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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Welcomes a Bouncy Baby Boy!

By Franz Breaze

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Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake welcomed a bouncy baby boy today! The adorable couples reps confirmed baby Silas Randall Timberlake had in fact arrived, today — noting:

“Mom and baby are doing well and dad is ecstatic.”

Timberlake’s mother, Lynn also shared the news on Facebook posting:

“My amazing son and his beautiful wife have given us the most precious gift in the world! Silas Randall Timberlake! Named after my father and my son! Life is beautiful and we couldn’t be happier! God bless you all and thanks for all the congrats!”

 

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This is the first child for the 33-year-old actress and her husband. Biel and Timberlake married in October 2012.

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Congratulations to Biel and Timberlake on the arrival of Silas Randall!

What Do You Know About the Foo Fighters?

Published by EOTM News Editor on March 9th, 2015 - in Celebrity News, Music, Music News, Pop Culture

It’s an unusual group name and one that has led it to great success over the years from 1994 onwards. To learn more about the Foo Fighters keep reading and see how much you really know.

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Dave Grohl is well-known in the music business and he is the man behind the creation of Foo Fighters following his time in Nirvana as the band’s drummer. As you might guess, a band that has been around for more than 20 years is going to have a pretty extensive discography to look at. This is indeed the case, and you can learn a lot about the band by looking through the records they have released over the years.

A quick glance at the numbers shows us they have released no fewer than 32 singles. A further eight albums have been released, not including a couple of compilation albums and one live one. It probably won’t come as a surprise then to learn that sales of Foo Fighters’ albums have been pretty good over the years, reaching well over 10 million – and that’s just in America.

The first album was titled Foo Fighters and it charted in many different countries, going into the top five in some areas. Every album since has done extremely well, but some have fared better than others. One by One, for instance, was released in 2002 and hit the top spot in three countries including the UK, where the band has always done well. In Your Honor, released three years’ later, did better still with four number one positions. It also achieved a further four number two positions in the album charts, proving to be the band’s most successful album to date.

This was beaten once more though when Wasting Light was released in 2011. This achieved a whopping 11 number one positions in album charts around the world. When you realize this, it is no wonder Foo Fighters tickets are so popular whenever the band plays a gig or goes on tour. Their single releases have never done as well as their albums, but this is quite common in some cases. Some bands naturally achieve more success in the album charts and their singles never go as high as the albums do. Clearly Foo Fighters have sold plenty of albums over the years. They have countless platinum and gold certifications as a result of those sales.

The band has also gone on several tours during the time they have been together. The most recent tour is still underway, and is called the Sonic Highways World Tour. Foo Fighters tickets have been selling strongly for this tour, which will take in no fewer than 70 dates all around the world. If you are eager to get tickets to see the group live it makes sense to look as soon as you can. You don’t want to miss out on the chance to see them if you love their music and have done for several years.

Grammy-Nominated Brownstone Singer Charmayne Maxwell Dies at 46

Published by EOTM News Editor on March 2nd, 2015 - in Breaking News, Celebrity Deaths

Charmayne “Maxee” Maxwell, a member of the ’90s girl group Brownstone has died. She was 46. Her brother Brandon Maxwell confirmed the news on Twitter.

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“Bad things happened to the most innocent people,” he continued on Twitter. “My sister died in the most terrible way, and I’m in so much pain right now.”

He also took to Instagram to mourn his sibling. “R.I.P to my beautiful sister Charmayne ‘Maxee’ Maxwell,” he wrote, alongside a stunning photo of the late songstress. “I’m so devasted because you deserved to stay on this earth much longer. You had such an amazing talent and you went really far with your singing career. I felt so inspired from you and it gave me motivation to become the best performer I could be. I love you so much sis, I’m so grateful I was able to have you in my life.”

The details of her death are bizarre to say the least. The singer died on Friday after falling on a shattered wine glass and cutting her throat. She was found in her Los Angeles home by her husband, producer Carsten “Soulshock” Schack, sometime after the fatal fall. He called 911 and she was rushed to Cedars Sinai Hospital where she died from her wounds, according to the LA Times.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Maxee’s family and friends in their time of need.

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@TheGRAMMYs 2015: Predictions, Nominees, Time, Date & Channel

By Michelle Stanton

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Trying to predict the Grammys is a mug’s game: There are so many dang awards, the October-to-September eligibility period makes zero sense, and you’re never sure when the voters will just say, “Screw it” and hand an award to a bunch of old white guys whose band broke up 30 years ago.

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Which is what makes it fun! In a year when most of the eventual Oscar winners have been locked in since December, it’s fun to watch an awards show where nobody has any idea what’s going to happen. This year, as in all years, there’s only one guarantee: The winners will make people mad. But which ones will make people maddest? Read our predictions below to see & sound off in comments!

Beyonce, Pharrell Williams and Sam Smith lead the pack of nominees this year with six nods each, including album of the year. Iggy Azalea, Beck, Eric Church, engineer Tom Coyne, Drake, Gordon Goodwin, Jay Z, Miranda Lambert, Sia, Usher and Jack White are not far behind with four nominations each.

Beyonce makes history this year by becoming the most-nominated female artist in Grammy history. U2 is now the most-nominated group in history — as the Irish band will be competing for best rock album for “Songs of Innocence.” Miley Cyrus, meanwhile, is in the running for her first Grammy — “Bangerz” is up for best pop vocal album. And the late Joan Rivers posthumously received a nod for best spoken word album for “Diary of a Diva.”

Buzz is building around some of the major categories for Music’s Biggest Night, including best new artist, which features some of the hottest top-notch talent to make it big this past year: Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Bastille, Haim and Brandy Clark.

But who’s it going to be?

SEE ALSO: 2015 Grammy Nominees: The Full List

Spotify compiled global data on the top streamed songs, albums and artists in each of the categories and came up with predictions based on number of streams and virality (shares). The team there expects Smith to take the category thanks to the success of his hit songs “Stay With Me” and “I’m Not the Only One.”

“He had an incredible breakthrough year last year with a fantastic album and a number of songs that Spotify listeners absolutely adored,” said Shanon Cook, Spotify’s trends expert.

Still, Cook says — don’t count out Bastille. “They had a massive song last year called ‘Pompeii.’ It started out as a big hit in the U.K. and it crossed over the Atlantic to the U.S.,” she said.

A couple of the same artists appear in the record of the year category: “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX; “Chandelier,” Sia; “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith; “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift; “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor.

All these songs are pretty great (and quite catchy we might add), but this category appears to come down to Sia, Swift and Smith. Spotify, for one, expects Sia to win for “Chandelier” based on its criteria.

But Julie Cunningham, SiriusXM Entertainment Weekly radio host, tells CBS News she thinks Smith could take the category.

The song of the year category — another big award (which goes to the songwriter) — features the following nominees: “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor and Kevin Kadish; “Chandelier,” Sia and Jesse Shatkin; “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift, Max Martin and Shellback; “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith, James Napier and William Phillips; “Take Me to Church,” Hozier.

Both Smith and Sia have a strong chance of winning song of the year. But it’s really anyone’s guess at this point in the game.

“x” – Ed Sheeran”Beyonce” – Beyonce”Morning Phase” – Beck”In the Lonely Hour” – Sam Smith”Girl” – Pharrell Williams

And finally, there’s a range of acts competing for the night’s most coveted award: album of the year.

Beck is up for “Morning Phase,” Beyonce is in the running for her self-titled album, Ed Sheeran is nominated for “x,” and Smith will compete with his “In the Lonely Hour” set.

Some signs are pointing to Beyonce for the big win, but Spotify predicts Sheeran will take home the big prize.

“His album ‘Multiply’ was the biggest album we had last year. It got over more than 400 million streams. It was just a gorgeous album,” said Cook.

Smith is also a potential winner for this category, which means there’s a chance the British singer could see a few wins.
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“You would think this would be Taylor Swift’s year. She’s rising so high right now with ’1989′ but that’s actually not the case,” said Cunningham, who noted that Swift’s “1989″ album wasn’t released in time to be considered for the nominations – thought the single “Shake It Off” was.

Swift will, though, take a turn as a presenter, alongside many other stars, including Dierks Bentley, James Corden, Jamie Foxx, Barry Gibb, Dave Grohl, Jennifer Hudson, Enrique Iglesias, Nick Jonas, Anna Kendrick, Shia LaBeouf, Katharine McPhee, Gwyneth Paltrow, Pentatonix, Smokey Robinson, Nile Rodgers, Gina Rodriguez, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor, Keith Urban, The Weeknd and Stevie Wonder.

The ceremony will feature a host of performances and plenty of collaborations, too. Brandy Clark, AC/DC, Tony Bennett, Herbie Hancock, Hozier, ELO, Jessie J, Tom Jones, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, Common, John Legend, Ariana Grande and Beck are all on the bill — and there will likely be a few surprises.

Madonna is reportedly going to kick off the evening with a few of her new songs.

And Sia is another performer to watch.

“She has a tendency to perform with her back to the audience or her face obscured…So I’m really excited to see how she executes this performance,” said Cook. “Are we going to actually see her?”

Super Bowl halftime performer Katy Perry will also take the stage. One question: How will she top those dancing sharks?

LL Cool J will keep the show moving as he’s hosting the ceremony once again, marking his fourth consecutive year as emcee.

“I think it’s admirable of them to have an African-American hosting the biggest music show in the world,” LL Cool J told CBS News.

So, as you see — some of the hottest stars in music will be honored at the 57th annual Grammy Awards. The show kicks off Sunday, February 9th at 8 p.m. ET –and airs live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS.


Kanye West Opens Up About Why He Doesn’t Smile

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Mystery solved. Kanye West, who is known for not smiling in photos as much as he is for making music, has finally explained why he prefers to take photos sans grin.

Yeezy opened up about the choice at The Daily Front Row‘s inaugural Fashion Los Angeles Awards on Jan. 22.

Kanye West performs at the 2014 Made In America Festival

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“Back when I was working on Yeezus, I saw this book from the 1800s and it was velvet-covered with brass and everything,” West said on stage at the star-studded event which was also attended by Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Rihanna, according to E! News. “I looked at all these people’s photos and they look so real and their outfits were incredible and they weren’t smiling and people, you know the paparazzi, always come up to me, ‘Why you not smiling?’ and I think, not smiling makes me smile. When you see paintings in an old castle, people are not smiling cause it just wouldn’t look as cool.”

At the show, where he was on hand to present an award to Milk Studios co-founder and creative director Mazdack Rassi, he also shared a bit about his fashion philosophy.

“In my opinion, God is the No. 1 creator, and anytime we create, we’re an extension of doing his work on earth,” the rapper said. “That’s why we’re here. What can we do for humanity? And you know, in a way, fashion is what defines the time.”

“Everyone has some form of fashion every single day,” he added. “We have the power to change the world. I believe that through design, because design is the closest to truth, problem solving truth is the closest to love, and love is the closest thing to God, and God is love.”

Read more via Billboard.com.

Singer @LourdesDBaron To Release New Version of #Jazz Hit “Table For Two” For The Silver Screen

Baron’s exquisite vocals, coupled with the composing eloquence of multi-platinum music producer, Andrew Lane create a playful sophistication akin to those revered by 50s and 60s jazz standards in her new version of “Table For Two.”

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“Table For Two” is an original song written and produced by Andrew Lane (multi-platinum music producer) specifically for Lourdes Duque Baron. He chose this song for Baron because of “her worldliness and her deep vocal sound.” Lane also composed the arrangement. The song is playful and paints a picture of warm intimacy and romance. Seldom has music seen a more versatile, talented, and dynamic performer than Lourdes Duque Baron as she proves with her vocal range here.

Lourdes Duque Baron 'Table For Two'The single has been a hit on jazz radio stations across the U.S. and several internationally. A special version of the song was chosen for the soundtrack of an upcoming Filipino film (Baron is originally from the Philippines) entitled “Cavort With Butandings.” Baron will also play the lead female role in this film. “Table For Two” is available on iTunes, Amazon, and MTV.

For more information about Lourdes Duque Baron and her projects, please visit her Official Website.

Read the full press release by visiting PRWeb.

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Jennifer Hudson To Make Broadway Debut In ‘The Color Purple’

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‘The Color Purple’ originally premiered on Broadway in 2005

Brace yourselves friends, renowned singer/actress — Oscar Winner, Jennifer Hudson is coming to Broadway! The John Doyle-helmed revival of The Color Purple will head to the Great White Way this fall, after having played London’s Menier Chocolate Factory in 2013. According to the New York Post, fan favorite Jennifer Hudson will make her highly-anticipated Great White Way debut as Celie in the previously reported Oprah Winfrey (ever heard of her?) and Scott Sanders production.



The Oscar winner will play the role of Shug Avery, played by Margaret Avery in the film and Elisabeth Withers-Mendes in the original Broadway production.

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 “John Doyle has made an honest musical out of ‘The Color Purple,’” Ben Brantley wrote in the New York Times. A source says that the production is exploring bringing Cynthia Erivo, who won critical praise playing Celie in London, to reprise her role.

The Color Purple features a book by Marsha Norman, lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray and music by Russell and Willis. Based on the novel by Alice Walker, the musical tells the story of Celie, a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discovers her voice in the world. Doyle’s stripped-down production opened in London on July 15, 2013. The new staging cuts approximately 30 minutes of material from the original incarnation.

Hudson won her Oscar for Dreamgirls. Her additional film and TV credits include American Idol, Sex and the City, The Secret Life of Bees, Winnie Mandela, The Three Stooges, Smash and Black Nativity. She won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album for 2008′s Jennifer Hudson.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Grammy Nominees: The Full List

The original Broadway production was directed by Gary Griffin and starred Brandon Victor Dixon, Renee Elise Goldsberry and LaChanze, who won a Tony Award for her portrayal of Celie. Winfrey was part of the producing team for the original Broadway production as well.
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While we wait for The Color Purple‘s return check out Hudson singing Celie’s big anthem, “I’m Here” for Oprah Winfrey at her Kennedy Center Honors tribute.

The Alice Walker novel "The Color Purple" inspired both a hit film and a Broadway musical.

E Music Critics: Lourdes Duque Baron Sets The Stage And Dishes ‘Table For Two’

By Carla B.

Via (Los Angeles Public Relations Firm) — They simply don’t make them like Lourdes Duque Baron anymore. That much is clear after listening to her latest single, ‘Table For Two,’ written exclusively for her — by Multi-platinum producer, Andrew Lane.

The ditty has a seductive, mesmerizing appeal emphasizing Baron’s vocal prowess and preternatural charm.

 “And as we dance under the moonlight – and when I look at you – I say man what a sight – And I realize that this life with you is so worth it” she croons – hitting the bulls eye, communicating with her man with an unrivaled directness.

There’s power in those words.

She’s defined her style as being part of whoever she is at any time, not part of who she’s trying to be or supposedly ought to be.

Baron’s formidable charisma and age-defying energy levels are hugely engaging as usual.  Bringing to a close the conversation with her lover… where she began. Still silky, still sultry…smoky, incomparable, indefatigable.

Mrs. Baron is aiming somewhere even higher than her predecessors, a mode of timelessness that few singers — aside from, say, Adele, who has a vocal gift that demands such an approach — even bother aspiring to. Everyone else striving to sound like now will have to shift gears once the now sound changes. But not Mrs. Baron, the ‘My Spring in Paris’ songbird is winning a new war, one she’d gladly admit to fighting.

Her work may not be familiar to the rock ‘n’ roll or hip hop generations, but if you are of a certain age or inclination, Table For Two will resonate.

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