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  • Major 'American Idol' Changes Announced

    Major 'American Idol' Changes Announced | ARTICLE

    American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has announced several new significant changes for the show in his ongoing effort to revive its flagging ratings. Along with previously announced new judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, several...

    November 18, 2010 2:12 PM ET
  • Randy Jackson: It's Not Michael On New Album

    Randy Jackson: It's Not Michael On New Album | ARTICLE

    Michael Jackson's brother Randy held forth on Twitter Wednesday night, claiming that the vocals for some songs on the forthcoming Michael LP aren't his brother's. In a series of tweets, he slams the executors of his brother's...

    November 18, 2010 11:14 AM ET
  • Patti Smith Wins National Book Award

    Patti Smith Wins National Book Award | ARTICLE

    Patti Smith won the 2010 National Book Award in the nonfiction category for her memoir Just Kids. "I dreamed of having a book of my own, of writing one that I could put on a shelf,"

    November 18, 2010 11:01 AM ET
  • Drake Claims Armed Robbery Was a Setup

    Drake Claims Armed Robbery Was a Setup | ARTICLE

    Drake was robbed at gunpoint in his hometown of Toronto in May 2009 — and, he tells GQ he thinks the robbery was an inside job. (The interview is not online, but...

    November 17, 2010 5:48 PM ET
  • Amy Winehouse Announces First Live Dates in Two Years

    Amy Winehouse Announces First Live Dates in Two Years | ARTICLE

    Amy Winehouse announced her first official shows in two years via a post on her website Wednesday. The only catch is that all four shows in the January "one-off tour" are in Brazil. Three of the...

    November 17, 2010 5:35 PM ET
  • Plus: Daft Punk Talk 'Tron'; Avril Divorce Details

    Plus: Daft Punk Talk 'Tron'; Avril Divorce Details | ARTICLE

    Daft Punk Explain Tron Score's Classical Bent Many fans have been surprised that Daft Punk's score for the forthcoming Tron: Legacy film seems more influenced...

    November 17, 2010 4:11 PM ET
  • Video: Beyonce's 'Sexually Provocative' Perfume Ad

    Video: Beyonce's 'Sexually Provocative' Perfume Ad | ARTICLE

    An ad for...

    November 17, 2010 2:37 PM ET
  • Watch: Jay-Z Talks Tough With David Letterman

    Watch: Jay-Z Talks Tough With David Letterman | ARTICLE

    Jay-Z's appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman Monday night was...

    November 17, 2010 2:01 PM ET
  • Metallica's Kirk Hammett Kicks Child in Onstage Mishap

    Metallica's Kirk Hammett Kicks Child in Onstage Mishap | ARTICLE

    Metallica has had onstage mishaps involving pyrotechnics and falling stage props in the past, but you'd have to think balloons would be pretty low on the danger scale. Guess again: During a show in Sydney last week,...

    November 16, 2010 6:20 PM ET
  • Wiz Khalifa Blames His Drug Arrest on His Success

    Wiz Khalifa Blames His Drug Arrest on His Success | ARTICLE

    To hear Wiz Khalifa say it, his arrest on drug charges last week was due more to his success than anything else. "They want to try to scare you or make an example out of you...

    November 16, 2010 4:57 PM ET
  • T.I. to Appear on 'VH1 Storytellers,' New Song With Eminem Hits Web

    T.I. to Appear on 'VH1 Storytellers,' New Song With Eminem Hits Web | ARTICLE

    T.I. may be serving out an 11-month sentence for a parole violation, but his name hasn't left the headlines: An episode of VH1 Storytellers will air on December 10, just three days after his new LP...

    November 16, 2010 3:15 PM ET
  • Akon 'Disagrees' With Will.I.Am's Criticism of Michael Jackson LP

    Akon 'Disagrees' With Will.I.Am's Criticism of Michael Jackson LP | ARTICLE

    Will.I.Am has loudly voiced his opposition to Michael, the forthcoming posthumous Michael Jackson LP, calling its release "disrespectful." But Akon, who collaborated with Jackson on the just-released "Hold My Hand" single, disagrees. "I think...

    November 16, 2010 1:49 PM ET
  • New Dr. Dre Song Leaked

    New Dr. Dre Song Leaked | ARTICLE

    Dr. Dre's long-awaited Detox album may have taken a step closer to reality Monday night, when a new song called "Kush" popped up online. The track, which features Akon and Snoop Dogg, is rumored to be...

    November 16, 2010 1:21 PM ET
  • Beatles End Digital Boycott, Catalog Now on iTunes

    Beatles End Digital Boycott, Catalog Now on iTunes | ARTICLE

    Apple announced Tuesday that the Beatles' recordings would be available for purchase on iTunes, after a day of speculation about what the company's iTunes-related news would be. Check out which artists are the last...

    November 16, 2010 10:17 AM ET
  • Hear Lil Wayne's First Post-Prison Track

    Hear Lil Wayne's First Post-Prison Track | ARTICLE

    It's probably not the brand-new song his manager told Rolling Stone about last week, but Lil Wayne's first post-prison music has hit the web in the form of two guest verses on Birdman's "Fire Flame": "Fresh...

    November 16, 2010 9:53 AM ET
  • Plus: Strokes Wrap LP; Kid Rock Hits Road in January

    Plus: Strokes Wrap LP; Kid Rock Hits Road in January | ARTICLE

    Florida Governor Pursuing Jim Morrison Pardon Outgoing Florida Governor Charlie Christ said he will submit Jim Morrison as a posthumous candidate to be pardoned for...

    November 16, 2010 9:46 AM ET
  • Plus: Johnny Cash Honored; Strummer Biopic Coming

    Plus: Johnny Cash Honored; Strummer Biopic Coming | ARTICLE

    Johnny Cash to Be Inducted Into Gospel Hall of Fame Johnny Cash is among the four artists who will be inducted into the Gospel Music...

    November 16, 2010 6:00 AM ET
  • Are The Beatles Finally Coming to iTunes?

    Are The Beatles Finally Coming to iTunes? | ARTICLE

    Many have speculated about what Apple's big announcement tomorrow morning will be, and the Wall Street Journal claims that it has the answer: The Beatles' catalog will finally be available on iTunes. Citing "people familiar...

    November 15, 2010 6:25 PM ET
  • Eminem and Royce Da 5'9" Release New Song, 'Living Proof'

    Eminem and Royce Da 5'9" Release New Song, 'Living Proof' | ARTICLE

    After years of estrangement and a gradual reconciliation, Eminem and Royce Da 5'9" are collaborating again: A new track called "Living Proof" was released online Monday. The two formed the duo Bad Meets Evil in the...

    November 15, 2010 6:12 PM ET
  • Jay-Z Says Kanye West's Bush Comment Was 'Honest Emotion'

    Jay-Z Says Kanye West's Bush Comment Was 'Honest Emotion' | ARTICLE

    Jay-Z had a lot to say in defense of Kanye West on Howard Stern's radio show Monday morning. Addressing West's 2005 comment that "George Bush doesn't care about black people" — which flared up all...

    November 15, 2010 2:49 PM ET
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