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Barbara Walters was matchmaker for McCartney

March 22nd, 2014 5:20am EDT
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Sir Paul McCartney was set up with Nancy Shevell by Barbara Walters.
The 'Hey Jude' legend married the trucking company boss in 2011 after four years of dating, and 'The View' host reportedly takes the credit for getting them together at one of her parties.
A source said: "Barbara was so determined to make it work that she'd call Nancy and coach her on Paul's likes and dislikes. Barbara was quite right - they were ideal for each other. Barbara was right, they were ideal for each other. Now Paul calls Nancy his soul mate."
Nancy also has the approval of his grown up children - Mary, Stella...

14 Beloved Celebrities Who Have Been In Jail

March 21st, 2014 11:03pm EDT
14 Beloved Celebrities Who Have Been In Jail
Nobody's perfect, but it may surprise you to learn some the world's most beloved celebrities have spent time in jail.

Mark Wahlberg is a blockbuster star loved by many now, but in his teens he was a very trouble young man. A drug-addled Wahlberg had dozens of run-ins with the law by the time he was in his teens, but the most serious charge against him came after he attacked two Vietnamese men while shouting racial epithets, leaving one of them permanently blind in one eye. Wahlberg served 45 days behind bars for assault.

Tim Allen is known for family-friend fare like Home Improvement...

Paul McCartney got special meal

March 8th, 2014 4:20am EST
Paul McCartney
Sir Paul McCartney had a special dish made for him at a restaurant in Hollywood.
The vegetarian 'Please Please Me' singer and his wife, Nancy Shevell, ate with his former The Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr and his spouse, Barbara Bach, at upmarket eatery Il Piccolino, but when he couldn't decide what he wanted from the menu, the owner took him to speak to the chef and they came up with an appetizing dish.
A source said: "The owner, a friend, escorted the ex-Beatle into the kitchen where Paul - who loves to cook - watched intently as the chef prepared veggies chosen by the star."
The star was...

Monty Python's groupies had 'interesting personalities'

March 5th, 2014 1:20am EST
John Cleese
Monty Python's groupies were never as attractive as rock groupies.
The British comedy troupe - which is made up of John Cleese, 74, Terry Jones, 71, Terry Gilliam, 72, Michael Palin, 70, and Eric Idle, 70 - admit they had a huge fan base in at the height of their fame, however, the girls who chased them weren't as gorgeous as the females who followed their musician friends.
Gilliam - who is married to Maggie Weston - told GQ magazine: "There were groupies. But comedy groupies are not as good looking as rock groupies, that's all I can say. I mean, really interesting personalities! But the ...

Sir Paul McCartney learning to ski

February 24th, 2014 4:20am EST
Sir Paul McCartney learning to ski
Sir Paul McCartney is learning to ski.

The Beatles legend has been taking to the slopes every day with a personal instructor during his winter break in the French Alps in a bid to master the art of snowy activity.

However, while the 71-year-old singer has been making his way down the slopes, his wife Nancy Shevell, 53, has been keeping away from the icy conditions by staying in their private lodge.

The skiing trip couldn't have come at a better time for Sir Paul, who has been busy in the US for the past month making a special TV show 'The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to Th...

Jay Z and Beyoncé's $2 million Super Bowl show

February 3rd, 2014 4:20am EST
Jay Z, Beyoncé and DJ Tiesto were paid more then $2 million to perform at the most expensive Super Bowl party of all-time on Saturday night (02.01.14).
The couple performed for 6,000 guests at Pier 40 on Manhattan's West Side, while DJ Tiesto took to the decks, and the trio banked huge pay checks for their night's work, according to the New York Post newspaper.
Hollywood stars including Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx were joined by music legend Sir Paul McCartney to watch Beyoncé and her husband perform her single 'Drunk in Love' at the DirecTV Super Saturday party.
The show took place ...

The 5 Best And 5 Worst Super Bowl Halftime Shows Ever

January 29th, 2014 3:03pm EST
Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars will have the honor of entertaining Super Bowl halftime audiences that don't switch over to the Puppy Bowl this weekend. The history of the halftime show is a surprising display of ups-and-downs, from mind-blowing performances to corny overproduced ego trips. Here are some of the best and worst Super Bowl halftime shows:

Best: Michael Jackson, Super Bowl XXVII

The halftime show was hurting. Two years prior, the New Kids on the Block performance was pre-empted by coverage on Desert Storm and their performance was edited down and shown after the game. Then, FOX swooped in and sco...

Five Best Performances From The 2014 Grammys

January 28th, 2014 1:05am EST
Daft Punk Grammys
With so many great live performances at Sunday night's 56th Grammy Awards, it's been hard* whittling them all down to the five best. Well, the five best that didn't include any weddings, Broadway adaptations of Little Red Riding Hood meets Harry Potter meets Showgirls, or cut-off performances, that is.

The night was all about mixing the past with the present, and in some cases the past, present and future.

5. Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Blake Shelton: 2/4 of the original Highwaymen with the legendary Haggard and modern Country giant Shelton wasn't the tightest voc...

Projects From Paul McCartney And The Rolling Stones Win Early Grammys

January 26th, 2014 5:41pm EST
Projects From Paul McCartney And The Rolling Stones Win Early Gr
Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones were celebrating before the Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday (26Jan14) after their albums and films picked up honours at the pre-show prizegiving.

McCartney's Wings Over America landed Simon Earith and James Musgrave the Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package award, while Al Schmitt and Tommy LiPuma claimed the Best Surround Sound Album trophy for the former Beatle's Live Kisses.

The Stones were also named among the early winners - their Charlie Is My Darling Ireland 1965 release shared the Best Historical Album with Bill Withers...

Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr To Reunite At Grammy Awards

January 21st, 2014 8:31am EST
Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney will reunite at the Grammy Awards this weekend. The iconic Beatles bass player and drummer are scheduled to perform at the 56th annual event on Sunday, Jan. 26 in Los Angeles.

The pair are the only survivors of the 60s British Band.

McCartney's song "Cut Me Some Slack" (a collaboration with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic) has been nominated for "Best Rock Song," while Starr's "Live Kisses" DVD is up for "Best Music Film."

Starr recently told Access Hollywood: "To celebrate the 50 years since we landed in New York in February [1964], they are putting on a bi...

Beyoncé takes Blue Ivy to the White House

January 21st, 2014 4:20am EST
Beyoncé and husband Jay Z took daughter Blue Ivy to the White House at the weekend.
The 'Drunk In Love' singer and the rapper introduced their two-year-old daughter to guests at First Lady Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party in Washington on Saturday (01.18.14).
The adults stayed up until 2am on Sunday morning and Beyoncé posted a number of photographs on her Tumblr account from the visit.
One image shows the family walking up to the White House, while another features the singer, 32, with President Barack Obama's pet dog Sunny and her daughter standing by a Christmas tree wearing a whi...

Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Palermo, More Stars Show Off Their Bikini Bodies In Cabo, Barbados & St. Barts

December 30th, 2013 8:21pm EST
Jennifer Aniston
After celebrating Christmas with her fiance's family in New York City, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux jetted to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico over the weekend to ring in the new year.

The couple hung out with celebrity pals including Courteney Cox, Howard Stern, Beth Ostrosky, Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearey, who are expected to join them in the holiday festivities.

Aniston was spotted in purple and black string bikinis as she soaked up the rays, kissed her boyfriend and snacked on what looked to be healthy veggies.

According to the MailOnline, the pair recently revealed they had couple'...

Heather Mills Denies Hitting IPC Official

December 22nd, 2013 11:28am EST
Heather Mills
Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills has denied she hit a member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) during a heated bust-up in Austria.

The former model, who had hoped to compete with the British ski team at the Paralympic Winter Games in Russia next year, was accused of throwing a "tantrum" and yelling at IPC executive Sylvana Mestre after she was told her equipment breached regulations.

Other witnesses allege she grabbed Mestre during the confrontation at an Austrian hotel on Monday, but Mills is adamant the bust-up never became physical, saying, "I never physically touch...

Liam Gallagher's girlfriend pushing for Oasis reunion

November 4th, 2013 7:20am EST
Liam Gallagher
Liam Gallagher's girlfriend is trying to broker an Oasis reunion.
The singer has barely spoken to his older brother Noel Gallagher since the guitarist walked out on the super-group after the pair had a pre-gig bust-up in August 2009.
Debbie - who previously acted as manager for Liam's new band Beady Eye - has now come up with a proposal for the band to do three concerts in 2014 to mark the 20-year anniversary of Oasis' acclaimed debut album 'Definitely Maybe' and is using the pair's other brother Paul to try and get Liam, 41, and Noel, 46, to make peace.
A source told the Daily Mirror news...

Paul McCartney To Create Robot Friend For Stage Shows

October 27th, 2013 8:11am EDT
Paul McCarthney
Paul McCartney has commissioned the puppet masters who created the horses for hit London stage show War Horse to design a robot for his upcoming concerts.
The former Beatle dreamed up the idea of having an Iron Man-esque sidekick onstage with him as he tours to promote his new album New after reading classic kids tale The Iron Giant to his daughter, Beatrice.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I got this little vision... of me in front of a forest in a checked shirt... and right next to me with his arm around me, was a robot, this very shiny guy. So I'm working with the idea... of havin...

Paul McCartney's 'Queenie Eye' Video Features Tons Of Celebrity A-Listers (Watch It!)

October 25th, 2013 3:51pm EDT
Paul McCartney
The stars turned out in full force to help the legendary Paul McCartney with his latest video, "Queenie Eye."

The upbeat new single, which we guarantee will get you moving, features cameos from dozens of famous faces, including Johnny Depp, Lily Collins, Jude Law, Tracey Ullman, Jeremy Irons, Sean Penn, Chris Pine and Kate Moss.

If that isn't enough, how about adding Alice Eve, James Corden, Tom Ford, Gary Barlow and Meryl Streep?

The video was shot at the famed Abbey Road Studios, where pals of the former Beatle and daughter Stella convened to help with the catchy tune.

The single, whi...

Paul McCartney praises 'badass' Yoko Ono

October 24th, 2013 10:20am EDT
Paul McCartney
Sir Paul McCartney thinks Yoko Ono is a "badass".
The musician has publicly ended his feud with John Lennon's widow after years of holding a grudge against his late bandmate's wife, blaming her for the break-up of The Beatles in 1970.
He told the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine: "I thought, 'If John loved her, there's got to be something. He's not stupid. It's like, what are you going to do? Are you going to hold a grudge you never really had? George [Harrison] would say to me, 'You don't want stuff like that hanging around in your life.' "
Yoko - who met John in 1966 while he was still...

Paul McCartney stops writing songs

October 24th, 2013 5:20am EDT
Paul McCartney
Sir Paul McCartney has stopped writing songs because he has so many.
The 'New' hitmaker has such a large number of tracks saved up which he wants to finish before he starts on another batch.
He told the Daily Star newspaper: "I'm resisting writing any more songs as I've got so many.
"I got everything off my chest with 'New', and next I need to go through my pile of demo ideas.
"It'll be like cleaning out my attic - I know I should do it even though I don't really want to."
The star's 24th solo album, 'New', was only released this week, but Paul's already looking forward to his next record...

Paul McCartney Plays Surprise London Show

October 19th, 2013 8:42pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney played a surprise show in London yesterday (10.18.13).

The Beatles legend gave fans a lunchtime treat when he performed a 15 minute set in Covent Garden as a preview for his latest record 'New'.

Although the square is usually full of street artists, the Daily Mirror newspaper reports it was unusually quiet by 11am, before a tweet from Paul saw it quickly fill up.

He wrote: "I'm getting ready to pop up in Covent Garden at 1pm today. Oh baby!"

The 'Hey Jude' hitmaker kicked off his set at 1.15pm - with his children Stella, 42, and James, 36, in attendance - and encouraged f...

Brian Wilson: Paul McCartney is 'gifted' musician

October 18th, 2013 1:10am EDT
Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson thinks Paul McCartney is the best musician around today.
The Beach Boys singer branded the former Beatles musician as the most "gifted" singer he's ever listened to and praised the 'Let it Be' singer for his innovative sounds.
When asked by whom he rates today, he replied: "Gee, that's a hard question to answer. I think Paul McCartney, you know?
"Because he's probably the most gifted musician I've ever known and he brings new and beautiful things to people."
Brian admitted he initially felt self-conscious about being deaf in his right ear, but claims the disab...

Paul McCartney Defends Miley Cyrus Over Racy Performances

October 15th, 2013 11:41pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Former Beatle Paul McCartney has come to the defense of Miley Cyrus over her recent performances, saying that we've all "seen worse than that."

McCartney told Britain's Sky News that he saw Miley's MTV Video Music Awards performance and thought it was only "mildly shocking".

"You know what, I don't think it was explicit at all," he says. "You couldn't see anything! I watched it just as an experiment, to check. But obviously you look at it and you go, 'What's everyone shouting about?'.

"Someone said to me that the world that a lot of those people like Miley live in is all noise, and they'...

Paul McCartney used songs to impress Nancy

October 14th, 2013 5:20am EDT
Paul McCartney
Sir Paul McCartney used the songs on his latest album, 'New', to impress Nancy Shevell.
The legendary Beatles musician wrote the tracks for his current record when he first started dating the US businesswoman in 2007, and used to play her his compositions down the phone.
Speaking on UK TV show 'Lorraine', he said: "I started writing these new ones a couple of years ago when I was first going out with Nancy and I used to ring her up each morning, and I knew - because she was in New York and because of the time difference - I had a few hours to write something, so then I'd ring her up and sa...

Johnny Depp & Kate Moss Reunite For Paul McCartney Promo

October 12th, 2013 11:30am EDT
Johnny Depp
Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp reunited with his former supermodel girlfriend Kate Moss on the set of Paul McCartney's promo shoot in London for his latest track.

The Pirates of The Carribean star and Moss split in 1998 after dating for four years, but they got together again when they were both invited to appear in The Beatles legend's promo for his new song "Queenie Eye."

It will be the first time the former couple appears on screen together since the split.

A source tells Britain's Daily Record, "There were a whole host of celebrities taking part. It was a really mixed bunch. Meryl ...

Paul McCartney shuns 'old-fashioned' sound on new album

October 11th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Paul McCartney
Sir Paul McCartney didn't want his new album to sound "old-fashioned".
The Beatles legend has tried to be more experimental with his comeback album 'New' and sought to inject a contemporary, youthful feel into the record.
He told The Sun newspaper: "I wanted something that didn't sound old-fashioned. I wasn't prepared to go as far as a Katy Perry bass-drum pop sound - even though I think she makes good records. But there was an endeavour to make it sound at home in the contemporary scene."
Paul was looking for a current chart-topping producer to help him in the studio, but liked them all so...

Paul McCartney's toilet tunes

October 5th, 2013 5:20am EDT
Paul McCartney
Sir Paul McCartney writes songs on the toilet.
The Beatles legend loves to "escape" by writing new lyrics and often finds the best place to explore his ideas is in the bathroom or a cupboard.
He said: "[Songwriting] is a solitary process but that's nice. The rest of the day isn't solitary. I'm doing interviews or taking my girl to school or doing some filming. So I'm with loads of people.
"It's actually quite nice to go into a cupboard, or often bathrooms or toilets which have got good acoustics. So I go in there with a guitar. That's kind of nice. And you escape into a world of your own th...

Paul McCartney inspired by Beyonce

October 4th, 2013 1:20am EDT
Paul McCartney
Sir Paul McCartney is influenced by Beyonce.
The 71-year-old singer/songwriter makes a point of checking out the live shows by current chart artists because he wants to make sure his own concerts don't seem "old fashioned".
He said: "If I'm gonna do a tour I like to go and see what other people are doing. I don't wanna bring my tour out and be amazingly old-fashioned.
"So if people are going, 'Oh man Beyonce, she was killer!' I like to go there and go, 'Yeah, we can do better than this.' "
Last year, Paul saw Jay-Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne' gig at The O2 in London and he says the ...

Paul McCartney's Song Writing Psychiatry

September 29th, 2013 4:37pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney believes song writing acts as a psychiatrist.

The 71-year-old icon admits some of his most successful tracks, such as 'Yesterday' and 'Got To Get You Into My Life', have been penned during particularly emotional times, as writing lyrics allows him to release the "demon" inside him.

He said: "I think it's good when you're in a dark period, the good is [the song's] your psychiatrist, it's your therapy, and you know we have many tales - anyone who writes has.

"Going away when you're really upset about something and putting in your song - you come out of that cupboard, toilet ...

Paul McCartney Lines Up Brad Pitt And Sean Penn For Video

September 21st, 2013 3:15pm EDT
Sir Paul McCartney is lining up Brad Pitt and Sean Penn for his next music video.

The 71-year-old music icon will release his sixteenth solo album 'New' next month and while the 'Gangster Squad' star has already filmed his cameo, he also wants the 'World War Z' actor for his next promotional clip.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Macca has the biggest pulling power in the industry. He can get anyone he wants because he's such a legend.

"A stellar list of people has been drawn up but Brad and Sean are the big names.

"Sean jumped at the chance to appear alongside Sir Paul and Macca is co...

Top Ten Reasons Outside Lands Music Festival Was Magical

August 13th, 2013 9:01pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Last weekend the beautiful (yet cold and windy) city of San Francisco hosted the 6th annual Outside Lands music festival with headliners Sir Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Here are the top ten reasons why the festival was magical:

1.) Sir Paul McCartney...period.

2.) The Red Hot Chili Peppers proved that they can still rock the house- 'Oldies but Goodies' in our book. 

3.) Despite the hundreds of Port-a-Potties, hundreds of people still felt the need to pee out in the open directly behind the port-a-potties. A very hysterical sight.

4.) Lamb Fries at the Outs...

Paul McCartney smells weed on stage at Bonnaroo

June 16th, 2013 10:15am EDT
Paul McCartney
Sir Paul McCartney stopped his set at Tennessee's Bonnaroo festival on Friday (14Jun13) when he smelled marijuana smoke coming from the audience.

The Beatles legend headlined the Bonnaroo music festival on Friday night and played a hit-packed 38-song set and two encores for the delighted crowd.

However, the veteran musician stopped mid-way through the show when he caught a whiff of what he believed to be a cannabis joint coming from the audience.

McCartney insisted the smoke was so strong, he could smell it on stage, telling the crowd, "That's some pretty good weed I can smell up here......

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