April 20, 2014

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NEW Photos Lady GaGa – Hollywood Entertainer of the Year

HollywoodNews.com: Our selected celebrity to be our “2011 Hollywood Entertainer of the Year” is Lady Gaga.

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (/ˈstɛfəniː dʒʌrməˈnɑːtə/; born March 28, 1986), better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer and songwriter. Born and raised in New York City, she primarily studied at the Convent of the Sacred Heart and briefly attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts before withdrawing to focus on her musical career. She began performing in the rock music scene of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and by the end of 2007, was signed with Streamline Records. Employed as a songwriter for the record company, her vocal abilities captured the attention of recording artist Akon, who signed her to his label Kon Live Distribution.
Lady Gaga came to prominence as a recording artist following the release of her debut album The Fame (2008), which was a critical and commercial success that topped charts around the world and included the international number-one singles “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”. After embarking on the Fame Ball Tour, she followed the album with The Fame Monster (2009), which spawned the worldwide hit singles “Bad Romance”, “Telephone” and “Alejandro” and allowed her to embark on the eighteen-month long Monster Ball Tour, which later became one of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time. Her most recent album Born This Way (2011) topped the charts of most major markets and generated more international chart-topping singles that include “Born This Way”, “Judas” and “The Edge of Glory”. Beside her musical career, she involves herself with humanitarian causes and LGBT activism.
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Adam Lambert will be honored next month at Equality Awards in LA

HollywoodNews.com: Equality California has just announced that it will honor singer and songwriter Adam Lambert and Facebook at this year’s annual Los Angeles Equality Awards on August 13 at The Beverly Hilton.
“We’re thrilled to honor Adam Lambert and Facebook whose work has been a catalyst for social change and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality,” Equality California Executive Director Roland Palencia said in a statement. “Their courage and leadership in entertainment and social media have helped Californians become more supportive of LGBT rights.”
Lambert is being honored as an outspoken and fearless role model for LGBT youth nationwide. He participated in the “It Gets Better” campaign with the hope of helping LGBT youth overcome bullying and his new song, Aftermath, will benefit the Trevor Project, a national suicide-prevention hotline for LGBT youth.
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Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler confirmed as “American Idol” judges

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: It’s official. Pop sensation Jennifer Lopez and rock icon Steven Tyler will sit at the judge’s table when “American Idol” launches next season.
Fox confirmed the news minutes ago. Here’s the release:
Golden Globe-nominated actress, platinum-selling recording artist, movie producer and entrepreneur Jennifer Lopez and multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steven Tyler, the frontman of Aerosmith – the best-selling American rock band of all time – have joined AMERICAN IDOL as judges. Lopez and Tyler will join returning IDOL judge Randy Jackson for the 10th anniversary season, which premieres January 2011 on FOX.
In addition, Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records, co-founder of Beats Audio and one of the world’s most successful and prolific music producers, will join AMERICAN IDOL as an in-house mentor. Throughout the season, IDOL will go behind-the-scenes to feature Iovine working with and lending his expertise to the contestants as they compete to become the next American Idol. As part of Universal Music Group’s long-term alliance with AMERICAN IDOL, Interscope Geffen A&M will market, promote and distribute albums globally from AMERICAN IDOL finalists and winning contestants across a broad array of retail and new media platforms.
“For nine years I’ve enjoyed watching artists compete to get a meaningful chance to achieve their dreams,” said Lopez. “I know from my own experience how hard it is to succeed, and I’m looking forward to discovering and nurturing that spirit in the many AMERICAN IDOL contestants I look forward to meeting this year.”
“I’ve been on tour for most of my life in a band with four guys who judge me every day. Sometimes it hurt, but it only made me stronger,” said Tyler. “I want to give everybody a little love before I decide who goes home heartbroken. If you don’t like what I say, don’t get mad, get better. I’m ready to bring some rock to this ‘roller’ coaster and show these kids if they have the dream, the talent and the drive, they will be the next American Idol.”
“I can’t believe it’s been 10 years of the greatest show in the world,” said Jackson. “I am looking forward to this next season; we are going to knock it out of the park. Season 10 is going to be hot!”
“We are all thrilled to have Interscope Geffen A&M now be the distributor for AMERICAN IDOL’s music,” said Iovine. [...]

Bret Michaels joins Jimmy Buffett on stage to perform “Margaritaville”

HollywoodNews.com: Bret Michaels recently joined Jimmy Buffett on stage in Detroit, MI to perform the fan favorite, “Margaritaville.” The two musicians share the stage and vocal responsibilities as the on looking crowd sings along.
Bret Michaels’ independent album Custom Built roars onto the Billboard Top 200 charts this week at #14 and proving that an independent artist and underdog can succeed alongside industry favorites. Michael’s is currently at #4 on the Rock Album chart as well as #1 for both the Independent Albums and Hard Rock Albums chart. Showcasing Michaels’ diversity as a singer and songwriter, the album contains tracks such as “Nothing to Lose” featuring Miley Cyrus; “Go That Far,” a club remix of the theme from Michaels’ record-breaking reality show Rock of Love; and “What I Got,” a remake of the popular Sublime song which features a new verse added by Michaels, who has been performing the song live for enthusiastic fans all summer.
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