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Day in Pop Report for 11/01/2010


Sopranos Star Dies- Rihanna Denied- Kanye West and Jay-Z Track- Alice Cooper Gaga For Lady Gaga- T.I.'s Wife Drug Charge- Katy Noisy Perry- Pee-wee Returns- Saw- more
The Day in Pop Digest for 11/1/10: (Yahoo) Denise Borino-Quinn, who unexpectedly won a role as a mafia wife on "The Sopranos" after she attended an open casting call, has died. She was 46. more

(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 -

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Christina Aguilera and Cher Go Burlesque
Christina Aguilera and Cher are teaming up for the new Sony Pictures film Burlesque and the film's soundtrack which will be released by RCA on on November 22nd.

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.

The soundtrack also features two brand new tracks performed by the legendary Cher, including "You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me", a powerful Diane Warren penned ballad which was produced by Matt Serletic. This marks Cher's first new original song in seven years as well as her first movie musical. The soundtrack also includes remakes / covers of classic songs such as Etta James' "Something's Got A Hold On Me" and "Tough Lover" and Mae West's "A Guy What Takes His Time" all performed by Christina Aguilera. - more on this story

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Beyonce For Thanksgiving
Beyonce fans will have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. First Beyonce's I Am...World Tour 90 minute Thanksgiving Night Special will air November 25 - 9:30pm-11pm EST/PST On ABC

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. -

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Train At A Crossroads With Martina McBride
Martina McBride and Train will join forces onstage for CMT Crossroads: Train and Martina Mcbride which premieres Saturday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT.

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.

"Performing on CMT CROSSROADS with Martina McBride is an exciting honor for Train," said Pat Monahan, lead vocals, Train. "Martina is an icon in the country music world because her voice is amazing and her songs are timeless. We can't wait to share the Crossroads stage with her and her band." - more on this story

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Mariah Carey Shopping Network
HSN will present the exclusive launch of Mariah Carey's lifestyle brand on November 29. The announcement comes just days after Mariah shared the news that she is expecting a child.

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.

"I am always eager to push my creativity into new directions," said Mariah Carey. "After meeting Mindy Grossman, I jumped at the opportunity to develop my own collection of shoes and baubles, and to enhance my fragrance offering." - more on this story

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Feist Film
(PR) A documentary film about Feist and her collaborators comes to select big screens, festivals, and museums this fall with the premiere of Look at What the Light Did Now.

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 documentary is a backstage pass into Feist's creative process, the story of how The Reminder got made, of the oceans that were crossed, the places that were seen, and the people whose talents made it resonate. Follow Feist and her supporting cast through an impressionistic array of flickering scenery, echoing stadiums, puppet workshops, the red carpet, a crumbling French mansion, definitive concert performances and uncommonly candid interviews. - more on this story

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Audio Bullys Set New Album Release
(The End) Audio Bullys are set to release their new album Higher Than The Eiffel in the US on January 18th.

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.

The first single from Higher Than The Eiffel is "Only Man." The enticing video for "Only Man" is a recent winner of the 2010 UK Music Video Awards for "Best Visual Effects" beating out the likes of Kanye West and Lily Allen. - more on this story

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Smokey Robinson Blitz This Week
Smokey Robinson will be making a media blitz this week to promote his album, Now and Then, which hits Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations on November 1st.

Smokey will also tape segments for The Weather Channel, Fox Entertainment feed, LXNY, NYC Profiles, ABC Nightline, and Hannity.

Stay Tuned To Catch Smokey Robinson In The News: November 2nd: Mo'Nique Show - BET - more on this story

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The Hood Internet Mash Lazerbeak With Drake, Mos Def, T.I. Phoenix, Uhser and more
(Girlie) The Hood Internet have just made a mix using six tracks from Lazerbeak's new album Legend Recognize Legend (Doomtree Records).

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. - Stream it here

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Taylor Swift Gets Waxed
(Gibson) Nashville's country superstar Taylor Swift has been given the Madame Tussauds treatment in New York.

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

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Garth Brooks Announces Return To Nashville
(Gibson) Country superstar Garth Brooks has announced that he will be returning to Nashville as a performer for the first time in more than 10 years.

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

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Buckwild Vinyl
Buckwild will be releasing a limited vinyl only nine-song EP chock full of more lost 90's gems.

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.

The B-side showcases five previously unearthed and unreleased mixes from Buckwild's 1994 era of remixing reign, including re-mixes from Kool G. Rap & Nas, Bush Babees, Tha Alkaholiks, Rampage and Grand Daddy I.U. - more on this story

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