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Who The Celebrities Are Voting For In The 2012 Presidential Election

September 5th, 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

December 30th, 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

August 30th, 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)

August 12th, 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

December 9th, 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'

April 18th, 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

January 16th, 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


Wreckers Star Jessica Harp Weds

February 6th, 2008 5:30pm EST
The Wreckers
Singer/songwriter Jessica Harp has wed violinist Jason Mowery just days after The Wreckers bandmate Michelle Branch announced the duo was no more. The couple wed at an art gallery in Franklin, Tennessee on Monday.

Mowery was also a session member of The Wreckers.

Thrilled Harp says, "Growing up, you and your girlfriends talk about getting married, who you will marry, the kind of wedding you want - today exceeded all of my expectations. Jason and I feel incredibly lucky to have such amazing family and friends to share this wonderful moment with."

(This news article provide...

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

February 1st, 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...

The Wreckers Split

February 1st, 2008 8:45am EST
The Wreckers
Country duo The Wreckers have split. The two-piece, ex-pop star Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp, formed the band in 2005, but have now decided to concentrate their musical efforts elsewhere.

Both are currently recording solo albums.

Branch says, "It was a lot of fun. But Jessica never got to do a solo record. For now, it's gone for good."

-The Wreckers Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

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

September 21st, 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 ...

The Wreckers Caught Up In Child Support Battle

September 6th, 2007 9:47am EDT
Michelle Branch's country band The Wreckers are caught up in a divorce battle as bandmate Jason Mowry's ex-wife fights the fiddler for child support.

Mowery left his wife Abigail last year after he fell for Branch's Wreckers sidekick Jessica Harp. Abigail was heavily pregnant with the couple's child at the time.

Mowery and Harp have since become engaged - something an excited Branch let slip during a show in New York in July.

And now Abigail Mowery is dragging her husband to court in October, claiming the fiddle player is in arrears on child support.

(This news article p...

Celebrity Birthdays, July 2

July 2nd, 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

April 17th, 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

March 30th, 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...

Michelle Branch Stalker Arrested At Gig

March 29th, 2007 4:03pm EDT
Michelle Branch
A man accused of stalking Michelle Branch was arrested at the singer/songwriter's Wisconsin concert on Monday night - after she spotted him in the audience. The new mom was performing with her band The Wreckers in Sheboygan when she caught a glimpse of 32-year-old Dominick Giordano and asked security staff to step in.

According to fans, Branch stopped the concert and said, "Wait a second. There's a guy in the audience - striped shirt and glasses - can somebody check him out?"

Giordano was cited for disorderly conduct after security staff at the Weill Center for the Performing Arts...

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

January 12th, 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...

The Wreckers Make Music History

August 29th, 2006 10:20am EDT
The Wreckers
Michelle Branch's new duo has made country music history by becoming the first twosome in 15 years to top the U.S. Hot Country Songs chart with their first single. Branch's The Wreckers have hit the top of the country chart with "Leave The Pieces."

This is a first for a country couple since Brooks & Dunn scored a number one with "Brand New Man" in 1991. And they're only the second female duo since the inception of the chart in 1944 to hit the top. The Wreckers is a collaboration between Branch and longtime pal Jessica Harp.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News ...

Celebrity Birthdays, July 2

July 2nd, 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).

Michelle Branch Feels Awkward Singing Love Song

June 16th, 2006 11:07am EDT
The Wreckers
Michelle Branch still has a hard time performing the song “Tennessee” with new singing partner Jessica Harp because it is a romantic ode to her brother. The two women recently formed country music duo The Wreckers and regularly have to perform the track, which is hugely popular with fans.

Harp had previously dated the singer's brother and wrote the deeply personal song about the emotional turmoil she experienced during the relationship.

Branch explains, "Every time I sing it, I think a) It's weird that I'm singing about my brother and b) I was monkey-in-the middle of that relati...

The Wreckers Were Homewreckers

June 2nd, 2006 10:25am EDT
The Wreckers
Michelle Branch and singing partner Jessica Harp decided to name their new group The Wreckers after inadvertently dating married men. Both had been involved in past relationships with sleazy men and thought it would make a great name for their new duo.

Branch explains, "Before I was married, Jess and I would always laugh about these horrible relationships we'd find ourselves in. I dated a credit-card stealer once."

Harp also had a similar experience saying, "I dated this guy for about a year and found out that he was married and had a baby."

Branch adds, "So we started say...

The Wreckers Drop First Album Tomorrow

May 22nd, 2006 10:22am EDT
The Wreckers
Michelle Branch has formed a country duo with her former back-up singer Jessica Harp. The new duo, called The Wreckers, will release their first album, "Stand Still Look Pretty," on Tuesday.

Harp had been pursuing a solo country career when Branch asked if she wanted to form the new group. Branch was 17 when she released her first hit, "Everywhere," and released her second solo album, Hotel Paper, three years ago.

Check out some Michelle Branch pictures!

Learn more about The Wreckers.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

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

April 23rd, 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

January 17th, 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

November 21st, 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

November 2nd, 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.


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