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Lennon shows his photos

Julian Lennon, son of late Beatles legend John Lennon, is showing off what he can do with a camera.

An exhibit called "Timeless" features about 30 of Lennon's hand-signed portrait and landscape photographs and will run Dec. 1-5 at Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

Prints of his photographs will sell for about $3,500 each, with a portion of the proceeds to go to the White Feather Foundation that he launched to further environmental and humanitarian causes.

Lennon, 47, said in a telephone interview from France that the exhibit will include photographs he took of the rock band U2, but those won't be sold because those might be used for an upcoming U2 album. He said those taken in a photojournalism style show the reality of his subjects.

"I am not going to do anybody any favors by covering the truth, but also I am not here to make people look bad either," he said.

He also said his exhibition includes works created in a painting-like style, including photographs of clouds that he called "a serious passion."

Pivarnick reaches into rap

Snooki is an author. JWOWW has her clothing line and The Situation has his mini-empire.

So why shouldn't Angelina Pivarnick extend her career beyond "Jersey Shore"?

Arguably, she may have a harder time. After all, the Staten Island hottie won't be back for season 3, which starts in January. And she has the dubious distinction of prematurely leaving the show during the first two seasons after verbally and physically battling with her housemates.

Nevertheless, in the eternal quest to extend one's 15 minutes, Pivarnick has embarked on a new venture: She has cut a rap song.

Her debut track, "I'm Hot," was leaked last week on the Internet. Voice-wise, think Ke$ha-lite and you wouldn't be far off the mark. The song is chock-full of that same spunky attitude that kept "Jersey Shore" viewers riveted (or repulsed).

"People dis me/try to dismiss me/Wave for me, then say they miss me," she raps. Later, she offers these lovely sentiments: "You can't replace or crowd my space/So step off — —or I'll punch your face."

Alabama chips in for Jennings tribute

Members of country music icon Alabama recently reunited to record a track for the first disc of a new three-volume tribute to Waylon Jennings .

Alabama recorded the Jennings classic "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way" and was joined by Jamey Johnson, Kris Kristofferson, Trace Adkins and Randy Houser on "The Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings."

Jennings' widow, Jessi Colter, and their son, Shooter Jennings, also recorded songs included on the first volume, which will be released Feb. 8.

There were 33 songs recorded for the project, and the second and third discs will be released later in 2011.

Pink has plenty to celebrate

While Pink's impending motherhood is garnering her plenty of ink, she's got something else to celebrate — 10 years in the music business.

The 31-year-old singer recently released "Greatest Hits ... So Far!!!" which chronicles her growth from a potent, big-voiced R&B star to dynamic pop singer and performer. It comes after a year in which she has gotten the most acclaim of her career, including raves for her acrobatic, levitating performance at this year's Grammy Awards.

"The Grammys was for me, it was my a-ha moment. It was one of those nights where you're looking back and you're talking to your grandkids and you're like, 'Yeah, I had that night where everyone stood up and I felt awesome,' " she said.

Another year older

Today's birthdays: Impressionist Rich Little, 72... singer Tina Turner, 71... pop musician John McVie, 65... actress Kristin Bauer, 37... actress Maia Campbell, 34... contemporary Christian musicians Anthony and Randy Armstrong (Red), 32... actress Jessica Bowman, 30... pop singer Natasha Bedingfield, 29.

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