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Rufus Wainwright's Tears As Mark Ronson Record Wrapped

26th March 2012

Gay singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright wept as his recording sessions with Mark Ronson came to an end, likening his time spent with the DJ to "a romance".The star teamed up with the beatmaker for his upcoming...

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Fascinating Fact 13090

20th March 2012

Rufus Wainwright and his sister Martha will perform songs by their late mother, folk icon Kate MCGarrigle, following the world premiere of the documentary Sing Me The Songs That Say I Love You at the...

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Rufus Wainwright: 'Lady Gaga Hasn't Done One Good Song'

18th March 2012

Rufus Wainwright has taken aim at Lady Gaga, branding her "disingenuous" and insisting the Poker Face hitmaker has "not one good song" in her back catalogue.The eccentric singer has sold more than 23 million albums...

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Optimus Primavera Sound 2012: Suede Among The Final Acts To Be Announced

16th March 2012

M83; Suede and The Weeknd are among the final acts to be announced for the inaugural Optimus Primavera Sound Festival at Parque da Cidade in Portugal. They will join previously announced acts The Xx; Bjork;...

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Bonham Carter Strips Off For Wainwright's New Video

9th March 2012

Singer Rufus Wainwright asked his friend Helena Bonham Carter to star in his new music video and he convinced the British actress to strip off for the racy promo.The musician wanted a video to remember...

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Wainwright's Daughter Saved Him From Grief Over Mother's Death

9th March 2012

Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright has credited his baby daughter with helping him overcome his grief following his mother's death.The gay star was left devastated in 2010 when his mum Kate MCGarrigle lost her battle with cancer....

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Rufus Wainwright And Lou Reed Join Mourners At Memorial Service

6th January 2012

Stars including Lou Reed, Rufus Wainwright, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman and fashion king Calvin Klein attended a New York church on Thursday (05Jan12) for a memorial service for three girls killed in an inferno on...

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The Things They Say 23840

24th December 2011

"We always sang a lot in our home in general, up in Canada, and we're from Montreal and basically, Santa Claus keeps an apartment there. It's pretty Christmas-y. We've always had a lot of good...

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Wainwrights Revives Family Christmas Shows

27th October 2011

Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright has revived his family Christmas concerts, A Not So Silent Night, after a two-year hiatus.The festive show was shelved when his mother, folk icon Kate MCGarrigle, fell ill and died last year...

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Rufus Wainwright Signs Up Amy Winehouse Producer And Band For New Album

26th October 2011

Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright will be channelling the late Amy Winehouse on his new album after signing up her producer and backing band to join him in the studio.The Hallelujah singer has recruited Winehouse's Back To...

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Lennon & Wainwright Sing Material Girl For New York Protesters

24th October 2011

John Lennon's son Sean hit the streets of New York with fellow musician Rufus Wainwright on Sunday (23Oct11) to serenade the Occupy Wall Street protesters with an acoustic version of Madonna's Material Girl.The singers became...

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Rufus Wainwright Makes Marriage Plans After New York Law Change

14th July 2011

Gay singer Rufus Wainwright is forging ahead with plans to wed his partner Jorn Weisbrodt after officials in his adopted New York made it legal for same-sex couples to marry.The singer has been an outspoken...

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Wainwright To Sing Shakespeare For Olympics Show

17th June 2011

Rufus Wainwright is set to sing a selection of Shakespeare poems as part of a concert marking the 2012 London Olympics.The singer/songwriter has turned five of the Bard's sonnets into songs and will perform the...

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Wainwright Performed Charity Shows In Hope Of Saving Mum

11th May 2011

Rufus Wainwright threw himself into performing for charity while his late mother Kate Mcgarrigle was battling cancer because he was convinced he could "save her life" with the shows.Folk singer MCGarrigle was diagnosed with a...

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Susan Sarandon Helps Raise Cash For African Kids

29th March 2011

Susan Sarandon and Rufus Wainwright were among the stars who helped raise cash to fund a school for needy children in Uganda at a charity event on Sunday (27Mar11).The Thelma & Louise star took on...

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Wainwright Is A Dad As Cohen's Daughter Gives Birth

18th February 2011

Singer/songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT is a first-time father - and the child is his hero LEONARD COHEN's granddaughter.The 37 year old star broke the happy news on his website on Friday (18Feb11), insisting he and partner...

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Elton John Has 'No Regrets'

19th October 2010

Sir Elton John has "no regrets".The flamboyant singer - who previously battled addictions with alcohol and cocaine, and suffered a drug overdose in 1975 - admits he has made many mistakes but believes all his...

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Minogue & Wainwright Duet At Charity Gala

30th August 2010

KYLIE MINOGUE took to the stage with singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT for an unusual performance at a charity event in New York on Saturday night (28Aug10).The pop star sang at the benefit show at the Hamptons...

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Elton John Cancels Concert

22nd July 2010

Sir Elton John has cancelled a concert after falling ill with food poisoning.The 63-year-old musician - who is currently touring America - was due to perform to 8,800 fans at Arizona's Tuscon Arena last night...

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The Things They Say 17143

29th June 2010

"I've been thinking of trying my hand at rap. I've been recording snippets on my Blackberry." Singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT is eyeing a career change.

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The Things They Say 17140

29th June 2010

"In Canada I had a strict piano teacher who was a nun and even now when I make a mistake I imagine the nun will come out and spank me." Singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT still lives...

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Wainwright To Go Vegetarian

29th June 2010

Singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT is planning to become a vegetarian - because he "feels bad" about eating meat.The musician has spent all of his life as a meat-eater, but he's now reconsidering his diet after being...

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Blondie's Jackson Tribute

29th June 2010

Blondie paid tribute to Michael Jackson at their Kenwood House show on Saturday (26.06.10).The iconic group performed a rendition of 'Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough' by the late King of Pop - who died...

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Wainwrights Remember Mother Mcgarrigle At Show

16th June 2010

Singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT and his sister MARTHA paid tribute to their late mother KATE MCGARRIGLE at a remembrance concert on Monday (14Jun10) - a "difficult but uplifting night" for the pair.Folk singer MCGarrigle was diagnosed...

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Wainwright Bans Clapping On Tour

21st April 2010

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT has banned fans from applauding him on his current U.K. tour.The singer is currently playing concerts around Britain, but he's requested audience members refrain from clapping during the first half of his show....

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Wainwright Praises Partner

16th April 2010

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT has credited his boyfriend JORN with helping him cope following the death of his mother KATE MCGARRIGLE.The 63-year-old folk singer lost her battle with cancer in January (10) and the Hallelujah hitmaker insists...

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The Things They Say 16127

14th April 2010

"There was a period when it happened. I have some funny stories. There's one where a high-end, Fifth Avenue society woman started hitting on me. She was in her thirties, and I was, like, 20....

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Wainwright: '50 Cent Is Gay'

13th April 2010

Singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT is urging rapper 50 CENT to set the record straight about his sexuality - insisting he knows the hip-hop star is "gay".The openly-gay singer is a huge fan of the In Da...

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Wainwrights Rushed Opera For Dying Mother

9th April 2010

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT rushed work on his opera debut to make sure his late mother KATE MCGARRIGLE saw the show before she died.The musician composed Prima Donna himself and the stage production opened in Manchester, England...

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Rufus Wainwright Back To Pop

9th April 2010

Rufus Wainwright is enjoying writing pop records again. The pianist singer-songwriter worked on his opera 'Prima Donna' throughout much of 2007 to 2009 but recently released his album 'All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu',...

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