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Katy Perry in a convent. Enough said.

Well, actually, if the nuns have anything to say about it, Katy Perry won't be able to live in the convent of her dreams. The I Kissed a Girl singer wanted to buy a former convent in the hills above Los Angeles from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, but it may already be sold to someone else.

The Internet exploded last weekend when it seemed that two of its darlings, Taylor Swift and Apple, were locked in a titanic battle over artists' rights and fair compensation for music online. Apple was rolling out its latest music innovation, only without the best-selling album of 2014. Who would blink first?

Apple, as it turns out. But now that their public spat seems to be over, what does that mean for tech's biggest company, "the most powerful person in the music industry," and all the little people trailing in the contestants' wake?

For the second time this month, Rick Ross has been arrested. This time, he won't be getting out -- at least not for a while.

Ross and his bodyguard were arrested today and charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and kidnapping.

What happened?

Parents are often very protective of their children. It's natural.

However, Sean "Diddy" Combs took that protective instinct too far, and it landed him in jail. The media mogul was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon recently after an altercation with one of his son's football coaches at UCLA.

Want to congratulate Michael Jordan for his induction in the Basketball Hall of Fame? How about a shout out to Steph Curry for winning the NBA championship?

Be careful. You could get sued. Food company, Jewel Food Store, learned its lesson the hard way when a congratulatory ad to Michael Jordan landed the company in court for years over publicity rights.

Justin Bieber and Usher thought they were off the hook for a copyright lawsuit.

Well, they're back on the hook now. A copyright lawsuit against them for the song "Somebody to Love," dismissed last year, was recently revived by a three judge panel of the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond.

Country star Trace Adkins and his wife have come to a settlement agreement in their divorce case.

While celebrity divorces are a dime a dozen, this divorce is somewhat unique. Instead of a long drawn out court battle, the couple decided to work things out in private mediation.

Popstar Kesha just lost a minor battle in her legal war with music producer Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald.

Last October the two both filed lawsuits against each other. Kesha filed a lawsuit in California accusing the music producer of sexual assault. Dr. Luke filed a competing lawsuit in New York accusing the singer of extortion.

After 20 years of marriage, Chris Rock and his wife Malaak Compton Rock are divorcing.

Before the couple married in 1996, they signed a prenuptial agreement. Now that they're divorcing, that prenuptial agreement may not be worth the paper it's printed on.

Everyone wants a piece of Paul Walker, or rather his cars.

Last week, lawyers representing the Paul Walker's family and estate filed a lawsuit against Richard Taylor, who formerly worked for Walker, for theft by conversion of Walker's many cars.