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50 Cent Working With Chaka Khan

50 Cent is collaborating with Chaka Khan.The 'Candy Shop' hitmaker teamed up with the legendary singer for the 'VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul' show this weekend and now plans for them to go into the studio...

Daniel Craig To Shoot 5 More Bond Films?

Daniel Craig is set to become the longest serving James Bond with five more movies.The 43-year-old actor is currently shooting 'Skyfall', his third film about the British spy but producer Michael G Wilson revealed he...

Jennifer Hudson Wants Mary J. Blige Track

Jennifer Hudson wants to collaborate with Mary J. Blige. 'Spotlight' singer Jennifer admitted as they both appeared to record the 'VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul' TV special yesterday (18.12.11) that she would love to do a...

Stella Mccartney To Launch Second Perfume

Stella McCartney used her father's nickname for her mother as inspiration for her latest fragrance. The designer chose to call the perfume L.I.L.Y because her Beatles dad Sir Paul McCartney constantly told her late mother...

Nbc Apologizes To Gop Candidate Bachmann

Following an uproar over the decision by Jimmy Fallon's Late Night house band, The Roots, to play Fishbone's 1985 song "Lyin' Ass Bitch" as guest Michele Bachmann walked onstage Monday night, NBC late-night chief Doug...

Amy Winehouse Planned Supergroup

Amy Winehouse had planned to form a supergroup to record a jazz album before she died. The 'Back to Black' singer - who died from accidental alcohol poisoning in July, aged 27 - was hoping...

50 Cent Returning To Hip Hop Roots

50 Cent's new album will see him return to hip-hop's roots. The 'In Da Club' rapper is currently finishing recording of his fifth album, and while he doesn't think it will be as popular as...

Ms. Dynamite To Play London's Nightlife Exchange Project

Basement Jaxx and Ms. Dynamite will headline London's Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project.The dance group and the female garage singer will help London to swap its usual night time scene with Jamaica on November 12. Ms....

Olsen Twins Team Up With Superga

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have become the new creative directors of Superga.The designer twins - who already have their own labels, The Row, Elizabeth + James and Olsenboye - have teamed up with the tennis...

Charlie Simpson Not Excited By New Heavy Music

Charlie Simpson doesn't get "excited" by "new heavy music".The Fightstar singer has recorded his debut solo album, 'Young Pilgrim', which moves away from the band's heavy roots to a more folk and Americana influenced sound,...

Angelina Jolie's Heritage Trips For Kids

Angelina Jolie's children "take turns" at visiting their home countries.The actress raises six kids with partner Brad Pitt - adopted trio Maddox, nine from Cambodia; Pax, seven, from Vietnam; and Zahara, six, from Ethiopia -...

Alexis Jordan Wants Soapy Perfume

Alexis Jordan wants her signature scent to smell like soap. The 'Good Girl' hitmaker would love to have her own signature scent but rather than a delicate flowery scent like may other celebrities choose, she...

Camilla Given £399 Salad

Britain's Duchess of Cornwall was given the world's most expensive salad at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.Camilla, the wife of Prince Charles, was shown around Anglian Home Improvements' 'Naked Garden' exhibit by its designer,...

Rap Rebels Lmfao

LMFAO are the "rebels" of the Motown family. The group - made up of Redfoo and SkyBlu, son and grandson of legendary soul record label Motown founder Berry Gordy - say their rap roots set...

Dappy To Save British Music

Dappy from N-Dubz could save British music, according to Jazzie B.The Soul II Soul star - who was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to British music...

Kings Of Leon's Family Live In 'Caverns'

Kings of Leon star Matthew Followill claims some of the band's family live in "caverns".The guitarist - who is joined in the band by his cousins Caleb, Nathan and Jared, who are all brothers -...

Cee Lo Green Has No Home

Cee Lo Green is homeless.The 'Forget You' hitmaker - who was born in Atlanta, Georgia - has no permanent base at the moment because of his busy working schedule so currently lives out of a...

Ana Ortiz Pregnant

Ana Ortiz is pregnant with her second child.The former 'Ugly Betty' actress - who already has a 23-month-old daughter, Paloma Louise, with husband Noah Lebenzon - is expecting a boy but admits the couple are...

John Lydon A 'Mad Barker'

Sex Pistols singer John Lydon was a "mad barker" until he found "humanity and love".The frontman feels his second band, Public Image Limited (PiL), brought out qualities in him which audiences hadn't previously seen when...

Jessie J Finds Roots With Adele

Jessie J becomes "common" when she bumps into old school friend Adele.The 'Price Tag' hitmaker - who attended the BRIT School in Croydon, South East England, with the singer - admitted despite both the girls...

Mary J. Blige Inspired By Soul Ii Soul

Mary J. Blige claims British group Soul II Soul saved her life. The 'Family Affair' hitmaker claims the group's track 'Keep On Moving' turned her life around and gave her hope during her early years...

John Legend Offers To Help Cheryl Cole

John Legend wants to help Cheryl Cole launch her music career in the US. The 'Save Room' singer is a huge fan of the new judge of 'The X Factor' US, and although he won't...

Perfectionist Dizzee Rascal

Dizzee Rascal won't release his new album until he is completely satisfied with it. The British rapper has yet to follow up his fourth record, 2009s 'Tongue N' Cheek', and although he hasn't even begun...

James Morrison Back To Basics On New Album

James Morrison "tried to forget" some of the things he'd learned about making music for his third album. The 'Broken Strings' hitmaker has recently completed recording on his third album, and wanted it to be...

Stereophonics Recording In Europe

Stereophonics are recording their new album in Europe.The 'Dakota' group have written many tracks about their Welsh roots, with debut album 'Word Gets Around' about daily life in their hometown of Cwmaman and their last...

70s Rockers Hanson

Hanson think of themselves as a 70s rock band. The Oklahoma-based brothers, Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson - who shot to fame with their debut single 'MMMbop' in 1997 - have been heavily influenced by...

Jennifer Lopez Praises Redone

Jennifer Lopez says she owes her comeback success to Lady Gaga's producer.The actress-and-singer worked with RedOne on several tracks for her album 'Love?' and insists the pop mogul - real name Nadir Khayat - has...

Arctic Monkeys Influenced By Chas And Dave?

Chas and Dave hope they influenced Arctic Monkeys to sing in their regional accent. The London duo are famed for singing in cockney voices and using rhyming slang in their songs, and pianist Chas Hodges...

?Uestlove Glues Together Broken Grammy

The Roots star Ahmir '?Uestlove' Thompson's very first Grammy Award is held together with superglue after he accidentally broke it in half.The critically-acclaimed drummer earned the accolade in 1999 for You Got Me, the hip-hop...

Eddie Murphy To Receive Comedy Honour

Eddie Murphy is to receive a Comedy Icon award.The 'Beverly Hills Cop' star will be honoured at the first-ever Comedy Awards for his 30-year career in stand-up, sketch, film and television at the event, which...

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