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Pink snaps back at parenting police with witty message

<p>Pink doesn’t have time for those who critically analyse her parenting skills.</p> <p>Taking to Instagram, the pop star shared a photo of her son Jameson Moon Hart indulging in chocolate, and the mother-of-two paired it with a witty caption.</p> <p>“Chocolate is good for babies, right?” she wrote. “Help me Instagram, we can’t possibly parent without you.”</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrUJROJhqNW/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrUJROJhqNW/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Chocolate is good for babies right? Help me Instagram, we can’t possibly parent without you.</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/pink/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> P!NK</a> (@pink) on Dec 12, 2018 at 8:52pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The sarcastic comment comes after Pink’s husband Carey hart posted a photo of himself and Jameson taking a ride on a dirt bike.</p> <p>Hart, who posted the photo three days ago, had already predicted the amount of backlash he was going to receive, as he wrote in the caption: “Don’t worry parent police, I’m a professional. #BeADadNotAFad.”</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrL6yovHUYg/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrL6yovHUYg/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Jamo has his race face on😂😂😂. Don’t worry parent police, I’m a professional. #BeADadNotAFad @FoxMoto @Dualigans @giantbicyclesusa @RideDunlop @Guts_Racing_Inc @WorksConnection @Fmf73 @motionpro @Twin_air @GalferUsa @ODIgrips @mactools38 @acerbisusa @Bel_RayCompany @GoodRide @HinsonRacing</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/hartluck/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Carey Hart</a> (@hartluck) on Dec 9, 2018 at 4:11pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Still, his followers took to the comment section to criticise Hart, saying that the 23-month-old wasn’t adequately protected, and the activity wasn’t age appropriate.</p> <p>“Your face and body protected but his isn’t,” wrote one person, with others agreeing to the sentiment, saying that Jameson should have been provided with more than a helmet.</p> <p>“Nice eye protection for the kid,” said another.</p> <p>Hart responded to the backlash by telling them to “move along".</p> <p>But despite the onslaught of negative comments, there were many positive ones as they praised the parents for making sure their children Jameson and 7-year-old daughter Willow Sage Hart grow up with fond memories.</p> <p>“I wish my dad was like you when I was young,” wrote one follower. “You can’t wrap them in cotton wool all the time and you’re a professional. Don’t stop being an awesome dad.”</p> <p>Another person wrote: “I took my kids riding at that age. They loved it and wanted to go as fast as possible. As you said, ‘You are a professional’. Screw everyone else, your son is having a blast and you are making memories.”</p> <p>Do you think Pink and Carey are in the wrong with their parenting style? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Should this classic Christmas song be banned? Radio stations pull the plug on yuletide tune

<p>It’s one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time, but<span> </span><em>Baby, It’s Cold Outside</em><span> </span>has come under fire as feminists are demanding for the song to be banned from radio stations claiming the lyrics promote date rape.</p> <p>Stations in the US and UK have already begun taking it off air as campaigners have slammed the song as inappropriate, and now radio channels around the world are being pressured into following the same path.</p> <p>But despite the outrage, many feminists have rejected to take part in the protest as they say those disagreeing with the song need to lighten up.</p> <p>Originally written in 1944, the Academy Award-winning song has been reproduced by singers such as Michael Bublé and Dean Martin.</p> <p>The song tells the story of a man who is attempting to get a woman to stay with him and was first featured in the 1949 film<span> </span><em>Neptune’s Daughter</em>starring Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalban.</p> <p>A line that is causing offence is: “Say what’s in this drink? No cabs to be had out there,” with those who disagree with the song's message claiming the line implies drink spiking.</p> <p>Another line that has caused a stir is: “I ought to say no, no, no – Mind if I move in closer?”, which has come under fire for promoting non-consensual sex.</p> <p>Appearing on UK breakfast show<span> </span><em>Good Morning Britain</em>, feminist Daisy Buchanan raised the issue by saying: “This is a song about trying to get away from a man and being assaulted. She’s trying to say no.”</p> <p>But host Piers Morgan wasn’t having any of it, as he refuted the claim by saying: “Radical feminists like you want to suck the joy out of everything and make this look like sexual assault. She gave consent, she stayed. Do you not read the lyrics? She’s flirting with him.”</p> <p>Speaking to <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/has-the-pc-brigade-gone-too-far/news-story/b020b05ebe476425ea10464d4cc666b9" target="_blank"><em>The Daily Telegraph</em></a>, Anna Kerr, from Sydney’s Feminist Legal Clinic, says the lyrics of the acclaimed song are “definitely creepy".</p> <p>“There is even a line that seems to subtly reference the female being drugged by the male,” she said. “Songs that normalise and even celebrate predatory sexual behaviour by men are never OK.”</p> <p>Agreeing with those sentiments is Jazzlyn Breen, from the University of Sydney Women’s Collective.</p> <p>“In this day and age, especially in the light of #MeToo movement, I find it really unnerving that people would enjoy listening to content which insinuates the use of date rape drugs,” she told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/has-the-pc-brigade-gone-too-far/news-story/b020b05ebe476425ea10464d4cc666b9" target="_blank"><em>The Daily Telegraph</em></a>.</p> <p>But controversial author and sex therapist Bettina Arndt considers the entire controversy to be ridiculous.</p> <p>“This … ludicrous campaign against a funny, traditional Christmas song is the reason people are turning off feminism,” she said.</p> <p>“It’s a sweet, light hearted portrayal of a man trying to seduce a woman – nothing more. Why are we taking any notice of this tiny group of narrow-minded, man-hating nut cases who see this as date rape? Ordinary people still enjoy this type of light hearted banter and flirtation and need to stand up against the puritanical feminists.”</p> <p>People took to Twitter to share their own opinions of the song, with one user saying: “The song Baby It’s Cold Outside is about rape … I’m disturbed.”</p> <p>But another disagreed, saying: “Christmas songs being offensive and banning them, is bloody ridiculous.”</p> <p>Do you think<span> </span><em>Baby It’s Cold Outside</em><span> </span>insinuates date rape? Decide for yourself below:</p> <p><strong><em>Baby, It’s Cold Outside</em><span> </span>song lyrics</strong></p> <p>I really can’t stay (Baby it’s cold outside)</p> <p>I gotta go away (Baby it’s cold outside)</p> <p>This evening has been (Been hoping that you’d dropped in)</p> <p>So very nice (I’ll hold your hands they’re just like ice)</p> <p>My mother will start to worry (Beautiful what’s your hurry?)</p> <p>My father will be pacing the floor (Listen to the fireplace roar)</p> <p>So really I’d better scurry (Beautiful please don’t hurry)</p> <p>Well maybe just a half a drink more (I’ll put some records on while I pour)</p> <p>The neighbours might think (Baby it’s bad out there)</p> <p>Say what’s in this drink? (No cabs to be had out there)</p> <p>I wish I knew how (Your eyes are like starlight now)</p> <p>To break this spell (I’ll take your hat, your hair looks swell) (Why thank you)</p> <p>I ought to say no, no, no sir (Mind if move in closer?)</p> <p>At least I’m gonna say that I tried (What’s the sense of hurtin’ my pride?)</p> <p>I really can’t stay (Baby don’t hold out)</p> <p>Baby it’s cold outside</p> <p>Ah, you’re very pushy you know?</p> <p>I like to think of it as opportunistic</p> <p>I simply must go (Baby it’s cold outside)</p> <p>The answer is no (But baby it’s cold outside)</p> <p>The welcome has been (How lucky that you dropped in)</p> <p>So nice and warm (Look out the window at that storm)</p> <p>My sister will be suspicious (Gosh your lips look delicious!)</p> <p>My brother will be there at the door (Waves upon a tropical shore)</p> <p>My maiden aunt’s mind is vicious (Gosh your lips are delicious!)</p> <p>Well maybe just a cigarette more (Never such a blizzard before) (And I don’t even smoke)</p> <p>I’ve got to get home (Baby you’ll freeze out there)</p> <p>Say lend me a coat? (It’s up to your knees out there!)</p> <p>You’ve really been grand (I feel when I touch your hand)</p> <p>But don’t you see? (How can you do this thing to me?)</p> <p>There’s bound to be talk tomorrow (Think of my life long sorrow!)</p> <p>At least there will be plenty implied (If you caught pneumonia and died!)</p> <p>I really can’t stay (Get over that old out)</p> <p>Baby it’s cold</p> <p>Baby it’s cold outside</p> <p>Okay fine, just another drink then</p> <p>That took a lot of convincing!</p>

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The real tragedy of Bon Scott

<p>Once Scotland Yard issued an announcement on Wednesday, 20 February 1980, the news quickly spread around the world: Bon Scott, the 33-year-old lead singer of Australia’s greatest ever rock band, AC/DC, had been found dead in a parked car in London. There were “no suspicious circumstances". By Friday that week, coroner Sir Montague Levine had ruled his demise a ‘death of misadventure’ caused by acute alcohol poisoning.</p> <p>It was an open and shut case – or was it?</p> <p>For decades, many conspiracy theories around Scott’s mysterious death have emerged; some of them worthy of investigation – a possible drug overdose, others patently absurd – murder. But to be able to solve what I regard as the Da Vinci Code of rock, it required going back much further than 1980 – back to AC/DC’s first tour of the United States in 1977. For it was in America that the road to Scott’s death, his last highway, began.</p> <p>As a biographer of Bon Scott, the challenge for me was answering one simple question: "Just how had a rough-edged and sometimes inarticulate but charming, witty, street-smart young man with a bent for reinvention and a talent for lyric writing end up a chronic alcoholic with two heroin overdoses under his belt by age 30? Why did his life end just as AC/DC was on the cusp of fortune and international superstardom?"</p> <p>There had to be more to it than just one fateful night out on the town that ended in a tragic accident. And there was – much more. In <em>Bon: The Last Highway</em>, I delved deep into Scott’s unknown past, meeting friends and lovers he had during three years of touring America. They all told a similar story: he was troubled, conflicted, sometimes depressed, and sick of playing the role he’d created for himself as a sort of rock ’n’ roll Fagin.</p> <p>The pressures and loneliness of life on the road were getting to him, and he was masking a lot of his inner torment by drinking alcohol, using drugs such as Quaaludes and cocaine, and bedding groupies as AC/DC moved from gig to gig, city to city across America.</p> <p>The real Bon Scott liked reading Doris Lessing and Colette. He listened to The Pretenders and Steely Dan. He wanted stability and commitment in his romantic life, but he wasn’t getting it from the few women he was genuinely interested in. He was too wayward, too unpredictable, too uncertain about his own identity for them to consider a serious relationship. He was even unsure whether he wanted to stay in the band.</p> <p>And so, by the time Scott got to London in early 1980, he was not in a good way. Though AC/DC had finally cracked the US market with <em>Highway to Hell</em> and money was finally starting to appear in his bank account, physically he looked haggard and tired, and wasn’t his customary fit self. Emotionally, he was at a weak point and susceptible to temptation.</p> <p>London, flooded with brown heroin from Iran, was a not a good place to be.</p> <p><span><em><a href="https://www.penguin.com.au/books/bon-the-last-highway-9780857988928">Bon: The Last Highway</a></em></span> by Jesse Fink, published by Penguin Random House, is available now for RRP $34.99.</p> <p>What are your memories from when the news hit of Bon Scott’s death?</p> <p><em>Written by Jessie Fink. Republished with permission of <span><a href="https://www.wyza.com.au/articles/entertainment/the-real-tragedy-of-bon-scott.aspx">Wyza.com.au.</a></span></em></p>

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Married for 52 years: Dolly Parton reveals the secret to her happy marriage

<p>Although country music legend Dolly Parton has won nine Grammy Awards and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, there is one accomplishment that is treasured far above everything else: her 52-year-long marriage to her husband Carl Thomas Dean.</p> <p>In a new interview with <a href="https://people.com/"><strong><em><u>People</u></em></strong></a>, the singer has opened up about her happy marriage to her husband, whom she met when she was just 18 years old.</p> <p>“I’ve been married for 53 years come next May, and my husband and I have a great relationship,” she told the publication.</p> <p>“We’ve been together most of our lives.”</p> <p>The 72-year-old star revealed that the couples’ secret to their happy marriage is perfecting the balance between their busy schedules and alone time together.</p> <p>Dean never appears at public events with his famous wife and has shunned the spotlight.</p> <p>“I always joke and laugh when people ask me what’s the key to my long marriage and lasting love,” said Parton.</p> <p>“I always say ‘Stay gone!’ and there’s a lot of truth to that. I travel a lot, but we really enjoy each other when we’re together and the little things we do.”</p> <p>When she has a day off work, the <em>Jolene</em> singer enjoys taking mini trips with her husband in their “little camper” and having picnics in the Tennessee countryside.</p> <p>The couple also swap fancy nights out for low-key dinners at their favourite local restaurants.</p> <p>“When I met my husband, he wanted to take me out to dinner. He pulled up to the drive-in window and got our food at McDonald’s,” explained Parton.</p> <p>“We know a few little places we can go without being bothered. He only likes to go places where he can be comfortable!”</p> <p>Although the singer loves to get dolled up because she doesn’t “believe in going home and being a slouch”, she is thankful that her husband cares more about her inner beauty.</p> <p>“He doesn’t care what I wear as long as I’m happy,” she said.</p> <p>“He loves me the way I am.”</p> <p>For their 50th wedding anniversary, the couple renewed their vows in their Nashville home.</p> <p>When they tied the knot in 1966, they were forced to elope because Parton’s record label wanted her to remain unmarried.</p> <p>“We’d already sent out invitations and so I thought, ‘I ain’t waiting!’ We went that same weekend to Ringgold, Georgia in a little church. I had a little white dress and little flowers, and my mom went with me.”</p> <p>Parton explained that when she renewed her vows, she finally was able to get the over-the-top wedding she’d dreamed of as a little girl.</p> <p>“I never really felt like I had the wedding that we really wanted,” she said. </p> <p>“He got all dressed up and I got all dressed up. Fifty years is a long time for anything, and I felt that we needed to do something to commemorate this. It’s been a good 50 years and I don’t know how many more years we’ll have left.”</p>

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What life was like with the king of rock: Elvis Presley

<p>At the age of just 12, Jerry Schilling met someone who would change his life. It was a Sunday afternoon and he was recruited to play with a young singer by the name of Elvis Presley, who’d just laid down his first recording.</p> <p>“He wanted to play, but they only had five people, so they let the little kid play – that was me,” says the now 74-year-old music industry veteran from his West Hollywood home, the same one Elvis bought him back in the 1970s.</p> <p>“He’d recorded a record [<em>That’s All Right</em>] and by the next week it had become a huge hit in Memphis. We still played football every Sunday. I thought I’d be out because everybody wanted to play then.”</p> <p>The friendship endured and, when Jerry was in his senior year of college, Elvis asked if he would work for him as part of a close, trusted group that would become known as the Memphis Mafia.</p> <p>“He really knew human nature,” says Schilling. “He really wanted people around that he trusted and luckily I was one of those people. The people who worked for him – who handled his money or his security – we all lived together. We were the original entourage, if you like.</p> <p> “He was the guy we worked for, but it wasn’t that kind of relationship. We were like a big group of dear friends. A lot of the time it was us against the world, because people forget in those early days Elvis wasn’t liked by everybody. Politicians, religious leaders … They didn’t like the controversy. He made Justin Bieber look like a baby.”</p> <p>Then, of course, there were the encounters with other celebrities: the Beatles spent time at Elvis' home, the gang would hang out with Sammy Davis Jr in Vegas, and Schilling was with him when Elvis offered to swap pants with the members of Led Zeppelin.</p> <p>Perhaps the most extraordinary experience, however, occurred in 1970 when Schilling accompanied Elvis to the White House to meet Richard Nixon.</p> <p>“It was bizarre in a way, but in another way, it was a true American story. He was a poor boy from Mississippi, who moved to Memphis, with his roots in the projects, who went on to become one of the most – if not the most – popular guys in the world. And he met his President. To be honest I was more of a Kennedy guy, so I wasn’t that thrilled about meeting Nixon until I met him. And I’ve gotta tell you I saw two guys who were at the top and they were the only ones who know what it’s like to be in that powerful position.”</p> <p>Eventually, in 1976, with Elvis on a path of self-destruction, Schilling left to manage the Beach Boys. He visited Australia a couple of times on tour with them, then again in 1976 when he was managing Billy Joel and the singer performed at the Sydney Opera House.</p> <p>What is your favourite Elvis song?</p> <p><em>Written by Carrie Hutchinson. Republished with permission of <span><a href="https://www.wyza.com.au/articles/entertainment/a-life-with-the-king.aspx">Wyza.com.au</a></span>.</em></p>

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Why you hate the sound of your own voice

<p>You’re watching a video of your family holiday when you suddenly cringe. Is that really what your voice sounds like? If you can’t stand the sound of your own voice, you’re not alone. But don’t worry – you’re probably the only one who gets annoyed by its sound. There’s a scientific reason you hate your own voice so much.</p> <p>When we hear an outside sound, like someone else’s voice, the sound travels through your ear, into the canal and to the eardrum, says Aaron Johnson, PhD, a US speech-language pathologist and assistant professor in the otolaryngology department at NYU Langone’s Voice Centre. Vibrations from the eardrum travel to the inner ear, where fluid makes little hair cells move. Those movements create electric energy that gets sent up to the brain, which translates it into sound.</p> <p>That exact same thing happens when you hear the sounds that come out of your own mouth – but something else happens on top of it. “As we’re talking, sound waves travel not only outside our body, but there is energy bouncing around in our mouth and throat and through our head, directly to the inner portion of our ear,” says Dr Johnson. Other people can’t sense the vibrations in your mouth, so you hear your own voice differently than they do.</p> <p>When listening to your own voice on a recording, you aren’t getting those extra vibrations in your mouth and throat, so you’ll hear what everyone else does. Because it’s as unique as your fingerprints, your voice – or what you think it sounds like – is part of your self-image. A sudden change can be off-putting. “We think of ourselves as sounding a certain way, and then we hear ourselves on recording and it’s completely different,” says Dr Johnson. “It’s unexpected. It’s like, ‘That’s not me’.”</p> <p>And there’s a reason people are rarely pleasantly surprised by this new sound. The vibrations coming directly from your head are lower, so the sound is richer. “People are surprised they sound … irritating because it sounds brighter and sounds higher than what they’re used to,” says Dr Johnson. So, when you suddenly sound more Janice from <em>Friends</em> than Morgan Freeman, you might get freaked out.</p> <p>To get over your hatred of your own voice, try listening to recordings of it, recommends Dr Johnson. “The more you get used to that, the more you acknowledge, ‘That really is my sound’,” he says.</p> <p>If you think your voice is truly annoying (and not just to you), you aren’t stuck with that sound forever. Singing lessons, public speaking classes and vocal training can help you learn how to change your voice’s sound, says Dr Johnson.</p> <p>“We sometimes see people who are just not using their voice efficiently,” he says. “You can find different ways to use your voice to produce different qualities using breath and trying not to use your throat very much.”</p> <p><em>Written by Marissa Laliberte This article first appeared in <span><a href="http://www.readersdigest.com.au/healthsmart/conditions/mental-health/why-you-hate-sound-your-own-voice">Reader’s Digest</a></span>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, <span><a href="http://readersdigest.innovations.com.au/c/readersdigestsubscribe?utm_source=readersdigest&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;keycode=WRA85S">here’s our best subscription offer</a></span>.</em></p> <p><img style="width: 100px !important; height: 100px !important;" src="/media/7820640/1.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f30947086c8e47b89cb076eb5bb9b3e2" /></p>

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Rare family photo of Rod Stewart and his sons aged 7 to 38

<p>Rock star Rod Stewart was seen taking in the sunshine while visiting the beach on Monday.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpis_XJBrs8/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpis_XJBrs8/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Family time down in Malibu</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/penny.lancaster/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Penny Lancaster</a> (@penny.lancaster) on Oct 29, 2018 at 8:30pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The happy snap shared to social media shows a beaming Rod Stewart posing with his wife, Penny Lancaster, 47, and his four sons: Sean, 38, Liam, 24, Alastair, 12, and Aiden, 7.</p> <p>The rare family photo was posted by Lancaster to her Instagram account, and she captioned it: “Family time down in Malibu.”</p> <p>Stewart and Lancaster tied the knot in 2007 and have two children together, Alistair and Aiden. His eldest son Sean is from his first marriage to actress Alana Stewart, while Liam is his son with New Zealand supermodel Rachel Hunter.</p> <p>The singer, who has eight children in total, is also a doting father to Kimberly, 39, Ruby, 31, Renee, 26, and 55-year-old Sarah Streeter who was raised by adoptive parents but reunited with Stewart later on in life.</p>

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Pink's daughter Willow rushed to hospital

<p>Singer Pink was faced with a quite a scare yesterday as she had to rush her 7-year-old daughter to hospital after an accident in the playground.</p> <p><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/entertainment/music/it-runs-in-the-family-pink-s-7-year-old-daughter-willow-can-seriously-sing" target="_blank">Willow Hart</a> was playing on the monkey bars like all children do before she fell and sprained her arm. But despite the mad rush to the hospital, the young girl has a positive attitude.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BpjFxJGh4fK/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BpjFxJGh4fK/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Monkey bars from hell. ER convos with my soulchild. #shesfine Her fav part of all of this is that she doesn’t have to do her chores.</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/pink/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> P!NK</a> (@pink) on Oct 30, 2018 at 12:07am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“Monkey bars from hell. ER convos with my soulchild. #shesfine,” the singer wrote underneath a photo showing the mother and daughter in a deep conversation while in a hospital room. “Her fav part of all of this is that she doesn’t have to do her chores.”</p> <p>It didn’t take Willow long before she was running around again, but this time, there was an added sling.</p> <p>Her dad Carey Hart gushed over his girl, saying she’s as tough as they come.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BpioUzkHuaI/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BpioUzkHuaI/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Willz has her first ER trip today due to a crash and burn on the monkey bars. She is tough as nails and left w/ a sprain. #ProudPapa #BubbleWrapYourKids</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/hartluck/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Carey Hart</a> (@hartluck) on Oct 29, 2018 at 7:49pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“Willz [had] her first ER trip today due to a crash and burn on the monkey bars. She is tough as nails and left w/ a sprain,” wrote Hart, as he posted a photo of Willow with a sling around her arm.</p> <p>This isn’t the first health scare the family has had to deal with this year, as only two months ago, Pink and Carey’s 22-month-old son Jameson fell ill with with hand, foot and mouth disease during the pop star's tour in Australia.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BnBI56QDsYB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BnBI56QDsYB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Wanna know how glamorous tour can be? Jameson has hand, foot, and mouth; and willow has a 102 temp. Both kids laid up and mama @pink still has to push through and do shows. I had Jameson at breakfast yesterday and this vile woman at the table next to us kept staring at him with a shitty look on her face. I told her it was bed bugs 😂. #NoRestForTheWicked #LifeInHotels</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/hartluck/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Carey Hart</a> (@hartluck) on Aug 28, 2018 at 2:37am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“Wanna know how glamorous tour can be? Jameson has hand, foot and mouth; and Willow has a 102 temp,” Carey shared on Instagram during the time of the incident. “Both kids laid up and mama @pink still has to push through and do shows.”</p> <p>And it wasn’t only her kids that had suffered with health problems. Pink also fell sick during her time in Australia which resulted in a number of cancelled Sydney shows. She was admitted to hospital twice, once for dehydration and then the second was due to a gastric virus.</p> <p>“We were absolutely planning on going ahead with the show, and about 20 minutes before I left for soundcheck, I was rushed to the hospital, in excruciating pain,” she wrote. “That was the reason for the late cancellation. It was out of anyone’s control, and of course, wasn’t planned that way."</p> <p>The singing sensation added, “I was discharged from hospital last night and am following doctors’ orders of liquids and rest.”</p>

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"I'm not OK": Michael Bublé opens up about his son's cancer battle

<p>Singer Michael Bublé has spoken of the ongoing effect his son’s cancer diagnosis is having on him.</p> <p>It was during a special <span>episode of "Carpool Karaoke" with late-night TV host James Corden for charity Stand Up to Cancer.</span></p> <p>The popular crooner’s son Noah, with actress Luisana Lopilato, was diagnosed with liver cancer when he was three years old.</p> <p>Now 5, Noah is doing well and in remission.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Kg7UWnNF_rA" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><span>In the emotional interview, Bublé teared up remembering his son’s cancer diagnosis in 2016, saying at one point to Corden, "It's too hard to talk about man.”</span></p> <p><span>"We got the diagnosis, and that was it man," said the 43-year-old. "My whole life ended."</span></p> <p>The Canadian singer and his immediate and extended family decided to relocate to be close to the hospital where Noah was being treated, reports <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.today.com/parents/michael-bubl-talks-about-son-s-cancer-battle-carpool-karaoke-t140779" target="_blank"><em>Today</em></a>.</p> <p>During that time, the singer said that he was the rock in the relationship, but once Noah had been given the all-clear, the pressure of the ordeal took its toll and remains with him today.</p> <p>“I’m not OK,” he admitted.</p> <p>“My wife, honestly, when this all started, I became the strength to somehow pull us and lift us and to be positive,” he explained.</p> <p>“And when they got [the cancer] out and the chemo was done and they said, 'We did it, it's good, he's OK,' I fell, I just fell. My wife picks me up now."</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 500px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7821678/14642240_10154003873729157_4873649632082196909_n.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f5ef2cc6822046808577d7216abc5f17" /></p> <p>Revealing the cancer diagnosis late in 2016, Bublé posted a poignant message on his Facebook page saying, <span></span><span>"We are devastated about the recent cancer diagnosis of our oldest son Noah who is currently undergoing treatment in the US.”</span></p> <p>“We will win this battle.”</p> <p>Both he and Argentinian-born Lopilato, who are also parents to Elias, 2, and baby girl Vida, put their careers on hold to see their son through his treatment.</p> <p>In an interview with the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/singer-michael-buble-opens-up-about-son-noahs-cancer-battle/news-story/4458edecc7bf6d66c7cc2f8ab08fffb9" target="_blank">Herald Sun</a> in July, Bublé called Noah a “superhero".</p> <p>“It’s my boy. He’s a superhero," he told the publication. “But I’ve been to hell. And you know what, hell seems like a really nice place to vacation compared to where we’ve been.”</p> <p>Recently, amidst reports Bublé was going to retire, his publicist Liz Rosenberg set the record straight.</p> <p>“Michael Bublé has absolutely no plans to retire,” she told INSIDER. “I assure you with a new album coming out, TV appearances, and a possible tour, he is not retiring.”</p> <p>Bublé’s upcoming album, Love, will be the singer's 10th record.</p>

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What really happened when Eric Clapton's 4-year-old son died in 1991

<p>A new biography has shed light on the tragedy of the death of music legend Eric Clapton’s young son in 1991.</p> <p>It was supposed to be the start of a new beginning on the fateful day when music legend Eric Clapton’s young son sadly died in 1991 – he was only four years old.</p> <p>But the tragic moment instead became the inspiration for two of the artist’s iconic songs.</p> <p>Clapton, now 73 years old, had Conor with Italian actress Lory del Santo who had custody of their son, and only the day prior to Conor’s death had taken him on a special day out to the circus at Long Island.</p> <p>According to the biography <em>Slowhand: The Life And Music Of Eric Clapton</em>, by Philip Norman, an excerpt of which has been published in the<span> </span><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6324449/Biographer-PHILIP-NORMAN-reveals-Eric-Claptons-tortured-life.html" target="_blank">Daily Mail</a></em>, it was the first time the<span> </span>acclaimed guitarist had taken his son out by himself.</p> <p><img style="width: 480px; height: 360px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7821659/conor-clapton.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/23e258ea09334479ac63f17a749ad94a" /></p> <p>Clapton “intended to be a proper father,” writes Norman.</p> <p>The next morning, as Clapton was due to arrive to pick up Conor for another day out, this time to the Bronx Zoo and lunch at an Italian restaurant, tragedy struck.</p> <p>Conor was running around the 53rd apartment in the New York high-raise his mother shared with Italian film producer Silvio Sardi,<span> </span>excited to see his “papa.”</p> <p>A janitor had been working on the windows in the living room but one was still open recounts Norman.</p> <p>“He called out to the nanny to watch the child, but before she could react, Conor dashed past her, jumped up on to the low window-ledge where he’d normally press his nose against the glass to gaze out – and disappeared,” he wrote.<span> </span><br /><span></span></p> <p><span>The four-year-old tragically fell to his death.</span></p> <p>Clapton wrote his iconic chart-toppers Circus Left Town and Tears in Heaven in response to the devastating accident, the deeply emotional lyrics from the latter some of the most well-known in classic music:</p> <p>“Would you know my name/ If I saw you in heaven?/ Would it be the same / If I saw you in heaven? / I must be strong and carry on / 'Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven.”</p> <p>Two days before Clapton’s 46th birthday, he said goodbye to Conor at his son’s funeral.</p> <p>Clapton once descried his son as “the one thing in my life that good could come out of.”</p>

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It runs in the family! Pink’s 7-year-old daughter Willow can seriously sing

<p>A newly-released YouTube video gives a revealing glimpse into how the daughter of music superstar Pink has inherited her mum’s impressive vocal talents.</p> <p>Recording her track <em>A Million Dreams</em> for <em>The Greatest Showman – Reimagined</em>, an album of covers from the hugely successful Hugh Jackman-starring movie musical, Pink and her 7-year-old daughter Willow Sage Hart engage in playful banter between takes.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/V1weVGUmNTA" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>“I think you’re fun,” the 39-year-old tells her daughter, who replies, “Why?”</p> <p>“Because you’re fun, I’m glad I had you.”</p> <p>Willow is also a guest artist on the album, and fittingly, sings <em>A Million Dreams (Reprise)</em>. And boy can she sing! </p> <p>Kneeling beside her daughter, Pink supportively mouths the words to the popular song, as Willow belts out the tune. The pair also sing together as part of the recording.</p> <p>During the footage, the singer and mum of two, who gives a typically powerful performance on her version of the song, told <em>The Greatest Showman </em>director Michael Gracey of her gratitude to him for making the film.</p> <p>“I grew up watching Annie,” Pink explained to Gracey. “To have her [Willow] finally have something like this …You made our favourite movie ever.”</p> <p>On Twitter, users wrote of how moving they found the mother-daughter performance.</p> <p>“I watched this early this morning when it first aired and I watched it again just now and choked up with happy tears each time,” said one.</p> <p>“Willow has a beautiful voice, Pink’s joy in working w/her daughter &amp; the song itself are a great way to begin &amp; end the day!”</p> <p>“Honestly the most heartwarming cutest thing I’ve seen ever!” said another.</p> <p>“The bond you both have is amazing and priceless, the best of friends. It’s so amazing to see such a connection between a mother and a daughter! You rock @pink”</p> <p>The album <em>The Greatest Showman – Reimagined</em> will be released on November 16.</p>

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Michael Bublé has “no plans to retire” as he dismisses rumours

<p>He’s known for his melodious voice and for bringing along the Christmas cheer, but Michael Bublé broke many hearts after it was reported that he will be retiring from music. Thankfully, those rumours have been dismissed.</p> <p>In an article from the<span> </span><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6272425/Michael-Buble-QUITS-music-following-son-Noahs-life-changing-cancer-battle.html" target="_blank">Daily Mail</a>,</em> the media outlet reported that the singer would be quitting his music career to focus on his five-year-old son who is currently battling cancer, but a representative has put an end to those claims.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BLoIek9jPFg/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BLoIek9jPFg/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Feliz día de la madre !! Happy Mother's Day @luisanalopilato !! #myhero #bestmommy #bestfriend</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/michaelbuble/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Michael Bublé</a> (@michaelbuble) on Oct 16, 2016 at 7:25am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The 43-year-old will be releasing his album,<span> </span>Love, on November 16 which is why he sat down for an interview with the UK publication, and while discussing his music, he also spoke about the challenges his family has faced after discovering his son has the life-threatening condition.</p> <p>“This is my last interview,” Bublé told the<span> </span><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6272425/Michael-Buble-QUITS-music-following-son-Noahs-life-changing-cancer-battle.html" target="_blank">Daily Mail</a></em>. “I’m retiring from the business. I’ve made the perfect record and now I can leave at the very top.”</p> <p>While it does seem as if Bublé has intentions to quit his career, his publicist Liz Rosenberg set the record straight after social media went into a frenzy.</p> <p>“Michael Bublé has absolutely no plans to retire,” she told<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thisisinsider.com/" target="_blank"><em>INSIDER</em></a>. “I wasn’t sitting in on the interview, but this must have been taken out of context.”</p> <p>“Perhaps as he discussed the different emotions he’s been through these last few years, that thought might have gone through his mind.</p> <p>“I assure you with a new album coming out, TV appearances, and a possible tour, he is not retiring.”</p> <p><span>Bublé’s upcoming album, Love, will be the singer's 10th record. He has dedicated it to his well-wishers and fans, who he says have helped him and his family out through this very difficult time.</span></p> <p>“On behalf of my family and I, there’s no way that you can know how much it meant to us – how much your prayers, how much your thoughts, how many times you got us through. For me, this is kind of a really small way of being able to thank you, to tell you how much I love you,” Bublé announced.</p>

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Nicole Kidman sings emotional duet with husband Keith Urban

<p>Aussie actress Nicole Kidman and musician Keith Urban continually stun fans with the adorable affection they continue to lavish on each other after 12 years of marriage.</p> <p>Now, the loved-up duo have joined forces to sing an emotional song for a special cause.</p> <p>In a video that Nicole uploaded to Instagram, the couple sat down at a piano to sing Urban’s hit song, <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Female</em>.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BozKFN4laYt/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; 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font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BozKFN4laYt/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Nicole Kidman (@nicolekidman)</a> on Oct 11, 2018 at 9:23am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“To honour International #DayoftheGirl,” Kidman wrote alongside the video.</p> <p>The Day of the Girl is a United Nations initiative which raises awareness of gender inequality in areas such as education, nutrition, legal rights and medical care.</p> <p>Although Kidman has previously expressed her lack of confidence in her musical ability, she put aside her insecurity for the special song.</p> <p>“I went down (to sing vocals) and I did it because he asked me to,” Kidman told <em style="font-weight: inherit;">ET.</em></p> <p>“Keith knows I have no confidence when it comes to singing,” she added. </p> <p>“So I’ll sing for him and that’s it.”</p> <p>Last month, Kidman shared a photo of her husband rocking out in a hotel bathroom with headphones in.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; 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Nothing like the acoustics in a hotel bathroom.”</p> <p>The power couple share two children together, Sunday Rose, 10, and Faith Margaret, seven. </p>

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Inside Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s $4.2M country retreat

<p>Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban put their country home up for sale for a cool $5 million in 2016, and with many bumps and bridges such as price cuts and negotiations, it is reported that the couple have finally managed to sell their Tennessee property for $4.2 million.</p> <p>The spacious home features four bedrooms, six bathrooms and is surrounded by woods and greenery in what is considered to be a beautiful sanctuary outside Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee.</p> <p>The couple purchased the 36-acre gated estate back in 2007 for $3.5 million.</p> <p>While the home appears to be rustic from the outside, the interior is modern and fresh as it’s decorated with luxury items, while still keeping the feel of the rooms subtle and modest.</p> <p>With features such as steeply pitched vaulted ceilings and skylights, the house is given an air of comfort and cosiness.</p> <p>The rustic interiors are contrasted with otherwise modern centrepieces, such as stainless-steel accents and granite counters.</p> <p>The walkway leading towards the master bedroom is covered with floor-to-ceiling windows, bringing plenty of light into the home. But the bedroom doesn’t compromise on privacy, as it’s tucked away in a perfect nook.</p> <p>The property also contains a large fitness room and an office space that looks over the scenic views of the yard.</p> <p>On the large block of land is also a separate cottage, that would be deemed fit for guests, caretakers or live-in staff.</p>

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Why Jimmy Barnes abandoned son David Campbell as a baby

<p>Jimmy Barnes has opened up about the biggest regret of his life, abandoning his son David Campbell when he was young.</p> <p>Speaking to <a href="https://www.who.com.au/"><em><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Who</span></strong></em></a> magazine, the Aussie musician revealed why he decided to run away from his responsibilities when his eldest son, now 45, was born.</p> <p>The 62-year-old Cold Chisel star said it wasn’t his “beautiful boy” he was running from, but rather the pain from his difficult childhood and the belief that his son would be better off without him.</p> <p>In the interview, Jimmy discussed the trauma he experienced growing up witnessing his father “bash” his mother.</p> <p>“I guess I ran away from the responsibility of [being a parent]. I just felt like I was dying [felt overwhelmed] I thought there were no prospects, no hope,” he said.</p> <p>“It was just a matter of time before I died. That's why I was trying hard to flee.”</p> <p>David, who is now the <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Today Extra</em> co-host, was left in the care of his maternal grandmother.</p> <p>Until the age of 10, David believed that Jimmy was just a “family friend” and his mother, Kim, was “his sister”.</p> <p>Jimmy candidly revealed that leaving his son was not the first time he ran away from a situation in his life.  </p> <p>The rock star had to flee his South Australian family home growing up to escape the domestic violence, abuse and alcoholism that ran rampant.</p> <p>The singer, whose family moved from Scotland to Australia when he was five years old, said his parents migrated to escape their own problems.</p> <p>"[My parents] were running away from stuff without dealing with it ... they came 12,000 miles and had the same problems [in Australia] they had in Glasgow. If anything their problems got worse," he said.</p> <p>"I thought it was a normal childhood ... it was abusive and violent and frightening, and it was traumatising."</p> <p>Jimmy has since repaired his relationship with his eldest son and is now a happy grandfather to David’s three children, Leo and twins Betty and Billy Campbell.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BSVNoa8gLX_/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by David Campbell (@davidcampbell73)</a> on Mar 31, 2017 at 10:44pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Although he regrets missing out on David’s childhood, Jimmy questions if his influence would’ve been the best thing for his son back then.</p> <p>"I wasn’t together enough to be present in David’s life when he was born. I wasn’t together enough, even when we did approach it," he said.</p> <p>“Knowing David as I do and looking at his children and seeing the beauty and the purity of their youth, it’s probably selfish of me to regret not having that time with him.</p> <p>"When you get down to it, we are who we are now it is difficult to have any regrets because I don’t know if I could love David anymore."</p>

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The day my son became a lifelong Bruce Springsteen fan

<p><em><strong>Tony Wilson is the author of more than a dozen books for both adults and children. His bestselling book The Cow Tripped Over the Moon is dedicated to his son Jack. </strong></em></p> <p>Our son Jack, aged five, is one of Australia’s biggest Bruce Springsteen fans. He has cerebral palsy, which affects all four limbs, and cortical vision impairment, which means he struggles to see further than a metre.</p> <p>He has inherited his Bruceness from me. I received a copy of Born to Run from my uncle when I was 11 – a dubbed tape containing my first taste of true rock ‘n’ roll, and it was love. My wife, Tamsin, is a respecter of Bruce, if not a devotee. She’s been to two live shows now. She thinks they are great, if a fraction long.</p> <p>But Jack’s obsession takes mine to a different level. He watches ‘Bwuce’ all day on YouTube. Jack is no ‘greatest hits’ fan. He requests specific gigs, tracks, guest artists (Bwian from The Gaslight Anthem with Bwuce!). He knows all of the E Street Band by name.</p> <p>We were so unsure whether to take him to see Springsteen when he played in Melbourne in February 2017. On the one hand, he is seriously obsessed. On the other hand, his lack of vision and his sensory processing issues mean he can’t cope with loud music. He’s made screaming exits from the school fete and dozens of other similar scenarios. He hates it if it’s raining too loud on the roof. So, we thought he’d have no chance of coping; my prediction was two minutes, max.</p> <p>All day he said he didn’t want to go. “Maybe I’ll see Bwuce later,” he said over and over. Then he’d cry, begging not to go. “I want to see Bwuce another time! Not today!” We tried to reassure him, “Just give it a try,” but he was insistent. I started to consider who else might go in his place.</p> <p>Tamsin was the one who convinced me to give Jack a shot. “Let’s just get him close to the stadium, and if he doesn’t get upset, we’ll just keep going. It’s his favourite thing in the world. We’ve got to try.”</p> <p>The concert</p> <p>We set up plans for our inevitable failure. My brother Ned offered to wait outside AAMI Park in Melbourne. The plan was that if Jack was upset, I’d run him out, and Ned would take him home.</p> <p>Jack flinched at the first blast of noise as we exited the train. I felt a flutter of concern. But Jack regrouped.</p> <p>“Is that Bwuce?”</p> <p>“No, that’s Jet,” I said.</p> <p>“Is there clapping at Jet?”</p> <p>“Yes, there will be clapping at Jet.”</p> <p>“Will Bwuce be on soon?”</p> <p>“Yes, after Jet.”</p> <p>“And Steven Van Zandt?”</p> <p>“Yes, he’ll be on guitar.”</p> <p>“And Patti?”</p> <p>“Yes, she’ll be there, too.”</p> <p>“Bwuce’s wife, Patti?”</p> <p>“Yes, she’s Bruce’s wife.”</p> <p>“And Nils?”</p> <p>And so, we name-checked the whole E Street Band as we crossed the railway yards, on the one-kilometre walk from Jolimont Station to AAMI Park.</p> <p>It got louder and louder, but he seemed to be coping. Then a nervous moment. Security told me I couldn’t take in a backpack. It wasn’t a standard backpack. It was a child carrier of the type you buy at camping shops. Usually, they are used with toddlers, but because Jack is slim hipped, and still unable to walk, we use it in situations where a pusher or wheelchair don’t work. With the noise of the concert, we guessed Jack would appreciate being close.</p> <p>I explained Jack’s cerebral palsy. “Without this I reckon he hasn’t got a chance,” I said.</p> <p>“Fair enough,” said the most sensible security officer on earth, then he ushered us in.</p> <p>We found our way to the back of the stadium, using lifts and ramps that took us halfway around the venue. We found our spots. Plenty of room. Not too loud at all. The calm before the storm. Springsteen was still 40 minutes away.</p> <p>“Will Bwuce play ‘American Land’?” Jack asked, which is Bruce’s thumping Pogues-ish ode to American immigration. Jack’s favourite.</p> <p>“Maybe,” I said.</p> <p>“Will he play ‘Badlands’?”</p> <p>“Definitely.”</p> <p>Then it started. The “MELBOOOURNE”, the clapping, the drums, the music. ‘American Land’ it was.</p> <p>Jack shrieked as he does for the YouTube songs. He called Bruce’s name. He called Steven Van Zandt’s name. He jiggled, he rocked, he had a ball.</p> <p>For 12 songs. One hour and 10 minutes.</p> <p>Then he broke. ‘Youngstown’ broke him, and he asked to go home. We tried to stay on another couple of songs, hoping a favourite track might revive his exaltation, but it wasn’t to be. I messaged Ned, still patiently waiting for us outside the stadium. “Outside in 10?” Then we did a handover on Swan Street. Jack, with the noise behind him, was euphoric again. I returned to the show. Jack earbashed Ned all the way home about what he’d experienced. Then he told it all again to Tamsin.</p> <p>His first words to me when he woke up the next day were: “I’m a Bwuce Springsteen fan. I’m a Bwuce Springsteen goer.”</p> <p><em>Written by Tony Wilson. This article first appeared in <a href="http://www.readersdigest.com.au/true-stories-lifestyle/entertainment/day-my-son-became-lifelong-bruce-springsteen-fan?items_per_page=All">Reader’s Digest</a>. 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5 incredibly bizarre stories about the resting place of famous musicians

<p>The life of a musician is often dramatic and strange, but one would expect things to settle down once they pass. Not for these musicians, who even after their death, unusual events have haunted them. Here are five of the strangest occurrences to happen to a musician after their death:</p> <p><strong>Ian Curtis’s memorial stone was stolen in 2008 </strong></p> <p>When Joy Division singer Ian Curtis passed away in 1980 at the mere age of 23, his body was cremated, and his ashes were buried at Macclesfield Cemetery. Where his ashes laid, a stone engraved with Curtis’s death date and also the title of Joy Division song “Love Will Tear Us Apart” was placed at the memorial.</p> <p>But 28 years later, in July 2008, it was stolen. Speaking to the BBC, a police spokesman said: “There is no CCTV in the area and there are no apparent leads as to who is responsible for the theft. This is a very unusual theft and I am confident that someone locally will have knowledge about who is responsible or where the memorial stone is at present.”</p> <p>While a new stone was later made and placed at the site, the old one has not returned, with Joy Division and New Order drummer, Stephen Morris saying “people go around nicking road signs, but a person’s gravestone is very personal and the person who took it needs help.”</p> <p><strong>Frank Sinatra is buried with a roll of dimes </strong></p> <p>While it is a common occurrence for musicians to be buried with objects after their death, Frank Sinatra has been given several things in his grave. A pack of cigarettes, a lighter, a bottle of bourbon whiskey and the most unusual, a roll of 10 dimes.</p> <p>The roll of dimes was included by his daughter Tina, and the running joke behind it was that if he ever managed to escape his resting place, he would be able to call his friends from a payphone. But the real story is a lot more sentimental. Speaking with Larry King Live after the passing of her father, Tina said “it came from Frankie’s kidnapping [the 1963 abduction of Frank Sinatra Jr] … He never wanted to get caught not able to make a phone call, so he always carried 10 dimes.”</p> <p><strong>Frank Zappa and Roy Orbison are buried in unmarked graves in the same cemetery </strong></p> <p>Pierce Bros Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles is the final resting place of many famous people. Some of the stars buried there are Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin, Truman Capote, Burt Lancaster, Hugh Hefner, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Gene Kelly, Jack Lemmon and Carl Wilson.</p> <p>But also buried at the famous grave site is Frank Zappa (1940 – 1993) and Roy Orbison (1936 – 1988), who happen to both be resting very close to each other, and both in unmarked graves. And while people constantly raise the question as to why that is, Orbison’s son Alex told Reuters in 2010, “It’s definitely not intentional. It’s not like we don’t want people going by there or whatever. It’s been put to the backburner for so long.”</p> <p>He then said that the original plan was to relocate the grave which they still may end up moving forward with. “In the very beginning, it was just too painful to deal with anything. As my Mom would say, it’s always just something that’s in the works.” Barbara Orbison – Roy’s second wife – passed away and was buried next to her husband in a marked grave.</p> <p>When it comes to Zappa, no one knows why his grave is unmarked with people speculating that being remembered was never in Zappa’s list of priorities, or that his family didn’t want the tombstone to be the victim of vandalism.</p> <p><strong>Fans leave cabbages at Serge Gainsbourg’s grave</strong></p> <p>It was the year 1991 when French singer and songwriter Serge Gainsbourg died. Then-president Francois Mitterrand said, “He was our Baudelaire, our Apollinaire … He elevated the song to the level of art.” Gainsbourg’s resting place is the Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris, the same as Baudelaire. Fans who regularly visited his grave would bring gifts as a token of appreciation, such as cigarettes, metro tickets – a tribute to his song Les Poinconneur des Lilas (The Ticket Puncher of Lilas) and strangely, cabbages. It is said that cabbages are frequently left at Gainsbourg’s grave to honour his 1976 album L’Homme a tete de chou (The Man with a Cabbage Head).</p> <p><strong>There are two heads in Joseph Haydn’s tomb</strong></p> <p>Finally, the strangest story of all is what happened to classical composer Joseph Haydn’s head after he passed away in 1809. Haydn’s head also has its own dedicated <em><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Haydn">Wikipedia page</a></em>. Haydn’s body was located in the Hundsturm cemetery in Vienna until his employer Nikolaus I, Prince Esterhazy asked for him to be moved to the city of Eisenstadt in 1820. When they opened Haydn’s grave, they discovered that someone had removed his head and stolen it. It wasn’t until 1954 when they finally found Haydn’s head, but while they added the skull to his grave, no one removed the substitute skull that was added in 1820, meaning Haydn is currently resting with two heads.</p>

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Iconic rock stars and their famous daughters

<p>Growing up in the era of legends such as Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart and Mick Jagger, it’s hard to believe that the rock stars who sold over 100 million records, have married and divorced supermodels and had their fair share of screaming fans now have daughters with their own successes to celebrate.</p> <p>Here are the most iconic rock star father-daughter duos of all time:</p> <p><strong>Rod Stewart and Kimberly Stewart</strong></p> <p><strong><img width="468" height="579" src="/media/7820118/1.jpg" alt="1 (183)"/></strong></p> <p>The Do Ya Think I’m Sexy’s eldest daughter Kimberly was originally known to be the socialite by Paris Hilton’s side, but the former model has left that life behind. You’ll now find her devoting her time to her seven-year-old daughter Delilah and trying her hand in fashion design.</p> <p><strong>Paul McCartney and Stella McCartney</strong></p> <p><strong><img width="500" height="333" src="/media/7820119/2_500x333.jpg" alt="2 (105)"/></strong></p> <p>Stella McCartney is a name very few haven’t heard of, and that’s because she’s managed to make a name for herself outside of her father’s fame. The British fashion designer is an animal rights advocate and is found using her platform to encourage animal-free alternatives when it comes to fashion.</p> <p><strong> Mick Jagger and Georgia May Jagger</strong></p> <p><strong><img width="500" height="333" src="/media/7820120/3_500x333.jpg" alt="3 (39)"/></strong></p> <p>Known for her famous gap tooth, Georgia May Jagger has made waves in the modelling industry with her unique looks and her talent in front of the camera. The model has fronted campaigns for Rimmel, Chanel, Versace and Thomas Sabo to name a few.</p> <p><strong>Phil Collins and Lily Collins</strong></p> <p><strong><img width="500" height="333" src="/media/7820121/4_500x333.jpg" alt="4 (16)"/></strong></p> <p>Phil Collins daughter Lily Collins may not have turned to music, but she’s mastered the art of acting. The 29-year-old has appeared in countless films and television programs to date. Starring alongside Sandra Bullock in the Oscar-winning film The Blind Side, Lilly has gone on to star in productions such as To the Bone, The Last Tycoon and Mirror Mirror.</p> <p><strong>Steven Tyler and Liv Tyler</strong></p> <p><strong><img width="500" height="375" src="/media/7820122/5_500x375.jpg" alt="5 (16)"/></strong></p> <p>Starring in movies such as The Incredible Hulk and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Liv Tyler is a sought-after actress and former model. Liv was also the spokesperson for Givenchy’s line of perfume and cosmetics.</p> <p><strong> Lionel Richie and Nicole Richie</strong></p> <p><strong><img width="499" height="300" src="/media/7820123/6_499x300.jpg" alt="6 (6)"/></strong></p> <p>While Nicole Richie had a rough start in life during her time on the reality show The Simple Life, one that featured her best friend at the time Paris Hilton, she is now completely transformed. She is the face of cosmetics brand Urban Decay and she runs her own jewellery line House of Harlow 1960.</p>

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“Greatest of all time”: World reacts to Aretha Franklin’s death

<p>Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has died from advance pancreatic cancer at home in Detroit, aged 76.</p> <p>The music icon was surrounded by family and friends when she died at 9.50am on Thursday local time.</p> <p>“It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Aretha Louise Franklin, the Queen of Soul,” her family said in a statement issued by her publicist.</p> <p>“In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart.</p> <p>“We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds.”</p> <p>Her family thanked friends and supporters from all over the world for their prayers.</p> <p>“We have been deeply touched by the incredible outpouring of love and support we have received,” the statement read.</p> <p>“We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on. As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”</p> <p>The death of the legendary singer, known for such enduring hits as <em>Respect</em> (1967), <em>Natural Woman</em> (1968) and <em>I Say a Little Prayer</em> (1968), sparked an outpouring of love and tributes for the remarkable woman from around the world.</p> <p>Diana Ross said she was “sitting in prayer for the wonderful golden spirit Aretha Franklin.”</p> <p>Smokey Robinson said in a statement: “This morning my longest friend in this world went home to be with our father. I will miss her so much but I know she’s at peace.”</p> <p>Barbra Streisand shared a photo of herself performing with Franklin in 2012, writing: “It’s difficult to conceive of a world without her. Not only was she a uniquely brilliant singer, but her commitment to civil rights made an indelible impact on the world.”</p> <p>John Legend tweeted: “Salute to the Queen. The greatest vocalist I’ve ever known.”</p> <p>Barack and Michelle Obama said in a statement: “Through her compositions and unmatched musicianship, Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade-our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect.</p> <p>“She helped us feel more connected to each other, more hopeful, more human. And sometimes she helped us just forget about everything else and dance.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">I’m sitting in prayer for the wonderful golden spirit Aretha Franklin.</p> — Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) <a href="https://twitter.com/DianaRoss/status/1030100713093967873?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 16, 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">I was fortunate enough to spend time with her and witness her last performance – a benefit for <a href="https://twitter.com/ejaf?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ejaf</a> at St John The Divine Cathedral. She was obviously unwell, and I wasn’t sure she could perform. But Aretha did and she raised the roof.</p> — Elton John (@eltonofficial) <a href="https://twitter.com/eltonofficial/status/1030101482731962369?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 16, 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">This photo was taken in 2012 when Aretha &amp; I performed at a tribute celebration for our friend Marvin Hamlisch. It’s difficult to conceive of a world without her. Not only was she a uniquely brilliant singer,but her commitment to civil rights made an indelible impact on the world <a href="https://t.co/Px9zVB90MM">pic.twitter.com/Px9zVB90MM</a></p> — Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) <a href="https://twitter.com/BarbraStreisand/status/1030096939109556229?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 16, 2018</a></blockquote> <p> </p> <p>US President Donald Trump opened a Cabinet meeting at the White House today by expressing his “condolences to the family of a person I knew well”. He said Franklin “worked for me on numerous occasions,” and her “legacy will thrive and inspire” many generations.</p> <p>“She was terrific — Aretha Franklin — on her passing,” said the President, who also tweeted about the singer. “She’s brought joy to millions of lives and her extraordinary legacy will thrive and inspire many generations to come. She was given a great gift from God — her voice, and she used to well. People loved Aretha. She was a special woman. So just want to pass on my warmest best wishes and sympathies to her family.”</p> <p>Clive Davis, the music mogul who helped revive Franklin’s career in the 1980s, said he was “devastated” by her death.</p> <p>“She was truly one of a kind,” he said in a statement. “She was more than the Queen of Soul. She was a national treasure to be cherished by every generation throughout the world.</p> <p>“Apart from our long professional relationship, Aretha was my friend. Her loss is deeply profound and my heart is full of sadness.”</p> <p>Berry Gordy, founder of the Motown record label, said in a statement: “A national treasure to everyone. But to me personally, Aretha Franklin was my dear, dear friend, my homegirl, and I loved her a lot.</p> <p>“From seeing her as a baby singing and playing at the piano at her father’s home, to her giving a rousing performance at the White House, she has always been amazing. No matter how the music has changed over the years, she remained so relevant.”</p> <p>In her decades-long career that spanned multiple genres, Franklin’s powerful voice that stretched over four octaves defined her place in American music history.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade—our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect. May the Queen of Soul rest in eternal peace. <a href="https://t.co/bfASqKlLc5">pic.twitter.com/bfASqKlLc5</a></p> — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) <a href="https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/1030129887623958538?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 16, 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">What a life. What a legacy! <br />So much love, respect and gratitude.<br />R.I.P. <a href="https://twitter.com/ArethaFranklin?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ArethaFranklin</a> <a href="https://t.co/400K1U5IHI">https://t.co/400K1U5IHI</a></p> — Carole King (@Carole_King) <a href="https://twitter.com/Carole_King/status/1030096175993475079?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 16, 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">One of the highlights of my career was singing with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ArethaFranklin?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ArethaFranklin</a> at The Tony Awards. It was an out of body experience for me. One of greatest singers of all time. You will be missed by all. <a href="https://t.co/L8dIIhyR9Y">https://t.co/L8dIIhyR9Y</a></p> — Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) <a href="https://twitter.com/RealHughJackman/status/1030098224156209153?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 16, 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">The choir of angels now have the greatest voice of all time to lead, praise and join in to sing before Jesus. I wanted to share this photo because it shows just how soulful Aretha was without uttering a word. To say I was humbled to be in her presence would be an understatement. <a href="https://t.co/R2lxjXwDO8">pic.twitter.com/R2lxjXwDO8</a></p> — Faith Hill (@FaithHill) <a href="https://twitter.com/FaithHill/status/1030110318826074112?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 16, 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is dead. She was a great woman, with a wonderful gift from God, her voice. She will be missed!</p> — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1030116078125568006?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 16, 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Let’s all take a moment to give thanks for the beautiful life of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of our souls, who inspired us all for many many years. She will be missed but the memory of her greatness as a musician and a fine human being will live with us forever. Love Paul <a href="https://t.co/jW4Gpwfdts">pic.twitter.com/jW4Gpwfdts</a></p> — Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) <a href="https://twitter.com/PaulMcCartney/status/1030103284881805312?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 16, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>Franklin was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock &amp; Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. In 2010, <em>Rolling Stone</em> magazine named her the greatest singer of all time, male or female.</p> <p>The Hall of Fame issued a statement titled “Lady Soul”, which read: “The first woman inducted into the Rock &amp; Roll Hall of Fame, Aretha Franklin was an artist of passion, sophistication and command, whose recordings remain anthems that defined soul music. Long live the Queen.”</p>

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Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is “seriously ill”

<p>Legendary singer Aretha Franklin is “seriously ill” and receiving hospice care in Detroit, Michigan, according to US media.</p> <p>“Aretha is surrounded by family and people close to her” in Detroit and “the family is asking for prayers and privacy”, reports <strong><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.showbiz411.com/2018/08/12/exclusive-aretha-franklin-queen-of-soul-gravely-ill-in-detroit-winner-of-18-grammy-awards">Showbiz 411</a></span></em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">.</span></strong></p> <p>The US Today show reporter Charles Croucher also shared an update on the singer’s health.</p> <p>"We know she's battled cancer since 2010 and struggled with health on numerous occasions recently. But it seems like things are in a bad state for the Queen of Soul. She is loved around the world... 18 Grammys and the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She performed on stage and on the big screen in movies as well, but it's that voice and that power that people remember so fondly," he said.</p> <p>The 76-year-old cancelled concerts earlier this year due to health concerns. She last performed at an event for Elton John's AIDS foundation in November 2017.</p> <p>“Aretha Franklin has been ordered by her doctor to stay off the road and rest completely for at least the next two months,” her management <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://ew.com/music/2018/03/17/aretha-franklin-cancels-upcoming-concerts/">said in a statement</a></span></strong> in March.</p> <p>Last year, the Queen of Soul said she was <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.oversixty.com.au/lifestyle/retirement-life/2017/02/aretha-franklin-announces-retirement/">planning to retire from touring</a></span></strong> following the release of her new album. At the time, she said she wanted to spend more time with her grandchildren.</p> <p><em>Showbiz 411</em> claims Franklin is battling cancer after being diagnosed in 2010.</p> <p>However, Franklin has previously denied that she has cancer.</p> <p>The 18-time Grammy winner did confirm that she underwent surgery for an unspecified health scare in 2010.</p> <p>“He (the doctor) said, ‘The surgery that you just had is going to add 15 to 20 more years to your life’,” Franklin told <em>Access Hollywood</em>.</p> <p>Franklin is widely considered one of the greatest vocalists of all time and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.</p> <p>Some of music’s biggest stars, including Mariah Carey and Missy Elliott, tweeted their love and support to Franklin.  </p>

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