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Britney Spears Mixes Business with Boyfriend…Again

Britney Spears at the beach

, platinum recording artist and mother of two, doesn’t have a lot of time between picking out skimpy outfits, learning her choreography and globetrotting for her tour to seek out a new man. So, she just picks from among those closest to her…co-workers.

Thus far, Brit’s dating style hasn’t exactly worked for her in the past…but why not keep trying, anyway?

According to TMZ, “multiple sources” are now confirming that Spears is indeed dating one of her agents. She was recently pictured frolicking on a beach in a bikini with Jason Trawick of the world-renown William Morris Agency…but apparently, it’s not a service that’s available to every single client of the celebrated firm. Just, you know, the celebrities their agents might be dating at the time.

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Idol’s Allison Iraheta Signed

Allison Iraheta

, the girl who rocked American Idol’s eighth season, has been signed by 19 Recordings. Her debut album is expected to be released sometime this fall.

“I think I’m still in shock that this is happening,” she said in a recent statement. “Getting to record my first album and this whole awesome experience is a dream come true!”

Iraheta finished in fourth place on the show, followed by Danny Gokey, Adam Lambert and Kris Allen (in that order). Allen and Lambert have both also inked recording contracts, but as of right now there’s nothing new to report on Gokey’s musical career.

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Adam Lambert Comes Out…Are You Surprised?

Adam Lambert on Rolling Stone

“I don’t think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear I’m gay,” said in his highly-anticipated Rolling Stone interview. Really, it isn’t. After months of photos featuring a glammed-up Lambert in the company of beautiful men, the real shocker would have been hearing him say he’s straight.

“Right after the finale, I almost started talking about it to the reporters,” he explained. Lambert went on to say he decided to wait for Rolling Stone, and that’s exactly what he did.

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Tascam CD-200 CD Player

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Home Entertainment, Music,

Tascam CD-200

Tascam has updated their CD-160 player with the appropriately named CD-200. Utilizing a TEAC CD-5020A transport that has a smoother loading drawer for less clamping noise, the player also has an improved internal clock for better sound and less jitter. The CD-200 features the same phono outputs and S/PDIF digital out as its predecessor, can play MP3 and WAV files and comes with a wireless remote. Contact Tascam for pricing information.


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The Beatles: Rock Band Introduced by Paul and Ringo

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: E3, Music, PlayStation 3, Trailers, Wii, Xbox 360,

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr unveiled their upcoming game ‘The Beatles: Rock Band’ Monday at the E3. The combined effort of Harmonix and MTV Games features their early days at the Cavern Club in Liverpool through some of their later appearances with 45 mastered tunes with multi-part vocal harmonies. If you are into the album Abbey Road, it will be downloadable shortly after the September 9 debut, the same day Apple Corps Ltd. and EMI release the remastered Beatles catalog.


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Activision New Game Lineup

DJ HeroWe already mentioned the new Guitar Hero 5 that will be coming out this year. In addition, Activision has released the rest of their lineup for PS2, PS3, Xbox and Wii that includes:

  • Tony Hawk: Ride
  • Modern Warfare 2
  • DJ Hero
  • Guitar Hero 5
  • Blur
  • Singularity
  • Prototype
  • Wolfenstein
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2

Lots of titles, lots of variety and, most important, a whole lotta music goin’ on.

By the way, you can win a set of 5 tickets to 5 different concerts if you enter the GH5 scavenger hunt. Look for the list of artists that will appear in the game by searching online and verify the information by June 25.

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Farkie - Simplified Downloading

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Movies, Music, Video Games,

Farkie logoFarkie is a simple way to download videos, playlists, Website images, flash games, links and applications. They claim millions of pages that include YouTube and MySpace. Copy and paste an address, click “download,” select a format and a few minutes later, you have your results. The free site also has an online step-by-step tutorial and, as it is still in beta, is looking for feedback on how you use the service.

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Creative Zen MX PMP

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Music, Portable Audio / Video,

Zen MXCreative’s ZEN MX does it all with a built-in SD card slot to access and create a playlist for more music, videos and photos. Weighing only 66g, it features plug and play use and a 2.5-inch TFT 16.7 million color display. It has an FM tuner, alarm clock, voice recorder and Creative’s easy navigation. Compatible with Windows XP or Vista, the 8GB MX has a price of $99.00 while you can get the 16GB model for $129.99.

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iRiver B30 PMP Supports DMB

iRiver B30

Iriver has released their new B30, a successor to the B20. The PMP has an accelerometer, supports UCI and comes with SRS CS headphones. Other features of the 109.5 x 56.9 x 11.15mm player include a 2.8-inch QVGA display, a battery life of 40 hrs. music, 6 hrs. video and 5.5 hrs. DMB. Compatible with MP3/WMA/OGG/ASF/FLAC/APE audio and AVI/WMV/MP4 video, select white, black or silver in 4/8/16GB (with microSD) at prices starting at $155.00.

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K-box Turns Surface Into Speaker

K-boxKerchoonz, the revenue sharing musician’s site, has introduced the K-box. The compact 115 x 55 x 20mm device can be plugged into your cell phone, laptop, MP3 player or portable game system. Set it on any solid flat surface and it becomes a speaker with a bass response of 40Hz to 20KHz. Battery life is up to 20 hours, then you can recharge via USB. The K-box is available for GBP 39.99 (~$56.00.)

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