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JOHN LENNON'S KILLER DENIED PAROLE

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Mark David Chapman has been denied parole for the seventh time. A parole board refused to release Chapman because they say that would "undermine respect for the law" since he committed a "heinous, unprovoked, violent, cold and calculated crime." Chapman can try again for parole in two years. He's serving 20 years to life for killing John Lennon in 1980.

JUSTIN BIEBER ON "THE SIMPSONS"

NEW YORK (AP) -- Justin Bieber will play himself in an episode of "The Simpsons" in the coming season. Executive producer Al Jean says Bieber tries to compete in a talent show with Bart, who's playing piano, but he's not allowed on the show. The episode is called "The Fabulous Faker Boy." Entertainment Weekly says Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Zooey Deschanel and Natalie Portman are some of the other stars lending their voices to the next season.

CARLY RAE JEPSEN DOESN'T HAVE "CALL ME MAYBE" STUCK IN HER HEAD

NEW YORK (AP) -- Carly Rae Jepsen is one of the few people who doesn't have her song "Call Me Maybe" stuck in her head. Jepsen tells the "Today" show that her head is too full of the new songs she's working on for her next CD. She also says she's not sick of singing the song yet. She sang it again on the Today show yesterday.

ALANIS MORISSETTE SUFFERED FROM POST-PARTUM DEPRESSION, URGES OTHER NEW MOMS TO GET HELP

NEW YORK (AP) -- Alanis Morissette is urging new moms with post-partum depression to get help, so they don't have the problems she did. Morissette tells ET Canada that she thought she was just going through a "swampy chapter" after giving birth to her son Ever in 2010. She thought if she "soldiered it out that it would go away." It just got worse. She says she hopes speaking out about the problem will help erase "the shame around it."

CELINE DION POSES TOPLESS FOR MAGAZINE SHOOT

NEW YORK (AP) -- Celine Dion poses topless for the magazine "V." You don't see anything, though. Her bare back is turned toward the camera. Dion does pose in several skimpy outfits for the magazine. She says she was "scared a little bit" because it was so different from her image, but she says she's glad she did it.

IMAGINE DRAGONS ARE NOT MILLIONAIRES

CHICAGO (AP) -- The friends of the guys in Imagine Dragons seem to think they're some shade of millionaire. Then singer Dan Reynolds pulls up in his Honda. Reynolds says their friends will say, "I thought your band's doing good," and he'll reply, "We are doing pretty good, but I still eat bean burritos every day." Reynolds says sleeping on floors and eating Taco Bell for every meal is a humbling experience for a musician, and that's a good thing. He says he does music because he has to -- because he isn't good at anything else.

DEE SNYDER TELLS PAUL RYAN NOT TO PLAY "WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT"

UNDATED (AP) -- Dee Snider is demanding that Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's camp not to play his song "We're Not Gonna Take It" at his rallies. It didn't take much prodding. Ryan's spokesman wrote Snider an email saying "We're Not Gonna Play It Anymore."

LADY GAGA-DOLL LAWSUIT

NEW YORK (AP) -- A deal is in the works over the Lady Gaga doll lawsuit. The toy company behind the Bratz doll line says there's been progress in settling the case. That word comes from a court document filed this week in New York. The suit charges Lady Gaga with sabotaging a deal to make a doll modeled after her. No comment yet from lawyers for the company or Lady Gaga.

LEVON HELM CONCERT

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- John Mayer, Gregg Allman and many others are getting together to pay tribute to the late Levon Helm. The "Love for Levon" benefit concert will raise money to support Levon's estate and his Midnight Ramble concerts. Some of the other performers taking part in the benefit on October 3 are My Morning Jacket, Ray LaMontagne, Joe Walsh, Bruce Hornsby, Marc Cohn and John Hiatt.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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