Date of birth
23rd March, 1953
1st January, 1970
Chaka Khan at the funeral service of Aretha Franklin held at Greater Grace Church in Detroit. The service saw guests the likes of Ariana Grande and Bill Clinton, and was broadcast live on television - Detroit, Michigan, United States - Friday 31st August 2018
An Oscar nominee, a Real Housewife and a celebrity chef are among the contestants for the ABC dancing competition.
The full line-up for this season of Dancing With The Stars has been announced, with the celebrities already being paired up with their professional partners. The show’s 21st season will see thirteen celebrities compete for the coveted mirrorball trophy, which was last won by Rumer Willis and partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy in May.
Oscar nominee Gary Busey announced he had signed up for the show during an appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel' Live on Tuesday, where he arrived in the studio dressed as a cowboy riding a white horse. Busy will be teamed with pro Anna Trebuskay.
Continue reading: 'Dancing With The Stars' Announces Season 21 Line Up
By Tareck Ghoneim in Music Reviews on 20 May 2014
Southport 50th was always going to be special. Every year Southport Weekender comes around again and with so many mind blowing gigs and sets we've seen throughout its history, it would be fair to assume Alex, Dave and the rest of the Southport Weekender family couldn't top it off again, but my gosh they did! It was an epic weekender.
Arriving on Friday, it was hard not to get swept away with the excitement but with the After Parties and so much to see, it was best not to burn out too soon. Brand New Heavies in The Connoisseur's Corner was a perfect way to start the weekender. They always know how to win the Southport Weekender crowd with their great display of funk musicianship immediately getting the dance floor moving. With Suncebeat and now two more events this year - one at Camelot and a special nostalgia gig back at the original Pontins in Southport - there were plenty more opportunities to experience the good vibrations of the festival. There's no doubt anyone who's been to Suncebeat knows how good that event is, and that I'm sure will be even more prolific this year due to the tragic death of Frankie Knuckles, who was going to headline Suncebeat this year.
Continue reading: Southport Weekender 50th - 9th - 11th May 2014, UK Live Review
It's That Time Of Year Again! New Orleans Jazz Festival Returns With Another Two Weekends Of Music Mythology
Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and Arcade Fire bring life to New Orleans Jazz Festival 2014.
It's that time of year again where New Orleans go all out to prove they are one of the most culturally rich cities in North America with their annual two-weekend event, the New Orleans Jazz Festival.
The Jazz Festival has expanded to two long weekends since its inaugural year in 1970, meaning that more people than ever can get the chance to enjoy the fine music culture of Louisiana. The Queen of Gospel Mahalia Jackson appeared at the first event alongside renowned orchestral composer Duke Ellington, and from then on the festival has gone from strength to strength and has never once lost the spirit that has made it so loved.
Lindsay Lohan received a supportive visit from Ben Affleck, whilst in rehab, who offered his support and advice. Affleck is not the only celebrity friend to offer Lohan support: singer Chaka Khan and media mogul Oprah Winfrey are also helping the actress.
Ben Affleck paid Lindsay Lohan a visit whilst she was in rehab. He advised her on how to remain sober after she leaves the facility. Affleck, who has also been in alcohol rehab, advised the 27-year-old actress on how to turn her career around.
Lindsay Lohan at the L.A. premiere of Scary Movie V.
Lohan and Affleck, according to TMZ, sat down in a meeting somewhere away from the Malibu Cliffside Rehab facility. Affleck advised Lohan on how to remain sober once she left the facility. He also promised that the entertainment community are considerably more supportive of those leaving rehab than one would expect.
Oprah Winfrey is mentoring Lindsay Lohan through her post-rehab phase. On a morning talk show Winfrey claimed Lohan is ready to fully commit to staying sober.
Oprah Winfrey has decided to mentor Lindsay Lohan through her transitional post-rehab period. The talk show host has already convinced the 27-year-old actress to cancel her trip to Europe. On Tuesday's (6 August) Good Morning America, Winfrey shared the reasoning behind her advice, she said "I just came from Europe, and Europe is the place to go when you want to feel really good and relax."
The television queen then went on to name drop the exclusive Italian island of Capri, saying "it's hard to go to Capri and not have a Bellini."
You can always rely on Cedric The Entertainer to get the red-carpet rocking ahead of an industry bash. Real name Cedric Antonio Kyles, the American actor and comedian showed up at the 2013 BET Honors last week to really liven things up! The Steve Harvey Show alum looked in his element posing for photographers and chatting with fellow guests.
It was a typical grand entrance from the funny-man, though the waiting press pack were perhaps more keen to snap Avatar star Laz Alonso, who also attended the event, and Anthony Anderson from All About The Andersons. Other high profile arrivals included R&B and soul producers Jimmy Jam and Terry lewis, BET chairman Debra Lee and Ava Coleman, Whose Line Is It Anyway? comedian Wayne Brady and WNBA player Lisa Leslie and husband MICHAEL LOCKWOOD.
Continue reading: Cedric The Entertainer Steals The Show On BET Red Carpet (Video)
The network announced the news today (Dec 20) that Berry and Khan would be amongst next years inductees into the honour list, with basketball star Lisa Leslie, music executive Clarence Avant and religious leader T.D. Jakes also being honoured. The ceremony will take place on January 12th in Washington, D.C., at the Warner Theatre. The show special airs on BET a month later on February 11th, with a host of special performances also taking place on the night.
BET Honors are awarded yearly to African Americans who have been recognised by BET as having exceeded in their fields of music, literature, entertainment, education and more. The awards presentation was devised in 2008 by the broadcasting company to coincide with Black History Month, with Alicia Keys, Tyra Banks, Magic Johnson, Tyler Perry, Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder having been honoured in the past. Next years ceremony will be presented by Gabrielle Union, with the list of performers at the event being held for the time being. At least this gives Halle something to look forward to, should she be fearing her Christmas celebrations go the same way as her Thanksgiving festivities went.
Funk singer Chaka Khan is spotted at the reception desk of a dentist's office in LA. Seemingly spotting the paparazzi through the window, she fixes her hair in a mirror before leaving the building. One photographer starts singing: 'Get ready for the paparazzi, get ready for the paparazzi, looking all sexy' as she does this.
After taking care of her granddaughter since 2011, Chaka Khan has stated that her son is now over the drug problems he had.
Chaka Khan has insisted that her son has gotten over his drug problem, and is now living a healthy life. The soul superstar behind 'I'm Every Woman' has had custody of her granddaughter Daija since December 2011, when the child was 10. This came after her son's girlfriend at the time was unable to care for the child because of a "heavy involvement in drugs".
Damien Holland - Khan's son - has supposedly also had a history of substance abuse, however Khan has revealed that he is now clean. In an interview with 'Sister 2 Sister' magazine, Khan explained: "He's great. He went through some trials. But he's good. He's come out of [his drug troubles]. He's got a good girlfriend. He's happy."
Continue reading: Chaka Khan Says Her Son Is Off Drugs