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Harry Potter is no pot head, he says. Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe has "categorically" denied newspaper allegations that he was photographed smoking cannabis. "Daniel does smoke the occasional roll-up cigarette, but he was not doing anything more than this," said a spokeswoman for the 20-year-old actor. more
Country singer Wynonna says that she and her mother, Naomi Judd, are up for "everything" in 2010, including working together again in some capacity as the Judds. "We are 'in talks,' so there's nothing that's been defined yet," Wynonna said. more
Goofy disaster flick 2012 opened at No. 1 domestically with $65 million and pulled in $225 million worldwide. more
Robbie Williams has confirmed that he has already joined Take That in the studio to record new songs. "Oh sod it, we've been in and the songs are absolutely amazing," he said in a BBC Radio 2 interview set for broadcast on Christmas Day. more
Boy band JLS said they were "so, so sad" about a crowd surge at a Christmas lights switch-on event in Birmingham in which about 60 people were injured. The surge happened as JLS performed before as many as 20,000 people at Millennium Point on Saturday more
Obie Trice readies a new street LP, Special Reserve, which finds him collaborating solely with rising producer MoSS. Obie Trice's Special Reserve will be released on 12-15-09.
After spending the past year with the New Kids on the Block reunion, Joey McIntyre is striking while the iron is hot and resuming his solo career. McIntyre will release a seven-song EP, "Here We Go Again," Tuesday (November 17) via digital retailers. more
Dan Deacon has had to cancel the remainder of his US tour after being hospitalised with back problems. more
P!nk recently released the DVD/live album Funhouse Tour: Live in Australia. The DVD features P!nk performing her hits from the past decade as well as songs from her fifth studio album, Funhouse, which has sold over 5 million units worldwide. The concert was filmed entirely in HD in Australia where she sold out a record-breaking 60 shows. The performance will also be available on
Blu-ray on December 8th. The bonus live audio CD, limited to the DVD set only, is made up of a dozen of P!nk's handpicked tour favorites including "So What" and "Sober" and a previously unreleased exclusive studio track, "Push You Away".
P!nk has also recently premiered her new music video for new Funhouse single "I Don't Believe You". Check it out - here
"is it o.k.," has already received gold certification from the CRIA (Canadian Recording Industry Association) in Ryder's native Canada, where it has earned reams of critical acclaim as well as the 2009 Juno Award for "Adult Alternative Album of the Year." In the U.S., "Little Bit of Red" proved a Top 10 sensation at Triple A radio earlier this year. The track's popularity placed Ryder alongside Grammy Award-nominees Adele and Duffy as one of only three female artists to chart Top 10 at the format in the past year.
The singer-songwriter, who has attracted more than 75 million views on YouTube, will be hitting the road to promote her newly released album Breathing Underwater,which debuted at #1 on Amazon's download chart.These special shows will be a combination of new material as well as fan favorites from her debut album, Unfold.
The giveaway is meant to provide some holiday cheer to those less fortunate, especially those who have been affected in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The Williams brothers have set up a number of philanthropic organizations in the memory of their parents, as part of the Johnny and Gladys Williams Foundation including the Cash Money for Kids program; which rewards local students for their academic performance with free tickets to a New Orleans Hornet home game.
"This makes us feel just as good as those getting the turkeys," says Ronald 'Slim' Williams. "It means a lot to us to be able to use our success to help others not as fortunate." "This is our way of giving back to the community & that City of New Orleans that Cash Money owes its heart and soul to," adds Bryan 'Birdman' Williams. - more on this story
For his latest effort, AM found inspiration while mining the crates of his extensive 1960s record collection, ranging from obscure Brazilian music to Italian soundtracks. Armed with a studio of instruments, from guitar to ukulele, and glockenspiel to synths, multi-instrumentalist AM and producer Charles Newman (Magnetic Fields), recruited a host of talented players to add sonic layers to the songs. Together, they set off to create a record that pays homage to the Tulsa-born, New Orleans-raised musician's diverse influences such as Jorge Ben, Brian Wilson, Sergio Mendes and Curtis Mayfield, while showcasing his own songwriting chops, intelligent lyrics and psychedelic grooves.
The resulting 11-track collection does just this and is already impressing press and radio months ahead of its official release. Metromix exclaimed: "The instrumental 'Jorge Ben' is a groovy ode to its Rio namesake. But the album's highlight is far and away 'It's Been So Long,' a Spaghetti Western-ish co-ed duet that calls to mind both Wilco and Sergio Leone in the same melodically whispered breaths." Meanwhile, stations such as KCRW have provided early support, spinning the spacey, sun-kissed track "Grand Opinion," which was also featured as Spinner.com's "Video of the Day."
- a holiday EP is coming sooner than this
"We are very excited Dorian is joining our staff and eager for him to share his knowledge and experience with our diverse student base," says Tom Aylesbury, President of LA Music Academy. Aylesbury adds, "Dorian is a respected figure in the music and film industries. He is not only prominently featured on hundreds of albums but in many films and television programs as well." Aylesbury is referring to Holley's "endless" resume, which includes, for example, his work on Die Hard, Pretty Woman, American Gangster and South Park the Movie, as well as Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, Oprah, Dancing With The Stars, VH1's Unplugged.
"Playin' music is my favorite thing in the world," said McAnally. "And to be honored for that makes me one of the luckiest, happiest people alive."