Despite health concerns, Merle Haggard will play a trio of Texas dates in October, but will cancel his plans tour for the rest of the year. The 68-year-old country music legend is suffering from respiratory problems.
With two simultaneously released albums, Nelly pushes everyone out of his way on The Billboard 200 this week, taking over the chart's top two slots. The St. Louis-based rapper's "Suit" took No. 1 on U.S. sales of 396,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while "Sweat" enters one slot back with 342,000.
Michael Jackson's defense attorney said in a court-approved statement yesterday (Sept. 21) that news reports about photographs reportedly seized from the singer's home are false and that the prosecution in the child-molestation case agrees.
A London-to-Washington flight was diverted to Maine yesterday (Sept. 21) when it was discovered passenger Yusuf Islam -- formerly known as singer Cat Stevens -- was on a government watch list and barred from entering the United States, federal officials said.