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Our Music News Goes On Dry And Leaves No Annoying White Residue

CAN'T SHUT THE WORD HOLE
Harper Collins
has commissioned Courtney Love to write a "guidebook" for artists and those wanting a detailed and unrestricted account of the music industry. The book publisher had its interest piqued by a speech Love made earlier this year at the Digital Hollywood convention, where the normally soft-spoken rocker fired salvos at the industry and came out in support of Internet-based music. Rumors are already spreading that Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan will co-author the best parts of the book.

CAN HE PUT "DO YOU WANT FRIES WITH THAT" TO A RAP BEAT?
According to police, rapper E-40 will not face charges for a fight he had with former collaborator Mack Minister during the taping of the recent Source Hip-Hop Music Awards. Police did question the rappers, but the L.A. County District Attorney's office says there was insufficient evidence to pursue charges against E-40. Since no official allegations were made against Mack Minister, the police have no plans to pursue an investigation against him. Police have said that they do not plan to look into any other altercations from that day. "This is a bittersweet day for me," said E-40. "On one hand it represents vindication that I am not to blame for the disturbance at the awards, but on the other hand, it represents an end to the most publicity I've gotten in my entire career."

STILL MISSING: ONE GENIE IN A BOTTLE
Teen pop sensation, and Eminem favorite, Christina Aguilera had a rough weekend, losing her voice and then $1,000 worth of swag from her tour bus. Aguilera's voice problems forced her to cancel a scheduled appearance at the New York State Fair on Sunday (9/3) night. Then two Syracuse University students who had been partying with Aguilera's crew made off with golf clubs, pyrotechnics and a gym bag, none of which belonged to Aguilera. The students were charged with larceny and burglary. "Dude," said one of the SU students, "talk about rubbing her the wrong way."

TODAY, HE IS A BACKSTREET MAN
Over the weekend, Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell married his girlfriend, actress Leighanne Wallace, in Atlanta. All four of Littrell's bandmates—Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson—were in attendance. Littrell's wedding brings the wedded Backstreeter total to two, since Richardson married sweetheart Kristin Willits back in June. ABC is already in talks with Lou Pearlman about a new TV series called "Marrying The Band."

AND IN THE END…
Britain's Sunday Telegraph newspaper published excerpts from the forthcoming "Beatles Anthology" book, penned by the three remaining Beatles. The trio had set out to put an end to questions over the group's demise and to set the record straight about the band's rise from Liverpool teenagers to rock legends. Representing six years of work and containing 1,200 mostly unpublished photographs, the book will be released in October in both Britain and the U.S. Paul McCartney, who has long been blamed for the breakup of the band, puts the onus squarely on John Lennon, a position George Harrison agrees with. "I felt the group finished the minute John said, ‘I'm leaving,'" McCartney says. But Ringo Starr disagrees, saying, "There was always a possibility that we could have carried on." To which McCartney replies, "Ringo just hoped we would keep going so he wouldn't have to make a horrible film like ‘Caveman.'" The Beatles were a famous band in the mid-1900s.

REPUBLIC UPS GOLDSTEIN, ROPPO TO CO-PRESIDENTS
Team Lipman doubles up. (11/26a)
CHART FINAL:
THE BIGGEST BOW
OF THE YEAR
Big numbers for "30." (11/29a)
COUNTRY GRAMMYS' ROOTS ARE SHOWING
Deck the Grammys with boughs of Holly. (11/24a)
THE BRITISH
ARE COMING
Rolling out our U.K. Special print issue (11/24a)
PUTTING THE POP
IN POPCORN
Putting the audio into audio-visual. (11/29a)
CHESTNUTS
Roasting.
STOCKINGS
Stuffing.
PIPERS
Piping.
SANTA
Coming.
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