February 20, 2016 |
Carrie Underwood won the fourth season of American Idol back in 2005, but five superperforming LPs, a pile of Grammys, and numerous unforgettable singles later, you could argue that the 32-year-old sweetheart from Oklahoma is bigger than the show that gave her her start (as well as most of the other winners). She's the crossover country artist that could - à la Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, and Faith Hill. Last fall's Storyteller is just as charming as the rest of her discography - folksy, twangy, and hewing to some classic country tropes: trucks, jealousy, gossip, and revenge.
February 11, 2016 |
Update: The Fund's ticketleap site reports the tickets are sold out. Earlier story: Mayor Kenney has some tickets for the Boss, if you are interested. That's right - for Bruce Springsteen's sold-out concert at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday night. The city, at Kenney's impetus, donated the 18 seats in the mayor's box to the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia to sell. Kenney has said he wants the tickets - previously distributed among city employees, nonprofits, and other organizations - to bring in money for schools.
August 6, 2015 |
Day of D-D-Divorce!!! What was more remarkable Monday: the rumors that weren't true, or the truths that weren't just rumors? The world gasped to think that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith might actually be divorcing like everybody said they were. But, groan, no, they like each other, get away, yuck. But then the bombs rained down. Beloved country singer Reba McEntire and manager-producer guy Narvel Blackstock announced they were flingin' their rings into the volcano after more than 26 hitched years.
January 16, 2014 |
Bieber: Egg on his face The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department stormed Justin Bieber 's house Tuesday with a crack incursion team of 12 detectives and eight patrol cars, says FoxNews.com. They served the teenybopper a felony search warrant. Whoa! Felony ?! Heavy! What did they expect to find at Justin's pad? WMDs? Chemical weapons? A roving gang of R&B-humming bank robbers? Um . . . not quite. The deputies are after Unnamed EvilDoer ( s ) who threw eggs at one of the neighbors' houses, doing $20,000 worth of damage.
December 8, 2013 |
Their not-favorite things Monumental Twitter hatred cascaded, abounded, yea, coruscated. Thousands "hate-tweeted" in real time as they watched The Sound of Music Live on NBC. They carpet-bombed all aspects, from the scenery to lead singer Carrie Underwood . Anna Kendrick of Pitch Perfect was hilarious. "Maria is really the Brad Pitt of this relationship #SoooManyChildren," she tweeted, and "I'm glad Carrie wore her sensible pumps for the hike to Switzerland.
July 5, 2013 |
NORMAN, OKLA. - A concert benefiting Oklahoma tornado victims has drawn some of the biggest names in country music, but with proceeds intended for charity it is not attracting scalpers hoping to prey on an unsuspecting public. Oklahoma natives Toby Keith and Garth Brooks are among the star-studded lineup planned for the Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert, at the University of Oklahoma's Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium tomorrow. Other performers include Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson, Sammy Hagar, Ronnie Dunn, Mel Tillis and John Anderson, as well as Carrie Underwood, who will perform via satellite from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.
May 26, 2013 |
Amanda Bynes appeared in a Manhattan court Friday in a long, blond, moppy wig after being charged with pot possession after she (allegedly) tossed a bong out of a window in front of police officers. She was set free without bail and told to show up for a July 9 court date. It was a wonderfully bizarre day in the star's life. "It was just a vase," Bynes told cops, according to assistant district attorney Chikaelo Ibeabuchi . Foxnews.com says the former Nickelodeon darling was given a psych evaluation before she was released.
February 15, 2013 |
THE ROOTS' Tarik "Black Thought" Trotter returns to Philly this weekend to support the GrassROOTS Community Foundation, bringing with him DJ extraordinaire King Britt , poet Ursula Rucker , singer-songwriter Marsha Ambrosius , rapper Chill Moody and singer Malene Younglao . Besides holding it down for the Roots, Trotter is chairman of GrassROOTS, the nonprofit hosting this weekend's "Let's Move It Philly!" benefit concert, featuring Trotter, Ambrosius, Moody and Malene.
February 13, 2013 |
It taunts men, a reminder of her sexual power. Beyoncé 's body is a symbol: freedom, independence. But it's also a mother's body, Jay-Z 's wife has discovered, a link in the interdependent chain of being. "Right now, after giving birth, I really understand the power of my body," B tells Vogue. "I . . . feel my body means something completely different. I feel a lot more confident about it. Even being heavier, thinner, whatever. " Blue Ivy 's mom says she finally has come into her own. "I feel a lot more like a woman," she says.
December 1, 2012 |
She was sometimes shrill and her sparkly outfits were off-putting. Yet the screams of her devoted fans and the sight of those young girls in their Stetson-wearing glory made one thing clear (with apologies to Elvis Presley): 50 million pink-cowboy-hat-wearing Carrie Underwood fans can't be wrong. A near-capacity crowd of 19,500 of those fans jammed into the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night. The blonder-than-blond country girl with the cool, clean voice has come a long way since winning American Idol 's Season 4, a victory she acknowledged as her platform to fame.