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Here's A Little Ditty About John & Meg Ryan - Engaged???

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Last night started out just like any other night for John Cougar Mellencamp: he got dressed, went to Toronto’s Massey Hall, played a kick-ass show and then peaced out with a lovely lady on his arm.

Except this lady is the one who has been seen hanging around him a lot lady. Turns out, Meg Ryan was in the house last night to hear John perform and when the show was over, the pair scrambled to leave the venue through the throngs of paparazzi.

And then, they saw it - some bling on Meg Ryan's left ring finger! It was unmissable, though very sublte. No diamonds or anything flashy. Just a simple band. Still, it begs the question…

Are you guys engaged??? Tell us, tell us!

We kind of think you guys are cute together; very Jack and Diane, if you get what we're saying! We're hoping the answer is yes!

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John Mellencamp And Meg Ryan, Getting Serious!

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What an interesting pair they make!

Yesterday, Meg Ryan was spotted visiting the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC on the arm of John Mellencamp.

Seeing as John just recently announced his divorce, perhaps this could be the start of a new little ditty.

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When John Met Meg

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Meg Ryan joins John Mellencamp on several tour dates backstage

John Mellencamp, who recently split from his wife of 18 years, has found a new lady friend.

Actress Meg Ryan has been spotted backstage at a couple of the rock star's US tour dates recently, but here comes the scandal…

Back in October the pair were seen walking arm-in-arm in New York City!

Could Meg have been the deciding factor for John's split with his wife?

Word also has it that Meg is part of John's new collaboration with producer T Bone Burnett on a musical Ghost Brothers of Darkling County and she was voicing one of the characters.

Maybe this is just an innocent friendship and maybe that friendship has a few benefits, but we guess only time will tell.

Thoughts???

John Mellencamp Splits From Wifey

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Sad! They had a good run though.

After twenty years of marriage, sources are confirming that rocker John Mellencamp is splitting from his wife, model Elaine Mellencamp.

According to John's rep, the couple says they "are proud of their 20 years together and are very happy with their accomplishments both as parents and as a family."

It's interesting to note that no divorce papers have been filed, so perhaps this may just be a trial separation.

Let's hope so for their two kids sake!

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Kanye West Tops Rolling Stone's Best Albums Of 2010!

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Kanye West's new album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has taken the top spot in Rolling Stone's list of the Best Albums of 2010!

Curious to see who he beat out for the #1 position? Here's the list of Rolling Stone's top 30 albums of 2010:

1. Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2. The Black Keys, Brothers
3. Elton John and Leon Russell, The Union
4. Arcade Fire, The Suburbs
5. Jamey Johnson, The Guitar Song
6. Vampire Weekend, Contra
7. Drake, Thank Me Later
8. Robert Plant, Band of Joy
9. Eminem, Recovery
10. LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening
11. The Dead Weather, Sea of Cowards
12. John Mellencamp, No Better Than This
13. Taylor Swift, Speak Now
14. Robyn, Body Talk
15. The National, High Violet
16. Kid Rock, Born Free
17. Beach House, Teen Dream
18. Kings of Leon, Come Around Sundown
19. M.I.A., Maya
20. Neil Young, Le Noise
21. Big Boi, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
22. Spoon, Transference
23. Elizabeth Cook, Welder
24. Maximum Balloon, Maximum Balloon
25. Superchunk, Majesty Shredding
26. Yeasayer, Odd Blood
27. Peter Wolf, Midnight Souvenirs
28. My Chemical Romance, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
29. The Roots, How I Got Over
30. Rick Ross, Teflon Don

What do U think of this list? Who do U think should have been #1?

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John Mellencamp Defends Sarah Palin's Brain

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Hurts so good bad! This is a little diddy we never thought we'd hear.

Legendary singer John Mellencamp has come forward in defense of Sarah Palin and her, wait for it, intelligence.

In a recent interview, he told sources that he thinks she "knows exactly what's she doing" and "she wouldn't be where she is today if she didn't." He insists that people jump to conclusions to quickly about her smarts, simply "because she says things and winks."

The winking is a bit of an IQ dropper.

Though he doesn't agree with her political stance, he also admits he gives her credit for all she has been able to accomplish over the last 2 years, explaining "she's pushing the right buttons" and "you can't be stupid and do that."

Oh, we beg to differ on that, but if you say so.

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John Mellencamp Insists The Internet Destroyed The Music Industry

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And he’s right…kind of. But some of the accusations he makes in a recent interview are extremely near-sighted.

“I think the Internet is the most dangerous thing invented since the atomic bomb. It's destroyed the music business. It's going to destroy the movie business,” says John Mellencamp. He claims that the rise in online music sales, decline in CD sales, and the increase in internet piracy will crush the music industry.

Really? An atomic bomb? While Mellencamp is a great musician, he’s also getting old. And like many old people, he doesn’t understand the potential for the web.

Why not think of it this way: the Internet is revolutionizing the music industry. And like in any revolution, old institutions (bloated record companies) must be torn down before new ones can be built. Just because we’re not certain what the future model for music will be doesn’t make it inherently evil.

Can ya dig that, Mellencamp?

Without the Internet, would OK Go be the sensation that it is? Probably not. Would Justin Bieber’s music be so popular? Well, yes. But that’s because who doesn’t love Justin Bieber? The Internet gives an opportunity for ANY band to have their music heard, not just the ones picked by the "industry."

We hope Mellencamp changes his tune, and stops being an old guy scared of change.

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