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Sting

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951), known by his stage name Sting, is a British musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist. Prior to starting his solo career, he was the principal songwriter, lead singer and bassist for the rock band The Police. Sting has varied his musical style throughout his career, incorporating distinct elements of jazz, reggae, classical, New Age, and worldbeat into his music. As a solo musician and member of The Police, Sting has received sixteen Grammy Awards for his work, receiving his first Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1981, three Brit Awards — winning Best British Male in 1994, a Golden Globe, an Emmy Award, and several Oscar nominations for Best Original Song. He is a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Sting was born in Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, the eldest of four children born to Audrey (née Cowell), a hairdresser, and Ernest Matthew Sumner, a milkman and engineer. His siblings were Philip, Angela and Anita. Young Gordon would often assist his father with the early-morning milk-delivery rounds, and by age 10 he

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'The Police' Nab Jennifer Aniston

'The Police' Nab Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Alanis Morissette and Jeremy Piven were all rallying for the police last night -- well, the Sting-fronted band of the same name, anyway.… READ MORE >

Sting's Daughters -- The New Hilton Sisters

Sting's Daughters -- The New Hilton Sisters

Sting hit the club scene in Las Vegas over the weekend after performing with "The Police," but insiders say the the real party was his two daughters.After their concert at MGM Grand, Sting and The… READ MORE >

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Nicole: Pregnant and Engaged?

Nicole: Pregnant and Engaged?

Rumors of Nicole Richie's pregnancy have been swirling all week. Now sources are saying the slim "Simple Life" star is engaged, too. She (with rocker boyfriend Joel Madden in tow) turned up a… READ MORE >

- 2687 days ago
Aged to Perfection!

Aged to Perfection!

Some stars look like they've been scared out of their wits, or filled with spackling and putty. But not this beautiful bunch! TMZ has pumped up a gallery of some well preserved stars, with their… READ MORE >

- 2714 days ago
Spencer Fights to Free Paris

Spencer Fights to Free Paris

"Hills" villain and PR Svengali Spencer Pratt has a new attention-grabbing gimmick -- he's joined the Free Paris bandwagon with a "Free Paris" MySpace page. The pseudo-celeb told Us Magazine… READ MORE >

- 2722 days ago
Elton's Rear Admiral

Elton's
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Can you feel the military tonight? Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish emerged triumphantly in full Reg-imental garb from Shoreditch Town Hall in the East End of London.The couple was not… READ MORE >

- 2780 days ago
Pick a Winner!

Pick a Winner!

Everyone does it. Sometimes you just have to. But there's something profoundly equalizing when a celebrity is caught digging a digit deep into their olfactory organ.TMZ brings the stars down to… READ MORE >

- 2806 days ago
Sting Polices Pushy Paparazzi

Sting Polices Pushy Paparazzi

Sting was caught in a photog shoving match outside Il Sole in West Hollywood yesterday.After having lunch with wife Trudie and friends at the posh eatery, Sting was bombarded by a throng of hungry… READ MORE >

- 2809 days ago
Why Aren't You Watching "Studio 60"?

Why Aren't You Watching "Studio 60"?

Dear TMZ readers,We don't like to preach to you about what you should and shouldn't watch. Love "Dancing With the Stars"? Great. Hate "Grey's Anatomy"? We can forgive that. But you're not watching… READ MORE >

- 2929 days ago
Jack White's and Sting's Orchestral Maneuverings

Jack White's and Sting's Orchestral Maneuverings

Proving your musicianship by playing with an orchestra has long been a part of pop star pretension. Sir Paul McCartney penned his "Liverpool Oratorio" to prove his classical mettle and rock bands… READ MORE >

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