Monthly Archives: February 2017

Sir Tom Jones Is Dating Priscilla Presley :

Sir Tom Jones has reportedly struck up a romantic relationship with Priscilla Presley.

The Welsh star, 76, is said to be ‘courting’ the 71-year-old, who was married to rock ‘n’ roll legend Elvis Presley – less than a year after his wife Linda died of cancer.

When asked about his relationship with Priscilla, The Voice coach said, ‘We have been friends for a long time. She’s a lovely lady. We do enjoy our nights out together.’

Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson Found Dead At 45:

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, the socialite and self-confessed IT girl of her generation, had not been seen for nearly a week before she was found dead in her home at the age of 45.

Neighbours and local shopkeepers said they had not seen her in the week before her death.

Palmer-Tomkinson, who lived alone in West London, was pronounced dead in her own home, three months after she disclosed she had been diagnosed with a brain tumour.

An ambulance had been called to the address on Wednesday at 1.40pm, before police were alerted.

Friends have said they feared for her in recent weeks after she appeared frail and out of contact, police confirmed they are treating the death as unexplained but not suspicious.

She had previously spoken honestly and frankly about her former addiction to drugs, rehabilitation, loneliness and anxiety.

In recent interviews, she had spoken of her distress at speculation she had fallen off the wagon, revealing her frail appearance was down to the extended period of ill health.

In November, she told a newspaper she had been “terribly frightened” after being diagnosed with a non-malignant brain tumour which had affected the production of hormone prolactin, leaving her exhausted.

She believed it under control with medication, saying then: “I actually feel very lucky.”

Dr David Jenkinson, the Chief Scientific Officer with The Brain Tumour Charity, said a benign pituitary tumour, if diagnosed and treated could be successfully contained and would not necessarily prove fatal.

Understood to have lived alone, Palmer-Tomkinson had previously spoken of her flat as a sanctuary from which she took two conference calls a day and had kept a pet squirrel.

Once photographed at every society event in an array of eye-catching outfits, she became a tabloid darling who used her own newspaper column to share secrets of her glamorous life.

She visited rehab in 1999 for cocaine addiction and suffered the collapse of her septum, admitting she had once overdosed before entering recovery.

In 2014, she was cautioned by police at Heathrow airport after a disturbance after being seen sobbing, swearing and tearing out her hair in an episode she explained as a panic attack.

In the same year, she dropped out of Channel 4 show The Jump, saying she had become a “recluse” after suffering a breakdown.

In 2016, she told an interviewer her party lifestyle had come at a health cost, and that she now hoped to build a more “conventional” life.

She was often photographed with members of the Royal family, enjoying skiing holidays together, and attending at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, who were close family friends of the socialite, paid tribute, saying they are “deeply saddened and our thoughts are so much with the family”.

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She is survived by her parents, Charles and Patricia, brother James and sister Santa.

Palmer-Tomkinson’s body was removed from her home on a trolley into a private ambulance on Wednesday evening and driven away.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called by London Ambulance Service at approximately 13:40hrs on Wednesday February 8 to an address in Bramham Gardens, SW5.

“A woman, aged in her 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“At this early stage, the death is being treated as unexplained.

“We are not treating this death as suspicious. The coroner has been informed and the next of kin has been informed.”

Madonna Adopts Twin Girls From Malawi:

Madonna has adopted twin girls from Malawi, according to government officials.

The singer recently denied she was visiting the country with a view to adopting more children – she was given permission by the Malawian high court on Tuesday to adopt the four-year-olds Stella and Esther.

Esther and Stella will join David Banda and Mercy James, Rocco, from her marriage to Guy Ritchie, and Lourdes, from a previous relationship.

Madonna has previously adopted two children from Malawi, David Banda in 2006 and Mercy James in 2009.

The twins are being adopted from the Home of Hope orphanage in Mchinji, near the western border with Zambia, where David Banda once lived.

With Madonna and the girls birth father both present in the courtroom in Lilongwe, a judge ruled in her favour. But the adoption is conditional on Madonna proving she will provide a suitable home.

Many in Malawi have accused the government of giving the singer a special exception to laws that prevent non-residents from adopting children to take abroad.

Madonna’s representatives declined to comment..

Diana Krall Announces 2017 World Tour :

DIANA KRALL ANNOUNCES 2017 WORLD TOUR IN SUPPORT OF THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM WITH TWO SHOWS AT THE THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
September 27th & 28th, 2017

NEW ALBUM CELEBRATES A RETURN TO JAZZ AND THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK, REUNITING DIANA WITH GRAMMY AWARD WINNING PRODUCER, TOMMY LIPUMA

Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, Diana Krall, announced the first round of dates for her upcoming 2017-2018 World Tour today in support of the highly anticipated new album coming out on Verve Records May 5th. Krall’s new album will celebrate a return to jazz and the Great American Songbook and will reunite Diana with Grammy-Award winning producer Tommy LiPuma.

Krall’s world tour kicks off in North America on June 2nd in Minneapolis, MN at The State Theater with more dates to be announced in the coming weeks. The European leg of the tour will begin September 10th in Vejle, Denmark at the Musikteater and also features two nights at The Royal Albert Hall on September 27th & 28th.
Tickets go on sale: Friday 10th February, 2017 @ 9.00am

For a complete list of dates and for local on-sale information, please visit www.dianakrall.com.

Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered five Grammy® Awards, eight Juno® Awards and have also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Krall’s unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time.

Ticket details below – RAH

Start Time: 7.30pm

Boxes – £ 85
Arena floor / Stalls & 2nd Tier – £70
Front Circle – £60
Rear Circle – £50
RV – £40

Tickets available from the venue direct or the 24 hour ticket hotline – www.ticketline.co.uk