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Wainwright Channelled Grief Into New Album

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...

Shy Singer Elton John

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...

Mcgarrigle's Struggle Reunited Wainwright Family

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...

Wainwright Pays Tribute To Brave Mother

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...

Folk Singer Mcgarrigle Dies

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...

Barlow & The Pet Shop Boys Bring Bassey Back

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...

Flowers Impressed, Flattered And Puzzled By Wainwright Tribute

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...

Shirley Bassey Sings Chiefs Song

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',...

Wainwright Swapped Orgies For Opera

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...

Wainwright To Premiere Opera In U.k.

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...

Wainwright Hopes For Winehouse Recovery

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...

Wainwright Plays Down 'Anti-gay Marriage' Comments

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...

Wainwright Refuses To Join Gay Marriage Campaign

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...

Wainwright's Opera Shelved

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...

Stars Out For Obama

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...

By on 29 August 2008

Wainwright Blasts Bush Family

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,...

Ugly Betty, Brothers & Sisters Honoured At Gay Awards

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...

By on 28 April 2008

Rufus Wainwright Writes Opera

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...

Wainwright Collects Glaad Award

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...

Wainwright To Play Candle-lit Gig For Blackout Initiative

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...

Stars Celebrate Ono's Birthday

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...

Wainwright: 'I Was In Judy Garland Hell'

American singer/songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT feared for his sanity towards the end of his JUDY GARLAND tribute tour - because he was sick of hearing the diva's hits. Wainwright - who famously packed out New York's...

Wainwright Admits To Financial Mess

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...

Baby Wainwright Likened To A Ham

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...

Wainwright Dismisses Reports Of Retirement

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...

Wainwright's Crush On Brown

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...

Benicassim Concludes With Muse

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...

By on 23 July 2007

Benicassim To Get Underway

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...

By on 19 July 2007

Wainwright: 'I Made Rehab Trendy'

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...

Wainwright Blasts Knowles

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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