May 7, 1987 |
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)
July 22, 2010 |
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.