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Patti Labelle To Embark On Lady Marmalade Anniversary Tour


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R&B icon Patti Labelle is preparing to head out on a new reunion tour with her Labelle bandmates to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their hit song Lady Marmalade.

The legendary singer last teamed up with Sarah Dash and Nona Hendryx for a series of live shows in 2009, following the 2008 release of their first full-length album in 32 years, Back to Now, and on Thursday (20Feb14) she announced plans for another get-together.

Speaking on U.S. talk show Watch What Happens Live, she says, "Forty years ago was the date of (the release of) Lady Marmalade. Forty years ago we did that song, and we plan to tour again this year."

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Eve: 'Minaj Should Show Lil Kim Some Respect'


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Rapper Eve has waded into the war of words between hip-hop queens Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj, insisting the newcomer should show the Lady Marmalade hitmaker some respect.

Minaj and Lil Kim became embroiled in a feud in 2010 when the female rap pioneer accused her of stealing her style.

She further blasted Minaj on her track Black Friday - a play on Minaj's album title Pink Friday - alleging she slept with mentor Lil Wayne to land a record deal.

Minaj mocked Kim for selling the song via PayPal, and the pair has yet to call a truce on their bitter rivalry.

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Kelly Osbourne Blasts 'Fat' Aguilera


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Kelly Osbourne has mocked Christina Aguilera for being "fat".

The 26-year-old star has reignited her war of words with the 'Dirrty' singer during an appearance on E! TV show 'Fashion Police' while commenting on the unflattering outfit Christina wore at the Michael Jackson tribute concert in Cardiff, Wales, earlier this month.

Co-host George Kotsiopoulous said: "I'm looking at this and thinking, 'Well, she's put on weight. This just isn't flattering.' But this is just a crappy outfit, regardless. No matter what shape your body is in, it's just bad."

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Christina Aguilera's Son Not Impressed By Her Performances


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Christina Aguilera's son is not impressed with her singing.

The 29-year-old pop star loves to sing lullabies to two-year-old Max - whose father is her estranged husband Jordan Bratman - though she admits she has to alter her performing style when she is at home to make the youngster happy, though he is still often left underwhelmed by her efforts.

Christina said: "I tone it down when I'm singing lullabies to him, I don't sing 'Lady Marmalade'. I definitely don't bring out the pipes for lullabies.

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Aguilera & Pink Talk Babies


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Christina Aguilera talked babies with Lady Marmalade collaborator and mum-to-be Pink live on air in Los Angeles on Friday morning (19Nov10) when both stars phoned in to American Idol host Ryan Seacrest's radio show at the same time.

Aguilera congratulated Pink, who confirmed the news she is pregnant earlier this week (beg15Nov10) and then started quizzing her about her health.

The Beautiful singer asked, "How are you feeling? Do you have morning sickness yet?"

Pink replied, "I feel like if I had morning sickness, I would have lost some weight. I've kept everything down."

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Aguilera Says Thanks To Degeneres With Video Gifts


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Christina Aguilera has gifted her biggest celebrity fan, Ellen Degeneres, with a personal keepsake - her Lady Marmalade video hair and the revealing chaps she wore in the DIRRTY promo.
The pop superstar recently taped an interview on DeGeneres US talk show and wanted to say a special thankyou to the host, who has a shrine to the singer in her dressing room, for her constant support.
So Aguilera pulled the "candyfloss wig" she wore in the Lady Marmalade promo out of a bag, telling Ellen, "If you ever get bored... you can just stick that on."
The FIGHTER singer also gave DeGeneres a selection of her favourite lipsticks and the "assless chaps" she wore in her Dirrty video.
She joked, "I can get them in your size because I know they won't fit."

Labelle Calls In Dog Expert To Help Her Tame Wild Pet


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R+B superstar Patti Labelle has called in Hollywood's leading dog behaviour expert to help her tame her wild pet NASIR.
The Lady Marmalade singer rescued the mutt four years ago (03) when he was a puppy, but her love for the pooch turned to fear when the dog tried to attack her one day.
LaBelle recalls, "I walked by one day and he really tried to get at me."
The singer decided to call on TV 'dog whisperer' CESAR MILAN to help her tame Nasir for a new National Geographic Channel special.
On the show, which airs in America next month (FEB07), Milan, who has helped many top stars control aggressive pets, says, "Nasir here is an insecure large-breed dog."
Using his tried and tested techniques, the dog expert managed to persuade his famous client to hand-feed her pet for the first time and then take him for a walk.

Mya Creates Business Plan To Bring Feuding Folks Together


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R+B star Mya brought her feuding, estranged parents back together again when she gave them the job of managing her career.
After a series of flops, the Lady Marmalade singer decided she needed to chance her management and she moved back home to Washington and invited her parents to take over her career.
But the family deal came with rules - her mum and dad would have to get along.
Mya says, "I was like, 'Look, I'm gonna come back home and y'all are going to have to talk to each other. You're going to be my manager, she's my business manager. I'm going to force y'all to grow up and talk.'"
Mya's father has since moved on as the singer's manager, according to reports.

Mya Suffered Marijuana Panic Attack


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A marijuana-laced cookie sent R+B star Mya to the hospital when she suffered a panic attack.
The Lady Marmalade star was partying with friends recently when she was persuaded to sample the hash-cookie and get high - but she had a terrible reaction to the treat and thought she was dying.
She recalls, "I was rushed to the hospital and my heart, I don't know how fast it was going, but I thought I was going to explode and die.
"They put me on these pills every couple of hours to slow my heart rate down and put me to sleep. I was sweating and freezing at the same time.
"I just said, 'God, I am so sorry... I will not do that again. I do not want to go out like this.'"

Lil' Kim Enjoys Free Fourth Of July With Family


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Rapper LIL' KIM celebrated America's Independence Day yesterday (04JUL06) with her family after being released from jail on Monday (03JUL06).
The Lady Marmalade hitmaker, 31, had been incarcerated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, since 19 September (05) after she was convicted of lying to a federal grand jury over a 2001 shooting outside a New York radio station.
Lil' Kim - real name KIMBERLY JONES - will remain under house arrest for 30 days in Alpine, New Jersey, after being released more than two months early thanks to her good behaviour.
The HOW MANY LICKS rapper spent much of the day enjoying mother-daughter time with her mother RUBY JONES, the New York Daily News reports.
Ruby says, "She's happy to be home."

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