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Ellen Carpenter

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  • Georgia Man Arrested for Threatening Elton John's Life

    Elton John has a famous fan in Lady Gaga, but not everyone appreciates the awesome power of "Tiny Dancer." A Georgia man was arrested Wednesday for making terrorist threats against Sir Elton. Last month Neal Horsley, 65, posted a YouTube video of himself standing in front of the singer's Atlanta apartment complex holding a large […]

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  • Abba Won't Reunite at Rock Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    At Monday night's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, one half of Abba will dance, jive and have the time of their lives while being honored by a roomful of the biggest names in music. The other two will be at home. Fans hoping the Swedish pop masters would turn out a sparkling […]

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  • Phil Spector Appeals Murder Conviction Citing Error, Misconduct

    Lawyers for producer Phil Spector have appealed his 2009 murder conviction, claiming he didn't receive a fair trial. Last May, Spector, now 70 years old, was sentenced to 19 years to life in prison for shooting actress Lana Clarkson at his California mansion in 2003. Citing judicial error and prosecutorial misconduct, his legal team requested […]

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  • Breaking: Dead Man's Bones

    Who: Dead Man's Bones finds Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling and his friend Zach Shields spinning fireside ghost stories into mesmerizing "Monster Mash" sing-alongs with the help of L.A.'s Silverlake Conservatory Children's Choir. Sounds like: The Arcade Fire, Tom Waits and the cast of Sesame Street performing a Kurt Weill musical. Gosling and Shields wanted to […]

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  • Lady Gaga Unleashes "Monster" With Dr. Dre: Headphones First, Song Next? Singer on New Tracks

    For their debut collaboration, Dr. Dre and Lady Gaga designed a pair of headphones. Are they going to team up for a song next? "I think we are," said Dre with a sly smile, after a press conference announcing Heartbeats, the new Gaga-endorsed earbuds for Monster's Beats By Dr. Dre line. "We're just talking about […]

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  • Alanis Morissette Gets Personal at Intimate New York Gig

    "Every time I go through something difficult, I think, this is the mother lode. I'm not going to get through this one," Alanis Morissette said last night during an intimate performance in New York. "And then six months later I'm like, what's his name again?" And with that, the journal-spewing Queen of '90s Rock quashed […]

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