The American pop star is to portray the late English singer Cilla Black, with whom Warwick had a short-lived rivalry in the '60s.
The movie, titled simply Dionne and based on Warwick’s 2010 autobiography ‘My Life, As I See It’, was unveiled on Friday morning (May 13th) at the French festival by the star herself. Former Destiny’s Child member LeToya Luckett will play the lead role, with Gaga portraying the English singer, whom Warwick described as her “nemesis” in the press conference.
Lady Gaga is to play Cilla Black in a movie about Dionne Warwick's life
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Tributes have been paid to Bobbi Kristina Brown the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown who died on Sunday.
Celebrities have taken to social media to express their condolences over the tragic death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late singer Whitney Houston. The 22 year old died on Sunday (July 26th), six months after she was found unconscious in a bathtub at her Atlanta home.
Stars have been paying their respects to Bobbi Kristina Brown who has died aged 22.
On twitter talk show host Oprah Winfrey expressed her sadness writing, ‘Peace at last #BobbiKristina’, while ‘Empire’ actress Taraji P. Henderson added ‘Rest in heaven’.
Dionne Warwick has been released from hospital after falling in a shower.
Dionne Warwick has recently been released from hospital after falling in a shower at her New Jersey home. 74-year-old Warwick was hospitalised on 24th January after an ambulance was called to her South Orange, NJ home at 10:19AM, according to reports in TMZ. Warwick underwent ankle surgery during her stay at hospital and was released, after almost two weeks, on Thursday (5th February).
Dionne Warwick has been released from hospital after following in the show nearly two weeks ago.
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After watching Miley Cyrus' dad's new video, it all makes sense now.
Billy Ray Cyrus has teamed up with Dionne Warwick's son, rapper Buck 22, for a hip hop version of the country rock singer's hit 'Achy Breaky Heart' presented in a video featuring nearly nude, twerking aliens. Yes, this is something that has actually happened, though we have absolutely no idea why.
Billy Ray Cyrus Has Gone All Rap-Star With A New Version Of His 'Achy Breaky Heart' Hit.
Cyrus, who is famously the father of Miley Cyrus, decided to up the ante on his music's contemporary and team up with music producer Damon Elliot, who goes by the rapper name Buck 22. The music video opens with Larry King reading an emergency news announcement that a UFO has been spotted flying over Daniel Boone National Forest over Kentucky. Cut to Cyrus strolling through the woods with his guitar before being picked up by an alien spacecraft's tractor beam.
In a bizarre and rather varied week in news, Matt Lauer could be heading out of ABC, Jim Carrey dared to go up against the National Rifle Association, though Game of Throne's Clive Mantle lost an ear in his battle.
Lauer, Lauer: Were we all fed a pack of lies this week in a report suggesting Matt Lauer almost jumped ship to ABC after the Anne Curry scandal? Either way, it looks as though his time on 'Today' could be up, with NBC bosses eyeing Anderson Cooper as a replacement. Good idea?
Stolen Script Alert! Watch out Breaking Bad fans, there may be season five spoilers out there after actor Bryan Cranston has his new script stolen from his car in Los Angeles this week!
Dionne Warwick has reportedly paid her tax, though chose not to address the penalties and interest.
Dionne Warwick, one of the biggest names in soul music history, has filed for bankruptcy in the US after racking up worrying debts of $10 million in taxes, since 1991. It's becoming an all too familiar scenario in the celebrity world, with numerous high-profile stars now getting chased up for their owed taxes. The 'Walk On By' singer owes $7 million to the IRS and more than $3 million in business taxes to the state of California, reports BBC News.
Warwick, 72, has sold over 100 million records worldwide since the 1960s, though has fallen victim to poor financial management, according to her publicist. He added that Warwick had paid back the actual amount of taxes but not the penalties and interest accumulated over the years.
In documents filed in New Jersey, the singer listed around $21,000 in month income and a similar amount in monthly expenses. Her publicist said she had "repeatedly attempted to offer re-payment plans and proposals to the IRS and the California Franchise Tax Board for taxes owed."
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Legendary Motown star spent carelessly in the 80's and 90's
Dionne Warwick is one of the golden voices of American musical history, but troubling news has emerged of her financial situation, with the one-time Motown filing for bankruptcy amidst claims that she’s some $10 million in debt. A real shame.
The 72 year-old reportedly filed the petition on March 21 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New Jersey. According to Today Entertainment, she listed total assets of $25,500 and total liabilities of more than $10.7 million, nearly all of which were tax claims by the Internal Revenue Service California state. The bankruptcy has been blamed on “negligent and gross financial mismanagement” in the 1980’s and into the 1990’s (well who wasn’t splashing the cash in the 90’s ey?) However, from the IRS and California’s figures, it appears that the one-time R’n’B legend wasn’t earning as much as you’d think, with figures for her average monthly income in the 90’s said to be $20,950 with expenses at $20,940.
According to Warwick’s publicist Kevin Sasaki, the actual back taxes owed had already been paid, but the penalties and interest has continued to accrue. "In light of the magnitude of her tax liabilities, Warwick has repeatedly attempted to offer re-payment plans and proposals to the IRS and the California Franchise Tax Board for taxes owed," Sasaki said. "These plans were not accepted, resulting in escalating interest and penalties."
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What feels like a squillion years ago in that fuzzy pre-history before MTV, they had an acronym for music like this, songs which were tailored for audiences which were generally considered less receptive to new ideas: those three letters were MOR, and it was an abbreviated version of the phrase "Middle of The Road".
At its core, MOR existed as an antidote to the youth fixated world of contemporary pop, a place of sanctity for those who regarded the constantly shifting boundaries of taste as another listener's problem. Aside from a short fetishistic dalliance with it as a mainstream form in the mid 90's (remember The Mike Flowers Pops covering 'Wonderwall'? Thought not!), the two worlds have been drifting further apart ever since John Lydon first blurted out 'God Save The Queen'.
Dionne Warwick should need no introduction though, regardless of your vintage or inclinations. As one of the first wave of black American singers in the early sixties, she was in the vanguard of changing the way we consume music forever: the lineage may be less obvious, but without her and the likes of Aretha Franklin, your Winehouses and Adeles might never have had the female role models necessary to inspire them into picking up a hairbrush and bogle into the mirror.
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