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Jon Voight Was Once Snubbed By John Lennon

6/11/2011 9:30am EDT
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Movie star Jon Voight is still sore about the day John Lennon snubbed a dinner meeting with him - because he never got another chance to meet the Beatle.

The actor had become an overnight success thanks to the film Midnight Cowboy and he was walking down London's King's Road when a fan told him Lennon was dining nearby - and he decided it was time for him to meet the singer.

He recalls, "I went to the door of the restaurant and I asked one of the maitre d's... 'I don't wanna bother John, but could you tell him Jon Voight, the actor..., is out here (and) would love to come in and say hell...
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Alice Cooper Scared Of Partying With Keith Moon

6/8/2011 4:19pm EDT
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Alice Cooper was so scared of partying with hell raising rocker Keith Moon he hid away at a secret location whenever the drummer was in the same city.

Cooper was part of a gang of musicians, including The Who drummer Moon, John Lennon, and Monkees star Micky Dolenz, who gained a reputation for their alcohol-fuelled antics in Los Angeles in the 1970s.

Cooper admits that although he enjoying partying hard, Moon was so outrageous he would try to avoid him whenever the British star was in L.A.

The School's Out hit-maker tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "When you party with Keith Moon your bo...
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Global Music Effort Launches "Songs For Japan" Album On iTunes to Benefit Japan Disaster Relief

3/25/2011 4:08pm EDT
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Proceeds from Star-Studded Album to Support Disaster Relief Efforts of Japanese Red Cross

In what stands as a major global music relief effort to benefit those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, over 30 of the biggest names in contemporary music have joined together for the worldwide release of "Songs for Japan," an unprecedented compilation of 38 chart-topping hits and classic tracks, available worldwide on the iTunes Store for $9.99 starting today (www.itunes.com/songsforjapan). Proceeds from the album's sale will benefit the disaster relief efforts of the Japanese Red Cros...
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Taylor Momsen Q&A: 'I'm Not Going To Change Who I Am' (Audio)

3/8/2011 11:00am EST
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We sat down with one of young Hollywood’s most controversial stars and we’re bringing you the exclusive!

At 17-years-old, Taylor Momsen’s been taking over headlines with her risky fashion, bad-ass attitude and talent. Successfully making the jump from actress to musician, Taylor is currently on tour with her band, The Pretty Reckless and delivering a show audiences will never forget. While she’s constantly being bashed in the media, Taylor tells us exclusively she’s not going to put on an act just to receive “good” press; unlike some people her age (cough, cough, Demi Lovato). Rocking blac...
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Carrie Underwood's Music No Longer Welcomed in Ottawa

2/11/2011 5:00pm EST
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Carrie Underwood has been banned from radio in Ottawa following the trade of Mike Fisher, her husband, to the Nashville Predators. Yahoo.com as well as multiple other sources has reported that due to the trade that Canada’s capital city major radio stations have made their stance and will no longer feature the former American Idol winner.The couple has become a hot-button in the city since the veteran Fisher was seen as being the target of his wife more than the Nashville Predators.

Furthermore, to make matters worst she is now being referred to as the “Yoko Ono of hockey” in reference to ...
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Taylor Momsen: 'I'd Love To Write With Paul McCartney'

2/10/2011 11:31am EST
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Teen star Taylor Momsen is setting her sights high in her music career - she wants to work with Beatles legend Paul McCartney.

The Gossip Girl actress fronts rock band The Pretty Reckless, and writes all of the material for the group.

Momsen admits she'd love to head into the studio with singer/songwriter McCartney - and she wouldn't turn down the chance to team up with former Oasis star Noel Gallagher either.

She says, "My all-time favorite band is The Beatles for their genius. I'd love to write with Paul McCartney that would be awesome... John Lennon's not a possibility anymore but ...
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'Glee's' Max Adler Says He's Prepping for Karofsky's ... Lady Gaga Moment?

2/8/2011 9:49am EST
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McKinley High's resident bully Dave Karofsky says in real life, he's "all for dancing and singing."

"I'd jump on 'Thriller' in a heartbeat," Max Adler, who plays Karofsky, told TVGuide.com Monday morning, right after Glee 's post-Super Bowl episode drew a staggering 26.8 million viewers, making it the most-watched episode of a scripted series in three years. It so happens that Adler was a First Chair All-State show choir member in high school.

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Elton John Thinks Lady Gaga Will Have A Long Career

2/4/2011 8:57am EST
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Elton John envisions Lady Gaga enjoying a long reign as the Queen of Pop - because she is so "amazingly polite and respectful" to her entourage and fans.

The Rocket Man first teamed up with the pop star for a performance at the Grammy Awards last year and they recently recorded a duet for his latest movie project, Gnomeo & Juliet.

The oddball stars have since become close friends, and Elton is convinced the Poker Face hit-maker will rule the charts for years to come - because the superstar is so grounded.

He says, "I love her, she's absolutely amazing. We've become friends. What I lik...
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John Lennon's Letters To Be Published

1/23/2011 6:15pm EST
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John Lennon's letters are to be published after his widow Yoko Ono agreed to hand them over to a British book company for a reported $500,000-plus.

Publishers at Orion Books in London now own the intellectual property rights and they plan to release the tragic Beatle's musings next year.

Alan Samson of Orion Books says, "For the most part they have never been seen before... They're full of wonderful drawings. They are funny, sad and very human letters."

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John Lennon's Ferrari Up For Auction

1/13/2011 9:04am EST
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John Lennon's 1965 Ferrari is set to fetch upwards of $150,000 when it goes under the hammer at an upcoming Paris, France, auction.

The tragic Beatles star reportedly bought the sports car shortly after passing his driving test in 1965.

It is expected to fetch between $155,000 and $220,000 when it's sold via British auction firm Bonhams on February 5.

Lennon only owned the Coupe for a few months before trading it in for a Rolls-Royce, but the sporty Ferrari made its mark in pop culture history - as the singer's first car.
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2010 Year In Entertainment Review: September

1/2/2011 1:00pm EST
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Lady Gaga was the big winner and talking point at the MTV Video Music Awards this month - she picked up eight accolades and stunned everyone by taking to the stage in a meat dress. Meanwhile, Penelope Cruz confirmed the news she was pregnant with Javier Bardem's baby, and Angelina Jolie - who visited flood-ravaged Pakistan - was named Best Celebrity Role Model in an online poll.

George Michael began his eight-week prison sentence in London after being found guilty of cannabis possession and driving under the influence of drugs, and Guns N' Roses were booed and bottled offstage in Ireland a...
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Axl Rose Named Best Frontman Of All Time

12/30/2010 11:00am EST
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Rocker Axl Rose has been voted the best frontman of all time, ahead of stars including Freddie Mercury and John Lennon.

The Guns N' Roses singer gained the most votes to take the top spot in a Musicradar.com poll, fighting off competition from Queen star Mercury, who landed in second place.

Led Zeppelin icon Robert Plant came in third place, while Ronnie James Dio - who passed away earlier this year - claimed the fourth spot as the frontman of Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell. Beatles legend Lennon rounded out the top five.

Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Kurt C...
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'Tis the Season For Music

12/14/2010 11:00am EST
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There's still time for Christmas shopping and spreading the holiday spirit, why not enjoy it by loading up that iPod with some great holiday tunes? Spike your coffee with a little Bailey's Irish Cream or enjoy a Hot Toddy (not the Usher and Jay Z version, although we love that song too) put on your Yule tide shoes and take that mall by the antlers.

You may still encounter long lines, screaming children running away from Santa Claus and a crap-load of unruly holiday sweaters, but with your holiday playlist grooving in your ears, at least you can smile while doing so. Here are a few of our f...
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Julian Lennon Still Feels 'Cheated' By His Dad's Death

12/8/2010 4:17pm EST
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John Lennon's son Julian is still shocked by the circumstances surrounding his famous father's death - because history was "repeating itself in the most awful way."

Lennon left Julian's mother Cynthia for Yoko Ono in 1968, when the lad was aged just five - the same age as Lennon was when his parents deserted him.

And Julian is adamant the Beatles legend's murder 12 years later - on December 8th, 1980 - has chilling parallels with Lennon's own upbringing, because his mother, Julia, died when the musician was aged 17, just as he was reconnecting with her.

Julian says, "I have always felt ...
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Yoko Ono's Heartfelt Tribute To John Lennon

12/8/2010 11:06am EST
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Yoko Ono has paid a touching tribute to her late husband John Lennon on the 30th anniversary of his death, recalling the happy times she shared with the Beatles legend before he was killed.

The Imagine hit-maker passed away 30 years ago on December 8th, 1980 after he was gunned down outside his New York apartment in The Dakota building by deranged fan Mark Chapman. Ono has marked the date by remembering her happiest moments with the singer - sipping Lennon's favorite tea and laughing like teenagers together.

In a post on her Imagine Peace website, she writes, "John and I are in our Dako...
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Mark David Chapman's Signed John Lennon Album Up For Sale

11/22/2010 9:49am EST
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The album John Lennon autographed for his killer Mark David Chapman on the day he was murdered is up for sale. The current owner has decided to sell the signed Double Fantasy record for a staggering $850,000 after receiving death threats since purchasing the LP.

Autograph dealer Gary Zimet tells the New York Post's Page Six column, "The album is the most extraordinary artifact in rock 'n' roll history. It has Lennon's signature on the cover and Chapman's forensically enhanced finger prints on the sleeve. There are evidence markings from the NYPD. I originally sold it in 1999, but it has c...
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After Nearly 10 Years Of Waiting, The Beatles Are Finally On iTunes

11/16/2010 1:46pm EST
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Apple Corps, EMI and Apple today announced that the Beatles, the most influential and beloved rock band in music history, are now available for the first time on the iTunes Store. Starting today, the group's 13 legendary remastered studio albums with iTunes LPs, the two-volume "Past Masters" compilation and the classic "Red" and "Blue" collections are available for purchase and download on iTunes worldwide as either albums or individual songs. Fans can also get a special digital "Beatles Box Set" featuring the "Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964" concert film, a worldwide iTunes exclusiv...
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Lady Gaga Wins Restraining Order Against Fan

11/11/2010 8:03am EST
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Lady Gaga has obtained a restraining order against a fan who allegedly sent the pop star a menacing letter.

The Bad Romance singer is said to have been left fearing for her life after Russian student Anastasia Obukhova sent her a creepy note describing her "dream" of dying together.

The message, which was intercepted by Gaga's management team, read: "You come to my dreams. I want to die and I want to die together with you. I am not (John Lennon's assassin) Mark Chapman. It is not only you who will die. I will shoot a bullet through my head too."

The 26 year old, who lives in New York,...
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Kanye West Deems Coldplay To Be 'More Talented Than The Beatles'

11/10/2010 9:47am EST
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Kanye West dreams of recording an album with Chris Martin - because he's convinced the British rocker and his Coldplay band mates are "more talented than The Beatles."

Martin lent his vocals to the rapper's 2008 track Homecoming and West was so impressed, he's now begging the Yellow hit-maker to join him in the studio again - because he believes a collaboration with Coldplay could make "one of the greatest albums ever."

West says, "America has, and probably always will, dominate music across the globe but it's always been the British who pull out that very special band. We have had amaz...
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Michael Jackson Is Top-Earning Dead Celebrity

10/26/2010 8:14am EDT
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Michael Jackson has topped a list of the highest-earning deceased celebrities, making more money in the past year than Elvis Presley and John Lennon.

The Thriller icon, who died in June last year, posthumously pulled in $275 million over the past 12 months with his back catalogue and merchandising deals.

His concert film This Is It, which documented preparations for his ill-fated London stage residency, also made $250 million at the box office.

Jackson's earnings were greater than the total combined earnings of the 12 other dead stars on Forbes magazine's list, including Presley, Lord...
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Lady Gaga Buys Back Auction Items

10/14/2010 8:45pm EDT
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Lady Gaga has stepped in to buy up a collection of her old belongings after a former manager announced he was auctioning them off.

The Paparazzi singer reportedly contacted auctioneers Gotta Have It! Collectibles and asked them to return the property, which included rare demo CDs dating as far back as 2002.

The company agreed to hand over the items for a small fee. The amount paid by Gaga's management team for the lots has not been disclosed.

The items are the latest pulled from the upcoming Gotta Have Rock and Roll auction - last week, the FBI seized John Lennon's 1976 application for U...
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Jonas Brothers Pay Tribute To John Lennon

10/11/2010 1:34pm EDT
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The Jonas Brothers have filmed a video tribute to John Lennon to mark what would have been the late Beatle's 70th birthday on Saturday.

The young pop stars cite Lennon as their greatest musical influence and they shot the short clip to honor his memory on the special day.

The brothers, who are seated on a sofa together, talk about how the iconic musician inspired their own work and thank him for his contribution to music.

Nick Jonas says, "We grew up listening to the Beatles in our home, John Lennon specifically. And his words, and his lyrics, and his music spoke to many generations of...
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John Lennon Time Capsule Buried In Ohio

10/9/2010 4:00pm EDT
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Bosses at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, have marked John Lennon's 70th birthday by 'burying' a time capsule containing the late Beatle's CDs, books and notes he wrote to his wife Yoko Ono.

Had he lived, Lennon would have turned 70 on Saturday.

The capsule, to be kept in the Cleveland museum's archives, will be opened in 2040 - on Lennon's 100th birthday.

Concerts, art exhibitions and other special events are being held around the world this weekend to mark the singer/songwriter's birthday.

One of the most anticipated events is an outdoor screening of the film Lennon N...
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Cast Of 'Glee' Tops The Beatles On Hot 100 Chart

10/6/2010 9:15pm EDT
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The cast of "Glee" is set to pass the Beatles' bag of Billboard Hot 100 chart hits thanks to another six new entries on the countdown, which will be announced on Thursday.

The cast's Britney Spears tribute show wowed fans, who snapped up downloads by the hundreds of thousands and propelled five Spears covers into the top 100 and snagged the highest debut of the week at 16 with "Toxic."

The tally, which also includes Lea Michele's heartbreaking rendition of Paramore's "The Only Exception," puts the cast ahead of the Beatles for most appearances among non-solo acts in the Billboard chart's ...
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John Lennon's Application For U.S. Residency Banned From Auction

10/6/2010 7:59pm EDT
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John Lennon's application for U.S. residency has been banned from auction by officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The rare piece of memorabilia from the late Beatle was expected to fetch upwards of $100,000 at a planned Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction beginning on Wednesday - but the FBI has stepped in to remove the item, because it's considered government property.

The document, dated May 8, 1976, features Lennon's finger and thumbprints and his signature.

A spokesperson from the auction house confirms to TMZ.com: "The item has been under investigation by the FBI beca...
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Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Don't Come Together Over 'Nowhere Boy'

10/6/2010 2:21pm EDT
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"Nowhere Boy" is the extraordinary story of John Lennon's childhood. The film is directed by Sam Taylor Wood and written by Matt Greenhaugh. The cast, except for Kristin Scott Thomas are mostly unknown this side of the globe. But they all do an excellent job. Aaron Johnson plays John Lennon, Sam Bell portrays a young George Harrison and Thomas Sangstein gives a killer performance as a teenage Paul McCartney.

"Nowhere Boy" takes us on a fascinating journey through Lennon's teenage years. We see all the pain that inspired him to write some of his greatest songs.. He rides his...
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Lady Gaga's Sheer Outfit Steals The Show At John Lennon Tribute

10/5/2010 11:06am EDT
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Lady Gaga performed at a tribute show with Yoko Ono for the late John Lennon, but all anyone could talk about was the sheer outfit Lady Gaga wore on stage.

The dark one-piece seemed to conceal all, but with the right light - and once she turned around - it was very apparent it was meant to show off almost everything!

After the concert Gaga took to her Twitter.com page to tell fans about the show, posting a picture of herself posing with Lennon's son Sean, writing: "I got to sit in as a guest musician tonight, what a legendary band + mother, Yoko."

Lennon's widow organized three nig...
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Lady Gaga Duets With Yoko Ono

10/4/2010 11:45am EDT
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Lady Gaga took to the stage with Yoko Ono on Saturday night to duet at a tribute concert for late Beatles legend John Lennon.

Lennon's widow organized three nights of shows in Los Angeles over the weekend to mark what would have been the musician's 70th birthday on October 9th.

Stars including Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore and rapper RZA all appeared at the Plastic Ono Band gig on Saturday night, but the highlight of the evening came when the Poker Face hit-maker joined Ono for a duet.

After the concert Gaga took to her Twitter.com page to tell fans about the show, posting ...
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Yoko Ono Says John Lennon Would Have 'Loved The Internet'

9/20/2010 8:10am EDT
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Yoko Ono is convinced John Lennon would have loved the creation of the internet - because he "always jumped" on new technology.

The Beatles star, who was gunned down outside his home in New York City in 1980, would have turned 70 on October 9th.

And his widow is sad the late musician never saw the evolution of the web, which came about in the 1990s - as she's sure he would have loved the invention.

Ono tells Britain's The Andrew Marr Show, "I think he would have been going very strong and creative, still, and I think he would have been very interested in playing (on) the computer beca...
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Christina Aguilera's Classy Black Cocktail Dress - Hot Or Not?

9/14/2010 10:16pm EDT
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Christina Aguilera attended the Montblanc John Lennon Edition global pen launch in New York City on Monday looking sexy and sleek in a black strapless dress.

The pop star recently made Starpulse's "Best Babes - Fall 2010 Movie Line Up" list for her upcoming film "Burlesque."

Christina makes her dramatic feature debut as Ali, a small-town singer who takes her shot at stardom performing at a neo-burlesque nightclub in Los Angeles.

Christina will join "Justin Timberlake and Friends, a Special Evening Benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children" in Las Vegas next month. The show will raise f...
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