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Louisiana festival drops Cee Lo Green from lineup

GRETNA, LA (AP) -

Cee Lo Green has been dropped as the headline act of an annual Louisiana music festival following his brush with the law.

The Grammy-winning singer, rapper and producer was scheduled to headline the Gretna Heritage Festival in Gretna, Louisiana, Sunday, October 5.

Festival officials said in a news release Friday that he'll be replaced by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

Green pleaded no contest last week to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman during a 2012 dinner in Los Angeles.

He was sentenced to probation and community service.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/1u7LVjx ) Green's subsequent comments via Twitter prompted festival organizers to drop him.

Green left the NBC show "The Voice" after he was charged.

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