Thu, 14/10/2010 - 02:12 by Prince damin
Palm Beach -- Canadian-born pop star Celine Dion is to undergo a Cesarean section in Florida this month to deliver her twin sons, the Palm Beach Post said Wednesday.
The 42-year-old singer is scheduled to have her babies at St. Mary's Medical Center Oct. 22, the newspaper quoted an unnamed insider as saying.
Four rooms at the hospital's refurbished birthing center have already been set aside for Dion, her family, staff and security.
The newspaper said the hospital is doing everything to make Dion comfortable during her stay, putting in her room a microwave oven, fridge, queen-sized bed, new towels, bath mat, robe, pillows and comforters.
Dion also was allowed to handpick the nurses she wants to attend her, the report said.
Sun, 10/10/2010 - 22:01 by Prince damin
Chicago -- The Grammy-award winning "Queen of Gospel" -- Albertina Walker -- has died in Chicago, an associate said.
Walker died Friday of respiratory complications at RML Specialty Hospital, where she had been hospitalized since her 81st birthday on Aug. 29, The Chicago Tribune reported.
Walker suffered from emphysema, said Pam Morris, who coordinated the Chicago Gospel Music Festival for 20 years.
Through her vocal ensemble the Caravans, Walker launched the careers of gospel music icons Inez Andrews, Shirley Caesar, James Cleveland, Bessie Griffin and Dorothy Norwood, the Tribune said.
Wed, 06/10/2010 - 23:04 by Prince damin
Tokyo -- Japanese entertainer Manabu Oshio, who faces trial for his alleged role in a woman's death, has been released from jail on $120,000 bail, court officials said.
The 32-year-old actor and singer was arrested for allegedly giving a bar hostess the synthetic drug ecstasy in August 2009 and failing to get her help when she fell ill. She eventually died.
The Kyodo News said Oshio, who has been in jail for about 10 months, was released this week after his lawyers posted bail.
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Thu, 09/09/2010 - 14:03 by Natalie James
Rich Cronin, the lead singer and founder of the late-1990s boy band LFO, is dead at just 35 years of age. The singer died on Wednesday (Sep. 8) after a long battle with leukemia, celebrity news website TMZ reported.
Thu, 09/09/2010 - 00:41 by Prince damin
Los Angeles -- U.S. singer, musician and actor Billy Ray Cyrus has signed on to develop and star in a reality series called "UFO: Unbelievably Freakin' Obvious," Syfy said.
The Syfy and NBC's Peacock Productions program will feature Cyrus and his 21-year-old son, Trace, investigating the conspiracy theories surrounding unexplained activity and paranormal phenomena. The project pairs the skeptical Cyrus with his conspiracy-theorist son, and together the two amateur sleuths journey to uncover hidden secrets and obtain untold firsthand accounts, the network said in a synopsis of the show.
Tue, 07/09/2010 - 22:29 by Prince damin
Nesbit, Miss. -- Jerry Lee Lewis, the 74 years young U.S. singer known as "The Killer" in his heyday, has cut a second album of covers with some of biggest stars of rock today.
Selecting material from a pool of 50 songs and collaborating with famous admirers "wasn't difficult for me," Lewis told USA Today in an interview published Tuesday. "They're all good."
Lewis tackled Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Bad Moon Rising" with CCR's John Fogerty, "Sweet Virginia" with Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards and "Roll Over Beethoven" with ex-Beatle Ringo Starr and John Mayer on "Mean Old Man," pressed as a 10-track CD and an 18-song deluxe version and dropped Tuesday.
Mon, 06/09/2010 - 22:11 by Prince damin
London -- Singer, actor and dancer Cheryl Cole, who came to prominence with the London-based group Girls Aloud, says she was granted a divorce in 60 seconds.
Cole married soccer-player Ashley Cole in 2006. His cheating was the cause of their divorce, Britain's Daily Mail said Monday.
"There's no children … I'm very thankful for that," Cole said.
She said her divorce in London last week was a "quickie" ceremony lasting 60 seconds.
In an interview in the October issue of Vogue magazine, Cole said she has plenty to be happy about.
Wed, 01/09/2010 - 23:00 by Prince damin
Kannapolis, N.C. -- Actor-gospel singer Andy Griffith and bluegrass great Doc Watson are among the newest inductees in the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, the organization said.
Thirteen performers will be inducted into the hall Oct. 7 in a ceremony at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, The Charlotte Observer reported Wednesday.
Inductees also include recording artist Maurice Williams, country artists Donna Fargo and Arthur Smith, bluegrass musician Curly Seckler, jazz pianist and composer Billy Taylor, country singer George Hamilton IV, and country composer, guitarist and soloist Don Schlitz.
Wed, 01/09/2010 - 02:57 by Prince damin
St. Paul, Minn. -- Lady Gaga, the U.S. singing sensation known for her over-the-top arena shows, is a stickler for keeping to a healthy routine, the singer's choreographer says.
Since she fainted during a concert in New Zealand earlier this year, Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, watches what she eats and makes sure she's eating healthy, People magazine reported Monday.
"It's all about salsa with grain chips, tofu, turkey slices, hummus and coconut water," said choreographer LaurieAnn Gibson.
But even healthy eaters need to bust a move sometime, Gibson said.
"We'll have a toast or two with a little white wine," Gibson told People.
Lady Gaga was in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday as part of her Monster Ball tour.
Tue, 31/08/2010 - 02:03 by Prince damin
Buffalo, N.Y. -- Illness forced postponement of singer-songwriter Jackson Browne's Monday performance in Buffalo, N.Y., the singer's Web site said.
"Due to illness and under doctor's orders, Jackson Browne will not be able to perform his show in Buffalo," a message on jacksonbrowne.com said. "Efforts are being made to reschedule, and at this time his tour will resume on Sept. 1, 2010. Refunds available at point of purchase."
Tickets for the postponed concert at Shea's Performing Arts Center will be honored on the rescheduled date.
Browne, inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, produced numerous hits, including "The Pretender," "Running on Empty" and "Doctor My Eyes."
Sun, 22/08/2010 - 23:40 by Jaspreet Virk
Lady Gaga is unstoppable! After conquering the music world with hits like 'Poker Face,' 'Paparazzi,' etc., the pop sensation has now gained supremacy over Twitter, all thanks to her 'Little Monsters' for making her the top followed personality on the micro-blogging site.
Wed, 18/08/2010 - 01:46 by Prince damin
Bloomfield Village, Mich. -- A Michigan 15-year-old whose phone number was posted to Twitter by teen singer Justin Bieber said he got more than 26,000 calls and texts during the weekend.
Kevin Kristopik, 15, of Bloomfield Village, whose number was briefly posted to the singer's Twitter account Saturday night in apparent retaliation for the teenager obtaining Bieber's phone number from a hacked Facebook page and texting him, said he had received about 26,000 calls and texts from Bieber fans by Monday morning, The Detroit News reported Tuesday.
Bieber's post, which was deleted shortly after it went up, insinuated to his 4.5 million followers that the number was his.