In a heartfelt blog entry Monday (Feb 29) titled One Last Kiss, Rory, Joey's husband and singing companion, passed along a message from their hospice nurse explaining that Joey will "most-likely only be with us for a few more days… at the most."
"Over the last number of weeks her pain had gotten worse and her health had continued to decline rapidly," explains Rory. "And not long after Indy's birthday my wife decided that 'enough is enough'. She was ready to stop fighting and she told me so. She said the flowers would soon be blooming back in Tennessee. It's time to go home."
"Joey gathered her family together around her and she said goodbye to each of them… to her mother and father and her three sisters," explains Rory of the heart-wrenching moment. "There were lots of tears as she explained to each one how much she loved them and that she was going to be going home soon. That her time here was done and she was going to go to sleep soon. And then she asked me to bring our baby in. And so… I set our little Indy on Joey's lap and we all cried with my wife as she told her how much her mama loved her and, "…you be a big girl for your papa… and that mama will be watching over you." And then she pulled Indiana up and she kissed her. One last kiss."
"A few more days… In the 40 short years that Joey has lived, my bride has accomplished many great things… she's lived a very full life," says Rory. "But even more than that, she has loved those around her greatly and been loved greatly in return. I can honestly say that Joey's isn't just a life well-lived, it's a life well-loved."
"God only gives each of us a certain amount of time to be on this earth and every day when we wake up, we get to decide how we are going to spend those precious minutes and hours," Rory professes. "There are no do-overs, no second-chances, no next-time-around's to get it right. Joey knew this and she has made each and every day count. One of the last things Joey said before she drifted into the deep sleep she's been in for a few days now is, "I have no regrets… I can honestly say, that I have done everything I wanted to do and lived the life I always wanted to live." Read more here.
The US trademark application was received last August, but KDB, an Australian-based business representing Minogue, filed a notice of opposition to the application last week on February 22.
In the notice, KDB said Jenner is a "secondary reality television personality" who has received criticism from disability rights groups and African-American communities. They also said that there are existing trademark registrations for the term 'Kylie' that cover entertainment services and music recordings. She also owns the domain name, kylie.com. See Minogue's tweet here.
The 50-year-old was on hand to support the cause with the proceeds from the party benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Though he had been invited for years, it was his first time attending. "If I don't show up, then who the hell would?"
Sheen attended wearing a shirt with his face emblazoned on it along with the words, "Stay positively negative," a message urging people to avoid HIV. He admitted that he felt weird sporting a tee of himself. "The T-shirt is for sale on Represent.com, and a lot of the proceeds go to the pediatrics AIDS fund and Elton's foundation." He joked, "I'm contributing with T-shirts - it's come down to that."
In all seriousness, Sheen is humbled by all the good wishes he has received since going public with his diagnosis. "They talked about the Charlie Sheen effect; it felt heroic, it felt progressive, it felt like there's a real dialogue now."
He added, "It's nothing but love. It's all good." Watch video here.
In addition, singer-songwriter Andy Grammer and the professional dancers of "Dancing with the Stars" kicked off the show with a stellar opening number.
While the video focuses primarily on Foster and Levieva's story, Stapleton makes a brief appearance as the bartender who serves Foster shot after shot while he sits thinking back on his relationship.
Foster's memories start off on a positive note, including the time he and his wife purchased and renovated a home together, but eventually things take a dark turn when his wife's mental illness surfaces in greater ways. Read more here.
Now that version of the song will be available as part of a deluxe edition of her album of the same title. The 10-track album will feature remixes as well as a live recording of "Tightrope" from her 2015 Piece By Piece Tour.
The new version of Piece By Piece is set to be released this Friday, March 4th. Check out the full track listing including remixers here.
The lyrics follow around the sunny Southern California footage as the band moves from the park to party. One skater girl in particular stands out throughout the entire video, as we come back to her during the descriptive chorus.
This young female skateboarder is none other than Bufoni, a 22 year-old Brazilian professional skater, who now calls Newport Beach, California home.
Watch to the end to see which Old Dominion member tries his hand at skateboarding. Stream the video here.
Fresh off the heels of her 13th song placement on Lifetime TV's Dance Moms, Sage's music has reached an ever-widening audience since her previous release "Blue Roses", amassing over 9.5 million views on YouTube.
Sage has announced that she will embark on a national tour with the official kick-off on March 18th at her 10th annual MPressFest party at SXSW with dates that run until June. See the tour date here.
Khaled wrote in a post, "Meet my manager. His name is Jay Z. Jigga. Hov!!! Special cloth alert! The blessings coming in have been overwhelming. So much blessings I needed the right team to help me embrace it right. And when I say embrace I mean brand partnership. When two special cloth brands come together history gets made."
"I'd like to thank fan luv for walking with me thru the journey of more success. They don't want us to win!!!! So what we gonna do is win more," he continued. "When I say we, I'm talking fan luv! I'm talking my brother Lenny S! Always seen my vision!! I'm talking Chaka!! I'm talking JIGGA NATION!!!!! I'm up to something. I will never stop!!! I will not lose JIGGA VOICE!!! Ride with me thru the journey of more success. God is the greatest! Bless up." Check out the Instagram post here.
Lady Gaga posted a photo to her Instagram account on Sunday night (February 28th). In the muted image, she and Kinney are framed kissing in the center.
She wrote in the caption, "I never thought anyone would ever love me because I felt like my body was ruined by my abuser. But he loves the survivor in me. He's stood by me all night proud and unashamedly. THATS a real man." See the photo here.
He recently debuted songs from ArrangingTime at an intimate Apogee Session, which will air on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" on March 11 - the day of the album's release.
Today, Yorn gave fans another taste of the album, releasing the song "I'm Not The One." The track can be heard on Spotify and VEVO, which you can check out here.
Yorn will kick off a North American headline tour in support of ArrangingTime on March 15 with a show at New York City's Irving Plaza. The run will wrap up with performances at Coachella on April 17 and 24. See the tour dates here.
The song, which was written by Zedd and Aloe Blacc (who performs the vocals) and produced and mixed by Zedd, is available for purchase and streaming via all digital partners today. A video, directed by members of the Swedish directing collective StyleWar and featuring both Zedd and Aloe Blacc, premieres on Vevo today.
The video will debut on primetime television in a commercial spot on Monday, February 29th, during the season premiere of The Voice on NBC. You can watch it online here.
When Lorde took to the stage at this week's Brit Awards, all eyes were on the Bowie estate's toughest critic: Would he take aim, or would her more subdued tribute make the grade?
"Finally found the links to tonight's Brits. Just… beautiful. Thank you," he tweeted shortly after the show. Lorde's version of "Life on Mars?" skipped theatrics in favor of an instrumental Bowie medley and montage, placing the late icon squarely at the heart of the proceedings. Read more here.
Darling is a talented singer-songwriter who has played numerous times at the Opry and has had recent radio success with songs such as "Home to Me," and "Little Umbrellas."
In the first of a two-part episode, Vassar sampled Darling's irresistible macaroons, paired with a 2011 St Urban-Hof Splatise Riesling before they collaborated on her new tune titled, "Cowboy Ride," featured on Darling's upcoming album. The second part will be released in the coming weeks.
Future episodes will incorporate artists, songwriters and wine connoisseurs as featured "Songs from the Cellar" guests. Each episode will intertwine storytelling and music with wine and food pairings. The wine, beer, bourbons and other cocktail favorites featured during the shows are inspired by the guests themselves.
"We have so much fun filming Songs from the Cellar", says Vassar. "It's really special to sit down and chat with some of the best artists in the industry and hear their stories. It also doesn't hurt you get to drink some wine while doing it!" Watch it here.
Vassar plans to incorporate several wineries and vineyards in his 2016 American Soul tour, as well as multiple wine-themed events. See hit tour dates here.
The album was recorded in Nashville with Grammy award winning producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, James Bay, Kings Of Leon), and "executive produced" by Elton John, who had the following to say, "I feel so privileged to a part of this remarkable artist's first album on Gingerbread Man Records. He is an extraordinary writer and singer."
Ed Sheeran adds: "I'm so happy to be releasing Foy's album on Gingerbread Man Records. I've been such a huge fan since the first time I saw him live...I'm constantly blown away with how talented he is. The Wild Swan is an amazing album and I can't wait for everyone to hear it."
"The Wild Swan" is available for pre-order now, with all sales accompanied by an instant grat download of "She Burns," which made its worldwide debut last night on influential DJ Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show. The track is also now available at all digital retailers and streaming services. Stream it online here.
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