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Grace Jones Vs. Lady Gaga- Cirque du Michael Jackson- Guru Dies- B.I.G. Dismissal- Kate Dancing No More- Annie Lennox No Idol- Kylie- Clarkson Tobacco Ad and more

04/21/2010
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Grace Jones confirms to the Guardian that she was approached to play with Lady Gaga and explains why she took a pass. When asked is Gaga approached her for a collaboration, Jones responded, "Yes, she did, but I said no. I'd just prefer to work with someone who is more original and someone who is not copying me, actually." When asked directly if Lady Gaga copies her, Jones responded, "Well, you know, I've seen some things she's worn that I've worn, and that does kind of piss me off." Read the full interview here

First the Beatles and Elvis, now Michael Jackson. The acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil announced Tuesday that it will put on a live touring show featuring the songs of the King of Pop starting late next year. more

Guru, the influential rapper known for his intellectual themes, his monotone delivery and his combination of jazz sounds with hip-hop beats, has died after battling cancer, collaborators said. He was 43. more

A long-running federal wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles over the fatal shooting of Notorious B.I.G. has been dismissed, although the move is not likely to be the last legal word in the rapper's death. more

After numerous delays, Outkast member Big Boi will release his first solo album on July 6. more

Reality TV mom-of-eight Kate Gosselin was finally voted off "Dancing With the Stars" on Tuesday after five weeks of arguments with her partner and harsh criticism of her robotic style. more

Annie Lennox has been forced to scrap an appearance on upcoming charity show Idol Gives Back after the travel chaos in Europe left her unable to catch a flight from the U.K. to America. The Scottish singer had been due to take part in the "American Idol" fundraiser on Wednesday, April 21, alongside stars including Sir Elton John, Alicia Keys and Mary J. Blige. more

Kylie Minogue is readying a new studio album. It's called "Aphrodite" and going to be made available in stores via Parlophone on July 5. A week before the effort hits the market, music lovers will be treated with "a huge summer anthem" called "All the Lovers" on June 28 more

From Idol Champ to Marlboro Woman? Anti-smoking protesters have taken aim at pop star Kelly Clarkson for lighting up a fuming feud in Indonesia by appearing in billboard ads for cigarette company Djarum. The tobacco firm's bosses are sponsoring the "Since U Been Gone" hitmaker's April 29 concert in Jakarta - and they've splashed their L.A. Lights brand logo all over posters advertising the show. more

A judge sentenced Michael Douglas' son to five years in prison Tuesday for dealing methamphetamine from a trendy Manhattan hotel, calling it his "last chance to make it." more

Rascal Flatts have been left "blindsided" by the decision to shut down their longterm record label by its owners at Disney , insisting they had no idea about the plans. The band has called Lyric Street Records in Nashville, Tennessee its home since forming in 1999, and had planned to release their new album via the label later this year. more

Paging a new Green Goblin. "Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark" has lost the services of Alan Cumming who was to have portrayed the villainous character in the long-delayed Broadway musical. more

Carly Simon has had her lawsuit against Starbucks rejected after a Los Angeles judge ruled bosses at the coffee chain's record label were not responsible for poor sales of her 2008 album, "This Kind of Love". more

Stevie Wonder has added a Manchester show to his summer UK tour. The soul legend will play the MEN Arena on June 29. more

Erykah Badu has announced the dates for her 2010 North American tour, dubbed Out My Mind, Just In Time. The trek will begin on May 22 in Baltimore and wrap on June 24 in Las Vegas. more

Crystal Castles are rush-releasing their new album digitally after it leaked online. NME reports that the self-titled album, which had been set for release on June 7, will now be available digitally on Friday (April 23) more

Daniel Dae Kim, one of the stars of "Lost," has booked his first post-series film gig. He is joining Samuel L. Jackson and Kellan Lutz in the action thriller "Deathgames." more


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