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Charlie Sheen to Appear at Gathering of the Juggalos
The festival curated by Detroit’s hip hop outcasts Insane Clown Posse has booked some 20 acts for its 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos festival. Among them: Charlie Sheen, who’ll take the stage on August 13. The gathering is held in the tiny town of Cave-in-Rock, Illinois from August 11 to 14 and also features Busta Rhymes, Lil Jon, Flavor Flav and Kottonmouth Kings on the bill. ( THR)
SuperHeavy Album Receives Sept. 20 Release Date
SuperHeavy, the rock supergroup featuring Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Dave Stewart, A.R. Rahman and Damian Marley, will release its self-titled debut album on Sept. 20 through Universal Republic. First single “Miracle Worker” will be released next week, with the group shooting a music video for the song later this month.
La Toya Jackson Claims She was Offered to Mike Tyson for Sex
La Toya Jackson has alleged that her ex-husband, Jack Gordon, once offered to let Mike Tyson sleep with her for $100,000. Jackson also says that Gordon, whom she married in 1987, encouraged her to pose for Playboy and participate in group sex sessions. ( Spinner)
Backstreet Boys’ A.J. McLean Sets December Date for Wedding
Backstreet Boys member A.J. McLean will marry girlfriend Rochelle Deanna Karidis in December after the nuptials were originally set for May. McLean popped the question on his 32nd birthday last year in Las Vegas. ( Toronto Sun)
Girls Announce New Album, Out Sept. 13
Indie rockers Girls will release their third album, “Father, Son, Holy Ghost,” on Sept. 13 through True Panther. The group has issued the album artwork as well as the 11-song track list, which includes tracks like “Honey Bunny,” “Die” and “Vomit.” ( Pitchfork)
(Reporting by Jason Lipshutz and THR)