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The end of 2010 was a rough time for Aretha Franklin, as the singing legend was in and out of the hospital. However, Aretha Franklin attempted to keep a low profile by being vague about the situation, which almost always backfires. In this case, it led to a plethora of rumors concerning Franklin’s health, including some stating that she had cancer. According to Franklin, that is false.

Okkervil River will release its new album, I Am Very Far, which is the follow-up to 2008’s The Stand Ins, on May 10. I Am Very Far features eleven new songs, produced and arranged by frontman Will Sheff in Austin, New York City and Connecticut.

There are some things you assume are never going to change, such as your annoying neighbors or the Zodiac signs. However, you can’t assume too much, as new Zodiac signs were introduced today, thanks to astronomer Parke Kunkle, who claims that the earth’s alignment has changed so much that new Zodiac signs are required, including a 13th Zodiac sign, Ophiuchus.

Eminem’s Recovery (read Bloginity’s review here) sold ridiculously well, but the rapper hasn’t just been keeping an eye his own sales after its release. Instead, Eminem has been searching for the top new talent in the game, and just announced the signing of Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse to Shady Records. While record deals occur every day, getting signed to Shady Records is a sign that your career could be headed in a similar direction to Eminem’s own.

Yes, the rumors are true: Kate Hudson is pregnant, and Matthew Bellamy is the father. According to Kate Hudson, being pregnant was not on her schedule, but she and boyfriend Matthew Bellamy managed to pull it off anyway. Kate Hudson’s current pregnancy is not her first, as she already has a 7-year-old son with her ex-husband. It will be the first child with Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy, who began dating Kate Hudson nine months ago.

Yes, this is actually happening. Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, the actors who portrayed the title roles in the 2008 cult comedy Step Brothers, are working together on a rap album. The director Adam McKay tweeted about the album earlier this week in what many fans thought was a joke – looks like they were wrong.

No matter what the critics are saying, the true measurable movie review is the box office receipts. After all, movies are all about making money, so the buck stops at the box office. This weekend, a number of heavily hyped movies battled for supremacy, including True Grit, Country Strong and Little Fockers. Despite the diminutive name, Little Fockers performed admirably, while Country Strong proved to be anything but.

If you wondered why the subway seemed to be a nudist colony yesterday, it’s because of No Pants Subway Ride 2011. No Pants Subway Ride 2011 was organized by Improv Everywhere, an internet prank group. Despite the relatively (okay, completely) disturbing nature of putting your butt on a subway seat, No Pants Subway Ride garnered about 3,500 participants in New York City alone.