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SOMERSET, England (AP) - Dolly Parton says she's been so busy making records she didn't realize she had racked up so many sales. The Recording Industry Association of America has certified Parton for sales of 100 million albums worldwide. She was given a special plaque before her performance at the Glastonbury Festival in England over the weekend. Parton says it's a great honor knowing so many fans have supported her through the years.

Monday, 30 June 2014 09:46

Musicians pay tribute to Bobby Womack

UNDATED (AP) - The Rolling Stones say Bobby Womack's talents put him up there with the greats, but first and foremost they will remember him as a friend. In 1964, The Rolling Stones released "It's All Over Now," a cover of a song Womack's band The Valentinos recorded. Peter Gabriel calls Womack "a soul legend." Rod Stewart says, "I must have listened to 'Facts of Life' for months, what an influence, what a voice, so long Bobby!" Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers calls Womack "a special person with a special talent." Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers tweets, "What a beautiful dude. Bobby forever." Womack died last week at the age of 70. Details of his death were not given.

LONDON (AP) - Courteney Cox says she is engaged to marry Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid. The actress and the musician revealed their engagement Friday with a dual announcement on Twitter. The pair, who have been dating for under a year, posted a selfie with matching tweets saying, "I'm engaged to her" and "I'm engaged to him." This will be the second marriage for Cox, 50, who divorced actor David Arquette in May 2013 after nearly 14 years of marriage. They have a 10-year-old daughter Coco.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Frank Sinatra's first New Jersey driver's license has sold for $15,757 at auction. The yellowed, text-only 1934 license was issued, typo and all, to Francis Sintra, 841 Garden Street, Hoboken, New Jersey. The license was signed by the then-19-year-old a year before Sinatra got his first big break in the music industry. His eyes, of course, are recorded as blue. His weight was 130 pounds. Boston-based RR Auction didn't disclose the buyer. The deal also included a 1940 letter to the state Commissioner of Motor Vehicles from the lawyer of a man who'd been involved in a car crash with Sinatra, insisting Sinatra's driving privileges be revoked until he pays up. 

LOS ANGELES (AP) - NBC and the producer of "The Biggest Loser" say trainer Jillian Michaels is exiting the weight-loss competition series. In a statement Wednesday, the network and production company Shine America said they and Michaels have decided to part ways, and she won't be back on "Biggest Loser" this fall. This is the third time that Michaels, known for her tough, drill-sergeant approach when working with contestants, has left the series. Asked if she might return again, a production company spokesman said the focus was on the upcoming season, No. 16. There was no immediate response Wednesday from Michaels' representative to an email request. Michaels' replacement on "The Biggest Loser" was not announced. The series is scheduled to return to NBC in September.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - We will, of course, never know whether the concerts Michael Jackson was planning to do five years ago would have provided the boost his career needed. But we do know that in the years since his 2009 death, the financial status of his estate - and in some ways his career itself - have been on the rise. Jackson's estate has earned more than $600 million since he died. That's enough to wipe out its debt and tuck away money for his mother and his three children, Prince, Paris and Blanket. Last month, Jackson was featured in a nationally televised hologram performance. An album he dropped earlier this year made its debut at number two on the music charts. And there is also a traveling Cirque de Soleil show based on his music.

LONDON (AP) - Paul McCartney says he's feeling fab and ready to rock 'n' roll. The 72-year-old former Beatle posted a brief YouTube video Tuesday night saying he's recovered from a virus that forced him to cancel shows in Japan and South Korea, and delay the opening of a U.S. tour. He said the first U.S. show is set for July 5 in Albany, New York. The canceled U.S. dates have been rescheduled for September and October. The singer seemed fit and in good spirits as he thanked fans for their concern about his health. 

Monday, 23 June 2014 11:16

Kellie Pickler keeps it positive

NASHVILLE (AP) - Kellie Pickler believes the only time you should look down on someone is when you're helping them up. Pickler says people sitting anonymously behind a computer don't realize how powerful their words can be. She says it's easy to make someone's day or ruin someone's week just with words. Pickler is no fan of tabloids and Internet critics who pick apart people, only to change when tragedy hits. Pickler says, "Maybe if you had been there when they were down and helped them, maybe they wouldn't be in the ground."

LONDON (AP) - Sting's children will have to work for a living -- and that's according to Sting. He tells The Mail on Sunday his six children will not have trust funds because vast wealth will be albatrosses around their necks. He says, "There won't be much money left because we are spending it!" He must be spending at a pretty good clip. The Sunday Times Rich List estimates Sting's wealth at $306 million.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has had enough of rowdy fans causing trouble and leaving a mess after concerts. Public safety officials broke up 15 fights, took 24 people to hospitals and responded to 150 emergency calls related to Luke Bryan's concert in Pittsburgh on Saturday. Peduto says 50,000 fans left behind mounds of trash in parking lots, surrounding neighborhoods and in the Allegheny River. He says there's no reason for taxpayers to bear the burden for garbage removal and public safety response. He says the city will start billing promoters for those services. A Kenny Chesney concert in Pittsburgh last year resulted in more than 70 arrests and more than 45,000 pounds of garbage.

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