Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Lauryn Hill


Sean Kingston‘s condition has been upgraded to “serious” a week after the hip-hop star was critically injured in a jet ski accident in Miami. According to a statement released by his representative, Kingston is “breathing on his own” and walked for the first time Monday (June 6). “Sean thanks his friends, family and fans for their outpouring of prayers and well wishes,” the statement said. Kingston is expected to heal from his injuries in approximately six weeks…
Lauryn Hill told a crowd at a Detroit radio station concert Saturday (June 4) that she will be “taking time off to give birth.” This will be Hill’s sixth child. She is the mother of three boys and two girls…
Singer Andrew Gold, best known for his 1979 hit “Lonely Boy,” died Friday (June 3). He was 59. The singer, also known for his singles “Thank You for Being a Friend” and “Never Let Her Slip Away” had been suffering from cancer. Gold was also a member of Linda Ronstadt‘s band, and performed on several of her albums. He also did session work for Carly Simon and James Taylor…
The iconic red and black leather jacket that Michael Jackson wore during the filming of the “Thriller” video, is among the late singer’s memorabilia that will go up for auction June 25, in Beverly Hills, California. The autographed jacket is expected to sell for at least $200,000, with a portion of the proceeds from its sale benefiting  the Shambala Preserve, where Jackson’s two Bengal tigers have been in residence since Jackson left his Neverland ranch five years ago…
American Idol Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina, have both signed contracts with Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings. They are both expected to release their respective debut albums later this year…
UK singer Cheryl Cole is officially off of the judging panel of the US version of The X Factor. Cole will be replaced on the panel by singer Nicole Scherzinger, who was announced previously as the co-host of the program.
Dev will release her debut full-length release, The Night The Sun Came Up, September 20, via Indie-Pop/Universal Records. She is hitting the road this summer with Usher and she has just released “Dancing In The Dark,” the first single from the album…
Katy Perry has announced the final five dates of her California Dreams 2011 tour. The closing leg of the North American tour kicks off November 15, in Hartford, Connecticut, and includes shows in New York City (November 16); Las Vegas, Nevada (November 19), Oakland, California (November 21); and Los Angeles, California (November 22)> Jessie J will open the final five shows of the tour…
Rise Records will release Attack Attack! Deluxe Reissue, an expanded version of the band’s 2010 self-titled album, which will feature new artwork, and eight bonus tracks  — four new songs, two acoustic songs, and two remixes — for a total of 18 tracks. The group is headlining this year’s Vans Warped Tour…

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