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No Shows, Scrapped Performances,Tribute Songs & More At Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

April 15th, 2012 10:30am EDT
Beastie Boys
The Beastie Boys were forced to scrap a planned performance at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday night when rapper Adam 'MCA' Yauch pulled out of the event.

The trio was saluted by rap heavyweights Chuck D and LL Cool J but only Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz were on hand to accept the accolade.

Hours before the ceremony the group's publicist released a statement which read: "Beastie Boys regret that Adam 'MCA' Yauch will be unable to join Mike 'Mike D' Diamond and Adam 'Adrock' Horovitz at the band's induction into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame...
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EMI's Family Of Artists And Songwriters Raise $940,000 To Support Japanese Red Cross Disaster Relief Efforts

April 26th, 2011 2:43pm EDT
30 Seconds To Mars
An auction of exclusive personal items and memorabilia donated by EMI’s family of artists and songwriters has raised $940,000 in funds to help the Red Cross support people affected by last month’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The charity auction, which launched on eBay’s worldwide sites on April 5, attracted bids totaling $470,000 from music fans around the world. All the money from winning bidders will be doubled through a donation by EMI.

EMI Group CEO Roger Faxon commented: “What a wonderful result!! It was made possible by the extraordinary generosity of so many members of the EMI...
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Mick Hucknall Apologizes For Sleeping With Fans

December 4th, 2010 8:30am EST
Mick Hucknall
Mick Hucknall has issued a public apology to the fans he bedded during Simply Red's 1980s heyday - revealing he slept with "about three women" every day.

The singer admits the female attention was what he wanted "from being a pop star" and throughout the mid-1990s he used his celebrity status to bed women. However, Hucknall regrets his attitude to romance, and has reached out to the fans he was intimate with in an article for Britain's The Guardian.

He says, "I regret the philandering. In fact, can I issue a public apology? They know who they are, and I'm truly sorry. A red-headed man i...
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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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Celebrity Birthdays, June 8

June 8th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Kanye West
Happy Birthday to actress Maria Menounos (1978), rapper Kanye West (1977), "Andromeda" actress Lexa Doig (1972), "Gilmore Girls" actor David Sutcliffe (1869), "ER" actress Julianna Margulies (1966), Milli Vanilli's Rob Pilatus (1965; d. 1998), Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes (1962), Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall (1960), actor/comedian Keenen Ivory Wayans (1958), actor Griffin Dunne (1955), bluegrass guitarist Tony Rice (1951), singer Bonnie Tyler (1951), Brazilian actress Sonia Braga (1950), singer/songwriter Boz Scaggs (1944), singer Nancy Sinatra (1940), English actress Millicent Ma...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 8

June 8th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Kanye West
Happy Birthday to actress Maria Menounos (1978), rapper Kanye West (1977), "Andromeda" actress Lexa Doig (1972), "Gilmore Girls" actor David Sutcliffe (1869), "ER" actress Julianna Margulies (1966), Milli Vanilli's Rob Pilatus (1965; d. 1998), Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes (1962), Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall (1960), actor/comedian Keenen Ivory Wayans (1958), actor Griffin Dunne (1955), bluegrass guitarist Tony Rice (1951), singer Bonnie Tyler (1951), Brazilian actress Sonia Braga (1950), singer/songwriter Boz Scaggs (1944), singer Nancy Sinatra (1940), English actress Millicent Ma...
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