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FLAVOR FLAV ENTERS PLEA DEAL IN INCIDENT WITH GIRLFRIEND'S SON

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Flavor Flav (FLAYV) has pleaded guilty to wielding a kitchen knife during an argument with the 17-year-old son of his girlfriend in October 2012. Flav entered a plea deal to reduced charges yesterday in Las Vegas and was sentenced to probation and more counseling. Flav's attorney says the family has reconciled and Flav even referred to his girlfriend's son as his stepson. Flav also faces charges of speeding and driving without a license in New York after he was driving to his mother's funeral in January.

MICHAEL JACKSON'S MOTHER ORDERED TO PAY CONCERT PROMOTER

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's mother not only failed in her lawsuit against the concert promoter for her son's comeback concerts, she now has to pay the promoter's trial costs. A judge in Los Angeles has ruled Katherine Jackson must pay promoter AEG Live more than $800,000. Her lawsuit claimed AEG Live was negligent in hiring the doctor who was convicted of causing Michael's death in 2009, but a jury decided in favor of AEG Live in October. AEG Live had initially sought more than $1.2 million.

DEFTONES RELEASE SONG TO MARK ONE YEAR SINCE CHI CHENG'S DEATH

UNDATED (AP) — Deftones have released one of the last songs late bassist Chi (CHEE) Cheng performed with the band. The song is called "Smile" and they posted it with the message, "Chi, we miss you today and every day." Cheng was in a coma for four and a half years after a car accident in 2008. He died last April. The song comes from Deftones' "Eros" album, which was never released.

GEORGE JONES' WIDOW WILL PLANT TREES IN HIS MEMORY

NASHVILLE (AP) — George Jones' widow will mark the one-year anniversary of his death by planting trees in his honor. Nancy Jones will plant two dogwood trees at the monument in Nashville's Woodlawn Cemetery on April 26. Nancy Jones says the day will be bittersweet but she wants fans to be there to keep her husband's legacy alive.

SHAKIRA AND ADAM LEVINE FIRM UP THEIR TEAMS ON"THE VOICE"

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Team Shakira and Team Adam have their lineups in place for next week's live rounds on "The Voice." Shakira calls Tess Boyer "an amazing find," Kristin Merlin "remarkable" and Dani Moz (MOHZ) an artist with a lot of sensibility and conviction. Adam Levine chose Christina Grimmie, saying she excelled beyond the rest. He also went with Delvin Choice, who he says will terrify the competition. His last pick was Kat Perkins, who even the other three judges said was flawless. Team Blake is already in place, and Team Usher will chose final contestants tomorrow.

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Kat Perkins, performing "Open Arms"

Kat Perkins performing "Open Arms." COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Usher and Kat Perkins

The other coaches have nothing but praise for Team Adam's Kat Perkins. COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Kat Perkins

Blake Shelton says Kat Perkins is too good for Team Adam. COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))

IAN ANDERSON DISSOLVES JETHRO TULL

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull is now just Ian Anderson. He tells Billboard he wants to record and tour under just his own name, effectively ending Jethro Tull. He says his biggest regret has always been the name of the band. The band's booking agent named them after an 18th-century British agriculturist in 1968. Anderson says he feels like he's committing identity theft by touring as Jethro Tull. Anderson's solo album, "Homo Erraticus," is out today. The members of his touring band have all been in Jethro Tull at some point.

DON FELDER DISCUSSES HIS PREPPY PAST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Before Don Felder joined The Eagles and wore flannel and blue jeans, he used to be much more preppy. That was to get his parents off his back. Felder says growing up, his brother was an academic whiz, while he was more interested in music. However, he figured out if he dressed the part, his parents would let him pursue music, so that's what he did. Felder will hit the road this summer with Styx and Foreigner.

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Don Felder, guitarist, formerly with The Eagles

Don Felder says his brother was successful academically, when Felder was not so inclined.

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Don Felder, guitarist, formerly with The Eagles

Don Felder says his solution to not being as academic as his brother was to dress preppy.

by Margie Szaroleta

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