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Joss Stone: 'I Feel Sorry For The Men Who Plotted To Kill Me'

July 28th, 2013 11:30am EDT
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Singer Joss Stone has spoken out about the terrifying plot to kidnap and murder her, insisting she feels sorry for the two men behind the evil plan.

Junior Bradshaw and Kevin Liverpool planned to snatch the British soul star from her mansion in England in June, 2011 and steal her estimated $16 million fortune before beheading her and dumping her corpse in a river.

Their plot was foiled after neighbours spotted the pair acting suspiciously near the You Had Me hitmaker's house and called police. They were later found guilty of three counts of conspiracy to rob, murder and commit assault ca...

Man Who Plotted To Kill Joss Stone Jailed

July 9th, 2013 3:50pm EDT
Joss Stone
A thug who planned to kidnap and murder soul singer Joss Stone has been sentenced to 18 years behind bars.

Junior Bradshaw was accused of conspiring to snatch the You Had Me hitmaker from her English countryside mansion in June, 2011, steal her estimated $16 million fortune and then dump her corpse into a river after chopping off her head.

The evil plot was foiled by Stone's neighbours who spotted Bradshaw acting suspiciously outside the star's home, and in April he was convicted of three counts of conspiracy to rob, murder and commit assault causing grievous bodily harm.

The 32 year old...

Celebrities Dazzled By Danny Boyle's Olympic Opening Ceremony

July 28th, 2012 4:05pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Ringo Starr, Bette Midler and Christina Applegate were among the stars who offered their congratulations to Danny Boyle as his spectacular show opened the Olympic Games in London on Friday night.

The festivities kicked off with a stunning opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford and the show, directed by moviemaker Boyle, was watched by an estimated 4 billion people across the world.

A number of celebrity sports fans were among those watching the extravaganza on TV and they took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Boyle's efforts.

Joe Jonas tweeted throughout the ceremony a...

Adele Is The Richest Musician In Britain

April 12th, 2012 9:42am EDT
Adele's stellar year has boosted her bank balance - the soul sensation has jumped to the top of the countdown of the wealthiest young musicians in Britain.

The "Rolling in the Deep" hitmaker has taken over the charts around the globe with her emotional second album "21," which has sold a staggering 20 million copies since its release last year.

And her success has seen her fortune swell dramatically - she is now estimated to be worth $32 million, according to the Sunday Times' annual rich list.

The new figure is a huge leap from the $7.2 million she was allegedly worth this time last yea...

Joss Stone & Dave Stewart Recreate 'Alice In Wonderland' Adventure To Promote New Tour (Video)

January 11th, 2012 8:45pm EST
Joss Stone
Joss Stone and Dave Stewart have teamed up to reimagine the Mad Hatter's tea party from "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland" to promote their upcoming tour.

The two Brits, who make up two-fifths of Mick Jagger's supergroup SuperHeavy, are to take the More Love tour on the road this year and they've shot a quirky short film to advertizse the project.

In the mini movie, Stone, who plays Alice, meets Stewart's Mad Hatter during a woodland stroll and she agrees to have tea with him by the river.

The strange blue brew appears to have hallucinogenic qualities and the two of them drift off and dr...

The E Family Celebrate New Album Release - Starpulse Exclusive

September 14th, 2011 3:40pm EDT
The E Family Now & Forever
After years of playing on each other’s projects, The E Family came together to produce this ultimate, long overdue and highly anticipated labor of love, Now & Forever. Available in stores on September 20, 2011 on Sheila E’s Stiletto Flats Music through Waterfront Entertainment (Fontana / Universal), Now & Forever pays homage to their collective diversity of styles, influences and experiences.

Check out an exclusive to the video of the making of Now & Forever!

The Musical Family Dynasty Pete Escovedo, Sheila E., Juan Escovedo and Peter Michael Escovedo Wil...

Joss Stone Urges Lady Gaga To Ditch The Crazy Outfits

August 20th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
British soul star Joss Stone has urged Lady Gaga to ditch her outlandish stage outfits because her wacky costumes draw attention away from her musical talent.

Gaga is known for her crazy wardrobe choices and famously wore a meat dress to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, but Stone isn't a fan of her fashion and wants the Paparazzi hitmaker to let the spotlight shine on her vocal and musical skills instead.

She tells, "I know the shock value is good and gets people to watch you, but actually (Gaga) can sing songs and she can play piano and it just feels like (her look) might...

Check Out Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart, Joss Stone, A.R. Rahman and Damian Marley's Hot New Supergroup, SuperHeavy (Video)

August 11th, 2011 8:00pm EDT
SuperHeavy l-r Damian Marley, Dave Stewart, Mick Jagger, A.R. Ra
What do you get when legendary Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger teams up with Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, soul singer Joss Stone, Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire composer A.R.Rahman and reggae star Damian Marley? The world's latest supergroup - SuperHeavy.

The band's self-titled debut album is in stores September 20, 2011 and tracks include the first single 'Miracle Worker' (check it out below), plus "One Day One Night," "Energy," "Unbelievable," "SuperHeavy," "I Can't Take It No More," "You're Never Gonna Change" and "I Don't Mind."

Click here to stream "Miracle Worker"(new wi...

Joss Stone To Buy Guard Dogs After 'Robbery Plot'

July 2nd, 2011 8:00am EDT
Joss Stone
Soul singer Joss Stone is planning to buy three guard dogs for her remote countryside home after a robbery scare last month.

Two men were arrested close to the star's cottage in south west England and charged with conspiracy to rob and assault the You Had Me hit-maker.

She insists she is unfazed by the drama but it has given her the "perfect excuse" to buy three puppies who will serve as guard dogs when they grow bigger.

Stone tells, "I would love to tell you about it, but I've been told not to, for obvious reasons... I'm fine... It's weird. People are interesting in the...

Joss Stone Opens Up About Alleged Robbery Plot

June 22nd, 2011 11:46am EDT
Joss Stone
Joss Stone has given her first interview since two men were charged over an alleged plot to rob and assault her, insisting she is glad "they didn't manage it."

Junior Bradshaw, 30, and Kevin Liverpool, 33, both from Manchester, north England, were arrested last week after they were allegedly seen acting suspiciously in a car close to the singer's country home in Devon, south west England.

A police search of the vehicle allegedly uncovered an arsenal of implements including a Samurai sword, balaclavas and knives, as well as maps of the area, and notes reportedly referring to Stone by nam...

Joss Stone 'Absolutely Fine' As Police Launch Murder Plot Probe

June 15th, 2011 12:37pm EDT
Joss Stone
British singer Joss Stone has thanked her fans and assured them she is "absolutely fine" after cops launched a probe into an alleged plot to murder the star.

Two suspects, aged 30 and 33, were taken in by police on Tuesday after a car was reportedly seen circling Stone's home in Devon, south-west England. A search of the vehicle later allegedly uncovered a cache of swords, rope and a body bag.

The unnamed men were initially held for possessing an offensive weapon and being equipped for burglary and theft in a conspiracy to cause the soul singer "really serious harm," but officers have n...

Two Men Arrested In Joss Stone Kidnap Plot

June 15th, 2011 8:01am EDT
Joss Stone
Two men have been arrested over an alleged plot to kidnap British singer Joss Stone.

The unnamed suspects, aged 30 and 33, were taken into custody and questioned on Tuesday after they were allegedly found circling Stone's home with swords, rope and a body bag in their car, according to a report in Britain's The Sun newspaper.

Neighbors alerted cops to the pair, who were also said to be in possession of maps and aerial photos of the soul star's farmhouse in Devon, England.

Detective Inspector Steve Parker says, "The men had information and items that lead us to suspect that they may ha...

Joss Stone Joins 007 Video Game

July 17th, 2010 3:00pm EDT
Joss Stone
Soul singer Joss Stone can add Bond girl to her resume after landing a new role in a 007 video game.

"The Tudors" star will appear in video form in Activision's upcoming James Bond 007: Blood Stone.

Current Bond Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench will recreate their movie roles for the game.

Stone has also recorded a song, "I'll Take It All," for the project.

See more photos of Joss here!

'American Idol' Recap: Tim Says Goodbye On Idol Gives Back Night

April 22nd, 2010 9:32am EDT
Tim Urban (C) is eliminated from the competition on IDOL GIVES B
I just can’t be snarky on “Idol Gives Back” night. There’s just no way to mock anything that’s for a good cause. So you’ll have to forgive my relatively straightforward recap.

Of course, there were many performances tonight, and may fell flat. Particularly the Jonah Hill/Russell Brand Phone Bank sketch. There were more awkward silences and nervous bouts of laughter than you’d find on a bad first date.

We also saw the Black Eyed Peas continue to make us wonder why they are so popular and the Lopez/Sykes comedy duo prove that Fox and TBS made the right moves by wooing Conan. Then there...

Joss Stone Gets Naked For PETA

April 12th, 2010 8:17am EDT
Joss Stone
Joss Stone has bared all for a new animal rights campaign in a bid to ban black bear pelts worn by royal guards in the U.K.

The "You Had Me" hitmaker has teamed up with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) activists for the shoot in the hope it will convince officials to get rid of the Canadian bear fur caps worn by the officers.

A source tells Britain's Sunday Mirror, "The plight of wild bears hunted for their skins and for fun is a subject very close to her heart. She hates the fact that Canadian black bears are slaughtered for their skins to make The Queen's Guards' cerem...

Q&A: Snoop Dogg On 'Malice N Wonderland,' His Longevity In Music, Family And Much More (Video)

December 18th, 2009 10:19am EST
Snoop Dogg
Hip-Hop entertainer Snoop Dogg is a changed man. But then, given his longevity in the Hip-Hop game, as part of a chosen selected few an evolution would be evident in Snoop's musical journey. One thing that has remained consistent, however, is the fact that as a rapper Snoop has remained a pivotal force within the music industry since his debut in 1992.

The occasion is marked this week with the release of his tenth studio album, Malice N Wonderland. It solidifies Snoop as an entertainer who has come full circle, confident in himself as a performer and as a recognized recording enterta...

Music Stars Shine At 2009 MTV European Music Awards

November 5th, 2009 4:52pm EST
Green Day
Some of the greatest musical acts have appeared in Germany for the MTV Europe Music Awards, the only city to host the show for a second time. It was chosen to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

U2 opened the festivities with a free musical concert in front of the Brandenburg Gate. The tickets were snapped up online within hours of their posting.

We invite you to enjoy some of the red carpet and performance pictures taken just hours ago from Germany! First up, Green Day:

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Celebrity Weekend In Photos: 'Twilight' Stars Dress Up, 'Glee' Cast Sings & More!

November 2nd, 2009 9:18am EST
Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene
"Twilight" stars Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene at Veuve Clicquot's "Yelloween" Party at Tao Nightclub in Las Vegas on October 31. See what other celebs did this weekend!

The cast of TV show Glee sings the national anthem before Game 3 of the Major League Baseball World Series between the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, Oct. 31, in Philadelphia.

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La Toya Jackson Launches Her New Milkshake at Millions of Milkshakes in West Hollywood on October 31.

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Prince Charles, Harrison Ford, And Others Tape Rainforest Video

May 6th, 2009 11:12am EDT
Harrison Ford
British royal Charles, Prince of Wales has enlisted the help of stars including Harrison Ford, Robin Williams and Daniel Craig for a promotional video to help save the rainforests.

The environmentally-friendly royal shot the comedy clip - featuring a computer generated frog in every scene - to help raise awareness of his Rainforest Project, which aims to curb deforestation around the world.

Ford is seen with the frog - a victim of the disappearing rainforests - sitting on his shoulder as he calls himself "a friend of frogs" and vows his allegiance to the project.

Williams and...

Mick Jagger & Joss Stone To Re-Team For Charity

May 5th, 2009 9:32am EDT
Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger is set to record a second collaboration with soul singer Joss Stone for a new charity album.

The Rolling Stones legend teamed up with Stone for 2004 track Lonely Without You, which was featured in Jude Law's movie remake Alfie. And now the pair is reportedly set to come together again to contribute to an album supporting the United Nations' (U.N.) International Day of Peace on September 21st, according to British newspaper The Sun.

A source tells the publication, "Joss and Mick hit it off when they worked with producer Dave Stewart on the Alfie soundtrack. So there ...

'American Idol' Power Rankings: Week 2

March 27th, 2009 8:17am EDT
American Idol
This week it was revealed that the American Idol wannabes lip-synch their group numbers. I'd never really noticed that before, but tonight it was all I could think about as they sang a Motown medley and looked like fleeing civilians in a "Godzilla" movie. How did it take us this long to unmask this conspiracy?

Of course, there was also a lot of real singing this evening. First it was Ruben Studdard who looked like a bathroom attendant at a five star restaurant and sang a song that I'm pretty sure is called "Every R&B Song Ever Written". At least he gave Jimmy Fallon solace in knowi...

Sax Legend David Sanborn Participates In Save The Music eBay Auction

January 23rd, 2009 6:30pm EST
David Sanborn
Maverick saxophonist David Sanborn, who has performed alongside such heavyweights as James Brown, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, and innumerable others is stepping up in support of young musicians across the country and participating in an exclusive auction to benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, which donates instruments for public school music programs.

The auction is closing on January 26th on The auction boasts a private saxophone lesson with David Sanborn in New York City, a copy of Sanborn's acclaimed new CD Here and G...

Mary J. Blige And Tyler Perry Among BET Honorees

January 19th, 2009 12:48pm EST
Mary J. Blige
Singer Mary J. Blige and filmmaker Tyler Perry were among the recipients of the BET Honors on Saturday.

The awards ceremony - which pays tribute to the achievements of African American stars - took place in Washington, D.C. and was hosted by actress Gabrielle Union. The show saw performances from acts including Ne-Yo, Queen Latifah, Keyshia Cole, Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker and Monica, while Joss Stone and Yolanda Adams teamed up for duet, singing Just a Prayer Away for Perry, who was honored for his contribution to theater and film.

Pop superstar Whitney Houston also made an app...

Check Out Natalia's 'Perfect Day'

August 13th, 2008 5:00pm EDT
On September 15, Natalia releases her brand new single 'Perfect Day,' a hook-filled late summer anthem infused with dreamy vocals, which also features Florida-based rapper Kaliba. The second single to be taken from Natalia's debut album 'All of Me,' due out next year, the track was penned by Frankie Storm (Rihanna) along with producers J-Remy & Bobby Bass (Kelly Rowland, Jay Sean). "It's about perspective," she says, "and positivity. The video was shot in LA and fits the magical elements of the song perfectly."

Natalia first began to attract attention from the music industry during a ...

Joss Stone To Record Obama's Campaign Song

August 12th, 2008 8:40am EDT
Joss Stone
British soul singer Joss Stone is writing a campaign song for U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama, according to reports.

The star was approached by Obama personally to record a one-off track that will feature as the theme to his election campaign.

A source tells British newspaper The Sun, "Joss is a big supporter of Barack Obama and was very excited to be asked to do this for him. He sent a personal message asking her to get on board. He has always admired her music and thinks she is the perfect choice because of her unique appeal to black and white voters."

"She believ...

Joss Stone Headbutts Brother At Baptism

August 7th, 2008 1:58pm EDT
Joss Stone
British soul singer Joss Stone reportedly headbutted her brother at a recent family baptism.

The star, 21, was to be godmother to her 29-year-old half-brother Daniel Skillin's son Louis at a ceremony in Somerset, England.

But Stone allegedly upset guests by arriving 30 minutes late - and is then said to have attacked Skillin when he confronted her over her behavior.

A source tells British newspaper the Daily Mirror, "She was absolutely furious and had a full-blown argument. They were screaming at each other and the next thing, Joss headbutted him."

Watch Joss Stone's 'T...

Joss Stone To Star In 'The Tudors'

August 5th, 2008 4:22pm EDT
Joss Stone
The blonde beauty with the Aretha Franklin vibrato, Grammy-winning songstress Joss Stone, will join the cast of Showtime's The Tudors' third season, playing Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) fourth wife. Stone will star in three episodes, which are currently shooting in Dublin, Ireland, and will return in 2009.

Viewers and critics alike have been enthralled watching the storied exploits of the sexy, hard-bodied King Henry VIII (Rhys Meyers) as he weds, beds and beheads women and wives across 16th century England. Both Rhys Meyers and the series have been nominated for...

Sonya Kitchell Tours With Herbie Hancock Again; 'This Storm' Due Sept. 2

July 5th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Sonya Kitchell
Imagine the sonic equivalent of seeing your older sister's best friend again after she went away to college for a few years. As beautiful and poised as she was before, you simply can't believe the cute teenager you once knew has turned into such a smart and sexy adult. This Storm, the strikingly confident second album from singer, guitarist, and songwriter Sonya Kitchell, is an immediate and visceral album, dealing with serious issues and reflecting such remarkable growth that you can barely believe it's the same artist.

Kitchell's debut, Words Came Back To Me, recorded when she was on...

Greg Laswell's 'Three Flights From Alto Nido' To Be Released July 8

June 27th, 2008 6:30am EDT
Greg Laswell
Renaissance Man Greg Laswell finds himself released from heartache with Three Flights From Alto Nido, his sophomore full-length album on Vanguard Records, to be released July 8th. Three Flights From Alto Nido is the enigmatically, yet aptly titled third volume of his trilogy of heartbreak and redemption.

In 2006, Laswell's Through Toledo was an intimate account of a devastating experience in his life. How The Day Sounds, a six song EP released earlier this year, served as a bridge toward self-realization while vividly capturing the sense of healing and moving on. Three Flights From...

Joss Stone Takes $4.4 Million Paycheck

June 26th, 2008 5:00pm EDT
Joss Stone
Soul star Joss Stone banked a salary of more than $4.4 million in 2007, paying herself the generous sum from her company profits despite a decline in takings. The "You Had Me" singer, 21, owns Joss Limited, a firm that deals with revenue from her music publishing and concerts.

New figures published on Wednesday show Joss Limited's profits down from $958,510 in the previous tax year to $549,752 in 2007.

However, Stone's profits from publishing rights and performance fees have risen from $3.2 million to $6.2 million in the past year.

But the falling profit margin doesn't appear...

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