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|Tom Hamilton is sitting out part of Aerosmith's fall tour after being diagnosed with throat cancer and undergoing a seven-week course of radiation treatment, the band said in a statement. The bassist is expected to rejoin the tour in October.
A judge has temporarily barred producer William Smith from selling songs he recorded with Taylor Hicks in the days before "Idol," after the gray-haired crooner sued Smith, claiming he did not have the rights to the music. Smith claimed he released the songs because he loves Hicks and was trying to fend off bad reviews of his debut single "Do I Make You Proud."
"American Idol" alum Constantine Maroulis has scored a part in the Broadway production of The Wedding Singer, Broadway.com reports.
Linda Ronstadt has canceled the remainder of her tour dates to recover from surgery she had this week, her rep said Thursday. The reason for the medical leave was unclear, but the rep stating Ronstadt does not have cancer.
|"American Idol" finalist Ayla Brown has signed a record contract with Double Deal Brand Records Thursday, hours after her contractual obligations with the talent search expired. Meanwhile, season four finalist Mikalah Gordon is "in a panic" after being mugged in Las Vegas, but she was unharmed. Finally, Katharine McPhee, who suffered from bulimia for five years, told Us
Weekly that she has her eating habits under control. "My diet? Because I'm on tour, it's not very healthy," the "Idol" runner-up said. "But I'm not controlling [about] my weight anymore. I don't do any weird, disordered eating things anymore, thank God."
Madonna may be staging her mock-crucifixion scene from a different Moscow venue than originally planned. Per the BBC, officials are seeking to move the Sept. 11 concert from a university to a nearby airfield, due to concerns that students may fall out of windows as they try to watch the show.
The Pussycat Dolls have canceled the first three dates of their tour with the Black Eyed Peas, after lead singer Nicole Scherzinger was diagnosed with an ear infection.
Foxy Brown skipped a court date Wednesday on charges filed by a former colleague, who claims the rapper stiffed her on a paycheck, then visited her new job and made harassing comments.
|India has deemed Paris Hilton's video for "Stars Are Blind" too hot for broadcast after claiming it had sexual connotations. Meanwhile, Tokyo's subway system are refusing permission for a Harper's Bazaar advertising poster featuring a nude and heavily pregnant Britney Spears, branding it as "too stimulating."
Willie Nelson is joining the effort to ban the slaughter of horses in the U.S. for the consumption of their meat in other countries.
|Diddy and girlfriend Kim Porter are expecting their second child together, People reports. The rap mogul is also daddy to a 12-year-old son from a prior relationship.
Keane has postponed a planned U.S. tour while singer Tom Chaplin undergoes treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. The news comes after the band announced last week that Chaplin was suffering from the ever-popular "exhaustion." The tour was due to kick off in Chicago Sept. 7; updated tour dates have yet to be announced.
Kevin Federline's debut performance at the Teen Choice Awards is being laughed off by the hip-hop community. "I just think we ignore him," Elliot Wilson, editor in chief of XXL magazine, told the Associated Press. "He's a joke, basically."
Mindy McCready is petitioning to withdraw her guilty plea in a probation violation case, claiming that she uncovered new evidence. Apparently, the singer recently found documentation that her license had been reinstated the day before she was pulled over and arrested for driving without a valid license in May 2005. However, that still
doesn't explain what she was doing in Florida when she was not allowed to leave Tennessee without permission under the terms of her probation.
Vince Gill and Jimmy Webb are collaborating on a new song celebrating Oklahoma as the state's centennial approaches.
German prosecutors are declining to open an investigation into Madonna's mock crucifixion scene at her concerts after finding there was no indication the controversial singer had committed a criminal offense.
Busta Rhymes was arraigned on an assault charge Sunday after he reportedly attacked a man for spitting on his car. The rapper's lawyer is claiming the arrest was retaliation by the NYPD, who have wanted to interview Rhymes since the February shooting death of one of his bodyguards.
David and Victoria Beckham have unveiled a his and hers fragrance line dubbed Intimately Beckham for Him and Intimately Beckham for Her.
All news gathered from E! Online and other sources