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Walking In Memphis! Check Out The History Of This Tennessee City From Budweiser Made In America

Budweiser Made in America is getting closer all the time as we explore the nation's most musically cultured cities. Now we hit Memphis, whose famous faces include everyone from Elvis Presley to Justin Timberlake.Memphis, Tennessee...

Documentary Movie About Big Star Given UK Release

This weekend sees the limited British theatrical release of Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, a biopic documentary about Big Star, arguably the biggest cult artist in pop history.Big StarFormed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1971...

Jean-claude Van Damme Had Affair With Kylie Minogue

Jean-Claude Van Damme had an affair with Kylie Minogue. The actor is currently promoting his new movie 'Expendables 2' but enjoyed a fling with the singer who co-starred with him in 'Street Fighter'.He told The...

Demi Lovato Tired Of Nagging Simon Cowell

Demi Lovato is tired of being nagged by Simon CowellThe 19-year-old singer admits the 'X Factor' chief tries to keep her and fellow panellists L.A. Reid and Britney Spears in line during filming of the...

Brooke Hogan Belongs In Tna

Brooke Hogan belongs in TNA IMPACT Wrestling because she has been ''living and breathing'' the sport her ''entire life.''The 24-year-old singer - who shot to fame with her father, wrestling legend Hulk Hogan, brother Nick...

Leonardo Dicaprio Was Almost In Baywatch

Leonardo DiCaprio was almost cast in 'Baywatch'.The 'Romeo + Juliet' star was in line to play the role of Hobie - son of central character Mitch Buchannon - in the hugely popular 90s Californian lifeguard...

Rihanna's Mum Teases Her About Ashton

Rihanna's mother joked about her rumoured relationship with Ashton Kutcher at a recent party.The 'You Da One' singer - who was linked to the 'Two and a Half Men' actor earlier this year - took...

Rihanna Ends Interview After Love Life Question

Rihanna has ''abruptly ended'' an interview following a question about her love life.The 24-year-old 'Battleship' star - who has recently been linked with Ashton Kutcher and ex-boyfriend Chris Brown - called time on her chat...

Les Miserables To Be 2-D

'Les Miserables' will be shot in 2-D so viewers don't "physically struggle".Director Tom Hooper - who won an Oscar for his work on 'The King's Speech' - was "tempted" to use 3-D technology in the...

America Ferrera Giggled With Lohan On Betty Set

America Ferrera was "in hysterics" when Lindsay Lohan made a guest appearance in 'Ugly Betty'.The 27-year-old actress - who portrayed leading lady Betty Suarez in the comedy - explained when the troubled star played her...

Peter Andre Shocked At Schwimmer Request

Peter Andre thought it was a joke when David Schwimmer asked him to sing at the renewal of his wedding vows.The 'Mysterious Girl' hitmaker thought he was going to end up on a prank-style TV...

Bar Refaeli To Star In Fashion Reality Show

Bar Refaeli is to appear in a new fashion reality TV show.The Israeli model has filmed segments for 'Scouted' which aims to find the next big star in the modelling world with Scott Lipps' New...

Andie Macdowell And Quaid 'An Old Married Couple'

Andie MacDowell and Dennis Quaid feel like an "old married couple". The 'Footloose' co-stars - who play Reverend Shaw Moore and his wife Vi in the dance movie remake - previously starred together as a...

Mario Testino Fought For Gisele

Mario Testino "fought" for Gisele Bundchen.The legendary photographer says he saw something special in the Brazilian supermodel as soon as he met her when she was a rising star even though others didn't.He told Grazia...

Nicole Kidman Was 'Damaged' By Cruise Split

Nicole Kidman's split from Tom Cruise left her "really damaged". The 'Rabbit Hole' star separated from the Hollywood star - with whom she has two adopted children Isabella, 18, and Connor, 15 - in 2001...

Reese Witherspoon Loved Elephant Work

Reese Witherspoon credits an elephant with being one of the best co-stars she's had. The 'Water For Elephants' actress loved working alongside the animal because it was both dangerous and challenging. She said: "It was...

Fergie To Judge Singing Contest

Fergie has become a judge for an online singing and songwriting search.The Black Eyed Peas star will head up the panel alongside songwriting legend Diane Warren, Natasha Bedingfield and Delta Goodrem for 'Avon Voices', a...

Michael Buble To Have Two Weddings

Michael Buble is planning two weddings.The Canadian singer is due to tie the knot with Argentinean beauty Luisana Lopilato next April and has revealed the couple will say their vows in ceremonies in each of...

Johnny Depp And Angelina Jolie Like Being At Home

Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie like to be "locked away" at their homes.The pair had never met before appearing together in 'The Tourist', despite having homes in southern France close to one another.The actress insists...

Cheryl Cole Set To Conquer Us

Cheryl Cole will be "loved" in the US. Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am - who worked with Cheryl on her debut album 'Three Words' - believes the 'Promise This' singer will become a big star...

Stephens: 'Hummel Was Crucial To Big Star's Success'

BIG STAR drummer JODY STEPHENS has paid tribute to his former bandmate ANDY HUMMEL, crediting his late pal as the key to the rockers' success.Hummel, an original member of the band, died earlier this month...

Big Star's Hummel Dies

Another tragedy has hit rock group BIG STAR - original bassist ANDY HUMMEL has died just four months after his former bandmate ALEX CHILTON passed away.Hummel lost his two-year battle with cancer on Monday (19Jul10),...

Big Star Pay Tribute To Chilton At South By Southwest Festival

Late BIG STAR leader ALEX CHILTON was saluted at the South By Southwest festival in Texas on Saturday (20Mar10) when his bandmates performed classics in his honour.Jon Auer, Ken Stringfellow and Jody Stephens agreed to...

Big Star To Play On Following Chilton's Death

BIG STAR's showcase at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas on Saturday night (20Mar10) will go on as planned, despite the death of bandmate ALEX CHILTON.The cult band's Jody Stephens admits he and...

Mgmt Dedicates Gig To Chilton

MGMT has paid tribute to late BIG STAR rocker ALEX CHILTON - dedicating a London gig to the musician, who died on Wednesday (17Mar10).The 59 year old passed away at a New Orleans, Louisiana hospital...

Gillespie Pays Tribute To 'Rock Genius' Chilton

PRIMAL SCREAM frontman BOBBY GILLESPIE has paid tribute to late BIG STAR rocker ALEX CHILTON - comparing the singer/guitarist's work to the legacy of THE BEATLES.The 59 year old passed away at a New Orleans,...

Stars Unite For Big Star Tribute

US rockers REM are joining forces with RYAN ADAMS and IDLEWILD to create a tribute album to 1970s band BIG STAR. Disc BIG STAR SMALL WORLD will feature a series of cover tracks including YOU...

Supergroup Golden Smog Return

Cult rock supergroup GOLDEN SMOG, featuring members of WILCO, SOUL ASYLUM and THE JAYHAWKS, has reformed to record their first album in eight years. The band, made up of Wilco frontman JEFF TWEEDY, Soul...

Last Smith Songs To Appear In Thumbsucker

Tragic rocker ELLIOTT SMITH's final recordings are to appear in new indie film THUMBSUCKER. The singer/songwriter recorded LET'S GET LOST and covers of CAT STEVENS' TROUBLE and BIG STAR's THIRTEEN just before he died...

Chilton Ok In New Orleans

Cult rocker ALEX CHILTON is alive and well after being caught up in Hurricane Katrina in his beloved New Orleans, Louisiana. The BIG STAR frontman was feared dead, but his manager TERRY MANNING has...

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