September 4, 2016
Glory (RCA ***) Coupled with her Las Vegas residency and this fun and fizzy dance-pop album, a welcome improvement after 2013's desultory Britney Jean, last weekend's MTV Video Music Awards were supposed to be a platform for Britney Spears' big comeback. It didn't quite work out that way: Though not nearly such a train wreck as the 2007 showing that seemed to sound a death knell for her career, this time around, the onetime VMA snake handler was stiff on stage and awkward in her exchanges with lanky white rapper G-Eazy.
August 26, 2016 |
LIFETIME, the channel which brought you biopics of Aaliyah , Anna Nicole Smith , Whitney Houston and Brittany Murphy , is working on a TV movie about a celebrity who has not died tragically young. Britney Spears . According to Julie Miller of vanityfair.com, Lifetime confirmed the news as Britney was promoting her upcoming album Glory , making an appearance Thursday night on James Corden 's "Carpool Karaoke," and gearing up for a performance at this Sunday's MTV VMAs.
May 4, 2016 |
The greatest cultural honor! Mattel, that force for all good things in culture, is celebrating Misty Copeland the only way it knows: The toy giant has released a Barbie doll based on the ballerina, named Misty Barbie . Copeland, 33, a Broadway star and a muse for the late Prince , made history last year when she became the first black woman named a principal dancer with the renowned American Ballet Theatre. Copeland helped design the doll. "She has muscles and calves and thighs and a bust," she said on Good Morning America . "That was important to me. " Oprah lands another role Oprah Winfrey , who has a recurring role on her network OWN's forthcoming scripted drama Greenleaf , has lined up another dramatic part.
June 25, 2015 |
Brit and Charlie: Pfft! Now there's more Britney for us! Pop chanteuse Britney Spears , who's been dating handsome Charlie Ebersol since about, like, October, has begun not dating him, according to Us Weekly. Charlie seemed like a pretty nice stand-up kind of boyfriend, hanging out with Brit's kids, Jayden , 8, and Sean , 9. But Unnamed Source , always ready to say almost anything, tells Us she felt he was in it "for the wrong reasons. " Another wisdom from Source: Brit "doesn't like being alone.
August 31, 2014 |
The Boss pens kids' book His medium has been song verse, but Bruce Springsteen has always been a master storyteller. So it makes sense he would write a book. What's surprising is that it's a story for kids. The New York Times reports that Simon & Schuster on Nov. 4 will release the Boss' first children's book, Outlaw Pete . Based on the song of the same name from Springsteen's '09 LP Working on a Dream and intended for kids of all ages, it's about a little boy bank robber who repents his criminal ways.
May 8, 2014 |
A PHILLY-born-and-trained dancer is suing Britney Spears and Reign Deer Entertainment for allegedly breaking her nose. Dawn Noel Pignuola , who dances professionally as Dawn Noel, was hired to work on "Work Bitch," Spears' incessantly catchy single, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Pignuola attended the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts and the University of the Arts, getting her start in the dance world at Philly's Koresh Dance Company.
December 31, 2013 |
Britney's back! Britney Spears popped up Friday in Las Vegas with a show that looks a lot like the eye-popping Cirque du Soleil productions on the Strip (acrobatics, confetti, ring of fire), plus frenetic costume changes, her live band, and herself, often airborne. The debut of her 50-show-a-year 2014-15 Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino gig kept a young-for-Vegas audience of 4,500 on its feet for 90 minutes. Selena Gomez , Miley Cyrus , and Katy Perry were there to lend support to the 32-year-old Spears, who handled the physically grueling nonstop movement with aplomb and musical polish.
November 15, 2013 |
Prepare for more tykes from Kim Kardashian and Kanye West . Anonymous Insider tells Us Weekly that North 's parents are at work on a second child. We envision eight more kids - South , East , West , Southeast , Southwest , Northeast , Northwest , and the classic North-by-Northwest . Kelly must have kids - now! "Yes, I feel it," Kelly Rowland says on AOL's The Lowdown With Diana Madison , about the pressure to marry and have kids.
October 31, 2013 |
IT TURNS out that "Captain Phillips" didn't need the U.S. Navy to defeat a small band of Somali pirates. All he needed was Britney Spears . London's Daily Mirror reports that Britney's hits are being blasted at the seafaring Somalis because they can't stand her music. Or it's a clever lure to her upcoming Las Vegas show. "Baby One More Time" and "Oops! I Did It Again" appear to be the most effective sonic weapons. "These guys can't stand Western culture or music, making Britney's hits perfect," said merchant naval officer Rachel Owens . Or maybe they just don't like old Britney.
October 23, 2013
Confusing pick Let me get this straight, Inquirer Editorial Board ("Reelect Christie," Oct. 20). You state that Christie 1) wrongly demonized teachers; 2) abandoned a school-aid formula that attached funding to at-risk children; 3) should forget an income-tax cut that would favor the wealthy and unnecessarily reduce state revenue; 4) is retrograde in his opposition to same-sex marriage and funding for Planned Parenthood; 5) should improve his poor environmental record; and 6) has shown an unfortunate tendency to be self-serving.