Ben E. King has died at the age of 76. Dozens of celebrities have paid tribute to the late soul singer on social media and have mourned the loss of "one of the greats".
Ben E. King, the soul singer best known for the 1960 hit single 'Stand By Me', has died at the age of 76. King died on Thursday (30th April), his publicist confirmed to NBC. Details regarding his cause of death are yet to be released.
Ben E. King has died at the age of 76.
The singer was born Benjamin Earl Nelson in Henderson, North Carolina. Born in 1938, King moved to Harlem, New York at the age of nine. At the age of 20, King joined a doo-wop group which became known as the Drifters. King fronted the band and they had a number of R&B hits including 'There Goes My Baby' in 1959.
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Marco Perego and Zoe Saldana - A variety of stars attended as the Technology brand Samsung Celebrated the Launch Of their new phone, the Galaxy S 6 and the Galaxy S 6 Edge at the Quixote Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 2nd April 2015
Elton John had called for a boycott of the Italian designers after they made controversial comments regarding IVF during a magazine interview.
Actress Zoe Saldana has weighed in on the Dolce And Gabbana boycott debate, saying she wont let the designers' comments on IVF affect her fashion choices. Saldana made the comments to E! News during the GLAAD Media Awards, which were held in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Zoe Saldana at the GLAAD Media Awards
When asked if she would be joining the boycott led by Elton John Saldana said, "No! Not at all, that would be the stupidest thing if it affected my fashion choice. People are allowed to their own opinion, however, I wouldn't have chosen to be so public about something that's such a personal thing.”
Washington was named as this year's Vanguard honoree.
Kerry Washington added another appearance to her impressive record to her already impressive record as an advocate for diversity, human rights and gender equality. On Saturday, the Scandal star was named the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards Vanguard winner and her speech brought the audience at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Washington compared the problems of the LGBT community to civil rights struggles of the past.
The award is given out every year by the GLAAD to the most prominent and active allies of the LGBT community, as determined by the non-profit organization. "When I was told that I was going to get an award for being an ally to GLAAD, it got me thinking," she said to the crowd, which included Ellen Degeneres, Portia De Rossi, Channing Tatum and Zoe Saldana.
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Zoe Saldana - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived to the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards which were held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd March 2015
The actress had been keeping quiet since the arrival of her sons on November 27th.
Actress Zoe Saldana and husband Marco Perego have finally revealed the names of their twin sons, just over a month after their arrival. Posting on Instagram, the Guardians of the Galaxy star shared a picture of two bottles beside teddy bears and wrote, "Our boys CY and BOWIE are finally here.#marcoperego and I wanted to thank you for your beautiful wishes and for your patience.”
Proud parents, Zoe Saldana and husband Marco Perego
News of the twins’ birth was first reported on December 12th, but it appears the media may have been a few weeks behind. In a statement to E! News, a rep for Saldana confirmed the twins arrived on November 27th.
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Welcome to the world, Saldana/Perego babies... maybe.
Congratulations to Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego, who just welcomed twins this week... maybe. The tip off came from a rather strange source – designer Prabal Gurung’s tweet, congratulating his “muse”.
Is the mom to be... a mom now?
"Congratulations to my dearest darling friend and my muse @zoesaldana (and her husband) on the arrival of their twins," he captioned a collage of Saldana sporting a red dress from one of his collections.
Continue reading: Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego Keeping Twin Birth on the DL?
It will be a busy holiday season at the Saldana/Perego household.
Congratulations are in order for Guardians of the Galaxy star Zoe Saldana and her husband artist Marco Perego who reportedly welcomed twins earlier this week. While the gender of the babies is yet to be revealed, earlier reports suggested the couple were expecting twin boys.
Zoe Saldana and husband Marco Perego
The Mirror first reported the news, saying that the 35 year old had given birth on Monday (December 8th) at a hospital in Los Angeles. A friend of the couple told the newspaper, "Zoe and Marco are delighted, Zoe has been ready to drop for some time and they are both ecstatic to be meeting the twins. This a dream come true for both of them, they are absolutely delighted. They have been looking forward this day for the last nine months. Both want a big family so this is the start.”
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'The Book of Life' may have been in better hands at DreamWorks.
When the first trailer hit for The Book of Life, we got very, very excited. The project had originally been optioned by DreamWorks animation in 2007 but never got beyond development due to creative differences.
'The Book of Life' looks stunning, but some criticsaren't enamoured
In 2012, Reel FX took over and pulled in Guillermo del Toro to produce the movie, then known as Day of the Dead. 20th Century Fox announced it would distribute the movie and Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna and Christina Applegate joined the cast.
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Zoe Saldana shared an adorable video on Instagram with her husband, showing the pair's attempt at pole dancing whilst at an airport. The 36-year-old shared the footage on Friday (19th September).
Zoe Saldana evidently finds spending time at airports as boring as the rest of us, but the Star Trek actress still manages to have fun! Saldana shared a short video on Instagram of her attempt to pole dance using a pole which appeared to be on a train.
Zoe Saldana is expecting twins!
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Basically, Marvel is out to rule the world.
After much love from critics and fans alike, Guardians of the Galaxy has reached a new box office milestone. Marvel's space opera is now the top grossing movie of 2014 - as if there was ever any doubt. Entertainment Weekly broke the news on Friday that Guardians had topped Captain America: The Winter Soldier for the 2014 throne. And in case you were wondering, yes, it definitely deserves the title.
Apparently, Guardians of the Galaxy isn't only the best Marvel flick, it's also the most profitable.
No surprises in this weekend's box office, but it was a relief for Hollywood.
Not much to report from the box office after this week – despite all its manpower, Expendables 3 just couldn’t outgun previous chart toppers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy and ended up fourth in a line of new releases and return champions. The Turtles continued their reign with a respectable $28,4 million on their second outing according to Rentrak (via The Huffington Post).
Check out the guns on that turtle.
Guardians trailed only slightly behind with $24,7 million. In a slight disappointment for Marvel, the superhero space opera lost its lead in just the second week to the CGI-heavy TMNT flick. Even so, on its third week, GotG has reached an impressive cume of $222 million for distributor Walt Disney. Coupled with TMNT’s earnings this should enough to restore some faith in the 2014 summer box office from studios. For comparison, August so far marks a 14% increase in profits since last year, which of course concerns the average moviegoer roughly 0%.
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