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Celebrity Birthdays, April 26

4/26/2007 3:00am EDT
Kevin James
Happy Birthday To actress Jordana Brewster (1980), "Smallville" star Tom Welling (1977), Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison (1976), TLC singer Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins (1970), "The King of Queens" Kevin James (1965), Chinese martial arts actor Jet Li (1963), actress Joan Chen (1961), Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor (1960), 50s teen idol Bobby Rydell (1942), Italian composer Giorgio Moroder (1940), instrumental rocker Duane Eddy (1938), "My Cousin Vinny" actor Lane Smith (1936; d. 2005), "Catch-22" actor Alan Arkin (1934), prolific comedian Carol Burnett (1933), Chinese architect I.M. Pei (1917),...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 16

2/16/2007 3:00am EST
Ice-T
Happy Birthday to NFL players Ashley Lelie (1980) and Ahman Green (1977), Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins (1972), Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis (1972), Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo (1963), Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor (1961), vocal tennis star John McEnroe (1959), "Law & Order SVU" actor Ice-T (1958), soul singer James Ingram (1957), "Star Trek TNG" actor LeVar Burton (1957), "Greatest American Hero" actor William Katt (1951), Star Wars' 'Boba Fett' portrayer Jeremy Bullock (1945), singer turned Congressman Sonny Bono (1935; d. 1998), Andrews Sisters lead Patty Andrews (191...
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Cleopatra Records Presents Tre Lux - The New Solo Project By Switchblade Symphony's Tina Root

10/30/2006 11:23am EST
Tre Lux
Cleopatra Records is proud to unveil the long awaited solo project by Switchblade Symphony vocalist Tina Root and her solo project Tre Lux. This 12-track collection reflects Tina's eclectic musical interests featuring inspired covers of Ministry, Coldplay, Duran Duran and Soundgarden among others.

With Tre Lux, Tina showcases her new musical venture which is an extension of the dark sounds Switchblade fans are accustomed to. "Switchblade Symphony was a beautiful catastrophe of ideas and melody. At times it was a bit overwhelming and since Tre Lux is just me, I'm all about breaking do...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 27

10/27/2006 3:00am EDT
Kelly Osbourne Bad Hair Day
Happy Birthday to singer/actress Kelly Osbourne (1984), Minnesota Twins pitcher Brad Radke (1972), Velvet Revolver lead singer Scott Weiland (1967), British pop icon and "Duran Duran" lead singer Simon Le Bon (1958), New York crime boss John Gotti (1940), British actor John Cleese (1939), author of "The Bell Jar" Sylvia Plath (1932), African-American actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee (1924), American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923), 26th U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt (1858), Italian composer Niccolo Paganini (1782), and British naval captain James Cook (1728).
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Konami Signs Simon Cowell And Randy Jackson For 'Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol'

8/23/2006 10:04am EDT
Simon Cowell
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., caught up with American Idol’s famous judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson to get their comments about the upcoming video game Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Gamers will not only come face-to-face with Cowell and Jackson as they rate performances and provide feedback, but Konami’s groundbreaking artificial intelligence (AI) inside the game will also enable them to critique specific parts of any performance, a first in the award-winning video game’s history.

"Over the years American Ido...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 20

6/20/2006 3:00am EDT
Nicole Kidman
Happy Birthday to Marilyn Manson/Nine Inch Nails/A Perfect Circle bassist Jeordie White (aka Twiggy Ramirez; 1971), "Sin City" director Robert Rodriguez (1968), "Eyes Wide Shut" star Nicole Kidman (1967), Duran Duran bassist John Taylor (1960), Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony (1954), "The Big Lebowski" actor John Goodman (1952), The Commodores singer/solo artist Lionel Richie (1949), "American Graffiti" actress Candy Clark (1947), Canadian singer Anne Murray (1945), actor Danny Aiello (1936), actress Olympia Dukakis (1931), guitarist Chet Atkins (1924), and legendary "Robin Hood" star Err...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 8

6/8/2006 3:00am EDT
Kanye West
Happy Birthday to actress Maria Menounos (1978), rapper Kanye West (1977), "Andromeda" actress Lexa Doig (1972), "Gilmore Girls" actor David Sutcliffe (1869), "ER" actress Julianna Margulies (1966), Milli Vanilli's Rob Pilatus (1965; d. 1998), Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes (1962), Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall (1960), actor/comedian Keenen Ivory Wayans (1958), actor Griffin Dunne (1955), bluegrass guitarist Tony Rice (1951), singer Bonnie Tyler (1951), Brazilian actress Sonia Braga (1950), singer/songwriter Boz Scaggs (1944), singer Nancy Sinatra (1940), English actress Millicent Ma...
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Sleepthief To Release Debut Disc June 27; Features Top Names In Electronic Pop

5/14/2006 10:00am EDT
Sleepthief
Sleepthief's gallant debut "The Dawnseeker" embarks on an epic journey featuring collaborations with some of the most acclaimed female vocalists and songwriters in the world of electronica including: Kirsty Hawkshaw (B.T., DJ Tiesto, Delerium, Pole Folder), Harland (Ferry Corsten, Delerium, Human II Human), Kristy Thirsk (Delerium, Rose Chronicles), Jody Quine (Balligomingo), Caroline Lavelle (B.T., Vangelis, Art of Trance), Kyoko Baertsoen (Lunascape), Nicola Hitchcock (Mandalay), Roberta Carter Harrison (Wild Strawberries, ATB), san.drine, Jerry Eckert (Desert Wind), and Lauren Edman. Sl...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 26

4/26/2006 3:00am EDT
Kevin James
Happy Birthday To actress Jordana Brewster (1980), "Smallville" star Tom Welling (1977), Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison (1976), TLC singer Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins (1970), "The King of Queens" Kevin James (1965), Chinese martial arts actor Jet Li (1963), actress Joan Chen (1961), Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor (1960), 50s teen idol Bobby Rydell (1942), Italian composer Giorgio Moroder (1940), instrumental rocker Duane Eddy (1938), "My Cousin Vinny" actor Lane Smith (1936; d. 2005), "Catch-22" actor Alan Arkin (1934), prolific comedian Carol Burnett (1933), Chinese architect I.M. Pei (1917),...
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Today's Celebrity Birthdays, Feb. 16

2/16/2006 3:00am EST
Ice-T
Happy Birthday to NFL players Ashley Lelie (1980) and Ahman Green (1977), Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins (1972), Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis (1972), Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo (1963), Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor (1961), vocal tennis star John McEnroe (1959), "Law & Order SVU" actor Ice-T (1958), soul singer James Ingram (1957), "Star Trek TNG" actor LeVar Burton (1957), "Greatest American Hero" actor William Katt (1951), Star Wars' 'Boba Fett' portrayer Jeremy Bullock (1945), singer turned Congressman Sonny Bono (1935; d. 1998), Andrews Sisters lead Patty Andrews (191...
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Clear Static: Dance Rock Bliss

2/12/2006 12:31pm EST
Finally! A band not afraid to return to the days when rock was excessive and over the top. Tight pants, black eyeliner, flamboyance and hedonism. A live show you walk away from knowing you just saw a show, not just a band.

Honing their skills at the Key Club and Viper Room in their hometown of Los Angeles, an unsigned Clear Static landed their first tour ever in early 2005 — opening for Duran Duran. No joke. Along the way, the band signed to Maverick and put the finishing touches on their debut album.

Like Prince in a knife fight with the Killers, Clear Static create a spectacle o...
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ABC's New Year's Eve Festivities To Feature Sean Paul, The Pussycat Dolls & More

12/6/2005 2:20pm EST
Sean Paul
"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" will lead America into the New Year when Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest host specials starting at 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, on ABC. Clark and Seacrest will be joined by actress/recording star Hilary Duff, who will preside over segments of the show from Hollywood and introduce top recording artists The Bangles, Chris Brown, Sean Paul, The Pussycat Dolls, Sugarland, 3 Doors Down and 311. Duff will also perform, and Castro will continue to check out other goings on in the Big Apple.

"Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve 2006" will offer...
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Salma Hayek To Host Nobel Peace Prize Concert

11/29/2005 1:29pm EST
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek will be the master of ceremonies for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize Concert in honor of laureate Mohamed ElBaradei and the International Atomic Energy Agency he leads. The Dec. 11 concert in Oslo, Norway, will include performers such as the Sugababes, Duran Duran, Katie Melua, Gladys Knight, Westlife, Yo-Yo Ma, Damien Rice, Katherine Jenkins, Madrugada, Ane Brun, Ska Cubano, and Martin Yates.

The Nobel Prize is the first international award given yearly since 1901 for achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace. In 1968, the Sveriges Riksba...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 27

10/27/2005 2:20pm EDT
Kelly Osbourne
Happy Birthday to daughter of "the Prince of #$%!*@^ Darkness" Kelly Osbourne (1984), Minnesota Twins pitcher Brad Radke (1972), Velvet Revolver & Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland (1967), British pop icon and Duran Duran lead singer Simon Le Bon (1958), New York crime boss John Gotti (1940), British actor John Cleese (1939), author of "The Bell Jar" Sylvia Plath (1932), African-American actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee (1924), American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923), 26th U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt (1858), Italian composer Niccolo Paganini (1782), and Briti...
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