December 5, 2014 |
Lady Gaga rape controversy Having revealed to Howard Stern in an interview Tuesday that she was raped by a record producer at age 19, Lady Gaga , 28, found herself involved Wednesday in a flap over her assailant's identity. Celeb website TMZ.com reported that Mark Geragos , lawyer for rapper/singer Kesha (Kesha Rose Sebert) in her sexual- assault lawsuit against record producer Dr. Luke (born Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald ), tweeted "Guess who the rapist was?"
October 29, 2014 |
How many 88-year-old men have ever scored a No. 1, chart-topping album? Tony Bennett is all, earlier this month hitting the high-water mark thanks to a savvy studio collaboration with one Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known to the world as Lady Gaga, on a long-playing set called "Cheek to Cheek. " For those who live under a rock, Gaga's an international dance pop star who could bring loyalists to the party doing readings from the phone book. On "Cheek To Cheek" she's introducing her "Little Monsters" to the sophisticated pop standards that have long been Bennett's stock-in-trade, and (surprise!
September 20, 2014 |
Are you ready for some football? In the fall, always, but this weekend even more so after seeing Half Straddle's In the Pony Palace/Football , a fast, funny romp and stomp all over the gridiron on stage this final week of the 2014 Fringe Festival. Half Straddle parodies the game, sports movies made for boys (grown or otherwise), and the attitudes of players at all levels - current, retired, or still scoring touchdowns in their own minds. Statistics become "likes and dislikes," the coach yells "Don't leave anything on the field!"
July 18, 2014
IN THE SPIRITUAL realm, they call it karma. In the celebrity realm, they call it payback. PageSix.com reports that Jennifer O'Neill , Lady Gaga 's ex-flunky, may have scored as much as a million bucks from Simon & Schuster's Atria Books to spill the beans about her former meal ticket. Fame Monster is the name of the literary landmark being conjured by O'Neill, who toiled in Gaga Land for two years, beginning with 2009's "Born This Way" tour. O'Neill ultimately took the pop singer-freak show to court, claiming that she was owed $393,000 for 7,168 hours of overtime, plus damages.
June 20, 2014 |
IT SEEMS like they've been apart forever - how many romances have they each been linked to since their separation? - but Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are finally divorced, nearly three years after they separated. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John Sandoz finalized the couple's breakup Monday, awarding the former couple joint legal custody of their 6-year-old twin children, court records show. The pair agreed that Lopez will have their son and daughter most of time, with Anthony caring for them seven days a month.
May 29, 2014 |
Kim's dress, the blessed reveal The modern world was beaten to a pulp by the flouncy, bouncy, and, most important, pricey wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in Italy over the weekend. Of all the photos from the event, Kim's pal Jonathan Cheban 's may be getting the most interest. It is of the bride from, you guessed it, the back, showing the massive Givenchy Haute Couture gown, fancifully white, the massive train, and the bride inside. New Billboard charts The music industry has been looking for a way to gauge social-media-driven music interest.
May 18, 2014 |
Lady Gaga isn't like the rest of us. I'm not talking about how the artist born Stefani Germanotta is able to transform herself into a blue octopus while singing "Paparazzi" in her most successfully ridiculous costume during her "artRave: The Artpop Ball" tour at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday. I'm referring to Gaga's enormous capacity to give. "I'm different from everyone else," she told her crowd of adoring fans during an introduction to a solo piano version of "Born This Way. " "If I'm left with nothing, but you're left with anything that I had a whole lot to do with, that's enough for me. " On the other hand, Gaga is also a woman of the people, exactly like the rest of us. "I'm an American just like everybody else," she said, while looking like a psychedelic Pippi Longstocking in multicolored pigtails during "Applause," one of far too many songs she performed from her disappointingly dull 2013 album Artpop . "I have a job, and I want to do it well.
April 18, 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.