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iTunes Holdouts!


Now that The Beatles' music is now available to download on iTunes, there aren't too many acts left that haven't agreed to put their tunes out onto the digital marketplace!

But three have stood firm in their refusal, and apparently, here's why:


Frontman Brian Johnson explains:

"Maybe I’m just being old-fashioned, but this iTunes, God bless ‘em, it’s going to kill music if they’re not careful … It’s a…monster, this thing. It just worries me. And I’m sure they’re just doing it all in the interest of making as much…cash as possible. Let’s put it this way, it’s certainly not for the…love, let’s get that out of the way, right away."

Garth Brooks

He says:

"These [Apple] guys are sweet guys, but they’re businessmen, so they understand. … They truly think that they’re saving music. My hat’s off to them. I looked at them right across the table with all the love in the world and told them they were killing it. And until we get variable pricing, until we get album-only [downloads], then they are not a true retailer for my stuff, and you won’t see my stuff on there—with all the love in the world. That’s nothing that they haven’t heard, either."

Kid Rock

He says:

"I just don’t like being told what to do. I don’t have a beef with Apple, or iTunes, or any of them. I do have a beef with that it seems kind of socialist of them to charge the same price for every song. What if every car cost $4,000, you know what I mean? A song from my neighbor’s garage band is not the same value as Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run.’ I just want to decide how my product gets sold with the people who sell it."

Wow - we have to admit, although we don't agree, these guys make much better points than we expected them to!

Other artists currently unavailable for download include The Smiths, Tool, Def Leppard, Bob Seger, Black Sabbath, and Frank Zappa.

And it's their right as musicians to decide how their music is sold, so more power to them!

What do U think?? Do U agree with anything any of these guys have said??

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Why LiLo Can Leave Rehab!

Filed under: Lindsay LohanLegal Matters


Although Lindsay Lohan is legally confined to the Betty Ford Center until January, many may be wondering why the troubled star has been spotted out of the treatment center on now multiple occasions!

However, sources have revealed that gurlfriend is not getting any special treatment due to her celebrity status, and that small field trips off the grounds are permitted for patients showing signs of improvement!

The insider explains:

"Lindsay is being allowed to leave Betty Ford as part of their renowned behavior modification program. Once a patient has been at Betty Ford for 45 days and the person is progressing, their treatment team begins to explore letting the patient leave the facility for short outings. The behavior modification program entails that if a patient is actively participating in group therapy session - and in individual sessions - and is generally progressing, they are given passes to leave for a short time. Lindsay is doing extremely well at Betty Ford, and her treatment team has been giving her passes to leave, and she is in turn participating even more and working very well with other patients. Betty Ford empowers their patients with tools so that when they are discharged, the patient doesn't feel overwhelmed with anxiety about being out in the real world again. Lindsay's counselors give her passes and if she has any issues while she is out, she can talk about it with her treatment team. It's one of the elements that sets Betty Ford apart from other treatment centers. Lindsay is very motivated by being given the passes. At UCLA Medical Center she felt like she was being held hostage. That was one of the reasons that she relapsed so quickly. Now that she has been given these passes and experiencing a little taste of freedom, the odds of her relapsing are lower."

Makes sense to us!

And we're thrilled that the doctors can trust her to make the right decisions when she's out in the wild!

Hopefully this time around she really has found a method that works for her.

Who knows? Maybe 2011 really will be Lindsay's year! We have our fingers crossed for her.

Keep up the good work, bb!

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Boo On You, Lou Reed! Refuses To Let SuBo Sing His Song!


Poor thing!

Susan Boyle was reportedly set to perform Lou Reed's classic Perfect Day on America's Got Talent, but has now been left devastated because the cranky old fart refused to give her permission to use his song - at the very last minute!

A source claims:

'Susan is very sensitive and is genuinely upset. This has really knocked her confidence. She was in a car on the way to the studio when she was told the news and was totally devastated. She's now at LAX Airport sobbing her heart out.'

Without enough time for back-up singers to learn a new song, the performance had to be canned.

So terrible! Boo on you, Lou Reed!

SuBo does not deserve to be treated that way!

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Sadie Frost BANS Sluttyienna From Daughter's Recital After Haircut!


We're not surprised she's so pissed! Gurl had no business taking that kid to get her hair did without mom's consent!

Jude Law's ex-wife, Sadie Frost, is still so furious with his partner in STD swapping, Sluttyienna Miller, for cutting her child's hair while she was out of town that she has banned the shameless homewrecker from attending her daughter's ballet recital!

A source confirms:

‘Jude was bringing Sienna to the recital to support Iris, but Sadie has had enough and put her foot down and said she could not come. Sadie is a great mum, she’s just had enough of someone else playing mum with her children. There are many things that Sadie is cross about at the moment. Sienna is making all these plans for Sadie’s children to be part of the wedding party. Jude asked Sadie if she could have an informal meeting with Sienna to smooth over their relationship for the sake of the children – but that was before.'

What a piece of work!

Attention, Sluttyienna!

You're not the mother of those kids, so consult the real one before you start making all these decisions on behalf of her, you clueless skank!


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Rachael Ray Is Outraged After Magazine Steals Her Image

Filed under: Oops!Rachael Ray


Rachael Ray is fuming after Good Housekeeping magazine decided to put her face on their July cover without her permission.

The magazine not only used images that were outtakes taken from Rachael's own magazine Every Day With Rachael Ray, but they put together quotes that Rachael had said from past interviews to create an article.

Reportedly, Good Housekeeping asked Ray to be on their cover several times, but since she appears on own her magazine every month, she refused.

A spokesperson for Every Day With Rachael Ray said:

"We are disappointed that a respected publication such as Good Housekeeping is essentially using, without permission, Rachael's image, words and thoughts in an attempt to sell a few more magazines."

The people at Good Housekeeping responded by saying, "The photo expresses her personality, and we hope the story gives readers a snapshot of her busy life, career and passion for entertaining."

How about just asking for permission first??

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