NO DOUBT RELEASE "PUSH AND SHOVE"
NEW YORK (AP) -- No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani says a lot of their "Push and Shove" album is about being overwhelmed at being in a successful rock band and being a parent. Since their "Rock Steady" album 11 years ago, they've all gotten married and had children. Stefani says being a mom is so much different than what she thought it would be. Bassist Tony Kanal says in their minds they may be younger than they are. He says, "Sometimes in my mind I still think I'm 16 onstage and my body tells me that I'm not 16 anymore." "Push and Shove" is out today.
JUSTIN BIEBER'S MOM TELLS HER STORY
NEW YORK (AP) -- A lot of people would have written off a suicidal pot-smoking petty thief who had been sexually abused since she was 3 and got pregnant at 18. It's a good thing Pattie Mallette didn't write herself off. She's Justin Bieber's mother. Mallette does not identify her abusers in her autobiography, "Nowhere but Up: The Story of Justin Bieber's Mom," but she does forgive them. Mallette threw herself in front of a truck at age 17 and ended up in a mental ward. She was kicked out of the house when she got pregnant and she refused to get an abortion. Mallette struggled as an unmarried mother and found that her son had a gift for music. The book is out now.
JUDGE ASKS FOR CHRIS BROWN PROBATION DETAILS
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge wants more information on Chris Brown's probation after he tested positive for marijuana on a random drug test. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg says Brown produced a medical marijuana prescription from California, but he tested positive in Virginia. She says while she didn't order Brown not to use drugs, Brown needs to be careful about his public image, especially with kids. Schnegg says she also wants more information on Brown's community service logs, which she calls "somewhat cryptic." Brown is on probation for beating up Rihanna in February 2009.
BLAKE VS. CHRISTINA ON "THE VOICE"
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When Blake Shelton tried to talk Christina Aguilera out of pushing her button on "The Voice," she beat him out, and when he tried to talk her into pushing it, he beat her out. Shelton was the first to turn around for Dez Duron, who had tried out in season two but didn't get any turnarounds. Shelton recognized him right away and told Aguilera not to bother. She turned around and won Duron for her team. Later he kept egging on Aguilera to push her button for soul singer Terisa Griffin, then pushed it himself. He figured he had no chance, but Griffin chose Shelton because he realized her talent.
THE LUMINEERS EXPLAIN "HO HEY"
CHICAGO (AP) -- If you've ever yelled "hey!" at people to get their attention, then you understand the driving force behind The Lumineers song "Ho Hey." Frontman Wesley Schultz says they yelled "ho" and "hey" at people in clubs who were not paying attention. Lyrically the song is about having the wrong focus as well. Schultz says he wrote it in response to moving to Brooklyn hoping to make it as a musician, but then finding he had to work for a living and didn't have time to do music.
MARK McGRATH MARRIES
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray has finally gotten married. It's "finally," because McGrath has been dating Carin Kingsland off and on for 18 years. They've been engaged for two and a half years. They have two-year-old twins. People magazine reports McGrath and Kingsland were married yesterday in southern California. The twins, a boy and a girl, were the ring bearer and flower girl.
WILL.I.AM PUSHES 'STEM' SKILLS
NEW YORK (AP) -- Will.i.am wants kids to know how important education is -- especially in science, technology, engineering and math. As an entertainer and member of the Black Eyed Peas he says he uses those kinds of skills all the time. His i.am.angel foundation and TRANS4M program are focusing on projects that help students in urban areas develop what he calls "stem" skill sets. He says the kids who learn science, technology, engineering and math today will help America compete in the world 20 years from now.
TWO PLEAD NO CONTEST IN STEVIE WONDER EXTORTION CASE
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Two people charged with trying to extort $5 million from Stevie Wonder have pleaded no contest. Alpha Lorenzo Walker and Tamara Diaz were released after being sentenced to time they've already served in jail. They will also be on probation for three years. Walker and Diaz were accused of trying to sell a video that painted Wonder in a bad light.
PAUL McCARTNEY WILL RELEASE "LIVE KISSES" DVD IN NOVEMBER
NEW YORK (AP) -- Paul McCartney can play dozens of musical instruments, but he plays none of them on his new DVD. McCartney only sings on his "Live Kisses" concert film. His band consists of most of the same players from his "Kisses on the Bottom" album, including jazz musician Diana Krall. Joe Walsh is a guest musician. The concert was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. Bonus material on the DVD includes an interview with McCartney, a behind-the-scenes look at his daughter shooting the "Kisses on the Bottom" cover, and six versions of the "My Valentine" music video. "Live Kisses" comes out November 13.
INCUBUS PLANNING "THE ESSENTIAL INCUBUS"
NEW YORK (AP) -- Incubus are putting out a greatest-hits retrospective. The two-disc set will be called "The Essential Incubus" and will include hits from their six studio albums, selections from three EPs and songs they contributed to the "Stealth" movie soundtrack. "The Essential Incubus" comes out October 30.
KID ROCK PREPARES NEW ALBUM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kid Rock has finished a new studio album. It's called "Rebel Soul" and it will be out November 19. Rock produced the album himself.
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