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A FLAP: "We've already had the influx of some boy bands, kind of, in country music, and I never thought I'd see that, and I sure hope it doesn't get to the point where we actually have rappers in country music." -- Country singer Tracy Byrd, grappling with the existence of country rap group Southern Rap Commission.
SOME CHAPS: An amateur sleuth has discovered that headstones in a London cemetery near Beatrix Potter's former home carry many names of the characters in her best-selling animal stories, including Peter Rabbit.
LET'S RAP: Ted Casablanca is available to gossip about celebrities at 6 p.m. every Thursday at www.eonline.com.
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