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|Record producer Phil Spector seems to have succeeded in delaying his murder trial indefinitely, as a judge denied his bid to delay civil proceedings involving his former assistant until his criminal case is completed.
T.I. has trashed plans for a tour of Japan after being accused in Florida of failing to complete community service in connection with a 2003 arrest.
1960s pop icon Nancy Sinatra received a star on the Walk of Fame Thursday.
Eminem and the other members of D12 will forge ahead with new album despite last month's slaying of cofounder Proof, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Seminal surf band The Beach Boys are being countersued for $20 million by Roy Sciacca, a man accused of stealing rare memorabilia; he says he rightfully owns the goods.
|Ashlee Simpson is refusing to confirm or deny rumors that she had a nose job to remove the distinctive bump from her nose, as suggested by recent photos. "Everybody's already saying it, so I just don't talk about it. I'm like, Okay, whatever. It doesn't bother me," Simpson told the Associated Press.
Former teen idol Leif Garrett was sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years probation on two separate drug charges Thursday, and opted out of another six months at an in-house treatment facility.
Depeche Mode was forced to cancel Wednesday's performance in Chicago after lead singer Dave Gahan was diagnosed with laryngitis.
Universal Music Group Recordings Inc. have agreed to pay $12 million to settle a payola case that claimed the company offered vacations, electronics, and other incentives to radio stations in exchange for playtime for songs by artists including Nick Lachey, Ashlee Simpson, and Lindsay Lohan.
Snoop Dogg flew to London to meet with police after getting into a brawl at Heathrow Airport last month that left seven officers injured. The fight began after members of the rapper's entourage were denied access to British Airways' first-class lounge.
A Catholic girls high school in Michigan canceled a Ne-Yo concert won by the students after deeming some of the singer's lyrics sexually explicit.
Keith Richards was released from a New Zealand hospital Thursday, following surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. A rep for the Rolling Stones has denied reports that Richards suffered brain damage or that he underwent a second surgery.
The CCC nightclub in Detroit where rapper Proof was shot to death in a gun battle that also killed another man has closed down for a year in a deal with authorities.
|Britney Spears made a surprise appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" Tuesday to confirm that she is expecting her second child with Kevin Federline.
Former Great White tour manager Daniel Biechele was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday for his role in the deadly Rhode
Island nightclub blaze that killed 100 people and injured hundreds more during a February 2003 performance by the heavy metal band. Providence Superior Court Judge Francis Darigan imposed a sentence of 15 years, with four years served and 11 years of probation.
A Rolling Stones spokeswoman has stated that Keith Richards neither suffered brain damage nor underwent a second operation to treat his head injury. The rep called the first surgery "100 percent successful" and said Richards "continues to improve as expected."
Kanye West was sued Friday for allegedly not making $1,295 a month for 39 months in lease payments on a 2003 Mercedes Benz G500 he obtained at DaimerChrysler Financial Services, a private Delaware-based trust.
Pop superstar Whitney Houston has furiously denied reports she has been diagnosed with a deadly brain tumor, and has threatened tabloid The National Enquirer with legal action. The singer has been dogged by reports questioning her health and alleged drug use in recent months.
Michael Jackson is demanding an apology from GQ for publishing photos in its May 2006 issue that appear to be of him, but are actually of "an imposter," according to his spokeswoman, Raymone Bain. Jackson also wants the magazines pulled from newsstands. "Mr. Jackson is furious that his image has been used in such a misleading way," Bain stated.
A British court has ruled a UK lawyer does not have a claim to Jimi Hendrix's recordings and music, Experience Hendrix says. Dragonslayer Films, which announced plans last month for a biopic about the late rocker, says its project is unaffected by the decision, and that its film is proceeding "full speed ahead."
Keith Richards is recovering after undergoing surgery Monday to relieve a blood clot on his brain, according to a statement from the Rolling Stones' spokesperson, who called the operation a "complete success." The band's European tour, which had been scheduled to kick off May 27, has been
pushed back to June to give Richards time to recover.
Axl Rose made a surprise radio appearance Monday and announcing that Guns N' Roses' long-awaited album, Chinese Democracy, will finally be hitting shelves this year.
Tickets to George Michael's first European tour in 15 years sold out within a matter of hours of going on sale. An American leg to the tour in 2007 is eminent, though dates have not yet been announced.
Apple Computer has won its court battle with the Beatles' Apple Corps over the iTunes Music Store, which Apple Corps had argued violated the terms of a 1991 trademark agreement between the two companies.
Former "American Idol 5" contestant Kellie Pickler has reunited with her ex-con father, Clyde "Bo" Pickler. "I feel blessed to have him back into my life," Pickler told fans in North Carolina. Meanwhile,
Carrie Underwood has earned her college degree from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma over the weekend. Finally in "Idol" news, filming has begun on Fantasia Barrino's life story, "Life is Not a Fairy Tale," which will air as a Lifetime Original Movie in August, with Barrino playing herself
as a single teenage mother, who overcomes poverty, sexual abuse, and illiteracy to win "American Idol 3."
All news gathered from E! Online and other sources