Opera Star Montserrat Caballe Has Been Handed A Six-month Suspended Prison Sentence For Tax Fraud.
The Spanish diva, who famously teamed up with Freddie Mercury for the 1987 song Barcelona, failed to pay 508,468 euros (over $552,000/£368,000) in tax on her earnings, according to prosecutors.
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Slade Star Noddy Holder Has Revealed He Bought His Famous Top Hat From A Young Freddie Mercury.
The rocker turned the sparkling headpiece into his signature look, which can be seen online in videos for his band's holiday hit Merry Christmas Everybody, and now he has opened up about how he came by the hat.
"I got the idea after I saw (singer) Lulu with a sparkly dress, with the light bouncing off it," he tells Ultimate Classic Rock. "It's actually an antique coachman's hat with mirrors stuck on. It had its own flight case.
"I got the hat off a guy in Kensington Market in London, called Freddie. He said, 'One day I'm gonna be a big pop star like you.' I said, 'F**k off, Freddie'. He became Freddie Mercury."
Late Rocker Freddie Mercury And Judas Priest Frontman Rob Halford Have Landed On A Controversial New Maxim Magazine List Of Gay Stars Who Have Earned The Respect Of Russian Men.
Editors of the Russian version of the men's publication have published a list of gay celebrities whose contributions to culture are so great they've "earned our respect and the right to remain real men in our eyes".
Following the line of the country's anti-gay propaganda legislation, the publication's bosses state, "We, men, do not consider men who love men to be men. This is the rule, but there are exceptions."
They go on to list Halford and Mercury among those who are so cool "it doesn't matter what your orientation is".
The Long-awaited Freddie Mercury Biopic Is Reportedly Finally Set To Move Into Production Next Summer (16) After Years Of Delays.
The Theory of Everything screenwriter Anthony MCCarten has been brought onboard to give Peter Morgan's original script a complete revamp, two years after comedian Sacha Baron Cohen bowed out of plans to portray the flamboyant Queen frontman in 2013 due to creative differences with the band's surviving members.
Spectre and Skyfall star Ben Whishaw was subsequently tapped to take over the role and he reportedly remains producers' top pick to tackle Mercury when cameras start rolling next year (16).
British musician and actor Johnny Flynn is said to have signed on as a young Roger Taylor, while another Bond alum, Quantum of Solace's Gemma Arterton, will play Freddie's former lover, Mary Austin, according to Tracking-Board.com.
Continue reading: Production On Freddie Mercury Biopic To Begin In Summer 2016 - Report
Queen Star Brian May Saluted The Band's Late Singer As He Collected The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour's Living Legends Award In London On Wednesday Night (11nov15).
The guitarist dedicated the group's latest accolade to the "incredible and irrepressible" Freddie Mercury.
"I know he would have loved to have been here for this," May said, before thanking the rock community for their years of support.
"We are fans too," he stated. "We are here because of the likes of Jimmy Page and the forever awesome Jimi Hendrix. I want to say thank you to the people who voted for us."
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Florence Welch has urged Dave Grohl to eat lots of broccoli to help heal his broken leg as it helped her to recover from her broken foot.
The Florence + the Machine singer - who broke her foot jumping off stage at Coachella earlier this year - sought advice on calming her nerves ahead of headlining Glastonbury, a gig she was given after the Foo Fighters frontman's injury caused his group to pull out, and in return offered some health tips.
She wrote: ''I'm so sorry you broke your leg. I know how that must feel. I broke my foot onstage too only a few weeks ago. What idiots we are!
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Adam Lambert admits performing with Queen is ''intimidating'' but his gigs with the band have improved his confidence as a performer.
The 33-year-old star found singing with the legendary band - whose frontman Freddie Mercury died in 1991 - a ''big challenge'' and admits knowing the performances have all gone down well gave him a confidence boost.
He said: ''It gave me renewed confidence, the Queen project. It made me feel validated and like I accomplished something because the Queen thing was a big challenge and kind of intimidating. So coming off of that and feeling like it was a victory was really good.''
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Queen has launched launching a beer to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their worldwide hit 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.
Queen are releasing their own beer to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their biggest hit single 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.
The British rock legends have teamed up with RnR Brew Ltd - who previously created the popular Killer Queen Vodka for the band - to produce a signature pilsner entitled Queen Bohemian Lager in honour of the song that was written by the late Freddie Mercury for the album 'A Night at the Opera' in 1975.
The Queen crest will feature on the label of the lager and was originally designed by Freddie while he was a student at Ealing Art College in London, where he earned a diploma in art and graphic design.
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Veteran Rockers Queen Are Marking The 40th Anniversary Of Their Song Bohemian Rhapsody By Releasing Their Own Beer.
Last year (14), the band unveiled a vodka brand inspired by their song Killer Queen, and now they are moving into lager with a new drink named after their 1975 anthem.
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Adam Lamebert who admitted he has dated closeted celebraties in the past, has said he won't date them anymore. He is also won't be using dating apps such as Tinder now he is single.
Adam Lambert won't date anyone ''in the closet'' again.
The 'Ghost Town' hitmaker previously said he had liaisons with celebrities who are closeted and unable to reveal their sexuality to the public. Now he has said he doesn't think he will date anyone again as it's ''difficult'' to see someone who is ''worried'' about damaging their image.
Adam told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''Actors and entertainers can't be open about their sexuality and it's hard to live that life. It's difficult to date someone who's so worried about their reputation. I don't think I could date anyone in the closet again.
Continue reading: Adam Lambert Won't Date Closeted People Again
Freddie Mercury Tuesday 6th September 2011 Freddie Mercury's mother Jer Bulsara, leaving the Savoy Hotel, having attended the 'Freddie for a Day' party - an evening of comedy and music to mark what would have been Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday. London, England
Chris Evans and Freddie Mercury Tuesday 6th September 2011 Chris Evans and his wife Natasha Shishmanian leaving the Savoy Hotel, having attended the 'Freddie for a Day' party - an evening of comedy and music to mark what would have been Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday. London, England
Date of birth
5th September, 1946
Date of death
24th November, 1991