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  • Pop icon Prince is stirring controversy again - this time, going after fans for posting alleged bootlegged copies of his performances online.

    Under his full name, Prince Rogers Nelson, the "Controversy" singer filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in the Northern District of California on Jan. 16 against 22 individuals for $1 million each - for a total of $22 million.

    "The Defendants in this case engage in massive infringement and bootlegging of Prince's material," the lawsuit, obtained by ABC News, reads.

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    The lawsuit lists two people by name, Dan Chodera and Karina Jindrova. According to the court papers, Chodera and Jindrova operated a Facebook page, kristynafanpage, with numerous videos of Prince performances, including "Let's Go Crazy."

    According to court documents, Prince sent "take down" notices to Facebook and Facebook complied, but Chodera and Jindrova objected to having the material removed.

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  • ABC News' Rich McHugh and Katie Conway report:

    There will be two very special guests at this Sunday's Super Bowl game in New Jersey's MetLife Stadium thanks to one of the game's biggest stars.

    Seattle Seahawks' fullback Derrick Coleman became a viral star after a Duracell commercial showed his unlikely path from legally deaf child to the first legally deaf offensive player in the National Football League.

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    After Coleman's team defeated the San Francisco 49ers Jan. 20 to make it to the Super Bowl, where they will face the Denver Broncos, the NFL star received an adoring letter from a 9-year-old girl who, like her twin sister, is also hearing impaired.

    The letter was tweeted to Coleman by their father, Jake Kovalcik.

    "I know how you feel," one of the twins, Riley Kovalcik, wrote to Coleman, 23. "I also have hearing aids. Just try your best. I have faif [sic] in you."

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    At that time, Riley and her twin

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  • Walking your pooch during winter months is a daunting prospect for many dogs and their owners as the animals' feet are tormented by ice and burning salt.

    Catherine Miller, a professional dog walker and founder of Pet Nanny NYC, says the best "pawtection" are dog boots.

    Metropolitan and suburban sidewalks and roads are coated with salt during the winter season, so it's important to be aware that most de-icers are toxic to dogs. Without proper protection, dogs commonly will stop dead in their tracks, or hobble on three legs to avoid stepping any further on salt ridden roads.

    "Hands down dog boots are the best winter protection. It protects dogs from frostbite and salt. Now I know a dog is a dog, and let them be a dog, but when you're in a certain kind of environment that is man made and potentially dangerous, we should protect them from that manmade problem, " Miller said.

    Here are some ways to protect your dog's paws from the snow. Credit: Getty Images

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  • ABC News' Daisha Riley reports:

    If you're wondering how Celine Dion, the 45-year-old songstress best known for love songs like "My Heart Will Go On," and Ne-Yo, the 31-year-old songwriter-turned-R&B recording artist, came to collaborate on a new single, the answer is simple: a teenage boy.

    That boy would be René-Charles Angelil, Dion's 13-year-old son.

    "When I started to receive songs and I told him that Ne-Yo sent me some songs, and that maybe he would sing with me, he said, 'What? N- n- you mean the real Ne-Yo?,'" Dion told " Good Morning America" special correspondent Cameron Mathison.

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    "He said, 'Mom, you don't even have to listen to the song. You have to do it,'" Dion said.

    Dion, also the mother of twin toddler sons, listened to her oldest child and the result is "Incredible," a love song written by Ne-Yo himself.

    Even though Ne-Yo, a Grammy Award-winning artist, had written songs for Dion previously, he told Mathison that the

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  • Who knew that spicy snacks were such a turn-on?

    Justin Bieber was busy Wednesday - had a date with Toronto police - but he also managed to release his latest music video, "Confident."

    The video, featuring Chance The Rapper, shows the 19-year-old entertainer on the prowl, following a woman into a gas station convenience store.

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    She dumps a bag of Takis Fuego - hot, crunchy snacks made by Barcel, a Mexican company - on the counter.

    Biebs roams the aisles, whistling. Eventually he approaches.

    "Wassup?" he asks.

    "Hi," she responds, smiling nervously.

    "How you doin'?"

    "Good."

    "Umm … I'm Justin, first of all. I saw you walking by." He notices the snack bag on the counter. "Are these Takis? I love Takis … What are Takis?"

    They're like little taquitos, she explains. The Biebs remains fixated on the snacks.

    "I would like to 'Taki' to you on the phone," he says, gesturing with his hand. "I'd like your number."

    She

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  • ABC News' Linzie Janis and Taylor Behrendt report:

    An alleged catfight between "Dance Moms" that co-stars Abby Lee Miller and Kelly Hyland has gone from the small screen to the courtroom.

    According to a criminal complaint filed earlier this month, Miller, the show's famously loud-mouthed coach, claimed Hyland struck her and pulled her hair in a November incident.

    Hyland has pleaded not guilty to assault and harassment charges.

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    In an interview with ABC News, Hyland, whose two daughters dance on the popular Lifetime reality show, explained what led up to the alleged incident with Miller.

    "I'm just not that kind of person that I would never, I'm just not that type of person that would fight with somebody unless I was provoked," she said.

    Asked whether she was disappointed in herself for becoming provoked by Miller, Hyland, 42, replied: "Yes, I don't think anybody wants to be provoked, but I was standing up for my kids."

    Hyland added that she

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  • The biggest competition of your life is one week away.

    It's in a foreign country, in a totally different time zone, in a totally different language. Everything is different - except the food you eat.

    "When it comes to the Olympics you never try anything new. Everything's been tested and tried here," said Jenn Gibson, a sports dietician with the United States Olympic Committee.

    Team USA's athletes have already departed for Sochi, where they are beginning to prepare for the biggest day of their sports careers.

    The USOC, which has been preparing for the Sochi Olympics for three years, has sent three full-time dieticians with the USA's 230 athletes going to Sochi, along with a staff of 6 to 10 culinary team members from its facility in Colorado Springs, Colo., to help recreate dishes the athletes are used to.

    "They left last weekend and had bags and bags and bags of food, and copious of amounts of peanut butter," Gibson said.

    On a day of competition, Gibson said, most athletes will have a lean

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  • Who knew that spicy snacks were such a turn-on?

    Justin Bieber was busy Wednesday - had a date with Toronto police - but he also managed to release his latest music video, "Confident."

    The video, featuring Chance The Rapper, shows the 19-year-old entertainer on the prowl, following a woman into a gas station convenience store.

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    She dumps a bag of Takis Fuego - hot, crunchy snacks made by Barcel, a Mexican company - on the counter. Biebs roams the aisles, whistling. Eventually he approaches.

    "Wassup?" he asks.

    "Hi," she responds, smiling nervously.

    "How you doin'?"

    "Good."

    "Umm … I'm Justin, first of all. I saw you walking by." He notices the snack bag on the counter. "Are these Takis? I love Takis … What are Takis?"

    They're like little taquitos, she explains. The Biebs remains fixated on the snacks.

    "I would like to 'Taki' to you on the phone," he says, gesturing with his hand. "I'd like your number."

    She

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  • A scary-looking spider caused Mark Zuckerberg to turn to Jelly, the new question and answer app created by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.

    "What kind of spider is this, and is it okay to let it keep living in my shower?" Zuckerberg posted on the app over the weekend, along with a photo of the black and red spider perched on what appeared to be a toiletry bottle.

    The app allows users to take a picture and post it along with a question. The queries can be seen by a user's extended social network, who have the opportunity to share their expertise.

    Nine minutes later, Kevin Thau, Jelly's chief operating officer, had an answer for Zuckerberg.

    "I think it's a Phidippus johnsoni. Probably want to relocate it out of the house," he wrote and passed along a link to a Wikipedia page about the spider, which turns out isn't as venomous as the similar looking redback spider.

    Stone tweeted a screen shot of the exchange and heralded it as the first life saved thanks to Jelly.

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  • Rosetta Satellite Wakes Up To Catch a Comet

    ABC News' Gina Sunseri reports:

    How to catch a comet: First, set your alarm clock to wake up after a two-and-a-half year nap, then reboot your computer and check your odometer. You are now 500 million miles from where you started.

    Rosetta is the European Space Agency's daring mission to catch up to comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko after 10 years of hurtling through space (including the two-and-a-half year nap) to rendezvous with a comet speeding through space at 24,600 mph. Scientists put Rosetta into a planned hibernation 957 days ago to save resources so the spacecraft-probe would have enough power to complete its mission, leaving just a computer and a few heaters to keep it warm.

    Rosetta @ESA_Rosetta has been auto-tweeting "still sleeping" for its 5,000 followers for the past two-and-a-half years.

    In order to wake up the dormant satellite, ESA's Mission Control sent a very special wake-up song to Rosetta .

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist Claudia Alexander explained to

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