April 17, 2014
Made in America returns! Mayor Nutter says the Budweiser Made in America festival, curated by Jay Z , will return to Philly on Aug. 30-31, in parallel with a West Coast MIA in Los Angeles. Full details in our news pages! One show, many mouths All 11 cohosts of ABC's The View gather May 15 for a bye-bye show for Barbara Walters . Let's see: Besides Babs, you got Meredith Vieira , Star Jones , Joy Behar , Debbie Matenopoulos , Lisa Ling , Rosie O'Donnell , Elisabeth Hasselbeck , plus Sherri Shepherd , Jenny McCarthy , Whoopi Goldberg . Wow. Speaking of Jenny . . . Congratulations to her and Donnie Wahlberg . She announced their engagement on Wednesday's The View . Flashed that ring, too. RHOA spat leads to warrant Porsha Williams of Real Housewives of Atlanta went after costar Kenya Moore on the set of the RHOA reunion show.
March 19, 2014 |
THE FUTURE is where we are headed, like it or not. And, generally, it's where we want to be. But sometimes it's nice to turn back the clock and remember how things were, say, between the end of World War II and the emergence of the Beatles. Back then, unlike today, show business was primarily for and by grown-ups. "Youth culture" meant kids playing with dolls or toy trucks. Every big city had at least one room where, late at night, adults could listen to sophisticated music as they ate, drank and smoked cigars and cigarettes.
March 16, 2014
Jones: Bye to 'Good Day' On Friday morning's Good Day on Fox29, a tearful Sheinelle Jones announced that "at the end of this month, after almost nine years here, I am leaving Good Day , and I am going to be with my kids. . . . God has certainly given me the desires of my heart and topped it by a billion. " She thanked her audience and cohost Mike Jerrick , who grew up on the same street as she did in Wichita, Kan. Gagging on Gaga at SXSW Inquirer music critic Dan DeLuca reports from the South by Southwest Music festival in Austin, Texas: Never have I been so happy to be so far from the stage as I was at Lady Gaga's show at Stubb's BBQ on Thursday night.
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?