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Placido Domingo Hospitalized After Suffering Pulmonary Embolism

7/9/2013 8:20pm EDT
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Opera singer Placido Domingo has been hospitalized in Madrid with a blood clot.

The Spanish tenor suffered a pulmonary embolism on Monday and was treated for a blockage in his lung.

Domingo was forced to cancel a few upcoming appearances as doctors recommended that he rest for three to four weeks.

The 72-year-old's publicist, Nancy Seltzer, told Reuters that he's "doing very well and responding very well to ttreatment."

Domingo has canceled all of his appearances up until July 21.

It's the singer's second bout with ill health in the last three years. In 2010 he underwent surgery for co...

Placido Domingo To Help Tackle Music Piracy

7/27/2011 1:45pm EDT
Placido Domingo
Opera heavyweight Placido Domingo has vowed to wage war on music piracy after he was named chairman of an influential trade group representing record labels.

The iconic Spanish tenor, 70, was announced as chairman of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) at a London ceremony on Tuesday.

Among his early challenges is the need to combat music piracy, with Domingo conceding that illegal file-sharing could damage the future careers of new music stars.

He says, "The rights of these artists need protecting. On my own, I might not have done anything. But when the (...

Penelope Cruz And Javier Bardem Inducted Into Spain's Walk Of Fame

6/28/2011 11:58am EDT
Penelope Cruz
Penelope Cruz and her husband Javier Bardem were inducted into Spain's Walk of Fame on Monday as part of the organization's opening ceremony.

The Vicky Cristina Barcelona stars showed up to the Calle Martin de los Heros area in Madrid to be honored at the Street of Stars.

The couple took it in turns to pose in front of their own sidewalk plaque, while other celebrities inducted include actor Antonio Banderas, singer Julio Iglesias, tenor Placido Domingo and director Pedro Almodovar.

It is the second street honor for Cruz this year - in April she unveiled her star on the Hollywood Wal...

Placido Domingo Returns To Work After Cancer Surgery

3/27/2010 3:00pm EDT
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Spanish opera star Placido Domingo has returned to work in Los Angeles, just weeks after undergoing surgery for cancer.

The tenor, 69, went under the knife at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital earlier this month to have a cancerous polyp removed from his colon.

He has been spending his time recuperating in Barcelona, Spain and more recently Acapulco, Mexico, but he flew to California on Thursday where he resumed his post as director of the Los Angeles Opera Company.

Domingo's first job will be organising rehearsals for a production of Simon Boccanegra at Italy's La Scala in April, re...

New Hot Music Just Released

4/2/2009 12:21pm EDT
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Here's our round up of some the hot new music releases during the 'March Madness' festivities. Don't' forget to share your own personal new music raves just released!

Pearl Jam / Ten

Pearl Jam, one of the biggest music acts from the Grunge music era, has released a tenth anniversary deluxe/collector's edition of band's Ten album. The reissue comes as two disc set, plus DVD, including bonus exclusive tracks, performances, and memorabilia.

The-Dream / Love VS Money

Well known as one of the producers behind Rihanna's "Umbrella" fame, The-Dream is now ...

Michael Bolton Brings New Life To Seasonal Favorites

10/29/2007 3:27pm EDT
Michael Bolton
Concord Records recently released A Swingin' Christmas, an album of yuletide hits sung by multi-platinum Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Michael Bolton with the bang of a big band orchestra behind him. Originally released last year (exclusively at Target), this beautiful and inspirational holiday collection adds two brand-new tracks: "Silent Night" and "Joy To The World."

A Swingin' Christmas sees Bolton bringing new life to a host of holiday chestnuts, including "Walkin' In A Winter Wonderland," "Let It Snow" and "White Christmas," making it a must-have for the holiday season. The fu...

Cortes Conquers The Aztecs In 'The Other Conquest,' On DVD October 16

10/14/2007 11:00am EDT
The Other Conquest
On November 8, 1519 the Spanish Conqueror Hernando Cortés and his small army rode into the Aztec capital of the vast Mexican Empire, where they were welcomed by the Emperor Moctezuma. Within two years, the Aztec civilization was in a state of orphanage, the survivors having lost their families, homes, language, temples... and Gods.

A boldly imaginative and deeply affecting story of faith and courage, The Other Conquest is written and directed by Salvador Carrasco and produced by Alvaro Domingo. Legendary tenor Plácido Domingo is executive producer and is featured on the soundtrack sin...

Debut EP From 'Phantom Of The Opera' Star Emmy Rossum Released

8/2/2007 7:00pm EDT
Emmy Rossum
Geffen Records is proud to present the debut EP from Emmy Rossum (The Phantom of the Opera, Mystic River, The Day After Tomorrow, Poseidon).

"This music is who I am," says 20-year-old Emmy Rossum of her self-titled debut on Geffen Records. "In the movies, I've always felt like one piece of the puzzle. But this is all me. It's my baby. I get to write, direct and star. And that's the most fulfilling thing. It's everything I've always wanted to do. This music is so close to me. It's something new… You can't categorize it."

With a Golden Globe nomination for her performance as Christ...

FOX Announces Celebrity Guest Stars For 'Simpsons' 19th Season

7/23/2007 9:11am EDT
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Jon Stewart, Jack Black, Lionel Richie, Stephen Colbert, Matt Dillon, Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce and John Mahoney are among the upcoming guest voices on the 19th season of The Simpsons airing Sundays (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Homer is flying high in the season premiere episode, "He Loves To Fly And He D'ohs," airing Sunday, Sept. 23 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT). After Homer saves Mr. Burns from drowning in a mall fountain, Burns thanks him by taking him on a whirlwind trip to Chicago on his private plane. Homer is smitten with the luxury jet and all the perks that come with it, inclu...