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Lil Wayne Blogs About LeBron James
Lil Wayne shared his thoughts on LeBron James joining the Miami Heat on WeezyThankYou.com today (July 20). "Oh Lebron!" exclaimed the rapper and dedicated sports buff on his blog, where he keeps up with fans from prison. "I believe that this Miami team will be explosive as intended. Anything less than an NBA championship title will be uncivilized. 72-10 anybody?" (WeezyThanxYou)
'Glee,' Jonas Brothers Win Do Something Awards
Fox hit "Glee" and pop siblings the Jonas Brothers were among the winners Monday night on VH1's Do Something Awards, which celebrates do-gooders and celebrities who work towards social change. Travie McCoy and Natasha Bedingfield performed their latest singles on the show, while host Jane Lynch took a cue from M.I.A. and Eminem circa 2000, surrounding herself with lookalikes dressed as her "Glee" character, Sue Sylvester.
Cobain Biopic to Be 'Raw and Chaotic'
Kurt Cobain's upcoming biopic will be "raw and chaotic, which is what Cobain's life was like," says director Ryan Moverman, who also co-wrote the Bob Dylan movie "I'm Not There." "People know the shortcut version -- he took a lot of heroin, wrote 'Smells Like Teen Spirit,' became the biggest rock star in the world and killed himself. Those known things about him are to me the least interesting." (Ryan Gilbey via SPIN)
Rivers Cuomo Stumped by New Weezer Album
Rivers Cuomo knows that Weezer's new album will be released on Sept. 13, but the rest of the details are still to be determined. "I've spent the entire morning trying to come up with a name for the record. How does 'Heavy Mental' sound?" he asked Connecticut paper The News-Times. "Is it going to be an old-fashioned CD put out by a record label? Is it going to be something that is only online? Is it going to be a shorter album -- eight songs -- or is it going to be a longer album -- 20 songs? We don't know." (via MTV)
Brandon Flowers Lines Up Solo Gigs
Killers frontman Brandon Flowers today announced the first dates for his solo tour. The five-show string kicks off Aug. 15 in Flowers' hometown of Las Vegas, Nev. and wraps Aug. 26 at New York's Highline Ballroom. Flowers debut solo album, "Flamingo," is set for a Sept. 14 release, while first single "Crossfire" is at No. 17 on Billboard's Rock Songs chart.
Paulina Rubio's 'Got Milk'
Pop diva Paulina Rubio and her mother, actress Susana Dosamantes, will be the faces of the newest "Got Milk" campaign for Latin audiences. The official campaign will be unveiled during an event in Miami August 3. But the singer's U.S. website has posted a picture from the Got Milk photo shoot, showing mother and daughter with twin milk mustaches. The words "Causa y Efecto" (Cause and Effect) on the ad copy refer to both Rubio's hit single of the same name and to the mother-daughter commitment to drinking milk. As with past "Got Milk" campaigns featuring Latin celebrities, ads are expected to run in Spanish language publications.