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Fast Track: Surprise! Kanye West won't be back on 'Today'

November 12, 2010

A roundup of Friday morning's arts and entertainment headlines:

After the kerfuffle with Matt Lauer, Kanye West tweets from Dubai that he won't perform on the "Today" show "for obvious reasons." MTV

The track listing for Michael Jackson's first posthumous album, "Michael," is out; Lenny Kravitz, Akon and 50 Cent will be featured. Associated Press

Who showed up for the London premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"? Los Angeles Times

Speaking of the "Harry Potter" premiere: Emma Watson's short hair was and still is a discussion point. People

The Daily Beast website and magazine Newsweek are merging, with Tina Brown as editor. Associated Press

Mexican soft rock group Camila won for song and record of the year with "Mientes" at the 11th annual Latin Grammy Awards. Awards Tracker

Natalie Portman is shopping her first film script -- for a raunchy comedy, according to studio executives. 24 Frames

"Garfield" cartoonist Jim Davis is apologizing over a strip that ran on Veterans Day. Entertainment Weekly

A Chinese vase that had been sitting in a modest London home sold for $83 million at auction. Associated Press

AFI Fest announced its audience award winners as the film festival wrapped up Thursday. Awards Tracker

-- Scott Sandell

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