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|Pop star Britney Spears is embroiled in more parental controversy, after nearly dropping her baby as she was leaving a New York City hotel on Thursday. The latest mishap occurred as the singer emerged from the Ritz Carlton hotel, holding a drink in one hand and her baby in the other. Spears tried to maneuver
through a crowd of onlookers when she tripped suddenly, causing her son's head to snap backwards and sending his hat flying off. The singer regained her balance and the baby didn't seem to suffer any serious injuries, according to website Tmz.com.
Cirque du Soleil are producing a series of shows about the Elvis Presley's life and music, CKX Inc., the
parent company of Elvis Presley Enterprises, said Thursday.
William Hung was crowned Artichoke King by the town of Castroville, California, which bills itself as the "artichoke capital of the world."
Lynyrd Skynyrd frontman Johnny Van Zant underwent emergency surgery to have his appendix removed Thursday night, a spokesman for the band said. The band have canceled a string of upcoming shows to give him time to recover.
|Legal experts are estimating that Heather Mills may be entitled to up to one-quarter of Paul McCartney's $1.5 billion fortune. Meanwhile, the ex-Beatle posting a message on his official Website in Mills' defense, stating: "It's been suggested that she married me for the money and there is not an ounce
of truth in this."
Ashlee Simpson is launching her I Am Me Tour June 5 in Santa Barbara. Ashley Parker Angel will serve as one of her opening acts.
|Paul McCartney and Heather Mills McCartney have separated after four years of marriage. "Our parting is amicable, and both of us still care about each other very much," they said in a statement. The couple blamed media intrusion for bringing about the demise of their marriage.
MusiCares and the
Grammy Foundation is selling off items signed by music royalty, including guitars bearing the John Hancocks of B.B. King, The Edge, Slash, and Bruce Springsteen in a Grammy Charity Online Auction on eBay. The auction runs through May 25.
Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, Jamie Foxx, and Mary J. Blige each picked up four nominations for the BET Awards Tuesday. Kanye West earned three nominations.
The Ricky Martin Foundation has signed an agreement with the International Organization for Migration to combat sexual exploitation and the trafficking of children.
Isaac Hayes, the former voice of "South Park's" Chef, welcomed a son, Nana Kwadjo Hayes, with his wife, Adjowa. The baby was born Apr. 10, per Hayes' rep.
|Britney Spears was photographed driving her Mini Cooper with Sean Preston strapped into his car seat...but facing forward. According to California motor-vehicle codes, babies under 20 pounds or less than a year old should have their car seats facing backward.
Nick Lachey has called the members of 98 Degrees "very dear" to him and is claiming the band will reunite one day when they're ready.
A group of investors, including psychic Uri Geller, paid $905,100 for a modest home in Memphis that Elvis Presley purchased just as his career was taking off. Plans for the home, which was most recently appraised at $261,000, include restoring it to its original 1956 appearance and then opening it to the public.
Bono turned guest newspaper editor of The Independent for the day, with the British newspaper agreeing to donate half of the day's revenue to the Global Fund to Fight Aids. Included in the edition was a list of Condoleezza Rice's 10 favorites songs (no. 7: U2's "Anything.")
Vietnam has postponed Gary Glitter's appeals trial until next month, a court official said Tuesday. The disgraced British glam rocker has maintained he is innocent of child molestation and claims he is the victim of a tabloid conspiracy.
Aston "Familyman" Barrett, the former bass player for Bob Marley and the Wailers, lost a $113 million battle over royalties and song-writing credits to the Marley family and Island Records.
Art Garfunkel is giving speeches about healthy living to students at two New York high schools in lieu of paying a $100 fine after being arrested for marijuana possession last summer.
MTV has launched URGE, a new music and video store, where users will be able to download songs for 99 cents a pop or subscribe to an unlimited download service for $9.99 a month...$14.95 if they want the option to transfer tunes to a portable music device. Mac and iPod users will not be able to use it. Only Microsoft types can use URGE.
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke will release The Eraser, an album of his own material, but he is rejecting the idea that it is a "solo" album. "This was all done with their blessing, and I don't wanna hear that word 'solo.' Doesn't sound right," Yorke said in a statement.
DMX was cautioned by British police after being arrested at Heathrow Airport for abusing airline staff on a New York-to-London flight.
Geri Halliwell (aka Ginger Spice) has given birth to her first child, a daughter, Britain's The Sun reports.
All news gathered from E! Online and other sources