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Stars Express Grief On Twitter Over Funk Pioneer Chuck Brown's Passing

May 17th, 2012 9:04am EDT
Chuck Brown
Funk pioneer Chuck Brown, 75, died yesterday after a long battle with pneumonia. The singer, nicknamed the Godfather of Go-Go, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, where he had been receiving treatment for the last month.

Brown helped define the go-go genre by fusing funk, soul and Latin sounds. His hit "Bustin' Loose," with his group the Soul Searchers, spent several weeks at the top of the R&B charts in 1979 and was later sampled in rapper Nelly's Grammy-winning track "Hot in Herre."

A documentary on the Washington, D.C., go-go scene appeared in 2002 and prominently featured...
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Stars Pay Tribute To Beastie Boys' Legend Adam Yauch

May 4th, 2012 3:18pm EDT
Adam Yauch
will.i.am, Q-Tip, Travis Barker, and Fred Durst are leading the tributes to tragic Beastie Boys star Adam Yauch following his death on Friday.

Rapper Yauch, also known as MCA, was diagnosed with a tumor in his salivary gland in 2009, and he lost his battle with cancer on Friday at the age of 47.

The hip-hop pioneer's passing has sent shockwaves through the music community and now dozens of celebrities are speaking out to share their grief on Twitter.com.

Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am writes, "restinpeaceMCA 1 of my favorite hiphop groups...hiphop raised a lot of us & now we have to w...
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Nicole Richie's Adorable Daughter Strikes A Pose For Daddy's Camera (Photos)

April 10th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Joel Madden
We spotted Nicole Richie, her husband Joel Madden and their children Harlow and Sparrow at the beach in Malibu, Calif., yesterday.

Little Harlow seemed to have a great time posing for pictures for the Good Charlotte singer. Is she a little model in the making? Meanwhile, mom tossed a ball around with the kids before taking them to the water to play.

Richie recently launched an affordable "bohemian chic" range of clothing. The collection features blouses, skirts, dresses and handbags. Prices start at $75.

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Seal Postpones His Australian Tour

February 6th, 2012 7:48am EST
Seal
British singer Seal has postponed his upcoming Australian tour dates so he can film reality TV show The Voice.

The Kiss from a Rose hit-maker, who split from wife Heidi Klum last month, joins Keith Urban and Good Charlotte star Joel Madden on the upcoming Australian version of the hit U.S. reality series.

However, his commitment to the show has forced Seal to re-arrange a number of gigs, which were due to start this week.

In a statement, he says, "I'm so excited to be going back and forth to Australia over the coming five months filming The Voice and touring."

"I'm really sorry we'v...
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Benji Madden Dating British Singer Eliza Doolittle

December 30th, 2011 8:19am EST
Benji Madden
Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden is dating British singer Eliza Doolittle - the pair has been spotted holding hands in Los Angeles.

The musician, who has previously dated Paris Hilton and Sophie Monk, struck up a friendship with the pop star earlier this year and the pair hinted they were getting closer with a string of messages to each other on Twitter.com earlier this month.

Now, they have revealed they are involved romantically after publicly walking around hand-in-hand during a day out together on Thursday.

Doolittle was seen putting her arm around Madden, while they openly link...
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Pukkelpop Support Fund Established For Stage Collapse Victims' Families

September 1st, 2011 10:45pm EDT
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The families of music fans killed following a stage collapse at Belgium's Pukkelpop Festival last month have been offered financial support from a fund established in the victims' memory.

Four people died and more than 70 were injured when storms brought one of the stages at the three-day event crashing down during U.S. band Smith Westerns' set on August 18.

The tragedy prompted organizers to cancel the rest of the festival activities and performances from the likes of Good Charlotte and the Foo Fighters, and now they have announced the creation of the Support Fund for the Victims of the ...
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Good Charlotte Taking Music Hiatus

September 1st, 2011 9:52pm EDT
Good Charlotte
Rockers Good Charlotte are stepping away from the spotlight and taking a hiatus from the music industry to "just have fun."

The "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" hitmakers, fronted by twins Benji and Joel Madden, wrapped up a tour of Europe last month and have just one more gig scheduled at a music festival in Russia in October.

The punk stars are then planning to take some time out from their busy work schedules to just enjoy life.

Benji Madden tells RollingStone.com, "We're stepping away from the grind of making records and touring for a minute, just to have fun and be creative like ...
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EMI's Family Of Artists And Songwriters Raise $940,000 To Support Japanese Red Cross Disaster Relief Efforts

April 26th, 2011 2:43pm EDT
30 Seconds To Mars
An auction of exclusive personal items and memorabilia donated by EMI’s family of artists and songwriters has raised $940,000 in funds to help the Red Cross support people affected by last month’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The charity auction, which launched on eBay’s worldwide sites on April 5, attracted bids totaling $470,000 from music fans around the world. All the money from winning bidders will be doubled through a donation by EMI.

EMI Group CEO Roger Faxon commented: “What a wonderful result!! It was made possible by the extraordinary generosity of so many members of the EMI...
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Joel Madden Performs At Justin Bieber's Malaysia Concert

April 22nd, 2011 9:57am EDT
Joel Madden
Joel Madden surprised Justin Bieber fans in Malaysia on Thursday night by taking to the stage to perform with the teen superstar.

The Good Charlotte rocker attended the Baby hit-maker's concert in Kuala Lumpur - and ended up singing hit track Don't Wanna Be In Love in front of the crowd.

In a post on Twitter.com before the impromptu gig, Madden wrote, "About to check out the Justin Bieber show in KL (Kuala Lumpur) Malaysia. Hell yeah!! And he played me a new song and it's a hit!!"

The performance proved popular with Bieber's fans - Madden became a hit on Twitter following the show, ad...
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Good Charlotte Concert Cancelled Over Terrorism Alert

April 15th, 2011 12:57pm EDT
Good Charlotte
Rockers Good Charlotte have confirmed their upcoming gig in Bali, Indonesia was cancelled after Australian officials issued a terrorism warning.

The band had been due to perform at a one-off show for Jack Daniel's whiskey, called The JD Set, on April 22nd in Kuta, Bali - but guitarist Benji Madden claimed this week it had been scrapped because of a scheduling problem.

They have now revealed the real reason behind the cancellation - organizers decided to move the show because of a terrorism alert issued by officials in Australia.

A statement posted on the band's website reads, "The JD ...
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Sophie Monk: 'I'm Newly Single'

March 8th, 2011 8:31am EST
Sophie Monk
Australian actress/singer Sophie Monk is single again - less than two months after becoming engaged to her businessman boyfriend.

The 31 year old announced in January she was set to marry French-born billionaire Jimmy Esebag, but now the pair has called off its romance.

When asked about her recent engagement, Monk tells talk show host Chelsea Handler, ''I'm newly single.''

Monk even joked that she might ''turn Samantha Ronson", referring to Lindsay Lohan's on/off girlfriend.

The blonde beauty was previously engaged to Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden, and dated Ryan Seacrest and Kevin...
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Sophie Monk: 'I'm Marrying A Male Version Of Myself'

January 25th, 2011 8:33am EST
Sophie Monk
Australian actress/singer Sophie Monk is engaged to marry her businessman boyfriend.

The 31 year old's longtime pal Jimmy Esebag, who is 20 years her senior, proposed during a recent night out at her favorite Los Angeles restaurant.

Monk announced the news on Australian radio station 2Day FM, where she is currently co-hosting the breakfast show, on Tuesday, describing Esebag as her "soul partner" and revealing, "I got engaged, and I kept it quiet so no one's heard much about him. He's a keeper. It feels right - I think you know when you know..."

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Did Nicole Richie Get Paid $100,000 For Her Wedding Photos?

December 13th, 2010 8:26am EST
Nicole Richie
A representative for Nicole Richie has dismissed reports the star has signed a $100,000 deal with a magazine to publish snaps of her wedding to Joel Madden.

The couple married in front of friends and family during a romantic ceremony at Richie's father Lionel's Beverly Hills estate on Saturday.

Madden's twin brother and Good Charlotte bandmate Benji served as best man while the socialite's pal Samantha Ronson was among the bridesmaids. Other guests included Gwen Stefani, Ashlee Simpson and Kris Jenner.

The happy couple's children, Harlow, two, and 15-month-old Sparrow, were also at the c...
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Nicole Richie & Joel Madden Wed; Several Celebs Attend Beverly Hills Event

December 12th, 2010 8:50am EST
Nicole Richie Joel Madden
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are man and wife after exchanging vows on Saturday.

The pair wed in front of friends and family during a romantic ceremony at Richie's father Lionel's Beverly Hills, California estate, according to People.com.

Madden's twin brother and Good Charlotte bandmate Benji served as best man while the socialite's pal Samantha Ronson was among the bridesmaids. Other guests included Gwen Stefani, Ashlee Simpson and Kris Jenner.

The happy couple's children, Harlow, two, and 15-month-old Sparrow, were also at the ceremony.

Richie and Madden have been dating for four ye...
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This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Howard Stern And Paris Hilton

December 10th, 2010 11:00am EST
Howard Stern
Shining Star – Howard Stern: The self-anointed King of All Media is continuing his reign on satellite radio.

Howard Stern announced Thursday that he sealed the deal, and signed on for another five years with Sirius XM Radio. The news came just days before Stern’s current Sirius contract was set to expire and followed seemingly endless talk about whether or not he would jump from Sirius to another outlet – or just retire with some of the $500 million from his last five-year deal.

According to TMZ.com, Sirius XM subscriptions spiked shortly after the announcement was made.

And perhaps the...
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Is Nicole Richie Getting Married This Weekend?

December 8th, 2010 1:05am EST
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Lionel Richie has fueled reports his daughter Nicole will wed her fiance Joel Madden at his Hollywood estate after staff were snapped unloading a number of big moving trucks outside his home.

The socialite was rumored to be preparing to tie the knot with Good Charlotte rocker Madden this weekend and the increased activity in the crooner's front yard suggests the gossip is true.

Security also appears to have been stepped up ahead of the planned ceremony - three bodyguards were spotted monitoring the area.

Samantha Ronson is expected to be a bridesmaid at the nuptials, while it is currentl...
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Joel Madden And Nicole Richie Planning December Wedding?

November 9th, 2010 12:30am EST
Joel Madden and Nicole Richie
Good Charlotte star Joel Madden and socialite/actress Nicole Richie are to wed in December, according to new Internet reports.

Richie was overheard chatting about the nuptials with best friend Christina Aguilera at the Soho house in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

A source tells X17Online.com, "I heard Nicole Richie talking excitedly to Christina Aguilera about her upcoming wedding. She said, '29 days to go!'"

The website reports the couple is planning an early December wedding and a decoy party in an attempt to bamboozle the paparazzi.

Richie and Madden have been dating for over four ye...
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Good Charlotte's 'Cardiology' Now Streaming on MySpace

October 26th, 2010 12:22pm EDT
Good Charlotte
Good Charlotte's fifth studio album, Cardiology, is now streaming in its entirety on MySpace.com. Fans can hear what the band has been working so hard on over the past couple of years and see how they've evolved since their debut self-titled disc hit the streets 10 years ago. Head over to MySpace now for a first listen of the highly anticipated album which will be streaming all week.

Fans can now pre-order Cardiology in a number of packages at GoodCharlotte.com. Each purchase counts as an entry to win a private 45 minute acoustic set by Benji and Joel Madden for one winner and 50 friends....
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Nicole Richie's Sheer Blue Dress & Silver Jacket - Hot Or Not?

September 29th, 2010 10:36pm EDT
Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie headed back to her hotel after her appearance on "The View" earlier today to promote her new novel, "Priceless."

Despite reports that she's planning to get married soon, the star has brushed off reports suggesting she will be Mrs. Joel Madden by the end of the year, insisting the celebrity couple is too busy to plan their nuptials.

The socialite sparked rumors her big day was imminent after whisking good friends Christina Aguilera and DJ Samantha Ronson off to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico for a supposed bachelorette party earlier this month.

The couple, which became engaged las...
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Paris Hilton Is Done With Famous Boyfriends

July 27th, 2010 11:34am EDT
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton has vowed never to date another celebrity - because she would prefer to be with a man "who's not in the public eye."

The socialite split from The Hills star Doug Reinhardt earlier this year and has previously enjoyed high profile romances with Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden and Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter. But the hotel heiress is adamant her next partner won't be famous.

She tells Britain's Heat magazine, "It's really hard in my position just being in a relationship, because so much goes along with it. The media are constantly making up stories and it's just hard...
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Nicole Ritchie's Probation Extended

June 22nd, 2010 6:05pm EDT
Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie has been granted an extension to her probation because motherhood has prevented her from completing court-ordered alcohol education classes.

The socialite and fashion designer was taken into custody by California police in December, 2006 and charged with driving under the influence (DUI).

She was sentenced to four days behind bars in 2007 after confessing to using marijuana and powerful painkiller Vicodin, but served just 82 minutes of her jail term. She was also ordered to attend 38 alcohol education classes as part of her probation.

However, Richie has been unable to comp...
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Nicole Richie & Joel Madden Plan Autumn Wedding

May 27th, 2010 8:47am EDT
Nicole Richie & Joel Madden
Joel Madden and Nicole Richie will wed this autumn at a luxurious spa resort in California, according to the latest reports.

Good Charlotte rocker Madden announced in February that he had proposed in secret last year, and the couple has hired Mindy Weiss, the wedding planner responsible for Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson-Wentz's nuptials, to mastermind their big day.

A source tells Star magazine, "Nicole is leaving the big details to her wedding planner...Nicole's dad, Lionel, offered his Beverly Hills mansion (for the ceremony), but she and Joel want it to be in Santa Barbara, at the Baca...
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Benji Madden Explains Scrapped Good Charlotte Album

March 5th, 2010 9:08am EST
Benji Madden
Rocker Benji Madden scrapped Good Charlotte's latest project, insisting it lacked "the magic" of their previous albums.

The guitarist has revealed he dumped the band's follow-up to 2007's "Good Morning Revival", because he was unhappy with the way it sounded.

Madden admits he was worried about voicing his concerns to his bandmates but knew they had to start over from scratch.

He tells Kerrang! magazine, "(The) Good Charlotte vibe just wasn't there.

"On every record we've made there has always been a clear moment where I just felt like we had captured the magic. But this time around I ju...
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Joel Madden & Nicole Richie Have Been Engaged 'For A While'

February 16th, 2010 8:00pm EST
Joel Madden & Nicole Richie Have Been Engaged
Joel Madden has dismissed rumors he proposed to his longtime girlfriend Nicole Richie on Valentine's Day, insisting they have "been engaged for a while."

The happy news broke this week after the socialite was spotted showing off her new ring while dining out with the rocker in New York on Monday night. Online gossip suggested the Good Charlotte star popped the question on the romantic holiday, but Madden is adamant the wedding plans were put into action much earlier.

In a post on his Twitter.com page, Madden writes, "Yep. I'm engaged. Very happy. Yeah we've been engaged for a while ...
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Sophie Monk & Plastic Surgeon Break Up

February 10th, 2010 4:37pm EST
Sophie Monk
Australian pop star-turned-actress Sophie Monk is single again after splitting from her plastic surgeon boyfriend.

The 30 year old has been dating Dr. John Diaz since last year, but the couple has now ended its relationship.

Monk, who was previously engaged to Good Charlotte star Benji Madden, insists the split was amicable - and they are going to stay pals.

She tells Sydney radio station 2DayFM, "He is a lovely guy and we're still really good friends so there is nothing crazy about the split. Sometimes it just doesn't work out - especially with me."
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MTV Bids Farewell To 'TRL' With Star-Studded 'Total Finale Live'

November 12th, 2008 12:57pm EST
MTV TRL Finale
A star-studded group of artists from rock, pop, hip-hop and beyond are lined up to commemorate TRL with their memories, performances, and more as MTV's "Total Finale Live" celebration grows ever closer. Justin Timberlake, Kid Rock, and JC Chasez, always sure to draw a crowd in New York City's Times Square, are set to join "TRL's" current host Damien Fahey and former host Carson Daly in the studio and share their thoughts on what the show meant to them. The TRL Finale airs November 16 at 8:00pm ET/PT on MTV.

Just when you thought the finale couldn't get any bigger, the show has been ex...
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Slideshow: Fashion Fails So Far This Week

October 29th, 2008 12:25pm EDT
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We're only halfway through the week and we already have dozens of celebrity fashion disasters. From big names like Salma and Mena to reality "stars" like Lauren Conrad, take a look at some pictures from this week's worst fashion fails.

Agree or disagree? Leave a comment below!

Marisa Tomei looked like she was attacked by a lace monster at the 12th Annual Hollywood Film Festival Award Show

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Lauren Conrad from The Hills wore these horrible, super baggy jeans to a Letterman taping. We really hope no g...
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The Veronicas Return With 'Hook Me Up'

August 28th, 2008 3:26pm EDT
The Veronicas
The wait is over! Hook Me Up, the new electro-rock dance friendly album from The Veronicas, is finally in stores! Released digitally earlier this year through Sire Records, the sophomore sizzler showcases Aussie twin sisters Lisa and Jessica Origliasso's expert songcraft, organic vocal chemistry, and sophisticated sensibilities.

The super-hot duo is currently on the road playing a string of select dates with the Jonas Brothers on their "Burning Up Tour" and have just announced new shows with Hanson. Head out to your local record store to grab a copy of Hook Me Up or order it from iTu...
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Music Biz Twins

July 31st, 2008 11:13am EDT
Nina Sky
While celebrities seem to having twins left and right these days, not since the Nelson Twins have we seen so many twins on the music scene. Check out our list of the music twins that are having us do double takes.

1. Kaulitz Twins / Tokio Hotel

Eighteen year old twin rockers Tom and Bill Kaulitz are members of the band Tokio Hotel from Madgeberg, Germany, and they sport very unique looks in style that you wouldn't really know that they are identical twins just by looking. Tokio Hotel just released their debut title Scream in the U.S.

2. Madden Twins / Good Charlott...
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Cartier Announces The Launch Of New Lovecharity Bracelet

June 26th, 2008 5:15pm EDT
Janet Jackson
On Cartier's third annual Loveday, June 19th, 2008, Cartier celebrated the launch of a new bracelet and announcing a new Lovecharity group of ambassadors, eight musicians that have expressed their love in many meaningful ways and have shown an exceptional commitment towards a charitable cause.

Janet Jackson, Fergie, Good Charlotte, Eve, Common, Hilary Duff, Emmy Rossum, and Ashanti will each represent a charity and corresponding bracelet for the initiative. In addition, they have contributed their favorite love song to the Cartier Love Charity Playlist which will be available for free...
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