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Christina Aguilera Makes As Much As Other 'Voice' Judges Combined

Also: Sony Pictures fights request to use Michael Jackson footage in court; Kid Rock honored for charity work

June 16, 2011 12:40 PM ET
Christina Aguilera Makes As Much As Other 'Voice' Judges Combined
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Christina Aguilera Earns Far More Than Other 'Voice' Judges
According to the Hollywood Reporter's sources, Christina Aguilera is paid as much as all her fellow The Voice judges put together. Apparently Aguilera pulls in more than $225,000 per episode, whereas Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton all make around $75,000. [Hollywood Reporter]

Michael Jackson Movie Outtakes Disputed in Court
Sony Pictures is fighting a request from the attorneys of Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician accused of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, to acquire raw footage from the singer's posthumous concert film This Is It. Murray's legal team hopes to use the footage to illustrate that Jackson was in poor health in the weeks leading up to his death in 2009. [Billboard]

L.A. Reid to Become New Epic Chairman
Former Island Def Jam chairman and X Factor judge Antonio "L.A." Reid has signed on to become the chairman of a newly restructured Epic Label Group in July. The new gig will reunite Reid with Usher, Pink, Outkast and other artists he championed earlier in his career. [Billboard]

Kid Rock Named Goodfellow of the Year
Kid Rock is set to be honored by the Old Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund of Detroit at a fundraiser in September. Rock will receive the Goodfellow of the Year award for his charitable work in the city through his Kid Rock Foundation. [Detroit News]

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