Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Rock News

*A new album of unreleased tracks from late soul singer Amy Winehouse is set to be released on December 5th, just in time for Christmas. The album, titled Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, is made up of cover songs, demos, and tracks recorded for, but not included on, her debut album Frank released in 2003. For every album sold 1 British Pound ($1.59) will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity set up in the singer’s honor to help support or care for young people with problems. Some fans have expressed anger at the release, complaining that the charity donation is too small, and that the release of material previously considered unsuitable, especially so close to Christmas, is simply an attempt to cash in on the singers recent death at the age of 27.

*Death Cab For Cutie front man Ben Gibbard and his wife of two years, Zooey Deschanel has split according to their representative. The couple were introduced by their mutual manager and married in September of 2008. "It was mutual and amicable," a source told Us Weekly, "There was no third party involved."

*Grammy Award winning Rapper and actress Queen Latifah has singed a deal with Sony Pictures Television to host a new daytime talk show starting in 2013. The show is being co-produced by Latifah, alongside fellow rapper/actor Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett- Smith. Latifah previously hosted the talk show the Queen Latifah Show for two seasons from 1999-2001.

*Teen pop sensation Justin Beiber has been hit with a paternity suit. According to a report in Star magazine the seventeen year old Beiber is being listed as the father of a son born to Mariah Yeater of California. Yeater claims she and Beiber had a fling backstage after a Los Angeles concert earlier this year resulting in her pregnancy. Beiber's representatives called the allegations “malicious, defamatory and demonstrably false” stating they would ...”vigorously pursue all available legal remedies to defend and protect Justin against these allegations."

*Funk pioneer Sly Stone has entered rehab. The “Everyday People” singer, who has fallen on hard times, recently revealing that he was been living in his van for the past few years, is set to enter rehab for 90 days to help deal with decades of alcohol and drug abuse.

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