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Cirque du Soleil Is The Latest Act To Cancel Shows In North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Laws!

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Even Canadians are stepping in to support the LGBT community in North Carolina!

While artists and companies like Bruce Springsteen, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ringo Starr, and, our personal fave, XHamster.com, have already cancelled their services in North Carolina due to their recent House Bill 2, the state just got more bad news from the gayest group yet.

That's because Cirque du Soleil announced on Friday that they have cancelled upcoming tour stops in Greensboro, Charlotte, and Raleigh because of Gov. Pat McCrory's bigoted bill!

Related: Stephen Schwartz Bans Wicked Shows In NC Over Anti-LGBT Bill

The Quebec-based theatrical group released a statement letting the North Carolina government know the error of their ways, saying:

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Cirque Du Soleil Is Suing Justin Timberlake For Ripping Off Their Music — Yes, MUSIC!

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Fun Fact: Apparently Cirque du Soleil makes music.

Did anyone know Cirque du Soleil even made music?! Well, Justin Timberlake sure does!

On Thursday, the popular circus sued the soulful singer for copyright infringement, claiming a track off the artist's 20/20 album sampled one of their songs without permission!

We're a little confused as to why this complaint is just getting filed now, since that album dropped back in 2013, but we digress.

Related: Is Ryan Gosling A Better Singer Than Justin?!

The Canadian company took their grievance to New York federal court, saying in the legal papers that JT's number Don't Hold the Wall sampled their tune Steel Dream, from their 1997 album QUIDAM.

Yes, album! Cirque du Soleil's actually released a BUNCH of records over the years, believe it or not!

But anyway, the entertainment corporation is suing the famous father, his producer Timbaland, and Sony Music Entertainment for $800,000 worth in damages!

Ch-ch-check out the two songs (below) and let us know in the comments if U think the circus is just trying to make a quick buck, or if this is a classic case of copyright!

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Two Zebras Escape Circus, Go On A Sunday Run Through The City Without A Care In The World!

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Well, you don't see this every day!

Two zebras escaped the UniverSoul Circus in Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon and ran for freedom, having their way with the city as they galloped around for several hours!

Related: It Turns Out Winnie The Pooh Is Really A Girl!

Authorities in Philly were finally able to bring the zebras back to the circus — neither the animals, nor anyone in the general public were injured, according to reports — but for at least a few hours, these two creatures tasted the freedom that only West Philadelphia can offer… or something.

LOLz!!

Ch-ch-check out some videos from the getaway (below)!!!

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Ringling Bros. Circus Elephants Will FINALLY Be Phased Out Of The Act — But It'll Take Three Years!

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This is great news!

We just wish it was happening a bit sooner!

The twin touring circus companies — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus — have made a MAJOR announcement on Thursday about the future of their circuses and one of the main pieces of information that they let loose concerned the elephants in the show.

And apparently the company will be phasing out the magnificent creatures from BOTH shows!

Feld Entertainment announced that

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Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka & The Twins Couldn't Get Any Cuter At Cirque du Soleil!

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Aww!

Such a special treat!

Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka gave their 3-year-old twins one of the best Tuesdays ever!

Gideon and Harper were taken by their daddies to the Totem event produced by the Cirque du Soleil!

If the smiles on their faces are any evidence - it seems like these lil' cuties had a blast at the premiere event in Santa Monica!

NPH confirmed as much when he tweeted:

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Twilight's Peter Facinelli & Family Make Friends At The Cirque du Soleil Totem Show!

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He's been in Twilight, so he's seen everything!

Peter Facinelli and his girlfriend Jaimie Alexander brought Peter's children Lola and Fiona to the Cirque du Soleil Totem show in Santa Monica this past Tuesday - but in one picture the family was NOT alone!

In fact some of the performers joined the family in one photo, and it made the picture from adorable to incredible!

As for Peter - he looked super happy to be out and about with his very attractive girlfriend and his precious children - which comes as no surprise to us.

You'd be crazy not to be happy!

He didn't seem perturbed by the fantastic looking performers at all - which makes sense since he's seen everything!

Check out another delightful picture of the family down (below) !!!

[Image via Ramey Pix.]

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Noah Cyrus And PETA Kids Want To Bring An End To Animal Cruelty In Circuses!

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Noah Cyrus might only be 13, but she's already looking to make a difference!

The animal-loving teen has teamed up with PETA Kids in hopes of raising awareness of the abuse and poor conditions performing animals endure in the circus.

Noah took action when she saw Ringling Bros. was coming to her hometown of Nashville, and she wrote a letter to the school board urging them to avoid any field trips to the traveling circus!

She writes:

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