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Jennifer Hudson's Son Could Sing At Wedding


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Jennifer Hudson's son may sing at her wedding to World Wrestling Entertainment's David Otunga.

The actress-and-singer admitted that her three-year-old child David Daniel Otunga Jr. is excited about taking part in their upcoming ceremony.

She told Parade magazine: ''My son won't have it any other way. He'll definitely be part of it. Maybe he'll even sing!''

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Rod Stewart Signs Up For Vegas Residency


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Rod Stewart has signed up for a two year residency in Las Vegas.

The 'Maggie May' rocker will perform at the US gambling capital's Caesars Palace venue from August this year, and his 'Rod Stewart: The Hits' show will see him concentrate on the biggest songs of his 40 year career.

He told website Billboard.biz: "We'll try to give the people what they want, which are the songs that made me famous, plus a few surprises. It'll be 90 percent songs that people know. There won't be any magicians or midgets, just a good rock show."

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Fogerty Grateful For Turner Exposure


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Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty will remain forever grateful to Tina Turner, for making his song Proud Mary more famous than he ever dreamed.
The American rocker, 61, was thrilled when Turner and her ex-husband IKE covered their 1969 hit in 1971.
Fogerty says, "They had a whole different take on it, with the slow start and then, boom, they went into the Las Vegas review.
"Tina was shaking her money-maker, just rocking out. Tina Turner shot my son Proud Mary into the stratosphere."

Beyonce's Tina Turner Tribute Goes Awry


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Beyonce Knowles' tribute to Tina Turner at the Kennedy Center Honors in New York on Sunday night (04DEC05) almost fell on deaf ears when her microphone cut out seconds into her performance.

Dressed in a red, ragged Turner-style outfit, Knowles performed a rousing version of Proud Mary but not without incident.

Ever the professional, the former DESTINY'S CHILD star soldiered on as a stage hand dashed on to replace her faulty mic and then continued with an event-stealing performance.

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Turner And Bennett Receive Kennedy Honours


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Music legends Tina Turner and Tony Bennett were honoured by a variety of star performances at The Kennedy Center Honors ceremony at the John F Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in New York City yesterday (04DEC05).

Queen Latifah and Beyonce Knowles were among the big stars to pay tribute to Turner, and sang WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT and Proud Mary respectively, while talk show host Oprah Winfrey described herself as "Tina's biggest known groupie".

R+B star JOHN LEGEND sang FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE and jazz singer Diana Krall performed FLY ME TO THE MOON in honour of Bennett.

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Bowie's Embarrassing Elvis Gig


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One of David Bowie's most embarrassing moments was when he went to see Elvis Presley live.

The STAR MAN rocker jetted in to New York to see Elvis perform at Madison SQUARE GARDEN direct from a show in London in 1972 - but he arrived 10 minutes into a 45-minute appearance.

He says, "I had the humiliating experience of walking down the centre aisle to my very good RCA-provided seat while Elvis performed Proud Mary.

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Beyonce Triumphs In Solo Show Debut


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Beyonce Knowles made a triumphant debut as a live solo artist on Saturday night (14JUN03) at a pay-per-view concert in Michigan that drew 60,000 people to the town of Dearborn.

Millions watched on cable as the DESTINY'S CHILD star previewed songs from her upcoming DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE album - with a little help from boyfriend Jay-Z.

Beyonce performed a 45-minute solo set as part of a show to mark motor giants FORD's 100th anniversary, which also featured Tyrese, her sister Solange and solo performances from bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

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Divas Live Starts In Style


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Queen Latifah arrived in style at last night's (22MAY03) VH1 DIVAS DUETS LIVE - riding a DUCATI motorbike onto the stage at the MGM GRAND in Las Vegas, America.

The rapper-turned-actress, who was presenting the show with rock matriarch Sharon Osbourne, kicked off the annual show with a revamped version of her MAMA MORTON song from hit musical Chicago.

She opened the song with, "Ask any of the divas in this show, they'll tell you I'm bigger than J.LO."

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Faith . Tim.s Last.minute Nashville Show


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Country couple Faith Hill and Tim Mcgraw thrilled fans in Nashville, Tennessee, last week (11MAR03) when they teamed up to perform for charity.

The singers gave fans just three hours notice before stepping out on stage with pal Kenny Chesney at Nashville's BROKEN SPOKE club - but they still managed to fill the place.

Hill and MCGraw took to the stage just after midnight and played two hours of mostly covers including Proud Mary, Sweet Home Alabama. They took requests for MCGraw songs for $100 (GBP66.70) each and handed over the cash to the local Red Cross.

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