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Justin Guarini Welcomes Baby Boy
"American Idol" season 1 runner-up Justin Guarini and wife Reina Capodici welcomed a baby boy, William Neko Bell Guarini, on Tuesday (Apr. 26). "With a full head of curly brown hair, wide open and alert eyes he came charging into the world," Guarini says of the new addition. ( People)
Tomorrow, 50 Cent will launch Thisis50Comedy.com, a comedy content site that will feature the debut of "This is 50 Comedy Show," which will be hosted by comedian Young Jack Thriller. Access to "50 Comedy Show" will cost $2.99, with proceeds headed toward Japan's relief effort. (PopEater)
Paul McCartney To Reissue Solo Albums
"McCartney" and "McCartney II," two early solo albums from Paul McCartney, will be reissued with many extra features through Concord Music Group. Each album will include bonus tracks, extensive liner notes, film footage and a photo book featuring pictures of McCartney and his late wife, Linda.
Although they released their long-in-the-works fourth album "Angles" last month, the Strokes are already hard at work on its follow-up. Bassist Nikolai Fraiture posted on Twitter, "Super excited to go in to the studio today and work on some new ideas! I'll keep you posted...," later clarifying that he is working with the Strokes. (@N_Fraiture)
(Reporting by Jason Lipshutz)