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Originally posted 02/28/2013 07:00PM
Sure there were plenty of professional photographers on hand, but did you know Kelly Preston, Norah Jones and Quvenzhané Wallis snapped personal photos from Oscar night for their favorite charities exclusively for PEOPLE?
Preston, who took pics for the Jett Travolta Foundation and Heroes Health Fund, gives readers an intimate look as she gets ready at home with husband John Travolta and daughter Ella. The three later drove off to the red carpet in their 1962 Rolls Royce.
Originally posted 02/25/2013 05:30PM
Talk about a whirlwind day!
Singer Norah Jones shared her first-ever Oscar experience with PEOPLE, snapping exclusive shots as she prepared to walk the big red carpet.
Jones, 33, decided to make it a Hollywood weekend, staying in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel right across from the Dolby Theatre, getting ready with pal Sarah Oda.
After conquering the carpet, Jones took the stage to perform the nominated Best Original Song "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from Ted.
Originally posted 01/10/2013 04:30PM
Might Adele wrestle a foul-mouthed bear for an Academy Award? Or will a criminal on the run sweep in to steal the statuette?
At this year's Academy Awards, it's anyone's guess.
The Oscar nominees were announced Jan. 10, and the five nominated tracks for Best Original Song range from jazzy tunes like the Norah Jones-sung "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" (Ted) to pop hits like Adele's "Skyfall" (Skyfall). The nominated bunch also includes moody, new age tracks like "Pi's Lullaby" (Life of Pi); bluesy ballads like the Scarlett Johansson-sung "Before My Time" (Chasing Ice); and Hugh Jackman's heart-wrenching, Broadway-ready ballad from Les Misérables, "Suddenly."
Listen to the nominated songs below – and then check out which songs (cough, mostly Disney songs in the '90s, cough) took home the Oscar for Best Original Songs in the past.
Originally posted 12/12/2012 07:00AM
Ravi Shankar, the Indian sitarist and composer whose collaborations with Western musicians – both classical and rock – made him a familiar concert name by the late '60s and earned him the title "godfather of world music," died Tuesday in a hospital near his home in Southern California, his family said. He was 92.
Shankar's foundation said in a statement that he had suffered upper respiratory and heart problems and had undergone heart-valve replacement surgery last week, reports the Associated Press.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also confirmed Shankar's death, calling him a "national treasure."
But it was his daughter, singer Norah Jones, who honed in on his legacy: "My Dad's music touched millions of people. He will be greatly missed by me and music lovers everywhere."
Originally posted 04/03/2008 05:00PM
She was a novice onscreen – and Jude Law has been around the block on-camera and off – but their lengthy smooch for My Blueberry Nights has become a hot view on YouTube.
"He's fabulous," said Jones of Law at The Cinema Society and IWC-sponsored premiere of the film in New York Wednesday night. "A great guy."
Click here to see video of the steamy kiss.
"All I had to do was be passed out on the table," added Jones. "Jude had to do this whole little dance. My eyes were closed, but it looks good on film. It was ... not bad. I can't imagine anyone better at kissing."
Originally posted 08/25/2004 09:00AM
The Shortlist Music Prize – considered to be a more sophisticated version of the Grammys – has revealed its nominees for its fourth annual awards, which honor an album that failed to capture mainstream attention.
Originally posted 05/14/2004 02:25PM
This Sunday in Rome, music giant Quincy Jones will present "We Are the Future," a free-to-the public charity concert intended to bring attention on the plight of children in such distressed and war-torn areas as Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Rwanda and the West Bank.
Originally posted 02/23/2004 12:10PM
JAILED: He's baaaack. Singer Bobby Brown was back in a Georgia jail Saturday after reportedly violating the terms of his probation, the Associated Press reports. Brown, 35, was being held without bond at the DeKalb County Jail following an appearance before a judge on Friday. What the former New Edition star had done to break his probation was not immediately clear, although initial press reports indicate it may be related to his misdemeanor battery charge following a dustup in December with wife Whitney Houston. Brown is expected to remain in custody until a hearing on Friday.
Originally posted 02/20/2004 10:15AM
A HAWKE TELL-ALL: Actor Ethan Hawke denied "annoying" tabloid reports that claimed his infidelity was the root cause for his split with wife Uma Thurman. In the new issue of Details magazine, Hawke says that although he and Thurman are likely headed for a divorce, there is more to the story than meets the eye. "If our problems were that simple, we'd still be together," he said. Regardless, the 33-year-old actor said this has been an exceedingly difficult period of his life. "If my forties are where people say (life is) really good," Hawke said, "I'm probably going to be suicidal."
Originally posted 02/19/2004 10:54AM
As Norah Jones's "Feels Like Home" sold an astonishing 1 million copies in its first week on the shelves, one thing was clear: It wasn't supposed to happen this way.
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