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Digest: Gwyneth Paltrow to Sing Adele on 'Glee'; Prince Announces First Dates of L.A. Residency

Also: Johnny Marr quits the Cribs; Pete Doherty may be jailed in Germany

April 12, 2011 11:05 AM ET
Digest: Gwyneth Paltrow to Sing Adele on 'Glee'; Prince Announces First Dates of L.A. Residency
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Gwyneth Paltrow to Cover Adele on 'Glee'
Gwyneth Paltrow will reprise her role as Holly Holliday on Glee in next week's episode. This time around the actress is set to perform a cover of Adele's song "Turning Tables." [EW.com]

Prince Announces Concert Dates in Los Angeles
Prince has announced the specific dates of the first few shows of his 21-concert residency at the Forum in Los Angeles. Tickets for shows on April 14th, 21st and 22nd will go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m. [LA Times]

Johnny Marr Leaves the Cribs
Guitarist Johnny Marr has announced that he has officially quit the Cribs after playing with the band for four years. The former Smiths guitarist says that he will now focus on recording two new solo albums and composing soundtrack music for films. [BBC]

Pete Doherty May Be Jailed in Germany
Libertines and Babyshambles rocker Pete Doherty is facing jail time in Germany if he does not pay a 30,000 euro fine for damaging a parked car while he was on a bar crawl in Berlin in December of 2009. If jailed, his sentence is likely to last around 30 days. [NME]

EMI to Be Sold As One Unit
Citigroup has announced that it intends to sell EMI, the world's fourth-largest record company, as a whole. Citigroup cut EMI's debt by 65 percent in a debt-for-equity swap in February. [Billboard]

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