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Gwyneth Paltrow to Perform Cee-lo's 'F--k You' on 'Glee'
The Nov. 16 episode of "Glee" will feature an appearance from Gwyneth Paltrow, playing a substitute teacher who Mr. Schue (Matthew Morrison) falls for. More so, Paltrow will sing "Forget You," the censored version of Cee-Lo Green's hit "F--k You," as confirmed by Fox today. (Entertainment Weekly)
Bret Michaels Denies Affair With Tish Cyrus
After accusations that Bret Michaels was having an affair with Miley Cyrus' mother, Tish, Michael's management has officially denied the claims. The report of the affair came after Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus recently filed for divorce after their 17 years of marriage. "This is someone stirring a pot. This is untrue. He respects the family and worked with Miley and Tish on a professional level," Michaels' rep said. ( NY Post)
R.E.M. to Feature Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith on New Album
Veteran alt-rockers R.E.M. will release their fifteenth album in early 2011 and revealed today that tracks off the "Jacknife" Lee-produced disc will feature Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith and Peaches. "We wanted this new one to be more expansive," R.E.M. multi-instrumentist Mike Mills says. "We wanted to put more variety into it and not limit ourselves to any one type of song." ( Spin)
Backstreet's Back... With New Kids on the Block
Boy-band titans New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys will head out on a co-headlining tour, as confirmed this morning on Ryan Seacrest's live radio show. The groups' first televised joint appearance will be on Nov. 21 when they perform live at the 2010 American Music Awards.
Motley Crue's Vince Neil Joins 'Skating with the Stars' Cast
Hard rocker Vince Neil has signed on to "Skating With The Stars," ABC's new variation of "Dancing With The Stars" in which celebrities are paired with professional ice skaters and learn routines they will perform live. "I'm not a great skater, but I'm an athletic person," Young says. The pilot airs Nov. 22 after the season finale of "Dancing With The Stars." ( USA Today)
Soul Singer Anthony Hamilton Welcomes Twin Boys
Congratulations to R&B singer-songwriter Anthony Hamilton and his wife Tarsha, who delivered twin boys yesterday (Nov. 2). Hamilton tweeted the news yesterday saying, "I now stand the proud father of twin boys! Aaron Michael Hamilton and Nolan Anthony Hamilton! Tarsha and I send out love to all God bless U!" (@hamiltonanthony)
(Reporting by Jillian Mapes, Megan Vick and Walter Frazier)