February 22, 2012 |
COMCAST'S TAKEOVER of pre-"Smash" NBC/Universal came with a price steeper than owning some of network television's crappiest shows. As part of its agreement with the FCC and the Department of Justice, the media giant will launch four minority-owned networks on its cable-TV systems in the next two years. The networks announced yesterday include: * Revolt, a channel conceived by "P. Diddy" Combs and MTV veteran Andy Schuon , and surprisingly, not about an uprising of people who get their Comcast bill.
November 6, 2012 |
This may fall entirely within the expectation of his fans, but Justin Bieber's concert at a packed Wells Fargo Center on Sunday night turned out to be a religious experience. Bieber started the show descending from the rafters equipped with a set of massive metallic wings, shedding them for a rave-up version of "All Around the World. " He closed with a testament of faith, a towering treatment of "Believe," the title track from his latest album. Yes, he encored afterward with his two biggest hits, "Boyfriend" and "Baby," but that was sheer pandemonium.
February 11, 2011 |
Make a C with your left hand, make a backward C with your right; put them together and point thumbs south. If Never Say Never is an accurate thermometer, then Bieber Fever - the pubescent-female passion for popster Justin Bieber - is North America's happiest epidemic. From Bieber's modest beginnings in Stratford, Ontario, almost 17 years ago to his Madison Square Garden concert last August that sold out in 22 minutes, Never Say Never is one part backstage biography, one part concert film charting the roots and meteoric rise of Justin II, successor to that supernova surnamed Timberlake.
July 7, 2012 |
We celebrated it as a union blessed by the celebrity gods. How wrong we were. "There were people who were genuinely upset that what they thought was perfect was no longer," says Seal, 49, expressing our pain over the breakup of his marriage to Heidi Klum. "I'm in an excellent place right now. In a situation like this, your priority is the children," Seal tells USA Today, referring to the couple's four children, who range from 2 to 8 years old. "As long as the children are happy, I'm happy.
February 22, 2012 |
Gossip guzzlers are going stark raving nuts over a TMZ photo that shows America's sweetie, Drew Barrymore , 37 Wednesday, outside a physician's office holding a sonogram photo print. This must mean she and fiancé Will Kopelman are expecting their first baby! Heck, it could also mean Drew had a friend's photo! Perhaps she wanted to mess with TMZ and asked some random patient, "Ma'am, may I borrow your sonogram?" Whitney cemetery closed The Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, N.J., where Whitney Houston was laid to rest on Sunday, closed its gates to the public Monday following an onrush of fans who clogged its tiny lanes with more than 100 cars.
November 3, 2011
A 20-YEAR-OLD WOMAN struck hard with Justin Bieber fever has filed a paternity suit against the teen heartthrob, claiming he lost his virginity to her backstage at a concert and fathered her now-4-month-old boy, Tristyn Anthony Markhouse Yeater . The suit seeks financial support. But keep cool, Bieber fanatics, this is not just another example of a cheating dog of a man-boy. The suit says this all happened before Bieber's main squeeze, Selena Gomez , was in the picture.
December 14, 2011
SEARCHING FOR some cool stocking stuffers with a techy edge for under $30? How about a battery-enhanced toothbrush that sings like Justin Bieber, a protective case for a smartphone, or a vibrating magic "bullet" that turns a carton of eggnog into a loudspeaker? You may not have to go far for such cute stuff. Even stores not known for gadgets stack 'em high this time of year. Of course, goodies galore also await online for those who act fast. BEYOND BEYOND: A good example of living past its image is Bed, Bath and Beyond, notwithstanding the goofy "Dancing and Singing Rabbi" ($14.99)
April 16, 2013 |
TATTLE HATES to pick on dumb teenagers, but what the heck was Justin Bieber thinking? While in Amsterdam, Bieber got a guided tour of the Anne Frank House Museum and wrote an entry into a guestbook saying, "Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a Belieber. " Absoutely. If she didn't have to hide from the Nazis and die of typhus in a concentration camp 68 years ago. Really, dude, how is your takeaway from the Anne Frank house that you wish she'd been a fan of yours . Bieber's remarks led to criticism from some quarters, as a Facebook response insulting Bieber received more than 1,000 "likes" - slightly more than the museum's original post about the incident.
March 25, 2011
B OBBY RYDELL may have chuckled when it was suggested to him that he had endured a "lost weekend," but there was certainly nothing funny about the large swath of the past decade the 68-year-old entertainer spent trying to drown his demons in copious amounts of alcohol. "I was basically gone for five years," admitted the longtime Lower Merion resident, who tonight shares the bill with fellow vintage vocalists Fabian and Lou Christie as "The Golden Boys" at House of Blues inside Atlantic City's Showboat.
January 4, 2013 |
Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer tells BBC music program host Gilles Peterson . "The doctor said, 'You have signs of Alzheimer's,' " Womack, 68, says. "He said it's not bad yet but it's going to get worse. " He adds, "How can I not remember songs that I wrote? That's frustrating. " Womack last summer made a big comeback with the critically acclaimed The Bravest Man in the Universe , his first studio album in nearly 20 years.