Indian singer Jagjit Singh has died at the age of 70, according to the AP. The prolific vocalist, who specialized in the musical form known as “ghazel,” was initially admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital on Sept. 23 after he suffered a brain hemorrhage. Singh released dozens of albums during his career. In a condolence message, India’s minister for information and broadcasting Ambika Soni said Singh’s death left a void that would be difficult to fill.
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Virtuoso pianist Roger Williams has died at the age of 87, according to the AP. The Juillard-trained musician scored a massive hit in 1955 with “Autumn Leaves,” which remains the only piano instrumental to reach No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart. His other hits included “Born Free” and “Lara’s Theme from Dr Zhivago.”
In all, the prolific Williams recorded more than 100 albums and became famous in his later years for playing marathon, 12-hour long concerts. He also performed for every commander in chief from Harry Truman to George H.W. Bush, earning the nickname “pianist to the presidents” along the way. He played his last show in March, shortly after announcing that he had cancer.
Jurors who have sat facing Dr. Conrad Murray for two weeks listened Friday as the physician detailed in a recorded interview his interactions and treatments on Michael Jackson in the months and hours before the singer’s death. Murray sounded calm on the more-than two hour recording as he spoke of their relationship, efforts to save his life, and the medications he gave Jackson in his efforts to get him to fall asleep. It was the first time Murray’s interview with police detectives had ever been played in public.
The June 27, 2009 interview outside a noisy hotel ballroom gave police their first hint that Jackson’s death was not from natural causes and that he had been given the powerful anesthetic propofol in an effort to cure his extreme insomnia. “He’s not able to sleep naturally,” Murray told the detectives early in the interview. READ FULL STORY »
T.I., who returned to prison last month after violating the terms of his work release program by conducting business while crossing state lines, is set to be freed today from an Atlanta correctional facility, according to ABCNews.com. He had previously served a 10-month sentence in Arkansas on federal firearm charges.
The rapper born Clifford Harris was detained Sept. 15 and has been held in custody since that date; he will now return to the halfway house he was initially released to last month.
After being pulled from his halfway house back to prison for allegedly engaging in unapproved business on his tour bus, T.I. has been released from prison once again.
The rapper’s publicist confirms that he is now in an Atlanta halfway house. He will serve out the remaining two weeks of his sentence — caused by a parole violation, which stemmed from a 2008 weapons conviction — there.
Don’t stop believin’ this story. After White House party crasher Tareq Salahi called the authorities Tuesday to inform them that his wife, The Real Housewives of D.C. star Michaele Salahi, had gone missing, authorities revealed that she is okay, “with a good friend” and simply did not want her husband to know where she was. As it turns out, that “good friend” seems to be Journey guitarist Neal Schon. TMZ reports that the band’s rep confirmed that Salahi is with Schon in Memphis, where Journey is scheduled to play a show with Foreigner. “Nobody kidnapped her,” the rep is quoted as saying. TMZ also reports Salahi previously dated Schon, a relationship she called “intimate and passionate.”
Look it up: Ashton Shepherd gave birth to a daughter named Raden Delilah Cunningham in Demopolis, Ala., on Friday, according to her website. The 25-year-old country singer and her husband, Roland Cunningham, also have a 5-year-old son. Shepherd’s second album, Where Country Grows, was released in July.
Neil Diamond is engaged to his manager, Katie McNeil. The 70-year-old crooner tweeted the news yesterday, “Good news coming from sunny LA/ and you’re the first I want to tell/ Katie & I just got engaged/ and I hope you wish us well.” He then posted a photo of his new fiancée, who produced Diamond’s 2009 documentary, Hot August Night/NYC.
This will be the third marriage for Diamond, who has four adult children.
Sebastian Bach was one of many to feel the wrath of Hurricane Irene: The former Skid Row singer lost his Red Bank, N.J., house during Sunday’s extreme weather, according to his Facebook page, which included photos of the destruction. “I am numb, in shock, & devastated to report that my home of 21 years, my house featured on MTV Cribs, has been destroyed, condemned, & deemed uninhabitable due to the extreme flooding courtesy of Hurricane Irene,” he wrote, explaining that the extreme flooding caused a nearby bridge to collapse and crash into his garage, “knocking the house off its foundation.” Bach said that all kinds of Skid Row master tapes and rare memorabilia (including some KISS items) were believed to be ruined or missing, and that he plans to relocate to Los Angeles.
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