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Clarkson: Dolly sends faxes

Kelly Clarkson is going to frame a fax she received from Dolly Parton.

The 32-year-old Grammy-winning songstress is hosting her inaugural Miracle on Broadway benefit concert in Nashville on Saturday.

And while sourcing talent for the show, Kelly contacted music icon Dolly to see if she would be interested in singing with her.

“I told [husband Brandon Blackstock] one of my favourite Christmas songs of all time was Hard Candy Christmas and he said, ‘Well, why don’t you call Dolly and see if she’ll come sing it with you?’ I was like ‘Oh sure, I’ll just randomly call the Queen of Country Music and see if she’ll come sing with me!'” People magazine quotes Kelly as recalling during a press conference held in Tennessee this week.

“Dolly doesn’t email. Continue →

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George Harrison, Bee Gees to receive Recording Academy Honours

The Recording Academy has released it’s list of special award winners for this year’s ceremonies in February.

Receiving theLifetime Achievement Award are the Bee Gees, Pierre Boulez, Buddy Guy, George Harrison, Flaco Jimenez, The Louvin Brothers and Wayne Shorter. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors performers who have made contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.

The Trustees Award goes to Richard Perry, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and George Wein. Continue →

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Ciara 'keeping things civil with Future'

Ciara is reportedly doing her best to ‘keep things civil’ with Future.

The 29-year-old Goodies songstress is said to have called off her engagement with the rapper in October after rumours emerged he was unfaithful.

The pair welcomed son Future Jr. in May and apparently they’re attempting to remain amicable for the sake of their child.

“He is a great father,” a source told E! News. Continue →

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FKA twigs: I struggle with fame

FKA twigs finds it difficult ‘having my picture taken’.

The 26-year-old singer’s notoriety has increased dramatically since she started dating Twilight star Robert Pattinson earlier this year.

But the British songstress, whose real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett, admits she still hasn’t gotten used to the attention that comes with such a high-profile relationship.

‘Sometimes I really struggle having my picture taken,’ she told Vogue magazine.

Tahliah spoke to the publication after being named their next style breakout star for 2015.

And the curly-haired songstress also revealed what’s in store for her over the next 12 months.

Opening up about her next chapter, Tahliah said: ‘Work always reflects how your brain is morphing. Continue →

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Underwood on 'unexpected collabs'

Carrie Underwood finds most of her collaborations with other artists have been ‘unexpected’.

The 31-year-old I Told You So singer has worked with esteemed country music colleagues like Willie Nelson and Miranda Lambert.

But she finds that teaming up with musicians outside of her genre is absolutely thrilling.

“I also got to do some stuff that was kind of unexpected,’ she noted to Billboard magazine. Continue →

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Nicki Minaj's ex 'can't handle breakup'

Nicki Minaj’s ex-boyfriend is apparently having suicidal thoughts.

The 32-year-old was with Safaree Samuels for 12 years and managed to keep their relationship private despite being in the public eye. But following their recent breakup, the spotlight has been on the former couple.

Now TMZ is reporting Nicki’s ex is finding the split hard to cope with and has even been talking about taking his own life. Continue →

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will.i.am: Swift is swell

will.i.am is such a Taylor Swift superfan he wouldn’t think twice about asking her for a selfie.

The Black Eyed Peas star is a hip-hop artist, but has no problem praising county-turned-pop artist Taylor. He is hugely impressed with her latest record 1989 and is furious that others aren’t taking her talent seriously – as he told an up-and-coming artist he’s working with.

“He’s like, ‘But what do you really like right now, what got you studying, what has you excited?’ I’m excited about tech but as far as music, what has me paying attention to their movement and how they’re going about business and being creative and attention to detail in their videos, is Taylor Swift. Continue →

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Iggy brands Azealia a bigot

Iggy Azalea has slammed “poisonous” and “miserable” Azealia Banks.

The two singers are currently locked in a bitter feud which started when Azealia slammed Iggy for not commenting on the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown or the death of African American Eric Garner after a police officer put him in a chokehold.

Yesterday Azealia kicked things off again when she claimed Iggy didn’t deserve any Grammy recognition.

“Special msg for banks: There are many black artists succeeding in all genres. Continue →

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Foxx and Snoop's crazy Christmas collab

Jamie Foxx has crazy Snoop Dogg Christmas stories.

The Oscar-winning star is one of the leading actors in the industry and has many close showbiz friends.

One of these is rapper Snoop, who once turned up unannounced and recorded a song with him.

“I have crazy stories of Snoop and Christmas. Continue →

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Jessie J: Love's made me mushy

Jessie J’s boyfriend has turned her into a “cheeseball”.

The 26-year-old Brit star is in a relationship with Luke James and has openly gushed about her beau.

Now she’s taken to Instagram to post a collage of four wintery snaps of the pair. In them Jessie is wearing a fluffy black coat while Luke is dressed in a smart camel cover-up. Continue →

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Jennifer Lopez: I'm a triple threat

Jennifer Lopez “feels blessed” to have picked up a triple threat award.

The 45-year-old star was one of many A-listers to be honoured at the inaugural People Magazine Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel yesterday.

Jennifer received praise for her work as an actor, producer and singer and couldn’t hide her excitement at receiving the gong.
“Whether it’s acting, singing or producing, I feel so blessed,” she gushed.

“I love to entertain. Continue →

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Ed Sheeran's band plan

Ed Sheeran wants to work with a band for his third album.

The red-headed star has taken the world by storm with his music and guitar strumming, releasing his first record + in 2011 followed by x earlier this year.

He’s already started to think about what’s next and reveals after his July gigs in London, UK, he’ll be on the hunt for a band to join him.

“In my head I’ve always seen the third record as where I get a band. Continue →

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Britney loves Nicki

Britney Spears is ‘loving’ Nicki Minaj.

The rapper’s latest release, The Pinkprint, hit shelves on Monday, and apparently its tracks have made it to the Toxic pop star’s favourite playlist.

In a Facebook message posted Thursday, Britney gave a shout out to Nicki, encouraging fans to listen to the new offering. Continue →

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Gaga: I took advice from a stripper

Lady Gaga was told to ‘take all those clothes off’ by an elderly stripper.

The Applause singer made the revelation during an appearance on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. The 28-year-old appeared on the show with musical collaborator Tony Bennett when the subject of talking to strangers came up.

‘The night was called, ‘Where Strippers Go to Die,'” she recalled. Continue →

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Ashlee Simpson pregnant

Ashlee Simpson is expecting a child with husband Evan Ross.

The couple married in August at his mother Diana Ross’ home. And it was confirmed on Thursday by E! News that the newlyweds are set to become parents.

The 30-year-old is already a mother to Bronx, six, from her first marriage to Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz. Continue →

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J-Lo's tour fears

Jennifer Lopez feared she would get hurt on her world tour.

The Booty singer undertook her first major world tour from June to December 2012. And now two years on, the mother-of-two is gearing up to reveal what went on behind the scenes in a new HBO documentary which will air on December 31. Continue →

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Taylor 'supported Selena's breakdown'

Taylor Swift ‘hugged’ Selena Gomez through an emotional breakdown.

Selena was reportedly in quite the state at her good friend’s 25th birthday party last week, with claims she was missing her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber. But Taylor apparently proved to be a golden friend by helping the 22-year-old through her troubled moments.

‘At first Taylor was alone with Selena, talking to her and hugging her, and then a few other people came up to Selena,’ a source told Hollywood Life of the happenings at the Taylor’s birthday bash at her Tribeca apartment. Continue →

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Ora 'too busy for a boyfriend'

Rita Ora is reportedly single again after splitting up with her rapper beau.

The Radioactive singer began dating Ricky Hilfiger, son of fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, six months ago after her relationship with DJ Calvin Harris ended. However it seems that the 24-year-old is back on the market after her hectic schedule seemingly got in the way.

‘Rita is so busy she is just flat out at the moment. Continue →

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Diane Keaton: RiRi rocks

Diane Keaton thinks Rihanna’s music “couldn’t be better”.

The 68-year-old actress has an Oscar under her belt and is best known for roles in films such as Something’s Gotta Give and Annie Hall.

As a mother to adopted daughter Dexter and son Duke, Diane has some surprisingly contemporary music tastes.

“I listen to all kinds of music. Continue →

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Elvis at 80

Thursday 8 January 2015 marks 80 years since the birth of Elvis Presley. The evening will begin with an hour-long talk by Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission. Following a short break, the glorious Viva Las Vegas will be screened.

In his stellar 22-year career, Elvis Presley was regarded as the most popular singer the world had ever seen, but 37 years after his death, it is easy to forget the importance of his many movies on his incredible career. Continue →

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