March 20, 2015 |
Sam Smith sheds surplusage These days, we know all about the stars. I mean all . As in, what they weigh today compared with last Thursday. Sweet-voiced Sam Smith , multi-Grammy-winner, has become famous for his stylish corpulence. He now says he has lost 14 pounds in 14 days. He's become a devotee of Amelia Freer 's healthy-stuff book, Eat. Nourish. Glow ., which you and I don't need, of course. He says it has "transformed" his "relationship with food. " Lookin' good, too. Kate lets kat outta the bag AYK, the U.K. Royals do not give media interviews.
November 11, 2013 |
A half-century ago, pop music's most popular, most important band had its first of seven straight anni mirabiles . In 1963, the Beatles became an international sensation. A very good year it was. (In a much-discussed June article in the Atlantic, Colin Fleming declared 1963 the quintessential Beatles year.) They released two albums, Please Please Me in March, Meet the Beatles in the fall. In their groundbreaking hit, "Please Please Me," they discovered what they could do in a studio; it got to No. 1 in England.
July 28, 2013 |
Half a century ago, the Beatles were really busy. After Beatlemania broke out in 1963, they played more than 1,200 shows, recorded 12 LPs, and appeared in five movies. Some followed the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, or admitted to trying acid, or spurned royal honors, or claimed to be more popular than Jesus. Then, in 1970, they broke up. But that didn't end Beatlemania. In 1976, Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels appealed to the band on the air, offering them $3,000 to reunite.
June 13, 2013 |
USUALLY Tattle writes about actors and actresses who get famous doing movies or television. Actress/singer Joselyn Martinez may one day be famous for her work (she'll soon be seen in the Web series "Wives in the Heights"), but the New York Daily News reported her story yesterday because of her ability to solve a crime. And not just any crime. Joselyn, 36, tracked down the man who allegedly killed her father, Jose Martinez , 26 years ago. She then gave his address and phone number to police at New York's 34th Precinct.
February 1, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Mark Moffett; Ringo Starr performs. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Radio host Howard Stern; the Airborne Toxic Event performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Daniel Radcliffe; Vanessa Hudgens; Evanescence performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live John Krasinski; Eloise Mumford; Gotye performs.
October 6, 2011 |
He was known as "the quiet Beatle. " He was certainly the most enigmatic. So Martin Scorsese's biographical documentary, George Harrison: Living in the Material World , is something of a revelation. The two-part film, available on demand starting Thursday on HBO, is an intriguing portrait of the Beatles' junior partner and guitarist, who died of lung cancer in 2001. It combines home movies, archival footage, and a landslide of priceless snapshots, professional photos, and recent interviews with Harrison's son Dhani, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, George Martin, Eric Clapton, Phil Spector, and many others, conducted specifically for the film.
April 6, 2011
Seven years after Rollie Massimino led Villanova to the 1985 NCAA title, UNLV lured him to Nevada with a secret side deal that lifted his salary above what was reported. He was forced out two years later. After leading the Flyers to two Stanley Cups, Fred Shero ditched Philly to take over as coach and general manager of the hated New York Rangers in 1978. After broadcasting from West Philly for six years, Dick Clark's "American Bandstand" was lured to Hollywood in 1964.
March 23, 2011
The 1964 "Mary Poppins" film score may be the most beloved and popular work by Richard and Robert Sherman, but it is hardly their only effort. Here's a sampling: Movie scores "The Parent Trap" (1961) "The Jungle Book" (1967) "The Happiest Millionaire" (1967) "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (1968) "The Aristocats" (1970) "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" (1971) "Snoopy Come Home" (1972) "Charlotte's Web" (1973) "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" (1977)
July 10, 2010
'Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!" So says Albus Dumbledore, grand wizard of Harry Potter's world. This wizened soul knows the joy of a well-conjured tune, one that keeps the heart, mind, and spirit young. Just look at some of the musical graybeards still performing. Ringo Starr hit 70 this week. Yeah, the oldest Beatle, who's been touring with his All-Star Band since 1989, longer than he spent as part of the Fab Four - almost as long as he's been a grandfather (since '85)
July 2, 2010
Ringo, Diddy, Gaga, more at Shore Summer at the Shore gets into gear with a host of big-name acts vying to pull in July Fourth weekend crowds in Atlantic City. It's a motley mix, beginning with a Beatle. Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, which this time out includes Edgar Winter, Gary Wright, and Rick Derringer, plays Caesars Circus Maximus Theater on Saturday. Farther up the Boardwalk, Sean "Diddy" Combs, currently hot thanks to his surprisingly self-mocking hilarious turn as a record exec in Get Him to the Greek , will perform Saturday, just as plain Diddy, at the House of Blues.