Latest Rufus Wainwright News - Page 2


Rufus Wainwright Eyes Movie Musical Inspired By His Life

Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright is set to write a big screen musical inspired by his own colourful life.The movie will feature several tracks from the star's back catalogue and is provisionally titled The Great White Way,...

Rufus Wainwright Plays Down Church Criticism

Singer Rufus Wainwright played down comments he made about the run-down Catholic church in New York which inspired his new ballad Candles after branding it "crappy" on a Dvd special.The gay singer penned the track...

Amy Winehouse 'Freaked Out' By Adele's Success?

Amy Winehouse felt ''competitive'' towards Adele. The 'Rehab' singer - who passed away from accidental alcohol poisoning last year - was ''freaked out'' by the worldwide acclaim 'Someone Like You' hitmaker Adele received, according to...

Rufus Wainwright Felt Impending Doom Before 9/11

Singer Rufus Wainwright was burdened with an "ominous" sense of impending doom just hours before terrorists crashed planes into New York's World Trade Center in 2001.The songwriter was attending a New York Fashion Week event...

Josh Hutcherson Honoured At Glaads

Actor Josh Hutcherson was among the honourees at this years 23rd annual Media Awards for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The Hunger Games actor won the Vanguard Award, which honours those who strive...

Bonham Carter Plays Sexually Frustrated Librarian In Wainwright Video

Helena Bonham Carter has taken on singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright's voice in the video for his new song Out Of The Game.The actress plays a sexually-frustrated librarian, roaming the bookshelves and coming face-to-face with incarnations of...

Rufus Wainwright's Tears As Mark Ronson Record Wrapped

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...

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

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...

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

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;...

Bonham Carter Strips Off For Wainwright's New Video

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...

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

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....

Rufus Wainwright And Lou Reed Join Mourners At Memorial Service

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...

Wainwrights Revives Family Christmas Shows

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...

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

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...

Lennon & Wainwright Sing Material Girl For New York Protesters

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...

Rufus Wainwright Makes Marriage Plans After New York Law Change

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...

Wainwright To Sing Shakespeare For Olympics Show

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...

Wainwright Performed Charity Shows In Hope Of Saving Mum

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...

Susan Sarandon Helps Raise Cash For African Kids

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...

Wainwright Is A Dad As Cohen's Daughter Gives Birth

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...

Elton John Has 'No Regrets'

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...

Minogue & Wainwright Duet At Charity Gala

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...

Elton John Cancels Concert

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...

Wainwright To Go Vegetarian

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...

Blondie's Jackson Tribute

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...

Wainwrights Remember Mother Mcgarrigle At Show

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...

Wainwright Bans Clapping On Tour

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....

Wainwright Praises Partner

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...

Wainwright: '50 Cent Is Gay'

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...

Wainwrights Rushed Opera For Dying Mother

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...

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright Quick Links

News Pictures Video Film Music Footage Press Festival Quotes RSS
Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.