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  1. Former RCA Records Exec Meredith Israel Thomas Passes Away

    December 22, 2012 11:14 PM EST [ Updated 12:57 p.m. ET 12/24/2012 ] Former RCA Records publicist Meredith Israel Thomas, who shared the experience of her battle with breast cancer via a deeply moving CaringBridge page , died late Friday night. She was 39. "After and epic a ...

  2. Exclusive: MTV, Trojan Condoms Team Up for First VMA Sponsorship, Featuring LMFAO's SkyBlu

    August 29, 2012 7:00 AM EDT In a first for the sexual health category, MTV is teaming up with Trojan condoms for a multi-platform sponsorship of the Video Music Awards pre-show, which airs Thursday Sept. 6. at 7 p.m. ET/PT before the VMA telecast kicks off at 8 p.m. ET/PT. T ...

  3. Whitney Houston Drowned With Cocaine in Her System

    March 23, 2012 6:00 AM EDT Whitney Houston's death on Feb. 12 was caused by accidental drowning, heart disease and the effects of cocaine use, the L.A. County Coroner's office announced on Thursday. The just-released coroner's report states Houston was found ...

  4. Whitney Houston May Have Drowned in Tub, Taken Xanax Before Death (Report)

    February 12, 2012 2:40 PM EST A makeshift Whitney Houston memorial popped on Wilshire Boulevard last night (Feb. 11) near the Beverly Hilton where the much-beloved singer passed-away. (Photo: Bill Werde) Reports have begun to roll in about Whitney Houston's final hours an ...

  5. Heavy D Died of Natural Causes, Says L.A. Coroner

    December 28, 2011 6:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles coroner's office says Jamaican-born rapper Heavy D died of natural causes. The self-proclaimed "overweight lover" of hip hop, who became one of rap's top hit makers with a combination of humor ...

  6. Adele 'Doing Well' After Throat Surgery

    November 17, 2011 3:06 PM EST British singer Adele is thanking fans for their support after vocal cord surgery forced her to cancel remaining 2011 tour dates in the U.S. and the U.K. Apologizing for not blogging in "a while," she wrote on her website, "Thank you ...

  7. Heavy D: Autopsy Results Inconclusive

    November 14, 2011 3:30 PM EST A cause of death is still not officially known in the case of Heavy D. The late rapper and record producer died suddenly at the age of 44 on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The results from an autopsy have proven inconclusive and are pending the results of toxic ...

  8. Conrad Murray Found Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter in Death of Michael Jackson

    November 07, 2011 4:53 PM EST Conrad Murray sits stone-faced as the guilty verdict is read. Conrad Murray has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of Michael Jackson. A jury took less than nine hours to decide the verdict following a six-week trial i ...

  9. John Legend Headlining Australia's 'End of Polio Concert'

    October 28, 2011 3:11 PM EDT Superstar American soul singer John Legend is heading Down Under to show his support for a global campaign that hopes to help wipe-out polio for good. Legend and chart-topping Australian hip hoppers Bliss N Eso will headline this Friday's &qu ...

  10. Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Hospitalized After Hotel Fall

    October 25, 2011 9:06 PM EDT Organizers say an Aerosmith concert in Paraguay will be postponed one day after singer Steven Tyler fell in his hotel bathroom, hitting his face and losing two teeth. Garzia Group spokesman Marcelo Antunez is calling the accident "minor" ...

  11. Coroner: Michael Jackson Didn't Give Himself Fatal Dose

    October 11, 2011 9:39 PM EDT A medical examiner struck a major blow to the defense of Michael Jackson's doctor Tuesday, saying it is unreasonable to believe Jackson could have given himself a fatal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol. Dr. Christopher Rogers, who con ...

  12. Steve Jobs' Cause of Death: Respiratory Arrest

    October 10, 2011 10:45 PM EDT After several years of battling pancreatic cancer, Steve Jobs lost his fight on Wednesday, Oct. 5. As the world mourned the loss of an iconic visionary, the exact cause of death remained unknown until Monday. A copy of Jobs' death certificate ...

  13. Method Man Stars, Raps in Viral Video For Sour Patch Kids Candy (Watch)

    October 05, 2011 1:35 PM EDT Method Man is no stranger to commercials. He shilled for Right Guard with his cousin Redman and if you dig through the annals of YouTube you'll uncover some sweet St. Ides Malt Liquor commercials from 1994 featuring Meth and the rest of the W ...

  14. First Responder: Conrad Murray's Story Didn't Add Up From the Start

    September 30, 2011 5:00 PM EDT After just a few moments in Michael Jackson's bedroom, the paramedic dispatched to save the singer's life knew things weren't adding up. There was the skinny man on the floor, eyes open and a surgical cap on his head. His skin was t ...

  15. Interscope Denies Involvement in Drug-Trafficking Operation

    September 16, 2011 4:36 PM EDT Interscope has responded to federal prosecutors' claim that the company's offices were used by a drug-trafficking ring involving Game manager Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond as a transit point for cases filled with cocaine and cash. ...

  16. Interscope Offices Used by Cocaine Ring, Federal Documents Say

    September 15, 2011 8:29 PM EDT Federal prosecutors say that the offices of Interscope Records were used by a drug-trafficking ring as a transit point for cases filled with cocaine and cash, according to a report in the Smoking Gun published Thursday. The allegation was included ...

  17. Etta James Hospitalized With Blood Infection

    May 13, 2011 4:40 PM EDT Three-time Grammy winner Etta James has been hospitalized with blood poisoning. She was hospitalized earlier this week with a urinary tract infection and the blood infection sepsis, her son Sametto James. "It was a really bad infection," ...

  18. Web Trends: New Videos From Michael Jackson and Panic! at the Disco, TV on the Radio's 'Caffeinated Consciousness'

    March 11, 2011 4:00 PM EST Google Trends: 12. Ulcerative Colitis It has been announced that "American Idol" contestant Casey Abrams is suffering from this disease, which affects the lining of the large intestine. Abrams is currently in the hospital in L.A. for the ...

  19. Inquest Into Ex-Stereophonics Drummer's Death

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable died aged 40 in June after a heavy drinking session. Cable, who left Stereophonics in 2003, choked on his own vomit. Cable had been drinking whisky and vodka, police told the coroner. He was found dead on ...

  20. Buju Banton Drug Case: Judge Declares Mistrial

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A Florida judge declared a mistrial for Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton, who was accused of conspiring to buy cocaine from an undercover police officer last year. U.S. District Judge James Moody made the decision after the 12-person jury sent him ...

  21. U.S. Informant Testifies In Buju Banton Drug Trial

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton had a conversation about drugs with a government informant he met on a plane, it triggered a series of meetings and phone calls about buying and selling cocaine, according to testimony from the informant and ...

  22. Buju Banton Begins Drug Trial

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton was an established drug trafficker before the singer allegedly tried to buy cocaine from an undercover officer in Florida last year, attorneys for the U.S. government said at the beginning of Banton's drug tri ...

  23. George Michael Pleads Guilty To Drug Offenses

    August 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT George Michael admitted on Tuesday (Aug. 24) that he had been under the influence of cannabis when he crashed his car into a north London shop in July. The judge at the magistrate's court who heard the 47-year-old star's guilty plea warn ...

  24. Stevie Wonder, Dave Stewart To Perform On Cancer Telecast

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder will join Natasha Bedingfield, Queen Latifah, Martina McBride, Aaron Neville and Dave Stewart for a performance on the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) TV fundraiser at 8pm ET on Sept. 10. The collaboration will be part of an "extraord ...

  25. German Pop Singer Tried Over HIV Allegation

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A German singer has gone on trial accused of causing bodily harm by having unprotected sex despite knowing she was HIV-positive. Nadja Benaissa, a member of German girl band No Angels, is alleged to have infected a man with the virus in 2004. The ...

  26. Dangerbird Records' Jeff Castelaz Cycling For Cancer

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In the second week of their 6-year-old son Pablo's treatment for cancer last year at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Dangerbird Records president Jeff Castelaz and his wife, Jo Ann Thrailkill, became very aware that the hospital staff and fam ...

  27. Cheryl Cole Pulls Out Of V Fest

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop singer Cheryl Cole has withdrawn from TV and festival commitments while she receives treatment for malaria. Cole, who has a solo career in addition to her role in Girls Aloud, has pulled out of August's V Festival dates in the U.K. n ...

  28. Prosthetic Records Files Suit Against Razor & Tie

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Metal label Prosthetic Records has filed suit against Razor & Tie in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York. The suit centers on a disagreement regarding the expiration date of Prosthetic's contract with Razor & ...

  29. Veteran Touring Exec Steve Finkel Dies

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Steve Finkel, GM of Live Nation's Verizon Wireless Music Center and Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, died Jan. 4 after a long battle with bladder cancer. He was 54. Finkel was in the concert industry for more than 30 years and sp ...

  30. Elton John On Mend, Resuming Tour Dates

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Elton John has been released from a London hospital after being treated for flu and an E. coli bacterial infection. The singer's spokesman Gary Farrow says John was at home Friday and was feeling fine. He left the hospital early Thursday. He ...

  31. Autopsy Shows Michael Jackson Was Healthy

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's arms were covered with punctures, his face and neck were scarred and he had tattooed eyebrows and lips, but he wasn't the sickly skeleton of a man portrayed by tabloids, according to his autopsy report obtained by The A ...

  32. Coroner Rules Michael Jackson Death A Homicide

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Los Angeles County coroner says Michael Jackson's death was a homicide primarily caused by two drugs. In a statement released Friday, the coroner said the cause of death was acute intoxication from the anesthetic propofol. Other sedatives ...

  33. Coroner Says Jackson Died From Lethal Dose Of Propofol

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pop star Michael Jackson died from a lethal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol given in a cocktail of drugs, leading authorities to suspect his doctor of manslaughter, court documents showed on Monday. The "Thriller" singer suffere ...

  34. Doctors Probed By State In Michael Jackson's Death

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT California's attorney general said his office has run several doctors' names and several potential aliases through its prescription drug database to aid police investigating the death of Michael Jackson. Attorney General Jerry Brown said ...

  35. Swine Flu Forces Cancellation Of Argentina's Premios Gardel

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT This year’s ceremony honoring finalists and winners of Argentina’s music industry awards, the Gardel Awards or Premios Gardel, has been suspended due to the nation’s swine flu health emergency. The announcement was made today (July 15), by Argenti ...

  36. LAPD: Michael Jackson's Drug History To Be Probed

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Detectives investigating the death of Michael Jackson are looking at his prescription drug history and trying to talk with his numerous former doctors, the Los Angeles police chief said. Chief William Bratton told CNN that police are waiting for t ...

  37. Daddy Yankee, Babasonicos Alter Tour Dates Due To Swine Flu

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee has postponed until further notice three concert dates in Bolivia due to fears of swine flu. According to Yankee's press office, the Puerto Rican singer was slated to perform July 9 at the Hernando Siles stadium in ...

  38. Apple's Jobs Has 'Excellent Prognosis' After Transplant

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc chief executive Steve Jobs underwent a liver transplant at a Tennessee hospital and has "an excellent prognosis," the hospital that performed the operation has confirmed. Jobs, 54, received the transplant because he was "t ...

  39. Flu Prompts Postponement Of Jonas Brothers' Mexico Concert

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Jonas Brothers have postponed their May 17 shows at Arena Monterrey in Mexico to July 31 "due to health precautions in the whole country as a consequence of the outbreak of the A(H1N1) flu," according to a statement on the venue' ...

  40. President Reduces Sentence Of Fugees Producer Forte

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rapper/producer John Forte, who worked closely with the Fugees before being sent to prison on drug charges, had his sentence commuted yesterday (Nov. 24) by President George W. Bush. The artist was arrested for possession with intent to distribute ...

  41. Trojan To Offer Grants To Artists

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Trojan Brand Condoms is asking for help. The company, which is owned by Church & Dwight, is asking musician and artists to apply for the Trojan Artists Grant program. Those receiving grants are asked to produce a piece of music that encourages ...

  42. Winehouse Diagnosed With Emphysema

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse has developed the lung condition emphysema and has been warned by doctors that she will die if she continues smoking drugs, her father said in an interview on Sunday. Mitch Winehouse said the incurable illness, which leaves sufferers ...

  43. Sheri Mount Dies

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sheri Mount, wife of former WEA and LIVE Entertainment president Dave Mount, lost her battle with pulmonary fibrosis in Palm Desert, Calif. on June 17. She was 66. During Dave Mount's tenure at the helm of WEA from 1993 to 2002, Sheri Mount w ...

  44. In The City Readies 2008 Confab

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britain's In The City music convention this year anchors its position on the industry calendar, returning with a new program of events which organizers hope will appeal to a broader media community. The annual event, now in its 17th year, wil ...

  45. Songwriter Harry Dies At 54

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British hit songwriter Warren Harry (aka Warren Bacall) died March 9, in his sleep at home, at the age of 54. His passing was totally unexpected, although his health had been poor for years. A post mortem said he died of a pulmonary embolism -- a ...

  46. Singer/Songwriter Dan Fogelberg Dies

    December 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Dan Fogelberg, the singer and songwriter whose hits “Leader of the Band” and “Same Old Lang Syne” helped define the soft-rock era, died Sunday at his home in Maine after battling prostate cancer. He was 56. His death was announced Sunday in a stat ...

  47. Ghosts Materialize For Hard Rock Charity Event

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. arm of Hard Rock International has lined up indie-rock act Ghosts to play exclusively at the restaurant chain next month as part of its global Rocktober string of events. The Atlantic Records band will perform at branches of the music-the ...

  48. Goldstuck Honored By City of Hope

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To be presented with Spirit of Life Award Oct. 5. City of Hope Cancer Center’s Music & Entertainment Industry has named Charles Goldstuck, president and COO of Bertelsmann Music Group (U.S.), its 2006 Spirit of Life honoree. The Spirit of Life ...

  49. Beatles, Stones Sideman Preston Dead At 59

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Fifth Beatle' had been in a coma since November. Billy Preston, the exuberant keyboardist who landed dream gigs with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and enjoyed his own series of hit singles, including "Outta Space" and &qu ...

  50. Bono, Motorola Launch Phone

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sales used to fight AIDS in Africa. Sales used to fight AIDS in Africa. News ...

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