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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen delayed wedding

March 4th, 2014 6:20pm EST
John Legend
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen had to delay their wedding.
The couple married in September last year by Lake Como in Italy, but their big day didn't go according to plan as they were forced to push back their nuptials by four hours due to bad weather.
The 'All of Me' singer's family were held up in Ohio after their flight was cancelled because of a storm, but luckily their jet-setting guests - including Kanye West, Quincy Jones and Stevie Wonder - managed to pass the time with alcoholic beverages.
Chrissy said: "They had cocktails for four hours!"
This wasn't the only set back the loved-...

Kim and Kanye's week-long wedding

February 10th, 2014 2:20am EST
Kim Kardashian
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are planning to turn their wedding into a week-long event.
The rapper and his reality TV star fiancée - who got engaged in October - are reportedly set to tie the knot in a lavish ceremony in Paris in May that will feature on Kim's reality series 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians'.
According to The Sun newspaper, the couple, who have eight-month-old daughter North West, have hired wedding planners who are trying to line-up singers Lady Gaga and Fergie to perform, alongside music legend Stevie Wonder and Wu-Tang Clan.
The huge event is also rumoured to feature ...

Zac Efron serenades Ellen DeGeneres for her birthday

January 31st, 2014 3:20am EST
Zac Efron
Actor Zac Efron went back to his singing roots by serenading U.S. talk show host Ellen Degeneres for her birthday on Thursday (30Jan14).

The former High School Musical hunk visited the comedienne's show with guitar in hand, prepared to give her a birthday present she would never forget.

DeGeneres, who turned 56 on Sunday (26Jan14), told the audience, "Zac told me during the break that he actually doesn't play the guitar but he learned to play guitar and wrote a song for me for my birthday. And so I'm going to hear a song that he's gonna sing."

Efron responded, "I kind of thought like, wh...

Alicia Keys celebrates birthday with Stevie Wonder performance

January 28th, 2014 4:20am EST
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder and P. Diddy were among the performers at Alicia Keys' birthday party.
The 'No One' hitmaker's husband Swizz Beats threw a private party for her 33rd birthday after the Grammy Awards on Sunday (01.26.14), with 75 guests in attendance.
Insiders told the New York Post newspaper that the party-goers had to check in their phones when they arrived at the couple's Hollywood Hills home so no pictures could be leaked online.
Once inside, the revelers enjoyed Nas and Diddy performing 'Hate Me Now', before Alicia joined Nas on stage to sing Lauryn Hill's part of his hit single 'If I Rul...

Five Best Performances From The 2014 Grammys

January 28th, 2014 1:05am EST
Daft Punk Grammys
With so many great live performances at Sunday night's 56th Grammy Awards, it's been hard* whittling them all down to the five best. Well, the five best that didn't include any weddings, Broadway adaptations of Little Red Riding Hood meets Harry Potter meets Showgirls, or cut-off performances, that is.

The night was all about mixing the past with the present, and in some cases the past, present and future.

5. Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Blake Shelton: 2/4 of the original Highwaymen with the legendary Haggard and modern Country giant Shelton wasn't the tightest voc...

Sir Paul McCartney parties with wife

January 19th, 2014 6:20pm EST
Nancy Shevell
Sir Paul McCartney only had eyes for his wife Nancy Shevell at Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party.
The couple, who tied the knot in 2011, were among the 500 guests at the US first lady's star-studded bash at the White House in Washington D.C. on Saturday night (01.18.14), where the 'Live and Let Die' hitmaker, 71, declined all other invitations to hit the dance-floor in favor of boogying the night away with his businesswoman spouse, 54.
A source told "Sir Paul didn't allow many people to come between him and his bride. He came to party! He pulled his jacket off, put it at Vale...

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to reunite at Grammys

January 14th, 2014 9:20pm EST
Ringo Starr
Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will reunite at the Grammy Awards.
The legendary Beatles bass player and drummer - the only surviving members of the 60s group - will both perform at the 56th annual Grammy Awards ceremony, held on January 26 in Los Angeles.
It has not been confirmed whether the duo - who completed The Beatles with John Lennon and George Harrison - will reunite on stage for a dual performance for the first time since 2010, but many fans are expecting they will.
Both artists are up for awards, with Paul nominated for the track 'Cut Me Some Slack' - a collaboration with Dav...

Daft Punk To Perform With Stevie Wonder At 2014 Grammy Awards

January 6th, 2014 11:14am EST
Daft Punk
Stevie Wonder is set to take the stage with EDM duo Daft Punk at this year's Grammy Awards.

The unlikely pairing will be the French duo's first performance in support of their latest album, "Random Access Memories," and will also feature Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.

Daft Punk are nominated for five Grammy awards, including Album of the Year (Random Access Memories), Record of the Year ("Get Lucky"), Best Pop Duo/Group Performance ("Get Lucky"), Best Dance/Electronica Album ("Random Access Memories") and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical (Random Access Memories).

The duo last pl...

Stevie Wonder to join Daft Punk onstage at the Grammys

January 5th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder is to hit the stage at the Grammy Awards with French dance music duo Daft Punk.

The Get Lucky hitmakers will make their first live performance in support of their hit album Random Access Memories a star-studded one at music's big night later this month (26Jan14) - they'll also be joined by collaborators Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.

Daft Punk are up for five Grammys, including Album of the Year and Best Dance/Electronica Album for Random Access Memories and Best Pop/Group performance for Get Lucky.

The duo last performed at the Grammys in 2008, when they joined Kanye ...

Stevie Wonder performs classic 1976 album in full at charity gig

December 23rd, 2013 3:10am EST
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder turned his annual holiday benefit into a star-studded affair on Saturday (21Dec13) as he performed his classic double album Songs In The Key Of Life in its entirety, with a little help from the likes of John Mayer and Herbie Hancock.

The Superstition legend delighted guests at the House Full of Toys gala by revisiting the 37-year-old album with many of the same bandmembers who had played on the original 1976 release.

Opening the show, he told the crowd, "Truly, I wanted to do this for years... but it felt like it was meant to be right now."

He was joined by a slew of musici...

Daft Punk bassist recruits famous friends for first solo album

November 22nd, 2013 3:20am EST
Daft Punk
Daft Punk bassist Nathan East has recruited pals Stevie Wonder, Sara Bareilles and Michael Mcdonald to work on his first solo album.

The acclaimed musician has worked with popular artists such as Michael Jackson, Beyonce and Andrea Bocelli during his 30 years in the music industry, and now he's heading into the studio for an album of his own.

East will be releasing a yet-to-be-titled record next year (14), which will contain both original songs and covers.

He has already tapped Wonder, McDonald and Bareilles for the record, but is still hoping to enlist Eric Clapton and Anita Baker, who ...

Eddie Murphy To Trade Punches With Stevie Wonder In New Mockumentary?

November 21st, 2013 10:13am EST
Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy is turning his return to stand-up comedy into a new "mockumentary", featuring Stevie Wonder and a cast of funny characters.

The 52 year-old actor has been working on a stage comeback for some time and now he's working on a new film which will chronicle the return to his roots.

Murphy explains, "I am doing kind of like a semi-autobiographical kinda mockumentary-type movie... There's some music in it. It's kinda like me putting together a stage show... putting a band together and coming up with jokes... and just showing how the whole process comes together.

"There are chara...

Stevie Wonder staged impromptu performance at John Legend's wedding

October 10th, 2013 8:30pm EDT
John Legend
Soul superstar Stevie Wonder treated pal John Legend and his new wife Chrissy Teigen to a one-of-a-kind wedding gift - he staged an impromptu performance at the couple's reception in Italy last month (Sep13).

The Get Lifted hitmaker exchanged vows with the Swimsuit Illustrated beauty in an intimate ceremony at Lake Como in front of guests including Wonder, Kanye West and model/actress Brooklyn Decker, who served as the bride's maid of honour.

Legend serenaded the love of his life with his ballad, All of Me, which he wrote for Teigen, but there was a second unplanned musical surprise - and...

Stars honour Babyface at Walk of Fame star ceremony

October 10th, 2013 8:30pm EDT
Stevie Wonder
Hitmaker Kenneth 'babyface' Edmonds was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday (10Oct13).

Usher, Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Stevie Wonder were among the celebrity pals who saluted the singer/songwriter and producer as he unveiled his pavement plaque on Hollywood Boulevard.

The multi-Grammy winner told fans he would never have thought that one day he would have a star, stating, "That was not part of the plan. That's what makes it an amazing thing."

And pal Toni Braxton admitted she was not convinced he would accept the honour: "Kenny is kind of shy... and he's very mod...

Eddie Levert joins Stevie Wonder in Florida boycott

July 24th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Stevie Wonder
Soul veteran Eddie Levert is standing united with Stevie Wonder by vowing to boycott Florida until a controversial self-defence law is overturned following the controversial acquittal in the Trayvon Martin murder case.

The Superstition icon declared he would no longer book shows in the area, and 22 other states which carry similar laws, earlier this month (Jul13) after neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter charges relating to the teen's death last year (12).

Zimmerman claimed he shot the unarmed 17 year old in self-defence as part o...

Ted Nugent attacks Stevie Wonder over Florida boycott pledge

July 24th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Stevie Wonder
Outspoken rocker Ted Nugent has taken aim at Stevie Wonder over the soul legend's plans to boycott Florida until a controversial self-defence law is overturned, branding the blind musician "braindead".

The Superstition hitmaker pledged to avoid the state after a jury acquitted Neighbourhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman of the murder of unarmed African-American student Trayvon Martin earlier this month (Jul13).

Zimmerman shot and killed the teenager in February, 2012, but maintained he acted in self-defence after Martin attacked him - and an all-female jury agreed he was justified in t...

Questlove weighs in on Trayvon Martin verdict

July 19th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Miley Cyrus
Hip-hop superstar Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson has weighed in on the controversy surrounding the Trayvon Martin trial verdict.

George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter charges on Saturday (13Jul13) for the 2012 killing of the 17-year old black youth in Florida, after claiming he shot the unarmed youngster in self-defence.

The Roots star is the latest star to address the jury's decision, posting an emotional message online, which also deals with incidents of racism directed towards him in the past.

In the post, the drummer alluded to once having been det...

Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys set for Global Poverty Project benefit

July 11th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Alicia Keys
Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, John Mayer and Kings Of Leon are teaming up for a star-studded benefit concert in New York City to raise money for the Global Poverty Project.

The artists will come together in Manhattan's Central Park on 28 September (13) to urge world leaders convening in the city for the United Nations General Assembly Meeting to take more action to end extreme poverty.

Charity founder Hugh Evans says, "We must push our leaders to step up and commit to action. This is not just a concert. We are building a movement."

The first annual Global Citizen Festival was held last yea...

Questlove: 'Cosby Show's Stevie Wonder episode inspired today's hip-hop superstars'

June 26th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Stevie Wonder
Hip-hop superstar Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson has revealed a scene in an episode of The Cosby Show helped make him the man he is today.

The Roots star admits he was so taken by the technology Stevie Wonder presented to comedian Bill Cosby and his TV kids he felt compelled to learn more - and that led him to become a rap mastermind.

And he insists he isn't the only modern hip-hop star who took notice of the pivotal Cosby Show episode.

Appearing on The Daily Show in America, Thompson says, "(Cosby kids) Theo and Denise get hit by Stevie Wonder and Stevie Wonder's way of apologising for putt...

Stevie Wonder reworking hits for new orchestral album

June 25th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Stevie Wonder
Soul star Stevie Wonder is revamping his classic tunes for a new orchestral album he is working on with songwriting pal David Foster.

The singer is hoping to release When the World Began next year (14) after recording tracks with a symphony orchestra in London.

The project will feature revamped hits, rarities and new songs.

Wonder tells, "We got together (on) New Year's Eve and we worked out some things. I played some things in a different way and he (Foster) did some arrangements, and there's some new stuff that I wrote that never was released.

"One song that I wrote w...

Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys penned court letters of support for Lauryn Hill

May 9th, 2013 4:00pm EDT
Alicia Keys
Soul icon Stevie Wonder and R&B singer Alicia Keys sent letters of support for Lauryn Hill to the judge overseeing her tax evasion case in a desperate bid to keep her out of jail.

The former Fugees star reached out to friends and family to write to the New Jersey judge on her behalf in a bid to land a lesser sentence after pleading guilty to three charges of failing to file tax returns between 2005 and 2007, with each count carrying a year behind bars.

On Monday (06May13), she was sentenced to serve three months in jail as punishment, and now Hill has penned a note of thanks to everyone w...

'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: Ladies Rule Again On Stevie Wonder Night

April 23rd, 2013 11:55am EDT
Dancing with the Stars
In week six of the competition for the mirror ball we saw Stevie Wonder visit the Ballroom on “Dancing with the Stars” to celebrate 50 years of making music. Not only were all of the songs Wonder hits, they were performed by Wonder himself.

The remaining eight celebs and their partners had to perform two dances this week – their individual dance and a team dance. Each week we've seen the top spot taken by one of the ladies and this week was no different. By the end of the performance filled night, all three of the judges had issued a 10 and Stevie was ready to make a return visit next year...

Stevie Wonder Reprimands Lil Wayne Over Emmett Till Lyric

February 15th, 2013 12:24pm EST
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder has publicly chastised Lil Wayne for rapping about assassinated African-American teenager Emmett Till in a leaked song.

The Lollipop star hit headlines this week when an unauthorized remix of Karate Chop, his collaboration with rapper Future, was leaked online.

The song featured a crude reference to 14-year-old Till, who was beaten and shot to death in Mississippi in 1955 for allegedly whistling at a white woman, and prompted bosses at Epic Records to issue an apology and vow to remove the track from the web.

Now, Wonder has waded into the debate and criticized Wayne for...

Stevie Wonder Donates $100,000 To Child Cancer Patient

December 18th, 2012 9:15am EST
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder has followed Charlie Sheen's lead by donating $100,000 to help a young girl fighting cancer.

The former Two and a Half Men star showed his generous side earlier this month by handing over $75,000 to a charity set up in honor of 10-year-old Jasmine Faulk, who is suffering from childhood rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the muscle tissue.

Wonder went a step further on Saturday by bringing the youngster and her father up onstage with him during his show at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The legendary singer serenaded Faulk with his hit track Isn't She Lovely before handing he...

Two Plead No Contest Over Stevie Wonder Extortion Plot

September 25th, 2012 9:11am EDT
Stevie Wonder
Two people accused of attempting to blackmail Stevie Wonder have been freed from jail and ordered to stay away from the singer after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.

Alpha Walker - who allegedly falsely claimed to be related to Wonder - was sentenced to 292 days behind bars after pleading no contest to a charge against him and he was freed on time already served.

Walker, 38, and his 38-year-old girlfriend Tamara Diaz had been charged with attempted extortion over claims they threatened to sell false information about the star unless he paid them $5 million. Diaz also entered a no ...

Stevie Wonder Files For Divorce From Kai Millard Morris

August 3rd, 2012 12:26pm EDT
Stevie Wonder
Soul legend Stevie Wonder has filed divorce papers to end his 11-year marriage.

The Isn't She Lovely? icon, real name Stevland Morris, claims he has been separated from his second wife, Kai Millard Morris, since October, 2009, and cites irreconcilable differences for the split.

Wonder, 62, is asking for joint custody of the couple's two sons - Kailand, 10, and Mandla, seven. He has agreed to pay Morris spousal and child support, according to

The blind singer wed fashion designer Morris in 2001. He was previously married to singer Syreeta Wright.

Dick Clark Honored At Memorial By Cast Of Stars

May 7th, 2012 10:48am EDT
Dick Clark
Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Fergie and Paul Stanley were among the stars who turned out to honour TV legend Dick Clark at a memorial service at his home in California last week.

The beloved entertainer passed away last month at the age of 82 after suffering a heart attack, and a host of famous faces turned out to remember Clark at a private tribute in the grounds of his Malibu mansion last Thursday.

More than three hundred friends and colleagues attended the service, including KISS bandmates Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, Reba McEntire, Fergie and her husband Josh Duhamel, Marie Osmond,...

'American Idol' Recap: The Top 13 Sing Stevie Wonder And Whitney Houston

March 8th, 2012 9:38am EST
AMERICAN IDOL: Phillip Phillips performs
Last night was ‘American Idol’s’ 400th show, and in honor of that, I’m going to list the top 400 contestants of all time. In order.

No. That’s not going to happen. But I am wondering where this cast of characters fits in with the other contestant pools from year’s past. There’s kind of a smattering of everything here. You’ve got some soul, some country, some rock/alternative, a nice mix. Normally we’ve seen a lot of pop or rock or something as a bit of a theme throughout the contestants. This year, it’s almost a clash of styles as much as it is singers. Something I think will be very inter...

The Quality Of Popular Music Has Declined

February 21st, 2012 2:00pm EST
The Quality Of Popular Music Has Declined
When you look at someone who succeeds in a certain field, there are always numerous factors on why that person’s particular talent is above the rest and he or she seems to always excel. Take Peyton Manning, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Denzel Washington, and even Albert Pujols, and it is evident that these special talents have not only shown the world their skills, but also inherited the proficiency of their particular areas. They do it for the art of their field. Not that sports and music goes hand in hand because they don’t, it’s just those particular athletes love their arena. And becaus...

Clive Davis, Stevie Wonder, Kevin Costner & Others Line Up To Remember Whitney Houston At Funeral

February 19th, 2012 10:30am EST
Whitney Houston
Music mogul Clive Davis, actor Kevin Costner and singers Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys were among those who gathered to remember the life of tragic superstar Whitney Houston during a private funeral service in her native New Jersey on Saturday.

With flags at half mast across the state, grieving friends and family members shuffled inside the singer's childhood place of worship, the New Hope Baptist Church, in Newark to mourn the loss of the music icon.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, Houston's 18-year-old child with ex-husband Bobby Brown, her cousin Dionne Warwick and mother Cissy were all in atten...

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