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Queen Latifah Photos Reignite Gay Rumors
New photos of Queen Latifah spending time with fitness trainer Jeanette Jenkins have reopened questions regarding the actress/singer's sexuality. While Latifah has been linked to Jenkins in the past, she has never commented publicly on her relationships. "My private life is my private life," the singer, rapper and actress told People magazine in 2007. Whomever I might be with, I don't feel the need to share it. I don't think I ever will." ( JustJared)
Justin Bieber Unveils Book Cover
Justin Bieber has revealed the cover to his upcoming book, "Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story," to PEOPLE. The cover features the pop singer against a white background and is adorned with a sticker that reads, "Lots of exclusive photos just for you. Love Justin xxx." "First Step 2 Forever" will be released by HarperCollins in October. (PEOPLE)
3OH!3 Gives North American Tour Details
3OH!3 have announced the details of their "Solid Gold" headlining tour, slated to hit North America this fall. Following international dates in August and September, the electro-pop duo will kick off a stateside trek on Oct. 14 in San Antonio, Tx. "Double Vision," the next single off the group's "Streets of Gold" album, is set for release in late August.
Weezer Taps "Hurley" For Album Cover
Weezer has unveiled their latest subversive album cover, this time for upcoming disc "Hurley." The CD cover is adorned with a close-up photo of actor Jorge Garcia, who played the character Hurley on "Lost." Weezer, who introduced new track "Memories" to radio yesterday (Aug. 8), will release "Hurley" Sept. 14 on new label Epitaph Records. (Spinner)
Sufjan Stevens Announces Fall Trek
Indie-folk singer Sufjan Stevens has announced a fall North American tour that kicks off Oct. 12 at Montreal's Metropolis Theater. Stevens, who scheduled the tour himself, will visit Chicago's Chicago Theater and New York's Beacon Theatre during the trek, which wraps up Nov. 15. (Pitchfork)
(Reporting by Monica Herrera and Jason Lipshutz)