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Teese To Take Burlesque To The Big Screen

MARILYN MANSON's sexy wife DITA VON TEESE is to take her burlesque skills to the big screen in a new WILLIE NELSON movie. The grizzled DUKES OF HAZZARD star has signed on to play the...

Hannah Glad To Be Out Of Her Tree

Actress DARYL HANNAH is looking forward to a good night's sleep after spending 22 days living in a tree, protesting the closure of a Los Angeles urban farm. The BLADE RUNNER star was arrested on...

Hannah Remains Defiant Behind Bars

LATEST: Actress DARYL HANNAH has reaffirmed her commitment to the protest against the closure of a Los Angeles community garden, despite being arrested yesterday (13JUN06). The BLADE RUNNER star, a fervent environmentalist, was charged with...

Daryl Hannah Arrested For Farm Protest

Actress DARYL HANNAH has been arrested while protesting the closure of a Los Angeles community garden. The BLADE RUNNER star, a fervent environmentalist, was charged with trespassing after climbing a tree on the 14-acre garden...

Willie Nelson Returns To Hazzard County

Country legend WILLIE NELSON is returning to Hazzard County to play UNCLE JESSE in the DUKES OF HAZZARD prequel. Nelson will portray the grizzled relative of BO and LUKE DUKE in California, where the second...

Nelson Wants To Tour With Stones

Country star WILLIE NELSON wants to join THE ROLLING STONES if they embark on another world tour. The CRAZY star is still recording and touring aged 73, and would love to team up with his...

Nelson Judges Songs With Marijuana

American singer WILLIE NELSON uses marijuana to judge the quality of the new melodies he writes. The 73-year-old has smoked cannabis for most of his adult life and is a campaigner to have the drug...

Country Stars Come Together For Mandrell Tribute Album

Some of the biggest names in country music, including KENNY CHESNEY, WILLIE NELSON and REBA MCENTIRE are coming together to record a tribute album for country legend BARBARA MANDRELL, who stepped away from her singing...

Country Songwriter Walker Dies

Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter CINDY WALKER died on Thursday (23MAR06) in Mexia, Texas. She was 87. According to her niece, CAROL ADAMS, Walker had been ill for several months, but continued writing songs....

Willie Nelson Lands Hollywood Bowl Debut

WILLIE NELSON and SIR TOM JONES are set to make their debuts at Los Angeles' live music mecca Hollywood Bowl. Country legend Nelson will perform two nights at the famous venue and will be accompanied...

Widow Will Carry On Weaver's Legacy

Actor DENNIS WEAVER's widow, GERRY, has vowed to continue his work with environmental and humanitarian causes. The GUNSMOKE and MCCLOUD star succumbed to cancer last Friday (24FEB06) at the age of 81. She says, "I...

Beyonce Still On Top In The Us

BEYONCE KNOWLES is refusing to budge at the top of the US singles chart, scoring a fifth successive week at number one with her PINK PANTHER theme CHECK ON IT. British sensation JAMES BLUNT's...

Nelson Entertains Injured Troops

WILLIE NELSON paid tribute to soldiers injured in Iraq during a free gig he performed for patients at an army hospital in Texas on Friday (17FEB06). The country star warmed up for a concert...

Nelson Records Gay Cowboy Tune

Country legend WILLIE NELSON was left so inspired by Oscar movie favourite BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, he's recorded a new song about gay cowboys. The grizzled singer contributed a version of BOB DYLAN's HE WAS A...

Nelson Shares His Deepest Thoughts In New Book

Country icon WILLIE NELSON is to share his deepest thoughts about life, love and the environment in a new book, based on ancient Chinese philosophy. Nelson has penned THE TAO OF WILLIE: A GUIDE...

Jones Records Nelson + Kristofferson Tribute

Jazz star NORAH JONES is serving up a tribute to her heroes WILLIE NELSON and KRIS KRISTOFFERSON with a new album from her side project THE LITTLE WILLIES. Jones' tribute group formed in 2003...

Cohen Set For Hall Of Fame Honour

Legendary torch singer LEONARD COHEN is to be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame next month (FEB05). Pals like WILLIE NELSON, kd lang and RUFUS WAINWRIGHT will pay tribute to the SUZANNE...

Simpson To Star At People's Choice Awards

Blonde bombshell JESSICA SIMPSON will open the 32nd annual People's Choice Awards next week (10JAN06). THE DUKES OF HAZZARD star will launch the glitzy ceremony in spectacular style with a special singing performance....

Guthrie Performs For New Orleans Musicians

Folk star ARLO GUTHRIE is performing two concerts in New Orleans to raise money for musicians left impoverished by Hurricane Katrina. The singer has been playing in cities en route to the Louisiana city...

Brooks, Elton, Dolly + Gretchen Make New York Cmas Magical

GARTH BROOKS brought New York's Times Square to a standstill last night (15NOV05) when he staged a live comeback outside the Country Music Association Awards (CMA) Awards. The retired country star performed new single...

Willie Nelson Opens Ranch For Political Fundraiser

Country star WILLIE NELSON opened his Texas ranch and private golf course to the public on Sunday (30OCT05) to raise funds for his friend KINKY FRIEDMAN's political campaign. DUKES OF HAZZARD star Nelson raised...

John And Parton To Team Up For Country Music Awards

SIR ELTON JOHN and DOLLY PARTON will duet for the first time at the Country Music Association Awards (CMAs) in New York City. The veteran couple will perform John's new single TURN THE LIGHTS...

Keith Launches Film Career

Country singer TOBY KEITH is working on ANGEL OF MONTGOMERY, his first foray into movie acting. Keith signed a multi-movie deal with Paramount Studios following the success of his hit video BEER FOR MY...

Simon And Bon Jovi A Bonus For Country Celebration

PAUL SIMON and BON JOVI will be adding a rocky edge to the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards in New York City next month (NOV05) by performing with country's biggest names. Simon will perform...

Willie Fights For Better Roads

WILLIE NELSON is urging wannabe Texas governor KINKY FRIEDMAN to fix the state's freeways because the country legend fears they've become the worst in America. Nelson used to think Texas roads were the best...

Nelson Thanks Wife For Biodiesel Idea

Country star WILLIE NELSON has his wife to thank for getting him involved in biodiesel fuel after she quizzed him about cars that run on vegetable oil. The singer/songwriter has become an unlikely alternative...

Hurricane Forces Country Relief Show Postponement

The planned Country Music Television (CMT) benefit for victims of Hurricane Katrina has been postponed - because of Hurricane Rita's imminent arrival on US shores. The One Country show was due to take place...

Farm Aid Raises Cash For Hurricane Victims

The 20th annual Farm Aid concert on Saturday (17SEP05) raised over $1 million (GBP555,500) for the rural victims of Hurricane Katrina. Farm Aid's president, WILLIE NELSON and fellow founding members NEIL YOUNG and JOHN...

Country Stars Line Up For Benefit Show In Homeless Shelter

Newlywed KENNY CHESNEY, WILLIE NELSON and ZZ TOP are among the acts who'll headline a country-flavoured Hurricane Katrina relief concert at Houston, Texas' Reliant Stadium on 1 October (05). The acts will join country...

Paisley + Womack Lead Country Award Nominations

Country stars BRAD PAISLEY and LEE ANN WOMACK were celebrating yesterday (07SEP05) after landing six nominations each for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Paisley's ALCOHOL hit landed him with nods in the...

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