'Bad Boys II' Shoots Straight To No. 1

'Bad Boys II' Shoots Straight To No. 1

The soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" adds to the film's success at the box office last weekend, as it bows atop The Billboard 200. The Bad Boy/Universal album sold 324,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The soundtrack, featuring Jay-Z, P. Diddy, Justin Timberlake and Beyonce, leads four debuts into the top-10.
Chicago Police Apologize To Ice Cube

Chicago Police Apologize To Ice Cube

The Chicago Police Department apologized yesterday (July 22) for issuing a community alert that described a man suspected in a series of sexual assaults as resembling hip-hop artist and actor Ice Cube.
Weezer Toiling On Numerous Projects

Weezer Toiling On Numerous Projects

Weezer fans wouldn't be blamed for being a bit confused as to the group's working schedule. After releasing only two albums during its first seven years of existence, the band dropped the Geffen sets "Weezer" ("The Green Album") and "Maladroit" in May 2001 and May 2002, respectively. Now the Weezer camp is hard at work on a variety of projects.
Tina, Phil In 'Great Spirits' On Soundtrack

Tina, Phil In 'Great Spirits' On Soundtrack

Tina Turner and Phil Collins have signed on to record music for Walt Disney Pictures' "Brother Bear." Turner will perform "Great Spirits" as the opening song of the animated film's soundtrack, due Oct. 21 on Walt Disney Records.
Twain Leads Canada Country Nominations

Twain Leads Canada Country Nominations

With seven nominations, Shania Twain leads the field for the 2003 Canadian Country Music Awards. The artist is up for top female artist; top single, song and video for "Forever and for Always"; the fan choice award; album of the year for "Up!" (Mercury Nashville); and top video for "I'm Gonna Getcha Good."
Elephant Man Is 'Good 2 Go' On New Album

Elephant Man Is 'Good 2 Go' On New Album

Jamaican sensation Elephant Man will release his fourth album, "Good 2 Go," Sept. 23 through VP Records. The set, which will feature the single "Pon De River, Pon De Bank," is the artist's first for New York-based reggae label.
Will Smith, Wife Forge Family Comedy Series

Will Smith, Wife Forge Family Comedy Series

Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith and his wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, have been developing a new comedy series for UPN called "All of Us," and the couple plans to keep it in the family.
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