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Louis Walsh's love life - Caroline Flack 'wedding' to addressing his sexuality
X Factor for a number of years.Louis wasn't afraid to give his honest opinion during his time on the show, which often landed him in hot water with the contestants and his fellow judges.READ MORE: Louis Walsh takes swipe at Cheryl and Girls Aloud as he says he 'never wanted them'But in regards to his own personal relationships, the manager behind Boyzone and Westlife hasn't been particularly outspoken.So, what's the truth about Louis Walsh's love life? Here, Daily Star looks into the music manager's past relationship confessions, as well as his Vegas 'wedding' with former colleague Caroline Flack.While Louis has remained fiercely private about his personal life, he hasn't been afraid to poke fun in the past.In 2012, he jokingly walked down the aisle with Xtra Factor presenter Caroline Flack during a spoof on the show.The pair got hitched at the infamous Little White Chapel in Las Vegas by an Elvis Presley impersonator.After arriving in Sin City ahead of the judge’s house stage, Louis and Caroline exchanged vows at the chapel before sealing their romance with a kiss.However, the union was disrupted when Sharon Osbourne made a dramatic entrance.But while the hilarious spoof was clearly staged for the show, Louis has always been fond of Caroline.Following her tragic death in February 2020, the music manager paid a touching tribute to his former colleague.He said: "I really liked her, she was great fun and just a pleasure to be around. She spoke her mind and was always up for a laugh." Louis and Sharon were thick as thieves whilst judging on the X Factor.
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Elvis director Baz Luhrmann ‘heartbroken’ over death of star Shonka Dukureh aged 44: ‘A special light went out today’
Baz Luhrmann, the director of the biopic Elvis, has paid tribute following the death of one of the stars of the film Shonka Dukureh, honouring her ‘tremendous talent’.Last month, Dukureh made her film debut playing Big Mama Thornton in the movie, opposite Austin Butler as the titular character, with one of her most memorable moments being when she belted out Hound Dog.This week, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department confirmed that the performer was found in the bedroom of her apartment, which she shared with her two young children. No foul play is suspected, and a cause of death is yet to be classified following the autopsy results.Tributes have come pouring in for the late star, with Luhrmann sharing a series of pictures of Dukureh on Instagram, including one of him kissing her on the forehead while on the set of Elvis.‘A special light went out today and all of the Elvis movie family are heartbroken by the loss of Shonka Dukureh,’ the 59-year-old wrote in his caption.‘From the moment she came into our world, Shonka brought joy, spirit and of course her voice and her music.’Luhrmann said that whenever Dukureh was on set, on stage or in the room, ‘everyone always felt uplifted’.‘Shonka was just starting to find a larger audience for her tremendous talent, and I got to see her uplift whole crowds of people at Coachella and beyond,’ he said.‘A favorite word of Shonka’s, in daily use, was “blessings,” and I, along with the entire Elvis cast, crew and musical collaborators, feel truly blessed to have had time with her.
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Pete Seeger, folk singer and activist, gets own stamp
who died in 2014 at age 94, wrote or co-wrote “If I Had a Hammer,” “Turn, Turn, Turn,” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone.” He is also credited with popularizing “We Shall Overcome,” an anthem of the civil rights movement.“He was not only a champion of traditional American music, he was also celebrated as a unifying power by promoting a variety of causes, such as civil rights, workers’ rights, social justice, the peace movement and protecting the environment,” said Tom Foti, the postal service’s product solutions vice president.While Seeger, a lifelong activist, was exiled from commercial airplay in the 1950s and 1960s after an appearance before the House Un-American Activities Committee for his Communist affiliations, his career never slowed and he continued to record and tour.He won Grammy Awards, was inducted into both the Songwriters and Rock and Roll halls of fame, and earned both the National Medal of the Arts and the Kennedy Center Honors.He remained an activist late into his life — walking through the streets of Manhattan leading an Occupy Movement protest in 2011.Seeger joins a long list of musical performers to appear on a US postage stamp, including Elvis Presley, Thelonious Monk, Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra.The Seeger stamps are sold in panes of 16 resembling a vintage 45 rpm record sleeve, according to the postal service.
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Elvis actress Shonka Dukureh found dead at home by one of her young children
Hollywood actress and singer Shonka Dukureh has died aged 44.The actress recently made her acting debut in the new Elvis Presley film and was found dead by one of her young children in her Nashville flat on Thursday morning, TMZ has reported.In the new Elvis biopic released last month, Shonka played blues singer Big Mama Thornton.READ MORE:Austin Butler 'went through hell' to play Elvis Presley in new big screen biopicAccording to Nashville police, she was found dead in the bedroom of her Antioch apartment that she shared with her kids.Her child is said to have run to a neighbour's house for help, and 911 was called.They added that no foul play is suspected in her death, though investigators will be awaiting autopsy reports before determining a cause of death.Fans and costars are taking to social media to mourn the actress and singer.Nashville Mayor John Cooper mourned her death with a tweet.He shared his condolences to the loved ones of Shonka and penned: "Her powerful voice and artistry will live on through her music, and we honour her memory on this sad day."One heartbroken fan shared a prayer for Shonka's loved ones on Twitter."Lord, please wrap her babies and loved ones in love and healing," the Twitter user wrote.Another tweeted: "Shonka Dukureh passing away is so heartbreaking. More than just a beautiful voice...
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