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MTV Star Found Dead- Michael Jackson Doc Avoids Jail- New Beyonce Video- Microsoft Cofounder Has Cancer- Rihanna Hires Extreme Guitarist and more


11/17/2009
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Longtime MTV "Remote Control" host Ken Ober has passed away at the age of 52, the comedian's representative confirmed to MTV News. "His body was discovered in his home on Sunday," Mark Measures, Ober's talent agent, told TVGuide.com. "The last person to have spoken to him was on Saturday morning. No foul play is suspected, no suicide, it looks like natural causes, just no one knows the exact cause yet." more

The physician being investigated in Michael Jackson's death reached an agreement Monday in a separate child support case that kept him out of a Nevada jail. Prosecutors in Las Vegas had sought an arrest warrant for Dr. Conrad Murray after he failed to appear for previous hearings before Family Court officers attempting to collect unpaid child support more. In related news: Michael Jackson's father is refusing to give up on his bid to be included in his son's will - he's taking his case to the California Court of Appeal more

Sony sent over a note that MTV has premiered the Music Video from Beyonce (also features Lady Gaga) for "Video Phone". Check it out here

Billionaire Paul Allen, who founded US software giant Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975, has been diagnosed with cancer, technology blogs have reported. more

Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt has joined forces with Rihanna and will be her 2010 world tour lead guitarist. Streaming Live from London, November 16, Rihanna and Nuno will be performing tracks from her album, Rated R, to a free online audience. more

The U.S. Library of Congress is awarding Paul McCartney its third Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. An all-star tribute concert is planned for early 2010 more

Since winning "American Idol" in 2005, country singer Carrie Underwood has become one of the show's highest selling graduates, but she warned the latest crop of "Idol" finalists to "stay true" to their fans if they want to find similar success. [Gee wonder who she is talking about.] more

Rapper Derek B has passed away after reportedly suffering a heart attack yesterday (November 15). The rapper, real name Derek Boland, is said to have been taken to London's Charing Cross hospital early yesterday morning. more

Morrissey's cancelled November 7 show at the Liverpool Echo Arena won't be rescheduled, organizers have announced. The former Smiths singer walked offstage at the gig after being hit by a drink thrown from the crowd. more



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