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Justin Timberlake attends the restaurant opening of Southern Hospitality 1460 Second Avenue at 76th Street, Wednesday, July 18, 2007 in New York. (AP Photo/Jennifer Graylock)[Click image
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Timberlake Donates $200,000 To Memphis Music Museum

Memphis-native Justin Timberlake has made two separate donations of $100,000 each to the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum and the Memphis Music Foundation.

Timberlake, who was in Memphis for filming on the independent movie "The Open Road," presented the checks to the two groups on Thursday at the museum.

Timberlake, 27, who grew up in the Memphis suburb of Millington, became a star as part of the boy band 'N Sync.

He has since become a best-selling solo artist and appeared in movies, including "Black Snake Moan" by Memphis writer-director Craig Brewer.

Timberlake said in a statement he donated the money because music education and keeping Memphis' music legacy vibrant are important to him.

Actress Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon On The Cover Of Playboy

2Actress Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon believes beauty comes with age.

That's probably why, at age 40, the actress and former fashion model best known for her role as ADA Valerie Heywood on NYPD Blue was not uncomfortable doing a nude pictorial for Playboy.

"I knew I was trying to get pregnant," Beauvais-Nilon told JET Magazine. "I said who knows how my body will look, maybe we should document this now. I wasn't doing this for anyone other than to prove I could do it. Then they offered the cover, which they don't normally do for Black women. That made it
credible."

Beavais-Nilon is on the cover of JET Magazine this week. She dishes her staying sexy secrets in the issue on stands Monday.

British Singer Corinne Bailey Rae's Saxophonist Husband Found Dead

3The husband of Grammy-nominated British singer Corinne Bailey Rae has been found dead.

Police say Jason Rae was found in an apartment in the northern English city of Leeds on Saturday. Officers are awaiting results of toxicology tests to determine the cause of death.

A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of supplying him with drugs but has been released on bail, officials said.

Thirty-one-year-old Jason Rae was a saxophonist with a funk band, the Haggis Horns.

Corinne Bailey Rae's self-titled debut album sold more than 1 million copies in the U.S. after its release in 2006.

The 29-year-old was nominated for song of the year at the Grammy Awards in both 2007 and 2008.

New CNN Headline News Program To Poke Fun At Clips In Film Archive

CNN Headline News isn't the first place you'd look for comedy, but the network says it will try to have fun with some of the clips in its news archives.

"Not Just Another Cable News Show" will premiere April 5, the network said Monday.

"It's an entertaining way to recall some of the more memorable moments captured on video," said Ken Jautz, executive vice president at CNN Worldwide.

The 30-minute show will be on Saturdays at 7 p.m. EDT, then repeated twice later in the evening. It will be followed each time by "News to Me," a series that shows hot Web videos.

The sober CNN has avoided such light material in the past.

A few years ago, CNN International aired reruns of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" for overseas viewers.

Pam Anderson's Hubby Gives The Green Light To Annulment Request

4Rick Salomon - who has become something of a specialist in short relationships with celebrities - agrees with his wife Pamela Anderson that their two-month marriage should be voided, according to court papers filed Friday, March 21, 2008.

In papers responding to a filing by Anderson, Salomon agreed that the marriage should be annulled based on "fraud," though neither set of documents elaborated. Salomon did not ask for spousal support in the papers, and asks that it not be awarded to Anderson.


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Salomon, who married Anderson Oct. 6, 2007, in Las Vegas and separated Dec. 13, is best known for making a sex videotape with then-girlfriend Paris Hilton and was previously married to actress Shannen Doherty for nine months.

According to Us Magazine, Pam Anderson spent Easter Sunday with ex-husband Tommy Lee in Malibu, California.

The former couple has two sons, Brandon, 11, and Dylan, 9, from their 1995-1998 marriage. The family went to the movies and had lunch at Geoffrey's, Us reported.

Grammy Winner Emilio Navaira In Critical Condition After Bus Crash

5Grammy-winning Tejano singer Emilio Navaira was critically injured Sunday when his band's bus crashed on a highway in the metro area, city and hospital officials said.

Navaira and his band Rio had performed at a Houston nightclub on Saturday night. At about 5 a.m. Sunday, the band's bus slammed into traffic barrels on Interstate 610 northbound in Bellaire, a well-to-do enclave within the city west of downtown Houston, Bellaire police Sgt. Daniel Kerr said.

Navaira was one of eight passengers on the bus who were injured, said Houston Assistant Fire Chief Omero Longoria. Navaira was listed in critical condition at Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he was being treated in the intensive care unit, said hospital administrator Lisa Lagrone.

He had surgery Sunday to remove a blood clot in his head, said Joe Casias, his agent, who was at the hospital with the hospital.

"The next 24 hours are very critical," Casias said. "....on behalf of his family, we hope his fans will pray for Emilio."

Navaira, 45, and Rio have released more than a dozen albums, including "Acuerdate" that won the 2003 Grammy for best Tejano album.

B.B. King Keeps The Blues Thriving In Mississippi Delta Hometown

B.B. King is the new owner of a juke joint in his Mississippi Delta hometown.

Mary Shepard has owned Club Ebony in Indianola for the past three decades. King and other artists have played there throughout the years.

A Mississippi Delta Blues Trail Marker outside Club Ebony says Count Basie, Ray Charles, James Brown, Ike Turner are among the musicians who have played there since 1945.

Shepard says she sold the club to the bluesman because she wants to relax and spend time with her family.

Indianola is about halfway between Jackson and Memphis.

Dolly Parton: I'm A Great Investment

Dolly Parton knows a good investment when she sees one, and these days she sees one in the mirror.

Parton, whose business portfolio includes a theme park and an entertainment production company, says she's spending a lot of her own money trying to get back on country radio with her new CD, "Backwoods Barbie."

"I'm looking at it like an investment," she told The Associated Press. "I thought, 'I've made enough money. I can afford to invest a little in myself."'


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She has self-released the disc on her own label, Dolly Records, and hired a seven-member promotions team.

"I purposely tailor-made this to try to get some hits," Parton explained.

The album reached No. 2 on Billboard in its second week, her best showing in 17 years.

The first single, "Better Get to Livin'," a country-pop song she describes as sonically similar to Keith Urban, sputtered at No. 48. But the second single, "Jesus & Gravity," is just now arriving at radio.