Beyonce Pregnant, Flaming Lips Play Classic Album

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  • The Flaming Lips will ring in 2011 by performing their classic album Soft Bulletin at a gig in their Oklahoma City hometown. [Flaming Lips' Twitter]

  • Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z are expecting their first child. The 29-year-old "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" pop star is in her first trimester. [Us Weekly]

  • An early 1998 White Stripes 45 of the song "Lafayette Blues" has fetched for a whopping $18,000 in a sale organized by Jack White's label Third Man Records. The band originally sold a limited-edition run of 15 copies at an October 1998 gig in Detroit. [TwentyFourBit]

  • After his label rejected the cover art for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West is planning to release the album with five different covers. "And you get all of them when you buy the album," West says. [MTV]

  • T.I. has lost his job as spokesperson for AXE body spray, after the rapper was sentenced to 11 months in prison for violation probation. [TMZ]

  • LCD Soundsystem cast actress Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air) to be in the new video for single "Pow Pow," which is getting directed by Training Day writer David Ayer. [MTV]

  • Black Kids' bassist Owen Holmes will release an EP under the name Gospel Music on November 29. The set features guest spots from members of Vivian Girls, Magnetic Fields and Camera Obscura. [NME]

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