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Vh1 Reality Murderer Found Dead
AP reports: Canadian police say fugitive murder suspect Ryan Jenkins has been found dead of an apparent suicide in a motel in British Columbia.

Sgt. Duncan Pound of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police border integrity unit says police responded to a call about a dead person in Hope, east of Vancouver, and then called investigators who were part of the massive manhunt for Jenkins.

The real estate developer and reality show contestant was wanted in California on first-degree murder charges after the mutilated body of his ex-wife was found near Los Angeles. - more on this story

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Cops Question LiAnn Rimes for Hit and Run
KTLA reports: Los Angeles police questioned country singer LeAnn Rimes Thursday after she was accused of being involved in a misdemeanor hit-and-run crash.

Officers with the West Traffic Division went to Rimes' home following the 7:45 p.m. accident in the 11000 of Montana Avenue.

If police decide there is enough evidence to pursue the case, they would forward it to the Los Angeles city attorney's office for further review. - more on this story

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R&B Legend Dies
Jam! reports: John E. Carter, the R&B lead tenor and two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, died Friday. He was 75.

His death was confirmed by Susan Fine, a spokeswoman for Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Carter's hometown of Harvey.

"We have lost an incredible voice that graced two of the most significant vocal groups of all time," said Terry Stewart, president and CEO of the hall of fame. "As a member of both the Dells and the Flamingos, Johnny was one of a select few artists inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame." - more on this story

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Michael Jackson Burial Delayed
BBC reports: Michael Jackson's remains will be buried in Los Angeles on 3 September - not 29 August as had been announced, a Jackson family spokesman has said.

In a statement, Ken Sunshine did not say why the date had been changed. He said the "King of Pop" would be interred in the Forest-Lawn memorial park in Glendale at a private ceremony.

The Jackson family said earlier he would buried on 29 August on what would have been his 51st birthday. The cause of his death in June remains unclear. - more on this story

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Oasis Disappoint Fans With Last Minute Cancelation
BBC reports: Oasis pulled out of their headline slot at the V Festival in Essex after Liam Gallagher contracted viral laryngitis.

The singer was advised by doctors not to perform, a statement said. Fans booed as Snow Patrol, who stepped up to fill their slot, mentioned their name.

A statement from the band said: "After a year of being on the road this is the first performance to be lost to a band member's illness, so naturally we are all gutted." - more on this story

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Cobra Starship Are A Hot Mess
PR reports: "Hot Mess," the acclaimed new album from Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Cobra Starship, has made a phenomenal chart debut on this week's Billboard 200.

The collection which includes the smash single, "Good Girls Go Bad (Feat. Leighton Meester)" entered the album chart at #4, marking the New York-based band's highest chart ranking to date.

Produced by Kevin Rudolf (Lil' Wayne, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West), "Good Girls Go Bad" is proving to be Cobra Starship's biggest hit single thus far, currently ranking among the top 10 tracks on Billboard's "Hot 100." - more on this story

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The First Taste of Idol's Jason Castro's Debut Album
PR reports: "Let's Just Fall In Love Again", the first single from former American Idol Contestant Jason Castro's upcoming debut album is now streaming online.

With his warm, evocative vocals and distinctive charisma, Jason Castro has already earned bountiful acclaim and a fervent fan following. The Texas-based tunesmith best known as the third runner-up on the 2008 season of Fox's American Idol is now hard at work on his debut album, set for release on Atlantic Records later this year.

Among Castro's creative collaborators are producer/songwriter Eric Rosse (Sara Bareilles, Tori Amos) and such acclaimed songwriters as Marc Roberge of O.A.R., Gregg Wattenberg (Five For Fighting), Zac Maloy (David Cook), and Espionage (Train). - Listen to the song here

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Hanson Previewing New Tunes For Fans on Tour
Billboard reports: Hanson plans to play a bunch of new music for its fans this fall -- even though the sibling trio's new album won't come out until probably the spring of 2010.

"We've tried since we started to not go more than a year without throwing something new to the fans," singer-keyboardist Taylor Hanson tells Billboard.com. "So this (tour) is kind of a warm-up to the new record and...just being a touring band and staying active."

Hanson says the new album, the group's third for its own 3CG label, is finished but untitled at the moment. Recorded mostly at Sonic Ranch in Torrillo, Tx., the set was produced by the group, without any co-writers. - more on this story

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After The Jump Festival Add Acts
Submitted News reports: The 3rd annual After The Jump Festival will take place at the Littlefield Art and Music space in Gowanus, Brooklyn. It begins with a kick-off party on Friday evening, August 28th, followed by two days of music, food and art on Saturday, August 29th & Sunday, August 30th. Added to the line-up is Helado Negro DJ set, The Octagon, Shark?, Captain Ahab and the Sea Crackens and Thing One.

After The Jump is the joint effort of 22 New York City music bloggers, writers, djs and photographers -- a coalition whose websites attract over 1.5 million viewers per week and have won such awards as VH1 Honors, Billboard and NME Best Music Blog. Founded in 2007 with the goal of helping new artists gain exposure while raising money for struggling school music programs.

The Courtyard will include:Delicious grill menu designed by former WD-50 chef, Scott Koshkoodi, Live screenprinting by artist j.morrison, A giant hot pink elephant installation by Snoozer Loser, FREE BROOKLYN LAGER for the first hour of every day and tons more surprises throughout the weekend! - more on this story

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Bisco Smith Drops Bisc1 For New Album
Audible Treats reports: New York based multimedia and hip-hop recording artist Bisco Smith is proud to reveal his newest project, The Broadcast. The album, produced from start to finish by J.Vegus, with all art and design by Smith himself, is Bisco Smith's fifth release and will be available this fall.

To reflect the new chapter in his musical progression, Bisco Smith has decided to make the switch from his long time moniker Bisc1, and with his new title and new project, Bisco finds a new, more developed sound in The Broadcast. He and J.Vegus work together to highlight a musical direction that amplifies the broadcast theme.

In regard to the title and theme behind his new album, Bisco Smith states, "The Broadcast title and concept have a few layers. One, references to radios and the overall theme of tuning in show up in many of the tunes I was writing so it seemed to almost craft itself. The other thought is that the music and words are this signal I am sending out to the world and hopefully the range of listeners broadens while it is being broadcasted." - more on this story

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