July 14, 2016 |
In times of trouble, you could find yourself in far more unpleasant places than South Philadelphia on a breezy summer evening listening to Paul McCartney sing Beatles songs. Which is what a privileged-to-be-there sold-out Citizens Bank Park crowd got to do Tuesday evening, finding refuge from the 24-hour bad-news cycle with the master of the cheerily melodic pop song just three nights after Billy Joel had filled the Phillies-stadium-turned-senior-citizen-rocker showplace, which will also host Bruce Springsteen later this summer.
October 11, 2013 |
MOLLY EICHEL ALLUDED TO it yesterday, and now it's official. The Kardashian/Jenner TV empire has ended another marriage. The Los Angeles Times says Kris Jenner , 57, and Bruce Jenner , 63, have reportedly separated after 22 years of marriage and have kept the news quiet for almost a year. So with all that "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," we haven't been keeping up at all. The whole last season was a sham. If we'd put any time into watching the show, we would want that time back.
April 14, 2013 |
Tattle was so global this past week: Friday In China, "Django Unchained" was yanked from theaters the day after it opened. Perhaps the country had second thoughts about a story in which an angry slave turns on his dictatorial master. In England, Sir Paul McCartney was once again named the country's wealthiest musician. Thanks to his rich wife, Nancy Shevell , Sir Paul is now a billionaire. Thursday MTV canceled the reality TV series "BUCKWILD" after "star" Shain Gandee 's death.
February 19, 2012
Pop Kisses on the Bottom (Concord **1/2) Paul McCartney fans would no doubt rather see the left-handed bassist rocking out - as he did in that raging testosterone guitarfest that closed the Grammy Awards - than sitting around in a tux snapping his fingers with a full orchestra, as he did earlier in the show. But give the softhearted, still-cute Beatle a break: This 14-song set of mostly pre-rock swing tunes (plus two originals) that Macca learned in his Liverpool living room growing up is a warmhearted trifle, a music box of chocolate truffles proffered to his new wife, Nancy Shevell.
February 13, 2012 |
THE GRAMMYS are that annual lovefest when the music industry tries to convince the rest of the world that it still has a pulse. But you know what showed a surprising heartbeat yesterday? The movie industry. For the first time since Christmas 2008, four - count 'em, four - movies opened with more than a $20 million box-office haul. "The Vow" led the way with a ridiculous $41.7 million. Who knew so many people would remember to see a movie about amnesia? In second, with $39.3 million, according to yesterday's studio estimates, was the Denzel Washington-Ryan Reynolds ' action thriller "Safe House.
January 26, 2012 |
THINK OF IT AS "Late Show with David Letterman ," except with nuclear codes. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange 's new TV talk show has found a home on RT, the Kremlin-funded English-language TV station often critical of U.S. policy. RT television announced yesterday that it will air Assange's series of 10 interviews with what it described as "key political players, thinkers and revolutionaries - figures who in the author's opinion will be shaping the political agenda of tomorrow.
October 12, 2011 |
On what would have been John Lennon's 71st birthday (see below), Sir Paul McCartney , 69, wed skweezie Nancy Shevell , 51, Sunday, at a civil ceremony in Marylebone, central London. His third; her second. They'll throw a party Stateside later. Mac's daughter Beatrice was flower girl and his bro Mike was best male. Shevell wore a Stella McCartney dress, and Paul wore a blue suit. He gave her a 5-carat Neil Lane diamond in a platinum ring. Ringo Starr was there, with wife Barbara Bach , George Harrison's widow Olivia , Shevell's son Arlen , and her cousin, Barbara Walters . Wait . . . now Baba Wawa is sort of related to Paul?
October 10, 2011 |
New Jersey may seem like the Rodney Dangerfield of states because it "can't get no respect. " But two news stories show it can - without involving calls for Gov. Christie to seek the Oval Office. This morning, a Princeton professor won a share of the Nobel economics prize. And Sunday, a Jersey girl married super-wealthy ex- Beatle Paul McCartney. The Nobel winner is Christopher Sims, 68, a professor of economics and banking who has been at Princeton since 1999.
October 10, 2011 |
FOR THE SECOND TIME in his life, Sir Paul McCartney was married in London's Old Marylebone Town Hall. In 1969 the bride was American Linda Eastman . Yesterday, on what would have been John Lennon 's 71st birthday, he married another American, Nancy Shevell , in a simple civil ceremony in front of close family and friends. (McCartney's infamous marriage to Heather Mills took place in a big-bucks ceremony at a remote Irish castle.) The former Beatle, 69, raised his wife's hand in triumph as they walked down the steps after they tied the knot.
October 8, 2011 |
Fox says The Simpsons , which just entered its 23d season, may be canceled if voice actors, including Dan Castellaneta (Homer Simpson), Julie Kavner (Marge), and Nancy Cartwright (Bart), continue to bellyache about their salaries. But Harry Shearer , who plays Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, and Principal Skinner, tells the Hollywood Reporter all they want is a share in the profits. "I'm willing to let them cut my salary . . . more than 70 percent," he says, as long as he gets a small profit share.