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Taylor Swift's '1989' Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week in Music

October 28th, 2014 9:38am EDT
Taylor Swift's '1989' Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week in Mu
Cutting right to the chase, there’s one inescapable, gargantuan, and humongous juggernaut of an album being released this week, and it comes by way of Taylor Swift. Swift is the one to beat on an off-cycle Monday release date, when the majority of new releases are dropping. While it may be is Swift’s week, there are some other ‘brave souls’ releasing albums the same day. Here are eight albums to check out this week.

1) Taylor Swift, 1989 (Big Machine)

While it has yet to happen in 2014, it seems like a surefire bet that Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated pop album 1989 will give the...
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28 Celebrities Who Use Stage Names

November 14th, 2013 1:03pm EST
28 Celebrities Who Use Stage Names
Many celebrities have changed their names before they hit it big, and for many reasons. Let's take a look at some of the biggest stars who didn't take their birth name to Hollywood.

Katy Hudson didn't want to be confused with Kate Hudson, so she took her mother's maiden name and became Katy Perry.

Oprah Winfrey's name is iconic, but it's not actually her real name. It's Orpha, after the biblical figure. However, so many people mispronounced her name while she was growing up that the mispronunciation stuck.

Barry Manilow was born Barry Alan Pincus. He took his mother's maiden name...
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Male Celebrities Who Have Had Plastic Surgery

October 1st, 2013 1:07pm EDT
Mickey Rourke
Usually we think about women when we think about plastic surgery in Hollywood. However, plenty of leading men had had some work done to keep their youthful appearance. Here are some male celebrities who have had plastic surgery...

Mickey Rourke

Despite never losing a matching during his three-year boxing career, the fights left Mickey's face disfigured. The actor says he went to the "wrong guy" for his cosmetic work. He had five operations on his nose and had to fix a broken cheekbone.

Bruce Jenner

Bruce had a facelift and nose job in the 80s during a rough period in his life. "I ...
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Health And Storm Delay Barry Manilow Tour

July 14th, 2013 2:02pm EDT
Barry Manilow
Barry Manilow had to cancel a concert in Utah on Friday due to illness, a day after high winds and lightning forced him to call off another show in Colorado.

The veteran singer was preparing to perform at the outdoor Red Rocks Amphitheater near Morrison, Colorado on Thursday when bad weather hit, so he delayed the start of the show to let the storm pass.

However, the weather only worsened, prompting officials to evacuate the audience and axe the show. Manilow, 70, subsequently took to his Facebook.com page to apologies, writing, "I am very sorry that the Red Rocks show had to be canceled....
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Barry Manilow Rocks Rochester

September 9th, 2012 9:01am EDT
Barry Manilow
For the near capacity multi generational crowd it was all too short; but the fans at the Barry Manilow concert in Rochester, New York Friday night were jovial and in full voice. The crowd that gathered in the Blue Cross Arena was in large part female, but there were quite a number of male fans…and children.

Manilow opened this show as he has nearly all his shows for over 40 years, with “It’s a Miracle”. Donned in black pants and shirt with a hot pink jacket spent the next hour and a half with two jacket changes as he performed some of his biggest hits and a few not so famous songs from h...
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New Music from Barry Manilow

September 4th, 2012 9:23pm EDT
Barry Manilow
School has barely begun for students with some yet to begin but the stores are filled with decorations for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and yes Christmas. But the stores are not the only place holiday items are popping up…

On October 2 Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award winning performer Barry Manilow will be releasing his third Chirstmas album – “Barry Manilow: The Classic Christmas Album”. The album of 16 songs is a compilation with a majority of the tunes taken from his first two holiday albums – “Because it’s Christmas” and “A Gift of Love”.

“The Classic Christmas Album” is currently availabl...
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Happy 30th Birthday, Britney Spears!

December 2nd, 2011 8:15am EST
Britney Spears
Happy birthday, Britney Spears - the pop princess turns 30 today.

Britney's come a long way since breaking into showbiz on "The New Mickey Mouse Club," releasing seven best-selling albums, scooping a Grammy Award, launching a multi-million dollar perfume empire and becoming a mum to two boys.

She suffered a public meltdown in 2008 and has two failed marriages behind her but the singer has turned her life around after settling down with boyfriend Jason Trawick and hitting the road with her "Femme Fatale Tour," which grossed more than $6 million in its first 10 shows.

To mark her latest mi...
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Barry Manilow Donates To Joplin, Missouri Music Program

October 22nd, 2011 10:30am EDT
Barry Manilow
Barry Manilow is to donate $300,000 worth of instruments to a high school in Missouri after learning the music department's equipment was largely destroyed by tornadoes earlier this year.

Tornadoes devastated Joplin in May, killing dozens of people and levelling many homes, and touched by the tragedy, the singer's non-profit organisation, the Manilow Music Project, has now donated funds and launched a community instrument drive to help the students and administrators at Joplin High School rebuild it's music department.

He says, "I know firsthand how invaluable music can be to get you thro...
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Barry Manilow Battling Heart Disease AFib

September 13th, 2011 12:36pm EDT
Barry Manilow
Legendary crooner Barry Manilow has been battling a serious heart disease for more than 15 years.

The singer has opened up about his health condition for the very first time, revealing he's been secretly suffering from atrial fibrillation, more commonly known as AFib, which causes the heart to beat out of rhythm, sometimes causing permanent damage, stroke or heart failure.

The 68-year-old Grammy winner says, "When I first experienced AFib more than 15 years ago, it was really scary - it felt like a fish flopping around in my chest. I thought I knew about all the risks, but it turns out ...
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Don Cheadle And Brendan Gleeson Honored By Friars Club

July 26th, 2011 12:54pm EDT
Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle and Brendan Gleeson were the toast of New York's comedy circuit on Monday after they were inducted into the legendary Friars Club.

The pair was presented with the Best New Buddy Comedy Duo Award for their performances in new black comedy The Guard.

They were also given a lifetime membership to the private club, which boasts Barry Manilow, Frank Sinatra, Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg in its ranks.

Veteran funnyman Jerry Lewis, abbot of the Friars Club, congratulated the pair on their achievements in a message read aloud at the bash.

Referring to his own partnership wi...
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Barry Manilow, Suzanne Somers Make Bizarre Pact to Plan Each Other's Funerals

June 12th, 2011 9:12am EDT
Barry Manilow and Suzanne Somers  | Photo Credits: Stephen Lovek
As morbid as it sounds, Barry Manilow can rest easy knowing that when he dies, he could go out in style. That's because he and his best friend, Suzanne Somers, made a pact to produce each other's funerals ... or at least one will for "whoever goes first."

On Wednesday's The Talk, the ladies and guest host Somers sat down with Manilow, who was promoting his new album, "15 Minutes." The BFFs revealed that they...

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Hugh Martin, 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' Songwriter, Dies At 96

March 13th, 2011 11:54am EDT
Hugh Martin | Photo Credits: Jesse Grant/WireImage
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" songwriter Hugh Martin has died. He was 96.

Martin is best known for composing the score to the 1944 musical Meet Me In St. Louis, in which Judy Garland famously performs the song that became a seasonal classic. Martin and songwriting partner Ralph Blane received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for writing the film's "The Trolley Song."

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Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Ciara & More Were all out for Clive Davis' Annual Pre-Grammy Awards Bash (Pics!)

February 13th, 2011 3:37pm EST
Katy Miley Ciara
The stars were out in full-force Saturday night at music mogul Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy Gala & Salute to Industry Icons. This year's event honored Davis' fellow music mogul David Geffen and was held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.

Several guests even performed during the party - Jennifer Hudson and Barry Manilow performed a duet together; and R. Kelly played a short set. And Mary J. Blige, Leona Lewis, Cee Lo Green and Rod Stewart also joined the festivities and sang some of their hits.

But Whitney Houston's performance was the big highlight of the evening as she took th...
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'American Idol' Recap: The Idols Improve With Lennon And McCartney

April 7th, 2010 9:42am EDT
The Idols Improve With Lennon and McCartney
There’s something I’ve noticed about this season of ‘American Idol’: A lot of cringes.

Those cringes come whenever we see who’s coming up next. Like in this scenario: Ryan says, “Up next it’s Casey James”. Instantly, there’s a shudder as we think of the boring mess he’s about to give us.

This feeling of unease goes pretty much down the line. Be it Tim, Katie, Aaron or Andrew, there are so many contestants whose impending performance is something you’d rather not see.

But tonight, many of those shudders were unfounded as a lot of the former bottom dwellers raised their game, turning in...
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'King Kong', 'Creature' To Join Universal Studios Hollywood In 2010

May 24th, 2009 4:00pm EDT
King Kong
King Kong, among the screen’s most powerful and enduring icons, will re-emerge on the famed and newly upgraded Universal Studios Hollywood Studio Tour in summer, 2010 as a thrilling and ground-breaking 4-D multi-sensory marvel, a new signature attraction for Universal Studios Hollywood.

The new King Kong attraction, based on the Oscar®-winning 2005 Universal Pictures film, will combine thrilling visceral effects with the world’s largest Surround Digital projection system to create a next-generation theme park experience.

Larry Kurzweil, President and Chief Operating Officer, Unive...
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'American Idol' Week 4

February 5th, 2009 5:02pm EST
American Idol
The traveling circus known as the first weeks of "American Idol" packed up its tents from eight audition sites and finally set up shop in Hollywood. The Kodak Theatre, home of the Academy Awards, played host to 147 hopefuls for another round of individual try-outs.

Once everyone was settled in, Simon Cowell gave a nice welcome speech that didn't help anyone's nerves: "All we're looking for is a star. Good luck."

The potential pop stars were then taken away to a conference room, where Barry Manilow - was Neil Diamond busy that day? - gave them an inspired pep talk that included thi...
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Paul McCartney To Appear On 'The Colbert Report' This Wednesday

January 27th, 2009 5:00pm EST
Paul McCartney
Music legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician Paul McCartney will appear as a guest on Comedy Central's Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning The Colbert Report on Wednesday, January 28 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. McCartney's appearance will be his first and only scheduled U.S. late-night appearance in support of the new album, Electric Arguments, released under The Fireman alias used by McCartney and producer/musician Youth.

Other musicians who have previously appeared on the show include Neil Young, Tony Bennett, Willie Nelson, R.E.M., The Roots, John Legend, Barry Manilow, John Mellencam...
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Actress/Singer Kristin Chenoweth Releases Christmas CD; Win A Signed Copy!

October 31st, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Kristin Chenoweth
On October 14, 2008 Sony BMG Masterworks released Kristin Chenoweth's new Christmas CD A Lovely Way To Spend Christmas. For her third album, Chenoweth covers a wide range of Christmas songs from "Christmas Island," popularized by The Andrew's Sisters to Kristin's personal favorite "Come On Ring Those Bells."

Recorded at Capitol Recording Studio's legendary Studios A & B where Sinatra, Judy Garland and Nat King Cole all etched their Christmas standards, A Lovely Way To Spend Christmas is an eclectic combination of full orchestral arrangements, along with big band, a bit of tropical isla...
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Barry Manilow Returns Home To Revisit The Seventies

January 25th, 2008 10:38am EST
Barry Manilow
Performing live in his old Brooklyn stomping grounds, Barry Manilow's latest DVD is the best sort of homecoming. A wonderfully entertaining television special, Barry Manilow: Songs From The Seventies was filmed in September 2007 at the old Navy Yard in Brooklyn, "right down the block from where I grew up in Williamsburg," as Manilow explains onstage. The special will premiere on PBS stations across the nation in early December.

Rhino, in association with Stiletto Television, captures the artist's triumphant return to his old neighborhood where he sings his biggest hits -- and some gre...
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Sony BMG Music Entertainment Launches Platinum Musicpass Digital Album Cards

January 15th, 2008 2:12pm EST
Celine Dion
SONY BMG Music Entertainment today announced the launch of Platinum MusicPass, a series of digital album cards that enable consumers to download full-length albums, and in many cases special bonus content, in the form of high-quality MP3 files. The first 37 titles in the series, which represent musical genres ranging from Rock and Pop to R&B and Country, will debut on January 15th, 2008 and by the end of the month will be available at 4,500 retail outlets across the United States. In Canada, MusicPass will debut in late January of 2008.

"The introduction of MusicPass is an important p...
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Barry Manilow Returns To QVC To Debut Latest Album 'The Greatest Songs Of The Seventies'

September 5th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Barry Manilow
West Chester, PA (September 5, 2007) – Sunday, September 9 at 5 PM and 9 PM (ET) legendary performer Barry Manilow returns to QVC® to debut his latest album, The Greatest Songs Of The Seventies, nine days before street date.

Manilow stunned audiences last year when his QVC appearance marked the highest single-hour sales event in the multimedia retailer's twenty-year history, with over 43,000 units of The Greatest Songs Of The Seventies ordered. He also had the largest sales week of his career, debuting at #2 on the Top 200 Albums Chart, with the same release.

Broadcasting live f...
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'Dirty Sexy Money' Star Produces Album

July 17th, 2007 9:30am EDT
Peter Krause
Peter Krause (HBO's "Six Feet Under"), starring in ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money" this fall, has executive produced "The Tamela D'Amico Album." Mark your calendars for Tuesday, July 31, when Tamela D'Amico and Her Big Band will perform songs from her debut jazz CD release produced by Grammy winner Jimmy Hoyson and arranged by Grammy nominee Chris Walden.

D'Amico, like Michael Buble, is a throwback to another era. She burst onto the Los Angeles jazz scene, winning a Fabulous Finds vocal competition sponsored by Clear Channel's Fabulous 570.

"The Tamela D'Amico Album" showcases the mult...
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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 ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 17

June 17th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Paulina Rubio
Happy Birthday to American tennis player Venus Williams (1980), Mexican singer Paulina Rubio (1971), Canadian punk-rocker Bif Naked (1971), "Rush" actor Jason Patric (1966), "Stuck on You" star Greg Kinnear (1963), Hanoi Rocks singer Michael Monroe (1960), Dead Kennedy's singer Jello Biafra (1958), "Napoleon Dynamite" actor Jon Gries (1957), love song crooner Barry Manilow (1943), "Trading Places" actor Ralph Bellamy (1904; d. 1991), Dutch artist M.C. Escher (1898; d. 1972), and Russian composer Igor Stravinsky 1882; d. 1971).
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2006: Year In Music (Pt. 4)

December 31st, 2006 3:00pm EST
The Darkness
In October, Justin Hawkins, lead singer of The Darkness, announced that he's leaving the band because he can't live the rock 'n' roll lifestyle again after completing rehab... Weird Al Yankovic's White & Nerdy becomes the parody singer's first ever top-ten hit... and legendary NYC nightclub CBGB, where bands like the Ramones, Talking Heads and Blondie got their start, closed; Patti Smith was the final act... Beck took things to the next level by releasing his latest album, The Information with sets of stickers so fans could create their own cover art; however, the revolutionary move prompte...
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Dionne Warwick To Release New Album Of Duets, "My Friends and Me," Out Nov. 7

November 1st, 2006 4:02pm EST
Dionne Warwick
"Walk On By." "Say a Little Prayer." "Anyone Who Had a Heart." "Windows of the World." "Wishin' and Hopin'." "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?" These unforgettable songs are all inextricably linked to an extraordinary vocalist: Dionne Warwick. With her gorgeous tone, nuanced phrasing and stunning emotional range, Warwick remains firmly ensconced in the upper echelon of popular music.

Now this iconic artist, who has spent 2006 celebrating her 45th year in show business, revisits these and other classic compositions with a stellar array of female guests on My Friends and Me (Concord R...
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New CD Reviews, October 31, 2006 (The Who, Lil' Wayne, Lady Sovereign, Deftones & more)

October 31st, 2006 12:02pm EST
The Who - Endless Wire
New releases this week include albums from legends The Who, a Cash Money collaboration featuring Birdman and Lil' Wayne, the debuts from pint-sized UK rapper Lady Sovereign and American Idol winner Kellie Pickler, plus many more. Keep reading for reviews & info on this week's new CDs...

Lady Sovereign - Public Warning
Public Warning is stunning, better than the hype machine could ever paint it, with jaw-dropping, busy production and sharp, spunky lyrics that whiz by and back up this pint-sized rebel's serious b-girl stance. Read review...

The Who - Endless Wire
No, Endless Wire is no...
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Barry Manilow Returns October 31 With A New CD And Concert DVD

October 26th, 2006 3:43pm EDT
Barry Manilow
Hot on the heels of his Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance in a Music/Comedy/Variety Series or Special for "Barry Manilow: Music and Passion" comes First & Farewell, Barry Manilow's new double-DVD set from Rhino and Stiletto New Media. One DVD features never-before-seen, footage from Manilow’s inaugural tour rehearsal at Carroll's Studio in New York City in 1974. The second DVD captures the final concert of the historic "One Night Live! One Last Time!" farewell tour in 2004 – recorded at The Pond in Anaheim – with Manilow performing many of the songs that helped him sell 75 million albu...
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Emmy Awards Pay Tribute to Dick Clark

July 25th, 2006 10:15am EDT
Dick Clark
Television industry icon Dick Clark will be honored as part of this year's "58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards," hosted by Conan O'Brien, airing live Sunday, August 27 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on NBC.

Musical legend and current Emmy nominee Barry Manilow, who co-wrote the lyrics with Bruce Sussman and sang the words to the catchy "American Bandstand" theme song "Bandstand Boogie," will perform a special musical tribute.

Clark's accomplishments have been recognized by many organizations over the years. Honors include his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Academy of...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 17

June 17th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Paulina Rubio
Happy Birthday to American tennis player Venus Williams (1980), Mexican singer Paulina Rubio (1971), Canadian punk-rocker Bif Naked (1971), "Rush" actor Jason Patric (1966), "Stuck on You" star Greg Kinnear (1963), Hanoi Rocks singer Michael Monroe (1960), Dead Kennedy's singer Jello Biafra (1958), "Napoleon Dynamite" actor Jon Gries (1957), love song crooner Barry Manilow (1943), "Trading Places" actor Ralph Bellamy (1904; d. 1991), Dutch artist M.C. Escher (1898; d. 1972), and Russian composer Igor Stravinsky 1882; d. 1971).
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