Day in Pop Report for 11/01/2010
(NME) Cheryl Cole beats Rihanna to UK singles chart Number One Kings Of Leon remain on top of the albums chart more
(Jam!) Alice Cooper has heaped praise on Lady Gaga, insisting the musician has already made rock 'n' roll history. more
(ASB) Tracklisting of Kanye West's new album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" might have been final since its release date is only three weeks away, but the rapper keeps his G.O.O.D Fridays because he still has another project, a joint album with Jay-Z, which is still in the works. Over the weekend, Kanye dropped "The Joy" which features Jigga on it. more
(Billboard) The makers of "Men in Black 3" have cast Nicole Scherzinger, alongside Betty White, for what she described as "a small villain role" where "I say a couple of lines and then I die." more
(Yahoo) Prosecutors have charged rapper T.I.'s wife with one count of misdemeanor drug possession stemming from an arrest last month on the Sunset Strip. more
(Jam!) Managers at the luxury Indian resort where Katy Perry married funnyman Russell Brand will reportedly be charged with violating noise laws during the wedding celebrations. more
(Jam!) Elton John dreams of establishing a museum to display his private photography collection and personal memorabilia to the public. more
(Yahoo) Pee-wee Herman has returned from exile. Paul Reubens, who virtually abandoned the cult character he created nearly two decades ago following scandal, is making his Broadway debut with a reworking of the same theatrical show that started Pee-wee's career in the late 1980s. more
(Yahoo) Randy Travis and his wife-manager Elizabeth Travis have divorced. Family spokeswoman Maureen O'Connor confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday that the divorce was final. more
(Yahoo) The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University is naming its pediatric surgery center for Rascal Flatts. more
(Hollywood Reporter) – HBO may be divorcing the polygamy soap "Big Love," but TLC's similarly themed reality series "Sister Wives" is engaged for a second season. more. Remember when TLC was supposed to stand for "The Learning Channel"?
(Yahoo) The newest Miss World is from the United States. Alexandria Mills, a soft-spoken 18-year-old, was named the winner in Saturday night's contest in southern China more
(Yahoo) The "Saw" horror franchise is not as sharp as it used to be, but the seventh -- and reportedly -- final entry in the annual Halloween franchise managed to take the top spot at the weekend box office in North America more
The soundtrack features new recordings performed and co-written by five time Grammy winner Christina Aguilera, with production by Tricky Stewart, Linda Perry and Ron Fair and songwriting by Claude Kelly, Tricky Stewart and Sia.
Then the full concert film DVD will be released exclusively at Walmart Friday, November 26
For fans wanting a little more, a deluxe edition of Beyonce's I Am...World Tour--including the concert DVD, a live audio CD, an exclusive documentary and a 40 page four-color booklet--will be available on Tuesday, November 30. A Blu-ray version of Beyonce's I Am...World Tour will be available, Tuesday, December 7.
The one-hour show will tape in Nashville in the upcoming weeks. This will mark McBride's second time appearing on the hit CMT series, the first being paired with Pat Benatar in 2003.
On Cyber Monday, Mariah will debut on HSN an exclusive collection of jewelry and footwear, as well as a limited-edition fragrance. This exciting new launch follows the recent introduction of her holiday album "Merry Christmas II You," which premiered on the network on October 20 as part of an exclusive CD/DVD bundle and will also be available on HSN throughout the holiday season.
For those who will not get a chance to catch one of the special screenings, the full-DVD release loaded with extras – including the collection of Feist music videos, rare live and archival footage, and a 13-Track Bonus CD – will be released in stores December 7, 2010.
The release follows a four year gap since the pair's second album, Generation, and sees Simon Franks and Tom Dinsdale recapture the energy and dance floor instincts that made Audio Bullys one of the most successful UK dance acts of the previous decade.
Smokey will also tape segments for The Weather Channel, Fox Entertainment feed, LXNY, NYC Profiles, ABC Nightline, and Hannity.
The duo fused Beak's music with the vocal stylings of 8Ball, Devius, Drake, Fiq, Freeway, T.I., Shad, Mos Def, Thomas Mars of Phoenix, and Usher.
Though Beak has spent the last several years building a reputation producing for various MC's like Wale, P.O.S. and Dessa, he began his musical career as a vocalist/guitarist for indie rock band The Plastic Constellations.
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Music-News.com reports that Taylor Swift attended the unveiling of her waxwork likeness in New York and then tweeted a picture with the caption, "bring on the pretenders."
Madame Tussauds artists travelled from London to Nashville last year to photograph and measure Swift for the elaborate and precision waxwork process. - more on this story
The benefit will aid victims of Nashville's May flood. The concert will be held December 17 at the Bridgestone Arena. Proceeds from the event will go to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Brooks' wife Trisha Yearwood also will perform. All the proceeds from every $25 ticket will go directly to flood relief. Brooks and Yearwood are performing gratis, the venue is free and all the production crew are volunteering. - more on this story
The Buckwild Presents... EP features not only the massive D.I.T.C/Brand Nubian posse cut ("There Will Be Blood") from Celph's project, but an exclusive remix of that song plus two other non-album tracks.
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