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Wainwright Admits To Financial Mess

20th December 2007

American singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT is losing money from his latest world tour - because of the crippling cost of taking a 40-piece orchestra around with him. The 34-year-old has suffered severe financial losses from his...

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Fascinating Fact 4331

20th November 2007

BELINDA CARLISLE and RUFUS WAINWRIGHT will turn Los Angeles into Paris, France on New Year's Eve (31Dec07) with a performance of classic French cabaret tunes at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The duo will be...

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The Things They Say 5683

21st September 2007

"I consider myself a musical ambulance. When the kids are tired of being raped by rock, they can come and see me for a break." Singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT is the music world's resident healer....

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Baby Wainwright Likened To A Ham

21st September 2007

Singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT was devastated when his mother compared him to a large ham. The star - whose younger sister is fellow musician Martha Wainwright - was surprised to hear him likened to the pork...

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Wainwright Dismisses Reports Of Retirement

10th September 2007

American singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT has denied rumours he is planning to retire from pop music. Reports claimed the 34-year-old would quit his pop roots after he was commissioned by New York's Metropolitan Opera to create...

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Wainwright's Crush On Brown

7th September 2007

American singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT has an unlikely crush on British prime minister GORDON BROWN. The gay pop star, 34, was impressed by Brown's warm nature when the pair recently met at a TV studio, and...

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Fascinating Fact 3713

8th August 2007

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT is giving fans the chance to perform live on stage during his world tour later this year (07). The prize is for posting the best rendition of the spoken-word section of his song...

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Benicassim Concludes With Muse

23rd July 2007

Muse closed this year's Benicassim festival with a raucous set into the early hours after a weekend jam-packed with UK acts.In a show which included tracks from their expansive back catalogue, the band followed on...

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Benicassim To Get Underway

19th July 2007

Benicassim festival will get underway tonight as four days of live music in the Spanish sunshine begins.Iggy and the Stooges lead tonight's headliners along with fellow US act Bright Eyes and Swedish band Mando Diao.The...

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Wainwright: 'I Made Rehab Trendy'

17th July 2007

American singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT believes he should be thanked by troubled stars for making rehab fashionable. The gay pop icon sought treatment for substance addictions five years ago (02) and thinks he has started the...

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The Things They Say 5125

9th July 2007

"The sun always comes out when I play here. I'm the cloud of global warming. F**k global warming." RUFUS WAINWRIGHT brought sunshine to Ireland's Oxegen festival last weekend (07-08Jul07)....

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Wainwright Blasts Knowles

25th June 2007

Gay pop icon RUFUS WAINWRIGHT has attacked BEYONCE KNOWLES for force-feeding music fans meaningless and "formulaic" hits. The cult singer identifies Knowles among the worst performers currently making hit singles because not enough thought goes...

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The Things They Say 4982

23rd June 2007

"I'm going camping in a different way." Gay folk singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT has no plans to go sleep in a tent at English music festival Glastonbury....

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Wainwright's Swipe At America

23rd June 2007

American singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT couldn't resist having a swipe at America when he appeared at the Glastonbury festival last night - he wore black stripes to represent all that is bad in the country. The...

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Heart Star Calls In Heavyweights For Solo Debut

23rd June 2007

HEART star ANN WILSON has recruited SIR ELTON JOHN, RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, GRETCHEN WILSON and sister NANCY to guest on her first solo album HOPE + GLORY. The album, which will be released in September (07),...

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Wainwright: 'Amos Forced Me To Confront Rape Issues'

22nd June 2007

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT was forced to confront his rape issues by another singing superstar - TORI AMOS. Wainwright was attacked by a man he picked up in a bar in London's Hyde Park at the tender...

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Wainwright: 'I Thought I Had Hiv After Rape'

21st June 2007

Gay folk singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT feared he had contracted HIV when he was raped as a teenager. The singer/songwriter was attacked by a man he picked up in a bar in London's Hyde Park at...

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The Things They Say 4946

19th June 2007

"I was a really toe-tappin', tap-dancin' gay toddler. I daydreamed about being in THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT with JUDY GARLAND or a swimming routine with ESTHER WILLIAMS." Singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT can trace his gay roots right back...

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Fascinating Fact 3406

14th June 2007

Cult rocker RUFUS WAINWRIGHT pays tribute to folk legend LINDA THOMPSON on new song BEAUTY, which features on his new album VERSATILE HEART, released in August (07)....

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Linkin Park Send Arctic Monkeys Packing

21st May 2007

US nu-metal outfit Linkin Park have earned their second UK number one album with Minutes to Midnight, ending Arctic Monkeys four-week reign at the top of the charts.The six-strong Californian group got their first number...

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Wainwright's Ode To Brandon Flowers

11th May 2007

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT's new album features a track dedicated to THE KILLERS frontman BRANDON FLOWERS. The gay songwriter confesses he was left mesmerised by Flowers during their one and only meeting - and felt compelled to...

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The Things They Say 4568

29th April 2007

"It's great to be here in the desert, where all the rejects had to go and the Jews and the homosexuals." Gay singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT on performing at the Coachella Festival in the Californian desert....

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The Things They Say 4501

19th April 2007

"The first time was a disaster. He was very happy. The second time I totally stole the show and afterwards he said, 'Rufus you're never opening for me again.'" RUFUS WAINWRIGHT has not supported his...

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Wainwright: 'Rape Changed Me For The Better'

17th April 2007

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT refuses to blame the man who raped him as a teenager, insisting the experience stopped him from leading an hedonistic life. The singer/songwriter was attacked by a man he picked up in a...

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Lauper Launches Gay Rights Tour

12th March 2007

Pop star CYNDI LAUPER is embarking on a 15-city tour across the US, created to support gay rights. The inaugural True Colors concert tour will kick off Gay + Lesbian Pride Month on 8 June...

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Wainwright Explains Garland Obsession

20th February 2007

Singer/songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT was inspired to recreate JUDY GARLAND's famous 1961 comeback concert at Manhattan's Carnegie Hall because they both "like gay men a lot". Wainwright, who performed the show at the London Palladium on...

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Fascinating Fact 2871

20th February 2007

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT is writing an opera called PRIMA DONNA for New York's Metropolitan Opera. The project is expected to be completed in two years (09)....

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Cumming Weds Partner In London

8th January 2007

Scottish actor ALAN CUMMING wed his partner, illustrator GRANT SHAFFER, during a civil ceremony in London earlier today (08JAN07). The couple has been an item for two years. Guests at the low-key ceremony included singer...

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Wainwright To Take Garland Show To Paris And Hollywood

23rd November 2006

LATEST: RUFUS WAINWRIGHT is taking his celebrated JUDY GARLAND show to Paris, France with his sights set on the Hollywood Bowl. The singer recreated his heroine's legendary 1961 Carnegie Hall concert at the famous New...

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Fascinating Fact 2288

25th October 2006

Singer RUFUS WAINWRIGHT will perform JUDY GARLAND's 1961 album CARNEGIE HALL in its entirety at a London gig in February (07)

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