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.
December 15, 2012 |
Justin Bieber inspires intense emotions. He's got his Beliebers, fans ready to die for him. And there are plenty of folks who hate on him regularly. But kill the guy? Dana Martin wanted to. At least until he changed his mind. Martin, serving two life sentences in New Mexico for the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl in 2000, last month blew the whistle on a conspiracy he hatched to assassinate Bieber. It's a tale bizarre, baroque, and, yes, bathetic. According to New Mexico TV station KRQE, Martin developed a Taxi Driver -level obsession about the Canadian teen, which eventually drove the con to hire fellow inmate Mark Staake to kill Bieber and three others.
December 14, 2012 |
ONE WOULD THINK that if there ever were a plot to kill Justin Bieber , it would have been hatched by a jealous 12-year-old girl. Instead, it came from convicted rapist/killer Dana Martin , 45, who allegedly enlisted two other men - one his nephew - to do the deed. Documents in a New Mexico court case say Martin told investigators that he persuaded Mark Staake, 41, who he said he met in Las Cruces State Prison, to kill the Beebs, as well as Bieber's bodyguard and two others not connected to the pop star.
December 1, 2012 |
Taylor Swift is packin' 'em in everywhere! Tickets to her July 20 show at the Linc evaporated , yo, in five minutes. Seriously! Three hundred seconds . ¡No más! No prob: Tay-Tay is laying on a new show, July 19!! Also at the Linc. Also with guest stars Ed Sheeran and Austin Mahone . Tix for the new show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Buy 'em by visiting www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000. Baba re LiLo Barbara Walters tells In Touch mag she's concerned for her pal Lindsay Lohan . Lilo, says Babs, is "a very vulnerable, very sweet girl.
November 21, 2012 |
You never really expected the gangly kid from 3rd Rock From the Sun to become a handsome icon of cool: a romantic indie-flick lead in (500) Days of Summer , a sharp supporting actor in Lincoln and The Dark Knight Rises , a quirky action hero in Looper . That's Joseph Gordon-Levitt. At 31, he's got the acting chops, good looks, and hipster-geek demeanor to lead a minirevolution. That's exactly what he tried to do on Monday when he sold out the Merriam Theater as the front man of hitRECord.
November 19, 2012 |
LOS ANGELES - Justin Bieber thanked his haters after winning the first award at the American Music Awards, while Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift performed their new singles. The 18-year-old won favorite pop/rock male artist in the first award handed out at Sunday's American Music Awards and gave a shout-out to those who didn't think he would last on the music scene. "I want to say this is for all the haters. . .," he said. "I feel like I'm going to be here for a very long time," he said, also thanking his mother, manager, family, and his "beautiful, beautiful fans.
November 16, 2012
THERE WILL BE NO rebound relations for Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. Sources close to the Disney starlet say that another woman was definitely involved in the split. To prove her point, Gomez has blocked Bieber from "her phone numbers and other communication devices," according to TMZ, although the site also notes Gomez is still following Bieber on Twitter. TMZ doesn't get it, but every girl likes to check up on her man, even if she's kicked him to the curb. Lemon, linked Liz Lemon of "30 Rock" - played by Upper Darby's own Tina Fey - is getting hitched.
November 14, 2012 |
Here's yet another incentive not to get drunk near a Vegas wedding chapel: Janeane Garofalo says she recently discovered she's been married for 20 years . Seems she and Big Bang Theory producer Rob Cohen got drunk one night and got married as a lark. They thought that since they were kidding around, it wouldn't be legal. Doh! Cohen's lawyer found out the truth after Cohen got engaged to fellow TV producer Jill Leiderman . Needless to say, Garofalo and Cohen got a quickie divorce.
November 14, 2012 |
With her varied dating experience ( Joe Jonas , Taylor Lautner , John Mayer , Jake Gyllenhaal ) and her penchant for mining her breakups for songs, Taylor Swift is verily an expert. Dating, she tells Harper's Bazaar, demands equality. "If I feel too much like I'm wearing the pants, I . . . feel uncomfortable and then we break up," Swift, 22 says. "It's wonderful to hand over the reins to your boyfriend when you control so much of these big, high-pressure decisions.