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Did Rob Thomas Reveal His New Album Title or Not?

By Andrea Dresdale

Randall Slavin/Atlantic RecordsRob Thomas has been working on his latest solo album for a while now, but details are still scarce. However, the Matchbox Twenty frontman did reveal the title of his new disc on Twitter this week…or did he?

Asked by a fan how the record was coming along, Rob replied, “coming along awesome! Won’t be out til next year though.” When another fan asked him when he’ll be in the studio next, he wrote, “It’s a secret. Just know it’s happening.” Then, not in response to anything in particular, he added, “I will say. Album title. THE GREAT UNKNOWN.”

So, is that, in fact, the title of Rob’s first solo album since 2009′s Cradlesong? A record label spokesperson wasn’t entirely sure, telling ABC News Radio, “He is working on the album but nothing has been confirmed just yet.”

While we’re waiting for Rob to give us a straight answer, perhaps he might enjoy dumping a bucket of ice water on his head. Phillip Phillips, who opened for Matchbox Twenty on their most recent tour, has nominated Rob to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket …read more

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Taylor Swift's Friend Jaime King Says Her New Album "1989" Is "Amazing"; Taylor Says It's Not About Relationships

By Andrea Dresdale

Big Machine RecordsOne of Taylor Swift’s many celebrity friends is actress Jaime King -- and because they’re pals, she’s already gotten to hear Taylor’s new album, 1989, which the rest of us won’t be able to check out ’til October. So, how is it? Jaime tells E! that it’s “amazing.”

“This album, I could not tell you how amazing it is,” King told E! at the premiere of her latest film Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. “I’m trying to wrack my brain to try to think of an album that I’ve loved this much in the past 10 years. It’s very difficult for me to think of one that’s so solid as an album, all the way through as a whole album.”

Commenting on Taylor’s declaration that 1989 is her “first official pop album,” King said, “The thing is she’s always been a pop artist. Her country music always transcended and had a pop element to it. I think all of her country fans will still love her and follow her and be with her.”

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Sara Bareilles to Perform During "In Memoriam" Segment at This Year's Emmy Awards

By Andrea Dresdale

Sonja Flemming/CBSSara Bareilles performed on the Grammy Awards earlier this year, and on Monday night, she’ll perform at the Emmy Awards.

Unlike the Grammys, where she was a nominee for Album of the Year, Sara isn’t up for an Emmy. She’s simply providing the musical accompaniment for the annual “In Memoriam” segment, which salutes those stars who’ve passed away in the past year. Chief among them is, of course, Robin Williams, who will be celebrated by his old friend Billy Crystal.

It’s not clear what song Sara will perform during the segment, though she did recently dedicate her song “Hercules” to Robin Williams.

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Who'll Replace Celine Dion in Las Vegas?

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Denise Truscello/Caesars EntertainmentNow that Celine Dion has canceled all her future engagements — including her Las Vegas shows — to care for her ailing husband, she’s left plenty of dates open at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace with no one to perform. So who’ll step in and fill those dates with their own mini-residency? Let the speculation begin.

The Las Vegas Sun’s Robin Leach reports there are several names being mentioned already, including Mariah Carey, Beyonce and even Adele. More solid, says Leach, are the rumors that Katy Perry might step in, since she already performed there over New Year’s weekend.

Diana Ross, who’s booked to perform there September 19, is “being encouraged to return for more dates,” says Leach. He also reports that there’s also an offer going out to Madonna.

Leach seems to think that Katy’s the most likely candidate, but her Prismatic world tour doesn’t end until March, and the dates that need to be filled are mostly in January and February. However, New Year’s Eve is open as well, so Katy might choose to return for those shows.

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Report Claims Mariah and Nick Are Separating

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Dan MacMedan/WireImageA new report is claiming that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are on their way to a breakup.

The New York Post‘s Page Six reports the couple is separating after six years of marriage, and that they’ve been “living separately.”

One source declares, “He hasn’t been staying at their home,” adding, “He’s been living out of hotels. They’re fighting a lot.”

Reportedly, Mariah suspects that Nick has been cheating on her, so much so that she had a security guard look after her hubby while he was in Las Vegas hosting parties earlier this year. An insider claims, “The security guard wasn’t there to keep the girls away from him. It was to keep him away from the girls.”

Mariah and Nick celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary in April. They have three-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan.

In May, Nick commented on rumors at the time that the couple was headed for divorce, telling Parade, “You kind of have to ignore it because every week it’s something different, and if you paid attention to it, it actually probably would start really affecting you.”

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Largest-Ever Collection of Madonna Memorabilia Going on the Auction Block This Fall

By Andrea Dresdale

Courtesy Julien’s AuctionsOver the years, various items of clothing or objects owned by Madonna have been sold at auction to collectors, but this fall will see the largest-ever collection of memorabilia from the Queen of Pop go under the hammer in Beverly Hills.

Julien’s Auctions, the leading entertainment and music memorabilia auction house, will be selling off a pile of the Material Girl’s material on November 7 and 8, both in person and online. The items span her entire professional career, as well as personal items from her pre-stardom life, such as her 1972 junior high school yearbook, estimated to bring between $800 to $1,200.

In addition, the famous Marilyn Monroe-inspired dress, stole and jewelry from the “Material Girl” video; more than thirty pieces of period clothing from her movie Evita; the outfits she wore in the videos for the songs “Music” and “American Pie”; and her costumes from the movies A League of Their Own and The Next Best Thing are all up for grabs, as are handwritten lyrics, an MTV VMA trophy, an American Music Award, signed checks and contracts and her personal make-up compact. Even a …read more

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Katy Perry Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates Madonna

By Andrea Dresdale

Steven Klein for V MagazineKaty Perry picked a convenient place to take the ALS Ice Bucket challenge: at a water park.

While visiting the Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City on a break from her Prismatic tour, a bikini-clad Katy posted a video in which she perched on a mock pirate ship and announced that she’d accepted the challenge of dumping ice water over her head to raise money for and awareness of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Among those who’d nominated her: actress Zooey Deschanel, who many feel is Katy’s lookalike, and Girls star Allison Williams.

After being doused by two buckets of water, Katy then nominated Madonna to be the next one for the challenge. She and Madonna are buddies; they posed for V magazine together earlier this year, and Madonna had Katy guest-curate her Art for Freedom project not long ago. So far, no response from the Queen of Pop.

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