Digest: Jon Bon Jovi to Star in 'New Year's Eve'; Michael Jackson's Doctor Pleads Not Guilty

Also: Will.i.am Teams Up With Intel; Bloc Party singer writes about groupies

January 26, 2011 11:25 AM ET
Digest: Jon Bon Jovi to Star in 'New Year's Eve'; Michael Jackson's Doctor Pleads Not Guilty
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Jon Bon Jovi to Star in 'New Year's Eve'
It's not much of a stretch, but Jon Bon Jovi has signed on to play a rock star in New Year's Eve, director Garry Marshall's follow-up to his 2010 movie Valentine's Day. Bon Jovi's character will be paired with Halle Berry in the romantic comedy. The picture will also star Robert De Niro, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hilary Swank and Ashton Kutcher, among many others. [EW.com]

Michael Jackson's Doctor Pleads Not Guilty
Michael Jackson's personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray has plead not guilty on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the singer's death. The judge presiding over the case has scheduled Murray's trial to begin on March 28th. [Reuters]

Will.i.am To Make Music For Intel
Black Eyed Peas leader will.i.am has signed a deal to produce music for the tech company Intel, who have named the musician their "director of creativity." The specifics of will.i.am's role in the company have yet to be fully established. [BBC]

Bloc Party Singer to Pen Erotic Memoir
Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has told the NME that he is planning to write a book, possibly an erotic memoir, upon moving to Manhattan in the coming weeks. The singer has been talking about writing about his experiences with groupies in several interviews over the past few years. [Guardian UK]

Kate Bush Reissues Are on the Way
Four of Kate Bush's albums — The Dreaming, Hounds of Love, The Sensual World and The Red Shoes — are set to be reissued later this year. Details of the repackaged records have yet to revealed.  [Side-Line]

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