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Story 1: Following Jackson's death, allegations emerged that the 50-year-old King of Pop had been consuming painkillers, sedatives and antidepressants. The DEA was asked to help the probe by the Los Angeles Police Department, a law enforcement official in Washington told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation.more.
Story 2: Michael Jackson had a mountain of unreleased recordings in the vault when he died music that is almost certain to be packaged and repackaged for his fans in the years to come. The material includes unused tracks from studio sessions of some of Jackson's best albums, as well as more recently recorded songs made with Senegalese R&B singer and producer Akon and Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am.
"No one has even asked us, and if they asked us they would have 'no' as an answer, because (Jackson's concerts were) going to happen in a week," said Benny Andersson.
Deleasa, 22, met Kevinthe JoBro who has managed to have a private lifein May 2007 while their families were vacationing in the Bahamas.
"Our hearts are filled with joy today and we are happy to share with you that our son Kevin has asked Danielle for her hand in marriage," parents Denise and Kevin Jonas Sr. said in a statement. "Her answer was yes, and it is such a blessing that she will be joining our family. Kevin and Danielle have not yet set a date."
Rye Rye regrets to announce she is cancelling her support dates with A-Trak. Rye Rye was to bring her hardcore on the road with his 10,000lb Hamburger Tour July 5 August 8. After completing her international tour while working on her upcoming debut album, the busy Baltimore rapper just premiered her M.I.A.-directed video "Bang" July 1.
Hilary Duff is set to guest star on Gossip Girl according to EW. They report that she'll "play Olivia Burke, a movie star who enrolls at NYU in search of a traditional college experience. She ends up rooming with Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) so it's safe to say she'll be majoring in Drama! Duff will debut in this season's fourth episode, slated to air Oct. 5." more
When Rihanna tattooed a few of the tattoo artists at East Side Ink in New York last Wednesday night, she may not have realized what she was doing was illegal. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene confirmed to MTV News on Thursday (July 2) that someone has been sent to the tattoo parlor to investigate the incident. more
Lauryn Hill did it. "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" -- six times platinum -- came out 11 years ago. Sade did it. It's been nine years since she released "Lovers Rock." D'Angelo did it. It's been the same amount of time since he put out his platinum-selling set "Voodoo" (both he and Sade will release albums this fall).
Now, after being on hiatus since 2002, Maxwell is stepping back on the public stage. On Tuesday (July 7), the 36-year-old Brooklyn native will release his long-awaited, often-delayed fourth studio album, "BLACKsummer'snight," the first installment of a trilogy, through Columbia Records.
While his music has been cherished by families for years this is the first time a Bob Marley record has appeared on the kids' music chart. As Island Records celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and Legend reaches 10 million sold in the Soundscan era, the strength of Marley's music remains a potent force for listeners of all ages.
Shortyo's premiere album, "King Of The Kounty", features rap icons Nate Dogg, Too Short and Lil Wayne. Platinum artist, Yung Berg, also lends his vocals to "King Of The Kounty's" first single, "Stripper" which can be heard on college and Philadelphia area radio stations. Shortyo's upcoming single, "There He Go", featuring Reed Dollaz, is a "hard thumping street anthem" aiming to give Philadelphia the lyrical fix they've been looking for.