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Train to Sell 'Drops of Jupiter' Wine

Also: Sean Kingston released from hospital; George Michael plans HIV charity concert

June 23, 2011 12:10 PM ET
Train to Sell 'Drops of Jupiter' Wine
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Train to Have Their Own Wine Label
Pop-rockers Train have announced plans to team up with the San Francisco Wine Co. to produce their own Drops of Jupiter Petite Sirah wine, which will be available through their online wine club and other outlets. A third of the profits from sales of the wine will go to the Family House charity in San Francisco. [Billboard]

Sean Kingston Released From Hospital
Hip-hop singer Sean Kingston has been released from Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where he had been recovering from injuries sustained in a jet-ski accident on Memorial Day weekend. Shortly before his release, Kingston tweeted a picture of himself with the message, "Feeling alot better! GOD IS GREAT! Thanks for all the prayers and support! Love you ALL!" [MTV]

George Michael Plans HIV Charity Show
George Michael is set to play a concert at London's Royal Opera House on November 6th as a fundraiser for the Sir Elton John AIDS Foundation. The orchestral gig will be part of Michael's upcoming European Symphonica tour. [BBC]

Jennifer Lopez's Latin Talent Show Gets New Producer
Reality-tv producer Endemol has signed on as a production partner for Q'Viva, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's new show in which the two search Latin America for new talent. Endemol's huge distribution network will give the program an advantage in several foreign markets. [Billboard]

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