11:54 AM EDT 11/19/2014
Originally posted 11/12/2014 01:00PM
Tony Bennett's name has been popping up in the news lately because of his new duet album with Lady Gaga, Cheek to Cheek, which finds the musicians transcending their 60-year-age gap through the Great American Songbook.
Originally posted 09/10/2014 04:00PM
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Originally posted 07/29/2014 11:30AM
They may look like an unlikely duo – the decade's most provocative pop star next to an 87-year-old jazz crooner – but Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett had an instant connection when they met three years ago.
Originally posted 07/21/2014 12:45PM
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Originally posted 04/29/2013 06:35PM
He left his heart ... at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Crooner Tony Bennett swooned over his daughter Antonia, who is also a singer, in a Tweet accompanying a photo of him giving her away to new husband Ronen Helmann at the ceremony.
"Congratulations to my beautiful daughter, Antonia," he wrote. "What a fabulous wedding."
A source tells PEOPLE that the ceremony, which Bennett attended with his wife Susan, took place Sunday night at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Originally posted 02/13/2012 02:30PM
On a night intended to pay homage to the biggest names in music today, two of the Grammy Awards's biggest honorees were the megastars no longer in the room: Etta James and Whitney Houston.
After host LL Cool J opened Sunday's ceremony with a prayer for Houston, announcing "a death in our family," the audience rose in a standing ovation.
"When a truly great artist leaves us, their legacy lives on," Alicia Keys later told the stars gathered at Los Angeles's Staples Center, before joining Bonnie Raitt in a graceful cover of James's "A Sunday Kind of Love."
But the most moving tribute came from Jennifer Hudson, whose elegant but understated rendition of Houston's "I Will Always Love You" brought audience members to their feet once again.
Originally posted 09/19/2011 07:30AM
It was a birthday party that kept Emmy nominee Alec Baldwin away from TV's biggest night, not the fact that his opening skit got cut, he says.
"I didn't skip the Emmys because of that," the 30 Rock star told reporters Sunday at singing legend Tony Bennett's 85th birthday gala in New York. "I skipped the Emmys because of this – because I wanted to be here."
Baldwin, 53, says he agreed to host the gala a year ago, long before the awards show was scheduled. "The Emmys have been in August for the last several years, but they moved to this date and I'd already committed to this."
Originally posted 09/14/2011 07:55AM
Originally posted 08/29/2011 02:15AM
Yes, the biggest jaw-dropper of the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday happened on the black carpet before the show even began: Beyoncé's baby bump reveal. But that was hardly the only surprise of the famously unpredictable show.
Among the night's big winners: Katy Perry, who scored three Moon Men – her first-ever – including Video of the Year for "Firework;" British soul singer Adele, who won three trophies for her mega-hit "Rolling in the Deep" (and received a standing ovation for her stunning live performance of "Someone Like You"); and Justin Bieber for Best Male Video ("U Smile").
A rundown of the night's other buzz-worthy moments:
Originally posted 05/26/2011 09:45AM
It was an American Idol finale for the record books: Steven Tyler sang "Dream On," Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony shared a dance and a kiss on stage, country legends Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood wowed, James Durbin got his happy metal ending with Judas Priest, Tom Jones showed the men of the top 13 how it's done and Haley Reinhart even sang a snazzy version of "Steppin' Out with My Baby" with Tony Bennett.
But the night belonged to Scotty McCreery, who took home the Idol crown.
"It was just a moment I will never forget," said McCreery, 17, of his win. "This was all about me being able to accomplish my dreams. I'm an American Idol. That was a huge dream. It's time for me to start my career. The real work begins."
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