Fact: Diana Ross is to headline the Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana for the first time. The soul diva will hit the stage in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the 23rd annual event at the end of June (17). She'll be joined on the bill by Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, and India.Arie, among others.
Tweet: "I am on Twitter now and loving it... Check out @realevanross new single 'How to live alone' on iTunes." Motown legend Diana Ross is using her brand new Twitter.com account to promote her son Evan Ross' music career.
Quote: "It's amazing... I can't even tell you how incredible that child is. He's been a blessing in my life and I've learned so much from him... He's my friend, we became like homies. He was so excited when we got married... He loves Mama D (Diana Ross), so that's good." Diana Ross' actor/singer son Evan Ross has formed a strong bond with his stepson Bronx, his new wife Ashlee Simpson's child from her first marriage to rocker Pete Wentz. Ross and Simpson are expecting a child of their own, a daughter, this summer (15).
Quote: "The wedding went perfectly. We had a beautiful rainbow surrounding us." Diana Ross reveals her son Evan's nuptials on her estate in Greenwich, Connecticut on Sunday (31Aug14) was framed by a rainbow after a pre-ceremony downfall. Ross also officiated the wedding and performed her hit Endless Love for her son and his new bride, Ashlee Simpson.
Fact: South Korean pop sensation Psy and Diana Ross have signed on to perform for U.S. leader President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle at this year's Christmas in Washington concert. Psy, who performed for Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Wednesday (28Nov12), will close the 9 December (12) gala with a performance of his Gangnam Style hit for the Obamas at the 31st festive show. Demi Lovato and American Idol winner Scotty MCCreery are also set to appear at Christmas In Washington.
Tweet: "Happy Birthday to the most wonderful mom! I love you mammmaa!" Actress Tracee Ellis Ross sends birthday wishes to her superstar mother Diana Ross on her 68th birthday.
Tweet: "Could my mom be any more beauteous? It's like she swallowed the sun. She just glows. What a mom! What a career! What a woman!" Tracee Ellis Ross celebrates her mum Diana Ross' lifetime achievement honour at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (12Feb12).
Fact: Diana Ross' daughter Chudney, from her first marriage to music business manager Robert Silberstein, is opening a unique store in Los Angeles called Books and Cookies.
Quote: "He was the love of my life and it was romantic and it was a wonderful, wonderful love affair... He was a very special man... I've never really let myself collapse totally in any relationship, I've always been myself, which I think is an important thing for a woman." Diana Ross has fond memories of her 14-year marriage to Arne Naess. The Norwegian shipping magnate died in a tragic mountain climbing accident in 2004, four years after they divorced.
Quote: "It's always been family first, and just recently, maybe in the last couple of years, I've switched that. Health is number one, family and career are kinda under that. Health is number one because I've realised I can't do anything for anybody, my children, anyone in my life unless I take care of me." Legendary singer Diana Ross has changed her priorities in life.
Quote: "Oh no, those things aren't much fun. But when I did once go, I got pushed out of the way twice, in one weekend, by Diana Ross. Literally, her hair went into my face. And one of those times, she was pushing me out of the way to get to the dancefloor to dance to one of her own songs. Isn't that just the best?" Alan Cumming vowed never to return to the Academy Awards after several run-ins with legendary diva DIANA ROSS and her mass of hair.
Fact: Veteran singer Diana Ross is teaming up with shoe designer STEVE MADDEN to create her own line of sneakers.
Fact: A British businessman recently paid over $36,000 (£250,000) to fly superstar Diana Ross in to perform at his partner's 40th birthday party.
Quote: "I love that in the seventies Cher and Diana Ross looked like superstars and never played it safe. When they were onstage, they gave you drama - and I love drama." Beyonce Knowles hails CHER and DIANA ROSS as her inspiration.
Fact: Scarlett Johansson is to co-host this year's Nobel Peace Concert, which will be headlined by acts including Diana Ross and Feist. The gig will be held in Oslo, Norway on 11 December (08), the day after the Nobel Prizes are presented.
Fact: Diana Ross will headline the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize Concert to honour this year's (08) winner, Finnish peace mediator MARTTI AHTISAARI.
Quote: "BEYONCE's a wonderful young star. Diana Ross influenced her, I influenced her. But what I like about her is that she knows what she is doing. She's not rock 'n' roll, she's totally elegant. She doesn't pretend to be anything she doesn't want to be... and most importantly, she's in control." Legendary singer Tina Turner thinks highly of Beyonce Knowles, who she performed with at this year's (08) Grammy Awards.
Quote: "Diana Ross so disliked the fact that we were doing the show that when I met her she was colder to me than a block of ice." Original DREAMGIRLS star Sheryl Lee Ralph on her first meeting with Ross, who contends the musical and movie is based on her own career with soul group The Supremes. Ralph portrayed the character Beyonce Knowles plays in the hit Dreamgirls film on Broadway.
Quote: "I know what you're thinking: 'I never knew DAVE's son got so big - and Jewish." Funnyman Adam Sandler on stepping in to host The Late Show With David Letterman last night (20MAR07) after Letterman fell ill. Sandler's first interview was with his dog MATZOBALL. He then chatted with his REIGN OVER ME co-star Don Cheadle and duetted with him on an impromptu version of Diana Ross and Lionel Richie's ENDLESS LOVE ballad.
Quote: "I've heard a lot about it. I'm going to see it with my lawyers." Diana Ross jokes about her wariness of seeing new movie musical DREAMGIRLS, loosely based on her life as a Motown starlet.