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Tuesday
Feb222011

Arcade Fire Announces Remaining US Tour Dates

Photo Courtesy - Merge Records(NEW YORK) -- Just a week after taking home an Album of the Year Grammy for The Suburbs, Arcade Fire has confirmed all of the remaining dates on its U.S. tour.

The new dates begin April 9 in Denver, and run through May 6.

Here are the dates:

4/9 -- Broomfield, CO, 1st Bank Center   
4/11 -- Orem, UT, The UCCU Center   
4/13 -- Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre    
4/14 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel     
4/16 -- Indio, CA, Coachella (sold out)
4/18 -- Santa Fe, NM, Santa Fe Convention Center  
4/20 -- Kansas City, MO, Starlight Amphitheatre     
4/22 -- Chicago, IL, UIC Pavilion (sold out)  
4/24 -- Chicago, IL, UIC Pavilion (sold out)  
4/25 -- Chicago, IL, UIC Pavilion (sold out)  
4/27 -- Indianapolis, IN, The Lawn at White River State Park   
4/28 -- Memphis, TN, Orpheum Theatre  
4/30 -- Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion    
5/3 -- Austin, TX, The Backyard        
5/4 -- The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion    
5/6 -- New Orleans, LA, Jazz and Heritage Festival

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Tuesday
Feb222011

Blake Shelton Scores Third Consecutive Number One Hit

Photo Courtesy - Warner Bros. Records (NEW YORK) -- Blake Shelton has scored his third straight number one hit with "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking," the first time he's accomplished that feat.

Shelton said, "Thank you to every single person who works at a country radio station.  You allow me to do the one thing that I love to do most in this world, and that's sing country music.  I love y'all."

The singer's previous two numbers ones were "All About Tonight" and "Hillbilly Bone" with Trace Adkins.

Shelton has scored eight number one hits over the course of his career.

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Tuesday
Feb222011

Justin Bieber Gets a Haircut

Photo Courtesy - Jay Demarcus/Plixi [dot] com(NEW YORK) -- Justin Bieber's famous mop-top is no more.  He cut his hair Monday and now sports a messy but much shorter hairdo, without his trademark bangs.

Bieber and his new 'do graciously posed for a photo with Jay Demarcus of country's Rascal Flatts, who posted the picture online.  Bieber was working with Rascal Flatts on a music video for their song "That Should Be Me."

Bieber tweeted, "yeah so it's true...i got a lil haircut...i like it...and we are giving all the hair cut to CHARITY to auction.  Details coming soon."

He also posted a photo of him during the video shoot, where his new 'do is clearly on display.

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Monday
Feb212011

'Chronicles of Narnia' Producer Perry Moore, Dead at 39

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Perry Moore, a co-producer of the Chronicles of Narnia film franchise, has died at 39.

Moore's partner, Hunter Hill, found him unconscious in the bathroom of his Manhattan apartment Thursday morning, sources told New York Daily News. He later died at the hospital, officials say.

Moore co-produced three Narnia films and authored an illustrated book as a companion to the series' first film.

Police say the New York City medical examiner is working to determine Moore's cause of death.

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Monday
Feb212011

Who Would Lady Gaga Choose to Play Her In a Movie?

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Everything Lady Gaga does is theatrical, so it's no surprise that she envisions her life story becoming a movie one day.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gaga said in a radio interview on Friday, "I think at some point, yes, I think I'm sort of destined for the screen."  As for who would play her, she chose Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei.

"I am such a Marisa Tomei fan,” she said. “All my friends call me Marisa when I get angry, because my New York accent just flies out of my body and I start smacking my gum," a reference to Tomei's character in My Cousin Vinny.

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Monday
Feb212011

Jennifer Aniston's Beverly Hills Home on the Market

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images (file)(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Aniston's house in Beverly Hills is for sale.

The actress tells People magazine that the house is "just too much for her."

It might be too much for a lot of people. People reports the house is on the market for $42 million.

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Monday
Feb212011

'Unknown' Tops the Box Office

Photo Courtesty - Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) -- The Liam Neeson stolen identity drama Unknown was a surprise box office winner this past weekend, taking in $21.7 million.

Pundits expected the weekend to see the Martin Lawrence comedy Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son battle it out with the teen sci-fi thriller I Am Number Four.  Instead, the latter debuted in second, with $19.5 million, while Big Mommas managed $17 million, good for a fifth-place debut.

Last week's number-one, the Jennifer Aniston-Adam Sandler romantic comedy Just Go with It, dropped to fourth place, while teen pop star Justin Bieber's docu-biography Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, dropped four spots to sixth.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales:

1. Unknown, $21.77 million.
2. I Am Number Four, $19.50 million.
3. Gnomeo and Juliet, $19.40 million.
4. Just Go with It, $18.20 million.
5. Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, $17.00 million.
6. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, $13.60 million.
7. The King's Speech, $6.57 million.
8. The Roommate, $4.1 million.
9. The Eagle, $3.56 million.
10. No Strings Attached, $3.12 million.

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Monday
Feb212011

David Archuleta Dropped from Record Label

Photo Courtesy - Jive Records(NEW YORK) -- American Idol season seven runner-up David Archuleta has been dropped from his record label, Jive Records confirmed to ABC News Radio.

Last year, Archuleta released The Other Side of Down, which was his third album, if you count the Christmas record he put out in 2009.  Despite generally strong reviews and the fact that he has a large fan base, the disc was not a strong seller -- it has yet to sell 100,000 copies.  By comparison, his debut went platinum.

In addition, Archuleta has just parted ways with his management company, the same that manages Justin Timberlake and The Jonas Brothers. 

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Monday
Feb212011

Carrie Underwood to Appear on Tony Bennett's 'Duets 2' Album

Photo Courtesy - Arista Nashville(NEW YORK) -- Carrie Underwood is set to perform with Tony Bennett on the crooner's Duets 2 album.

The project is the follow-up to his Grammy-winning 2006 Duets album and will also feature Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Mariah Carey and Amy Winehouse among others, according to HitFix.com.

Look for Bennett's Duets 2 album to come out in September, a month after his 85th birthday on Aug. 3.

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Monday
Feb212011

The Cars Release Brand-New Single, 'Blue Tip'

Photo Courtesy - Elektra Records(NEW YORK) -- The Cars are back on the scene after 24 years with the release of a music video featuring their new single, "Blue Tip."

The single is from the forthcoming album, Moves Like This, which will be in stores on May 10.  The album features all the original members of The Cars except for bassist Benjamin Orr, who died in 2000.

Fans can check out the video at The Cars' official Facebook page.  

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