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Olympic Soundrack Bounds To Top Of iTunes Chart

July 30th, 2012 8:32am EDT
Dizzee Rascal
The Olympic soundtrack is must-have music as evidenced by its climb to the top of the iTunes chart. The "Isle of Wonder" album features everything from Dizzee Rascal, to the Arctic Monkeys, and the Four Nations Choir.

Filmmaker Danny Boyle masterminded the opening ceremony on Friday night ,and he featured a lot of contemporary music, as well as some classical tunes.

Boyle's collaborators are featured prominently on the album, including his "Slumdog Millionaire" soundman AR Rahman, who is featured on the disc.

The album features music by Mike Oldfield, Emeli Sande, The Chemical Brothers, ...
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Lily Allen Gets Married; Shows Off Baby Bump

June 12th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Lily Allen
British singer Lily Allen is pregnant just months after losing her baby son.

The hitmaker wed her fiance Sam Cooper near their home in the English countryside on Saturday and her new husband reportedly announced the couple's baby news during his speech to guests at the reception.

Cooper reportedly told the 100-strong wedding party his new bride is 16 weeks pregnant, and the news was later confirmed by Allen's dress designer, Delphine Manivet.

During the wedding ceremony, Allen was said to have been sporting a visible baby bump, and Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper quotes Ms Manivet as...
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Lily Allen Loses Her Baby

November 1st, 2010 9:14am EDT
Lily Allen
British pop star Lily Allen has suffered a miscarriage. The Smile singer, who was around six months pregnant by her boyfriend Sam Cooper, was admitted to a hospital on Thursday morning after complaining of stomach pains.

The 25-year-old spent the weekend being treated by doctors, but efforts to save her baby tragically failed, according to British newspaper The Sun.

A statement from the star's representative confirms the news: "It is with great sadness that we have to confirm that Lily Allen and Sam Cooper have lost their baby. The couple ask that their privacy be respected and that they...
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Flo Rida Acts Like A Diva At Singapore Festival

September 29th, 2010 9:37pm EDT
Flo Rida
Rapper Flo Rida turned into a diva at a music festival in Singapore over the weekend when he refused to leave his hotel room for his concert start time and then extended his set.

The "Low" hitmaker was supposed to hit the stage at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Center for a midnight performance as part of the two-day Avalon At Large GO! event, which was staged around the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix.

But he kept organisers waiting for over an hour when he refused to leave his hotel room.

A source says, "No one had any idea why he was delaying his performance. His DJ showed up on tim...
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Lily Allen Wants A Baby 'Within A Year'

May 16th, 2010 6:00pm EDT
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Lily Allen is planning to use her hiatus from music to start a family - the British pop star wants to have a baby "within a year."

The Smile hitmaker announced last year she is planning a hiatus from recording and performing live to concentrate on launching a designer clothes hire shop and setting up her own record company.

But the 25 year old admits there's another reason for her break from pop - she is longing to have children with her boyfriend Sam Cooper and hopes to use her time off to become a mother.

She tells Britain's News of the World, "I'd like to have a child within a ...
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Coachella 2010 Preview

March 9th, 2010 10:22am EST
Jay-Z
Where else can you see the a-list (and some b-list) celebrities such as Paul McCartney, Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhall, David Hasselhoff, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Bosworth, Paris and Nicky Hilton, Brittany Snow, Dita Von Teese and Zach Braff? Along with musical talents like Jay-Z, The Gorillaz, and about 100 other bands of note?

Well travel out to the middle of the California desert about 3 hours from Los Angeles and you can find them all. Surprised? Well you shouldn't be. On April 16-18 in Indio, Calif., you can find all of the above and more at the 11th annual Coachella Valley Music and ...
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Lily Allen Wants Rich, Non-Retarded Boyfriend

January 28th, 2009 9:07am EST
Lily Allen
Pop star Lily Allen has her sights set on a rich sugar daddy, so she can move out of London and try to start a family again. The singer suffered a miscarriage at the end of 2006 and then ended her romance with Chemical Brothers star Ed Simons - the father of the baby - but she hasn't given up on finding happiness in love and as a mom.

She insists she'll continue making hits for another four years, and then she'll get serious about settling down.

Allen tells Spin magazine, "Then (I'll) try to find someone to fall in love with, have another go at having children, and move somewhere ...
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Lily Allen: 'I Think I Like Much Older Men'

December 22nd, 2008 8:39am EST
Lily Allen
British pop star Lily Allen is having trouble finding a boyfriend because she doesn't "fancy" any famous men. The hitmaker is adamant she doesn't want to date someone who isn't famous, because she would worry her partner would sell their story to the press.

Allen, who split form Chemical Brothers DJ Ed Simons earlier this year, would prefer to date a suitor who is also in the public eye - but can't find anyone suitable.

She says, "If I meet someone who is not part of the showbiz industry, I think, 'Should I sleep with this person? Are they going to be straight on the phone (to the...
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The Chemical Brothers Announce 'Brotherhood'-- Best Of Collection Out Sept. 2

August 3rd, 2008 3:00pm EDT
The Chemical Brothers
Following their fifth consecutive UK number 1 album last year, the GRAMMY award winning We Are The Night (Best Electronic/Dance Album), The Chemical Brothers return with Brotherhood a 'Best Of' collection with a kick and a twist, set for release on September 2, 2008.

In a career that to date has spanned 13 years and accrued 9 million record sales Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons have established themselves as true pioneers of electronic music and as The Chemical Brothers they have become one of the most popular dance acts of all time. Now seems the perfect time to take stock of their seminal...
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Lily Allen Splits From Chemical Brothers DJ-- Again

August 3rd, 2008 11:00am EDT
Lily Allen
Pop star Lily Allen has parted ways with on/off boyfriend Ed Simons - announcing the split on a social networking website.

The "Smile" singer initially broke up with Chemical Brothers DJ earlier this year, just weeks after she miscarried the couple's baby.

They appeared to have rekindled their love in recent months, after they were spotted enjoying a series of dinner dates and attending U.K. music festival Glastonbury in June.

And while neither star has spoken publicly about their second go at the romance, they offered the strongest hint yet that they had reconciled by admit...
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Lily Allen Reconciling With Ex?

July 8th, 2008 10:51am EDT
Lily Allen
British pop star Lily Allen has fueled speculation of a reconciliation with ex-boyfriend Ed Simons after the pair announced their relationship on a social networking website.

The 23-year-old split with the Chemical Brothers DJ earlier this year just weeks after she miscarried the couple's baby.

But the Smile hitmaker has recently enjoyed a series of dinner dates with Simons and they also attended U.K. music festival Glastonbury together.

And now Allen and Simons have offered the strongest hint yet that they have revived their romance - by admitting to being in a relationship ...
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Lily Allen Denies Reunion With Ex-Boyfriend

May 25th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Lily Allen
Lily Allen has dismissed speculation she has reconciled with her ex-boyfriend Ed Simons - insisting she is not "some failed baby machine trying to win my man back." The couple split earlier this year, shortly after the "Smile" singer suffered a miscarriage.

Allen fueled speculation she had gotten back together with the Chemical Brother after they were photographed having lunch together earlier this week.

But Allen, 23, has blasted the claims - insisting she has maintained a friendly relationship with her former lover - and criticized the press for running false stories.

She w...
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Lily Allen Recovering From Miscarriage With Therapist's Help

March 7th, 2008 1:06pm EST
Lily Allen
British singer Lily Allen has praised her therapist for helping her overcome the trauma of losing a baby, and forcing her to accept she's not ready to be a mom. Through professional help, the "Smile" hitmaker - whose parents, actor Keith Allen and film-maker Alison Owen, divorced when she was four - has come to realize her obsessive desire for a family stems from her own troubled childhood.

Allen was devastated when she suffered a miscarriage in January, and her misery was confounded when she split with the baby's father, Chemical Brothers star Ed Simons.

However, the singer is sl...
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Lily Allen Being Treated For Depression

March 5th, 2008 9:36am EST
Lily Allen
Pop star Lily Allen has turned to a professional psychologist to help her deal with a bout of depression following her tragic miscarriage earlier this year.

The Smile singer, 22, endured a tearful start to the year when she learned she had lost her and boyfriend Ed Simons' baby, just weeks after announcing her pregnancy.

There was further heartbreak for Allen in late January when she split from Simons - one half of dance duo Chemical Brothers - prompting the star to seek treatment at a top London clinic to deal with her misery, according to reports.

A close pal says, "She ...
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Amy Winehouse Steals The Show With Five Grammys

February 11th, 2008 8:32am EST
Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse stole the show at the 50th Grammy Awards, winning five top honors. Kanye West was nominated for eight awards and went home with four prizes, including Rap Album, Rap Performance and Rap Song; Bruce Springsteen picked up three, including Best Rock Song. The White Stripes, Justin Timberlake and Mary J. Blige all won two.

But the night was dominated by Winehouse, who picked up all but one of the awards she was nominated for - Record of the Year for Rehab; Album of the Year for Back to Black; Best New Artist; Best Pop Vocal Album for Back to Black; Song of the Year for Rehab;...
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Lily Allen Dumped

February 3rd, 2008 3:00pm EST
Lily Allen
Singer Lily Allen is nursing a broken heart after she was dumped by Chemical Brothers star Ed Simons - just weeks after suffering a miscarriage. The Smile hitmaker and 37-year-old Simons were distraught last month after learning Allen had lost their unborn baby.

And despite putting on a united front for the media following the sad news, Simons has now decided to end his five-month romance with the 22-year-old star - leaving her devastated, according to reports.

A close pal tells the British newspaper The Sun, "They tried to make things work but couldn't. The miscarriage was a horr...
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Commemorate GRAMMY's 50th Anniversary With 'The Ultimate GRAMMY Collection'

January 8th, 2008 2:12pm EST
Classic Pop
In a grand commemoration of the 50th Celebration of the GRAMMY® Awards, Shout! Factory and The Recording Academy®'s GRAMMY® Recordings announce an electrifying 7-CD series encompassing GRAMMY® winners from four of the legendary awards' major genres. With a personal introduction written by 27-time GRAMMY® winner and 50th Celebration Ambassador Quincy Jones, this series is a sumptuous ode to the biggest hits in music history and a must-have for music lovers and collectors alike.

"We look forward to celebrating the past five decades of GRAMMY®-winning music with music fans everywhere thr...
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Lily Allen's Pregnancy Delays Album

December 21st, 2007 9:28am EST
Lily Allen
Singer Lily Allen has reportedly angered record bosses after new of her pregnancy has thrown her second album in doubt.

The Smile hit-maker announced she was expecting boyfriend and The Chemical Brothers star Ed Simons' baby earlier this week. However the news has infuriated bosses at EMI who have been forced to set back the release date for the LP.

A source tells British newspaper the Daily Star, "Its not great timing. She's been working hard on her new album, but she's still got a long way to go on it. The plan was for her to be in the studio for the first part of next year, t...
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Lily Allen Reportedly Pregnant

December 19th, 2007 1:04am EST
Lily Allen
British pop star Lily Allen is reportedly pregnant with her first child. The Smile hitmaker found out she was expecting Chemical Brothers star Ed Simons' child last month, but has only revealed the news to close family members, including her actor father Keith.

A source tells British newspaper the Sun, "Lily is thrilled to be pregnant and can't wait to become a mum. She's a real family person. Ed's very happy. He is really looking after her."

The 22-year-old has been dating Simons, 37, since September.

-Lily Allen Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainme...
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Lily Allen Quits Therapy

December 6th, 2007 12:00pm EST
Lily Allen
British singer Lily Allen credits her Chemical Brothers star boyfriend Ed Simons with giving her the strength to ditch therapy. Allen, 22, has been dating Simons, 37, since the summer, and their blossoming relationship has gradually caused all her deeply-buried angst to melt away.

She has been undergoing therapy sessions "to vent" since her teens, but her counselor advised Allen to stop visiting her when it became clear she was no longer furious with the world.

Allen explains, "She was like, 'Right, you don't need to come any more. Frankly, it's a waste of your money. You're hap...
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Lily Allen To Quit Music

November 26th, 2007 9:17am EST
Lily Allen
British pop star Lily Allen has vowed to quit the music industry before she turns 25 - so she can 'lead a normal life'. The 22-year-old has hinted the follow-up to her 2006 debut Alright, Still will be her final album, because she wants to concentrate on her home life and having children.

She says, "I'd like to live in the country and have chickens and pigs. It's a great job but it doesn't leave time for what's important - like having a family. I'm going to do one more album. I just want to make some money - maybe I could retire at 25."

The singer is currently dating Chemical Br...
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Lily Allen Pulls Out Of Mark Ronson's Show

October 26th, 2007 9:48am EDT
Lily Allen
British singer Lily Allen has snubbed her producer Mark Ronson by skipping a gig where she was due to perform - to party with friends. The Smile star - who is dating Chemical Brothers star Ed Simons - was billed to appear at a north London venue on Wednesday with the rising music producer but pulled out at the last minute.

She was then spotted enjoying a night out with pals on the other side of the city. Ronson - who produced some of Allen's songs on her debut album Alright, Still - told the crowd, "My friend Lily was supposed to be here but she canceled last minute."

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Lily Allen Finds 'Like' With Another DJ

October 20th, 2007 2:00pm EDT
Lily Allen
Lily Allen has confirmed she's dating Chemical Brothers star Ed Simons but refuses to admit she's in love with the dance music star. The singer insists the DJ, who at 37 is 15 years her senior, would be annoyed if she started telling the media she was in love.

She says, "I'm not saying I'm in love. He'll go mad. I'm in like... We really like each other."

Allen recently split from longterm love, DJ Seb Chew.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Funeral For A Friend Scoop Top Award At BT Digital Music Awards

October 4th, 2007 9:16am EDT
Funeral For A Friend
Rockers Funeral For A Friend have scooped the top prize at the BT Digital Music Awards - fending off fierce competition from Rihanna, Razorlight and Bloc Party.

The Welsh band was honored for their contribution to digital music at the London ceremony on Tuesday night, while Natasha Bedingfield won the award for Best Pop Artist, and The Chemical Brothers took home the Best Electronic Artist Or DJ accolade.

Muse and Lemar both dominated the Best Rock/Indie Artist and Best Urban Artist categories respectively for the second year running, while other winners included Keane, for Best...
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Rihanna Remains European Number One

July 18th, 2007 11:00am EDT
Rihanna
Rihanna remains the reigning queen of Europe after notching up a fifth week at the top of the continent's singles chart. The R&B singer beat off competition with her Umbrella summer dance anthem.

Mika's Relax, Take It Easy, climbs two places to number two, while Enrique Iglesias' Do You Know? (The Ping Pong Song), Avril Lavigne's When You're Gone and Mark Medlock/Dieter Bohlen's You Can Get It come in at three, four and five respectively.

Rockers Bon Jovi continue to dominate the European albums chart - the group's Lost Highway tops the countdown for the third week running.

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Nine Number Ones For Rihanna

July 16th, 2007 9:58am EDT
 Rihanna
R&B star Rihanna has continued her blistering chart success in the U.K. after scoring her ninth week at number one with hit single Umbrella. The 19-year-old singer held off competition from Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie, whose Big Girls Don't Cry went up six to number two.

Kate Nash is at number three with Foundations, Timbaland takes fourth spot with The Way I Are and the Arctic Monkeys are fifth with Fluorescent Adolescent. It means Rihanna has equaled the run of hip-hop duo Gnarls Barkley last year with their song Crazy. The all-time record for consecutive weeks at the top of th...
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Rihanna Number One For Eight Weeks In UK

July 9th, 2007 9:49am EDT
Rihanna
R&B singer Rihanna has continued her chart dominance in the U.K. after scoring her eighth week at number one with summer hit Umbrella. The 19-year-old once again saw off British singer Kate Nash - whose song Foundations stayed at number two for the second week running.

Avril Lavigne was the highest new entry with When You're Gone at number three, while Do You Know by Enrique Iglesias and The Hoosier's Worried About Ray scored fourth and fifth spots respectively.

Dance stars The Chemical Brothers went straight in at number one in the album chart with We Are The Night, while Crow...
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Kraak & Smaak Release Two-Disc Set 'The Remix Sessions'

June 20th, 2007 7:15pm EDT
Kraak & Smaak
Mark Kneppers, Oscar De Jong and Wim Plug, aka, Kraak & Smaak released their debut CD, Boogie Angst, in 2006 on Quango Music Group, to critical acclaim and, more importantly to fan's delight. The Dutch trio released a collection of rarities and remixes on May 8 entitled The Remix Sessions. Fans everywhere will rejoice as hard-to-find tracks, many of which were only released on vinyl, are assembled in this boogie-licious showcase of remixes from such renowned artists as Jamiroquai, Bitter:Sweet, Dorfmeister vs MDLA, Mark Rae and Skeewiff.

Twenty-eight-year-old Oscar De Jong, the main kn...
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The Chemical Brothers Delay Album Over Artwork

June 7th, 2007 9:35am EDT
The Chemical Brothers
The Chemical Brothers have been forced to delay the release of their new album because of problems with the artwork. We Are The Night was originally due to be released on June 18th , but the Galvanize hit makers have had to push back their sixth studio album to next month to accommodate changes to their album cover.

The album will now be released on July 2nd.

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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Beck, Fatboy Slim And Others Will Have Music Videos Featured In 'Lumines II'

July 18th, 2006 10:45am EDT
Lumines II
Buena Vista Games, Inc., the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company, today announced details of the soundtrack and music videos that will appear in the highly anticipated music-based puzzle game, Lumines II, from renowned developer Q ENTERTAINMENT. As the first handheld video game to feature artists’ actual music videos, Lumines II for the PSP system is a mesmerizing sequel to the popular game, Lumines.

“With some of today’s most popular artists involved, Lumines II is an amazing project,” said Michael Ryder, senior vice president of global production, Buena Vista Gam...
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