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Tuesday, 27 May 2014 11:21

Rolling Stones resume overseas tour

OSLO, Norway (AP) - The Rolling Stones are back at work overseas. The group performed a show in Oslo, Norway yesterday - their first gig back on the world tour they interrupted because of Mick Jagger's girlfriend's suicide. During the two-hour long show, Jagger didn't mention the death of his longtime companion, fashion designer L'Wren Scott. The group canceled a series of dates after getting word of Scott's death in March. The Stones have rescheduled all their dates in Australia and New Zealand. The next show on the tour is set for Thursday in Lisbon, Portugal.

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora is planning to debut a new song at a New Jersey forum on drug abuse. The event is aimed at raising awareness about abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers along the Jersey shore. The area, like many across the country, has seen a surge in addictions and related fatalities. Sambora grew up in northern New Jersey and once owned a home near the shore. He has acknowledged substance abuse problems in the past. He is currently on leave from the band.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police have charged Michael Jace of "The Shield" with murder, but they still don't know the motive. Police say Jace shot his wife April several times after she got home with their two young sons. They say Jace called 9-1-1 and told a police dispatcher what he'd done. Police are investigating whether financial problems had anything to do with what happened. Jace and his wife had been married nearly eleven years. If convicted, Jace could get 50 years to life.

NEW YORK (AP) - Paul McCartney will be taking some time off to rest - after being treated for a virus in Tokyo. The illness caused him to cancel the Japanese leg of his tour. But his publicist says McCartney is expected to make a full recovery - after he rests up. The publicist's statement also says McCartney, who is 71, "has been extremely moved" by the get well wishes he has received from all over the world. McCartney next plans a series of shows in the United States starting June 14 in Lubbock, Texas.

NEW YORK (AP) - It's been a bad week for divorces for former "American Idol" contestants. People magazine reports Katharine McPhee has filed for divorce from Nick Cokas, her husband of six years. She was the "Idol" runner-up in 2006. This week, "Twilight" actress Nikki Reed filed for divorce from Paul McDonald after two and a half years of marriage. McDonald finished eighth on "Idol" in 2011.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "American Idol" runner-up Jena Irene really is going to prom with Caleb Johnson. She says they joked about it but as they got closer to the finale she realized she didn't have a date. She said Johnson kept saying, "We're going, right?" Irene has no idea what the prom theme will be and she's freaking out because she still doesn't have a dress.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - New "American Idol" Caleb Johnson is not supposed to be singing right now. Johnson says he still has a minor hemorrhage to his vocal cord and he should be getting more rest. He says there's a chance it could get worse if he overuses it but otherwise he should be fine. One of his first duties will be to perform the national anthem at the national Memorial Day concert in Washington this weekend.

NEW YORK (AP) - If you're hoping to pre-order books by J.K. Rowling, Michael Connelly and other Hachette Book Group authors, you'll have to go somewhere besides Amazon.com. An ongoing standoff between Amazon and one of the leading New York publishers has escalated. The online retailer has removed pre-order buttons for such books as Connelly's "The Burning Room" and Rowling's "The Silkworm," a detective story she wrote under the pen name Robert Galbraith. Hachette issued a statement Friday saying it hopes to "find a solution to this difficult situation." Amazon declined to comment. Amazon and Hachette are reportedly at odds over terms for e-book sales. Amazon had already been delaying the delivery of some Hachette releases, including J.D. Salinger's "Nine Stories" and Sherman Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian."

Thursday, 22 May 2014 11:04

Bon Jovi banned in parts of Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - For some fans of the Buffalo Bills, Jon Bon Jovi is giving his love for football a bad name. The rock star is linked to a Toronto-based developer who is interested in purchasing an NFL franchise and moving it to Canada's largest city. That's seen as a threat to Buffalo, whose Bills play across the border in Western New York State - and might be the target of a possible sale. A Bills fan club aimed at keeping the team in New York has launched an online petition to have Buffalo area bars ban Bon Jovi music. The ban would apply to DJ's, live bands or jukeboxes.
 

Thursday, 22 May 2014 11:02

American Idol Ryan Seacrest sings!

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Caleb Johnson got to perform with Kiss on "American Idol" last night. Jena Irene got to perform with Paramore. Ryan Seacrest got to perform with Richard Marx. Wait -- Ryan Seacrest doesn't sing. He did last night. Seacrest and Marx sang "Right Here Waiting." Seacrest apologized afterward. He thanked Marx for being his first concert and Marx said, "Glad it wasn't Bryan Adams."