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Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury duets get release date

Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury duets get release date

Secret duets by late pop icons Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury are to be released later this year. Photo: Associated Press

Secret duets by late pop icons Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury are to be released later this year.

In 2009 it emerged that the former Queen frontman had recorded several songs with the Thriller hitmaker in the 1980s which had remained undiscovered for more than 20 years.

Now Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed three of the songs will finally be officially released to the public for the first time in the autumn, according to The Times newspaper.

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This weekend in entertainment history

In this film publicity image released by 20th Century Fox, the character Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, left, and the character Jake, voiced by Sam Worthington are shown in a scene from, "Avatar." The film was nominated Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 for an Oscar for best picture. The 82nd Academy Awards will be presented on March 7.

A look back on some of Hollywood's most notable headlines.

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If regular people picked the Oscars, ‘American Sniper’ would win

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Kyle Gallner, left, and Bradley Cooper appear in a scene from "American Sniper."

If ordinary Americans voted for the Academy Awards, the portrait of a sharpshooter in the Iraq war, would be the best picture winner.

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Pharrell heading to ‘The Simpsons’

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The "Happy" hitmaker and the famous Vivienne Westwood hat he wore to the Grammys are heading to Springfield.

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Regina Hall almost became a nun

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The "Think Like a Man" star missed out on becoming a nun because some of her "numbers" were too high.

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‘Buzz Books’ give readers free look at upcoming e-books

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A pair of free e-books will offer excerpts from upcoming releases by Dennis Lehane, Ann Packer and more than 60 other writers.