on the Billboard Hot 100 at two and three, respectively.

Meanwhile, Beyonce rules the Billboard 200 with her self-titled album after shifting 617,000 copies in the U.S. alone since its release exclusively on iTunes.com last Friday.

As previously reported, the chart success made Billboard history with Beyonce becoming the first female artist to hit number one with her first five studio albums.

Country star Garth Brooks is a distant second on the countdown – “Blame It All On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences” sold 172,000 units in its second week of release, while Kelly Clarkson is all “Wrapped In Red” at three.

R. Kelly is a new entry at four with “Black Panties” and One Direction’s “Midnight Memories” rounds out the new top five at five.

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WATCH: 10 best ‘Simpsons’ episodes

In this photo released by Fox, Homer explains why he wants to bring back the annual 4th of July fireworks display, after it's cancelled for budget reasons, in the "Yellow Badge of Cowardge" Season Finale episode of "The Simpsons," in May 2014. The full 25-year run of "The Simpsons" will arrive on cable channel FXX with a summer marathon, to be paired this fall with a digital extravaganza that could turn other TV shows yellow with envy. "I'm not going to over-promise, but I think this website will provide you with affordable health care," longtime "Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean told a TV critics' meeting Monday, July 21, 2014.

The recent marathon of all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons" inspired us to sit down and come up with our 10 favorite episodes. Enjoy!

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Miley Cyrus pays homeless friend’s legal fees

Miley Cyrus arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

Miley Cyrus has offered to pay the legal fees for a homeless young man she took to the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.

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Lena Dunham and Kate Mara hit by a falling sign

Lena Dunham, of HBO's "Girls," arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards held at The Nokia Theatre  in Los Angeles.

The "Girls" and "House of Cards" actresses saw stars of their own after an accident at a Venice premiere.

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Rice replaces ice in India bucket challenge

An Indian school boy eats a midday meal provided free at a government school in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. India has offered free midday school meals since the 1960s in an effort to persuade poor parents to send their children to school, a program that reaches some 120 million children. The country now plans to subsidize wheat, rice and cereals for some 800 million people under a $20 billion scheme to cut malnutrition and ease poverty.

The famous "ice bucket" challenge is inspiring thousands of Indians to follow suit, but with a twist - they are replacing ice with rice to help the country's hungry people.

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