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Robert De Niro, Evan Rachel Wood & More Stars Attend Tribeca Film Festival Kick-Off Party

April 17th, 2013 9:37pm EDT
Evan Rachel Wood
On Tuesday night, celebrities such as Whoopi Goldberg, director Baz Luhrmann and Sienna Miller helped Robert De Niro kick off the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival by attending the Vanity Fair gala in New York City.

Each year, De Niro, festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal, and Vanity Fair editor Gradyon Carter host a bash at the state supreme courthouse on the eve of the festival's opening.

A pregnant Evan Rachel Wood (above), Mira Sorvino, Gretchen Mol, Karolina Kurkova, Jimmy Buffet, Christopher Walken and author Salman Rushdie were also guests at the event.

According to Rosenthal, security was...

Jimmy Buffett Settles Trademark Lawsuit

March 1st, 2012 7:15pm EST
Jimmy Buffett
Singer Jimmy Buffett has settled his trademark lawsuit with a Florida restaurant owner.

The hitmaker and owner of the Margaritaville restaurant chain launched a legal battle against Martiniville Liquor Bar & Kitchen boss Mike Hynds in September, alleging the name of his eatery could cause brand confusion among customers.

A complaint filed by Buffett's legal team reads, "The defendant's restaurant services are identical to the restaurant and bar services offered by the plaintiff... and even incorporate the same island theme."

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Hynds has backed down and ...

'Hawaii Five-0' Recap: 'Ki'ilua' (2.10)

November 22nd, 2011 2:06am EST
Hawaii Five-O
This week's Hawaii Five-0 feels like a sweeps episode. Our hero held at gunpoint by a former friend and in need of rescue? Definite attention-getter. Thankfully, "Ki'ilua" doesn't stop there, keeping hold of us through the hour.

Before we get to that point, though, we must deal with the murder of investigative reporter Bethany Morris (Kaytlin Borgen), who gets yanked out from under her bed like Maggie Grace in Taken. The obvious question is "What was she working on that got her killed?" Seems Bethany was a whistleblower poking her nose around in corporate business. Nothing you have...

Emma Stone Closed Facebook Account After Becoming Hooked On FarmVille

July 6th, 2011 10:34am EDT
Emma Stone
Actress Emma Stone shut down her Facebook.com profile after becoming "addicted" to a video game on the popular social networking site.

The Easy A star found herself hooked on FarmVille, which allows players to run their own virtual farm, growing crops, raising animals and trading goods with other participants.

However, Stone spent so much time cultivating her fictional piece of land, she forced herself to deactivate her Facebook account so she could focus on her real life and film career.

She tells Vanity Fair magazine, "I got addicted to FarmVille, so had to get off."

Stone isn't t...

Blake Shelton And Miranda Lambert Dominate The 2011 CMT Awards (See List Of Winners)

June 9th, 2011 8:05am EDT
Blake Shelton
Newlyweds Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert had an amazing night at the CMT Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday, picking up three of the nine top honors between them.

Shelton won Male Video and Web Video of the Year prizes for his hits Who Are You When I'm Not Looking and Kiss My Country A**, while his new bride landed the Female Video of the Year award for ballad The House That Built Me.

The night's biggest winner was Taylor Swift, who walked away with Video of The Year honors for her promo Mine.

Justin Bieber also picked up his first ever CMT award for his That Should Be Me ...

Jimmy Buffett To Launch Online 'Margaritaville' Game

May 26th, 2011 2:33pm EDT
Jimmy Buffett
Veteran entertainer Jimmy Buffett is set to jump into the video game industry with his own take on a popular social networking series.

The singer has teamed up with developers THQ to launch Margaritaville Online, named after his big hit, at the upcoming E3 exhibition in Los Angeles.

The game, like Zynga's widely-used FarmVille, will allow players to create their own island resort, take part in mini-games and play with characters from Buffett's songs while listening to the star's music, reports Billboard.com.

Buffett says, "The Margaritaville laidback state of mind is inherently social...

Spotlight on Summer Concerts

May 13th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Bonnaroo Music Festival
During the summer of 2011, plenty of music will be playing across this great land of ours. While by no means an exhaustive list of summer tours, we're shining our spotlight on some of the hottest tickets of the hottest season. Whatever your musical taste or monetary budget, there's bound to be something for everyone.


U2 - One of this summer's most highly-anticipated events is U2's 360ยบ Tour, especially considering that many fans have been waiting with tickets in hand since last summer, when the North American leg of the tour was postponed due to Bono's back injury. The tour begins wit...

Charlie Sheen Fights Jimmy Buffett To Trademark 'Tiger Blood'

April 5th, 2011 10:10pm EDT
Charlie Sheen Jimmy Buffett Tiger Blood
Charlie Sheen is challenging veteran entertainer Jimmy Buffett's attempts to create a drink called Tiger Blood - the actor has filed his own trademark application to take ownership of the phrase he coined last month.

The star became known for his use of terms like, "Duh, winning", as he engaged in a war of words with producers behind his hit sitcom Two and a Half Men earlier this year and he famously boasted in TV interviews that tiger blood runs through his veins.

Bosses at Buffett's company, Margaritaville Enterprises LLC, decided to try and cash in on Sheen's rants and antics by propos...

Jimmy Buffett Sinks Teeth Into 'Tiger Blood'

March 18th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Jimmy Buffett is trying to capitalize on the Charlie Sheen phenomenon ... the prince of 'parrot heads' just filed papers to create a drink called Tiger Blood.

According to documents filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and obtained by TMZ -- Margaritaville Enterprises LLC, owned by the singer, filed two applications on March 15 to trademark "Tiger Blood" for use in vodka and energy drinks.

As TMZ previously reported -- Tiger Blood is Charlie Sheen's codename for his mangosteen-infused fruit smoothie, Xango juice.

Interesting ... if Jimmy's application goes throug...

Jimmy Buffett Released From The Hospital

January 27th, 2011 6:59am EST
Jimmy Buffett
Veteran entertainer Jimmy Buffett was discharged from the hospital on Thursday, just a day after falling off stage during a concert in Australia.

The 64-year-old Margaritaville singer was performing at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney on Wednesday when he took a nasty tumble during the show finale. Buffett, who sustained a severe cut to his head, was placed on a gurney and taken to the city's St. Vincent's Hospital, where he received several stitches for the gash.

A medical center spokesperson confirmed he was in a stable condition four hours after he was admitted, and Buffett was ruled wel...

Jimmy Buffett Hospitalized After Stage Fall Down Under

January 26th, 2011 12:18pm EST
Jimmy Buffett
Veteran musician Jimmy Buffett has been admitted to a hospital in Australia after taking a nasty tumble off the stage during a concert.

The 64 year old was performing at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney on Wednesday when he fell into a large gap in front of the audience during the gig finale.

Buffett was reportedly unconscious for several minutes and suffered a gash on his head, reports TMZ.com.

The singer was taken to the city's St. Vincent's Hospital by paramedics, where he is said to be in a stable condition.

He will reportedly remain in the hospital while doctors assess the extent ...

Jimmy Buffett Tickets Banned From eBay

June 24th, 2010 10:44pm EDT
Jimmy Buffett
Bosses at auction website eBay.com have thwarted scalpers hoping to get rich from selling free tickets to a Jimmy Buffett charity gig - by banning the sale of passes for the Gulf Coast benefit.

More than 30,000 tickets for the easy listening star's free July 1 Alabama concert with country stars Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown were snapped up as soon as they became available on Wednesday - and opportunists who got their hands on passes have offered them as sale items on eBay.com.

Sickened by the thought of callous scalpers using the popular website to cash in on the oil spill benefit, eBay bos...

Jimmy Buffett Plans Oil Slick Benefit Show

June 21st, 2010 2:00pm EDT
Jimmy Buffett
Veteran musician Jimmy Buffett will team up with stars including Kenny Chesney for a free show in Alabama to pledge support to those affected by the oil spill in the Gulf Of Mexico.

The concert will be held on the beach at Gulf Shores, Alabama and will feature Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band, along with Chesney, Sonny Landreth, the Zac Brown Band, Jesse Winchester and Allen Toussaint.

Buffett has organized the event to show his support for the local businesses affected by the massive slick, which has been drifting ashore on the Gulf Coast since a BP rig ruptured in April.

The gig wi...

Summer 2010 Concert Preview

May 22nd, 2010 2:00pm EDT
Break out your beer coozies, lighters, coolers, Aviator glasses and Rock and Roll t-shirts, summer concert season is about to begin. Whether you are into pop music , country, metal or just looking to mingle and listen to some good tunes- we have everything you need to know in our summer concert preview.

Christina Aguilera kicks off her summer tour with Leona Lewis in July at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut and will be touring through August. It has been too long since fans have seen Christina on tour but she's finally back with her latest album, Bionic, which includes the catchy summ...

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover Model Brooklyn Decker Meets The Mayor

February 11th, 2010 1:30pm EST
Brooklyn Decker, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, SI Swimsuit
Mayor Oscar Goodman welcomed Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl Brooklyn Decker to Las Vegas yesterday. Although she looks quite demure in a beige sleevless shirt and sequined skirt, her cover shot definitely shows her sexy side. See more photos after the jump!

Decker, who is married to tennis ace Andy Roddick, said that finding out she was to be this year's featured cover girl was "the news of a lifetime." The model first appeared in the swimsuit edition in 2006, and she also appeared in the next two consecutive issues.

Brooklyn started off her career modeling prom dresses as a t...

Brooklyn Decker Lands Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover

February 9th, 2010 9:05am EST
Brooklyn Decker in Sports Illustrated
22-year-old model Brooklyn Decker graces the cover of Sports Illustrated's coveted swimsuit issue this year, looking scintillating in a yellow bikini.

Decker, who is married to tennis ace Andy Roddick, said landing the gig was "the news of a lifetime."

Brooklyn first appeared in the swimsuit edition in 2006, and she also appeared in the next two consecutive issues.

Brooklyn started off her career modeling prom dresses as a teenager. She has been featured in Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, FHM, and Glamour. She has also appeared in music videos for Jimmy Buffett and 3 Doors Down.


Clean-Up Crew Finds Dead Body At Bonnaroo Site

June 18th, 2009 6:05pm EDT
dead body found at bonnaroo
The success of the weekend's Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tennessee has been marred by news the event's clean-up crew found a dead body on site on Tuesday.

Reports suggest the 20-something male died of a drug-related issue or from natural causes on Monday.

An autopsy is underway to determine the exact cause of death.

The man was last seen alive on Monday afternoon.

Reunited jam-band Phish, Bruce Springsteen, Beastie Boys, Jimmy Buffett and Elvis Costello were among this year's performers.

The death is the seventh in Bonnaroo's eight-year history.

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Jimmy Buffett Added To Soggy Bonnaroo

June 13th, 2009 8:00am EDT
Jimmy Buffett
Revelers at the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee are hoping Jimmy Buffett's sunny songs about Florida fishing and cocktails stop the rain at the annual music event after storms ruined the opening night on Thursday.

The easy-listening superstar has been added to the line-up at the last minute and will perform on Saturday morning alongside African musician Ilo Ferreira and his Coral Reefer All-Stars.

Bonnaroo 2009 had a soggy start thanks to rain and thunder storms on Thursday - and more rain is forecast for the weekend.

Passion Pit, Portugal. The Man, and hip-hop acts The Knux and Mur...

Have You Heard? The Slow Learners

March 25th, 2009 11:30am EDT
The Slow Learners
The Slow Learners cocky musical swagger sounds as if it were born in New York City smoky bars and exclusive venues, you know, the kind in alleys with no signs. They have a certain air of cool to them, but it might surprise to find out that the band calls the Nation's capital, Washington, DC home.

While it may be hard to specifically pinpoint the accurate adjectives and nouns to describe the bands' music, the words eclectic and diverse do come to mind.

"We would describe it as Frank Zappa meets the Blues Brothers with a little Jimmy Buffett, says vocalist/guitarist Ed Jentsch. "It's ...

Steve Winwood Celebrates The New Year With String Of East Coast Concerts

December 3rd, 2008 6:00pm EST
Steve Winwood
Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Steve Winwood, recently named one of Rolling Stone magazine's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time," will ring in the New Year with a series of East Coast concert performances in January. Winwood's upcoming East Coast concert dates mark the first U.S. headline tour since 2007 for the legendary rock superstar, who last toured the states with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers in the summer of 2008.

Winwood is currently enjoying the success of his most recent album, Nine Lives, which entered the Billboard 200 at #12 last May, bringing the artist his highest chart debut...

Famous Fans Pay Tribute To Hunter S. Thompson At Movie Unveiling

June 29th, 2008 5:00pm EDT
Meg Ryan
A New York party to honor late author Hunter S. Thompson attracted a star-studded crowd including Meg Ryan, Jimmy Buffett and Candice Bergen on Wednesday.

A new movie about the Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas writer, entitled Gonzo, was screened at the bash at exclusive New York restaurant the Waverly Inn.

In the documentary, Thompson's first wife Sondi Wright attacks his 2005 suicide, claiming "this is a time (in American politics) when Hunter Thompson could make a difference in this country".

But at Wednesday's party, guests lined up to sing Thompson's praises. Vanity Fair e...

Our Favorite Summer Songs

June 24th, 2008 8:43am EDT
Everyone has favorite summer tunes, and since summer officially arrived over the weekend, what better way to celebrate the end of school, a day at the beach or a road trip than to listen to summer-inspired music?

Four Starpulse contributing writers have compiled lists of their favorite summer tunes (including several that were picked by more than one writer). Whether they are summer inspired, make you feel like summer, or are just cheerful tunes to listen to during the hot sticky months, we're sure they'll get you in the mood for sipping pina coladas, dipping your foot in the pool, or...

Notes & Quotes: Klum Wants #4, Fischer Wants Winslet, More

June 12th, 2008 8:00pm EDT
Heidi Klum
"So many people say I am so done. That hasn't come out of my mouth, and it hasn't come out of Seal's mouth either. I feel we still have one (baby) coming." Supermodel Heidi Klum insists she has one more child in her.

A construction worker in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has had his foot amputated following an accident that took place during the set up for a Jimmy Buffett concert. The 23-year-old man was helping to prepare for this weekend's Buffett gig at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday evening when a crane fell on him.

Soul legend-turned-minister Al Green has stopped officiating we...

Jimmy Buffet Buys One Of Donald Trump's Casinos

May 30th, 2008 11:52am EDT
Casino Mogul
Property mogul Donald Trump has sold one of his famed casinos to singer Jimmy Buffet for $315 million - allowing the singer to turn his Margaritaville fantasy into a real-life tropical oasis.

Buffett agreed to pay the large sum to Trump on Thursday for the purchase of his Marina Hotel Casino, the poorest-performing of three the billionaire holds in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Trump originally asked for $500 million for the 14-acre property - which features a 27-storey hotel with 728 guest rooms and a 79,000 square foot gambling Mecca - but reduced the price after lengthy negotiations....

Solo Artists: Most Underrated And Overrated

May 16th, 2008 10:52am EDT
Bob Marley
In one week, "American Idol" will add one more solo artist to the music history.

Whoever it is, they have their work cut out for them. America has a penchant for producing legendary solo artists. People like Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Marvin Gaye all came from America. Britain may have the monopoly on bands with the likes of The Beatles, The Who, and The Rolling Stones, but our sense of Independence has allowed us to produce the best solo acts of all time.

Still, some of these solo artists have received glowing reviews when completely unwarranted. Others have been nearly...

Harrison Ford's Ear Piercing Inspiration

April 21st, 2008 1:11pm EDT
Harrison Ford
Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford was inspired to have his ear pierced after a drinking session with earring-wearing pals Ed Bradley and Jimmy Buffett. The actor's choice to sport the jewelry at the age of 65 has raised eyebrows, but he insists it was a spontaneous decision inspired by alcohol, 10 years ago.

He says. "I was at a semi-drunken lunch with Ed Bradley and Jimmy Buffett, who were both wearing earrings. I walked down Madison Avenue till I found the first jewelry store that pierced ears."

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(This news article provided by World Enter...

Legendary Superstar Steve Winwood To Release 'Nine Lives' April 29

April 3rd, 2008 3:58pm EDT
Steve Winwood
The legendary singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Steve Winwood has signed a new deal with Columbia Records who will release the artist's highly-anticipated new major label album, "Nine Lives," on Tuesday, April 29.

The eagerly-awaited "Nine Lives" is Winwood's first full-length studio album since About Time, released on Winwood's own independent label, Wincraft, in 2003; and it opens an important new chapter in Steve's extraordinary career. The musician also recently announced that he will head out on a national tour with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers this summer for shows acro...

Celebrity Birthdays, December 25

December 25th, 2007 3:00am EST
Sissy Spacek
Happy Birthday to English singer Dido (1971), Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan (1971), stolen base leader Rickey Henderson (1958), Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox (1954), "Carrie" actress Sissy Spacek (1949), country singer/actress Barbara Mandrell (1948), Margaritaville singer Jimmy Buffett (1946), Jimi Hendrix Experience bass player Noel Redding (1945; d. 2003), baseball legend Nellie Fox (1927; d. 1975), Twilight Zone writer/creator Rod Serling (1924), American bandleader Cab Calloway (1907; d. 1994), Casablanca star Humphrey Bogart (1899; d. 1957), actresss Evelyn Nesbit (1884; d. 1967),...

Police Tour Is 'Most Requested Event' In First Half Of 2007

July 3rd, 2007 7:30pm EDT
The Police
The Police's reunion tour is the hottest ticket of the year so far, according to events agency Ticketmaster. The reformed Roxanne rockers beat out competition from ice-skating extravaganza Disney On Ice and stage show Wicked to claim the top spot on the U.S. concerts, tours and events chart for the first six months of 2007.

Country star Kenny Chesney, jam rockers the Dave Matthews Band and easy listening icon Jimmy Buffett also made the top 10.

Ticketmaster's mid-year chart is compiled from online page views and information requests, as well as actual ticket sales.

-Police P...

Live Nation Announces US Summer Tour Lineup

May 18th, 2007 10:41am EDT
Gwen Stefani
Live Nation, the world's largest live music company, announced a preliminary slate of summer concert tours that includes artists as diverse as Alan Jackson/Brooks & Dunn, Beyonce, Brad Paisley, Chicago/America, Dave Matthews Band, Def Leppard/Styx/Foreigner, Fall Out Boy, Family Values (Korn/Evanescence), Genesis, Gwen Stefani, Jimmy Buffett, John Mayer, Kenny Chesney, Ozzfest, Poison, Projekt Revolution (Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance), The Police, Rascal Flatts, Roger Waters, Rush, Stevie Nicks/Chris Isaak, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill and Toby Keith.

The summer tour schedule is preced...

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