November 8th, 2011
10:34 AM ET

Soundcheck: Jason Aldean is having a moment

It's been a breakthrough year for Jason Aldean.

His fourth studio album, "My Kinda Party," is the best-selling country disc of 2011, and Wednesday he heads into "The 45th CMA Awards" with a whopping five nominations, including Album of the Year, Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year.

"We haven't been nominated for any until this year," says the 34-year-old Georgia native. "It's like, pick one! I'd love to win one of those." FULL POST

Food poisoning behind Steven Tyler's fall
October 26th, 2011
12:54 PM ET

Food poisoning behind Steven Tyler's fall

Wacky “American Idol” judge Steven Tyler has taken a tumble while on tour in Paraguay. Tyler’s manager tells CNN that food poisoning is to blame for the fall.

The Aerosmith frontman fell in his hotel bathroom on Tuesday, suffering facial injuries, reports People magazine. The publication adds that 63-year-old Tyler lost two teeth in the accident and wound up with cuts on his face.

The rocker's manager confirmed to CNN that Tyler “suffered minor injuries as a result of food poisoning."

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Melissa Etheridge on 'L Word' actress kiss
September 28th, 2011
01:36 PM ET

Melissa Etheridge on 'L Word' actress kiss

Don’t expect to see Melissa Etheridge getting steamy in public anytime soon.

The famed singer/songwriter, who received her Hollywood Walk of Fame star Tuesday, told CNN at the event that she’s not really into overt displays of public affection, be they heterosexual, homosexual or otherwise.

That's not to say she hasn't shared a kiss with a partner on occasion.

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Coldplay pays tribute to Amy Winehouse
August 4th, 2011
09:35 AM ET

Coldplay pays tribute to Amy Winehouse

Coldplay paid tribute to the late Amy Winehouse Wednesday night during a concert in Los Angeles to benefit the Grammy Foundation. Proceeds from the evening will support high school music education programs through the Grammy Foundation's "Grammy in the Schools" charity.

During the band's encore, singer Chris Martin surprised the audience by slyly launching into Winehouse's signature tune, "Rehab." The British quartet then segued into its own 2005 hit, "Fix You."

It was a poignant moment as the crowd sang along with Martin on the chorus, "Lights will guide you home, and ignite your bones, and I will try to fix you."

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Halle Berry's ex-husband marries Prince's ex-wife
August 2nd, 2011
06:27 PM ET

Halle Berry's ex-husband marries Prince's ex-wife

Get ready to throw some e-rice: Eric Benet, (Halle Berry's ex-husband) tied the knot with Manuela Testolini (Prince's ex-wife) on Sunday, CNN has confirmed.

The longtime couple reportedly married in Newport Beach, California after being engaged for eight months. Benet told Us Weekly in January that he used a love song to propose to Testolini last November.

"During a romantic dinner, I decided to finally let Manuela hear 'Never Want to Live Without You,' a song off my new album that I had written for her," Benet recalled. "I sang it to her, then got down on one knee and proposed."

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Amy Winehouse's early, troubled performances
July 24th, 2011
12:02 PM ET

Amy Winehouse's early, troubled performances

It was March 19, 2007. Amy Winehouse's album, "Back to Black," had just dropped in the U.S., and this was our first up-close and personal look at the talented, but obviously troubled star we'd heard so much about.

As the music from her borrowed band, the Dap-Kings, filled The Roxy in West Hollywood, she somewhat demurely stepped out onto the tiny stage. She was petite - sporting a teal strapless dress, exaggerated cat-eye make-up and an impressive beehive that looked like it could easily house a whole family of crows.

At 23, Winehouse was endearingly awkward, like a newborn colt - all bony elbows and unsure movements. But the girl could sing. FULL POST

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