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About Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres is a television host, comedian and a singer. She is an American television personality and a prominent gay rights advocate. Ellen is an eleven-time Emmy Award winning stand-up comedian. She has received the highest U.S. achievement award in comedy on 22 October 2012.

Personal Biography

Relationship with Portia de Rossi

She is married to Portia de Rossi. For more information on their relationship, read Portia de Rossi & Ellen DeGeneres.

Revelation

Ellen DeGeneres made a shocking revelation that she is gay in 1997. Her announcement has created trouble in her career, sparking controversy and some advertisers has pulled out their sponsorship. However, later in her career, many people praised her for her courage.

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Professional Biography

Ellen DeGeneres has performed as a comedian in her twenties in Los Angeles nightclub circuit. She later gained prominence and got her own sitcom on late night television. The show titled 'Ellen' featured DeGeneres as a bookshop owner./p>

Television show

DeGeneres daily U.S. talkshow has been hit with controversy as many record companies have filed a suit against the producers of the show for using popular songs without prior permission.

Hosting Emmys

After the controversy that was generated by her revelation as a gay, she was away from mainstream television for a while. She later returned to the stage and hosted the 2001 Emmy Awards.

Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Ellen DeGeneres has received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the highest U.S. achievement award in comedy. The award was presented to her on 22 October 2012.

DeGeneres is the fourth woman to win the award since its inception in 1998. The ceremony will be broadcast on PBS on October 30.

Ranking / Recognition / Awards / Nominations / Postive comments

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Ellen DeGeneres in News

Charlie Puth Takes Off as Two New Singles Light Up the Airwaves; New Single "Marvin Gaye (Feat. Meghan Trainor)" Has World Video Premiere Exclusively via Buzzfeed as Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again (Feat. Charlie Puth)" Ascends on Multi-Format Radio and Billboard's "Hot 100"; Acclaimed Singer/Songwrite
Artist Partners/Atlantic recording artist Charlie Puth has announced plans for a major summer tour. The New Jersey-based singer/songwriter/producer will join Meghan Trainor on her upcoming "MTrain Tour," with dates getting underway July 3rd at Atlantic City's Borgata Festival Park and then travels through September (see itinerary below).

"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Partners With Chosen to Introduce "Ellen's Dance Off"
BURBANK, CA--(Marketwired - December 04, 2015) - Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres announces on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Friday, December 4th, a new game app, "Ellen's Dance Off" powered by Chosen, the first mobile platform to provide turnkey video competitions.

Panic! At The Disco Announce New Album, DEATH OF A BACHELOR
DCD2/Fueled By Ramen recording group Panic! At The Disco has announced that their highly anticipated fifth studio album, DEATH OF A BACHELOR, will arrive everywhere on Friday, Jan. 15, 2015. The album is now available for pre-order on the iTunes Store accompanied by three instant grat downloads: "Emperor's New Clothes," "Hallelujah," and the recent #1 hit, "Victorious."

Jamie Lawson Unveils Self-Titled New Album
Gingerbread Man/Elektra recording artist Jamie Lawson has announced the release of his self-titled major label debut album. "JAMIE LAWSON" -- which marks the premiere release from global superstar Ed Sheeran's new Gingerbread Man Records label -- is available now in stores and at all digital retailers.

"See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa (Feat. Charlie Puth) Scores Third RIAA Platinum Certification
Atlantic Records is proud to announce the third RIAA platinum certification of the worldwide #1 hit single, "See You Again," by Wiz Khalifa (Feat. Charlie Puth), marking sales now in excess of 3.5 million

Stevia Corp. Reports on Initial Sales Trends for Realhemp(TM) Branded Product Lines
Stevia Corp. (OTC PINK: STEV) ("Stevia Corp" or the "Company"), an international farm management company and healthcare company focused on the commercial development of products that support a healthy lifestyle, including stevia and hemp and their compounds, is pleased to provide an update on the initial success of its wholly-owned subsidiary Real Hemp LLC's Realhemp™ product lines.

Charlie Puth Announces Debut Album "Nine Track Mind"
Atlantic recording artist Charlie Puth has announced the release of his highly anticipated debut album. NINE TRACK MIND arrives everywhere November 6th.

Ellen DeGeneres Partners With PFSweb to Launch New Lifestyle Branded eCommerce Website
PFSweb, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFSW), a global provider of end-to-end eCommerce solutions, has been engaged by Ellen DeGeneres and her brand development team to build and deploy an end-to-end eCommerce solution for her new lifestyle brand, "ED."

St. Barts Wedding Professionals - New Website Reaches 10,000 Visitors Within One Week After Launch
After just a week of launching its new website, St. Barts Wedding Professionals announced that it received 10,000 unique visitors. According to the company's spokesperson, the website recorded 150 visitors two hours after it was rolled out. "We are happy with the response our website has received and would like to thank everyone who stopped by," he said

NEEDTOBREATHE Celebrates Summer With Packed Schedule
Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has announced a wide array of upcoming activity, including high profile TV appearances, sold out headline dates across the country, and much more.

Ellen Beats Barack in College Students' Top-Ten List of Most Desired Commencement Speakers
In these last few weeks of May, Millennials are graduating from colleges and universities across the country in record numbers. What if they could choose their own commencement speaker?

Charli XCX and Bleachers Announce Summer Co-Headlining Tour "Charli and Jack Do America"
CLICK HERE TO WATCH "CHARLI AND JACK DO AMERICA" TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT CLIP Charli XCX and Bleachers announce today that they will embark on a co-headlining tour this summer called, "Charli and Jack Do America." The first leg of the tour kicks off July 21st in San Diego and will be supported by BØRNS

"FURIOUS 7: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK" and "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa (Feat. Charlie Puth) Catapult to the Top Around the World Hitting #1 on Billboard, Spotify, iTunes and Shazam
"FURIOUS 7: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK," Atlantic Records' official musical companion to Universal's blockbuster action-thriller, is fast proving an unstoppable global phenomenon, fueled by the extraordinarily emotional new hit single, "See You Again," by Wiz Khalifa (Feat. Charlie Puth). Released last month, the soundtrack has ascended to the No

Ed Sheeran Announces Fall Tour Plans
Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran has announced a second leg to his North American tour, kicking off at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX, on September 3. Promoted by AEG Live & The Messina Group (TMG), the month-long trek includes some of the GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter's biggest headlining shows in North America to date (see below itinerary)

NEEDTOBREATHE to Offer Backyard Concert for Charity; Grammy-Nominated Rock Band Is Auctioning Off a Private Concert to Benefit the Palmetto Medical Initiative as Part of Their Annual NEEDTOBREATHE Classic Celebrity Golf Tournament; The Charity Auction Is Open to Fans Worldwide and Also Features Item
Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has offered a private concert as part of their NEEDTOBREATHE Classic auction for charity

Ed Sheeran Scores First #1 Single at Top 40 Radio With "Thinking Out Loud"
Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran has climbed to #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with his multiplatinum hit "Thinking Out Loud." This marks the highest charting song of the GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter's career at the format

NEEDTOBREATHE Unveils First-Ever Live Album; GRAMMY-Nominated Rock Band Set to Release Two-Disc Set Featuring Performances of Hit Singles and Fan Favorites Recorded Live at The Woods Amphitheater at the Fontanel in Nashville; New Single, "Brother (Featuring Gavin Degraw)," Set to Impact Hot AC Radio
Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has announced details of their first ever live album. "NEEDTOBREATHE: LIVE FROM THE WOODS" arrives everywhere on April 14th.

Ed Sheeran Sells Out Headlining Tour Dates in a Matter of Minutes
Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran has sold out a number of dates on his recently announced North American headlining tour in a matter of minutes

HASCO Medical's Ride-Away(R) Featured on ABC for Wheelchair Van Giveaway
Ride-Away®, a company that conducts sales of wheelchair accessible vans, parts, service and rental operations and subsidiary of HASCO Medical, Inc. (OTCQB: HASC), along with the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), and BraunAbility presented a wheelchair accessible van on ABC news to Antonio Dowels of Tampa, Florida on Monday, February 16, 2015

Visa Checkout Expands Global Availability with New Merchants and Issuers
Business Wire IndiaVisa Inc. (NYSE:V) today announced continued global success of Visa Checkout, the online check out service that allows shoppers to pay with their cards online and on any device, with just a few clicks

Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) Releases November 2014 Index
The AGEM Index reported a composite value of 185.58 in November 2014, which represents a decline of 1.41 points (-0.8 percent) when compared to October 2014. Compared to a year ago, the index fell 7.89 points (-4.1 percent). The AGEM Index reported month-to-month declines for three consecutive months and year-over-year declines for two consecutive months

Ed Sheeran Scores Highest U.S. Charting of His Career With "THINKING OUT LOUD"; Third Single From the British Phenom's Chart-Topping, Gold-Certified Album "x" Climbs to #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 as Sales Surpass the Half-Million Mark; Recent High Profile Television Appearances Include Performances
Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran's new single "Thinking Out Loud" has skyrocketed to #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, earning the acclaimed singer-songwriter the highest charting U.S. single of his career so far

HotelTonight Hires Beats Music and King.com Marketing Pro as CMO

H&R Block Receives Quintet of Awards for Communications Initiatives
KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwired - October 20, 2014) - H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, recently won several awards for its communications initiatives, including for its Block Talk blog, public relations campaigns -- including "Get Your Billion Back, America!" and its teen financial literacy project -- and for its new enterprise-wide associate portal.

Redbox Survey Finds "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" America's Favorite Halloween Movie
Redbox, America's destination for new-release entertainment, revealed today that "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" is America's favorite movie to watch around Halloween. Two other classic titles -- "Halloween" and "Hocus Pocus" -- came in second and third.

Wed Like a Star, Says Cheapflights.ca
Thinking about a destination wedding? Well, no one does over the top or superbly subtle as well as Hollywood. You may not have a team of planners, designers and an unlimited budget, but Cheapflights.ca, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, is here with a short list of Top 10 Celebrity Wedding Destinations to help you plan a celebration fit for the stars

Cheapflights.com Walks You Down the Aisle, Celebrity Style
As George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin wed in true Hollywood style in Venice, Italy, this past weekend, the team at Cheapflights.com, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, was at work compiling a list of places where you too can tie the knot like a star

POPSUGAR Announces 8th Annual POPSUGAR 100 Winners -- The Most Popular Celebrities of 2014
POPSUGAR, the leading online destination for the latest pop culture, entertainment and lifestyle content, today released the eighth annual POPSUGAR 100 winners -- the top 100 most popular celebrities and influencers of the year.

Ed Sheeran Celebrates New Album "x" With "Multiply Day"; Whirlwind Schedule to Rock New York City on Friday, June 13th; 3x-Grammy(R) Nominee Sets Escalating Series of Shows, Climaxing With Major Concert on NYC's Famed Ellis Island; Album Track, "Don't," Featured in New Beats by Dre Headphone Campaig
Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran is celebrating the highly anticipated arrival of his second album "x" (pronounced multiply), with a series of whirlwind international events dubbed "Multiply Days." "x" arrives on June 23rd.

HASCO Medical Subsidiary Ride-Away(R) Presents Wheelchair Accessible Van to Winner of National Mobility Awareness Month Contest
Ride-Away®, a leading provider of handicap-accessible vans, parts and service and subsidiary of HASCO Medical, Inc. (OTCQB: HASC), helped the National Mobility Equipment Dealer's Association (NMEDA) present a wheelchair accessible van to Antonio Dowels of Tampa, Florida, one of four National Mobility Awareness Month contest winners on Friday, May 30, 2014.

The Venetian(R) Las Vegas Calls 2014 'Year of the Female Comedienne,' Announces New Female-Driven Comedy Series
When John Caparella, president and COO of The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas, announced Lipshtick, a new female-driven stand-up comedy series at the Vegas resort's showroom, he took the opportunity to declare something even bigger. According to Caparella: 2014 is the 'Year of the Female Comedienne.'

Coldplay's Ghost Stories Released Today
Coldplay's sixth album, Ghost Stories, is out today. The album -- which features the hit singles "Magic" and "A Sky Full Of Stars" -- is available as a digital download (iTunes.com/Coldplay), on CD and on vinyl.

Ed Sheeran Heralds New Album "x" With Major TV Performances and Special Events as Lead Single, "Sing," Explodes at Multi-Format Radio Outlets Nationwide; 3x-GRAMMY(R) Nominee's High Profile TV Appearances Include Performances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (May 16) and The Voice Season Finale (May 20);
Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran is gearing up for a very busy summer as he announces a storm of activity surrounding the release of his much anticipated second album. "x" -- pronounced "multiply" -- arrives on June 23rd.

Dan + Shay Awarded RIAA Gold Certification for "19 You + Me" off Critically Acclaimed Album "Where It All Began"
Critically acclaimed duo Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) have been awarded their first-ever RIAA Gold Certification for their debut single, "19 You + Me." The accreditation follows the exciting No. 1 album debut of "Where It All Began" on Billboard's Country Albums Chart. The breakout act is the only duo in SoundScan reported history to debut at No

Dan + Shay Debut at No. 1 on Billboard Country Albums Chart With Where It All Began on Warner Bros. Records
Breakout country duo Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) impressively debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Country Albums Chart today with their highly anticipated album, Where It All Began, making them the only duo in SoundScan reported history to debut at No. 1 with their first album on the Country Albums Chart and the highest charting debut artists of 2014. Released April 1st on Warner Bros

Dan + Shay's Debut Album Where It All Began Available Everywhere Today
Breakout artists Dan + Shay released their highly anticipated debut album Where It All Began today on Warner Bros. Records. Currently No. 1 on iTunes Country Chart and No. 3 on iTunes overall chart, the duo was the only new act to perform at the sold-out iHeartRadio Country Festival this weekend, playing to 19,000 screaming fans in Austin, Tx

I Link 2 Music Signs Veteran Executive Producer Jeff Schimmel
iL2M International Corp. (the "company" or "iLink2Music.com") (OTCQB: ILIM), an emerging music entertainment and social media company announced today that it has signed Jeff Schimmel as the executive producer of the Michael Blackson morning show, which will soon air on the Company's first commercial radio station.

Warner Bros. Details Strategic Content Plans at Time Warner Investor Conference
Today at a Time Warner investors meeting, Warner Bros.’ Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara outlined an aggressive content strategy for the Studio aimed at increasing profits while “doubling down on outstanding content, working with the best talent and maintaining the culture that makes Warner Bros. so great.”

World’s Smallest 360° Lens Literally RevolutionizesSelfies, Video Calls, and Action Videos
In a single move, North American panoramic imaging innovator, ImmerVision (www.ImmerVisionEnables.com), has made distorted fish-eye views and camera accessories obsolete and enabled every mobile and wearable device in the world to deliver an unprecedented 360° user experience.

Ellen DeGeneres and Chris Burch to Create E.D., a Fully Conceived Lifestyle Collection
Award-winning entertainer Ellen DeGeneres and J. Christopher Burch, founder of C. Wonder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital, has announced the formation of a joint partnership to create and sell E.D., a new collection designed by Ms. DeGeneres. E.D. will offer an array of product categories including home, ready-to-wear, accessories, and pets

Ed Sheeran Announces Madison Square Garden Debut; Grammy(R)-Nominated Tunesmith Set to Headline the World's Most Famous Arena on November 1st; "Lego House" Nominated for Top MTV Video Music Award; Upcoming Appearances Include Advisory Role on NBC's The Voice, Airing October 14th and 15th; British Si

Academy Unveils Oscar(R) Trailer Starring Host Ellen DeGeneres, Directed by Paul Feig
The Academy launched its Oscar season with a trailer starring show host Ellen DeGeneres and 250 tuxedo-clad men and women dancing to "The Walker" by indie pop band Fitz and The Tantrums. The Oscars® will air Sunday, March 2, 2014, live on ABC.

Confirmed to Perform on ABC'S 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve' in New York City's Times Square; Icona Pop to Appear on 'The Ellen Degeneres Show' & 'The Queen Latifah Show'; Set to Join North American Bangerz Tour With Sky Ferreira Supporting Miley Cyrus & Katy Perry's U.K Prismatic Tou
With their west coast headlining tour in full swing, a recently unveiled, artsy, black and white video for their brand new single "Just Another Night" and 2014 tours supporting Miley Cyrus in North America and Katy Perry in the U.K, Icona Pop -- the first ever Swedish female duo to top the U

British Singer/Songwriter Birdy to Release BREATHE EP September 24th on Atlantic Records; New Single "Wings" out Now
Critically-acclaimed British singer/songwriter Birdy has announced the release of her U.S.-only EP, BREATHE, out September 24th on Atlantic Records. BREATHE comes on the heels of Birdy's globally successful self-titled debut album which was released in 2011. The EP will feature the stirring, propulsive new single "Wings" which can be heard here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJTXDCh2YiA

Ed Sheeran Set for Busy Spring and Summer Seasons; GRAMMY(R)-Nominated Tunesmith Unveils Packed Schedule, With Wide Range of Live TV Performances Including Billboard Music Awards 2013, the Ellen Degeneres Show, and NBC'S TODAY; "Lego House" Ascending at Hot AC and CHR/TOP 40; British Singer/Songwrit
Elektra recording artist Ed Sheeran is poised for an exceedingly eventful spring and summer, with a wide array of TV appearances slated for the coming months.

Controversial Public Positions by Brands Can Be Positive for Business According to WrightIMC Research
Traditional reputation management practices dictate that corporations avoid public controversy if at all possible, but new research by WrightIMC shows that brands who have strong public points of view can actually build customer loyalty and generate additional sales for brands

Salma Hayek Wears Jacob Arabo Jewelry to CinemaCon 2013
The National Association of Theatre Owners held its annual week-long convention, CinemaCon, during the third week of April this year

Bruno Mars Scores 5th No. 1 Single on Billboard's "Hot 100"; "When I Was Your Man" Marks Second Consecutive Single From RIAA Platinum Certified "UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX" to Rise to the Top Spot; Mars Makes History as Top Male Solo Artist With Most No. 1s on the "Mainstream Top 40" Airplay Chart; Grammy A
"When I Was Your Man" -- the latest hit single from Atlantic recording artist Bruno Mars' new album, "UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX" -- has ascended to the #1 spot on Billboard's "Hot 100." The single's chart-topping success comes hot on the heels of the album's sensational first single, "Locked Out Of Heaven," which held the #1 position for six consecutive weeks earlier this year

Hunter Hayes Garners Six Academy of Country Music Award Nominations
Following an exceptional media blitz leading into the GRAMMY's, including performances on the GRAMMY telecast, The View and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Hunter Hayes continues his celebration with six Academy of Country Music Awards nominations, the second most nominated artist this year

Josh Groban's New Album All That Echoes Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Top 200 Chart
Internationally renowned, multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban has scored his first No. 1 debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart with his latest album All That Echoes. This is Groban's third chart-topping album. Both 2003's Closer and 2007's Noël climbed to No. 1.

Josh Groban to Celebrate February 5th Release of New Album All That Echoes With Upcoming Appearances on GMA, Live With Kelly & Michael, Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and More
Internationally renowned, multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban is gearing up for the February 5th release of his new album All That Echoes with a series of high-profile live events and television appearances over the coming weeks.

Ed Sheeran Lighting Up the New Year; GRAMMY(R)-Nominated Single, "The A Team," Reaches Top 10 at Multi-Format Radio Nationwide; Singer/Songwriter Hailed as the "Breakout Star of 2013" by Billboard and Rolling Stone; Sold Out Headline Trek Gets Underway This Week, Followed by Taylor Swift's Epic "RED
Elektra recording artist Ed Sheeran is shaping up as the first true star of the new year as his GRAMMY®-nominated single, "The A Team," ascends to #10 at CHR/Top 40 radio outlets across the country

Bruno Mars Continues Reign Over Billboard's "Hot 100" With "Locked Out Of Heaven" at No. 1 for Second Straight Week; "UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX" Marks Grammy Winner's Highest First Week Sales Debut, Entering at No. 2 on the Billboard 200
Atlantic recording artist Bruno Mars is standing tall atop Billboard's "Hot 100" for the second consecutive week as "Locked Out Of Heaven" continues its reign at No. 1. The single -- which marks the Grammy Award-winner's fourth chart-topper -- is featured on Mars' just-released sophomore album, "UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX," which has made its SoundScan/Billboard 200 debut at No

Bruno Mars Releases New Album "UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX" Today; Critics Rave About Mars, Naming Him "A Master Song-Crafter" Who "Hits the Mark Every Time" on the "Boldly Ambitious" UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX; Grammy Winner Sets Multiple High Profile Appearances Including the X-Factor, Today, MTV, iHeartRadio Live
Atlantic recording artist Bruno Mars has released his hugely anticipated sophomore album, "UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX," today (http://smarturl.it/unorthodoxjukebox). "UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX" is already receiving rave reviews from critics, noted by Rolling Stone as "a record that makes the competition sound sad and idea-starved by comparison," and naming Mars a "master song-crafter

Ed Sheeran's Star Continues to Rise; Award-Winning British Artist Closes 2012 With a Slate of National Television Performances on "LIVE! with Kelly & Michael," "Katie," and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"; Acclaimed Songwriter's Recent Collaborations Include Chart-Topping Hits From Taylor Swift and One Dir
Elektra recording artist Ed Sheeran is wrapping up 2012 with a slate of nationally televised performances of his RIAA-gold certified single "The A Team" from his acclaimed debut album "+." The young British singer-songwriter will take over daytime television tomorrow, December 4th, appearing on nationally syndicated shows LIVE with Kelly & Michael and Katie

Stars Align in Beverly Hills
To the crowd's delight, skateboarding legends Tony Hawk, Andy Macdonald, Kevin Staab, Mitchie Brusco, Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins Pastrana, Lincoln Ueda, and BMX icons Jamie Bestwick and Mat Hoffman took command of the Vert Demo with an aerial display the 1,000 guests will not soon forget

Ed Sheeran Unveils Major 2013 Headline Tour; Itinerary Includes Shows at Such World Famous Venues as Radio City Music Hall, the Hollywood Palladium, and Nashville's Ryman Auditorium; British Phenom Traveling North America Now on Sold Out "VH1 You Oughta Know Tour"; "The A Team" Ascends at Multi Form
Elektra recording artist Ed Sheeran has announced plans for his biggest U.S. headline tour to date. The 2013 trek gets underway January 17th at Houston's House of Blues and then continues through mid-February (see itinerary below)

Matchbox Twenty Shoot to the Top With "NORTH"; Acclaimed New Album Debuts at #1 on Billboard 200, Marking Multi-Platinum Band's First-Ever Album Chart-Topper; "NORTH" Also Tops Australian Album Chart, in Advance of Band's Upcoming Arena Tour
"NORTH," the acclaimed new album from Emblem/Atlantic recording group Matchbox Twenty, has made a stunning chart debut, coming in at #1 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 after its first week in release. Fueled by critical acclaim -- as well as the current hit single, "She's So Mean" -- the album's unprecedented popularity marks the multi-platinum rock band's first-ever chart-topper and #1 debut

Gym Class Heroes Announce Singular Fall Tour; Alternative/Hip-Hop Band Set to Perform at Intimate Venues Across North America; New Single, "The Fighter (Feat. Ryan Tedder)," Shaping Up as U.S. Anthem at 2012 Olympic Games; Inspiring Video Honored With 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Nomination as "Best
Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Gym Class Heroes have revealed details of a very special October tour. The dates, which see the chart-topping alternative/hip-hop band performing in intimate venues across North America, get underway October 18th at Chicago's Bottom Lounge and then continue through the month (see itinerary below).

Selena Gomez turns 20
American actress Selena Gomez celebrates her 20th birthday with Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift win 2012 Teen Choice Awards
2012 Teen Choice Awards announced

Jennifer Lopez quits American Idol
American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez announces that she is exiting the show.

Helen Mirren among 24 Walk of Fame inductees for 2013
Dame Helen Mirren will be honoured with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame next year.

Veteran TV producer Jim Paratore dies at 58
Veteran TV producer Jim Paratore, died on Tuesday of an apparent heart attack while on a cycling vacation in France. He was 58.

Timberlake, Biel celebrate engagement with star-studded bash
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel rang in the first day of summer with a celeb-packed cocktail party to celebrate their upcoming wedding.

Charlize Theron says her dogs are helping her raise adopted son
Charlize Theron has said that she is not a single parent to her adopted baby Jackson, adding that her two dogs are helping her raise her son.

Katy Perry to 'show' everything about Russell Brand split in new film
Katy Perry has revealed that the aftermath of her split from then husband Russell Brand, which was caught on camera, will feature in a new movie about her life.

I still love Katy Perry as a human being, says ex Russell Brand
Russell Brand, who started divorce proceedings right before New Year's Eve and then let himself be photographed enjoying sleepovers with lots of different women, has admitted that he still loves his soon-to-be-ex wife Katy Perry.

JLo enjoys reading gossip magazines
Jennifer Lopez has admitted that she enjoys reading gossip showbiz stories like any normal girl would.

US First Lady shows off 'expert' double Dutch skills on TV show
Michelle Obama gave her fellow Americans the thrill of their lives with an impressive round of Double Dutch on live TV on Monday morning.

Did Obama make an oral sex joke about wife Michelle?
Barack Obama is said to have made a rude joke about his wife Michelle and oral sex at a Beverly Hills fundraiser for the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Leadership Council on Wednesday night.

Obama fundraises with A-listers Cher, Julia Roberts
President Obama had a star-studded fundraiser evening in Los Angeles on Wednesday, which included singer Cher, actresses Ellen DeGeneres and Julia Roberts, and 'Glee' stars Jane Lynch and Darrin Criss, among others.

Lady Gaga named 'most charitable celeb' again
For the second consecutive year, Lady Gaga has topped the list of most charitable celebs of this year.

Justin Bieber donates $100k for charity
Justin Bieber recently donated 100,000 dollars to the low-income Whitney Elementary school, in Las Vegas.

LiLo's Playboy issue fails to sell
Retailers have revealed that Lindsay Lohan's issue of Playboy Magazine has failed to attract readers from buying the much-talked about issue.

Ellen DeGeneres buys Brad Pitt's Malibu house for $12m
Ellen DeGeneres has reportedly bought actor Brad Pitt's Malibu Home for 12 million dollars.

Theron starts collecting dogs again
Charlize Theron is building up her menagerie of dogs again after all the eight pets of the dog lover died in last two and a half years.

Paris Jackson says she felt 'stupid' wearing mask in public
Paris Jackson has said that when she was younger she felt 'stupid' wearing a mask when she went out in public with her father Michael Jackson.

LiLo cancels playboy reveal on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
Lindsay Lohan failed to show up at 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', where she was supposed to discuss her Playboy photo shoot.

'Thrifty' Lady Gaga got drunk to sign tax cheques
Lady Gaga apparently had to get drunk to sign off on her taxes this year because she was required to pay a huge sum to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

Roman Abramovich books Red Hot Chilli Peppers for New Year's Eve bash
Roman Abramovich has booked the Red Hot Chilli Peppers to play for 300 guests at his exclusive hot-ticket New Year's Eve bash at his 90-million dollar estate on the lush hillside of Gouverneur Beach in St. Barts.

Music & Arts' 'Find Your Voice' Facebook Contest Kickoff
On Thursday, Dec. 8 Music & Arts, Yamaha, and Greyson Chance launched the first-ever 'Find Your Voice' Facebook music video contest. Aspiring musicians between the ages of 13 and 17 are encouraged to submit a cover song from a selection of 12 famous songs, pop or classical to www.MusicArts.com/findyourvoice

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