MTV News Round-Up 15/01/2004
*** Debbie Rowe, the mother of two of Michael Jackson's children, has revealed that their two offspring are Jewish by birth. Apparently, Rowe's announcement about Paris and Prince Michael comes as a result of her concern that the Nation Of Islam, who are handling some of MJ's current security, may attempt to convert them.
*** Beenie Man has been involved in a car accident in Jamaica. The reggae/hip-hop star reportedly suffered broken ribs and a broken nose among his ailments and is said to be in a serious condition in hospital. Beenie Man, real name Moses Davis, was apparently driving alone.
*** Air have added another London date to their UK tour. The duo, that release their new album 'Talkie Walkie' on January 26 will now play a second night at Brixton Academy on March 13 in addition to their date at the venue on February 18.
*** Daniel Bedingfield is planning to throw an 'I'm not dead' party following his car accident in New Zealand earlier this month, according to reports. "Dan cant stop saying how glad he is to be living and he is throwing a big party to give thanks for that," his sister Natasha told a tabloid.
*** Jay-Z's 'Black Album' is being mixed with The Beatles' 'White Album', to make (wait for it) 'The Grey Album'. DJ and producer Danger Mouse, the man behind the project, has taken the vocal content from 'The Black Album' and placed it on top of reworked backing from the classic Beatles LP.
*** Britney Spears has spoken for the first time about her 55-hour marriage to her childhood mate Jason Alexander, partly blaming it on Las Vegas. "I do believe in the sanctity of marriage," I totally do," she told MTV "But I was in Vegas, and it took over me." The wedding took place on January 3.