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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen delayed wedding

March 4th, 2014 6:20pm EST
John Legend
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen had to delay their wedding.
The couple married in September last year by Lake Como in Italy, but their big day didn't go according to plan as they were forced to push back their nuptials by four hours due to bad weather.
The 'All of Me' singer's family were held up in Ohio after their flight was cancelled because of a storm, but luckily their jet-setting guests - including Kanye West, Quincy Jones and Stevie Wonder - managed to pass the time with alcoholic beverages.
Chrissy said: "They had cocktails for four hours!"
This wasn't the only set back the loved-...

Peggy Lipton and Quincy Jones to act with daughter Rashida

February 26th, 2014 3:10am EST
Quincy Jones
Rashida Jones has recruited her real-life mother and father, Peggy Lipton and Quincy Jones, to play her on-screen parents in her new TV sitcom.

The actress recently left her role on hit U.S. comedy Parks and Recreation, but she already has a new project lined up with a part in a police sitcom titled Tribeca.

The show will be a family affair as Jones' actress mum and music mogul father will reunite to make a guest appearance her character's parents.

Lipton and Jones were married for 16 years before their split in 1990, and have two daughters, Rashida and Kidada.

The new venture reunites ...

Quincy Jones sues Michael Jackson estate

October 26th, 2013 10:20am EDT
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones is suing Michael Jackson's estate.
The music producer and close friend of the late King of Pop - who produced some of his biggest hits including 'Thriller' and 'Billie Jean' - is seeking $10 million from the estate and record label Sony Music Entertainment, claiming that they re-edited Michael's hit songs in order to avoid paying him royalties and production costs.
The 80-year-old music expert believes tracks he produced for the singer have been improperly edited and featured in 2009 musical documentary 'This Is It' and a pair of Cirque du Soleil stage shows which are based on ...

George Lucas to be honoured by Obama with America's top arts accolade

July 3rd, 2013 8:40pm EDT
George Lucas
Movie mogul George Lucas will receive the U.S. government's highest arts honour from President Barack Obama later this month (Jul13).

The Star Wars creator will be presented with the National Medal of Arts at the White House on 12 July (13).

A statement from the President's office reads, “By combining the art of storytelling with boundless imagination and cutting-edge techniques, Mr. Lucas has transported us to new worlds and created some of the most beloved and iconic films of all time."

Other luminaries to be honoured at the same ceremony include record label boss Herb Alpert, playwrig...

Stars turn out for Phil Ramone memorial

May 12th, 2013 9:40am EDT
Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Quincy Jones and Josh Groban were among the stars who came together in New York on Saturday night for a memorial in honour of late music producer Phil Ramone.

The producer and sound engineer died at the age of 79 on March 30, just weeks after he was hospitalised to treat an aortic aneurysm, and several of his famous friends gathered at the Salvation Army's Centennial Memorial Temple for a celebration of his life.

Matthew Morrison, Paul Simon and Kevin Spacey also attended the show, and the Glee star shared a picture of a commemorative programme from the event ...

Rush, Heart And Donna Summer Among 2013 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

December 11th, 2012 8:57pm EST
Finally! Canadian progressive rock gods Rush are heading to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The prolific trio -- bassist/singer Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer/lyricist Neil Peart -- formed in 1968 and released their self-titled debut album in 1974. They never broke up, save for a five year hiatus beginning in the late 1990s; and just released their 19th studio album, "Clockwork Angels", earlier this year to rave reviews.

The band made it in on their first try; but one would never know that after the yearly outpouring of disdain for the institution by fans after repeated snu...

Lil Wayne Sues Quincy Jones' Son

September 8th, 2012 4:00pm EDT
Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Quincy Jones III, the son of the legendary music mogul.

Lil Wayne alleges that Jones used songs from his album "The Carter IV" in an unauthorized documentary about him without getting his permission.

Lil Wayne is seeking seeking unspecified damages and a court injunction banning producers from using his music, according to TMZ.com.

This is not the first time Lil Wayne has taken issue with Quincy Jones III's project - in 2009, ahead of its release, he sued members of Jones' QD3 Entertainment group for fraud and breach of contrac...

Quincy Jones Denied Knowledge Of Threat To 'Girls Gone Wild' Founder

September 6th, 2012 5:00pm EDT
Quincy Jones
Music icon Quincy Jones has denied any knowledge of a threatening email adult filmmaker Joe Francis alleges he received from casino boss Steve Wynn.

The legendary producer was called to testify in an ongoing court battle between the Girls Gone Wild founder and Las Vegas gambling mogul Wynn, after Francis claimed to have shown the correspondence to Jones, who is his neighbor.

Jones had initially been excused from giving evidence on medical grounds, but he agreed to appear in court briefly for Wynn's lawyers on Thursday, and insisted that he had seen no such email detailing plans for a hit ...

Quincy Jones To Receive ASCAP Founders Award

June 6th, 2012 11:47pm EDT
Quincy Jones
Legendary producer Quincy Jones is to be presented with one of the industry's highest honors during the upcoming Rhythm & Soul Music Awards.

The music icon will receive the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Founders Award in recognition of his lifetime of achievements.

Jones produced Michael Jackson's classic "Thriller" record and has won a whopping 27 Grammy Awards.

He joins an esteemed group of previous winners, including Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Patti Smith and Stevie Wonder.

The ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards will take place in Los Angeles on June 2...

Profile of the Day: Rashida Jones

May 4th, 2012 1:01pm EDT
Rashida Jones
Tonight’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? features actress Rashida Jones on her quest to learn more about her maternal ancestry. Did you know Rashida Jones is the daughter of Peggy Lipton and Quincy Jones? Will you be watching as Rashida journeys to Eastern Europe to uncover the devastating effect World War II had on her ancestors?

Rashida Jones is connected to over 60 million profiles in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?

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Carly Simon To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

April 18th, 2012 5:39pm EDT
Carly Simon
Singer/songwriter Carly Simon is to be honored with one of the industry's highest honors during the 26th annual Pop Music Awards on Wednesday. The You're So Vain hitmaker is to be celebrated for her lifetime of achievements as this year's recipient of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Founders Award.

Chairman Paul Williams says, "Carly Simons has always poured her heart and soul into her songwriting, and in the process she has helped rewrite the rule book on what popular music can achieve and how it can profoundly change people's lives. She is a true musica...

The Eagles To Be Honored By Berklee College

March 30th, 2012 11:46am EDT
Iconic rockers The Eagles are to receive honorary degrees from Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music.

The music school, based in Boston, Massachusetts, has awarded honorary doctorates to influential musical figures for over 40 years, with past recipients including Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, David Bowie and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler.

This year's honorees are the Hotel California stars, as well as bluegrass singer Alison Krauss and Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke.

They will receive their degrees at a ceremony on May 12th at Boston University's Agganis Arena.

Herbie Hancock To Launch International Jazz Day

March 20th, 2012 10:46am EDT
Herbie Hancock
Veteran musician Herbie Hancock is set to launch a new initiative to celebrate jazz across the globe with a star-studded concert series featuring Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas.

The legendary pianist, who is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations' Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), will establish the new annual International Jazz Day on April 30th as part of Jazz Appreciation Month.

This year's inaugural event, organized by UNESCO, will include concerts in New York, Paris in France, and New Orleans, Louisiana, as well as celebrations in...

Stars Pay Tribute To Whitney Houston

February 12th, 2012 8:30am EST
Stars Pay Tribute To Whitney Houston
Eva Longoria, Katy Perry, music mogul Quincy Jones and Kelly Osbourne were among the first celebrities to pay tribute to Whitney Houston on Saturday, hours after the singer died in Los Angeles.

The stars took to Twitter.com to share their grief and shock, while Jones, who was due to attend Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy Awards party at the Beverly Hilton hotel, where Houston died, released a statement to the media.

He wrote, "I am absolutely heartbroken at the news of Whitney's passing... She was a true original and a talent beyond compare. I will miss her terribly."

Actress Longoria was...

Michael Jackson's Kids Joined By Justin Bieber, Quincy Jones & More To Launch Hollywood Celebration Of The King Of Pop (See Pics)

January 26th, 2012 8:33pm EST
Michael Jackson's Kids
Michael Jackson's kids kicked off a celebration of their late father's achievements in Hollywood on Thursday when they placed one of the King of Pop's sequined gloves and a pair of his shoes into wet cement outside Grauman's Chinese theater.

Prince, 14, Paris, 13, and nine-year-old Blanket joined Smokey Robinson, Justin Bieber and Thriller producer Quincy Jones in front of the Los Angeles landmark - just feet away from Jackson's Walk of Fame star, which became a shrine for fans following his death in 2009.

Jackson's brothers Tito, Marlon and Jackie and his mother Katherine also attended t...

Rashida Jones Wants To Run Naked Through An Apple Store

October 13th, 2011 10:07pm EDT
Rashida Jones
Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones reveals that her secret fantasy is stripping down and running around naked in public.

The actress recently sat down with Playboy magazine for their monthly 20Q interview and really let loose when asked what she would do if she weren't famous.

"Streaking through a large crowd has always been a secret fantasy of mine," she says. "Disneyland would be fun. Or maybe just showing up at the Apple Store naked and picking up an iPod shuffle and pretending like nothing was wrong or different."

In case you didn't know, Rashida is the daughter of legendary mus...

The E Family Celebrate New Album Release - Starpulse Exclusive

September 14th, 2011 3:40pm EDT
The E Family Now & Forever
After years of playing on each other’s projects, The E Family came together to produce this ultimate, long overdue and highly anticipated labor of love, Now & Forever. Available in stores on September 20, 2011 on Sheila E’s Stiletto Flats Music through Waterfront Entertainment (Fontana / Universal), Now & Forever pays homage to their collective diversity of styles, influences and experiences.

Check out an exclusive to Starpulse.com the video of the making of Now & Forever!

The Musical Family Dynasty Pete Escovedo, Sheila E., Juan Escovedo and Peter Michael Escovedo Wil...

Bob Geldof Wins Groupies' Choice Award

March 21st, 2011 8:22am EDT
Bob Geldof
Rocker Bob Geldof was handed a quirky honor at the South by Southwest festival this weekend - the Groupies' Choice Award.

The former Boomtown Rats singer was presented with the trophy by Austin Music Awards director Margaret Moser at the annual event in Texas.

Geldof - who was at the festival as the keynote speaker and showcase performer - joked during his acceptance speech, "I am overwhelmed. I have received many honors in my life but without a doubt this is the one of which I am most proud."

"I have worked hard for many years to achieve this moment and I would like to thank the coun...

Rashida Jones Wants To Record An Album Someday

March 17th, 2011 10:06pm EDT
Rashida Jones
Quincy Jones' actress daughter Rashida Jones has revealed she was in the running to play the lead in Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge! - until Nicole Kidman expressed interest in the musical role.

The TV star admits she auditioned for the role of Satine before producers decided to go for a bigger name.

And she wowed movie executives with a routine she worked out with her super-producer dad.

Jones tells Eonline.com, "You had to sing a song and I decided I wanted to sing and play a song. I wanted to play this arrangement of "Somewhere" from West Side Story that my dad had done for Aretha Frankl...

30 Quick Interesting Facts About African Americans In Entertainment

February 15th, 2011 12:00pm EST
Ray Charles
In celebration of Black History Month, we compiled a list of quick facts that consists of record-breaking moments, first accomplishments, and obscure facts that relate to African Americans in Entertainment.

The quick facts were taken from the 366 Fast Facts list that was created by Biography.com. Some of the facts include information about Aretha Franklin, Halle Berry, Harry Belafonte and Beyonce, just to name a few.

Here are the 30 quick facts about African Americans in Entertainment. Be sure to take a look at the list and let me know what you think.

Fact #1
Comedian Bill Cosb...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: February

January 1st, 2011 11:00am EST
Jessica Simpson
February was marked by tragedy when celebrated fashion designer Alexander Mcqueen was found dead after hanging himself at his London home. Meanwhile, investigations into Michael Jackson's death in June, 2009 loomed as coroner's officials determined acute intoxication of powerful anaesthetic Propofol was the cause. The ruling prompted prosecutors to file involuntary manslaughter charges against his former doctor Conrad Murray.

Officials also ruled Brittany Murphy's death in December, 2009 was accidental and caused by pneumonia, aided by anemia and drug intoxication. Andrew Koenig's family c...

Ne-Yo Refuses To Listen To New 'Michael' Album

December 20th, 2010 12:32pm EST
Ne-Yo is refusing to listen to the posthumous Michael Jackson album - because he's adamant if the King of Pop was still alive he wouldn't have released the tracks.

Michael, which features previously unheard Jackson material including a collaboration with Ne-Yo, hit music retailers last week, but its release has not been without controversy.

The singer's longtime producer Quincy Jones blasted record bosses at Sony for allowing the perfectionist's unfinished songs to be heard by the public, while members of the Jackson family have raised concerns about the authenticity of the vocals.


Quincy Jones On Comparison To Kanye West: 'He's Just A Rapper'

November 23rd, 2010 2:50pm EST
Rhythm of Success
Quincy Jones doesn't think Kanye West is a producer. In an interview with US Magazine, the legendary producer seemed to get a little insulted when asked about his similarities to rapper/producer Kanye West. Jones even goes as far as stating that Kanye West is just a rapper. Here are excerpts from the interview where Quincy Jones shares his thoughts on West. Be sure to check them out and let us know what your thoughts are. Also, let us know if you think Jones makes a good point?

Us: Kanye West is similar to you in that he’s the producer everybody wants to work with in the last decade...


Quincy Jones Blasts Record Execs Over New Michael Jackson Album

November 22nd, 2010 11:55pm EST
Quincy Jones
Veteran music producer Quincy Jones has blasted record executives behind the release of the first posthumous Michael Jackson album, insisting the King of Pop would not have wanted his unfinished songs to hit shelves.

Bosses at Sony are preparing for the December release of Michael, which features previously unheard Jackson material, and have unveiled Akon collaboration "Hold My Hand" as the first single.

But 77-year-old Jones, the famed producer behind Jackson's "Off the Wall" and "Thriller" albums, is convinced the King of Pop would never want fans to hear his songs without his "final to...

Jennifer Lopez Looks Effervescent In A See Through White Lace Dress

October 24th, 2010 6:58pm EDT
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez showed up to the 32nd Annual Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills on Saturday night showing a little bit of skin an a gorgeous pearly white Georges Chakra dress that reminds us of a glass of the bubbly. In fact, we're guessing that there was plenty of champagne passed around this gala. The new "American Idol" judge attended the prestigious event with her husband, Marc Anthony, and also performed for guests at the gala.

This year's ball honored Quincy Jones and Maria Shriver for their lifetime achievements, Shriver was given the Brass Ring award for her work with Alzheimers...

Bret Michaels To Replace Simon Cowell On 'Idol?'

May 28th, 2010 8:18am EDT
Bret Michaels
Bret Michaels has emerged as the new favorite to replace Simon Cowell as an "American Idol" judge after his triumphant performance on the live finale of the talent show on Wednesday night.

The Poison singer ignored his doctors' advice and took to the Idol stage for a duet with finalist Casey James.

The ailing rocker, who is still recovering from a near-fatal brain hemorrhage and a recent stroke, was an instant hit with fans, who gave him a standing ovation as he walked out to sing a rendition of Poison's "Every Rose Has Its Thorn."

And Cowell was left so impressed he's considering handin...

Fans Want Quincy Jones To Replace Simon Cowell On 'American Idol'

April 29th, 2010 8:43am EDT
Quincy Jones
Music mogul Quincy Jones has emerged as the fan favorite to replace Simon Cowell when the Brit departs "American Idol" this summer.

TV Guide magazine put forward 10 potential candidates for the soon-to-be vacant chair Cowell fills as a judge on the hit show, asked readers to vote for their favorite.

Forty percent of voters chose producer Jones ahead of former "Idol" star Adam Lambert, Jamie Foxx and Mariah Carey's ex-husband, former music boss Tommy Mottola.

The other six potential candidates were fellow music moguls Jimmy Iovine and Steve Lillywhite, who has launched an online campaign ...

Jay-Z Wanted No Part In 'We Are The World' Remake

February 15th, 2010 2:35pm EST
Jay-Z Wanted No Part In
Rap superstar Jay-Z turned down the opportunity to join Quincy Jones' star-studded remake of We Are The World - because he didn't want to touch the classic.

Legendary producer Jones teamed up with Lionel Richie, who recorded the original 1985 hit with Michael Jackson, and recruited a host of artists including Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Wyclef Jean, Janet Jackson, Usher, Lil Wayne and Nick Jonas to raise money for the Haiti earthquake relief effort.

The Empire State of Mind hit-maker was personally invited by Jones to take part in the charity single, but, while he is supportive o...

No One Asked Lady Gaga To Be Part Of 'We Are The World' Remake

February 5th, 2010 9:31am EST
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga has taken aim at reports she snubbed the star-studded reworking of charity anthem "We Are The World."

The "Bad Romance" hitmaker was rumored to be among the 80-plus celebrities invited to perform the 1985 Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie hit, which has been revamped to aid the Haiti earthquake relief effort - but she was a no show on Monday night when the recording took place.

And now the singer has set the record straight, insisting she didn't turn her back on struggling Haitians - she simply wasn't supposed to be part of the party.

She says, "I was never supposed to do...

'We Are The World' To Feature Poem From Michael Jackson's Kids

February 3rd, 2010 8:36am EST
Paris & Prince Jackson
Michael Jackson's three children will "narrate" an introduction to the revamped "We Are The World" charity anthem.

Prince and Paris, who accepted the King of Pop's Lifetime Achievement Award on their late father's behalf at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, have recorded a poem and some special words for the re-release of the 1985 USA For Africa hit, which has been re-recorded to aid the Haiti earthquake relief effort.

Little brother Blanket, who was too nervous to take the stage at the Grammys, has joined them.

A family insider tells WENN, "They wanted to put a special message on the s...

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