Billboard Bits: Hilary Duff's Wedding Photos, U2's 'Club-Sounding' Next Album
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Hilary Duff's Wedding Photos Revealed
Photos of Hilary Duff's wedding are showcased in the current issue of OK! Magazine. The singer tied the knot with professional hockey player Mike Comrie Saturday (Aug. 14) in Santa Barbara, Calif. after getting engaged last February. The photos capture glimpses of the 20-minute nighttime ceremony and Duff's remarkable Vera Wang dress. (OK!)
U2 Planning 'Club-Sounding' Next Album
In the latest issue of "Rolling Stone," Bono says that the next U2 album will be "club-sounding," according to The Associated Press. The band is also prepping "Songs Of Ascent," an album full of material from the "No Line On the Horizon" recording sessions, while Bono and guitarist The Edge are scoring the upcoming Spider-Man musical. (The AP)
Lady Gaga Has Run-In With Elvis Fans
Fierce words were reportedly exchanged between Lady Gaga's entourage and members of the Viva Las Vegas Elvis Presley Club in Las Vegas Sunday night (Aug. 15), according to The New York Post. The club was holding a vigil to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of Presley's death when a member of Lady Gaga's group reportedly yelled, "He's been dead over 30 years. Get over it!" A verbal quarrel resulted, and according to club president Sue Laurenz, "We're going to stand up for our man." (NY Post)
John Mellencamp Compares Internet to 'Atomic Bomb'
John Mellencamp said that the Internet was the most dangerous invention "since the atomic bomb" at a public seminar at the Grammy Museum on Tuesday (Aug. 17), Reuters reports. "It's destroyed the music business. It's going to destroy the movie business," said the veteran rocker, whose new album, "No Better Than This," was released yesterday. ( Reuters)
Marilyn Manson, 'True Blood' Actress Break Up
Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel have called it quits after dating on and off for over 4 years, PopEater reports. The rocker and "True Blood" actress previously broke up in 2008 before getting back together and getting engaged earlier this year. (PopEater)
(Reporting by Courtney Baldasare, Walter Frazier and Jason Lipshutz)