Fact: Dionne Warwick, Wayne Newton and Tony Danza were among the stars who turned out for a special tribute to Frank Sinatra at New York City's iconic Friars Club. The music legend, who died in 1998, was the focus of a special evening in the Big Apple on Monday (11Jan16) to mark 100 years since his birth in 1915, dubbed Sinatra at 100, which was hosted by veteran newsman Larry King.
Quote: "I'm doing great. I'm walking. I did damage to my ankle. It was six weeks in the hospital, then another four and a half weeks in rehabilitation (facility). The therapist asked me what my goal was, and I said, 'To walk out of here' - and I did." Walk on By singer Dionne Warwick is back on her feet after suffering a fall in the shower earlier this year (15).
Fact: Legendary vocalist Dionne Warwick is moving into the fragrance industry - she is working on her first scent. The singer will follow in the footsteps of pop stars like Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Beyonce and Rihanna, who have all released their own perfumes in recent years.
Fact: Singers Cissy Houston, Dionne Warwick and Valerie Simpson served up a surprise performance at the Mama Foundation for the Arts' 30th anniversary gala in New York on Saturday (23Mar13) when they took to the stage with the Gospel for Teens Choir for a stirring rendition of This Little Light of Mine. An event spokesperson tells the New York Daily News, "I didn't ask them to come up on the stage. They didn't ask me to come up on the stage. But they did, and I loved it."
Quote: "Why not Brazil? I love the country. I've been touring there since the early '60s. They just give me a huge embrace. All the priorities are in the right place - they love their family, they adore their country, the children are primary. They love God and they're not afraid to let you know that. And of course the music. Absolutely, that's where I'm gonna be." R&B singer Dionne Warwick is planning on living out her days in Brazil once she hangs up her microphone.
Quote: "I'm a shopper. My mainstay is shopping. I like going down to Givenchy and the boutiques. I have bought a lot of beautiful clothes with my money, but I've also earned it. I don’t shop for what I need, just what I want." Dionne Warwick loves to shop.
Quote: "She has everybody's phone number and everybody's address... She's grown into a lovely young lady and she has a lot ahead of her." Dionne Warwick on her tragic cousin Whitney Houston's teenage daughter Bobbi Kristina.
Quote: "It was very difficult. I wasn't ready to do it... It was proposed." Singer Dionne Warwick on why she turned down the chance to be part of Oprah Winfrey's ratings-busting Whitney Houston TV special, which aired in America on Sunday (11Mar12).
Quote: "I am exceptionally proud of her, that she had the get up and go to say, 'OK, I need some help, now let me go get it.' And that's the bottom line." Singer Dionne Warwick on her troubled cousin Whitney Houston. The superstar checked into rehab for substance abuse earlier this week (beg09May11).
Fact: Alicia Keys, Dionne Warwick, actress VIVICA A. Fox and U.S. lifestyle queen Martha Stewart were part of an all-star audience for a special preview of Whitney Houston's comeback album I LOOK TO YOU in New York on Tuesday night (21Jul09). The listening party was hosted by Houston's mentor, music mogul Clive Davis.
Quote: "It was done with a great deal of style and class. It ran like a piece of glass... He would have loved it." Dionne Warwick insists Michael Jackson would have enjoyed his memorial service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Fact: Singing legend Dionne Warwick and actors Melvin Van Peebles and Savion Glover were among the stars who turned out in Harlem, New York on Tuesday (27Jan09) morning to help kick off the Apollo Theater's 75th anniversary season.
Quote: "Whitney is doing exceptionally well. What I would like you to ask you to do is to keep her in your prayers." Dionne Warwick urges fans to pray for her newly-single cousin WHITNEY HOUSTON.
Fact: Taye Diggs, Tori Spelling, Ben Stiller and Christina Applegate were among the celebrities in the audience at the American Idol finale on Tuesday night (23MAY06) at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Meanwhile, Teri Hatcher and Heather Locklear were among the crowd at the announcement show, where Dionne Warwick and Mary J Blige performed, last night (23MAY06).
Fact: British pop act THE PET SHOP BOYS are headlining a summer festival at the Tower Of London. Other artists booked for the extravaganza, which kicks off in June (06), include James Brown, Jamie Cullum and Dionne Warwick.