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Alexa Ray Joel's New Look: Did She Go Under the Knife?

Alexa Ray Joel Calls Plastic Surgery Rumors '100 Percent False'

Originally posted 04/03/2014 04:15PM

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Brad Pitt Looks Better at 50 Than Any Other Man Who Has Ever Lived | Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro

Brad Pitt Looks Better at 50 Than Any Other Man Who Has Ever Lived

Originally posted 12/18/2013 01:00PM

Brad Pitt is 50 today. Let that sink in.

While he's not aging backwards, the two-time PEOPLE Sexiest Man Alive has certainly managed to hit the half-century mark as gracefully as a person can. Stare at this picture of Pitt on the cover of AARP magazine, and then compare him to some of our favorite major stars in the year they turned 50.

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New York State of Mind: Ranking Billy Joel's 10 Best NY Anthems

Billy Joel

New York State of Mind: Ranking Billy Joel's 10 Best NY Anthems

Originally posted 12/08/2013 05:00PM

Billy Joel recently made history by becoming the first artist to be booked at Madison Square Garden once a month ... for the rest of time.

MSG named Joel as "the Garden's first entertainment franchise." That honor entails a logo being created for him, though more importantly, it means that Joel will play a show at the Garden once a month, for as long as a) he's able to do so, and b) people are paying to watch him.

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Is Will Arnett Dating Katie Lee?

Will Arnett Dating Katie Lee: Report

Originally posted 08/15/2013 08:00AM

Will Arnett has apparently stepped out of his comfort zone.

After recently saying that dating "seems very scary to me," the actor, 43, who is separated from Amy Poehler, is courting celebrity chef (and Billy Joel's ex), Katie Lee, 31, E! Online reports.

News of this possible new romance follows Poehler's blossoming relationship with fellow comedian Nick Kroll.

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Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen to Headline 12-12-12 Sandy Relief Concert

Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen to Headline 12-12-12 Sandy Relief Concert

Originally posted 12/07/2012 02:20PM

A benefit concert to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy will showcase both hometown talent, such as Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, and stars from abroad, including Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton.

The event – 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief – will be held at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday and will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which offers assistance to those in the tri-state area who have been impacted by Sandy, the devastating storm of historic proportions that has left thousands homeless and caused millions of dollars worth of damages.

The event is set for broadcast Dec. 12 and will be live-streamed right here on PEOPLE.com as well as at 121212concert.org.

Other artists set to perform include: Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and more.

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Elton John to Billy Joel: Get Tough with Rehab | Elton John

UpdatePosted 02/02/2011 12:45PM

Elton John to Billy Joel: Get Tough with Rehab

Originally posted 02/02/2011 10:50AM

Elton John, who has spoken openly about battling his own drug use, is now taking tough-love aim and reaching out to his troubled friend, Billy Joel.

"At the end of the day, he's coasting," Sir Elton tells Rolling Stone in its new cover story. "I always say, 'Billy, can't you write another song?' It's either fear or laziness. It upsets me."

The musician clearly takes Joel's problem seriously – and personally. "Billy's a conundrum," John, 63, says of the 61-year-old. "We've had so many canceled tours because of illnesses and various other things, alcoholism."

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Billy Joel 'Extremely Well' After Hip Surgery | Billy Joel

Billy Joel 'Extremely Well' After Hip Surgery

Originally posted 11/24/2010 03:50PM

The Piano Man is on the mend.

Last week, Billy Joel, 61, opted to have surgery on both his hips to treat a congenital ailment, PEOPLE confirms.

"Billy Joel is doing extremely well following bilateral hip replacement," says Joel spokeswoman Claire Mercuri. "He will be back at his Long Island home by the end of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend."

No word yet, though, on how quickly Joel – who toured earlier this year and recently promoted a documentary film The Last Play at Shea – will make it back to the stage.

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Alexa Ray Joel Has a New Boyfriend

Alexa Ray Joel Has a New Boyfriend

Originally posted 06/22/2010 11:00AM

Looks like Alexa Ray Joel's broken heart is on the mend: The singer, 24, who told PEOPLE that her despair over a failed romance led her to be hospitalized last December, has a new boyfriend. He is singer-songwriter Cass Dillon.

The pair met when Dillon, 24, was hired to play guitar on Joel's upcoming album. (To listen to her first single, "Notice Me," click here.) "Dating can be awkward," Joel said in April. "I prefer to meet someone through work or socially."

Odds are her dad, Billy Joel, approves. Back in 2007, Dillon released the single "Christmas in Fallujah," which was written by the Piano Man himself. Proceeds benefitted the non-profit Homes For Our Troops.

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Alexa Ray Joel: My Mom Wishes She Looked Like Me

Alexa Ray Joel: My Mom Wishes She Looked Like Me

Originally posted 05/08/2010 09:45AM

Alexa Ray Joel is famous for three reasons: her music, her parents (Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley), and regretfully, a battle with depression that landed her in the hospital after an overdose on Dec. 5.

"I felt like I was in a black hole and I couldn't see out," Joel, 24, reveals in the new issue of PEOPLE. "I hit rock bottom that day . . . A part of me wanted people close to me to know – not the whole world."

The trigger for her depression? A very bad case of heartbreak. Joel says she never really got over her first love, her former bassist Jimmy Riot, whom she began dating at 19. They broke up in 2008, but had fleeting reconciliations. "I was addicted to this man," she says, "and it spiraled out of control."

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Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley Issue Statement About Daughter | Alexa Ray Joel, Christie Brinkley

Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley Issue Statement About Daughter

Originally posted 12/10/2009 07:30AM

In light of some media coverage of their daughter Alexa Ray Joel's recent hospital stay, her parents, Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, have issued the following statement. In its entirety, it reads:

Every parent can imagine the pain and anguish we face as parents of a daughter who is working to recover from the dangerous actions she took while suffering a devastating heartbreak. As much as we hate dignifying tabloid stories with a response, we feel we must set the record straight to protect our family. The story that ran in the New York Post on December 8th, and has been subsequently spread across the Internet, is filled with vicious lies and attempts to smear our character and that of our beloved daughter. We ask the public and legitimate media outlets to please "consider the source" and to not further exacerbate our daughter's situation by repeating and legitimizing these false reports.

With much appreciation,
Billy Joel & Christie Brinkley

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