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AP reports: Miley Cyrus rode a wave at the Teen Choice Awards. The teen queen sailed away with six surfboard-shaped trophies at Sunday's ceremony.
Cyrus won for comedy TV actress and comedy TV show for "Hannah Montana," music/dance movie actress and hissy fit for the "Hannah Montana" movie, music single for "The Climb" and summer song for "Before the Storm." She also presented Britney Spears with the ultimate choice award.
The biggest winner of the night was vampire drama "Twilight," which sucked up nine movie awards
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AP reports: A British tabloid reported Saturday that the godfather of Michael Jackson's three children claims to be the father of the singer's daughter Paris.
The News of the World quotes Jackson's longtime friend Mark Lester as saying that he "gave Michael my sperm so that he could have kids — and I believe Paris is my daughter."
The newspaper also quotes Lester, is a 51-year-old former child star known for his lead role in the 1968 movie version of the state show "Oliver!" as saying he's willing to take a paternity test.
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antiMusic reports: It doesn't appear that Paula Abdul will be sitting idle after leaving Idol. While many question her singing skills, her dancing ability has never been in question. The BBC reports that: Abdul may join a rival TV talent show following her exit from American Idol, according to US media reports. The star met Nigel Lythgoe, producer of hit series So You Think You Can Dance, just days after announcing her decision to quit American Idol.
Lythgoe confirmed the talks to trade paper Variety and said there was "no question" he wanted to sign Abdul. moreMore on Paula Abdul - Paula Abdul MP3s - Paula Abdul CDs -
But it appears the network that produced the show that inspired that knock off also wants Paula. AP says that: ABC programming chief Stephen McPherson told the Television Critics Association on Saturday that he was "stunned" to hear she'd decided to leave the top-rated Fox series and that he's contacted Abdul, whom he called an old friend.
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PR reports: This Tuesday, August 11th, the Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood, CA will host a special fan event with Season 7 American Idol winner David Cook!
Head to Hard Rock at Universal CityWalk for your chance to meet David Cook and receive a signed copy of his self-titled CD. The first 300 people to purchase the CD will get a signed copy by David himself.
In addition, Cook will donate his lace up stage pants from last summer's American Idol tour which will become a permanent addition to Hard Rock's world-famous collection.
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PR reports: The Sounds are thrilled to announce a massive leg of their world tour that will see the band embarking on their largest headlining tour to date.
The 75 plus date tour, which will begin September 11th in Quebec City, Canada, is in support of the band's latest critically acclaimed album, CROSSING THE RUBICON and will see the Swedish quintet performing in several of North America's most impressive venues such as The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Roseland Ballroom in New York, The Warfield in San Francisco and The Vic Theatre in Chicago.
Already having completed an arena tour with Fall Out Boy in Europe and a 3-month US Amphitheatre tour with No Doubt, all in support of CROSSING, The Sounds are excited to be bringing their headlining show to fans everywhere. Support for the upcoming tour will include Foxy Shazam in North America and Matt and Kim in Europe, along with guest DJ's.
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EMI reports: Capitol Records breakthrough dance-rock band Hockey have been making impressive first impressions with music fans, bloggers and mainstream media around the globe with a non-stop touring schedule leading up to the October 6th release of their debut album Mind Chaos.
The Portland, OR based quartet have toured the UK with both Passion Pit and Friendly Fires and played most major festivals around the globe including stops in the U.S. at SXSW, Sasquatch, Bonnaroo and will play Chicago's famed Lollapalooza festival today. More on Hockey - Hockey CDs -
"The last few months have been mind-blowing, a year ago we were playing at little clubs in Portland and now we're playing huge festivals around the world with bands that we're fans of," said frontman Ben Grubin. "We opened for Fleet Foxes and The Killers in Norway which is pretty insane."
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Noble reports: Warner Music Entertainment is pleased to announce the first time UK DVD release of 'Barry Manilow: In Concert the Legendary 1978 Concert at the Greek Theatre' on September 14th.
In 1978 Manilow was performing in the biggest outdoor amphitheatres in America on his marathon 'In Concert' tour, including a two week residency at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, playing to over 72,000 fans.
New on the scene and anxious to compete with the major television networks, HBO produced its first two-hour musical special, "Manilow: Live at the Greek Theatre." The powerhouse performance garnered a huge viewing audience and now, over thirty years later, Manilow's HBO special makes its long-awaited DVD debut.
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