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David Beckham views Matt Damon's mansion?

February 3rd, 2014 2:20am EST
David Beckham
David Beckham will view Matt Damon's £11.5 million Florida mansion.
The former soccer star is looking for a base in America for his wife Victoria and children Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 11, Cruz, eight, and Harper, two, since he has plans to set up a new Major League football team.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "David's advisers have lined up several properties for him to view and Matt's is one of the best available.
"He's going to be spending a lot of time here and needs a base big enough for him, Victoria and all the kids."
David will be flying to Miami today (02.03.14) after attending last...

Barry Gibb Says Justin Bieber Reminds Him Of His Late Brother Andy

January 31st, 2014 5:14pm EST
Barry Gibb
Barry Gibb has urged Justin Bieber to curb his childish antics and turn his life around before he becomes another music tragedy, like the Bee Gees legend's younger brother, Andy.

Gibb reveals he is concerned for the teenager's wellbeing after a series of headline-grabbing behavior, culminating in his DUI arrest in Miami, last week and Wednesday's charge of assault relating to a bust-up with a limousine driver in his native Canada in December.

The 19 year old's troubles are all the more alarming for Gibb because his bad behavior reminds of the way his singer brother's life was cut short ...

Barry Gibb had sibling rivalry

January 30th, 2014 6:20am EST
Barry Gibb
Barry Gibb admits he and his brothers were "rivals".
The 67-year-old singer regularly clashed with his late siblings Maurice and Robin - who he performed with in the Bee Gees - and Andy, both in their work and family life because they were so competitive with one another.
He said: "It's the difference between being a group and being brothers in a group. And there's another kind of rivalry which is really in the blood.
"Who wants to be the favorite child, who wants to be the favorite performer, who do they the love best, you know. And parents always love the youngest the best so, we all kn...

Kenny Rogers and Cowboy Jack Clement inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

October 28th, 2013 4:10am EDT
Kenny Rogers
Veteran singers Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and the late Cowboy Jack Clement were the toast of Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday (27Oct13) as they were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Barry Gibb, Kris Kristofferson and Emmylou Harris were among the stars who gathered at the venue to salute the three honourees, with Alison Krauss, Garth Brooks and Darius Rucker joining forces to celebrate Rogers' career.

Speaking during the ceremony, Brooks hailed The Gambler hitmaker as a master, saying, "If there was an entertainer university, when it comes to Entertainer 101, I can vouch firstha...

Barry Gibb haunted by strained relationship with his late brothers

July 5th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Barry Gibb
Bee Gees legend Barry Gibb will forever be haunted by the fact he didn't get along with his brothers Maurice and Robin when they were alive.

The star was plunged into a deep depression last year (12) after Robin lost his battle with cancer, leaving Barry as the only surviving Gibb brother following the death of Maurice in 2003, and the trio's youngest sibling Andy in 1988.

Barry admits he wasn't close to his bandmate brothers, and wishes they hadn't drifted apart in later years.

He tells Britain's Daily Mail, "You see, it wasn't just the loss of my brothers, it was the fact we didn't rea...

Barry Gibb to receive lifetime achievement award

May 30th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Barry Gibb
Bee Gees star Barry Gibb is set to be feted at the upcoming Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards in Britain in honour of his lengthy career.

The singer will be the recipient of the lifetime achievement award at the London prizegiving, which is staged to raise money for the charity's scheme to provide music therapy to vulnerable adults and children across the U.K.

Gibb, who has produced songs for artists including Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross during his career, is overjoyed with the accolade as he is a fan of the organisation's work.

He says, "Having had music play such an important r...

Bee Gees Legend Robin Gibb Dies Of Cancer At 62

May 20th, 2012 7:33pm EDT
Robin Gibb
Bee Gees star Robin Gibb has died at the age of 62.

The British singer lost his battle with colon and liver cancer and passed away on Sunday, according to his family.

A statement reads, "The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery. The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time."

Born in the Isle of Man, Gibb began his music career as a teen when he joined forces with his twin brother Maurice and older sibling Barry to form the Bee Gees.

Bee Gee Robin Gibb Awakens From Coma After 12 Days

April 22nd, 2012 1:23pm EDT
Robin Gibb
Ailing Bee Gees star Robin Gibb has woken up from the coma he slipped into nearly two weeks ago.

The singer has been in a London hospital battling pneumonia, brought on by a weakened immune system due to recent operations for a blood clot and chemotherapy treatment for colon and liver cancer, which had reportedly gone into remission last month.

Gibb's physician, Dr. Andrew Thillainayagam said in a statement that the singer is "fully conscious, lucid and able to speak".

"He is breathing on his own, with an oxygen mask. He is on intravenous feeding and antibiotics," the doctor adds.

Just ...

Robin Gibb Wonders If Cancer Diagnosis And Loss Of Brothers Were Caused By Bad Karma

March 11th, 2012 3:31pm EDT
Robin Gibb
Bee Gees star Robin Gibb believes his cancer battle and the loss of his brothers are the heavy prices he has to pay for fame and fortune.

The star, who has been battling colon cancer for 18 months, was first hit with tragedy in 1980 when his younger brother Andy died. Gibb's twin Maurice also passed away in 2003 due to complications from a twisted intestine, a condition he also suffers from.

And Gibb wonders whether his disease battle and heartache are payback for his hugely successful career.

He tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "I sometimes wonder if the tragedies my family has suffer...

'American Idol' Grand Finale Mega-Diary 2010

May 27th, 2010 9:14am EDT
Lee Dewyze
It’s mega-diary time once again, kids. A time to give the blow-by-blow, the play-by-play of the most important events in pop culture.

The only question is whether or not this is the last time the “American Idol” finale warrants such treatment. The mega-diary is reserved for TV events like The Oscars and The Emmys (and by all rights The Super Bowl if lack of sobriety didn’t prevent cataloging that evening), but I’m not sure how much longer “Idol” is going to fit.

With Simon’s departure and dwindling ratings, this night next year could be on a part with the season finale of “Survivor” or ...

Barry Gibb Blocks AIDS Ad

May 4th, 2009 9:27am EDT
Barry Gibb
Bee Gees star Barry Gibb has refused to let one of the band's songs be used in an AIDS awareness advertisement - insisting the cover version sounds too similar to the original.

A new recording of the Bee Gees' Staying Alive was made using the cast of touring stage show Thank You For The Music to be used as part of a major health campaign across Europe. However, the musician's representatives at the Warner music company have banned organizers from using the song in a conflict over publishing rights.

Martin Spooner, who plays Gibb's brother Robin in the stage show, says, "I didn't...

Coldplay And Kylie Minogue Play Australian Bushfire Benefit

March 15th, 2009 4:03pm EDT
Coldplay and Kylie Minogue were among a host of stars to perform at simultaneous charity shows in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia on Saturday, to benefit the victims of the recent bushfires and floods Down Under.

Aussie singer Minogue took MC duties and also opened the Melbourne show at the city's Cricket Ground, before U.S. group Kings of Leon and reformed rockers Midnight Oil took to the stage in front of 80,000 fans.

Jack Johnson, Gabriella Cilmi and Wolfmother also performed at the event, which saw retired Australasian bands Icehouse, Hunters and Collectors, and Split Enz make...

Robin Gibb Hates 'Saturday Night Fever'; Says Bee Gees Reunion Close

October 26th, 2008 3:30pm EDT
Robin Gibb
Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb has never seen hit dance movie Saturday Night Fever - even though the band recorded its infamous soundtrack. Gibb admits he has never managed to watch the entire film because he gets "restless" - and even walked out of the premiere after just 30 minutes.

The Bee Gees provided several hit songs for the 1977 John Travolta classic, including the title track.

But Gibb tells BBC Radio 4, "It's not that I can't watch it. It's just that I'm restless. We didn't see the film until the premiere. (I) lasted half an hour... That actually is par for the course, becau...

The Temptations Return With 48th Studio Release

November 5th, 2007 7:30pm EST
The Temptations
With 2006's Grammy-nominated Reflections, The Temptations performed the Motown classics they always loved but never had the chance to previously record. Now, with Back To Front (New Door Records/UMe), released October 23, 2007, you'll find these Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and one of the most popular and enduring singing groups of all time performing some of the biggest Pop and R&B songs in history.

For Back To Front, their 48th album of new recordings, and second for New Door Records/UMe, The Temptations put their incomparable stamp on such classics as "Never Never Gonna Giv...

Deluxe Reissue of the Bee Gees' Multiplatinum Collection Available September 18

September 11th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
The Bee Gees
LOS ANGELES -- The Bee Gees were already established hitmakers in the U.S. and the U.K. when the group became an unstoppable musical force in 1975. In four short years, Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb rose to international superstardom as they recorded a string of worldwide hits, sold 180 million records worldwide and helped define an era with the Grammy-winning Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. The Brothers Gibb capped their amazing run in 1979 with the multiplatinum Bee Gees Greatest, a double album spotlighting the group's meteoric run of R&B dance hits between 1975 and 1979.


Celebrity Birthdays, September 1

September 1st, 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),

Comprehensive Three CD Box Set Spotlights The 4 Seasons' Influential Legacy

June 20th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Frankie Valli
LOS ANGELES - Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons have sold more than 100 million records worldwide. More than 40 years after lead singer Frankie Valli, guitarist Tommy DeVito, bassist Nick Massi and keyboardist Bob Gaudio first topped the charts with "Sherry"-the first of three consecutive #1 hits-the group is back in the spotlight.

Thanks to Jersey Boys, a Tony® award-winning musical based on the band's story, the music and legend of Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons are both finally getting their due. The musical is currently playing to sold-out crowds regularly at the August Wilson Theater ...

Barbra Streisand Phones In Gibb Tribute

May 17th, 2007 3:49pm EDT
Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand stunned Barry Gibb on Tuesday night by taking time out of her schedule to phone in a message congratulating the Bee Gees star on his latest accolade. Gibb was surprised with a BMI Icon honor at the music organization's annual gala, which was announced by Streisand via a video message.

The diva explained she had hoped to be at the event - to pay tribute to her old friend personally - but she was working on her upcoming concert DVD and couldn't get away.

Streisand said, "Barry, can you believe it's been 27 years since we made Guilty?"

(This news article provide...

LaKisha Jones Is Eliminated On 'American Idol'

May 10th, 2007 8:26am EDT
LaKisha Jones
The American Idol journey for finalist LaKisha Jones ended last night when it was announced that she had received the lowest number of votes after Tuesday’s performance show.

The show featured the Top 4 singers performing Barry Gibb songs after being mentored by the renowned British singer and songwriter. Jones, 27, from Ft. Meade, MD, sang “Stayin’ Alive” and “Run to Me.” Over 45 million votes were received after the show.

On Wednesday’s results show, Barry Gibb performed one of his many hits with the Bee Gees, ”To Love Somebody”; Pink sang “Who Knew”; and it was revealed that ...

Fire Strikes Johnny Cash's Former Home

April 11th, 2007 8:44am EDT
Johnny Cash
The former home of country great Johnny Cash went up in flames yesterday during a comprehensive restoration project. Firefighters were called to the Hendersonville, Tennessee house, which is now owned by Bee Gees star Barry Gibb, when the blaze took hold.

All but one of the city's fire engines responded to the fire alert, called in by a construction team working on the property. The blaze beat firefighters and an hour after the fire was reported, the house had burned to the ground. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is unknown. Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash, lived ...

'American Idol' Results Show To Be Extended To One Hour

March 28th, 2007 12:18pm EDT
American Idol
The American Idol results show, continuing to feature performances by renowned musical artists who mentor the contestants each week, will expand from 30 minutes to one hour on the following dates: Wednesday, April 11; Wednesday, April 18; and Wednesday, May 2 on FOX.

Upcoming mentors include Gwen Stefani, Tony Bennett, Jennifer Lopez, Martina McBride, Bon Jovi and Barry Gibb.

Til Death, the comedy that looks at married life from the divergent perspectives of a long-married couple and their neighbors who have been married for just a year, will conclude its first season with a spec...

Bee Gees To Be Honored At BMI Music Awards

March 28th, 2007 10:48am EDT
Bee Gees
Music icons the Bee Gees are set to be honored at the Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) Music Awards later this year. The Bee Gees, who have won a total of 109 BMI awards during their 35-year career, will be recognized for their "unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers".

Surviving bandmembers Barry and Robin Gibb will receive the accolade at a ceremony in Beverly Hills, California on 15 May. Brother Maurice died in 2003.

The group will joins previous recipients of the award Paul Simon, James Brown, Carlos Santana and Dolly Parton when they are honored by the...

Tony Bennett, Bon Jovi, Martina McBride, Diana Ross, Gwen Stefani & Others To Appear On 'American Idol'

February 26th, 2007 10:42am EST
Gwen Stefani
American Idol’s sixth season continues to shine, with nine new celebrity coaches and guests scheduled to appear on the show. Ryan Seacrest announced that Tony Bennett, Bon Jovi, Barry Gibb, Jennifer Lopez, Lulu, Martina McBride, Peter Noone, Diana Ross and Gwen Stefani will join the list of top musical talents who have made appearances on "American Idol."

In addition, Season Four winner Carrie Underwood and Season Five finalist Kellie Pickler will perform on the show this season. Season Three winner recently Fantasia had the audience on its feet with her rendition of "I'm Here" from t...

Bee Gees To Perform With Blair

December 29th, 2006 3:00pm EST
Bee Gees
Surviving Bee Gees Robin and Barry Gibb are planning to make music with British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Blair is currently staying in Miami, Florida, as a guest of Robin Gibb, and will perform with the Stayin' Alive stars at a New Year's Eve bash at the singer's $10 million mansion.

The Prime Minister played guitar in band Ugly Rumours while studying at Oxford University in the 1970s, and Robin Gibb's wife Dwina believes Blair's musical skills would be perfect for a festive jam session.

She says, "Tony is a great fan of the Bee Gees and loves to play the guitar. "Who kn...

First-Ever Upgrade Of The Bee Gees' Catalog Begins With "The Studio Albums 1967-1968," Nov. 7

November 1st, 2006 3:07pm EST
The Bee Gees
The Bee Gees' phenomenal success in the 1970s often obscures the fact that by the time the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack redefined R&B dance music, the trio already had more than ten albums and a string of worldwide hits under their belts. The November 7 release of The Studio Albums 1967-1968 - the initial installment of the first-ever catalog upgrade for the group - shows that The Brothers Gibb possessed the musical Midas touch from the very beginning.

The Studio Albums 1967-1968 is the definitive collection of the five-piece Bee Gees lineup that rocketed to fame in the late 1960s: ...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 1

September 1st, 2006 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),

Bee Gees Brothers Reunite On Stage

February 20th, 2006 10:43am EST
Bee Gees
On Saturday night (Feb 18), feuding Bee Gees brothers Barry and Robin Gibb reunited on stage for the first time since their brother Maurice died. The Gibbs performed at a private concert to raise money for the Diabetes Research Institute at their annual Love and Hope event at Miami, Florida's Diplomat Hotel.

The brothers played Bee Gees hits Stayin' Alive and How Deep Is Your Love, and performed a touching tribute to their late sibling with the song Don't Forget To Remember, before ending a stunning set with Tragedy and You Should Be Dancin'.

The siblings, who have been at war ove...

Johnny Cash's Home Bought By Barry Gibb

January 6th, 2006 10:11am EST
Johnny Cash
Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb has spent $2.5 million on late country star Johnny Cash's former home in Tennessee.

The Man In Black lived at the rural retreat in Henderson near Nashville for 35 years, until his death in 2003, aged 71.

Gibb and his wife Linda intend to preserve the house in Cash's honour.

The singer says "(The house will) always be the spiritual home for the Cashes.

"My wife Linda and I are determined to preserve it, to honour their memory. We fell in love with it. It's an incredible honour for us.

"We plan to use the home to write songs because of the...

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