Arch MUSIC NEWS for 10/15/12
Arch MUSIC NEWS is compiled by Jay Philpott -
The man arrested for trespassing at Miley Cyrus‘ Los Angeles home last month has received his sentence. The intruder, Jason Luis Rivera, was sentenced to 18 months in jail on Friday, after refusing probation for an unknown reason. He was charged with trespassing and resisting arrest. In early September, reports came in to police that there was a man banging on the walls and door of Cyrus’ home. The 19-year-old singer was not present at the time. When police responded they found Rivera hiding in the bushes near the home, carrying a pair of scissors in his back pocket. Shortly after, a video of the arrest become public. Rivera is heard saying, “I am a friend of Miley Cyrus. I am. She’s my wife. Me and Miley have been friends for five years.”
Lady Gaga is a huge fan of Edith Piaf‘s — and she wants the toenails to prove it. “The Sun” reports that Gaga is spending a fortune to acquire some of the legendary French singer’s old possessions. The magazine says that Gaga’s reps have been in negotiations with Piaf’s estate about wanting to buy her idol and musical inspiration’s clothing, perfume bottles, private letters and even her toenail clippings. According to the report, she also has her eyes on rights on nine of Piaf’s songs, which she is likely to sample on her next album.
Britney Spears is sitting on a huge amount of cash. TMZ has leaked new documents that were filed in her conservatorship case that reveal the pop star reported assets totaling over 30-million-dollars as of the end of 2010. The site has sources that say the 30-million figure doesn’t even scratch the surface of Britney’s wealth. After 2010, Britney has raked in plenty more, which includes the 15-million-dollar “X Factor” deal, as well as a profitable concert tour that made her another 68-million. TMZ also obtained a document revealing how Britney spent her cash in 2010. Apparently, the star spent over 300-thousand-dollars for child support and care, over 60-thousand for personal grooming and wardrobe, and paid 19-thousand-dollars per month in rent for her Calabasas home.
Phillip Phillips is looking forward to a big post-”Idol” debut. The season eleven winner of the show is set to release his debut album titled, “The World From The Side of The Moon” on November 19th.
It’s also worth noting that another “Idol” alum, Kelly Clarkson, has a big release set on the same day as Phillips. Clarkson will be releasing her first greatest hits album, “Greatest Hits: Chapter 1,” which has three new tracks on it including the latest “Catch My Breath.”
Bret Michaels and Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider are once again raising money for charity through NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice.” They’ll be part of the upcoming season’s “all-star” cast, which was revealed on the “Today” show Friday. Bret, the only returning champ, was on hand for the announcement. He said he doesn’t think having won before gives him any advantage, and expects the competition will “be insane.” Michaels added that the last time he was on the show he was “really sick,” but now he’s “ready to come back.” A month before the 2010 season came to an end Bret suffered his brain hemorrhage, and just days before the live finale he had been hospitalized for a “warning stroke” and doctors discovered he had a hole in his heart. Other returning stars include La Toya Jackson; NBA star Dennis Rodman; actors Gary Busey, Lisa Rinna, and Stephen Baldwin; rapper Lil Jon, country star Trace Adkins, and magician Penn Jillette. The new season of “The Celebrity Apprentice” will begin in March.
Eric Clapton isn’t just making money from his music. The UK’s “Telegraph” says the rocker made millions over the weekend selling a painting from his art collection, and set a new sales record in the process. He put Gerhard Richter’s “Abstraktes Bild” up for bid at Sotheby’s in London on Friday, and it went for more than 34-point-two-million-dollars. The painting was expected to fetch between 14-point-four-and-19-point-two-million-dollars. Clapton originally purchased the work in 2001 for just under three-point-four-million-dollars. In addition, the 34-point-two-million is the most ever paid for a Richter. The previous highest sales price for one of the German abstract artist’s paintings was just under 21-point-seven-million-dollars with the sale of his “Abstract Picture” in New York back in May.
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