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|Part of a lawsuit filed against Phil Spector's former assistant by his accountant was tossed out Friday.
Kevin Richardson is leaving the Backstreet Boys on the eve of the start of work on the group's next album. In a statement on its Web site, the group said Richardson was leaving after 13 years
to "pursue other interests" and "gave his blessing to continue the music without him."
Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, who wrote the hits "Joanna" and "Take My Heart," and was a co-writer of others, including "Celebration," "Hollywood Swinging," and "Jungle Boogie," died in Maplewood, N.J., on Tuesday after a long illness, according to publicist David Brokaw, who did not know the cause of death. He was 57.
|A judge has ruled that singer Seal owes his ex-manager John Wadlow commissions from his first two albums.
Kylie Minogue will resume the world tour she was forced to derail last year after she was diagnosed with breast cancer with a series of concerts in Australia later this year, her manager said Thursday.
Montreal police are planning to send Madonna the bill for a police motorcade that accompanied the Material Girl's line of black SUV limos from the airport to her hotel in downtown Montreal.
Eminem, who usually has no problem publicly ranting about on-again, off-again wife Kim Mathers, attended a private divorce hearing Thursday. No details of the meeting were disclosed.
Mary J. Blige will appear on CBS' "One Life to Live" and will perform two songs from her album The Breakthrough at the Club Capricorn on the episode, which airs July 28.
Aerosmith and Mötley Crüe are teaming up for the Route of All Evil tour, which kicks off Sept. 14 in New Jersey.
Rob Lowe won approval to build a massive mansion on his $8.5 million lot in Montecito, California, despite a neighbor's complaint that the project will spoil the view of the Pacific Ocean.
Beyoncé is completing her search for an 10-person all-girl band to back her on her upcoming tour.
|Heidi Klum and Seal have announced they're expecting their second child together; the couple, married since May 2005, have a son, Henry, and Klum has a daughter, Leni, from a previous relationship.
The fifth annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival grossed $15 million, according to Billboard, making it the top-grossing music festival in the world. This year's event featured headliners Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Radiohead.
Billy Preston, sometimes known as the fifth Beatle, was remembered at a funeral attended by hundreds Tuesday, including Little Richard, who spoke, and Joe Cocker, who performed the Preston-penned classic "You Are So Beautiful." Letters written by the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and Paul McCartney were also read at the service. "I am deeply saddened to lose such a wonderful
friend," McCartney wrote.
The Artic Monkeys have announced that bass player Andy Nicholson has left the band after pulling out of a North American tour last month.
Elton John is suing the Fulton County, Georgia tax assessors office, claiming the county overvalued his 12,000 square-foot condo by assessing it at $4.6 million. John is claiming the assessment is $900,000 too high.
Pete Doherty's memoirs, chronicling his music career, battle with drugs and relationship with Kate Moss, will be published in March 2007, a British publishing house announced Wednesday.
Taylor Hicks' first single, "Do I Make You Proud," has climbed to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
A man by the name of Michael A. Johnson is suing Jamie Foxx, his record labels, and production company for a total of $75 million, claiming that Foxx's song "Heaven" off his album Unpredictable is a rearranged version of Johnson's song, "One of God's Angels is AWOL," TMZ.com reports. Johnson's handwritten lawsuit, filed in March 2006, points to eight
instances where he thinks Foxx borrowed lyrics from his song.
Janet Arvizo, the mother of the boy who accused Michael Jackson of child molestation, pled not guilty to charges of welfare fraud and perjury. Her attorney told reporters they hope to resolve the matter without a trial.
Original Village People cop Victor Willis is claiming that in-custody drug rehab is helping to lift the "nightmare of drug abuse" from his life. The Macho Man, who has been behind bars since he was arrested in March, has pled not guilty to drug possession and false identification charges, and says his attorney will ask for his release to a residential rehab program at a hearing
A judge has ruled that three of Britney Spears' former security guards must go through arbitration to settle their claims of unpaid overtime, rather than letting a jury decide if the singer's prerogative should be to pay up.
Pete Doherty has been fined $1,900 after traces of cocaine were found in his bloodstream following a performance in Sweden.
A year after Luther Vandross' death in July 2005, The Ultimate Luther Vandross, an album featuring two new tracks from the singer, is scheduled for release on Aug. 22.
Justin Timberlake will release his second solo album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, on Sept. 12.
A spokesperson for the Rolling Stones has confirmed that Ron Wood is seeking treatment for alcohol abuse at a London rehab clinic but claimed that the guitarist will be ready to rock by the time the band kicks off its Bigger Bang tour July 11 in Milan.
All news gathered from E! Online and other sources