Lambert, Bryan win big at country awards
April 8th, 2013
02:04 AM ET

Lambert, Bryan win big at country awards

Miranda Lambert was the big winner at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards, but it was Luke Bryan who pulled off the upset of the night.

Bryan snagged the entertainer of the year award, beating out two-time winner Taylor Swift, among others, for the fan-voted award.

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March 19th, 2013
12:14 AM ET

Rapper Lil Wayne released from hospital

Rapper Lil Wayne has been released from a Los Angeles hospital where he was taken after suffering a seizure last week, his publicist said late Monday night.

The rapper's hospitalization at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center triggered media reports that he was near death - rumors his associates were quick to squash.

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April 4th, 2012
09:37 PM ET

Mary J. Blige on pulled Burger King ad: It wasn’t finished

Mary J. Blige says a recently pulled Burger King advertisement that featured her was “unfinished” and didn’t follow the parameters to which the R&B superstar agreed.

The clip, which Burger King released on YouTube before taking it down this week amid a public backlash, is part of a series of celebrity ads showcasing the fast-food chain’s new menu options.

In Blige’s spot, the nine-time Grammy winner promotes the new Crispy Chicken Snack Wraps. Wearing a short wig, leather jacket and shades, she rocks to the beat of her own song, “Don’t Mind,” off her latest album, “My Life II… The Journey Continues.”

June 18th, 2011
09:30 PM ET

E Street saxophonist Clarence Clemons dies

[Updated at 10:30 p.m ET] Legendary rock saxophonist Clarence Clemons died Saturday of complications from a stroke, bandmate Bruce Springsteen said. He was 69.

Clemons had played sax in Springsteen's E Street Band off and on since 1972.

"Clarence lived a wonderful life. He carried within him a love of people that made them love him. He created a wondrous and extended family. He loved the saxophone, loved our fans and gave everything he had every night he stepped on stage," Springsteen said in a statement.

"His loss is immeasurable and we are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly 40 years. He was my great friend, my partner and with Clarence at my side, my band and I were able to tell a story far deeper than those simply contained in our music. His life, his memory, and his love will live on in that story and in our band."

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November 27th, 2010
11:47 AM ET

Singer Willie Nelson arrested on pot charges

Country singer Willie Nelson was arrested Friday on charges of marijuana possession by the U.S. Border Patrol in Sierra Blanca, Texas, CNN has confirmed.

No further details were available, and a message left for Nelson's publicist has not been returned.

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June 7th, 2010
09:52 PM ET

Marvin Isley dies at 56

Marvin Isley, youngest member of the Isley Brothers, died Monday morning from complications with diabetes, hospital officials said. He was 56.

The Isley Brothers, with hits such as "That Lady" and "Fight the Power," were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. Marvin Isley retired from performing in 1997, and later had both legs amputated due to his diabetes.

He joined the Isley Brothers in 1973.

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