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Dido Had Secret Baby Over The Summer

December 26th, 2011 5:00pm EST
Dido
Singer/songwriter Dido celebrated her 40th birthday on Christmas Day as a new mom - sources close to the star have revealed she gave birth to a baby boy this past summer.

The singer and writer husband Rohan Gavin have named the child Stanley, who ironically shares the name of the obsessive, suicidal fan in Eminem's "Stan" tune, which heavily featured a sample from Dido's hit "Thank You."

The newborn is the singer's first child.

Britain's Daily Mail reports little Stanley was born in London in July. Dido, whose full name is Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong, announced s...
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Eminem Defends His Pop Collaborations

June 3rd, 2010 6:30pm EDT
Eminem
Rapper Eminem has defended his decision to mix hip-hop with pop by recruiting Pink and Rihanna to record collaborations for his new album - insisting he felt both artists could "pull it off."

The star scored a major international success with his last pop collaboration - 2000 single Stan, which featured a sample of Dido's track Thank You.

He has since parodied a number of pop icons in his work, including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, but he's now embraced the musical genre again by inviting both Pink and Rihanna to record vocals on tracks for his upcom...
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Dido Set To Release New Album, 'Safe Trip Home,' Nov. 4

August 28th, 2008 6:15pm EDT
Dido
The new album from Dido, Safe Trip Home will be released by the RCA Label Group on November 4, 2008.

Recorded in Los Angeles and London, Safe Trip Home is co-produced by: Jon Brion (Fiona Apple, Kanye West, Rufus Wainwright, Eels) Ark, the new production company of Rollo Armstrong (Faithless) and Dido. The record also features a song co-written with Brian Eno.

To coincide with this announcement a track from the album will be available for free download.

From Friday, August 22, "Look No Further" will be available from www.didomusic.com. A single, "Don't Believe in Love," will...
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No More Elgin Lumpkin Or Georgios Panayioutous: Celebrities Who Changed Their Names

July 21st, 2008 10:43am EDT
Cher
Marilyn Monroe was originally christened Norma Jean. Archibald Leach opted for the more debonair nom de guerre Cary Grant. At the age of 10, musical prodigy Steveland Morris was dubbed (by Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr.) "Little Stevie Wonder." These aren't the only celebrities who bid farewell to the names bestowed upon them in infancy; among those in the public eye, adopting a more star-worthy moniker seems to be the rule, not the exception.

Stage Names

Where stage names are concerned, some stars keep it succinct. Musicians Cher and Seal shortened their names from Cherilyn and ...
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Check Out A Fine Frenzy's New Video For 'Almost Lover'

March 24th, 2008 6:30pm EDT
A Fine Frenzy
Alison Sudol inhabits a vivid imaginary world populated by siren songs and sailors, sightless creatures and fragile fallen eagles, a place where almost lovers and hopeless dreams are bid a melancholy musical farewell.

And on One Cell in the Sea, Sudol allows the listener inside that often-fantastical world, revealing her inner life via songs Harp magazine praised as "fraught, haunted and beautiful."

One Cell in the Sea is the 14-song debut from A Fine Frenzy, the lineup fronted by 22- year-old singer/pianist Sudol. While A Fine Frenzy's songs are ethereal, the musical and ly...
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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),...
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Suzanne Vega To Release 'Beauty & Crime' July 17

June 9th, 2007 4:00pm EDT
Suzanne Vega
Over 20 years into her storied career, singer Suzanne Vega shows that she remains one of the freshest voices in popular music today with the release of Beauty & Crime, her seventh album.

Revolving around the theme of New York, the city where Vega was raised and still lives, the 11 original songs on Beauty & Crime remind those of us who are old enough to remember "Tom's Diner" (complete with its myriad remixes) why we fell in love with Suzanne in the first place. For a younger generation, this new collection of songs fits in nicely among a the latest crop of artists (Feist, Sufjan Stev...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 25

December 25th, 2006 3:00am EST
Annie Lennox
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),...
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Holly Brook Hits The Road With Teddy Geiger and Alexa Ray Joel

September 25th, 2006 12:09pm EDT
Holly Brook
Holly Brook -- whose track with Fort Minor, "Where'd You Go," won this year's MTV Video Music Award for Best Ring Tone -- will hit the road with singer-songwriter Teddy Geiger to perform material from her solo debut "Like Blood, Like Honey." Alexa Ray Joel will also join the tour, which kicks off in Portland, OR, at The Aladdin Theatre.

Fresh off a successful tour with Daniel Powter, Brook has been widely received as a talented performer. "With light, airy vocals reminiscent of Dido and a simple, sophisticated piano style in the Sarah McLachlan tradition, she displays a broad songwriti...
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Today's Celebrity Birthdays, Dec. 25

December 25th, 2005 3:00am EST
Jimmy Buffett
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),...
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First Greatest Hits Album From Eminem Due

November 29th, 2005 3:48pm EST
Eminem
Curtain Call: The Hits (click for review), the first greatest hits album from rap superstar Eminem, will be issued on December 6, 2005. Released simultaneously will be a two-disc deluxe edition featuring special packaging and a second CD titled "Stan's Mixtape." Along with 13 of Eminem's biggest hits, Curtain Call includes three new songs -- "Fack," "Shake That" (featuring Nate Dogg) and "When I'm Gone" -- each written and produced by Eminem. In addition, the Curtain Call bonus track marks the album premiere of the controversial Eminem-Elton John live duet of "Stan" from the 2001 Grammy A...
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