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Diana Ross, Prince And Spike Lee Added To Witness List In Michael Jackson Civil Suit

April 11th, 2013 10:01am EDT
Diana Ross
Diana Ross has been added to the long list of stars set to take the witness stand in the Jackson family's upcoming lawsuit against AEG Live.

Michael Jackson's mother Katherine and the late pop star's three children, Paris, Prince and Blanket, have a accused the concert promoter with Jackson's wrongful death, claiming that they were negligent in their hiring of Dr. Conrad Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to four years in jail in November 2011.

The plaintiff's attorneys have argued that AEG Live wasn't thorough enough in its background check of the cardiol...
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2012 Grammy Awards Fashion: Some Wore Colors While Most Wore Black On A Bittersweet Evening

February 13th, 2012 12:54pm EST
2012 Grammy Awards
The 2012 Grammy Awards will forever be remembered for one reason: the event took place the night after the music industry lost one of their biggest stars in an untimely fashion: Whitney Houston.

Despite the somber undertones of host LL Cool J's opening prayer for the late singer and a rousing performance of her hit song "I Will Always Love You" by Jennifer Hudson; the night was about the music and the attitude that the show must go on.

As always with award shows, the night is also about the fashion. While many stars wore black - perhaps in honor of the late Houston - many stars let the c...
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Taraji P. Henson & Tatyana Ali Win 'Black Girls Rock' Awards

October 18th, 2011 8:53am EDT
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Taraji P. Henson and singer/actress Tatyana Ali were among the honorees at Saturday night's sixth annual Black Girls Rock Awards.

Henson picked up the "Star Power Award" while Ali was named the "Young, Gifted & Black Award" recipient.

The New York City party, which was hosted by Diana Ross' daughter Tracee and Regina King, featured performances by Melanie Fiona, Estelle, Mary Mary, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott and Erykah Badu.
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Beyonce Responds To Belgian Dancer's Plagiarism Claims

October 12th, 2011 8:24am EDT
Beyonce
Beyonce has acknowledged dance routines in her new Countdown video were inspired by a Belgian choreographer who has accused her of plagiarism.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker has threatened to sue over claims Beyonce copied moves from her ballet production Rosas danst Rosas.

The superstar singer has now opened up about the dispute, revealing the Belgian work was among a number of different influences which can be clearly seen in her video.

She says in a statement, "Clearly, the ballet Rosas danst Rosas was one of many references for my video, Countdown. It was one of the inspirations used ...
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Lady Gaga And Justin Timberlake Rock 'SNL' - Watch The Best Clips

May 23rd, 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...
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Iconic Filmmaker Sidney Lumet Dead At 86

April 10th, 2011 7:38am EDT
Sidney Lumet
Legendary director Sidney Lumet has died at the age of 86.

The critically-acclaimed filmmaker passed away on Saturday morning at his New York home after a battle with lymphoma.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to actor/director Baruch Lumet and dancer Eugenia, he began his career as a child actor, appearing in a number of Broadway plays, including 1935's Dead End and The Eternal Road.

He made his movie debut at the age of 11, in Yiddish short film Papirossen, but halted his acting dreams to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Upon his return, he became involved in Off-Broadwa...
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Diana Ross Reunited With Billy Dee Williams on Oprah's Show

February 27th, 2011 1:12pm EST
Diana Ross
Superstar Diana Ross was left in awe during a recently taped episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show after she was reunited with her Mahogany co-star Billy Dee Williams, 35 years after the movie was released.

The iconic singer/actress, 66, sat down for the first time with her five children and her grandson for a TV special with Winfrey, and the media mogul took Ross back in time when she surprised her by introducing Williams to the stage.

Appearing on the show, which aired on Friday, Ross gasped, "Are you kidding me?" before warmly embracing the actor, saying, "Where have you been?"

The old pa...
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Is Beyoncé The Greatest Diva of All Time?

August 4th, 2010 8:31am EDT
queen bee
Rarely does someone anoint an artist “The Greatest of All Time,” in a situation where it is not wildly hyperbolic. However, when the title is deserved, it is often given to older, more established artists. It is only in a moment of overwhelming greatness (for example, with Michael Jackson), that someone will proclaim a more contemporary artist “The Greatest.”

Today, we are going to argue that Beyoncé is indeed the greatest diva of all time. We admit, there are and have been divas of yesterday, last week, and right now who are stronger in areas where Beyoncé is lacking: Mary J. Blige’s musi...
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Diana Ross' Niece Claims To Be Michael Jackson's Love Child

July 27th, 2010 11:15pm EDT
Diana Ross
Diana Ross' niece has come forward to lay claim to a piece of Michael Jackson's estate, alleging she is the late King of Pop's illegitimate love child.

Mocienne Petit Jackson, who lives in the Netherlands, has filed documents in Los Angeles County Superior Court asking a judge for permission to conduct a DNA test to prove her paternity claim.

The woman alleges she was conceived in 1975 when Jackson reportedly impregnated her mother Barbara - Ross' sister - when he was just 17 years old.

Petit Jackson also accuses the "Thriller" hitmaker's mother, Katherine Jackson, of scheming to "abduct...
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Prince Lands BET Awards Honor

June 15th, 2010 11:33am EDT
Prince
Prince is set to follow in the footsteps of James Brown, Whitney Houston and Diana Ross at the upcoming BET Awards - the pop superstar will be honored with a lifetime achievement honor.

The Purple Rain hit-maker is set to receive the coveted award at the ceremony in Los Angeles on June 27th, as the event celebrates its 10th year. Organizers will use the ceremony to pay tribute to the singer's long running career and his contribution to music over the years.

Stephen G. Hill, president of programming, music and specials for BET, tells the Associated Press, "Prince is dynamic. Prince is ge...
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Diana Ross To Tour This Summer?

March 11th, 2010 10:24pm EST
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Soul legend Diana Ross has stunned fans by announcing a North American summer tour.

The "Upside Down" singer, who turns 66 later this month, has announced plans for a greatest hits tour, which begins with a concert in Boston, Massachusetts on May 15.

Ross will play 17 dates in a month, taking in New Jersey, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, among other cities.

Ross last toured in 2007, around the time when a scathing biography of her was released, claiming that she's very difficult and demanding and fires her staff members on a whim.
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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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Ten Greatest Entertainers of the Decade

December 18th, 2009 9:39am EST
Greatest Entertainers of the Decade
This week, we've brought you the Ten Greatest TV Shows, Songs, Albums and Movies of the Decade. Now it's time to roll it all into one with the Ten Greatest Entertainers of the Decade.

This was a decade where entertainment became increasingly fractured. With 500 channels 500 bazillion websites and every medium on-demand, bringing together any significant chunk of people to one thing was a true sign of greatness. In an era when nobody had to agree - making them agree took something beyond the level of entertainer we saw in the past.

With that in mind, here are the Ten Greatest Entert...
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Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, And Adele To Sing In 'VH1 Divas'

July 22nd, 2009 11:57am EDT
Miley Cyrus
VH1 is bringing back their 'Diva' series, and this time they've selected a crop of young and talented singers: Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, and Adele are set to perform on the first episode.

'VH1 Divas' started back in 1998 to raise funds for VH1 Save The Music Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in American public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's complete education. Since VH1 Save The Music was created in 1997, more than $43 million worth of musical instruments have bee...
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Universal Studios Hollywood To Honor Michael Jackson At CityWalk

July 8th, 2009 12:30pm EDT
Universal Studios Hollywood To Honor Michael Jackson At CityWalk
Universal CityWalk will become "Universal MoonWalk" for one night with Southern California's largest outdoor public celebration of Michael Jackson's life and music on Thursday, July 9, as part of CityWalk's ongoing Summer Block Party free summer marathon of movies and music.

CityWalk's tribute to the King of Pop will begin at 7:00 pm and will include screenings of "The Wiz" and "Michael Jackson's Thriller," plus a "live" dance retrospective of Michael Jackson's phenomenal musical history, from his days as the youngest sibling in The Jackson 5 to his history-making solo career as the worl...
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A Look At Beyonce Knowles' Latest Film 'Obsessed' And Her Film Career

April 23rd, 2009 11:27am EDT
Obsessed
Obsessive Beyonce fans can get a fix of their favorite diva this weekend with her new movie, 'Obsessed.' After her powerful, but little seen performance as legendary blues musician in last year's 'Cadillac Records' Miss B is putting down the microphone for her latest film, playing a wife forced to defend herself and her husband against a well…obsessed…co-worker. So unless she bursts into sung warnings of "The Boy is Mine" or "Your Cheatin' Heart," 'Obsessed' will join her non-musical roles in 'The Pink Panther' and 'Austin Powers in Goldmember' (and even those have their musical moments and...
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Motown Records Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Podcasts & More

January 23rd, 2009 5:00pm EST
Smokey Robinson
A special series of online podcasts featuring rare and intimate conversations with the label's legends, producers, songwriters and singers, are now available at www.classic.motown.com. The podcasts are also available on iTunes.

These exclusive podcasts are just part of a year-long celebration of Motown's 50th and its lasting legacy, which included the Dec. 9 release of Motown: The Complete No. 1's, a 10-CD box set in the shape of the label's famed "Hitsville U.S.A." birthplace in Detroit, featuring more than 200 classic songs from 50 Motown artists that topped charts around the world, ...
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Celebrity Fashion Review: The American Music Awards

December 3rd, 2007 10:12am EST
Alicia Keys
From a queen to teens to a pint-size singing siren and golden themes, this year's American Music Awards, which took place Nov. 18 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, was yet another star-studded event. A few of the celebrity fashions also left us here at Starpulse with a few notes of our own to sing and shriek about.

Stand Alone Diva:

Music phenomenon Alicia Keys definitely had us singing her praises. She was a sun-kissed vision of beauty with flawless make-up. Her slightly smokey eyes with pouty pink lips, rosy cheeks and soft dropping curls left us wanting more, and more we go...
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Sly & The Family Stone's Greatest Hits Gathers All 10 Sides That Made Pop And R&B Charts From 1968-70

September 11th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
Sly & The Family Stone
The final entry in the 40th anniversary restoration campaign of the great album discography of the first golden decade of Sly & The Family Stone - which kicked off with the spring release of the expanded editions of their seven original studio albums on Epic Records (1967-1974) - now comes full circle as Greatest Hits arrives in stores Aug 28th on Epic/Legacy, a division of Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

Sly & The Family Stone - the first hitmaking interracial, mixed-gender rock and soul band - recorded and released their first album 40 years ago in 1967, A Whole New Thing. It introduc...
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50 Cent, T.I., Ne-Yo, Ciara & More Throw Down At BET Awards, June 26

June 12th, 2007 10:48am EDT
Ciara
With the galaxy of stars that BET has booked for the "BET '07 Awards" there's no doubt that the fire marshal will be working overtime at the Shrine Auditorium on Tuesday, June 26.

Sparks will be flying throughout the three-hour live telecast that begins at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CDT (tape delayed in the Mountain and Pacific zones) as some of the hottest stars in music, television, movies and sports bring the heat and burn the house down!

Joining rap royalty T.I. and 50 Cent on the performance lineup are R&B crooner Ne-Yo, sultry superstar Ciara, and gospel great Yolanda Adams. The rost...
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MIMS Joins The 2007 BET Awards Nominees For The 'Best New Artist' Category

May 17th, 2007 6:35pm EDT
MIMS
This year's BET Awards will air live on Tuesday, June 26 from Los Angeles's historic Shrine Auditorium (8 p.m. (ET)/7 p.m. (CT), tape delay to Mountain and Pacific Time Zones) and will honor the best in 15 categories in music, film, video and sports. Superstar diva Diana Ross will be honored at the award ceremony with a BET Lifetime Achievement Award for her significant musical career, while actor Don Cheadle will take home this year's BET Humanitarian Award for his dedication to humanity.

For more info see BET.com; and be sure to check it out to see if MIMS takes home the award for '...
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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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Celebrity Birthdays, March 26

March 26th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Keira Knightley
Happy Birthday to "Pride & Prejudice" star Keira Knightley (1985), "Just Friends" star Amy Smart (1976), Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha (1968), country star Kenny Chesney (1968), "Dirty Dancing" actress Jennifer Grey (1960), television host Leeza Gibbons (1957), "Jiminy Glick" actor Martin Short (1950), R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass (1950), comedienne Vicki Lawrence (1949), Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler (1948), Supreme Diana Ross (1944), "Las Vegas" star James Caan (1939), actor Alan Arkin (1934), "Star Trek" legend Leonard Nimoy (1931), "Cool Hand Luke" actor Strother Martin (1919; d...
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Only 11 Remain On American Idol

March 15th, 2007 9:19am EDT
American Idol
The incredible sixth season of American Idol reigned supreme this week, when the Top 12 finalists on Tuesday performed songs made famous by the legendary Diana Ross. Last night, Ross performed “More Today Than Yesterday” from her new album “I Love You.” Approximately 28 million votes were cast after Tuesday’s performance show, ending the quest of one of the Top 12 finalists to become the next American Idol. It was revealed that the journey ended for Brandon Rogers after he received the fewest votes. Rogers, 28, from North Hollywood, CA, sang the Diana Ross & the Supremes hit “You Can’t Hurr...
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Diana Ross To Coach Top 12 & Perform On 'American Idol' This Week

March 12th, 2007 12:25pm EDT
Diana Ross
World-renowned artist Diana Ross will work with the Top 12 finalists this week on American Idol Tuesday, March 13, and will perform on the results show Wednesday, March 14 on FOX. The contestants will perform songs from the Diana Ross and the Supremes songbook.

In a remarkable career spanning four decades, Ross has proven to be the consummate music artist, as well as one of the iconic female singers of all time. Beginning in the 1960s as lead singer of the world-renowned group the Supremes, and later as a solo performer, Ross achieved the unprecedented feat of 18 No. 1 singles in the U...
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'American Idol' Down To The Top 12

March 9th, 2007 10:20am EST
American Idol
On last night’s suspenseful American Idol results show, the Top 12 finalists for the record-breaking sixth season were revealed as four semifinalists – two guys and two girls – were eliminated from the competition. Nearly 37 million votes were cast this week following Tuesday and Wednesday’s performance shows. The semifinalists who went home after receiving the fewest votes were Jared Cotter, Sundance Head, Antonella Barba and Sabrina Sloan. Cotter, who sang “If You Really Love Me,” hails from Kew Gardens, NY, and currently lives in West Orange, NJ. Head, from Porter, TX, performed “Jeremy....
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Tony Bennett, Bon Jovi, Martina McBride, Diana Ross, Gwen Stefani & Others To Appear On 'American Idol'

February 26th, 2007 10:42am EST
Gwen Stefani
American Idol’s sixth season continues to shine, with nine new celebrity coaches and guests scheduled to appear on the show. Ryan Seacrest announced that Tony Bennett, Bon Jovi, Barry Gibb, Jennifer Lopez, Lulu, Martina McBride, Peter Noone, Diana Ross and Gwen Stefani will join the list of top musical talents who have made appearances on "American Idol."

In addition, Season Four winner Carrie Underwood and Season Five finalist Kellie Pickler will perform on the show this season. Season Three winner recently Fantasia had the audience on its feet with her rendition of "I'm Here" from t...
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Diana Ross To Appear On 'Inside The Actors Studio' February 19

February 16th, 2007 10:58am EST
Diana Ross
Host James Lipton sits down with the legendary actress and singer Diana Ross for the special two-hour premiere of Bravo's 12-time Emmy-nominated series "Inside the Actors Studio: Diana Ross" on Monday, February 19, 2007, 8-10 PM ET/PT.

Lipton, who is well known for his ability to get personal with the lives and careers of his guests, delves into Ross' life and career, which the Golden Globe winning Dreamgirls is loosely based. In addition, Ross will grace the stage to perform a compilation of hit songs including "Baby Love" and "Do You Know Where You Are Going" along with songs from h...
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Diana Ross & Michael Buble to Perform at Celebrity Fight Night; Stars & Athletes To Receive Awards

February 14th, 2007 11:00am EST
Michael Buble
One of the nation's elite charity events, Celebrity Fight Night, announced today the Muhammad Ali Award recipients and evening entertainers for the 13th annual event on Saturday, March 24 at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix.

Diana Ross will lead the magical evening's entertainment. Grammy-nominated Jazz singing sensation Michael Buble will also perform. In addition, the Grammy Award-winning leading lady of country music Reba McEntire will be returning as the evening's emcee.

Sharon Stone will be awarded the "Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award" at Celebrity Fight...
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