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Pink Drops Out Of 'Casting Circus' Surrounding Joplin Film

15th April 2006

Punk star PINK has taken herself out of the running to play JANIS JOPLIN in a new film, accusing the film-makers of turning the casting process into a circus. Hollywood stars including BRITNEY SPEARS, LINDSAY...

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Spears Battling Pink For Joplin Biopic

30th March 2006

Hollywood stars including PINK, LINDSAY LOHAN, ZOOEY DESCHANEL, SCARLETT JOHANSSON and BRITNEY SPEARS are battling it out to see who will land the coveted role of JANIS JOPLIN in a new biopic. Director PENELOPE SPHEERIS...

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George Jones Honoured In Hometown

28th March 2006

Country legend GEORGE JONES has been honoured in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas - after being added to the local Walk of Fame. Jones pressed cowboy boots into a wet cement slab that will be...

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Etheridge Thanks Spielberg And Capshaw For Fashion Tip

6th March 2006

Rocker MELISSA ETHERIDGE turned to pals STEVEN SPIELBERG and KATE CAPSHAW for fashion advice during her cancer struggle and they gave her the courage to attend the Grammy Awards bald. The singer/songwriter wowed fans with...

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Ryan Gets Spiritual Advice From Joplin

2nd October 2005

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...

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

15th September 2005

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...

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Zellweger Undecided On Joplin Role

12th September 2005

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...

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Costa Baffled By Joplin Comments

26th July 2005

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...

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Joplin Reality Search Is Just Like Old Times For Big Brother

31st March 2005

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...

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50 Breaks Records With Four Top 10 Hits

24th March 2005

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...

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Etheridge Abandons Joplin Dreams

16th February 2005

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...

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Melissa Goes Bald For The Grammys

14th February 2005

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...

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Janis Estate Ok's Reality Tv Talent Search

11th February 2005

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...

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Etheridge Returns For Joss Stone Duet

10th February 2005

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...

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Stars Line Up For Recording Academy's Top Honours

4th January 2005

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...

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Pink To Write Her Own Movie

7th December 2004

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...

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Womack's Joplin Memories

19th November 2004

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...

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Renee Shelves Joplin Film

22nd October 2004

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...

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Mcgrath's Tattoo Disaster

24th September 2004

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...

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Crowe And Zellweger Snub Wrap Party

2nd September 2004

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...

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Laura Branigan Dies

30th August 2004

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...

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Lost Festival Footage To Hit The Big Screen

31st May 2004

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...

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Jackson's Rabbi Friend Speaks Out

22nd April 2004

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...

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Zellwegger Too Old For Joplin Role Says Rival Director

19th April 2004

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...

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Pink Is A Reincarnation Of Janis Says Director

19th April 2004

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...

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Pink Beats Competition To Play Joplin

2nd April 2004

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...

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Brittany's Janis Joplin Dream

17th March 2004

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...

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American Idol Calls On Lennox For Help

17th November 2003

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...

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