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Hasid to Perform With Hayseeds

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Farm Aid 2007 Lineup Announced: The concert will be held September 9 on Randall’s Island and will feature the usual hippies like Willie Nelson and the Allman Brothers, plus, for some weird reason, Hasidic reggae star Matisyahu. [Newsday]

Doherty Banned From London: Teflon crackhead Pete Doherty avoids prison again but inexplicably gets himself thrown out of London. (Hear his new single here!) [NME]

The French Not So Lazy, Apparently: A 16-year-old French boy spent a night in prison after he translated the entirety of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows from its original English and posted it online. [AP]

El Truthiness: From Colombia, the country that’s already given us so much (Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso, etc.), comes the delightful new game show Nothing But Truth, in which suspected adulterers will be subjected to polygraph tests. Awesome! [AP]

White Spawns: Jack White and wife Karen Elson have birthed a baby boy, Henry Lee White, who has already resigned himself to a childhood of being dressed in silly outfits. [AP]

Hasid to Perform With Hayseeds