|Elton John told Britain's Observer that he would "ban religion completely" because of his belief that it "turns people into hateful lemmings."
Mick Jagger's father, Joe, died Saturday of pneumonia, a spokesperson for the singer said. He was 93. The death did not prevent the Rolling Stones from playing a concert in Las Vegas as scheduled, though Jagger flew to London on Friday to spend time at his father's side before returning to the United States the same day.
Malawi's High Court said Monday it would rule on Madonna's controversial adoption of one-year-old David Banda on Nov. 20. Civil rights groups have said they are not looking to block the adoption but just want to ensure the country's adoption laws are not being violated. Madonna has insisted she played strictly by the rules...and that it was not fun.
Jimmy Buffett filed a trademark infringement suit Monday, accusing the operator of the Website underonehut.com of illegally selling Buffett-themed merchandise, including CDs and T-shirts, that the artist sells himself.
Grandmaster Flash was honored with the I Am Hip Hop Icon Award at the first-ever BET Hip Hop Awards Sunday, while T.I. won Best Hip Hop Video, CD, and MVP of the year. The awards show airs Wednesday.
Justin Timberlake and Timbaland are collaborating with Duran Duran on the British band's new album, singer Simon Le Bon said.
Yusuf Islam, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, will release his first commercial album in almost three decades. An Other Cup went on sale in Britain Monday and in the U.S. Tuesday.
Bloc Party canceled the remainder of their U.S. tour with Panic! At the Disco after drummer Matt Tong was admitted to an Atlanta hospital with a collapsed lung Thursday. "Matt’s health is our number one priority right now," frontman Kele Okereke said in a statement.
U2 triumphed in a lawsuit against a former stylist they had accused of stealing valuable memorabilia two decades ago, including a Stetson hat, a pair of hoop earrings, a sweatshirt, and black trousers worn by Bono on the Joshua Tree tour in 1987. The stylist claimed the band had given her the items; per Bono, who took the stand against her, disagreed.
Snoop Dogg's new line of dog toys and apparel will launch on Amazon.com Nov. 21 to coincide with the release of his new album, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment. Items inspired by the rapper include a Doggfather hoodie sweatshirt and a plush boom box chew toy.
Michael Jackson is due to perform "We Are the World" at the World Music Awards in London Wednesday, where he will receive the Diamond Award.