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Celebrities That Turn 40 In 2014

1/1/2014 11:00am EST
Leonardo DiCaprio
Happy New Years everyone and welcome to 2014!

It's that time of year for our annual "who is turning 40" this year extravaganza. Truth is, lots of people do, but we'll just keep it to the more famous variety of peeps in the world.

Doing some simple math, 40 years ago would make it 1974.

For those of you who weren't around that year, the mantra of 74' and the world was energy crisis -gasoline was a little hard to get and lines at gas stations were blocks long. Because of the crisis, our then President, Richard "Tricky Dick" Nixon imposed a 55 MPH speed limit on highways. That wasn't the re...

Pop Topper of the Week: Jessie J - 'Wild'

5/30/2013 3:28pm EDT
Jessie J
Foot tapping, air rushing, and clothes shedding – that’s the first 40 seconds of a new music video that landed on Vevo earlier this week. It belongs to a singing sensation, a real vocal diva whose name is headlining a new era of British songstresses. With a new hairstyle, rocking body, and vocals that match, Jessie J’s new single “Wild” is this week’s Pop Topper of the Week!

Even if you aren’t (yet!) familiar with Jessie J, you probably recognize the song “Party in the USA,” a Miley Cyrus song written by the rocking songstress and basically the melodic representation of summer. Born and ra...

British Singer Robbie Williams And Wife Ayda Field Become First-Time Parents

9/19/2012 9:46am EDT
Robbie Williams and Ayda Field
British singer Robbie Williams has become a first time dad after his wife, actress Ayda Field, gave birth to a baby girl on Tuesday.

The former Take That singer and his wife named their new daughter Theodora Rose Williams and will call her "Teddy".

Williams announced the news and details of the birth on his blog on Tuesday; writing, "Praise be, it's Theodora Rose Williams, affectionately known as Teddy... Born 3.33pm on 18.9.12, 7lbs 4oz... Baby, mummy and daddy are all rockin... Thank you for your best wishes."

According to London's Daily Mail, last week Robbie explained to Britain's Ra...

British Pop Star Robbie Williams To Buy Home Where Michael Jackson Died? (Photos)

3/26/2012 2:30pm EDT
Robbie Williams Michael Jackson estate
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...

Robbie Williams Criticized Over His Poker Site

2/4/2012 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...

U.K. Pop Star Robbie Williams Would Let Brad Pitt Sleep With Him For Free

12/31/2011 10:46am EST
Robbie Williams
Married pop star Robbie Williams has revealed he'd consider having sex with another man for $3 million.

Asked what it would take for him to go gay for a passionate clinch during a two-hour web chat, the former Take That star undercut his friends, who were also involved in the online get together with fans, and came up with a serious fee.

He said, "I'm coming in, £2 million."

His wife Ayda, who was also part of the web chat, challenged the singer over his price, prompting Williams to joke, "You never know what could come of this, babe you could be having a new car in the New Year... Let's...

U2's Tour Is Highest-Earning Of 2011

12/21/2011 2:39pm EST
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...

Lady Gaga Leads 2012 Oscars Song Nominees

12/20/2011 3:47pm EST
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is in the running for an Oscar after she was named among the nominees for the coveted Best Song prize.

The pop superstar's duet with Elton John, Hello Hello, from the Rocket Man's Gnomeo & Juliet movie, has been included in a long list of 39 songs in competition for gold at the 2012 Academy Awards.

Mary J. Blige's track Living Proof, from The Help, is also on the list, along with's Hot Wings, from Rio, and Robbie Williams and Brad Paisley's duet Collision of Worlds, from Cars 2.

Other artists in consideration for the prize include Chris Cornell (The Keeper, from Ma...

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

2/28/2011 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...

Tinie Tempah, Arcade Fire Dominate Brit Awards

2/16/2011 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 ...

Nicole Kidman Wants Her Daughter To Be A Musician

2/4/2011 4:44pm EST
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman hopes her daughter Sunday Rose takes after her musical father - because the actress loves her home to be filled with singing.

The Eyes Wide Shut star is married to country rocker Keith Urban, and despite her forays into music in Moulin Rouge! and a duet with British pop star Robbie Williams, she has no interest in collaborating with her husband.

However, Kidman is desperate for her daughter to follow in Urban's footsteps and has bought the tot a piano in a bid to make her a musician.

She tells BBC Radio 2, "I'm very comfortable listening. I would love it if Sunday Rose w...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: September

1/2/2011 1:00pm EST
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga was the big winner and talking point at the MTV Video Music Awards this month - she picked up eight accolades and stunned everyone by taking to the stage in a meat dress. Meanwhile, Penelope Cruz confirmed the news she was pregnant with Javier Bardem's baby, and Angelina Jolie - who visited flood-ravaged Pakistan - was named Best Celebrity Role Model in an online poll.

George Michael began his eight-week prison sentence in London after being found guilty of cannabis possession and driving under the influence of drugs, and Guns N' Roses were booed and bottled offstage in Ireland a...

Justin Bieber Pulls Out Of German TV Appearance After Accident

12/5/2010 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...

Robbie Williams To Wed On Saturday?

8/6/2010 12:00pm EDT
Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams is set to wed his girlfriend Ayda Field on Saturday, according to a new report. The Angels hit-maker has been dating the actress since 2007 and proposed to her over the Christmas period, prompting a string of speculative stories about when the pair would wed.

Williams, 36, has not spoken publicly about the couple's wedding plans, but Britain's The Sun newspaper suggests Williams and Field will marry on the island of Santa Catalina, off the California coast, on Saturday.

The publication alleges that only close family and friends have been invited to the secret ceremony and ...

Lady Gaga Dominates The BRIT Awards (Video)

2/16/2010 8:42pm EST
Lady Gaga
Pop sensation Lady Gaga continued her quest for world domination on Tuesday night - by walking away with a trio of major trophies at the BRIT Awards in London. The "Poker Face" hit maker was the big winner at the event, walking away with prizes for all the international categories she was nominated for.

Her record "The Fame" was named Best International Album and she also collected awards for Best International Female Solo artist and Best International Breakthrough.

A teary-eyed Gaga thanked her U.K. fans, and provided the audience with a moving yet somber tribute performance to late ...

Celebrity Birthdays, February 13

2/13/2010 3:00am EST
Peter Gabriel
Happy Birthday to:

Former Genesis singer Peter Gabriel (1950)

English singer Robbie Williams (1974)

Actress Kelly Hu (1968)

Star Wars Episode I and II actress Pernilla August (1958)

New Order bassist Peter Hook (1956)

Actress Stockard Channing (1944)

Monkee Peter Tork (1942)

English acter Oliver Reed (1938; d. 1999)

American actress Susan Oliver (1937; d. 1990)

"Just Shoot Me" actor George Segal (1934)

"Vertigo" actress Kim Novak (1933)

Country musician Tennessee Ernie Ford (1919; d. 1991)

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Taylor Swift Featured In 'Band Hero'; New Songs Announced

10/2/2009 12:30pm EDT
Taylor Swift, Band Hero, Band Hero Song List
Video game players and music fans alike can now get closer to Band Hero's in-game playable character Taylor Swift than ever before, as they can perform as the music icon to her fan-favorite chart-topping hits "You Belong With Me," "Picture To Burn" and "Love Story" in the biggest music event to hit living rooms this holiday season - "Band Hero". Today, Activision puts fans front and center in the concert of a lifetime, as they debut Swift's never-before-seen in-game performances in "Band Hero", the perfect game for family and friends to jam out and sing along to their favorite tunes togethe...

Atlantic Records Signs 'American Idol' Runner-Up Jason Castro

4/14/2009 11:30am EDT
Jason Castro
Atlantic Records has announced the signing of singer/songwriter Jason Castro. The Texas-based tunesmith - best known as the third runner-up on the 2008 season of Fox's American Idol - is currently hard at work on his debut album, set for release later this year. Among his creative collaborators are Grammy Award-winning producer John Fields (Lifehouse, Switchfoot, Soul Asylum) and a number of acclaimed songwriters, including Kara Dioguardi (Kelly Clarkson, Jewel, Santana), Martin Terefe (Jason Mraz, K.T. Tunstall), Sacha Skarbek (James Blunt, Jason Mraz), Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams), an...

Pet Shop Boys Release 10th Studio Album, 'Yes', April 21

3/8/2009 12:20pm EDT
Pet Shop Boys
One of the most iconic and influential pop acts in the world, Pet Shop Boys return with their tenth album and first for Astralwerks on April 21, 2009. In a career spanning over two decades, the duo of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe have created some of the most beloved and recognizable hits in the world ('West End Girls', 'It's A Sin', 'New York City Boy', etc.), and sold over 30 million records. They've worked with artists like Dusty Springfield, David Bowie, Liza Minnelli, Robbie Williams, Electronic, The Killers and Madonna. In the USA, Pet Shop Boys are the fourth most successful artist in...

Celebrity Birthdays, February 13

2/13/2009 3:00am EST
Peter Gabriel
Happy Birthday to English singer Robbie Williams (1974), actress Kelly Hu (1968), Star Wars Episode I and II actress Pernilla August (1958), New Order bassist Peter Hook (1956), former Genesis singer Peter Gabriel (1950), actress Stockard Channing (1944), Monkee Peter Tork (1942), English acter Oliver Reed (1938; d. 1999), American actress Susan Oliver (1937; d. 1990), "Just Shoot Me" actor George Segal (1934), "Vertigo" actress Kim Novak (1933), and country musician Tennessee Ernie Ford (1919; d. 1991).

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Writer's Viewpoint: Disputing An Iconic Song List

1/30/2009 2:14pm EST
It takes a cataclysmic event to derail Overrated/Underrated from its usual Friday spot. Currently the Oscars have been serving as that disruptive force, but this week interruption comes from the most unlikely source: a sports columnist from the Kansas City Star.

This is because Joe Posnanski has suggested on his blog that we stop voting artists into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame and shift our focus to Hall-Worthy songs. Songs he deems "Iconic". His criterion for including a song on the ballot is that it be "A song that represents a set of beliefs or a way of life. So, I see these s...

Lily Allen's 'It's Not Me, It's You' Set For Feb. 10 Release

1/11/2009 11:00am EST
Lily Allen
On February 10th, 2009, Capitol Records will release It's Not Me, It's You, the follow-up to Lily Allen's critically acclaimed 2007 debut, Alright, Still. Recorded at Eagle Rock Studios in Los Angeles, the album finds Lily in top form, creating a record Blender's recent "In The Studio" feature described as "part God, part country and all middle finger." Allen wrote and recorded the album's 12 songs with producer Greg Kurstin (the bird and the bee), who worked with her on three songs for Alright, Still - "Everything's Just Wonderful," "Alfie" and "Not Big."

"We decided to try and make ...

The Slammies: A Look Back At Some Of The Best Celebrity SLAMS

12/25/2008 7:00pm EST
SLAM= Verb Slang: To Criticize harshly; censure forcefully. Noun= A harsh or devastating criticism. Since the beginning of show business, in the celebrity news world actors and musicians have SLAMMED rumors, gossip, hearsay and chitchat as well as other unconfirmed reports.

However, the most interesting slams are when one star decides to MINGS from the past year:

Simon Cowell Slams Britney Spears

Music mogul Simon Cowell has blasted troubled stars Britney Spears and British star Robbie Williams for checking into rehab, insisting they have no idea of what hard ...

Overrated & Underrated Pop Duets

10/3/2008 10:11am EDT
Paul McCartney/Stevie Wonder
Sometimes one just ain't enough.

That's a line, okay an amended line, from the rarest of rock treats - the duet. Everyone loves when two pop icons team up for a single. It's just like those rare occasions when two solo wrestlers join forces for a super tag-team.

Just like its brethren in the WWE the results for pop duets are often much less than the sum of their parts. Still, each duet holds a special spot, or two, in the minds of music fans.

So it's easy to say that all duets are overrated isn't it? Well, that would be the case if it weren't for the fact that so many gr...

Celebrity Serial Daters

9/16/2008 9:15am EDT
John Mayer
In Hollywood, the dating circle seems to be so small that most celebrities share boyfriends and girlfriends and swap spit left and right. The time between significant others seems to get shorter and shorter as well. Last week's tabloid cover may show a huge celebrity breakup and the week after it will feature the same exes and who they're already dating next. And although this isn't the case with all of Hollywood, there are a few we like to call Celebrity Serial Daters.

John Mayer uses his smooth rock star status to make the ladies fall for him, but seems to break their hearts just a...

Kylie Minogue's 'X' Hits Stores April 1

3/23/2008 11:30am EDT
Kylie Minogue
Perhaps best known stateside for her 2001 smash singles "Can't Get You Out of My Head" and "Love At First Sight," Kylie Minogue is an international pop icon who, over the course of an extraordinary 20-year-career, has released ten studio albums, scored 45 hit singles, received countless gold and platinum discs, earned three Grammy® nominations, and sold out six world tours. She has performed for royalty, as well as for more than 4 billion TV viewers at the closing ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, inspired a 2007 costume exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum, an...

Defining Greatness: The One-Hit Wonder Scale

2/26/2008 11:14am EST
Vanilla Ice
Probably the most underrated term in the music industry is the "One Hit Wonder." Popularized in the 80s, one hit wonders are either regarded as artists with one hit (like Deee-Lite’s "Groove is in the Heart"), or artists who produced a song that everybody knows (like "Turning Japanese" by The Vapors).

However, the truth of the matter is that one hit wonders actually come in many shapes and sizes. There are hits that are huge one day and laughable the next, there are hits that are mildly spectacular at first but ultimately propel the careers of the artists who recorded them, and there a...

Celebrity Birthdays, February 13

2/13/2008 3:00am EST
Peter Gabriel
Happy Birthday to English singer Robbie Williams (1974), Swedish hockey player Mats Sundin (1971), actress Kelly Hu (1968), Star Wars Episode I and II actress Pernilla August (1958), New Order bassist Peter Hook (1956), former Genesis singer Peter Gabriel (1950), actress Stockard Channing (1944), Monkee Peter Tork (1942), English acter Oliver Reed (1938; d. 1999), American actress Susan Oliver (1937; d. 1990), "Just Shoot Me" actor George Segal (1934), "Vertigo" actress Kim Novak (1933), country musician Tennessee Ernie Ford (1919; d. 1991), and 'American Gothic' artist Grant Wood (1892; d....

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...

Arctic Monkeys And The Killers Win Big At BRITS

2/15/2007 10:26am EST
Arctic Monkeys
The Arctic Monkeys and The Killers were the big winners at last night's BRITs winning two awards each. The Arctic Monkeys scooped British Group and MasterCard British Album, for Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not but were not present to collect their statuettes. Full List of Winners Below!

Instead they recorded two video messages, dressed as characters from The Wizard of Oz in one and as the members of 70s band The Village People in the other, thanking organizers for their prizes.

The Killers won International Group and International Album, for Sam's Town, and also perf...