Rapper Cam'ron (real name: Cameron Giles) was arrested Monday on the outskirts of New York's Times Square. Police pulled the rapper's Land Rover over on 42nd St. and 11th Avenue after the vehicle made an illegal lane switch without signaling. Inside the car, officers discovered a loaded .22 caliber pistol, a small amount of marijuana, and a forged New York City Fire Department parking permit.
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has finalized a fall West Coast tour, bringing along fellow New York garage rockers the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Liars. Launching Sept. 17 in Costa Mesa, Calif., the jaunt will find JSBX bringing its bluesy swagger to 13 cities before wrapping Oct. 5 in San Diego.
Arista Nashville country artist Brad Paisley will headline the first CMT Most Wanted Live tour, which will hit 44 cities this fall starting Sept. 19 in Phoenix and winding down with a Dec. 12-14 stand in Las Vegas. The rest of the lineup will rotate, with the likes of Steve Azar, Chris Cagle, Tammy Cochran, Andy Griggs, Steve Holy, Shannon Lawson, Pinmonkey, Rascal Flatts, Tommy Shane Steiner, and Darryl Worley performing at various stops.
Canadian chanteuse Celine Dion is developing her own scent with Coty Inc., which also produces Jovan and Stetson fragrances. It's expected in stores in early 2003. "I wanted to partner with a beauty company that would develop a product in a line with my values," Dion said.
Former Beatle Paul McCartney and conductor James Levine are among those who will receive this year's honors from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Honors will also be bestowed upon actors Elizabeth Taylor, James Earl Jones, and Chita Rivera. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell will present the 25th annual honors at a Dec. 7 State Department dinner in Washington, D.C.
1995 - Selling 331,000 copies, Selena's ""Dreaming of You,"" her first English album, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. The slain Tejano singer becomes the first Latin artist ever to debut at No. 1.
Teen pop icon Britney Spears has issued an apology to fans in Mexico City after rough weather forced her to leave the stage Sunday having played just four full songs. "I'm sorry I couldn't finish the show for my fans," Spears said in a statement issued today (July 30) via her label, Jive Records. "The Mexican fans are one of the best audiences to play for. We decided that we had no choice but to cancel the show after the storm and lightning showed no signs of clearing up."