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Earth 911: Green Celebs Intervene To Save The Planet

April 22nd, 2008 8:30am EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio
It's a bird. It's a plane. It's... Leonardo DiCaprio? Earthlings, take note: April 22 marks Earth Day, a day of national environmental recognition. In the last decade, environmental awareness has grown by leaps and bounds, and many celebrities have visibly thrown their support behind the planet.

Though it may currently be trendy, Kermit the Frog said it best: It ain't easy being green. Committing to be more conscious environmentally takes sacrifice, dedication and consistency. We should all stop a moment - April 22 is as good a day as any - and examine our lifestyles and what changes, ...

Joss Stone Begins Battle To Leave EMI

April 21st, 2008 3:34pm EDT
Joss Stone
Pop star Joss Stone is to launch a legal battle in a bid to leave her record label EMI. The singer has hired a legal team to help free her of her current three-album deal with the troubled music company.

The British-based label was bought out last year by capital group Terra Firma and has since seen the exit of a host of high-profile artists including Radiohead, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney.

Stone is the latest star to voice displeasure at the stricken firm, insisting her decision to leave is based on EMI's insistence on maintaining creative control over her future projec...

Joss Stone's Lesbian Movie Role

March 27th, 2008 9:17am EDT
Joss Stone
British singer Joss Stone is to take a break from her music career after landing her first major movie role playing a lesbian theme park entertainer. The 20-year-old's first foray into acting was in 2006 when she was cast as a witch in fantasy epic Eragon.

However, Stone has now been given the chance to take on a more high profile role in quirky British comedy Snappers, which will see her character indulge in a "long, lingering French kiss" with a woman. And the star is convinced her new project may shock some of her fans.

She says, "There are things that are going to really pus...

Joss Stone Insists She's Not Rich

March 24th, 2008 1:26pm EDT
Joss Stone
British singer Joss Stone has laughed off reports of her huge wealth, insisting her life as a pop star is less profitable than people think. The hitmaker, 20, has released three albums since rising to fame in 2003, but she admits her bank account is not as big as it is made out to be.

She says, "I see all these fancy sums attached to me and although I have more money than most people my age, it's nothing like that. My record company gives me a lot to make a new album but I have to spend it on musicians and studios. The only time I make good money is when I'm on tour - but even then I'...

Robbie Williams Tempted To Dump Pop Career For Alien Hunting

March 9th, 2008 5:00pm EDT
Robbie Williams
British singer Robbie Williams would dump his pop career to become an alien investigator, according to a new interview. The "Angels" singer was being interviewed by soul singer Joss Stone for a British radio show - and even tried to enlist the 20-year-old's help in his search for extra terrestrials.

He tells Stone, "Seriously, I want to go out and investigate these things. I'm stopping being a pop star and becoming a full-time ufologist. We could be like (The X-Files FBI agents) Mulder and Scully in real life. You're always mega-busy but I've got nothing on at the minute."


Joss Stone Defends Her Curves

March 5th, 2008 3:09pm EST
Joss Stone
Soul singer Joss Stone has hit out at critics who think she's too fat, insisting her curves landed her an advertising campaign with British confectionery giants Cadbury.

Stone has been hired as the first celebrity face of Cadbury's Flake, with the advert following the company's tried and tested formula of a woman eating the chocolate bar suggestively. And the You Had Me singer claims she would never have landed the job if she was "stick-thin".

She says, "I think they wanted someone normal - not a model who blatantly doesn't eat Flakes. I blatantly do - and on a regular basis. I ...

Joss Stone To Retire From Music?

February 29th, 2008 2:33pm EST
Joss Stone
Soul star Joss Stone is eyeing an early retirement from the music industry because she wants to become a nurse.

Stone - real name Joscelyn Stoker - rose to fame aged just 15 after the release of her debut record The Soul Sessions, which was followed by 2005's Mind, Body & Soul. However, despite the commercial success of her musical career, the 20-year-old insists she would like to try her hand at other professions before she grows too old for a career change.

She says, "I certainly don't want to get to 60 and find I've only been a singer all my life. I'd like to go back to schoo...

Joss Stone: 'Pay Attention To Soul Lyrics Boys'

February 29th, 2008 8:16am EST
Joss Stone
Singer Joss Stone has urged men to pay attention to the lyrics of soul classics - because the words offer tips on how to be the perfect lover. The British soul star insists Stax and Motown standards offer clues on how to woo a woman - and even modern singers like herself and India.Arie know how to turn a song into a love anthem.

She says, "It's in all those household songs: 'Love me better, I want to love you right, don't stand me up, don't disrespect me.' Soul lyrics are the guide to the way women think. India.Arie wrote a song called "Talk To Her." It goes, 'Don't get smart with her,...

Notes & Quotes

February 12th, 2008 9:00pm EST
Iggy Pop
"I got the idea to sing shirtless from a book I read on Egyptology. I kept looking at the pharaohs and thought, 'These guys look bitchin' - they never wear shirts.'" Iggy Pop reveals his inspiration.

"My nails are absolutely ruined. I can't be a lady and regrout the bathroom at the same time." Keira Knightley refused to show off her nails at the BAFTA Film Awards in London on Sunday because she arrived at the event fresh from regrouting the tiles in her bathroom.

Moonstruck director Norman Jewison will collect the Golden Eddie filmmaker of the year award at the American Cinema Edi...

Joss Stone Feared Her Hair Would Fall Out

February 5th, 2008 12:17pm EST
Joss Stone
British singer Joss Stone has stopped dying her hair after it started falling out. The 20-year-old has become famous in recent years for her ever-changing colorful locks.

However she has opted to return to her blonde roots, fearing she'll lose her hair for good if she keeps dying it. Stone says, "I did all the colors, and I kind of ran out. My hair's starting to disintegrate, so I decided that I'll give it a little rest."

-More Colorful Joss Stone Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Joss Stone Gets Her Smoking Facts Wrong

February 4th, 2008 2:22pm EST
Joss Stone
British singer Joss Stone shocked guests at a heart disease benefit, by singing the praises of cigarettes.

The star was one of a number of celebrity guests at a New York Fashion Week bash on Saturday to promote U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's (NHLBI) annual Heart Truth awareness campaign. When asked what she did to protect her heart, Stone, 20, revealed she smoked hand-rolled cigarettes - which she wrongly claimed are less harmful than pre-packaged ones.

She told the New York Daily News, "In England we smoked rolled cigarettes. It's better to smoke rollies than ...

Natasha Bedingfield Makes U.S. Chart History

February 1st, 2008 12:31pm EST
Natasha Bedingfield
British pop star Natasha Bedingfield has made American chart history after her Pocketful Of Sunshine LP debuted at number three in the U.S. album charts.

The These Words singer is tied with soul sensation Joss Stone as the highest-ever U.S. chart debut for a U.K. female soloist.

The 26-year-old shifted 500,000 copies of her sophomore LP in the first week of release.

However, the singer's success in America has forced the star to scrap a planned tour of her native U.K. due to record label pressures to further promote the disc in the U.S.

-Natasha Bedingfield Pictures


British Invasion: Check Out Jamie T, Hot Chip & Bat For Lashes

January 28th, 2008 2:35pm EST
Hot Chip
In the interest of keeping our readers' fingers on the pulse of the latest British wave, Starpulse gives you the 411 on the newest batch of hot songwriters from across the pond.

Joss Stone's early 2007 release, Introducing Joss Stone, was the highest debut for a female act from the United Kingdom. And with Amy Winehouse racking up Grammy nominations and tabloid coverage that out-Britneys even Britney, the newest incarnation of the British Invasion looks a heck out a lot different than the Beatles or even Oasis a mere 10 years ago.

Jamie T

The Skinny: In his cockney Brit accent, ...

Joss Stone Defends American Accent

January 27th, 2008 12:30pm EST
Joss Stone
Singer Joss Stone has slammed the British media for regularly mocking her fake American accent - and insists she will not be upset if U.K. fans boycott her music.

The 20-year-old Brit - who has spent recent years working in the U.S. - was ridiculed by the tabloid press after she stepped to the stage at the 2007 Brit Awards and debuted a new hairstyle and American accent.

But while the soul star admits she was shocked by the public's reaction, she maintains she doesn't mind if her native Britain rejects her.

She says, "At the end of the day, I don't give a f--- if people have...

Randy Jackson Drafts All-Star Team Of Artists For 'Randy Jackson's Music Club, Vol. 1'

January 25th, 2008 8:33am EST
Randy Jackson
Grammy-winning producer, virtuoso musician, hit songwriter, legendary A&R executive and, of course, lovable American Idol judge - Randy Jackson has called upon every aspect of his staggering career to produce Randy Jackson's Music Club, Vol. 1, his first solo album, which is due March 11, 2008, on his new label, Dream Merchant 21, and released through the Concord Music Group.

The album includes a stellar ensemble of artists and features the return of fellow Idol judge Paula Abdul who's track "Dance Like There's No Tomorrow" is her first release of new music in over a decade. Other g...

Randy Jackson Gathers Mariah Carey & Joss Stone For 'Potpourri' Album

January 15th, 2008 9:06am EST
Randy Jackson
American Idol judge Randy Jackson has called on famous pals like Mariah Carey and Joss Stone to help him turn a new album project into a big hit.

Carey and Stone will join Jackson's fellow Idol judge Paula Abdul and past show favorites Elliott Yamin and Katharine McPhee on tracks on the producer's new release, "Randy Jackson's Music Club, Vol. 1."

Country star Travis Tritt, soul men Rance Allen and Sam Moore and gospel great Bebe Winans will also perform on the album.

Jackson, who previously worked as Carey's musical director, says, "This was an opportunity to bring togeth...

'Compromised' Joss Stone Pulls Out Of Gig

December 20th, 2007 12:11pm EST
Joss Stone
British singer Joss Stone has left another band "devastated" after pulling out of a scheduled joint gig, claiming she'd been "compromised" by the event.

The 20-year-old star was due to perform in a pub in her native Devon, England, on Friday night with reggae band Yes Sir Boss. But, after finding out tickets were being sold off the back of her appearance, she pulled out of the booking.

A spokesman for Stone said she was unhappy that big money was changing hands for the event at the 150-capacity Drakes pub in Topsham, near Plymouth. He explained, "Joss feels completely compromise...

Warner Bros. To Release 'Live Earth Concert' CD & DVD December 4

November 27th, 2007 5:15pm EST
Al Gore
On July 7, 2007, 150 musical acts performed at a series of worldwide concerts called Live Earth to raise awareness for the climate crisis and deliver a solutions-based message to a global audience. On December 4th, Warner Bros. Records will release Live Earth - The Concerts For A Climate In Crisis - a CD and 2-DVD package that brings together the most popular artists, best performances, and the solutions-based messaging showcased at this truly global musical event staged in New York, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg and Hamburg, with special events broadcast fro...

Fascinating Facts

November 25th, 2007 8:00pm EST
Joss Stone
Soul sensation Joss Stone owns a toy poodle named after her singing idol Dusty Springfield.

Former Friends star Jennifer Aniston attended her 20th high-school reunion this week. Aniston attended the Rudolf Steiner School on New York's Upper East Side.

The Foo Fighters' one-off show at London's Wembley Stadium on June 7, 2008 has sold out within moments of the tickets going on sale - fans snapped up the opportunity to see the rockers at the 90,000-capacity venue in six minutes on Friday morning.

Burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese spent Thanksgiving performing at the Erotica 2007...

Joss Stone Won't Wear Shoes While Performing

November 25th, 2007 4:30pm EST
Joss Stone
Soul singer Joss Stone refuses to wear shoes onstage - because they cripple her feet. The 20-year-old is rarely seen onstage wearing shoes during performances - and admits it's because she is too clumsy to perform in heels.

She says, "It's nothing to do with being grounded and it's nothing to do with a statement. I just don't want to fall over. I love shoes and I think they're sexy and gorgeous, but they hurt and you fall over a lot. I'm totally clumsy, especially when I'm on stage because you gotta get into it and sometimes your whole body is involved so you can't trust yourself to st...

Joss Stone Raped?

November 25th, 2007 10:00am EST
Joss Stone
British singer Joss Stone has branded ex-boyfriend Beau Dozier a "psycho" for seducing her as a teen. The soul star was just 16 when she dated the son of Motown composer Lamont Dozier - and has accused him of statutory rape because he was 24.

She says, "He was totally being illegal. Of course he was. He knew he was. I was 16, he was 24; that's weird. At the time I didn't think it was weird. I thought he was lovely and mature, but he was weird. He's not really a very stable person and I was kind of afraid to be with him. He was scary; he scared the sh*t out of me."

-Joss Stone Pict...

Hard Rock International Releases All-Star Charity CD

November 4th, 2007 8:00pm EST
Bruce Springsteen
Hard Rock International differentiates itself with Rock, but philanthropy is the company's soul. Hard Rock has remained true to its "Love All, Serve All" creed since the company's founding in 1971 – a motto that can be heard or seen at every Hard Rock location around the world. Continuing its pledge to serving others, Hard Rock is proud to announce the launch of SERVE2 – a benefit compilation CD, featuring previously unreleased tracks from some of music's most influential artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Joss Stone, KT Tunstall and more – to benefit WHY (Wo...

Highlights From Live Earth Concert Come To CD And 2-Disc DVD November 20

October 17th, 2007 5:54pm EDT
Live Earth - The Concerts For A Climate In Crisis
On July 7, 2007, 150 musical acts performed at a series of worldwide concerts called Live Earth to raise awareness for the climate crisis and deliver a solutions-based message to a global audience. On November 20th, Warner Bros. Records will release Live Earth - The Concerts For A Climate In Crisis - a CD and 2-DVD package that brings together the most popular artists, best performances, and the solutions-based messaging showcased at this truly global musical event staged in New York, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg and Hamburg, with special events broadcast fr...

Joss Stone Despises All Her Former Managers

October 9th, 2007 7:30pm EDT
Joss Stone
Soul star Joss Stone is glad to be rid of her manager - insisting she is better off without them. The British singer, 20, has changed her representation numerous times throughout her five-year career, and is now determined to go it alone.

She says, "I'm never having a manager ever again. I've had four in the past five years and I hate them all."

Stone - whose previous managers have included her mother Wendy Stoker - has been managing herself since parting company with her record label Sanctuary last year, after the firm was rocked by well-publicized financial difficulties.


Keira Knightley Stars In New Chanel Film 'Coco Mademoiselle'

September 12th, 2007 11:42am EDT
Keira Knightley
Oscar nominated actress and newest face of Chanel Keira Knightley will be starring in the short film titled "Coco Mademoiselle." She plays the role of a modern day Coco Chanel -- a mysterious and independent woman that takes destiny into her own hands. Knightley personifies her strength and daringly shows her vein of irreverence.

"Coco Chanel's strong personality, her bold temperament and her charisma were impressive," states Knightley. "There was no one like her in the world...her impact went beyond fashion and transformed society by liberating women in both a real and figurative sens...

Sly & The Family Stone's Greatest Hits Gathers All 10 Sides That Made Pop And R&B Charts From 1968-70

September 11th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
Sly & The Family Stone
The final entry in the 40th anniversary restoration campaign of the great album discography of the first golden decade of Sly & The Family Stone - which kicked off with the spring release of the expanded editions of their seven original studio albums on Epic Records (1967-1974) - now comes full circle as Greatest Hits arrives in stores Aug 28th on Epic/Legacy, a division of Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

Sly & The Family Stone - the first hitmaking interracial, mixed-gender rock and soul band - recorded and released their first album 40 years ago in 1967, A Whole New Thing. It introduc...

Fascinating Facts

August 29th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Jeremy Piven
Actor Jeremy Piven makes a cameo appearance in rapper Common's new music video Drivin' Me Wild. The pair co-starred in movie Smokin' Aces.

Kid Rock was an unexpected guest at Paris Hilton's end-of-summer beach party in Malibu, California on Saturday. The socialite played hostess to rap mogul Russell Simmons and Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin at her rented beach house.

Joss Stone, Aimee Mann, Lloyd Cole and The Raconteurs star Brendan Benson will take part in an all-star tribute to the music of Elton John at New York's Carnegie Hall in October. Each artist will perform a cover ...

Dean Martin Is Forever Cool With New All-Star Collaborative Album; Win A Copy!

August 28th, 2007 6:30pm EDT
Dean Martin
Hollywood, California – June 26, 2007 – Around the world, entertainment superstar Dean Martin has the market cornered on charisma, easygoing charm, playful wit, and gracious humility, all of which combine to make him infinitely cool. To honor Martin's broad appeal and countless contributions to modern entertainment via his legendary music, stage, film and television career, many of the world's top artists have recorded new collaborative tracks with him for a new album titled Dean Martin: Forever Cool. To be released worldwide in CD and deluxe CD/DVD packages and digitally on August 14 by Ca...

Amy Winehouse & Dizzee Rascal Lead Mobo Nominations

August 23rd, 2007 8:43am EDT
Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse and Dizzee Rascal lead the nominations for this year's Mobo Awards. The nominations for the 12th Music Of Black Origin (Mobo) was announced on Wednesday in London.

The "Rehab" hitmaker is up for Best UK Female, alongside Beverley Knight, Corinne Bailey Rae, Jamelia and Joss Stone. The news will come as a welcome relief for Winehouse - who was also nominated for Best R&B Act, Best Song for "Rehab" and Best Video for "Back To Black" - following her recent collapse after three days of hard partying.

Rap star Rascal also picked up four nominations - Best UK Male, Best...

Music Snippets

August 23rd, 2007 8:21am EDT
Ice Cube
Rapper/actor Ice Cube is to star in Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst's new movie "Comeback." Cube will play a former high school football star who coaches his niece as she becomes the first female quarterback in (junior league) Pop Warner football history. The film is based on a true story.

Fergie wrote hit ballad "Big Girls Don't Cry" while she was claiming unemployment in the years before she became a member of The Black Eyed Peas.

Rockers Dirty Pretty Things performed in a former seal enclosure at an Ibizan zoo on Tuesday. The band played the unusual location as part of the on...

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