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Rumors About Fergie Leaving The Peas Are 'So Not True & So Not Cool'

11/9/2011 9:19am EST
Black Eyed Peas star has blasted rumors alleging singer Fergie is quitting the group.

The hitmakers have been plagued by claims they are on the verge of a split after announcing in July that they are set to take a hiatus following the completion of their recent world tour.

Frontman was forced to speak out to silence the reports last month and now the rapper has addressed the latest allegations on his Twitter - and he's taking aim at TV talk show host Wendy Williams for spreading the false news.

Quoting a tweet from Williams, he writes, ""@WendyWilliams: Hot Topics: @f...

Black Eyed Peas Win 'Boom Boom Pow' Lawsuit

10/26/2011 1:42pm EDT
Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas have won a long running legal battle over their hit track Boom Boom Pow.

The band was issued with a lawsuit last year from musician Phoenix Phenom, who alleged the 2009 track used parts of her song Boom Dynamite, which she claims to have submitted to the Black Eyed Peas' Interscope Records label.

Phenom - real name Ebony Latrice Batts - and her associate Manfred Mohr filed suit, accusing the group of copyright infringement, and the case went to court in California last week.

U.S. District Judge John F. Walter ruled in favour of the band and issued a summary judgmen...

Chris Brown Banned From Entering Britain, Pulls Out Of Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

10/7/2011 2:12pm EDT
Chris Brown
Chris Brown has been forced to pull out of Saturday's Michael Jackson tribute show in the U.K. after he was denied a work visa because of his criminal record.

The Kiss Kiss hit-maker was set to honor the late King of Pop with a performance at the star-studded Michael Forever concert in Wales, but he's now axed his plans after being barred from entering the U.K. due to his 2009 assault conviction for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

The show has been plagued with problems in recent weeks - the Black Eyed Peas dropped out of the tribute on Thursday due to "unavoidable circumstances"...

Black Eyed Peas Pull Out Of Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

10/5/2011 8:13am EDT
Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas have pulled out of the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales due to "unavoidable circumstances".

The group was due to take to the stage to pay tribute to the late King of Pop at the Michael Forever show, which will take place in Cardiff, Wales at the weekend.

The Black Eyed Peas have put the cancellation down to "unavoidable circumstances", according to the BBC.

Chris Hunt, chief executive officer of the promotion company behind the gig, Global Live Events, says, "It is with regret that we announce the removal of Black Eyed Peas from the Michael Forever...

Report: Madonna To Headline Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show

10/4/2011 10:00am EDT
Madonna is reporting that Madonna has been picked for the halftime show for the Super Bowl. Citing an inside source, the website says that the Material Girl will be performing at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the February 5 event.

After Janet Jackson's infamous wardrobe malfunction in 2004, the NFL has been picking classic acts for their halftime shows. Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Prince, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and The Who have all performed since. Last year the Black Eyed Peas, Usher, and Slash took the stage to poor re...

Black Eyed Peas Raise $4 Million With Rain-Soaked Charity Concert

10/2/2011 11:00am EDT
Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas helped to raise $4 million for charity on Friday after playing through the rain to stage a special concert in New York's Central Park.

The "I Gotta Feeling" hitmakers were originally due to headline the free Concert 4 NYC in June, but thunderstorms forced the gig to be canceled at the last minute for reasons of safety.

It was rescheduled for Friday night and the Peas honored the date by playing a hits-filled set for the 60,000 fans packed onto the Great Lawn, performing tracks like "Imma Be," "My Humps," "Where Is The Love?" and "I Gotta Feeling."

The skies began to o...

Fans Must Pay To See Michael Jackson's Tribute Concert On Facebook

10/1/2011 7:00pm EDT
MIchael Jackson
Michael Jackson's upcoming tribute concert will be the first live pay-per-view show on social networking website

Millions of fans in over 100 countries are expected to tune in to see the likes of the Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera and Smokey Robinson perform at the Michael Forever Tribute Concert in Wales on October 8 thanks to a deal between Facebook, Milyoni, multi-platform distribution company Ridgeline Entertainment and fanetwork, a global social broadcaster.

Using Milyoni's Social Live technology and powered by fanetwork, the show will be available to all ...

Michael Jackson Tribute Concert To Be Shown In 3D

9/30/2011 11:38am EDT
Michael Jackson
The upcoming Michael Jackson tribute concert is to be broadcast live in 3D in cinemas across the U.K.

The spectacular Michael Forever show, featuring performances from stars including Cee Lo Green, Smokey Robinson, Black Eyed Peas, Christina Aguilera, and the Thriller hit-maker's sister La Toya, will take place in Cardiff, Wales on October 8th.

But fans unable to make it to the venue have been offered an alternative to catch all the action - organizers of the concert have announced the star-studded show will be beamed into 40 cinemas across Great Britain and Northern Ireland in eye-catc...

Molly Sims Gets Married In California

9/26/2011 8:25am EDT
Molly Sims
Supermodel and actress Molly Sims is a married woman after exchanging vows with boyfriend Scott Stuber during an intimate ceremony in California on Saturday.

Sims, 38, wed Love and Other Drugs producer Stuber at the Frank Cafaretta Vineyard in Napa, according to

The couple was joined by several celebrity friends, including Black Eyed Peas star Fergie and her actor husband Josh Duhamel, as well as funnyman Vince Vaughn.

The pair announced its engagement in May.

The Black Eyed Peas Join Michael Jackson Tribute Show

9/23/2011 12:40pm EDT
The Black Eyed Peas will return from their hiatus to perform at the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales.

The group is currently taking a break from performing, but frontman has revealed they will be back on stage next month at the Michael Forever show to honor the late pop legend.

He says, "This show is going to be an incredibly personal and moving evening for me. Remember that Michael's music, his great, great songs, have been an inspiration to my whole life and certainly formed the soundtrack to my childhood... One day about four years ago, with The Black Eyed ...

Fergie's Wax Figure Isn't Very Good

9/23/2011 8:18am EDT
Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas unveiled her wax statue at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas yesterday. We don't really see a strong likeness. Is it the nose? The angle of the statue?Check out a photo of her in the same outfit on stage below. What do you think?

Last week Kanye West indicated that the Black Eyed Peas' hiatus could be permanent. Will.I.Am quickly assured fans that's not the case.

He wrote on Twitter, "maybe @kanyewest was stating the fact we will take a rest for a little bit... but we the @bep will never die...never...impossible."

The real Fergie in a similar outfit:

Will.I.Am Denies The Black Eyed Peas Are Breaking Up

9/21/2011 9:25am EDT
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Rapper Will.I.Am has assured fans the Black Eyed Peas are not breaking up after Kanye West suggested the band was splitting for good during a performance in Texas.

The hitmakers announced in July they are planning to take a hiatus once they wrap up their current world tour, but West sparked speculation the break would be a more permanent one as he played a set at the Austin City Limits Music Festival last Friday.

At the end of his song All of the Lights, which features a host of stars including Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie, he shouted out, "Rest in peace to the Black Eyed Peas. You're go...

Celebrity Designer Marco Marco Brings Mena Suvari, Katy Perry's Cupcake Bra, & More To Fashion's Night Out!

9/9/2011 6:38pm EDT
Mena Suvari & Marco Marco
Mena Suavari stopped by to check out celebrity fashion designer and couturier Marco Marco's Fashion's Night Out event at the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood.

For the second year in a row, the Andaz, a favorite hotel of rock’n’roll royalty, displayed iconic fashion pieces in conjunction with a pop-up shop that showcased a variety of designer items available for purchase.

What were some of the amazing star style pieces by Marco Marco (he has created one-of-a-kind pieces for a slew of celebrities like Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Shakira, Leona Lewis and Fergie) on display?

The cupcake bra wor...

Josh Duhamel Raises $1 Million For Hometown

9/5/2011 11:45am EDT
Josh Duhamel
Josh Duhamel helped raised more than $1 million for his North Dakota hometown by hosting a Black Eyed Peas concert on Saturday.

The actor recruited his wife Fergie's band to headline a benefit show in his native Minot after heavy flooding forced 11,000 residents in the city from their homes earlier this summer.

About 16,000 fans turned up at the Minot Rising show at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds, where singer Fergie gave a shout out to the locals.

She told the crowd, "This is a beautiful, beautiful vision for us, especially for me because I have family here now... It might be small,...

Fergie 'Very Excited' To Be A Dolphins Owner

9/1/2011 8:11am EDT
Black Eyed Peas star Fergie insists she's the most knowledgeable Miami Dolphins celebrity minority owner - because she grew up supporting the team.

The singer admits she jumped at the chance to own a stake in the Florida football team and she's determined to help the Dolphins return to greatness.

She says, "My grandfather was a quarterback and my dad was a quarterback and ended up becoming a high school coach... Football Sunday was always a huge day of the week in my home growing up. That would be my dad and I's way to get together... It became our pastime."

"The loudest one in the sp...

Fergie Looks To Break Huey Lewis's Attendance Record At North Dakota Flood Benefit

8/31/2011 10:17pm EDT
The Black Eyed Peas are hoping to break Huey Lewis & the News' gig attendance record when they perform a charity show in Minot, North Dakota on Saturday.

Singer Fergie urged her bandmates to do something to help the locals in her husband Josh Duhamel's hometown after a recent flood left the place devastated - and they jumped at the chance to stage a benefit concert.

Now, after learning actor Duhamel was in the audience for the town's biggest show on record, she wants to go one better.

Calling in to local DJ Chris Berg's radio show on Wednesday, she said, "When I was young I had a huge cr...

Sting To Celebrate His 60th Birthday With Charity Concert

8/31/2011 7:46am EDT
Sting will celebrate his upcoming 60th birthday in style - he's staging a charity concert featuring Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder.

The rocker, who turns the milestone on October 2nd, is to mark the date with a charity show, and he's invited his showbiz pals to take to the stage with him in New York.

Mary J. Blige, Black Eyed Peas rapper, Rufus Wainwright and Billy Joel are also among the stars set to play the one-off concert, to raise funds for anti-poverty charity the Robin Hood Foundation.

The gig, which also marks the 25th anniversary of Sting's solo care...

Q&A: Meet The Ladies Of Official Hot Mess

8/24/2011 12:00pm EDT
Official Hot Mess
Kristy and Lindsey Landers Niedenfuer - the sisters who front Official Hot Mess - have entertainment in their family tree. They're the daughters of actress Judy Landers (of The Love Boat and Charlie's Angels) and Tom Niedenfuer, who won a World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1981. What are a pair of girls to do to follow that pedigree? Kristy and Lindsey started a band. They recently stopped in to chat about their musical success, famous parentage, and how much looks matter in the music industry.

Let's start at the beginning. How did you two choose music as a career?

READ MORE Urges Justin Bieber To Write Music

8/12/2011 1:44pm EDT is pushing Justin Bieber to take control of his career by learning to write and produce his own songs.

The Black Eyed Peas star is producing the follow-up to Bieber's debut album My World 2.0 and he wants the 17 year old to do more work behind the scenes to ensure long-term success.

He tells Los Angeles DJ Ryan Seacrest, "I want to get Justin Bieber into writing his own music and producing his own songs... Justin as an artist has to fight. Michael Jackson fought, Prince fought, the ones that stood around for a long time are the ones that are always fighting for something."


Josh Duhamel Lands Black Eyed Peas For Minot Benefit Concert

8/2/2011 10:24am EDT
Josh Duhamel
Josh Duhamel has recruited his wife Fergie's band the Black Eyed Peas to play a flood relief fundraiser in his North Dakota hometown next month.

Rising flood waters destroyed much of the Transformers star's native Minot in June, and left many people in neighboring regions without shelter.

He pledged his support to the area and was named honorary chairman of a fund established for those left homeless.

Now, Duhamel is helping to organize a benefit gig for residents - and he's enlisted the I Gotta Feeling hit-makers to take the stage.

In a post on his page, he writes, "Big ...
READ MORE Recommends Students To Study Abroad In China

8/1/2011 6:29pm EDT
Rapper has signed up to perform a special concert in China to encourage American students to study abroad and expand their cultural boundaries.

The Black Eyed Peas star met with officials at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. on Friday and agreed to headline a gig for the 100,000 Strong Initiative, a motion made by President Barack Obama to match the rising number of Chinese students who travel to America to learn.

The singer's show will benefit Americans Promoting Study Abroad, a non-profit organization which provides financial support to low-income students partak...

Black Eyed Peas' Taboo To Mark Sobriety With Haircut

7/19/2011 12:55pm EDT
Black Eyed Peas star Taboo is cutting off his trademark long hair for the first time in 22 years to show he is a "new man" since conquering his alcohol and drug problems.

The musician, who was arrested in 2007 for DUI, has spoken candidly about his battle with addiction in the past, revealing his behavior caused friction in the band before he cleaned up his lifestyle.

Taboo, real name Jaime Luis Gomez, has been teetotal for the last four years, and he now wants an image overhaul to match - on Tuesday he will chopping off his long locks, which he admits he used to "hide" behind while hig...

Fergie's Rep Denies Pregnancy Claims

7/16/2011 4:00pm EDT
Fergie's representative has shot down new rumors the pop star is pregnant. Fresh reports began surfacing earlier this week alleging the Black Eyed Peas star and her actor husband Josh Duhamel were expecting their first child.

The claims were further fuelled by the news that the I Gotta Feeling hitmakers were going on hiatus following the end of their European tour, which wrapped on Thursday.

But Fergie's spokesperson has dismissed the reports, telling, "She isn't pregnant."

The couple has been dogged by pregnancy rumors since they wed in 2009.

Black Eyed Peas To Launch Video Game

6/27/2011 8:31am EDT
Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas are launching a computer game which will allow fans to dance and sing along to their hit tracks.

The band has teamed up with French company Ubisoft, whose experts created the popular Just Dance software, to create The Black Eyed Peas Experience on Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360.

Fans will be able to perform to tracks including I Gotta Feeling and Rock The Party.

Ubisoft head Yves Guillemot says, "The Black Eyed Peas are a worldwide phenomenon and Ubisoft is the worldwide leader in dance games - together we are going to make The Black Eyed Peas Experience a game that fan...

DJ Wins 'My Humps' Lawsuit Against Black Eyed Peas

6/26/2011 4:47pm EDT
Black Eyed Peas
An American DJ has been awarded nearly $1.2 million by a jury after his song was sampled by the Black Eyed Peas in "My Humps" without his permission.

Orrin Lynn Tolliver, Jr. recorded his track "I Need A Freak" at his former collaborator James McCants' studio in the 1980s.

McCants went on to register the song with Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI), promising Tolliver, Jr. 75 per cent of the royalties and crediting him as the songwriter.

Tolliver, Jr. filed a copyright infringement suit against McCants after his track was sampled by artists, including the Black Eyed Peas' in their 2005 h...

Fergie Honored At AIDS Charity Event

6/24/2011 3:44pm EDT
Black Eyed Peas star Fergie was honored for her humanitarian work at a star-studded AIDS charity event in Paris, France, on Thursday night.

The singer was the guest of honor at the amfAR Inspiration Gala held at the city's Pavillon Gabriel, and she picked up the organization's Piaget Award of Inspiration for her support of AIDS research programs.

Fergie was without her husband Josh Duhamel, who was in Russia for the premiere of his latest "Transformers" movie, and was instead escorted by fashion designer Marc Jacobs.

Other stars at the gala included Kanye West, Diane Kruger and Dita Von ...

U2 Top Forbes List As Highest Paid Touring Act

6/17/2011 12:01am EDT
U2 have topped a new Forbes magazine list of the 25 highest-paid touring musicians.

The Irish rockers have pulled in $195 million in the last year from their massive 360 Degrees tour - $70 million more than second-place Bon Jovi.

Elton John came in third with $100 million and Lady Gaga finished fourth with $90 million.

Others making the top 10 were Canadian crooner Michael Buble, Paul McCartney, the Black Eyed Peas, The Eagles, Justin Bieber and the Dave Matthews Band.

Sarah Ferguson Confronted Fergie Over Nickname Claim

6/10/2011 8:03am EDT
Sarah Ferguson
Former British royal Sarah Ferguson once contacted Black Eyed Peas frontwoman Fergie and blasted the pop star after she tried to copyright her nickname.

The Duchess of York was dubbed 'Fergie' by the British press following her wedding to Prince Andrew in 1986. And after pop star Fergie released her solo album, The Dutchess, Ferguson admits she tried to tackle the singer over her claim to the name - but ended up convincing her to perform for her charity instead.

She tells CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, "When the Black Eyed Peas (frontwoman) tried to copyright Fergie, I rang her and said, ...

Thunderstorms Wash Out Black Eyed Peas NYC Charity Gig

6/10/2011 12:30am EDT
Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas were forced to scrap a charity concert in New York's Central Park on Thursday due to severe wet weather conditions.

The "Boom Boom Pow" hitmakers were scheduled to host a star-studded show with performances from celebrity pals including Taylor Swift, Natasha Bedingfield, LL Cool J, Debbie Harry and Tony Bennett, and appearances from Whoopi Goldberg, Zach Braff and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Sweltering temperatures caused organizers to delay the start of the Concert 4 NYC by more than two hours as a result of safety fears, but a sudden downpour, coupled with thun...

Black Eyed Peas Auctioning Off Concert Passes For Charity

5/26/2011 10:44pm EDT
Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas are helping to raise money for charity by auctioning off two meet-and-greet passes to an upcoming concert in New York.

The "Boom Boom Pow" hitmakers will take over the Big Apple's Central Park on June 9 for a special show, performing in front of over 60,000 fans. The event is free but attendees were required to apply for tickets online and they were snapped up within days of the gig's announcement.

The group is now hoping to raise cash for the Robin Hood Foundation, an organization tackling poverty in New York, by selling off a pair of VIP tickets on