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Chris Brown To Go On Tour

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Chris Brown fans will be treated to a “Fan Appreciation” starting next month. The singer has announced his intention of going on this tour, which will cover 19 cities. Fans from Houston, NYC, LA, and Chicago (among others) are the lucky ones!



Jesse McCartney Suffers A Case Of Bad Nerves

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…and ends up forgetting a WHOLE verse of the National Anthem. He was performing at the NASCAR Pepsi 500, which was broadcast over network TV, and suffered a mental block, so to speak. Poor guy. How can you forget the words to the National Anthem?



Lady Gaga For Gay Rights: “Imagine”

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At the recently held Human Rights Campaign’s dinner, Lady Gaga went the classic route instead of using one of her songs. She said “I’m not going to play one of my songs tonight. Tonight is not about me. It’s about you.” She gained points for that, for sure.



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No Tour For Kanye West And Lady Gaga

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“Fame Kills” is what they dubbed the joint tour that Kanye West and Lady Gaga were supposed to go on. They even announced the tour dates, but a mere few days after the announcement, another announcement was released: the tour has been canceled. The reason? Nothing has been said about it.



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Justin Bieber: Usher’s Prodigy


If you haven’t seen his video or listened to his tracks yet, then you must be hiding under a rock. At 15, Justin Bieber is taking Hollywood by storm with “One Time.”

His story is that of your typical YouTube sensation. Three years ago, the then 12-year-old Canadian joined a local singing competition called Stratford Idol and won second place. He wanted to share his victory with his friends and family who didn’t get to see the show, so he posted his videos on YouTube.

“But it turned out that other people liked them and they started subscribing to them,” said Justin. “That’s how my manager found me. He saw me on YouTube and contacted my family and now I’m signed!”

It’s not everyday that a 15-year-old gets signed by R&B singer Usher. In October 2008, Justin was torn between signing for Justin Timberlake and Usher. “It turned out Usher’s deal was way better,” Justin revealed. “But I still would like to work on a collaboration with Justin in the future,” he said during a phone-in interview with Ryan Seacrest.

“Things are just happening so fast,” he added. It’s been less than a year since Justin signed to Island Records, and he’s already making the Hollywood rounds. Numerous TV and radio guestings, red carpet appearances, a debut album, a music video, and 535,000+ facebook fans are keeping this lad busy.

His recent stint involves making his “Favorite Girl” happy. Justin hollered at Tricia Matibag, winner of his MTV VMA red carpet shout-out competition. Check out this ultimate fan’s winning video entry:

Get the Bieber fever!

www.JustinBieberMusic.com

http://www.youtube.com/justinbieber

http://www.youtube.com/kidrauhl

http://www.myspace.com/justinbieber

http://www.twitter.com/justinbieber

http://www.imeem.com/justinbieber

http://ilike.com/artist/Justin+Bieber


photos from justinbiebermusic.com



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They say that imitation is the best form of flattery, but I wonder, was Alanis Morissette flattered that Britney Spears sang her hit song “You Oughta Know?” The pop star covered the song in a concert in Greensboro, North Carolina on Saturday night. You can judge her performance for yourself – watch it on YouTube.



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Madonna Goes To Israel

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Madonna has been traipsing around the world, and nothing is stopping her – not even the jeers and boos she received in her recent concert. Her latest destination? The Holy Land, where she visited the Western Wall among other things. She has two concerts slated in Israel.



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Madonna Celebrates Birthday In Poland

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Amidst protests from residents who felt that Madonna’s concert date was ill-chosen (it coincided with a major Roman Catholic holiday), the star’s fans celebrated her birthday with her with a couple of songs. To the outpouring of emotions, Madonna replied “I feel your love!” She turned 51.



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“America’s Favorite Father,” that’s what some have been calling Jon Gosselin these days. I don’t know about that, but I do know that he is throwing a pool party in Vegas on the 29th of this month. Who is invited? Ask the organizers. I think it’s just another publicity stunt. If you’re interested, head on over to the MGM Grand’s Wet Republic.



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Japan Gets A Taste Of Linkin Park

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Rock band Linkin Park has not been in the headlines lately but it does not mean that they do not have a strong following elsewhere. Japan recently got rocked by the group for the first time in Mihama Athletic Field in Okinawa. From what I have heard, it was a huge success. Can it be the start of a comeback for them?



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Neil Young To Be Honored

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He has never won a Grammy, but he is a two-time Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer. He has also won the hearts of countless fans all over the world. And despite not being Grammy material (his own words, by the way), he is a certified musician and will be honored during the 20th annual MusiCares, two days before the Grammys.



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Steven Tyler Falls From Stage

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Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler injured himself when he fell from the stage during a concert in South Dakota. He has head, neck, and shoulder injuries and has had to postpone future shows. Hope the old guy’s okay.



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Others may disagree but I think that Hugh Jackman’s stint as a singing and dancing host for the Oscars just made him even hotter. And I think he’s been inspired by that experience as he is joining the world of musicals as the greatest showman on earth, no less. If things go his way, he might be playing the role of P.T. Barnum. I think he’ll do great.



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He many be 65; The Who may have been out of the radar for a long time; but this musician is unstoppable. Roger Daltrey is planning a solo tour of North America from October 10 to November 30. Get your money ready for tickets now!



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Former Beatles frontman Paul McCartney held a concert Saturday night in Washington, DC. One of the highlights of the night was his rendition of Michelle, which he dedicated to the First Lady. Unfortunately, she was not in attendance as she had already left for Camp David by then. Maybe next time.



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Michael Moore has won awards and accolades but he’s not fixated on them. He has big plans for Traverse City, his adopted hometown – Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival. No date has been set yet, but people are already looking forward to it.



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Carla Bruni Sings For Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela is a celebrity on his own right, and other personalities from all over the world toasted him on his 91st birthday. This included France’s First Lady, Carla Bruni. And yes, she did perform for him as well. After all, the First Lady was a singer before, wasn’t she?



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Celebrities pay tribute to the King of Pop during the Michael Jackson Memorial Service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
The memorial for Michael Jackson was held at the Staples Center yesterday, and it was an astounding success. For those who were there in person, there could not have been a more moving array of performances. For those in other parts of the world, staying up till the wee hours of the morning was nothing, just as long as they could witness the tribute to their idol. He may be gone, but he will be forever remembered.



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MJ Memorial Tickets Released

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Michael Jackson fans are starting to go crazy over the passes that are slowly being released. Over a million fans joined an online “lottery” to get the chance to win a pass to the memorial that is going to be held tomorrow at the Staples Center. Only 8,750 winners will be chosen. As early as yesterday, people have been announcing that they’ve got the Golden Ticket. I doubt that I’ll be one of them. Otherwise, I’d have known by now, right?



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