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Bob Mackie Sells Legendary Sketches Online

| Filed under: Fashion SmashionLiza MinnelliCherTina Turner

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If you can't own a true Bob Mackie gown, then why not at least own one of his original sketches?

The designer responsible for dressing such divas as Cher, Liza Minnelli, Tina Turner, and Diana Ross is selling 46 prints of his original sketches.

Throughout the last 50 years, Mackie has delivered nothing but colorful and dramatic flair, so owning one of his sketches is definitely a piece of art in its own right.

Prints will range from $69-$179 and are available through his website.

Seems like a deal to us! Having a true Mackie hanging on your wall could be one hell of a conversation starter.

[Image via Bob Mackie Designs, Ltd..]

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Kings Of Leon Asked To Write Bond Movie Theme

| Filed under: MadonnaMusic MinuteBonoJack WhiteAlicia KeysSheryl CrowTina TurnerDaniel CraigKings Of Leon

Kings of Leon Do it

That would be SO cool!

Kings of Leon has shared that the band has been asked by Agent 007 himself, Daniel Craig, to write and perform a version of the quintessential Bond movie theme for the latest installment of the franchise.

In fact, he's asked THREE times!

Drummer Nathan Followill revealed Craig's persistence in a recent interview when the subject was brought up, saying:

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Does Tina Turner Have A Drinking Problem?

| Filed under: Sad SadTina TurnerRehab

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Oh no! We really hope this isn't true!

She's been through enough!

The National Enquirer is reporting that Tina Turner has become so overwhelmed with the tragic loss of her sister and her former stepson Ike Jr.'s grave illness that she's started to drink heavily enough for friends to be concerned that she needs rehab!

Her biographer, Mark Bego, reveals:

"Losing Alline and seeing Ike Jr. so sick has hit her like a one-two punch. Tina has been in misery ever since her sister's death. And now Ike Jr. has taken a turn for the worse. Her friends fear she is drinking heavily in private to get over the pain. Those closest to her are beginning to believe that going into rehab may be her only salvation."

So tragic!

Here's hoping that if this, again, is in fact the case, that her friends and loved ones can get her the help that she needs before it's too late!

She's getting up there in age, she needs to be taking care of herself if she wants to stay healthy!

Poor thing! You're in our thoughts, gurl.

Stay strong.

[Image via WENN.]

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Kelly Clarkson Talks About New Album

| Filed under: Kelly ClarksonMusic MinuteBeyoncePrinceFergieJordin SparksSheryl CrowTina Turner

Miss Independent Is Coming Out With 5th Album

Kelly Clarkson is wrapping up work on her fifth album, and she has been posting about it online.

"I record my last song on the 25th of this month and then we will be releasing the album!" Kelly wrote Monday night.

She has been working more this month with writer/producer Toby Gad, whose previous credits include Beyoncé's If I Were a Boy and Fergie's Big Girls Don't Cry, as well as songs with Kris Allen, Jordin Sparks and Allison Iraheta.

Also, Kelly says, Eric Hutchinson, our pal who opened for Kelly on her fall 2009 tour (and whose hit OK, It's Alright With Me was used on an American Idol episode in Season 9), has penned one of her favorites on the new album, a song "highly influenced by Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder."

When it comes to inspirations, Kelly writes:

"This album was influenced by Prince, Tina Turner, Sheryl Crow, Radiohead and there's a little bit of a Country vibe/influence on a couple of songs. … [T]he album is gonna be a great pop record! I can't wait for y'all to hear it!"

Hope the album's as good as it sounds.

We can't wait to hear it!

[Image via WENN.]

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Venus Channels Tina Turner On The Court

| Filed under: AnglophiliaFashion SmashionZportzTina TurnerVenus Williams

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And the fun fashion continues!

Venus Williams debuted yet another fancy tennis outfit from her line EleVen on the Wimbledon courts Monday.

The tennis superstar said of her ensemble:

"My dress was inspired by Tina Turner. It still has a lace motif and I think it's just a fun, elegant dress. Here it's all about white. There is no illusion this time. I love Tina Turner. Obviously, she's just an amazing, amazing artist, just a survivor. She reinvented herself. Plus she looks great. I've loved her forever. So the dress is really inspired by her."

We like it!

Do U???

[Image via AP Images.]

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Separated At Birth

| Filed under: Separated At BirthMel BTina Turner

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Left: Mel B at the 2010 Brit Awards. Right: Tina Turner in Mad Max

[Mel B image via Getty Images.]

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Musical Legends Mourn Jackson

| Filed under: Michael JacksonSad SadTina Turner

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No one is untouched by the passing of Michael Jackson and his fellow legendary musical comrades and friends are all shocked by his passing.

Diana Ross released a statement saying: "I can't stop crying, this is too sudden and shocking. I am unable to imagine this. My heart is hurting. I am in prayer for his kids and the family."

At the same time, Tina Turner was quoted about the sudden death of her peer: "I am shocked and saddened by Michael's passing. I, along with his millions of fans, looked forward to seeing him tour one more time. Now, may he rest in peace."

[Image via WENN.]

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