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Black Eyed Peas To Play 2011 Super Bowl?
The Black Eyed Peas are rumored to perform at the halftime show at the 2011 Super Bowl in Dallas, according to the Sports by Brooks blog. The group previously performed at last year's NFL kickoff concert in Pittsburgh, and as a part of the 2005 Super Bowl halftime show. The NFL has not confirmed the report. (via USA Today)
The xx Unsure About Future Albums
British indie trio The xx, who won Britain's Barclayard Mercury Prize last week, have no concrete plans to release a follow-up to their acclaimed self-titled debut. "There is no plan to even put out a second album," said bassist Oliver Sim. "There's just a plan to start being creative again, with no big intentions." The band also said it will take time off before considering their next move. (NME)
LeAnn Rimes Sheds Light on Adultery
Country singer LeAnn Rimes opens up about her marriage and subsequent divorce in the October issue of Shape, which is out on newsstands next week. "I understand why people are disappointed in me, especially since I grew up as America's sweetheart," said the country singer, who split with her husband of eight years after cheating on him. (People)
Drake, Trey Songz, Pitbull in Kodak Campaign
Drake, Trey Songz and Pitbull have been tapped to take part in Kodak's upcoming "So Kodak" campaign. The artists will be promoting the company's Easyshare M590 digital cameras in a series of TV commercials directed by hip-hop music video veteran Chris Robinson. (RapRadar)
New Joel Schumacher Film Centers on Barry White
Barry White will be the focus of a new film helmed by "Batman Forever" director Joel Schumacher, although the project will not be a biopic. The plot will revolve around a ghost of the former soul singer teaching a young man how to channel his sexual prowess to get a girl. (NME)
ZZ Top Heading to Studio with Rick Rubin
After finishing their six-date tour with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers this month ZZ Top will begin recording their first album since 2003 with producer Rick Rubin. "He's able to find ways to pull things out that you might not know were there in the first place," ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons says of the producer. (Spinner)
(Reporting by Jason Lipshutz, Jillian Mapes and Megan Vick)