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Ryan Gets Spiritual Advice From Joplin

British pop star LEE RYAN is having secret singing lessons, with late rock legend JANIS JOPLIN. The former BLUE singer has been taking advice from Joplin - who died of a heroin overdose 35...

Skin Doctor: 'Spotty Renee Is The Perfect Choice To Play Janis'

A top US skin doctor has given RENEE ZELLWEGER the thumbs up to play JANIS JOPLIN in a new biopic - because the actress will be able to appreciate the hell the rock legend went...

Zellweger Undecided On Joplin Role

RENEE ZELLWEGER has stamped out reports she has agreed to play troubled rocker JANIS JOPLIN, as she is less than convinced she is the right actress for the role. The COLD MOUNTAIN beauty is...

Costa Baffled By Joplin Comments

American singer NIKKA COSTA is bemused by comparisons between her music and tragic rocker JANIS JOPLIN's sound because she has never listened to the legend's songs. Costa is flattered to be likened to the...

Joplin Reality Search Is Just Like Old Times For Big Brother

A reality TV search for the new JANIS JOPLIN is bringing back lots of memories for BIG BROTHER + THE HOLDING COMPANY founder SAM ANDREW - because he remembers stumbling upon the rock legend when...

50 Breaks Records With Four Top 10 Hits

50 CENT is breaking records at the top of the singles charts in America after claiming four tracks in this week's (beg21MAR05) BILLBOARD Hot 100 top 10. It's the first time any act has...

Etheridge Abandons Joplin Dreams

MELISSA ETHERIDGE has accepted she will never star as tragic 1960s singer JANIS JOPLIN on the big screen - but consoled herself by performing Joplin's songs CRY BABY and PIECE OF MY HEART at Sunday's...

Melissa Goes Bald For The Grammys

Brave MELISSA ETHERIDGE appeared bald on the red carpet at the GRAMMY AWARDS yesterday (13FEB05) because she didn't want to hide her cancer battle. The rocker, who was making her first public appearance after...

Janis Estate Ok's Reality Tv Talent Search

Tragic rocker JANIS JOPLIN's family has given the go-ahead for a new reality TV project to find the late singer's soundalike. The US show, SEARCH FOR THE PEARL, will feature a nationwide talent search...

Etheridge Returns For Joss Stone Duet

Gay rocker MELISSA ETHERIDGE will make her first public appearance since she was diagnosed with breast cancer last September (04) at Sunday's (13FEB05) GRAMMY AWARDS. The singer/songwriter will team up with British soul sensation...

Stars Line Up For Recording Academy's Top Honours

Legendary rockers LED ZEPPELIN and country music's first family THE CARTERS are among the artists named among the recipients of the Recording Academy of America's Lifetime Achievement award. JANIS JOPLIN, JERRY LEE LEWIS and...

Pink To Write Her Own Movie

Pop punk PINK will expose her innermost thoughts and feelings in a big screen adaptation of her private diary. The singer wants to tell her own story, following the decision to postpone a planned...

Womack's Joplin Memories

Soul legend BOBBY WOMACK saw JANIS JOPLIN only hours before she tragically died of a heroin overdose in 1970. ACROSS 110TH STREET singer Womack, who performed on Joplin's posthumously released album PEARL, was visiting...

Renee Shelves Joplin Film

RENEE ZELLWEGER's planned JANIS JOPLIN biopic has been shelved because producers can't decide on a script. The COLD MOUNTAIN star is still desperate to star as the tragic rock singer, but she admits the...

Mcgrath's Tattoo Disaster

SUGAR RAY frontman MARK McGRATH has vowed to be more selective with his tattoos, after a religious tribute ended up looking like "JANIS JOPLIN drinking some SOUTHERN COMFORT". The rocker, who is now a...

Crowe And Zellweger Snub Wrap Party

Hollywood stars RUSSELL CROWE and RENEE ZELLWEGER snubbed the wrap party of their latest movie CINDERELLA MAN last month (21AUG04). The OSCAR-winning actors have been filming the 1930s boxing movie in Toronto, Canada, over...

Laura Branigan Dies

American singer LAURA BRANIGAN has died from a brain aneurism at the age of 47. The pop star, who found fame in the 1980s with hits GLORIA and SELF CONTROL, died in her sleep...

Lost Festival Footage To Hit The Big Screen

A forgotten touring rock festival, which featured JANIS JOPLIN and the GRATEFUL DEAD, is set to be rediscovered thanks to a documentary that has been 10 years in the making. FESTIVAL EXPRESS focuses on...

Jackson's Rabbi Friend Speaks Out

MICHAEL JACKSON's most famous spiritual adviser fears the King of Pop is heading for a messy end, and fears his former friend's life will be "cut short" like ELVIS PRESLEY's. RABBI SHMULEY BOTEACH spoke...

Zellwegger Too Old For Joplin Role Says Rival Director

OSCAR winner RENEE ZELLWEGER is too old to play rock legend JANIS JOPLIN, according to the director of a rival biopic. PENELOPE SPHEERIS is directing rocker PINK in her leading role debut in THE...

Pink Is A Reincarnation Of Janis Says Director

Rocker PINK is the reincarnation of late music legend JANIS JOPLIN, according to Hollywood director PENELOPE SPHEERIS. The WAYNE'S WORLD movie maker cast the pop singer in the role of Joplin in THE GOSPEL...

Pink Beats Competition To Play Joplin

Feisty pop punk PINK is set to become a big screen leading lady, after signing to star in a movie biopic of rock singer JANIS JOPLIN. Pink's ability to replicates Joplin's vocal style convinced...

Brittany's Janis Joplin Dream

Kooky star BRITTANY MURPHY is desperate to play rock legend JANIS JOPLIN in a movie about her life. The 8 MILE actress is convinced she's perfect to portray the late singer on the big...

American Idol Calls On Lennox For Help

Original AMERICAN IDOL winner KELLY CLARKSON has recruited an unlikely voice coach to help her hit the high notes - ANNIE LENNOX. The singer, who won the TV talent show last year (02), went...

Love Turned Down Charlie's Angels Villain Role

Rocker-turned-actress COURTNEY LOVE turned down the chance to play a villain in the CHARLIE'S ANGELS sequel because she didn't want to be killed by CAMERON DIAZ. The former HOLE singer reveals she was approached...

Brittany Murphy Has No Weight Worries

Sexy actress BRITTANY MURPHY wants to play a wide range of characters - regardless of weight constrictions. The JUST MARRIED star insists she isn't afraid of losing her figure, and admires BRIDGET JONES star...

Joplin Talks To Zellweger From Beyond The Grave

Musical legend JANIS JOPLIN has spoken to actress RENEE ZELLWEGER from beyond the grave - to give advice on how to play her correctly. The tragic star, who died in 1970 after a drug...

Renee Zellweger To Play Janis Joplin

CHICAGO star RENEE ZELLWEGER is taking her musical passion to new heights by playing rock icon JANIS JOPLIN. The svelte Texan, who wowed fans with her vocal skills in the OSCAR-winning movie, will also...

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