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|Trustees for James Brown filed a motion Friday asking a South Carolina judge to allow DNA samples be taken from the late singer's body, to be used to establish paternity of anyone claiming to be the Godfather of Soul's child.
Van Halen's much-anticipated summer reunion tour, featuring David
Lee Roth on vocals, has been put on hold due to warring factions within the band, the Los Angeles Times reports. Roth said he is unsure whether Eddie Van Halen will even travel to New York for the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month.
Tool's upcoming spring tour has been postponed indefinitely after drummer Danny Carey tore his bicep, requiring surgery. Though the operation "went well," according to the band's Website, Carey will not recover in time for the tour's scheduled kickoff on Mar. 15. The band is still expected to make an appearance at the Bonnaroo festival
Busta Rhymes was arrested early Thursday morning for driving with a suspended license in Manhattan after police stopped him for running a red light. The rapper is already facing two misdemeanor assault charges and has been considering a plea deal that would allow him to avoid jail time.
|Britney Spears checked back into the Promises treatment center in Malibu Wednesday night, heading off an emergency hearing requested by Kevin Federline in the custody dispute over the ex-couple's two sons. Meanwhile, American Hockey League team the Syracuse Crunch are offering Spears an all-expense-paid trip to their home game
against the Manitoba Moose on Saturday. Should Spears accept the offer, team president Howard Dolgon vows that every staffer in the Crunch's front office will shave their heads in a show of solidarity. The team is also offering a free ticket to any woman who shows up to the game with a shorn scalp.
Kimberly and Brad Paisley welcomed
their first child together, a healthy baby boy born Thursday in Nashville, a rep for the country singer said.
Jessica Simpson donated a minivan to an orphanage in Mexico, her rep confirms to "E! News." The singer reportedly acquired the family-friendly wheels by trading in a Chrysler Crossfire sports car she scored in a swag lounge at the MTV Video Music Awards last fall for an eight-passenger Town and Country. The van is slated to be delivered
to the orphanage early next month.
|Britney Spears checked out of rehab after photographs of her taking a smoking break within the confines of the Promises treatment center in Malibu, California, surfaced on the Internet Tuesday afternoon. A source told E! Online that the furious pop star felt the photos were an invasion of her privacy and that they were a major factor behind her decision to quit
the program after only a day. Meanwhile, Kevin Federline is due in court Thursday for an emergency hearing, presumably to discuss his custody arrangement with Britney Spears, although a court spokesperson would only confirm that the father of four is scheduled to appear. The couple were given temporary joint custody of sons Sean Preston, 17 months, and Jayden James, 5 months, in
November, with Spears retaining physical custody.
A judge has denied for the second time a motion filed by London resident Nona Paris Lola Jackson seeking a say in the the child custody settlement between Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe because she failed to provide proof that she had served either party with notice of her claims. Jackson, who describes herself as "a black Jew born in Britain," claims she is the
mother of the entertainer's three children and that he never had sex with Rowe or with his other ex-wife, Lisa Marie Presley. Meanwhile, the family of a woman who died two years ago is suing Michael Jackson and the Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria, California, alleging that heart attack patient Manuela Gomez Ruiz died after she was moved from her room on Feb. 15, 2005 in order to
make room for Jackson when he was admitted with flu symptoms in the midst of his child molestation trial. The hospital called the lawsuit "another frivolous claim to generate publicity."
James Brown's six adult children and his companion, Tomi Rae Hynie, reached an agreement on where the Godfather of Soul will be laid to rest, Hynie's attorney said Tuesday. The grave site is being kept confidential at the request of Brown's children and the burial is expected to take place within the next few days. Brown died Christmas Day at age 73.
Busta Rhymes turned down a prosecutor's offer of six months in jail on two assault charges, but is considering a judge's plea deal that would allow him to plead guilty to misdemeanor assault and remain free. The rapper stands accused of beating his former driver during a Dec. 26 dispute about back pay and of assaulting a concertgoer who allegedly spit on his car
after an Aug. 12 performance.
Beyoncé, Melissa Etheridge, Jennifer Hudson, Randy Newman, Keith Robinson, Anika Noni Rose, and James Taylor are slated to perform Oscar-nominated songs at the 79th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, show organizers said Wednesday.
A second wrongful death suit has been filed against Brandy in the Dec. 30 freeway crash that killed 38-year-old mother Awatef Aboudihaj and injured her two sons, who were riding in the car at the time. Court documents filed on behalf of the boys claiming that unspecified injuries they suffered will likely cause permanent disability. The lawsuit requested that
damages be determined at trial.
The owners of the salon where Britney Spears gave herself an impromptu buzz cut Friday told "E! News'" Giuliana DePandi that they saved the singer's shorn locks and will probably auction them off for charity. After leaving the salon, Spears continued on to a tattoo parlor, where she was inked with a black, white, and pink cross on her lower hip and red and
pink lips on her wrist. The dramatic makeunder occurred after the star reportedly checked herself in and back out of rehab in the Caribbean last week. Meanwhile, Spears voluntarily checked herself into rehab on Monday, her manager confirmed to "E! News."
After selling out shows in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver over the weekend, the reunited Police continued their momentum by selling out shows at Madison Square Garden and Fenway Park minutes after tickets went on sale Tuesday. As a result of the strong ticket sales, the band has scheduled additional shows in Montreal, Vancouver, and the New York area and
announced shows in Oakland on June 13 and Los Angeles on June 23.
A judge has ruled that the trustees of James Brown's estate can continue handling the late singer's property and trust under the supervision of a court-appointed administrator. Brown's six adult children had accused the trustees of mismanaging the estate and went to court in a bid to have them removed.
All news gathered from E! Online and other sources