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Digest: Prince Adds Another Show in NYC; Courtney Love's Twitter Account Disappears

Also: Kanye asked for controversial album art; Janet Jackson announces intimate theater tour

January 10, 2011 4:25 PM ET
Prince performs at Madison Square Garden in New York City, December 29, 2010.
Prince performs at Madison Square Garden in New York City, December 29, 2010.
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Prince Adds Another Show in New York
Prince has announced another concert at Manhattan's Madison Square Garden, set for February 7th. He has already performed two shows at the venue on his current Welcome 2 America tour, and he is set to play a third on January 18th. Tickets for the new show will go on sale on Saturday at 10 a.m. [Brooklyn Vegan]

Courtney Love's Twitter Account is Gone
Courtney Love, who is being sued by a fashion designer for defamation on Twitter, has apparently deleted her Twitter account. Though some are reporting that her account is officially suspended, Love's followers say that she threatened to shut down all her social media accounts in a tweet shortly before her feed vanished. [Onion AV Club]

Kanye Asked For a Controversial Cover
According to George Condo, the artist who painted the cover of Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, the rapper specifically asked for "something that will be banned." Of course, this didn't stop West from tweeting that the album had been banned by someone or something — he was never specific about it — back in October. [Vulture]

Janet Jackson Announces Intimate Theater Tour
Janet Jackson has announced that she will embark on a new tour titled Number Ones, Up Close and Personal in early March. As the name suggests, she will be performing all of her Number One chart hits in relatively small theaters in 15 cities throughout the United States and Canada. [Billboard]

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