Sunday, 1 November 2009

Nicole Richie Wins Temporary Restraining Order

Nicole Richie has eliminated -- for the time being -- two paparazzi from her life.
TMZ reports that on Friday, lawyers for Richie successfully obtained a temporary restraining order against Eduardo "Bam Bam" Arriveben and Ivon Miguel.
Arriveben and Miguel have been ordered to stay 100 yards away from Richie, 28, her two children (daughter Harlow, 20 months and son Sparrow, 6 weeks) and her staff. (Her partner Joel Madden is not named in the suit.)
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Richie's statement notes that the duo harass her "on a daily basis" and have been "stalking our home, as we try to go about living our lives."
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On Oct. 6, the two photographers rear ended Richie's Land Rover leading her to seek private medical treatment for minor injuries -- and to hire a lawyer from the firm of celebrity attorney Mark Geragos.
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Arriveben, the driver in the incident, was arrested for driving without a license.
The group will meet again in court in November to potentially make the restraining order permanent.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

At Hard Rock Live On December 13th, Lionel Richie To Sing His Hits

Lionel Richie Grammy award winner is set to play a concert at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sunday, December 13 at 7:30 pm. On Friday the tickets go on sale, October 30th at midday.
The global singer released his album "Just Go" earlier this year and is set to make it an unforgettable night by playing some of his best loved and most popular songs. The set list is thought to have such songs on it as "Three Times a Lady," which was Lionel Richie and The Commodores first number one, also "Easy" from the singer's time with the band.
Another song which should make the set could be "All Night Long," which was the first single from his 1983 album "Can't Slow Down" that sold over 15 million copies worldwide. That song is also one of Lionel Richie's most memorable hits that spawned a memorable 20 minute rendition of it at the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, with an estimated 2.6 billion watching at home.
Lionel Richie, who was originally in the group The Commodores, has had great success in the charts since the late 70s . Richie has now gone on to receive an Oscar, five Grammys, 18 American Music Awards, a Golden Globe and five People's Choice Awards.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

When Photographer Crashes Into Her Car, Nicole Richie Injured

A 29 year paparazzi photographer has injured reality star Nicole Richie when he crashed into the back of her car along Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles today.
Wife of Good the 28 years old Charlotte star Joel Madden and daughter of Lionel Richie, was driving along the busy Los Angeles street on Monday at 2pm when Edwardo Arrivebene ploughed into the back of her Land Rover.
Chared has been Arrivebene with driving without a license.
Richie told police she was hurt in the accident but instead of calling for an ambulance sought her own treatment. She went near by hospital after soon.
The Land Rover received what has been described as moderate damage.

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

United Negro College Fund, Lionel Richie Honored

Legendary singer Lionel Richie was honored with an Award of Excellence by the United Negro College Fund on Saturday night.
Celebrities such as Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Akon, Katharine McPhee and comedian Cedric the Entertainer attended the 31st annual An Evening of Stars event, held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
“(Richie) is a national treasure and we’re proud to claim him, not only as a graduate of our storied member school, Tuskegee University, but as an artist of international renown and longtime supporter of UNCF and the work we do to make sure that every child in America gets an education that starts in preschool and doesn’t end until college graduation,” said UNCF’s CEO Michael L. Lomax.
“It is such an honor to receive this award from UNCF,” said Lionel Richie. “I am a product of a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) and that experience has had a tremendous influence on my life. I understand the importance of a college education and the impact it can have on our children and our nation. I am honored to join stars like Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Lou Rawls, Quincy Jones, Smokey Robinson and Patti LaBelle who have received UNCF’s Award of Excellence and who support UNCF and its students.”
The event will air nationwide on January 23rd and 24th, 2010 on BET Networks and WGN and on more than 40 stations in major cities.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Obituary: Skip Miller / Former president of Motown Records

Skip Miller, a Los Angeles music industry veteran who rose from stock clerk to president of Motown Records and helped rejuvenate the black music division at RCA Records, has died. He was 62.
Mr. Miller, who also managed Lionel Richie's solo career, was being treated for an enteral infection when he died of a heart attack Sept. 4 at a Los Angeles hospital, his family announced.
He was a Vietnam stager with a degree in chemistry when he joined Motown Records in 1971 and was quickly promoted to various management positions in sales, marketing and artist relations.
Elevated from vice president to president in 1987, he oversaw the company during a major reorganization in which it tried to regain a leadership role in black music. But company founder Berry Gordy sold the label less than a year later.
In 1988, Mr. Miller joined RCA in the newly created position of senior vice president of black, jazz and progressive music.
Among the acts he signed were the R&B-pop trio Sisters With Voices, popularly known as SWV. When the trio complete a difficult feat placing two singles, "I'm So Into You" and "Weak," in the Top 10 at the same time in 1993 Mr. Miller said he was not surprised by their success.
"We were thinking the next big trend would be hip hop with singing," Mr. Miller told the Los Angeles Times in 1993.
He also wrote the foreword to a 1992 three CD set, "The RCA Records Label: The 1st Note in Black Music." The comprehensive package was RCA's first to recognize its black music artists "from the early gospel and blues eras" to "R&B and rap," Mr. Miller told Billboard magazine in 1992.
He was born Alvin Miller in 1946 in New York City. After graduating from Hofstra University, Mr. Miller joined the Army in 1968 and served in Vietnam. After the war, he had connections at Motown and started his career there.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

'Unsure Where Sparrow Came From' Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie is not sure why his daughter Nicole came up with the name 'Sparrow' for her newborn son.
The baby was delivered last week and is the second child for Nicole and Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden (they already have a 20 month old daughter called Harlow).
When asked how they decided upon such a strange name, Lionel said: "I have no idea where that came from. I will ask her, it is very interesting. With the excitement of the baby, you don't go into the name just yet."
"When I heard it, I thought it was my job just to go 'absolutely'. I will ask about Sparrow and she will have a story."
Lionel currently revealed he had already bought the toddler a football helmet.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Lionel Richie confused by grandson Sparrow's name

Lionel Richie has "no idea" why his grandson is called Sparrow.
The legendary musician, whose daughter Nicole gave birth to her son last week, is waiting to discuss the strange name choice with his offspring.
He said: "I have no idea where that came from. I will ask her, it is very interesting. With the exhilaration of the baby, you don't go into the name just yet.
"When I heard it, I thought it was my job just to go 'absolutely.' I will ask about Sparrow and she will have a story."
Despite reserving judgment on the new addition's moniker, Lionel is thrilled to be a grandfather again.
He is especially pleased with the way Nicole who also has 20 month old daughter Harlow with partner Joel Madden has turned her life around.
Before meeting Joel, Nicole was caught with heroin, and in 2006, she was sentenced to time in jail for driving under the influence (DUI).
Lionel told FOX News: "One thing I love about Nicole is when she makes her mind up to do something, it's done. When Joel came along she found that one person, that partner that she needed to get her into that mode of taking care of herself and paying attention to her lifestyle.
"And then of course when Mouse number one and Mouse number two came along that was it, and I can tell you right now she is a different person."

Monday, 14 September 2009

VMAs 2009, Janet Jackson’s Tribute to Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie Proud Grandpa

2009 MTV Video Music Awards had more than the usual award night drama! Kayne West’s bad behavior towards Taylor Swift was the big story of the night, while Lady Gaga stepped out with Kermit the Frog! The fabulous Lady GaGa told MTV that it was her first date with the famous muppet, who wore a tux. No word on who designed the frog’s dress for the awards. Beyonce saved the day at the VMAs by sharing her spotlight with Taylor Swift. Janet Jackson rocked the house at the VMAs when she performed a dance protection to her brother Michael Jackson. Before Janet took the stage, Madonna spoke a few words Michael and his everlasting impact on music. Lionel Richie is singing the praises of his new grandchild Sparrow these days. Acting like a very proud grandpa, Richie told People magazine that he was so impressed with daughter Nicole and Joel Madden. The second time grandfather says his new grandson Sparrow “looks exactly like Harlow.” How sweet!

'Sparrow Looks Just Like Harlow', Lionel Richie

"I am so proud of Nicole and Joel," boasted second...
"I am so proud of Nicole and Joel," boasted second time grandfather Lionel Richie, at the UNSF's An Evening of Stars Saturday, honoring the legendary singer, just days after his daughter Nicole Richie, 27, and Joel Madden, 30, welcomed son Sparrow into the world. "(Nicole) is the happiest woman ever. She is just in total control," he said. "I'm the one that's nervous!" How is Sparrow's big sis Harlow adjusting to her new sibling? "Harlow right now is enjoying the baby until she finds out its staying," jokes Richie. And, thusly Sparrow is truly one of the family. "He looks just like Harlow," says grandpa. "All babies sort of look the same as their siblings, but this is identical." Which parent does Sparrow resemble most? "Mom did that," Richie says steadfastly. Continuing his spoiling tradition, the singer says he already brought the baby a "football helmet and cleats." But admits that he's a little ahead of the game. "They told me it wasn't time yet," he says with a laugh. Determined for his grandson to be a cheeky boy, Richie says, "Sparrow may not be the football playing name, but he'll get injured somewhere in the game." Though his exhilaration peaked when becoming a grandfather the first time "When I hear the words Papa or Popi, forget about it," says Richie of Harlow's names for him he says his second grandchild has him feeling "just over the top!"

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Lionel Richie at evening

Pop and R&B music legend Lionel Richie will add to his prestigious collection of five Grammy Awards and an Oscar at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 when he’s prestigious with the United Negro College Fund’s Award of Excellence in the UNCF’s 31st annual “An Evening of Stars” ceremony at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
The public ceremony will feature an raiment of top music stars performing protection to Richie’s greatest hits, and might also include a selection of songs performed by Richie himself. He was chosen for the honor because of his longtime commitment to elevation money for UNCF, joining past honorees such as Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder.
“The Award of Excellence is given to one person each year who has supported the UNCF cause,” said event publicist Toni Thompson. “President Obama has talked about America competing with more countries and graduating more people from colleges. Lionel Richie is really a graduate of the Tuskegee Institute, a UNCF university.”

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Michael Jackson’s mum welcomes to tribute concert plans

London , (ANI): Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine has welcome the plans for an upcoming tribute concert for the King of Pop in Vienna, calling the show 'a wonderful idea'.

The September 26 show is being arranged by MJ’s elder brother Jermaine Jackson and it is accepted he has been trying to rope in many stars including Whitney Houston, John Mayer and Lionel Richie for the show. Over a million MJ fans have already requested for tickets online.World Awards Media, which is jointly arranging the concert with Jermaine, has released a hand-signed letter from Katherine Jackson, reports the Daily Star.Katherine writes: "An event of this attribute not only keeps Michael's spirit alive, more than that: It gives millions of fans the chance to experience his music and celebrate the life of my son. I am sure Michael would love it. I fully support Jermaine's attempt to spread Michael's important message of making a better world for us all... (I am) overwhelmed by the worldwide love and support that my beloved son Michael has received over the past month."The performers for the concert are anticipated to be named by the end of this month. Jackson, 50, had died on June 25 after bearing a cardiac arrest.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Christmas Wedding to Nicole Richie & Joel Madden

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are set for a Christmas wedding they’ve made plans to bond the knot on December 24, according to reports.
The couple who are expecting their second child together will blatantly hold their low key bridal at the Bel-Air mansion of Nicole’s dad Lionel Richie.
“Joel and Nicole need to make Christmas their special family holiday,” a reference told American tabloid the National Enquirer.
“Nicole and Joel are established to keep things absolutely and low-key.
“And Nicole’s taken the bridal planning everything, right down to helping design her bridal gown.
“She is also thrilled about the date they chose, because she’ll have time to drop

the baby weight.”
Nicole, 27, is due to give birth later this summer.
“For Joel, Christmas has always been about family and faith,” the source added. “Marrying Nicole at that time of year makes the event so much more blessing and special to him.”
Paris and Nicky Hilton, Rashida Jones and Masha Gordon will reportedly be Richie’s bridesmaids.
Joel has asked his twin brother Benji to be best man. The couple’s daughter, 19-month-old Harlow, will serve as flower girl, along with Nicole’s half sister Sofie.
“Nicole has been dreaming of this day for years, and she’s taking care of every little detail,” added the insider.

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Friday, 14 August 2009

LIONEL RICHIE TO RECEIVE UNCF AWARD: Singer to be awarded during 31st Evening of Stars on Sept. 12

Lionel Richie, Five-time Grammy award winner, he will be accoladed by UNCF–the United Negro College Fund at its 31st annual An Evening of Stars (AEOS) event on Sept. 12 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
The two-hour musical homage, to be air nation wide in January 2010, will feature an apparel of artists performing the songs Richie has made famous.
A graduate of Tuskegee University, a UNCF member university, Richie will acquire UNCF’s Award of Excellence for his long and distinguished course as a singer-songwriter, record producer and for his history of support for minority education. He joins antecedent AEOS honorees Lou Rawls, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson and Patti LaBelle.
AEOS performers and participants will be announced in the coming weeks and tickets are currently on sale at
“Lionel Richie’s music makes up the sound track of our lives,” said Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D., president and CEO of UNCF. “He is a national treasure, and we’re proud to claim him, not only as a graduate of our storied member school, Tuskegee University, but as an artist of international renown and a longtime supporter of UNCF and the work we do to make accurate that every child in America gets an education that starts in pre school and doesn’t end until college graduation.”

Friday, 7 August 2009


Lionel Richie arrives at the "Nicole" Launch Party at A Pea In The Pod on August 6, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.Entrepreneur Nicole Richie, the daughter of singer Lionel Richie, has teamed up with maternity store A Pea in the Pod to release a new maternity collection.The new collection, which draws from Nicole’s bohemian look, includes peasant tops, caftans, cascade cardigans, patio dresses and maxi skirts.
“I’m excited to join A Pea in the Pod in creating my capsule collection,”said Nicole Richie recently. “I hope that this is the best design which has i creat and very comfortable to wear from their pregnancy. My designs will help expectant moms to look and feel amazing throughout their pregnancy"

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Lionel Richie Adoption.

Popular singer Lionel Richie, who has been more present in the media lately because of his adopted daughter than for his music made his arrival in London for the TV Land Awards ceremony. He said at the awards "I stand here as a survivor, I want you to know, for all the parents out there.Lionel Richie as dad Lionel accepted the Icon award at the TV Land Awards, he pointed out he should have won an award for raising Nicole, because she was a “difficult child” and raising her was no piece of cake."

Monday, 27 April 2009

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Saturday, 21 March 2009

The wedding singer: Lionel Richie romances a new crowd

The stipulation from Lionel Richie's record label, keen to secure an interview that focused on his latest album, was as specific as it was bizarre: don't mention The Commodores.

Putting aside the fact that it would be nigh-on impossible to get through an encounter with one of pop's greatest balladeers without making some reference to the soulful sextet with whom he launched his career 40 years ago, it seems that nobody bothered to mention this ludicrous guideline to Lionel himself.

Within minutes of walking into his London hotel, Richie is reeling off anecdotes about his early days in Tuskegee, Alabama - as one of The Commodores.

'Those guys will always be my family,' he sighs. 'That's where it all started for me. We flew around the world having a great time, and we happened to make some music along the way.

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19th March 2009