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Gwen Stefani Wax Figure Unveiled
No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani unveiled a wax figure of herself yesterday (Sept. 22) at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Las Vegas. The figure, which took six months to create, will stand alongside celebrity figures such as Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. (Just Jared)
Kanye West Reveals ‘Cool List’ on Twitter
Kanye West unveiled a list of his favorite creative minds on his Twitter account earlier today (Sept. 23). The rapper’s list included Sade, Johnny Depp, Ralph Lauren and Thom Yorke. West later asked others to send their choices and spent the morning re-posting some of his favorites.
Rick Ross Denies Sex Tape Rumor
A sex tape emerged today featuring a male rumored to be Rick Ross, but the rapper denied his involvement with the tape on Twitter today. “Just saw the so-called sex tape,” Ross wrote. “The n***a had a louie flad in back pocket but forgot the tattoos.. #fail.” (Rapradar.com)
Urban, Bieber, Maroon 5 Join “More Birthdays” Campaign
Keith Urban, Justin Bieber, Jack Johnson, Maroon 5 and Colbie Caillat recently joined the American Caner Society’s “More Birthdays” campaign to “create less cancer and more birthdays,” according to a release. Each artist will record his or her own rendition of the song “Happy Birthday,” which will be featured in online and TV ads.
Phish Ringing in 2011 at Madison Square Garden
Phish has announced that they will be performing their run of New Year’s Eve shows at Madison Square Garden for the first time since 2002. The band, who first played the Garden in 1994, will perform at venue Dec. 30 through Jan. 1. Phish will also play a three-night Halloween stand in Atlantic City beginning Oct. 29. (Spinner)
(Reporting by Jason Lipshutz, Jillian Mapes, Megan Vick and Walter Frazier)
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