Day in Pop Report for 09/07/2011


Lil Wayne No 1- Lauryn Hill Reunites With Pras- PJ Harvey Wins Mercury Prize- Amy Winehouse Family for Talk Show- Mos Def Pulling A P.Diddy- more
(Billboard) It's official: Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" has sold 964,000 in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan, easily enabling its No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart. It is his third No. 1 album following "Tha Carter III" and "I Am Not a Human Being." more

(BBC) Actor and comedian Eddie Murphy will be hosting the Oscars for the first time next February in Los Angeles more

(Billboard) Lauryn Hill reunited with Pras at 2011 Rock The Bells on Saturday in New York. Pras surprised fans when he joined Hill on stage to perform songs from The Fugees' golden days such as "Ready or Not" and "Killing Me Softly." Check out video here

(Jam!) Police say a man broke into pop star Celine Dion's home Monday evening and felt comfortable enough to prepare a meal and run a bath before he was arrested. more

(Billboard) Ten years after her Mercury Prize win for "Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea," PJ Harvey has received the recognition for a second time after her eighth album "Let England Shake" won this year's prize. more

(FMQB) Demi Lovato could be planning to give fans more than just a few "thank you" shows if her hints in a new interview lead to a full length tour after the release of Unbroken. The singer sold out two shows in 30 minutes: the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on September 17 and Club Nokia in Los Angeles on September 23. "It definitely is [a preview]. I wanted to say thank you to my fans," she told MTV News. more

(Billboard) The family and boyfriend of the late singer Amy Winehouse will be Anderson Cooper's guests for the Sept. 12 premiere of his daytime talk show. more

(Billboard) TV Guide network announced "The Wilson Phillips Project" today. The show will profile and follow Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson and Chynna Phillips as they try to reach the top of the charts again. more

(Billboard) Mos Def has announced he will be ditching the "Mos Def" name at the end of 2011 and will assume the moniker "Yasiin." more

(TheWrap.com) If Dr. Gregory House, M.D. got put to work figuring out what doesn't quite gel about actor Hugh Laurie's debut album, "Let Them Talk," he'd run through a checklist trying to get at the core malady. more

(Billboard) Feist debuted five new songs from her upcoming record "Metals" (out October 4) at a secret show on Friday (Sept. 2) at the Del Monte Townhouse in Venice, Calif. Watch video here


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Actor Hospitalized After Being Shot Twice
(TMZ) Leo O'Brien -- the actor who played Bruce Leroy's little brother Richie in 1985's "The Last Dragon" -- was rushed to a hospital yesterday after being shot TWICE in broad daylight ... TMZ has learned.

It all went down in Harlem, NY when a gunman opened fire on the 40-year-old actor at 11:50 AM -- striking O'Brien once in the stomach and once in the left arm.

Witnesses called 911 -- and after O'Brien was transported to a nearby hospital, cops arrested a 50-year-old male suspected of pulling the trigger.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the suspect was booked for attempted murder and criminal possession of a firearm.

TMZ spoke with O'Brien who tells us he recognized the shooter -- but he has NO IDEA why the man would open fire on him.

O'Brien adds, "In life, sometimes sh*t happens ... but I'm alright and doing better."

Sho 'nuff. more on this story

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45th Annual CMA Awards Nominees Announced
The 45th Annual CMA Awards Nominees were announced yesterday, here is the official word along with the list of nominees:

Topping the list of final nominees are four artists with five nominations each for "The 45th Annual CMA Awards" including Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and Taylor Swift. Right on their heels are The Band Perry and Zac Brown Band, who each received four nominations as a group while individual members Kimberly Perry (of The Band Perry), Coy Bowles and Zac Brown (of Zac Brown Band) each earned a solo nod as a songwriter.

"'Country Music's Biggest Night' is shaping up to be a tight race with an outstanding group of new and established nominees topping the list," said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. "With no clear frontrunner there will be a heightened level of excitement and anticipation for the CMA Awards in November." more on this story

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Michael Buble To Give Fans Christmas in October
Michael Buble has set an October 24th release date for his new album, Christmas, on 143/Reprise Records.

Commented Buble, "Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year for me and my family so naturally it's been a dream of mine to make the 'ultimate' Christmas record. Even though it was summer and 95 degrees in LA, we totally got into the spirit of the holiday. Of course we decorated the studio with Christmas lights in the middle of July and that was a big help. One more thing, my mother told me it's the best record I ever made."

Christmas, produced by David Foster, Bob Rock and Humberto Gatica, was recorded primarily at Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood and The Warehouse Studios in Vancouver. The album includes guest performances by Shania Twain on "White Christmas" and The Puppini Sisters on "Jingle Bells." Buble also put his unique take on such classics as "Silent Night," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" and "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town." In addition, a Buble original "Cold December Night" will be included on CHRISTMAS. more on this story

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Celine Dion, Tony Bennett To Join Andrea Bocelli For Free Concert
Andrea Bocelli has announced an all-star list of special guest that will join him when he performs a free concert on Central Park's Great Lawn, Thursday, September 15th with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by its Music Director Alan Gilbert.

Joining Andrea on stage this memorable night will be Celine Dion, Tony Bennett, Chris Botti and David Foster. Sopranos Ana Maria Martinez and Pretty Yende, violinist Nicola Benedetti, bass baritone Bryn Terfel and flutist Andrea Griminelli will also be part of this spectacular evening, along with the Westminster Symphonic Choir, Joe Miller, director.

This once-in-a-lifetime musical event will be recorded in high definition by Thirteen for WNET for national PBS broadcast on GREAT Performances in late fall 2011. Andrea Bocelli Live In Central Park will also be released on CD and DVD by Sugar/Decca this November.


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Anthony Michael Hall Arrested
(TMZ) Anthony Michael Hall has been scaring the crap out of his neighbors for months ... screaming obscenities and challenging people to fights in the street ... this according to sources close to the actor.

Several people who live near Hall in Playa del Rey, CA tell TMZ ... when Hall was arrested for allegedly terrorizing his condo complex Tuesday night, no one was shocked because he's been acting strange for a while.

We're told Hall is often seen acting aggressive outside of his unit -- cussing at people who walk by, flipping them off and even attempting to squirt people with a hose ... for no apparent reason.

Our sources say neighbors complained to the housing association ... but no action had been taken against Hall.

One person tells us, "I have considered buying a gun to stay safe from Hall ... he's the scariest person I've ever encountered in my life." more on this story

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Joe Jonas Premiere on Friday
Joe Jonas will premiere the next official single off of his solo album FastLife, "Just In Love," at 12:01AM ET September 9 on www.RyanSeacrest.com.

The video directed by Jaci Judelson will debut on E! News at 7pm ET\PT September 12. The video was shot on location in Paris, France. FastLife will be available on October 11.

The single will be digitally available on September 13 and the video on September 20. Fans will be able to purchase both video and single on iTunes. more on this story

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Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon DVD and Blu-Ray Set For Release
Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on November 1st 2011 and will feature performance footage as well as never-before-seen family photography. Here is the synopsis:

Prepare to go behind the headlines as Michael Jackson's mother Katherine, brother Tito, sister Rebbie and more than fifty friends, peers and associates share intimate and fascinating stories about the singer's illustrious life.

Directed by Andrew Eastel and produced by television star David Gest, Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon is not only a celebration of Michael's life, but also a powerful behind-the-scenes account of the star's early years with the Jackson 5, his rise to global solo-stardom through to the final moments before his sudden death in 2009. more on this story

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Saint Bernadette Album Release Delayed
(TGS) Saint Bernadette is gearing up for the release of their fifth album, but the strive for production perfection is bumping the release of The Nevers to October 4, 2011.

Saint Bernadette's lead vocalist Meredith DiMenna, along with her now ex-husband and ex-bandmate Keith Saunders, wrote and recorded the album throughout and following the end of their musical and emotional partnership.

A limited run of The Nevers will come in a crystal tomb, not unlike that of the real Saint Bernadette's, on CD and vinyl. The clear cases will be silk screened in metallic gold. more on this story

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The Duke Spirit Releasing New Album This Fall
(HR) The Duke Spirit have announced a November 22nd North American release date for their third album 'Bruiser'.

Liela Moss (vox), Toby Butler (guitar), Luke Ford (guitar), Marc Sallis (bass) and Olly Betts (drums), have spent the past 8 months whipping their new tunes into fighting shape with acclaimed producer Andrew Scheps (Johnny Cash, Weezer, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, U2) in LA, with additional mixing by the legendary Alan Moulder (Jesus and Mary Chain, Depeche Mode, My Bloody Valentine, The Smashing Pumpkins) in London.

"We put our songs on a diet, got them lean, mean and hungry sounding," singer Liela Moss says of the dozen stripped-down tracks on the band's new album "Bruiser"
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Scorpions Confirm American Tour With Megadeth (top story)

Slash Was Angry When Poison Didn't Hire Him (top story)

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David Bowie ZiggyZag Statue Fan Initiative Fails (top story)

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Cro-Mags' John Joseph Announce Free Book Release Event (top story)

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New Chuck Berry Song 'Big Boys' Streaming (top story)

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