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Marianne Faithfull: 'I hated sex during Swinging Sixties'

September 9th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Marianne Faithfull
Marianne Faithfull has shattered her 1960s sex kitten reputation, insisting she was disgusted by men when she was younger.

The singer/songwriter was linked to rockers including Sir Mick Jagger and David Bowie in the '60s, but admits she needed drugs or alcohol before she could be physically intimate with a partner.

Speaking on BBC TV series Who Do You Think You Are?, Faithfull explains, "I think my mother and her unconscious and unspoken loathing of men had a huge effect on me. It was a big problem for me in the Sixties, especially as I had to pretend that everything was so wonderful, wil...
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Marianne Faithfull Calls 'American Idol' & 'X Factor' Fake & Depressing

February 14th, 2011 2:30pm EST
Marianne Faithful
Sixties icon Marianne Faithfull has hit out at Simon Cowell's "depressing" reality TV shows such as "American Idol" and "The X Factor" - branding them "completely false."

The former rock wild child admits she's not a fan of the genre and is convinced producers are searching for "fake personalities" to boost their ratings, rather than achieve lasting chart success.

She tells The Word magazine, "I hate, hate, hate reality TV programs like The X Factor. The people on these programs have got qualities I never had: flashy voices, incredible dance moves that look fake, fake personalities. They'...
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Prince Brings Montreux Jazz Festival To A Close

July 20th, 2009 3:39pm EDT
Prince Montreux Jazz Festival
Soul superstar Prince drew a record number of fans to the 2009 Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland this weekend after selling out his two shows in minutes earlier this month.

Eager fans snapped up more than 7,000 tickets for the singer's headlining gigs at the 43rd annual event in just seven minutes and 58 seconds when they went on sale on July 4th. The quick sale broke Prince's own festival record, set in 2007, when he sold out 4,500 tickets in 10 minutes.

The Purple Rain star didn't fail to delight - he rocked crowds with his catalogue of hits in a pair of shows on Saturday as h...
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April 7th, 2009 8:21pm EDT
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Quote Of The Day: Faithfull's Fake Front Teeth

April 5th, 2009 9:24am EDT
Marianne Faithfull
"My front teeth were punched out by a male nurse in the detox clinic." Marianne Faithfull admits her teeth aren't all her own.

See more photos of Marianne here!

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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'Rehab' Ozzy Osbourne Sent Daughter Kelly To Is Tough Boot Camp

January 30th, 2009 5:30pm EST
Kelly Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne has sent his hellraising daughter Kelly to the tough boot-camp-style rehab clinic where he kicked his addictions to alcohol and drugs. The 24-year-old checked into the Hazelden Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center in Oregon last week, just days after she was arrested for slapping a British reporter.

Her mom Sharon confirmed the news on Friday, explaining, "Yeah, she's in rehab. Kelly knew that she needed help and she's getting it."

Hazelden, which has clinics in Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois and New York, offers addicts "abstinence-based treatment" and "spiritual car...
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Steve Winwood Celebrates The New Year With String Of East Coast Concerts

December 3rd, 2008 6:00pm EST
Steve Winwood
Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Steve Winwood, recently named one of Rolling Stone magazine's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time," will ring in the New Year with a series of East Coast concert performances in January. Winwood's upcoming East Coast concert dates mark the first U.S. headline tour since 2007 for the legendary rock superstar, who last toured the states with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers in the summer of 2008.

Winwood is currently enjoying the success of his most recent album, Nine Lives, which entered the Billboard 200 at #12 last May, bringing the artist his highest chart debut...
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Legendary Superstar Steve Winwood To Release 'Nine Lives' April 29

April 3rd, 2008 3:58pm EDT
Steve Winwood
The legendary singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Steve Winwood has signed a new deal with Columbia Records who will release the artist's highly-anticipated new major label album, "Nine Lives," on Tuesday, April 29.

The eagerly-awaited "Nine Lives" is Winwood's first full-length studio album since About Time, released on Winwood's own independent label, Wincraft, in 2003; and it opens an important new chapter in Steve's extraordinary career. The musician also recently announced that he will head out on a national tour with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers this summer for shows acro...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 29

December 29th, 2007 3:00am EST
Jude Law
Happy Birthday to "American Idol" runner-up LaToya London (1978), baseball player Richie Sexson (1974), Closer actor Jude Law (1972), Matrix director/writer Andy Wachowski (1967), "Becker" actor Ted Danson (1947), singer Marianne Faithull (1946), Canadian musician Rick Danko (1942), "Midnight Cowboy" actor John Voight (1938), Dick Van Dyke Show actress Mary Tyler Moore (1936), and 17th President of the United States Andrew Johnson (1808; d. 1875).
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Marianne Faithfull Knows The Truth About Jim Morrison's Death?

November 1st, 2007 8:26am EDT
Marianne Faithfull
Marianne Faithfull was party to a fabled cover-up surrounding the death of late The Doors frontman Jim Morrison - but she "split" the rocker's Paris, France hotel home when she realized what was going on.

In a new TV documentary, chronicling the last day of Morrison's life, the rocker's former record label boss, Steve Harris, echoes recent revelations made by Paris club manager Sam Bernett by claiming the "Light My Fire" hitmaker did not die in a bathtub, as reported.

Like Bernett, Harris reveals Morrison's dead body was taken back to the hotel suite he was sharing with girlfrie...
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Marianne Faithfull Has Had Hepatitis For 12 Years

October 12th, 2007 9:10am EDT
Marianne Faithfull
Actress/singer Marianne Faithfull is "lucky to be alive" after suffering from Hepatitis C for the past 12 years. The 60-year-old, who battled breast cancer last year, let slip she contracted the viral disease during an interview on British television on Thursday.

Faithfull has given up alcohol to avoid aggravating the condition which could lead to fatal liver disease.

She says, "I suppose it would be nice to have a glass of wine. But it really wouldn't be good for my health. You know, I do have Hep C. And the worst thing for that is alcohol. I found out 12 years ago. Life and my...
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Marianne Faithfull Doesn't Regret Leaving UK

May 22nd, 2007 9:49am EDT
Marianne Faithfull
Actress/singer Marianne Faithfull has launched a stinging attack on her native Britain, insisting experience with the press "broke" her for life. The star, who currently lives in French capital Paris, has no regrets about deserting England after being ceaselessly hounded by the country's media.

She says, "The way I have been treated by the British press over the years has traumatized me for life.

"I was so young and they broke me. I'll never be considered in my own country the way that I am in the rest of the world.

"The English deny me the respect which I believe I deserve. ...
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Marianne Faithfull Believes Paul McCartney Married Because He Was Lonely

April 27th, 2007 10:58am EDT
Paul McCartney
Actress/singer Marianne Faithfull believes Paul McCartney married Heather Mills because he was lonely following the death of his first wife Linda. The British star claims the reason behind the former Beatle's quick marriage to model Mills was because he did not want to grow old alone.

She says, "He's going through such a terrible time. It's hard to imagine how he got himself into his current mess.

"He wasn't used to sleeping alone. He missed Linda. Poor Paul."

McCartney and Mills married in Monaghan, Ireland, in June 2002 after a dating for two and a half years.

- Paul ...
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Pub Keeps Kinks Memorabilia

April 6th, 2007 10:26am EDT
The Kinks
A London pub landlord has caved into protests from fans of The Kinks to keep iconic band memorabilia at the establishment. Brothers Ray and Dave Davies pleaded with the new owner of The Clissold Arms not to remove photos, plaques and records from the venue - where they played their first gig in 1963 - to make room for an upmarket eatery.

Retaining the shrine to the Waterloo Sunset rockers attracted the support of ex-Beatle Ringo Starr, singer Marianne Faithfull and film director Julien Temple, who all signed a petition.

And the campaign seems to have worked. Caroline Jones, of the...
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Marianne Faithfull Is Grateful For Support From Ex-Boyfriend Mick Jagger

March 5th, 2007 9:50am EST
Marianne Faithfull
Singer and actress Marianne Faithfull is grateful her recent breast cancer battle brought her back into contact with former flame Mick Jagger. The British star was forced to postpone her world tour when she was diagnosed with the disease last September - but was given the all clear from doctors at the end of 2006.

Despite being relieved the ordeal is over, she is pleased her life-threatening condition reconnected her with her Rolling Stone ex, who telephoned his support straight after she had undergone surgery. Faithfull says, "All the time I was thinking, this is so kind. He hadn't ...
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Marianne Faithfull Stuns as Prostitute in New Film 'Irina Palm'

February 14th, 2007 8:42am EST
Marianne Faithfull
Singer and actress Marianne Faithfull is stunning movie fans at the Berlin Film Festival in Germany with her portrayal of a grandmother who becomes a London sex worker. Faithfull's starring role in "Irina Palm" has become the hit of the festival so far.

In the movie, the 1960s icon plays a grandma so desperate to raise funds for her sick grandson's medical treatment she signs up to pleasure men through a hole in a wall. Faithfull received a standing ovation at a press screening of the film yesterday.

Earlier, at a press conference, she dedicated her performance to friends in the...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 29

December 29th, 2006 3:00am EST
Jude Law
Happy Birthday to "American Idol" runner-up LaToya London (1978), baseball player Richie Sexson (1974), Closer actor Jude Law (1972), Matrix director/writer Andy Wachowski (1967), "Becker" actor Ted Danson (1947), singer Marianne Faithull (1946), Canadian musician Rick Danko (1942), "Midnight Cowboy" actor John Voight (1938), Dick Van Dyke Show actress Mary Tyler Moore (1936), and 17th President of the United States Andrew Johnson (1808; d. 1875).
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Cancer-Free Marianne Faithfull Plans Comeback

November 6th, 2006 1:52pm EST
Marianne Faithfull
Sixties pop star Marianne Faithfull has beaten breast cancer and is already planning her singing comeback. The 59-year-old cancelled a string of solo gigs after she was diagnosed with early-stage cancer in September.

But after surgery, Faithfull's spokesperson claims the star is making a "rapid return to full health" and doctors have given her the all-clear to resume her world tour next year - kicking off with dates in Europe in the Spring.

A statement from the singer reads, "It has been an extraordinary experience and, in many ways, extremely positive. I didn't realize how many...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 29

December 29th, 2005 3:00am EST
Jude Law
Happy Birthday to "American Idol" runner-up LaToya London (1978), baseball player Richie Sexson (1974), Closer actor Jude Law (1972), Matrix director/writer Andy Wachowski (1967), "Becker" actor Ted Danson (1947), singer Marianne Faithull (1946), Canadian musician Rick Danko (1942), "Midnight Cowboy" actor John Voight (1938), Dick Van Dyke Show actress Mary Tyler Moore (1936), and 17th President of the United States Andrew Johnson (1808; d. 1875).
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