Your daily dose of national music news for the last day of 2008...
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- It seems that all it takes to ruin Kanye West's vacation is to write something untrue about him. There was talk of him chanting to "improve his singing voice" and he read it...and it ruined his va-cay. Usually it just takes losing something to ruin my vacation.
- She may have kissed a girl and liked it, but Katy Perry was photographed in a bikini and I like it. Hey, I'm sucker for two-hit wonders who have giant cans.
- Looks like DMX's increasingly down-the-tubes music career has one more nail in the coffin: He's been sentenced to nine whole months for animal cruelty, possession of drugs and theft. He was also pretending to be a rapper, so it's a good thing the ID theft charges were dropped. --Lance Lester