July 27, 2014 |
McDonald on depression Audra McDonald , 44, who plays Billie Holiday in the Broadway show Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill , says she has some insight into the troubled Holiday's psyche, having suffered from depression. She even made a suicide attempt "while I was at Juilliard," McDonald told ABC News' Peter Travers . "I tried to slit my wrist. " The actor said Juilliard's "incredibly supportive" attitude and mental-health facilities helped. The arts school encouraged her to work her way to health by joining the national tour of The Secret Garden . Possibly maybe engaged Royal in-law babe Pippa Middleton is "on the brink of getting engaged," to bf of two years stockbroker Nico Jackson , Unnamed Royal Insider tells Life & Style Weekly.
March 5, 2012
Fresh off his goal that gave the United States a 1-0 exhibition victory over against Italy on Wednesday, Clint Dempsey scored twice to go with Pavel Pogrebnyak's hat trick on Sunday as Fulham routed visiting Wolverhampton Wanderers, 5-0, in an English Premier League game in London. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich , with his club in fifth place and in danger of not qualifying for the Champions League, fired manager Andre Villas-Boas after just eight months at the helm. Abramovich has gone through eight managers in nine years.
March 5, 2012 |
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax raked in all kinds of green, earning $70.7 million in its first weekend to score the biggest box-office debut of the year. The 3-D animated family film, featuring the voices of Danny DeVito , Zac Efron , and Taylor Swift , is based on Seuss' cautionary fable about the importance of preserving the environment. Of its opening haul, $5.4 million, or 8 percent, came from IMAX screens, on the high side for a family film. In second place was the R-rated Project X , about a trio of high school misfits who throw a raging party, which made about $20.8 million, according to studio estimates.
September 3, 2011 |
A Phoenix man named Jesus Llovera claims action movie figurine Steven Seagal , his pal Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio , and a heavily armed SWAT team ruthlessly shot to death his 11-month-old puppy - and 100 roosters - when they raided his home as part of the A&E reality show Steven Seagal Lawman . Seagal has been deputized for the show, which tracks his and Arpaio's mission to have a good time busting bad guys. Arpaio, who was at Llovera's house to arrest him on cockfighting charges, says there was no puppycide.
February 4, 2012 |
Jay-Z and Beyoncé are showing their extraordinary love for new bairn Blue Ivy Carter by trademarking her name. The Washington Post says the couple's application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states they want to use the moniker for a line of - no doubt groovy - baby carriages, baby cosmetics, diaper bags, and so forth. It's like my mom used to say: "Nothing says 'I love you' more than an aggressive marketing campaign. " Robin Gibb recovers Robin Gibb , 62, says he's doing well after undergoing surgery to remove a growth in his colon.
November 1, 2012 |
OK, fanboys, get those light sabers out. A new episode of Star Wars is on its way. George Lucas has sold Lucasfilm Ltd. to the Walt Disney Co. for $4.05 billion, and Darth Vader now works for the Mouse. Disney is planning a seventh installment in the Star Wars series for release in 2015 and wants to keep the series going beyond that, according to the Associated Press. Disney announced the megadeal Tuesday. Chief Mouseketeer Bob Iger said in a prepared statement that the acquisition will help preserve the Star Wars series and meet a "substantial pent-up demand" for new encounters with the Force.
April 18, 2012 |
Ruling that Howard Stern couldn't count XM's nearly 10 million subscribers in figuring his bonus, a judge has scotched his hopes for a $300 million payday from Sirius XM. According to his show's Twitter feed, Stern was "really bummed" by the decision. More bummed than having to spend the summer working with Howie Mandel? The judgment dismissed Stern's suit "with prejudice," which means he can't bring another suit based on the same set of facts. Stern will probably appeal.
September 26, 2011 |
ASKING WHO'S the most annoying celebrity is like asking who needs to lose the most weight on "The Biggest Loser" - almost any answer works and all of them are correct. But Parade magazine and Yahoo!'s omg! needed something to do, so they teamed up for a pop-culture poll. With regard to the celebrity who most gets under people's skin, Kim Kardashian won with 29 percent of the vote, just beating Charlie Sheen , who had 27 percent. He was, however, probably happy to be beaten by Kim. Snooki came in third at 21 percent, a pitiful showing for someone so annoying.
May 1, 2012 |
LIKE EVERYTHING else in our celebrity-saturated society, the White House Correspondents Dinner has become a red-carpet affair. Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan were invited, courtesy of Fox's Greta Van Susteren, and other news stations, magazines and news services now bring so many celebrities to the event, it's a wonder there's room for any journalists. For example, Politico invited Charlize Theron and Eva Longoria. Newsweek/The Daily Beast brought in Reese Witherspoon and Viola Davis.
February 20, 2013 |
Pop music recording industry mogul Clive Davis is a bisexual American man. So the 80-year-old, Brooklyn-born, Harvard Law-educated Rock and Roll Hall of Famer says in a newly revised and expanded memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life , released on Tuesday. Davis, revered for having discovered such artists as Janis Joplin , Bruce Springsteen , Whitney Houston , and Alicia Keys , writes that after his second marriage ended in '85, he began dating men as well as women.