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Barry Manilow Marries Manager Garry Kief

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Barry Manilow is HITCHED!

The “Copacabana Crooner” and his longtime manager Garry Kief tied the knot last year in a private ceremony, multiple sources confirm to People:

“It was a surprise,” a friend of the couple says of the wedding, which was held at Manilow’s Palm Springs, California, home and attended by “20 to 30 guests” who had been told they were attending a “lunch.”

Though the wedding was private and without any official paperwork, Manilow and Kief both wear wedding bands. So I guess it was more of a commitment ceremony?

  “(The couple) are committed to one another and have been for a very long time,” a Manilow source says. “They have a great relationship. Garry has always been there for Barry.”

News of the nuptials may surprise some, but the source says Manilow has never tried to hide his sexual orientation.

“He’s at a point now where he’s got his career and personal life in a great place and he really doesn’t care what people think,” the source says. “He’s in love and happy.”

(Via People)

Sounds like it! Because this feels totally like one of those situations where someone goes their WHOLE career kinda denying who they are, only to finally at age SEVENTY-FRIGGING-ONE come out and do something nice for themselves and be honest. So, I hope Barry and Garry have a great life, devoid of judgement that probably plagued most of Manilow’s life and career.


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Posted Thursday, April 9th, 2015 at 8:08am
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Some Random Dude Wants Some of Sam Smith’s Sweet “Stay With Me” Money

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Ugh, I hate when crazies come out of the woodwork.

A random guy named Mark Halper says Sam Smith stole his hit song “Stay with Me,” and in a new lawsuit claims he cut a demo in 1986 of a song called “Don’t Throw Our Love Away.” He says it begins with the “phraseology and significant phrase, ‘stay with me.'”

Halper believes Sam Smith, (who uses the phrase “stay with me” 8 times in his hit) has ripped him off, but by HIS logic, it’s actually The Supremes that are being ripped off.  In 1964, The Supremes recorded their massive hit, “Baby Love.” In the song, Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard repeatedly sing, “don’t throw our love away.” Therefore, The Supremes kinda own Mark Halper. Right?

This won’t stop Halper from going after Smith, plus a couple record labels. So what does he want? A recommendation to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to acknowledge him with a Grammy.

This is what happens when you get super famous and successful, Sam- these type of people come after you!

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Posted Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 9:09am
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The New Kids On The Block, Nelly And TLC: Summer Tour!

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Talk about some NEWS! New Kids On the Block have announced that they’re going on tour! But that’s not even the full story. You see, Nelly and TLC will be joining them!

Yeah, I KNOW.

Donnie Wahlberg made a statement, saying:

“Our fans keep asking us to come back out on the road, and we want to keep giving them what they want. We wanted to make sure it was something new and fresh and fun and totally worthwhile for all of our supporters year after year. This year, we are making it ‘The Main Event.’ And we promise, it will be the ticket of the summer.”

Donnie and the boys announced the news on Good Morning America, when they were joined by TLC’s Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins.

The Main Event tour will begin in Vegas on May 1st of this year and closing things out in Buffalo, NY mid July.  The tickets go on sale January 31st, so get yours quick because if humanity is anything like me, it WILL sell out.

Are you going to go?!


Posted Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 9:09am
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Coachella Lineup Officially Announced!

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Well, well, well…the Coachella lineup has ARRIVED!

The Coachella Valley Music Festival has FINALLY announced it’s 2015 lineup, and these artists are gonna be so freakin’ rad!  This three day, two weekend event the the talk of the town, and most music-loving celebs gravitate towards it.

So who do we have? The headliners are AC/DC on Friday night, Jack White on Saturday night, and Drake on Sunday night! Not only are these awesome acts, but they’re also really diverse, which I dig.

Check out the rest of the acts via the Coachella FB page, found HERE!

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Posted Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 at 1:13pm
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