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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Michael Jackson wins 4 at AMAs

The Associated Press. Jermaine Jackson accepts an award on behalf of his late brother Michael Jackson at the American Music Awards on Sunday.

The Associated Press. Jermaine Jackson accepts an award on behalf of his late brother Michael Jackson at the American Music Awards on Sunday.

Michael Jackson wins 4 at AMAs

LOS ANGELES -- Michael Jackson made history by winning four American Music Awards on Sunday night, but he couldn't beat Taylor Swift as the year's favorite artist and the evening's top winner.

The 19-year-old took the show's top award, giving Jackson his only loss of the night, and giving her five trophies in all.

Jackson's trophies were accepted by his brother Jermaine, who paid tribute to his late brother by wearing glittery white glove. He thanked ''Allah for blessing my entire family'' and named each of his brothers and sisters.

He said Michael's message is more important than any award.

''The message that Michael had will live on forever,'' he said. ''He saw good in everyone and he wanted everyone to do good. He always started with love.''

Little Richard asks for prayers following surgery

Nashville, Tenn. -- Little Richard is asking fans to pray for his speedy recovery after undergoing hip surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

The Rev. Bill Minson, a family friend, said the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer had been in some pain leading up to the surgery but continued to maintain a rigorous performing schedule.

Minson said the 76-year-old asked him to tell fans, ''to get ready to rock 'n' roll with him in the new year because he's coming back strong.''

Oprah to talk with widow of Ted Kennedy

NEW YORK -- Another interview coup for Oprah Winfrey: Vicki Kennedy, wife of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy.

In her first interview since her husband's death, Vicki Kennedy will appear on Winfrey's television talk show Wednesday, along with her stepson, Ted Kennedy Jr., and her two children from a previous marriage, Caroline and Curran.

Sen. Kennedy died in August at age 77.