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Singer Michelle Branch & Bassist Teddy Landau To Divorce

2/19/2015 11:13am EST
Michelle Branch Files For Divorce From Rocker Husband
Singer Michelle Branch and her rocker husband Teddy Landau are divorcing after nearly 11 years of marriage.

The pair split up over a year ago, and Branch recently filed divorce papers, listing irreconcilable differences as the cause. The singer and the bassist wed in Mexico in 2004.

Branch has asked for joint custody of their 9-year-old daughter, Owen Isabelle. She is currently dating Dead Sara bass player Chris Null.

Branch is known for songs including "Everywhere," "Are You Happy Now?" and "The Game of Love" collaboration with Santana.

Who The Celebrities Are Voting For In The 2012 Presidential Election

9/5/2012 12:07pm EDT
Ted Nugent
Some celebrities are more outspoken than others, especially when it comes to politics. However, that doesn't mean that a majority of them aren't active in supporting who they think should win the 2012 presidential election. Here's a selection of celebrities that have made their choice clear:

Ted Nugent: Mitt Romney. The outspoken Republican supporter told his Twitter followers while Romney was running for the GOP nomination, "after a long heart&soul conversation with MittRomney today I concluded this goodman will properly represent we the people & I endorsed him."

Bill Maher: Barack O...

Michelle Branch Also Supports Republican Ron Paul

12/30/2011 9:25am EST
Michelle Branch
Another singing star has taken heat from fans for her support of Republican Congressman Ron Paul - Michelle Branch has discovered pop and politics don't mix.

Just hours after Kelly Clarkson unofficially endorsed Paul as the 2012 Republican presidential candidate in a tweet on Wednesday night, Branch followed suit.

Clarkson upset left-wing fans by posting, "I love Ron Paul. I liked him a lot during the last republican nomination and no one gave him a chance," and Branch did the same hours later when she added, "I wholeheartedly agree. #RonPaul."

The "Since U Been Gone" singer later addres...

Spotted: Chelsea Handler, Shia Labeouf, Kevin Bacon, Demi Lovato & More Party In LA

8/30/2011 7:30pm EDT
The stars hit the town this weekend and we’ve got all the details! [RIGHT] Shia Labeouf, Lindsay Lohan, Audrina Patridge, Chelsea Handler, Jesse Metcalfe and tons more all attended the (BELVEDERE)RED launch party Friday night held at The Box in Hollywood. Belvedere partnered up with product Red to help raise proceeds for the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Africa. The celebs looked good and had fun, all for a good cause!

Saturday night we spotted a bevy of celebrities at Perez Hilton’s infamous "One Night In Los Angeles" pre-VMA bash held at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. The ...

First Look: Michelle Branch's New Single 'Loud Music' (Video)

8/12/2011 2:45pm EDT
For all those who have been waiting, Michelle Branch is back! Her latest single "Loud Music" and official video was just uploaded on YouTube and is also available for download on ITunes.

Michelle's upcoming album "West Coast Time" is being released this fall. Check out the video below and let us know what you think.

New Artist Spotlight On Jillian Valentine

12/9/2010 3:04pm EST
Whether you are pondering what to get your Secret Santa at iwork or are just sick of the same Top 40's songs on the radio, we have the perfect solution for your holiday blues. Her name is Jillian Valentine and her debut album, "Rebelle," is available on iTunes. Not only is she beautiful and has a soulful voice of an angel, but this chick is talented beyond her years. Jillian writes her own music, which is not only ambitious, but it puts her ahead of a lot of young musicians you hear on the radio today. We caught up with recording artist, Jillian Valentine to talk about her album, her musica...

Jessica Harp To Release Solo Debut, 'A Woman Needs'

4/18/2009 3:30pm EDT
The Wreckers Jessica Harp
Best known for her collaboration with Michelle Branch in the country duo The Wreckers, Warner Nashville is proud to release Jessica Harp’s first solo album A Woman Needs this summer, with her album single “Boy Like Me” already climbing the charts. This week, the pop-country singer secured the iTunes Video of the Week spot for “Boy Like Me,” which fans can download for free from the site. Check out Jessica's "Music Video Of The Week" on iTunes here (the iTunes "Music Video Of The Week" is free to purchase).

In June 2004, aspiring country singer Jessica Harp packed everything into her c...

2008 Overrated/Underrated Awards

1/16/2009 12:55pm EST
Katy Perry
All this year we've used this space to chronicle the annals of pop culture. Specifically, whether or not certain members of this all-encompassing umbrella term are overrated or underrated.

The time has come to focus our microscope a little more sharply and turn our critical eye on the year that was.

So, here they are, the first annual All Overrated/Underrated Awards in the fields of music, television and film.


The "'Everywhere' by Michelle Branch" Award for Most Underrated Record of the Year:

The Winner is: "Run (I'm a Natural Disaster) by Gnarls Barkley


Missy Higgins' New Album 'On A Clear Night' Due Feb. 26; Tour To Follow

2/1/2008 1:00pm EST
Missy Higgins
Acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Missy Higgins will return to the U.S. with her second record, "On A Clear Night," due for release on February 26, 2008.

Entertainment Weekly says of Missy, "…shows a depth reminiscent of early Suzanne Vega and Sarah McLachlan: catchy hooks…sounds just right."

Before Missy hits the road in the U.S., she will make two appearances at The Sundance Film Festival, performing at a very special live-music event titled "Where Music Meets Film" celebrating the enduring connection between music and film alongside artists such as Josh Groban, Jason M...

J. Lo, Baby Bash Join Santana On New Track On 'Ultimate Santana,' In Stores Oct. 16

9/21/2007 9:00pm EDT
Jennifer Lopez and Baby Bash have just laid down their vocals for a smoking new track entitled "This Boy's Fire," on Ultimate Santana, in stores October 16th on Arista Records. Written by Steve Morales, Sean Garrett and Baby Bash and produced by Steve Morales, Sean Garrett, Cory Rooney and Dr. Luke, the track adds a hot new flavor to this collection which features milestone tracks from Santana's hitmaking years on Columbia Records alongside the groundbreaking collaborations that highlighted three consecutive blockbuster Arista albums: Supernatural (1999), Shaman (2002), and All That I Am ...

Celebrity Birthdays, July 2

7/2/2007 3:00am EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Happy Birthday to "A Prairie Home Companion" star Lindsay Lohan (1986), actress Ashley Tisdale (1985), "The Wreckers" singer Michelle Branch (1983), actress Yancy Butler (1970), Canadian WWE star Bret "The Hitman" Hart (1957), actress/model Jerry Hall (1956), "Curb Your Enthusiasm" creator/star Larry David (1947), "Timecop" actor Ron Silver (1946), NASCAR driver Richard Petty (1937), actress Polly Holliday (1937), and actor Brock Peters (1927).

Miranda Lambert Returns With 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'; Win A Copy

4/17/2007 12:19pm EDT
Miranda Lambert
"My songs talk about real things," says Miranda Lambert. "Things that I've been through or I've witnessed through my friends and family - even my parents' private investigation business. If I feel it, I can sing it and make anyone believe it."

Big talk from a small-town Texas girl, but Lambert's got the goods to back it up. The old-school passion and power of her nearly platinum-selling 2005 debut Kerosene took it to the top of both the country charts and the critics' polls. Now the two-time CMA Horizon Award nominee returns with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, on which she raises the stakes both...

Sanctus Real Launches Spring Tour April 23 In Nashville During Gospel Music Week

3/30/2007 10:01pm EDT
Sanctus Real
Recipient of 2005's Modern Rock Album of the Year GMA Dove Award and 2006's most played artist at CHR radio (R&R), Sanctus Real brings its acclaimed brand of Rock to venues across the Southeast and Midwest on its 14-city spring "The Face of Love Tour." Touring in support of its hit album, The Face of Love, the band will be playing fan favorites, as well as chart toppers from the current album, including the title track, the No. 1 hit "I'm Not Alright" and its current Top 5 radio single, "Don't Give Up."

Launching April 23 in Nashville during Gospel Music Week, the tour features specia...

Miranda Lambert Returns To 'Nashville Star' Along With Little Big Town, The Wreckers

1/12/2007 2:23pm EST
Miranda Lambert
Nashville Star, the nation's top-rated country music series, has announced a lineup of Grammy-nominated guest star performers, including first season's Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town and The Wreckers. “Nashville Star” debuted last night with a supercharged 75-minute episode that saw two contestants eliminated in the tough competition.

"Once again, ‘Nashville Star’ continues to exceed all expectations," said Wachtel. "With an amazing roster of performers including Miranda's first return to 'Nashville Star' since the show's premiere, we're in for a very exciting season."

On Thur...

Celebrity Birthdays, July 2

7/2/2006 3:00am EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Happy Birthday to former teenager Lindsay Lohan (1986), actress Ashley Tisdale (1985), "The Wreckers" singer Michelle Branch (1983), actress Yancy Butler (1970), Canadian WWE star Bret "The Hitman" Hart (1957), actress/model Jerry Hall (1956), "Curb Your Enthusiasm" creator/star Larry David (1947), "Timecop" actor Ron Silver (1946), NASCAR driver Richard Petty (1937), actress Polly Holliday (1937), and actor Brock Peters (1927).

New Band Featuring Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp To Release Debut Album May 23

4/23/2006 9:00am EDT
The Wreckers
The Wreckers, consisting of Michelle Branch & Jessica Harp, are modern country with a pop twist, and a little rock & roll tossed in for that extra bite. Michelle and Jessica met when they were both struggling in the music business. Michelle broke with her 2001 solo release on Maverick, The Spirit Room. Still in her teens, she was swept onto major tours and recruited by legendary guitarist Carlos Santana for Grammy-winning duet, “Game of Love.” Her second release, Hotel Paper, hit number two on Billboard’s Hot 200.

Michelle invited Jessica to join her on the road after trading email...

One Tree Hill Soundtrack To Benefit Breast Cancer

1/17/2006 8:19pm EST
The WB Network's successful drama "One Tree Hill" has often offered its fans unique opportunities to interact with its characters and their storylines outside of traditional television viewing. However, the show's latest crossover element from the small screen hopes to directly benefit its core demographic – young women – by promoting greater awareness of early detection of breast cancer.

This season on "One Tree Hill," Peyton Sawyer (series regular Hilarie Burton) began to build a relationship with her birth mother Ellie (guest star Sheryl Lee), who recently reappeared in her life and...

Pamela Anderson, Missy Elliott, 3 Doors Down, Many More Added to AMAs

11/21/2005 2:53pm EST
3 Doors Down
The talent list for the "2005 American Music Awards" continues to grow. Newly added presenters for the special are Pamela Anderson, Michelle Branch, "Desperate Housewives'" James Denton, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Missy Elliott, Eve, "Grey's Anatomy's" Katherine Heigl, Jenny McCarthy, 3 Doors Down and tennis superstar Serena Williams, airing Tuesday, November 22 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on ABC.

Also scheduled to appear on the show as presenters are... cycling champion Lance Armstrong, Ashanti, Backstreet Boys, Blink 182's Travis Barker, James Blunt, Brooks & Dunn, Chris Brown, Ryan Cabr...

Santana Live DVD Coming

11/2/2005 4:57pm EST
On the heels of the release of his 38th album, All That I Am which hit stores yesterday November 1, Arista Records will be releasing Santana's Live By Request DVD in stores November 15th. These releases are the follow up to the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy award winning artist's two smash hit records, Supernatural & Shaman, two albums which in a few short years have sold over 30 million copies worldwide.

This DVD presents compelling live performances of tracks from the past two massively successful albums, as well as showcasing outstanding performances of Santana classics.