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Dick Clark Honored At Memorial By Cast Of Stars

May 7th, 2012 10:48am EDT
Dick Clark
Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Fergie and Paul Stanley were among the stars who turned out to honour TV legend Dick Clark at a memorial service at his home in California last week.

The beloved entertainer passed away last month at the age of 82 after suffering a heart attack, and a host of famous faces turned out to remember Clark at a private tribute in the grounds of his Malibu mansion last Thursday.

More than three hundred friends and colleagues attended the service, including KISS bandmates Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, Reba McEntire, Fergie and her husband Josh Duhamel, Marie Osmond,...
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Jason Bateman To Be A Dad Again

August 25th, 2011 8:12am EDT
Jason Bateman
Actor Jason Bateman is preparing to become a father for the second time.

According to the Juno star's father-in-law, singer Paul Anka, his daughter Amanda is expecting another daughter with the funnyman.

Anka tells ET Canada, "I'm going to be a grandfather again. (It's) another baby girl."

The pair is already parents to Francesca, four.
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Should These Bands Or Artists Be Considered For The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame?

September 1st, 2010 2:31pm EDT
Journey
Not all musicians can be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. However, it brings to mind some music acts worthy of consideration in the future. Let us know which yet to be named bands or artist do you think should be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

Performers:

Journey

Classic Rock band Journey is currently experiencing a new wave of popularity thanks to televised musical programs American Idol and Glee.

Nirvana

Rock act Nirvana crashed into the 90's obliterating the Heavy Metal music scene with a new revolutionary industry termed movement known as "Grunge."...
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Paul Anka Co-Wrote 'This Is It' With Michael Jackson

October 13th, 2009 8:44am EDT
Paul Anka
Legendary singer/songwriter Paul Anka isn't a fan of Michael Jackson's new song because it's "ripped off" from a tune he co-wrote with the King of Pop in 1983.

The administrators of Jackson's estate acknowledged "This is It" is a rehash of Anka's "I Never Heard" after the crooner went public with his feelings about the tune, which was passed off as a Jackson hit when it was leaked online over the weekend.

John Branca tells TMZ.com, "We acknowledge that Michael and Paul wrote this song together."

And his fellow administrator, John McClain, has told Anka they'll do whatever he needs ...
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Eight World War II Movies To Watch Before 'Inglourious Basterds'

August 18th, 2009 10:40am EDT
The Thin Red Line
With the release of Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds Friday, we're excited about what this often-perverse, slightly deranged and mostly genius mind will do with a movie about World War 2's Nazi-occupied France.

Looking back at the movies that Hollywood tackled on the same subject, most have been re-creations of bloody battles or stories of specific personalities involved, but very few ever added the comic punch that Tarantino's flick will surely carry out.

In anticipation of the film, here is a list of World War II films to watch before the release of "Inglorious Basterds" o...
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New Aretha Franklin Collection Due Oct. 16; Features Rare Demos, Outtakes, and B-Sides

September 19th, 2007 7:30pm EDT
Aretha Franklin
LOS ANGELES -- "Mr. Wexler, I'm Aretha Franklin." That simple introduction, made in 1966, forever changed the course of soul music. Legendary producer Jerry Wexler struck a handshake deal with the young singer, marking the start of a new artistic direction for Aretha and heralding her 13-year reign at Atlantic Records as the Queen of Soul. Rhino bears witness to Sister Re's renaissance with a two-disc collection of unreleased demos, outtakes, and B-sides that reveal prime Aretha at work in the studio. Writing in the collection's detailed liner notes, Wexler says he was blown away by the hig...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 30

July 30th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Hilary Swank
Happy Birthday to "Million Dollar Baby" star Hilary Swank (1974), "Dodgeball" actress Christine Taylor (1971), Canadian comedian Tom Green (1971), film director Christopher Nolan (1970), actress Vivica A. Fox (1964), "Friends" star Lisa Kudrow (1963), Food Network host Alton Brown (1962), "The Matrix" star Laurence Fishburne (1961), director Richard Linklater (1960), The Damned drummer Rat Scabies (1957), "Designing Women" actress Delta Burke (1956), singer/actor Frank Stallone (1950), "The Professional" star Jean Reno (1948), "Ghostbusters" actor William Atherton (1947), California Governo...
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Music Picks From The Stars Of 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters'

April 2nd, 2007 4:10pm EDT
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters hits cinemas April 13 and if you're like me, you gotta wonder what the four main characters of rock to in their boom boxes. What follows is an odd eclectic mix of tunes - from Carl's big hair rock to Master Shake's collection of tunes about promiscuous women.

Carl:

Jailbreak - AC/DC

If you go to jail, why stay there? Get some friends with guns and dynamite to get you out.

Mr. Roboto - Styx

There's more to this song than meets the eye. He's like, in this jail for kick ass rockers, and he kills this robot and hides inside th...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 30

July 30th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Hilary Swank
Happy Birthday to "Million Dollar Baby" star Hilary Swank (1974), "Dodgeball" actress Christine Taylor (1971), Canadian comedian Tom Green (1971), film director Christopher Nolan (1970), actress Vivica A. Fox (1964), "Friends" star Lisa Kudrow (1963), Food Network host Alton Brown (1962), "The Matrix" star Laurence Fishburne (1961), director Richard Linklater (1960), The Damned drummer Rat Scabies (1957), "Designing Women" actress Delta Burke (1956), singer/actor Frank Stallone (1950), "The Professional" star Jean Reno (1948), "Ghostbusters" actor William Atherton (1947), California Governo...
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