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June 01, 2006

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Prince to be Honored Webby's Lifetime Achievement Award

June 01, 2006 08:53:49 GMT

It was announced Wednesday May 31st, 2006 by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences that Prince will receive a Special Achievement honor at the 10th Annual Webby Awards for his efforts to make use the Internet to distribute music and connect with fans.

"Besides being a musical genius, Prince is a visionary who recognized early on that the web would completely change how we experience music," Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain said in a statement. "For more than a decade, he has tapped the power of the Web to forge a deeper connection with his fans and push the boundaries of technology and art."
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‘American Idol’ Recent Winner Taylor Hicks Signs Record Deal

June 01, 2006 08:10:39 GMT

Soon after his winning, it was announced Wednesday May 31st, 2006 that the newly crowned American Idol Taylor Hicks has signed a record deal with music mogul Clive Davis in conjunction with 19 Recordings Unlimited, the label managed by Simon Fuller.

The two songs Taylor has recorded, "Do I Make You Proud," which he performed in the show's finale, and a soulful cover of the The Doobie Brothers classic "Takin' It to the Streets", will be released in stores and through digital outlets on June 13. And as a recording deal has been reached, Taylor is expected to release a full-length album later this year under Davis' guidance.
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Nick Lachey Found Love with Brunette Kimberly Kardashian

June 01, 2006 07:49:35 GMT

Heart-broken Nick Lachey apparently has found new love. The hunk has been romantically linked to stylist Kim Kardashian, who is the daughter of O.J. Simpson's lawyer Robert Kardashian.

The couple was spotted chatted the night away at Hollywood hot spot Shag on May 15 and were photographed on May 24 at an afternoon showing of "The Da Vinci Code" in Westwood.
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Judge Granted Bullock's Extended Restraining Order Request

June 01, 2006 07:25:09 GMT

A Los Angeles judge has on Wednesday May 31st, 2006 granted Sandra Bullock's request to extend the restraining order she obtained against Thomas James Weldon in 2003. Weldon, who reportedly had followed Bullock through Michigan, Texas and California; left her voice mails; and sent numerous e-mails and faxes, was previously ordered to remain at least 200 feet from the actress.

With that order due to expire on June 5, and that Bullock's request on an extension has been granted, Weldon was thus ordered to keep his distance from the star until 2009. Neither Bullock nor Weldon appeared in court for Wednesday's hearing. Though, "I think she can feel a little bit safer now," Bullock's attorney, Edwin F. McPherson, said.
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The Top 10 Albums for the Week Ended May 28, 2006

June 01, 2006 06:50:04 GMT

Making a comeback to music industry isn't an easy thing to do for Dixie Chicks. Though they can make it as proven through their latest set, "Taking the Long Way," which takes the No. 1 spot on the album chart for the week ended Sunday May 28th, 2006. With 526,000 units sold in its first week of release, the album has become an obvious evidence that Dixie Chicks really deserves two thumbs up.

Debut at 2nd position on the Billboard 200 is "High School Musical" soundtrack on over 174,000 copies sold, and "American Idol Season Five Encores" is at 3rd selling 153,000 copies. Angels & Airwaves' "We Don't Need To Whisper" followed at No.4 selling 127,000, while Red Hot Chili Peppers drops four spots to No. 5 with "Stadium Arcadium" sold for another 113,000 copies.
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"Amazon Fishbowl With Bill Maher" to Debut

June 01, 2006 06:18:41 GMT

His new live weekly show, "Amazon Fishbowl With Bill Maher," debuts Thursday night on Amazon.com. Guests include the Dixie Chicks, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and author Dean Koontz.

The show, which Maher called the "top-shelf television-style programming", will appear Thursdays through August 17. Each 30-minute episode will feature interviews and performances with artists whose wares are available for sale on the Web site.
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Len Wiseman Is in Talks to Direct "Die Hard 4"

June 01, 2006 04:57:49 GMT

The Hollywood Reporter says that Len Wiseman is in talks to direct the highly anticipated "Die Hard 4". The 20th Century Fox film project will see the coming back of Bruce Willis who is about to reprise his role as wise-cracking New York cop John McClane.

Rumors on the street say that the story of the fourth installment of the franchise will follow McClane and his son get involved in a terrorist plot while on a holiday.
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Rob Thomas & Band Matchbox 20 Make Donation

June 01, 2006 04:11:36 GMT

The destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina has left many people devastated. Though so the disaster has taught many human being about the so-called "solidarity, caring, and love for others".

Bingo. That's what Rob Thomas and his band Matchbox 20 has learnt. Thus, both parties have donated $200,000 to raise money for, among other things, restoring music education programs in areas affected by the hurricane.
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Back Surgery Forced Luciano Pavarotti to Postpone Farewell Tour

June 01, 2006 03:40:57 GMT

Opera star Luciano Pavarotti has been forced to postpone five concerts on his worldwide farewell tour, "Pavarotti Worldwide Farewell Tour", because of complications from back surgery.

Four performances in the Canadian cities of Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto, and in Washington in the US have been delayed until October.
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Adrianne Curry & Christopher Knight Tie the Knot

June 01, 2006 03:19:33 GMT

American model Adrianne Curry has on Monday evening May 29th, 2006, tied the knot with her actor boyfriend Christopher Knight. The couple exchanged vows in front of 250 friends and family during a traditional ceremony at the Christ Episcopal Church in Curry's hometown of Joliet, Ill.

This is the first marriage for Curry, whereas both of Knight's previous marriages ended in divorce. Their nuptials will be documented on VH1's My Fair Brady Wedding Special premiering on VH1 in July later this year.
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Liz Taylor Denied Alzheimer's Reports

June 01, 2006 02:52:40 GMT

Veteran actress Elizabeth Taylor breaks her silence concerning recent reports that she has Alzheimer's and is close to death.

The Academy Award-winning actress speaking to Larry King on CNN Tuesday night May 30th, 2006 "Oh come on, do I look like I'm dying? Do I look like or sound like I have Alzheimer's?"