May 4, 2013 |
As you read this, Lindsay Lohan is enjoying sobriety tucked up in the luxurious if not extravagant bosom of that famed former-First-Lady-inspired celeb rehab, the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., TMZ reports. LiLo, who has racked up more arrests, jail time, rehab stays, drunken fights, boyfriends, and breakups at the tender age of 26 than many a world-class rogue accrues in a lifetime, got to the center via a tortured and circuitous road. Ordered to spend 90 days in an inpatient program in lieu of jail, LiLo was supposed to park her neuroses at the Seafield Centre in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., but balked when she found out it was a nonsmoking joint.
April 25, 2013 |
A NTHONY MACKIE , star of "Pain & Gain" with Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson , walked the makeshift red carpet at South Philly's UA Riverview on Tuesday night. But Mackie wasn't going to stay for long. After introducing the Michael Bay action-comedy, Mackie headed out to the Phillies game. Turns out, despite hailing from New Orleans, he's a big fan Phillies fan. Why? A horse, of course. When Mackie was a kid, he would watch syndicated episodes of the talking-horse sitcom "Mister Ed. " "There was a 'Mister Ed' commercial and he had this thing where he would go (imitating Mister Ed)
February 26, 2013 |
Second of two-part profile series. Troy Carter was at his lowest. The Philadelphia high school dropout had come so far, built a talent management business, sold it for a big payday, and then lost the money, as entrepreneurs do, on a bad swing of the bat. His biggest client fired him. He was broke and in debt. Then, sitting in his office in Los Angeles, where he was about to face eviction, in walked two people who would change his life. First came Vince Herbert, a record producer, who had asked Carter to manage this new talent he had just found, a singer named Lady Gaga, who was right behind him. "Vince is a big guy," Carter recalled, "and I see him walking through the reception area.
February 25, 2013 |
Scene One: January 1990: Troy Carter, 17, was so obsessed with music and the record business that he dropped out of West Philadelphia High School. Every day he walked to Delaware Avenue, to the studio of hip-hop icons DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. He went with his rap group, 2 Too Many, a name they chose because there were three of them, but always only bus fare for one, or food money for one, or whatever they needed or wanted, only enough for one. They hoped to find a way inside, a chance to perform.
February 20, 2013 |
THE LITTLE MONSTERS are in mourning this week. But will they soon start sniffing around for fresh meat to chew? Another icon to idolize and adore? These "monsters" are the rabid fans of dance-pop queen Lady Gaga. And, at the moment, these lovers of all things Gaga are hearing nothing but bad news. Last week, she reluctantly shut down her touring "Born This Way Ball," a huge hit on the arena circuit. (Tuesday's canceled show at the Wells Fargo Center was sold out.) The 26-year-old has been crippled by a long-festering hip ailment, which requires surgery and months of rehab.
February 15, 2013 |
Nihilistic fatalism . Not a term one usually associates with Seth MacFarlane . But that's how he feels about doing the most dangerous job he's ever done: hosting the Oscars. "There is sort of a comfort in knowing that no matter what you do, you're going to get the same reactions in the reviews," the Family Guy creator says. "So I could put on the worst or the best show in the world and I will still be flayed by the press. " Seth, 39, is stuck: If he does what he's famous for - sharp, gutter-level jokes à la American Dad , then the chi-chi crowd will walk out. He says he'll try to strike a balance between Billy Crystal 's classic charm and Ricky Gervais ' shark-toothed satire: "The whole point of their bringing me on was to give it a little bit more of an edge.
January 23, 2013 |
WAR HAS AGAIN broken out on Twitter. In a battle that could send Bieber Fever spreading through the Little Monsters, the fans of Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga are at odds as to who now has the most Twitter followers. Entertainmentwise.com, who counted each follower by hand, reported Monday that Bieber had pulled 1,000 ahead of Gaga. The latest count had Bieber at 33,307,144, Gaga at 33,306,429 and the possibility that there's any real hope for society at zero. * Speaking of the Beebs, and we are oh-so-proud to be part of the 33 million who are, the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Justin is not too happy about the involvement of his mom, Pattie Mallette, in the anti-abortion film "Crescendo.
December 5, 2012 |
NEED A little Christmas, right this very minute? Many's the musician ready to help, with new holiday-themed album releases to take the chill off the coldest wintry night and occasionally remind us what the day's all about. This year's crop of seasonal sets (all available as downloads and most in CD form) started falling out of the skies as early as August from artists major (Rod Stewart, Lady Antebellum) ironically re-paired ("Grease" co-stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton John)
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 9, 2012
LADY GAGA is opening her wallet to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The native New Yorker announced on her website that she will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross. Gaga said that she was giving because of the destruction Sandy caused in NYC: "New York is relentless ambition, a drive to succeed, a place where there is a natural pursuit of diversity through compassion. " Other celebs also have given to Sandy relief efforts, such as Barbara Walters , who donated $250,000.