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Sean Kingston expected to recover: reports

Singer Sean Kingston, who was injured in a jet ski accident in Miami over the weekend, is expected to fully recover, according to reports.

Sources told CNN that the “Beautiful Girls” singer will take about six weeks to fully recover from his broken jaw, fractured wrist, and other injuries sustained when his watercraft crashed into a bridge Sunday. Kingston was last said to be in “critical but stable condition.”

Sean Kingston injured in Jet Ski accident
Sean Kingston in ‘critical but stable’ condition

Amy Winehouse back in rehab

Amy Winehouse checked in to a London rehab clinic on Wednesday, but not before downing a last bottle of vodka, according to People. In a statement, Winehouse’s rep said the singer “has embarked on a treatment program at the Priory Clinic. She wants to be ready for performances in Europe this summer and decided to seek an assessment. She will remain at the Priory on doctors’ advice.”

According to the magazine, Winehouse’s father was instrumental in getting his daughter to seek help, but that didn’t stop her from finishing a miniature bottle of Smirnoff on the way to checking in. “She’s determined, and this is all off her own back,” a source close to the singer told the magazine. “It’s just a lapse. There are ups and downs on the road, and there have been mostly ups recently. But this is a down and she’s done the right thing and gone to rehab.”

'You Light Up My Life' songwriter Joseph Brooks dies of apparent suicide: reports

Grammy- and Academy Award-winning songwriter Joseph Brooks was found dead in his New York apartment today after apparently committing suicide, according to reports.

Brooks, whose song “You Light Up My Life” won the Grammy for Song of the Year in 1978 and Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1977, was found early Sunday by a friend.

Brooke, 73, was awaiting trial on 2009 charges of sexually assaulting about a dozen women. Additionally, Brooks’ son, Nicholas Brooks, was charged in December with murdering his girlfriend.

Rocker Pete Doherty sentenced to 6 months for cocaine possession

Musician Pete Doherty has been sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to cocaine possession in a London court, according to the Associated Press.

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Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton marry in Texas

Country music power couple Miranda Lambert, 27, and Blake Shelton, 34, said their vows on May 14. According to reports, the couple’s Texas wedding was attended by celebs like Reba McEntire,  Katherine Heigl, and Kelly Clarkson. Lambert tweeted about her upcoming nuptials last week, sharing a photo of wrapped deer cutlets that she requested specially for the wedding dinner. Lambert won Best Female Country Vocal Performance at this year’s Grammys for her hit “The House That Built Me,” while Shelton is a mentor on NBC’s The Voice and is set to release his sixth album in July. This is Lambert’s first marriage and Shelton’s second.

Bryan Adams is new dad to baby girl

Bryan Adams has become a father for the first time, reports People. The 51-year-old Canadian rocker and Alicia Grimaldi — his personal assistant and co-founder of his foundation — welcomed daughter Mirabella Bunny on April 22. Adams is slated to resume his world tour in the Netherlands on June 6.

Michael Jackson trial delayed as Conrad Murray's defense requests more time

A judge has delayed the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray until September, ruling that his lawyers need more time to prepare his involuntary manslaughter defense in the Michael Jackson case, according to the Associated Press. Murray’s attorneys requested more time after prosecutors announced plans to call expert witnesses, a move that required Murray himself to waive his right to a speedy trial within 60 days of his preliminary hearing. A progress hearing was set for June 3, and a new jury will be determined on Sept. 8.

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Grammy Awards exec producer John Cossette dies at 54

John Cossette, who produced many Grammy Awards and BET Awards telecasts over the last two decades, has passed away, his family announced today. He was 54. “We ask that you please respect our privacy during this incredibly emotional time,” Cossette’s wife Rita and daughters Maria and Rose said in their statement. “We appreciate everyone’s love and support.” Cossette also oversaw the re-opening of Radio City Music Hall, and is one of the producers of the current Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet.

Bluegrass pioneer Hazel Dickens dies

Singer-guitarist-songwriter Hazel Dickens, a pioneer among women in bluegrass music, died Friday, reports the New York Times. She was 75. Several of Dickens’ songs, including “Coal Tattoo” and “They’ll Never Keep Us Down,” were used in Barbara Kopple’s Oscar-winning 1976 documentary Harlan County, U.S.A. Dickens grew up in a coal-mining family in Mercer County, West Virginia and performed with Alice Gerrard as the duo Hazel and Alice throughout the ’60s and ’70s before beginning a solo career. Dickens was the first woman to receive the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Merit Award in 1994.

Viral video star Antoine Dodson charged with marijuana possession

Internet phenomenon Antoine Dodson has been charged with marijuana possession, EW has confirmed. Dodson was arrested in Huntsville, Ala., according to the Huntsville Police Department, at around 2 a.m this morning. Dodson was also charged with speeding, failing to appear in court, and an insurance violation. He was subsequently released after posting $1,340 cash bond. (The arrest was first reported by TMZ.)

Dodson responded to the arrest on Twitter, writing “Let me be the first to tell it!! So just got out of jail off a weak charge. Got pulled over in my Benz and they got me.”

Dodson became famous last year when a video of him talking about an alleged attempted rape attack on his sister became a viral video sensation.

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