2001 - Musician-actor Harry Conick Jr. performs at and serves as creative director for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game halftime show. He writes a song for the occasion and performs it with his 15-piece band.
Courtney Love pleaded no contest yesterday (Feb. 10) in Los Angeles to an assault charge related to an incident at the home of an ex-boyfriend. Later in the day, she pleaded guilty to a drug count stemming from an earlier break-in at the residence.
Actor Corey Feldman, who says in an interview airing this week that Michael Jackson showed him nude pictures when he was in his early teens, was subpoenaed by prosecutors in the singer's molestation case, the actor's manager said yesterday (Feb. 10).
The breadth of Latin music is evident in the list of finalists for the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards, which will air live April 28 on Telemundo. The awards will bring to a close the 16th annual Billboard Latin Music Conference, to be held April 25-28 at the Hotel Intercontinental in Miami.
Gretchen Wilson will win the best new artist Grammy on Sunday night (Feb. 13), according to a Billboard.com poll. The upstart country singer pulled in 50% of 3,470 votes cast, way ahead of her nearest fellow nominee.
Former Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts dropped in on Kid Rock's show last night (Feb. 10) at Los Angeles' House of Blues, guesting on covers of the Allmans' "Ramblin' Man" and Ray Charles' "What'd I Say."