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Sinead O’Connor Returns To Hospital For Depression
One week after declaring herself “really unwell” on Twitter, Sinead O’Connor has announced that she has checked herself into a hospital to find treatment for her depression. “Don’t want anyone worrying. Should only worry if a depressed person DOESNT go hospital. all will be well. Just little time,” O’Connor posted on Twitter on Tuesday (Jan. 17). O’Connor is still set to release a new album, “How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?,” on Feb. 21. ( @vampyahslayah)
Bamboozle Adds Pauly D, Jimmy Eat World, A$AP Rocky
The Bamboozle continued to roll out its 2012 lineup on Wednesday, with acts like Jimmy Eat World, All American Rejects A$AP Rocky, The Promise Ring, and DJ Pauly D set to invade Asbury Park, NJ. The festival also announced the allotment of its headlining acts: Skrillex will take the stage on Friday, May 18; Foo Fighters and Blink-182 will rock out the following night; and Bon Jovi will wrap things up on Sunday, May 20.
Scarlett Johansson Directs Jessie Baylin Music Video
“Lost in Translation” and “Home Alone 3” actress Scarlett Johansson has directed the music video for “Hurry Hurry,” the new single from Nashville-based singer-songwriter Jessie Baylin. “One of the greatest gifts of growing up with Jessie has been watching her develop as a musician,” Johansson says in a statement. “This song has a dreamy Brian Wilson sort of feel; I wanted to build on that and allow the video to carry on dreamily and use the changing tone and Jessie’s expression to match the vibe of the melody.” Watch the video here:
Blake Shelton Reschedules Tour Dates Due To Father’s Passing
Blake Shelton has rescheduled four dates on his Well Lit & Amplified Tour due to the passing of his father, Dick Shelton. “I appreciate your understanding during this difficult time and thank you for all your prayers. Your support means the world to me. I love you guys,” Blake Shelton says in a statement. The Rapid City, SD (1/29), Bismarck, ND (1/20), Billings, MT (1/21), and Bozeman, MT (1/22) dates have been rescheduled for March 20-23. Tickets for the rescheduled dates will be honored at the March shows. ( Official Web Site)
(Reporting by Jason Lipshutz and RJ Cubarrubia)