October 4, 2012 |
Come on, you know it: Cole Hamels is, like, hot . Lots of people think so besides you, OK? We are big phans of the Phillies pitching maestro. . . . We're also ROFL at the Hotties Hall of Fame at the Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville, Ky. An exhibition there now is titled "Baseball Hotties: Studs We Love," featuring Cole among 24 other Hottie Hall of Fame studmuffins. Ted Williams in a towel! Jim Palmer in his Supermen! Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez without their shirts on!
September 28, 2012 |
Celebs are lining up to confess their eating disorders (see Lady Gaga , below). Not Salma Hayek , who says she's OK gaining a few pounds. "I push it. I'm at the limit of chubbiness at all times. But I'm happy at all times," she tells More mag. "Everybody has a weakness. Mine is food. " Hayek, 46, says she can always lose the weight. How does she motivate herself to diet? Love, baby, love. "I think if I was not in love, I would probably let myself go faster," says the wife of gazillionaire François-Henri Pinault . Their love, she says, gave her faith in marriage.
September 27, 2012
J.K. ROWLING isn't finished with everyone's favorite boy wizard. In an interview with the BBC, Rowling said she's not opposed to revisiting Harry Potter and the Hogwarts crew for another book. She doesn't want to do a sequel or a prequel, but she'd consider "a sidestep. " "If I did have a great idea for something else, I probably would do it," Rowling said. Despite the massive popularity of her series, Rowling expressed dissatisfaction with some of the books. "I had to write on the run, and there were times when it was really tough," she said.
September 26, 2012
EAGLES RUNNING BACK LeSean McCoy is having a little fun again with Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora, with whom he has feuded over the years. McCoy, in an ESPN interview, said: "Osi, to be honest, he is a good player. I think he thinks that he is better than what he really is. I think he is a ballerina in a Giants uniform. Other than that, that is all I got to say about Osi. " The McCoy-Umenyiora and McCoy feud began in 2011, when McCoy tweeted that Unemyiora is "Overrated n soft 3rd best d-line on his team honestly.
September 21, 2012 |
She of the black perfume, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame- preserved meat dress, and more outlandish costumes than a Halloween superstore in Vegas won't stage her Philly concert until February, but tickets go on sale Friday. The gig is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Wells Fargo Center, with prices ranging from $49.50 to $175. Eight other U.S. and Canadian dates on her Born This Way Ball tour, including Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on March 2, will also be up for grabs at 10 a.m. through www.LiveNation.com . The other gigs: Vancouver, Jan. 11. San Jose, Calif., Jan. 17. Los Angeles, Jan. 20. Las Vegas, Jan 25. Toronto, Feb. 8. Chicago, Feb. 13. Washington, D.C., Feb. 25. Two New York performances are among nine that go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept.
September 15, 2012 |
Kendrick Lamar will not lose. At least, he'd better not. The 25-year-old Compton, Calif., rapper's first music video begins with a bold invocation of his muse Tupac Shakur, Lamar claiming the legendary rap martyr challenged him in a dream with the charge "Don't let me die. " The young scion opens his song's first verse with "visions of Martin Luther staring at me. " And on the corporeal plane, Dr. Dre has graced Lamar's forthcoming major-label debut...
August 30, 2012 |
The pop music spectacle at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia on Tuesday night began with a group of dancers in hooded medieval garb pulling a rope that made a giant, smoking thurible suspended from the rafters swing back and forth, while a Basque folk trio chanted the name of the show's star. Before the night had ended, Lady Gaga had been dissed, Russian punk activists Pussy Riot had been praised, a striptease had been performed, a fake pistol and an automatic weapon had been waved around, and a fair share of hits such as "Express Yourself," "Vogue," and "Like a Prayer" had been energetically played.
August 30, 2012 |
EVERY DAY there seems to be some new sign of the apocalypse. (For the record, Tattle's signs of the apocalypse do not necessarily agree with the signs predicted by evangelical Christians, Mayans or Nostradamus.) Today's sign is that the Walker Art Center, a once well-regarded museum of modern art in Minneapolis, is presenting its first Internet Cat Video Film Festival to showcase the best in filmed feline high jinks. That's right, the YouTubey time-wasters that get millions of people to click away from important news stories are getting their own festival.
July 20, 2012 |
Zac Brown up, not down Who's atop the Billboard 200 albums this week? Why, the Zac Brown Band. Its second CD, Uncaged, debuts at uno with a bearded, burly 234,000 units moved. (Amazon MP3 helped, pricing the CD at $3.99 for a week.) Number 2 is Frank Ocean's CD Channel Orange, with 113K sold, mostly via iTunes. Only about 3K were physical CDs. Hip-hopper Frank jarred the hip-hop world recently when he came out as a gay man. Which may have stoked sales. The rest: (3) Believe, by Justin Bieber, 45K; (4)