12:03 AM EDT 10/17/2013
Originally posted 02/28/2011 05:50PM
Mariah Carey, Beyoncé Knowles and Usher are among the singers being pressured to give back money for performing for family members of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
Nelly Furtado is the first to open her wallet.
"In 2007, I received 1million$ from the Qaddafi clan to perform a 45 min. Show for guests at a hotel in Italy," the singer, 32, writes on Twitter. "I am going to donate the $."
Carey also reportedly received $1 million from the Gaddafi family. Knowles and Usher performed for them at an undisclosed price.
Originally posted 02/11/2010 02:35PM
The 2010 Winter Olympics may be lacking snow, but that hasn't stopped the leaks.
The first names of likely opening-ceremony performers have filtered out, thanks to spies at the rehearsals and a commercial for the Vancouver Games that aired during Saturday Night Live.
Canadians Nelly Furtado, Sarah McLachlan and Bryan Adams all seem a lock for Friday night. Best bets are also rockers Rush and jazz singer Nikki Yanofsky, also both Canadians. The '80s band Devo will be among the bands performing at the Games' medal ceremonies.
So far no word on Shania Twain, the overwhelming first pick of 62 percent of readers in a PEOPLE poll, nor for other Canadian poll faves Avril Lavigne (24 percent) or Celine Dion (7 percent). Furtado got 2 percent in the poll.
Originally posted 02/03/2010 10:45AM
The world will be watching as the Winter Olympics kicks off Feb. 12 at Vancouver's BC Place Stadium. And while the traditionally lavish proceedings introduce the competing athletes to viewers, the host country is responsible for providing the headlining entertainment. (Remember China's awe-inspiring fleet of dancers and musicians during 2008's summer games?)
Typically, the performers herald from the host country – and Canada has produced a ton of world-renowned talent – from Bryan Adams to pop upstart Justin Bieber to Neil Young. Already, Shania Twain carried the Olympic torch in freezing temperatures through her hometown, Timmins, Ontario. Hopefully she'll get a chance behind the mic in Vancouver, too.
Originally posted 10/17/2008 12:00PM
Nelly Furtado's "Maneater" days are over.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada airing Friday night, the British Columbia-born singer confirmed that she married sound engineer Demacio "Demo" Castellon over the summer.
"We got married July 19th," she said. "I love it."
The singer continued, "It's a nice phase of my life."
Originally posted 01/22/2004 11:00AM
TAPPED: Rap stars Big Boi and Andre 3000, otherwise known as Outkast, will perform their hits "The Way You Move" and "Hey Ya" at the Feb. 15 NBA All-Star Game, the Associated Press reports. The duo is up for six Grammy Nominations for their latest album, "Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below," including album of the year and best rap album. In other NBA-meets-music superstar news, Christina Aguilera will sing the national anthem and Nelly Furtado will sing the Canadian Anthem. The game is scheduled to air live on TNT at 8 p.m. ET.
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