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If you know anybody who's a member of AARP, or admit to membership yourself, good news! You or your friends will get the new Bob Dylan album for free with the next issue of AARP: The Magazine. Dylan gave his only interview promoting his new album of Frank Sinatra-inspired standards, "Shadows in the Night" to the magazine for seniors. He freely admits in the interview that he wished he could give the new album to their audience for free. Well shazam, and so he did. All 500,000 AARP members will get the disc. As for whether attempting a whole album of standards associated with Sinatra was "risky," here's what the bard of Hibbing, Minnesota, had to say. "Risky? Like walking across a field laced with land mines? Or working in a poison gas factory? There's nothing risky about making records," Dylan said. "Comparing me with Frank Sinatra? You must be joking. To be mentioned in the same breath as him must be some sort of high compliment. As far as touching him goes, nobody touches him. Not me or anyone else."

Eminem video 'Detroit Vs. Everybody' premieres

The spotlight is on where else, the Motor City, in the video for "Detroit Vs. Everybody," the track by Eminem and Detroit cronies Big Sean, Royce da 5'9", Danny Brown,Trick Trick and Dej Loaf. The video premiered online Friday. Shot in black and white and directed by Syndrome, the video shows Royce and Dej on rooftops, while Brown and Sean perform in a pair of dilapidated buildings and Eminem is seen walking through the city and performing inside Masonic Temple. There are also shots of Ford Field, Joe Louis Arena and Comerica Park, along with downtown landmarks like Henry the Hatter, Lafayette Coney Island and American Coney Island (hey, equal time!). "Detroit Vs. Everybody" is on "Shady XV," Eminem's Shady Records compilation album, released in November. It's No. 71 on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart.

La vie en Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross, of the TV series "blackish," told the New York Times that her mother, Motown's Diana Ross, was her style icon for not only fashion, but also in terms of her floaty, natural hair, always telling her "the bigger the better." Ross added: "Our home was filled with beautiful things. My mom had beautiful clothes; my mom is elegant; my mom is glamorous. But my mom is also really real, and I grew up with a mother who had babies crawling on her head and spitting up on her when she was wearing gorgeous, expensive things, and it was never an issue."

Today's birthdays

Neil Diamond , 74

Kenya Moore , 44

Mischa Barton , 29