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Mariah Carey Shows Off Her Curves At BMI Urban Awards - See Who Won!

9/8/2012 9:30am EDT
Mariah carey
New "American Idol" judge Mariah Carey showed off her curvy figure at Friday night's BMI Urban Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The songstress was named BMI Icon for her "indelible influence on generations of music makers." Several stars sang Carey's hit songs, including Karen Clark Sheard, who sang "Anytime You Need a Friend," Eric Benet ("One Sweet Day") and Fantasia Barrino, who performed "Hero."

Carey later thanked the performers "for doing something so beautiful with the songs I wrote,'' adding, "I'm so humbled by this moment because a lot of people still don't know I write my own son...

Best And Worst Dressed At The 2012 Billboard Music Awards

5/21/2012 10:56am EDT
Taylor Swift
Stars braved the steamy temperatures in Las Vegas to celebrate music at the Billboard Music Awards and show off the latest styles. However, not everyone was up to the task - here are the best and worst dressed at the Billboard Music Awards.

Best: Taylor Swift, at first glance, looked like she was a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen. Instead, we got the classy and proper style we've come to expect from the star.

Worst: We want to give Jason Derulo props for being a little outside the box with the dotted suit, but it looks like he forgot a tie or a vest or something so we don't h...

Wyclef Jean Pays Tribue To Trayvon Martin In New Song

4/21/2012 3:00pm EDT
Wyclef Jean
Wyclef Jean has recorded a new tribute song dedicated to slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

The African-American student's death at the hands of Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman in February sparked outrage and protests across the U.S., with stars like Cher, Mia Farrow, Russell Simmons and Sean 'Diddy' Combs calling for the killer's arrest.

Zimmerman, 28, has since been charged with second-degree murder and, on Friday, a judge placed him on $150,000 bail.

Last month, Chaka Khan recruited celebrity friends Eric Benet, Kelly Price and Kenny Lattimore to re-record her track ...

Chaka Khan Re-Records 'Super Life' With Celebrity Friends For Trayvon Martin

3/27/2012 2:10pm EDT
Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan has rounded up her celebrity pals to re-record her track Super Life in honor of slain teenager Trayvon Martin.

The African-American student was shot dead in Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, last month.

Zimmerman has not been arrested, with his lawyer claiming the 28 year old was acting in self-defense when he shot unarmed Martin, and scores of stars have been voicing their outrage over the incident.

On Sunday, Khan, along with Eric Benet, Kelly Price, Kenny Lattimore and The X Factor's Stacy Francis, headed into Hollywood's Henson recording studi...

Jeweler Spills The Beans: Halle Berry Is Engaged

1/11/2012 10:58am EST
Halle Berry
A jewelry designer recruited by Olivier Martinez to make an engagement ring for Halle Berry has confirmed the couple is set to wed.

The actress first sparked rumors she's to marry the French actor after she was spotted flashing the diamond-and-emerald ring while out in Malibu, California on New Year's Day.

Now a spokesperson for jewelry designer Gurhan Orhan tells the band was indeed an engagement ring.

Martinez is said to have popped the question over the Christmas holidays and was thrilled when the Oscar winner said yes.

It will be Berry's third trip down the aisle - she wa...

Halle Berry To Wed For Third Time?

1/4/2012 9:30am EST
Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez
Halle Berry has sparked rumors she's set to make Olivier Martinez her third husband after she was spotted sporting an emerald ring on her wedding finger.

The Oscar winner has been dating the French hunk after meeting him on the set of her upcoming film "Dark Tide" last year, and now the pair has prompted speculation they intend to become husband and wife.

Berry was spotted enjoying a drink in Malibu, California, on New Year's Day while wearing a huge emerald and gold ring on her engagement finger.

A representative for the star had failed to comment on the rumors as WENN went to press.


Eric Benet Is A Dad Again

12/23/2011 8:04am EST
Eric Benet
R&B singer Eric Benet received a special early Christmas present on Wednesday - his wife gave birth to their first child.

Halle Berry's ex-husband and Manuela Testolini, his wife of five months, are now the proud parents of a little girl called Lucia.

The tot is a sibling for Benet's daughter India, from a previous relationship.

In a post on his page, Benet declares, "Happiest daddy in the world!!" while India confirms, "I'm a big sister!!!!!!"

A message on a page run by Benet's die-hard fans reads, "Congratulations to @ebenet & Manuela, their daughter Lucia was born yesterd...

Eric Benet To Be A Dad

12/6/2011 8:51am EST
Eric Benet
R&B singer Eric Benet is set to become a father again - his wife is expecting their first child.

Halle Berry's ex-husband wed longtime partner Manuela Testolini - who was previously married to Prince - in July, and now they are preparing to become parents.

Benet took to his page to tell his fans the news and uploaded a photo of Testolini cradling her baby bump alongside the caption, "We're expanding."

The singer is already dad to daughter India, from a previous relationship.

Halle Berry Splits With Gabriel Aubry, Struts Her Single Self At NYC Gala

4/30/2010 11:39am EDT
Halle Berry
Halle Berry has split from her longtime partner Gabriel Aubry, according to reports. She's seen here at last night's 4th Annual is the world's largest bone marrow doner center.

The twice-married Hollywood actress has been dating the French-Canadian model since 2005, and she gave birth to the couple's first child, daughter Nahla, now two, in 2008.

The couple reportedly worked out a "very short-term custody arrangement" for their daughter three weeks ago, according to

The "Monster's Ball" star was previously married to former baseball player David Justice, but the three-year unio...

Sandra Bullock, Kate Winslet Victims Of 'Best Actress' Oscar Curse? (Video)

3/19/2010 12:20am EDT
Oscar Curse
The latest news about Sandra Bullock's husband, Jesse James, allegedly cheating on her and the recent revelation that Kate Winslet is splitting from her husband, director Sam Mendes, leads us to believe that perhaps their recent Best Actress Oscar wins have something to do with it.

Yes folks, it appears that an 'Oscar Curse' has been running wild in Hollywood for the last decade. The curse appears to have begun in 2001, when Julia Roberts won the award for her performance in "Erin Brockovich". Shortly after her win (although not married to each other) she dumped boyfriend Benjamin Bratt.


Dumbest Celebrity Cheaters Ever

12/9/2009 10:49am EST
dumbest celebrity cheaters
In honor of Tiger Woods' unprecedented fall from grace, here are the all time dumbest celebrity cheaters. The "smartest" leads it off, then going down right through the bottom of the barrel.

Hugh Grant

Somehow, Hugh Grant ends up as the smartest man on this list. Yes, he cheated on Elizabeth Hurley with a prostitute. Yes, he got arrested for cheating on Elizabeth Hurley with a prostitute. Yes, he decided the best time to cheat on Elizabeth Hurley with a prostitute was while he was touring to promote his upcoming film, Nine Months. So why is Hugh Grant the "smartest" man on this list? ...

Celebrity Birthdays, October 15

10/15/2009 3:00am EDT
Vanessa Marcil
Happy Birthday to:

Las Vegas actress Vanessa Marcil (1969)

R&B singer Ginuwine (1975)

Singer Eric Benet (1970)

TV chef Emeril Lagasse (1959)

Film director Penny Marshall (1942)

"Eve of Destruction" singer Barry McGuire (1937)

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2009 Grammy Award Predictions

1/30/2009 12:05pm EST
My Morning Jacket
What can I say? I'm a sucker for the Grammys and the Oscars, and after a few years of real yawners, the Grammys in particular are back with a vengeance! The performances lineup is Coachella-esque impressive, with U2 and Coldplay joining the likes of Jonas Brothers, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne(!), Paul McCartney(!!) and Radiohead(!!!). But just as important as the performers are the award winners, and if you're in an office pool somewhere or on your way to Vegas and need a little help predicting the winners, you've come to the right place! (Well actually, if you're on your way to Vegas you ...

It's Not Over at 40 For All Musicians

10/27/2008 2:15pm EDT
The early 90's pop hit "Age Ain't Nothing But A Number" is perhaps the same sentiment the keeps some musicians in the music industry from packing it all in to keep on truckin'. While many leave to live normal lives, there are others who still have some impact on today's music scene. Check out our 40/40+ club of musicians who's careers are still rockin'. Should musicians over the age of forty give it a break? Let us know what you think!

Metallica / 40+

Since the band's inception in the 1980's, with a career spanning nearly three decades, Metallica are still magnetic as far ...

Celebrity Birthdays, October 15

10/15/2008 3:00am EDT
Happy Birthday to Russian tennis player Elena Dementieva (1981), R&B singer Ginuwine (1975), singer Eric Benet (1970), Las Vegas actress Vanessa Marcil (1969), TV chef Emeril Lagasse (1959), film director Penny Marshall (1942), "Eve of Destruction" singer Barry McGuire (1937), Godfather author Mario Puzo (1920), and Roman poet Virgil (70 BC; d. 19 BC).

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Celebrity Birthdays, October 15

10/15/2007 3:00am EDT
Vanessa Marcil
Happy Birthday to Russian tennis player Elena Dementieva (1981), R&B singer Ginuwine (1975), singer Eric Benet (1970), Las Vegas actress Vanessa Marcil (1969), TV chef Emeril Lagasse (1959), Baltimore Orioles hall-of-fame pitcher Jim Palmer (1945), film director Penny Marshall (1942), "Eve of Destruction" singer Barry McGuire (1937), Godfather author Mario Puzo (1920), and Roman poet Virgil (70 BC; d. 19 BC).

Is Halle Berry Pregnant At Last?

8/15/2007 11:09am EDT
Halle Berry
Halle Berry's dream has reportedly come true: the actress recently learned she's two months pregnant, sources tell The National Enquirer. But Halle's baby joy has been tempered by her fears that her diabetes could turn the happiest event of her life into a difficult pregnancy.

Halle is so happy right now, said an insider. She's wanted a baby for so long. But at the same time she's scared because she is very aware of the complications that having diabetes can cause during pregnancy. She's doing everything possible to make sure her baby is born healthy.

According to medical exper...

New Holiday Releases From Chris Botti, Bette Midler, James Taylor and Mary Mary In Stores Now

11/5/2006 8:00pm EST
Chris Botti
-Special 2006 Edition of Classic Holiday Collection Premieres Four Newly-Recorded Never-Heard-Before Chris Botti Yuletide Tracks

Columbia Records released a new edition -- featuring four newly-recorded tracks and two brand-new songs -- of Chris Botti's best-selling seasonal album, December, on Tuesday, October 10.

Produced by Bobby Colomby, the yuletide 2006 edition of December premieres two new songs: a breathtaking interpretation of Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria," featuring the Choir of St. John's, Smith's Square, and "I Don't Really Want Much For Christmas" (featuring Eric Benét)...

Celebrity Birthdays, October 15

10/15/2006 3:00am EDT
Vanessa Marcil
Happy Birthday to Russian tennis player Elena Dementieva (1981), R&B singer Ginuwine (1975), singer Eric Benet (1970), Las Vegas actress Vanessa Marcil (1969), TV chef Emeril Lagasse (1959), Baltimore Orioles hall-of-fame pitcher Jim Palmer (1945), film director Penny Marshall (1942), "Eve of Destruction" singer Barry McGuire (1937), Godfather author Mario Puzo (1920), and Roman poet Virgil (70 BC; d. 19 BC).

Halle Berry is Being Used

2/1/2006 9:15am EST
Halle Berry
Halle Berry's alleged boyfriend is a womaniser who is just using her to get famous, sources have claimed. Versace model Gabriel Aubry - who has been spotted looking cozy with the Oscar-winning actress - allegedly spends time flirting with other women when Halle is out of town.

Last week, when the sexy actress was at a friend's baby shower, the hunky 30-year-old is said to have "chased young women" all day. A source told New York Post newspaper: "He wants to be famous, and he will use Halle to get there.

"He has a place on the beach and he pretty much chases whatever is around." So...

Charity Event To Honor Stevie Wonder

11/16/2005 2:17pm EST
Stevie Wonder
The Recording Academy and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) are pleased to announce Grammy Jam 2005, an event celebrating the distinguished career and music of 22-time Grammy Award-winning legend Stevie Wonder. The Dec. 10 charity event will feature performances by India Arie, Eric Benet, Herbie Hancock, and Aaron Neville, among others. Artists will perform an array of hits from Wonder's catalog in a jam-style setting at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.

The net proceeds from Grammy Jam 2005 will benefit arts and music education through EIF's National Arts and Music Educa...

Star-Studded Benefit CD for Hurricane Relief To Drop Nov. 22

11/15/2005 2:21pm EST
Hurricane Relief
Responding to the overwhelming outpouring of support from musicians, writers and producers, EMI Group, SONY BMG, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and Concord Music Group along with the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network

and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today announced the addition of new artists and songs to complete the double CD multi-artist benefit album Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now. The collection will feature new recordings and classic cuts from more than 80 artists and 35 songs, spanning a variety of generations and genres, and will be released N...

Halle Berry Could Finally Be Pregnant

11/9/2005 9:12am EST
Halle Berry
Halle Berry is reportedly pregnant with her first child. The Oscar-winning actress is rumoured to be expecting a baby with her actor boyfriend, Michael Ealy, while other sources claim the couple are in the process of trying for a child, according to New York Daily News newspaper.

Halle's spokeswoman did not return calls to comment. But the stunning actress has made no secret of her desire to become a mother.

She recently admitted she is desperate to have children before she turns 40 next year, telling chat show host Oprah Winfrey: "If there's no serious man, whoever I'm dating at ...

Celebrity Birthdays, October 15

10/15/2005 10:53am EDT
Penny Marshall
Happy Birthday to actor Vincent Martella (1992), singer Eric Benet (1970), Toadies dummer Mark Reznicek (1962), Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson (1959), chef Emeril Lagasse (1959), actress Tanya Roberts (1955), actor Jere Burns (1955), singer Tito Jackson (1953), tennis player Roscoe Tanner (1951), actor Victor Banerjee (1946), singer Richard Carpenter (1946), Moby Grape drummer Don Stevenson (1942), actress/director Penny Marshall (1942), actress Linda Lavin (1937), singer Barry McGuire (1935).