American Idol Close Call- Russell Brand Deported- Justin Bieber Can't Count to 6?- Lady Gaga Deal Too Much- Tim McGraw Fights Back- more

(EW) Lauren Alaina did not have to drop out of the competition, but American Idol‘s on site physician did report on the air that she “blew out one of her vocal chords” during rehearsal, and that he “gave her a lot of medicine” to help her perform last night. more

(BBC) Russell Brand is deported from Japan after travelling to the country with his wife, Katy Perry, on the Asian leg of her California Dreams tour. more

(BBC) Bette Midler has been cast alongside Al Pacino in a TV film about the jailed music producer Phil Spector, according to US reports. more

(BBC) Footage of actor Sir Ian McKellen appearing in his first television role is rediscovered in the US, decades after it was feared lost for good. more

(Jam!) Justin Bieber won so many accolades at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, he literally lost count. He took to his Twitter.com on Monday to thank his fans, wrote, “For once waking up because of jet lag is great....because i just found out... we won 6 AWARDS 2nite (tonight)!! I THOUGHT IT WAS 3!!! CRAZY!!"

(AP) Much like the caller in the Lady Gaga hit song 'Telephone,' some visitors to Amazon's site received a busy signal Monday when they tried to download the digital version of the artist's latest album, 'Born This Way,' which the online retailer was selling for 99 cents on its release date. more

(Billboard) As expected, Tim McGraw has filed a countersuit against Curb Record in response to the breach of contract suit Curb filed May 13 relating to McGraw's "Emotional Traffic" album. more

(FMQB) The surviving members of Cali Swag District have released a tribute song in honor of fallen rapper M-Bone, who was murdered last week while sitting in his car in his hometown of Inglewood, CA. more

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