August 20, 2015 |
Elton John at war with Venice British singer and man about the world Elton John is at war with the mayor of Venice, Italy, where Sir Elton lives with hub David Furnish and their two sons, Zachary and Elijah . Mayor Luigi Brugnaro angered the singer when Brugnaro pressured preschools in town to take away images and books that depict same-sex couples. Sir Elton says in an Instagram posting the mayor has "stupidly chosen to politicise children's books.
July 11, 2015 |
Fred Siegel says he decided to become a magician when he saw "a girl turn into a gorilla at Million Dollar Pier in Atlantic City when I was 8 years old. " That would do it for anybody. Siegel brings his show Fred's Magic World , a retro mix of prestidigitation, comedy, and - it says here - some "spooky parts" (maybe leave the littlest ones home), to Act II Playhouse. The show also stars mentalists the Rosen Sisters and Shakespearean escapologist Eric Van Wie, who plays everybody else necessary.
March 20, 2015 |
Sam Smith sheds surplusage These days, we know all about the stars. I mean all . As in, what they weigh today compared with last Thursday. Sweet-voiced Sam Smith , multi-Grammy-winner, has become famous for his stylish corpulence. He now says he has lost 14 pounds in 14 days. He's become a devotee of Amelia Freer 's healthy-stuff book, Eat. Nourish. Glow ., which you and I don't need, of course. He says it has "transformed" his "relationship with food. " Lookin' good, too. Kate lets kat outta the bag AYK, the U.K. Royals do not give media interviews.
March 17, 2015 |
TATTLE ISN'T SURE if this battle should be considered internecine or intergayscene, but Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana , whose high-end fashions were brought to the mainstream by "Sex and the City," have ticked off Sir Elton John . Sir Elton has called for a boycott of the designers after they criticized gay adoption and gay parents having children via in vitro fertilization. In an interview with the Italian magazine Panorama , D&G labeled babies born via IVF as "synthetic children.
December 24, 2014 |
Casey Kasem laid to rest Renowned DJ Casey Kasem finally was buried at a small ceremony last Tuesday in Norway, six months after he died in June, reveals TMZ. The fate of Kasem's body was for months the subject of a bitter dispute among his wife, Jean , and some of his children, including his daughter, Kerri . Jean took Kasem to Norway against Kerri's wishes. Authorities in Los Angeles continue to investigate Jean on allegations of elder abuse. Kim, Kanye are ad costars Kim Kardashian and her man, Kanye West , have, for the first time ever, costarred in a print ad campaign.
April 1, 2014
THE MAN who once proclaimed "Saturday night's alright for fighting" may soon learn what longtime marrieds already know - the other six days of the week can accommodate a dustup just as well. Elton John and his life partner of 21 years, David Furnish , will set sail on the sea of holy matrimony in May. It's a move prompted by last summer's legalization of same-sex marriage in England. "We don't feel the need to take an extra step legally," Furnish told the Las Vegas Review Journal . "But since we're committed for life, we feel it's really important to take that step, and take advantage of that amazing change in legislation.
March 20, 2014 |
Mick Jagger on Scott Mick Jagger said Tuesday that he had yet to absorb the shocking news that his gf of 10 years, L'Wren Scott , died Monday in an apparent suicide. "I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way," the rock superstar wrote on Facebook. "We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. " Scott, a fashion designer who also designed costumes for films such as Ocean's Thirteen and Eyes Wide Shut , began seeing Jagger in 2001.
December 1, 2013 |
Elton John has been a lot of things to a lot of people: a Brit with a Southern Gothic lean, a garishly appointed Liberace-like entertainer, a Disney shill, one of pop's first "out" personalities. One thing younger Philadelphians might not know is that John has several time-honored connections to the area, something he acknowledged during Wednesday's show at Wells Fargo Center. Wearing a sparkly blue tux, sitting at his piano beneath a glittering chandelier, John mentioned his multitude of Philly gigs since 1970 and longtime relationships with local companies (like Clair Bros., the audio outfitters)
November 9, 2012
NEW YORK - Madison Square Garden will hold a special concert next month to benefit those affected by Hurricane Sandy. No performers have been announced for the Dec. 12 event, dubbed "12-12-12. " In a news release Thursday, Madison Square Garden said more details would be available in the coming days. Proceeds will benefit those affected by Sandy in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut area through the Robin Hood Relief Fund. The event is being produced by those behind the 9/11 benefit "The Concert for New York City," which featured Paul McCartney, Jay-Z, The Who and Elton John.
October 20, 2012 |
Titus Andronicus' Patrick Stickles has no qualms about borrowing from the past. Over the course of three albums, his band, originally from Glen Rock, N.J., has combined punk-rock brio with historical, literary, and philosophical allusions. On 2010's The Monitor , Titus Andronicus conflated Civil War references and Abraham Lincoln quotations with the saga of a modern-day young adult in the middle of an existential crisis. On "In a Big City" from the album Local Business , which comes out Monday, a day before the band plays the First Unitarian Church, Stickles drops a line from Hamlet's "to be or not to be" soliloquy into a song that blatantly alludes to the '80s hit "In a Big Country.