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Hugh Jackman bounces into the Tony Awards show, teases Neil Patrick Harris

Hugh Jackman bounces into the Tony Awards show, teases Neil Patrick Harris

NEW YORK, June 8 (UPI) --Australian entertainer Hugh Jackman has kicked off his fourth outing as emcee of the Tony Awards ceremony in New York City Sunday night.
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Grammy Awards: Miley Cyrus, Lorde play pre-Grammys Clive Davis gala [PHOTOS]

Grammy Awards: Miley Cyrus, Lorde play pre-Grammys Clive Davis gala [PHOTOS]

Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The iconic mogul's annual gala drew a cavalcade of stars headed for Sunday night's Grammys.
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Gladys Knight receives 365Black award

NEW ORLEANS, July 7 (UPI) -- Singer Gladys Knight was among those honored at the 10th annual 365Black Awards at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, organizers said.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 28, 2012.
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100 people offer to adopt abandoned beagle

DETROIT, May 9 (UPI) -- About 100 people have offered to adopt an abandoned beagle found last week in Detroit in a sealed trash bag soaked in her own urine, officials said.
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DeGraw gets the boot on 'Dancing'

DeGraw gets the boot on 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, April 17 (UPI) -- Recording artist Gavin DeGraw became the latest celebrity eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday.

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Shepherd gets the boot on 'Dancing'

Shepherd gets the boot on 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- Television personality Sherri Shepherd and her professional dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy have been voted off of "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles.
Letterman reads Peeps Top 10 list

Letterman reads Peeps Top 10 list

NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- David Letterman devoted one of his Top 10 lists to the Easter staple, marshmallow Peeps candy, on "Late Show" in New York.
Jack Wagner gets the boot on 'Dancing'

Jack Wagner gets the boot on 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, April 4 (UPI) -- Soap star Jack Wagner and his professional dance partner Anna Trebunskaya have been eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles.
Navratilova eliminated from 'DWTS'

Navratilova eliminated from 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, March 28 (UPI) -- U.S. tennis great Martina Navratilova and her professional dance partner Tony Dovolani were the first couple axed from Season 14 of "Dancing with the Stars."
Shepherd, Wagner going 'Dancing'

Shepherd, Wagner going 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Gladys Knight, Sherri Shepherd, Melissa Gilbert, Jaleel White and Jack Wagner are to compete on Season 14 of "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles, ABC said.
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Gladys Knight
Gladys Knight sings before the Maria Sharapova Justine Henin-Hardenne womens final at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York on September 9, 2006. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo) .
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Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944), known as the "Empress of Soul", is an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter, actress, businesswoman, humanitarian, and author. She is best known for the hits she recorded during the 1960s and 1970s, for both the Motown and Buddah Records labels, with her group Gladys Knight & the Pips, the most famous incarnation of which also included her brother Merald "Bubba" Knight and her cousins Edward Patten and William Guest.

Knight was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the daughter of Sarah Elizabeth (née Woods) and Merald Woodlow Knight, Sr., a postal worker. She first achieved minor fame by winning Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour TV show contest at the age of 7 in 1952. The following year, she, her brother Merald, sister Brenda, and cousins William and Elenor Guest formed a musical group called The Pips (named after another cousin, James "Pip" Woods). By the end of the decade, the act had begun to tour, and had replaced Brenda Knight and Eleanor Guest with Gladys Knight's cousin Edward Patten and friend Langston George.

Gladys Knight & the Pips joined the Motown roster in 1966, and, although regarded as a second-string act, scored several hit singles, including "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", (recorded later by Marvin Gaye), "Friendship Train" (1969), "If I Were Your Woman" (1970), "I Don't Want To Do Wrong" (1971), the Grammy Award winning "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)" (1972), and "Daddy Could Swear (I Declare)" (1973). In their early Motown career Gladys Knight and the Pips toured as the opening act for Diana Ross and The Supremes. Gladys Knight stated in her memoirs that Miss Ross kicked her off the tour because the audience's reception to Knight's soulful performance overshadowed her. Berry Gordy later told Gladys that she was giving his act a hard time.

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