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Kt Tunstall Set For Royal Albert Home Live-stream

KT Tunstall is set to take part in one of the Royal Albert Hall's live-streamed shows.The 'Suddenly I See' hitmaker will follow in the footsteps of Rufus Wainwright by playing a set from her living...

Rufus Wainwright Celebrates 20 Years With 'All These Poses' Tour

Rufus Wainwright has just announced a series of North American Fall dates to celebrate the upcoming 20th anniversary of his self-titled debut album. He will also be performing material from the record's 2001 follow-up 'Poses',...

Lily Allen Under Fire On Twitter For Saying "F**S Hate Trump"

Outspoken pop star Lily Allen has so far refused to back down and apologise over a tweet that sparked accusations of homophobia, after the star referred to gay people as “f**s” in a tirade against...

Critics Torn Over Rufus Wainwright's Performance Tribute To Shakespeare's Sonnets

Rufus Wainwright has divided opinion with a recent performance of his new album 'Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets', a celebration in the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death, which took place at the...

Wainwright Sisters Team Up For New Album

The daughters of Loudon Wainwright III and sisters of Rufus Wainwright will release Songs in the Dark in November (15). The project features tracks written by their dad and mothers Kate MCGarrigle...

Who Is Emile Haynie? New Album 'We Fall' Features Some Impressive Guests

Grammy winning record producer Emile Haynie makes a career turning point by unleashing his first album as a recording artist, 'We Fall', complete with collaborations with some of the biggest talent in the music industry...

Robbie Williams To Launch Album In London

Robbie Williams will launch 'Swings both Ways' with a special show at the London Palladium in November.The singer's latest set of swing numbers - both covers and originals - will be unveiled at the concert,...

Robbie Williams Working With Lily Allen, Michael Bublé And More For 'Swings Both Ways'

Robbie Williams has announced plans to release a new album in time for the festive period, with the big band and swing album Swing Both Ways set to be released in the UK on 8...

Glastonbury Festival Weather 2013: Get Your Wellies On

The weather forecast for the Glastonbury Festival this weekend does not look brilliant: expect a lot of cloud. However, those visiting the Glastonbury Festival this year may be pleased (or rather not depending on your...

Rufus Wainwright Challenges Van Dyke Parks To Write An Opera

Singer Rufus Wainwright has challenged famed songwriter Van Dyke Parks to follow in his footsteps by writing an opera.Wainwright premiered his first opera, titled Prima Donna, in Manchester, England, in 2009, and he has now...

Frank Ocean And Adam Lambert Nominated For Glaad Awards

Singers Frank Ocean, Adam Lambert and Rufus Wainwright are among the nominees for the 2013 Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (Glaad) Media Awards.The stars are contenders in the Outstanding Music Artist category, as are...

Stocking Fillers: Best Christmas Songs Of 2012

Many consider Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' the last true Christmas song to be released; it's hard to believe that was back in 1994! Since then, there's been a sputtering...

The Show Must Go On? David Letterman Props Up Entertainment Industry During Hurricane Sandy

The mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg has been making sure that the city's residents were fully prepared for Hurricane Sandy, which hit New York last night. And whilst the majority of New York citizens...

Rufus Wainwright Joins Baby, It's Cold Outside Club

Rufus Wainwright and Sharon Van Etten have become the latest celebrity couple to record a rendition of festive favourite Baby, It's Cold Outside for a new Christmas compilation.The singer/songwriters' version of the classic Frank Loesser...

Rufus Wainwright Tries Synchronised Swimming

Singer Rufus Wainwright tried out synchronised swimming at a charity event in California over the weekend (06-07Oct12).The star performed at Hearst Castle, a landmark building close to the city of San Simeon, during a gala...

Scarlett Johansson Collaborates On Bonnie & Clyde Track

Scarlett Johansson has returned to working on her singing career.The actress has collaborated with Lulu Gainsbourg on a cover of French music legend Serge Gainsbourg's 'Bonnie & Clyde'. The track comes from Lulu's tribute album...

Amy Winehouse 'Freaked Out' By Adele's Success?

Amy Winehouse felt ''competitive'' towards Adele. The 'Rehab' singer - who passed away from accidental alcohol poisoning last year - was ''freaked out'' by the worldwide acclaim 'Someone Like You' hitmaker Adele received, according to...

Josh Hutcherson Honoured At Glaads

Actor Josh Hutcherson was among the honourees at this years 23rd annual Media Awards for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The Hunger Games actor won the Vanguard Award, which honours those who strive...

Bonham Carter Strips Off For Wainwright's New Video

Singer Rufus Wainwright asked his friend Helena Bonham Carter to star in his new music video and he convinced the British actress to strip off for the racy promo.The musician wanted a video to remember...

Wainwrights Revives Family Christmas Shows

Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright has revived his family Christmas concerts, A Not So Silent Night, after a two-year hiatus.The festive show was shelved when his mother, folk icon Kate MCGarrigle, fell ill and died last year...

Lennon & Wainwright Sing Material Girl For New York Protesters

John Lennon's son Sean hit the streets of New York with fellow musician Rufus Wainwright on Sunday (23Oct11) to serenade the Occupy Wall Street protesters with an acoustic version of Madonna's Material Girl.The singers became...

Rufus Wainwright Makes Marriage Plans After New York Law Change

Gay singer Rufus Wainwright is forging ahead with plans to wed his partner Jorn Weisbrodt after officials in his adopted New York made it legal for same-sex couples to marry.The singer has been an outspoken...

Wainwright Is A Dad As Cohen's Daughter Gives Birth

Singer/songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT is a first-time father - and the child is his hero LEONARD COHEN's granddaughter.The 37 year old star broke the happy news on his website on Friday (18Feb11), insisting he and partner...

Elton John Has 'No Regrets'

Sir Elton John has "no regrets".The flamboyant singer - who previously battled addictions with alcohol and cocaine, and suffered a drug overdose in 1975 - admits he has made many mistakes but believes all his...

Minogue & Wainwright Duet At Charity Gala

KYLIE MINOGUE took to the stage with singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT for an unusual performance at a charity event in New York on Saturday night (28Aug10).The pop star sang at the benefit show at the Hamptons...

Wainwright Wants To Marry Partner

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT is supporting the fight to legalise same-sex unions in the U.S. - because he'd love to marry his longterm partner JORN WEISBRODT.The singer has credited German theatre producer Jorn with inspiring him to...

Wainwright Swapped Orgies For Opera

Rock offspring RUFUS WAINWRIGHT credits opera and an orgy for turning him off his wild, partying lifestyle.The Canadian singer, son of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate MCGarrigle, unveiled an opera entitled Prima Donna at the...

Wainwright Hopes For Winehouse Recovery

Singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT is willing AMY WINEHOUSE to pull through her troubles after they forged a friendship when she turned to him in one of her darkest moments. Wainwright, who kicked an addiction to crystal meth...

Wainwright: 'Rape Changed Me For The Better'

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT refuses to blame the man who raped him as a teenager, insisting the experience stopped him from leading an hedonistic life. The singer/songwriter was attacked by a man he picked up in a...

Wainwright's Post-rape Celibacy

American singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT was celibate for seven years after he was raped at the age of 14. The homosexual WANT TWO singer was attacked by a man he picked up on the street...

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