<p>Katy Perry at the MTV VMAs</p>

Katy Perry at the MTV VMAs

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Can Katy Perry go all the way with sixth tune from 'Teenage Dream?'

The steps she needs to take to get there

Will Katy Perry be six times lucky?  Capitol is officially going after the brass ring with the decision to launch “The One That  Got Away”  as the sixth single from “Teenage Dream.” If “The One” goes to No. 1on the Billboard Hot 100, she will become the first artist to score a sextet of chart toppers from one album.

As you know, Perry and Michael Jackson are tied as the only two artists who have accomplished landing five songs from one album in the pole position. Jackson’s triumphant work was “Bad.”  Perry’s five chart toppers from “Teenage Dream,” in addition to the title track, have been “California Gurls” featuring Snoop Dogg, “Firework, “E.T.” featuring Kanye West and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”

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<p>Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse</p>

Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse

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Watch: Amy Winehouse and Tony Bennett's full video for 'Body & Soul'

Proceed from song's sale go to new Amy Winehouse Foundation

On today, which would have been Amy Winehouse’s 28th birthday, her  family and friends have officially launched Amy Winehouse Foundation, which will raise funds to support “young people...who are in need by reason of ill health, disability, financial disadvantage or addition.”

As previously announced, sales of “Body & Soul,” the track Winehouse recorded with Tony Bennett for his upcoming “Duets ll” album to commemorate his 85th birthday, will go to the foundation.

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Watch: Lady Gaga' goes topless in new 'You And I' clip, 'Bride'

Watch: Lady Gaga' goes topless in new 'You And I' clip, 'Bride'

Mama Monster turns metal monster

The second in the series in Lady Gaga’s black and white videos for “You and I” reveals that she’s working a theme. The first video “Haus of U feat. Nymph.” The second one is “Haus of U feat. Bride.” 

“Nymph” was a solo effort for Gaga, with an innocent, make-up free LG. “Bride,” directed by Inez and Vinoodh, is a less solo affair that features some of Mama Monster’s Little Monsters with their paws up.

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<p>Joe Jonas and friend in &quot;Just In Love&quot;</p>

Joe Jonas and friend in "Just In Love"

Watch: Joe Jonas brings sexy back in 'Just In Love' video

This JoBro is all grown up

Joe Jonas is feeling the love in the City Of Lights in his sultry video for “Just In Love,”  the second single from his forthcoming album, “Fast Life,” out Oct. 11.

He and his girlfriend, portrayed by French model Angele (whom, we’re sure, will be his real girlfriend soon enough... isn’t that how these things work?), bounce around the world’s most romantic city doing romantic things.

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<p>David Cook</p>

David Cook

Gavin Degraw and 'American Idol's' David Cook hit the road together

Is the fall theater tour coming to a town near you?

It’s a marriage made in soft-rock heaven: Gavin DeGraw and “American Idol” season 7 champion David Cook will hit the road together in a co-headlining tour starting Oct. 9 at Penn State University, in State College, Pa.

The theater tour concludes Nov. 10 at Athen, Ga.’s Classic Center.  Carolina Liar will open many of the dates.

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<p>Amy Lee in Evanescence's &quot;What You Want&quot;</p>

Amy Lee in Evanescence's "What You Want"

Watch: Amy Lee, Evanescence prowl the city streets in 'What You Want'

Gorgeously shot video spans the history of the band

“Hello Hello, it’s only me, infecting everything you love.” If that’s not a great ominous line, we don’t know is... (or maybe it should have been the theme song to the movie "Contagion." 

Evanescence’s Amy Lee delivers it with perfection in the new video for  the hard-charging “What You Want,”  the first single from the hard rock group’s first album in five years. The self-titled "Evanescence," the band's third studio set, comes out Oct. 11.

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<p>Lady Antebellum</p>

Lady Antebellum

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Watch: Lady Antebellum's new video for 'We Owned The Night'

They own the night and some fireworks

“We Owned The Night,” Lady Antebellum’s second single from third album, “Own The Night,” which is out today,” recalls a simpler time, when a trip to the penny candy store or a night of fireworks could make all right in the world.

Even though the video is set in current day, there’s a simplicity, care-free tone that de-stresses you just by watching it. It’s not the best video Lady A has made, by a longshot, but it gets the job done and captures a feeling that life seems to beat out of you as you get older--or maybe we’re just having a tough day.

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<p>Sting with wife Trudie Styler, Bono, and Bono's wife Alison&nbsp;Hewson at the EDUN&nbsp;2012 spring fashion show in New York City</p>

Sting with wife Trudie Styler, Bono, and Bono's wife Alison Hewson at the EDUN 2012 spring fashion show in New York City

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Sting sets dates for stripped down, 'Back To Bass' tour

See him in the smallest venues he's played in years

Playing the smallest venues he’s played in decades, Sting will embark on a theater tour starting Oct. 21 in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of his solo career.

As Hitfix previously reported, Der Stingle turns 60 Oct. 2 and many of his famous friends, including Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Lady Gaga, will help him celebrate the milestone via a concert at New York’s Beacon Theater. Tickets are $280, but they go to a good cause: The Robin Hood Foundation.

On Sept. 27, a few days before the big blow-out, Sting will release a 3-CD, 45-track “Sting: 25 Years” set that spans his solo career, as well as a DVD of a previously unreleased concert filmed at New York’s Irving Plaza.  (“The Dream of The Blue Turtles” came out in 1985, so it’s really 26 years, but who’s counting?)

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<p>Whitney Houston performing at the pre-Grammy&nbsp;Clive Davis gala in&nbsp;February</p>

Whitney Houston performing at the pre-Grammy Clive Davis gala in February

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Is Whitney Houston headed back to the big screen with Jordin Sparks?

Sparks set to star in remake of music-themed 'Sparkle'

Could Whitney Houston be headed back to the big screen?  Variety reports that the diva, whose last starring theatrical role was 1996’s “The Preacher’s Wife,” is in negotiations to join a remake of “Sparkle.” (Not to be confused with Mariah Carey's dreadful "Glitter.")

The original, which came out in 1976, focused on three sisters in the late ‘50s who go from their church choir to forming a successful girl group. Sounds perfect for Houston, given her background singing in the church.  The remake will be set in Detroit in the late ‘60s, to coincide with Motown’s heyday. Supremes anyone?

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<p>Tori Amos</p>

Tori Amos

Listen: Pearl Jam's 'Twenty' and Tori Amos's 'Night Of Hunters'

Stream them now, a full week before their release

Although Pearl Jam’s “Twenty” and Tori Amos’s “Night Of Hunters” aren’t out until for another week, you can stream both of them starting today.

Hear all 29 tracks on Pearl Jam’s  two-disc career retrospective on rollingstone.com. The collection includes live recordings, demos and previously unreleased material mean to shed light on the band’s creative process. It is a companion to the same-named documentary by Cameron Crowe that chronicles the groups first two decades. The doc premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 10

Amos’s “Night Of Hunters,” streaming on npr.org, is a concept album based on compositions by such composers as Chopin, Schubert and Bach, which Amos has amended and formed to tell a story of a woman’s journey through a relationship and then on her own. (Amos fans, of course, understand that it’s never that simple in her world and that this project brings in shapeshifters, poets, and the like, according to NPR.

We'll have reviews of both projects closer to release time, but in the meantime, enjoy and tell us your thoughts.


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