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Fyf Fest 2013 Announces More Live Acts For August!

FYF Fest 2013 presents yet more new acts for its 10th annual weekend this August including comedians Doug Benson, Brett Gelman and Karen Kilgariff.FYF is an alternative music festival spread over two days - this...

Natalie Portman Could Quit Hollywood For Children

Natalie Portman, the American actress who scooped the Oscar for 'Best Actress' in February, has hinted that she may quit acting for the sake of her children. Natalie Portman is currently expecting her first child...

Carly Simon, Scarlett Johansson & Banhart Record Tracks For Documentary

Carly Simon, Scarlett Johansson and Devendra Banhart have recorded new tunes for the soundtrack to a new documentary about two autistic friends.Musician J. Ralph called on his famous friends to help him create the score...

Banhart Scraps Shows After Breaking His Leg

DEVENDRA BANHART has been forced to scrap a series of shows after breaking his leg in a freak skateboarding accident.In a post on his website, the Carmensita singer reveals he broke his leg before a...

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"I'd like to apologise to the hippies for being considered someone who can speak on their behalf; I don't wear patchouli, and I smell too good to be a hippie." DEVENDRA BANHART is tied of...

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"People are always giving me weed after shows, and I don't want to let them down." DEVENDRA BANHART insists he isn't the pothead he's portrayed as.

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Cult singer-songwriter DEVENDRA BANHART's new album, What Will We Be, features a ballad sung in the language of California's Pit River Indians.

Banhart And Moretti Plan Cologne Venture

Folk rocker DEVENDRA BANHART and THE STROKES drummer FABRIZIO MORETTI are teaming up to launch their own cologne.Banhart claims he is working on Ninja Smell with his pal and they are preparing to release the...

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"I wake up every morning and long for 'Alien transmission received'." Rocker DEVENDRA BANHART dreams of making contact with species on other planets.

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Folk rocker DEVENDRA BANHART's middle name is Obi - after STAR WARS sage OBI-WAN KENOBI.

Banhart Goes Beardless

Folk rocker DEVENDRA BANHART has shaved off his trademark beard - and he feels naked without it.The half-Venezuelan singer/songwriter insists he was "born with a beard" and finds it odd sporting just a moustache and...

Banhart: 'I Hated Portman's Star Wars Prequels'

Hippie rocker DEVENDRA BANHART steered his conversations with ex-girlfriend NATALIE PORTMAN away from her STAR WARS films - because he was not a fan of the prequels.The couple briefly dated last year (08) and Banhart...

Banhart Collaborates With Gza

NATALIE PORTMAN's musician ex DEVENDRA BANHART has teamed up with rapper GZA to record a new version of his single BABY.The folk singer reveals he was introduced to GZA by the hip-hop star's Wu-Tang Clan...

Beck Tackles Cohen Songs With Mgmt & Banhart

BECK is to re-record LEONARD COHEN's landmark Songs of Leonard Cohen album with famous pals MGMT and DEVENDRA BANHART.The Loser hitmaker plans to make the Cohen project his next Record Club venture - recording all...

Hindu Scholars Call For Portman Apology

NATALIE PORTMAN has upset America's leading Hindus with her portrayal of an Indian princess in ex-boyfriend DEVENDRA BANHART's new CARMENSITA video - and they're calling for a public apology from her. Religious scholars have called...

Single Portman Sells Up

Hollywood star NATALIE PORTMAN is moving on from her split with musician ex-boyfriend DEVENDRA BANHART - by ditching her New York home. Just weeks after the Star Wars actress ended her romance with Banhart, she...

Report - Portman And Banhart Split

NATALIE PORTMAN has split from boyfriend DEVENDRA BANHART, according to U.S reports. The odd couple met and fell in love while the actress was shooting a video for the the musician's Carmensita tune in March...

Portman To Star In Boyfriend's New Video

NATALIE PORTMAN is handing her musician boyfriend DEVENDRA BANHART a career boost, by starring in his new video. Bearded Banhart will save Portman's princess in the Bollywood spoof, to accompany single Carmensita. The 27-year-old star...

Portman Stars In Banhart Video

Hollywood star NATALIE PORTMAN has teamed up with DEVENDRA BANHART to star in the cult musician's new video. Portman filmed her starring role in the video for Banhart's Carmensita, a track from his 2007 album...

The Shins + Banhart Contribute Charity T-shirt Designs

Cult rockers THE SHINS, DEVENDRA BANHART and RILO KILEY have turned T-shirt designers to create casual wear for charity. Proceeds from the sale of the musicians' $25 (GBP12.50) T-shirts will go to non-profit organisation the...

Banhart Makes Mix-cds For Lohan

Cult rocker DEVENDRA BANHART is helping LINDSAY LOHAN in her recovery - by making her mix-CDs of his favourite artists. Thoughtful Banhart is distracting the troubled actress, who is being treated for substance abuse as...

Banhart Awoken By Female Fan Climbing Through Window

Cult rocker DEVENDRA BANHART was shocked after a devoted female fan woke him up by climbing through his bedroom window. The singer was sleeping in his Topanga Canyon, California home when the determined admirer made...

Banhart Invites Hitchhiking Fan To Play On New Album

DEVENDRA BANHART amazed a musician who had travelled across America to meet the folk rocker - when he invited the fan to play on his new album. Nathan Pelkey cornered Banhart in a coffee shop...

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Folk rocker DEVENDRA BANHART performed a five-song set aboard a boat sailing along the River Thames in England on Sunday (26Aug07). The quirky show took place before Banhart entertained the crowds at the Reading Festival....

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Actor GAEL GARCIA BERNAL sings a duet with DEVENDRA BANHART on the folk singer's currently-untitled upcoming album....

Cult Acts Cover Carey, Twain + Spice Girls

Songs by MARIAH CAREY, SHANIA TWAIN and THE SPICE GIRLS are being covered on a leftfield album of covers by a host of cult acts including BONNIE 'PRINCE' BILLY and DEVENDRA BANHART. Guilty By Association...

Cult Acts Design T-shirts For Charity

DEVENDRA BANHART, WOLFMOTHER and RILO KILEY are among a handful of cult acts who have designed T-shirts to raise money for their favourite charities. The rockers have each created drawings to be turned into T-shirts...

Pearl Jam And Foo Fighters To Play Benefit Gigs

PEARL JAM and FOO FIGHTERS are among the bands confirmed to play NEIL YOUNG's 20th annual Bridge School benefit concerts next month (OCT06). The rockers will be joined by artists including DEVENDRA BANHART and NINE...

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"We're working on some weird stuff inspired by the tropicalista movement in Brazil, Caetano Veloso, Os Mutantes. That whole movement is really special to us because it is about embracing where you are from but...

Rem And Wainwright Headline Anti-war Concert

Rockers REM and singer/songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT are set to perform at a charity anti-war concert in New York City next month (20MAR06). The acts will join FISCHERSPOONER, PUBLIC ENEMY's CHUCK D, DEVENDRA BANHART and...

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Eddie Murphy Has Put The Comedy Aside In Favour Of A Bit Of Reggae

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Sharon Stone: No one thought I was sexy

Sharon Stone initially struggled to find acting work because ''no one'' thought she was sexy...

Billy Idol recalls his 'realisation moment'

The 59-year-old rocker endured a long-term fight with drugs and has revealed it took...

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