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Originally posted 08/07/2009 08:00PM
The first sign of trouble was a mysterious clicking noise.
"What the [expletive] was that?" asks James Bland, 52, co-pilot of the Learjet carrying Travis Barker, DJ AM and others as the plane sped down the runway last year.
"I don't know," replies pilot Sarah Lemmon, 31, according to a cockpit recording released Friday of the plane's final moments.
Originally posted 07/06/2009 09:00AM
What would Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler be without a little drama?
"We're not together, but we're really good friends," Moakler told PEOPLE about ex-husband Barker while she attended Saturday's White Party, hosted by Diddy and Ashton Kutcher to benefit Malaria No More. "We have a real love for one another, and we always have."
"Travis is leaving for tour, my babies are going with him, so I'm getting all prepared," says Moakler. "We're lucky that Blink  tours are very lavish. We each have our own buses. At the venues, we set up kid rooms so the kids can kind of get out of the buses and start running around. We have a runner to take [them] 'round. They're going to be going to Canada, to see the different parts of the States … so it's pretty exciting."
Originally posted 04/02/2009 02:05PM
Shanna Moakler and Travis Barker's on-again, off-again romance has always been dramatic, and this time is no different. A day after their latest split, Moakler took to her MySpace Celebrity blog to clear up rumors – and share some fighting words of her own.
Originally posted 03/16/2009 08:20PM
DJ AM has put a price on the cost to his body, career and well-being from last year's plane crash in which he and Travis Barker were the sole survivors.
In his lawsuit against Learjet and others, DJ AM, real name Adam Goldstein, 35, is seeking a minimum $10 million for medical damages, lost earnings and profits, plus the same amount for mental and physical pain and suffering, for a total of at least $20 million, according to court papers filed Friday.
The defendants have denied any responsibility for the crash, the official cause of which is still under investigation.
Originally posted 02/05/2009 12:45PM
Rapper M.I.A. had better add one more person to her Grammy entourage – a doctor.
The pregnant hip-hop star, who is nominated for two awards, is scheduled to perform at the ceremony Sunday, which is also her due date.
"They say that you're often late the first time, so I'm planning to go," the mom-to-be, 31, who is engaged to musician Benjamin Brewer, tells USA Today. "We'll see. People are trying to get me to relax and focus on the baby. It's like being in parallel universes."
Originally posted 01/30/2009 03:55PM
Another lawsuit has been filed in the fatal Learjet crash which Travis Barker and DJ AM narrowly survived, documents filed in Columbia, S.C., show.
Inter Travel & Services, Inc., the company that owned the ill-fated jet and the charter company, Global Exec Aviation, Inc., that managed its flights, are blaming the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Learjet and Goodyear Tire for the crash.
Inter Travel and Global are suing for at least $12 million for loss of the aircraft – which they say was less than two years old – and claim the accident hurt their business and damaged their reputation.
Originally posted 01/22/2009 02:45PM
Learjet has denied all responsibility for the fatal Sept. 20 plane crash in
which Travis Barker and DJ AM narrowly survived, according to court
"Learjet alleges that any and all conditions [of the aircraft], if any there were, were solely a result of the failure to properly maintain and service the aircraft," say the papers, filed Jan. 16 in Los Angeles.
Both pilots of the plane, as well as Barker's assistant Chris Baker, 29, and bodyguard Charles Still, 25, perished in the crash. Barker and DJ AM were hospitalized for weeks with serious burns.
Originally posted 01/08/2009 10:15AM
Travis Barker and DJ AM's road to recovery led them to Las Vegas Wednesday.
It was the first time they performed their DJ and drum set, called TRVSDJAM, in Vegas since they survived the September plane crash that killed four others. Their first show back was on New Year's Eve in L.A.
"Welcome back home," the DJ at LAX Nightclub said as he introduced Barker, 33, and DJ AM, 35 (real name: Adam Goldstein).
Originally posted 12/23/2008 10:00PM
DJ AM became the final passenger aboard a doomed Learjet to file a lawsuit blaming the pilots and faulty equipment for the fatal crash.
DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Goldstein, alleges in the lawsuit filed Tuesday that the two pilots negligently aborted the takeoff Sept. 19 in South Carolina, causing the plane to overrun the runway and crash.
"The pilots were either poorly trained and/or failed to follow their training," says the L.A. Superior Court lawsuit of pilots Sarah Lemmon, 31, and James Bland, 52, both killed in the crash.
The lawsuit also alleges the plane was "defective, not fit for its intended purposes and unreasonably dangerous."
Originally posted 12/12/2008 04:55PM
The family of James Bland, one of two Learjet pilots who died in the crash involving Travis Barker and DJ AM, is confident the pilots weren't at fault despite accusations they were poorly trained.
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