November 17, 2014 |
IT WAS a very exciting week for the Internet, space exploration and Al Roker . The European Space Agency's Philae landed on a comet - think about that for a sec - and reality TV entity Kim Kardashian was photographed in revealing poses for Paper magazine, resulting in memes galore. And the "Today" show weatherman was offering up weather info for 34 hours straight. The biggest news to emerge this week, in our esteemed estimation, had little fanfare comparatively: Matt Damon will be Jason Bourne once more for a film to be released in 2016.
August 29, 2013 |
Sorry, Eddie, but it ain't you. Fans of multitalented, multifaceted actor Eddie Murphy , 52, were sure he was a lock to play the late, great James Brown in a biopic. He won't. Variety says producer Brian Grazer and director Tate Taylor ( The Help ) have cast Chadwick Boseman , who is a couple of decades younger than Eddie. Boseman made his mark as Jackie Robinson in this year's hot baseball epic, 42 . The Brown biopic is being produced by Mick Jagger 's Jagged Films company and will begin shooting this fall in Mississippi.
July 15, 2013 |
Song-of-the-summer seekers will find many gone-viral candidates in this first summer in which YouTube clicks count in sending a song toward the top of the charts. Among them: the badly behaving Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop," and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," whose "unrated" video featuring topless female models has been banned by YouTube. (A cleaned-up version has still managed to garner more than 86 million hits.) The season's pop music playlist before you stretches to about 90 minutes - longer than a mix CD because, really, who listens to CDs anymore?
April 28, 2013 |
What's the deal with the Miley Cyrus - Liam Hemsworth wedding? Will it ever happen? Miley's da, Billy Ray Cyrus , says he's out of the loop. He does share the advice he gave the couple about marrying. "I said, 'You guys are great friends. Don't take a chance on messing that up. Be good to each other and be good friends and everything else will figure itself out,' " Billy, 51, tells Access Hollywood Live . MTV casting call MTV's The Real World will have an open casting call Saturday at McFadden's, 461 N. Third St. in Old City from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Can't make it?
February 16, 2011 |
Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus , better known these days as the dad of Miley Cyrus , laments his teenage daughter's success in an interview with GQ magazine. In fact, he tells GQ, he "would erase it all in a second if I could. " Sure, Miley's starring role on the Disney teen show Hannah Montana brought her fame and fortune, but at a huge cost, Billy Ray says. "It destroyed my family. I'll tell you right now - the damn show destroyed my family. " He and wife, Tish , who have four other kids besides Miley, filed for divorce back in October.
February 16, 2011 |
S PORTS ILLUSTRATED is going to Shayk, rattle and roll this swimsuit season, naming Russian-born model Irina Shayk this year's Swimsuit Issue cover girl. Irina, girlfriend of soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo , has a wardrobe of hundreds of bathing suits thanks to her Sports Illustrated work. "When I'm going to vacation on my own - I get the swimsuits after the shoots - I have so many choices!" Irina said if she were going to choose a favorite photo, the cover selection likely would be the one. She liked the push-up bra style of the suit, in a design of pink diamonds on the front of the top with yellow around the neck and sides.
November 3, 2010 |
Famed Disney ingenue Demi Lovato , who over the weekend dropped out of the Jonas Brothers tour, checked herself into an undisclosed facility Monday night for treatment of what a rep calls "emotional and physical issues. " Adds the rep, "Demi has decided to take personal responsibility for her actions and seek help. " What those actions are is not known, but Demi, who is all of 18, has had her share of troubles, not least of which is a broken heart. (In May, she suffered a highly publicized breakup with Joe Jonas .)
July 16, 2010
Hank Cochran, 74, a consummate songwriter who composed a string of country hits, including "Make the World Go Away" for Eddy Arnold, has died. Martha E. Moore, his publicist, said Mr. Cochran died Thursday at his home in Hendersonville, Tenn., north of Nashville. He was in declining health in recent years and suffered an aortic aneurysm in March. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer two years ago. Among the No. 1 hits he cowrote were Patsy Cline's "I Fall to Pieces" and George Strait's "Ocean Front Property.
April 10, 2009 |
She's had the best of both worlds, this teen counterpart of Clark Kent and Superman. By day, she's brunette Miley Stewart, just another stuttering, accident-prone high school student. By night, under a Barbie-blond wig, she's Hannah Montana, strutting pop princess, exuberant monarch of the have-it-all club, teen auxiliary. Hannah Montana: The Movie may spell the end of both world(s) as Miley/Hannah knows them. For many years, Miley Cyrus has purveyed this pop-smart/pop-tart split personality on the Disney series Hannah Montana and on a concert tour immortalized in last year's Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour movie.
September 17, 2008 |
It's a fat suit, not a baby Forget those rumors about Eva Longoria Parker being pregnant. Her Desperate Housewives costar Felicity Huffman says Longoria isn't showing a baby bump. "She's just fat, that's all there is to it!" the actress told People magazine. When ABC's dizzy soap returns on Sept. 28, the plot has been advanced five years and Longoria Parker has put on weight to portray Gabrielle as a harried housewife and mom. She will also wear a fat suit for some episodes.