Tweet: "So upset I'm going to miss Natalie's funeral today #RIPNatalieCole you will FOREVER be remembered". R&B star Toni Braxton will not be able to attend Monday's (11Jan16) Los Angeles memorial service for her late friend Natalie Cole.
Quote: "I got a tattoo in Singapore. It's an angel on my shoulder because that's the name of my book that I wrote and because I have so many angels in my life, I had to symbolise it. And of course my sister is my biggest angel." Singer Natalie Cole describes her new body art, which honours her late sister, Carole, who died of cancer last year (09).
Quote: "She was reaching out to me (in) the first few years of my career. And her elegance, her stage presence, the way that she would sing a song, I mean, I was enraptured. She was just a great lady in every way, shape and form." Natalie Cole honours veteran singer LENA HORNE, who died on Sunday (09May10).
Quote: "When the original We Are The World was recorded, it was 45 artists; tonight was 85." Natalie Cole on the revamp of the 1985 charity anthem, which was recorded in Los Angeles on Monday night (01Feb10).
Fact: Opera star Katherine Jenkins will join tenor Andrea Bocelli for a duet on his upcoming TV special Andrea Bocelli And Friends Christmas Special, set to air in the U.S. in December (09). Other acts scheduled to perform are Natalie Cole, MARY J. BLIGE and The Muppets.
Quote: "I now tell people I'm runway size. I always wanted to be for 20 years." Natalie Cole jokes about the weight she's lost since she was diagnosed with hepatitis C.
Fact: Illness has forced Natalie Cole to pull out of her Wednesday night (09Jul08) performance at the Hollywood Bowl. Country star Willie Nelson will take her place and perform with jazz great Wynton Marsalis and the JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA.
Quote: "I'm not saying it's right, but the music business has always been about sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll." Janet Jackson was surprised Natalie Cole criticised Grammy voters for setting a bad example to young stars by handing troubled Amy Winehouse five awards.