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Is Nicole Richie Getting Married This Weekend?

December 8th, 2010 1:05am EST
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Lionel Richie has fueled reports his daughter Nicole will wed her fiance Joel Madden at his Hollywood estate after staff were snapped unloading a number of big moving trucks outside his home.

The socialite was rumored to be preparing to tie the knot with Good Charlotte rocker Madden this weekend and the increased activity in the crooner's front yard suggests the gossip is true.

Security also appears to have been stepped up ahead of the planned ceremony - three bodyguards were spotted monitoring the area.

Samantha Ronson is expected to be a bridesmaid at the nuptials, while it is currentl...
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Taylor Swift Given Credit For Country HOF Fund Raiser Success

September 26th, 2010 6:30pm EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift and Lionel Richie were among the stars who turned out to perform at a fundraising concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

The singers were joined by country veterans Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and Kris Kristofferson who all took turns to sing at the All For The Hall benefit.

Ritchie thrilled the audience with his hit-packed set, which included his anthem "Hello," while Swift delighted fans with renditions of "15" and "The Best Day" - a track dedicated to her mother.

The event was hosted by Gill, who joked to the crowd about Swi...
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Lionel Richie: 'Jackson Kids Have A Chance Of Living A Normal Life'

August 29th, 2010 6:30pm EDT
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Michael Jackson's close friend Lionel Richie is convinced the superstar's kids "have a better chance" of living a "normal life" after their father's tragic death.

The Thriller hitmaker's three kids - Prince, 13, Paris, 12, and eight-year-old Blanket - were placed in the custody of their grandmother Katherine after the King of Pop passed away last year.

All three were tutored at home under the instruction of the singer, who was determined to keep his children out of the public eye, but Katherine decided they would be better off at public school.

Prince and Paris spent their first day at s...
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Dania Ramirez Is Single

July 29th, 2010 10:52pm EDT
Dania Ramirez
"Heroes" actress (and Maxim magazine's August covergirl) Dania Ramirez has dismissed ongoing rumors she wed music video director Jessy Terrero, insisting they never married and have now split.

The Dominican beauty admits she's been dogged by speculation about her relationship with Terrero - who has directed promos for artists such as Lionel Richie, 50 Cent and Akon.

But Ramirez insists she's a single woman, and the ex-couple has not been together for quite some time.

However, the star is refusing to go into further detail about the split in a bid to avoid fuelling the gossip.

She says, ...
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Nicole Richie & Joel Madden Plan Autumn Wedding

May 27th, 2010 8:47am EDT
Nicole Richie & Joel Madden
Joel Madden and Nicole Richie will wed this autumn at a luxurious spa resort in California, according to the latest reports.

Good Charlotte rocker Madden announced in February that he had proposed in secret last year, and the couple has hired Mindy Weiss, the wedding planner responsible for Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson-Wentz's nuptials, to mastermind their big day.

A source tells Star magazine, "Nicole is leaving the big details to her wedding planner...Nicole's dad, Lionel, offered his Beverly Hills mansion (for the ceremony), but she and Joel want it to be in Santa Barbara, at the Baca...
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Kim Kardashian's Ex-Husband Abused Her According To Court Papers

April 22nd, 2010 8:53pm EDT
Kim Kardashian
Socialite Kim Kardashian suffered brutal beatings at the hands of her ex-husband Damon Thomas, according to newly-published court documents.

The reality TV star eloped with music producer Thomas in 2000, but the marriage soon turned nasty and she found herself being held prisoner by her own husband.

In 2003 court documents, obtained by Star magazine, Kardashian stated the relationship became abusive "a few months after (they) were married".

Describing one particularly bad incident before a meeting with her pal Justin Timberlake, she wrote, "(We) were going skydiving with Justin Timberlak...
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Jay-Z Wanted No Part In 'We Are The World' Remake

February 15th, 2010 2:35pm EST
Jay-Z Wanted No Part In
Rap superstar Jay-Z turned down the opportunity to join Quincy Jones' star-studded remake of We Are The World - because he didn't want to touch the classic.

Legendary producer Jones teamed up with Lionel Richie, who recorded the original 1985 hit with Michael Jackson, and recruited a host of artists including Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Wyclef Jean, Janet Jackson, Usher, Lil Wayne and Nick Jonas to raise money for the Haiti earthquake relief effort.

The Empire State of Mind hit-maker was personally invited by Jones to take part in the charity single, but, while he is supportive o...
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Gloria Estefan Plans Latin 'We Are The World'

February 14th, 2010 1:00pm EST
Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan is planning to bring together a host of Latin stars including Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira to re-record We Are The World in Spanish to further boost Haiti charity efforts.

Lionel Richie originally collaborated with artists including Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen and Tina Turner to record the 1985 single to help good causes in Africa.

The singer brought a new selection of stars together - including Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, Jennifer Hudson, Usher and Pink - for a new version of the track to raise funds to help the earthquake-rava...
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2010 Grammy Awards Fashion (Photos)

February 1st, 2010 12:10pm EST
2010 Grammy Awards Fashion
Gold and beige were hot colors at last night's Grammy Awards. Beyonce looked fantastic in a form-fitting Stephanie Rolland gown, while Katy Perry wore the same shade in a dress by Zac Posen, complete with gold flowers. Sexy "Tik Tok" pop star Ke$ha wore a flirty gold fringed dress. Carrie Underwood took the stage in a strapless gold gown but wore a white dress with an asymmetrical neckline on the red carpet.

Fergie stood out in her electric blue and gold dress, which had a hint of Egyptian flare. Taylor Swift was one of our top picks of the night in a blue sparkly floor-length Kaufman F...
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Disc Jockey DJ AM Found Dead In New York City

August 28th, 2009 9:50pm EDT
DJ AM found dead
NEW YORK (AP) — DJ AM, the sought-after disc jockey who became a celebrity in his own right with high-profile romances and a glamorous lifestyle, was found dead Friday at his apartment, which had drug paraphernalia in it, a law enforcement official said.

Paramedics had to break down the door to his Manhattan apartment before they found his body at about 5:20 p.m., the official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because family hadn't been notified. There was no evidence of foul play, the official said.

DJ AM, whose real name was Adam Goldstein, had talked openly about ...
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Did Kris Allen Win 'American Idol' Because Of His Looks?

May 21st, 2009 9:11am EDT
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Who says looks don't get you far? Certainly no one who watched last night as Kris Allen took the coveted title of American Idol Season 8 winner. After the announcement, he seemed as shocked as we all were and was left with very little to say.

How is it that Kris Allen was able to take home the grand prize when Lambert is clearly the stronger, more artistic and original singer? Well, Allen is simply more likable. Perhaps because of his looks or perhaps because he is the boy next door. As Lambert was by far the most original, "out of the box" contestant the show has ever seen, All...
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Kris Allen Wins 'American Idol'!

May 20th, 2009 10:58pm EDT
American Idol
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kris Allen's smooth vocals and boy-next-door image propelled him to "American Idol" victory Wednesday, turning the theatrical powerhouse Adam Lambert into the most unlikely of also-rans.

"I'm sorry, I don't even know what to feel right now. This is crazy," said a stunned Allen, 23, of Conway, Ark.

As host Ryan Seacrest said in announcing the result of the viewer vote, "The underdog, the dark horse, comes back and wins the nation over."

Lambert's commanding vocal range and stage presence — and the judges' adoration of him — at times turned "Idol" into "The A...
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Heather Headley Tops Billboard Chart 'Audience Of One'

January 25th, 2009 9:30am EST
Heather Headley
Popular Tony award-winning vocalist Heather Headley captures the Number One slot on Billboard's Top Christian & Gospel Chart and number 6 on the R&B Charts with her new project, Audience Of One.

The January 13th release kicks off a month long series of appearances and promotional events for Headley who celebrates her first number one album. Audience Of One charted in the Number One slot on the Contemporary Christian Billboard Chart and debuted Number One on the Christian/Gospel album chart on iTunes.

Headley's album features a diverse mix of inspirational and traditional songs...
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Sean 'The Pen' Garrett teams up with Plies and Akon on 'Come On In'

July 9th, 2008 7:30pm EDT
Sean Garrett
Sean Garrett wants more! Your favorite artist's favorite songwriter-producer--behind #1 hits such as Beyoncé's "Check On It," Fergie's "London Bridge," Nelly's "Grillz," Chris Brown's "Run It!," Ciara's "Goodies," and Usher's "Yeah!"--takes center stage with his debut album, Turbo 919 (Bet I Penned It/Interscope Records).

"I love when people hear a hit and know I wrote and produced it but I love being on stage too," says Garrett. "Performing my songs, what's in my heart, that's been my dream since I was a kid. Creating that excitement in people with music is a remarkable high, and noth...
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Comedian, Actor and Real Life Doctor Ken Jeong Enjoying Hollywood Success

July 1st, 2008 4:17pm EDT
Dr. Ken Jeong
Honesty's the best policy. That goes for anyone, whether you're a doctor, comedian, actor, or, in the case of Dr. Ken Jeong , all three. Surprisingly, all three careers have much in common: you've got to be quick on your feet, they require long, grueling hours, and sometimes the best approach is the untraditional one. Dr. Ken has committed to honesty and it's taken him a long way, from the shy teen growing up in North Carolina, to working with Judd Apatow and prancing around in a silver jumpsuit, providing backup vocals in viral videos.

When were you first exposed to comedy?

My fi...
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And The 'American Idol' Winner Is...David Cook!

May 22nd, 2008 8:34am EDT
With millions on the edge of their seats, these final words spoken by host Ryan Seacrest echoed throughout L.A.'s Nokia Theatre last night: "The winner of 'American Idol' 2008 is David...Cook!"

Fans leapt off their seats and screamed with joy, while the newly crowned (and shocked) 25-year-old David Cook embraced his gracious rival, 17-year-old David Archuleta. Cook's mother and brother clambered to the stage, eager to celebrate the former bartender's new title. With tears brimming at his eyes, David Cook stood speechless for a good minute until Ryan Seacrest invited him to sing thi...
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Idol-ology: Who Will Win 'American Idol?'

March 14th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Will David Archuleta win Idol?
Complete with rockers (David Cook and Amanda Overmeyer), country crooners (Kristy Lee Cook), international contestants from both Ireland (Carly Smithson) and Australia (Michael Johns), and yes, even a Chikezie, it's safe to say that this season of American Idol has something for everyone. With futures on the line and the competition fiercer than ever before, the next few months on "Idol" are likely to be very exciting.

Yet nothing has been more exciting than the voting thus far. In a pop culture dominated by the somewhat nauseating "bubblegum" movement - led by Disney channel gems like...
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Past 'American Idol' Winners: Where Are They Now?

January 14th, 2008 12:09pm EST
Fantasia Barrino
Every Tuesday and Wednesday, avid American Idol fans are glued to their TV sets, watching in anticipation and with hope that the contestants they fell in love with are not sent home.

Every season of the singing competition brings heartache and joy, laughter and tears. And each year this popular show produces America's newest singing talent. Several have reached stardom faster than they can say "I'm the next American Idol," while others have strayed away from the spotlight.

Aside from Kelly Clarkson's and Carrie Underwood's rise to fame, what happened to those other winners w...
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Check Out 'Fuego,' The New Single From The Cheetah Girls

October 9th, 2007 11:44am EDT
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The Cheetah Girls have a new party anthem! The instantly familiar "Fuego" which samples Lionel Richie's hit "All Night Long" was produced by Jonathan "JR" Rotem (50 cent, Rihanna and Britney Spears).

"Fuego" will definitely get fans on their feet, and it is one of the girls' favorite songs the album. Adrienne explains, "I love the message about setting a party on fire and having a good time, because that's what The Cheetah Girls are all about."

TCG is in stores now!

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The Cheetah Girls, Hot Off The Heels Of Two Disney Movie Sensations, Prepare To Release New Album, 'TCG,' Sept. 25

September 11th, 2007 7:30pm EDT
The Cheetah Girls
They may be called The Cheetah Girls, but Adrienne Bailon, Sabrina Bryan, and Kiely Williams are all grown up! The proof is in their third CD, TCG. The trio, which became international sensations on the Disney Channel and have gone on to sell nearly four million albums, wrote or co-wrote six of the 11 songs on the album.

"This is definitely our most personal CD," says the outgoing California girl, Sabrina, who explains the other two movie soundtracks were all about their on-screen alter egos. "The fans knew us as our characters Chanel, Aqua, and Dorinda, but this time around the fans a...
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Babyface And Trisha Yearwood Team Up For 'CMT Crossroads' Sept. 21

September 5th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Babyface
NASHVILLE – Sept. 5, 2007 – The series that proves great music knows no boundaries returns, bringing together multiple Grammy winners, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Trisha Yearwood. Known for his smooth voice and prolific songwriting, Edmonds joins country superstar Yearwood for a magical evening that was taped before an invitation only audience in Nashville. The two soulful voices will join as one on the latest episode of CMT Crossroads: Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds And Trisha Yearwood premiering Friday, Sept. 21 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

CMT Crossroads: Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds And Trisha ...
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Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds Returns With 11th Album, 'Playlist,' In Stores September 18

July 29th, 2007 9:00am EDT
Babyface
(New York, NY) 10-time Grammy award-winning megastar Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds, an icon figure of live performance, songwriting, and production whose work on his own music and others' has resulted in more than 100 million career sales, has completed his 11th album, Playlist, which will arrive in stores September 18th as the first album on the newly re-launched Mercury Records label, it was announced today by Antonio "L.A." Reid, Chairman Island Def Jam Music Group and David Massey, President, Mercury Records.

Playlist will be Babyface's first album devoted (mostly) to cover versions of...
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FOX Announces Celebrity Guest Stars For 'Simpsons' 19th Season

July 23rd, 2007 9:11am EDT
Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart, Jack Black, Lionel Richie, Stephen Colbert, Matt Dillon, Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce and John Mahoney are among the upcoming guest voices on the 19th season of The Simpsons airing Sundays (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Homer is flying high in the season premiere episode, "He Loves To Fly And He D'ohs," airing Sunday, Sept. 23 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT). After Homer saves Mr. Burns from drowning in a mall fountain, Burns thanks him by taking him on a whirlwind trip to Chicago on his private plane. Homer is smitten with the luxury jet and all the perks that come with it, inclu...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 20

June 20th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Nicole Kidman
Happy Birthday to Marilyn Manson/Nine Inch Nails/A Perfect Circle bassist Jeordie White (aka Twiggy Ramirez; 1971), "Sin City" director Robert Rodriguez (1968), "Eyes Wide Shut" star Nicole Kidman (1967), Duran Duran bassist John Taylor (1960), Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony (1954), "The Big Lebowski" actor John Goodman (1952), The Commodores singer/solo artist Lionel Richie (1949), "American Graffiti" actress Candy Clark (1947), Canadian singer Anne Murray (1945), actor Danny Aiello (1936), actress Olympia Dukakis (1931), guitarist Chet Atkins (1924), and legendary "Robin Hood" star Err...
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Chart Topping Hits Of Soul Heard Decade By Decade In Four New 'Soul Number 1's' Collections

April 30th, 2007 10:00pm EDT
Marvin Gaye
Soul is at the heart of hip-hop, providing the inspiration for today's chart-topping hip-hop tracks. Now four new compilations present the best of soul--a total of 67 recordings, every track a #1 (nearly all on the R&B chart)--from the '60s to the '90s. Each of the Hip-O/UMe Soul Number 1's albums in the new UMe Number 1's series is released April 3 and packaged in a ground-breaking environmentally-friendly packaging format. A first for the music industry, the standard package (both sleeve and tray) will be completely paper-recyclable.

In the '60s, soul was cool. '60s Soul Number...
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You'll Keep That Lovin' Feeling With 18 New Pop Number 1's Compilations; Win Them All!

April 11th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Number 1
Great pop songs are ones you not only remember forever but remind you of the feelings you had when they shot up the charts. On three decade by decade--the '60s through the '80s--Hip-O/UMe Pop Number 1's albums in the new and ongoing UMe Number 1's series, those #1 songs and the feelings they recall are back. Love Songs Number 1's, also released April 3, 2007, brings together the ultimate love songs that topped the charts. All titles will be released in a ground-breaking environmentally-friendly packaging format. A first for the music industry, the standard package (both sleeve and tray) w...
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Ciara, Ludacris, Ne-Yo & Others Added To Essence Music Festival

March 27th, 2007 9:27am EDT
Ciara
In an all-star lineup, Ciara, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, The O'Jays with Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill, Robin Thicke and Steve Harvey have been added to the Essence Music Festival roster. These artists join previously announced Beyonce, Chris Brown, Lionel Richie, Mary J. Blige and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly.

"Ciara, Ludacris, Ne-Yo and Robin Thicke are amazing performers, new to the Essence Music Festival stage and we're so thrilled to have them," says Michelle Ebanks, president, Essence Communications Inc. "The O'Jays with Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill, along with Steve Harvey are all a part o...
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Miguel Migs Releases 'Those Things'

March 23rd, 2007 10:00pm EDT
Miguel Migs
Five things you don't know about Miguel Migs:

1) He's one of the most popular Electronic DJ's on the Globe.

2) His 1st Artist album -- Those Things -- features Miguel as songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, percussion and keyboards).

3) Those Things features guests such as Sadat X from Brand Nubian, Fred Ross from Sly and the Family Stone and Black Uhuru's Junior Reid.

4) Miguel has remixed Macy Gray, Lionel Richie and Britney Spears.

5) His music has been featured on Six Feet Under, Sex And The City and MTV's The Real World.

Miguel Migs stands a...
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Shakira, Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown & Others To Perform at Grammy Awards

February 7th, 2007 9:38am EST
Shakira
International superstar and Grammy Award nominee Shakira will perform, along with nominee Wyclef Jean; nominees Chris Brown, Lionel Richie and Smokey Robinson team for a special tribute to the tradition of great male R&B artists; and nominee Rascal Flatts will join previously announced nominee Carrie Underwood in a tribute to country rock, on "The 49th Annual Grammy Awards," live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Sunday Feb. 11 (8:00-11:30PM live ET/delayed PT) on CBS.

Added to present are current nominee Natasha Bedingfield, current nominee and 12-time Grammy Award winner Tony Benne...
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Casey Kasem's "Long Distance Dedications" Are Spotlight Feature On New CD

January 12th, 2007 3:54pm EST
Casey Kasem
Legendary DJ and radio personality Casey Kasem will release a new CD featuring 20 of the most popular songs from his signature radio feature The Long Distance Dedications on January 23. The disc, Casey Kasem Presents: The Long Distance Dedications spans multiple genres and includes some of the biggest names in music: Elton John, Whitney Houston, Cher, Lionel Richie, Louis Armstrong, The Righteous Brothers, Amy Grant, Joe Cocker, Lee Ann Womack, Sarah McLachlan, Phil Collins, Commodores, Chicago and many others. It arrives in stores on January 23, 2007, (Top Sail Productions/WEA) and is the...
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