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At 90, Chuck Berry to release first new album in four decades
Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry celebrated his 90th birthday on Tuesday by announcing that his first album of new music in 38 years would be released next year. Called simply "Chuck," the album will consist mostly of new, original material recorded and produced by Berry, his record company said.
Schmoozing with the stars poses pitfalls for celebrity media
Kiss up or shut up? Friendship or flattery? The firing of presenter Billy Bush on Monday from NBC's "Today" show for taking part in a 2005 lewd conversation with Republican White House contender Donald Trump highlights the fine line celebrity media must walk in their bid to get access to the stars.
Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay's teen daughter killed in Kentucky crossfire
The 15-year-old daughter of U.S. Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay died on Sunday after being caught in an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles outside of a Kentucky restaurant, police said. After the shooting in Lexington at about 4 a.m. EDT (0800 GMT), Trinity Gay was taken in a private vehicle to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, the Lexington Police Department said in a statement.
Tupac Shakur, Janet Jackson head up Rock Hall of Fame nominees
Slain rapper Tupac Shakur, pop star Janet Jackson and protest singer Joan Baez were among 19 musicians nominated on Tuesday for induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. British progressive rock band Yes, American rockers Pearl Jam, metal band Steppenwolf, English electronic band Depeche Mode, and funk singer Chaka Khan, were also included on the nominees list, which will be voted on by fans and music industry experts.
Phil Collins returning to music stage with new shows
British musician Phil Collins is returning to the stage with his first set of live shows in nearly 10 years, saying his children helped him cut his retirement short. Collins, who announced in 2011 he was bowing out of music, will perform for five nights at London's Royal Albert Hall next June before heading to Cologne and Paris where he will play two concerts in each city as part of his "Not Dead Yet: Live" shows.
Emmy-Award winning actress Janney gets star on Walk of Fame
"The West Wing" actress Allison Janney was joined by former co-star Richard Schiff as she received the 2,592nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday. Seven-times Emmy Award-winning actress Janney, who played White House press secretary C.J. Cregg in the political drama, received the star located next to American film and stage actor Montgomery Clift on Hollywood Boulevard.
Tom Hanks wins tabloid apology over crumbling marriage claims
Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson got apologies and retractions on Tuesday from two U.S. tabloids who claimed the Hollywood couple was divorcing because Hanks was in love with his co-stars Meg Ryan or Felicity Jones. The National Enquirer and Star Magazine, both properties of American Media Inc , issued statements, changed their online stories and will run corrections in their upcoming print editions.