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Digest: Amy Winehouse Records Duet With Cee Lo; 'Glee' Shatters Elvis Presley's U.K. Chart Record

Also: Flavor Flav opens fried chicken restaurant

January 24, 2011 10:55 AM ET
Digest: Amy Winehouse Records Duet With Cee Lo; 'Glee' Shatters Elvis Presley's U.K. Chart Record
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Amy Winehouse Records With Cee Lo
Amy Winehouse has reportedly recorded a duet with Cee Lo Green that may appear on her forthcoming album. The two recorded the song when Green visited Winehouse's house in St. Lucia. [NME]

'Glee' Breaks Elvis Presley's U.K. Chart Record
The cast of Glee have shattered a record set by Elvis Presley in the U.K. by scoring 20 top 40 singles in just over a year. It took Presley 88 weeks to achieve the same number of hits 50 years ago. [BBC]

Flavor Flav Opens Fried Chicken Spot
Public Enemy rapper Flavor Flav will be opening the first of several planned Flav's Fried Chicken restaurants in Clinton, Iowa today. The rapper, who has a culinary degree and some experience working in restaurants, promises to visit often for promotions and get hands-on in the kitchen by occasionally working the fryer. [Billboard]

Universal Music Group Lays Off 60 Employees
Universal Music Group let go of an estimated 60 employees on Friday in order to reduce overall costs for their business. According to a source contacted by Variety, the layoffs will not effect the creative areas of the company. [Variety]

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