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Digest: The Game Releases New Mixtape; Sheryl Crow Publishing Cookbook

Also: Ke$ha gets sued by former manager; Meat Loaf announces intimate concert in New York

January 25, 2011 4:05 PM ET
Digest: The Game Releases New Mixtape; Sheryl Crow Publishing Cookbook

The Game Has a New Mixtape
The Game released a new mixtape yesterday titled Purp and Patron hosted by DJ Skee and Funkmaster Flex that was reportedly downloaded over 125,000 times in less than two hours. The 29-track double disc set includes collaborations with Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Pharrell, Dr. Dre, Ashanti and T-Pain. [Rap-Up]

Sheryl Crow to Release Cookbook
Sheryl Crow will publish If It Makes You Healthy, her first cookbook, on March 29th. The book, a collection of recipes co-written by her personal chef Chuck White, will include 125 recipes for healthy meals arranged by the seasonal availability of ingredients. [Eater]

Ke$ha Sued by Former Management
Ke$ha and her producer Dr. Luke are both being sued by DAS Communications, a company that used to manage the pop singer. The company insists that Dr. Luke pressured Ke$ha to sever ties with the company. DAS is seeking $14 million from Ke$ha and $12 million from Dr. Luke in damages. Ke$ha has already filed a counter-suit against the company. [EW.com]

Meat Loaf to Rock in Small Club
Meat Loaf has announced a special concert at Manhattan's Irving Plaza on February 23rd. This will be the singer's first small club show in the city since 1977. Since Meat Loaf is best known for doing pretty much everything with over-the-top grandeur, it should be pretty interesting to see what he does on a smaller stage: It could very well be the regular Meat Loaf extravaganza in close quarters.  [Village Voice]

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