Day in Pop Report for 09/19/2011


Sinead O'Connor Tweets For Suicide Advice
(rock nyc) Sinead O'Connor has been tweeting about her wish to commit suicide. "Psychiatrist says I'm a bad mum and mental for talking so openly about sex in public.

"I wish suicide wud ( kill me. I want to go to heaven so bad. Have for yrs ( But I don't wanna abandon my kids. If I cud (sic) die without them knowing I did it myself I wud.

"I'm so tired. 24 yrs of being treated like a crazy person. Can't manage any more. If any1 knows how I can kill myself without my kids finding out I did it deliberately pls tell me." more on this story

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Stolen Photo Not Justin Timberlake's Private Parts
(TMZ) Justin Timberlake wants to make it clear -- the explicit picture on Mila Kunis' cell phone -- showing a [male private part] -- is NOT J.T. -- this according to a source close to Justin.

TMZ broke the story ... Mila's cell phone was hacked, and two of the pics the hackers seized showed Justin -- one laying in bed, the other showing Justin with a pair of pink panties over his head.

There is another pic of a [male sex part] but that's it -- there's no torso, no face ... and Justin has made it clear to people close to him -- he NEVER sent such a pic to Mila or to anyone for that matter. more on this story

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Snoop Dogg To Star in New Movie
(Gibson) It has been announced that rapper Snoop Dogg will star in a new biopic movie, The Legend of Fillmore Slim.

NME.com says that that movie will follow Fillmore Slim's (real name: Clarence) life in San Francisco in the '60s and '70s, when he worked as both a blues guitarist and a pimp.

Co-producer Alan Ames told Deadline that the movie will draw on, "Slim's emergence as a musician, to his fascination with the fast life, through his years of incarceration and his redemption." more on this story

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Paul Simon Collection Set For Release
Paul Simon will release Songwriter, a new comprehensive 2 disc collection, on October 24th in markets world wide. Legacy released the following details:

Songwriter is a selection of songs, chosen by the composer, as the best of his decades-long creative output. Some of these are well-known hits and others more obscure works, but all bear the distinct lyrical, melodic and rhythmic signature of Paul Simon, one of the great composers of popular song in the last 50 years. As Simon has said, "I think of myself as a songwriter first, the recording artist and performer in me follow in the writer's footsteps."

Simon brought his own unique perspective on the nuances of his catalog in the assemblage of Songwriter. The album includes an emotionally resonant rendition of "The Sound of Silence," from Simon's 2011 concert at New York's Webster Hall, Aretha Franklin's transcendent studio take on "Bridge Over Trouble Water" and other selections from the artist's critically-acclaimed catalog of songs. more on this story

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Lost Star Sued For Alleged Assault
(TMZ) The party bus driver who claims "Lost" star Matthew Fox punched her in the vagina during a stand-off last month has filed a lawsuit against the actor ... demanding more than $25k ... TMZ has learned.

In documents filed in Ohio, Heather Bormann claims a drunk Fox tried to board her party bus outside of a Cleveland bar on August 28 and demanded she drive him to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

Bormann claims she refused to let him board because he was not part of the private party that had rented the bus for the evening.

According to the docs, Bormann claims Fox then attacked her "with his fists, delivering sudden and severe blows to her right breast, groin, arm and legs, inflicting severe, disabling injury."

Bormann explains that she "instinctively defended herself" -- and punched him in the face and head ... but she claims she injured her hand and fingers in the process.

Now, she wants more than $25k in damages for assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. more on this story

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Ol' Dirty Bastard Box Set Coming
(Audible Treats) Ol' Dirty Bastard's iconic solo debut, Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version, is being re-released as a one-of-a-kind deluxe box set.

The re-issue will be accompanied by a number of rare, limited edition, and value-added goodies, and will be available for purchase on November 22 via burgeoning imprint Get On Down.

The Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version Wallet Box includes a re-mastered double CD that includes original album as well as remixes, a capellas, instrumentals, and other rarities. In addition, there's a vintage "On Tour" poster, extended artwork, promotional sticker, detailed liner notes, and an exclusive billfold wallet, where you will be able to put your complimentary laminated Ol' Dirty Bastard food stamp card. "We all knew that if we were going to do this, we had to include a physical version of that card, there was no other way to do it," explains Get On Down General Manager, Rob Reilly. "We really wanted the packaging to compliment the creative genius that is Ol' Dirty Bastard." more on this story

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New Reality Show for Big Brother's Brachel?
(TMZ) "Big Brother" winner Rachel Reilly and her fiance Brendon Villegas are going Hollywood, literally -- we're told Rachel plans on moving to Los Angeles and pitching her upcoming nuptials as a possible reality show.

Turns out ... when Rachel told our photog on Thursday night that she was getting married THIS weekend, well ... that was just the alcohol talking. Sources close to Rachel tell TMZ they have no plans on a quickie wedding, but they do want to settle down in Los Angeles (Brendon is currently enrolled in grad school at UCLA).

We're told Rachel is planning to use her "BB" winnings to buy a condo in town, look for opportunities in the entertainment biz, and plan her wedding.

And according to our sources, "planning her wedding" entails pitching it as a reality show to various production companies and networks in hopes of having it all paid for.

She's a shrewd player, all right. more on this story

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Massive Ray Charles Collection Coming This Fall
(conqueroo) With the release of Ray Charles' Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles, on November 15, 2011, Concord Records will make available for the first time the artist's collection of ABC-Paramount singles during this prolific period (1960-1972).

The digitally remastered deluxe 106-song collection presents the A and B sides of 53 singles, including 11 #1 hits, such Grammy Award winners "Hit the Road Jack," "Busted," "Georgia on My Mind," "I Can't Stop Loving You," "Crying Time," "America the Beautiful," and many more.

Twenty-one of the songs are making their digital debut, and 30 have never previously been available on CD. Liner notes were written by R&B recording artist and music historian Billy Vera and rare photographs are included.
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The Oak Ridge Boys Twitter Chat Today
(Webster) The Oak Ridge Boys will be celebrating the release of their new CD, It's Only Natural and the 30th anniversary of "Elvira" during a live online chat with Twitter sensation Jessica Northey of Country Music Chat today, Monday, September 19, 2011 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. (CT) / 6:00-7:00 p.m. (PT).

Hosted weekly by Northey, Finger Candy Media founder and All Access contributor, #CMchat ("Where Country Music Meets You") has generated over 300 million impressions and reached an audience of more than 20 million people through the popular forum which is the first and only registered live "Country Music Chat" on Twitter.

Northey, named as one of the most powerful women on Twitter is honored to be teaming with the legendary act. "I have been an Oaks fan since I could remember. Getting to know them through Twitter is one of the greatest things about Twitter. The platform allows stars to engage with their fans unlike any other medium. I am looking forward to celebrating their big day with them," she says.
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Jason 'Gummi Bear' Davis Dodges Felony Heroin Charge
(TMZ) Jason "Gummi Bear" Davis just dodged a three-year jail stint -- because TMZ has learned, his laundry list of drug charges were dismissed this week ... including felony heroin possession.

Jason -- grandson of oil mogul Marvin Davis -- struck a sweet deal with prosecutors to get off the hook ... agreeing to complete a drug diversion program if they dropped the charges. He completed the program this week, so prosecutors held up their end of the bargain.

As we previously reported, Jason was arrested back in January for possession of a controlled substance ... and was subsequently charged with heroin possession, being under the influence of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jason pled "not guilty" to the charges in April -- but lucky for him, none of that matters now.
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Terrell Owens Carpool Bust
(TMZ) NFL star Terrell Owens was pulled over and cited in L.A. last week -- for allegedly driving SOLO in the carpool lane -- but in the process ... the unemployed wide receiver also scored an additional two tickets.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, T.O. was pulled over last Monday -- driving a 2003 VW Beetle -- after police observed him violating the two-or-more-passengers rule in the carpool lane.

But according to law enforcement, once Owens was pulled over ... cops also cited him for an expired registration ... and having overly-tinted windows.

The carpool violation runs AT LEAST $381 -- but thankfully, the other two citations can be written off ... provided T.O. updates his registration and brings his windows up to code.
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Fat Boys' Prince Markie Dee Plans Not So Fat Comeback
(TMZ) Fat Boys rapper Prince Markie Dee ain't so fat anymore -- because TMZ has learned, he actually dropped SERIOUS weight ... all thanks to his kids.

43-year-old Prince says he's lost 175 pounds in the last six years ... down from 450 -- telling us, "I am not young anymore. I cant go eat a couple of Big Macs a day and not worry about it. I have to watch what I eat and care about my diet. I have kids to live for."

Prince -- real name Mark Morales -- says he's also planning a huge comeback after a 12-year hiatus ... and has even signed with a label called Uncle Louie Music Group to put out an album.

Prince says his former Fat Boys pal Kool Rock-Ski will make a cameo on the record -- and he even plans to throw in some beatbox samples from the late Darren "Buff Love" Robinson ... who died in 1995 due to a complication from his weight. more on this story

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Lindsay Lohan Recovers Phone Avoiding Possible Embarrassment
(TMZ) Lindsay Lohan almost made a hacker's dream too easy when she lost her cell phone last week ... but luckily for her the person who found it couldn't care less about her personal stuff ... some of which was pretty incriminating.

Lindsay lost the phone in New York City, as she left the V magazine party at the Boom Boom Room. We're told our Good Samaritan, who worked next door to the venue, spotted the lost phone and took it home.

According to our sources, the screen read "LINDSAY LOHAN'S PHONE" when he plugged it into his computer. He somehow figured out how to contact Lindsay's people and then returned it ... without even asking for a reward. And you guessed it ... she didn't give him one.

We're told Lindsay was ecstatic ... the phone contained lots of important phone numbers numbers and emails, as well as personal photos and "a lot of stuff" that she wouldn't want published.

Bullet dodged. more on this story

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Rock News Stories
David Lee Roth Responds To Ex-Van Halen Manager's Tell All (top story)

Allman Brothers Reunion Ruled Out By Derek Trucks (top story)

Chris Cornell Posthumous 'The Promise' Video Released (top story)

Gene Simmons Announces Tour Dates For Solo Band (top story)

The Dead Daisies To Rock With Full Orchestra At Music Festival (top story)

Foo Fighters' Debut Of Three New Songs Goes Online (top story)

KISS Star Peter Criss Retires From Touring After Final U.S. Show (top story)

Metallica Open To Revisiting Garage (top story)

A Perfect Circle Announce North American Fall Tour (top story)

Lynyrd Skynyrd Sue Former Member Over 1977 Plane Crash Biopic (top story)

Slayer, Faith No More Supergroup Dead Cross Release New video (top story)

Halestorm Announce Halloween Scream Tour (top story)

Riverdogs Release 'American Dreams' Video (top story)

Linkin Park Are 'Super Grateful' For Latest No. 1 Album (top story)

Twenty One Pilots Say They 'Can't Stand' Coachella (top story)

Iron Maiden vs. Michael Jackson Near 666,000 Streams (top story)

Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, Beatles Landmarks Recognized (top story)

Five Finger Death Punch Playing Free Show For Tilburg Fans (top story)

Imagine Dragons Stream New Song and Announce TV Appearances (top story)

Arcade Fire Release 'Creature Comfort' Video (top story)

YOB Return To Performing Following Emergency Surgery (top story)

Bob Seger Adds Classic Albums to Streaming Services (top story)

Cradle Of Filth Announce New Album and Tour (top story)

Bruce Springsteen Reportedly Going Broadway (top story)

Paramore Surprise Fans With Fleetwood Mac Cover (top story)

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Dierks Bentley's 3-Year-Old Son Injured On Tour

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Dr. Luke And Kesha's Mother Address Defamation Case Dismissal

Radiohead Makes Special Dedication With 'OK Computer' Reissue

Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds Bares His Soul Online

One Direction Stars React To Harry Styles Family Tragedy

Vince Staples Releases 'Rain Come Down' Video

Ariana Grande Manchester Concert Backstage Footage Goes Online

Janet Jackson 'Excited To Get Back To Her Day Job'

Camila Cabello's The Tonight Show Performance Goes Online

Luke Bryan Debuts New Song 'Like You Say You Do'

Queen Latifah And Jada Pinkett Smith Duet On 'Carpool Karaoke'

Britney Spears Does Bikini Cartwheels of Joy

Fall Out Boy Release New Track 'Champions' Featuring Post Malone

Chance the Rapper Tweets Apology To Dr. Dre and Aftermath

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Flo Rida Parties Hard With Rob Gronkowski

Eminem Sports New Look For The Defiant Ones

Kendrick Lamar Shouts Other Rappers Via Social Media

Lindsay Ell Announces New Album 'The Project'

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