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We Are The World: Breaking Down The Great Celebrity Supergroup Charity Singles

May 19th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
We Are The World: Breaking Down The Great Celebrity Supergroup C
Since the mid 80s, there have been several one-off supergroups brought together to raise money for a great cause. While we applaud the efforts of the celebrities involved, we can't help but poke fun at them for being, well, celebrities. Join us as we break down the great celebrity supergroup singles.

USA for Africa - We Are the World

- Disassociated Star: Michael Jackson

- Star Who Doesn't Fit In: Dan Aykroyd

- Star With Barely Any Face Time: John Oates

The momma of them all, predating everything but Band Aid. Still, USA for Africa created all of the themes you see in charity music v...
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Whitney Houston's Daughter & Mother To Star In New Reality Show

May 12th, 2012 9:45am EDT
Whitney Houston & Bobby Kristina
Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown and her mother Cissy Houston will star in new reality show on the Lifetime network.

"The Houston Family Chronicles" was confirmed on Friday by Houston family representative Kristen Foster.

The series will focus on Whitney's former manager and sister-in-law Pat Houston. It will also feature appearances by 19-year-old Bobbi Kristina, gospel star Cissy, Whitney's cousin Dionne Warwick and Grammy winner CeCe Winans.

Whitney died in February, and she famously starred in Bravo TV's 2005 reality series "Being Bobby Brown" with her then-husband Bob...
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Dionne Warwick Believes Whitney Houston Died From A Heart Attack

March 13th, 2012 4:20pm EDT
Dionne Warwick
Soul icon Dionne Warwick is convinced her cousin Whitney Houston died from a heart attack.

The I Will Always Love You singer was found dead in the bathtub of her Los Angeles hotel suite on February 11th, hours before she was scheduled to attend mentor and friend Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammys party.

An autopsy proved inconclusive and the cause of death has been deferred pending toxicology reports, but Warwick believes she already knows how the superstar died.

She tells Entertainment Tonight, "You know, in all honesty, I think she had a heart attack; that's what I think happened to he...
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Family & Close Friends Attend Whitney Houston's Wake

February 18th, 2012 10:00am EST
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston's mother, daughter, cousin Dionne Warwick and mentor Clive Davis paid their respects to the singer at a private wake on Friday evening.

Just a day before the superstar's funeral in New Jersey on Saturday, Houston's loved ones visited the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, where her body was transported to following her death in Los Angeles last week.

Hundreds of fans lined the street outside the funeral parlor, where floral tributes were laid in the star's honor.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, her daughter with ex-husband Bobby Brown, was accompanied to the wake by her grandmother Ci...
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Morgan Freeman Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

February 6th, 2012 8:22am EST
Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman was the toast of Germany's Golden Camera awards on Saturday as he was honored for his career achievements.

The Invictus star was handed the top prize of the night at the prestigious awards ceremony in Berlin, and he thanked the crowd in German as he accepted his accolade, declaring, "Danke schon."

Freeman later told reporters it was "a great honor" to accept the prize.

Denzel Washington also showed off his German speaking skills as he picked up the Best International Actor award, while Scarlett Johansson took home the Best International Actress award.

Dionne Warwick w...
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Lil Jon's 'Apprentice' Earnings Helping Children's Home

March 29th, 2011 3:44pm EDT
Lil Jon
Rapper Lil Jon's leadership skills on reality show Celebrity Apprentice has helped to boost funds for the Georgia children's home.

The Get Low hit-maker is currently competing on the fourth season of property mogul Donald Trump's hit contest, during which stars battle for charity cash.

Jon led the men's team to triumph in an advertising campaign during an episode, which aired on Sunday, and he was rewarded with a $40,000 check for his efforts.

His TV victory is a big win for the United Methodist Children's Home in Decatur as the hip-hop star is donating all proceeds from the show to th...
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Donald Trump Fired Dionne Warwick For Her Bad Attitude

March 29th, 2011 8:48am EDT
Donald Trump
Donald Trump has spoken out about his decision to fire soul star Dionne Warwick from "The Celebrity Apprentice," insisting the singer had a bad attitude.

Warwick's taped departure from the show aired on Sunday night, and Trump admits he had no problems asking her to leave.

He tells Access Hollywood, "Dionne Warwick had attitude and at some point everybody in the room got tired of the attitude. She just felt she was superior to the other people in the cast and I don't think they liked that."
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'The Celebrity Apprentice' - Dionne Warwick Is 'Off The Hook' – ReCap

March 28th, 2011 11:27am EDT
The Celebrity Apprentice
In which I learn very little about video phones, Jose Canseco ‘feels pretty’, and Dionne Warwick learns that The Boss cannot be faked out, no matter how much you need your beauty sleep.

This week’s episode began with several of the Backbone (Men’s) team admitting to Gary Busey and each other that their previous week’s win was due to the group effort, and that they needed to present a strong, united front to the A.S.A.P. (Women’s) team, in order to keep winning. Busey tearfully presented two $20,000 checks to a representative of his charity, The Centre for Head Injury Services, explaining...
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Niki Taylor Wants Dionne Warwick To Sub Out On 'Celebrity Apprentice'

March 24th, 2011 10:53am EDT
Niki Taylor
Niki Taylor remained the ‘class act’ she truly is during a live conference call with the media yesterday. She praised fellow team members Marlee Matlin, NeNe Leakes and Hope Dworaczyk , but did not have any compliments for Dionne Warwick, whom she repeatedly identified as a 70 year old, miserable, woman who did not appear to want to be in the game.

Under questioning, Ms Taylor admitted that, having seen Lisa Rinna savaged by the team the previous week, she worried about her turn as Project Manager, but was the only player who had actually ever been camping. She also felt that, had her team...
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'The Celebrity Apprentice' Teams Are 'Unhappy Campers'

March 21st, 2011 10:15am EDT
'The Celebrity Apprentice' Teams Are 'Unhappy Campers'
Week Three of The Celebrity Apprentice brings with it the big question that audiences are flooding the Internet to ask: will the Donald continue to encourage and reward the bullies of the teams? Weeks One and Two quite clearly showed that Richard Hatch, Star Jones, and even dowager Dionne Warwick, are using the series to pump up their own sadly deflated careers, instead of putting the charities, for which they are nominally playing, to the forefront.

But this week, Richard, Star and Dionne flew way under the radar. The challenge: create an outdoor camping experience – “Camping in the 21st ...
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'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: The Women's Alliance Falters (Duh)

March 15th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Celebrity Apprentice
Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" challenges what we define as reality. To a man chained in a dark cave for all of his life, reality is darkness - it is not until he is freed that his perception of reality is changed. Now, imagine that instead of darkness, this prisoner was forced to watch women on reality TV.

Okay, so maybe I'm reaching, but the fact remains that women in reality television are generally presented as backstabbers that cannot get along. These women also jump at the chance to switch over to the men's team, if the opportunity presents itself. "Finally, I don't have to deal with...
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'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: The Pepperoni Profit Preaches

March 7th, 2011 12:00pm EST
Celebrity Apprentice
Alright, time to forget all the "real" people trying to become Donald Trump's next Apprentice - let's get back to the spectacle that is Celebrity Apprentice. Last night we Dionne Warwick struggling with a credit card machine, Gary Busey wandering into traffic dressed like a TV evangelist, and Lisa Rinna was giving the most two-faced performance in Celebrity Apprentice premiere history.

After their dramatic entrances, Donald ups the ante by talking on rooftops and being escorted by The Rockettes. After a few introductions (including Marlee Matlin's interpreter - more on this later) and cele...
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Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Ciara & More Were all out for Clive Davis' Annual Pre-Grammy Awards Bash (Pics!)

February 13th, 2011 3:37pm EST
Katy Miley Ciara
The stars were out in full-force Saturday night at music mogul Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy Gala & Salute to Industry Icons. This year's event honored Davis' fellow music mogul David Geffen and was held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.

Several guests even performed during the party - Jennifer Hudson and Barry Manilow performed a duet together; and R. Kelly played a short set. And Mary J. Blige, Leona Lewis, Cee Lo Green and Rod Stewart also joined the festivities and sang some of their hits.

But Whitney Houston's performance was the big highlight of the evening as she took th...
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Elizabeth Taylor Honored For Her AIDS Charity Work

February 10th, 2011 8:47am EST
Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor was honored for her longstanding AIDS charity work at a star-studded gala in New York on Wednesday.

The Hollywood legend is the founding international chairman of amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and also created the Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation (ETAF).

She devotes much of her time to fundraising, and amfAR bosses celebrated her achievements at a party in the Big Apple to mark the organization's 25th anniversary.

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg were also among the honorees.

Elton John, Gladys Knight, Stevie W...
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Donald Trump Rejected Lindsay Lohan As 'Apprentice' Contestant

January 14th, 2011 2:25pm EST
Donald Trump
Real estate mogul-turned-reality TV star Donald Trump turned down the opportunity to include Lindsay Lohan as a contestant on the new Celebrity Apprentice, because it's "not the right time" for the troubled actress.

Lohan has spent the past year in and out of rehab and recently completed a court-ordered stay at the Betty Ford Clinic in California to battle her addiction issues. The Mean Girls star is eager to get back to work and had been in talks with Trump to rebuild her image and feature as part of the line up for the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice, which kicks off in March.
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New 'Celebrity Apprentice' Cast Includes Gary Busey, La Toya Jackson & Lisa Rinna

January 14th, 2011 8:33am EST
The Celebrity Apprentice
NBC just announced the celebrity lineup of candidates appearing on the next season of "The Celebrity Apprentice," premiering on Sunday, March 6th at 9pm EST/PST.

The women include: Hope Dworaczyk, La Toya Jackson, Star Jones, NeNe Leakes, Marlee Matlin, Lisa Rinna, Niki Taylor and Dionne Warwick.

The men include: Gary Busey, Jose Canseco, David Cassidy, Richard Hatch, Lil Jon, Meat Loaf, Mark McGrath and John Rich.

"The next season of 'The Celebrity Apprentice' will be the most exciting yet. We are thrilled to bring back the celebrity format with 16 new and unbelievably talented celebrit...
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Lindsay Lohan's Father Turned Down 'Celebrity Apprentice'

October 14th, 2010 7:40am EDT
Michael Lohan
Lindsay Lohan's estranged father has turned down the chance to pit his business wits against stars like Latoya Jackson and Dionne Warwick on TV challenge show "The Celebrity Apprentice" - because he's too busy.

Michael Lohan was in negotiations to be part of the cast of Donald Trump's hit show - but he has revealed he pulled out over other commitments.

Lohan tells X17.com, "Although the meeting went well, I was too busy with other things to be on the show."

Had he signed up for the program, the former Wall Street trader would have reportedly joined rapper Lil Jon, baseball star Jose Cans...
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Latoya Jackson Signs Up For 'The Celebrity Apprentice'

October 13th, 2010 2:40pm EDT
Latoya Jackson
Latoya Jackson, Dionne Warwick and supermodel Niki Taylor are among the contestants set to compete on Donald Trump's hit TV series Celebrity Apprentice.

The trio will face-off against rapper Lil' Jon and baseball star Jose Canseco in a number of business challenges to raise money for their favorite charities, reports TMZ.com.

According to the New York Post, Trump will also mentor Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath, soap star Lisa Rinna and TV personality Star Jones on the series.

Poison rocker Bret Michaels was crowned the winner of the third star-studded season earlier this year.

The sh...
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Should These Bands Or Artists Be Considered For The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame?

September 1st, 2010 2:31pm EDT
Journey
Not all musicians can be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. However, it brings to mind some music acts worthy of consideration in the future. Let us know which yet to be named bands or artist do you think should be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

Performers:

Journey

Classic Rock band Journey is currently experiencing a new wave of popularity thanks to televised musical programs American Idol and Glee.

Nirvana

Rock act Nirvana crashed into the 90's obliterating the Heavy Metal music scene with a new revolutionary industry termed movement known as "Grunge."...
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'(500) Days Of Summer' & Other Films With Great Impromptu Music Scenes

December 21st, 2009 10:15pm EST
500 Days of Summer
(500) Days of Summer was one of the best movies of the year. The Golden Globe nominated film will be released on DVD on December 22nd

, and for those who haven't seen it - we recommend you check it out.

We especially love the musical scene where Joseph Gordon-Levitt charms the audience with his dance moves to Hall & Oates "You Make My Dreams Come True." His character, Tom, falls head over heels in love with Zooey Deschanel's character, Summer, and what better way to express his love than in song? When he thinks about her he wants to sing and dance and everyone else is as happy as he is...
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Wynonna's Album 'Sing - Chapter 1' Out Feb. 3; Free NYC Concert Feb. 4

January 23rd, 2009 11:13am EST
Wynonna Judd
Twenty five: the number of years the incredible songtress Wynonna Judd has been bringing her amazing voice, her inspirational stories and her unique blend of country, soul and good 'ol Rock'n'Roll to the masses. In celebration of this illustrious career, Wynonna will be releasing her 7th studio album in 2009 - an eclectic assortment of standards paying homage to all the different genres and songs that have formed the soundtrack to her own life. Produced by long time collaborators Don Potter and Brent Mahar and recorded at Sound Kitchen, The Blue Room Studios and East Iris Studios in Nashv...
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Chante Moore Returns With New CD, 'Love The Woman'; Due June 17

June 9th, 2008 8:00pm EDT
Chante Moore
Following two highly successful albums with her husband, Kenny Lattimore, Grammy nominee Chante Moore returns with her long awaited first solo CD in nearly a decade, Love The Woman, due June 17th on Peak Records.

Known for numerous hits over the past fifteen years including "Love's Taken Over," "It's Alright," and her top five smash "Chante's Got A Man," Chante Moore is in vintage form on her sultry first single, the passionate ballad "Ain't Supposed To Be. With her angelic vocals, once again she delivers her distinctive soulful style that has made her one of the most admired and res...
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'Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann' Recap: Live Television Can Be Harsh

January 22nd, 2008 8:30am EST
Carrie Ann
It's another dose of "Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann," and this episode went down as smoothly as chunky peanut butter on dry toast topped with Bubblelicious gum.

Reflecting on song choices last week, I lamented the lack of songs from the new millennium, and I think the producers heard me on this one. Wait, what was that? The Spice Girls' "Spice Up Your Life" came out in 1997? Scratch that. Let me make a Dionne Warwick psychic prediction. Next week's opening song and dance number will most likely be "Tubthumping" by Chumbawumba, with a special appearance by The Cranberries. Lo...
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Commemorate GRAMMY's 50th Anniversary With 'The Ultimate GRAMMY Collection'

January 8th, 2008 2:12pm EST
Classic Pop
In a grand commemoration of the 50th Celebration of the GRAMMY® Awards, Shout! Factory and The Recording Academy®'s GRAMMY® Recordings announce an electrifying 7-CD series encompassing GRAMMY® winners from four of the legendary awards' major genres. With a personal introduction written by 27-time GRAMMY® winner and 50th Celebration Ambassador Quincy Jones, this series is a sumptuous ode to the biggest hits in music history and a must-have for music lovers and collectors alike.

"We look forward to celebrating the past five decades of GRAMMY®-winning music with music fans everywhere thr...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 12

December 12th, 2007 3:00am EST
Jennifer Connelly
Happy Birthday to country singer Katrina Elam (1983), TV's "Blossom" Mayim Bialik (1975), WWE wrestling's Rey Mysterio, Jr. (1974), "Dark Water" actress Jennifer Connelly (1970), 80s pop-star drummer Sheila E. (1957), jazz musician Grover Washington, Jr. (1943; d. 1999), Allman Brother's Band singer/guitarist Dickie Betts (1943), singer/"psychic friend" Dionne Warwick (1940), singer Connie Francis (1938), "The Price is Right" host Bob Barker (1923), crooner Frank Sinatra (1915; 1998), actor Edward G. Robinson (1893; d. 1973), and Norwegian "Scream" artist Edvard Munch (1863; d. 1944).
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Dionne Warwick To Release First Holiday Collection

November 8th, 2007 5:51pm EST
Dionne Warwick
More than 40 years in the making, vocal legend Dionne Warwick gave the world a wonderful musical gift three years ago with the long-awaited release of her first collection of holiday songs. The album showcases the five-time Grammy" winner as she puts her stylish and soulful stamp on a mix of classic and contemporary holiday songs.

Rhino celebrates the season with the re-release of Dionne's Yuletide classic. My Favorite Time Of The Year will be available October 16 at all retail outlets and online.

The 13-track compilation showcases Dionne solo and with friends, including fellow le...
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Jazz Vet Eric Marienthal Delivers His Most Pop Influenced Instrumental Effort To Date

October 11th, 2007 2:58pm EDT
Eric Marienthal
After over 20 years since first breaking onto the contemporary jazz scene as a member of Chick Corea's Elektric Band, Eric Marienthal is a true global phenomenon.

One of the most in-demand session musicians in Jazz, Marienthal has worked with a wide variety of pop superstars, including Elton John, Barbra Streisand, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick and Johnny Mathis.

On his latest solo effort Just Around The Corner, Marienthal's passion and versatility shine with tracks such as "Times Square," which features the keyboards and programming of co-writer Lu, and the old schoo...
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Stuffmagazine.com's 'Songs That Remind Us of Movies'

February 16th, 2007 12:31pm EST
Pulp Fiction
For us, certain songs will always be linked to the movies in which they appeared. In some cases that's a good thing - you will never be able to hear Misirlou by Dick Dale & His Del-Tones without thinking of Pulp Fiction again, will you? In others, the memory isn't so good: I Say a Little Prayer by Dionne Warwick was featured in My Best Friend's Wedding. Unfortunately it was sung by the cast. Here are Stuffmagazine.com's songs that will always be connected to a film, for better or worse:

Song: (I've Had) The Time of My Life, by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

Movie: Dirty Dancing

Pa...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 12

December 12th, 2006 3:00am EST
Jennifer Connelly
Happy Birthday to country singer Katrina Elam (1983), TV's "Blossom" Mayim Bialik (1975), WWE wrestling's Rey Mysterio, Jr. (1974), "Dark Water" actress Jennifer Connelly (1970), 80s pop-star drummer Sheila E. (1957), jazz musician Grover Washington, Jr. (1943; d. 1999), Allman Brother's Band singer/guitarist Dickie Betts (1943), singer/"psychic friend" Dionne Warwick (1940), singer Connie Francis (1938), "The Price is Right" host Bob Barker (1923), crooner Frank Sinatra (1915; 1998), actor Edward G. Robinson (1893; d. 1973), and Norwegian "Scream" artist Edvard Munch (1863; d. 1944).
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New CD Reviews, November 7, 2006 (Keith Urban, Josh Groban, Eric Clapton, Frank Zappa & more)

November 6th, 2006 9:58pm EST
JJ Cale & Eric Clapton - Road to Escondido
CD releases this week include new albums from Eric Clapton & J.J. Cale, Keith Urban, Josh Groban and Sugarland; a previously unreleased Frank Zappa album; box sets from Frank Sinatra and The Bee Gees; and much more. Continue reading for reviews, info and tracklistings...

Frank Zappa - Trance-Fusion
When Frank Zappa died in 1993, he had spent much of his remaining time and energy completing a number of projects before the end finally came. Why the majority of them are still unreleased as of late 2006 is anybody's guess, but perhaps the long awaited release of Trance-Fusion is a good sig...
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