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Dave Brubeck, Jazz Icon, Dead At 91

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Breaking News, Celebrity Death, Celebrity Music, Celebrity News | Comments Off

Legendary jazz pianist, Dave Brubeck, dies at the age of 91 from heart failure, one day before his 92nd birthday, while on his way to a regular cardiology appointment, according to TMZ. Dave Brubeck is most popular for the song Take Five,  as part of the Dave Brubeck Quartet. Take Five is one of my favorite jazz songs. So in honor of Mr. Brubeck, I leave you with this.

As a humanist, he was at the forefront of integration, playing black jazz clubs throughout the deep South in the ’50s, a point of pride for him. “For as long as I’ve been playing jazz, people have been trying to pigeonhole me,” he once told the Tribune.

“Frankly, labels bore me.” {Dave Brubeck Dies At 91}

Saxophonist Paul Desmond (né Paul Emil Breitenfeld) is on lead in Take Five. He died back in 1977. He and Brubeck had great musical chemistry.

Brubeck leaves behind six children, four of whom are musicians, several grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, plus his wife, Iola.

December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012

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Forbes Dubs Eddie Murphy “Most Over-Paid Actor”…Wow!

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Celebrity Honors, Celebrity Magazine, Celebrity News, Small News | 1 comment

I didn’t know such a list existed until now, but Eddie Murphy tops Forbes’s Most Overpaid Stars. AND he’s not the only chocolate brother to make the top ten list, Forbes had the audacity to add Mr. Denzel Washington to the list at #8. Now that I think about it, Denzel Washington’s movies do feel like one extended long film with the exception of Book of Eli, and I can’t remember the last time I’ve enjoyed an Eddie Murphy movie at the actual movie theater.

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Also included on the top ten list of “overpaids”, are actresses

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Alicia Keys ‘Girl On Fire’ Is #1; Sells 159,000 Units

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Celebrity Album Release, Celebrity Music, Celebrity News, Celebrity Photos | Comments Off

Good news, Alicia KeysGirl On Fire,  becomes her fourth number one album. According to Hits Daily Double, Girl On Fire sold 161, 038 units in its first week, and according to Nielsen SoundScan the album moved 159,000 units. Although Alicia Keys saw her smallest opening in her career, her sales were not far from her label’s projection.

“Girl On Fire’s” launch is the smallest of any Keys album — falling lower than that of her 2005 “Unplugged” set (196,000). That said, “Girl On Fire’s” start is what industry sources had forecasted a week ago, when insiders suggested it would bow with about 145,000 to 170,000.

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I think the album would have

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All Things Come To An End: Katt Williams Quits Stand-Up Comedy

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Celebrity Comedy, Celebrity Crimes, Celebrity Drama, Celebrity Interviews, Celebrity News, Embarassing Moments | Comments Off

I don’t know what’s been up but comedian Katt Williams seems to have just lost every bit of his mind over the last few months.  You name it, he’s gone through it. Fights, arguments with fans, slapping a Target employee, getting into a high-speed chase on a Hoveround, on-stage breakdowns, arrests after arrests after arrests. He’s seem to have fallen a long way down the stardom ladder when his career seemed so promising in the beginning. But it seems that all the drama of recent has taken it’s toll. While talking to KOMO News in Seattle about his recent arrest, with tears in his eyes he unexpectedly announced his retirement from stand-up.

Katt Williams retires from standup All Things Come To An End: Katt Williams Quits Stand Up Comedy

“I’m just gonna go ahead and announce my retirement from standup, I’m kinda done,” Williams said. “I’ve discussed it with my kids, I wasn’t gonna do in the middle of a Seattle street, I was going to go to Los Angeles and do it in the offices of ICM or LiveNation.”

It appears that the decision was a hard one and I really hope he gets his life together. He’s been wildin’ out and no one really understands why.  But just maybe he may be able to get past this and start anew. Check out the Katt and his announcement on video below: 

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Mariah Carey, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots Perform ‘All I Want For Christmas’

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Celebrity Music, Celebrity News, TV Shows | Comments Off

Christmas time is upon us! I mean, I personally started seeing Christmas decor in stores before Halloween so I guess it’s been here for a minute.  But nothing gets me in the mood like Christmas songs!  While I always love the classics, newer songs like Mariah Carey‘s All I Want For Christmas are a staple in my life.  Mariah stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to perform her song along with The Roots, who provided the music with elementary classroom musical instruments and toys.  How awesome is that??

Mariah Carey Jimmy Fallon The Roots All I Want For Christmas Mariah Carey, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots Perform All I Want For Christmas

Top it off with some cute little kids to do the back up and this is definitely a wonderful Christmas time clip that you’d have to be heartless NOT to enjoy!  Check it out and try not to sing along when you continue… 

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