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Billboard caught up with Curtis Finch, Jr to discuss his reaction to being the first finalist booted from "American Idol,"Nicki Minaj's support, post-"Idol" plans, and how he's already preparing for the Top 10 tour.
Steven Tyler is proud of a recently passed bill in Hawaii that protects celebrities from the paparazzi, telling Billboard he's thinking of peoples' safety. "We almost got in an accident and so before it happens, you want to do something about it," he told us. "They're just looking for a taste of blood, they're not gonna get it."
After years of mystery surrounding Paul Oakenfold's forthcoming album, "Pop Killer," the producer/DJ is ready to reveal details. "I'd say I've got about 75% of it done – but I'm a Virgo so we could be having this discussion next year," he joked in a recent interview with Billboard.