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Sting's Daughter Is Gay, But No One Is Surprised

12/2/2015 1:22pm EST
Sting's Daughter Eliot Sumner Opens Up About Sexuality, Says Eve
Eliot Sumner, the musician daughter of Sting and Trudie Styler, has opened up about her sexuality in Britain's ES magazine, revealing she has been in a relationship with Austrian model Lucie Von Alten for two years.

The 25-year-old singer-songwriter said she never felt the need to come out as a lesbian to her family because "no one ever asked."

She revealed: "They knew already. So I didn't need to (come out). I've never come out to anyone. My friends always knew and I always knew."

Sumner also explained that she doesn't identify with one specific gender, saying, "I don't believe in any ...

Sting To Join Cast Of His Broadway Musical 'The Last Ship'

11/24/2014 8:45am EST
Can Sting Save The Sinking 'The Last Ship'?
Sting will replace lead singer/actor Jimmy Nail in the Broadway show "The Last Ship." The British rocker's production opened on Oct. 26, and low ticket sales have prompted the singer to join the cast.

Sting will perform in eight shows a week from Dec. 9 until Jan. 10.

He told the New York Times: "I've been working on this show for five years and been at every rehearsal, every performance, so it's not like I've flown in from Planet Rock Star to save the day... (I would bare my butt) in Macy's if it will help our show... I didn't assume it would be cake coming to Broadway with an original ...

Sting's Broadway Musical 'The Last Ship' Opens To Mixed Reviews

10/27/2014 10:52am EDT
Sting's Broadway Musical 'The Last Ship' Opens To Mixed Reviews
Sting's new Broadway musical "The Last Ship" opened at the Neil Simon Theater in New York City on Sunday night, and critics weren't too impressed with the production.

The show centers on the singer's upbringing around the shipyards of north east England. It stars Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker and Jimmy Nail.

David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter wrote: "This melancholy musical is without doubt a heartfelt, intensely personal project. It's performed with vigorous commitment by an accomplished cast," however, he adds: "Sadly, it's also a bit of a yawn."

He calls the plot "plodding" and sa...

2015 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominations Include Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, Lou Reed And More

10/9/2014 10:09am EDT
2015 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominations Include Green Day, N
The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations have been announced and once again, the eclectic group of musicians is not without its dark horses.

Making the cutoff just before the 25 year mark, both Green Day and Nine Inch Nails were nominated. The debut albums for both artists were in 1989. Green Day's debut EP "1,000 Hours" came out in April 1989, and Nine Inch Nails’ first album "Pretty Hate Machine" was released in October of 1989.

Also in the running for a prestigious spot in the Rock Hall are N.W.A, The Smiths, Lou Reed and Sting, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Kraftwerk, Chic, ...

Sting's Children Won't Inherit His $300 Million Fortune

6/23/2014 2:00pm EDT
Sting's Children Won't Inherit His $300 Million Fortune
Sting's kids are going to have to fend for themselves. The former Police frontman has revealed that they won't be inheriting his massive fortune or rely on trust funds to support their lifestyles.

He told Britain's Event magazine: "With my children there is great wealth, success - a great shadow over them - so it's no picnic at all being my child. I discuss that with them; it's tough for them.

"I told them there won't be much money left because we are spending it! We have a lot of commitments. What comes in we spend, and there isn't much left."

Sting and his film producer wife Trudie Sty...

Sting, A Shipyard & The Gift Of Songwriting

5/30/2014 7:00pm EDT
Sting, A Shipyard & The Gift Of Songwriting
British rock legend Sting, has lost his 'rock muse.' He had been held tightly in the grip of what seemed like an eternal writers block, he tells the listeners at his TED seminar. But why had the music abandoned him?

"It's like a Faustian pact" he says, offering up that, in exchange for fame, you betray all of your personal feelings and secrets just to get people to listen. Had his time for fame run out? Would he now be left talentless - and with all his deepest feelings and emotions immortalized in MP3s and CDs?

As it turns out - no. The block he was suffering was not some Devil's Due tak...

Kanye West's $3 Million Pay Day: Performs For Controversial Kazakhstan President

9/3/2013 11:15am EDT
Kanye West
A source confirmed that Kanye West banked a couple MILLION this weekend performing in Kazakhstan!!

Apparently, Kanye was invited by President Nursultan Nazarbayev to perform at his grandson’s wedding Saturday night in Almaty at the Hotel Royal Tulip.

It was said that Kanye was paid a very “generous amount,” somewhere around $3 million to perform his most popular hits like, “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” and a few other popular tracks of his.

Just so we all understand the caliber of Kazakhstan’s president; apparently, he’s worth billions, and is considered by some to be an extreme dictator who ...

Must-See Summer Concert Tours - Timberlake, Beyonce, Springsteen & More

3/22/2013 3:10pm EDT
Justin Timberlake
Summer concerts are just around the corner, and this year's line up has something for everyone - no matter what your musical taste is.

Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake are teaming up for a 12-date summer stadium tour to promote JT's new album, "The 20/20 Experience." Catch them in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

Beyonce will not be home alone with baby Blue Ivy while her hubby Jay-Z traverses the country. The pop star is hitting the road in April for her "Mrs. Carter" tour that will take her all the way from Serbia to Brooklyn, New York.

British boyband One Direction will t...

Music's Biggest Stars Rocked The Red Carpet At The 2013 Grammys

2/11/2013 11:04am EST
55th Grammy Awards
  The 55th Annual Grammy Awards got off to a hot start on the red carpet, where music's biggest stars gathered before the main event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Most stars adhered to the requests in the memo that CBS sent out on Wednesday, asking stars to tone their fashion choices down. The memo specifically asked that "buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered"; also warning that "see through" fashions, visible thongs and attire exposing any part of "genital regions" was forbidden at this year's award show.

Most stars followed the rules, including Jennifer Lopez, who ...

Celebrity Telethon Helps Raise $23 Million For Hurricane Sandy Victims

11/4/2012 10:54am EST
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen and Sting were among those who performed at a concert on Friday to raise money for those suffering after Hurricane Sandy devastated the east coast.

Aguilera kicked off the telethon saying, "I was born in Staten Island. Four days ago Hurricane Sandy came through and devastated it, as it did most of the eastern seaboard. We've come together tonight to tell every single person who's suffering that we are here for you. We will do whatever we can to help. We will not leave anyone behind because every single one of you matters."

Billy Joel, Mary J. Bli...

Sting Moves Philippines Concert Venue After Campaign

10/21/2012 2:01pm EDT
Rocker and environmental activist Sting has moved the location of his upcoming concert in the Philippines after a campaign by green protesters.

Activists organised a petition in a bid to have the show relocated from the SM Mall of Asia Arena after learning the conglomerate which owns the venue plans to uproot 182 trees for a parking lot and mall expansion in a mountain city.

The show, scheduled for December 9, will now take place at the Araneta Coliseum.

A representative for the Mall of Asia Arena says the concert venue change was "the decision of the artist himself".

Sting and his wife...

Sting's Daughter To Play Patti Smith In 'GBGB' Biopic

6/5/2012 4:18pm EDT
Sting's actress daughter Mickey Sumner has landed the coveted role of punk icon Patti Smith in star-studded new movie CBGB.

Sumner was added to the cast on Monday, alongside Foo Fighters rocker Taylor Hawkins, who will make his acting debut as Iggy Pop in the film about late New York club boss Hilly Kristal, portrayed by Alan Rickman.

The twosome joins Johnny Galecki and Steven Schub, who will play Terry Ork and DeeDee Ramone in the film, and sexy Malin Akerman, who will play Blondie star Debbie Harry.

Also among the cast: Evan Alex Cole as Richard Hell, Avatar star Joel David Moore as J...

Tom Hanks' Voicemail Message Raises $26,000 For Sting's Rainforest Charity

4/5/2012 8:40am EDT
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks raised $26,000 for Sting's rainforest charity by personally selling off a voicemail message at a star-studded auction in New York on Tuesday night.

Elton John, Bruno Mars and Jennifer Hudson were among the famous faces who performed at a benefit concert at Manhattan's Carnegie Hall to raise money for Sting's Rainforest Fund, and after the show, a charity auction took place at The Pierre hotel.

Sting took to the auctioneer's podium himself to sell off tickets to one of his upcoming gigs for $23,000, but his total was trumped by Hanks, who personally sold off a voicemail message...

Elton John Gryrates With Channing Tatum On Stage At Rainforest Fund Concert

4/4/2012 11:44am EDT
Elton John
Channing Tatum showed off the moves he picked up as a male stripper by gyrating against Elton John at a star-studded benefit concert on Tuesday.

The 21 Jump Street star, who had a brief stint as an exotic dancer at the age of 19, thrilled the audience by grinding with the Rocket Man at New York City's Carnegie Hall.

The crowd was also treated to a musical performance from Hollywood actress Meryl Streep, Bruno Mars, Jennifer Hudson and Sting, who organized the show in aid of his Rainforest Fund.

Elton was thrilled to join the star-studded line-up, telling reporters, "It's probably one ...

Sting Condemns Syrian Violence After Assad Pictures Emerge

2/26/2012 1:00pm EST
A representative for Sting has defended the star after pictures showing him laughing with controversial Syrian leader President Al-Assad emerged online.

The photographs show the rocker and his partner Trudie Styler meeting Assad and his British-born wife, Asma, in the Syrian capital of Damascus in 2008.

Explaining how the famous couple met the Syrian leader, a source tells Britain's Daily Mail: "Trudie and Sting were on holiday in the Middle East in 2008 when they were invited to meet President Assad and his wife Asma.

"At that time, Assad was relatively new to power and regarded as West...

Sting Is A Grandfather

2/12/2012 1:45pm EST
British singer Sting has become a first-time grandfather, according to a U.K. report.

The Police star's son, Joe Sumner, from his marriage to actress Frances Tomelty, is reportedly celebrating the birth of his first baby just two months after secretly marrying his girlfriend, Kate Finnerty.

Britain's Sunday Telegraph reports Sumner, who sings in rock group Fiction Plane, wed Finnerty in Big Sur, California and they have now become parents.

It is not known if Sting or Tomelty attended the nuptials.

Sting And Trudie Styler Kill Their Own Turkey For Christmas Day

12/25/2011 9:45am EST
Sting And Trudie Styler
British singer Sting and his wife Trudie Styler are having a special feast on Christmas Day - they'll kill and eat one of their own turkeys.

The couple will be spending the holidays at their lavish property in Wiltshire, England.

Styler reveals she won't be cooking the Christmas dinner herself, but she will slaughter her own poultry for the table, despite many of her fans believing her to be vegetarian.

She tells Britain's Daily Mail, "I won't be cooking, but we will be killing one of our turkeys. I am not, contrary to popular belief, a vegetarian."

Sting And Trudie Styler Launch Charity Bags Made Out Of Elephant Dung

12/21/2011 11:35am EST
British rocker Sting and his wife Trudie Styler have launched a line of bags made out of elephant excrement to raise funds for a charity in India.

The couple celebrated the launch of the recycled bags on Monday in London in conjunction with The Big Issue publication.

On one side, the collectable items have the words The Bag Issue printed on them, while the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights is printed on the reverse.

Styler tells Britain's Daily Mail, "We have been using elephant dung to make collectable bags to be sold in aid of the Mukti charity in India. It sound...

Sting Doesn't Think Celebs Should Go To Occupy Wall Street Events

12/13/2011 8:56am EST
Sting has given the Occupy Wall Street protests a miss because he doesn't think rock stars and other celebrities should get involved in such demonstrations.

New Yorkers spearheaded the now worldwide Occupy anti-corporate greed movement in New York in September and impressed Sting has watched from afar as determined protesters let their voices be heard.

But he has steered clear of joining the likes of Kanye West, Russell Simmons, Tom Morello and Susan Sarandon on the front lines.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I'm intrigued by the Occupy movement... (but) I don't think celebrities shou...

Sting Backs Anti-Smoking Campaign

10/13/2011 5:05pm EDT
Rocker Sting has teamed up with health officials in Britain to promote a new anti-smoking campaign.

The "Roxanne" hitmaker is backing the Every Breath initiative by Fresh and the British Lung Foundation, and has offered up his hit track "Every Breath You Take" as the promo's soundtrack.

The campaign aims to highlight the long-term effects of smoking, and Sting says, "Many people across the U.K. are affected by lung damage and other smoking related illnesses, particularly in the North East where I grew up.

"I'm pleased to support a programme which works towards giving people the motivatio...

String For Sting: Lady Gaga Wore A Stringy Dress To Sting's 60th Birthday Party

10/2/2011 8:00pm EDT
Lady Gaga
Saturday night a host of stars including Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Bruce Springsteen took to the stage in New York to honor Sting on the eve of his 60th birthday.

The Police star celebrated with a lavish birthday concert in the Big Apple in aid of local charity the Robin Hood Foundation.

The gig at New York City's Beacon Theater included performances from Joel and Wonder, as well as actor Robert Downey Jr., and Mary J. Blige, while Sting appeared on stage with Gaga to duet on "King of Pain," and he also sang The Police's hit "Can't Stand Losing You" with Springste...

Happy 60th Birthday, Sting!

10/2/2011 1:00pm EDT
Sirens are going off for Sting today as the rocker celebrates turning 60.

Growing up in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, the singer brought us his raspy tones after forming New Wave band The Police in the 1970s.

Going on to win 16 Grammy Awards, an Oscar nomination and entries into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Sting brought us classics including "Roxanne," "Walking on the Moon" and "Every Breath You Take," before moving on to a successful solo career.

To mark his achievements WENN has compiled 10 fascinating facts about the rocker to mark his landmar...

Sting: 'My Carbon Footprint Is Massive'

9/26/2011 12:48pm EDT
Green campaigner Sting has confessed his carbon footprint is "massive" and he has admitted slashing the number of air-polluting long-haul flights will not reverse climate change.

The former The Police frontman has spent 20 years campaigning on environmental issues and promoting drives to save rainforests for the sake of the planet.

Nevertheless, now he has admitted urging travelers to cut down on the number of flights they take is pointless - because until the rainforest issues are solved, global warming will continue.

The rocker tells Britain's Observer Magazine, "Well that's the nar...

Sting To Celebrate His 60th Birthday With Charity Concert

8/31/2011 7:46am EDT
Sting will celebrate his upcoming 60th birthday in style - he's staging a charity concert featuring Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder.

The rocker, who turns the milestone on October 2nd, is to mark the date with a charity show, and he's invited his showbiz pals to take to the stage with him in New York.

Mary J. Blige, Black Eyed Peas rapper, Rufus Wainwright and Billy Joel are also among the stars set to play the one-off concert, to raise funds for anti-poverty charity the Robin Hood Foundation.

The gig, which also marks the 25th anniversary of Sting's solo care...

Share & Download Bob Marley & The Wailer's 'High Tide Or Low Tide' For Charity

8/9/2011 10:06am EDT
Bob Marley
Today sees the launch of a ground-breaking social media campaign, "I'm Gonna Be Your Friend" ( supported by many of the world's most famous names in entertainment and their fans.

A global audience over 700 million* Facebook and Twitter fans will be able to view a short film of the crisis in East Africa created by award-winning director Kevin MacDonald from footage of East Africa. The film is set to the 1973 Bob Marley & The Wailers song 'High Tide or Low Tide' and will reach over a billion people**.

The campaign was developed to support Save the Children's ap...

Barry Manilow, Suzanne Somers Make Bizarre Pact to Plan Each Other's Funerals

6/12/2011 9:12am EDT
Barry Manilow and Suzanne Somers  | Photo Credits: Stephen Lovek
As morbid as it sounds, Barry Manilow can rest easy knowing that when he dies, he could go out in style. That's because he and his best friend, Suzanne Somers, made a pact to produce each other's funerals ... or at least one will for "whoever goes first."

On Wednesday's The Talk, the ladies and guest host Somers sat down with Manilow, who was promoting his new album, "15 Minutes." The BFFs revealed that they...

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Music Review: Matthew Morrison, 'Matthew Morrison'

5/12/2011 2:15pm EDT
Matthew Morrison
Matthew Morrison, "Matthew Morrison" (Mercury): Glee star Matthew Morrison's self-titled debut album is a guilty pleasure. It's not a CD that I'd admit I own, but it's one I do enjoy listening to.

Make no mistake about it, Morrison can sing; he spent some time as part of a boy band and has credits in several musicals to his name. I'm not a fan of the FOX series, but I loved his version of the Georgia Stitt classic "One Day More" on the 2007 compilation This Ordinary Thursday, so I figured his solo album might be a pleasant listen. It is: aside from the innuendos you're probably alrea...

EMI's Family Of Artists And Songwriters Raise $940,000 To Support Japanese Red Cross Disaster Relief Efforts

4/26/2011 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...

Happy 36th Birthday, Fergie!

3/27/2011 6:27pm EDT
Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie celebrated her 36th birthday at The Bank at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Friday night. The singer arrived looking fabulous in a pink Herve Leger bandage dress with fringe running down the sides and turquoise open-toe heels.

Fergie's husband, Transformers star Josh Duhamel, didn't make the party, but she had plenty of friends with her to celebrate.

Fergie's currently getting ready to hit the road again with the BEPs - on June 22 they'll head overseas to kick off their international tour.

This week, the band showed their support for victims of...

Global Music Effort Launches "Songs For Japan" Album On iTunes to Benefit Japan Disaster Relief

3/25/2011 4:08pm EDT
Songs For Japan
Proceeds from Star-Studded Album to Support Disaster Relief Efforts of Japanese Red Cross

In what stands as a major global music relief effort to benefit those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, over 30 of the biggest names in contemporary music have joined together for the worldwide release of "Songs for Japan," an unprecedented compilation of 38 chart-topping hits and classic tracks, available worldwide on the iTunes Store for $9.99 starting today ( Proceeds from the album's sale will benefit the disaster relief efforts of the Japanese Red Cros...