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Vampire Weekend Tops Boyle & Ke$ha- More Rape Charges for Songwriter- Love Story Author Dies- More Big Names Hope For Haiti- Miley Not A Virgin? and more

01/19/2010
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Vampire Weekend's new album Contra knocked RCA's spurious pop creation Ke&ha down a couple notches. Contra sold 120,917 copies last week according to Hits Double Daily, landing Vampire Weekend at the top of the charts. Susan Boyle is still going strong remaining in second place while Ke&ha's sales dropped almost 60%, just barely eeking out a third place finish her second week out against Lady Gaga's "Fame". Check out the chart here

Prosecutors say they've found two more women who say they were molested by The Academy Award-winning songwriter of "You Light Up My Life." Joseph Brooks was already accused of forcing himself on a series of women lured to his Manhattan apartment for supposed acting auditions. more

Erich Segal, the Ivy League professor who attained mainstream fame and made millions sob as writer of the novel and movie "Love Story," has died of a heart attack, his daughter said Tuesday. He was 72. more

62-year-old Larry Platt who claims his fame across the U.S. after auditioning "American Idol" in Atlanta has been offered a record deal by Jake Records. Thus, his self-written track "Pants on the Ground" which is currently sweeping the nation may be released sometime soon more

The music world's top stars are signing on for Friday's "Hope for Haiti" telethon. Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Keith Urban and Alicia Keys are just a few of the performers who will be featured more

HipHopRX reports that MTV reality star, singer and model, Tila Tequila says, Disney star Miley Cyrus aka Hannah Montana is 'NOT a virgin,' via Twitter. It seems like Tila Tequila is always tweeting about everyone except herself more. Maybe that's where the twit in twitter came from?

Lady GaGa has scored another U.S. pop chart record thanks to the radio success of her new hit "Bad Romance". Networks monitored by Billboard Pop Songs countdown compilers at Nielsen played the track an average of 84 times last week, taking the tune past Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" and making it the most-played song in any seven-day period in the chart's 17-year history. more

In the strongest indication yet that Friday indeed will mark Conan O'Brien's final "Tonight Show," a list of the booked guests for the rest of this week released Tuesday featured Will Ferrell set to appear Friday (Ferrell on Conan's first Tonight Show). more

Justin Timberlake has given a child co-star from the Mickey Mouse Club a big break - after signing singer/songwriter Matt Morris to his record label. Morris starred alongside fellow famous mouseketeers JC Chasez, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera in the Disney show more

Filmmaker Marc Webb has signed on to direct the new Spider-Man film, after the departure of Sam Raimi from the blockbuster superhero franchise. Webb was behind one of 2009's sleeper hits (500) Days Of Summer more

Maxwell will be performing "Fistful of Tears" on The Oprah Winfrey Show 1/20/10. Oprah airs at 4:00 PM EST on ABC *Check Your Local Listings *

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