Parton ‘Dolly-izes’ Tunes For ‘9 To 5’ Musical

Though she's still actively promoting her latest album, "Backwoods Barbie," Dolly Parton is gearing up for the September debut of the musical based on her hit 1980 film "9 to 5."

John Rich Pens McCain-Themed Song

Country music star John Rich wants like-minded voters to join him in "Raising McCain."

Obama Campaign Slams ‘Offensive’ Ludacris Rap

Barack Obama's presidential campaign says a new rhyme by supporter and rapper Ludacris is "outrageously offensive" to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Republican Sen. John McCain and President Bush.

Katy Perry Starts Sixth Week Atop Hot 100

Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" begins a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, with digital sales of 151,000 copies keeping the song of the summer ahead of Rihanna's "Take a Bow" at No. 2 and Chris Brown's "Forever" at No. 3.

Q-Tip Returns To Roots On ‘The Renaissance’

Q-Tip's oft-delayed sophomore solo album, "The Renaissance," will finally hit stores Oct. 14 via Universal Motown.

Court Extends Britney Spears’ Conservatorship

Britney Spears' father will retain control of the pop singer's finances and personal affairs through the end of the year.

Big Boi Gets Political On ‘Luscious’ Lead Single

Outkast's Big Boi is putting the finishing touches to his first solo album, "Sir Luscious Leftfoot ... Son of Chico Dusty," due in October via Laface/Zomba.

Franti Revels In Dub Groove On ‘Rebel Rockers’

In the past four years, Michael Franti traveled into the hearts of Baghdad, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to shoot his documentary "I Know I'm Not Alone" and its audio companion "Yell Fire!," and he wrote a children's book, "What I Be."

Miley Trumps Sugarland To Lead Billboard 200

Miley Cyrus lands her second No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Breakout" (Hollywood) bows with 371,000 U.S. copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's the second-biggest sales week of the year for a female artist, following the 463,000 debut of Mariah Carey's "E=MC2" (Islan).

Apes & Androids

It was only slightly more than a year ago that Apes & Androids started playing live shows, but one of their earliest gigs put the New York-based band in center court of Marc Ecko's office��a literal basketball court��for one of the designer's private parties.

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