EXCLUSIVE FIRST LISTEN: A New Sound for Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams|Celebrity News

It’s a hot new look – and new sound – for former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams, and people has your exclusive first listen to “We Break the Dawn,” the synth-heavy first single from her album, Unexpected, due in August. (Click play below to hear it, then check out the singer’s official Web site michellewilliamsonline.com for more info.)

It’s a big new step for Williams, whose previous two albums focused more on her gospel roots – and it has the pop seal of approval from Mathew Knowles (aka Beyoncé’s father), who’s releasing the disc through Music World Entertainment/Columbia Records.

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Will Smith enjoys the show at the Kids’ Choice Awards|Celebrity News

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Will Smith enjoys the show at the Kids’ Choice Awards at the Pauley Pavilion in Westwood, Calif., Saturday with daughter Willow, 8, and son Jaden, 10. The youngsters helped their dad introduce KCA winner Miley Cyrus’s performance of “G.N.O. – Girl’s Night Out.”

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Model mum Kate spends quality time with her ‘mini me’ Lila|Celebrity News

While she’s been hitting headlines recently with reports she is to marry her musician beau Jamie Hince, it’s clear who is the most important person is in “Kate Moss” life. The Croydon-born model has been putting in some quality time with her five-year-old daughter Lila Grace.

The pair flew to LA this weekend after making a rare public appearance together in the British capital, where they were spotted indulging in many a girl’s favourite pastime – shopping. Kate and Lila – whose father is magazine editor Jefferson Hack – are reported to be sharing a few mummy/daughter days Stateside in Disneyland before heading back to the UK.

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The covergirl and her daughter touched down Stateside at the weekend after flying first class from Heathrow’s new Terminal Five. They are reported to be spending the next few days enjoying some mother/daughter time at Disneyland

Kate has often referred to her daughter as “my mini me”, and seems keen to share her music tastes with Lila. During their London shopping jaunt the youngster’s T-shirt – which was emblazoned with the logo of iconic Seventies rock band The Who – certainly seemed to reflect her mum’s taste in cool bands.

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Earlier she and five-year-old Lila had made a rare public appearance together in the British capital, where they were spotted indulging in many a girl’s favourite pastime – shopping.

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Sympathetic Queen ‘cancels wedding anniversary party’|Celebrity News

She’s one of the richest women in the world, yet the Queen remains acutely aware of any financial pressures facing her subjects. So much so that the caring monarch has reportedly cancelled a glamorous party in sympathy with those feeling the need to tighten their belts a little more.

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The celebration would have come at the end of a particularly busy time for the 81-year-old monarch. This week saw her host a day of events ending with a grand state banquet – for which she personally checked all the details – for the visit of France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy

“It is a great shame,” a friend of the British monarch told the The Mail on Sunday, adding: “The Queen always puts her jollifications after everything else has been considered.”

Around 60 guests were expected to join the monarch, Prince Philip and their family to celebrate the couple’s 60-year marriage. The fancy Ritz bash was originally meant to be held last November. However, it was postponed as the Queen had to attend the Commonwealth Conference in Uganda. Official commitments have meant this was the first weekend available for all the family, added the newspaper.

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Married 60 years ago, the couple have taken their roles as heads of state seriously, something which has kept them so busy they have not yet been able to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary in full style

“The party… was about giving something back to the Queen,” said a source at the luxury hotel, adding that the monarch had been “absolutely delighted” that her friends wanted to throw her such a bash.

The celebration would have come at the end of a busy time for the Queen, who turns 82 in April. On Wednesday, she hosted a day of full events to welcome French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, Carla, to the country on a state visit.

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Leona at the centre of a £50 million bidding war by US music chiefs|Celebrity News

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After reaching the number one spot with her single “Bleeding Love,” the 22-year-old has become hot property in the States and has been invited to appear in front of around 25 million viewers on American Idol.

Leona Lewis’ star is shining bright in America. Not only has the pop sensation stormed to the top of the US charts, major record bosses are fighting to sign her following the success of hit single “Bleeding Love.”

Music industry experts are reporting that a recording, concert and merchandising package could put the young former waitress from Hackney on par with music legend Madonna.

The estimated deal is said to be worth £50 million over a five-year period.

Leona’s US record boss, Clive Davis, famous for making stars of Whitney Houston and Kelly Clarkson, is believed to be “thrilled” to be able to tear up the £4.5 million, five-album deal Leona signed last year.

An invitation to appear on “American Idol,” watched by around 25 million people each week, signals the extent that the pretty 22-year-old has taken the States by storm.

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Music mogul Clive Davis, who has signed stars including Whitney Houston, is overseeing Leona’s success in the States

Currently in New York, Leona is eagerly waiting for boyfriend Lou Al-Chama and her family to jet across the pond and join her for a champagne bash this week. Her mentor Simon Cowell is also expected to take part in the celebrations, says the Sunday Express.

“Everything’s happening so fast, Leona’s in a whirl right now. What she’s really, really looking forward to, more than anything else, is her big reunion with Lou,” a friend of the X-Factor star told the newspaper.
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The Donald Wants Ashley Dupré! (For His New Reality Show) Celebrity News

An insider at Donald Trump’s newly announced My Fair Lady-style MTV reality show said that infamous call girl Ashley Alexander Dupré has been asked to join the cast.

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The still-untitled show, produced by “Donald Trump” Productions (and referred to in some press reports as “Lady or a Tramp”) was picked up by MTV for eight hour-long episodes. Based on a British show called Ladette to Lady, the show will take a group of 15 hard-partying young women and send them off to a boarding school environment where they’ll learn to become more ladylike.

“She’s the perfect candidate,” the show insider says of “Dupré“, the 22-year-old at the center of the Gov. Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal.

The show has not yet heard back from Dupré with any reaction to the offer.

Donald Trump could not immediately be reached for comment.

The Donald has had some experience reforming hard-partying young women in the past, of course. He famously sent Miss USA Tara Conner to rehab and gave her a “second chance” to keep her crown in December of 2006. –Mark Dagostino

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Celine Dion Postpones Australian Concerts|Celebrity News

Her heart may go on – but the show will not.

A throat infection has forced “Celine Dion” to cancel a string of shows in Australia, Reuters reported Friday.

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“Her doctor has instructed her to rest for an additional 48 hours in order to be fully recovered,” publicists for Dion, 39, said in a statement.

The infection had already forced the songstress to postpone shows in Melbourne and Brisbane. Now she’s also delaying her two concerts in Sydney and one in Perth.

The multi-Grammy winner is in Australia as part of her first world tour in 10 years. The Canadian-born diva recently finished a nearly 5-year stint at Las Vegas’s Caesars Palace. source

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