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D'Angelo Announces First Live Concert In 10 Years

May 3rd, 2012 4:20pm EDT
DAngelo
Reclusive soul star D'Angelo is set to return to the stage for the first time in a decade to perform at the 2012 Essence Music Festival.

The Brown Sugar singer will make his live comeback on the first night of the New Orleans, Louisiana event, which takes place in early July.

D'Angelo has not released an album since 2000's hit Voodoo, but reports suggest he's working on new material and is ready to make his chart return after a troubled few years away from the spotlight.

The singer, real name Michael Archer, has spent time in rehab battling drug addictions and, in March, he pleaded gu...
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Estelle And Annie Lennox Turn To Online Fans To Raise AIDS Awareness

December 1st, 2011 12:40pm EST
Estelle
Annie Lennox, actor Jamie Bell and singer Estelle have called on their online fans to help raise awareness of HIV and AIDS.

American Boy hit-maker Estelle is a longtime supporter of the Virgin Unite initiative, which aims to help young people stop the spread of the diseases. To mark World AIDS Day on Thursday, she's penned a special message on her website calling for her followers to highlight the issue.

She writes, "My darlings... Join me, and millions of RED and ONE supporters, to fight for an AIDS Free Generation by 2015. Add your voice. Make a pledge. Get a song from The Killers for...
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Sandra Bullock's Son Gets His First Andy Warhol Print

October 28th, 2011 4:00pm EDT
Sandra Bullock & son
Sandra Bullock's talent agents have gifted the actress' one-year-old son with his first Andy Warhol print after paying $14,000 for it at a charity auction.

The Oscar winner attended the 2011 amfAR Inspiration Gala at Los Angeles' Chateau Marmont hotel on Thursday to pay tribute to Dame Elizabeth Taylor, alongside guests including Colin Farrell, Selma Blair, Rose McGowan and British singer Estelle.

The night included a special sale to raise money for the AIDS charity founded by the late acting icon and Bullock's reps decided to dig deep to win a print of Warhol's famous Peaches artw...
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Taraji P. Henson & Tatyana Ali Win 'Black Girls Rock' Awards

October 18th, 2011 8:53am EDT
Taraji P Henson
Taraji P. Henson and singer/actress Tatyana Ali were among the honorees at Saturday night's sixth annual Black Girls Rock Awards.

Henson picked up the "Star Power Award" while Ali was named the "Young, Gifted & Black Award" recipient.

The New York City party, which was hosted by Diana Ross' daughter Tracee and Regina King, featured performances by Melanie Fiona, Estelle, Mary Mary, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott and Erykah Badu.
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Three Sends Home Reality Star Kristin Cavallari

October 5th, 2011 9:39am EDT
Kristin Cavallari Sent Home


Monday night had me sniffling off and on throughout the show, so I was crossing my fingers that Tuesday night’s elimination show wouldn’t also make me sad. Going into it, I was pretty sure it would be fine, and not just because Len was reported to be dancing on the show. It also just seemed obvious to me that Chaz would got home. Maybe Nancy. No big loss either way. But was I right?

Here’s where the leader board stood after Monday night’s show:

1. Ricki and Derek - 27
2. Chynna and Tony - 26
2. J.R. and Karina - 26
3. Rob and Cheryl - 24
3. Kristin and Mark - 24
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Celebrities Tweet Prayers & Well Wishes To Japan Earthquake Victims

March 11th, 2011 9:10am EST
Melanie Brown
Former Spice Girls star Melanie Brown is terrified she will be caught up in a tsunami horror following Friday's earthquake in Japan.

The singer and her husband Stephen Belafonte are currently on a trip around the Far East and travelled to Malaysia from Singapore earlier this week.

She took to Twitter soon after the 8.9-magnitude tremor hit Japan on Friday - but her concerns turned to terror when a tsunami warning was issued for more than 20 countries and islands, including Malaysia.

In a series of posts, Brown writes, "My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Japan I can not believe ...
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Sexy Black Stars Rock The 'Colored Girls' Red Carpet (Photos)

October 26th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
Kerry Washington
Ntozake Shange's Obie Award-winning play exploring the plight of black women makes the leap from stage to screen in "For Colored Girls," an ensemble drama directed by Tyler Perry.

The film stars Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Hill Harper, Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington, and Macy Gray.

Many of the actresses showed up to the New York City premiere last night (including Kerry Washington, above), looking lovely on the red carpet.

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Janet Jackson

Thandie Newton

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Chris Tucker To Accept Michael Jackson's Award

June 14th, 2010 8:27am EDT
Chris Tucker
Actor Chris Tucker will accept an award on behalf of late superstar Michael Jackson at the Apollo Theater's annual benefit concert in New York on Monday night.

The late King of Pop and Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin will be named Apollo Legends at the gala on June 14th, at the venue where Jackson launched his career with the Jackson 5 at the Apollo's Amateur Night in the late 1960s.

Organizers had initially planned to hand Jackson's trophy to the late star's family, but it has now been confirmed that Rush Hour star Tucker will take the stage in their place to accept the prize, according ...
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Naomi Campbell Planning Another Haiti Fundraiser

February 17th, 2010 7:00pm EST
Naomi Campbell Planning Haiti Fundraiser For London Fashion Week
Supermodel Naomi Campbell is building on the success of her charity fashion show in New York on Friday - by staging a follow-up event to kick off London Fashion Week.

The British beauty organized the Fashion for Relief Haiti show as part of New York Fashion Week to raise money for aid efforts in the earthquake-hit Caribbean nation, roping in pals including Chris Brown, Malin Akerman and singer Estelle.

Campbell is now planning a second gala with star names to raise funds for mothers and new babies in Haiti.

She says, "I am deeply saddened by the recent tragedy in Haiti. So many ...
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Beyonce Is A Triple Threat At Soul Train Awards

November 4th, 2009 3:22pm EST
Beyonce At Soul Train Awards
Beyonce ruled the 2009 Soul Train Awards on Tuesday after taking home three top prizes at the ceremony. The Irreplaceable superstar was named Best Female R&B/Soul Artist, while her track Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) claimed the Song of the Year accolade and her album I Am... Sasha Fierce landed her the honor for Album of the Year.

However, Beyonce lost out on the prestigious Record of the Year title - that went to Jamie Foxx for his T-Pain collaboration Blame It.

Meanwhile, singer/songwriter Keri Hilson was a double winner at the Atlanta, Georgia ceremony, walking away with the ...
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Slideshow: Celebs At US Weekly Hot Hollywood Style Celebration

April 23rd, 2009 4:26pm EDT
US Weekly Style celebrity pictures
Lots of stars were at US Weekly's Hot Hollywood Style Celebration in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Click through the pics and let us know who you thought looked best by leaving a comment below!

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Estelle And The Ting Tings Medley At The 2009 Brit Awards

February 19th, 2009 12:12pm EST
The Ting Tings
Although The Ting Tings didn't win an award at The Brits (they were beaten by Duffy twice), it didn't sour their live performance featuring Estelle.

Kudos to the group for pulling off an actual live performance (or a fantastic pre-recording, but let's assume the former).

Estelle and The Ting Tings

- 2009 Brit Award Winners

- Babes of the Brit Awards Slideshow

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Kings Of Leon & Duffy Reign At The Brit Awards

February 19th, 2009 8:14am EST
Kings Of Leon
U.S. rockers Kings Of Leon and Welsh singer Duffy were the big winners at the Brit Awards in London on Wednesday night.

Click here for pictures of the beautiful women at the Brit Awards

Duffy claimed the first award of the evening, taking home the British Female Solo Artist prize, and went on to pick up the British Breakthrough Act prize, before taking home the coveted Best British Album honor for Rockferry.

Kings of Leon scooped two awards, picking up the Best International Group and International Album for Only By The Night, while Elbow were named best British Group ahead o...
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Slideshow: Babes Of The 2009 Brit Awards

February 18th, 2009 4:57pm EST
Brit Awards pictures 2009
Kylie Minogue, Duffy, Girls Aloud and Katy Perry were among the hot female artists at the Brit Awards this evening. Check out pics of the ladies here. Who looked hottest? Leave a comment below!

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Chris Brown-Rihanna Drama, Kanye West Mullet, And Old People Rule This Year's Grammys

February 9th, 2009 10:51am EST
Neil Diamond
For the 2009 Grammy Awards, Starpulse.com contributing writer Simbarashe keeps a blog as everything happens live! Time for this year's Grammys. Since I'm doing this live I'll have no choice but to post only my initial gut-reactions as things happen, so hopefully this will be to your reading benefit. If someone is hot, I'll let you know. If someone is not, I'll let you know that too. I'm just wondering if anything I blog can or would be used against me.

8:00pm - I'm excited! The Grammys have started!

8:00pm - U2 kick things off with their new single "Get On Your Boots". It's like ZooT...
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Grammy Fashion: The Best, The Worst & The In-Between

February 9th, 2009 9:39am EST
Grammy Fashion
Last night's Grammy Awards were full of drama, and the stars made dramatic statements with their fashion attire. We picked the best & worst of the night, but what do you think? Do you agree with our picks? Click through our fashion slideshow, and let us know!

THE WORST!!!!

Bai Ling

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Jordin Sparks

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2009 Grammy Award Predictions

January 30th, 2009 12:05pm EST
My Morning Jacket
What can I say? I'm a sucker for the Grammys and the Oscars, and after a few years of real yawners, the Grammys in particular are back with a vengeance! The performances lineup is Coachella-esque impressive, with U2 and Coldplay joining the likes of Jonas Brothers, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne(!), Paul McCartney(!!) and Radiohead(!!!). But just as important as the performers are the award winners, and if you're in an office pool somewhere or on your way to Vegas and need a little help predicting the winners, you've come to the right place! (Well actually, if you're on your way to Vegas you ...
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Estelle Denies Kanye West Romance

January 14th, 2009 1:44pm EST
Estelle
British singer Estelle is adamant she will never be romantically involved with Kanye West - because it would be like dating her brother.

The pair teamed up for last year's hit single American Boy, which has earned them two Grammy Award nominations at the upcoming ceremony in February.

And Estelle has brushed off rumors that her relationship with the hip-hop star is more than a professional one - because a romance between them will never happen.

She tells British magazine Hello, "Kanye West is pretty cute. But we've worked together so much that he's kind of like family. It wou...
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The 2008 Music Quiz

January 1st, 2009 11:00am EST
Diddy
As another year ends and 2009 looms, we wondered if you've all been paying attention for the past 12 months.

In amongst all the political, environmental and economical changes around the globe, there has been a great deal of celebrity tittle-tattle to report about.

From pop pregnancies, marriages and splits to high and low notes, it has been a rock 'n' roller coaster ride of fun, horror and giggles.

But will you be the party animal or the party pooper when it comes to the quiz to end all pop quizzes this year?

Put down your eggnog and switch off the TV, for it's time to ...
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Beyonce's 'Single Ladies' Is 2008's Best Single

December 12th, 2008 9:40am EST
Beyonce Knowles
Beyonce Knowles' empowerment anthem for single women everywhere has been named the Best Single of 2008 in a new poll. The singer's catchy tune "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" - which reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 last week - toppled Rihanna "Disturbia" and Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" to claim the top spot on Rolling Stone magazine's top 100 hitlist.

And the star's husband Jay-Z also made his mark on the poll - his track "Swagga Like Us," a collaboration with fellow rapper T.I., was ranked 22nd.

The top 10 are:

1. Beyonce Knowles - Single Ladies ...
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Estelle's Parents To Wed After 20-Year Split

November 26th, 2008 4:30pm EST
Estelle
R&B sensation Estelle's parents are to marry in 2009 more than 20 years after they split - and her father walked away from the family. The "American Boy" hitmaker admits she realized her mother still had feelings for her ex - her birth father - when she watched her face "light up" during a reunion.

And Estelle, who claims she was abused by her now ex-stepfather, couldn't be happier for her mum, even if her real dad deserted her and her siblings growing up.

The singer, who didn't reconnect with her estranged father until she was 23, tells Sister 2 Sister magazine, "I think they wer...
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Family Drama Drove Estelle Away From Home

November 25th, 2008 5:30pm EST
Estelle
British R&B sensation Estelle left home at 19 because she was tired of the fights between her mother and stepfather. The "American Boy" singer admits she "got sick" of seeing her mother "go through some crazy s---" with her husband - and she insists her decision to move out inspired her mom to move on.

Estelle tells the new issue of America's Sister 2 Sister magazine, "She got divorced when I was 22."

The star admits her former stepfather would never beat his wife - but he took out his anger on her nine kids: "(He'd) act like it was cool to beat me at 19... It was just like he wou...
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Seal Discusses His Album 'Soul', His Love For Music And America

November 25th, 2008 10:49am EST
Seal
The gorgeous 45 year old crooner from the UK is at it again. Grammy award winning soul artist Seal is back with his 6th studio album "Soul." It is a 12 track collection of classic soul songs where he covers such greats as Sam Cooke's 'A Change Gonna Come,' James Brown's 'It's A Man's Man's Man's World,' and Otis Redding's 'I've Been Loving You Too Long,' just to name a few.

Some may refer to him as 'Mr. Heidi Klum,' but be assured that Seal can hold his own in the spotlight. His self-titled album released in 1991 was the beginning testament to that fact and his first single 'Crazy'...
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'Twilight' Star Rob Pattinson Tops 'Breakout Stars' List

November 20th, 2008 9:32am EST
Robert Pattinson
British movie hunk Robert Pattinson has topped a new list of breakout stars, beating out competition from comic Russell Brand and Disney darling Demi Lovato.

The Twilight star has landed atop the annual Entertainment Weekly "10 Breakout Stars of 2008" list.

Also making the new list: Estelle, American Idol winner David Cook and Angel, the four-year-old dog star of Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Estelle Fixes Teeth

November 17th, 2008 8:42am EST
Estelle
R&B star Estelle is so convinced she will win a Grammy Award next year she got braces so she can show off a dazzling smile when she receives her award.

The singer has been desperate to get her crooked grin straightened since she was a teen, but was too frightened by the thought of pain to visit the orthodontist. But the star finally plucked up the courage to have her teeth aligned so she'll be able to flash her new grin at the high profile award ceremony in February.

Estelle tells British talk show GMTV: "I don't like pain... I'm such a wuss. I've decided to get them (braces) beca...
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Slick Rick Among Honorees At VH1 Hip Hop Honors

October 6th, 2008 3:46pm EDT
Slick Rick
NEW YORK (AP) - Even though he's considered one of rap's all-time greats, when Slick Rick is asked about his most significant accomplishment, he doesn't mention having a platinum-selling record, classic hits like "Children's Story" or even his most recent accolade - getting saluted as a pioneer at the "VH1 Hip-Hop Honors."

Instead, he cites: owning a home. "I guess my biggest accomplishment would be to purchase some real estate in the Bronx ... to have something to fall back on a rainy day," Slick Rick, who's now a landlord, said in a recent interview. While that may seem rather mundan...
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Gym Class Heroes Announce North American Tour With The Roots And Estelle

August 14th, 2008 6:30pm EDT
Gym Class Heroes
Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Gym Class Heroes have announced details of their upcoming co-headline tour with The Roots.

The North American schedule – which features support from Homeschool/Atlantic Records R&B sensation Estelle – will begin on October 3rd at Baltimore's Rams Head Live! and then traverse the continent through a November 1st finale at Albany, New York's Washington Avenue Armory.

Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public on August 15th and 16th. Furthermore, one dollar from each ticket sold will be donated to The Boys & Girls Club of Geneva...
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Jay-Z, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson Nominated For Vodafone Awards

August 1st, 2008 10:01am EDT
Jay-Z
Jay-Z, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson and the Foo Fighters are among the artists to be nominated for the 2008 Vodafone Live Music Awards.

Rapper Jay-Z and Dave Grohl's band Foo Fighters are battling it out for Best International Act, along with N.E.R.D. and Kings Of Leon.

Winehouse has been shortlisted for the Best Female Award and will be fighting against Welsh soul star Duffy, rapper Estelle and British singer Kate Nash for the honor.

Producer Ronson features on the Best Male list with Morrissey, Paul Weller and Dizzee Rascal.

Other awards at the event include Best Live Ac...
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Estelle Is The Tops In Europe

July 15th, 2008 5:00pm EDT
Estelle
R&B sensation Estelle has been crowned the queen of Europe after taking her hit "American Boy" to the top of the pop charts in her native Britain, France, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, and Ireland.

The track, which became only the third single to hit the top of the U.K. charts on digital sales alone, tops the new European Airplay Chart and several countries' iTunes Stores' Top Songs countdowns.

The chart success comes as Estelle begins her role as Puma's official 'style ambassador.'

In addition, Estelle has been named an Ambassador for Virgin Unite, the non-profit entrepreneurial...
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Gym Class Heroes Roll Out 'The Quilt' Sept. 9

July 4th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Gym Class Heroes
Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Gym Class Heroes has announced the upcoming release of their eagerly anticipated third album, "The Quilt." The collection – which follows 2006's RIAA gold-certified breakthrough, As Cruel As School Children – arrives in stores and at online retailers on September 9th.

The Quilt will be preceded by the album's first single, "Cookie Jar." Produced by The-Dream (Rihanna, Usher, Chris Brown), the track will be available for digital purchase on July 8th. Gym Class Heroes recently wrapped production on a companion video for "Cookie Jar" with dire...
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