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The Strangest Celebrity Couples

September 29th, 2013 12:07pm EDT
Carmen Electra and Simon Cowell
Love is blind, or so they say. Even in Hollywood, where image is everything, we've seen our share of odd pairs. Here are some of our favorite Strange Celebrity Couples, past and present:

Simon Cowell and Carmen Electra

A blinked-and-you-missed-it romance, these two dodged dating rumors after meeting on the set of Britain's Got Talent - but it was never confirmed they actually hooked up. However, those rumors came back with a vengeance thanks to Simon's scandal with Lauren Silverman - some reports even claimed the two of were broken up when she learned he was cheating on her with Silverman...
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Moby To Collaborate With NASA For Space-Themed Coachella Set

April 13th, 2013 8:11am EDT
Moby
Electronic dance music superstar Moby will feature NASA video footage during his DJ set at the Coachella festival in California this weekend.

Moby's performance in the Sahara Tent on Saturday night will be his first at the event since he appeared at the very first Coachella in 1999.

He will premiere new material from his recent collaborations with producers Loops of Fury, Zodiac Cartel, Cold Blank and Darth & Vader, and he will be treating fans to a visual collaboration as well with NASA images from space.

Astronaut Piers Sellers tells WENN, " are happy to help you explore it."

For ...
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Leisha Hailey Removed From Airplane For 'Aggressive Behavior, Not Kissing'

September 28th, 2011 11:38am EDT
Leisha Hailey
Executives at Southwest Airlines have investigated Leisha Hailey's removal from a flight on Monday and concluded she was not kicked off for kissing her girlfriend, but for swearing at cabin staff.

The L Word star demanded an apology from bosses at Southwest Airlines after claiming she was asked to leave the plane for kissing her partner, Camila Grey, onboard, and a number of stars including Moby and Kelly Osbourne have subsequently called for a boycott of the company.

However, a new statement from Southwest has now revealed it was the couple's cursing and their "aggressive behavior," no...
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Moby Was Electrocuted At Amsterdam Concert

June 4th, 2011 4:00pm EDT
Moby
Dance music superstar Moby was electrocuted at a show in Amsterdam, Holland on Tuesday.

The "We Are Made of Stars" hitmaker was playing an acoustic show at a gallery when he was shocked.

In a post to fans on his website he writes, "Yes, I was mildly electrocuted during an acoustic show at the reflex gallery in Amsterdam, but I'm feeling a-ok now. Maybe I even had some accidental electro shock therapy. Thanks for your concern."

In a video of the incident posted online, Moby appears to collapse onstage.

It is not known how the shock occurred.
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Moby: 'I've Been Drunk Or High Most Of My Adult Life'

May 17th, 2011 8:15pm EDT
Moby
Dance music superstar Moby has opened up about his years of alcohol and drug abuse after revealing details about his addictions in a new song.

The "We Are Made of Stars" hitmaker has admitted new track "The Day" is all about his own "battles with drugs and liquor," and he has come clean about his past problems.

He tells Spinner.com, "I'm clean and sober now, but I've spent most of my adult life not being that. What fascinates me about addiction and obsessive behavior is that people would choose an altered state of consciousness that's toxic and ostensibly destroys most aspects of your nor...
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Moby: 'Britney Spears Is A Broken-Down Shell Of A Human Being'

May 10th, 2011 9:09am EDT
Moby
Dance DJ Moby has likened Britney Spears to a "broken-down shell of a human being," but insists that is what makes her so "endearing".

The Porcelain hit-maker collaborated with the Toxic hit-maker on a track for her 2003 album In The Zone, four years before she suffered a breakdown, which saw her shave her head, attack a car with an umbrella then enter a psychiatric ward.

Moby, real name Richard Hall, reveals Spears was already showing signs of her troubled side when he worked with her - but he is still a fan of the singer.

He says, "Britney's actually kind of like a broken-down shell...
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Moby: 'Rock Stars Are A Pain In The Ass'

April 6th, 2011 9:18am EDT
Moby
Moby has ruled out any more big name collaborations, insisting he can no longer tolerate the "arrogance" of superstars.

The hitmaker has recorded tracks with a whole host of A-list artists but admits he's fed up dealing with egos and entourages and would rather make music with his friends.

He tells OK! TV, "I've worked with all sorts of random people - everybody from Metallica to Britney Spears to Ozzy Osbourne to Michael Jackson to the Beastie Boys. I've got a really strange CV. It's interesting - I work with a lot of these disparate, different people to learn what it's like to work with...
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Shakira Urged To Cancel Her Belarus Concert

March 26th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Shakira
Pop superstar Shakira is among the stars who have been urged to cancel concerts in Belarus amid ongoing political turmoil in the country.

The Colombian singer is scheduled to play a gig in Minsk, Belarus in May, while dance star Moby and rockers Deep Purple also have upcoming concerts scheduled for the city. Human rights activists are now urging the stars to cancel concerts in the Eastern European country in protest at the alleged incarceration of hundreds of pro-democracy activists there.

Natasha Koliada, a spokeswoman for the Free Belarus Now group, which represents the families of ma...
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Mike Myers Marries Girlfriend In Secret Ceremony

March 4th, 2011 8:04am EST
Mike Myers
Mike Myers has married his longtime girlfriend in a secret ceremony in New York City.

The funnyman exchanged vows with Kelly Tisdale five months ago at a "beautiful" wedding in the Big Apple, the actor's representative confirms to New York Post gossip column Page Six.

The Austin Powers star, 47, began dating Tisdale in 2006, shortly after he split from his first wife, writer/actress Robin Ruzan, following 12 years of marriage. Their divorce was finalized in 2007.

Tisdale has previously dated dance music star Moby.

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Moby Wakes Up To Find Drugged-Up Intruder In His Home

January 31st, 2011 10:47pm EST
Moby
Dance music star Moby had a rude awakening on Monday morning when he found an intruder in his California home.

The man, named Robbie, was reportedly high on drugs and was standing in the hitmaker's lounge.

Moby asked the stranger to leave and when he didn't, the kind-hearted musician gave his intruder a sweatshirt and money for breakfast.

After watching him leave the property, the "Play" hitmaker took to his blog to tell fans about his encounter.

He wrote, "He took a lot of acid the night before, had seen my house from the street, and decided to pay an acid-inspired visit."
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One Dead, 100 Hospitalized After L.A. Rave Headlined By Moby

July 1st, 2010 4:25am EDT
Moby
Organizers of the Electric Daisy Carnival in Los Angeles last weekend have been rocked by the news a 15-year-old concert goer has died of an event-related drug overdose.

More than 100 dance music fans were admitted to the hospital after fans scrambled to gain access to the Memorial Coliseum and Exposition Park festival, which was headlined by Moby.

Officials claimed many of the injuries occurred as crowds rushed the gates and barriers in a bid to force their way into the event.

But two attendees were hospitalized in critical condition after taking drugs at the festival, which drew 185,00...
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Moby Forms Metal Band

May 4th, 2010 10:15pm EDT
Moby
Dance music star Moby has announced plans to hit the road with a heavy metal band.

The "Porcelain" hitmaker has formed a new group, called Diamondsnake, with three pals, and he has released the tracks "What The World Needs Now Is Rock," "We Wanna Love You" and "Rock And Raw" on websites Facebook and MySpace.com.

A statement from Moby reads, "Combining such disparate influences as rock, hard rock, metal, and heavy metal, New York City's Diamondsnake was borne out of a shared love for entering a small, dark, and musty room, plugging into a few amps, and playing as loud as possible for a se...
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Katheryn Winnick Talks About Her Latest Movie 'Cold Souls' With Paul Giamatti And More

February 5th, 2009 12:00pm EST
Katheryn Winnick
Having just gotten great news about her new movie, "Cold Souls," in which she co-stars with Paul Giamatti, we chatted with Katheryn Winnick and found her to be real, honest, and a dedicated artist to her craft. Not to mention superwoman in the martial arts.

We hear you recently came back from Sundance.

I did! We found out that Goldwyn just bought our movie, "Cold Souls."

Yay!

It's really exciting!

How did you like it there?

It's the first time. It's beautiful. What they say is true. When you go to Sundance, you get a mix of seeing good movies and a chance to m...
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The Slammies: A Look Back At Some Of The Best Celebrity SLAMS

December 25th, 2008 7:00pm EST
Slamfest
SLAM= Verb Slang: To Criticize harshly; censure forcefully. Noun= A harsh or devastating criticism. Since the beginning of show business, in the celebrity news world actors and musicians have SLAMMED rumors, gossip, hearsay and chitchat as well as other unconfirmed reports.

However, the most interesting slams are when one star decides to MINGS from the past year:

Simon Cowell Slams Britney Spears

Music mogul Simon Cowell has blasted troubled stars Britney Spears and British star Robbie Williams for checking into rehab, insisting they have no idea of what hard ...
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Rachael Sage Glows On New Album 'Chandelier'

August 30th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Rachael Sage
New York City songstress Rachael Sage has delivered her newest self-produced full-length album, Chandelier, released this summer via MPress Records. With a catalog of eight solo albums and an ever-expanding loyal fanbase, Chandelier continues to mix Rachael's eclectic style and quirky, melodic pop sound to create 13 radiant tracks of what Performing Songwriter calls "engaging pop arrangements and gripping melodies"; the influential magazine recently named Rachael one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Artists of the Past 15 Years.

"Genuine talent...Sage has a knack for writing...
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Kanye West Announced As Grand Finale Performance For Nike+ Human Race

August 28th, 2008 5:30pm EDT
Kanye West
Music takes center stage on the heels of the official registration opening for the Nike+ Human Race, the world's biggest one-day running event taking place on August 31, 2008. The race brings together the power of sport and music to inspire and connect runners from every corner of the planet. Participants in this unprecedented event will experience an exclusive music performance by some of today's top artists in each of the 25 designated race cities.

In Los Angeles, nine-time Grammy Award winning artist Kanye West will headline the run's post race concert for the grand finale of the...
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Music Is Meant To Be Heard Live

July 28th, 2008 9:03am EDT
Wu-Tang Clang
At last summer's Rock the Bells, less that two minutes after Wu-Tang Clang busted into their first song, which is to say five minutes after the yo-yo-yos concluded, my dad plopped himself down on the grassy knoll. "These guys suck," he muttered into the tattooed shins of the toking Latino in front of him.

It's not that my pop is the typical old guy who views rap as an example of all that is wrong with the world; he had just nodded along to Cypress Hill several sets before, even mouthing a few choice lyrics to "Insane in the Membrane." No, my dad is just not a fan of live music he can'...
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No More Elgin Lumpkin Or Georgios Panayioutous: Celebrities Who Changed Their Names

July 21st, 2008 10:43am EDT
Cher
Marilyn Monroe was originally christened Norma Jean. Archibald Leach opted for the more debonair nom de guerre Cary Grant. At the age of 10, musical prodigy Steveland Morris was dubbed (by Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr.) "Little Stevie Wonder." These aren't the only celebrities who bid farewell to the names bestowed upon them in infancy; among those in the public eye, adopting a more star-worthy moniker seems to be the rule, not the exception.

Stage Names

Where stage names are concerned, some stars keep it succinct. Musicians Cher and Seal shortened their names from Cherilyn and ...
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Check Out Moby's New Video 'Alice'; New CD, 'Last Night' Due April 1

January 13th, 2008 1:00pm EST
Moby
Check out Moby's new video for "Alice," the lead single from his upcoming album Last Night. The video premiered on Monday January 7 on Pitchfork, who described the video's frenetic visual collage as "something like late-night channel surfing" wherin "images of explosions, a bikini-clad woman on the beach, and the MCs themselves flash past."

"Alice" was directed by Andreas Nilsson (The Knife, Jose Gonzalez) and features MCs Aynzil and the 419 Squad on vocals. Last Night will hit stores April 1st and signals a return to Moby's dance floor roots, casting genre purism to the wind in favor ...
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Nightwish Singer Tarja Turunen To Release Solo Album

December 4th, 2007 7:30pm EST
Tarja
With her unique tones and striking stage presence having played a key role in making Nightwish a major multi-platinum success, Tarja (now signed to Universal Music on an exclusive worldwide basis) is ideally placed to take her career to a whole new level, both in terms of musical ambition and personal profile; to this end, the 30-year-old - originally from the Finnish town of Kitee - has spent the past few months working on her first recordings beneath the 'Tarja' banner, making use of studios in Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Finland and on the US West Coast.

Tarja's debut sing...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 11

September 11th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Moby
Happy Birthday to: "Jurassic Park" actress Ariana Richards (1979), Chimaira drummer Andols Herrick (1979), singer/songwriter Ben Lee (1978), Coldplay guitarist Jon Buckland (1977), rapper/actor Ludacris (1977), Jamaican dancehall musician Elephant Man (1976), British singer Richard Ashcroft (1971), Letters to Cleo singer Kay Hanley (1968), New Orleans singer Harry Connick, Jr. (1967), techno icon Moby (1965), bassist Victor Wooten (1964), actress Kristy McNichol (1962), actress Elizabeth Daily (1962), "Sideways" actress Virginia Madsen (1961), "Gilmore Girls" actor Scott Patterson (1958), "...
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2K Games Announces 'The BioShock EP'

August 20th, 2007 6:30pm EDT
BioShock
-Classic songs from the '40s and '50s get a futuristic makeover evoking the art deco-meets-sci fi styling of BioShock's underwater world

New York, NY - August 17, 2007 - 2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today the upcoming release of an exclusive EP remixed by Moby and Oscar The Punk for its highly anticipated BioShock video game. The CD will be bundled with the GameStop and EB Canada exclusive Limited Edition version of BioShock when the title launches on August 21st for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Micro...
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Soundtrack For 'The Bourne Ultimatum' Features Moby's Remake Of The Movie's Theme Song

August 2nd, 2007 11:48am EDT
The Bourne Ultimatum
(New York, NY) The soundtrack for one of this summer's most anticipated action thrillers, The Bourne Ultimatum, starring Academy Award®-winner Matt Damon, was released July 31 on Decca. Composer John Powell (United 93, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Identity) once again scored original music for this latest installment in the Bourne series. A new version of Moby's hit song "Extreme Ways," which was the end-title song for the first two movies, is also featured.

Steeped in classical tradition, yet drawn to the idea of turning it on its head, John Powell has composed a series of acclai...
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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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Misc. UK Music News (Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay, Charlotte Church & more)

November 28th, 2006 11:31am EST
Arctic Monkeys
* English rockers Arctic Monkeys have squashed rumours frontman Alex Turner is starting a new band called The Rascals, insisting all stories of the side-project are "false." The Rascals were reported to be playing their first gig at the Korova Bar in Liverpool, England, on Friday, December 1. However, fans need not fear the rising band's demise- the group's spokesperson has slammed the reports. She says, "It's all false. It's just the work of a mischievous promoter." The Sheffield-based group topped the UK charts earlier this year with their hit single When The Sun Goes Down, from their d...
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New CD Reviews, October 24, 2006 (My Chemical Romance, John Legend, Brooke Hogan & more)

October 24th, 2006 10:58am EDT
My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
A number of big releases hit stores this week, including the highly-anticipated return of My Chemical Romance with 'The Black Parade.' Plus look for the John Legend's sophomore album 'Once Again' and debuts from Brooke Hogan, Jibbs and more. Continue reading for reviews and info on this week's CD releases...

My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
My Chemical Romance intended to dispel all such misconceptions with their third album, The Black Parade, an unabashed, old-fashioned concept album, complete with characters wandering through a vague narrative that concerns very big themes like...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 11

September 11th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Moby
Happy Birthday to: "Jurassic Park" actress Ariana Richards (1979), Chimaira drummer Andols Herrick (1979), singer/songwriter Ben Lee (1978), Coldplay guitarist Jon Buckland (1977), rapper/actor Ludacris (1977), Jamaican dancehall musician Elephant Man (1976), British singer Richard Ashcroft (1971), Letters to Cleo singer Kay Hanley (1968), New Orleans singer Harry Connick, Jr. (1967), techno icon Moby (1965), bassist Victor Wooten (1964), actress Kristy McNichol (1962), actress Elizabeth Daily (1962), "Sideways" actress Virginia Madsen (1961), "Gilmore Girls" actor Scott Patterson (1958), "...
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Moby Would Like To Produce Courtney Love's Next Album

April 21st, 2006 10:55am EDT
Courntey Love
Moby is the favorite to produce rocker Courtney Love's latest album, revealing they have discussed potential ideas already. The hitmaker has huge admiration for the former Hole star and hopes he can steer her music in a new direction.

Moby, who has been credited with helping a vast range of musicians from pop singer Britney Spears to Metallica, tells MTV Love's demos are "surprising" and "really powerful."

He adds, "It's actually really well-written songs that are very earnest, very passionate. So I'm sure she'll make a wonderful record. It's got a humble strength to it. I'm not...
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Moby Releases Live DVD With Tons Of Extras April 18; Watch Video Here

April 2nd, 2006 9:00am EDT
Moby
Moby. Multi-faceted musical maverick. Punk rock survivor. Rave culture pioneer. Multi-million-selling underground icon. House music lover. Grammy nominee. Award winner. Movie soundtrack composer. Superstar DJ. Techno titan. Innovator. Agitator. Remixer. Motormouth. Simpsons fan. Internationally acclaimed. Renaissance Man of pop.

Moby releases a live DVD on April 18, 2006 entitled "Moby: Live, The Hotel Tour 2005" (Scroll down for two full videos from the DVD).

Recording during the Hotel tour in 2005, the DVD features classic Moby tracks such as Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?, We A...
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Moby, Dave Navarro To Blast Into Space

December 21st, 2005 9:07am EST
Moby
Moby is set to become the first pop star to go into space. The singer will make history after booking a seat on Richard Branson's 'Virgin Galactic' space flight. The star payed $207,000 for the privilege and plans to make the voyage sometime in 2010.

Carmen Electra's husband - Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro - has also booked on a later flight. And UK popstar Robbie Williams is desperate to be on the 2010 flight. However, Robbie might not have to go into space to meet aliens - he's already admitted he thinks they'll come to us one day. He told Britain's BBC Radio 2: "I've been ...
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