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Originally posted 07/26/2012 11:30AM
The 2012 Summer Olympics are nearly here, and while organizers are hoping to keep specific details about Friday's opening ceremony at London's Olympic Park super hush-hush, inevitably details (and photos) are leaking out – especially in the British press. So, here's what we know about what will go down:
Originally posted 06/04/2012 06:45PM
Even the royals like to rock out.
At Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee pop concert Monday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sat with Prince Harry and Princess Beatrice to take in the show.
The royals were seated in a box high above the crowd of 20,000 invited guests to enjoy music from the 60 years of the Queen's reign. Many of the attendees waved Union Jack flags – Kate included!
The Duchess – in an Alexander McQueen jacket and a dress from Whistles – sat between Prince William and Beatrice. The young royals were just behind Prince Charles and his wife Camilla as they all listened to tunes from the likes of Paul McCartney, Tom Jones and Stevie Wonder.
Originally posted 06/01/2012 08:35AM
Ten years ago, to mark her 60 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth was serenaded by the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Ricky Martin, Eric Clapton, Tony Bennett, Sir Paul McCartney and Queen's Brian May, who played a rock guitar version of "God Save The Queen" on the roof of Buckingham Palace.
Come Monday, besides a return appearance by Sir Paul, Her Majesty will find an entire band up on her roof, when the British pop-ska band Madness plays its hit "Our House" as the centerpiece of that day's Diamond Jubilee celebration.
Other name attractions set to perform, as confirmed by the BBC: Elton John, singing "Your Song, I’m Still Standing" and "Crocodile Rock"; Robbie Williams, "Mack the Knife"; boy band JLS, "Everybody in Love" and "She Makes Me Wanna"; as well as Kylie Minogue, Stevie Wonder and Shirley Bassey, with her classic (and highly appropriate for this occasion) "Diamonds Are Forever."
Originally posted 04/27/2012 09:25AM
The stars came out in full force for 30 Rock's live episode Thursday night, with celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Jon Hamm and even Sir Paul McCartney making cameos.
"Live From Studio 6H" – 30 Rock's second live episode – was itself an homage to live television, with many of the celebrity guests appearing in satirical flashbacks of previous (fictional) live shows. (Watch the full West Coast episode live in the clip below!)
Paul McCartney and Kim Kardashian appeared as themselves in brief cameos on the East Coast and West Coast episodes, respectively.
"Anyone see 30 Rock tonight??? I had a blast!!!!" Kardashian Tweeted after the show.
Originally posted 02/14/2012 06:00AM
Following their closing performance at Sunday night's Grammy Awards, Sir Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen made their way to the Foo Fighters' after-party at Fig & Olive Melrose Place. No sooner did they get there than Johnny Depp arrived and grabbed a glass of wine and a seat in the lounge, cordially greeting friends and fans.
At one point, McCartney approached Depp and mimicked his signature Pirates of the Caribbean Captain Jack Sparrow walk – which resulted in lots of laughter. Depp then joined the former Beatle and his wife for dinner; McCartney, a vegetarian, stuck to dishes like the spaghetti Mediterraneano and vegetarian paella. By the end of the evening, fast friends McCartney, Springsteen and Depp were seen discussing the night's big awards and all the winners.
– Jessica Wedemeyer
Originally posted 02/07/2012 07:00AM
Talk about Royal Command Performance.
A variety of music stars – from Paul McCartney, Elton John and Annie Lennox to Jessie J and Ed Sheeran – will sing in celebration on June 4 to mark Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne, it was announced Tuesday.
Organizer Gary Barlow, of former boy band Take That, said Princes William and Harry both have recommended acts that have yet to be announced, and more names will be revealed over the coming weeks. Among them, it is believed: Adele.
Barlow added that he wants the event, which will take place on a special stage based around the Queen Victoria Memorial outside the gates in front of Buckingham Palace, to have the feel of a "street party." ABC will air exclusive highlights of the concert on June 5.
Originally posted 10/10/2011 08:00AM
It was a rock and roll reception for Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell after their Sunday wedding, with a party afterward that included a special song the groom delivered for his bride.
"There was a lovely song that our kid did, and they had a lovely dance together," Paul's brother, Mike McCartney, told reporters. "That was a nice little highlight of the evening."
The sibling – who served as Paul's best man – spoke outside the house in St. John's Wood where the reception took place, with such guests who include fellow Beatle Ringo Starr, Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, the bride's second cousin Barbara Walters, and such fixtures from the '60s as model Twiggy and artist Peter Blake.
Originally posted 10/07/2011 03:00PM
Last month, Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell posted an official notice that they intend to get married at London's Old Marylebone Town Hall, and now there are signs that a celebration may be imminent.
A local company has been erecting a marquee tent at the singer’s home, where a van from a party and decoration company has also been spotted. The wedding is widely believed to be this coming Sunday.
McCartney, 69, and Shevell, 51 – who were engaged in May – returned to London earlier this week after attending his daughter Stella’s fashion show in Paris on Monday.
The pair sat close together in the front row where "they looked like two lovebirds," according to an observer.
Originally posted 09/16/2011 07:55AM
Paul McCartney will wed fiancée Nancy Shevell at the same venue he married late wife Linda, it was revealed Friday.
The musician, 69, and Shevell, 51, who announced their engagement in May, have posted their notice that they intend to get married at the Old Marylebone Town Hall, in London.
Earlier this week the couple met with Superintendent Registrar Alison Cathcart, and the notice – sometimes called banns – was made on Wednesday. The actual wedding date has not been announced, but there has been speculation they will wed in October.
The meeting with the couple "was all a bit last minute. I had no prior warning," Cathcart, who has been Westminster City Council's Superintendent Registrar for nearly 20 years and expects to conduct the McCartney-Shevell ceremony, tells PEOPLE. "They were lovely, very relaxed and very charming and clearly in love with each other," she revealed. "They were excited."
Originally posted 04/11/2011 10:00AM
Paul McCartney chatted up the staff at the Apple store at West Hollywood's The Grove, asking questions about the merchandise before buying a MacBook Pro. The rocker was sporting mirrored shades and, according to an onlooker, "seemed cheery and eager to learn" about his new computer.
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