Monthly Archives: February 2014

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll (Black History Month)

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Posted: Friday February 28, 2014 @ 12:50 p.m. PST

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll

Southern-born, Chicago-raised and New York-made

Despite not being a household name today, Sister Rosetta Tharpe is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Her flamboyance, skill, and showmanship on the newly electrified guitar played a vital role in the conception of Rock & Roll as a genre of music. Featuring archival performances and using new interviews with fellow musicians, producers, friends, and colleagues, this film tells the story of a talented and determined woman that introduces spiritual passion of her gospel music background into Rock & Roll. Learn more about Sister Rosetta Tharpe, her life story, and lasting artistic legacy.



Rosetta Tharpe

Payal Rohatgi Bollywood Model-Actress Engaged To Wrestler Sangram Singh

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Posted: Friday February 28, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m. PST


Model-actress Payal Rohatgi and her romantic squeeze Sangram Singh are finally engaged, reported Bollywood Life.

The 29-year-old model-actress has been co-habiting with the wrestler for quite some time back, so it comes as no surprise when the couple announced their engagement in Ahemdabad on 27 February on Rohatgi’s Twitter.

“Today on this auspicious day of Mahashivratri I am engaged to my jaan Sangram Singh. Thank you Lord Shiva for your blessings always,” she posted.

The couple met on the set of the reality television show “Survivor India” in 2011, and they started dating a year later. The two also starred in Krishan Kumar’s romantic thriller film “Valentine’s Night” together, although it ended up being critically panned.

Payal Rohatgi and Sangram Singh are engaged

Annie Yi and Qin Hao Live Together or not?

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Posted: Thursday February 27, 2014 @ 1:31 p.m. PST


Rumours are rife that Taiwanese actress Annie Yi is currently cohabiting with boyfriend, Chinese actor, Qin Hao.

The couple, who recently surprised many by walking together at the red carpet of the Berlin Film Festival recently, was spotted shopping for groceries together near Annie’s apartment.

The 44-year-old Annie looked much younger in her pink sweater and ear muffs, while her younger beau followed close behind, carrying all the groceries back to her place.

The sight of the two of them acting smitten at the supermarket has sparked rumours that the two have already taken their relationship to the next level, and are now living together.

However, both Annie and Qin Hao’s manager denied the rumours, saying that the two of them have their own places in Beijing.

Annie Yi met Qin Hao after working together in “Spring Fever” in 2008. She was previously married to Taiwanese singer, Harlem Yu.

Annie Yi rumoured to be living together with Qin Hao

Lee Min Ho At The Gambling Table Creates A Stir With Fans

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Posted: Thursday February 27, 2014 @ 1:20 p.m. PST


Photos showing the South Korean heartthrob at the gambling table has created much online buzz

A series of photos, which showed South Korean actor Lee Min Ho at the gambling table in a New Zealand casino, recently surfaced online and created a stir among his fans.

While some fans have expressed their disappointment about his action, Min Ho’s agency quickly clarified that the actor-model was recently in Queenstown, New Zealand for a commercial shoot and that he had visited the casino “just for fun”.

“The photos were taken inside a licensed casino, and the bets ranged from KRW 10,000 to KRW 20,000 (approximately S$12 to S$24),” said a representative. “Min Ho is definitely not a problem gambler.”

The company also hoped that the public will not be misled as some of the reports were exaggerated. “He went there with the local staff purely for entertainment,” the rep added, while emphasising that The Heirs star does not have a habit of gambling.

Lee Min Ho

Lee Min Ho

Sam Concepcion Willing To Go Sexy For Upcoming Concert

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Posted: Tuesday February 25, 2014 @ 12:13 a.m PST


Sam Concepcion insists he has matured as a person and as a musician. In fact, he’s willing to go sexy in his upcoming concert, “No Limitations” on March 15 at Music Museum.

“Iba-iba kasi tayo ng route kung saan kami dadaaan to mature. I think yung maturity ko comes from maturity as a person and my maturity in music.”

Sam doesn’t mind that Enrique and Daniel Padilla headlined concerts at Smart Araneta Coliseum – which is a lot bigger than Music Museum.

Happy with career

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton Marriage Is Over After 9-Years

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Posted: Monday February 24, 2014 @ 8:43 p.m PST


“We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time,” the couple said in a statement to People, which was first to report the news.

Thicke, 36, and Patton, 38, met when they were teenagers. They had a son, Julian Fuego Thicke, in April 2010.

A representative for the actress confirmed Monday that the pair are ending their 9-year marriage.

Charlotte Dawson {Australia’s Next Top Model} Found Dead Age, 47,

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Posted: Monday February 24, 2014 @ 6:01 p.m PST


Australian TV star and former model Charlotte Dawson, who became an anti-bullying activist after she was targeted online, has been found dead at age 47.

Famed for TV shows such as “Australia’s Next Top Model,” the New Zealand-born star had a history of depression. She was found dead in her Sydney apartment on Saturday morning. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances, which is how they usually describe suicide.

Sydney’s The Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported that she was found hanged.

Michael Schumacher, 45, {F1 Motor Racing Legend} Remains In a Coma

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Posted: Monday February 24, 2014 @4:59 p.m PST



Doctors treating stricken F1 motor racing legend Michael Schumacher have abandoned their attempts to bring him out of his artificial coma following setbacks, it was claimed today.

Doctors announced three weeks ago they were reducing the anaesthetic keeping him under to slowly bring him around.


Adam Lambert Amazing High Octaves Revisits “Glee” {Darkness}

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Posted: Monday February 24, 2014 @12:49 p.m PST


More than four years after Adam Lambert recorded one of his finest tracks — the effervescent electro-rocker “Music Again,” penned by famously catsuited Darkness frontman and all-around rock god Justin Hawkins — he has forged another glittering connection to the hard-charging pop-metal band, grandly performing the Darkness’s “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” for “Glee.”

Genesis Carmona, 22, {Beauty Queen} Shot In The Head and Killed

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Posted: Monday February 24, 2014 @12:19 a.m PST


Opposition supporter Genesis Carmona is evacuated on a motorcycle after being shot in the head during a protest against Nicolas Maduro’s government in Valencia, some 100 miles (160 km) from Caracas, February 18, 2014. A 22-year-old student from the central city of Valencia died on Wednesday after being shot in the head during an anti-government.

The beauty queen died of a gunshot wound from Venezuela’s political unrest, as imprisoned protest leader Leopoldo Lopez urged supporters to keep fighting for the departure of the socialist government. A college student and model Genesis Carmona, 22, who was shot in the head at a protest in the central city of Valencia, died later in a clinic.

Mark Herras, 27, {Kapuso Actor} Has a 3-Month Old By His Senior Handler {Not Together}

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Posted:Sunday February 23, 2014 @ 11:23 p.m PST


Kapuso actor Mark Herras finally revealed that he has a three-month-old daughter.

“Mayroon na po akong anak. She’s a girl, three months old. Siya po yung first baby ko sa buong buhay ko. Iyon po yung gusto kong sabihin sa lahat ng tao,” Mark said in an interview on “Startalk” on Sunday, February 23.

Mark revealed that the girl, named Ada, was born last November. According to the show’s source, the baby’s mom  is Mark’s senior handler, who is five years older than him.

The 27-year-old actor admitted he and the baby’s mother are not together anymore.



Shin Min Ah and Jo Jeong Seok To Become Newlyweds

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Posted: Sunday February 23, 2014 @ 1:20 p.m PST


Jo Jeong Seok and Shin Min Ah will be co-starring in an upcoming drama.

My Love, My Bride, a remake of the movie of the same name, has finalized its casting.

My Love, My Bride will be a remake of the film of the same name that was released in 1990, starring Park Joong Hoon and Choi Jin Sil, telling the story of a modern newlywed couple.

Ellie Goulding and Rita Ora Intimate Lip Kiss

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Posted: Sunday February 23, 2014 @ 12:57 p.m PST


Ellie Goulding has posted a pictured online of her sharing an intimate kiss with fellow pop princess Rita Ora.


Sony Music Cheated “American Idol” Contestants In Royalties Says: Lawsuit

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Posted: Saturday February 22, 2014 @ 4:44 p.m PST

A federal lawsuit filed in New York charges that Sony Music Entertainment cheated “American Idol” contestants including Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood out of at least $10 million in royalties.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday by 19 Recordings, a music company founded by “Idol” creator Simon Fuller.

The lawsuit says 19 discovered the royalty issue from two separate audits of Sony’s records.

Other artists named in the suit include Clay Aiken, Chris Daughtry and Jordin Sparks.