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John Lennon's drawings to be on exhibit in NYC PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 10 October 2008

AP, NEW YORK - When it comes to members of the Beatles, even doodles are a treasure.

John Lennon's doodles and drawings — some erotic — will be on display at a downtown Manhattan gallery starting Thursday evening, on what would have been Lennon's 68th birthday.
 
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Misty May-Treanor out of 'Dancing with the Stars' PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 October 2008

AP, LOS ANGELES - Misty May-Treanor is too hurt to keep dancing.

The 31-year-old "Dancing with the Stars" contestant and Olympic gold medalist volleyball player appeared at the conclusion of Monday's show on crutches and with a cast on her left leg to announce that she's out of the popular ABC dancing competition after injuring herself while rehearsing Friday.
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'Idol' singer Paris Bennett gives birth to girl PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 October 2008

AP, MINNEAPOLIS - Former "American Idol" contestant Paris Bennett has given birth to a daughter named Egypt.
Bennett was in labor for five hours before her 5-pound, 15-ounce baby was born Monday.

The first-time mother is reportedly doing well.
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Slick Rick among honorees at VH1 Hip Hop Honors PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 October 2008

AP, NEW YORK - Even though he's considered one of rap's all-time greats, when Slick Rick is asked about his most significant accomplishment, he doesn't mention having a platinum-selling record, classic hits like "Children's Story" or even his most recent accolade — getting saluted as a pioneer at the "VH1 Hip-Hop Honors."
Instead, he cites: owning a home.

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Best Concert You EVER attented and Which Band or Artist is on your Wish List? PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 October 2008

Newsvine

I love concerts, I just do. At least you can hear of a band or solo artist is really good because recording an album in a studio or perform it live in front of a big crowd is a significant difference. Also is the atmosphere at a concert something unique.

Strangers with the same passion combine together to get lost into a world of Great music and outstanding Live performances by people who are musically very gifted. It gives you an adrenaline shot if the performance is outstanding.
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India's nightingale Lata Mangeshkar turns 80 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 October 2008

IBN, Mumbai: Singer Lata Mangeshkar, known as the Nightingale of Bollywood for having mesmerised millions with her melodious voice for over six decades, enters her 80th year on Sunday - and like every year she plans to keep it austere sans fanfare.

Lata has never celebrated her birthday in public and follows the same annual routine. She begins the day by praying at the Mahalaxmi Temple situated right across her home in Prabhu Kunj here.

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Bruce Springsteen Preps for the Big Game PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 October 2008

Los Angeles (E! Online) - New Jersey is going to the Super Bowl.

The Garden State's own Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band has been announced as the entertainment during the Super Bowl XLIII Halftime at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The big game will air Feb. 1 on NBC.
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Celebs launch YouTube poverty campaign at UN PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 27 September 2008

AP, NEW YORK - Musicians will.i.am and Angelique Kidjo, actress Kristin Davis and model Elle Macpherson have helped launch a new campaign to cut global poverty in half by 2015.

Kidjo and Black Eyed Peas members will.i.am and apl.de.ap performed a new song written for the Global Call to Action against Poverty called "in my name" outside the United Nations, where world leaders are gathered this week.
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Jet-powered Swiss adventurer crosses English Channel PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 27 September 2008

AFP, DOVER, England - Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy made history Friday by flying across the English Channel from France using only a jet-powered wing.

The 49-year-old pilot touched down in a field near a lighthouse on the white cliffs of Dover after completing the 35-kilometre (22-mile) journey over one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.
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Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis mixes it up on new CD PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 26 September 2008

Los Angeles Times

Jenny Lewis no longer calls Silver Lake home, but she hasn't moved to Laurel Canyon. The woodsy bungalow she shares with her companion and musical collaborator, Johnathan Rice, sits in an obscure corner of the San Fernando Valley, not too far from either of the neighborhoods favored by L.A.'s rock elite, but on its own ground.

"I feel like this is an undiscovered area," said the 32-year-old singer-songwriter on a recent Friday afternoon.
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Clay is gay: Aiken comes out of the closet PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 26 September 2008

AP, NEW YORK - Clay Aiken appears on the cover of the latest People magazine holding his infant son, Parker Foster Aiken, with the headline: "Yes, I'm Gay."

The 29-year-old former "American Idol" runner-up, multiplatinum recording artist and Broadway star credits his son, conceived by in-vitro fertilization with friend and producer Jaymes Foster, with making him realize that he could no longer hide his homosexuality from the world.
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Travis Barker 'Trying To Stay Upbeat' After Crash PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 26 September 2008

Drummer's friend also says assistant Chris Baker, who died in the crash, 'was like extended family'

Source: MTV

Travis Barker is trying to stay optimistic after multiple surgeries related to the plane crash that caused second- and third-degree burns on his torso and lower half of his body, according to friend Bill Nosal.

"If you make it out of a crash of that magnitude, somebody's looking out for you," Nosal, who is also the spokesperson for Barker's clothing company, Famous Stars and Straps, told The Associated Press on Tuesday (September 23). "He's trying to stay upbeat."
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'Taare Zameen Par' is India's entry to Oscars PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2008

REUTERS, MUMBAI - A film about a boy struggling to come to terms with a learning disorder and his relationship with his teacher has been nominated as India's entry to next year's Oscar awards, the chairman of jury said on Saturday.

'Taare Zameen Par' (Stars on Earth), which released all over India last year in December marked the directorial debut of actor Aamir Khan and starred the actor in the role of a teacher who understands a dyslexic child when the system around him brands him as a failure.
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'Mad Men,' '30 Rock' take top Emmy awards PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2008

AP, LOS ANGELES - The sleek '60s drama "Mad Men" made Emmy history Sunday as the first basic-cable show to win a top series award, while the sitcom "30 Rock" and its stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin also emerged as big winners.

"We're all so very grateful to have jobs in this turkey-burger economy," Fey said after accepting the best comedy series trophy for her satire about a late-night TV show.
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4 killed in SC plane crash; drummer, DJ injured PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 21 September 2008

AP, COLUMBIA, S.C. — Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and a popular disc jockey were critically injured in a Learjet crash in South Carolina that killed four people, authorities said Saturday.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the plane carrying six people was departing shortly before midnight Friday when air traffic controllers reporting seeing sparks. The plane went off a runway and crashed on a nearby road, she said.
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Joan Baez back on chart after 29 years PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - It's been 29 years since Joan Baez last appeared on the U.S. pop album chart, but her long hiatus ended this week when the folk singer's first album in five years debuted at No. 128.

"Day After Tomorrow" (Razor & Tie Entertainment) is the 26th Baez album to chart on the Billboard 200, and is her first since "Honest Lullaby" went to No. 113 in the summer of 1979.
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Eddie Vedder doing it his "Way" with Cubs song PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Chicago radio stations and sports bars have begun spinning "All the Way," a Chicago Cubs-themed ditty written by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder at the request of Cubs legend Ernie Banks.

The track, with lines like "Our heroes wear pinstripes / pinstripes in blue / give us a chance to feel like heroes too," was recorded last month during a Vedder solo show at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre.
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Lynne Spears takes blame for Britney's woes PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

REUTERS, LOS ANGELES - The mother of pop star Britney Spears on Wednesday heaped the blame for her daughters' erratic behavior throughout 2007 and early this year on herself in a television interview saying "it's always my fault."

Appearing on the morning TV talk show "Today" on NBC, Lynne Spears also said that she first thought it was joke when her younger daughter Jamie Lynn announced she was pregnant at age 16 -- in a note.
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BMI names Hank Williams Jr. a music icon PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

AP, NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Hank Williams Jr. will be honored as an icon at this year's BMI awards.

The honor puts Williams in elite company. Past honorees include Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, James Brown, the Bee Gees, Isaac Hayes and Steve Winwood.
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Japanese actress naked for animal rights PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 19 September 2008

AFP, TOKYO - Japanese actress Aya Sugimoto has taken off her clothes for sexy movies and photo shoots, but for the first time Wednesday she went naked for animal rights.

Holding a tiny sign reading, "Fur? I'd rather go naked," Sugimoto posed in the buff before dozens of photographers and television cameras in one of the first Japanese campaigns by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
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France's first lady sings live on BBC PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 19 September 2008

AP, LONDON - Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has shared the world stage with Britain's queen, the pope and the Dalai Lama.
But in London on Tuesday night, France's first lady appeared on a different kind of stage, this time with rock royalty — the Kings of Leon and Metallica.

Introduced simply as Carla Bruni, she sang live on the British Broadcasting Corp. television program "Later Live ... With Jools Holland" and was interviewed by the pianist.
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