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Britney's Manager Releases Statement
After shaving her head, Spears has re-entered a rehab center. Her manager released this statetment today: "Britney Spears has voluntarily checked herself into an undisclosed rehab facility today. We ask that the media respect her privacy as well as those of her family and friends at this time."

Agreement Finally reached over Burial for James Brown
The children of James Brown and his former partner have decided on where the soul singer should be buried nearly two months after he died, a lawyer said on Tuesday.

The agreement is part of a legal battle over control of the estate and assets of the singer, who died on Christmas day. It is complicated by a dispute over whether his former partner Tomi Rae Hynie Brown was legally married to him.

"The children and the wife, my client Tomi Rae Brown, have come to an agreement and they have decided that he will be buried in a decent place but it's going to be kept confidential," said attorney Robert Rosen.

"Assuming a court order is signed he could be buried in the next few days," Rosen said in an interview, adding that the burial would likely be private.
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Brown wanted to be buried on his estate at Beech Island, South Carolina but ownership of the property remains in doubt, he said.

Brown, known as Godfather of Soul, was credited with bringing funk into the mainstream and his music, dance style and showmanship influenced a host of musicians including Michael Jackson and rap artists.

Tomi Rae received nothing when Brown's will was read in January but will sue for 50 percent of his estate with a further seventh to go to the child they had together, lawyers said.

The judge in the case had appointed a special administrator to oversee the execution of the will and would likely grant permission for DNA to be taken from Brown's body to determine a contested paternity case, Rosen said.

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Dixie Chicks Soar, Blige, Chili Peppers Win Big At Grammys
The Dixie Chicks triumphed over their critics, Mary J. Blige played comeback queen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers reasserted their rock dominance at the 49th Grammy Awards, held last night (Feb. 11) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Chicks won five awards, including record and song of the year for "Not Ready To Make Nice" and album of the year for "Taking the Long Way." Blige won best R&B song and best female R&B vocal performance for "Be Without You" and best R&B album for "The Breakthrough."

"Not Ready To Make Nice," which the Chicks performed live during the show, references the fallout the group endured after singer Natalie Maines spoke out against President Bush in 2003 during a concert in England. The song, which trumped hits from Blige, Gnarls Barkley, Corinne Bailey Rae and James Blunt to win record of the year, was shunned by country radio but set the tone for the hit album "Taking the Long Way."

"For the first time in my life, I'm speechless," Maines said with a laugh while accepting song of the year. The Chicks got the last laugh later in the evening when "Taking the Long Way" won best country album. "A lot of people just turned their TVs off right now," Maines commented.

The last time one act won album, record and song of the year was in 1993, when Eric Clapton achieved the feat with "Unplugged" and "Tears in Heaven," respectively.

Blige went in as the leading nominee with eight but was shut out of the major categories. "This is the first time I've ever been up here to receive anything," she said onstage, holding back tears. "For so many years I had been talked about negatively, but this time, I've been talked about positively by so many people." Later, she added, "Success exposes who you really are. I want to use this success to build bridges, not to burn them."

Veteran quartet the Chili Peppers won best rock song and best rock performance by a duo or group with vocal for "Dani California," as well as best rock album and best boxed or special limited-edition package for "Stadium Arcadium," a double-disc set that has spawned several rock radio smashes. That album, as well as "Taking the Long Way," was produced by Rick Rubin, who won producer of the year (non-classical).

The reunited Police, who will announce a summer tour tomorrow, opened the show by playing its breakthrough hit, "Roxanne." In an attempt to attract a younger demographic, organizers created the fan-voted "My Grammy Moment" contest, which awarded 18-year-old amateur singer Robyn Troup the chance to perform with Justin Timberlake on Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine" and his own "My Love."

Other performances were turned in by Blige, Blunt, Ludacris with Blige and Earth, Wind & Fire, the trio of Bailey Rae, John Legend and John Mayer, Shakira with Wyclef Jean and Gnarls Barkley (whose members dressed as airline pilots). In an R&B-themed segment, Smokey Robinson sang "Tracks of My Tears," Lionel Richie played "Hello" alone at the piano, rising star Chris Brown sang "Run It" and Christina Aguilera payed tribute to the late James Brown by belting out "It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World."

Former "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood beat Bailey Rae, Blunt and Brown for best new artist moments after performing with Rascal Flatts in a tribute to the Eagles. Meanwhile, Timberlake won best dance recording for "SexyBack" featuring Timbaland and best rap/sung collaboration for "My Love" featuring T.I., who also won best rap solo performance for "What You Know."

Gnarls Barkley picked up Grammys for best urban/alternative performance for "Crazy" and best alternative music album for "St. Elsewhere." Bob Dylan won best contemporary folk/Americana album for "Modern Times" and best solo rock vocal performance for the set's "Someday Baby." Ike Turner won best traditional blues album award for "Risin' with the Blues," his first Grammy since the early 1970s.

Legend won best male R&B vocal performance for "Heaven" and best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals for "Family Affair" with Joss Stone and Van Hunt.

The first televised award of the night went to Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder for "For Once in My Life" for best pop collaboration with vocals. Bennett's "Duets: An American Classic" was also victorious for best traditional pop vocal album.

Ludacris won best rap album for "Release Therapy" and best rap song for "Money Maker" featuring Pharrell. The artist gave a shout-out to his father, who he said was in critical condition with an undisclosed ailment, as well as talk show hosts Oprah Winfrey and Bill O'Reilly, with whom he has feuded in the past.

Contents of Anna Nicole Smith's Refrig Revealed!
The contents of Anna Nicole Smith's refrigerator in the Bahamas were just uncovered and its contents were shocking.

In addition to several Slim Fast shakes, there was also a large amount of Methadone, the same prescription drug that was responsible for the death of the former Playmate's son, Daniel.

It's been reported and law enforcement has confirmed that at least one witness has come forward and said that Anna's lawye/lover, Howard K. Stern, supplied Daniel with methadone just before he died and flushed the remaining down the toilet.

That witness is expected to testify at the coroner's inquest into Daniel's death next month. Additionally, the prescription pills found in Smith's hotel room, where she died, were made out to Stern.

Christina on Limo's (This one is for you, Britney)
When a journalist asked her how she managed to exit limousines in a ladylike fashion without revealing any of her private areas, unlike some of her peers, Grammy-winner (for best female pop vocal performance) Christina Aguilera told Access Hollywood: "Um are you setting me up to say keep your legs closed. There's a proper way to make sure privates are kept private. That's just my personal take on exiting a limo."

Anna Nicole Smith Dead
Many questions are being asked regarding sad and sudden death of Anna Nicole Smith, but few things are known. A official statement is suppose to be released soon, but these are the details we have at the moment:

This follows a chilling few months Ana Nicole Smith experienced, including several lawsuits from lawyers in the Bahamas, lawsuits from TrimSpa customers for fraud and a legal battle with Larry Birkhead who claims to be the father of her newborn daughter. Five months ago, Ana Nicole Smith's son died suddenly just days after her new baby was born.

The woman obsessed with Marilyn Monroe has now suffered the same fate as the legendary screen siren. Smith was 39 years old.

Have a Heart, Beyonce!
Beyonce Knowles, one of the highest-paid women in show business, doesn't seem to have much sympathy for those still struggling to see their names in lights, according to reports.

Now that the superstar is wrapping up her "Dreamgirls" tour, she plans to start promoting her latest album, "B-Day," in Los Angeles. Insiders dished to Page Six that the megabucks star is forcing her back-up dancers to pay for their own flights from New York to L.A. for rehearsals for upcoming tours and videos.

Sources added that the struggling performers were asked to "work this week for a measly $400 per video." The insider also said that Beyonce's dancers wouldn't put up a fight about it for fear they would lose their gigs. "They were told that they couldn't call their agents and that if they didn't agree, they would not be hired," according to our source. Reps for Beyonce did not return multiple calls from Page Six.

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