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Spice Girls, The Who & More U.K. Acts Close London Olympics

August 13th, 2012 8:42am EDT
Victoria Beckham
Last night's London Olympics closing ceremony included performances by The Who, the reunited Spice Girls, Muse, One Direction and Queen guitarist Brian May.

Composer David Arnold and Kim Gavin's "A Symphony of British Music" extravaganza kicked off with Scottish singer Emeli Sande performing "Read All About It" to a stadium packed with fans.

Madness, the Pet Shop Boys, One Direction and The Kinks frontman Ray Davies also performed before the 10,800 athletes of the Games marched into the arena.

George Michael, the Kaiser Chiefs, Annie Lennox and Fatboy Slim also took the stage, as did Ed ...
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Adele, Rihanna, LMFAO, Lil Wayne & Katy Perry Lead Billboard Award Nominations

April 20th, 2012 8:57am EDT
Adele
Adele's amazing 2012 has just reached new heights - she has landed 18 nominations for the upcoming Billboard Music Awards.

The multiple Grammy winner, who was named among Time magazine's most influential people earlier this week, will compete for the Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist trophies among others.

Rihanna, LMFAO, Lil Wayne and Katy Perry are also nomination leaders for the prizegiving ceremony, which will take place in Las Vegas on May 20.

Competing with Adele, Rihanna and Perry for Top Artist honors will be Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne, w...
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Adele Dominates 2012 Ivor Novello Nominations

April 17th, 2012 8:03am EDT
Adele
Soul star Adele looks set to reign supreme at the upcoming Ivor Novello Awards in Britain after landing four top nominations.

The singer's hit record 21 has been tipped in the Album Award category, alongside Kate Bush's 50 Words For Snow and Let England Shake by PJ Harvey, while her track Rolling In The Deep faces competition for the Best Song Musically and Lyrically from Florence and the Machine's Shake It Out and The A Team by Ed Sheeran.

Adele, who won six Grammy Awards and two Brits earlier this year, is a double threat in the PRS for Music Most Performed Work category - Rolling In ...
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British Pop Star Robbie Williams To Buy Home Where Michael Jackson Died? (Photos)

March 26th, 2012 2:30pm EDT
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Robbie Williams, a member of the British pop band Take That, has shown some interest in the Los Angeles estate where Michael Jackson died. Jackson was renting the 17,171 squre-foot mansion on 100 Carolwood Drive when he died in 2009.

Williams was recently spotted pulling up to the house in his Range Rover. Is he going to make an offer on it?

The mansion, on sale for a mere $23 million, is located in the posh Holmby Hills neighborhood in Western Los Angeles. Jackson's former estate has seven bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. It also includes 12 fireplaces and seven garages. Williams currently has...
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Simon Cowell Considers Scrapping British 'X Factor'

March 19th, 2012 8:48am EDT
Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell is considering axing his U.K TV hit The X Factor if ratings continue to fall.

The music mogul abandoned the British version of the show to take the concept Stateside, leaving the panel in the hands of Take That star Gary Barlow, who was joined by fellow panelists Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh.

However, the new line-up failed to achieve the huge rating figures Cowell was used to and he admits he may scrap the series and replace it with another project.

He tells Live magazine, "I would rather (the show) fall off the cliff on numbers than deteriorate slo...
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Robbie Williams Criticized Over His Poker Site

February 4th, 2012 8:30am EST
Robbie Williams
British singer Robbie Williams has been accused of encouraging "hugely susceptible" youngsters to gamble by launching his own poker site.

The Take That star has come under fire from British Member of Parliament Tessa Munt, who claims the official Robbie Williams Poker site could prove dangerous for his young fans.

Munt insists Williams should be more aware of addiction issues as he battled his own alcohol and drug demons for years.

Munt says, "I am absolutely outraged by this. I think it is deplorable. Robbie Williams of all people should be sensitive to the problem of addiction. I do...
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U2's Tour Is Highest-Earning Of 2011

December 21st, 2011 2:39pm EST
U2
U2's 360 world tour was the highest-earning trek of 2011, according to newly released statistics.

The rockers' series of concerts, which began in 2009, grossed $293 million across 44 shows this year, according to Billboard Boxscore.

Bon Jovi, who were the highest-earning act in 2010, took second place with earnings of $192 million for their 68 shows across 2011.

Take That's Progress tour, in which original member Robbie Williams rejoined the line-up, was the third highest-grossing trek, with $187 million taken across the European shows.

Roger Waters and Taylor Swift completed the to...
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Adele Scores Two Q Awards

October 24th, 2011 11:35am EDT
Adele
Singer Adele celebrated a double delight on Monday when she won two top honors at Q magazine's music awards ceremony.

The soul star was named Best Female Artist and also scooped the Best Song of the year award for her track Rolling in the Deep.

Rapper Tinie Tempah won the Best Male Artist prize, Coldplay took home the best act in the world today honor, and Bon Iver won Best Album for his self-titled disc.

Price Tag hit-maker Jessie J won Best Video for her Do It Like a Dude promo, Biffy Clyro landed the Best Live Act honor, and U2 were named the best band of the last 25 years.

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Ayda Field Lands A Role On 'The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills'?

February 28th, 2011 12:03pm EST
Ayda Field
Fans of Robbie Williams are set to get a unique look into the singer's home life - his wife Ayda Field has reportedly been headhunted by producers of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills.

Williams, who last year reunited with his Take That band mates in preparation for a tour in May, wed Field in California last August.

The couple is currently residing in Beverly Hills - and bosses of the hit reality TV show want cameras to follow Field as she goes about her daily business for an upcoming season, according to the New York Daily News.

A source tells the publication that producers at th...
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Tinie Tempah, Arcade Fire Dominate Brit Awards

February 16th, 2011 8:26am EST
Tinie Tempah
Newcomers Tinie Tempah and Arcade Fire were double winners at the Brit Awards in London on Tuesday night.

Tinie Tempah walked away with British Breakthrough Act and British Single for Pass Out, while Canadian rockers Arcade Fire, who were the surprise Best Album winners at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, were handed two top trophies for International Group and International Album (The Suburbs).

Plan B kicked off the awards ceremony at the O2 Arena by scooping the award for British Male Solo Artist. The R&B star/rapper also stunned the crowd with an eye-popping live performance, during which ...
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2010 Year In Entertainment Review: November

January 2nd, 2011 5:00pm EST
Demi Lovato
The royal news of the year was the talk of the month as Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement and plans to wed in 2011.

Teen star Demi Lovato stunned young Hollywood when she quite the Jonas Brothers tour and checked into rehab to address personal and "emotional" issues, and Charlie Sheen and Lil Wayne officially became free men again - the actor's divorce from Brooke Mueller became official, while rapper Lil Wayne was released from prison.

MGM, the studio behind the James Bond film franchise, filed for bankruptcy, actor Justin Long was injured in a car crash, and s...
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2010 Year In Entertainment Review: March

January 1st, 2011 1:00pm EST
Lil Wayne
It was a shocking way to start the spring as March saw two of Hollywood's biggest star couples announce break-ups - Kate Winslet parted ways with her second husband Sam Mendes after seven years and Sandra Bullock's Oscar win was overshadowed after she found out partner Jesse James had cheated on her.

More scandals came as the month progressed, with fiery supermodel Naomi Campbell accused of attacking her driver by striking him on the head, and Michael Jackson's mum Katherine visited by welfare officials in Los Angeles over allegations one of her grandkids had purchased a stun gun.

Rapper ...
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Prince Charles Attacked By Students

December 9th, 2010 8:55pm EST
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Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are unharmed after their car was attacked by angry students in central London on Thursday during a protest against a huge rise in tuition fees.

The heir-to-the-throne and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were being chauffeured to the city's Palladium Theatre to attend the annual Royal Variety Performance when they found themselves targeted by the unruly demonstrators.

Protesters kicked at the couple's black Rolls Royce and the vehicle suffered a cracked window in the incident, while the body of the car was splattered with paint.

The Prince and th...
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Justin Bieber Pulls Out Of German TV Appearance After Accident

December 5th, 2010 11:57am EST
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber scrapped his appearance on hit German variety show Wetten Dass on Saturday after a stunt gone wrong sent a national daredevil hero to hospital.

Stuntman Samuel Koch was attempting to jump over moving cars when he landed awkwardly and appeared motionless as TV cameras rolled. Medics rushed to the 23 year old as millions of viewers watched in horror.

The star-studded live show was subsequently canceled even though host Thomas Gottschalk announced hospital-bound Koch was alive, and could feel his legs.

Cameron Diaz, Take That and Cher were all scheduled to appear on the hit sh...
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Myleene Klass Cancels Marriage Plans

July 20th, 2010 12:00pm EDT
Myleene Klass
British singer Myleene Klass has scrapped plans to marry her fiancé over fears an official commitment will ruin their relationship.

The former Hear'Say star-turned-TV-presenter has dated former security guard Graham Quinn for 10 years and the pair has a two-year-old daughter, Ava. They originally postponed their wedding after Klass fell pregnant in 2007, but she has now given up plans to exchange vows - because she's concerned about the number of married celebrity couples splitting up this year.

She tells Britain's Closer magazine, "You do wonder if it (affairs) could happen to you. I g...
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'Titanic' Theme Voted Best Movie Song

April 29th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
Celine Dion
The Titanic theme My Heart Will Go On has been named the best film song of all time, according to a new poll.

Celine Dion's ballad, which won the Best Original Song Oscar in 1997, saw off competition from Rule The World by British pop stars Take That, which was used in 2007 adventure movie Stardust.

Aerosmith's I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing, featured in 1998's Armageddon, came third in the survey, decided by listeners of U.K. radio station Magic.

Three songs from Dirty Dancing made the list - Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes' Time of My Life was at four, while Patrick Swayze's She's Like ...
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Take That's Mark Owen In Rehab

March 14th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
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Take That star Mark Owen has checked into a rehabilitation clinic, just days after confessing to a decade-long drinking problem.

The pop star stunned fans this week when he owned up to a string of 10 affairs behind his wife's back, admitting: "I have been an idiot, a d--khead. All of the above and more. I have been living with the guilt. It has always been there - you carry it around with you."

Owen also revealed he has been nursing a secret alcohol habit, which began in 1996 after the Back For Good hitmakers split.

He said, "I have had issues for a long time. I've drunk for the last 10 ...
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Lady Gaga's Latest Upskirt & Booty Pictures

June 30th, 2009 12:49pm EDT
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Lady Gaga was back in her fishnet stockings and disco ball dress in concert at Manchester Academy in Manchester, England. Check out more hot pics after the jump...

Last Friday Gaga, real name Stefania Gabriella Germanotta, performed a hot set at the Glastonbury Music Festival (see photos here).

But this past weekend, the 'Poker Face' star unexplainably pulled out of gigs opening for Take That citing a "mystery illness."

But Lady gaga was back in public yesterday, volunteering her time at an HIV Support Center in Manchester during the day. And that evening she took to the stage in M...
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Amy Winehouse Wins Top Ivor Novello Award; Shows Up Late

May 26th, 2008 3:00pm EDT
Amy Winehouse
Soul star Amy Winehouse won a major songwriting honor at the 2008 Ivor Novello Awards in Britain - and sent her dad to pick it up. The troubled singer was honored for her "Love Is A Losing Game" track, but couldn't make it to the prize-giving in London on time.

So it was left to her father Mitch, who had hoped his daughter would join him at the event, to accept the Top Song award on the hitmaker's behalf on Thursday. As he was speaking, Winehouse suddenly appeared in the audience.

Before her arrival, her father told guests, "Unfortunately Amy couldn't make it, but she is getting ...
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Starpulse Looks Back At Favorite Boy Bands

December 20th, 2007 10:01am EST
N Sync
Some boy bands dance and sing while others sing and play their own instruments. Whichever type of boy band you prefer, there definitely have been a number of first-rate and very popular ones to entertain us over the years.

One cannot mention the term 'boy band' without having the Backstreet Boys come to mind. Formed in 1992, the group gave us such danceable hits as 'Everybody (Backstreet's Back)' and other sultry tunes like 'Quit Playin' Games (With My Heart)' and 'I Want It That Way.' In October 2007 the group released their sixth album. While member Kevin Richardson may no longer be ...
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VH1 To Air 'Concert For Diana' Live On July 1

June 7th, 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 VH1.com 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...
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