May 4th, 2011
11:32 AM ET
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon reveal baby names
Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon have finally revealed the names of their twins who were born in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Their son is named Moroccan Scott Cannon, with the nickname "Roc". Scott is Nick’s middle name, as well as his grandmother’s maiden name.
The top tier of Mariah’s New York City apartment is called the Moroccan Room, because of the Moroccan-inspired decor. It’s also the place where Nick proposed to his wife, overlooking Manhattan!
Their daughter’s name is Monroe Cannon. Mariah's rep says she does not have a middle name because Mariah herself does not have one. Monroe was named after Marilyn Monroe, who has been an inspiration to Mariah her whole life. FULL POST
April 16th, 2011
04:08 PM ET
Coachella Day 1: Cee Lo gets unplugged – and not by choice
Day one of the 2011 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival got off to a rocky start for a couple of acts on the Main Stage. One left the stage by throwing in the towel - literally - and the other managed to pull off an impressive set, much to the surprise of the audience.
Cee Lo Green, who's been all over the airwaves recently in his latest incarnation of "The Lady Killer," was 30 minutes late for his late afternoon set. The desert sun was still blazing at 5:20 pm when he finally made his appearance, and the Atlanta-based R&B/pop singer wasted no time in complaining about his daytime slot. He played five songs - including the Gnarls Barkley hit, "Crazy" and what he likes to call "the adult version" of his Grammy-nominated single, "F*** You."
His set was scheduled to end at 5:40 pm. At 5:44 - just as he was apologizing to the crowd for being late, saying it wasn't his fault because his plane had just landed - the audio to his microphone was abruptly cut. The big screens on either side of the stage showed Cee Lo continuing to talk, and his band continuing to play, yet no sound was coming out of the speakers. Finally, he put a white towel on top of his bald head, walked off stage, and threw the towel to the ground - never to be seen again by Friday's Coachella audience.
September 29th, 2010
06:13 PM ET
Surprising tweet leaves Blake Shelton speechless
Blake Shelton likes to shock fans with his tweets. But Tuesday night in Nashville, the country music star received an unexpected Twitter message of his own that left him struggling for words: "Blake Shelton, you are invited to join the Grand Ole Opry!"
Shelton and his pal Trace Adkins had just performed their smash duet, "Hillbilly Bone," during "Country Comes Home" - a concert to celebrate the Opry's re-opening after flooding damaged the landmark venue this past spring.
As the crowd cheered and rose to its feet, Adkins put his arm around Shelton's shoulders and said, "He's famous for doing the Twitter thing, you know he's always sending tweets. Well, the Grand Ole Opry sent Blake a tweet tonight. Here, look!" He then handed Shelton an iPhone with the Opry's cherished invitation to become a member. Shelton grinned broadly and put his hand over his heart, while his fiancee, Miranda Lambert, applauded from the audience.
September 24th, 2010
02:20 PM ET
Taylor Swift sparkles at Country Music Hall of Fame fundraiser
Country Music Hall of Fame events usually bring out well-heeled execs in suits and women dressed to the nines.
Thursday night's fundraiser in Los Angeles brought out little girls in cowboy boots holding hands with their moms. The reason? Taylor Swift was in the house.
"We were smart enough to invite this kid," joked Vince Gill, as he introduced the 20-year-old country-pop sensation. "We dig her because she sold all the tickets. Miss Taylor Swift, everybody!" FULL POST
May 14th, 2010
12:17 PM ET
Cypress Hill and Pitbull protest against Arizona law
Cypress Hill and Pitbull have canceled their respective gigs in Arizona in protest of SB 1070.
On Monday, the band posted this message on their website:
“In a show of resistance to the criminalization of immigrant communities and in opposition to SB1070, recently signed into Arizona legislation, Cypress Hill has elected to cancel a performance scheduled in Tucson for May 21, 2010. This decision was made in an effort to show support and solidarity with those, undocumented and otherwise, being directly affected by this unconstitutional "law." Cypress Hill recognizes those living in the struggle for their basic civil rights. Rise Up!”
April 27th, 2010
12:57 PM ET
Amy Winehouse takes a tumble
London (CNN) - Amy Winehouse took a spill over the weekend, sending her to a London clinic for medical treatment, her publicist said Tuesday.
"Amy tripped and fell at home," spokeswoman Tracey Miller said. "She bruised her ribs and also suffered a cut above her eye."
The 26-year-old singer "is recovering and expected to be fine," she said.
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