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Singing Stars: The 22 Best Actor-Musicians

June 2nd, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Singing Stars: The 22 Best Actor-Musicians
We recently gave you the 10 worst actors turned musicians, but it’s worth mentioning there are plenty of actors and actresses who were able to translate their talents to music as well - and vice versa for musicians breaking into the acting business. In no particular order, here are 22 of the Best Actor-Musicians.

Jennifer Hudson

Hudson was introduced to the public through American Idol, where she is still considers one of the best contestants to have ever auditioned. Despite that, the american public voted her off the show and she came in seventh place. Since then, she has won an Academ...
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14 Beloved Celebrities Who Have Been In Jail

March 21st, 2014 11:03pm EDT
14 Beloved Celebrities Who Have Been In Jail
Nobody's perfect, but it may surprise you to learn some the world's most beloved celebrities have spent time in jail.

Mark Wahlberg is a blockbuster star loved by many now, but in his teens he was a very trouble young man. A drug-addled Wahlberg had dozens of run-ins with the law by the time he was in his teens, but the most serious charge against him came after he attacked two Vietnamese men while shouting racial epithets, leaving one of them permanently blind in one eye. Wahlberg served 45 days behind bars for assault.

Tim Allen is known for family-friend fare like Home Improvement...
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Mia Farrow Says Frank Sinatra Could 'Possibly' Be The Father Of Her Son

October 2nd, 2013 8:22am EDT
Mia Farrow
Mia Farrow believes her son was "possibly" fathered by legendary crooner Frank Sinatra.

The Rosemary's Baby actress, who has four biological and five adopted kids from her marriages to composer Andre Previn and director Woody Allen, admits Sinatra who she was married for less than two years between 1966 and 1968, was the great love of her life and she continued sleeping with him long after they separated.

She admitted: "We never really split up."

Asked if Ronan, her only biological child with the filmmaker, could be Sinatra's child, she told Vanity Fair magazine: "Possibly."

Although no...
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Music Producer Phil Ramone Dies At 79

March 31st, 2013 10:07am EDT
Phil Ramone
Famed music producer Phil Ramone has died at the age of 79. The producer and sound engineer, who worked with stars including Ray Charles, Billy Joel and Barbra Streisand, passed away on Saturday in New York City. 

His death comes just weeks after he was hospitalized to treat an aortic aneurysm. 

Ramone, who was born in South Africa, but grew up in the Big Apple, won 14 Grammy Awards throughout his illustrious career, including album of the year prizes for Paul Simon's Still Crazy After All These Years, Billy Joel's 52nd Street and Ray Charles' Genius Loves Company.  He won his last Grammy...
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Beatles, Elvis & Sinatra Amongst Nominees For Inaugural Pop Music Hall Of Fame Class

September 18th, 2012 8:06pm EDT
Beatles
The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and The Beach Boys are among the first ever nominees for the American Pop Music Hall of Fame.

Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, The Carpenters and Simon & Garfunkel are also among the 40 acts on the long list to become the first class of stars inducted into the Pennsylvania venue, which will open next year.

Fans have been invited to vote for their favourites online and the nominees will be whittled down to 20 in May, before finalizing the official list of honorees next summer.

Artists eligible for the prize must have scored a U.S. hit between 1946 and ...
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Flo Rida Knocks Carly Rae Jepsen Off Top Of Music Charts

August 16th, 2012 11:08am EDT
Flo Rida
Carly Rae Jepsen's nine-week reign at the top of the charts has ended. Flo Rida's "Whistle" has bumped "Call Me Maybe" to number three, behind Ellie Goulding's "Lights," which stays put at number two.

"Whistle" is the rapper's third Hot 100 number-one hit.

Pop compilation Now 43 has scored the 16th number one on the Billboard 200 chart for the "Now That's What I Call Music!" franchise, while rapper Rick Ross' "God Forgives, I Don't" slips a spot to two.

Frank Sinatra's latest greatest hits collection, "Nothing But the Best," debuts at three, and Elle Varner's "Perfectly Imperfect," enter...
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'Hunger Games' Screenwriter Takes Charge Of Martin Scorsese's Frank Sinatra Biopic

August 14th, 2012 8:29pm EDT
Frank Sinatra
The Hunger Games screenwriter Billy Ray has been drafted in to take charge of the script for Martin Scorsese's planned Frank Sinatra biopic.

Ray replaces Field Of Dreams writer Phil Alden Robinson, who had previously been attached to the project when it was initially announced in 2009, reports movie website Deadline.com.

Scorsese has yet to cast an actor to portray the Rat Pack legend onscreen, and although his pal Leonardo DiCaprio has expressed a keen interest in taking on the lead role, the Goodfellas filmmaker recently admitted he'd prefer to keep his options open until the script is ...
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Martin Scorsese In Talks To Develop Frank Sinatra Biopic

April 9th, 2012 4:33pm EDT
Martin Scorsese
Director Martin Scorsese has set his sights on shooting a Frank Sinatra biopic, revealing he has already met with writers to develop the project.

The Goodfellas filmmaker is hoping to bring the Rat Pack star's life story to the big screen but Scorsese reveals he's struggling to come up with a focused script, although he hasn't ruled out developing a Sinatra TV miniseries.

He tells ETOnline.com, "I'm talking to one or two writers now. The problem is the biography. Where do you start? ...I met this writer who I think could do a lot with it, but (we) have to get a hold of the story. It's t...
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Never-Before-Seen Marilyn Monroe Photos Up For Sale

March 19th, 2012 8:31am EDT
Marilyn Monroe
A collection of more than 100 never-before-seen Marilyn Monroe photographs is going under the hammer.

The images of the screen siren include shots from her unfinished 1962 film Something's Got To Give and 1960's Let's Make Love and they belonged to Allan 'Whitey' Snyder, Monroe's make-up artist.

Along with the rare photos, letters, telegrams and a money clip are also going up for sale later this month. The successful bidder will also own the full copyright to the snaps.

The Hollywood Legends sale also includes memorabilia from Frank Sinatra, James Dean and Charlie Chaplin.
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Lana Del Rey Flaunts Her Belly At Guns 'N Roses Show

March 12th, 2012 9:01am EDT
Lana Del Rey
Last night we spotted Lana Del Rey at a Guns N' Roses concert in Los Angeles showing off her stomach in a cropped Frank Sinatra t-shirt.

The singer looked happy to show off some skin, pose for photographers and sign some autographs.

Last month she won the "International Breakthrough Act" trophy at the Brit Awards. Earlier this year she released her debut album "Born To Die." It debuted at number two on the U.S. album charts.

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Happy 50th Birthday, Jon Bon Jovi!

March 2nd, 2012 8:55am EST
Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Bon Jovi has hit his 50s - the rock superstar is celebrating his half century on Friday.

Born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr. in New Jersey in 1962, the singer/songwriter has become a rock icon thanks to his hitmaking supergroup Bon Jovi, an actor in films like "The Leading Man," "Pay It Forward" and "New Year's Eve," and a top humanitarian.

To ring in his 50s, WENN trawled through the archives to find 10 fascinating facts about the one-and-only Jon Bon Jovi.

Happy birthday, Jon!

- Jon Bon Jovi was a majority owner of the Philadelphia Soul, an Arena Football League team.

- He was awarde...
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Go Classic With Frank Sinatra's – 'A Jolly Christmas'

December 23rd, 2011 6:51am EST
Frank Sinatra A Jolly Christmas
Frank Sinatra was arguably the most important popular music figure of the 20th century, his only real rivals for the title being Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, and the Beatles.

What would Christmas be without listening to a classic Sinatra christmas tune? The original album was released in 1957 by Captiol Records.

Track listing:

1. Jingle Bells (1999 - Remaster)
2. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) (1999 - Remaster)
3. Mistletoe And Holly (1999 - Remaster)
4. I'll Be Home For Christmas (If Only In My Dreams) (1999 - Remaster)
5. The Christmas Waltz (1999 - Rema...
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Michael Buble Blames Auto-Tune For 'Ruining' Music

December 15th, 2011 8:51am EST
Michael Buble
Singer Michael Buble is convinced voice-enhancing technology is ruining music because fans don't want to hear completely perfect performances.

The Canadian crooner argues that a song doesn't have to be totally mistake-free to be memorable, and claims his hero Frank Sinatra didn't always deliver a flawless vocal - but still managed to make an impression on fans.

He tells Britain's Daily Telegraph, "We've been ruined by Auto-Tune. Our ears have become far more sensitive to pitch and to perfection. It's weird. I can go and listen to my favorite Sinatra records and he's human: he's not alwa...
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Q&A: Rob Gonzalez & Kevin Richardson Come 'Home' For Cancer Benefit

December 8th, 2011 11:00am EST
PR Photos
The holiday season is one for giving, and Rob Gonzalez and Kevin Richardson are definitely in the holiday spirit. The two have combined their talents for a seasonal concert to benefit the fight against cancer.

Gonzalez, the performer in residence at the Montage Beverly Hills luxury hotel, and former Backstreet Boy Richardson are the headliners of Home For The Holidays, hosted by the Montage on December 18. The concert supports The Angeles Clinic Foundation of Los Angeles. The pair have made it a love letter to music and the season, crafting an entertaining evening that is influenced ...
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Music Talk: New Albums From Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. & Daughtry!

November 22nd, 2011 1:00pm EST
America's Got Talent
This week in music: I give you the lowdown on new releases by America's Got Talent winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. and Daughtry!

That's Life, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. (Columbia Records)

Having won this season of America's Got Talent just over two months ago, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. has been incredibly busy. He spent the last weekend in October headlining the America's Got Talent Live! tour at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and now he's back with That's Life, an album of Frank Sinatra covers.

Were it anyone else, there would be the temptation to say that this was more business than pleas...
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William Shatner Covers Black Sabbath's 'Iron Man'

October 3rd, 2011 3:30pm EDT
William Shatner
Actor William Shatner has recorded a cover version of Black Sabbath's heavy metal track Iron Man for his new concept album.

The Star Trek icon is working on his third musical release, Searching for Major Tom, which features Shatner channelling David Bowie's Space Oddity character for his own take on a variety of space-themed songs, including tracks by The Police (Walking on the Moon), Frank Sinatra (Lost in the Stars) and Pink Floyd (Learning to Fly).

And Shatner's version of Black Sabbath's 1970 hit has been given the thumbs up from Zakk Wylde, Ozzy Osbourne's former guitarist, who add...
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Seth Macfarlane Used Frank Sinatra's Microphone To Record Standards Album

October 2nd, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Seth MacFarlane
Celebrated animator-turned-crooner Seth MacFarlane attempted to conjure up a little Sinatra magic as he recorded his new standards album by using the singer's very own microphone.

The Family Guy and American Dad creator also recorded his vocals for "Music Is Better Than Words" in the Capitol Records studio in Los Angeles Sinatra used for many of his classics.

MacFarlane tells Spinner.com, "That mic is over 60 years old and you can see it. But it has a really nice, dark sound to it. It really plays a significant part on how this stuff sounds. You don't want it to sound too crisp."
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Happy 60th Birthday, Chrissie Hynde!

September 7th, 2011 9:31am EDT
Chrissie Hynde
She has been the "Talk Of The Town" for decades, and now we get to salute the great Pretender herself - Chrissie Hynde turns 60 today.

The Ohio-born rocker was a big part of the burgeoning London punk scene in the mid-to-late 1970s after leaving Akron for the excitement of England and her experiences there gave her the confidence to form her own band, The Pretenders, who have been chart-busting and paving the way for a collection of female-led rock acts - and some male ones too.

With hits like "Back on the Chain Gang," "Don't Get Me Wrong," "Stop Your Sobbing," "Kid and Brass in Pocket," ...
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Don Cheadle And Brendan Gleeson Honored By Friars Club

July 26th, 2011 12:54pm EDT
Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle and Brendan Gleeson were the toast of New York's comedy circuit on Monday after they were inducted into the legendary Friars Club.

The pair was presented with the Best New Buddy Comedy Duo Award for their performances in new black comedy The Guard.

They were also given a lifetime membership to the private club, which boasts Barry Manilow, Frank Sinatra, Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg in its ranks.

Veteran funnyman Jerry Lewis, abbot of the Friars Club, congratulated the pair on their achievements in a message read aloud at the bash.

Referring to his own partnership wi...
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Frank Sinatra's Widow Claims He Took 12 Showers A Day

June 1st, 2011 12:47pm EDT
Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra was obsessed with cleanliness and showered around 12 times a day, according to his widow.

Barbara Sinatra, who was married to the My Way hit-maker for 22 years, has opened up about her time with the music legend in a new memoir called Lady Blue Eyes: My Life With Frank.

She has now revealed her husband was fanatical about neatness and also harbored some strange hygiene habits - showering many times every day.

She writes, "He was a guy who took about 12 showers a day. I mean, he was neat. He always smelled of lavender."

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The '20 Most Effective Political Celebrities' Include Angelina Jolie, George Clooney

April 29th, 2011 10:15am EDT
Angelina Jolie
Washington political news organization National Journal has named the "The 20 Most Politically Effective Celebrities of All Time."

The list, released online and in the April 30 issue of National Journal magazine, includes current Hollywood activists like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Robert Redford, and Bono, plus some of the most successful celebrity activists in history, including Harry Belafonte, Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, and Elizabeth Taylor.

To help develop the list, National Journal interviewed dozens of staff members on Capitol Hill and Republican and Democratic o...
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Christian Slater & Billy Joel Form Impromptu Lounge Act

April 6th, 2011 10:16pm EDT
Christian Slater
Christian Slater and Billy Joel formed a new lounge double act during a recent vacation after becoming celebrity friends.

The actor had been performing Frank Sinatra numbers and standards with the house pianist in the remote restaurant he frequented when he discovered Joel had sailed his boat into port and set about befriending the Piano Man.

Slater turned island tour guide for Joel and his girlfriend and the musician showed his new pal around his luxury yacht.

But they really gelled at the restaurant after a ballsy Billy Joel fan challenged the rocker to play for diners.

Slater recalls...
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Hugh Martin, 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' Songwriter, Dies At 96

March 13th, 2011 11:54am EDT
Hugh Martin | Photo Credits: Jesse Grant/WireImage
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" songwriter Hugh Martin has died. He was 96.

Martin is best known for composing the score to the 1944 musical Meet Me In St. Louis, in which Judy Garland famously performs the song that became a seasonal classic. Martin and songwriting partner Ralph Blane received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for writing the film's "The Trolley Song."

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'Laverne & Shirley' Actress Betty Garrett Dies

February 13th, 2011 3:55pm EST
Betty Garrett  | Photo Credits: Todd Williamson/FilmMagic.com
Betty Garrett, best known for her TV roles in Laverne & Shirley and All in the Family, has died, according to The Associated Press. She was 91.

Garrett died Saturday, probably from an aortic aneurysm, at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, her son, Garrett Parks, told the news agency. She had checked into the hospital the day before with...

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Top 10 Romantic Songs To Listen To This Valentine's Day

February 13th, 2011 1:33pm EST
Top 10 Romantic Songs To Listen To This Valentine's Day
It’s February, and everyone who has to leave their house for any reason knows what that means: Valentine’s Day. It’s on the radio, it’s in the stores, it’s all over. Valentine’s Day serves two purposes: it reminds people to pay special attention to the people they love, and it gives the radio DJs an excuse to play more love songs than usual.

For your consideration, I give you my Top 10 Romantic Songs. Some are overplayed, some are classic, most are beautiful pieces of music. But they’re all about love. And yeah, I like to complain about Valentine’s Day as much as the next person, but ...
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Frank Sinatra Blocked 'My Way' From 'Goodfellas'

December 2nd, 2010 2:08pm EST
Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra refused to allow Martin Scorsese to use his version of My Way for the closing scene of gangster classic Goodfellas, because he didn't want to be linked to the Mafia.

Sinatra was dogged by rumors he had contacts with organized crime gangs throughout his career, leading officials at America's Federal Bureau of Investigation to keep records of his alleged involvement on file.

However, Ol' Blue Eyes was careful not to have any connection to mobsters in the movies - and the ban forced Scorsese to use punk rocker Sid Vicious' version of My Way over the end credits of his 1990 Ma...
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Frank Sinatra Was Never Proud Of Being Well Endowed

November 9th, 2010 10:55am EST
Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra attempted to cover up the fact he was well hung - because he thought the size of his manhood was one of many negatives about his body, according to the late star's new biographer James Kaplan.

The journalist spent five years researching his acclaimed new tome, Frank - The Voice, and reveals Sinatra wasn't like most men, who revelled in the fact he had a big penis.

Recalling a quote from Sinatra's lover Ava Gardner, in which she stated the singer was "only 110 pounds, but 10 pounds of it is c---!", Kaplan insists Sinatra wasn't proud of his manhood.

The writer tells WENN, "I...
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Barack Obama On 'The View': Doesn't Know Who Snooki Is, Justin Bieber Not On iPod (Video)

July 30th, 2010 12:00pm EDT
Barack Obama
Surprisingly, President Barack Obama was asked a lot of tough questions when he visited The View the other day. But that didn't mean the ladies didn't get to ask him if he's keeping up in entertainment.

"Should Snooki run as mayor of Wasilla?" Joy Behar asked, referring to the Jersey Shore star and Sarah Palin's hometown. "I've got to admit, I don't know who Snooki is," the President responded with a laugh.

"What's the first couple songs on your iPod?" asked Whoopi Goldberg.

"You name it," replied Obama. "You name a song; I've got it on there. I've got Jay-Z on there. I've got Frank ...
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Lindsay Lohan, Nick Nolte, James Brown And More Of Our Favorite Celebrity Mugshots (Photos!)

July 7th, 2010 1:49pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Just in case you haven't heard the recent news (or are living under a rock) - everyone's favorite train wreck, Lindsay Lohan, is going to jail. Yesterday in a hearing in Los Angeles, Judge Marsha Revel sentenced Lindsay to serve 90 days in jail for breaching her probation agreement as related to her ongoing case over a drunk driving offense.

Will jail finally be rock bottom for Lohan? Or will she get a repreive after only a few weeks of her sentence - like Paris Hilton did? And time will only tell if she can turn things around for herself. (We're guessing the 'Hooray I'm out of jail' kegge...
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John C. Reilly To 'Scratch The Eyes Out' Of Anyone Who Wants His 'Guys & Dolls' Role

June 12th, 2010 1:09pm EDT
John C. Reilly
Things are about to get ugly in Hollywood if Guy Ritchie gets the greenlight to start work on movie musical remake "Guys & Dolls" - star John C. Reilly has threatened anyone who steals the role of Nathan Detroit from him with physical violence.

That means Justin Timberlake should be worried - if reports Ritchie has him slated for the iconic role are true.

The "Chicago" star tells WENN he has his sights set on the role Frank Sinatra played on the big screen in 1955.

He explains, "I'm still waiting for 'Guys and Dolls' to get made into a movie. I will scratch the eyes out of anyone who tri...
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