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    The Early Morning Show interview with Duncan and Jonnie of "The Buried Life" on MTV.

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  • Paparazzi Playground

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    HOWARD STERN ON IDOL? According to the New York Post, American Idol producers want shock-jock Howard Stern to replace Simon Cowell as a judge next season. Stern is the America’s highest-paid radio personality and his contract with Sirius XM Radio ends next January. Last month, Cowell announced this current season of American Idol would be his last, so he could move on with his new American show, The X-Factor.

     

    IDOL CONTESTANT LIED? American Idol contestant Nicci Nix left an impression on the judges with her helium-high voice and Italian accent, because she scored a ticket to Hollywood. However, Nicci might have been faking it. According to TMZ, the amateur singer has actually appeared on at least four other reality shows before Idol and has a completely different voice on them. www.TMZ.com has some footage of Nix on Fear Factor, Making the Band, Date My Mom and Next.

     

    LINDSAY LOHAN: CELEBRITY HOARDER! Lindsay Lohan is showing all the signs of being a hoarder. The Insider posted video of Niecy Nash getting a tour of Lohan’s home, which is filled with endless clothing racks and shoe boxes that almost reach the ceiling. In the interview, Lindsay admitted, “I have a lot of clothing, I think that’s the biggest problem. I have a lot of stuff.” At one point during the tour, Lohan says she hates being in the rooms filled with clothes because it gives her anxiety. She told Nash that when her sister comes to visit, she doesn’t need to pack clothes since she can simply shop in her house.

     

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    http://www.theinsider.com/news/3184517_Lindsay_Lohan_Secret_Celebrity_Hoarder

     

     

    ROBIN WILLIAMS SUES AND LOSES! Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan star in the upcoming movie Cop Out, but it turns out Robin Williams was supposed to be in the film and sued for his pay. The actor claimed Gold Circle Films hired him as the lead in the movie but even though the production company pulled the plug on the flick and gave the rights to it to Warner Bros., Robin still thought he was entitled to his six-million dollar fee. Gold Circle stated they never had a contract with Robin and never told him they’d pay him whether or not the movie is made. According to TMZ, a judge agreed and tossed the case out on Friday.

     

    K-STEW ON JURY DUTY! Earlier this week, Kristen Stewart was on jury duty and now, details about the case she sat on are emerging. Stewart was reportedly a member of a Los Angeles County jury that was deciding the fate of a man accused of trying to solicit a prostitute. According to TMZ, after the three-day trial, Stewart and her fellow jurors found the defendant not guilty of trying to pay an undercover police officer for sex. The man pleaded not guilty, with his defense attorney arguing that since he does not speak English very well, he didn’t understand the situation he was in with the undercover cop and was therefore innocent.

     

    WAYNE NEWTON NEEDS TO PAY UP! Wayne Newton owes a Detroit-area airport some money! According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, “Mr. Las Vegas” took his two-million dollar plane in to the airport for some interior work, started paying storage fees, but has since stopped. The paper now says that Newton owes more than 60-thousand dollars in back payments. Also, it would take 30-thousand dollars just to move it. Learn more at www.StarTribune.com.

     

    KIM KARDASHIAN GETS SUED BY MAID! According to www.TMZ.com, Kim Kardashian is being sued for 29-thousand dollars in reimbursement by her former maid, Isabel Hernandez. While Kim was married to her former husband, Damon Thomas, Hernandez claims she was supposed to be paid 78-hundred dollars for work she did in 2007 and 2008, and even received a check that bounced in 2006. However, Kim’s lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, is not worried about the suit, especially since Kim and Damon had already divorced back in 2004.

     

    KARDASHIANS SPILL ON BEBE COLLECTION! Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian have landed a fashion line with Bebe. Kourtney described the clothing to www.People.com, saying it embodies “effortless style and fashion.” She went on to state how important it was to make “the line is versatile, and can take you from day to night.” The collection will hit stores on this Thursday.

     

    BIG LOVE GETS RENEWED! HBO is four episodes into the fourth season of Big Love and they just renewed the series for a fifth season. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show, which follows a polygamist family, reportedly attracted over 1.7-million viewers during its season premiere.

     

    SPRING BREAK WITH MTV! MTV is bringing caliente to Spring Break by teaming up with StudentCity.com in Acapulco, Mexico once again. This year, spring breakers can expect live performances, cool contests, games, and non stop partying with the cast of The Real World/Road Rules Challenge joining the fun. So turn your swag on because MTV is raiding all of Playa Suites Acapulco. To learn more check out www.MTVU.com.

  • All Things Music

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    JASON MRAZ SUPPORTS GAY MARRIAGE

     

    At the GRAMMYs, Jason Mraz wore a pin supporting gay marriage, and he recently spoke out on the subject as well. The two-time GRAMMY-winner told PopEater that he’s in the “fight for marriage equality” and has been “doing a couple of different activities and events speaking out as a straight man about civil rights.” He also asked that other straight celebs get involved with the cause, including John Mayer and Kanye West. See what else Jason had to say at www.PopEater.com.

     

    NEW DAVE MATTHEWS LIVE ALBUM

     

    Dave Matthews is releasing a new album on Tuesday! It’s titled Live in Las Vegas and was recorded at a show that Dave and Tim Reynolds did at Planet Hollywood in December of last year. And if that weren’t enough, if you order through the band’s official Web site, you’ll receive a special bonus disk as well. Head to www.DaveMatthewsBand.com to get it now.

     

    NEW VIDEO FROM THIRD EYE BLIND

     

    Third Eye Blind has just released a new video for their song “Bonfire.” It’s off of their hit album Ursa Major, and the vid was directed by frontman Stephan Jenkins himself. See the clip now at www.3EB.com.

     

    GET A MICHAEL FRANTI AUTOGRAPHED YOGA MAT

     

    Michael Franti has autographed a yoga mat and is donating it for an auction, with the money raised going to help those devastated by the earthquake in Haiti. The mat, which says “Practice One Love” and has a giant peace sign as well as Michael’s signature, is being auctioned by the Sakthi Foundation, which aims to build a birthing clinic and food depot in Haiti. Learn how to bid at www.MichaelFranti.com.

     

    P!NK TALKS OPRAH

     

    P!nk was on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Friday and she took to her Twitter account to write about the experience. The “Sober” singer wrote that the talk-show queen is “very beautiful and her energy is pure power.” She also said that she didn’t think she sounded her “best” because it was taped at seven in the morning. Read more at www.Twitter.com/Pink.

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    MURPHY’S DEATH CAUSED BY DRUGS, ILLNESS! The Los Angeles County coroner has ruled Brittany Murphy’s death as accidental, with pneumonia being the primary factor, according to People.com. The coroner’s report also states iron deficiency anemia and multiple drug intoxication also played a role in the actress’ death. The drugs in question were all prescription, but the coroner’s office didn’t release which medications they were. However, it seems the death was preventable. A complete report with more details will take several weeks to complete.

     

    JOHNSON DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES. The coroner has ruled on the cause of Casey Johnson’s death. TMZ got their hands on the report, which states that the heiress died of natural causes due to “diabetic ketoacidosis.” That means there was a lack of insulin in her system, causing a diabetic coma. The findings show Johnson was not taking her insulin shots, nor was she exercising or following her strict diet. Casey’s body was found on January 4th. She was 30 years old.

     

    FOX NOT SURE ABOUT CONAN! With Conan O’Brien off the NBC airwaves, it seemed like a sure thing that he’d eventually get a show on FOX, but it turns out he’s not a shoo-in. RadarOnline.com reports FOX head Rupert Murdoch isn’t sure they want a Conan show and that there are “different opinions” between the executives. Murdoch did explain though that they’re heavily considering the idea, noting, “If the programming people can show us we can do it, and make a profit, we would do it in a flash.” As part of his severance package, Conan can’t get a show until September.

     

    LOST SERIES FINALE DAY! Lost has been intriguing and confusing viewers for six years, but there is now a day when everything will be answered… hopefully. According to www.PerezHilton.com, the Lost series finale will air on Sunday, May 23rd from 8 to 10 PM. In the meantime, you can catch the show on ABC, Tuesdays at 8 PM.

     

    KATE GOSSELIN RETURNS TO THE VIEW! According to www.ETOnline.com, next month, Kate Gosselin is scheduled to return to The View for the fourth time. The reality TV star will help interview Twilight’s Robert Pattinson on Tuesday, March 2nd. Other celebrity guest hosts who will appear on upcoming episodes of the show include Meghan McCain, Valerie Bertinelli and Victoria Beckham.

     

    KARDASHIAN STALKER GETS LIFETIME BAN! Kim Kardashian can breathe a little easier today, after a permanent restraining order was granted against Dennis Shaun Bowman, who was harassing her on Twitter as well as in person. According to E! Online, Bowman must stay least 500-yards away from Kardashian, and cannot attempt to make any contact with her via social networking sites either. Kim’s attorney is said to be pleased with the ruling. Learn more at www.EOnline.com.

     

    RENT OUT JERSEY SHORE HOUSE! According to www.PerezHilton.com, if you have 65-hundred dollars to spare, you can rent out the infamous Jersey Shore house. That’s right, you can enjoy the six-bedroom, three-bathroom, 32-hundred square-foot house and even use the duck phone! Everything you’ve seen on the show can be yours. Visit www.PerezHilton.com to learn more.

     

    A NEW MUPPETS MOVIE? A new Muppets movie is in the works. According to New York Magazine, it’s called The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made and Flight of the Conchords co-creator James Bobin is the rumored director. The flick has already been penned by How I Met Your Mother star Jason Segel, who previously worked with puppets in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. As yet, no deal has been finalized.

     

    PAM ANDERSON ON DWTS? Could Pam Anderson be the newest cast member on Dancing With the Stars? According to www.PerezHilton.com, the former Baywatch star has been asked to be a part of the hit show, even though the cast won’t officially be announced for months. Supposedly, a source said that “she really wanted to do the show and the show thought it was a great idea.”

     

    BABY NEWS! Brothers & Sisters star Sarah Jane Morris has given birth to a baby boy. The actress and her husband, Ned Brower, named their son Emmett Andrew Brower and the baby weighed in at eight-pounds, two-ounces. Emmett’s exact birthday is January 24th. Learn more at www.People.com.

  • All Things Music

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    KELLY CLARKSON STICKS UP FOR TAYLOR SWIFT

     

    The president of Taylor Swift’s record label came out in defense of his artist for what many people are calling the poor performance she gave at the GRAMMY Awards over the weekend – kind of. According to the New York Times, Scott Borchetta defended Swift, but did it by saying that she may not be the “best technical singer.” This apparently really angered Kelly Clarkson, because she wrote an open letter on her blog to Borchetta, saying that “every artist has a bad performance or two” and that he needs to realize that “sometimes things won’t go according to plan or work out and that’s okay.” Read what else Kelly has to say, including thoughts about Borchetta insulting American Idol, at www.IAmKelly.Wordpress.com.

     

    A NEW MICHAEL FRANTI WEB SITE IS COMING

     

    Michael Franti is working on updating his official Web site. In a post on www.MichaelFranti.com, it says that the revamped site will give you tons of cool new features, including the ability to interact with other fans of the singer-songwriter. Be sure to check out www.MichaelFranti.com to see when the new one is launched.

     

    KATY PERRY’S VALENTINE’S DAY PLANS

     

    What do you get your fiancé for Valentine’s Day? Well if you’re Katy Perry, apparently you think about getting Russell Brand a spanking new Bentley! British paper The Daily Star reports that a source says Perry “really thought about this” and has been talking to a dealership in Newport Beach, California “for weeks now.” The particular version of vehicle that she’s looking at is supposed to be the same make and model that the late Who drummer Keith Moon used to own.

     

    SARA BAREILLES LIKES AMERICAN IDOL

     

    Sara Bareilles didn’t need American Idol to help her to become a popular musician, but that doesn’t mean she can’t enjoy the show! The singer-songwriter took to her Twitter account to write that the hit program makes her “laugh and cry all at once.” See what else the “Love Song” singer has to say at www.Twitter.com/SaraBareilles.

     

    WEEZER DONATE UNRELEASED SONG TO CANCER CHARITY

     

    Weezer have given the cancer charity Web site www.RightTrackTunes.org a previously unreleased song of theirs called “The Rat Race.” Fans who head to the Web site can buy the song and part of the money spent goes to cancer research and prevention. Ween and The Donnas have also donated music. Head to www.RightTrackTunes.org to buy the tunes and to do some good.

     

    · DIRECT QUOTE: Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo told RollingStone.com why they wanted to donate a song to the charity saying, “We feel this is an extremely worthy and urgent cause and are all too happy to help out.”

     

    3OH!3 & COBRA STARSHIP ANNOUNCE TOO FAST FOR LOVE TOUR

     

    3OH!3 and Cobra Starship have announced a co-headlining trek called the Too Fast For Love Tour, which will be presented by MTV. The jaunt will take off in Milwaukee on April 28th and then travel through North America before in Philadelphia on June 11th. The outing will also feature Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes performing his first-ever solo live performances, as well as a set from I Fight Dragons. A select number of tour dates will be part of mtvU’s second annual Movies & Music Festival, which features the hottest performers and most buzzed about movies leading up to the 2010 MTV Movie Awards. Additionally, the week before the Movie Awards, 3OH!3 and Cobra Starship will host a movie-award themed week during MTV’s morning music program, AMTV, and explosive performances from the festival will be featured on MTV.

     

    · TICKET INFORMATION: Presale tickets will be available beginning Thursday through Cobra Starship’s official fan club and 3OH!3’s fan pages. All remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public on Saturday, February 13th.

     

    · Check out: CobraStarship and www.3Oh3Music.com for more information.

     

    DYLAN SONG INSPIRES CHILDREN’S BOOK

     

    “Man Gave Names to All the Animals,” a song off Bob Dylan’s 1979 album Slow Train Coming, has inspired a children’s book. According to www.TwentyFourBit.com, the book, also called Man Gave Names to All the Animals, will boast drawings inspired by Dylan’s lyrics and include a CD that features the song. Artist Jim Arnoksy, who is working on the book, said Dylan has given his blessing to the project. No word yet on when the book will come out.

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    HEIDI’S MOM REACTS TO HER SURGERIES! After undergoing ten plastic surgeries in one day, Heidi Monag’s mother, Darlene, was beyond shocked to see her daughter’s new appearance. The Hills star told www.People.com that when her mother saw her for the first time, “She was looking at me almost like a zoo animal. It wasn’t like I was her daughter anymore. She was looking at me like I was a circus freak.” Heidi claims has no regrets about altering her looks and believes she’s now “the most beautiful, inside and out,” adding “it’s part of being a pop star.”

     

    LEIF GARRETT ARRESTED! Former teen idol Leif Garrett was arrested on Monday for possession of a controlled substance. Garrett was busted at a downtown L-A train station with heroin and remained in jail until yesterday morning. He’s due in court on February 24th. This isn’t his first train-bust either – Leif was arrested in 2006 for possession of heroin and Quaaludes on the train itself.

     

    BRITTANY MURPHY FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER CANCELLED! According to TMZ, Simon Monjack, husband of the late Brittany Murphy, cancelled the fundraiser scheduled for last night. No official word as to why Monjack scrapped the shindig, but TMZ reported it was due to an “illness in the family.” All proceeds from the event were to go to The Brittany Murphy Foundation, which is said to help fund arts education for children. Learn more about the cause at www.BrittanyMurphyFoundation.org

     

    AMERICAN BEAUTY TO WED! American Beauty actress Mena Suvari has announced that she’ll wed her fiancé, music promoter Simone Sestito, in Rome this summer. The pair got engaged in July of 2008. Learn more at www.ContactMusic.com.

     

    DEPP WORKING ON KEITH RICHARDS DOC! Johnny Depp is set to direct a documentary about Rolling Stone Keith Richards. In a European interview, Depp revealed he’s working on the flick now and his editor is sorting through tons of concert footage. Johnny went on to say, “I’m very touched that Keith agreed to show up in front of my cameras.” The actor based his “Jack Sparrow” character from The Pirates of the Caribbean films on Keith and Richards even shows up in one of the movies, playing “Sparrow’s” dad. Read more about Depp’s documentary at www.ThePlaylist.Blogspot.com.

     

    DEADLIEST CATCH CAPTAIN AWAKE! As we reported yesterday, Phil Harris, one of the captains seen on the Discover Channel’s Deadliest Catch, was in a medically induced coma after undergoing surgery following a stroke. Well Phil is now awake and according to TMZ, showing signs of improvement. While the Harris’ are still cautious, they say one good sign is that one of the first things Phil did when he woke up was tell the doctors and nurses, “Don’t f**k up!”

  • All Things Music

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    JOHN MAYER TALKS TIGER WOODS

     

    John Mayer has always been one to speak his mind, and this time he opened up about Tiger Woods. He spoke to British paper The Independent, saying, “Tiger Woods' problems come from him being married. The end. It has nothing to do with control. If Tiger Woods was a single guy, what sort of angle would there be to a text message?” Read what else he has to say about the golfer at www.Independent.co.uk.

     

    NEW MUSIC FROM MICHAL BUBLE

     

    Michael Buble is releasing some new music and it’s just in time for Valentine’s Day! According to a press release, six Buble songs that are currently unavailable will be put on iTunes for download beginning on Tuesday, and the six-pack is titled Special Delivery. Also on Tuesday, Michael is set to make an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Head to www.MichaelBuble.com for more details.

     

    LADY GAGA GETS A NEW TATTOO

     

    Lady Gaga had been writing on Twitter about getting a tattoo that said “Little Monsters,” in honor or what she calls her fans, and it seems that she finally did it! The “Bad Romance” posted a picture of her new ink her Twitter account, and it shows “Little Monsters” written in cursive on the arm she usually holds the microphone with. See it for yourself now at www.Twitter.com/LadyGaga.

     

    HEAR SOME NEW DAVID COOK

     

    David Cook is in New York City working on the follow-up album to his hit self-titled debut, and the former American Idol posted a video blog to keep his fans updated with how it’s coming along. Head to www.DavidCookOfficial.com now to see him messing around in the Big Apple studio, and to also hear a little bit of a new song from the record.

     

    GAVIN DeGRAW HELPS FIGHT MALARIA

     

    Gavin DeGraw has been a staunch supporter of the Nothing But Nets campaign, which aims to help protect people in impoverished countries by giving them nets that defend them from the dangerous disease of malaria. In a post on his official Web site, Gavin writes a note to all his fans, thanking them for helping to raise money to purchase and distribute more than 600-thousand nets, keeping more than one-million people safe. Learn more about Nothing But Nets and see what else Gavin has to say at www.GavinDeGraw.com.

     

    LEAD PUSSYCAT DOLL TO MODEL

     

    No one may know much about the current state of the Pussycat Dolls, but there is information to be learned about lead singer Nicole Scherzinger. According to the New York Post, Nicole has signed a contract to work for modeling-agency Wilhelmina Models. www.ContactMusic.com reports that Scherzinger joins other celebs that work for the company such as Fergie and Jessica Simpson.

     

    PATRICK STUMP “NOT IN FALL OUT BOY”

     

    Patrick Stump, frontman of Fall Out Boy, has announced that he’s not in Fall Out Boy right now. The Chicago singer spoke with Spin Magazine about the current status of F-O-B, saying that he’s not sure whether they’ll play as a band again or not. Stump did say that whatever decisions Fall Out Boy come to, “it will be for the right reasons.” This comes a day after bassist Pete Wentz said he couldn’t see himself playing in Fall Out Boy again anytime soon. Learn more at www.Spin.com.

     

    AEROSMITH WOULD CONSIDER A FEMALE SINGER

     

    Although Steven Tyler is threatening to sue Aerosmith if they continue their search for a new singer to replace him while he recovers from his various ailments, Joe Perry has revealed that the group is open to a female fronting the band. The guitarist told Classic Rock Revisited that Aerosmith has “gotta think out of the box.” Joe goes on to say many bands he was in had female singers who were great. Learn more at www.ClassicRockRevisited.com.

     

    A JO-BRO ON BROTHERS & SISTERS?

     

    Joe Jonas could be joining the cast of ABC’s Brothers & Sisters - for at least two episodes anyway. According to E! Online, sources say that Joe is being cast to play a young version of “Tommy,” the character portrayed by Balthazar Getty. There’s been no official word from ABC yet.

  • Paparazzi Playground

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    CONAN PAYS JOBLESS STAFF OUT OF OWN POCKET! Conan O’Brien has officially left NBC and now the rest of his staff is out of a job. Though many of the people on his crew received compensation, some did not, so Conan is reaching into his own pockets to pay severance for close to 50 employees who didn’t receive a package. The New York Daily News reports Conan will pay for at least six weeks of his stage hands’ wages.

     

    BOSTON LEGAL STAR DIES. Justin Mentell, best known for his role in Boston Legal, was killed in a car accident in Wisconsin. According to NBC Chicago, the 27-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene after his Jeep went off the road and into an embankment, hitting two trees.

     

    DEADLIEST CATCH CAPTAIN IN COMA. Phil Harris, captain of the Cornelia Marie, a boat featured in the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, suffered a stroke last Friday. He has since undergone a 12-hour surgery to reduce brain swelling and is now in a medically induced coma. According to the New York Daily News, Harris’ family released a statement thanking fans for their well-wishes and support.

     

    SNOOKI HAS NUDE PHOTOS?! It was only a matter of time until more nude photos surfaced from The Jersey Shore cast members. Much like Jenni "J-Woww" Farley’s self-portraits, www.RadarOnline.com reports there are now pictures and a video of a naked Snooki currently being shopped. One of the images shows the reality star wearing only a smile, on her knees, with one hand on the floor and the other grabbing the bed frame. The other shot is too scandalous to even describe. Snooki hasn’t yet confirmed or denied if it’s really her in the photos.

     

    CHANGES FOR GIBSON?! Mel Gibson has quit smoking and drinking for his three-month-old daughter Lucia. However, the one thing he won’t give up is his gun, whicih he sleeps with at night. According to PerezHilton.com, Gibson stated, “If I’m lying in bed and somebody comes into my room, I’ll either wake up or I won’t. And I’ll either hit them with my big stick that I’ve got or my gun that I’ve got. It is a bad way to live. But that’s what you’ve gotta do.”

     

    BRITTANY MURPHY FOUNDATION! The Brittany Murphy Foundation, set up by the late actress’ husband, Simon Monjack, is having a launch party tomorrow. Monjack is asking for one-thousand to ten-thousand dollar donations to attend the event, which takes place at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. The foundation is said to help fund arts education for children. Learn more about the foundation at www.BrittanyMurphyFoundation.org.

     

    FULL HOUSE HOUSE IS UP FOR SALE! Everybody’s favorite house growing up is now for sale! The beautiful home used in the opening credits for Full House is up for sale in San Francisco – though the show itself was actually filmed in a studio in L-A. Asking price for the Victorian is a mere four-million dollars! Learn more at www.NYPost.com.

  • All Things Music

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    A GAGA/LINDSAY LOHAN COLLABORATION?

     

    Producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins was behind the Lady Gaga and Beyonce collaboration “Telephone,” and now he has another project in mind for the “Bad Romance” singer. E! Online is reporting that the producer was talking at Clive Davis’ pre-GRAMMY party over the weekend and said that he thinks Lindsay Lohan would be a great person for Gaga to work with. Jerkins said that he could “pair them up” and that he would “love to see what could happen.”

     

    DOWNLOAD THE NEW TRAIN COVER SONG

     

    Train covered The Platters’ classic song “Only You,” and CBS is using it advertisements for their programming. You can see the video that the network has been running featuring the tune, or download the song to have it for yourself, at www.TrainLine.com.

     

    ALL-STARS SING “EVERYBODY HURTS” FOR HAITI

     

    Simon Cowell recently brought together some big names to perform R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts” and the charity single premiered yesterday on U-K radio. The track, which features the likes of Rod Stewart, Jon Bon Jovi, Mariah Carey, Susan Boyle and Miley Cyrus, will be available for download on Sunday and all proceeds will benefit the Haitian relief efforts. You can hear the tune now on YouTube.

     

    DIRECT LINK:

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2FEDNAqmmI

     

    UNCLE KRACKER AND MARDI GRAS

     

    Planning on heading to the 17th annual Le Festival De Mardi Gras in Lafayette, Louisiana? Well it was just announced that Uncle Kracker will be one of the many people performing at the five-day event, which takes place from February 12th through the 16th. Learn how you can be a part of the festival at www.UncleKracker.com.

     

    KRIS ALLEN AND GEORGE LOPEZ

     

    Kris Allen was interviewed at the Pre-GRAMMY Gala, and it appeared that it would just be like any other chat – until George Lopez decided to pop in at the end! Watch the hilarious interview now at www.KrisAllenOfficial.com

     

    LILY ALLEN IS BACK ON TWITTER

     

    It’s been a while, but Lily Allen is back on Twitter. The singer-songwriter hasn’t written on the social networking site since September, but according to NME.com, she posted that she is going to be revealing some “exciting stuff” on it in the future. Follow Lily at www.Twitter.com/LilyRoseAllen.

     

    AMY WINEHOUSE AND DAD ARE CLOSE

     

    Amy Winehouse and her dad Mitch have had their problems recently, mostly regarding the embattled singer’s desire to reunite with her ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, but apparently, all is well between Amy and her pops. Mitch and his daughter were photographed over the weekend in London looking very happy, with the younger Winehouse actually sucking her thumb and leaning up against her father. See the pictures now at www.DailyMail.co.uk.

     

    DIRECT LINK:

     

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1247877/Thumb-sucking-Amy-Winehouse-shows-shes-Daddys-girl-heart.html

     

    FULL LINE UP FOR “WE ARE THE WORLD” REMAKE

     

    MTV News reports Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie were able to bring an impressive amount of celebrities together for the 25th anniversary remake of “We Are the World.” The song has been renamed “We Are the World – 25 for Haiti,” with proceeds expected to benefit the Haitian earthquake relief efforts. There are over 80 confirmed entertainers on the track including: Janet Jackson, Pink, Usher, Jason Mraz, Akon, Robin Thicke, Celine Dion, Enrique Iglesias, Rob Thomas, Jeff Bridges, Vince Vaughn, Barbra Streisand, Jordin Sparks, Good Charlotte’s Madden brothers, Tony Bennett, Josh Groban, Justin Bieber, Sean Garrett, Will.I.Am, Carlos Santana, Melanie Fiona, Toni Braxton, Jason Mraz, Miley Cyrus, Nicole Scherzinger, Nicole Richie, Julianne Hough, Raphael Saadiq, Zac Brown, India.Arie, Randy Jackson, Musiq Soulchild, Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson, Fonzworth Bentley, the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson and Al Jardine, Trey Songz, Faith Evans, Mya, Gladys Knight, Jennifer Hudson, Keri Hilson, Tyrese, Katharine McPhee, Brandy, Mary Mary, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, the Jonas Brothers, Earth, Wind & Fire, Rashida Jones, Ethan Bortnick, Natalie Cole, BeBe Winans, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, T-Pain, Wyclef Jean, Kid Cudi, LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, Drake, Bizzy Bone, Nipsey Hussle, Busta Rhymes, Haitian-born Heroes actor Jimmy Jean-Louis, former Michael Jackson guitarist Orianthi, Patti Austin, RedOne, Slumdog Millionaire film score composer A.R. Rahman, Swizz Beatz, Taj, Taryll and TJ Jackson.

     

    PETE WENTZ SEEMS TO CONFIRM FOB BREAK-UP

     

    Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz talked with fans on his Twitter account Monday night and seemed to confirm that F-O-B had broken up. Wentz wrote, “I can’t imagine playing in FOB again. Something would have to change in my head or my heart…not my wallet.” Wentz went on to say it’s possible that Fall Out Boy could continue without him. Wentz also posted a message on his blog at PeteWentz.com saying he’s looking for a new project that drives him and gives him purpose. The official word from the band is that they are still on a “hiatus,” only Wentz’s latest comments have suggested some more permanent changes. Read more at www.Twitter.com/PeteWentz and www.PeteWentz.com.

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