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May 7, 1987 | By JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer
It was no surprise to Chris Isaak when people compared the seriously sexy, pouting look he showed on his first album cover to a "Love Me Tender"-era Elvis Presley photo. "I copied that image directly from an Elvis picture," says Isaak sheepishly, "but I didn't think I'd get caught so quickly. It was just my luck that someone put out an Elvis coffee table book with the same picture on the cover. " Now on the basis of his second album (simply called "Chris Isaak" on Warner Brothers)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2010 | By Howard Gensler
WHO WILL replace Simon Cowell on "American Idol"? The Hollywood Reporter says it could be Chris Isaak (of the 1989 hit "Wicked Game"), who's met twice with the network. (Can a TV talent show survive if none of the judges is British?) Also, at least one candidate has set off a tug-of-war between "Idol" exec producer Simon Fuller and Cowell, whose upcoming Fox singing competition, "The X Factor," is also seeking judges - and is very much the same concept as "American Idol" except that the judges are more hands-on.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2011
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) Actor Matthew Broderick; Paul Simon performs; from N.Y.'s Beacon Theater. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) Condoleezza Rice; actress Amy Sedaris. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) Taylor Lautner; Martha Stewart; Daughtry performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live Ellen DeGeneres; Gabourey Sidibe; Chris Isaak performs.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2012
Film New this week: Flight (***1/2 out of four stars). A high-wire drama about a commercial airline captain - Denzel Washington, in an extraordinary, Oscar-worthy performance - who crash-lands a jet carrying "102 souls. " Back on the ground, things get complicated.          - Steven Rea Music Chris Isaak Singer and guitarist Chris Isaak and his band pay homage to the storied Sun Studio in Memphis with his new album, Beyond the Sun .                - Nick Cristiano Chris Isaak performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at Harrah's Philadelphia, 777 Harrah's Blvd., Chester.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2009
In the same way 1967's Valley of the Dolls took the trash prose of Jacqueline Susann's L.A. novel and turned it into eye-poppingly awful cinema, Bret Easton Ellis' The Informers - another tale of Tinseltown drugs, sex and excess - has transferred itself to the screen with mind-boggling, laugh-inciting horribleness. Set in 1983, when the hair was big and the music bad (Pat Benatar, Gary Numan, Flock of Seagulls), The Informers tracks a beautiful group of guys and gals who party like their lives depend on it. In fact, one of them dies right off the bat - hit by a car as he's heading off to a menage a trois.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2010
Tim McGraw Once Tim McGraw puts on his stage armor - weathered black hat and lived-in jeans - it's party time. One of country's best showmen brings his loaded "Southern Voice" tour to the Susquehanna Friday, a finely calibrated mix of the rowdy ("Real Good Man," "I Like It, I Love It") and the heart-tugging ("Blank Sheet of Paper," "If You're Reading This"). He's even been known to break out a cover of Elton John's "Tiny Dancer. " It takes a confident performer to bring along a hot opening act, and McGraw has Lady Antebellum, a band you can't touch without oven mitts.
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February 19, 2015 | Jonathan Takiff
XOXO, Leighton Meester. What fan of your acting - especially enduring as Blair Waldorf on the long-running CW series "Gossip Girl" - wouldn't want to attend your musical coming-out party at the Trocadero tomorrow? (Details at thetroc.com .) "It's great if people are interested in seeing me, for whatever reason," Meester shared in a recent chat. "This isn't acting - it's the real me. The songs are autobiographical. This is my taste and my life. " Meester never sang on "GG," though a few of the tarty teen/dance pop ditties she recorded for Universal Records (circa 2009-11)
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March 18, 2013 | By A.D. Amorosi, FOR THE INQUIRER
In the 13 years since her debut album - the sparkling R&B-lite of Can't Take Me Home - Pink has consistently crafted new ways of presenting herself. She insists on it, eschewing as she has any notion of ditzy celebrity and Mickey-Mouse pop. Rather than stay on hedonistic pop topics, she co-penned tunes that took on drug addiction ("Just Like a Pill") and dysfunctional parents ("Family Portrait") without losing hit-selling status. One could call the Doylestown-raised Pink - a.k.a.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2012
Film New this week: Flight (***1/2 out of four stars). A high-wire drama about a commercial airline captain - Denzel Washington, in an extraordinary, Oscar-worthy performance - who crash-lands a jet carrying "102 souls. " Back on the ground, things get complicated.          - Steven Rea Music Chris Isaak Singer and guitarist Chris Isaak and his band pay homage to the storied Sun Studio in Memphis with his new album, Beyond the Sun .                - Nick Cristiano Chris Isaak performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at Harrah's Philadelphia, 777 Harrah's Blvd., Chester.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Emmy Rossum; Dave Atell; musical guest Chris Isaak. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - News anchor Brian Williams; Wu Lyf performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (Midnight, 6ABC) - Actress Octavia Spencer; Lloyd performs. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:37 a.m., CBS3) - Actor RZA; actress Melissa Rauch.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 2011
The War on Drugs / Sun Airway Fishtown quartet The War on Drugs cap off an excellent year with a homecoming show at Union Transfer on Saturday. The Adam Granduciel-led band followed up 2008's Wagonwheel Blues and last year's Future Weather EP with the full-length Slave Ambient , its most fully realized conflation of modal guitar ambience and beat poet wordslinging. Also on the bill: Philly band Sun Airway, back home after a European tour in support of last year's Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier , and Ape School, the one-man band of Michael Johnson, formerly of the Lilys and Holopaw.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2010 | By Howard Gensler
WHO WILL replace Simon Cowell on "American Idol"? The Hollywood Reporter says it could be Chris Isaak (of the 1989 hit "Wicked Game"), who's met twice with the network. (Can a TV talent show survive if none of the judges is British?) Also, at least one candidate has set off a tug-of-war between "Idol" exec producer Simon Fuller and Cowell, whose upcoming Fox singing competition, "The X Factor," is also seeking judges - and is very much the same concept as "American Idol" except that the judges are more hands-on.
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