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The 3 Most Eyebrow-Raising Grammy Moments

Including Taylor's shot at Kanye and Adele's performance

(Newser) - Now that the show is over , three story lines out of the Grammys seem to be generating the most buzz:
  • Taylor's dig: In her acceptance speech for album of the year, Taylor Swift addressed "all the young women out there" to say, "There are going to be
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Here's How Natalie Cole Died

Rare lung disease played a big role

(Newser) - Natalie Cole's family says the singer's cause of death was heart failure brought on by a rare lung disease. After Cole received a kidney transplant in 2009, she was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a disease that causes shortness of breath, dizziness, and sometimes chest pain, her family... More »

Natalie Cole Dead at 65

Daughter of Nat "King" Cole died after ongoing health issues

(Newser) - Natalie Cole, the Grammy-winning daughter of Nat "King" Cole" who carried on her late father's musical legacy and, through technology, shared a duet with him on "Unforgettable," has died. She was 65. Cole died Thursday evening at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles due to compilations... More »

Obama Salutes Protest Songs With Concert

Bob Dylan, Queen Latifah head all-star salute to music that fueled civil rights

(Newser) - Crediting civil rights-era protest songs and their spiritual predecessors for his election, President Obama last night opened the White House to an all-star lineup that paid tribute to the music that he said fueled freedom marches and civil disobedience. Queen Latifah sang the Marvin Gaye classic "What's Going On"... More »

'We Are the World' Sequel to Help Haiti

Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie plan 25th anniversary re-recording

(Newser) - It's "We Are the World" take 2, this time for Haiti. Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie are getting some of the music industry's top stars together for a 25th anniversary re-recording of the song, with proceeds going to earthquake victims. The gathering will probably take place in Los Angeles... More »

Chris Brown to Perform at Jackson Tribute

Mary J. Blige, Natalie Cole also confirmed

(Newser) - Chris Brown will take the stage at a Michael Jackson tribute concert in Vienna, the Mirror reports. Jackson's brother Jermaine says 25 performers are expected. So far, Mary J. Blige, Natalie Cole, Sister Sledge, Akon, and Angela Bassett are confirmed. More names will be announced this week. The artists will... More »

Paula, Don't Let Door Hit You On Way Out: Idol Staff

Employees toast departure of 'difficult diva'

(Newser) - Ryan Seacrest may be sad to see Paula Abdul go, but he’s in the minority: Longtime American Idol staffers were so overjoyed at her announcement, they threw an impromptu party, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. “Can’t you hear our celebration?” one veteran staffer says. “We broke out... More »

Natalie Cole Has Kidney Transplant

(Newser) - Natalie Cole received a new kidney today, reports Entertainment Tonight. The transplant reportedly went well, and Cole is resting at a Los Angeles hospital. Cole, a 10-time Grammy winner and the daughter of Nat King Cole, had been undergoing dialysis three times a week for the last 9 months. She... More »

Natalie Cole: 'I Need a Kidney'

Singer gets dozens of offers after Larry King interview

(Newser) - Natalie Cole told CNN's Larry King last night that she needed a kidney—and had dozens of offers flood in before the show was through. "There are some great human beings out there. That's all I can say," said the singer, who has been on dialysis three days... More »

Cole in Hospital With Hepatitis

Diagnosed in July, singer's hectic schedule finally 'took its toll'

(Newser) - Singer Natalie Cole has been hospitalized with complications related to hepatitis C, the Los Angeles Times reports. Cole was diagnosed with the liver disease in July and has been undergoing chemotherapy. That treatment and “the heavy promotional schedule for her new album took its toll,” her publicist said.... More »

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