11:02 AM EDT 12/11/2013
Originally posted 12/04/2013 12:00AM
As any Hallmark card can tell you, the holidays are about bringing people together. For some of us, that means reuniting with grown-up children, or welcoming long-lost cousins into our homes. But for musicians, it means something else: seasonal duets, often performed with the oddest of partners.
From reality-show novelty songs to stocking-stuffer EPs, Christmas isn't Christmas until two people who have no business being in the same room have crowded in front of the mic to sing a holiday classic. Why do they do this? You should just as soon ask Black Friday shoppers why they camp out for hours in front of big-box stores. Holiday magic is a compelling thing.
Originally posted 12/05/2013 02:00PM
Originally posted 08/24/2012 12:30PM
"One day you will come to Montauk ... hope you won't turn around and go," Rufus Wainwright sings on the piano-driven ballad "Montauk" (from his latest album, Out of the Game) about his favorite seaside town.
On Thursday, friends and family flocked to the rustic beach community at the end of Long Island to see the singer marry his longtime partner Jorn Weisbrodt. And no one left early!
Wainwright, 39, and Weisbrodt, the German-born artistic director of the Luminato Festival, wore custom Viktor & Rolf Monsieur and were married by a longtime friend, the artist Justin Vivian Bond.
Originally posted 04/04/2008 09:15AM
Though Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono have long been said to have a frosty relationship, John Lennon's widow has some warm words for McCartney's recent ex, Heather Mills.
"All I can say is, it's not very easy for a woman to be associated with The Beatles," Ono, 75, tells Britain's Sky News. "I think all the wives did suffer, and I think quietly suffer. Suffer but endured, I would actually say."
Moving forward, Ono advises Mills, 40, to "do her very best and try to survive".
Originally posted 01/03/2008 11:45AM
Daniel Radcliffe is among several major names donating their old eyeglasses to an exhibit honoring victims of the Holocaust.
The Harry Potter, 18, isn't giving away his famous wizard character spectacles – but his first pair of glasses, an oval, metal-framed pair from when he was 6.
Other stars donating glasses to the artwork, which is inspired by a famous WWII picture of a mountain of spectacles confiscated from Holocaust victims and is part of National Holocaust Memorial Day, include Yoko Ono, Stephen Fry, Jerry Springer, Paul O'Grady and Ronnie Corbett.
Originally posted 12/19/2002 01:00PM
Paul McCartney, answering to Yoko Ono, released a lengthy statement on Wednesday rejecting suggestions that the widow of his late partner John Lennon might sue him because he reversed the credits on Beatles songs for his latest album, Reuters reports.
Originally posted 10/10/2002 10:00AM
Commemorating what would have been John Lennon's 62nd birthday, Yoko Ono on Wednesday invoked his song "Give Peace a Chance" to initiate a new peace prize, the Associated Press reports.
Originally posted 09/27/2002 11:00AM
In what is being called a victory for Yoko Ono, her court battle against former Lennon family assistant Frederic Seaman ended Friday, when Ono's attorney told Manhattan U.S. District Judge Leonard Sand that the two parties in the case had reached an agreement, Reuters reports.
Originally posted 09/24/2002 11:00AM
Yoko Ono took the stand Monday in Federal District Court in Manhattan, where she testified against former personal assistant Frederic Seaman, saying he was sworn to secrecy about her life with John Lennon.
Originally posted 09/11/2002 01:00PM
Yoko Ono paid tribute to 9/11 Tuesday on MTV when she pleaded for the world to "Give Peace a Chance." The message coincided with the cable music channel's premiere of a short film by Ono to mark the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
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