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Keira Knightley Stars In New Chanel Film 'Coco Mademoiselle'

9/12/2007 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

9/11/2007 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...

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

8/28/2007 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...

Live Earth South Africa Revealed

6/13/2007 11:00pm EDT
Joss Stone
JOHANNESBURG (JUNE 11, 2007) – Live Earth today announced the artist line-up and ticketing information for Live Earth South Africa, which will be staged at The Cradle of Humankind, Maropeng, just outside of Johannesburg.

The 24-hour Live Earth concert series will begin in Sydney, Australia on July 7, 2007 and continue across all 7 continents with events in Tokyo, Japan; Shanghai, China; Johannesburg, South Africa; London, United Kingdom; Hamburg, Germany; Istanbul, Turkey; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, before concluding in New York, United States.

Live Earth South Africa will featu...

VH1 To Air 'Concert For Diana' Live On July 1

6/7/2007 9:59am EDT
Elton John
VH1 joins Princes William and Harry in commemorating the life of their mother, the late Diana, Princess of Wales, with the "Concert for Diana," broadcast live from Wembley Stadium on her birthday Sunday, July 1, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. EDT and 8:00 a.m. PDT.

Music fans will be able to enjoy the concert across a variety of VH1 platforms. The 6-hour concert will be broadcast live in its entirety on VH1, be streamed live on and be simulcast on MHD: Music High-Definition, MTV Network's high-definition music channel. The concert will also air on VH1 Classic starting one hour after the li...

Celebrity Birthdays, April 11

4/11/2007 3:00am EDT
Joss Stone
Happy Birthday to soul-singing prodigy Joss Stone (1987), "Thumbsucker" actress Kelli Garner (1984), Boston Red Sox "C" Jason Varitek (1972), All Around the World singer Lisa Stansfield (1966), "The Brown Bunny" director/star Vincent Gallo (1962), Big Country guitarist Stuart Adamson (1958; d. 2001), comedic actor Meshach Taylor (1947), original Louie, Louie singer/writer Richard Berry (1935; d. 1997), stage and screen actor Joel Grey (1932), and early baseball player Cap Anson (1852).

Tyrone Wells Tour Dates

4/2/2007 10:00pm EDT
Tyrone Wells
Tyrone Wells just sold out LA's El Rey theater for the third time in the past year. His new CD "Hold On" was just released and he'll be out on tour the rest of the year supporting the new disc. Leigh Nash (former lead singer of Sixpence None The Richer) will open on all dates beginning April 11.

Sounding like the spawn of Joss Stone, Alicia Keys & James Taylor, Lenny Kravitz and Prince… Tyrone is a voice to be reckoned with. And, the guy can even Yodel. Seriously!

4/11 Schuba's Tavern Chicago, IL

4/14 William Jewell College Kansas City, MO

4/15 Duck Room St. L...

Joss Stone Featured On TRL Today; New Album Drops March 20

3/13/2007 5:25pm EDT
Joss Stone
British soul singer and songwriter Joss Stone is set to release her third album, Introducing Joss Stone on March 20. Check out Joss' new video for "Tell Me 'Bout It" today on MTV's "First Look" on TRL.

Also, check out these four remixes of "Tell Me 'Bout It":

Tell Me 'Bout It" (Yamwho Remix): Windows | Real

Tell Me 'Bout It" (Club Mix): Windows | Real

Tell Me 'Bout It" (A Touch of Class Remix): Windows | Real

Tell Me 'Bout It" (A Touch of Class Remix - Instrumental): Windows | Real

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Joss Stone North American Tour Dates

3/8/2007 11:24am EST
Joss Stone
British soul singer and songwriter Joss Stone will hit the road in April for a North American tour supporting her new album, Introducing Joss Stone, which will be released by Virgin Records on March 20th. The tour, which begins April 27th in Connecticut, will make special stops at the Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans and the annual Summerstage concert series in New York City's Central Park, before concluding in Virginia on June 13th.

For her first proper tour in nearly three years, the Grammy-winning star will be showcasing tracks from Introducing Joss Stone -- an electrifying m...

Epic To Release Sly & The Family Stone's Original Studio Albums In Limited Quantities April 10

3/7/2007 12:50pm EST
Sly and The Family Stone
The tumultuous hitmaking career of Sly and The Family Stone continues to reverberate in every single genre of contemporary music - from pop and R&B to hip-hop and jazz - more than three decades after the group's last appearance on the Top 40 charts.

The groundbreaking saga of Sly & The Family Stone was played out over the course of their seven original studio albums on Epic Records, recorded and released between 1967 and 1974: A Whole New Thing (1967), Dance To The Music (1968), Life (1968), Stand! (1969), There's A Riot Goin' On (1971), Fresh (1973), and Small Talk (1974). Those al...

Joss Stone Dyed Hair Pink When Asked To Go Blond

3/6/2007 9:30am EST
Joss Stone
Teen singer Joss Stone dyed her hair pink to annoy bosses at her record label after they begged her to become a blond. Having spent most of her life as a blond, Stone became a brunette in 2006, much to the chagrin of executives at her label Relentless.

She says, "I had my hair brunette for a year and I liked it, but the record company was like, 'No, Joss, you've got to go back to blond, you are making your life difficult.'

"I couldn't believe the stress over the color of my hair. And so I said, 'OK, I'll dye it.' And I did - pink. I said, 'You know what, you are being shallow, and...

Dixie Chicks Win Most Grammy Awards; Full Winners List

2/12/2007 10:37am EST
Dixie Chicks
The Dixie Chicks were the big winners at the Grammy Awards, scooping five awards. The country band fought off stiff competition from the likes of Justin Timberlake, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Mary J. Blige to win the prizes for album, song and record of the year as well as best country album and best group country performance. Full Winners List Below!

Lead singer, Natalie Maines, said: "I, for the first time in my life, am speechless."

Mary J. Blige, who received eight nominations cried as she accepted her award for best R'n'B album for Breakthrough. She said: "This is the fir...

Stars Pay Tribute to Aretha Franklin

1/12/2007 11:15am EST
Aretha Franklin
This year’s United Negro College Fund’s (UNCF) "An Evening of Stars Tribute to Aretha Franklin" (AEOS) kicks off Black History Month with national broadcasts. The program marks the first time in 28 years a woman has been honored for her longstanding and generous support of UNCF’s mission to provide deserving students with access to higher education and scholarship support. Additionally, Franklin is also respected for her well-known activism and philanthropy on behalf of numerous other causes.

The program features stellar performances by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars including rec...

Britney Spears Voted Worst Celebrity Dog Owner; Oprah Is Best

12/18/2006 10:05am EST
Britney Spears
Her parenting skills have been scrutinized for months. Now Britney Spears has been voted the World's Worst Celebrity Dog Owner for 2006. The singer beat Paris Hilton, last year's pick, and Serena Williams in a three-month online poll by readers of The New York Dog and The Hollywood Dog magazines.

"Britney was the overwhelming choice," said editor Hilary O'Hagan. "She once had three Chihuahuas (Lacy, Lucky and Bit-Bit) and never left home without at least one of them on her arm. As soon as she met K-Fed and had kids they disappeared."

One of the dogs, Lucky, reportedly took an ins...

Catch the '2006 UK Music Hall of Fame' Ceremony on VH1

11/25/2006 9:16am EST
Bon Jovi
The "2006 UK Music Hall Of Fame" premieres on VH1 as a two-hour extravaganza on Saturday, Nov. 25, at 9:00 p.m. Prince, Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin, Rod Stewart, Bon Jovi and James Brown participated in a star-studded evening full of musical legends. These seven joined George Martin, who received this year's Honorary Membership in recognition of his exceptional contribution to British music.

The "2006 UK Music Hall of Fame" took place at the famed Alexandra Palace in London on November 14 and included a rare public appearance by Led Zeppelin, founding member and 'guit...

Jeremiah Drops Debut Album, "Chasing Forever"

11/3/2006 12:42pm EST
On his debut album, Chasing Forever, Jeremiah delivers an odyssey of original compositions. Jeremiah held a deep desire to create a classic album. He also wanted to tell stories about the most powerful universal force – love. Music gave Jeremiah the inner strength to overcome not only his physical challenges but to inspire others to overcome their own struggles.

Born in Rochester, N.Y. , Jeremiah, one of 12 children, was influenced by classical, gospel, jazz and R&B music. It was the discovery of Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Anita Baker and Daryl Coley that solidified Jeremiah's love af...

A Great Compilation CD From Rhino, "Women & Songs 2," Coming August 8

8/1/2006 2:44pm EDT
Women and Songs 2
From Madonna to Enya, from Brandy to k.d. Lang, from Joss Stone to Kylie Minogue and more, Women & Songs 2 is tailor-made for America’s female population. Following up 2004’s best-selling debut collection Women & Songs, this smash-heavy disc’s combined star wattage has collectively sold close to 200 million albums. Together exclusively for Rhino’s all-hit package, these top artists are indeed a righteous testament to the power of women in song. The compilation includes stellar newcomers and proven legends alike.

Watch & Listen:

Natalie Merchant - Carnival

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After A Few Delays, The Jonas Brothers Debut Disc Will Drop August 8; Listen to "Year 300"

7/12/2006 12:31pm EDT
The Jonas Brothers
The Jonas Brothers will finally release their debut album It’s About Time on August 8th, 2006, complete with new tracks not previously made available.

For It's About Time, the brothers had the chance to learn from the best by collaborating with some of the most accomplished writers in the industry including Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), Michael Mangini (Joss Stone), Desmond Child (Aerosmith, Bon Jovi), Billy Mann (Jessica Simpson, Destiny's Child) and Steve Greenberg (Joss Stone, Hanson). The Grammy-winning duo of Greenberg and Mangini, fresh off their success with Joss Stone...

Celebrity Birthdays, April 11

4/11/2006 3:00am EDT
Joss Stone
Happy Birthday to soul-singing prodigy Joss Stone (1987), "Thumbsucker" actress Kelli Garner (1984), Boston Red Sox "C" Jason Varitek (1972), All Around the World singer Lisa Stansfield (1966), "The Brown Bunny" director/star Vincent Gallo (1962), Big Country guitarist Stuart Adamson (1958; d. 2001), comedic actor Meshach Taylor (1947), original Louie, Louie singer/writer Richard Berry (1935; d. 1997), stage and screen actor Joel Grey (1932), and early baseball player Cap Anson (1852).

Sharon Stone Enters Music Studio

4/4/2006 9:46am EDT
Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone is reportedly set to swap movies for songwriting. The actress - who has failed to impress in the widely panned Basic Instinct 2 - was recently spotted entering a Manhattan recording studio, according to New York Post. It isn't the first time the screen beauty has shown interest in a music career.

Last year, she penned a song to raise money for the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. She teamed up with songwriters Denise Rich, Mark Feist and Damon Sharpe to write Come Together Now, which was later performed by a host of stars, including soul sensation Joss Stone and rapper Wyc...

Joss Stone Wants to Deliver Babies

2/10/2006 9:23am EST
Joss Stone
Joss Stone wants to quit singing to become a midwife. The stunning soul sensation admits she doesn't want to be a singer her whole life and thinks delivering babies for a living would be "nice".

The 18-year-old star told Elle magazine: "I want to be a midwife. It must be the nicest job. I don't just want to be a singer my whole life. I want to learn. I never thought that I'd say that."

The beautiful blonde also revealed she has turned down a host of film roles because she believes she would "ruin" the movies she gets offered. Joss is convinced she would be a useless actress and h...

Grammy Tribute To Honor Sly And The Family Stone

1/26/2006 12:42pm EST
Sly & The Family Stone
In a special tribute to legendary funk band Sly And The Family Stone, an all-star cast of artists are set to come together on one stage for a not-to-be-missed performance on the 48th Annual Grammy Awards. The salute to the band's unforgettable music includes Grammy-nominated artists Maroon 5, Will.I.Am of The Black Eyed Peas and John Legend; Grammy winners Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith; soul sweetheart Joss Stone; rocker Robert Randolph; and singer Devin Lima.

A music icon of the '60s and '70s, Stone is responsible for some of the most engaging anthems ("I Want To Take You Hi...

2006 Bonnaroo Music Festival Announcement Coming Feb. 1

1/25/2006 12:04pm EST
Dave Matthews Band headlined Bonnaroo 2005
The initial artist announcement for this summer's Bonnaroo Music Festival will be this Wednesday, February 1st. This announcement will include an initial lineup of artists, as well as ticket on-sale information for the festival being held June 16-18, 2006.


The three-day camping and music festival will once again be held on the same beautiful, 700-acre farm in Manchester, TN, 60 miles southeast of Nashville.

With four years of Bonnaroo festivals under our belt, we're continually committed to making Bonnaroo the most exciting...

Van Hunt Readies Second Album

1/21/2006 12:07am EST
Van Hunt
On April 4th Capitol Records will release Van Hunt's Yesterday and Tomorrow, the follow-up to Hunt's Grammy-nominated self-titled debut (click for our review).

Produced by Hunt and Grammy Award-winner Bill Bottrell, Yesterday and Tomorrow sees the gifted singer / songwriter / musician further expanding on the multi-hued mingling of soul, pop, and R&B that first brought him into the spotlight. The album was recorded in a number of studios across the country, including Los Angeles' the Pass and Nashville's East Iris. Similar to his debut, Yesterday and Tomorrow is mostly written, arran...

Survey Says Paris Hilton Is A Bad Pet Owner

12/9/2005 2:01pm EST
Paris Hilton
Eighteen-year-old singer Joss Stone beat off competition from Charlize Theron, Ashley Olsen and Dancing with the Star's John O'Hurley to become the planet's most canine-friendly celebrity. The online poll conducted by readers of The New York Dog Magazine and The Hollywood Dog Magazine voted Paris Hilton the "World's Worst Dog Owner." Voters put the heiress in the doghouse for replacing her Chihuahua, Tinkerbell, for a ferret.

"Our readers felt Ms. Hilton's dog-parenting skills left a lot to be desired," said Leslie Padgett, editor of The New York and Hollywood Dog Magazines. "First she...

Joss Stone Splits From Beau Dozier

11/28/2005 9:35am EST
Joss Stone
Joss Stone has admitted she still loves ex-lover Beau Dozier - despite ditching him.

The teen soul sensation split from record producer Beau last week after romancing for two years - but confessed he is still the love of her life.

The 18-year-old is quoted in Daily Mirror newspaper as saying: You don't just stop loving someone because you stop going out with them. Beau was the first and greatest love of my life. We split because we realised the relationship had become a friendship. There was no drama, no screaming. It's important to move on."

Last month it was revealed the B...

Daniel Radcliffe Makes a Lot of Money

11/21/2005 9:27am EST
Harry Potter
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has become Britain's richest teenager with a personal fortune of almost $40 million. The 16-year-old is now worth more than millionaire teen stars Charlotte Church and Joss Stone after signing a contract worth almost $14 million to appear in the fifth movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. This weekend, Goblet of Fire earned over $100 million at the U.S. box office.

The firm set up by Radcliffe's parents to manage the star's finances, Gilmore Jacobs, has earned about $17 million from the first three films, according to Companies House, wh...

Sharon Stone Demonstrates Her Musical Skills

11/9/2005 9:01am EST
Sharone Stone
Sharon Stone has written a song to raise money for the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. The Hollywood actress has teamed up with songwriters Denise Rich, Mark Feist and Damon Sharpe to pen the track 'Come Together Now', which will be released on November 29. Joss Stone, Celine Dion, The Game and Wyclef Jean are among the stars who have performed on the song that will also be released as part of a charity album, 'Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now', which also features tracks by Elton John, Barbra Streisand and James Brown.

Sharon's record will raise money for Angels' Place, a charity ...

Singer Joss Stone Talks About Her Family Secrets

10/21/2005 9:30am EDT
Joss Stone
British singer Joss Stone has revealed her half brother is a convicted armed robber. The soul sensation, who included a song about 26-year-old Daniel Skillin on her chart-topping album Mind, Body and Soul, says she will always stand by her brother despite his faults.

The 19-year-old revealed: "Everybody has made mistakes in their lives. The song about him says everything I want to say. A lot has happened in his life and he has been through a lot. I love my brother and I will stand by him forever."

Daniel was sent to prison in 2000 after attempting to hold up a post office with a ...

Groups Collaborate on Hurricane Katrina Benefit CD

10/19/2005 1:41pm EDT
Coldplay, Elton John, Gwen Stefani and Barbra Streisand are among the huge acts appearing on a double-disc benefit CD to aid the victims of hurricanes Rita and Katrina. Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now will contain brand-new songs written in the wake of the killer storms.

The record will include live versions of Coldplay's "Fix You," Brown's "Try Me" and Elton John's "I'm Still Standing," which he recorded in New Orleans. "Come Together Now", the signature track on the album, features vocals by Celine Dion, Joss Stone, Ruben Studdard, the Game, and many others. The entire net profi...