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Britney Spears' I Wanna Go Video Now Online
Britney Spears' newest video for the song "I Wanna Go" is now online and ready for viewing.

The video just premiered across the VEVO platform which includes VEVO.com, Mobile Apps (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android), Connected Television (Google TV, Boxee) and user embeddable video players.

You can also watch the video on the dozens of sites where VEVO syndicates music programming including AOL, BET, CBS Interactive Music Group (including Last.fm. But you can watch it here

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Go Backstage With Enrique Iglesias
Charitybuzz is auctioning the opportunity for one lucky fan and a friend to get up-close and personal with Enrique Iglesias backstage at an upcoming performance.

The winner and guest will receive VIP tickets to Enrique Iglesias' September 24th show and have the opportunity to meet the heartthrob himself, in all his drop-dead gorgeousness.

This auction is live now though Thursday, June 30th at leading charity auction site charitybuzz here. Proceeds from the auction benefit Westchester Land Trust, an organization that works to protect land in partnership with private property owners, help communities create new parks and preserves, thus connecting people with the land, and foster sound land-use planning.
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Smallville Actor Going To Jail
(TMZ) Smallville actor Sam Jones just caught a HUGE break -- dude was sentenced to spend 366 days in federal prison for his hand in a MAJOR drug ring ... even though the feds wanted him to serve 5 years.

Jones -- who recently pled guilty to conspiracy to sell more than 10,000 pills of Oxycodone -- was hit with the sentence this morning in federal court in Los Angeles.

Before sentencing, we're told Jones begged the judge for mercy ... explaining he'd lost everything -- including his dog, his car, and his acting gig on "Blue Mountain State" -- due to the drug charges.

The judge apparently bought it ... and said he was cutting the actor a break due to his "minor" role in the drug deal.

Jones will have to surrender to authorities once it's determined which prison he'll call home for a year. more on this story

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Jolie Holland Streaming New Album Online
Jolie Holland will release her new album Pint Of Blood next Tuesday, June 28th, but you can hear it now.

Paste Magazine is now streaming Pint Of Blood in its entirety, a full week before you can buy it in stores. Listen here

Jolie will head out on a six-week national headlining tour beginning next Tuesday in New York City. more on this story

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Weeds Star Launches Music Career With Yummy Boyz
(PW) Weeds star Meital Dohan is launching her music career with the release of her debut single "Yummy Boyz" off her upcoming debut album "I'm in Hate With Love".

On the new album, Meital teams up with producer Che Pope who's best known for his work with Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Lauryn Hill. Her first single "Yummy Boyz" is available today on iTunes and is a great introduction to Meital's pop, dance sound.

Her music and lyrics are catchy, upbeat and exude the same sexiness and playfulness that this actress turned singer represents. more on this story

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MP3.com Relaunched With More Than One Million Free Tracks
(CBS) MP3.com has been relaunched and now offers more than one million free complimentary tracks.

The site also has begun an extensive 30 day promotional campaign online and across CBS RADIO's 90+ music stations featuring free songs from a sampling of today's leading artists including Arcade Fire, Britney Spears, 30 Seconds to Mars, My Morning Jacket, Jennifer Hudson, and Moby, among others.

"MP3.com has been a cornerstone of the online music movement since the early days of the Internet," said David Goodman, President, CBS Interactive Music Group. "The time is right to build on that history with this robust content offering. In so doing, we are confident we can continue to invigorate our long-standing relationship with the music industry in a mutually beneficial way. We look forward to the many contributions MP3.com will make in that regard, and to bringing the full resources of CBS Interactive Music Group to bear in order to make a compelling product for music fans." more on this story

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HD Video Streams of the iTunes Festival
(Live Nation) Music fans around the world will be able to watch performances from the iTunes Festival London 2011 this July with live HD video streams from Live Nation Studios on their iPad, iPhone and iPod touch via the free iTunes Festival London 2011 App, and directly on the iTunes Store.

Performances streamed live from this year's month long iTunes Festival London at the historic Roundhouse will include Coldplay, Linkin Park, Duran Duran and many others, and will also be available on-demand and free via the iTunes Festival London 2011 App and on the iTunes Store to watch anytime.

Fans can also purchase and download iTunes Festival London 2011 live EPs from their favorite artists exclusively on the iTunes Store.

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Autopsy Show Jackass Star Ryan Dunn Suffered A Violent Death
(TMZ) "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn and his passenger each died as result of both blunt force trauma AND the fire that consumed Dunn's Porsche during the crash Monday morning ... this according to the Chester County Coroner.

The Coroner's Office just released the autopsy results for both men -- who, we're told, were each dead by the time officials arrived at the scene.

Based on the autopsy results, the crash was so violent, it seems it was impossible to determine if the two died from the impact of the crash itself or from the fire that resulted.

Officials say the toxicology results for both men -- which would help determine the role alcohol played in the crash -- will be released in 4 to 6 weeks.

TMZ previously reported, officials believe Dunn's car veered off the highway and crashed in a wooded area Monday morning ... before exploding in flames. Investigators believe speed may have been a factor in the crash. more on this story

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Grammys Set Through 2021
(PR) The Recording Academy and CBS have inked a new 10-year deal that will keep the annual Grammy Awards broadcast, on CBS through 2021.

The new agreement further extends one of the longest broadcast partnerships in television history. CBS has been the broadcast home of the Grammy Awards since 1973.

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Staples Center in Los Angeles from 8 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). more on this story

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Chrystian Working On Album With Midi Mafia
(PR) Chrystian has inked a deal with brand new record label, NZ Beersa and is working on his debut album with famed production duo Midi Mafia.

The 19 year old R&B pop and dance artist initially met the Grammy winning duo when he won an online music competition which awarded him studio time with them in Los Angeles.

During the recording process, not only was an incredible song created, but even more rewarding was the musical kinship that formed between Chrystian and Midi Mafia, who have subsequently described him as "the total package".

Get a glimpse inside the studio with Chrystian and Midi Mafia here

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Mark Cuban Still Interested in Buying the Dodgers
(TMZ) Mark Cuban tells TMZ he's STILL interested in purchasing the L.A. Dodgers ... but he's afraid the team is "such a mess," it wouldn't be worth the investment.

Cuban appeared on "TMZ Live" Tuesday ... claiming the Dodgers are still an enticing franchise ... but the organization appears to be so messed up financially, that it could be impossible to turn around.

Cuban says he will take a closer look at the team -- and insists, "If they're fixable and the deal is right, then I'm very interested." more on this story

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Two Reggie Watts SummerStage Appearances This Week
Comedian Reggie Watts, will all be making two appearances at New York's SummerStage, the city's annual performing arts festival.

They have a huge variety of acts, from musicians to theater productions, and all of the shows are outside and FREE. www.summerstage.org

Central Park, NY at the Mainstage (w/ Natasha Leggero) on Wednesday, June 22nd at 7:30 and Red Hook Park Brooklyn, NY at Red Hook Park on Friday, June 24th at 7pm. more on this story

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Chris Webby Summer Tour
(SBI) Chris Webby is hitting the road for a summer tour that kicks off in Poughkeepsie, NY on July 2, 2011.

Christian Webster, commonly known as "Chris Webby", is a Norwalk, CT local that has been deemed the epitome of youthful suburban hip-hop.

His most recent mix-tape "Webster's Laboratory" dropped June 1, 2011 and his debut, full-length album is in the works for release this Fall.

Dates were not provided in the announcement.


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Mogul Linked To Tupac Shooting Arrested- Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine Duet Released- Britney Spears Lip Sync Tour- Winehouse Cancels Tour- DMX Leaving Jail- more
(AP) A fugitive hip-hop mogul recently linked by a convicted killer to a shooting that wounded Tupac Shakur was arrested Tuesday in a drug case after he was discovered hiding out at a popular Manhattan hotel. Drug Enforcement Administration agents and deputy U.S. Marshals arrested James Rosemond on charges he ran a lucrative drug-trafficking ring. more

(Billboard) Britney Spears brought her Femme Fatale tour to Los Angeles' Staples Center Monday. Most of the show, as expected, seemed to be lip-synced. Occasionally, especially in the early portion of the night, what sounded like live ad-libs from Spears could be heard. more

(Billboard) "The Voice" judges Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine have combined forced for "Moves Like Jagger," a new single posted on Aguilera's official website more

(Billboard) In "twenty eight days," DMX, born Earl Simmons, will be home after spending more than six months in jail, initially a year long sentence, for violating his probation in November, 2010. more

(FMQB) Amy Winehouse has canceled the remainder of her tour dates after an onstage meltdown in Serbia over the weekend. According to reports, Winehouse showed up onstage an hour late, appearing unable to sing her own lyrics, dropping her microphone and vanishing from the stage mid-song. more

A BBC comedy drama, which explores the controversy that surrounded the release of Monty Python's 1979 film, Life of Brian, is commissioned. more

Angela Bassett signs up to star opposite Samuel L Jackson in the Broadway production of the play The Mountaintop. more


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Simple Plan Used Marriage Counseling
(Buzznet) It's going to be a good summer for Simple Plan. The Canadian pop band celebrate the release of Get Your Heart On! today and on Friday they start their stint as a headliner for this summer's Vans Warped Tour. Buzznet got the chance to chat with front-man Pierre Bouvier about music shaping identities, staying together as a band, the song they built using their fans and Twitter.

B: On keeping the band together for 10 years: Piere: We have marriage counseling actually. We are the first band to use marriage counseling. (laughs) I think its just communication and understanding how lucky we are to be here. It's a matter of not being too stubborn and leaving your ego at the door when you walk in. Understanding that this is bigger than us individually. Simple Plan is bigger than us, its something that has changed people's lives and changed our lives. I think a lot of bands that have all these line-up changes and are breaking up--I think they're just kinda giving up easily. They don't want it enough. It's not like the last 12 years we've had perfect relationship, or we never fight, or have issues. We have tons of issues and we kinda had our own crises, but it's a matter of understanding we're all in this together. I think because we are all about the same age, come from the same area, have been friends for a while, knew each other before we were a band. It's not like there was a big huge rock star guy that came into the band and then the rest of us. It's a matter of being smart enough and mature enough to know when you're wrong and to just give up and let it go. Just let it go.

On collaborations on the new album incl Natasha Bedingfield, Alex Gaskarth and Rivers Cuomo" Pierre: It was just something that we really wanted to do. We're trying to fall in the footsteps of P. Diddy and Dr. Dre, you know. It's something we always wanted to do but because of conflicting schedules it's always difficult to get those things and to get them right--but this time around we finished the album before Christmas and the label didn't plan on releasing it for a few months so we had some time to call around.

The one guy that was different was Rivers (Cuomo) from Weezer--he actually co-wrote the song that he's singing on. I did a demo of it and sent it to him, and he loved the song, so we asked him if he wanted to sing on it, and he was totally cool about it. For "Summer Paradise", we really wanted K'naan, because I think his voice suits the song perfectly. Alex from All Time Low we met last year, and we played them some of our demos at the time."Freaking Me Out" was one of them and he was like, "I love that song, it's great!" And we asked, "Hey you want to sing on it?" And he did. And then with Natasha (Bedingfield) we gave her a call too, because we were looking for a girl to sing the girl part to "Jet-Lag" and she was down, she said "I can totally relate to it, it sounds like my life". Check out the full feature here

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Britney Spears Opening Vegas Club
This Saturday's Official After Party for Britney Spears' Femme Fatale Tour stop in Las Vegas will also be the grand opening of the Club Nikki at Tropicana Las Vegas.

Britney Spears will serve as host of the evening and help christen Club Nikki as the hottest nightclub in Las Vegas.

"Club Nikki provides Las Vegas club-goers with a never-before-seen nightlife experience. We are thrilled to welcome Britney Spears to help announce the arrival of the sexiest place on earth," said Tom McCartney, president and COO of Tropicana Las Vegas. more info

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Set Your Goals Previewing New Album For Breast Cancer
Set Your Goals are streaming their upcoming album Burning At Both Ends online to help to raise money for the fight against breast cancer.

With every 100,000 streams (up to 200k) the band will donate a dollar for every album sold at Hot Topic during the week of release to Keep A Breast, a non-profit benefiting the awareness and research of breast cancer. You can currently stream Burning At Both Ends in full by going here.

The new album hits streets June 28th via Epitaph Records. In addition, Set Your Goals will be spending the summer on the Warped Tour.
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Wrestler Scott Hall Going To Jail
(TMZ) Wrestling legend Scott Hall was sentenced to 10 days in Seminole County Jail on Monday... for drunkenly resisting arrest back in May 2010 -- TMZ has learned.

For those unfamiliar, Hall was booked back in early May 2010 when cops found Hall -- aka Razor Ramon -- drunkenly yelling and cursing at patrons in a Florida bar. Hall was allegedly uncooperative with police ... and was popped for resisting arrest.

According to court records in Seminole County, Florida Hall was sentenced to 10 days in jail ... but the time was reduced to 2 days for time served.

We're told Hall is planning to check in to jail on July 5th -- and a rep for the wrestler says he'll be in the medical unit because of his "bad health." more on this story

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Octomom's Doctor Fighting To Keep Medical License
(TMZ) Octomom's doctor, Michael Kamrava, is now pleading with a judge to let him keep practicing medicine ... even though the state Medical Board has already ruled to strip his license.

In court documents filed in L.A. County Superior Court ... Doc Kamrava requests a stay of the Medical Board of California's decision earlier this month to revoke his license -- and says he intends to appeal that ruling.

Kamrava claims the Board exceeded its jurisdiction and violated his due process right to earn a living.

If the court doesn't step in Kamrava's license will be revoked on July 1.
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