June 8th, 2011
05:31 PM ET
Love song crooner Jason Mraz is back to being single after revealing he and fiancée Tristan Prettyman called it quits and broke off their engagement.
The "I'm Yours" singer told The Daily Beast at the Samsung Hope for Children gala on Monday that he's in the midst of healing and wants to express the process through his music.
"My greatest mistake right now is, I've been clinging to my art," Mraz said. "In that, I have victory for my art and a great loss for my heart."
December 27th, 2010
10:11 AM ET
The holidays held a little extra sparkle for Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Mraz, and Hugh Hefner, who each announced their engagements over the weekend.
“Big Love” star Goodwin’s rep confirms to CNN that the beauty is set to wed actor beau Joey Kern, who proposed earlier this month with a ring he designed. The couple, who have been dating for two years, told People, "We couldn't be happier than to celebrate our engagement over the holidays with our families." Goodwin, 32, and Kern, 34, plan to wed next fall.
Meanwhile, 33-year-old singer Mraz said “I’m Yours” to fellow musician Tristan Prettyman by asking for her hand in marriage. "SHE SAID YES," he tweeted on December 24. For her part, Prettyman, 28, couldn’t be happier. "For Once. I Am Speechless.....i did good! holy crap! man of my dreams!!! for the rest of my life!!!" she tweeted that day.
January 31st, 2010
06:21 PM ET
Jason Mraz walked the red carpet at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards wearing only sustainable clothing.
"Nothing I'm wearing has a negative impact," Mraz explained, showing off his slate blue Eco Tux, crafted by Simon Carter. "The suit is made of recycled water bottles and wool, and the tie is made from recycled cassette tapes, so you can listen to the past nominees of the Grammys," he joked.
Mraz topped the eco-friendly outfit off with fair-trade shoes from Guatemala. "You choose what you want to do, what you want to wear," he said. "It’s all about making conscious choices." FULL POST
January 29th, 2010
10:52 AM ET
Quincy Jones is pulling together another all-star team for a remake of perhaps the most well-known charity song, "We Are the World."
So far, Jones has Wyclef Jean, Rickey Minor, Justin Bieber, Jason Mraz and Lionel Richie on deck for the millennial remix, not to mention Sugarland, Anthony Hamilton and Julianne Hough. The recording session will take place on Monday, February 1, in the exact same A&M Records recording studio as the "We Are the World" recording did in 1985. All proceeds for the album will go towards Haiti's relief efforts.
Richie co-wrote the original record with Michael Jackson for African famine relief, and the single was a massive success. MJ and Richie were joined by Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Cyndi Lauper, Tina Turner, Bob Dylan and Stevie Wonder, among a host of others. FULL POST
September 30th, 2009
10:06 AM ET
It had the charm of a community theater production put on by a group of pals - only in this case, everybody happened to be famous. Tuesday night, actor David Arquette and some of his family members and "Friends" - namely wife Courteney Cox-Arquette, Lisa Kudrow, Sheryl Crow, Christina Applegate, Ben Harper and more - staged a benefit concert to raise money for the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank and Feeding America.
It was a roughly staged event where microphones went dead, teleprompters messed up and everyone in the audience seemed to know each other. At one point, the director came over the P.A. system and asked Cox and Kudrow to stretch - so Kudrow grabbed a guitar and played a couple bars of "Smelly Cat," the tune her character made famous on an episode of "Friends."
AEG Live donated the Club Nokia in downtown L.A., while others donated their time and talent. Garry Shandling did a little stand-up comedy. Crow wrote a sing-along reggae song especially for the event called "All We Need" - which she recorded as a duet for iTunes with Jason Mraz. It'll be available in about a week or so, with all proceeds going to Feeding America.
As Crow performed, Allison Sweeney (soap star and host of "The Biggest Loser") snapped photos on her cell phone from the balcony. Harper raced over on a rare night off from his tour with Pearl Jam. Katharine McPhee, Jonny Lang and Good Charlotte's Joel and Benji Madden also performed live, as did Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine. His mom, Mary, watched from the side of the stage, dressed in sensible shoes and a grandma cardigan. Speaking of which, Morello and his new wife are expecting their first child next month. It's going to be a boy!
This wasn't some Hollywood fundraiser where the celebrities involved had no personal stake in the charity. Cox told us her husband, David, has been spending two days a week packing lunches and helping out at the neighborhood foodbank in Venice. Sometimes their daughter, Coco, joins him. Crow couldn't help giving Arquette a special shout-out during her set. "I love David Arquette so much, man!" she exclaimed. "Who else would put himself out there like this?!"
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