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Will.i.am to Kick Off  Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon

Will.i.am to Kick Off Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon

Originally posted 09/02/2012 04:30PM

The Muscular Dystrophy Association's Show of Strength telethon will get an energetic kick-off.

Sunday's three-hour program – featuring performances by Carrie Underwood, Pitbull, Gavin DeGraw, Carole King and a slew of other talent – will begin with will.i.am performing his dance tune, "This Is Love," alongside vocalist Eva Simons and MDA Los Angeles Goodwill Ambassador, Lucas Cook.

"MDA has been helping children and adults for more than 50 years, and I am pleased to collaborate with them to help save lives," the hip-hop artist, 37, tells PEOPLE.

"I am on a mission to transform the lives of young people who need extra support and really am honored to perform on the show – and it was important for me to include Lucas and other MDA kids in our performance."

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Carrie Underwood: Newlywed Life Is Better Than People Warned | Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood: Newlywed Life Is Better Than People Warned

Originally posted 09/26/2011 12:00PM

The newlywed life is the good life for Carrie Underwood, who was told there would be rough patches.

"Everyone says the first month is the hardest, or the fourth month or the eighth month," the 28-year-old, who wed NHL player Mike Fisher last year, told PEOPLE. "We're just enjoying it."

The country songstress's career has been "go, go, go," she said, adding: "You never really get to stop and smell the roses and really enjoy just being a person."

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World's Richest Bride Ties the Knot

British Heiress Petra Ecclestone Weds in Rome

Originally posted 08/28/2011 12:00PM

And you thought Kim Kardashian's wedding was over-the-top.

British heiress and socialite Petra Ecclestone, the 22-year-old daughter of former Armani model Slavica and billionaire Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone, exchanged vows Saturday with businessman James Stunt in a three-day event just outside of Rome.

The wedding took place at Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, the castle where Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes wed in 2006. The bride arrived to the nuptials in a white Rolls Royce and wore a gown by Vera Wang for the outdoor ceremony.

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PHOTO: Will.i.am Evacuates Burning Hotel in London

Will.i.am Evacuates Burning Hotel in London

Originally posted 07/01/2011 05:45PM

Will.i.am appeared to maintain his composure on Friday, despite being evacuated from his London hotel that caught on fire.

The Black Eyed Peas frontman, 36, was photographed calmly covering his face with a T-shirt as he was escorted out of the burning 28-story Park Lane Hilton.

In town for business, the pop star had a performance scheduled for the evening with his band mates at Hyde Park, close to where the fire took place. He later Tweeted from the performance.

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Johnny Depp Slimes the Audience at the Kids' Choice Awards

Kids' Choice Awards: Johnny Depp Slimes the Audience

Originally posted 04/02/2011 09:45PM

Johnny Depp has wielded every sort of weapon imaginable in his various movie roles, but Saturday night the actor tried his hand at something equally powerful: a slime blaster.

While accepting high honors for best movie actor at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards live from the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles, Depp pointed the pump toward his screaming young fans, shooting out streams of the network's signature green goo.

"You guys are the future," Depp, 47, told the crowd just before he unleashed the slime. "Take good care of us."

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Fergie: Black Eyed Peas Will Turn Super Bowl into a 'Party' | Fergie

Fergie: Black Eyed Peas Will Turn Super Bowl into a 'Party'

Originally posted 02/05/2011 05:30AM

Die-hard Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers fans will have at least one thing to cheer about together come Sunday: a Super Bowl halftime show by the Black Eyed Peas – whose singer, Fergie, promises will one for the record books.

"It'll be a party in the middle of the game," she promises PEOPLE. "All of the sudden, whether your team is winning or losing, we want to make you have a good time. That's our goal."

With a packed crowd of football fans set to fill Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Fergie and bandmate Taboo, both 35, are already feeling the "nervous excitement," she says.

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VIDEO: Black Eyed Peas Hosting 'Phunky' Super Bowl Bash | Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas Hosting 'Phunky' Super Bowl Bash

Originally posted 01/27/2011 01:40PM

It's the perfect storm of entertainment: The biggest football game of the year and one of the world's biggest bands will come together as Sports Illustrated hosts the Black Eyed Peas for a Super Bowl Bash.

"As an NFL owner and a football fan, I cannot be more excited to join forces with Sports Illustrated for the hottest party of the season," the Peas' Fergie says. "It will be the kick-off to an amazing weekend in Dallas and we can’t wait to get it started."

Joining the Peas will be deejays will.i.am and David Guetta along with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models Christine Teigen, Anne V., Julie Henderson and Genevieve Morton.

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Fergie & Josh Duhamel Ring in 2010 Kissing in Vegas | Fergie, Josh Duhamel

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Fergie & Josh Duhamel Ring in 2010 Kissing in Vegas

Originally posted 01/01/2010 10:30AM

In Las Vegas, where it's New Year's Eve practically every day, all the stops were pulled out Thursday night, with incredible parties thrown at PURE and LAX.

The Black Eyed Peas stopped by Company Kitchen and Pub House for dinner before heading to LAX to ring in 2010. Fergie, dressed in a silver beaded mini dress by Jenny Packham and shoes and clutch by Christian Louboutin, entered hand-in-hand with hubby Josh Duhamel – sporting a white shirt, skinny tie and black leather jacket.

Meanwhile, 50 Cent ushered in 2010 at PURE atop the terrace, overlooking the Las Vegas fireworks.

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Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Black Eyed Peas to Perform at Grammys

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Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Black Eyed Peas to Perform at Grammys

Originally posted 12/22/2009 11:00AM

Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and the Black Eyed Peas are among the megawatt stars set to perform Jan. 31 at the 52nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, it was announced on Tuesday.

Country cutie Swift, whose eight nods are second only to leading nominee Beyoncé's 10, will also present at the show, an inside source told PEOPLE on Tuesday.

Fellow nominees Lady Antebellum (with two nominations) and Maxwell (with six) will also perform on the live CBS telecast, while others are still to be named.

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Will.i.am Recalls His First-Ever Grammys Appearance | Will I Am

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Will.i.am Recalls His First-Ever Grammys Appearance

Originally posted 12/07/2009 07:00AM

With his group the Black Eye Peas nominated for an impressive six Grammys, including the top prizes of album and record of the year, will.i.am has plenty of reasons to look forward to next month's awards show – something that wasn't necessarily the case during his first Grammy experience.

"I remember that I was nervous," the musician, 34, told PEOPLE about his 2005 appearance. Recalling his Grammy debut while at an event announcing the first-ever Data Awards for electronic music, he said, "I was real nervous. We performed "Where Is the Love." I remember I got up on the mic and said, 'Everybody go out and vote.' "

While the Peas didn't perform on last year's telecast, will.i.am attended – as a contender. "I was nominated for producer of the year award," he said. "I lost to Rick Rubin again, [who] is good to lose to."

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