DRUGS, GUN FOUND ON NELLY'S TOUR BUS
SIERRA BLANCA, Texas (AP) -- Musicians just don't seem to learn. The same west Texas border checkpoint where Fiona Apple, Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson have been busted for drugs now has caught Nelly's tour bus. Hudspeth County sheriff's officials say a small amount of marijuana and heroin and a loaded gun were found during an initial search of Nelly's bus Wednesday night. They say a second search uncovered a duffel bag with about ten pounds of pot. One of the occupants of the bus said it was all his. Nelly and five others were released.
MAN CONVICTED OF TRESPASSING AT MILEY CYRUS' HOUSE
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man caught outside Miley Cyrus' house has been convicted of misdemeanor trespassing and resisting arrest. Jason Luis Rivera was arrested September 8 outside Cyrus' Los Angeles home. Police say Rivera was holding a pair of scissors, claiming to be her friend, and he repeatedly threw himself against an outside wall as if he was trying to break in. Cyrus was not home at the time.
JUSTIN BIEBER, AVRIL LAVIGNE, CELINE DION ARE RELATED
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Justin Bieber can practically walk into a celebrity party in Canada and call someone in the room "cousin." Researchers at Ancestry.com say Bieber is a 12th cousin of Avril Lavigne and 10th cousins three times removed with Celine Dion. Bieber and actor Ryan Gosling are also 11th cousins once removed. Their families can be traced back to some of Quebec's earliest settlers 400 years ago.
TOM PETTY SELLS CONVERTIBLE FOR CHARITY
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tom Petty is selling his favorite car for humanitarian purposes. Petty has put his 1996 Jaguar XJS convertible on eBay to benefit the charity Doctors Without Borders. Petty says he got the car when he was dating his now-wife, Dana, and he had asked her what her favorite car was. The auction ends October 21.
ELLIE GOULDING RELEASES "HALCYON"
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ellie Goulding can't believe "Lights" is a hit in the U.S. because the song had such a slow start. Goulding says the song didn't take off until it started getting radio airplay, and now she can't believe it's hit the top 10. Goulding says she could have just used that same formula again for songs on her "Halcyon" album, but that wouldn't be right. She says she'd rather make music she can feel good about than make music that hits the charts. "Halcyon" is out this week.
BARBRA STREISAND PROUD BROOKLYNITE
NEW YORK (AP) -- Barbra Streisand was full of Brooklyn pride last night. She belted the tunes with passion during a concert at the new Barclays Center. The three-hour show was Streisand's return to her Brooklyn hometown, where she's also performing Saturday. Streisand told the crowd of 18,000 the last time she performed solo in Brooklyn was "on somebody's stoop on Pulaski Street" when she was just 8-years-old.
THE WALLFLOWERS RELEASE "GLAD ALL OVER"
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- It's amazing The Wallflowers managed to finish their "Glad All Over" album, because they were pretty much winging it the whole time. Singer Jakob Dylan surprised producer Jay Joyce by telling him as they were about to enter the studio he really didn't have any songs ready. Dylan says if he had, the band would feel locked into that sound and "it can be stifling." Joyce says it could have gone horribly wrong and that's why he agreed to produce the record. Dylan says the sessions were about having fun and "knocking the things out on the run." "Glad All Over" is out this week.
"THE X FACTOR" - OVER 25'S AND TEENS SING
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- If Vino Alan doesn't make it through on "The X Factor," it may be because he scuffed L.A. Reid's shoes. Alan stepped on Reid's feet while shaking hands after performing at Reid's house. Reid joked Alan owed him a pair of shoes if he wins. Reid is mentoring the over-25 singers and while he didn't want that group, he says it's a tougher category than he thought. Meanwhile, Britney Spears heard the performances of the six teens in her category. Guest mentor will.i.am called 13-year-old Reed Deming an "emperor kid" and said 13-year-old Carly Rose Sonenclar was so good "she's possessed." Next week, the 24 singers will be cut to 16.
$6.6 MILLION AWARDED IN SONG LYRICS LAWSUIT
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A federal judge has delivered a blow to those who post lyrics online without permission. A judge in Los Angeles ruled LiveUniverse and its founder, Brad Greenspan, must pay $12,500 for each of the 528 songs put online without permission from copyright holders. That's $6.6 million. Among the songs posted online without permission include David Bowie's "China Girl," Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock and Roll," "Wake Me Up When September Ends" by Green Day, Van Morrison's "Moondance," "(Don't Go Chasing) Waterfalls" by TLC and "Georgia on My Mind" by Ray Charles. Greenspan could not be reached for comment.
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