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In shocking and sad news, "Soul Train" founder and music television innovator, Don Cornelius, was found dead of apparent suicide in his California home.
TMZ reports 75-year-old Chicago native Don Cornelius was found dead in his home in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has 2 sons. According to the report:
...Law enforcement sources tell us it appears he committed suicide.
We're told cops discovered the body at around 4 AM PT. Law enforcement sources tell us ... Cornelius died from a gunshot wound to the head and officials believe the wound was self-inflicted.
We're told Cornelius was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
During Don's bitter divorce proceedings in 2009, he told an L.A. judge he was suffering from "significant health issues" and wanted to "finalize this divorce before I die."
Mr. Cornelius kicked off "Soul Train" in 1971 in response to African American singers/artists not being featured in the popular musical show "American Bandstand." Once he incorporated dancers into his weekly music show, "Soul Train" became one of the most successful shows on air to date.
CNN has confirmed the story as well.
News of his death is absolutely disturbing and shocking.
BONUS: The one and only time Mr. Cornelius hit the famed "Soul Train" line:
Given her fabulously successful career and red-hot romantic life, Julianne Hough has a lot going on these days.
The former ?Dancing with the Stars? starlet is featured in a new interview with Parade magazine in which she opens up about her charmed existence.
When it comes to finding a balance between work and love, Julianne explained, ?It?s a hard thing to do, especially when you?re so caught up in your work and bettering yourself. It does get hard because you?re so focused on that, but I think at the end of the day you have to find a balance with what?s really important.?
?I?m so lucky that I have a great relationship. I?m very blessed and I don?t take anything for granted. I think if you alienate people and just focus on your work then it just becomes lonely and it?s not fun anymore.?
Ms. Hough also noted that she?s uber-proud of working with Tom Cruise on ?Rock of Ages.? ?Where do I go from there? It?s very cool to be able to say that my first real film was Footloose and my second film I got to start alongside Tom Cruise and Catherine Zeta-Jones. I?m very fortunate and I know it doesn?t happen like that every day, so I?m definitely still counting my blessings and working really hard.?
On the downside, fame has forced Julianne to deal with paparazzi-related issues. ?I don?t think you can ever get used to it. It?s definitely strange. Especially since I grew up in a family that it?s all about family and not about materialistic things. So it is weird, but I guess it comes with what it is. You have to remember where you came from, and I definitely have enough brothers and sisters to kick me in the butt whenever I get out of line!?
Showing off her fabulous physique, Karina Smirnoff was spotted chilling out on the beach on the Kauai island of Hawaii yesterday afternoon (January 31).
The ?Dancing with the Stars? stunner looked amazing in a two-piece bikini as she took a break from her DanceFit-KS Hawaiian tour at Marriott Resort.
Karina is featured on the cover of the debut issue of RockStar Magazine, and in her interview she discusses the beating her body took while winning Season 13 of her hit show.
?I tried to be careful with my muscles and joints, but this season was really strenuous on the body. In the end, though, the pros most definitely outweigh the cons, and participating in Dancing with the Stars was all worth it.?
It's clear that Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri have been friends for many years so it's extra funny when you watch her "let him have it" for spending too much time on his social media network. Watch the old friends go at it inside and see Ashanti talking about the next phase of her career without the drama of Murder. Inc.
It's 7am....and you can't keep the diva waiting! During an exhausting recording session (where they cranked out 5 songs) Mariah Carey lets her good friend Jermaine Dupri "have it" about spending too much time on his Global 14 site when they should be in the studio working.
It's clearly a discussion....not an argument, but it's still fun to see the old pals go it.
Watch their "talk" here:
Also in music......
Ashanti stopped by "Access Hollywood Live" earlier to discuss the new direction her career is taking....AWAY from the former drama that surrounded her at Murder, Inc. She said,
“The label I was with kinda fell under an indictment and that actually put a hold on everything. It was like a black cloud that I had to kinda come out of and we had to do a lot of damage control. I felt that I wanted to distance myself from that. I did Broadway, I did some films, I did John Tucker Must Die, I did Resident Evil. I just had to regroup and say we’re gonna have a fresh start and I’m gonna try to put my business hat on and try to look for a different angle to approach the music. The industry was changing dramatically in those past three years.”
Now she's back with with her fifth album, due this summer, and her single “The Woman You Love” featuring Busta Rhymes climbing the charts.