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Fashion Fails: Emily Osment, Liberty Ross, Ke$ha, More

November 24th, 2013 3:03pm EST
Emily Osment
It's Fashion Fail Time! That means we take a break from letting you know how good all of your favorite stars look to show the other side of fashion: the fails!

Emily Osment wore this stained glass window dress to the Catching Fire premiere, but lucky for her she wasn't the worst-dressed there. Still, the outfit draws way too much to the pattern and not who is wearing it.

Liberty Ross wore this bizarre outfit to a fashion show. It looks like a throwaway ensemble you see on the catwalk every once in a while. The headpiece is the icing on the cake, just hammering home the absurdity of it...
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Worst Dressed Stars At The 2013 Latin Grammy Awards

November 22nd, 2013 8:42am EST
Natalie Cole
The Latin Grammy Awards took place on Thursday night in Las Vegas, and the stars strutted their best (and worst) looks on the red carpet.

Natalie Cole's gown was a beautiful crimson color, but we don't understand the bat wings jutting out from the front of it.

The 63-year-old singer has toned arms and lean legs, but her choice in dress was simply puzzling. She looked like she was channeling some sort of futuristic, space age style.

Check out more bad looks from last night's event...

Charo

You gotta love that her style hasn't changed over the years, however...

Z Lala

She's defin...
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Stars line up for Gregg Allman tribute gig

October 23rd, 2013 8:30pm EDT
Gregg Allman
Stars including Trace Adkins, Natalie Cole, Martina Mcbride and Don Was are set to salute veteran rocker Gregg Allman at a special tribute concert in Atlanta, Georgia next year (14).

Train frontman Pat Monahan, Jackson Browne, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Sam Moore, Eric Church, Widespread Panic and the 65-year-old star's own The Allman Brothers Band will also perform in his honour at the All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman event.

Don Was and Haynes will serve as co-musical directors of the Fox Theatre concert, which will feature unique collaborations and surprise ...
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Chucho Valdes & Natalie Cole to team up for Hollywood Bowl tribute to their fathers

July 23rd, 2013 3:10am EDT
Natalie Cole
Cuban musician Chucho Valdes is to join Natalie Cole onstage at the Hollywood Bowl to revisit a standard their fathers first recorded together in the 1950s.

The pianist's father Bebo Valdes was hired by Nat King Cole to arrange and play on his 1958 Spanish language album Cole Espanol and now his son will perform with Cole's daughter when she headlines at the Bowl on 14 August (13).

Valdes will also open for the singer, who has scored a hit album by reworking her father's Spanish-language project - Natalie Cole en Espanol shot to the top of Billboard’s Latin Albums chart in the U.S. when i...
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Natalie Cole's Spanish album is tribute to Hispanic kidney donor

July 1st, 2013 8:30pm EDT
Natalie Cole
R&B singer Natalie Cole was inspired to record her new album entirely in Spanish after receiving a kidney transplant from an Hispanic donor.

The daughter of music icon Nat King Cole, who suffers from hepatitis C, underwent the life-saving procedure in 2009 after a young woman from El Salvador died during childbirth.

Cole, 63, has bounced back from ill health thanks to the operation and she has decided to pay tribute to her donor with the release of Natalie Cole En Espanol, her first project since the surgery.

She tells Billboard.com, "I don't believe in coincidences. I believe everything...
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Chris Brown Scores Five Soul Train Award Nominations

October 21st, 2011 11:20am EDT
Chris Brown
R&B star Chris Brown will lead the way at the 2011 Soul Train Awards after receiving five nominations.

The singer is poised to dominate the prizegiving after being nominated for Best Male R&B/Soul Artist, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Dance Performance.

Beyonce and Kanye West will also be big competitors with four nominations apiece, while Brown's ex-girlfriend Rihanna, Adele and Kelly Rowland each have three.

Funk group Earth, Wind & Fire and soul icon Gladys Knight will receive Legend Awards at the Atlanta, Georgia event, which will be hosted by fu...
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The E Family Celebrate New Album Release - Starpulse Exclusive

September 14th, 2011 3:40pm EDT
The E Family Now & Forever
After years of playing on each other’s projects, The E Family came together to produce this ultimate, long overdue and highly anticipated labor of love, Now & Forever. Available in stores on September 20, 2011 on Sheila E’s Stiletto Flats Music through Waterfront Entertainment (Fontana / Universal), Now & Forever pays homage to their collective diversity of styles, influences and experiences.

Check out an exclusive to Starpulse.com the video of the making of Now & Forever!

The Musical Family Dynasty Pete Escovedo, Sheila E., Juan Escovedo and Peter Michael Escovedo Wil...
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Natalie Cole Supports Hepatitis Public Health Crusade

July 26th, 2011 4:20pm EDT
Natalie Cole
R&B singer Natalie Cole has thrown her support behind a new public health campaign to raise awareness about the hepatitis C virus.

The This Will Be hit-maker has teamed up with rock legend Gregg Allman to back the American Liver Foundation's Tune In To Hep C, which aims to encourage public conversations about the life-altering disease and urge sufferers to take action and get help. For Cole, the mission is particularly personal - the singer was diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C in 2008.

She says, "One thing is for sure - there's a stigma surrounding hepatitis C because it's associated ...
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Lionel Richie & Quincy Jones To Re-Record 'We Are The World'

January 21st, 2010 2:39pm EST
Lionel Richie & Quincy Jones To Re-Record
Legendary music producer Quincy Jones is re-teaming with Lionel Richie to record an updated version of their star-studded 1985 hit We Are The World, to benefit Haitian earthquake victims.

The original song, written by Jones and Michael Jackson, featured Richie, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Cyndi Lauper, Billy Joel and other artists. Proceeds from the single benefited African famine relief.

Co-producers Jones and Richie have reportedly invited Usher, John Legend and Natalie Cole and numerous other performers to record the updated anniversary edition, following last week's devastatin...
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Michael Jackson Tribute Show Canceled

December 19th, 2009 4:52pm EST
Michael Jackson
Jermaine Jackson's global tribute to his late brother Michael has been scrapped for the second time.

Organizers at World Awards Media, led by the King of Pop's older brother, canceled a Vienna, Austria concert in September after struggling to secure stars to perform at the event. The show was rescheduled for London next summer.

The latter concert appeared to be in trouble after an executive decision to dissolve the company behind the project was made last month.

Martin Schneider, liquidator for the organizers, said: "The company cannot sign any new contracts and will certainly not ...
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Mary J. Blige Won't Do Michael Jackson Vienna Tribute

September 9th, 2009 8:25am EDT
Mary J. Blige
Jermaine Jackson's planned Vienna, Austria tribute to his late brother Michael is beginning to look like a case of wishful thinking - Mary J. Blige has turned the show down.

Jackson announced Blige and Chris Brown would be among the headliners at a press conference on Tuesday, but both have since insisted they won't be part of the September 26 concert at the Imperial Schonbrunn Palace.

Brown's spokesperson has said, "Chris is not confirmed to perform or participate in any capacity for this show," and now Blige's people have followed suit - an aide insists the singer will be in Italy a...
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No Michael Jackson Tribute For Chris Brown

September 8th, 2009 9:46pm EDT
No Michael Jackson Tribute For Chris Brown
Chris Brown has not signed up to lead the musical tribute concert to Michael Jackson in Vienna, Austria - despite the pop icon's brother Jermaine backing him as the main headliner.

At a press conference in the European city on Tuesday, The Jackson 5 singer told reporters that disgraced Brown would take center stage at the star-studded tribute for the late "Thriller" legend on September 26.

He confirmed, "Michael was his idol and he (Brown) dedicated his first number one hit in the U.S. to Michael. Chris is a very, very talented artist."

It was to be Brown's first time on stage sinc...
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Chris Brown To Lead Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

September 8th, 2009 8:32am EDT
Chris Brown To Lead Jackson Tribute
Shamed singer Chris Brown is to make his musical comeback by headlining the upcoming tribute concert to Michael Jackson in Vienna, Austria.

UPDATE 9/8: No Michael Jackson Tribute For Chris Brown

The R&B star was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to serve six months hard labor after pleading guilty to a vicious assault on his ex-girlfriend Rihanna in February. The Kiss Kiss hit-maker has not performed in public since the incident, which occurred after a pre-Grammy Awards party.

Brown is now ready to make his return to the stage - he has been announced as the first head...
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The Starpulse Top 8 At 8*, May 22

May 22nd, 2009 8:00pm EDT
Natalie Cole
What happened in the wide, wonderful world of celebrity news & gossip today? Here's a quick recap of the top eight stories in Starpulse News for today, Friday, May 22, 2009:

Vegetarian Christian Bale Still Craves Blood - Christian Bale struggles to maintain his vegetarianism because he is often struck with the strong compulsion to eat meat....

Jamie Foxx Likes 'Thick' Women - Jamie Foxx has been tempted by former Cheers star Kirstie Alley's offer of romance because he likes big women....

'American Idol' Banter: Not Surprising At All - People seem to be shocked tha...
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A Fan Gave Natalie Cole A Kidney

May 22nd, 2009 11:10am EDT
 Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole has an anonymous fan to thank for her recent kidney transplant - the unnamed donor provided the vital organ after the singer detailed her plight on TV.

The star has been battling ill health since she was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 2008. She suffered kidney problems while undergoing treatment for the liver disease, which included dialysis three times a week.

In April she made an appearance on the Larry King Live show, talking about her desperate need for a kidney transplant and was overwhelmed by emails from viewers offering her their own organs. And her message ...
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Natalie Cole Has Kidney Transplant

May 21st, 2009 8:43am EDT
Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole is on the road to recovery after undergoing a successful kidney transplant in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Cole is "resting comfortably" after the operation to implant the new kidney, which the singer obtained from a deceased donor via the organ procurement agency One Legacy. The 59 year old has struggled with kidney failure while undergoing treatment for hepatitis C, which she contracted during her time as an intravenous heroin user.

Just last month, Cole admitted she feared she would die before finding a replacement kidney. The star is now set to reschedule her summer to...
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'Idol' Recap: Matt Gets The Boot & Kris Could Steal The Win From Adam

April 30th, 2009 8:52am EDT
American Idol
Simon Cowell started the American Idol results show by saying how great everyone was and how wide open the competition is this year. He couldn't be more correct. That's why we saw Adam, the favorite all year, nearly exit the stage while the previously ousted Matt Giraud (who I've been calling the most talented competitor all year) got the cruelest boot.

In fact, there were two favorites in the bottom three this week. Probably the two most likely to win the entire competition had to sweat the longest last night. And at this point, it wasn't that much of surprise with the depth remai...
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Chris Brown-Rihanna Drama, Kanye West Mullet, And Old People Rule This Year's Grammys

February 9th, 2009 10:51am EST
Neil Diamond
For the 2009 Grammy Awards, Starpulse.com contributing writer Simbarashe keeps a blog as everything happens live! Time for this year's Grammys. Since I'm doing this live I'll have no choice but to post only my initial gut-reactions as things happen, so hopefully this will be to your reading benefit. If someone is hot, I'll let you know. If someone is not, I'll let you know that too. I'm just wondering if anything I blog can or would be used against me.

8:00pm - I'm excited! The Grammys have started!

8:00pm - U2 kick things off with their new single "Get On Your Boots". It's like ZooT...
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Grammy Fashion: The Best, The Worst & The In-Between

February 9th, 2009 9:39am EST
Grammy Fashion
Last night's Grammy Awards were full of drama, and the stars made dramatic statements with their fashion attire. We picked the best & worst of the night, but what do you think? Do you agree with our picks? Click through our fashion slideshow, and let us know!

THE WORST!!!!

Bai Ling

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Cyndi Lauper

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Estelle

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Jordin Sparks

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List Of The 51st Grammy Awards Winners

February 9th, 2009 9:07am EST
Robert Plant
Former Led Zeppelin star Robert Plant and his new performance partner Alison Krauss were the toast of the 51st Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night after claiming a fistful of honors.

The duo picked up awards for Album of The Year, Record of The Year, Best Pop Collaboration, Best Country Collaboration and Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album.

Lil Wayne, who was the most nominated artist at this year's Grammys, took home three prizes and a share of the Best Rap Performance for a Duo or Group for Swagga Like Us with Jay-Z, T.I. and Kanye West. Coldplay were also triple w...
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Natalie Cole's Son Tested As A Possible Kidney Donor

February 5th, 2009 8:55pm EST
Natalie Cole
Ailing singer Natalie Cole's son has undergone tests to establish if he can donate a much-needed kidney to his mom. Cole, 58, has been battling ill health since she was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 2008.

She suffered kidney problems while she was being treated for the liver disease, and is currently undergoing dialysis three times a week.

The only cure is a kidney transplant - and the star reveals her 31-year-old son Robert is being checked out as a possible donor.

Cole says, "My son may be a possible match. It's very sweet and kind of strange to have people offer something ...
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'Rehab' Ozzy Osbourne Sent Daughter Kelly To Is Tough Boot Camp

January 30th, 2009 5:30pm EST
Kelly Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne has sent his hellraising daughter Kelly to the tough boot-camp-style rehab clinic where he kicked his addictions to alcohol and drugs. The 24-year-old checked into the Hazelden Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center in Oregon last week, just days after she was arrested for slapping a British reporter.

Her mom Sharon confirmed the news on Friday, explaining, "Yeah, she's in rehab. Kelly knew that she needed help and she's getting it."

Hazelden, which has clinics in Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois and New York, offers addicts "abstinence-based treatment" and "spiritual car...
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Natalie Cole To Receive Kidney From Sister?

January 21st, 2009 2:40pm EST
Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole's sister has offered to donate her own kidney, to help save the ailing singer's life.

Cole, 58, has been battling ill health since she was diagnosed with hepatitis c in 2008. According to the National Enquirer, Cole - whose father was legendary crooner Nat King Cole - has been treated for kidney failure since September, and doctors have told her she needs a transplant.

The tabloid claims Cole asked family members not to donate, but her sister Timolin, 47, was tested in secret, and has been declared a match for her sick sibling. Cole is currently too weak to undergo ...
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The 2008 Music Quiz

January 1st, 2009 11:00am EST
Diddy
As another year ends and 2009 looms, we wondered if you've all been paying attention for the past 12 months.

In amongst all the political, environmental and economical changes around the globe, there has been a great deal of celebrity tittle-tattle to report about.

From pop pregnancies, marriages and splits to high and low notes, it has been a rock 'n' roller coaster ride of fun, horror and giggles.

But will you be the party animal or the party pooper when it comes to the quiz to end all pop quizzes this year?

Put down your eggnog and switch off the TV, for it's time to ...
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Natalie Cole Unsure How She Contracted Hepatitis C

December 3rd, 2008 9:34am EST
Natalie Cole
Soul star Natalie Cole still isn't sure how she contracted liver disease hepatitis C - from her days as a heroin user or from a dirty tattoo needle.

The Unforgettable singer was diagnosed with the incurable disease in February, while undergoing blood test work for insurance purposes - and she learned she could have been infected as long as 25 years ago.

Cole tells Jet magazine, "This virus had been in my body for 25 years since my drug use. It does lie dormant." But she accepts she may have contracted hepatitis C from a 10-year-old tattoo.

She adds, "People who have these ...
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Overrated & Underrated Pop Duets

October 3rd, 2008 10:11am EDT
Paul McCartney/Stevie Wonder
Sometimes one just ain't enough.

That's a line, okay an amended line, from the rarest of rock treats - the duet. Everyone loves when two pop icons team up for a single. It's just like those rare occasions when two solo wrestlers join forces for a super tag-team.

Just like its brethren in the WWE the results for pop duets are often much less than the sum of their parts. Still, each duet holds a special spot, or two, in the minds of music fans.

So it's easy to say that all duets are overrated isn't it? Well, that would be the case if it weren't for the fact that so many gr...
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Natalie Cole Back Home After Hospital Stay

October 3rd, 2008 9:25am EDT
Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole is back home in California after a recent setback in her battle with liver condition Hepatitis C left her hospitalized.

The singer checked herself into a New York hospital last month, but she's "doing much better," according to her publicist.

Cole is currently receiving kidney dialysis, but this is not related to Hepatitis C, which her spokesman insists is "under control."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Full Album Listening Party For Natalie Cole's 'Still Unforgettable'

September 20th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Natalie Cole
The follow-up to her seminal album Unforgettable...With Love, Still Unforgettable features Natalie Cole re-joining her father, Nat King Cole, in a duet on "Walkin' My Baby Back Home," as well as Natalie's loving renditions of 13 other classics from the Great American Songbook.

When Natalie Cole's seminal Unforgettable...With Love came out in 1991, the jazz collection set a new standard for reinventing the Great American Songbook. The CD, which captured six Grammys , including Album and Record Of The Year, spent five weeks at No. 1 and sold more than eight million copies in the U.S. al...
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Natalie Cole Hospitalized

September 20th, 2008 4:30pm EDT
Natalie Cole
Singer Natalie Cole has spent the past week in a New York hospital after suffering a setback in her battle with hepatitis C. The soul star was diagnosed with the blood disease at the beginning of the summer and she recently told Entertainment Tonight how weekly chemotherapy was leaving her drained.

The treatments have also been costing Cole her hair. In an exclusive E.T. interview, which aired earlier this month, Cole said, "I do chemo every week... and we are going to go for it and cut off all my hair."

She added, "The timing of all this couldn't be worse because of my (new) reco...
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Natalie Cole To Go Bald In Hepatitis C Battle

September 11th, 2008 8:00pm EDT
Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole is set to shave her head because radiation treatment is causing clumps of her hair to fall out. The 58-year-old singer was recently diagnosed with hepatitis C and the treatment she has been getting to control the disease is making her go bald.

She says, "I do chemo every week... and we are going to go for it and cut of all my hair."

Cole tells Entertainment Tonight her condition has left her feeling exhausted.

She adds, "The timing couldn't be worse because of my (new) record coming out. What you do is rally and you have a great group of people rally around you."...
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