February 20, 2014 |
NO ONE ever doubted that NBC's "The Tonight Show" would go big for Jimmy Fallon's first night. But U2-on-the-roof big? That was a cool stunt. Hypothermic even. Fallon was his charming, disarming "Late Night" self in a classy new setting, dancing with Will Smith, schmoozing with Bono. And while I'm still scratching my head over Kim Kardashian's appearance in the parade of celebs, from Robert De Niro to Lady Gaga, paying off a mock bet that Fallon would never host "Tonight," the bit paid off when Fallon's time-slot rival Stephen Colbert hauled in that bucket of pennies to "welcome" him to 11:30.
November 14, 2013 |
A hat with too many feathers, too many sequins, or too many ribbons is just too much drama. But the right chapeau? The perfectly perched little pillbox? That's the epitome of chic. So you can imagine how excited socialites-turned-entrepreneurs Chelsea Irwin and Natalie Mackey were two months ago when they stumbled upon boxes and boxes of vintage brimmed beauties. Not only was the sheer number of the trendy head-toppers gasp-worthy, the designer names made those fashionistas' hearts hum: Halston, Ralph Lauren, Chanel.
November 11, 2013 |
Lady Gaga is a mess. That's hardly an insult. Everyone loves a good mess. Lady Gaga knows. For Gaga - crafty songwriter and powerhouse singer - a holy mess is a fallback position. Even at her most focused, empowered, sexually driven, and aware, she can break down into schizophrenic absurdity (or downright awkwardness) - with matching costumes that make David Bowie seem buttoned-down. Now we have the new Gaga CD, titled ARTPOP (Interscope ***). ARTPOP makes a mess - then cleans it up, and just barely triumphs over the disarray.
November 7, 2013 |
Lady Gaga and her longtime manager, Troy Carter, a boy wonder from the streets of West Philadelphia, have parted company after more than six years. Carter, 41, responding to a text message Tuesday, said, "Unfortunately, I can't speak on it right now. " Showbiz411, a celebrity blog, was first to report the split, attributing it to "creative differences. " The New York Times reported that Gaga fired Carter, but the parting may have been amicable and the firing necessary for contractual reasons.
October 23, 2013 |
Told ya' it'd happen: Kelly Clarkson , 31, got married this weekend, putting to rest a week's worth of rumors. The American Idol champ on Monday tweeted, "I'm officially Mrs. Blackstock :) We got married yesterday at Blackberry Farms in TN, the most beautiful place ever!" It better be: The venue is a 4,200-acre luxury hotel and resort in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, reports the New York Daily News. Kelly's tweet included three cute wedding pics. In one, the groom, Brandon Blackstock , is giving her a smooch on the cheek.
August 22, 2013 |
Finally! He's come forward! Kind of. Simon Cowell acknowledged Tuesday that he's to be a dad - as close as he's come to admitting that he fathered his onetime BFF Andrew Silverman 's wife Lauren 's baby. "I'm proud to be a dad," Cowell told the BBC. "It's something I hadn't thought of before, but now I know I feel good about it. " Local fiction writer kills it! Philadelphia Stories says the winner of its 2013 fifth annual national Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction is a Penn grad: Che Yeun , now M.F.A.
August 15, 2013 |
Ben Affleck in December walked away from a chance to run for John F. Kerry 's seat in the U.S. Senate. That doesn't mean he's done with politics, says his wife of eight years, Alias ' Jennifer Garner - he's just not ready to make his move yet. "Right now, [Ben] feels like he can do more good for people politically from outside the system," Garner, 41, tells the September issue of Allure, referring to his work with do-gooder dot.orgs. Is that enough? Doesn't Ben want access to The Button?
July 26, 2013 |
WHAT DO Lady Gaga and Alex Rodriguez have in common? Both are planning their return from hip surgery. Gaga's is more likely to happen. The "Poker Face" singer will make her comeback at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 25. It will be one of her first appearances since going under the knife in February. She will sing her new single at the show, which will air live from Brooklyn's Barclays Center, home of the new-and-improved NBA Nets. Her new album, "ARTPOP," will drop Nov. 11. Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the VMA Awards with six nominations each.
July 24, 2013 |
Look into Miley Cyrus ' pixie peepers: innocent lass Hannah Montana is gone. "I've grown up," Miley, 20, tells the Daily Mail in a chat about her "We Can't Stop" vid, which has a drug reference. "We like to party / Dancing with Molly," sings Miley. Molly is a slang term for the drug ecstasy. The word's meaning depends on the ear of the beholder, says Miley: "If you're aged 10 [it sounds like] Miley . If you know what I'm talking about, then you know . . . You can Google me and you know what I'm up to - you know what the lyric is saying.
July 14, 2013 |
The Monster Mistress returns!! Lady Gaga said Friday on her Facebook page that her new album, ARTPOP , will be out Nov. 11, and the new single from it, the first monster spawn, shall plop Aug. 19. She even has had ARTPOP , a word that evidently means everything and not much, tattooed on the side of her left arm. It says here in this here press release that for Lady G, it is a "celebration of obsession," and after all, what isn't?...