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    REHAB FOR CHARLIE SHEEN! Charlie Sheen has entered rehab. The actor’s publicist told PerezHilton.com that Sheen decided to go as a “preventative measure” and he’ll be taking some time off from his hit show, Two and a Half Men. Charlie’s wife, Brooke, is also in a rehab facility. Read the whole statement now at www.PerezHilton.com

     

    TIGER APOLOGIZES TO LOCAL PARENTS! Tiger Woods and his wife, Elin Nordegren, have sent an apology to the parents of children who attend the Florida day care with the couple’s two-year-old daughter Sam. According to WFTV9.com, in the letter, Woods blames the paparazzi for creating an “inconvenience” around the school over the past few months. The golfer also expresses appreciation for the support his fellow parents gave his family. Check out the entire letter at www.TMZ.com.

     

    LINDSAY’S LADY LOVE WAS A SURPRISE! Lindsay Lohan admitted that she never expected to fall in love with a woman, but her ex-girlfriend, Samantha Ronson, is the one for her. Lilo told England’s Sun newspaper, “I never really thought about women before, it kind of just happened with Samantha. It surprised me.” Lindsay added that Ronson was the only woman she has ever been attracted to, they still love one another, and they might “reconcile the relationship, maybe.” The two had a volatile relationship that ended last year. Lohan says if they don’t reunite, she will date men.

     

    TEEN MOM TV STAR BRISTOL PALIN! Bristol Palin is headed to the TV show The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Sarah Palin’s daughter will appear as herself on the show and be in a scene when the characters head to a music program for teen mothers. 19-year-old Bristol has a one-year-old son named Tripp with her former boyfriend Levi Johnston. The pair is currently in a custody battle. Head to www.UsMagazine.com for more.

     

    GROWING PAINS STAR SIGHTINGS! While there have been reported sightings of former Growing Pains star Andrew Koenig in Vancouver, the actor is still missing. TMZ has learned authorities are still “looking for a living person” at this point, even though it’s been several weeks since Koenig was seen in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. In related news, a close friend revealed that Andrew had emptied his apartment in Venice, California shortly before he left to “start over” in Canada.

     

    HARRY POTTER STAR DATING TWILIGHT ACTOR! The worlds of wizards and vampires have collided! Bonnie Wright, better known as “Ginny Weasley” in the Harry Potter films, is dating Jamie Campbell Bower, an actor from the Twilight Saga: New Moon movie. The two worked together on the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows film, but her beau is better known as the vampire “Caius.” Wright told www.People.com that they haven’t been trying to keep the relationship a secret, but they “didn’t go around telling everyone either.”

     

    NO ROYAL WEDDING DATE SET YET! Though Prince William and Kate Middleton have been dating for nearly six years, the young royal continues to deflect questions about marriage. www.People.com reports he visited a military rehab center and a wounded soldier asked him about getting an invitation to the royal nuptials. William laughed, “You will have to wait a while yet, I think.” Apparently, it’s a question he is asked often and evades regularly.

     

    PEREZ WANTS TO BE THE NEXT SIMON! The people behind American Idol are on a search to find a replacement for Simon Cowell, who announced that this season will be his last. And Perez Hilton is doing his best to make his case for being the man for the job. The blogger teamed up with FunnyOrDie.com to make a video highlighting the points of why he’s the person that should be added to the hit show. Check it out now at www.FunnyOrDie.com.

     

    DIRECT LINK:

     

    http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/63bd1e6f2d/perez-for-idol?rel=player

     

     

    OBAMA ROLLS WITH CAST OF GLEE! The cast of Glee has received an invitation to perform at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. According to tweets from the cast, First Lady Michelle Obama asked them out to Washington D.C. According to Entertainment Weekly, she and her two daughters are big fans of the hit Golden Globe-winning comedy on FOX.

     

    KANSAS CITY ROYALS’ MASCOT SUED! The Kansas City Royals are being sued after their mascot, “Sluggerrr the Lion,” has been accused of poking out a fan’s eye with a hot dog during a Major League Baseball game last year. According to TMZ, the plaintiff claims he was struck in the left eye by one of the hot dogs that “Sluggerrr” was throwing into the crowd. He was left with a detached retina and cataracts soon developed. The man is seeking over 25-thousand dollars for negligence and battery.

     

    MATT LAUER HEADS TO THE MOVIES! NBC Today show anchor Matt Lauer will be voicing a character in the film Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey. The newsman will play a TV anchor named “Hark Hanson.” The flick heads straight to DVD on March 2nd. Learn more at www.People.com.

  • All Things Music

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    SEE THE NEW VIDEO FROM THE BARENAKED LADIES

     

    The Barenaked Ladies have just released the new video for their song “You Run Away,” the first single off their forthcoming album All In Good Time. Head to www.BarenakedLadies.com now to check it out!

     

    PICS FROM TAYLOR’S TIME IN AUSTRALIA

     

    Taylor Swift just got back from Australia, and the country star has posted a new photo blog on her MySpace, documenting her time down under. See everything that Taylor was up to by heading to www.Blogs.MySpace.com/TaylorSwift.

     

    RUSSELL BRAND IS LIKE ELVIS AND JESUS?

     

    Katy Perry and fiancé Russell Brand are very much in love, and it’s obvious to see by some of the things the pop star says about her comedian lover. According to British paper The Sun, the “I Kissed a Girl” singer boasted about her fiancé, describing him as “Jim Morrison meets Charles Manson meets Jesus meets a little bit of Elvis Presley. He's a walking genius” and that “just standing next to him makes (her) feels smarter.”

     

    THE FRAY LOVE ICE DANCING

     

    The Fray were in Vancouver to play at the Olympics on Tuesday, and the band decided to check out an event on Monday night, then wrote about the experience on their Twitter account. Apparently, the Denver rockers had the chance to see hockey, but opted for ice dancing instead. They wrote that they “doubt those hockey players look as good on skates as the Canadian Ice Dancing team.” Keep in touch with the band at www.Twitter.com/TheFray.

     

    LEONA LEWIS HONORS ALEXANDER McQUEEN

     

    Leona Lewis attended the Elle Style Awards on Monday in London, and the pop star took to her Twitter account to explain a little about why she chose the outfit that she did. The “Bleeding Love” singer wrote that she decided to wear an Alexander McQueen dress “in memory” of the late designer. Read more at www.Twitter.com/LeonaLewisMusic.com.

     

    LEONA LEWIS PERFORMS “I GOT YOU”

     

    Leona Lewis performed her new single, “I Got You,” on the British morning show GMTV on Monday. See the “Bleeding Love” singer doing her thing with a full band behind her on YouTube now.

     

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGqNvR6d6wE

     

    ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY FOR THE GREEN RIVER ORDINANCE

     

    Today marks the one-year anniversary of the release of the Green River Ordinance’s album Out Of My Hands, which features the hit single “Come On.” Learn more about the Texas group at www.GreenRiverOrdinance.com.

     

    LADY GAGA COOKIES

     

    Lady Gaga has a dedicated group of fans that she lovingly refers to as her “little monsters.” A pair of college students in Florida came up with the idea of making Lady Gaga cookies. The cookies resemeble the singer in her various outrageous outfits. They actually did catch the attention of the Gaga, who tweeted, “This is so amazing. I’m laughing so hard, I think I just peed a little my fans are the best.”

     

    TIDBIT: See the cookies at www.FashionIndie.com/Random-Lady-Gaga-Cookies.

     

    · VIDEO: An interview with the cookie creators: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WdPqRTQ6Gg

     

    MICHAEL FRANTI DOES PHILLY

     

    Michael Franti has just posted a new video blog from the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He takes his fans on a tour around the Wachovia Center where he and John Mayer had a show later that night, and also has some footage from the crowd during his performance. Check it out now at www.MichaelFranti.com.

     

    WEEZER’S PINKERTON DELUXE EDITION

     

    Weezer will be releasing the deluxe edition of their album Pinkerton on March 23rd. Pinkerton originally came out in 1996 and the classic disc features hits like “El Scorcho” and “The Good Life.” Head over to Amazon.com to pre-order the re-issue now.

     

    PETE WENTZ TEAMS UP WITH UNICEF

     

    Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy has been named the national spokesperson for the 2010 UNICEF Tap Project. The Tap Project works towards providing safe drinking water to children around the world. World Water Week is March 21st to 27th. Fans should log on to www.TapProject.org to learn how to help Wentz and UNICEF provide clean water to the world.

     

    HALL & OATES IN PLAYBOY

     

    If you need an excuse to pick up the latest issue of Playboy, here is one – Daryl Hall and John Oates will be in it. The two are pictured in the magazine’s annual Rock the Rabbit fashion pictorial. Check out the duo in the latest issue by picking up Playboy today.

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    RYAN PHILIPPE AND ABBIE CORNISH SPLIT! Actress Abbie Cornish has broken up with Ryan Philippe. A rep for Cornish confirmed the split to www.People.com, revealing that Abbie has moved out of the home the couple shared together. In fact, she was seen removing some of her things while Philippe was not at home. The breakup comes amidst recent rumors that Ryan had been unfaithful. The two met on the set of the 2006 film Stop Loss and began dating while Phillipe was getting a divorce from Reese Witherspoon.

     

    LINDSAY LOHAN TALKS COCAINE! Lindsay Lohan is coming clean about her cocaine use in the past. The actress told Britain’s The Sun that she first became aware of the drug because her now estranged father was a user. She said she tried cocaine because she was “stubborn, stupid and wanted to see what it was like.” Lohan went on to note that she is currently drug-free and only drinks alcohol occasionally. Learn more at www.UsMagazine.com.

     

    HILARY DUFF ENGAGED! Hilary Duff is engaged to her Edmonton Oilers boyfriend Mike Comrie. According to the Associated Press, the NHL star proposed to Duff while the two were vacationing in Hawaii last week. Hilary’s sister, Hayley Duff, told www.People.com that Hil was completely surprised and that it was done very romantically. The pair has been together for over two years. As yet, there is no word on when a wedding date will be set.

     

    DOG WHISPERER’S DOG DIES. It’s sad day for dog lovers out there. Cesar Milan, star of the hit show The Dog Whisperer, had to say goodbye to his own pet. According to www.RadarOnline.com, Millan’s 16-year-old Pitbull Daddy passed away over the weekend. The dog had battled cancer and was featured on Cesar’s National Geographic series from time to time while undergoing treatment.

     

    CHARLIE SHEEN’S WIFE OUT OF REHAB! According to TMZ, because of a security breach, Charlie Sheen’s wife, Brooke Mueller, has checked herself out of the Malibu rehab facility she was staying in. Someone on the staff at The Canyon offered to sell an admissions document of Mueller’s to various press outlets and Sheen’s wife found out and is currently looking to check in to another facility. Brooke admitted herself to the rehab facility about a month ago for substance abuse.

     

    TOP CHEF HOST WELCOMES BABY! www.People.com reports Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi has given birth to her first child. The 39-year-old reality TV star welcomed a healthy baby girl named Krishna Thea Lakshmi on Saturday. Her rep confirmed both “mother and baby are well and happy.” The identity of the father has not yet been disclosed.

     

    STARS PLAY POKER FOR CHARITY! Over the weekend at the Venetian in Las Vegas, some celebrities and poker stars got together to play Texas Hold ‘Em for a good cause. The charity event was part of PokerStars.net’s North American Poker Tour and the likes of Brad Garrett, Jason Alexander, Christian Slater, Slash, Marlon Wayans, Donnie Wahlberg, Tony Hawk and Joanna Krupa went head-to-head with poker pros including Daniel Negreanu, Chris Moneymaker and Joe Cada. While none of the celebrities won the tournament, over 42-thousand dollars was raised to help Vegas’ Three Square food bank. Learn more at www.NAPT.com.

     

    A HEIDI AND SPENCER iPHONE APP?www.PerezHilton.com reports Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are giving everyone “exclusive access” to their personal lives via a new iPhone application. If you want to hear new songs from Heidi or attain unseen photos and videos of the reality TV stars, you can download the app for $1.99 today.

     

    YOUNG OSCAR PRESENTERS! Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart will all present at the 82nd Academy Awards. This will be Cyrus and Efron’s second appearance, and Lautner and Stewart’s debut on an Academy Awards telecast. The Oscars will be handed out on Sunday, March 7th at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California. The big show airs on ABC at 7 PM.

     

    BRUCE WILLIS PREPS DIE HARD 5! Bruce Willis told MTV News that he is going to shoot Die Hard 5 next year. The project appears to be in the early phases, but Willis does have some ideas about the story and who should direct the flick. His first choice would be the man who last brought his iconic character, “John McClane,” to the big screen, Len Wiseman, who has not helmed a feature since 2007’s Live Free or Die Hard.

     

    TAYLOR LAUTNER LANDS NEW FILM ROLE! According to Variety, Taylor Lautner has just landed a starring role in Abduction. In the upcoming thriller, the Twilight star portrays a young man who finds his baby picture posted on a missing persons Web site. Lautner is also scheduled to appear in the next installment of the Twilight franchise. In related news, fans can check out Taylor’s romantic comedy debut in the new movie Valentine’s Day.

  • All Things Music

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    THE SCRIPT WIN AN AWARD

     

    The Script had a great weekend in their hometown of Dublin, Ireland. The rockers took home a Meteor Award for Best Live Act, and not only that, but they also had the honor of opening the show with a performance on their hit song “Breakeven.” See footage from the event on www.YouTube.com now.

     

    THE SCRIPT’S STOCK IS RISING

     

    The Script are featured in the latest issue of Billboard magazine. An article charts the Irish rockers sales history, showing that even though their self-titled debut album actually came out 15-months ago, it is just now reaching new heights in America. The digital sales of their latest single “Breakeven” have recently skyrocketed, which has led to a dramatic increase in album sales. Learn more at www.Billboard.com.

     

    COLDPLAY WILL RELEASE AN ALBUM IN 2010

     

    Coldplay will release a new album in 2010. Frontman Chris Martin told Globo.com that he wants to release their new disc around Christmastime. He went on to say that the band are being extra cautious this time around to make sure their new material doesn’t get leaked online. The group is currently in the studio in London laying down the new tracks. Check out www.Globo.com to see video of Martin talking about the new effort.

     

    OWL CITY DOESN’T SLEEP

     

    Owl City singer Adam Young has been diagnosed with insomnia, but some people would make the case that that is a good thing. According it www.ContactMusic.com, Young has said that when he can’t fall asleep, he finds the most inspiration. In fact, his hit “Fireflies” was written when he was “up late and in the basement…not really trying to write anything.” He went on about his insomnia, saying that as long as he gets “three to five hours” throughout the day, he’s usually good to go.

     

    LADY GAGA ON TWO MAGAZINE COVERS

     

    Lady Gaga graces the covers of two different magazines this month, British mag Q and the newest edition of Cosmo. www.PerezHilton.com has pictures of both covers now, so head to the gossip site to check them out.

     

    MICHAEL BUBLE OPENS UP

     

    Michael Buble recently sat down with Vh1 to answer five special questions. In the interview, the singer-songwriter says which artist he loves to listen to the most, what he would be doing is he wasn’t a musician, and much more. See the video now at www.MichaelBuble.com.

     

    ONEREPUBLIC TEACHES YOU THE GUITAR

     

    Ever wanted to know how to play a song from OneRepublic on the guitar? Well band axe-man Zach Filkins posted a video online of how to play their song “Secrets,” which is off their sophomore album Waking Up. See the vid now at www.OneRepublic.net.

     

    LILY ALLEN TO COOK FOR CHARITY?

     

    Lily Allen’s father Keith is an actor, and he recently auctioned off the chance to have a home-cooked meal by him in an effort to raise money for Haiti. It brought in 48-hundred dollars and, according to British paper The Sun, he may not be alone in the kitchen. It’s being reported that he is going to ask his famous daughter to be a part of the fundraiser. Maybe this is the career change Lily has been looking for, as she keeps saying that she’ll be retiring from music next month.

     

    DETAILS ON RIHANNA'S BIRTHDAY PARTY

     

    Over the weekend in Arizona, Rihanna’s unofficial boyfriend, L-A Dodger Matt Kemp, threw her a surprise birthday party that included a dance performance from a porn star named Bridget The Midget. TMZ has obtained footage from Ri Ri’s 22nd birthday bash, where the little person puts on a show to the singer’s hit single “Hard.” In addition, Kemp gave Rihanna “an amazing diamond necklace” and her cake was decorated with all of her signature tattoos.

     

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    http://www.rihannadaily.com/2010/02/21/rihanna-gets-her-party-on/#comments

     

    FOLLOW DAVID GUETTA WITH HIS NEW IPHONE APP

     

    GRAMMY Award-winning DJ/Producer David Guetta will launch his first official iPhone and iPod Touch application on March. 2nd. Through the app, fans can follow David as he moves from city to city around the world, receive an ongoing feed of updates, photos, videos and tweets directly from David. The app also contains innovative features such as Tour Tracker, an interactive world map that allows fans to see in real time where David is mixing and DJing. Tour tracker enables fans to connect by sharing their own location, pictures and comments on Guetta's DJ sets from around the globe.

     

    · TIDBITS: The app will be available for $1.99 at the iTunes store.

     

    · The app is featured on David's YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe-z1q6jbWY.

     

    NICK JONAS BATTLE OF THE BANDS CAMPAIGN

     

    Nick Jonas has signed on as the face of a new Vh1 Save The Music Battle of the Bands campaign, which encourages teens nationwide to submit videos to www.DoSomething.org featuring their own musical performances and a testimonial about why music education matters to them. Nick spoke about the campaign saying, "Music inspires creativity and keeps kids in school. But there are thousands of students who do not have access to the benefits of music education. Don't let our music be silenced." The six week campaign will run from March 1st through April 16th. A panel of expert and celebrity judges will then evaluate the entries based on musicality, creativity, strength of argument, number of votes, use of social media and overall participation. The grand prize winner will receive a five-thousand dollar grant for their school music program and will be flown to New York City to perform at the Apollo Theater before music executives. Additional winners will be selected to receive up to one-thousand dollars for their school music programs, concert tickets and Rock Band video games. Additionally, DoSomething.org and the Vh1 Save the Music Foundation will present videos of the most compelling testimonials and performances to members of Congress, urging them to keep music in schools.

     

    · TIDBIT: Check out www.dosomething.org/bands for full contest guidelines and to get involved!

     

    EMI NOT SELLING ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS

     

    Beatles fans fret not, EMI is not planning on selling Abbey Road Studios. However, according to Reuters, the company is speaking with third parties about how to revitalize the studio and making it a historic landmark. Read more at www.RollingStone.com.

  • Paparazzi Playground

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    JAMES CAMERON'S OSCAR PREDICTION! Avatar director James Cameron hopes his ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow wins the Oscar for Best Director for her critically acclaimed film, The Hurt Locker. According to www.AccessHollywood.com, Cameron feels it would be his “fantasy outcome, absolutely” for her to win rather then himself. In addition, the filmmaker said he’d be content with winning Best Picture instead. The Oscar’s air Sunday, March 7th at 7 PM on ABC.

     

    FOX WON’T RETURN CHRIS GOLIGHTLY’S CALLS! Last week we reported that American Idol hopeful, Chris Golightly was kicked out of the competition. www.PerezHilton.com is reporting that Idol producers received an email shortly after it was announced that Chris made the Top 24 from Golightly’s manager, saying that he was under contract with another studio. The producers immediately kicked him off the show, even though the manager called back the same day to explain that Chris was, in fact, not under a contract. It was too late, as Tim Urban had already been chosen to take Golightly’s place. Chris reportedly tried to reach out to Idol producers to no avail. He said, “I've left them voicemails, but they've screened my calls. They don't even answer me. Nobody."

     

    KRISTEN STEWART DOESN’T WANT TWILIGHT 3-D! According to www.PerezHilton.com, Kristen Stewart may have a problem with the fourth installment of the Twilight franchise being in 3-D. In the flick, Stewart’s character “gives birth to a half-human, half-vampire baby” named “Renesmee.” She says of the scene: “No, I don't think that should be [in 3-D]. Also, you don't want ‘Renesmee’ to be scary. You don't want her to fly into your face. I think Breaking Dawn should just be a normal movie. But who knows?” Fans can expect Breaking Dawn to begin shooting this spring.

     

    FLAVOR OF LOVE STAR ARRESTED! Reality TV star Nicole “Hotlanta” Essigmann from the hit VH1 show Flava of Love, was reportedly arrested on two counts of cruelty to children charges. TMZ reports the TV personality was later released on 25-hundred dollars bail after spending one day in police custody. Further details of the incident are still unknown.

  • All Things Music

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    KRIS ALLEN GOES TO HAITI

     

    Reigning American Idol champ Kris Allen was in Haiti over the weekend, meeting with the people, as well as with staff from the United Nations, to see what the country will need in the upcoming months to recover from its devastating earthquake. According to MTV News, Allen will then be appearing on Idol this week and sharing stories from his trip. Learn more at www.MTV.com.

     

    SPEND THE DAY WITH LEONA, HELP HAITI

     

    Leona Lewis is doing her part to help out the people of Haiti. The “Bleeding Love” singer has put up for auction some amazing prizes, such as the chance to spend a day with the pop star, a haircut and style from her personal stylist, and many more. All proceeds will go to Oxfam to help with their work in the earthquake-ravaged country. Learn more at www.Oxfam.org.

     

    GET A FREE SONG FROM THE SCRIPT

     

    The Script want you to be a part of their official mailing list, so they can keep you up to date with everything going on in the band’s life. And not only that, but if you sign up now, the Irish rockers will give you a free download of a live version of their hit song “Breakeven.” Head to www.TheScriptMusic.com to sign up now.

     

    GAGA GOES TO EUROPE

     

    Lady Gaga kicked off the European leg of her Monster Ball tour on Thursday night in Manchester, England. And if pictures are any indication, it looks like it might be even more of a production that her American leg was. Check out pics of the “Bad Romance” singer doing her thing, including playing a piano engulfed in flames, at www.PerezHilton.com.

     

    TONIC IS BACK AFTER EIGHT YEARS

     

    After eight years, Tonic is coming back with a brand new album. According to Billboard.com, the self-titled effort is set to his stores on May 4th, and frontman Emerson Hart said that the reunion came together when they were at dinner one day and they decided that “they have something to say now.” Learn more about the “If You Could Only See” group at www.MySpace.com/TonicBand.

     

    JAY Z WANTS TO WORK WITH LILY ALLEN

     

    Lily Allen is set to quit music after her show on March 10th, but there’s one hip-hop mogul that hopes he can convince her to change her mind. Jay Z told BBC Radio 1 that he thinks the “Smile” singer is a “great artist” and that he “respects” her, and that she can’t quit the biz because they haven’t collaborated yet. Learn more at www.ContactMusic.com.

     

    J-LO ON SNL!

     

    When Saturday Night Live comes back with an all-new episode on February 27th, it’s going to have a star doing double duty. According to www.EW.com, Jennifer Lopez is set to host and be the musical guest on that week’s edition of the late night staple. This is her second time doing both tasks – her first was in February of 2001.

  • Rhonda Britten Interview

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    Local Two Harbors Girl to star on Celebrity Fit Club on VH1!!

    Rhonda Britten Interview

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    SIMON COWELL NOT ENGAGED! After dating his girlfriend Mezhgan Hussainy for only six months, Simon Cowell was rumored to be engaged. Even though a close friend swears the couple are expecting to be married, www.PerezHilton.com has learned earlier reports are false. In a TV interview, the American Idol judge stated, “She's very special. You know when you've found somebody very special.”

     

    CHANGE IN IDOL TOP 24! Curly-haired singer Chris Golightly - who auditioned in Los Angeles, where he talked about bouncing around between 25 foster homes as a child - has been eliminated from the competition. "It has been determined that Chris Golightly is ineligible to continue in the competition," read a statement from Fox. According to Idol fan blog, www.JoesPlaceBlog.com, Golightly was under an old contract with a boy band that expired in June 2009. He said he auditioned for Idol in July, after the contract had expired, and when he made it to Hollywood, he had to sign an AI contract that asked if he had any current contracts, to which he answered no. After making it to the top 24 in January, Golightly said he broke the lease on his apartment and sold his car to pay off the fees, only to get a call a week ago from the person who held his previous contract telling him that he was still under that agreement. Chris said he was not under that deal anymore, but couldn't find his release. Golightly was informed just hours before the finale of Hollywood Week aired that he would be disqualified because he couldn't definitively prove that he was not bound to the previous contract. He will be replaced by 19-year-old Texas native Tim Urban. You can see the top 12 girls perform on American Idol Tuesday night at 7 PM on Fox.

     

    JON AND KATE MINUS HOUSE! The Jon and Kate Plus 8 house where the now-divorced couple shot most of their show has been sold for 258-thousand dollars. People.com reports that the five-bedroom home in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania is where the first seasons of the reality show took place before the Gosselin family moved into their current rural 1.3-million dollar home in Wernersville, Pennsylvania. The Elizabethtown home sold for 22-thousand dollars less than the Gosselins paid for it when it was purchased in 2006.

     

    EUBANKS NOT TOTALLY LEAVING LENO! There have been some reports lately that Jay Leno’s longtime sidekick and bandleader, Kevin Eubanks, wouldn’t be a part of The Tonight Show when Jay returns as host next month. However, the guitarist took to his Twitter to clear up the rumors. He said he’ll still be around on the show, but not as much for now. Eubanks promises to tweet when he has a definite plan set. Keep up to date with Kevin at www.Twitter.com/KevinEubanks.

     

    ANOTHER GOLDEN GIRL WANTED FOR SNL! A Facebook page campaigning for Betty White to host Saturday Night Live already exists, but now one has popped up out of support for fellow Golden Girl Rue McClanahan as well. The site says, "Betty White shouldn't be the only one who gets to host SNL. What about the original cougar Rue McClanahan? Let's hear it for our girl! Betty White shouldn't have all the fun."

     

    DEADLIEST CATCH IN LIMBO? The Discover Channel’s reality show, Deadliest Catch, is still mourning the loss of Cornelia Marie Captain Phil Harris, and now many are questioning if the show will go on without him. Though crab fishing certainly will, execs at the network are trying to decide how to move forward since Harris’ death occurred while they were shooting season six. Harris untimely passing will be a part of the show and will also be seen through the eyes of the other captains. Plans are also in the works for a special to honor Captain Phil.

     

    AVATAR DVD COMING IN NOVEMBER! Director James Cameron revealed when Avatar fans can add the movie to their DVD collection. He told www.MTV.com, “We’re going to put Avatar out probably in November on DVD – bare bones, just the movie – and then we’ll follow up with some kind of special edition later down the line.” In addition, the DVD will include 15 minutes of bonus footage and five to six minutes of “finished, theatrical-release-quality deleted scenes.”

     

    COULD BROOKE BURKE HOST DWTS? Could Brooke Burke be the next host of Dancing with the Stars? Well the former winner of the show wrote on her Twitter account that she is “screen testing for the job” and that it would be “amazing to be back.” Learn more at www.PerezHilton.com.

     

    LOST SPOILER ALERT! Lost fans – here is a spoiler alert. Maggie Grace, who played “Shannon” on the series, will be returning at some point during the final season. Executive Producer Carlton Cuse told Entertainment Weekly that although “Shannon” was killed off in season two, he’s excited to have her back since they “have a good story for her.” Former cast members Harold Perrineau (“Michael”), Cynthia Watros (“Libby”) and Rebecca Mader (“Charlotte”) are all also set to return during the final season. Catch Lost Tuesdays at 8 PM on ABC.

     

    GOBLET OF FIRE UNDER FIRE! Another plagiarism lawsuit has been filed against Harry Potter author J.K Rowling and her publisher. This time, the estate of writer Adrian Jacobs, who died in 1997, claims that Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire lifted elements from Jacob’s book The Adventures of Willy the Wizard: No. 1 Livid Land. According to E!, Rowling responded by saying she was “saddened that yet another claim has been made that I have taken material from another source to write Harry.” She also added she had never heard of Jacobs’ book until the suit was filed and that her attorneys have asked for an immediate dismissal based on a lack of merit.

  • All Things Music

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    BARENAKED LADIES ARE HITTING THE ROAD

     

    The Barenaked Ladies are hitting the road. In support of their forthcoming album All In Good Time, which hits stores on March 30th, the band just announced via press release that they will be heading out on a headlining trek that kicks off April 6th in Victoria, Canada, and runs through June 5th. Tickets for most shows go on sale on Friday, February 26th. Learn more and see if the band is coming to a town near you at www.BarenakedLadies.com.

     

    MORE NEWS ON MADONNA’S MOVIE

     

    We reported earlier that Madonna is set to direct a movie called W.E., which tells the story of King Edward VIII, and that Vera Farmiga may star in the flick. Now, news is coming out that Madge wants Dr. Who star David Tennant to portray the Monarch. According to www.ContactMusic.com, a source says that Madonna is “really keen to get into directing again” and that she really likes Tennant’s work. The film is still in preproduction.

     

    BEYONCE TOP SELLING ARTIST OF DECADE

     

    According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Beyonce has just been named the top-selling artist of the decade. The singer reportedly attained an impressive 64 certifications for albums, ringtones and music videos. In addition, N Sync's No Strings Attached, OutKast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below and Shania Twain's Up! tied for the decade's highest-selling albums with sales of 11- million, and Flo Rida's "Low" was the highest-certified digital song with sales of five million.

     

    MICHAEL BUBLE, CANADIAN TOUR GUIDE

     

    Michael Buble was on The Today Show earlier in the week, and the singer-songwriter gave host Matt Lauer a tour of Vancouver, Canada, where they are for the Olympics. Don’t worry if you missed it, because footage of the whole segment is now up at www.MichaelBuble.com. Head there to check it out now.

     

    OWL CITY HEAD TO EUROPE

     

    Owl City already announced the dates for their highly anticipated North American tour, but now it seems that they are heading to Europe as well. A post on their official Web site says that in early May they will head to the U-K, France and Germany. Learn more at www.OwlCityMusic.com.

     

    BLACK EYED PEAS RELEASE EPIC VIDEO

     

    The Black Eyed Peas released an epic video featuring their new singles “Imma Be” and “Rock That Body.” The 10-minute video was directed by Rich Lee and features the Peas on a mission to jumpstart the party in the year 3008. The futuristic clips show the Peas’ taking on a giant robot. Halfway through the video, “Imma Be” transitions into “Rock That Body” and Fergie is kidnapped. The rest of the Peas’ then rush to save their First Lady. The guys ultimately get their girl, blasting away at bystanders along the way who start breakin' after being struck by the robot’s rays. In the end, the evil robot can't compete with the Peas' partying and loses a dance-off and tumbles to the ground.

     

    TIDBIT: See the video here: www.dipdive.com.

     

    BLACK EYED PEAS FLYAWAY

     

    The Black Eyed Peas are giving away a free trip to Los Angeles to a lucky fan. The prize includes airfare, hotel and tickets to their March 30th show at Staples Center. The show will be broadcast live to hundreds of movie theaters across the country.

     

    · TIDBIT: To enter the contest, check out www.dipdive.com.

     

    SEE WHAT THE SCRIPT ARE UP TO

     

    The Script have been making weekly video blogs for www.PopEater.com. The Irish rockers talk about everything you want to know, and a new one is up today! Head to www.PopEater.com to watch the latest installment now, or learn more at www.TheScriptMusic.com.

     

    LILY ALLEN THINKS GAGA’S “AMAZING”

     

    Lily Allen was at the Brit Awards in London on Tuesday, and the singer-songwriter took to her Twitter account to say that she had fun. The pop star, who keeps claiming that she’s quitting the music business, wrote that she met Lady Gaga, who was “amazing.” See what else the “Smile” singer has to say at www.Twitter.com/LilyRoseAllen.

     

    MELLENCAMP FOR SENATE?

     

    Indiana Senator Evan Bayh will not seek re-election this year and now, a new movement has sprung up urging one famous Indiana native to run for the Senator’s seat – John Mellencamp. Mellencamp has always been vocal about issues, going so far as to co-found the annual Farm Aid concerts which benefit independent farmers. John also helped campaign for Barack Obama during the Presidential elections. When asked about a potential run, Mellencamp’s publicist said, “As of now, there is no response.”

  • Tool Academy Interview

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    Tool Academy's Jordan Murphy interview wtih the Early Morning Show

    Tool Academy Interview