Jimmy Wayne, who recently finished a 1,700-mile trek to raise awareness about youth homelessness and abuse for the Meet Me Halfway campaign, is set to write a book about his experiences as a foster child.
Dolly Parton is hitting the big screen once again. This time, the country legend will star alongside Queen Latifah in “Joyful Noise,” about two women who try and save a Gospel choir from being shut down. The movie will also feature new music from Parton. We loved you in “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous,” Dolly! xo
Ozzy Osbourne premiered the music video for “Life Won’t Wait,” the second single from latest album “Scream.” The video, directed by Osbourne’s son Jack and featuring a cameo by daughter Kelly, was shot around Los Angeles including an Altadena cemetery. The plot draws from Ozzy’s own life but with a twist.
Bret Michaels is back on TV! The rock star will co-host the Miss Universe pageant tonight, along with television correspondent Natalie Morales, airing live from Las Vegas on NBC. John Legend and the Roots and Australian singer/guitarist Orianthi are scheduled to perform.
It’s official. Britney Spears has lost her Twitter crown to Lady Gaga. Over the weekend, Lady G. surpassed the pop star in the number of followers. Currently, the singer has 5,749,585 compared to Ms. Spears’ 5,712,131. Just wait till Britney’s “Glee” episode premieres, then we’ll see whose tweets reign supreme!
Eminem, who has been burning up the charts with latest album “Recovery” and leads the VMA nominations, is set to take the stage at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. The event, also featuring performances by hip-hop heavyweights Kanye West, Drake and B.o.B., will be broadcast live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater Sept. 12.
3 Doors Down will head to their home state of Mississippi for the seventh annual Better Life Foundation event, benefiting various children’s charities. Theory of a Deadman and Saving Abel are also scheduled to perform during the foundation’s concert taking place Nov. 13.
What comes around goes around. Joey Lawrence is poised to make a pop comeback. The former teen idol and “Blossom” star scored a No. 1 debut with his new comedy series “Melissa & Joey.” Not only does he perform the theme song, he’s back in the studio with hot producer Matthew Gerrard working on a new album.
To mark their 20th anniversary, the Black Crowes launched web series “20 Years of Tall Tales.” In episode #21, Chris Robinson talks about Maxim magazine’s “fake” review of 2008 album “Warpaint.” Check out the video for the full tale.
Superstar Annie Lennox has found a new home with Universal Music Group. She joins her manager and “American Idol” creator Simon Fuller in leaving Sony Music for Universal. Lennox will release her new album, “A Christmas Cornucopia,” on November 22.
Bono is feeling good! U2 has extended their world tour to Australia and it looks like the reigning hip-hop “Cash King” will be joining.
The Comet artist to watch Blackberry Smoke head to the Indiana State Fair, where they finally pick up that roasted corn and indulge in a Krispy Kreme burger. Frontman Charlie Starr blogs about playing two sold-out gigs with Kid Rock, squeezing in a set at Toby Keith’s bar, and hitting the road for Big Kev’s “Funk Shui Chicken Wang Party.”
The Comet is loving the LA Office’s free “Roadshow Hollywood Webinar Series” on branding and partnerships with mega music, TV, game and toy companies. On August 25, it’s Disney Music Group talking about Miley, Demi, Selena and those Jonas boys and The Recording Academy will dive deep into the Grammys.
More than 80 concertgoers have been arrested, most on drug charges, and at least 16 people were treated with injuries at the 18th annual Love Festival. The event took place this weekend inside the Los Angeles Sports Arena and attracted about 4,100 attendees.
To mark their 20th anniversary, the Black Crowes launched web series “20 Years of Tall Tales.” In episode #20, Chris Robinson discusses the release of the band’s “lost tracks” post their 2005 reunion. Check out the video for the full tale.
In other Motley Crue news, Nikki Sixx has taken the high road on his MySpace page in the odd Twittering of his now ex-girlfriend Kat Von D, who told the world she’s dating that great guy Jesse James. Sources say she just really wanted a little press ‘ink’ to get viewers to her show.
Tommy Lee says Steven Tyler as a judge on “American Idol” will make the show exciting again. Sources say Tyler will really be rocking his way into the judge’s table and shakin’ things up.
Indie rockers Saint Motel plan to light up Silverlake’s Sunset Junction Fair with some high-octane rock ‘n’ roll this weekend. Catch the band tomorrow afternoon when they take the stage as the fest celebrates its 30th anniversary, with five stages of great music, carnival rides, DJs and street performers. It’s fun for the whole family!
Music entrepreneur, radio show host, producer, remixer and performer, DJ Skee dives into the problems of the music biz in this three part series. Part 1 covers how we got here. Part 2 covers where we are. Part 3 offers the solution.