For The Record: News On Nine Inch Nails, American Idol, Juelz Santana & More

nin.jpg· While official numbers have yet to be released, it's believed that Nine Inch Nails sold close to 800,000 copies of their digital-only instrumental album, which hit the Web last week — all without the support of a label. In a press statement, the band said Ghosts I-IV "amassed a first-week total of 781,917 transactions (including free and paid downloads, as well as orders for physical product). These figures represent the most relevant and contemporary metric for measuring how Nine Inch Nails' music is reaching its fans." Frontman Trent Reznor's label, the Null Corporation, will not be releasing these figures to SoundScan.

· Despite a US Weekly report that Kevin Federline is taking on three roles in the Broadway production of "Legally Blonde" (including Kyle the UPS guy), the show says they're not expecting K-Fed to inspire the bend-and-snap anytime soon. "The Federline stuff is not true," a rep for the show told MTV News. "Not true," Federline's rep concurred. In the meantime, the show is looking for a replacement for lead Laura Bell Bundy, for an "LB"-related show to air on MTV this spring.

· According to a report in People magazine, Eddie Van Halen is not in rehab. His ex-wife, Valerie Bertinelli, told the magazine that rumors of Van Halen being in treatment are false, but she declined to say exactly what's ailing the guitarist, who has postponed several dates on Van Halen's reunion tour to seek medical treatment.

· Juelz Santana was arrested outside his Teaneck, New Jersey, home, according to the New York Daily News, after police found hollow-point bullets and marijuana inside his Bentley. He was arrested last week, after officers "smelled the odor of marijuana emanating" from Santana's ride. Upon further inspection, the cops noticed several marijuana roaches. They then learned the rapper was driving with a suspended license and searched his vehicle, finding 29 hollow-point bullets wrapped in a sock, as well as $19,500 in cash in a hidden plastic bag filled with "hundreds of Jolly Rancher candies."

· A Seattle band has come out against "American Idol" contender David Cook, claiming he ripped off their rockin' cover of the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby." Doxology recorded their version of the track more than a year ago, and even had it available on iTunes and on their MySpace page. The band's manager told TMZ that the cover is what they're best known for, adding that Doxology have no plans to sue Cook — they just want recognition. In a statement, the band said, "We're not trying to be negative about all this. We have nothing against David Cook or 'American Idol.' We actually thought he did a really good job with it. But come on ... well, you be the judge. We worked pretty hard on that arrangement. It's the only cover that we do, and that's our twist to one of our favorite songs. So we're not mad, we just think that credit should be given where credit is due."

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