Last Update on February 10, 2016 08:08 GMT
DMX SUFFERS HEALTH SCARE
NEW YORK (AP) -- DMX is out of the hospital after he stopped breathing outside a hotel in Yonkers, New York, on Monday. His attorney, Murray Richman, says he does not know why DMX stopped breathing, but notes that DMX suffers from asthma. Yonkers police say officers performed CPR on a 45-year-old man with no pulse in the parking lot of a Ramada Inn on Monday, but privacy laws prevent them from identifying the man.
BEYONCE' BOOSTS SALES AT RED LOBSTER
NEW YORK (AP) -- Beyonce' released the song "Formation" on Saturday. Red Lobster's sales jumped on Sunday. Coincidence? Red Lobster doesn't think so. Beyonce' sings in "Formation" that she takes her man to Red Lobster after a good lovemaking session. Red Lobster says sales surged 33 percent on Sunday, compared to Super Bowl Sunday last year. Red Lobster CEO Kim Lopdrup says they are very grateful to Beyonce' for creating some Red Lobster fans.
008-w-27-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH'-tah), AP music correspondent, with music)--A racy lyric in the new Beyonce' song means a sales boost for Red Lobster. AP music correspondent Margie Szaroleta has more. ((opens with music)) (10 Feb 2016)
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009-r-25-(Sound of Beyonce', performing "Formation.")--Sound of Beyonce' performing "Formation." (10 Feb 2016)
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PETER CETERA IS OUT FOR ROCK HALL INDUCTIONS
UNDATED (AP) -- Peter Cetera will not go to Chicago's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction after all. Cetera has posted a letter that he sent to the Rock Hall that says the "scenario doesn't work for me." He does not say what that scenario is. He says they did their best to make it happen but he's "frustrated and tired of dealing with this." He says he wants to focus on his family and his solo career. Cetera calls his letter the "short high road nice version of what I really wanted to say." Original band members Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane (LOK'-nayn), Jimmy Pankow (PAN'-koh) and Walt Parazaider (payr-ah-ZAY'-der) plan to perform, along with former member Danny Seraphine. They say in a statement that Cetera "has made it clear twice now that he will not attend or perform" and they note Cetera hasn't been in the band for more than 30 years.
WU-TANG CLAN - SHKRELI
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Long Island artist is suing ex-pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli (SHKREHL'-ee) over the use of his art in a Wu-Tang Clan album. Artist Jason Koza says in the federal court copyright infringement suit that his portraits of members of the hip-hop group were used without authorization on an album Shkreli bought for $2 million. The lawsuit comes after Shkreli's recent not guilty plea in Brooklyn federal court to securities fraud charges. Koza seeks unspecified damages from Shkreli, a Wu-Tang leader, a music producer and the album's auctioneer.
ROCKY TOP AND "ROCKY TOP" TRADEMARK HOLDERS SETTLE LAWSUIT
ROCKY TOP, Tenn. (AP) -- The town of Rocky Top, Tennessee, has settled a lawsuit with the holders of the copyright to the song "Rocky Top." The town of Lake City changed its name to Rocky Top in 2014 to capitalize on the song with a massive tourist complex. House of Bryan Publications, which owns the trademarks for "Rocky Top," took the town to court. The two sides agreed to a settlement in which the town can use Rocky Top trademarks for noncommercial purposes, like to support the library or the fire department. A separate settlement is still in the works with Rocky Top Tennessee Marketing and Manufacturing, which proposed the tourist complex.
007-r-48-(Excerpt of Lynn Anderson, performing "Rocky Top")--Excerpt of Lynn Anderson, performing "Rocky Top." (10 Feb 2016)
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"FINDING YOUR ROOTS" FINDS THE ROOTS OF LL COOL J
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- LL Cool J had a few surprises when he allowed the PBS show "Finding Your Roots" to explore his family tree. Both he and his mother, Ondrea Griffith, were surprised to learn she was adopted. Griffith says her parents had their reasons for not revealing they adopted her as an infant. Series host Henry Louis Gates Junior says it wouldn't be right to surprise LL Cool J with that news on camera, so he was told privately over the phone first. LL Cool J also discovered one side of his family were not slaves during the 19th century and that he's related to 1930s boxing champ John Henry Lewis. The episode also traces Sean "Diddy" Combs' ancestry. It airs Tuesday on PBS stations - check local listings.
KELLY CLARKSON CREATES BOOK AND LULLABY
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kelly Clarkson is writing a book starring her daughter. Clarkson will put out a picture book called "River Rose and the Magic Lullaby" in October. It's about a girl who visits the zoo and is so excited about it she can't fall asleep. Clarkson has also written a lullaby to go with the book. Clarkson has a 20-month-old daughter, River Rose, and a baby on the way.
JAMES BAY EXPLORES HIS SOUL IN HIS SONGS
NEW YORK (AP) -- James Bay is willing to rip out his soul if it means a good song. Bay says songwriting is full of learning curves and one of them is how much to reveal. Because his songs are all based on his own experiences, Bay will question whether he dares to say what he's feeling and who might hear it. He also was looking for a change. Bay grew up in a small town and he says he just simply started to crave something different. Bay's music has gotten the attention of the Recording Academy, who have nominated him for three Grammys, including best new artist. The Grammys are Monday in Los Angeles and will be shown on CBS.
004-a-16-(James Bay, singer-songwriter, in AP interview)-"learning to write"-Singer-songwriter James Bay says songwriting is like opening up his soul. (10 Feb 2016)
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005-a-14-(James Bay, singer-songwriter, in AP interview)-"about or not"-Singer-songwriter James Bay says he can go to the depths of his soul to write a song. (10 Feb 2016)
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006-a-07-(James Bay, singer-songwriter, in AP interview)-"relationships friends whatever"-Singer-songwriter James Bay says his songs are about himself, in some way. (10 Feb 2016)
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