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Latest Melissa Etheridge Stories

2008-09-05 00:00:16

By Mike Hughes A diva convergence, blending the top voices in pop music, reaches live TV on Friday. And the idea started with a mismatched meeting. "There were seven of us -- women of a certain age," recalls Laura Ziskin, 58. "We were in the office of a rock-and-roll, R-&-B producer." The women are Hollywood leaders -- Ziskin produces the "Spider- Man" movies -- but this was a different world. In the office of Island Def Jam Music Group chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid, they discussed...

2008-07-07 15:00:30

By RICK MASSIMO NEWPORT -- Melissa Etheridge's voice is still a raspy, gutsy wonder -- she sang better last night at the Snapple Sunset Music Series than she did on the records of her mid-'90s hit-making heyday -- and her head-thrown-back, acoustic-guitar-thrashing image is becoming nearly iconic. And last night all her strengths were on display in a show that was unusually structured, to varying effect. The two-hour show arranged songs from the beginnings of her career through her...

2006-04-20 17:51:21

(Please read in third paragraph ... parenting Etheridge's son and daughter from a previous relationship .... instead of ... two daughters.) LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Months after doctors declared her cancer free, rock singer Melissa Etheridge is looking ahead to spending more time as a mom this fall, when her partner, actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, expects to give birth to twins. A message announcing the pregnancy was posted this week on Etheridge's Web site, along with an answer to "the...

2006-04-18 18:09:45

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Months after doctors declared her cancer free, rock singer Melissa Etheridge is looking ahead to spending more time as a mom this fall, when her partner, actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, expects to give birth to twins. A message announcing the pregnancy was posted this week on Etheridge's Web site, along with an answer to "the obvious question: we used an anonymous donor from a (sperm) bank." "These are our first two babies conceived together, but not our first...

2006-04-09 17:42:11

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Duncan Tucker's "Transamerica" was named the outstanding film in limited release at the 17th annual GLAAD Media Awards. The awards honor individuals and projects in the mainstream media and entertainment industries for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation presented the honors Saturday night (April 8) at the Kodak Theater in...

2005-09-09 12:10:13

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Led by her newly recorded cover of Tom Petty's "Refugee," Melissa Etheridge will on October 4 release the retrospective "Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled." The Island collection will also include the new tracks "I Run for Life," "Christmas in America" and "This Is Not Goodbye," as well as a cover of Janis Joplin's "Piece of My Heart." "The Road Less Traveled" will be available with a bonus DVD featuring interviews with Etheridge about...