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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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Wainwright Wants To Marry Partner

2nd April 2010

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT is supporting the fight to legalise same-sex unions in the U.S. - because he'd love to marry his longterm partner JORN WEISBRODT.The singer has credited German theatre producer Jorn with inspiring him to...

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Wainwright Expects Breakdown Over Mum's Death

2nd April 2010

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT has been "overcompensating" for his mum KATE MCGARRIGLE's death by throwing himself into work - but he's anticipating a meltdown in July (10).The singer was left devastated when his beloved mother passed away...

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Wainwright Moved By Festival Tribute To Mum Mcgarrigle

31st March 2010

Singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT is "touched" by plans to honour his late mother KATE MCGARRIGLE at a British music festival in June (10).Folk singer MCGarrigle was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2006 and...

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Wainwright Channelled Grief Into New Album

31st March 2010

Singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT put the heartache he suffered during his late mother KATE MCGARRIGLE's cancer fight to good use - it inspired his new album.Folk singer MCGarrigle was diagnosed with a rare form of the...

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Shy Singer Elton John

27th February 2010

Sir Elton John is secretly shy. Singer Rufus Wainwright - who sought guidance from the 'Rocket Man' hitmaker in 2000 when he was struggling with an addiction to crystal meth - claimed the flamboyant star...

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Mcgarrigle's Struggle Reunited Wainwright Family

23rd February 2010

Singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT has credited his late mother KATE MCGARRIGLE with bringing his family closer together - the star's dad made contact after years of estrangement when he learned of her cancer struggle.Loudon Wainwright III...

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Wainwright Pays Tribute To Brave Mother

22nd January 2010

Singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT has paid tribute to his late mother KATE MCGARRIGLE and vowed to celebrate all that she achieved before her death from cancer this week.The folk singer was diagnosed with a rare form...

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Folk Singer Mcgarrigle Dies

19th January 2010

MARTHA and RUFUS WAINWRIGHT's mother, Canadian folk singer-songwriter KATE MCGARRIGLE, has died after losing her battle with cancer. She was 63.MCGarrigle passed away on Monday (18Jan10) at her home in Montreal, Canada, surrounded by friends...

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Barlow & The Pet Shop Boys Bring Bassey Back

4th November 2009

SHIRLEY BASSEY credits GARY BARLOW, RUFUS WAINWRIGHT and PET SHOP BOYS with bringing her out of retirement - because she was committed to spending the rest of her life away from the studio until she...

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Fascinating Fact 8186

20th October 2009

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT will take the stage with stars including BOY GEORGE, ED HARCOURT and ELBOW frontman GUY GARVEY at his upcoming Christmas concert in London. A Not So Silent Night will take place at the...

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The Things They Say 13703

7th October 2009

"There are all these amazing pictures of her looking at me all googly-eyed. Thank God I'm gay, or I may not be here now!" Even gay singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT falls victim to the womanly charms...

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Flowers Impressed, Flattered And Puzzled By Wainwright Tribute

10th September 2009

THE KILLERS star BRANDON FLOWERS is both baffled and impressed by gay singer/songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT's romantic ode to him - because it was composed after a brief late-night encounter.Wainwright's Tulsa is all about the Human...

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Shirley Bassey Sings Chiefs Song

7th September 2009

Dame Shirley Bassey has recorded a song by Kaiser Chiefs on her comeback album.The legendary Welsh vocalist, whose career has spanned 50 years, performs a collection of tracks written by modern songwriters for 'The Performance',...

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Wainwright Swapped Orgies For Opera

12th July 2009

Rock offspring RUFUS WAINWRIGHT credits opera and an orgy for turning him off his wild, partying lifestyle.The Canadian singer, son of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate MCGarrigle, unveiled an opera entitled Prima Donna at the...

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Wainwright To Premiere Opera In U.k.

6th February 2009

Singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT is premiering his new opera in England after it was apparently rejected in the U.S. for containing French lyrics. The Canadian singer was hoping to unveil his most ambitious project to date, an...

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Wainwright Hopes For Winehouse Recovery

6th February 2009

Singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT is willing AMY WINEHOUSE to pull through her troubles after they forged a friendship when she turned to him in one of her darkest moments. Wainwright, who kicked an addiction to crystal meth...

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Wainwright Plays Down 'Anti-gay Marriage' Comments

18th December 2008

Gay singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT has denied he refuses to campaign for same-sex marriage - insisting his comments published in a recent interview were "taken out of context". Wainwright came under fire from gay rights advocates...

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Wainwright Refuses To Join Gay Marriage Campaign

15th December 2008

Gay singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT refuses to join the campaign to allow same-sex unions, insisting he has no interest in marrying. Unlike other gay celebrities, Wainwright abstained from marching and protesting the recent passing of Proposition...

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The Things They Say 10479

8th December 2008

"Considering the amount of work that's gone into putting on this Christmas show, when it's over I will probably convert to Hasidic Judaism." RUFUS WAINWRIGHT has been put off the Christian holiday after rushing to...

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Wainwright's Opera Shelved

30th August 2008

Singer/Songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT's opera debut has been shelved after a falling out between him and the Metropolitan Opera. The Canadian had been commissioned to compose and write an opera for the Met, but officials there...

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Stars Out For Obama

29th August 2008

Celebrities flocked to the finale of the Democratic convention last night as Barack Obama accepted the party's nomination for president.As the Illinois senator made history by becoming the first African-American to be chosen to run...

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Wainwright Blasts Bush Family

2nd July 2008

Singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT has branded U.S. president GEORGE W. BUSH's family "the spawn of Satan" - despite being pals with the politician's daughter BARBARA. The crooner became friends with Bush's eldest daughter Barbara in 2002,...

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Ugly Betty, Brothers & Sisters Honoured At Gay Awards

28th April 2008

Ugly Betty and Brothers & Sisters were among the winners at the annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) media awards.The ABC sitcom starring America Ferrara as an unlikely resident of the fashion world...

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The Things They Say 8136

27th April 2008

"I've written songs for so many years, that it's basically become a bodily function." RUFUS WAINWRIGHT is a songwriting machine....

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Rufus Wainwright Writes Opera

26th April 2008

Singer songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT is working on a dramatic new project - he is writing a full-blown opera. Wainwright claims the show will fulfil a longheld ambition, and he is busy writing, soon after completing...

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Wainwright Collects Glaad Award

18th March 2008

Singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT was named Outstanding Music Artist at the 19th annual Gay + Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Awards (GLAAD) on Monday (17Mar08). The homosexual musician was honoured at the New York event for...

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Wainwright To Play Candle-lit Gig For Blackout Initiative

21st February 2008

American singer/songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT will play a candle-lit gig in New York City in June (08) to promote energy consumption awareness. Wainwright will take to the stage at the Angel Orensanz Foundation on 21 June...

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Stars Celebrate Ono's Birthday

19th February 2008

Rockers DAVID BYRNE, THE STROKES and RUFUS WAINWRIGHT helped YOKO ONO celebrate her 75th birthday on Monday (18Feb08) night at a party in New York. Sean Lennon, Ono's son with late Beatle John Lennon, organised...

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