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Tina Turner’s Son Dies by Suicide

Craig Turner found dead in Calif. home

(Newser) - Tragedy for the Turner family: Craig Turner, eldest son of Tina Turner, has died in an apparent suicide. The 59-year-old was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his California home Tuesday, law enforcement sources tell TMZ . Craig was born when Tina Turner was just 18. His biological father... More »

Tina Turner Getting Hitched

Will wed Erwin Bach, beau of 27 years

(Newser) - Tina Turner and Erwin Bach, her record producer beau of 27 years, are making things official. Sources tell the New York Post the couple, living together in Switzerland since the 1990s, will wed July 21 either at their Lake Zurich home (according to some sources) or at their French Riviera... More »

Tina Turner Dumping US Citizenship for Swiss

'I cannot imagine a better place to live'

(Newser) - It's official: Tina Turner is divorcing America. The pop legend has decided to become a citizen of Switzerland, where she's been living since 1995, giving up her US citizenship in the process. "I'm very happy in Switzerland," she explained to a German-language paper, according to... More »

See the Playlist for Chelsea Clinton's $2M Wedding

Someone really likes Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder

(Newser) - Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky's wedding playlist has a boomer slant so strong that it suggests the thirtysomethings like the same music as their parents—or that someone's pulling TMZ 's leg. Selections include hits by Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Sam Cooke, and Michael Jackson. And they'd better be pretty... More »

Surprising Celebrity Buddhists

Tiger isn't the only big-shot who practices Buddhism

(Newser) - Tiger Woods shocked many by mentioning Buddhism in his televised mea culpa. "People probably don't realize it, but I was raised a Buddhist,” he said. "I drifted away from it in recent years." He's not the only big-shot Buddhist around, the Daily Beast notes. Here are... More »

Divas Renew Royal Rumble

(Newser) - The Aretha Franklin-Tina Turner feud has taken another dissonant turn, USA Today reports. Beyoncé referred to Turner as "the queen" at the Grammy Awards—yes, that was 8 months ago—and Turner stirred things up again last week, saying: "There were so many kings and queens there... More »

Aretha to Beyonce: I Am Queen

Queen of Soul slams 'cheap shot' at Grammys

(Newser) - R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find out what it means, Beyonce. That's the message "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin fired off after baby-diva Beyonce introduced singer Tina Turner as "the queen" at the Grammys. Turner is sometimes called the queen of rock 'n' roll, but Franklin wasn't having it. "I am... More »

Turner Died of Cocaine OD

Music pioneer, 76, had a lifelong problem with drugs

(Newser) - Rock and soul legend Ike Turner died last month from a cocaine oversdose, a coroner's report says. Turner, 76, perhaps as famous for his abusive relationship with Tina Turner as for his pioneering music, had lifelong problems with drugs. The San Diego medical examiner says the overdose appears to have... More »

I Like Ike, Says Spector, But I Hate His Enemies

Eulogy takes aim at Tina, Oprah, others

(Newser) - Phil Spector gave an impromptu and rambling—but highly entertaining—eulogy at pal Ike Turner's funeral in which he took potshots at Tina, Oprah, Whoopi, and even Eric Clapton, Fox News reports. Spector glorified Turner—“Ike could play circles around Eric Clapton and Eric knew it”—and vilified... More »

Ike Turner Dead at 76

Musical legend gained infamy as Tina's abusive husband

(Newser) - Ike Turner, who gained nearly as much fame for his pioneering rock and soul music as he did being Tina Turner's abusive husband, died at age 76 today, the AP reports. The cause of death was not immediately known. Turner teamed with Tina for a series of powerful hits in... More »

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