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David Hasselhoff: 'I Sang With Pavarotti!'


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The former Baywatch actor has never been shy about sharing his achievements, and he didn’t hold back when American publication Us Weekly asked him to take part in its 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me segment.

While many will remember David as lifeguard Mitch Buchannon on the hit TV series, he’s also had a successful music career too, with fans in Germany snapping up his records.

“I’ve sung with Sammy Davis Jr. and Lou Rawls,” he smiled. “I also once sang with Luciano Pavarotti on an airplane!

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Lionel Richie: 'We're At Las Vegas University'


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The 66-year-old singer kicked off his All The Hits residency at Planet Hollywood's Axis Theater in Sin City this week (27Apr16). The show has been praised by fans and critics alike, but Lionel admits he has learned a lot since his first time performing in the U.S. city.

"When I did my first solo show in Las Vegas Sammy Davis Jr. came to that show. It was an education, it was a university - we are in Vegas university," Lionel said during an interview on Good Morning Britain on Friday (29Apr16).

"Because what I've learned here is that it's not the songs. The songs are going to keep you around, that's if the songs stick - it's what you say in between that makes the show."

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Peter Andre's New Album Inspired By Frank Sinatra


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Peter Andre has announced he is releasing a new album which is inspired by Frank Sinatra.

The 42-year-old singer has created his own take on some of the American icon's classic hits - including 'Mac The Knife' and 'Ain't That A Kick In The Head' - to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth on upcoming LP 'Come Fly With Me'.

Peter shared: ''All of these songs are great, great classics. The fact that we're celebrating hundred years of Frank Sinatra makes the choice even better because you can start to pick some of the favourites that Franky was really well-known for.

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The Wrecking Crew Trailer


The 1960s was an incredible decade for music, with the likes of Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Sonny & Cher, The Monkees and many, many others producing timeless hits that remain in the world's consciousness to this day. However, little do people know the reason for all these genius hits, for the catchy melodies and iconic hooks; behind every great artist of the day was a band unlike any other. The Wrecking Crew were probably the most sought after session musicians of the era, producing beats for all areas of the West Coast Sound, winning Grammys and become just as rich as the people they were supporting - and yet the general public remained widely oblivious to the music industry's secret weapon. They may have been ever-evolving, but these LA artists were still top choice for the biggest stars, namely Phil Spector who dubbed them 'The Phil Spector Wall of Sound Orchestra'.

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The Wrecking Crew - Featurette And Clips


Through the 1960s, a collection of Los Angeles musicians worked together in order to support acts like The Beach Boys and Frank Sinatra. This group was called The Wrecking Crew, and they created some of the greatest and most influential songs, without receiving any of the credit for it. Beach Boys co-founder, Bryan Wilson, described how they were the most important part of that period in music. A documentary 12 years in the making, sheds some light on some of the unsung heroes of the musical industry in the 1960s.

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Adam Sandler Thanksgiving Song Becomes Internet Hit


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Adam Sandler's classic 'Thanksgiving Song' that he first performed whilst a cast member on Saturday Night Live, has become the soundtrack to 'Turkey Day' as thousands of web users flock to watch a video of the actor performing the bizarre tune.

A clip of the 44-year-old singing the ballad began circulating online today (25th November 2010), and fans have been reliving the memorable ditty which pokes fun at the holiday season with pop culture references to Mike Tyson, Betty Grable and Sammy Davis Jr. Lyrical highlights from the tune include, "Turkey for me, turkey for you. Let's eat turkey in a big brown shoe", and "Turkey for the girls and turkey for the boys, my favourite kind of pants are corduroys".

The 44-year-old actor is currently filming the forthcoming romantic comedy movie 'Jack and Jill', which also stars Katie Holmes and Al Pacino. Sandler plays both lead roles in the film, due for release on December 2nd 2011.

Robin And The 7 Hoods Review


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The legend of Robin Hood gets a curious and not entirely successful updating with Frank Sinatra's Robin and the 7 Hoods, with Sinatra taking the role of a 1930s gangster in Chicago -- at least an alternate-universe version sans Al Capone.

Sinatra plays a low-level gangster named Robbo, and his band of merry men (with usuals Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., plus a cryptically cast Bing Crosby) battles the malicious big-time hood Guy Gisborne (Peter Falk, quite funny here). Things aren't going so well until Robbo comes across $50 grand he refuses to accept. He ends up donating the money to charity -- and suddenly, the legend of Robin Hood, who robs from the rich and gives to the poor, is born.

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The Cannonball Run Review


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One weekday morning in 1982, several boys in my fourth grade class, including yours truly, suddenly fell ill and needed to go home from school. Teachers feared an epidemic, and they were right. We had The Cannonball Run fever, and the only cure was not missing its debut on pay cable.

The next day in recess, freshly recovered from our afflictions, we traded reviews, and they were unanimous raves. We all thought the movie was hilarious and kick-ass, and for tween-to-teen boys, it really hit on all cylinders - fast cars racing, dick jokes, fast cars jumping, PG-level sex, fast cars exploding, xenophobic humor, and a big fistfight. This movie had it all.

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Sammy Davis Jr Preferred White Women


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America's greatest black entertainer Sammy Davis Jr was only interested in bedding white women and thought himself hopelessly ugly.

A new biography by author WIL HAYWOOD titled IN BLACK AND WHITE: THE LIFE OF SAMMY DAVIS JR revealed that the first love of his life was a blonde dancer called Helen Gallagher.

Gallagher says, "He so wanted to be white. I think he thought he would be accepted more."

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Sammy's Sordid Past Exposed


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Legendary crooner Sammy Davis Jr's sordid drug and drink past is to be revealed in a shocking new biography.

WIL (corr) HAYGOOD's IN BLACK + WHITE: THE LIFE + TIMES OF SAMMY DAVIS JR details revelations about the singer's romance with porn star Linda Lovelace and drug-fuelled orgies the pair used to enjoy together.

Davis Jr carried on with Lovelace while he was married to his third wife ALTOVISE, and he even made love to her behind her husband CHUCK TRAYNOR's back.

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Sammy Davis Jr

Date of birth

8th December, 1925

Date of death

16th May, 1990

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.65


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The Wrecking Crew Trailer

The Wrecking Crew Trailer

The 1960s was an incredible decade for music, with the likes of Beach Boys, Frank...

The Wrecking Crew - Featurette And Clips Trailer

The Wrecking Crew - Featurette And Clips Trailer

Through the 1960s, a collection of Los Angeles musicians worked together in order to support...

Ocean's Eleven (1960) Movie Review

Ocean's Eleven (1960) Movie Review

Implausible yet wholly unforgettable, Ocean's Eleven is as much fun as it is a misogynistic...

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