Day in Pop Report for 05/03/2011
The Day in Pop Digest for 5/03/11: (BBC) The trial of the doctor accused of causing the drug overdose death of pop legend Michael Jackson has been postponed until September. In Los Angeles, lawyers for Dr Conrad Murray had asked for a delay to prepare for new prosecution witnesses. more
(Billboard) Rapper and reality TV star Flavor Flav was arrested in Las Vegas on Friday night (Apr. 29) for charges stemming from four separate automobile violations, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department has confirmed to Billboard.com. more
Los Angeles County coroners are trying to confirm that a badly decomposed body found in the home of former Playboy Playmate and B-movie actress Yvette Vickers is hers. more
Lady Gaga's new video for "Judas" will debut this week during American Idol, with a longer, 'uncut' edition to be shown on the E! network. More info plus the tracklisting for her new album here
Vevo has the official digital premiere of Jennifer Lopez's new video "I'm Into You" featuring Lil Wayne here
(BBC) Adele holds on to the top spot in the UK album chart for the 13th week with her album 21 despite spending a week at number two a fortnight ago more
(Jam!) Justin Bieber was scolded by an airline stewardess on a flight to Melbourne over the weekend after misbehaving as the plane was preparing for take-off. more
(Billboard) Recent reports pitting Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West against each other -- over an Amber Rose-related feud -- are false, according to Khalifa. more
(Hollywood Reporter) "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest is in early talks with NBC to do a music-themed show that he promises will not compete with the Fox juggernaut. more
(Billboard) "Die Hard," the next single from Dr. Dre's endlessly delayed "Detox" album featuring Eminem, will be unveiled during Friday's episode of Showtime's "Fight Camp 360°: Pacquiao vs. Moseley." more
(AP) "Fast Five" has left the competition in the dust with an $83.6 million debut to grab the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. more
(Jam!) Phil Spector's murder conviction was upheld Monday by a California appeals court, ensuring the famed music producer will remain behind bars for killing actress Lana Clarkson. more
(Billboard) Jordin Sparks took to her Twitter on Sunday (May 2) to show off a newly-toned body in a bikini photo. more
(AP) The filmmakers behind the war-on-terror drama "The Hurt Locker" are moving forward with an action thriller about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. more
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(TMZ) 80s rocker Rick Springfield -- the guy who sang "Jessie's Girl" -- was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk in Los Angeles ... TMZ has learned.
According to law enforcement, the 61-year-old singer was pulled over by the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. around 8:00 PM for a traffic violation. When officers approached the vehicle, they noticed the smell of booze and asked Springfield to perform several field sobriety tests.
We're told Springfield performed poorly on the sobriety tests -- and was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Law enforcement sources tell us Rick's blood alcohol content was measured at .10 and .08. The legal limit in California is .08. more on this story
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(TMZ) Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller are finally single as their rocky divorce becoming official yesterday.
As we first reported, Charlie and Brooke filed the papers and worked out the details of their divorce a few months back. But a lot has changed since then, including drug binges on both sides, custody battles and a custody settlement. You'll recall the agreement was modified to require random drug testing on both sides.
As for money and property ... Brooke gets $55,000 a month in child support. The settlement docs specifically state that "under no circumstances shall the child support paid by Charlie for Bob and Max be less than the child support paid by Charlie to Denise Richards for Sam and Lola." more on this story
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Tune in tonight to hear the Glee cast's robotic auto-tuned versions of classics from Fleetwood Mac. Here is the synopsis and song list:
The music of Fleetwood Mac invades McKinley High. Sue Sylvester revives the school newspaper and decides to print a few inflammatory blind items. The glee club gains a whole new respect for Sam when they discover some interesting new information about his family life.
Meanwhile, April Rhodes (guest star Chenoweth) returns to Lima and tries to convince Mr. Schuester to hit the road with her in the all-new "Rumours" episode of GLEE airing tonight, May 3 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. more on this story
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Taylor Swift is set to give the closing performance at the 2011 CMA Music Festival at LP Field on Sunday, June 12.
CMA Music Festival takes place Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12, in downtown Nashville. The event, which celebrates its 40th birthday since beginning as Fan Fair® in 1972, will once again be filmed for an ABC television special to air in late summer.
"Taylor has been a strong supporter of CMA Music Festival since she burst on the national scene a few years ago, and we are thrilled to welcome her back," said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. "As we celebrate 40 years of CMA Music Festival, it is exciting to see Taylor and all our performers continue the legacy of Fan Fair which spotlights the unique relationship between Country Music artists and their fans." more on this story
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Ashlyne Huff has been added as the support act on the New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys' NKOTBSB tour this summer.
Ashlyne is the latest addition to the tour following the recent announcement that Jordin Sparks will also perform on one of this summer's biggest tours.
Ashlyne will perform on 25 dates starting May 25 when the tour kicks off in Chicago, IL at Allstate Arena. more on this story
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(TMZ) UFC Hall-of-Famer Matt Hughes is at the center of a police investigation ... after a female bystander told cops she suffered a broken nose when the fighter went off on another man inside an Illinois bar.
TMZ has confirmed 37-year-old Hughes was named in a police report filed in Taylor Springs, IL ... stemming from an April 23 incident at a place called Trails End Bar and Grill.
According to a source who was inside the bar, Hughes got into an argument with a male bar patron ... which led to some forceful shoving. Sources tell us ... the woman is alleging Hughes pushed the other man into her ... and she suffered a broken nose in the collision. TMZ obtained a photo of the woman's face taken after the incident. more on this story
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This year's Tiger Jam proved to be a big success: John Mayer and Keith Urban took the stage at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas for a concert on Saturday night which helped raise approximately $750,000 for programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation.
The 2011 Tiger Jam once again provided a VIP weekend for guests including an exclusive clinic and Q&A with Tiger Woods, John Cook and surprise guest Darius Rucker; an evening reception; live and silent auctions featuring one-of-a-kind luxury items; and a rocking concert from GRAMMY® Award-winners Urban and Mayer. Joining Tiger Woods onstage at the reception was Tamika Mitchell, a third-year Earl Woods Scholar, who spoke of her experience with the Tiger Woods Foundation and shared her story of achievement.
"The support I receive from the Tiger Woods Foundation has assisted me in the journey and is helping me achieve my dreams," Mitchell said. "Now, I see myself having an exciting and limitless future." more on this story
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(TMZ) Tallulah Belle Willis, the 17-year-old daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, had a brush with the law over alcohol ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... cops spotted three girls getting out of a car in Hollywood at around 11:00 PM, carrying what appeared to be two bottles of alcohol. The officers probed further and determined it was indeed the hard stuff. Here's the problem ... all three girls are underage.
Tallulah Belle and her cohorts were cited at the scene for underage possession -- but since Tallulah Belle -- who has appeared in "The Scarlet Letter" and "The Whole Ten Yards -- is a minor, cops couldn't just release her .... they needed to find an adult to pick her up . So Tallulah Belle called Bruce ... but a dutiful Demi did the hard labor, getting in a car and retrieving T.B. more on this story
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(TMZ) TMZ has learned ... Chace Crawford made a deal in his marijuana possession case in Texas, and if he's a good boy for the next year, the case will disappear and Chase's record will be squeaky clean.
Sources tell us Chase -- who was busted in Plano, TX last June after cops found a joint in a car in which he was sitting -- has agreed to a pretrial diversion program. Translation -- if he meets certain conditions in the next 12 months, the case will be dismissed and there will be no criminal record.
As for the conditions ... -- He can't be arrested or engage in any criminal conduct for a year -- He must perform 24 hours of community service -- He must report to a probation officer once a month more on this story
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Randy Travis has released his newest CD exclusively with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store with a portion of the proceeds from sales being donated to Wounded Warrior Project.
The self-titled album, Randy Travis, contains nine hits and three previously unreleased songs for a total of 12 tracks.
He was glad to put together this special collection of hits and new songs for Cracker Barrel guests and pleased that Cracker Barrel will donate a portion of the proceeds to Wounded Warrior Project. "After touring quite a number of our country's military bases and performing repeatedly for our troops, I can tell you that there is nothing as rewarding as doing these shows for our service men and women," said Travis. "The love they have for this country is inspiring," he added, "and I am glad that Cracker Barrel, where I, myself, like to eat, is supporting such a worthwhile project." more on this story
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(TMZ) We finally have the answer to the question everyone has been asking -- WHAT IS CHARLIE SHEEN SMOKING?????
TMZ has learned Charlie has partnered in a line of electronic cigarettes cleverly titled NicoSheen. Billed as "the winning E-cigarette," the site boasts disposable E-cigs as well as a host of other E-smoking related products.
Charlie is one of several partners in the company. And, as is customary these days with Sheen, one of the other partners is his troubled baseball pal ... Lenny Dykstra. more on this story
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(EMI) Yesterday, David Guetta released a new single "Where Them Girls At" featuring Flo-Rida and Nicki.
"Where Them Girls At" is the first single from Guetta's 5th studio album which is set to be released late summer.
The new album will feature an all-star cast which includes Flo-Rida, Nicki Minaj, Taio Cruz, Ludacris, will.i.am, Akon and some surprise collaborations which will be announced in the coming weeks. more on this story
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Freelance Whales will make its way to the Livestream Studio today, Tuesday, May 3 at 7PM ET/4PM PT for a live acoustic set and chat with fans.
Livestream will broadcast this exclusive event as the band plays songs from their latest album, 'Weathervanes' and answers fan questions live via Facebook and Twitter.
Fans can tune into the live performance and chat on Freelance Whales' Livestream page located here
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