Names and Faces: Levi Johnston reality show; Fantasia Barrino hospitalized
Pink Floyd won't protest tune
Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters says he's absolutely fine with letting a Canadian band toy with his band's classic tune "Another Brick in the Wall" so it can be an anthem for young Iranians. Toronto-based Blurred Vision, fronted by two exiled Iranian brothers, has altered the lyrics as a form of sonic protest against the government of Iran, where it's illegal to play rock music. One well-known verse was changed to: "Hey, Ayatollah, leave those kids alone!"
"American Idol" star Fantasia Barrino has been hospitalized following an overdose of aspirin and a sleeping aid, the Los Angeles Times reports. On Monday afternoon the singer, 26, was taken to a Charlotte hospital to receive treatment. The hospital trip was later confirmed by her manager, Brian Denkins. Earlier in the day, news broke regarding a lawsuit that accuses Barrino of breaking up a marriage. Her condition is said to be non-life-threatening.
Reunited: Van Halen's music publisher, Warner/Chappell, has announced that the hair-rock titans are recording a new album with long-estranged original lead singer David Lee Roth. This isn't Roth's first time back in the picture (he toured with the group in 2008), but it will be the first time the singer has appeared on a full-blown, brand-new Van Halen record since the release of "1984," more than 25 years ago.
Splitting up: Actors Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson have decided to call it quits on their engagement, People reports. Apparently the couple couldn't handle the long-distance thing -- she lives in L.A., he lives in Canada. Christiansen, 29, and Bilson, 28, met on the set of "Jumper" in 2007 and got engaged in December of the following year.
-- Aaron Leitko, from staff, Web and wire reports
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