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Lionel Richie's 16-Year Old Daughter Lands Major Modeling Contract

12/12/2014 4:08pm EST
Lionel Richie's 16-Year Old Daughter Just Landed A Major Modelin
The latest trend in high fashion: draping that high fashion around the shoulders of celebrity children.

Lest you think we're kidding, David Beckham, Phil Collins, Cindy Crawford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mick Jagger, and about a hundred other celebs all have children parading around in fashion shows and magazine covers.

Now, one more has joined their ranks: Sofia Richie, daughter of Lionel Richie.

She'd already done a little runway work at New York Fashion Week and been featured in Flaunt Magazine, but now Richie's hit the big time- she's just signed a contract with London's Select Model...

Rumor Patrol: Khloe Kardashian Real Father Revealed, Glenn Close Brought Up In A Religious Cult and More!

10/18/2014 12:00pm EDT
Rumor Patrol: Khloe Kardashian Real Father Revealed, Glenn Close
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

The Paternity Of Khloe Kardashian's Father Is Revealed, Again!: With everyone from Robert Kardashian, O.J. Simpson and hairstylist Alex Roldan cited, now another celebrity is being added to the list of being named Khloe Kardashian's father and it's an iconic singer from the 1980s.

Verdict: Depending On Who You Believe: Rumor has it that Lionel Richie and Kris Jenner had a hot and heavy affair in the 19...

10 Great 80's Guilty Pleasure Songs

6/21/2014 12:00pm EDT
The 80's are back in style, for better or for worst, and few things define the genre quite as well as its music. The 80's was probably as a decade responsible for more cheesy pop classics than any other combined, and while some were truly great and classic (see anything from Paul Simon's "Graceland") much of it falls firmly in the "so bad it's good" category.

Here are ten songs that are undeniably catchy but you wouldn't want to admit to enjoying:

10. "All Night Long" Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie had struck radio gold many times in the 1970's, but he saved his most memorable hit for ...

Lionel Richie Sympathizes With Billy Ray Cyrus Over Miley's Recent Antics

9/12/2013 11:30pm EDT
Lionel Richie
Singer Lionel Richie has offered up some words of wisdom to Billy Ray Cyrus after the recent antics of his daughter Miley have taken over headlines across the US.

The former Commodores singer, who is father to fashion designer/TV star Nicole Richie, says he knows what Billy Ray must be going though because he went through the same type of thing when his daughter struggled with drug problems.

"Dad to Dad, I've been Billy Ray," Richie said on TV show omg! Insider. "When you have a teenage daughter growing up in Hollywood, in the business, I mean, what I went through with Nicole, God bless B...

Lionel Richie's 'Tuskegee' Is The Best-Selling Album So Far This Year

7/17/2012 10:36am EDT
Lionel Richie
For the first half of the year, Lionel Richie's "Tuskegee" is the best-selling album released in 2012. The album features duets of 13 of his timeless hits with Jason Aldean, Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Billy Currington, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Nettles, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton and Shania Twain.

By July 1, "Tuskegee" sold approximately 912,000 copies, according to Billboard. It comes in second only to Adele's "21" for total sales of all albums at the mid-year point.

"Tuskegee" claimed the number-one spot on the overall Billboa...

Dick Clark Honored At Memorial By Cast Of Stars

5/7/2012 10:48am EDT
Dick Clark
Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Fergie and Paul Stanley were among the stars who turned out to honour TV legend Dick Clark at a memorial service at his home in California last week.

The beloved entertainer passed away last month at the age of 82 after suffering a heart attack, and a host of famous faces turned out to remember Clark at a private tribute in the grounds of his Malibu mansion last Thursday.

More than three hundred friends and colleagues attended the service, including KISS bandmates Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, Reba McEntire, Fergie and her husband Josh Duhamel, Marie Osmond,...

Lionel Richie Pulls Out Of ABC's New Music Show 'Duets' - Will Be Replaced By John Legend

4/30/2012 10:08pm EDT
John Legend
R&B star John Legend has stepped in to replace Lionel Richie as a TV judge on a new reality show.

The veteran "Hello" hitmaker signed on to front Duets with former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson, soul star Robin Thicke and country singer Jennifer Nettles in March, but Richie has since had to pull out of the project due to scheduling conflicts, according to

TV bosses then turned to Legend to fill Richie's shoes and his addition to the program's judging panel was announced on Monday.

The "Get Lifted" singer says, "I'm thrilled to be part of Duets and I'm looking forward...

Lionel Richie’s Tuskegee Remains at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 for Second Consecutive Week

4/25/2012 5:48pm EDT
Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie has the best-selling album in the nation for the second consecutive week with Tuskegee, his country duets project that has once again claimed the No. 1 spot on the overall Billboard Top 200 albums chart. Tuskegee also sits at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart for the third week.

With the week's sales of 114,110, Tuskegee is the best-selling country album of 2012. It is the first country album in more than a year to spend two consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200. The album's total sales are 536,967.

"I am excited, overwhelmed, and most importantly, very grateful...

Carly Simon To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

4/18/2012 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...

Lionel Richie's 'Tuskegee' Reaches #1 On The Billboard 200 Chart

4/18/2012 4:10pm EDT
Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie has reached the top of the Billboard 200 chart for the third time with his latest album, "Tuskegee", which was released March 27.

The album - a tribute to the singer's hometown of Tuskegee, Alabama - features Richie duetting with some of country music's finest stars on 13 of his biggest hits.

"Tuskegee is where it all began, the place where I felt that everything was available and possible," he says. "It's where I learned about life and love and the power of music, and the place I built a musical foundation that knows no genres or boundaries.

"Doing this album was coming ba...

Pamela Anderson Owes Over $500,000 In Taxes

4/16/2012 8:56am EDT
Pam Anderson owes taxes
Pamela Anderson is facing legal action from authorities after failing to stay on top of her taxes.

The star owes California officials $524,241 in personal income taxes, according to a new list of debts released by The Franchise Tax Board on Friday.

The names of all persons owing more than $100,000 must be made public in accordance with the law and this year the busty blonde has been included amongst the group of delinquents.

As previously reported, singer/songwriter Lionel Richie has has been hit with a tax bill of $1.1 million and also named are "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis ($7...

Nicole Richie Embarrassed By Father Lionel's Concert Dancing

4/15/2012 2:30pm EDT
Lionel Richie
Nicole Richie was cringing with embarrassment when she performed with her father Lionel in Las Vegas because she can't stand seeing the singer dance.

The socialite joined the veteran crooner on stage at Sin City's MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 2 to play piano on a track called "Climbing," which the star wrote for his daughter when she was six years old.

Nicole sat in the audience for the rest of the show, and admits she was left red-faced as the "Hello" hitmaker showed off his moves to his upbeat tracks.

She tells ET Online, "I can't really watch my dad dance. It's just very uncomforta...

Lionel Richie Owes Over 1 Million Dollars To IRS

4/13/2012 2:45pm EDT
Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie is in debt to the United States - he owes over 1 million dollars to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Most of the debt was incurred due to unpaid income taxes from 2010, according to documents E! News recieved.

The singer has also been given a lien, which means the government could soon be snapping up Richie's possessions if he doesn't pay up.

Lionel isn't exactly out of work, thankfully. He currently mentors wannabe stars on The Voice and will be judging on upcoming show Duets with Kelly Clarkson and Robin Thicke.

'The Voice' Recap: The Final Battles Have Surprising Results

3/27/2012 1:07am EDT
The Voice
We're down to the last battle rounds on The Voice. The last chance for hopeful artists to grab a spot in the live shows. (Can you believe we're headed into the last phase of the competition already? How time flies when you're singing your heart out!)

The night kicks off with Team Cee Lo: Wade vs. James Massone, with Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors." On first instinct, this might be a mismatch. But it wouldn't be the first time The Voice turns something that doesn't blatantly match into something special. James has his nerves get the better of him, and hesitates in first rehearsal, then ...

'The Voice' Recap: Week 3's Battle Rounds Give '102 Percent'

3/20/2012 1:00am EDT
The Voice
We're now halfway through battle rounds on The Voice. There have been some fantastic battles so far - so who's next?

Well, that'd be Team Adam (yay!). My coach gets right down to business, matching Pip vs. Nathan Parrett, and sending them off with Amy Winehouse's "You Know I'm No Good." Nathan is a little intimidated by the fact that Pip got all four coaches to turn for him, which is understandable, but kind of hilarious because in practice, Pip thinks Adam might be favoring Andrew, so it all evens out. Pip gets to work with Alanis, while Nathan gets Robin Thicke. The latter result...

Lionel Richie & Etta James To Be Inducted Into Apollo Hall Of Fame

3/8/2012 10:15pm EST
Lionel Richie and Etta James
Lionel Richie and the late Etta James are to be inducted into New York's Apollo Theater's Hall of Fame.

The two stars will be feted at a ceremony in Harlem on June 4.

Past Apollo Legends Hall of Fame inductees include Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Michael Jackson.

Kelly Clarkson To Star In New TV Singing Show 'Duets'

3/8/2012 3:39pm EST
Kelly Clarkson
Former American Idol champion Kelly Clarkson is set to front a new reality TV singing show with Lionel Richie.

The singer, who won the first season of Simon Cowell's talent show in 2002, is becoming a TV judge herself on a new series called Duets, in which a number of stars will head out across America to find a collaborative partner.

Richie will also be joining the show along with Robin Thicke and country star Jennifer Nettles.

During the series, the four stars will go looking for singers to be their duet partner, and each week will feature a performance in front of a studio audience...

'The Voice' Recap: Season 2's First Battle Rounds Make A Huge Statement

3/6/2012 1:06am EST
The Voice
The chairs are done turning, and now it's time to go to battle. We start season two battle rounds this week on The Voice, and just like last season, they are both beautiful and painful. They're great because we get some absolutely wonderful duets, but they hurt because we have to say goodbye to half the artists.

Team Adam leads off, and the first battle pairing of season two is Tony Lucca vs. Chris Cauley. "You guys are going to be singing in harmony and secretly trying to destroy each other," Adam says, which is both hilarious and accurate. He gives them U2's hit (and sometimes o...

Lionel Richie To Promote New Album With Home Shopping Network Concert

2/16/2012 8:45pm EST
Lionel Richie
Soul man Lionel Richie will promote his new country album during a concert on a TV shopping network.

The "Hello" hitmaker will launch the Home Shopping Network's live concert series on 16 March with songs from his "Tuskegee" album. Reports suggest Kenny Rogers will join him for a rendition of their classic tune "Lady".

The TV concert is sure to drum up support for the album, which is released on March 26.

According to, the event will be proceeded by a live chat between Rogers and Richie on HSN's page.

It's not the first time a big name has hit the network to p...

Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: Press Tour Scoop!

1/10/2012 11:00am EST
The Voice
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: plenty of season 2 scoop emerged at the Television Critics Association press tour!

Musician coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera, along with host Carson Daly, social media correspondent Christina Milian, and producer Mark Burnett, spoke to the press Friday night during a panel at NBC's January 2012 TCA presentation. They had plenty to say about season two, what's happened since season one, and even the coaches' Twitter habits.

"Season one, people didn’t know what to make of The Voice," said Carson. "Work...

Miranda Lambert To Join Husband Blake Shelton On 'The Voice'

1/7/2012 8:35pm EST
Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert will join her husband Blake Shelton on talent show "The Voice" this season as a mentor for aspiring singing stars.

"The House That Built Me" singer will provide support for Shelton's team alongside "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson, while Jewel and Lionel Richie will offer help and advice for judge Christina Aguilera's picks.

Rounding out the new line-up of coaches are Alanis Morissette and Robin Thicke, who will work with Maroon 5 hitmaker Adam Levine, and Ne-Yo and Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds, who will back Cee-Lo Green.

The second season of the singing competition, wh...

Shania Twain Lands Two-Year Las Vegas Residency Deal

6/9/2011 8:30am EDT
Shania Twain
Shania Twain is set to stage her musical comeback in Las Vegas after landing a two-year deal to perform on the Caesars Palace stage built for Celine Dion.

The country star's Still The One show will open at the Colosseum on December 1st next year. Announcing the big news at a press conference on Wednesday, Twain said, "I will let my imagination run wild. I'm going to go nuts creatively."

The residency comes as the singer bounces back from heartbreak, divorce and voice-loss to record a new tune with Lionel Richie, which she will debut during the season finale episode of her reality TV sho...

Lady Gaga And Justin Timberlake Rock 'SNL' - Watch The Best Clips

5/23/2011 1:00pm EDT
Lady Gaga Saturday Night Live
Lady Gaga stunned TV viewers in America on Saturday night when she donned a prosthetic baby belly and climbed into a prop delivery room chair during a live performance of hit single Born This Way.

The pop performance artist was the musical guest on the season finale of Saturday Night Live when she left fans scratching their heads with another odd routine.

Towards the end of the tune, the superstar hid behind her dancers, strapped on the belly and was lifted into a birthing chair, complete with stirrups. To add to the wacky routine, her leather-clad dancers then showered Gaga with gold p...

Nicole Richie Blasts Pregnancy Rumors As 'Irresponsible Reporting'

4/10/2011 10:30am EDT
Nicole Richie
Socialite Nicole Richie has slammed internet gossips for sparking rumors she's pregnant with her third child, insisting any speculation about her fuller figure is "mean spirited and cruel."

The fashion designer, who already has two kids with her rocker husband Joel Madden, prompted reports the couple was set to expand its family when she was snapped in Los Angeles sporting what appeared to be a small baby bump earlier this week.

But Lionel Richie's daughter has dismissed the claims and hit out at the press for reporting something so trivial.

In a statement to, she says, "C...

Jackie Chan: 'It's Got To Be A Record'

4/5/2011 12:27pm EDT
Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan's charity concert for Japan raised a massive $3.3 million in just three hours, with the star declaring, "It's got to be a record."

The Rush Hour actor hosted a star-studded gig and telethon in Hong Kong's Victoria Park on Friday to help survivors of the Japanese earthquake/tsunami disaster last month.

He was joined by stars including Andy Lau, actor Donnie Yen, Japanese singer Sen Masao and China's Judy Ongg for the three-hour benefit, while American singer Lionel Richie performed from Australia via satellite link.

Chan, who paid for the performers' plane tickets and accomm...

The Top 20 Dance Songs Of All Time Will Help Get You Ready For 'The Big Dance' & 'Dancing With The Stars'

3/17/2011 7:09pm EDT
Lady Gaga
One thing that basketball courts and ballrooms have in common are the hardwood floors, and with March Madness in full swing, it's time to dance!

Whether you're excited for the NCAA Tournament (aka The Big Dance) or if you're sitting back anticipating the next season of Dancing With The Stars, one thing's for sure - there's gonna be a whole lot of dancin' going on in the next few weeks! (And months if you're waiting for some ballroom action!)

With the two competitions getting underway - the NCAA Basketball tourney today and Monday night's premiere of Dancing With The Stars's 12th season, w...

Lionel Richie's Great Great Grandfather Owned Slaves

3/7/2011 8:40am EST
Lionel Richie
Soul star Lionel Richie has discovered his great great grandfather was a slave owner, who freed the woman who bore him a child - the singer's great grandfather.

The hitmaker recently taped an episode of Lisa Kudrow's hit family tree show "Who Do You Think You Are?" and the TV adventure led him to two major discoveries about his ancestors.

Thanks to historians, genealogists and African-American cultural experts at the University of Texas, University of Virginia, Brown University and the Nashville Public Library, Richie unearthed information that led him to his great great grandmother, Mari...

Spotted: Nicole Richie & Khloe Kardashian Hitting The Gym Together

1/11/2011 1:00pm EST
Khloe Kardashian Nicole Richie
We spotted Nicole Richie and Khloe Kardashian leaving Tracey Anderson gym after a two-hour work out on Monday.

Khloe showed off her new red hair style as she walked to her car. Khloe and Lamar Odom are expecting their first child, according to reports. A source told the New York Post, "[Khloe] has been hiding a tell-tale bump behind flowing dresses and oversized handbags."

Richie sported a striped top and knit hat but was not seen wearing a wedding ring. She and Joel Madden wed in front of friends and family during a romantic ceremony at Richie's father Lionel's Beverly Hills, Californ...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: February

1/1/2011 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...

Nicole Richie And Joel Madden Married By Rev. Run

12/13/2010 4:20pm EST
Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden exchanged vows before hip-hop royalty on Saturday - they were married by rap legend Reverend Run.

The couple became man and wife during a romantic ceremony at the socialite's father Lionel Richie's Beverly Hills estate, in front of family and friends including Gwen Stefani and Ashlee Simpson. Madden's twin brother Benji served as best man, while DJ Samantha Ronson was among the bridesmaids.

However, there was another special guest at the lavish event - Run-DMC icon and practicing Pentecostal minister Joseph 'Rev. Run' Simmons officiated the ceremony, accord...