Michael Jackson’s estate is currently embroiled in a fight with the IRS, according to the LA Times. The pop star’s executors claim that Jackson was only worth $7 million at the time of his death in 2009 while the IRS says he was worth $1.125 billion. The government agency is seeking $505 million in taxes and $197 million in penalties.
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Sorry teens, but One Direction’s Zayn Malik is officially off the market. The singer proposed to Perrie Edwards, whom he met on the set of U.K.’s The X Factor in 2011, sometime last week, People reports.
Rumors started circulating about the engagement when Edwards arrived at the London premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, wearing a diamond ring on her left hand. Since then, Edwards’ mother has confirmed the news during a chat with Real Radio, in which she claims, “Yes, it is. It’s true. They got engaged on Sunday, and it was absolutely lovely.”
Edwards is a member of the girl group Little Mix, who won the 2011 season of U.K.’s The X Factor.
Join me in a heartbroken sigh as the man who said he would never be married is, according to People, engaged. Adam Levine — Maroon 5 frontman, coach on The Voice, celebrity fragrance maven, and general badass — is set to wed girlfriend Behati Prinsloo.
Levine has been dating the Victoria’s Secret model for a little over a year, and although the couple split recently, they are back together for good!
The singer has talked about how marriage leads to inevitable divorce, but it looks like he’s had a change of heart.
A $675,000 verdict against a former Boston University student who illegally downloaded and shared songs on the Internet has been upheld.
A jury ordered Providence, R.I., resident Joel Tenenbaum to pay $22,500 for each of 30 songs after the Recording Industry Association of America sued him on behalf of four record labels.
Tenenbaum argued the $675,000 award violates his due process rights because it’s not tied to the injury he caused. He estimates that to be no more than $450, or the cost of 30 albums.
A federal appeals court Tuesday found Tenenbaum’s conduct was “egregious” because he illegally shared songs for years despite numerous warnings.
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Michael Bublé and wife Luisana Lopilato spent their Wednesday celebrating both the choice of a new pope — who is from Lopilato’s native Argentina — and the fact that the couple learned they are having a baby boy, according to People.
“We are so excited. We have just come from the hospital, and the sonogram was pretty clear — it’s a boy! We are thrilled,” Bublé said to Page Six.
Lopilato is due in August.
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According to band members, Motley Crue’s Australia concert was cut short yesterday after Vince Neil had to be rushed to the hospital to undergo surgery for kidney stones. Both Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx took to Twitter to update fans on the situation:
Sydney, my apologies for a short set this evening. Vince had an attack of kidney stones. He went straight from stage to the hospital.
— Mick Mars (@mrmickmars) March 10, 2013
Lady Gaga says she’s had surgery to fix her hip.
The 26-year-old singer posted on her blog late Wednesday that she had hip surgery and it “happened so fast.” She canceled her “Born This Way Ball” tour last week.
She thanked her fans in the post, saying they gave her “a lot of strength.” Lady Gaga said that as she was wheeled to surgery, she reflected on her fans. She wrote: “Sometimes you are so brave that it terrifies me. I wonder how it’s even possible.”
Lady Gaga canceled more than 20 dates on the remainder of her tour, which began last April. She originally postponed four dates last week after experiencing difficulties during her concert in Montreal. She explained to fans on Twitter that she’d hurt herself while performing some time ago.
Sergeant Marc Black, spokesperson for the Maryland State Police Department, has confirmed to EW that rapper 2 Chainz was arrested last night and charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
According to Black, a van was pulled over yesterday evening containing seven passengers. There was a grinder found in a backpack, and when 2 Chainz took ownership of it, he was arrested. He has since been released on a criminal citation.
The man who presided over Britney Spears’ life during her well-publicized meltdown is portraying himself in court as a benevolent personal manager who saved her from ruin.
Sam Lutfi was to finish his direct testimony Wednesday and face cross-examination by a battery of lawyers for the singer’s parents and conservators. They are fighting a multimillion-dollar lawsuit by Lutfi, who claims he was defamed by Lynne Spears in her book about her daughter.
He also said he was promised 15 percent of the millions of dollars that Spears earned during their association.
Spears’ mother portrayed him as a Svengali-like figure preying on Britney’s vulnerabilities. Lutfi said he was actually a peacemaker, reuniting Britney with her mother after a long estrangement. READ FULL STORY
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