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Digest: Britney Spears to Tour; Lady Gaga Episode of 'Glee' May Be Expanded

Also: Willie Nelson sings his way out of jail time; Rick Ross busted for pot possession

March 29, 2011 1:10 PM ET
Digest: Britney Spears to Tour; Lady Gaga Episode of 'Glee' May Be Expanded
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Britney Spears to Tour With Enrique Iglesias
Britney Spears announced that she will be touring North America this summer with Enrique Iglesias on Good Morning America. The tour will kick off on June 17th in Sacramento and will include 26 arena dates. The specific dates have not been released. [Billboard]

Fox May Expand Lady Gaga Episode of 'Glee'
Glee's Lady Gaga-centric episode is likely to be expanded to a 90-minute running time. According to TV Line, the show's producers are lobbying the network to include two additional musical numbers. [TV Line]

Willie Nelson Can Sing His Way Out of Jail Time
Willie Nelson has been offered a plea deal by a Texas prosecutor for a marijuana possession charge from last year. The unusual deal would involve Nelson being let off with a $378 fine and a live performance of the song "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain," instead of jail time. Lucky for Nelson, the county attorney is a longtime fan of his music. [Guardian]

Rick Ross Busted For Weed Possession
Rick Ross has been arrested in Louisiana on a marijuana possession charge. The rapper was issued a misdemeanor summons and had one gram of marijuana confiscated after police responded to complaints about pot smoke at his room at a Hilton Hotel. [Billboard]

Tom Morello to Release New Nightwatchman Album
Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello has announced that World Wide Rebel Songs, his third solo album under the name the Nightwatchman, will be released in the summer. The record will be his first for the New West Records label. [LA Times]

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