May 13, 2015 |
That's Kanye "Ph.D. " West We'll never hear the end of it now. Already beloved for his rabid egomania, Kanye West now has even more to boast about. The Art Institute of Chicago on Monday awarded the megastar an honorary doctorate for his "transformative, genre-defying work. " In his speech to the college's graduating class, Kanye said the degree means his fans wont have to defend his smarts as vehemently as before. "This honor is gonna make your lives easier," he said. "You don't have to defend me as much, and I'm going to make all of our lives easier.
May 7, 2015 |
Lauryn drops Israeli show Lauryn Hill has canceled her Tel Aviv concert, scheduled for Thursday, but the outspoken artist has no intention of boycotting Israel, as some have claimed. Hill says she scrubbed the show because she was unable to set up a corresponding concert in Palestinian territory. "My intention was to perform in both Tel Aviv and Ramallah," Hill says on Facebook. Hill says it's important to her to play for both communities because she wants to "be a presence supporting justice and peace.
April 16, 2015 |
R ITA WILSON , the actress wife of Tom Hanks , is recovering from a bilateral mastectomy for breast cancer. Rita, 58, had been appearing in Larry David 's play "Fish in the Dark" on Broadway and will return May 5, according to her publicist, Heidi Schaeffer . Wilson, in a statement to People magazine, said yesterday that she is expected to make a full recovery and credited getting a doctor's second opinion after...
April 12, 2015 |
Imagine Justin in Argentine jail! Justin Bieber , 21, who recently told the world he has left his criminal past behind, is being sought by police in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A judge on Friday issued an arrest warrant for the Bieb after he failed to respond to a summons in relation to allegations he ordered two bodyguards to attack a photog outside a club in 2013. Justin's reps have yet to issue a comment. Scott: Ashton was with my GF! Scott Eastwood dropped a bit of a bombshell Thursday night, revealing that Ashton Kutcher had relations with a woman Scott was dating.
April 5, 2015 |
Lucy, the scary version Residents of Celoron, N.Y., are proud TV and film icon Lucille Ball was born in their town. They love her. Dearly. What they don't love so much is a statue of Lucy by artist Dave Poulin that was erected in town in 2009. It's not just that the comedian looks like a demented serial killer. The face is all wrong - the eyes big and monstrous, the teeth threatening and prominent, the hair kind of masculine. Concerned citizens have spent six years trying to persuade town leaders to redo the piece or get rid of it. Celoron Mayor Scott Schrecengost tells the Post-Journal in Jamestown, N.Y., he doesn't want to waste any more taxpayer money on the statue.
April 1, 2015 |
Bieber: I'm mature now It always goes back to Mom. Justin Bieber is rehabilitating his spoiled-brat image, starting with an effort to forge a better relationship with Pattie Mallette , 39, the woman who, as a single mother, raised him, cared for him, gave him so much. "We lost our relationship for a while," the Bieb tells USA Today. "She couldn't really tell me anything. She would try, but I wasn't listening to anybody, and that sort of sucked. " The Bieb, who was recently roasted by a cadre of comics eager to skewer him, has had several run-ins with the law, including a dangerous-driving charge.
February 17, 2015 |
He's just 11 years old, but already John is laying the groundwork for a music career. He likes rap, writes his own songs, and recently started singing in church. When he grows up, he says determinedly, he wants to be a star like Justin Bieber, his favorite. Music may be at the top of his list of interests, but sports - football, basketball, and baseball - comes in a close second. "The one I'm really good at is baseball," says John, who plays with his friends. "I can swing the bat really good.
February 12, 2015 |
Mrs. Dornan: No thanks Amelia Warner supports the career of her actor husband, Jamie Dornan , all the way. But she's no masochist. She'd rather not watch his latest pic, erotic zeitgeistmaker Fifty Shades of Grey . Dornan, best known for playing a disturbingly human rapist in the British thriller The Fall , has a few scenes his wife would rather miss. One has him tie up, whip, and spank Dakota Johnson . "She doesn't want to watch this," Dornan, 32, tells USA Today.
January 31, 2015 |
Costner on growing up racist Kevin Costner , whose new film Black Or White tackles race relations, says he wasn't exactly raised in a politically correct environment. "I was raised around a level of racism, not of people who hated, but people who would use [racial epithets] callously and not really think that they were - jokes that would start with that," the actor-director told Steve Harvey on Friday. Costner said he would, too - back then. Written and directed by Mike Binder ( The Upside of Anger , Reign Over Me )
January 30, 2015 |
WITHOUT FORMER People Paper scribe Julie K. Brown , 24/7 columnist Molly Eichel writes, the world would not have Rob Lowe 's newest Lifetime campfest, "Beautiful & Twisted. " Based on Brown's reporting, Lowe plays hotel heir Ben Novack Jr. , whose rocky marriage with a stripper ( Paz Vega ) leads to his murder. Brown reported on the story for the Miami Herald , where she worked after leaving the Daily News in 2005. The story started out with a little news brief about Novack's death.