June 12, 2015 |
Just in time for her close-to-sold-out concerts tonight and tomorrow at the Linc, Taylor Swift has made her couplehood official via Instagram. Swift and DJ Calvin Harris are dating, as indicated by a romantically blurry photo of the couple riding an inflatable swan in a pool. In April, the laptop jockey posted a shot of the singer-songwriter's cats, a clear sign that the twosome was together - and serious. The days since have provided glimpses of romance, celebrity-style: A hug at the Billboard Awards, a trip to a Nashville Whole Foods, a meal out in L.A., rumors of a vegan barbecue hosted by the $1 million-a-gig Harris for the $1 million-a-glance-your-way Swift and friends.
January 24, 2015 |
Leno backs Cosby accusers It's easy to understand why so many celebs have avoided taking sides in the Bill Cosby rape scandal - its scope and weight make it almost deadly. "People jump on the bandwagon, I'm going to wait," The View 's Whoopi Goldberg said. Late-night hosts are keeping their jokes descriptive, neutral. "Why did Bill Cosby cross the road?" Seth Meyers said. "To avoid a reporter who was asking about sexual assault allegations. " Not so Jay Leno . The Tonight Show alumnus says he's disturbed that so many fans refuse to believe the more than two dozen women who have accused Cosby.
December 10, 2014 |
When Q102's annual Jingle Ball blizzards its way into Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night, so will some of the biggest names in teen rock, electro-pop, and hip-hop: Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, One Republic, Meghan Trainor, Jessie J, and Rita Ora. Of particular interest is Azalea, whose steamy singles "Beg for It" and "Black Widow" are part of Re-Classified , a new repackaging of her Def Jam debut The New Classic . And Smith...
October 14, 2013
TATTLER Howard Gensler has the day off, so his DN Weekend sidekick Lauren McCutheon jumped over from the "PH Scale" part of the page to recap the week's celebrity do's and (mostly) don'ts. Yesterday Paris Hilton - remember her? - displayed enduring dim wits when she accidentally dissed a North Carolina DJ. Thinking she was off the air, Hilton called interviewer Bob Dumas an "f- adjective a- noun . " We're guessing Dumas took that as a compliment. Thursday Kris and Bruce Jenner copped to having separated after 22 years of marriage, six of which were on TV. Kris' three similarly televised daughters - Kim, Kourtney and Khloe - are, however, still in completely normal, stable relationships that will doubtless stand the test of time.
October 11, 2013 |
The Jonas Brothers ? Who's that? Weren't they a synchronized swimming team? That ugly (yet, some critics would say, just ) fate - obscurity - awaits siblings Kevin , 25, Joe , 24, and Nick Jonas , 21, whose bubblegum boyband seems on the verge of imploding. The Jonases on Wednesday announced they are scrapping their entire tour, which was to have its grand(iose) opening Friday at Tower Theater in Upper Darby. "There is a deep rift within the band," their rep, Jesse Derris , tells People.
July 26, 2013
FAMILY Philadelphia Dance Day Twenty dance studios offer free lessons in hip-hop, modern dance, jazz, ballet, tango, salsa, bachata, etc. Check ahead to see if kids are welcome at the class you want to attend. The day's finale is - what else? - a dance party on Rittenhouse Square. Various locations, 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. tomorrow, free; dance afterparty at Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Sq., 6-11:30 p.m. tomorrow, $5, philadelphiadanceday.com. Apollo auditions For the first time, judges from famed Harlem theater seek talent in Philly.
June 28, 2013 |
WHAT WOULD you call something that includes Beyoncé, Jerry Seinfeld, Steely Dan, the Roots, Don Rickles and Bill Maher ? How about, July in Atlantic City? As the summer heats up, so does the headliner action as a nonstop parade of top entertainers make their way to town. There's no doubt the biggest booking of the month is Beyoncé , who last year christened Revel with three still-talked-about concerts. This time, Queen Bey will be strutting her stuff at Boardwalk Hall, on July 26. But that gig is but the tip of an impressive iceberg.
June 21, 2013 |
Want to know everything there is to know about the resident teenager? Walk into her room. "Three minutes of observation in my bedroom will tell you more about me than three hours of conversation," Valerie Lenzi, 18, a senior at Owen J. Roberts High School, wrote in her Common App college essay. "Walk through the heavy, metal kitchen door, up the mauve-carpeted staircase . . . and stop directly in front of the last door on the left. You have reached my tangible soul: my bedroom. " Covered in posters and art prints, Lenzi's room showcases her musical tastes (The Kooks, Jonas Brothers - a nod to her younger days, she allows)
May 18, 2013 |
The summer of 2013 pop-music schedule at the Jersey Shore is not quite so star-studded as last year. Atlantic City got a boost in 2012 with Beyoncé christening the then-brand-new Revel casino. Bader Field hosted Metallica's Orion music festival, which has moved on to Detroit, another town seeking revitalization via rock. Still, there will be plenty of marquee names playing down the Shore this season: Willie Nelson, Mary J. Blige, Ke$ha, Sting, Pitbull, B.B. King, Steely Dan, and, yes, Beyoncé are all coming to Atlantic City between now and Labor Day. Outside the orbit of the gambling town, there's noteworthy action, ranging from farther up the Garden State Parkway in Asbury Park, to Dover, Del., where the second Firefly Music Festival will set up shop in June on the way to the beaches of Delaware Bay. Things start to kick into gear Memorial Day weekend in Atlantic City, with Southside Johnny at the House of Blues on May 24 and Mary J. Blige at Caesars on May 25-26.