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  • David Gilmour's Upcoming Solo Album "Sounds Fantastic," Says Collaborator Phil Manzanera

    David Gilmour's Upcoming Solo Album "Sounds Fantastic," Says Collaborator Phil Manzanera

    Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour has been working on a new solo album, and one of his frequent collaborators says the project is coming together nicely. “It’s going very well,” longtime Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera tells U.K. magazine Uncut.  “I think it sounds fantastic, people will be very happy.” Manzanera contributed his guitar and production talents to Gilmour’s previous solo effort, 2006′s On an Island, and also co-produced Pink Floyd’s most recent album, last year’s The Endless River. Back in October, Gilmour told Rolling Stone he expected to release his new album sometime in 2015.  He also explained that… Read more

  • Aretha Franklin to Mentor Contestants on Next Week's "American Idol" Episodes

    Aretha Franklin to Mentor Contestants on Next Week's "American Idol" Episodes

    Detroit has been hosting the early performance rounds of season 14 of American Idol, and now a Motown legend will pay a visit to the show to help guide the new crop of contestants.  Billboard reports that Aretha Franklin will appear as a guest mentor on both episodes of the Fox singing competition next week. The shows, which will air Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. ET, appropriately will feature the hopefuls singing classic Motown tunes.  The Queen of Soul also will be performing on the program, which is taking place at Detroit’s Fillmore Theater. The coming week will see… Read more

  • Actor Leonard Nimoy, Best-Known as "Star Trek's" Mr. Spock, Dies at Age 83

    Actor Leonard Nimoy, Best-Known as "Star Trek's" Mr. Spock, Dies at Age 83

    (LOS ANGELES) — Leonard Nimoy, the actor who made the Star Trek character of Mr. Spock an international pop culture phenomenon, has died.  He was 83. Nimoy’s granddaughter confirmed his passing to ABC News. Nimoy was hospitalized last week after complaining of chest pain, though no information on his condition was released after that.  He announced in late January, 2014 that he’d been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, a progressive condition that decreases lung efficiency, making it difficult to breathe.  “I’m doing OK. Just can’t walk distances. Love my life, family, friends and followers,” Nimoy later tweeted,… Read more

  • Angry Principal Calls Cyberbullies ‘Pathetic Cowards’

    Angry Principal Calls Cyberbullies ‘Pathetic Cowards’

    (BOSTON) — A Boston-area principal is taking on some of his own students who mocked classmates on Twitter. Joshua Romano, the principal of Murdock Middle/High School in Winchendon, Massachusetts, spotted two Twitter accounts that made fun of students’ looks, sexual orientation and athletic ability. “It was definitely shocking and I feel that my students here are better than that,” Romano told ABC News. In a bid to get the message out that the tweets constituted unacceptable behavior, Romano sent the student body a stern email: “To the pathetic cowards who chose to start and participate in this, you are warned…. Read more

  • 'Just So Tragic': Mom of Slain Hostage Pities 'Jihadi John,' Mohammed Emwazi

    'Just So Tragic': Mom of Slain Hostage Pities 'Jihadi John,' Mohammed Emwazi

    (NEW YORK) — The parents of an American journalist beheaded by terrorists on video expressed pity for the “tragic” choices by their son’s apparent killer, “Jihadi John,” but said ISIS must be destroyed. Hours after the masked man’s identity was revealed Thursday by The Washington Post and confirmed by government officials, slain journalist James Foley’s mother Diane told ABC News that she was surprised to learn alleged ISIS “executioner” Mohammed Emwazi came from a “well-to-do” family in London. “He had a privileged background, if you will,” Foley said, referring to Emwazi’s purportedly middle class background and college degree in computer… Read more

  • Doobie Brothers Join Tortuga Music Festival Lineup; Add More Dates with Don Felder

    Doobie Brothers Join Tortuga Music Festival Lineup; Add More Dates with Don Felder

    The Doobie Brothers are set to bring some classic rock to the third annual Tortuga Music Festival, a country music-themed event scheduled to take place April 11-12 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  The festival, which benefits the Rock the Ocean Foundation, also will feature headliners Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band, as well as The Band Perry, Jake Owen, Little Big Town, Trace Adkins and a number other popular country acts. The Doobies’ appearance at the event could set the stage for an onstage reunion with one of the contributors to their recent duets album, Southbound, which features the band collaborating… Read more

  • "The Danish Girl": See Eddie Redmayne in New Role as Woman

    "The Danish Girl": See Eddie Redmayne in New Role as Woman

    (NEW YORK) — Talk about a follow up to his Oscar-winning The Theory of Everything performance. In The Danish Girl, Eddie Redmayne, 33, is playing Einar Wegener — one of the first people known to have undergone sex reassignment surgery — set in the 1930′s. The Wrap tweeted out the picture of Redmayne and spoke to the Oscar winner, who said “it’s been really good to get the muscles exercised again” with this role following Theory. Redmayne plays an artist born as a man, but undergoes “experimental surgeries” to become a woman.  First Look at Eddie Redmayne as ‘The Danish… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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