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NUGENT TAKES ON FUR TRADE
Always friendly guy Ted Nugent, in San Francisco for two concerts, ran into a group of animal rights protesters while shopping in Neiman Marcus on Sunday. Activists had gathered to protest the chain's sale of furs. Bhaskar Sinha, 21, a member of the Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade, was booked for investigation of two counts of attempting to terrorize and one count of battery following an alleged argument with the Motor City Madman. "The guy made threats to Ted Nugent," police said. "That's why he was arrested." Leia Munster, a protester, blamed Nugent for the dispute, saying an activist tried to give Nugent a leaflet and he spit on it. Others claim it was the outfit made from the hides of protesters that upset the group.

PAPA'S GOT A BRAND NEW SHIV
Investigators say they could not find enough evidence to charge James Brown, who was accused of swinging a knife at a utility worker. The worker had filed a criminal incident report July 13, more than a week after the alleged incident at Brown's home. According to police, the worker went to Brown's home to respond to a complaint of a power outage. The worker entered through an unlocked security gate, and Brown allegedly accused him of trespassing and approached him with a steak knife. "That guy's just lucky he didn't walk into Rick James' house," officials offered.

THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER AT THE OTHER TRAILER COURT
The long-suffering Mrs. Eminem made yet-another court appearance. Last week, attorneys asked a Michigan judge for an adjournment in the disturbing the peace charge against Kim Mathers. The charge stems from the June 3 incident where Eminem allegedly saw his wife kissing a male friend at a nightclub. The rapper subsequently attacked the other man. Mathers was lambasted by Eminem fans and ridiculed by the media. She responded with a failed suicide attempt last month, in which she slashed her arm 10 times. Mathers has since begun counseling. The judge agreed to adjourn the hearing until Mathers "recovered from her injuries." Mathers is set to return to court on October 24. Meanwhile, Mathers will spend her time dressing in black and rereading her copy of Sylvia Plath's "The Bell Jar."

UNCLE QUIGLEY
Former Capitol Records Nashville President/CEO pat quigley',390,400);">pat quigley',390,400);">Pat Quigley has been named Senior VP/Chief Marketing Officer of startup DataPlay, effective Sept. 1. Quigley resigned from Capitol Nashville on July 17 to "pursue other interests" (hitsdailydouble, 7/17). Based at the company's headquarters in Boulder, CO, he will report to CEO Steve Volk. In addition, DataPlay has elected Universal eLabs President Larry Kenswil to its board. Universal Music Group is among the investors in DataPlay. "See, there is life after Chris Gaines," Quigley offered.

JAGGER BY THE POUND
Mick Jagger
's request to be exempted from revealing his finances in a child custody case was denied Tuesday (8/1). Quoting a line from the movie "Jerry Maguire," a hearing examiner told Jagger "show me the money,'' and ordered him to produce a net worth statement as required by law. The Rolling Stones leader had been directed two months ago to pay temporary child support of $10,000 a month to Luciana Morad, the alleged mother of his 14-month-old Lucas. "To quote another famous line," Jagger said, "You can't always get what you want."

BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN
Charges against Tim McGraw for assaulting a police officer were dropped Tuesday (8/1) in Orchard Park, NY. But McGraw and his partner in the incident, Kenny Chesney, still face charges of disorderly conduct. The singers were arrested June 3 at the George Strait Country Music Festival in Buffalo, after Chesney allegedly hopped on a police horse without permission and he and McGraw scuffled with police (hitsdailydouble, 6/5). McGraw will have to appear in Orchard Park town court at a later date to answer to the misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct, while the charges against Chesney remain, and he will have to make an appearance in court later this year. "That's the difference between western New York and eastern New York," said one cop. "Out here, you steal a horse and tussle with the cops you get a ticket. Out east, you reach for your wallet and you get shot 41 times."

SALT PEPPERS VIRGIN
Rapper Salt of the group Salt-N-Pepa is going solo with her aptly titled debut "Salt Of The Earth." The album will be released on her GavFam label, a joint venture between Salt and Rap-A-Lot Records, which will be distributed by Virgin Records. Currently, all three members of Salt-N-Pepa are taking a break from the group to individually explore new artistic directions. "The Salt deal makes terrific sense for Rap-A-Lot," said Tom Bracamontes, Virgin Records Senior VP, Urban Music. "Now, she's the one who burned down Andre Rison's house, right?"

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