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Mix Tape: Beyonce Kind of Flashes Her Fans, Bob Dylan to Tour This Summer

Beyonce- Although online music service Spotify won't divulge approximate numbers, the company claims that Daft Punk has set the new record with their song "Get Lucky" for the biggest streaming day for a single track - a title previously held by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop."

- Perhaps weirdly influenced by her new role as a mother, Beyonce shocked Serbian concert-goers by somewhat-flashing them with a glittery leotard complete with bare faux-boobs.

- Those attending the Americanarama Festival of Music ought to be extra-ecstatic for the concert this summer, as Bob Dylan just signed on to perform on the tour alongside My Morning Jacket and Wilco.

- Amy Winehouse's father Mitch has spoken out about Beyonce's initially unauthorized cover of "Back to Black," which is featured in the upcoming film The Great Gatsby.

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Mix Tape: George Michael and The X Factor, George Clinton vs. Black Eyed Peas

George Michael-Will singer George Michael have a new career as a reality show judge? The former Wham singer was reportedly offered a deal by Simon Cowell to appear on the U.S. version of The X Factor.

-Aretha Franklin returned home earlier this week after undergoing surgery in Detroit. According to her cousin, the Queen of Soul -- who is rumored to have pancreatic cancer -- is hoping to be back "on stage, late spring or early summer."

-Train's "Soul Sister" was iTunes' best-selling single of the year. Katy Perry's "California Gurls" ended 2010 in second place while Eminem and Rihanna's "Love the Way You Lie" placed third on the list.

-Funk legend George Clinton has accused the Black Eyed Peas of illegal sampling. He is suing the group for using "(Not Just) Knee Deep" in remixed versions of their song "Shut Up."


Mix Tape: Christina Aguilera’s Big Paycheck, Kanye West’s Holiday Plans

Christina Aguilera-Christina Aguilera may have lost a husband, but she’ll have her money to keep her warm. TMZ reports Aguilera was paid $1 million for one hour’s worth of work over the weekend.

-I doubt she’ll be paid Aguilera-sized money, but Susan Boyle has booked a nice gig of her own. The Britain’s Got Talent star has been asked to perform before Prince Charles and wife Camilla at the Pride of Britain Awards next week.

-Kanye West will be celebrating Thanksgiving in the Big Apple. The rapper has just been added to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade schedule. Other performers lined up include Jessica Simpson and Gladys Knight.

-On Monday, rapper T.I. returned to his second home: prison. T.I. was ordered to serve another 11 months behind bars after violating his probation. (He was arrested in September for drug possession in California.)


Mix Tape: Billy Joel Tunes Hit Rock Band, T.I. Hit with Lawsuit

Billy Joel-Plan on purchasing Rock Band 3? Then you'll have the ability to download a number of Billy Joel's hits. This is the first time the singer is allowing his music to be used in a video game.

-"The Time," the first single from The Black Eyed Peas' upcoming album, can be heard online courtesy of will.i.am. The Beginning will be released on November 30.

-Country Strong's Gwyneth Paltrow will be performing the title song from her upcoming movie at the Country Music Awards. Vince Gill will join her for the November 10 gig.

-T.I.'s problems keep mounting. The rapper is being sued by a concert promoter for failing to show up at a "Welcome Back Party" that was thrown in his honor after his last jail release.

-Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett has revealed she has breast cancer. The 51-year-old, best known for the song "I Touch Myself," was already battling multiple sclerosis at the time of her diagnosis.


Mix Tape: Bruno Mars Charged for Drug Possession, Mario Arrested for Assault

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Bruno Mars mug shot-Singer Bruno Mars has officially been charged with one count of felony drug possession. The “Billionaire” singer—who is scheduled to perform on SNL next weekend—was arrested on September 19 in Las Vegas after being found with cocaine.

-Rapper Kid Cudi recently pleaded guilty for his misdemeanor possession charge. Cudi, who was found with cocaine on June 11, has been ordered to perform two days of community service. If he stays clean for six months, the charge will be dismissed.

-Domestic violence is what Mario was arrested for on Friday morning. The “How Do I Breathe” singer was cuffed by the Baltimore Police Department after allegedly shoving his mother against a wall. The 24-year-old, who posted $50,000 bail, will appear in court on November 9.


Mix Tape: Stone Temple Pilots Postpone Dates, Wyclef Jean Drops From Race

Scott Weiland-Twelve dates on Stone Temple Pilot’s reunion tour have been postponed. It’s not known whether Scott Weiland’s strange behavior at recent Houston show has anything to do with the rescheduling.

-Wyclef Jean has officially taken his name out of the race for the presidency of Haiti. “This was not an easy conclusion to reach; but it is one that was thoughtfully made,” he stated.

-Singer Bret Michaels is scheduled to go back into surgery early next year. That is when he’ll have an “operable and treatable” hole his heart—something unrelated to his recent medical issues—repaired.

-Borat actor Sacha Baron Cohen has been tapped to play Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic about the band Queen. Filming should begin next year. Surviving band members—Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon—all support the project.


Mix Tape: More Money for Eminem, More Football for Faith Hill

Faith Hill on Sunday Night Football-Eminem’s publishing company is owed money by Universal Music Group, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals. It was ruled that UMG needs to pay royalties for iTunes purchases and ringtone sales.

-Musical performers will help kick off the official start of football season. On September 9, Taylor Swift and the Dave Matthews Band will perform in New Orleans prior to the Minnesota Vikings/New Orleans Saints game. The pregame show will air on NBC and the NFL Network.

-Speaking of football, a familiar voice will sing us into the Sunday evening battles. Country star Faith Hill has been chosen to once again perform the “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” theme song. Faith has had that gig since 2007.

-The boys of New Jersey may soon take over Las Vegas. Bon Jovi is reportedly “excited” by a multimillion-dollar offer to take up residency at one of the area hotels.


Mix Tape: Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah, Jay-Z and U2

Description-Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah are teaming up for a new musical project. The two will star in Joyful Noise, a movie about a church choir they want to save.

-Interesting tweets aren’t the only things Kanye West has to offer these days. West has announced that he’ll be “dropping 1 new song every weekend until Xmas.” The track could be a Kanye tune or a “new Jay song etc.” He’s calling the event “good Fridays.”

-Speaking of Jay-Z, the rapper will be joining U2 for stops in Australia and New Zealand. Tickets for the five dates - Auckland, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth - will go on sale starting September 3. That leg of the tour begins November 25.

-Singer Faith Evans was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department over the weekend for suspicion of DUI. Notorious B.I.G.‘s widow, who had her car impounded, is prepping to release an album in October.


Mix Tape: Seth MacFarlane, Hugh Laurie to Record Separate Albums

Seth MacFarlane-Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is working on a new project: an album comprised of show tunes. MacFarlane, who’ll be backed by a big band and live orchestra, will sing tunes from the ‘40s and ‘50s.

-House‘s Hugh Laurie will also be tapping into his musical side. The British actor is set to record an album influenced by the blues sound from New Orleans.

-Congratulations to Take That’s Robbie Williams. The 36-year-old singer married actress Ayda Field over the weekend in Beverly Hills.

-Yoko Ono says we shouldn’t hold our breaths waiting for The Beatles’ catalogue to hit the iTunes store anytime soon. (Maybe she’s waiting for Verizon to start offering the iPhone?)

-A Jay-Z memoir will drop on November 16. Decoded was completed a few years ago, before the rapper’s official marriage to Beyonce.


Mix Tape: Biopic for Jerry Garcia, New Country Album for Darius Rucker

Jerry Garcia-A biopic about Jerry Garcia’s early years before the Grateful Dead is in the works. Topper Lilien adapted the screenplay based on Robert Greenfield’s book Dark Star.

-Color Me Badd’s Bryan Abrams was arrested last week in Hawaii after allegedly getting physical with his wife during an argument. The singer, who was booked on suspicion of harassment, was later released on his own recognizance.

-Jazz singer Al Jarreau has been moved out of intensive care after receiving treatment to correct a heart arrhythmia. His tour, which was temporarily halted last week, should resume next Tuesday in Germany.

-It looks like Darius Rucker is sticking with the country music scene. The former Hootie & the Blowfish singer plans to release his next solo album, Charleston, SC 1966, on October 12.


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