Tito Jackson making new music
December 29th, 2010
06:00 PM ET

Tito Jackson making new music

Don't be surprised if you run into Tito Jackson at his local Starbucks.

"I have a Starbucks within a couple of blocks of my home that I spend some time in so yes you can find me there," Jackson told CNN, chuckling.

You need lots of caffeine when you are stirring up the creative juices and Jackson is doing just that with a new album and his "World Unity" tour scheduled for 2011.

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The top concert tours of 2010
December 29th, 2010
05:02 PM ET

The top concert tours of 2010

Bon Jovi grossed $201 million to become the top concert tour in 2010, according to data released by Pollstar today. The band played 51 shows in North America and 80 shows worldwide this year.

Apparently rock n’ roll still has its grip on the world, as AC/DC took the No. 2 spot with 40 shows and a $177 million gross. Not surprisingly, AC/DC is followed by the likes of Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Metallica, Michael Buble and the Eagles. A bit more shocking is the top 10 mention of the live mini-series adaption “Walking with Dinosaurs.”

Pollstar also revealed that although total ticket sales went down about 7% from last year, the average ticket price went up about 4% - although only on a global scale. In North America ticket sales were down 15% and ticket prices dropped 2%.
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Willow Smith may remake 'Parents Just Don't Understand'
December 29th, 2010
04:22 PM ET

Willow Smith may remake 'Parents Just Don't Understand'

Like father, like daughter? Willow Smith might possibly be looking to follow in her superstar fathers’ musical footsteps.

Billboard reports that the pint-sized fashionista and siren behind the hit “Whip My Hair” sat down in an interview with Yahoo Music to discuss her single, working with Jay-Z and whether or not she will remake her father’s classic track, “Parents Just Don’t Understand.”

In response to the latter, Willow admitted that she’s open to tackling Daddy’s 1988 rap classic.

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Garth Brooks brings in $10 million for Nashville
December 29th, 2010
03:21 PM ET

Garth Brooks brings in $10 million for Nashville

Garth Brooks had a busier holiday week than most. The country singer headlined nine, sold-out benefit concerts in Nashville between December 16 and 22, bringing as much as $10 million of revenue for the city.

Victims of the devastating May flood will receive $3 million from the proceeds of Brooks’ ticket sales, which broke records in Tennessee. The concerts at Bridgestone Arena were his first performances in the city in more than a decade.

"The feeling is so good that money can't buy this," Brooks told The Boot.
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Kelsey Grammer: I'm in love
December 29th, 2010
02:46 PM ET

Kelsey Grammer: I'm in love

Call him a hopeless romantic.

While fans have been treated to lots of chatter about his troubled marriage to "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast member Camille, the actor says he is eager to move on with his life and into a new marriage for one simple reason: he's in love.

“Kayte and I are marrying  because we are in love and we see no reason to postpone our happiness any longer," he said in a statement released to CNN. "End of story.  We are planning something we wish to be a private affair among several of our friends."
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'30 Rock' biggest ethics violator on TV
December 29th, 2010
01:41 PM ET

'30 Rock' biggest ethics violator on TV

If you think your co-workers are a handful, take a good look at the characters on your favorite shows. A recent study conducted by Global Compliance found that most people on TV are hardly politically correct, constantly violating ethics in the workplace.

The biggest offender? "30 Rock," which averages 11 violations per episode. On one show, Jack (Alec Baldwin) comments that a "chick lawyer" who handles sexual harassment presentations is "asking for it." According to Global Compliance, which is devoted to helping organizations achieve the highest degree of ethical behavior, Jack's remark violates Diversity, Equal Opportunity, and Respect in the Workplace.

"Grey's Anatomy" placed second, with 7 violations per episode, including an incident in which Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) shares patient info with someone not authorized to receive it. Her crime: Policy and Process Integrity, a HIPAA violation.
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