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Divas Who Need To Make A Comeback

12/27/2015 3:34pm EST
14 Divas Who Need To Make A Comeback
Pop culture swiped the term “diva” from the opera, where it was used to note iconic greats like Maria Callas and Kathleen Battle. Nowadays we use it to tag the ladies who have become pop goddesses. These are the gals who sing and dance their way to first-name recognition, hugely anticipated records, and their every action becoming a headline. Unfortunately, not every diva has the longevity of your Madonnas, Beyonces, Adeles, and Taylors. Let’s take a look at 14 divas who have fallen by the pop culture wayside. They burned so brightly, but the light of fame eventually dimmed. Bear in mind - ...

Gloria Estefan Is Broadway Bound

8/18/2014 11:25pm EDT
Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan is getting her own musical next year on Broadway that will chronicle her journey from Cuba to Miami, Florida with husband Emilio Estefan, Jr., and her rise to pop stardom.

The stage production, titled "On Your Feet," will kick of at Chicago's Oriental Theatre in Illinois for its first five weeks before heading to the Great White Way in October.

The show will begin previews at the Marquis Theatre on October 5, according to Playbill.

Tony award winner Jerry Mitchell will direct, while choreographer Sergio Trujillo, who put together the dance routines for Broadway hit "Jersey...

Celebrities Feel Numb, In Disbelief After Connecticut School Shooting, Call For Stronger Gun Laws

12/15/2012 9:44am EST
Khloe Kardashian
Following Friday's horrific elementary school massacre in Newtown, CT, tons of celebrities have taken to social media to express their disbelief and outrage over the death of 28 people, among them 20 kindergarten students.

Popstar Justin Bieber tweeted, "heard about what happened in CT, my prayers go out to all those suffering in this tragedy. it's just wrong. Everyone please pray for them".

Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian Odom tweeted from Miami, Florida, where she was celebrating her nephew Mason's third birthday: "To harm children who are defenseless is truly disgusting. I'm in disbel...

Christina Aguilera, Marc Anthony And Gloria Estefan Join Tony Bennett On 'Viva Duets,' Out Oct. 23

10/16/2012 10:08am EDT
Tony Bennett Viva Duets
Iconic crooner Tony Bennett is about to release his newest album "Viva Duets" -- which features collaborations with the biggest stars in the Latin music industry such as Marc Anthony, com, Thalia!, Chayanne and more.

Check out the video trailer for Tony Bennett's forthcoming album release, "Viva Duets". The trailer will offer a sneak peak at the legendary singer's latest project -- including footage of Tony and Chayanne performing his classic hit "The Best Is Yet To Come" as well as an audio clip of his duet with Dani Martin.

"Viva Duets" is the singer's third duets-themed project, follow...

Kelly Clarkson To Star In New TV Singing Show 'Duets'

3/8/2012 3:39pm EST
Kelly Clarkson
Former American Idol champion Kelly Clarkson is set to front a new reality TV singing show with Lionel Richie.

The singer, who won the first season of Simon Cowell's talent show in 2002, is becoming a TV judge herself on a new series called Duets, in which a number of stars will head out across America to find a collaborative partner.

Richie will also be joining the show along with Robin Thicke and country star Jennifer Nettles.

During the series, the four stars will go looking for singers to be their duet partner, and each week will feature a performance in front of a studio audience...

Queen Latifah Launching TV Talent Show

3/6/2012 10:19am EST
Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah is following in the footsteps of Simon Cowell by launching a new reality TV show with stars including Gloria Estefan and John Rich scouting for talent across the U.S.

The rapper/actress is executive producer of a competition called The Star Next Door, in which celebrity mentors will travel to cities across the country to seek out local performers with potential.

The show will differ from rivals such as American Idol, The X Factor and The Voice by sending the judges out to find potential competitors instead of holding open auditions.

A statement from the CW network reads,...

Red Hot Fashion: Rose McGowan, Minka Kelly & More At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

2/9/2012 8:54am EST
Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection
Leading up to Valentine's Day, several actresses, singers and other stars wore red for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection on Wednesday.

February is Heart Month, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is reaffirming its commitment to increasing awareness about heart disease among women.

At the fashion show Rose McGowan showed off a little leg in a gown with an assymetrical neckline. Minka Kelly wore head to toe sequins, while Rebecca Romijn's strapless dress included ruffles on the bodice.

Check out photos of these ladies as well as Chaka Khan, G...

Helen Mirren's 'Inner Voice' To Appear On 'Glee'

12/22/2011 8:23am EST
Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren has signed up to lend her voice to an upcoming episode of "Glee," according to a report.

The star is slated to provide the "inner voice" of one of the characters, reports

A source tells the website, "Helen came in and secretly recorded several long and hilarious monologues two weeks ago. Then she visited the kids on set, and they had no idea she was coming; they were stunned. Helen's a big fan of the show and the message it sends out about arts education."

The episode featuring Mirren is said to air next month.

The New Year will be a star-studded one for "Glee" ...

Pitbull To Guest Star On 'Glee'?

12/9/2011 11:24am EST
Pitbull is set to make his TV debut - the rapper is in talks to star in Glee.

The Give Me Everything hit-maker has been approached to play the big brother of lesbian cheerleader Santana, who is played by Naya Rivera.

According to, Pitbull will make his debut in the same episode as Cuban superstar Gloria Estefan, who will play his mother.

Pitbull and Estefan aren't the only Latin stars who have recently been cast in the hit TV musical - Ricky Martin has signed up to play a high school Spanish teacher.

Gloria Estefan & Ricky Martin Bringing Latin Love To 'Glee'

12/5/2011 10:33pm EST
Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan and Ricky Martin are set to join the cast of GLEE for a Latino-themed episode in the New Year.

Estefan will play mom to Naya Rivera's lesbian character Santana, while Martin will play a Spanish teacher.

The Livin' La Vida Loca singer is expected to appear in more than one upcoming episode.

Confirming the news, executive producer Adam Anders tells, "We just announced Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan for a Spanglish episode. We're just starting the planning."

Shakira Named Latin Recording Academy Person Of The Year

11/10/2011 10:01am EST
Shakira broke down in tears as her father serenaded her at a star-studded Las Vegas dinner celebrating her career on Wednesday.

Black Eyed Peas rapper Taboo and Mexican rocker Alejandra Guzman also turned up to toast the Colombian singer as she was named the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year at the special tribute.

Venezuelan star Franco De Vita and salsa legend Gilberto Santa Rosa were among the acts who performed Shakira's hits, but the night's most poignant moment came as her dad William Mebarak stepped onstage to serenade her.

Shakira wiped away tears as Mebarak sang the c...

Shakira Lands Latin Grammys Person Of The Year Honor

9/27/2011 8:05am EDT
Pop superstar Shakira has landed a special Latin Grammy award for her contribution to music and tireless charity work.

The Hips Don't Lie hit-maker has been named the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year, and she will collect the prize during a special gala on November 9th, a day before the Latin Grammys in Las Vegas.

The trophy has previously been awarded to Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias and Ricky Martin.

Shakira says, "It is truly an honor to be in the company of some of the greatest artists and legends of Latin Music."

Latin Recording Academy President Gab...

Celebrities Sizzle At American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Awards

9/12/2011 11:00am EDT
2011 Alma Awards
Demi Lovato and Jessica Alba were among the big winners at Saturday's American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Awards.

Lovato bounced back from her recent personal troubles by claiming the favorite comedy actress on TV title for her role in "Sonny With A Chance," coming ahead of her pal Selena Gomez and Naya Rivera to win the prize.

In a post on Twitter, she writes, "YAYYYY!!!! I can't believe it!!! Thank you guys so much!!!!!"

Other winners at the event, which salutes Latino artists in films, music and TV, included Alba, who took home the favorite drama/adventure actress trophy for her "Machet...

Gloria Estefan Once Caught A Nun With An Illegal Salami

9/7/2011 10:35pm EDT
Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan once worked as a customs interpreter when she was at college.

The "Rhythm is Gonna Get You" singer spent three years helping translate French and Spanish into English for border control police and she admits she saw some weird things.

Estefan tells talk show host , "There was 250 grand in cash, which was the first time I had ever seen that much money. I was 17.

"I saw an old lady that looked like she was 90, with lots of kilos of cocaine hidden in a hairdryer, but the topper (highlight) was a nun that was trying to smuggle salami on a rope between her legs under her habit....

Fergie 'Very Excited' To Be A Dolphins Owner

9/1/2011 8:11am EDT
Black Eyed Peas star Fergie insists she's the most knowledgeable Miami Dolphins celebrity minority owner - because she grew up supporting the team.

The singer admits she jumped at the chance to own a stake in the Florida football team and she's determined to help the Dolphins return to greatness.

She says, "My grandfather was a quarterback and my dad was a quarterback and ended up becoming a high school coach... Football Sunday was always a huge day of the week in my home growing up. That would be my dad and I's way to get together... It became our pastime."

"The loudest one in the sp...

Simon Cowell Hints At Fergie For 'X Factor' Judge Spot

4/8/2011 2:00pm EDT
Could Fergie be a judge on X Factor? She will be if Simon Cowell has his way. The X Factor creator and former American Idol judge said that he wants Fergie to be a part of the show if she has the time to dedicate to the project. Judges will be needed to mentor contestants at the show six days a week.

"All I can tell you is that her name was put forward. But... we have to check out everyone's availability... You're working five to six days a week," Simon said.

Along with Simon, Antonio 'L.A.' Reid has been confirmed as a judge. Rumors have swirled over who will take the remaining spots, ...

Gloria Estefan Makes Daring Window Escape During Miami Dolphins Game (Video)

9/29/2010 8:29am EDT
Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan had to make a mad dash to introduce pal Enrique Iglesias during the half-time show at her beloved Miami Dolphins' Sunday night football clash with the New York Jets after she found herself locked in an executive box.

The singer, who is a part-owner of the team, had to climb out of a window after a locksmith and firefighters failed to fix the problem minutes before Iglesias' performance at Sun Life Stadium.

Estefan kicked off her designer high heels, climbed through a window into the suite next door and ran to the stage barefooted to breathlessly welcome the "I Like It" sing...

Gloria Estefan Was 'Honored' To Host Obama Fundraiser

4/16/2010 11:00am EDT
Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan has defended her decision to invite President Barack Obama to her Florida home for a political fundraiser in aid of the Democratic Party.

The Cuban singer and her husband Emilio invited Obama to host the Democratic National Committee event at her Miami Beach home on Thursday, sparking fury along Cuban-American locals who support the rival Republican Party. Estefan insists she is "not affiliated" with any political party and used the evening to speak with Obama about issues important to the Cuban community.

Speaking on Larry King Live on Thursday, Estefan explained, "We're...

Gloria Estefan To Lead March In Cuba

3/24/2010 5:30pm EDT
Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan has organized a march in her native Cuba to support a women's campaign group in the country.

The singer has thrown her support behind the Ladies in White - Las Damas de Blanco - a group of women whose husbands and sons are among journalists, political dissidents, writers and poets who were rounded up and jailed in 2003 for opposing the regime of former president Fidel Castro.

The group marches every year to mark the anniversary of the arrests, known as the Black Spring, but one of their recent protests in Havana on March 17th was marred by violence, with police forcibly ...

Gloria Estefan Plans Latin 'We Are The World'

2/14/2010 1:00pm EST
Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan is planning to bring together a host of Latin stars including Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira to re-record We Are The World in Spanish to further boost Haiti charity efforts.

Lionel Richie originally collaborated with artists including Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen and Tina Turner to record the 1985 single to help good causes in Africa.

The singer brought a new selection of stars together - including Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, Jennifer Hudson, Usher and Pink - for a new version of the track to raise funds to help the earthquake-rava...

The Best And Worst Super Bowl Halftime Shows (Videos)

1/29/2010 2:49pm EST
The Who
The Who will do the honors of entertaining Super Bowl halftime audiences that don't switch over to the Puppy Bowl this year. The history of the halftime show is a surprising display of ups-and-downs, from mind-blowing performances to corny overproduced ego trips.

Best: Michael Jackson, Super Bowl XXVII

The halftime show was hurting. Two years prior, the New Kids on the Block performance was pre-empted by coverage on Desert Storm and their performance was edited down and shown after the game. Then, FOX swooped in and scooped million of viewers away from the halftime show the next year (mo...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 1

9/1/2009 3:00am EDT
Dr. Phil
Happy Birthday to:

TV talk show host Dr. Phil (1950)

Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman (1984)

The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez (1975)

INXS singer J.D. Fortune (1973)

Cuban singer Gloria Estefan (1957)

Bee Gee Barry Gibb (1946)

Comedienne Lily Tomlin (1939)

Singer Conway Twitty (1933; d. 1993)

"Throw Momma From The Train" actress Anne Ramsey (1929; d. 1988)

Boxer Rocky Marciano (1923; d. 1969)

"The Munsters" actress Yvonne De Carlo (1922)

Star of many Western films Richard Farnsworth (1920; d. 2000)

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Hanging With Mario Lopez Of 'Extra'

4/22/2009 11:56am EDT
Mario Lopez, most commonly known as A.C. Slater from "Saved by the Bell," is anything but a one-trick pony. In fact, Lopez barely has time for himself these days now that he's the solo host of "Extra," the popular television entertainment news show.

But that's not all. Lopez was a contestant on "Dancing With The Stars" (where he was the runner-up), he has hosted MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew" for three seasons, and he appears on the F/X drama "Nip/Tuck." If that wasn't enough, Lopez has written a bestselling fitness book, "Mario Lopez's Knockout Fitness," and is working on a childre...

Fashion WTF: Gloria Estefan's Crazy Dress

11/14/2008 2:15pm EST
Gloria Estefan Crazy White Swan Dress
Gloria Estefan wore what appears to be the long, lost bottom of Bjork's imfamous swan dress Wednesday night when she was honored as the Person of the Year at the Latin Grammys. What do you think of Gloria's fashion choice? Leave a comment below!

Gloria isn't the first Fashion WTF this week, don't miss Beyonce The Pirate.

Björk's legendary swan dress:

What do you think of Gloria's dress? Leave a comment below!

Celebrity Birthdays, September 1

9/1/2008 3:00am EDT
Dr. Phil
Happy Birthday to Fall Out Boy guitarist Joseph Trohman (1984), The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez (1975), new INXS singer J.D. Fortune (1973), Cuban singer Gloria Estefan (1957), TV talk show host Dr. Phil (1950), Bee Gee Barry Gibb (1946), comedienne Lily Tomlin (1939), singer Conway Twitty (1933; d. 1993), "Throw Momma From The Train" actress Anne Ramsey (1929; d. 1988), boxer Rocky Marciano (1923; d. 1969), "The Munsters" actress Yvonne De Carlo (1922), and 'western' actor Richard Farnsworth (1920; d. 2000).

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'Dance War': This Show Is So Fixed

2/12/2008 8:46am EST
Carrie Ann Inaba
Remember when Alice fell down the rabbit hole and suddenly she was gallivanting with mad hatters, talking cards, and swam in a sea of her own tears? Well, none of that happened this week on "Dance War," but the completely illogical chain of events in that story applies to this baffling dance competition.

"Dance War's season finale is next week. What? So far, there is one team of four and one team of six. How on earth does that produce a winner? That's like having a track race but halfway through pulling out five runners and saying, "Yeah, we're done here." Team Bruno loses a m...

Gloria Estefan To Sign Copies Of Her New Album At Starbucks In The Bronx Wed., Sept. 26

9/17/2007 4:15pm EDT
Gloria Estefan
On Wednesday September 26th, Gloria Estefan will go to her fans in the Bronx for an in-store autograph signing at Starbucks in the Kingsbride Plaza (225th and Broadway, Bronx NY). She will be signing copies of her new Spanish language CD - 90 Millas – available on Burgundy Records/Sony BMG on September 18th.

The autograph signing will last from 5:00pm - 6:00pm.

An in-store in NYC's predominately Hispanic borough of The Bronx is a natural choice as 90 Millas pays tribute to Gloria's Latin heritage with a collection of newly recorded original Spanish language songs celebrating Cuba...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 1

9/1/2007 3:00am EDT
Gloria Estefan
Happy Birthday to Fall Out Boy guitarist Joseph Trohman (1984), The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez (1975), new INXS singer J.D. Fortune (1973), Cuban singer Gloria Estefan (1957), TV talk show host Dr. Phil (1950), Bee Gee Barry Gibb (1946), comedienne Lily Tomlin (1939), singer Conway Twitty (1933; d. 1993), "Throw Momma From The Train" actress Anne Ramsey (1929; d. 1988), boxer Rocky Marciano (1923; d. 1969), "The Munsters" actress Yvonne De Carlo (1922), and 'western' actor Richard Farnsworth (1920; d. 2000),

Gloria Estefan To Release '90 Millas,' Her First Spanish Album In Seven Years, On Sept. 18

8/9/2007 7:00pm EDT
Gloria Estefan
(New York/NY) SONY BMG Music Entertainment and Burgundy Records announce the release of Gloria Estefan's new Spanish-language album, "90 MILLAS" - in stores September 18, 2007. Having sold over 70 million albums and recorded 24 albums, "90 Millas" brings Gloria back to where it all began - her roots. Produced by her husband, Emilio Estefan, the collection of newly recorded original Spanish language songs pays tribute to the roots of Cuban music while infusing a modern influence into the traditional rhythms.

The album also pays homage to the most influential and universally respected L...

Gloria Estefan's '90 Millas' Drops Sept. 18

7/17/2007 1:42pm EDT
Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan's new Spanish-language album, "90 Millas," will hit stores September 18. Having sold over 70 million albums and recorded 24 albums, "90 Millas" brings Gloria back to where it all began -- her roots.

Produced by her husband, Emilio Estefan, the collection of newly recorded original Spanish language songs pays tribute to the roots of Cuban music while infusing a modern influence into the traditional rhythms.

The album also pays homage to the most influential and universally respected Latin musicians of the past fifty years. Some of the artists joining Estefan on this...