Kylie Minogue can no longer perform her classic song ‘Better the Devil You Know’. The 41-year-old singer admits the track – which reached number two in the UK singles chart in 1990 – is her favourite song in her back catalogue, but when she sings it live now she has to do so in a different key. She said: ”Better the Devil You Know’ was a turning point and an exciting time for me. I was 21, I’d just started dating Michael Hutchence and a different world had opened up. ‘That song is ludicrously high, so when I perform it on tour, we take it down a bit. Some of those songs sound simple, but when you tackle them live, they’re not easy.’ The Australian pop beauty also claims her brush with breast cancer in 2005 has led her to finally accept herself the way she is after over 20 years in the music business. She told the new UK edition of Elle magazine: ‘I think I’ve hit my stride, finally after 20 years. Some things have just clicked. It’s ridiculous that it’s taken that long. ‘Maybe it’s to do with being on tour when I fell ill, but I didn’t know I was ill. The last tour in North America was purely for my fans. I felt like I had nothing to lose, so this immense freedom came with that.’
‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’ released for Cancer Research. Over 20 female celebrities and hundreds of women from across the UK are part of Cancer Research UK’s unique charity single; a re-recording of Cyndi Lauper’s 80s classic ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’. Leading the vocals is DJ and singer Sonique, who has just finished her treatment for breast cancer. The single also features a range of celebrities including Kym Marsh, Caroline Quentin and Lucie Jones and is out on 26th April 2010 to mark the start of the Race for Life series – the UK’s largest women-only fundraising event. Already generating a huge buzz with national media since its announcement last month, the single sees a host of female stars including Nicola T, Zoe Salmon, the Hollyoaks girls and Danielle Lloyd taking an uncommon step into the music biz for this fantastic cause. Singing alongside such celebs are music professionals including T’Pau’s Carol Decker and former Steps star Lisa Scott-Lee. The song is the first for the charity and Race for Life series, now in its 17th year, and as well as the celebrities and women from across the nation, a number of inspirational women who have been personally affected by cancer have lent their vocals to the track. The single will be sold exclusively in over 800 Tesco stores across the UK as well as being available for online download from the 26th April 2010. For more information about Race for Life please visit: www.raceforlife.org
Kylie the new face of breast cancer charity campaign. Kylie Minogue is the new face of a breast cancer charity campaign. The 41-year-old pop star – who was diagnosed with the disease during her ‘Showgirl’ world tour in May 2005 – poses in just a silk sheet for the pictures taken by acclaimed photographer Mario Testino, for the launch of the new Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC) campaign for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. The campaign will see a range of specially created clothing sold in high street stories, including Marks and Spencer and Topshop, online and in designer collections over the next six weeks. Speaking of her work for the charity, Kylie said: “It means so much to be part of this year’s campaign for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. I wholeheartedly support their efforts to raise funds for the vital work undertaken by Breakthrough Breast Cancer.’ The Australian singer needed a partial mastectomy to remove a malignant tumour five years ago and then received eight months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy before finally being given the all clear from cancer in 2006. She has previously spoken about how the potentially fatal illness changed her life forever. She said: “I learned that you never go back to a normal state, instead you have to create a new normal state. I have to accept my life for its triumphs and its other sides, take the good with the bad. “I experienced a world of illness and positive attitudes. These experiences contributed to making me a more mature person.” Other stars to give their backing to the campaign include actress Sienna Miller and supermodel Claudia Schiffer
Dancing With The Stars” Celebs Louis Van Amstel and Jonathan Roberts will make guest appearances at the first MAMMOJAM 2010, a dance club benefit for Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, at the Rise Club, 6801 W. Hollywood Blvd., in the Hollywood and Highland Complex, on Thursday, April first. The event is the brainchild of Lissa Levin Guntzelman, a television writer/producer (“Mad about you,” “WKRP in Cincinnati”) and breast cancer survivor. “I wanted to do this for myself, my family and other breast cancer victims,” said event Project Director Lissa Levin Guntzelman of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation’s MAMMOJAM 2010. “I’m a TV writer/producer, but also an 18-year breast cancer survivor and my mother died of breast cancer at age 60, so my experience and entertainment industry connections will help fight the disease. I have supported Dr. Susan Love Foundation, because she has committed her life to putting an end to breast cancer in our lifetime. And I have a daughter who’s now 20, and I want her to see this happen.” Van Amstel will take center stage, demonstrating his Louis’ Dance Blast moves for the crowd to follow, including dance pros, and students from his Sherman Oaks and Beverly Hills dance classes – and Roberts will dance and share the dance floor with the Renowned Surgeon Dr. Susan Love. Celebrities and the public are invited to put on their dancing shoes, too for the dance party, which is expected to raise the roof when it kicks into high gear at 7:00 pm while raising money for the Dr. Love’s pioneering breast cancer research. The event will feature music from the 70’s to Salsa and Disco to Today. Club DJ Prophecy. Dedications of songs will be offered on seven video screens around the dance floor. Participants will have the chance to be partnered with a professional guest dancer, free appetizers, a full no-host bar, a free neck and shoulder massage, not to mention an opportunity to mingle with lots of celebrities and surprise guests on the dance floor. MAMMOJAM 2010 will be a celebration of women of all ages joining forces to fight this deadly disease including mothers and daughters, family members and friends, and the men who love them. “Let’s dance to kick breast cancer to the curb while supporting the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation,” said Guntzelman. Everyone can have a great time for a great cause. Just like the title of Dr. Susan Love’s new book, let’s all LIVE A LITTLE and party-on to help the cause! Ticket packages for this rare evening range from $55 to $750 with complimentary parking in the Hollywood and Highland Complex included. To buy MAMMOJAM 2010 tickets in advance visit: www.dslrf.org/endingbc/content.asp?L2=7&L3=2&SID=382 or by calling the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation at (310) 828-0060 or (866) 569-0388. If you would like more information regarding ways to be involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. And to join the party before the party, go to MAMMOJAM 2010 on Facebook. For more information about the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation visit: www.dslrf.org. On June 6, 2010 the 3rd Annual Love Walk in Pacific Palisades will benefit the Foundation. The First and Second Annual Love Walk’s were attracted more than 750 supporters. It is a 5K route in Pacific Palisades. The walks have generated more than $90,000 to benefit breast cancer research projects, and the pilot grant program at DSLRF.