Kelly Preston Shares Personal Oscar Prep Pics

Sure there were plenty of professional photographers on hand, but did you know Kelly Preston, Norah Jones and Quvenzhané Wallis snapped personal photos from Oscar night for their favorite charities exclusively for PEOPLE?

Preston, who took pics for the Jett Travolta Foundation and Heroes Health Fund, gives readers an intimate look as she gets ready at home with husband John Travolta and daughter Ella. The three later drove off to the red carpet in their 1962 Rolls Royce.

Norah Jones Snaps Exclusive Oscar Photos for PEOPLE

Talk about a whirlwind day!

Singer Norah Jones shared her first-ever Oscar experience with PEOPLE, snapping exclusive shots as she prepared to walk the big red carpet.

Jones, 33, decided to make it a Hollywood weekend, staying in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel right across from the Dolby Theatre, getting ready with pal Sarah Oda.

After conquering the carpet, Jones took the stage to perform the nominated Best Original Song “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from Ted.

Academy Award Best Song Nominations: Who Will Win?

Might Adele wrestle a foul-mouthed bear for an Academy Award? Or will a criminal on the run sweep in to steal the statuette?

At this year’s Academy Awards, it’s anyone’s guess.


Ravi Shankar, Indian Sitar Star, Dies

Ravi Shankar, the Indian sitarist and composer whose collaborations with Western musicians – both classical and rock – made him a familiar concert name by the late ’60s and earned him the title “godfather of world music,” died Tuesday in a hospital near his home in Southern California, his family said. He was 92.

Shankar’s foundation said in a statement that he had suffered upper respiratory and heart problems and had undergone heart-valve replacement surgery last week, reports the Associated Press.

Norah Jones's Sexy Kiss with Jude Law

She was a novice onscreen – and Jude Law has been around the block on-camera and off – but their lengthy smooch for My Blueberry Nights has become a hot view on YouTube.

“He’s fabulous,” said Jones of Law at The Cinema Society and IWC-sponsored premiere of the film in New York Wednesday night. “A great guy.”

Click here to see video of the steamy kiss.

Norah Jones, Dixie Chicks Pick Shortlist

The Shortlist Music Prize – considered to be a more sophisticated version of the Grammys – has revealed its nominees for its fourth annual awards, which honor an album that failed to capture mainstream attention.

The 20 Shortlist judges – including such artists as Norah Jones and Dixie Chicks, as well as music critics – have come up with a “longlist” of 73 nominees, which is to be whittled down to 10 by late September. The grand prize will be awarded during a concert at the Wiltern in Los Angeles on Nov. 10, according to the Shortlist Organization.

Oprah, Norah Pitch In for the 'Future'

This Sunday in Rome, music giant Quincy Jones will present “We Are the Future,” a free-to-the public charity concert intended to bring attention on the plight of children in such distressed and war-torn areas as Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Rwanda and the West Bank.

Among those expected, as both presenters and performers, are Angelina Jolie, Naomi Campbell, Chris Tucker, Serena Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Andrea Bocelli, the cast of Cirque du Soleil, Eve, Josh Groban, Norah Jones and Alicia Keys, PEOPLE reports.

NEWS BRIEFS: Bobby Brown Back in Jail

JAILED: He’s baaaack. Singer Bobby Brown was back in a Georgia jail Saturday after reportedly violating the terms of his probation, the Associated Press reports. Brown, 35, was being held without bond at the DeKalb County Jail following an appearance before a judge on Friday.

WEEK IN REVIEW: Ethan's Tough Times

A HAWKE TELL-ALL: Actor Ethan Hawke denied “annoying” tabloid reports that claimed his infidelity was the root cause for his split with wife Uma Thurman. In the new issue of Details magazine, Hawke says that although he and Thurman are likely headed for a divorce, there is more to the story than meets the eye. “If our problems were that simple, we’d still be together,” he said. Regardless, the 33-year-old actor said this has been an exceedingly difficult period of his life.

Norah Jones: Feels Like a Million-Seller

As Norah Jones’s “Feels Like Home” sold an astonishing 1 million copies in its first week on the shelves, one thing was clear: It wasn’t supposed to happen this way.

It was just two years ago that Jones released her debut album, “Come Away with Me.” The disc went on to sell 17 million copies worldwide (it recently reentered the Top 20 with the release of “Feels Like Home”), and net Jones five Grammy awards.