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Roger Waters Criticizes Bon Jovi for Playing a Concert in Israel This Weekend

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Sean Evans; David BergmanEx-Pink Floyd singer/bassist Roger Waters has long been a vocal opponent of Israel’s policies toward Palestine, and he frequently addresses other music artists who have scheduled concerts in Israel and attempts to dissuade them from performing in the country. Salon has now posted a letter Waters has written to Bon Jovi criticizing the band for going ahead ... Read More »

Bette Midler’s 2015 “Hulaween” Costume Ball to Feature Performance by Nile Rodgers and Chic

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Courtesy of Bette Midler; Roy CoxThe latest edition of Bette Midler‘s annual “Hulaween” charity costume ball will be held on October 30 at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City, and Nile Rodgers and Chic will be on hand to entertain the partygoers. The event benefits New York Restoration Project (NYRP), a non-profit organization Midler started in 1995 to reclaim ... Read More »

Jennifer Hudson Is Up for Taking On “Challenging” Lead Role in Possible Aretha Franklin Biopic

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Matthew Jordan Smith; Heather Wines/CBSLast year, Aretha Franklin revealed that Jennifer Hudson was among a short list of actresses that she’d like to see play her in an upcoming biopic. Now, it seems that the Oscar-winning star of Dreamgirls would openly welcome that opportunity. Jennifer expressed her interest in starring in the Queen of Soul’s biopic, which is being spearheaded ... Read More »

Paul McCartney Performs at PETA’s 35th Anniversary Gala

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Credit: MJ KimPaul McCartney has been one of the biggest celebrity supporters of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, aka PETA, so who better to serve as the entertainment at the animal-rights organization’s 35th anniversary party? A performance by the former Beatles star closed out the star-studded event, dubbed “All Together Now,” which took place Wednesday night at the ... Read More »

Report: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Is the Godfather of Billy Joel’s Baby Daughter

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Jamie McCarthy/WireImageWhen it came time for Billy Joel to choose a godfather for his baby daughter, Ella Rose, the Piano Man picked a real political big shot — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The New York Post‘s Page Six reports Cuomo joined Billy, his wife Alexis and his older daughter, Alexa Ray, Tuesday at a party celebrating Della’s christening, held ... Read More »

Star-Studded Bill Withers Tribute Concert Taking Place Tonight at Carnegie Hall in NYC

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Credit: Andrew ZukermanAn eclectic cast of music stars will salute pop/soul singer Bill Withers tonight at a special benefit concert at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall. The show, dubbed “Lean on Him: A Tribute to Bill Withers,” will include performances by Michael McDonald, Dr. John, Branford Marsalis, Ed Sheeran, Aloe Blacc, Withers’ daughter Kori and more. The concert will ... Read More »