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.
August 15, 2013
OPRAH WINFREY has let the nation of Switzerland off the hook. Last week, Winfrey shared her unhappy experience in Zurich, where a shop clerk, not recognizing her, ignored her request to look at a $38,000 purse. Oprah said that the salesperson did so under the assumption that Oprah, being black, "couldn't afford it. " When word of the incident hit the global news cycle, both the shop and the Swiss government couldn't apologize quickly enough. Replied the billionaire entertainment mogul, in so many words, "Pish-posh.
May 11, 2013 |
Prince Harry on Friday injected his latest American visit with gravitas and style. The royal, who last year was caught on camera frolicking with babes in Vegas, met with wounded veterans at the U.S. military's Walter Reed medical center in Washington. Dressed in uniform, the British Army captain, who recently returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, also visited Arlington National Cemetery, wreath in hand. "To my comrades-in-arms of the United States of America, who have paid the ultimate price in the cause of freedom.