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Diana Ross To Coach Top 12 & Perform On 'American Idol' This Week

3/12/2007 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...

'American Idol' Down To The Top 12

3/9/2007 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....

Tony Bennett, Bon Jovi, Martina McBride, Diana Ross, Gwen Stefani & Others To Appear On 'American Idol'

2/26/2007 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...

Diana Ross To Appear On 'Inside The Actors Studio' February 19

2/16/2007 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...

Diana Ross & Michael Buble to Perform at Celebrity Fight Night; Stars & Athletes To Receive Awards

2/14/2007 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...

Mom Survey Says Britney Spears Is 'Most Over Exposed,' Jada Pinkett-Smith Is 'Most Fashionable'

2/8/2007 10:56am EST
Jada Pinkett Smith
It’s awards season in Hollywood, and while film critics everywhere debate the merits of leadings actors, another set of critics has made some judgments of their own. With working moms taking center stage in the world of hot young celebrities, Working Mother magazine decided it was time to ask the experts—the working mothers of America—to weigh in with their votes on Tinseltown’s hottest actress mothers.

“We here at Working Mother are delighted to celebrate all of Hollywood’s working mothers,” said Editor-in-Chief Suzanne Riss. “These women are such an inspiration to all of us, and t...

Jennifer Hudson Saw Jamie Foxx Kiss As Daunting As 'American Idol'

1/26/2007 10:40am EST
Jennifer Hudson
Dreamgirls star Jennifer Hudson was terrified about kissing Jamie Foxx. The 25-year-old actress - who has been nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Effie in the film loosely based on the career of Diana Ross and The Supremes - insists being a contestant on American Idol was more daunting than her debut film role. However, she conceded that smooching with her handsome co-star was just as scary as facing Simon Cowell on the TV talent show.

She told BANG Showbiz: "Well, I was definitely nervous about kissing Jamie. But I think because American Idol was first ...

Casey Kasem's "Long Distance Dedications" Are Spotlight Feature On New CD

1/12/2007 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...

Diana Ross Presents I Love You, A New Studio Album Dedicated To Romance

1/10/2007 11:02am EST
Diana Ross
Diana Ross is a global entertainment icon, a legendary musical treasure whose music has, for decades, inspired romance, happiness and joy. For her new studio album, Ms. Ross has drawn inspiration from romantic songs that have touched her heart through the years, and she has dedicated the album to this most powerful universal emotion: love. I Love You, to be released by Manhattan/EMI in CD and deluxe CD/DVD packages and digitally on January 16, presents 14 songs personally selected for the album by Diana Ross in appreciation of their timeless, classic expressions of love and romance, includ...

Diana Ross Offers To Mentor Beyoncé, Mariah & Other Starlets

12/28/2006 10:51am EST
Diana Ross
Diana Ross would love to give Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera singing lessons. The music legend is very impressed by the current crop of female singers and insists she would be happy to give up her time to educate any of them privately.

She said: "I enjoy Beyoncé's music and admire Alicia Keyes, Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey. I'm ready to give advice and support to any of them that wants that. Because Mariah used to ask when I would spend time with her, I am available to discuss what it takes."

The 62-year-old singer says one thing the younger divas could learn from her ...

Celebrity Birthdays, March 26

3/26/2006 3:00am EST
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...

Old Motown Records Building Demolished For Super Bowl Parking Lot

1/26/2006 11:59pm EST
Diana Ross
The old Motown Records building in Detroit, Michigan has been demolished to pave the way for a football stadium parking lot. Crowds of people watched documents fly around as the 10-storey building, which contained offices at the height of the company's success in the 1960s, crumbled to the ground.

Jamaine Dickens, spokesman for the mayor of Detroit says, "It was knocked down because it was sorely dilapidated." He also said it was part of a plan to remove "eyesores and symbols of a downtown abandoned" from the city.

Motown Records was founded in 1959 by Berry Gordy and published hi...

Catherine Zeta-Jones Tops Best Hair List, Britney Spears is Worst

12/20/2005 11:35am EST
Catherine Zeta-Jones
America praises Catherine Zeta-Jones and George Clooney in the 12th annual Best Tressed Survey. Meanwhile, new mom Britney Spears and Donald Trump were chosen as having more than one bad hair day in 2005. The survey, conducted by Sally Beauty and Harris Interactive Inc., asked people to cast a vote on best and worst Hollywood hairstyles from the past year.

The Top 3 in each category are:

Female Celebrity with the Best Hairstyle in 2005

1. Catherine Zeta-Jones

2. Tyra Banks

3. Eva Longoria

Female Celebrity with the Worst Hairstyle in 2005

1. Britney Spears

2. Dian...

The Temptations Prepare 'Reflections'

12/6/2005 12:50pm EST
The Temptations
Finally, The Temptations, one of the most popular singing groups of all time, perform the Motown classics they always loved but never had the chance to record. Putting a fresh spin on 15 of Motown's greatest songs, "Reflections" will be released January 31, 2006. "Motown is the soundtrack of our lives," says Otis Williams. "These are songs we have always wanted to do, and now, happily, we have had a chance to do them." This is the 47th album of new recordings from the incomparable Temptations.

Forty-five years after forming in Detroit, The Temptations bring some of the most memorable s...

Jon Voight Denies Rumors of Dating Diana Ross

12/1/2005 9:21am EST
Jon Voight
Angelina Jolie's estranged father Jon Voight has denied he is dating Diana Ross.

Veteran actor Voight and soul singer Ross, who have both battled alcoholism, have been romantically linked in recent weeks after arriving hand-in-hand at a recent Hollywood tribute to Ross' 1972 movie 'Lady Sings The Blues'.

The pair have reportedly been friends for years but their friendship is said to have now blossomed into love the two stars were set up on a date by mutual friend Motown records founder Berry Gordy.

Now Voight - who has not spoken to his daughter Jolie for years after saying o...

Jon Voight is Dating Diana Ross

11/16/2005 9:21am EST
Jon Voight
Angelina Jolie's estranged father Jon Voight is reportedly dating Diana Ross.

Actor Voight and soul singer Ross, who have both battled alcoholism, are said to be very much in love, according to close friends. The couple, who arrived hand in hand at a recent Hollywood tribute to Ross' 1972 movie 'Lady Sings The Blues', have reportedly been friends for years but last month were set up on a date by mutual friend Motown founder Berry Gordy.

Voight, who has not spoken to his daughter Jolie for years after saying on live TV she had "serious mental problems", has reportedly been given th...