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Tony Bennett To Record "Big Swing Album" With Lady Gaga

By Michael West | 22nd March 2013

Legendary New York crooner Tony Bennett is to record his next album with Lady Gaga. The somewhat unlikely pair collaborated on 'The Lady Is A Tramp' for Bennett's Grammy-winning 'Duets II' album, and although they're...

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Stars Gather At Inaugural Amy Winehouse Foundation Awards Gala

22nd March 2013

Tony Bennett and Jennifer Hudson took to the stage in New York City on Thursday night (21Mar13) at a special gala in memory of late singer Amy Winehouse.The Back To Black hitmaker's parents hosted the...

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Yippie Ki-yay! Die Hard's Bruce Willis Defends Right To Own Guns

By Michael West | 7th February 2013

Just as Quentin Tarantino was quizzed relentlessly about America's gun laws ahead of the release of Django Unchained, this week it was Bruce Willis' turn to defend the use of firearms in his new movie,...

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President Obama's Inaugural Celebrations Rounded Off With Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett

By Hayley Avron | 24th January 2013

President Barack Obama’s Inaugural celebrations for his second term in office were one hell of a shindig. To round it all off, he held an Inaugural ball, for his campaign staffers. For the paltry sum...

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Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett Duet At Inaugural Ball

23rd January 2013

Pop star Lady Gaga teamed up with Tony Bennett at a private ball for Barack Obama's staff on Tuesday (22Jan13) to thank them for their hard work during the U.S. president's re-election campaign.The Poker Face...

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Tony Bennett Refuses To Travel In White Limousines

3rd January 2013

Tony Bennett has a list of bizarre requests while he is on tour - he refuses to travel in white limousines and only stays in hotel rooms with a nice view.The veteran crooner insists that...

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Agent To The Stars Jim Murray Dies

3rd January 2013

Jim Murray, longstanding agent to stars including Tony Bennett, Liza Minnelli and Barry Manilow, has died at the age of 85.The dealmaker passed away at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Wednesday (02Jan13) following a...

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Grammys Week Tribute For Bruce Springsteen Features Neil Young, Mumford And Sons

By Hayley Avron | 2nd January 2013

All eyes will be on Bruce Springsteen during Grammy’s week, as the New Jersey rocker will be the recipient of the MusiCares Person of the Year award. To celebrate the honour, a Bruce Springsteen tribute...

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Nas To Perform At Amy Winehouse Birthday Memorial

11th December 2012

Nas is to perform at a special concert commemorating Amy Winehouse's 30th birthday, Mitch Winehouse has revealed. The rapper - who duetted with the late singer on his track 'Cherry Wine' - is to take...

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Tony Bennett Staging Bilingual Holiday Special For Spanish Tv

7th December 2012

Veteran singer Tony Bennett is set to become the first non-Latin artist to land a top Tv special on Spanish-language network Univision.The crooner will spread a little festive cheer in his one-hour Tony Bennett and...

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Rare Rock Interviews Made Available To Public Online

29th November 2012

Music fans have been given a rare chance to listen to candid interviews with Sir Paul Mccartney, Yoko Ono, Ray Charles and Tony Bennett online after they were donated to America's Library of Congress earlier...

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Unicef Snowflake's Belles And Beasts Of The Ball: Katy Perry, Selena Gomez And Donald Trump?

By Lorna Greville  | 28th November 2012

Children's charity UNICEF has hosted a black tie gala every winter since 2005 called the Snowflake Ball, "to celebrate the lighting of the UNICEF Snowflakes and to honor those whose philanthropic commitments support its mission...

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Pictures: Katy Perry And Selena Gomez Catch Up At Unicef Snowflake Ball

By Contributor | 28th November 2012

Katy Perry and Allison Williams lit up the UNICEF Snowflake BallKaty Perry, Selena Gomez and Uma Thurman were just some of the stars who attended the UNICEF Snowflake Ball, with Gomez in particular looking keen...

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Tony Bennett Not A Fan Of Talent Show Singers

22nd November 2012

Tony Bennett thinks TV talent shows don't produce proper stars. The legendary crooner feels too many singers on programmes like 'The X Factor' and 'American Idol' sound generic.He told NPR radio: ''The commercial shows on...

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Lucky Tony Bennett Saved Poor Family's Thanksgiving Feast

30th October 2012

Veteran crooner Tony Bennett once saved his family's Thanksgiving by winning a turkey.The beloved singer grew up poor and recalls overhearing his mother complaining about the family's problems one holiday when she had nothing to...

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Zen Of Bennett - The Most Active Man In Showbiz Tony Bennett Talks Lady Gaga

By Lorna Greville  | 23rd October 2012

Even at the ripe old age of 86, Tony Bennett is still more active than most mid-twenty-year-olds. He has one of the longest musical careers that is still alive and kicking, and has still yet...

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'This Christmas'...John Travolta And Olivia Newton-john Unite For Festive Album

By Hayley Avron | 4th October 2012

John Travolta has been reunited with his Grease co-star Olivia Newton-John, for a forthcoming Christmas album, entitled 'This Christmas.' It's something of a surprise move from the actor, who has been busily defending himself against...

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John Travolta And Olivia Newton-john Back With A Christmas Album!

By Jack de Aguilar | 4th October 2012

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John will once again be multiplying chills with a new Christmas album, reports Entertainment Weekly. The proposed album will also feature the vocal talents of Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand and Kenny...

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Lady Gaga Plans Jazz Album

1st October 2012

Lady Gaga is planning a jazz album with Tony Bennett. The 'Judas' singer previously teamed with the crooner for a version of 'The Lady is a Tramp' from his 'Duets II' album and they...

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Tony Bennett And Lady Gaga Recording Jazz Album

1st October 2012

Veteran singer Tony Bennett is re-teaming with pop star Lady Gaga to record a full-length jazz album.Bennett formed a close relationship with the Bad Romance hitmaker while recording a cover of The Lady Is A...

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Andy Williams Dies: Tributes To The Star Led By Tony Christie

By Hayley Avron | 26th September 2012

Tributes to Andy Williams have been led today by fellow crooner Tony Christie. Andy Williams has died, aged 84, following a year-long battle against bladder cancer. He was best known for his rendition of the...

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Diana Krall Plays 'Fly Me To The Moon' Tribute To Late Neil Armstrong

27th August 2012

Jazz singer Diana Krall paid a more than fitting tribute to the late, great Neil Armstrong during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday night; just hours after news of the astronaut death broke.Performing...

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Nas & Tony Bennett To Receive First Amy Winehouse Awards

14th August 2012

Tragic Amy Winehouse's collaborators Tony Bennett and Nas are to be honoured at a new Inspiration Awards gala named after the late British star.Nas, who worked with the Rehab singer shortly before her 2011 death,...

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Marc Anthony And Gloria Estefan Join Tony Bennett For New Duets Album

2nd August 2012

Veteran crooner Tony Bennett has recruited Marc Anthony and Gloria Estefan for his new Latin-flavoured duets album.The singer hit the top of the charts around the world last year (11) with his Duets II album,...

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Tony Bennett's Olympic Blunder

31st July 2012

Veteran singer Tony Bennett was late to the stage at a show on Friday (27Jul12) because he was wrapped up watching the opening ceremony of the London Olympics on TV.The legendary crooner was so engrossed...

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Lady Gaga Planning Full Album With Tony Bennett

16th June 2012

Lady Gaga wants to head back into the studio with veteran crooner Tony Bennett to record a full album.The pop superstar joined Bennett on his Duets II release last year (11) for a cover of...

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Bennett Dines With Amy Winehouse And Lady Gaga's Folks

25th April 2012

The parents of Lady Gaga and Amy Winehouse dined out with legendary crooner Tony Bennett in New York on Monday night (23Apr12).The singer invited Cynthia and Joe Germanotta and Mitch Winehouse to dinner after a...

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Bert Weedon Has Died

20th April 2012

Bert Weedon has died. The 91-year-old guitarist - whose popular tutorial manual 'Play In A Day' taught the likes of Eric Clapton, Sir Paul McCartney and Brian May how to play - passed away at...

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Jack White And Bennett Pen Love Letter To Public Radio Stations

10th April 2012

Jack White, Pearl Jam, Tony Bennett and John Mayer have written an open love letter to U.S. independent radio stations, praising them for "taking chances" in their bold music choices.The music stars joined other big...

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Pete Seeger, 92, Aims For Billboard Chart Record

19th March 2012

Today (March 19, 2012) marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Bob Dylan's debut album. A four-Cd tribute album to the legendary artist has been released, in aid of Amnesty International and LA Times...

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