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Madonna in Malawi court to adopt orphan

A court in Malawi is expected to rule on Friday whether U.S. pop singer Madonna can adopt a second child from the southern African country, a move likely to be opposed by human rights groups.... Read more
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Green Day's 'American Idiot' finally coming to the stage

Green Day's 2004 album American Idiot -- composed as a disaffected punk opera about a suburban kid-turned-drug dealer -- will get its due as a stage musical when it opens the 2009-10 season at the Berkeley Repertory Theater, Variety reports.... Read more
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New Kids On the Block return...again

If you missed them the first time around, now's your chance to catch the New Kids on the Block live on stage. The group is launching the Full Service Tour, which kicks off May 28 in Atlanta.... Read more
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Green Day to release "Breakdown" in May

Green Day will release its eighth studio album, "21st Century Breakdown," on Friday, May 15, the group announced today.  The long-awaited album, Green Day's first full length since 2004's "American Idiot," is produced by Butch Vig, known for his work with Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and his own ba... Read more
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Smashing Pumpkins loses its drummer

Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin has left the Smashing Pumpkins. Chamberlin's departure is posted on the Smashing Pumpkins' Web site. The announcement didn't say why the 44-year-old Chamberlin left the group.... Read more
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Paltrow says that Joaquin Phoenix's rap career seems "odd"

Is Joaquin Phoenix's retirement from the movie industry and ultimate rap career a hoax?  That's still up for debate but what we do know is that his Two Lovers co-star, Gwyneth Paltrow doesn't fully buy it.... Read more
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Heath Ledger's music videos to be released soon

Two music videos which represent actor Heath Ledger's last directorial work before his death in January 2008 will be released this year.... Read more
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All U.S. Virgin Megastores to close by June

The planned U.S. closure of the Virgin Megastore chain by mid-June will mark the end of the British music retail invasion.... Read more
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Defense rests in Phil Spector murder Re-Trial

Phil Spector's defense attorney rested his case Thursday in the music producer's murder retrial involving the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson.... Read more
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U2 dislodges Taylor Swift from #1

U2 scores its seventh No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as "No Line on the Horizon" bows in the top slot. The Interscope album moved 484,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, the best sales week for an artist since Britney Spears' "Circus" arrived at No.... Read more
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