NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kimberly Perry says overseas fans of The Band Perry get the group's music - but not her jokes. She thinks it's because of "the language barrier" - but her band mates say her jokes are just no good. The group will get to try out their music - and jokes - on overseas audiences again. They are launching a world tour that starts in Europe. Neil Perry says he loves that audiences have learned the words to their songs - even though they don't know English. Kimberly Perry says she's excited that they will "go into some territories that don't get touched by country music that often." She says it's a chance for the group to "get boots on the ground and plant he country flag."
UNDATED (AP) - Twerking or not, Billy Ray Cyrus says he still loves his daughter Miley. The country singer hasn't spoken specifically about the details of her sexually charged performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. But he says what many parents have been heard to say when their kid gets into something on the shady side. He says he will "always be here for Miley" and "can't wait to see her" when she gets home. In his comments to "Entertainment Tonight," Cyrus says despite her grown antics Sunday night, Miley is "still my little girl" and that he is "still her dad regardless how this circus we call show business plays out." Miley's dad says he loves her "unconditionally" and adds "that will never change." Some of the people he works with have different ideas about Miley's performance. The Parents Television Council condemned MTV for the show and took issue with Miley's bump and grind. Billy Ray Cyrus is a member of the PTC board.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The lawsuit that cost Paula Deen much of her empire is over. A federal judge has approved a deal to throw out the suit that accused Deen and her brother of race discrimination and sexual harassment. Both sides approved the settlement last week. They'll pay their own court costs and legal fees.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Four years after their divorce and Kate and Jon Gosselin are still fighting. Gosselin is suing her ex accusing him of stealing her hard drive and hacking into her phone and computer to get dirt for his tell-all book. Gosselin's suit says the book, "Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World," has been pulled by Amazon because the stories were gotten illegally.
NEW YORK (AP) - One and done? It doesn't look like N'Sync is about to reunite - despite their quickie reunion during the VMAs Sunday night. Lance Bass tells Sirius XM one reason the group won't be getting back together any time soon is that Justin Timberlake will begin a solo tour this fall. So it looks like fans of the boy band will have to settle for the 90-second bit they did at the VMAs. Bass also got a chance to comment on Miley Cyrus' performance. Bass says his young nieces and nephews watched the show to finally see him perform as a part of 'N Sync. He noted: "I didn't know I had to warn them that their little Hannah Montana was going to be naked and humping a finger."
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's a second weekend at the top for "Lee Daniel's The Butler." Studio estimates say it took in $17 million over the weekend - good for a second-straight number-one finish. The drama about a longtime White House butler, played by Forest Whitaker, took in close to $25 million in its debut weekend. The trend of new releases failing to catch on continues. The teen fantasy "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" was a week third, "The World's End" did just under $9 million worth of business and "You're Next" had a weak $7.1 million opening.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's not unusual for a proud new papa to show off his new baby. But not many people get to do it on national TV. Before he showed up to perform at the VMAs last night, Kanye West got to show the world pix of his daughter, North. It was done this past Friday on the show hosted by Kris Jenner, mother of new mommy Kim Kardashian. The baby's pictures had been kept private until then. But the floodgates have since opened. North has been seen in a series of pictures on social networking sites like Twitter and Instangram.
NEW YORK (AP) - It's hard to talk about a dear relative you recently lost in death and still sound funny and cool. But Justin Timberlake managed to pull that off last night, as he accepted the Vanguard award at the Video Music Awards. He got the award named for Michael Jackson - and dedicated it to his grandparents. He noted his granddad passed away late last year - but said he wanted to thank them for their support. Looking into the camera he spoke to his grandmother and told her he hoped she was tuning in - and that the award was dedicated to her.
NEW YORK (AP) - Maybe THAT was why the NFL is banning fans from bringing foam fingers to games this coming season. If you saw what Miley Cyrus did with the souvenir last night, you'll probably find yourself thinking about a different type of "touchdown" when you see them waved around from now own. Cyrus pretended to use the foam finger to pleasure herself as she performed at the MTV Video Music Awards. And to show she was an equal opportunity foam fingerer, she used the prop on the crotch of Robin Thicke when he came on to perform his song "Blurred Lines." And as if that wasn't racy enough, she gave Thicke a little lap dance. Comedian Kevin Hart remarked later that with all that grinding against Thicke, Cyrus might need a pregnancy test.
NEW YORK (AP) - There will be a different type of Sandman featured at the Apollo next month. Metallica is set to rock the legendary Harlem venue on Sept. 21. They will promote their 3-D concert-action film, "Metallica Through the Never," released in IMAX on Sept. 27 and other theaters a week later. It will also air live on a special temporary Metallica channel on SiriusXM. The Apollo, revered for its place in black entertainment and historic performances from the likes of James Brown to Michael Jackson, has become a venue for rock legends in recent years, including Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney. And while the Apollo is known for its "Sandman" character who boots weak contestants during its famous amateur show, "Enter Sandman" is one of Metallica's famous songs.