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Ten Things About... will.i.am

The Voice UK returned to our screens at the weekend, and what better way to kick off the new series than with ten fast facts about the legend that is will.i.am?

With his various jobs, like (deep breath) singer, songwriter, businessman, dancer, rapper, actor, composer and talent show coach, it's a mystery whether or not he has time to watch the show himself with a cup of tea and his bezzie mate Cheryl Cole.

Well, let's hope he finds the time to enjoy this quick round-up!

1. On March 15, 1975, will.i.am was born as William James Adams Jr in East Los Angeles. He never met his father and was brought up by his mother Debra Cain, his biggest inspiration for his success.

2. Will is now an employee of computer chip types Intel, joining as its "director of creativity" in January 2011. "Nearly everything I do involves processors and computers,
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Essential Viewing: The Week in Pictures

Essential ViewingThe Week in RewindOur favorite celebs were seen out and about this week spending quality time with close family and friends.Georgia peaches Kandi, NeNe, Phaedra, and Cynthia attended a Bravo event together, Toni Braxton attended an event with her sister and mom, and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds went on a family vacation in Hawaii. Over at the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted an intimate dinner for Remarkable Women, where guests Tracee Ellis Ross and Ledisi spent time bonding. Take a look back at the week in photos...Angela Simmons, Lala Vasquez, and Kim KardashianAngela Simmons, Lala Vazquez and Kim Kardashian attend the New York Knicks game in New York City. We love seeing these three out and about!President Barack Obama, former Us President BIll Clinton, Michael Brown, Tracy Brown, Alma Brown, and Susan RicePresident Barack Obama poses with former Us President Bill Clinton, Michael Brown, Tracy Brown,
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'SNL': Miley Cyrus' Justin Bieber impression and Charlie Sheen jokes galore

'SNL': Miley Cyrus' Justin Bieber impression and Charlie Sheen jokes galore
When Miley Cyrus came on board to host "Saturday Night Live" (with musical guest "The Strokes") we weren't sure how much of her recent scandals she'd actually address. Turns out she's comfortable making bong jokes, but when it comes to the comments her father Billy Ray made about her to GQ Magazine, not so much. 

If anything, though, the "SNL" appearance went a long way in rehabilitating Miley's image. Her "downward spiral" can't be too bad if she's able to turn out a well-executed live show, right? And it was well-executed. Miley did some surprisingly good impressions of Lindsay Lohan, Fergie, and Justin Bieber. Most of her skits involved singing, and she wasn't afraid to look a little silly -- which is key in a "SNL" host.

Cold Open: Charlie Sheen ShowBest to get the inevitable Charlie Sheen impression out of the way right off the bat. Bill Hader
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Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash Light Up Super Bowl Xlv Halftime Show

Foursome is joined by special guests and tons of lights for smash-hit medley.

By Mawuse Ziegbe

Black Eyed Peas perform during the Super Bowl Xlv halftime show

Photo: Getty Images

The Black Eyed Peas promised a party at the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday (February 6), and the pop supernovas definitely delivered, with a performance teeming with lights, dancers and surprise appearances from celebrity pals.

Following a Chatter.com commercial that showed animated versions of the Peas showing off their social-media skills, the group kicked things off with their 2009 smash "I Gotta Feeling," descending from the ceiling on illuminated platforms onto a stage surrounded by a cluster of dancers clad in white bodysuits. The foursome led the team of fist-pumping troops in "Tron"-like getups, with Taboo sporting an outfit covered in flashing lights, will.i.am rocking a shiny hairpiece, Apl.de.ap wearing huge bright studs and Fergie vamping it up in bling-laden shoulder pads.
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Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash Light Up Super Bowl Xlv Halftime Show

Foursome is joined by special guests and tons of lights for smash-hit medley.

By Mawuse Ziegbe

Black Eyed Peas perform during the Super Bowl Xlv halftime show

Photo: Getty Images

The Black Eyed Peas promised a party at the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday (February 6), and the pop supernovas definitely delivered, with a performance teeming with lights, dancers and surprise appearances from celebrity pals.

Following a Chatter.com commercial that showed animated versions of the Peas showing off their social-media skills, the group kicked things off with their 2009 smash "I Gotta Feeling," descending from the ceiling on illuminated platforms onto a stage surrounded by a cluster of dancers clad in white bodysuits. The foursome led the team of fist-pumping troops in "Tron"-like getups, with Taboo sporting an outfit covered in flashing lights, will.i.am rocking a shiny hairpiece, Apl.de.ap wearing huge bright studs and Fergie vamping it up in bling-laden shoulder pads.
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Black Eyed Peas rapper is legally blind

Black Eyed Peas rapper is legally blind
Black Eyed Peas star apl.de.ap has revealed that he is legally blind. The rapper and producer - real name Allan Pineda Lindo - spoke of his struggles with rare genetic eye disorder Nystagmus, a condition that has effected him since birth and causes constant blurry vision, nearsightedness and involuntary eyeball vibration. "I'm good at shapes," he told The Sun. "If I'm (more)
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Black Eyed Peas, Justin Bieber, More To Perform On New Year's Eve Specials

Robin Thicke, Kris Allen and more stars will grace your TV if you decide to stay home on December 31.

By Jocelyn Vena

Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am, Fergie and Apl.de.ap

Photo: Mario Castillo/Jam Media/LatinContent/Getty Images

It's New Year's Eve and you'd rather stay home than brave the crowds at a party — fair enough. Luckily there are a handful of TV specials airing in the hours before midnight that should keep a homebody entertained until the ball drops to ring in 2010.

Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin are set to team up for their aptly named CNN show, "New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin." The pair worked together last year and are set to be joined by Lance Bass for the broadcast, which takes place in Times Square and starts at 11 p.m. The show will also feature holiday messages from U.S. soldiers stationed abroad.
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Black Eyed Peas, Justin Bieber, More To Perform On New Year's Eve Specials

Robin Thicke, Kris Allen and more stars will grace your TV if you decide to stay home on December 31.

By Jocelyn Vena

Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am, Fergie and Apl.de.ap

Photo: Mario Castillo/Jam Media/LatinContent/Getty Images

It's New Year's Eve and you'd rather stay home than brave the crowds at a party — fair enough. Luckily there are a handful of TV specials airing in the hours before midnight that should keep a homebody entertained until the ball drops to ring in 2010.

Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin are set to team up for their aptly named CNN show, "New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin." The pair worked together last year and are set to be joined by Lance Bass for the broadcast, which takes place in Times Square and starts at 11 p.m. The show will also feature holiday messages from U.S. soldiers stationed abroad.
See full article at MTV Music News »

Black Eyed Peas' Fergie Throws Some Punches On 'Saturday Night Live'

This weekend's edition of "Saturday Night Live" didn't live up to the highs of the previous week (when Taylor Swift reigned supreme over just about every aspect of the show), but it still provided a handful of laughs. Host January Jones (of the critically-acclaimed television drama "Mad Men") looked a little lost at times but still turned in some memorable moments. But most of the notable highlights came courtesy of musical guests the Black Eyed Peas. The group turned in a trio of excellent performances and managed to get the normally staid "SNL" audience to make a little noise and bang around a bit.

The quartet also delivered on the comedy front. In one of the episode's first sketches, the Peas appeared as the guests on "Today," hosted by Kathy Lee Gifford (played by Kristen Wiig) and Hoda Kotb (played by newcomer Jenny Slate). During the sketch, Wiig's Gifford starts singing,
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Black Eyed Peas Beat Up Kathie Lee - On SNL (Video)

Black Eyed Peas Beat Up Kathie Lee  - On SNL (Video)
The Black Eyed Peas were the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, with host January Jones, and they also appeared in an early sketch skewering the 4th hour of "Today" with Kathie Lee Gifford. In the last 30 seconds of the skit below, the Peas, who were supposed to be guests on the "Today" show, got sick of waiting and were angered by a drunken Kathie Lee (Kristen Wiig) singing. Fergie comes out and punches her, Taboo takes of his shoe to hit her, and best of all Apl.de.ap displays some professional wrestling moves with flying elbow drops. Watch: Get HuffPost Entertainment On Facebook and Twitter! ...
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Black Eyed Peas star to play benefit gig

Black Eyed Peas star apl.de.ap has flown to his native Philippines to perform a benefit concert following recent flooding which caused devastation in large parts of the country. The rapper, real name Allan Pineda Lindo, will stage a show in the capital Manila tonight while on a brief trip to the region. "I just want to tell everybody that my heart goes out to you guys and I will try my best to help out," Billboard quotes him as saying. Last month, the Philippines experienced its heaviest rainfall in over 40 years in the rice-growing northern part of the country, triggering (more)
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Fergie, Black Eyed Peas Pay Tribute To DJ Am

Bandmembers had DJed with Am in Las Vegas just last week.

By Eric Ditzian, with reporting by Matt Elias

The Black Eyed Peas' Taboo, apl.de.ap and Fergie at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco on Saturday

Photo: MTV News

At the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco on Saturday night (August 29), Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas spoke with MTV News about their shock after hearing the news of DJ Am's sudden death on Friday, and their recollections of hanging out with their friend.

Peas rapper Taboo revealed that the band spent time with Am just days before he passed away. "Oh man, we were shocked [when we heard]," he said. "We couldn't believe it. We were just with him [last] Friday in Las Vegas. We DJed with him and we took a couple pictures, and to hear it is devastating."

Fergie has recollections of
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Black Eyed Peas Brother Murdered

Apl's in mourning. The brother of Black Eyes Peas mastermind apl.de.ap, otherwise known as Allan Pineda Lindo, was gunned down in the northern Philippine town of Porac, Pampanga. Joven Pineda Deala was the youngest and purportedly favorite brother of apl, who was born in the Philippines and grew up in the barrio before he was adopted by an American and moved to the United States, where he eventually formed the Peas with will.i.am. Per the Philippines Inquirer, Deala, 21, was sitting in his car outside his girlfriend's home  at approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday when he was shot in the head by an unidentified gunman. Police are still searching for a suspect and do not yet have a motive for...
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Brother of Black Eyed Peas' Apl.de.ap Is Murdered

The half-brother of musician apl.de.ap, one of the creative forces behind the hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas, was murdered in the Philippines on Tuesday. Joven Pineda Deala was 21. According to the local newspaper, the Philippines Daily Inquirer, Deala was parked in front of his girlfriend's house outside of the Angeles City in the Pampanga province of the Philippines early Tuesday morning when he was shot in close range in the temple. He was declared dead by medical officials a little more than an hour later. A spokesperson for apl.de.ap confirmed the murder to People but had no further comment.
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Will.i.am praises "hot" Cheryl Cole

Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am has revealed that he has a crush on Cheryl Cole after teaming up with her on his latest solo track.

Cole provides backing vocals for the single 'Heartbreaker' and is seen sporting a number of skimpy outfits in the track's music video.

"Nelly Furtado is hot but Cheryl is hotter," will.i.am explained in an interview with Gmtv. "If you . . .
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Madonna Releases Her New Album Early

Madonna debuted her new album Hard Candy Friday on MySpace – four days before the album's official release date. The hip-hop laced album has 12 tracks, including collaborations with Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams. The album-closer, for example, "Voices," features production by Timberlake, Timbaland and Nate "Danjahandz" Hills. The song builds to a dark, cinematic crescendo, as the album ends with one lone tone. Kanye West also offers a fast-paced rap on "Beat Goes On," the eighth track, breathlessly rapping, "I think I'm going to try something new." Madonna's decision to release her eleventh studio album for Warner Bros. Records on
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Ventimiglia proud of Fergie pop video

Milo Ventimiglia has claimed that working with Fergie on the pop video for 'Big Girls Don't Cry' was "fun".

The Heroes star played the role of a drug-dealing boyfriend in the Black Eyed Peas star's promo last year. He said the best thing about the project was that it allowed him "to strap on a different character" for a while.

Ventimiglia told the BBC: "Who wouldn't . . .
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