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Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley to Host CMAs

For the third straight year Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will host the Country Music Association Awards, broadcasting live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 10th. [AP]

Guns N’ Roses Cut Short at Leeds

Axl Rose criticized the organizers of the Leeds and Reading Festivals after they held Guns N’ Roses to strict curfew laws. “We would like to play a few more songs for you tonight, but someone is telling us the show’s over. This war ain’t over yet,” Rose told the Leeds crowd. Rose later apologized for the band’s two lackluster performances. [NME, Axl Rose’s Twitter]

Taylor Swift’s ‘Mine’ Video

Check out the new music video for Taylor Swift’s “Mine,” the first single off Swift’s new album Speak Now, due out October 25th. [Taylor Swift]

John Lennon’s Toilet Sells for $14,700

An anonymous Beatles fan shelled out $14,740 at auction to buy a porcelain toilet owned by John Lennon between 1969 and 1971. “I think it’s the most unusual item we’ve ever had in our auction,” the auctioneer said of the commode, which went for 10 times more than its pre-auction estimate. [Reuters]

Terrorist Suspect Auditioned for Canadian Idol

Khurram Sher, a Montreal doctor who was recently arrested for conspiring to commit terrorist acts in Canada, tried out for Canadian Idol in 2008. Wearing traditional Pakistani clothing, Sher sang Avril Lavigne‘s “Complicated” and was unanimously panned by the judges. [Reuters]

Drake, Nicki Minaj Tease Fans with Twitter Marriage

Drake and Nicki Minaj had a little fun at their Twitter followers’ expense this weekend, as the Young Money stars pretended to have wed, then said the union was annulled. “Please refer to [Nicki Minaj] as Mrs. Aubrey Drake Graham and don’t stare at her too long. She’s finally mine,” Drake tweeted. Minaj later wrote, “My husband Drake and I have decided to have our marriage annulled.” []

Justin Bieber Postpones New York State Fair Concer

Justin Bieber was forced to reschedule his concert at the New York State Fair in Syracuse yesterday, due to an unspecified illness. Bieber will now perform in Syracuse on Wednesday. [AP]

Plus: Keith Richards talks new autobiography, Jay-Z readies Yankees gear and more.

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