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PARIS HILTON ARRESTED IN SOUTH AFRICA

Access Hollywood is reporting that heiress Paris Hilton was arrested in
South Africa on Friday on drug related charges. Access sites a South African
news service, who claim Hilton was caught smoking marijuana while attending
the Brazil versus Netherlands World Cup match that took place today. TMZ has
a slightly different story, reporting that Paris was detained by police
because someone in her entourage was caught smoking the drug. Neither Hilton
nor her representatives have commented on the arrest reports yet, Paris has
however tweeted since the reports surfaced saying, “South Africa is such a
beautiful place. Loves it!”  You can follow Hilton at
Twitter.com/ParisHilton for more.

This weekend we’ll post fun facts for the 4th of July Weekend! Check in for more fun things to do, see and make!

Also, make sure you keep your radios on Power 106 – 106.3 in Albuquerque) or computers locked to Power 106 and on the web at www.power106abq.com! Don’t miss the Crisco Kidd, Dj Rockwell (Abq/Houston), Dj Pressure (Reno), Dj CO1 (Las Vegas), Dj Phenom (Los Angeles) and jus added… Dj Franzen (Las Vegas)!

RED, WHITE AND BOOZE

Looks like all you need is some Red Cherry and Blue Raspberry Vodka to make
a drink festive enough for the fourth.

A Yankee Doodle

1 part blue-raspberry vodka, 2 parts sour mix, 1 part tonic;

Make a non-alcoholic version with raspberry-flavored juice

Patriotic Punch

1 part red cherry-flavored vodka, 3 parts lemonade;

Make a non-alcoholic version with cherry-flavored juice

Stars and Stripes Forever

1 part blue-raspberry vodka, 2 parts sour mix, fill with lemonade and top
off with a cherry

Make a non-alcoholic version with raspberry-flavored fruit juice

The Patriot

red cherry-flavored vodka and 7-Up, garnish with some orange slices.

Make a non-alcoholic version with cherry-flavored fruit juice

CLASSIC FLICKS FOR THE 4TH

Why not save some money and kick back at home with a patriotic flick?

Miracle

Kurt Russell will steal your heart in the movie about the 1980 U-S Olympic
hockey team. We guarantee it will have you feeling all warm and fuzzy about
the good ol’ U-S-of-A.

Independence Day

The perfect Fourth of July film. Will Smith plays a United States Marine
Corps pilot fighting to protect the world from aliens.

Top Gun

In the 1986 film, Tom Cruise plays a pilot at the United States Navy Fighter
Weapons School who works to be the best of his class, and falls in love with
a civilian instructor.

Rocky

Yes, Rocky has had a million sequels… But don’t forget that “Rocky’s” epic
final fight scene in the first film takes place on the 4th of July!

BUN B WANTS TO HIT UP ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Bun B intends to take a break from recording songs for his Trill O.G. album. The rapper told us that since his Fourth of July plans are still open, he just might check out the 2010 Essence Music Festival. He also shared that after the holiday is over, he’ll put the finishing touches on Trill O.G. – which arrives on on August 3rd.
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KANYE WEST RELEASES “POWER” ARTWORK

Kanye West has released the official artwork for his new single, “Power.”
Rap-Up.com reports the graphic image features a “bleeding crowned head with
a sword through it.” You can download the single on iTunes now and look out
for his upcoming Good Ass Job album to arrive on September 14th. <WM>

SUGE KNIGHT HIT WITH RESTRAINING ORDER

An unidentified man from Los Angeles recently requested a restraining order
against Suge Knight, the co-founder and CEO of Death Row Records. Last May,
the man claimed Suge ordered eight people to assault him. This event
occurred shortly after Suge had been arrested for possession of a weapon.
The L-A County Superior Court granted the victim with a permanent
restraining order against Knight. <WM>

FLO RIDA LOVED WORKING WITH LIL WAYNE

Flo Rida is recruiting the best of the best for his next album, which will
be titled The Only One. In fact, he told us the disc will include a feature
from Lil Wayne!

“Ah man, you know, this is like my second time working with Lil
Wayne.  He blessed me on the first album, you know, with a record called
American Superstar, and then now, you know, I’m back with this record called
Fresh I Stay, you know, it was like no  problem, you know, hooking that up,
you know, shout out to Brisco, you know, who’s in that camp, you know, Poe
Boy/Cash Money who make the phone call and made that happen, so, I mean,
definitely, Free Weezy and, you know, he’s definitely one of those guys
who’s trying to take hip hop to the next level, and I look forward to him
coming back and just smashing the game.”

The Only One will hit stores sometime in September.  <WM>

And speaking of Wayne…

BallerStatus.com reports Lil Wayne’s lawyer is pleased to have reached a
“favorable plea agreement” stemming from a drug charge in Arizona. Instead
of added jail time, the rapper will only receive three years of probation –
which will begin when he leaves prison. As previously reported, Weezy is
currently serving a year at Rikers Island for unrelated weapons possession
charges. Fans can download the emcee’s new song, “I’m Single,” on iTunes
now. <WM>

CHRIS BROWN FAKED TEARS AT BET AWARDS?

There’s speculation that Chris Brown used tear-inducing eye drops during his
Michael Jackson tribute at the BET Awards. According to UsMagazine.com, a
source stated his bodyguard gave him the drops right before he performed
MJ’s “Man in the Mirror.” The singer’s rep has reportedly denied the
accusation. In related news, SingersRoom.com reports Brown has completed a
new music video called “Matrix.” The clip was shot recently by director
Collin Tilley, but it’s unknown if the song is off the follow-up to
Graffiti. <WM>

MATT KEMP’S GAME AFFECTED BY RIHANNA?

Rihanna might be enjoying her relationship with Los Angeles Dodger Matt
Kemp, but some sources think the relationship is hurting his game.  Kemp was
recently benched after hitting a serious slump in the month of June.  The
outfielder only hit a .196 with just one homerun in 22 games.
SingersRoom.com reports many feel Rihanna is to blame for Kemp’s sudden lack
of success since the couple has been spending a lot of time together.  <WM>

JENNIFER LOPEZ GOES BEHIND THE MUSIC

A new episode of Behind The Music will premiere on Vh1 this weekend and the
episode will focus on Jennifer Lopez.  The show chronicles the life of the
singer-turned-actress, including her struggles with about body image, her
relationship with former fiancé Ben Affleck, and her current relationship
with husband Marc Anthony.   You don’t want to miss this! Vh1’s Behind The
Music: Jennifer Lopez airs Sunday at 9 PM Eastern.  <WM>

SWIZZ BEATZ OWES 2.2-MILLION IN BACK TAXES

Swizz Beatz owes the IRS more than 2.2-million dollars for delinquent state
and federal taxes. His lawyer told TheBoomBox.com, “We have been discussing
the issue with the government for years and are currently negotiating an
amicable resolution of the dispute” The news comes as the producer is
expecting a baby with his fiancé, Alicia Keys. <WM>

MAXWELL PREPS NEXT ALBUM

Maxwell has decided against taking a break from music and instead has begun
recording the second album for his BLACKsummers’night trilogy. The singer
tweeted he’ll begin “mixing” the project “in the next two months” and fans
can expect “the first song come this fall.” In addition, Maxwell is looking
to release the disc this winter. The news comes two weeks after he
mysteriously canceled the second leg of his summer tour with Jill Scott and
Erykah Badu. <WM>

KELLY ROWLAND DROPPED BY COLUMBIA RECORDS

Kelly Rowland confessed to Entertainment Weekly that the split from her
longtime label home at Columbia Records wasn’t a mutual decision. The
“Commander” singer admits that she was dropped because her records “didn’t
perform as well as maybe they wanted them to.” Rowland explains, “We live in
an industry where you’ve got to bring in money. You can’t be pushing out so
much money and not bring anything back.” Visit the site to get her take on
Beyonce and a possible Destiny’s Child reunion. <WM>

STEP UP 3D SOUNDTRACK

The Step Up 3D soundtrack track list has been released.  The soundtrack
features Estelle, Busta Rhymes, Roscoe Dash, T-Pain, Chromeo, Trey Songz,
Jessie McCartney and more.  The album’s latest single, Flo Rida’s “Club
Can’t Handle Me” featuring David Guetta, is available now.  A video for the
track directed by filmmaker Mark Klasfield will premiere soon. The album
also features songs from Jazmine Sullivan and Mims.  It arrives in stores
and at all online retailers on July 27th.  Step Up 3D opens in theatres
nationwide on August 6th.   <JC>

TRACKLISTING:

1.      Flo Rida (Feat. David Guetta) – “Club Can’t Handle Me”
2.      Roscoe Dash & T Pain (Feat. Fabo) – “My Own Step”
3.      Sofia Fresh (Feat. T-Pain) – “This Instant”
4.      Trey Songz – “Already Taken”
5.      Laza – “This Girl ”
6.      Chromeo – “Fancy Footwork”
7.      MadCon – “Beggin”
8.      Jessie McCartney – “Up”
9.      Jazmine Sullivan – “Bust Your Windows”
10.     Estelle – “I Can Be A Freak”
11.     NASA – “Whatchadoin”
12.     Busta Rhymes – “Tear Da Roof Off”
13.     Mims – “Move If You Wanna”
14.     Get Cool – “Shawty Got Moves”
15.     Wisin y Yandel – “Irresistible”
16.     Get Cool (Feat. Petey Pablo) – “Let Me C It”
17.     J Randall – “Spirit of the Radio”
18.     Erica DeLuna – “Work The Middle”
19.     Laza – “This Girl” (Video)

GORE DENIES SEXUAL ASSAULT! Former Vice President Al Gore is denying that he sexually assaulted a massage therapist four years ago. According to People magazine, Portland, Oregon police are reopening an investigation into the claims the woman is making. Learn more at People.com. <AZ>

TIGER WOODS DIVORCE! There are rumors out there that Tiger Woods’ soon-to-be ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, was going to be getting 750-million dollars in their divorce settlement, but that is not true. Forbes is reporting that Woods’ is actually worth about 600-million dollars, so Elin could not possibly be getting that much money and will instead get just a fraction of that. <AZ>

MICHAEL JACKSON MOVIES? According to TMZ, Katherine Jackson is working on a movie about her late son, Michael Jackson. Apparently, Katherine has hundreds of hours of family videos that feature Michael and his brothers and sisters and she is working on piecing a film together from the home footage. <AZ>

Ali Fedotowsky

BACHELORETTE WILL GET ENGAGED! The current Bachelorette, Ali Fedotowsky, has been hinting that she doesn’t find her mate on season finale of the ABC show, but a new article in Us Weekly confirms that Ali will get engaged on the August 2nd season finale. Ali dishes that she will wear Converse shoes with her wedding dress when the big day comes.

MEL GIBSON USED RACIAL SLUR AGAIN! TMZ has confirmed that there are audio tapes of Mel Gibson using the “N” word and screaming at the mother of his newest child. Apparently, on the tape, Mel says to Oksana Grigorieva, “You look like a f**king pig in heat and if you get raped by a pack of n*****s it will be your fault.” TMZ is reporting that Oksana secretly taped her conversations with Gibson after their relationship started to breakdown. <AZ>

OPRAH’S COMPETITION! Zach Anner has become an Internet sensation since submitting his video for Oprah Winfrey’s My OWN Show contest. With more than nine-million votes cast for his video, it’s looking more and more likely that Anner will take the next step to getting his own reality show on Oprah’s new TV network, OWN. We asked Zach if he’d ever like to meet Winfrey. Vote for Zach over at MyOwn.Oprah.com now. <AZ>

Jeffrey Jones

SEX OFFENDER! Jeffrey Jones, who plays “Ed Rooney” in the classic 1986 flick Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, is facing felony charges this week. The actor, who in 2003 was put on the sex offender’s registry, has been charged for failing to update his sex offender registration status. Jeffrey will be arraigned on July 14th. Learn more at News.Yahoo.com. <AZ>

  • WHY IS HE A SEX OFFENDER? Back in 2003, Jones pleaded no contest to hiring a 14-year-old boy to pose for sexually explicit photos.
  • RELATED AUDIO: California rockers Rooney named themselves after Jones’ iconic character, and they told us about a time when he came out on stage as “Principal Rooney” to introduce the band.

Christina Hendricks

CHRISTINA HENDRICKS GOOGLED! Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks is a very Googled woman this week. Yesterday, the phrases “Christina Hendricks measurements” and “Christina Hendricks cup size” were both trending topics for Google searches. Well, to answer your question, according to ChaCha.com, Henricks is five-feet, eight-inches tall and measures 36’-32’-36 with a double D bra size. <AZ>

KHLOE & LAMAR GETTING OWN SHOW! Newlyweds Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are getting their own reality show. According to the New York Post, the show will focus on the couple’s marriage, from trying to start a family to decorating their new home. As of now, no network has been attached to the project, but E! has run all the other reality show’s based around the Kardashians. <AZ> –As Long as MTV don’t pick up the show! #imjustsayin

Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson

Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler

Umm…YEAH?! Although, some newlyweds who film a reality show together end up as divorcees, example: Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey,Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler…etc. <–Khloe says she’s not superstitious.

GRAMMER DIVORCE! Kelsey Grammer’s wife Camille has filed for divorce. Camille cited irreconcilable differences and is seeking both spousal and child support. The pair was married back in 1997 and have two kids together. Learn more at TMZ.com. <AZ>

CELEB ACCIDENT! Tori Spelling’s husband, Dean McDermott, was in a serious motorcycle accident yesterday. McDermott had a punctured and collapsed lung, but is expected to make a full recovery. Spelling is by his side at an L-A hospital, but took the time to tell People magazine that he’s in a lot of pain. <AZ>

PEE-WEE HERMAN MOVIE! Producer Judd Apatow is developing a new Pee-wee Herman movie for Universal. According to Variety, the same man who wrote Inglourious Basterds will pen this new flick. <AZ>

SEAN PENN TO SURF AGAIN! Sean Penn is set to star as a surfer dude once again, in a new movie. Penn launched his acting career playing “Jeff Spicoli” in Fast Times at Ridgemont High and will now tackle a surfing legend by the name of Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz in a new flick.  Check out Variety.com for more. <AZ> –SURFs Up Dude!

DUCHOVNY HITS THE STAGE! Californication star David Duchovny will hit the New York stage for the first time in his career. Dave will act in a production called The Break of Noon, with rehearsals beginning September 28th and performances starting on October 28th. Learn more at USAToday.com. <AZ>

JENNIFER LOPEZ GOES BEHIND THE MUSIC! A new episode of Behind The Music will premiere on Vh1 this weekend and the episode will focus on Jennifer Lopez.  The show chronicles the life of the singer-turned-actress, including her struggles with about body image, her relationship with former fiancé Ben Affleck, and her current relationship with husband Marc Anthony.   You don’t want to miss this! Vh1’s Behind The Music: Jennifer Lopez airs Sunday at 9 PM Eastern.  <WM> – This is a MUST SEE…Dontcha think?! 😉 Program your DVRs Chicas! =)

HATING FIREWORKS! Amber Lancaster stars as “Jenny Swanson” on the MTV show The Hard Times of RJ Berger. When we caught up with the pretty actress, she told us about not really enjoying fireworks as a kid . Check out an episode of The Hard Times of RJ Berger this Sunday at 9 PM Eastern. <AZ>

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DRAKE AND CHRIS BROWN RECORD TOGETHER

Last Tuesday, Drake spilled the beans to Extra that he’s been working on new
material with Chris Brown. The “Fireworks” rapper revealed he “was actually
in the studio with Chris Brown for a little bit. Then I was studio hopping,
seeing where I can lend my hand since I’ve done mine.” It’s unknown if the
songs the artists worked on will appear on Brown’s follow-up to Graffiti. In
related news, Drizzy will kick off his tour in Canada on July 15th. <WM>

And…

Even though Eminem’s Recovery album sales dominated the Billboard 200 chart,
Drake’s Thank Me Later only fell to number two with an additional
158-thousand copies sold. Be sure to pick up Thank Me Later today. <WM>

EMINEM DEBUTS WITH 744K FOR RECOVERY

Despite leaking two weeks early, Eminem’s Recovery album has sold over
744-thousand copies and easily claimed the number one spot on the Billboard
200 chart. The impressive opening sales mark Slim Shady’s sixth consecutive
number one and the highest first week-sales of 2010. The disc includes
contributions from Rihanna, Pink and Lil Wayne, as well as production from
Dr Dre, Just Blaze and Jim Jonsin. The follow-up to Relapse can be purchase
today! <WM>

*       Fans can look forward to Em’s much-anticipated Home And Home Tour
with Jay-Z. The rap superstars have never shared the same stage before and
will only perform in their respective hometowns of New York City and
Detroit.

HOME AND HOME TOUR DATES:

September 2nd – Detroit, Michigan – Comerica Park

September 3rd – Detroit, Michigan – Comerica Park

September 13th – New York, New York – Yankee Stadium

September 14th – New York, New York – Yankee Stadium

MICHAEL JACKSON RISES UP THE CHARTS

One year ago, in the wake of Michael Jackson’s death, the “King of Pop”
ruled with the top three selling albums in the U-S as Number Ones, The
Essential Michael Jackson and Thriller ranked at numbers one through three,
respectively.  This week, as the public commemorated the first anniversary
of his death on June 25th, a number of Jackson’s albums see gains on the
Billboard album chart.  According to Nielsen SoundScan figures, Jackson’s
Number Ones album rises 68 spots to number 42, Essential climbs 104 slots to
number 52 and Thriller re-enters the chart at number 79.   <JC>

WILL.I.AM‘S IPAD HELPS LOCATE STOLEN PROPERTY

Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am went on a hunt for justice after someone
broke into his Bentley last week.  Someone made off with over 10-thousand
dollars of the rapper’s jewelry and personal property – including a new iPad
– when they broke into will’s car, which was parked in the Hollywood Hills.
Will used his iPad’s built-in tracking system to locate the thief’s
whereabouts and then forwarded the info to police.  We’re told police
already got most of his stuff back and are very close to catching the crook,
who is still on the run.  <JC>

THE ROOTS FALL IN TOP TEN ON BILLBOARD 200

With limited promotional appearances and performances, The Roots managed to
claim the number six spot on the Billboard 200 for their latest effort, How
I Got Over. The disc marks the group’s ninth studio album and sold over
51-thousand units in its opening week. Be sure to pick up How I Got Over
today! <WM>

JAZMINE SULLIVAN SURFACES WITH NEW SINGLE

Rap-Up.com reports Jazmine Sullivan is back with new heat on a single called
“Holdin’ You Down.” The Lamb and Missy Elliot-produced song is the first
offering from the soulful singer’s sophomore project. The follow-up to
2008’s Fearless has no official release date, but Jazmine tweeted that she’s
hit the studio with Ne-Yo, Ryan Leslie and producers Stargate and Salaam
Remi, whom crafted her hit, “Bust Your Windows.” <WM>

*   Download & Listen to “Holdin’ You Down” by Jazmin Sullivan NOW!

DOWNLOAD ESTELLE’S NEW MIXTAPE NOW!

It’s going to be a while until Estelle releases her new album, All Of Me. So
the U-K songbird teamed with DJ Trauma for a new mixtape aptly titled,
IAlmostMadeAMixtape. The project includes her new song “Fall In Love”
featuring Nas and can be downloaded via ConcreteLoop.com today. <WM>

PHARRELL IS PROUD OF DIGGY SIMMONS

Now that Drake has released Thank Me Later, all eyes are on hip hop’s newest
rapper, Diggy Simmons. While promoting the upcoming N.E.R.D. album, Pharrell
Williams revealed that he’s incredibly proud of the 15-year-old.

“He and I are cool, we talk off and on and I’ve just been watching
him. He’s. . . I really, really, really like him because he’s unafraid to
express himself. He was quiet about everything in the very beginning, and
then he just burst. You know, he was smart about it, he thought about it, he
pondered what he wanted to be, he thought about how he wanted to be
perceived, and he just took his time and got it right man.”

Rev Run’s middle son recently inked a deal with Atlantic Records after
gaining success with his The First Flight mixtape and Nas’ “Made You Look”
freestyle. The teenager is prepping a debut album, but will drop another
tape called Airborne later this year. The first single from the project,
“Great Expectations” featuring Bei Maejor, can be downloaded now. <WM>

*       To keep up with Diggy, visit DigsLifeOfTheJetsetter.Blogspot.com
today.

JUST WRIGHT COMING SOON TO DVD

Queen Latifah and Common’s romantic comedy film, Just Wright, is coming soon
to stores near you! The flick follows a female physical therapist who falls
in love with her clueless NBA client. The movie also stars Paula Patton and
Phylicia Rashad with NBA cameos from Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant and LeBron
James. The Just Wright DVD, which features bonus material, will be available
on September 14th! <WM>

DETAILS ON T.I.’S REMY MARTIN ENDORSEMENT

T.I.’s new partnership with Remy Martin Cognac is not your average
endorsement deal. According to a press release, Tip will help create
cross-branding marketing campaigns to further promote his upcoming King
Uncaged album. In return, he’ll receive funds from the company to benefit
his K.I.N.G. Foundation. If that’s not enough, the rapper gets to release
his own signature V.S.O.P. blend of Remy Martin. Nice! <WM>

TLC RECRUIT B.O.B. FOR NEW ALBUM?

According to Billboard.com, Chilli from TLC revealed that the group is
looking to release a new album. Interestingly enough, the reality star
revealed that B.o.B is on their radar as a guest feature. The singer stated,
“He is great musically and lyrically.” The upcoming project will be the
former trio’s first effort since group member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez passed
away April 25th, 2002. Since then, Chilli and T-Boz have continued to tour
and honor Lisa’s memory.  <WM>

LADY GAGA GOES MASCULINE!

Lady Gaga is featured in the latest Vogue magazine in Japan.  There is a
picture from the article making its rounds on the Internet, featuring Gaga
dressed as a man.  <JC>

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CIARA ANNOUNCES NEW RELEASE DATE

Ciara announced the release date for her upcoming Basic Instinct album. The
“Ride” singer tweeted the disc will arrive this summer on August 24th. The
project will be executive produced by The Dream and Tricky Stewart.
Amazon.com previously reported Ci Ci’s disc was slated to go up against
Fantasia’s Back To Me album on August 10th. <WM>

Facts About Ciara

Ciara was first discovered by music producer Jazze Pha in Atlanta, Georgia
and signed to LaFace Records.

She made her debut with the hit “Goodies,” which reached number one in the
United States, the U-K and Canada. The song sold over five-million copies
worldwide.

She has worked with many artists such as Lil Jon, Missy Elliot, R Kelly,
Petey Pablo, Bow Wow and Ludacris.

Ciara won the 2005 BET Award for Best Collaboration for her hit song “1,2
Step” featuring Missy Elliot.

On February 8th, 2006, Ciara won her first GRAMMY Award for Best Short Form
Music Video.

In May 2006, Ciara made her acting debut in the MTV film All You’ve Got.

Her lead single “Ride,” off Basic Instinct, sits at number nine on
Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip Hop chart.

Facts about Ciara compiled with the help of Wikipedia.com, BiggestStars.com,
Yuddy.com and IamFan.com

BRUNO MARS DESCRIBES HIS EP

Bruno Mars wants to be more than just the voice on B.o.B’s “Nothing On You”
hook. The Hawaiian singer revealed what people will enjoy most on his It’s
Better If You Don’t Understand EP.

“I think all the songs on my EP, the trick was after we did
“Nothing on You”. A lot of times Pop songs, they stack their vocals, so it’s
really four people singing to you. They’re stacking it. “Nothing on you” is
one vocal and I think that’s what make it personable and really kind of
vulnerable. And, you’re just out there naked basically singing this song.”

It’s Better If You Don’t Understand is available now. Be on the look out for
Bruno’s debut album later this year. <WM>

RZA PREPS NEW MARTIAL ARTS FILM

RZA is looking to make his directorial debut with a film called Wu-Tang Vs.
The Golden Phoenix. SlashFilm.com reports the former Wu-Tang Clan member
teamed with Hostel director Eli Roth to create a modern day kung-fu movie on
martial arts. It’s unknown when the film will hit theaters. Fans can expect
the rapper to star opposite Robert Downey, Jr. in an upcoming flick called
Due Date, opening November 5th. <WM>

STEVIE WONDER WANTS TO WORK WITH WINEHOUSE

Could Amy Winehouse’s forthcoming album have a special duet on it?
According to British paper The Sun, R&B legend Stevie Wonder has revealed
that he wants to do a song with the embattled singer-songwriter.  Amy’s dad
Mitch recently revealed that we may get to hear the much-anticipated album
later this year, but there has not yet been any official conformation. <ZS>

MADONNA’S DAUGHTER BLOGS FOR FASHION LINE

Madonna has a new clothing line coming out in August called Material Girl,
and the Queen of Pop’s eldest daughter Lourdes is apparently going to be
very involved in its production.  Lourdes, or Lola as she likes to be
called, has just written a blog entry on the line’s official website.  See
what she has to say by heading to MaterialGirlCollection.com. <ZS>

WILLIE NELSON AND SNOOP DOGG SHARE A HIT

Rapper Snoop Dogg recently posted a picture on his personal Twitter account
of him spending time with Willie Nelson. The two are gathered around a table
and Willie has a cigar, or something similar to a cigar, in his mouth. The
two seem to be extra happy as they spend time with each other, possibly
enjoying what they both love the most. To check out the picture, go to
Twitter.com/SnoopDogg.  <EC>


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MEET SNOOKI AND J-WOWW! Listen up G-T-L nation! You now have a chance to enjoy dinner with Jersey Shore castmates Snooki and J-Woww, where you and a guest will get a free flight to New York City and then get to take a limo from NYC to Seaside Heights, where all the Jersey Shore madness takes place! Head over to JerseyShoreSweeps.MTV.com on or after July 15th to enter to win this once in a lifetime experience with Snooki and J-Woww. The sweepstakes begins that day and ends August 12th. And be sure to catch the new season of Jersey Shore starting on July 29th.  <AZ>

RELATED AUDIO! The sweepstakes gives you a great and rare opportunity to have one-on-one time with Snooki, as when we last talked with her, she told us how busy she is.

ALL THINGS JERSEY SHORE! The season premiere of Jersey Shore Season 2 is on July 29th at 10 PM Eastern on MTV and the official trailer is now over at MTV.com/Videos. But before the big premiere, fans can re-live the wondrous first season, when all the fist-pumping action hits DVD on July 20th. The Jersey Shore Soundtrack, with the hit Enrique Iglesias tune “I Like It” featuring Pitbull, will be released on the 20th as well. Go to JerseyShoreGear.com to stock up on all the must-haves this summer. <AZ> –Check it OUT! Fist PUMP it OUt to Enrique Iglesias, The Jersey Shore CAst, and Pitbull …

PLAYBOY! The newly single Vienna Girardi, who previously got engaged on The Bachelor to Jake Pavelka, has announced she’s posing for Playboy sometime soon. According to Radar Online, Vienna says she needs the money and is also excited to do something “fun and happy.We’ll keep you updated when we learn more about the photo shoot. <AZ>

BULLOCK AND JAMES UPDATE!Sandra Bullock and Jesse James divorce is already finalized, but the pair will still continue to see each other. According to People magazine, Sandra and Jessie will still both be involved in raising James’ three children with his ex-wife. The outlet reports they’re not in contact every day, but they will keep in touch for the children’s sake. <AZ>

EDWARDS TALKS BULLOCK!Elizabeth Edwards and Sandra Bullock have had similar experiences with their philandering husbands this year, and Mrs. Edwards was recently on the Today show and mentioned the similarities. The former wife of Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards talked about Sandra’s experience with her cheating husband, Jesse James, saying that while she didn’t know the actress, she was inspired by all that Bullock has accomplished this year. <AZ>

STAMOS EXTORTION UPDATE! A while back, we reported that a man was trying to extort John Stamos by threatening to sell embarrassing photos of the actor. Well now, the man charged with the extortion is claiming he did nothing wrong, while the FBI is saying Scott Sippola made up the existence of the pics to try and get Stamos to pay him 680-thousand dollars. Learn more at News.Yahoo.com. <AZ>

Queen Latifah and Common

JUST WRIGHT COMING SOON TO DVD! Just Wright, the romantic comedy starring Queen Latifah, Common, and Paula Patton, will be out on DVD on September 14th. The upcoming disc includes bonus material, a gag reel, interviews with the stars and much more. <WM> I need to become a Physical Therapist…Where Do I sign up?! 😉

ROCK OF AGES BABY! Constantine Maroulis, the former American Idol contestant and star of the Broadway show Rock of Ages, has impregnated one of the show’s chorus girls. According to the New York Post, Maroulis’ on-again, off-again girlfriend, Angel Reed, has left the production because she is three months pregnant with Constantine’s child. Maroulis is obviously enjoying his time on Rock of Ages – here’s what he told us. Buy tickets to the musical over at RockofAgesMusical.com. <AZ>

Avatar Actress:Zoe Zaldana and Fiance Keith Britton

ENGAGED! Avatar actress Zoe Saldana is engaged. According to Us Magazine, Zoe is making plans to wed her boyfriend of ten years, actor and businessman Keith Britton. We’ll keep you updated on when and where Zoe and her fiancé are planning their nuptials. <AZ>

OFFICE DIVORCE! The Office actress Angela Kinsey, who plays “Angela” on the sitcom, has filed for divorce from her husband of 10 years, Office writer and producer Warren Lieberstein. Kinsey cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and wants joint custody of their two-year-old daughter. Learn more at TMZ.com. <AZ>

BACHELORETTE BABY! Former Bachelor and Bachelorette star Jen Schefft is pregnant. Jen and her husband, Joe Waterman, married back in 2008 and are expecting their first child in November. Hit up UsMagazine.com for more. <AZ>

AMERICAN IDOL TOUR STARTS TODAY! The American Idols Live Tour 2010 kicks off today in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Fans will see all of their favorite Top 10 Idol finalist from this year perform, including the top two – Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze. Crystal and this year’s winner, Lee, let us in on what kind of vibe you can expect at this year’s shows . The Top 10 head to Milwaukee tomorrow.  To buy tickets for the tour, head to LiveNation.com. <AZ>

ELIJAH WOOD TO TV! Lord of the Rings actor Elijah Wood is heading to television. Wood will star in a pilot for FX called Wilfred, which is a sitcom based on an Australian TV show. Check out USAToday.com for more. <AZ>

Alexander Skarsgard

NAKED TRUE BLOOD! Alexander Skarsgard plays the hunky vampire “Eric Northam” in the HBO series True Blood, and in the show, he appears half-naked quite often. He told PopEater.com that the partial nudity is no problem, in fact he loves being naked, saying that being born and raised in Sweden played a big part in his confidence as “it’s different there.” <AZ>

Jackson Rathbone

The Last Airbender

TWILIGHT & THE LAST AIRBENDER!Jackson Rathbone ishaving a big week. The actor stars in both The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and The Last Airbender, both of which open in theaters this week. When we spoke with Rathbone, he told us about having the two films open so close together. Check out The Last Airbender in theaters tomorrow and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in theaters now. <AZ>

ROB DYRDEK IS BACK! MTV’s hit show, Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory, will return for its third season on Monday, July 12th at 9:30 PM Eastern.  Just one week before the season airs, MTV will provide a deeper look into Rob’s life. On Monday at 11 PM Eastern, a documentary special called Who Is Rob Dyrdek will recall Rob’s success with never before seen clips from Fantasy Factory and Rob and Big.

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EMINEM ON TOP OF ITUNES CHART

Eminem tops both the iTunes singles chart as well as the album chart this week, with his new record Recovery.  His single, “Love the Way You Lie,” is the top song, displacing last week’s number one, “California Gurls,” from
Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg.  B.o.B’s “Airplanes” featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore falls to number three followed by “Billionaire” from Travie McCoy featuring Bruno Mars and Usher’s “OMG” featuring will.i.am.
Last week’s top album, Thank Me Later, from Drake slides to number two followed by Miley Cyrus’ Can’t Be Tamed, The Roots’ How I Got Over and To The Sea from Jack Johnson.  <JC>

Eminem’s ‘Recovery’ isn’t just his sixth straight No. 1 debut on the Billboard album chart — it’s the record-destroyer for 2010’s best first-week sales, moving 741,000 copies since its June 18 release.

The new disc pulled a better week than Eminem’s 2009 disc, ‘Relapse,’ and his 2005 greatest hits package. ‘Recovery’ also scored impressive digital digits with 255,000 downloads — second-best only to Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends’ in 2008. The CD couldn’t top 1 million copies in its first week, however, a feat Eminem achieved twice before, in the recording industry’s finer days.

And…

EMINEM’S ENTOURAGE EPISODE COMING THIS FALL

Entertainment Weekly reports Eminem will appear in an episode of the seventh season of HBO’s Entourage. Slim Shady will play himself and develop a small “beef” with Adrian Grenier’s character, “Vince Chase.” Be sure to tune in on September 12th at 10:30 PM on HBO. <WM>

DR DRE IS STILL TWEAKING DETOX ALBUM

Dr Dre’s first Detox single, “Under Pressure” featuring Jay-Z, serves as
great reminder that his long-awaited disc will drop this year. He told
www.HardKnock.TV that he’s “trying to put it out by the end of the fall. I’m
trying to give everybody what they’re waiting for and make sure they’re not
disappointed. That’s all I’m doing.” No confirmed released date is known yet
but we’ll keep you posted. <WM>

FACTS ABOUT DR. DRE

Dr. Dre is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Records, home to The Game,
Eminem and 50 Cent. He also used to co-own Death Row Records.

Dre got his start in music while working with the group World Class Wreckin’
Cru and later, N.W.A.

His first solo album, The Chronic, was released through Death Row Records in
1993. He later left Death Row in 1996 in order to start his own label,
Aftermath Entertainment.

 Dr. Dre only has three albums: The Chronic, 2001, and the soon to be
released Detox.

Detox, Dr. Dre’s third and final studio album, was indented to be released
in 2004, but was delayed due to Dr. Dre wanting to focus on producing other
artists. It is said that this album has been in the works since 2003.

Dr. Dre has won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance By A Dup or Group
twice, once for “Forgot About Dre” in 2001 featuring Eminem, and “Crack A
Bottle” in 2010 featuring Eminem and 50 Cent.

Facts complied with the help of NME.com, MTV.com, AfterMathMusic.com and
Billboard.com

THE DREAM GIVE HIS ALL ON LOVE KING

The Dream doesn’t want to be an artist that only makes great radio-friendly
singles. He aimed to make quality songs on his Love King album and explained to us why it’s important for him to give his fans his best. T.I. serves as the only feature on the singer’s new disc. Be sure to buy Love King today! <WM>

BIG BOI’S NEW ALBUM AVAILABLE ONLINE

You can listen to Big Boi’s new album, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of
Chico Dusty, before it hits stores! Head over to Pitchfork.com to hear the
project, which will be available next Tuesday. <WM>

DJ KHALED DROPS “ALL I DO IS WIN” REMIX VIDEO

Two weeks ago, DJ Khaled’s smash single, “All I Do Is Win,” was certified
gold by the RIAA, and the hitmaker has now released the video to the remix.
The revamped song, lifted from the hitmaker’s latest Victory album, includes
verses from Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Diddy, Nicki Minaj, Fabolous,
Jadakiss, Swizz Beatz and T-Pain!
<WM>

 

JERMAINE JACKSON SUPPORTS CHRIS BROWN

Jermaine Jackson described Chris Brown’s Michael Jackson tribute performance
during the 2010 BET Awards as a “spectacular moment.” The Jackson 5 member
told Extra that Brown “deserved to perform because it’s healing for him. How
can he learn from his mistakes if you don’t give him a chance?” Jermaine
added, “He needs that. I love Rihanna, and I’m not supporting what he did,
but I support him [as a singer] 100 percent.” <WM>

T.I. TAKES HIS TIME WITH KING UNCAGED

Seeming to take a page out of Dr Dre’s book, T.I. is not rushing the
recording process for King Uncaged. When asked how many tracks are currently
completed, Tip explained:

“To be perfectly honest with you, I work until the last day. I keep
pushing for perfection, trying to top what we consider the best albums, I
mean, excuse me, what we consider the best records on the album right now.
And also trying to top what we consider the best albums of my career.”

On August 17th, fans will be able to hear the rapper’s first project since
he was released from prison. <WM>

METHOD MAN PLEADS GUILTY FOR TAX EVASION

The Associated Press reports Method Man is paying for his felony tax evasion
charges, literally. The rapper entered a guilty plea for all charges and
coughed up 40-thousand dollars – which is the last payment for his back
taxes which totaled 106-thousand dollars. We previously reported the emcee
fell behind because he claims is “a pothead” and he “goes out on the road
and forgets everything else.” <WM>

JOHN LEGEND RESPONDS TO HAIRLINE COMMENTS

John Legend shared his feelings on his hairline becoming a trending topic on
Twitter following the 2010 BET Awards. Rather than take the high road,
Legend tweeted the following: <WM>

“My hairline has been the same since I was a kid. Can’t believe some people
are obsessing about it now. I’ve been famous for 6 yrs now.”

“And to the haters, I’m still smarter, more talented, more successful and
better looking than u. So fall back.”

“Sorry y’all. Couldn’t believe my hairline was a trending topic. Get a
life!”

“And to the rest of y’all, I love you and thanks for the support. Now back
to our regularly scheduled programming….”

BEYONCE ON FORBES CELEBRITY 100 LIST

Beyonce can definitely afford to take an extended break from music.
According to Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list, Oprah Winfrey claimed number one
spot with 315-million, but Jay-Z’s wife took second place for earning
87-million dollars in 2009. The entertainer’s global tour reportedly banked
85-million dollars in sales! Last year, Bey took fifth place…but we’re
thinking it’s only a matter of time until she takes the top spot! <WM>

LIL BOOSIE PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO MURDER

Lil Boosie reportedly entered a not guilty plea for his first degree murder
charge. According to AllHipHop.com, the rapper was indicted for allegedly
killing a man named Terry Boyd last year. If he’s convicted, the “Wipe Me
Down” rapper faces the death penalty. <WM>

PRINCE READIES FREE U-K ALBUM!

Prince is working on a new studio album titled 20Ten that will be released
for free in the U-K. The singer, who just received BET’s Lifetime
Achievement Award, signed a deal to distribute 2.5-million copies with the
Daily Mirror newspaper on July 10th. Head over to Billboard.com to learn
more. <WM>

SOULJA BOY GIVES ALBUM UPDATE!

We recently got the chance to chat with Soulja Boy about the status of his third studio album. In addition to teaming with great acts, the emcee told us the new effort is no longer titled Dre. The rapper also spoke on his crazy new “Pretty Boy Swag” single and shared the name of the next offering. Fans can expect The DeAndre Way on July 28th. <WM>

LAURYN EXPLAINS WHY SHE STOPPED RECORDING

NPR learned Lauryn Hill stopped recording music due to “personal-growth”
issues and not having a proper “support system” to “nurture” her artistic
“gift.” If she were to record again, the reclusive singer stated that she
wants to “expand” her vocal range so people can really hear her voice.  In
the meantime, she’ll continue performing at festivals and looks forward to
sharing her “passion” with fans. Ms. Hill is expected to take stage during
this year’s Rock The Bells Music Festival. <WM>

RIHANNA CANCELS SHOW IN SEATTLE

According to the Auburn Reporter, Rihanna was forced to cancel her July 2nd
tour stop in Auburn, Washington. The singer was scheduled to take stage at
White River Amphitheatre, but Live Nation explained in statement the date
was scrapped due to “production changes.” The show opener of Ri Ri’s Last
Girl On Earth tour will kick off July 4th in Vancouver, British Columbia.

*       This marks the third cancellation for Rihanna.  She also
pulled the plug for stops in Phoenix and Dallas.

*       Since Rihanna hasn’t provided a detailed explanation for her
cancellations, gossip sites are speculating that the singer is having
trouble filling up venues.

COOL AND DRE RECORD WITH THE GAME AND DRAKE

Last Wednesday, producers Cool and Dre just finished recording a hot new
track titled “Good Girl, Bad Girl” with The Game in Burbank, California. The
hitmakers contributed three songs on the rapper’s upcoming effort, The R.E.D Album. Fans can expect the song to feature a verse from Drake. The disc will arrive later this summer. <WM>

GAGA SENDS VIDEO MESSAGE TO TEEN

Constance McMillen, the girl who made national headlines when her school
wouldn’t let her take her girlfriend to prom, has a fan in Lady Gaga.  The
pop star posted a video message to Constance via OkMagazine.com, saying that
Constance is one of the “Bad Romance” singer’s “most favorite little
monsters.” <ZS>

FORBES CELEBRITY 100 LIST! Forbes magazine has released their annual list of The Celebrity 100, which ranks stars based on their salaries and web, press and social scores. Oprah Winfrey came in at number one, with Beyonce ranked at number two as the highest musician and Sandra Bullock and Johnny Depp at numbers eight and nine, as the highest ranced actor and actress. Tiger Woods made the list at number five, and beat out all other athletes in the ranking. Head to Forbes.com for more. <AZ>

STEVE CARELL MAKES IT OFFICIAL! Steve Carell has officially announced that he’s leaving The Office after next season. We caught up with Office writer and actor B.J. Novak, who told us his plan for when Steve leaves the show. Learn more at NYDailyNews.com. <AZ>

DID MEL HIT OKSANA? TMZ found out that Mel Gibson’s now estranged baby-mama, Oksana Grigorieva,did go to a dentist to get repairs on her teeth in January, after she and Gibson split. Currently, there is no proof that Gibson caused the dental damage that needed to be repaired and the extent of Oksana’s teeth problems aren’t know. <AZ>

Newlyweds Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green

TROUBLED COUPLE? According to the New York Daily News, there may be trouble in paradise for Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts. Schreiber just flew to Tahiti and sources told the newspaper that one of the purposes for the trip is so Liev can reflect on his relationship with Watts. The pair has been dating for five years and has two sons together. <AZ>

MEGAN FOX LIKES LINGERIE!Megan Fox is currently enjoying her honeymoon with new husband Brian Austin Green in Hawaii. And while the wedding night for any couple is a very private affair, Megan did happen to tell us that she enjoys wearing lingerie, or at least corsets. She wore a very tight corset. She wore a very tight corset for her role in Jonah Hex and here’s what she had to say about it. Fans can still see Megan in Jonah Hex in theaters. <AZ>

ANISTON OUTEARNS PITT! Last year, Jennifer Aniston earned seven-million dollars more than Brad Pitt. Aniston and Pitt were married from 2000 until 2005. Hit up UsMagazine.com for more.

Amanda Seyfried

SEYFRIEND TO PLAY CINDERELLA! Perez Hilton is reporting that Amanda Seyfried (Pron: Sigh-Fred) has been cast in a new Disney movie about Cinderella, and she will play the princess. The script is currently being written by the screenwriter who penned The Devil Wears Prada and 27 Dresses. <AZ>

GET TO KNOW TWILIGHT’S ROBERT PATTINSON! By now, you should know that Robert Pattinson stars as “Edward” in the uber-popular Twilight Saga vampire movies. And while Pattinson’s every move is photographed and written about, there be some things you still don’t know about the Twilight hunk. Here’s what Robert told us about cars, love triangles, the human soul and more. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse hits theaters today! <AZ>

STRIPPER TALKS ABOUT DR. MURRAY! A stripper in California is claiming that not only did she see Dr. Conrad Murray drinking at her club the night before Michael Jackson died, but that the doctor invited her to hang out at Michael Jackson’s house that night. Learn more at TMZ.com. <AZ>

JACKSON’S VEGAS HOME VANDALIZED! According to TMZ, Michael Jackson’s Las Vegas rental home was tagged with graffiti earlier this week. According to the outlet, several walls inside the home had been painted with graffiti. No one is living in the home right now, and Jackson rented the mansion from 2007 to 2009. <AZ>

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HERE’S WHAT’S IN STORES THIS WEEK:

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief starring Logan Lerman
and Sean Bean

Hot Tub Time Machine starring John Cusack and Craig Robinson

The Crazies starring Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell

Warlords starring Jet Li and Andy Lau

The Closer – The Complete Fifth Season

Mad About You – The Complete Fourth Season

 

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK…

The-Dream – Love King

THE_DREAM_240_ In the world of The-Dream, there is only room for the sentiment expressed on the signage of so many airport-adjacent bars: girls, girls, girls. Like many of his contemporary R&B peers, ambiguity is an afterthought. And “Love King,” the lead single of his third album, may as well serve as a manifesto, with its boasting about scoring girls in the club, the church, the trap, his label, his bank — and in New York, L.A., Miami, Chicago, Toronto and Paris.

After all, Terius Nash’s biggest hits, Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” were written for the fairer sex. And throughout his solo career, he’s ignored everything but carnal concerns, studiously aping his models Prince and R Kelly, while embellishing his lover-man lust with ornate, Timbaland-influenced productions.

Although his previous efforts amply showcased his admirable melodic gifts and sturdy but soaring falsetto, he projected a facelessness that demarcated him from his idols. “Love King” again finds him covering well-trodden ground, but this time he manages to put a fresher spin on tired tropes — conspiring with T.I. on “Make Up Bag” to list the $5,000 purses a man can purchase to redeem his misbehavior. On “Florida University,” he lambastes a spurned lover calling him out on Twitter.

Behind the boards, he wisely expands his palette, incorporating chopped-and-screwed vocals and arena-ready synths cribbed from Kanye West.

Ultimately, while occasionally repetitive, “Love King” proves that The-Dream’s claim to the throne isn’t unfounded, even if it’s unclear whether he’s left the bedroom in the last five years.

— Jeff Weiss

GET READY… THIS SATURDAY, IT’S GOIN’ DOWN!!! Shouts to Sal Mora for postin the photo and don’t miss FIGHTER NATION this Saturday on ESPN’s 101.7 The Team w/ Grudge Sport’s Trevor Wittman!

www.1017theteam.com

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