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Singer Anastacia diagnosed with breast cancer again
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. singer Anastacia has been diagnosed with breast cancer having successfully battled the disease in 2003, she said in a statement posted on her Facebook page. The 44-year-old, who had major success outside the United States with hits like the 2000 dance favorite "I'm Outta Love", has been forced to cancel plans to tour Europe starting in London on April 6.
Rolling Stones hope to play Glastonbury festival, Ronnie Wood says
LONDON (Reuters) - The Rolling Stones picked up two prizes at the NME Music Awards in London on Wednesday, and guitarist Ronnie Wood said the band hoped to play at Britain's Glastonbury music festival in June. The Stones won for best live act and best film, and Wood was on hand to accept a pair of irreverent "middle finger" statuettes.
Spielberg to lead Cannes film festival jury
PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. director Steven Spielberg will preside over the 2013 Cannes film festival jury in May, organizers said on Thursday, an A-list casting that adds Hollywood firepower to the high-brow international festival. Spielberg, whose presidential drama "Lincoln" took home two Oscars at Sunday's Academy Awards, will succeed Italian director and actor Nanni Moretti, who helmed the jury for Cannes' 65th anniversary last year.
Rock band Yes back on tour with old songs, new ideas
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Yes, one of the pioneering British progressive-rock groups that thrived long before disco, punk rock and rap pounded from subwoofers, kicks off a new U.S. tour on Friday. Joining such other indestructible '60s-era war horses as the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and The Who, Yes take to the road in West Wendover, Nevada with a new twist on some of their old classics.
Lindsay Lohan has "epiphany," hopes to give inspirational talks
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan has had an "epiphany," her attorney said on Wednesday, after almost six years of repeated trips to jail, rehab, counseling and courtrooms. The "Mean Girls" actress has started a new round of psychotherapy and is looking at giving inspirational speeches to school kids and cheering up young girls in hospitals, Mark Heller told E! News.
Rock band Stone Temple Pilots fire singer Scott Weiland
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rock band Stone Temple Pilots on Wednesday said they had fired singer Scott Weiland - a decision which appeared to have surprised the band's founding member and the voice behind the its biggest hits of the 1990s. "Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland," the band, which now consists of bassist Robert DeLeo, guitarist Dean DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz, said in a statement.
Comedian Tina Fey says "no way" she would host Oscars
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comic actress Tina Fey says there is "no way" she would host the Oscars ceremony next year, despite getting a thumbs up from "Star Trek" actor William Shatner in a sketch at Sunday's Academy Awards show. The creator and star of TV comedy "30 Rock" told the Huffington Post website that she did not see herself as fronting the Oscars telecast.
Mumford & Sons hold top spot on Billboard 200 in slow music week
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - British folk band Mumford & Sons held their reign at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart with their Grammy-winning album "Babel" in a slow week that saw no new debuts in the top 10. Mumford & Sons, who won Album of the Year at the Grammy awards earlier this month and performed twice on stage, saw a second week of Grammy-related boosts as "Babel" sold 62,000 copies, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.