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B.B. King hospitalized, doing better

Blues musician B.B. King is doing "much better," his daughter, Claudette King, says after her father was hospitalized Monday for dehydration related to his Type 2 diabetes. The 89-year-old guitarist canceled the remainder of his tour in October after suffering from dehydration and exhaustion.

Quote with Maya Angelou stamp comes under scrutiny

Poet Maya Angelou was honored with her own stamp and a dedication ceremony in Washington this week. The author and activist died in May at age 86. Her stamp comes with a quote that reads "A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." However, children's author Joan Walsh Anglund told the Washington Post that she wrote that quote in "A Cup of Sun," her collection of poetry published in 1967. Anglund isn't mad, though. She told the post that it's something that "easily happens" and she wishes the stamp success. The quote has been attributed to Angelou for years and is associated with her book "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."

Kelly Clarkson launches greeting card line

Looking for something to put your new Maya Angelou stamps on? Pop singer Kelly Clarkson has teamed up with American Greetings to design a new line of cards. Available in Wal-Mart stores starting this week, the cards feature colorful illustrations, fun fonts, glitter and sayings that range from quirky to sincere. There are also two cards that include recordings of Clarkson singing "Happy Birthday."

Also ...

Best known for his role as sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on "Dukes of Hazzard," actor James Best died Monday at age 88.

ABC has confirmed that Diane Sawyer's interview with Bruce Jenner will air April 24. The two-hour special is titled "Bruce Jenner — The Interview," but the network would not disclose the subjects of the talk.

Detroit rock bands The Romantics and Sponge have been tapped to play at the 2015 Taylor Summer Festival on June 26. The fest is June 25-28 at Heritage Park in Taylor. The city's fireworks display is 10 p.m. June 27.

Pink will be honored with the BMI President's Award at the 63rd annual BMI Pop Awards next month in Beverly Hills. The award is reserved for artists who have displayed outstanding achievement in songwriting and "global impact on pop culture and the entertainment industry."

Compiled by Melody Baetens

mbaetens@detroitnews.com

Today's birthdays

Robin Wright, 49

Patricia Arquette, 47

Dej Loaf, 24

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