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NEW YORK (AP) - Billboard magazine has declared Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" the song of the summer. Imagine Dragons came in second with "Radioactive," and Daft Punk and "Get Lucky" is in third. "We Can't Stop" by Miley Cyrus is number four, and "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis is fifth.

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - The man accused of trying to break into Kid Rock's house is pleading no contest due to drunkenness. The Detroit Free Press reports Brian D. Keith pleaded no contest to attempted home invasion, malicious destruction of a building and malicious destruction of personal property during a hearing Wednesday. His lawyer, Douglas Oliver, says Keith was so drunk he doesn't remember his actions that day. Keith was arrested August 3 after surveillance photos showed a man ramming the gate July 31 and trying to break into the house. The no contest plea is not an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing. Keith has previous drunken driving and fraud convictions. He will be sentenced September 25.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Willie Nelson has gathered up some of his favorite ladies to help him with a new album. "To All The Girls..." is a duets album with newly recorded versions of country, pop and gospel songs. Carrie Underwood joins him for "Always On My Mind," and Norah Jones sings "Walkin"' with him. Sheryl Crow, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Miranda Lambert, Alison Krauss, Loretta Lynn, Wynonna Judd and Rosanne Cash are among the other singers on the album. "To All The Girls..." comes out October 5.

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 12:24

Harper joins 'Dancing With the Stars' competition

NEW YORK (AP) - Busy cancer patient Valerie Harper leads a class of 12 amateur hoofers in the upcoming 17th season of "Dancing With the Stars." The cast was revealed Wednesday on ABC's "Good Morning America." For a show that has reached an increasingly older audience, ABC added an injection of youth with reality stars Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi of "Jersey Shore" and Ozzy's kid Jack Osbourne. Harper has defied odds with her survival since being diagnosed earlier this year with brain cancer. She recently filmed a movie role and joined a Nick at Nite reunion of "The Mary Tyler Moore" cast. Other contestants are Bill Nye, the "Science Guy"; "Pretty Little Liars" actor Brant Daugherty; former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson; singer and actress Christina Milian; actress Elizabeth Berkley; "High School Musical" actor Corbin Bleu; "Glee" actress Amber Riley; country comic Bill Engvall; and "King of Queens" actress Leah Remini.

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 12:23

Steven Tyler sings at tiny Nashville club

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler made a surprise appearance in Nashville and performed two songs before the audience was ushered out for the next show. Tyler was in the audience Tuesday night at the Bluebird Cafe watching four Nashville songwriters perform in the round, including Mallary Hope, Phil Barton, Lindsey Lee and Marti Frederiksen. The small, 90-seat venue is where many country singers first got their break and where many established artists often stop by to play a few songs or listen. Frederiksen invited Tyler to sing "Jaded," which Frederiksen co-wrote, and Tyler then jumped on Lee's piano to belt out the band's power ballad "Dream On." After the show, Tyler told The Associated Press that he had never performed in a room that small and that he was in Nashville to write songs.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder has an extensive guitar collection, some of which are sentimental and some of which are valuable. There's one that's both. Felder says he was an unknown musician in New York and he had not eaten anything in three days because he was broke. He had a guitar that he took to a dealer, whose eyes lit up when he saw it. Felder thought it was worth $5,000. The dealer offered $200. Felder says he had the choice of selling or starving and he decided to keep starving. He says he keeps that guitar as a reminder of his early days.

Tuesday, 03 September 2013 12:49

Lance Bass is engaged

UNDATED (AP) - Lance Bass of 'N Sync is getting married. Bass posted an Instagram photo of himself and his boyfriend, artist Michael Turchin, with a ring on Turchin's finger. The caption says, "He said YES!! Love this man."

CLEVELAND (AP) - It's one thing to play "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys at a wedding. It's quite another when it's The Beach Boys themselves singing it and it wasn't part of the plan. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports The Beach Boys were sound-checking at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica while Mark Kent and Jaime Diadium exchanged vows next door. The couple weren't upset and in fact consider it their official song now. The band caught wind of the incident and as an apology told the wedding guests they could come over for free. The bride wandered over just as the show was winding up, and the band brought her on stage as they performed "Fun, Fun, Fun."

NEW YORK (AP) - The coveted leads in the movie version of "Fifty Shades of Grey" go to one of the stars of "Sons of Anarchy" and the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson. Charlie Hunnam will play Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson will play Anastasia Steele. Johnson was Justin Timberlake's one-night stand in "The Social Network." She also played Fugazy, one of the cops in "21 Jump Street" and Kate in the TV series "Ben and Kate."

LOS ANGELES (AP) - They might sell millions of records, but One Direction don't have what it takes to top the box office. "One Direction: This Is Us" had to settle for second place over Labor Day weekend. "The Butler" stayed in first for the third straight week. It's the first time a movie has stayed on top for that long this year. The Butler made about $20 million," $2 million more than the One Direction movie.

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