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Song for a victim...

Jay-Z and Kanye West have dedicated a song to a Pace University student killed by a police officer.

"Murder to Excellence" is on their new album "Watch the Throne."

Jay-Z raps: "This is to the memory of Danroy Henry."

The 20-year-old from Easton, Mass., was killed Oct. 17 as he drove from a disturbance outside a bar in Thornwood, N.Y., following Pace's homecoming game.

Police Officer Aaron Hess said he fired to stop the driver after he was hit and thrown onto the hood. A grand jury cleared him of wrongdoing.


Clinton aids Haiti...

Former President Bill Clinton will be co-hosting a New York City gala to benefit the Stiller Foundation, which is building schools in Haiti.

The foundation says he will host the Sept. 23 fundraiser with actor Ben Stiller and New York art dealer David Zwirner at the Skylight Soho.

The cause is dear to Clinton's heart. He launched the Clinton Foundation Haiti Fund and created the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund with former President George W. Bush in 2010.

Stiller created his foundation after the 2010 earthquake.

The gala will be held a day after "Artists for Haiti," a benefit auction at Christie's. The auction will feature works donated by artists including Jasper Johns and Jeff Koons.

All proceeds will go to support nonprofit groups already working in Haiti.


High on Denver...

Thousands of Coloradans have signed a petition to honor environmentalist and "Rocky Mountain High" singer John Denver by naming a peak for him in the central Rockies close to where Denver penned the song.

But the U.S. Board on Geographic Names said federal policy is to avoid adding names to peaks in federal wilderness areas, and Mount Sopris, a majestic volcanic summit west of Aspen, is in one.

Others prefer a different place to recognize the revered singer, whose "Rocky Mountain High" is an official Colorado state song.

And still others oppose the idea because they just don't like the music of Denver, who was killed in a California plane crash in 1997.

Littleton resident J.P. McDaniel said she has thousands of signatures supporting her idea to name the east peak of the 12,965-foot mountain after Denver. She's sending application documents to the geographic names board, which is based in Reston, Va. A review process could take up to a year.


Good old Anne...

Anne Hathaway is one Hollywood star who's wearing her age like a badge of honor.

"I find the passing of time very liberating," says the actress, who turns 29 in November. "I feel more confident every, well not every single day, but most days I feel better than I did the day before, and that's a good thing."

Hathaway hit the red carpet in New York on Monday night, sparkling in a gold and black Alexander McQueen dress, to premiere her latest romantic drama, "One Day." She said she feels a sense of freedom about approaching 30.

"For every generation where traditional rules don't apply, you don't have to have things figured out by 22 and have four kids by the time you're 30," said Hathaway, who's single but dating and has no children. "We have a lot more time to figure out who we are."

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