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Duran Duran Get Sexy In New Video With Topless Models

September 21st, 2007 8:10am EDT
Duran Duran
Duran Duran are set to stun fans with an X-rated new video which will remind many of their explicit, canned "Girls On Film" promo.

The British pop group teamed up with Justin Timberlake for the track "Falling Down," and decided to put the "SexyBack" into the video by hiring a group of topless models for the shoot.

The song features Le Bon in rehab, surrounded by nearly naked stunners, while his bandmates play doctors, according to British music paper NME.

Le Bon explains, "The concept of models in rehab has so much to do with what the song's about. It's very sad but there'...

Sly & The Family Stone's Greatest Hits Gathers All 10 Sides That Made Pop And R&B Charts From 1968-70

September 11th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
Sly & The Family Stone
The final entry in the 40th anniversary restoration campaign of the great album discography of the first golden decade of Sly & The Family Stone - which kicked off with the spring release of the expanded editions of their seven original studio albums on Epic Records (1967-1974) - now comes full circle as Greatest Hits arrives in stores Aug 28th on Epic/Legacy, a division of Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

Sly & The Family Stone - the first hitmaking interracial, mixed-gender rock and soul band - recorded and released their first album 40 years ago in 1967, A Whole New Thing. It introduc...

Fascinating Facts

September 6th, 2007 8:12pm EDT
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet, Denzel Washington and director Martin Campbell will all be honored at BAFTA/LA's 16th Britannia Awards in Los Angeles on November 1.

The stars of new table tennis comedy Balls Of Fury were trained by the same Olympians who helped Tom Hanks master the sport for Forrest Gump.

Jamie Foxx is to be honored with the 2,347th star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame - right outside the home of the Oscars, where he claimed gold for Ray. The actor/singer will unveil his star on the pavement in front of the Kodak theater on September 14.

Eighties pop supergroup Duran Duran have ...

Led Zeppelin Mansion Sold To Mystery Buyer

July 14th, 2007 10:30am EDT
Led Zeppelin
The Georgian mansion in Dartmouth, England which once housed rock supergroup Led Zeppelin has been sold for more than $12 million.

The new owner's details remain a mystery because estate agents involved in the sale have been forced to sign a gag order, forbidding them from naming names.

One celebrity who was interested in the property was actress Kate Winslet, but sources insist she isn't the buyer.

The nine bedroom mansion, known at the Old Rectory at Dittisham, was put on the market earlier this summer by Duran Duran's former manager Michael Berrow.

The impressive est...

Quotes From Live Earth

July 9th, 2007 9:08am EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio
"Our actions from this day forward will help determine just what sort of future we pass on to our children and to their children." Actor Leonardo DiCaprio address the crowd at the Live Earth concert held at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Saturday.

"I think this will do for global warming what Live 8 did for ending world hunger." Comic Chris Rock is unconvinced Live Earth will be a success.

"I was late today because when I was leaving the hotel, I went around and switched off every power point because there was no master switch. I had to search behind desks and ...

Justin Timberlake Denies Live Earth Set

July 6th, 2007 9:13am EDT
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake has quashed rumors he's agreed to a guest appearance with Timbaland and Duran Duran at Saturday's Live Earth gig in London. The singer is due to perform in the capital's The O2 on Saturday evening as part of his FutureSex/LoveSounds tour, but arrangements were allegedly being made for the star to perform on stage at London's Wembley Stadium in the afternoon.

However, a spokesperson for the star insists the reports are false, confirming, "Justin will not be at Live Earth." A source adds, "Justin's pulled out. He wanted to appear with Duran Duran and try to come on wit...

Guitar Signed By Every Live Earth Star To Be Auctioned

July 5th, 2007 8:30pm EDT
A Gibson guitar signed by every artist performing at this weekend's global Live Earth extravaganza will be auctioned online for charity.

The acoustic Gibson J45 will come adorned with the autographs of a galaxy of celebrities including Madonna, Duran Duran, Alicia Keys, Ludacris, Genesis and The Police.

The instrument, which is made from rainforest-certified mahogany, will be sold on auction website eBay. All monies raised will benefit The Alliance For Climate Protection.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Justin Timberlake May Make Appearance At London's Live Earth

July 5th, 2007 10:01am EDT
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake is in talks to make a guest appearance with Timbaland and Duran Duran at Saturday's Live Earth gig in London, according to reports. The singer is due to perform in the capital's The O2 on Saturday evening as part of his FutureSex/LoveSounds tour, but arrangements are allegedly being made for the star to perform on stage at London's Wembley Stadium in the afternoon.

A source tells British newspaper The Sun, "Justin and Timbaland have been rehearsing.

"They have something special up their sleeve for fans at Wembley. They are juggling the schedules to make it happen...

Kanye West Breaks 'No Swearing' Policy At Diana Event

July 2nd, 2007 12:32pm EDT
Kanye West
Rapper Kanye West broke the 'no swearing' policy at the Concert For Diana on Sunday, when he performed his hit single Touch The Sky. The Concert For Diana - which celebrated what would have been Diana, Princess of Wales' 46th birthday - has so far seen acts including Duran Duran, Status Quo, Nelly Furtado and Rod Stewart take to the stage to wow the 63,000 fans at London's Wembley Stadium.

But the hip-hop star accidentally let slip when he performed Touch The Sky, which he dedicated to Diana, breaking the unspoken rule which most artists - including rapper Pharrell Williams - had noted...

Music Industry Slams Prince 'Giveaway'

July 2nd, 2007 12:12pm EDT
Music industry bosses have slammed Prince's plans to give away copies of his new album free in a U.K. newspaper, insisting the stunt "beggars belief."

Bosses at Sony BMG U.K. have won an exemption from the terms of a new worldwide deal struck by the pop superstar and executives at the company's mother label Columbia in the U.S. after learning Prince plans to release Planet Earth as a giveaway with Britain's Mail on Sunday newspaper.

The Mail's editors scored the coup after a series of meetings with Prince's representatives. The 10-track album will now be released with editions of...

Lily Allen Puts A Smile On John Taylor's Face

July 2nd, 2007 11:19am EDT
Lily Allen
Lily Allen has a secret celebrity admirer - Duran Duran star John Taylor is infatuated with her. The pair both performed at Sunday's Concert for Diana in London, and Taylor, 47, made a point of checking the Smile singer, 22, out as she sang on stage.

The bassist's band mate Roger Taylor says, "John loves Lily Allen. He was in the wings watching her. He's crazy about her."

-More Lily Allen News

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Spice Girls Wanted To Reunite For Princess Diana Concert

June 28th, 2007 4:11pm EDT
Spice Girls
The newly reformed Spice Girls wanted to reunite for Sunday's Concert for Diana but it was made impossible by conflicting schedules. Nineties pop sensations the Spice Girls have reunited for a World Tour to take place at the end of 2007, but the original five members of the group: Victoria 'Posh Spice' Beckham; Melanie 'Scary Spice' Brown; Geri 'Ginger Spice' Halliwell; Emma 'Baby Spice' Bunton and Melanie 'Sporty Spice' Chisholm wanted to make their first comeback appearance on Sunday.

Chisholm says, "We would have loved to have been there this weekend but the timing has been impo...

Tom Jones Performing Two Duets At 'Concert for Diana'

June 27th, 2007 2:27pm EDT
Tom Jones
Welsh singer Tom Jones is keeping busy at Sunday's Concert for Diana - he is performing two duets on the night. The veteran singer has already agreed to team up with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry at the event in London's Wembley stadium - and has now agreed to share the stage with soul star Joss Stone.

The It's Not Unusual hitmaker will perform a cover of the Queen and David Bowie song Under Pressure and What's Love Got To Do It with Stone. Elton John, Duran Duran, James Morrison, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Rod Stewart and Take That are among the star-studded line up.

(This n...

Duran Duran Singer Simon Le Bon: 'Diana Fancied Me'

June 25th, 2007 5:16pm EDT
Duran Duran
Late British royal Diana, Princess Of Wales was a flirt and once blew a kiss to Simon Le Bon, according to the Duran Duran frontman. The singer, who is performing at the Princess Diana Memorial Concert for Diana this weekend, confesses the experience at a London gym left him embarrassed.

He recalls, "She and I used to go to the same fitness club - Chelsea Harbour in London. One day I was on the running machine. I jumped off because one of my shoelaces had come undone, and she wolf-whistled at me across the room, and yelled, like a brickie (bricklayer), 'Nice legs! I'd recognize that ...

Memorable Celebrity Quotes

June 20th, 2007 3:59pm EDT
"When I look at Joe Perry on stage, I see someone who looks as sculpted as one of his horses." Steven Tyler is inspired by his Aerosmith bandmate's physique.

"It's Wembley Stadium, the Princes are organizing it, we've got a new album coming, so it's a very exciting time for us." Duran Duran star Simon Le Bon is thrilled to be asked to play at the upcoming Princess Diana Tribute Concert in London.

"I know this wetness that was flying off of his lips (sic). I took that DNA and the next thing I know I won an Oscar." Jamie Foxx credits Any Given Sunday co-star Al Pacino's spittle fo...

Celebrity Birthdays, June 20

June 20th, 2007 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...

Metallica, Kasabian, & Pussycat Dolls Join London Leg Of Live Earth

June 19th, 2007 4:16pm EDT
LONDON (June 19, 2007) – Metallica, Kasabian, Pussycat Dolls, and Terra Naomi are the final acts to be added to the Live Earth London line-up performing at Wembley Stadium as part of the 24-hour, 7-continent Live Earth concert series on 7/7/07.

With an already astounding line up that includes some of the best music acts from around the world, this monumental event will bring together more than 2 billion people to combat the climate crisis.

An exclusive download of Metallica's Live Earth performance is going to be available for a minimal fee immediately after the event finishes. ...

Joss Stone Gets To Know Prince William

June 17th, 2007 12:25pm EDT
Joss Stone
Joss Stone has prompted reports of a romance with British heir Prince William after claims the royal regularly calls the singer to discuss her performance at the forthcoming Diana, Princess of Wales concert.

Stone is among a number of acts due to perform at the London gig on July 1, to mark what would have been the Princess's 46th birthday - including

Elton John and Duran Duran - but friends claim single Stone, 20, has been getting special treatment from the 24-year-old prince, who recently split from longterm love Kate Middleton.

A friend tells British newspaper the Daily...

Justin Timberlake Teams Up With Duran Duran

June 13th, 2007 9:55am EDT
Justin Timberlake
Pop superstar Justin Timberlake is to collaborate with Duran Duran for a second time in a bid to help their career revival. The Rio hitmakers previously teamed up with the singer on their track Night Runner and have now asked Timberlake to return to the studio for help on new single Falling Down.

Timberlake says, "We're currently working on a second song which I wrote with Simon (Le Bon). It's an honor to be making music with them - these guys were my childhood idols."

- Justin Timberlake Gallery

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Celebrity Birthdays, June 8

June 8th, 2007 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...

VH1 To Air 'Concert For Diana' Live On July 1

June 7th, 2007 9:59am EDT
Elton John
VH1 joins Princes William and Harry in commemorating the life of their mother, the late Diana, Princess of Wales, with the "Concert for Diana," broadcast live from Wembley Stadium on her birthday Sunday, July 1, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. EDT and 8:00 a.m. PDT.

Music fans will be able to enjoy the concert across a variety of VH1 platforms. The 6-hour concert will be broadcast live in its entirety on VH1, be streamed live on VH1.com and be simulcast on MHD: Music High-Definition, MTV Network's high-definition music channel. The concert will also air on VH1 Classic starting one hour after the li...

Fascinating Facts

May 17th, 2007 9:00pm EDT
Bruce Campbell
Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell has given Duran Duran a lounge vibe in a cheesy new Old Spice body spray TV ad. The actor croons the British pop supergroup's Hungry Like The Wolf hit in the new TV campaign for Old Spice's new Ahoy line.

The Last King Of Scotland director Kevin MacDonald is heading back to Roman times to tackle an adaptation of Rosemary Sutcliff's beloved 1954 teen novel Eagle of the Ninth. The story centres around a wounded Roman soldier who turns detective in an effort to find out what happened to a legion of soldiers - led by his father - which disappeared in Scotland...

Joss Stone Joins '(Product) Red' Campaign; New Album Certified Gold-- Win Her CDs

May 8th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Joss Stone
The success story around Joss Stone continues to grow this week with the British soul singer and songwriter's new album-- Introducing Joss Stone-- being certified gold by the R.I.A.A. with half a million copies sold in the U.S.

The album, which was released by Virgin Records on March 20th, jumped from #25 to #16 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart this week, and is the only album in the Top 20 to enjoy a sales increase. The jump comes on the heels of Stone's television appearances on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, where she performed the album's lead-off single "Tell Me 'Bout It," and ...

U2 And Oasis Named In Worst Lyrics Poll

May 4th, 2007 11:48am EDT
U2 and Oasis have been criticized for their hits in a British radio poll to find the worst song lyrics ever written. "I've got no self control/ Been living like a mole" from U2's Elevation, and "Slowly walking down the hall/ Faster than a cannonball" from Oasis' Champagne Supernova have been nominated as the groups' most derided lyrics.

Other contenders in the BBC 6 Music's worst lyrics poll are ABC's That Was Then But This Is Now, Snap's Rhythm Is a Dancer, Razorlight's Somewhere Else, Des'Ree's Life, Human League's The Lebanon, Duran Duran's Is There Something I Should Know, Black Sa...

Justin Timberlake Plans To Step Out Of Spotlight

May 1st, 2007 4:26pm EDT
Justin Timberlake
Superstar Justin Timberlake is planning to step away from his solo career to write music for other artists. The 26-year-old, who has collaborated with stars including Duran Duran and Timbaland, wants to lend his talents to a wide variety of genres, from country to hip-hop.

He says, "I've had a good share of the spotlight. I don't feel like I need too much of it right now.

"I want to write country music, because that's where I grew up - Tennessee. Soul music... I want to be involved in hip-hop.

"And sometimes I feel the only way to really express all those different sides, eve...

Artists Flock To John Lennon Covers CD

April 30th, 2007 4:24pm EDT
John Lennon
The compilers of a new John Lennon covers album for charity have been so inundated with artists who want to appear on the project, they haven't been able to fit them all on the double CD. U2, Green Day, R.E.M., Avril Lavigne, Big & Rich, Christina Aguilera and Snow Patrol are among the artists who have made it onto 23-track album Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur.

However acts like Duran Duran, Ozzy Osbourne and Willie Nelson all missed the cut. In total, album organizers had 50 Lennon renditions to work with. The 30 acts who missed out on an album place ...

Diana Memorial Concert Line-Up Finalized

April 26th, 2007 2:32pm EDT
Kanye West
Kanye West, Rod Stewart, Natasha Bedingfield, The Feeling, James Morrison, Orson and Status Quo will perform at the memorial concert for British royal Diana, Princess Of Wales in July.

The latest acts to join the line-up will relieve organizers of the London event, who were reportedly struggling to secure high profile performers after losing music superstars Madonna and the Red Hot Chili Peppers to this year's Live Earth charity concert.

The stars will share the stage with music legend and friend of Diana, Elton John, as well as Duran Duran, Bryan Ferry, Joss Stone and Pharrell Wi...

Celebrity Birthdays, April 26

April 26th, 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),...

Princess Diana Concert Loses Top Acts To 'Live Earth'

April 23rd, 2007 8:23am EDT
Organizers of the memorial concert for Diana, Princess Of Wales are struggling to secure high profile artists for the event after losing superstars Madonna and Red Hot Chili Peppers to this year's Live Earth charity concert.

The sons of the late princess, Prince William and Prince Harry, are reportedly pressuring concert bosses to re-think the current line-up, which includes 1980s stars Jason Donovan and Donny Osmond, and book trendier and more current acts.

A source tells the News of the World: "There is very little appeal to young people. With the exception of Elton (John), the...

'Barbarella' Set For Remake

April 12th, 2007 4:32pm EDT
Barbarella, the film that turned Jane Fonda into an international sex symbol in the late 1960s and gave Duran Duran their name, is set for a remake. Producers Dino and Martha De Laurentiis have reached a rights deal with the son of Barbarella creator Jean-Claude Forest, and have commissioned Casino Royale scriptwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade to recreate the 1968 Roger Vadim movie.

In that film, adapted from Forest's cult French comic book series, Fonda played sexy Barbarella opposite Milo O'Shea, who played villain Duran Duran.

(This news article provided by World Entertainme...

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