Here's a nice story. Remember that concert by the Who in Ohio in 1979, when a preshow stampede led to 11 deaths? Providence, R.I., lay ahead on the tour, and the mayor, Buddy Cianci, canceled the Who show there. Safety concerns. Folks with tickets were mad.
Well, 31 people who held on to their unused 1979 tickets are going to see the Who when they zam through town on their Quadrophenia tour! Lawrence Lepore, manager of the Dunkin Donuts Center, same venue as for the canceled 1979 show, said earlier this month he'd honor old, unused tix. They will be given to a charity and auctioned off.
Anne and Amanda are amigas
Rumor had it that big-eyed Anne Hathaway had a pair of twin rhino calves when she learned that sister big-eyed Les Misérables costar Amanda Seyfried was planning to wear an Oscars gown just like Anne's. Rumor: Anne had a brain prolapse at the Oscar rehearsals, and Amanda stamped off. Anne spurned her planned Valentino dress and wore Prada. We should have such troubles, y'know? Are the two now angry, estranged, spiteful, in high dudgeon, peeved, vaguely annoyed? None of these! Sisterhood trumps even the grief of sartorial redundancy. Amanda tweets: "Fact: I love you, Anne!"
Whatever makes Snooki happy
Speaking of What She Has vs. What I Have, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi of Jersey Shore, etc. tells beauty site xoVain that after she's done having kids, it's off to the sawbones to have breast surgery so she can have what her best bud Jenni "JWoww" Farley so famously has. In her words, and we quote, "pop 'em out and then get a boob job." This wise plan will please her genetic material donor, Jionni LaValle, father of baby Lorenzo, who, Snooki reports, really likes Jenni's arrangement. Thanks, Snooks.
'Amish Mafia' star hit with DUI
Um, what? No, really, that's what it says here. Alvin Lantz, a star, if there are any, of Discovery Channel's "script-based reality series" (i.e., a lot is made up) Amish Mafia, has been charged with driving while intoxicated. Alvin (last known address: Lititz) had been sent to the Amish/Mennonite community of Pinecraft, near Sarasota, Fla., by Amish boss Lebanon Levi, to apprehend and bring back a man who owed LL money. Adam was stopped at 1 a.m. one fine November night, after doing more than 80 in zones requesting half that. Breathalyzer revealed a whoppin' 0.123 alcohol level (state allowance: 0.08), and he was charged. He pleaded no contest, and was placed on 12 months of probation, ordered to pay a $500 fine and court costs, and his driver's license was revoked for six months.
And here's the rest of the rest
Remember how Lenny Kravitz was supposed to star in this Marvin Gaye biopic, Sexual Healing? Marvin Gaye III, the crooner's son, hated that idea, and now Kravitz is gone, replaced by Jessie L. Martin. . . . Jaden Smith, 14, is said to be a couple with Kylie Jenner, 15, of the extended Kardashian/Jenner fracas. . . . As the world learned recently, Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson of TLC's faux reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was barred from selling Girl Scout cookies on Facebook. Well, take it on the road: HBB has been spotted hawking the treats at the Milledgeville Mall in Georgia. The whole family was there. We smell an episode. . . . You knew he couldn't stay away. Regis Philbin, who retired from his Live! show on ABC in November 2012 after almost 25 years, says he'll host a sports show on Fox Sports 1, this new channel Fox is about to pop. Regis' show is said to be a panel affair, kind of The View for sportsomaniacs. Regis will be Barbara Walters, and smile while others say inappropriate things. The show debuts in August, if we're all still here. . . . Poor Donald Trump. Never thought we'd write that, and we don't really mean it. But his joint, Celebrity Apprentice, laid a turkey egg Sunday, getting poor ratings for its debut. Hey, but who's surprised, right? It's NBC. It did manage to win its barren, windswept 10 o'clock hour. But its 5.1 million viewership was down tragically from its debut of last season. On the show, D-Trump fired former winner Bret Michaels. First thing. Trump later said he never thought Michaels should have returned. Well, that boded well. . . . Gotta love the way Hollywood Reporter.com put this blurb: "After a brief stint in Sacramento, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be returning to his first love: bodybuilding." Ah-nolt will be the group executive editor for Muscle & Fitness mag and Flex mag. Wait - wasn't that his job before he became CalGov in 2003? You bet it was.
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