July 19, 2014 |
Beyoncé gets everything , OK? The multiplatform chanteuse got eight nominations, leading the human world of human beings, for the MTV Music Video Awards, announced Thursday. Best video? Check. Best choreography? Well, yeah. Best female artist? Again??? Yep. Imposing as Bey may be, she's only one nom up on veteran rap guy Eminem and controversial Aussie street-talker Iggy Azalea : Each had seven noms. Pharrell Williams got a few for the gladdening, ubiquitous ditty "Happy.
July 7, 2014 |
IT FEELS LIKE this week started a year ago, what with the July Fourth holiday and all, but no, it began Monday with a lot of nonsense (we're looking at you, Mr. LaBeouf) and some good news for the Queen of Celebrities (we're looking another way, Miley Cyrus). Enjoy your Independence Day weekend with a side trip to Celebrityville. Friday Esquire "sexiest woman alive" Scarlett Johansson won a lawsuit against a French novelist, Gregoire Delacourt, whom the star claimed "fraudulently exploited her name, her image and her celebrity" in his book, the Guardian reported.
June 12, 2014 |
OPENING a four-day London summit to stop sexual violence in conflict zones, the "Maleficent" Angelina Jolie spoke with passion and conviction, recalling her meetings with rape victims who struggle with injustice and stigma long after their countries have emerged from conflict. "We must send a message around the world that there is no disgrace in being a survivor of sexual violence, that the shame is on the aggressor," she said, to cheers from the audience. "We need to shatter that culture of impunity.
June 11, 2014 |
Dolly and Miley . . . . . . imperfect together. Dolly Parton , 68, who just by chance has a new CD out, tells People mag she feels for Miley Cyrus because back in the day, "Lots of people thought . . . that I was just trashy. " Then she adds, hilariously, "which I was. " Spike Awards: Hard choices The Spike Guys Choice Awards is about one thing, as we all know. Two. Three at the most. Anyway, Saturday in Culver City, Calif., Sandra Bullock , yay!
May 14, 2014 |
B EYONCE WHO? Queen B's little sis, Solange Knowles , has finally stolen her more-famous sibling's thunder with an elevator performance that could land her a bout with Damon Feldman 's "Celebrity Boxing. " The fight took place at an after-party for last week's high-fashion Met Gala in New York City at The Standard, a swanky hotel in Manhattan's Meatpacking District - soon to be renamed Solange's Punchpacking District. The video, available on TMZ.com, shows Solange, Beyonce, Jay Z and a large bodyguard getting into an elevator.
April 30, 2014 |
Mr. and Mrs. Z hit road Beyoncé officially announced her rumored summer tour with husband Jay Z Monday morning. The "On the Run" tour starts June 25 in Miami and hits Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia July 5. The queen diva announced the show on her website, www.beyonce.com . She and her rapper-mogul partner are wearing balaclavas, Pussy Riot-style. This on the heels of Jay Z's recent confirmation of the third annual Made in America festival Aug. 30 and 31, in Philly and (for the first time)
April 25, 2014 |
AS USUAL, WE'LL get the big news out of the way first: Miley Cyrus has left the hospital. Miley was hospitalized on April 15, for an "absolutely horrible reaction" - elsewhere called an allergic reaction - to flu medication. In the interest of public safety, could someone please tell us the flu medication so flu sufferers can be aware of its potentially scary nine-day hospital-stay side effects? "She is feeling much better and Europe [tour] is still on," an unnamed Miley source told E!
April 8, 2014
THE PAST WEEK'S been rough on Miley Cyrus . Last Tuesday, her beloved Alaskan Klee Kai (kinda like a mini husky) Floyd ascended the rainbow bridge. Wednesday, the singer's tour went on. By Friday, her mama, Tish Cyrus , had replaced Floyd with a puppy named Moonie . Cute, but Miley wasn't having it. Through the weekend, the former Hannah Montana dedicated song after song ("My Darlin" and "Adore You") to her most recently departed dog, singing through tears, thanking fans for their support.
March 24, 2014 |
READY TO SPRING forward, showgoers? Get your ears engaged and your body in motion with some fine musicians, two big back-to-back radio-sponsored rock fests, the return of Philly's Center City Jazz Festival and more fabulous femmes - Miley Cyrus, Cher and Lady Gaga, too - than your dance-pop-loving heart can take without bursting. Okkervil River, March 28. This brittle, edgy folk-rock troupe (named after a Russian short story) is so literate, its lyrics stand alone as vivid poetry, short yarns.
February 18, 2014 |
LAST WEEK, U.S. skier Gus Kenworthy the silver medalist in the slopestyle event that the Americans swept, rescued some puppies he found in Sochi, a city that has been ridiculed for rounding up and killing strays. Yesterday, he got a tweet from Miley Cyrus. Hmmm. Looks like he has a thing for dogs. After his race, he tweeted a photo of himself to Cyrus while holding his medal and a sign asking her to be his Valentine. It took awhile, but yesterday, she got back to him tweeting, "Well this just hit me like a wrecking ball...