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Oprah Winfrey Taps Celebrity Friends For Documentary Series

July 27th, 2010 6:08pm EDT
Oprah Winfrey Taps Celebrity Friends For Documentary Series
Julia Roberts, Forest Whitaker and Goldie Hawn have signed TV deals with media queen Oprah Winfrey to develop documentaries for the mogul's new U.S. network.
The trio, along with American actress Mariel Hemingway and Irish actor Gabriel Byrne, will produce documentaries for Winfrey's new OWN TV network, set to launch next year.

The shows will be part of a monthly Documentary Film Club.

Roberts will present and executive-produce Extraordinary Moms, a film looking at the power of mothers who have fought to make their kids - and the world - better, while Whitaker will produce and narrate One...
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Hottest Country Music Chicks?

July 22nd, 2010 10:32am EDT
Hottest Country Music Chicks
Country pop star Shania Twain turned the Country music world upside down when she made her debut into the music world in 1993. Not only did the singing sensation impress with her songs, but also with her updated sexy image. Her "Man, I Feel Like A Woman" look set the new paradigm for how today's female Country music stars have stepped up their game to shape their image within the music industry. So, who's the hottest Country Chick in music today? Don't forget to let us know!

Faith Hill

It's no surprise that Country Chick Faith Hill would be on this list. She is not only married to one...
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Shania Twain's Divorce Is Finalized

June 9th, 2010 12:43pm EDT
Shania Twain
Shania Twain is officially a single woman again - her divorce from cheating husband Robert 'Mutt' Lange has been finalized.

The country singer ended her relationship with the producer in 2008 when his affair with Twain's former assistant and friend, Marie-Anne Thiebaud, was exposed. She has since grown close to Thiebaud's spurned husband Frederic, with long-running rumours of a romance between the pair.

Twain's divorce from Lange was finally made official this week in Switzerland, the country where the singer lives, according to People.com.

The former couple shares a son, eight-year-...
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'American Idol' Recap: Shania Twain Gives Us The Best Night Of The Season So Far

April 28th, 2010 9:28am EDT
Casey James American Idol
All season we’ve been waiting for an episode like the one we got last night. And who knew we’d get it from Shania Twain’s catalog?

Country night appeared to have doom written all over it. After all, this is a competition composed of a soul singer, a rocker, a folky, a blues man, a freaky opera singer and Ed Grimley. Not exactly the recipe for down home success.

But you know what? Sometimes strange combinations can yield the most delightful results. Or at least results that were far more compelling than anything we’ve seen so far this season.

Random Thoughts Waiting for the Actual Show...
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'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...
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Shania Twain Lands Reality TV Show

April 8th, 2010 8:20am EDT
Shania Twain
Country star Shania Twain is set to feature in her own reality TV show - the singer will chronicle her attempts to revive her music career in front of the cameras.

The You're Still the One hit-maker hasn't released any music since her 2002 album Up!, and has recently embarked on other ventures including launching a fragrance collection and conducting interviews for a Canadian radio station.

Now, Twain will give her recording career a boost by starring in Why Not? With Shania Twain, a reality series to be shown on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, according to People.com.

A statement from...
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Beyonce Named Most Successful Musician Of The Decade

February 19th, 2010 8:51am EST
Beyonce
Beyonce has landed another major accolade - she has been named the most successful musician of the new century's first decade in America.

Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) bosses have released their decade list of the bestselling artists, and Grammy Award record breaker Beyonce tops both the albums and video certifications and ringtone certifications countdown.

She landed 64 gold and platinum certifications for sales of albums and videos and a further 19 for ringtones.

The Eagles topped all other groups in total gold and platinum awards with 48, while the late Michae...
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Best/Worst 'American Idol' Chicago Auditions, Including 'Boob Boxing'

January 20th, 2010 9:29am EST
American Idol Chicago audition
Last night the 'American Idol' auditions went to Chicago, and continually reminded us that this was where Obama got his start. In fact, we were forced to watch a four-minute opening that compared the auditions to Obama becoming our first African-American President. Because they're very close in spectrum.

This question also answered the question, "Whatever happened to Shania Twain?" as the country superstar came out of her hiding place just long enough to lend her opinion on the best (and the worst) of the two days in Chicago.

Let's start with the best. . .

Three Best Auditions

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Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, And Adele To Sing In 'VH1 Divas'

July 22nd, 2009 11:57am EDT
Miley Cyrus
VH1 is bringing back their 'Diva' series, and this time they've selected a crop of young and talented singers: Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, and Adele are set to perform on the first episode.

'VH1 Divas' started back in 1998 to raise funds for VH1 Save The Music Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in American public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's complete education. Since VH1 Save The Music was created in 1997, more than $43 million worth of musical instruments have bee...
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Unexpected, Untimely And Shocking Deaths In Music

July 1st, 2009 11:15am EDT
Shocking music deaths
Heart attacks. Plane crashes. Car crashes. Drug overdoses. Murder. Over the years, these have become some of the most common causes of the often shocking deaths in the music industry. On a lighter note, some might argue that even ham sandwiches have been involved.

Regardless of the cause, take a look back at these musical icons that have left us way, way, way too soon - yet have left us with legacies that will live on forever. The majority of these deaths, in addition to being sudden and shocking, were in some way either ironic or just completely messed up. Rock on...

Michael Jackso...
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'American Idol' Mega Diary - A Blow By Blow Of Last Night's Event

May 21st, 2009 8:37am EDT
American Idol
Two hours, wall-to-wall performances, and the "American Idol" result all in one place? Sounds like the perfect opportunity for a mega diary.

8:00 - Wow, the graphics on the opening with the contestants' name look like they were the group final for a high school A/V class. It never ceases to be amazing how bad the graphics can look on something so prominent.

8:01 - Whose idea was it to dress them both in head-to-toe white? What is this? A Mormon baptism?

8:02 - Joely Fisher with baby: "Hey America, did you know "'Til Death" just got renewed again? Muahahahahaha."

8:0...
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Spotlight On Notorious Hollywood Affairs

February 20th, 2009 9:00am EST
Evan Rachel Wood & Marilyn Manson
Valentine's Day may be over, but when it comes to Hollywood, breakups and makeups occur everyday, causing the media to hunt for the next juicy story of love found and lost in the city of angels. Unlike common relationships, these celebrities have chosen to declare their controversial romances in music videos, films, and everywhere in between. However, many of these notorious connections have not all ended in bliss. From Golden-era to modern-day, these are the top Hollywood affairs.

BRAD PITT AND ANGELINA JOLIE

He's a Hollywood hunk who has played everything from a smooth talk...
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14 Nauseating & Sappy Love Songs For A Mushy February 14

February 14th, 2009 10:55am EST
Happy Valentine
Want to make your Valentine's heart melt to mush? Create a playlist or CD with these 14 lovey-dovey, nauseatingly sappy songs:

1. "You're Still The One" - Shania Twain

2. "I'll Make Love To You" - Boyz II Men

3. "I'll Never Break Your Heart" - Backstreet Boys

4. "Unchained Melody" - Righteous Brothers

5. "When A Man Loves A Woman" - Percy Sledge

6. "Wonderful Tonight" - Eric Clapton

7. "I Knew I Loved You" - Savage Garden

8. "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?" - Van Morrison

9. "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing" - Aerosmith

10. "I Do (Cheris...
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Scars Of Pleasure, Scars Of Pain In... Today's Links

December 1st, 2008 7:00pm EST
Scarface
Check out some of the best links we found around the web today. And be sure to visit our Daily Links section where we're constantly pouring in the best stuff from around the web.

Thanksgiving leftover: 11 interesting facts about popular Thanksgiving traditions - 11 points

Thanksgiving leftover: gluttonous turkey leg porn - Coed Magazine

Vanity Fair works overtime with their airbrushes for Tina Fey - Bitten & Bound

La Coacha interviews Katy Perry, Akon, will.i.am and Soulja Boy at YouTube Live

Somebody please tell me I'm having a bad dream... - I Watch Stuff...
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Slideshow: Sexy Female Country Stars

August 15th, 2008 9:04am EDT
Shania Twain
There's no doubt about it, the ladies of country music sizzle when they hit the stage. And it's no wonder - they're sexy and they can belt out some good songs. Check out our photo slideshow of the hot looking ladies of country music:

Jennifer Nettles

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Sara Evans

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Miranda Lambert

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Taylor Swift

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Carrie Underwood

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Martina McBrid...
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Spotlight On Australian Entertainers

July 21st, 2008 9:00am EDT
Russell Crowe
What is it about Aussies that Americans find so fascinating? Is it the cute accents? The laid-back attitudes? The "party animal" reputations? It could be a mix of all of these traits. It could also be because, although we speak the same language and our cultures have many similarities, many of us know very little about Australia. That strange yet familiar vibe makes those down under denizens appear exciting and mysterious - an irresistible combo!

Since Americans are also fascinated with celebrities, it's no surprise that so many awesome Aussie entertainers have found fame in the U.S. ...
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'Nashville Star' Makes Its Network Debut June 9 On NBC

May 25th, 2008 10:30am EDT
Nashville Star
The sixth season of Nashville Star will premiere on NBC Monday, June 9 (9:30-11 p.m. ET) followed by 90-minute live episodes each week.

This year, the longest running cable reality competition series moves into the spotlight on NBC. With a bigger stage to play, the expectations become higher and the competition tougher as each contestant will turn to the celebrity panel that will not only judge them during the live shows, but will also provide a unique mentoring aspect to the series.

Host Billy Ray Cyrus ("Hannah Montana") will join country music star, singer-songwriter and ac...
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Anne Murray Releases All-Star Collaborative Album, 'Anne Murray Duets: Friends & Legends'

January 18th, 2008 8:00pm EST
Anne Murray
Music icon Anne Murray has sold more than 50 million albums in a distinguished career that spans four decades. On January 15th, Manhattan/EMI will release Anne Murray Duets: Friends & Legends, an exceptional 17-track collection of her top hits and favorites, newly recorded as duets with some of the world's top female recording artists.

Anne Murray Duets: Friends & Legends showcases a wide variety of Anne's favorite female vocalists. Among the album's tracks and collaborating artists are "Snowbird" with Sarah Brightman, "You Needed Me" with Shania Twain, "Nobody Loves Me Like You Do"...
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Starpulse Celebrity Spotlight: Carrie Underwood

November 24th, 2007 4:00pm EST
Carrie Underwood
Country singer Carrie Underwood sung her way into the hearts of America when she was crowned the new American Idol in May 2005. “Not only will you win this show, you will sell more records than any other precious Idol winner,” said judge Simon Cowell after Underwood, 24, performed Heart’s hit song “Alone.”

Looks like Simon Cowell is a psychic after all because Underwood has done exactly what he predicted. Her debut album “Some Hearts” was released on November 15, 2005 and sold 315,000 copies in its first week, making it the fastest-selling debut country album in the history of the Soun...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 28

August 28th, 2007 3:00am EDT
LeAnn Rimes
Happy Birthday to country singer LeAnn Rimes (1982), "King Kong" actor Jack Black (1969), "90210" star Jason Priestley (1969), Scottish actor Billy Boyd (1968), Canadian country singer Shania Twain (1965), actress Amanda Tapping (1965), daytime actress Emma Samms (1960), "City Slickers" actor Daniel Stern (1957), baseball player/manager Lou Piniella (1943), actor David Soul (1943), Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison (1942; d. 1995), actor Ben Gazzara (1930), and Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy (1828; d. 1910).
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Paula DeAnda Needs You To Fill In The Empty Spaces In Her New Video

April 25th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
Paula DeAnda
Paula DeAnda has completely revamped her website, which includes new features, such as social networking where you can get in touch with other fans, uploading videos, pictures and news!

To help things get kicked off, Paula is having a video contest for her hot new song, 'When It Was Me.' Paula provides you with her performance of the song and has left strategically-placed blank spaces throughout the length of the track. It is your challenge to fill in these empty spaces with visuals that help Paula tell the story of the song. Click this link for more details! 'When It Was Me' is curren...
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Nelly Furtado to Host The 2007 JUNO Awards, Canada's Music Awards

January 16th, 2007 11:11am EST
Nelly Furtado
Internationally renowned Canadian singer/songwriter Nelly Furtado will host The 2007 JUNO Awards, Canada's Music Awards, it was confirmed today by top-ranked Canadian broadcaster CTV and the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS).

Canada's most-watched music awards telecast, The 2007 JUNO Awards will be broadcast on Sunday, April 1 from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on CTV. Performers for the broadcast have not yet been announced. Nominees for Canada's Music Awards will be revealed Feb. 6 at a media conference in Toronto.

Furtado joins an esteemed list of internationall...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 28

August 28th, 2006 3:00am EDT
LeAnn Rimes
Happy Birthday to country singer LeAnn Rimes (1982), "King Kong" actor Jack Black (1969), "90210" star Jason Priestley (1969), Scottish actor Billy Boyd (1968), Canadian country singer Shania Twain (1965), actress Amanda Tapping (1965), daytime actress Emma Samms (1960), "City Slickers" actor Daniel Stern (1957), baseball player/manager Lou Piniella (1943), actor David Soul (1943), Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison (1942; d. 1995), actor Ben Gazzara (1930), and Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy (1828; d. 1910).
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Jeff Foxworthy To Host CMT Music Awards

January 17th, 2006 2:44am EST
Jeff Foxworthy
Last year he took his stage entrance straight out of a Shania Twain video - swinging onto the stage on a crystal chandelier. This year, anything goes as famed comedian Jeff Foxworthy returns for the second year as host of the 2006 CMT Music Awards, country music's only fan-voted music video award show, airing live on CMT Monday, April 10 at 8:00 p.m., ET.

"I think CMT and I are a perfect fit. I'm country, I like music and I own a TV," says Foxworthy about returning as host.

With Foxworthy at the helm, the 2005 CMT Music Awards set viewing records at the network, becoming CMT's hig...
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Brad Paisley & Billy Currington 2006 Tour Dates

December 12th, 2005 4:23pm EST
Billy Currington
Mercury recording artist Billy Currington will join Brad Paisley's "Time Well Wasted" 2006 tour in support of his sophomore album "Doin' Somethin' Right" (click for review). The 17-date tour kicks off January 25 in Duluth, MN and continues through the beginning of April. It includes stops at the 20,000+ capacity Savvis Center in St. Louis and the 17,000+ capacity Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. Sara Evans is also slated to perform on the tour.

When asked about the tour, Currington said, "I can't wait to join the next run of Brad's 'Time Well Wasted' tour. He's such a hug...
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Steve Winwood, Sting & Snow Patrol Among Winners at BMI Awards

November 30th, 2005 9:52am EST
Steve Winwood
American performing rights organization Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) saluted the top European songwriters at its 2005 London Awards staged last night at the Dorchester Hotel. The black-tie gala dinner and awards ceremony honored the songwriters, composers and publishers of the most performed songs on U.S. radio and television in the past year in all genres of music.

A highlight of the evening was the BMI Icon presentation to legendary songwriter and recording artist Steve Winwood, who was honored for his "enduring influence on generations of music makers." With a career that spans more t...
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Shania Twain Guest Stars On The Apprentice

November 23rd, 2005 11:34am EST
Shania Twain
Shania Twain guest stars on NBC's "The Apprentice," as five candidates remain and one team gets ruthless (Thurs., Nov. 24, 9-11 pm ET/PT). This all leads up to "The Apprentice" live season finale, Thursday, December 15 from 9-11pm ET. The two-hour finale will be broadcast live at Lincoln Center and will feature the conclusion of the final two tasks, a cast reunion and ultimately the live boardroom hiring of Trump's newest employee who will receive a $250,000 'apprenticeship.'

On this week's "Apprentice," Donald Trump delivers the task -- each team must create a call-in campaign to prom...
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CMA Awards Rundown and Winners

November 16th, 2005 10:06am EST
Lee Ann Womack
The Big Apple provided a big night for some of Country Music's biggest stars. "The 39th Annual CMA Awards" was broadcast on Tuesday, Nov. 15 for the first time outside of Nashville, live from Madison Square Garden in New York City on the CBS Television Network. Keith Urban and Lee Ann Womack were the big winner's of the night. Read on for a complete recap of the evening and a full winner's list...

Keith Urban won his second consecutive CMA Male Vocalist of the Year and his first Entertainer of the Year Award, making him the only Country artist in CMA Awards history to win the Horizon, ...
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Teen People Names 'Artists of the Year' and 'What's Next'

November 2nd, 2005 9:51am EST
Gwen Stefani
Teen People magazine has selected seven artists of the year for 2005: Gwen Stefani, The Killers, Green Day, Shakira, Mariah Carey, 50 Cent and Kelly Clarkson. Artists are named to teen people's list not only for their album and concert ticket sales; this list looks at the musicians who made the biggest cultural impact on Teen People's audience this year.

To honor these seven hot acts, Teen People turned to their biggest celebrity fans -- from Elton John, to Pharrell, to Matthew Fox of Lost, to reflect on their impact. "A lot of artists come and go very quickly. The Killers just aren't...
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Dolly Parton & Elton John To Perform Together

October 31st, 2005 12:02pm EST
Dolly Parton
Two of music's most respected, performer/songwriters Dolly Parton and Sir Elton John are joining forces for a musical first on "The 39th Annual CMA Awards" when they perform together during "Country Music's Biggest Night." Parton will join John in a performance of "Turn the Lights Out When You Leave."

"I've always admired Sir Elton's songwriting, musicianship and singing and I'm thrilled to be working with him," Parton said. "It should be a very passionate performance."

"The 39th Annual CMA Awards" airs live Tuesday, Nov. 15 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the CBS Television Network from Ma...
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