April 5, 2015 |
Lucy, the scary version Residents of Celoron, N.Y., are proud TV and film icon Lucille Ball was born in their town. They love her. Dearly. What they don't love so much is a statue of Lucy by artist Dave Poulin that was erected in town in 2009. It's not just that the comedian looks like a demented serial killer. The face is all wrong - the eyes big and monstrous, the teeth threatening and prominent, the hair kind of masculine. Concerned citizens have spent six years trying to persuade town leaders to redo the piece or get rid of it. Celoron Mayor Scott Schrecengost tells the Post-Journal in Jamestown, N.Y., he doesn't want to waste any more taxpayer money on the statue.
February 15, 2011 |
When you think of Justin Bieber fans, you picture cute, cotton-candy-fed, prepubescent girls and boys filled with joy. It turns out they're vicious, pop-crazed piranhas, rabid French-poodle-size maniacs. So, not true! Beliebers went berserk when the Canadian teen was denied the best-new-artist Grammy by some chick named Esperanza Spalding . Justin, 16, said he was upset. "I worked really hard these past few years, and you know, I'm not going to lie - I was disappointed," he told MTV News.
August 28, 2014 |
Police want Miley's pal Poor Miley Cyrus ! Even her goodwill gestures backfire! Seems the homeless man Miley brought to the VMAs Sunday to accept the best video of the year prize on her behalf is wanted by the police. Miley came to the glitzy gala accessorized with one Jesse Helt as a way to highlight the plight of homelessness. The Statesman Journal of Salem, Ore., says there's a warrant out for Helt's arrest for multiple parole violations in Oregon. Helt was paroled after a 2010 conviction for an attempted break-in at a flat in Salem.
September 17, 2015 |
Bieber: I'm single Lock up your daughters! Justin Bieber 's on the prowl. "I'm single, ladies," Selena Gomez 's ex-boyfriend told Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday on her show. "And ready to mingle. " DeGeneres said Bieb's declaration may cause an avalanche of propositions from women. "I don't know if I'm ready for a relationship right now," said Bieb, who is marketing his new tune, "What Do You Mean?" "They don't want relationships," DeGeneres said. "They just want to mingle.
May 7, 2015 |
Lauryn drops Israeli show Lauryn Hill has canceled her Tel Aviv concert, scheduled for Thursday, but the outspoken artist has no intention of boycotting Israel, as some have claimed. Hill says she scrubbed the show because she was unable to set up a corresponding concert in Palestinian territory. "My intention was to perform in both Tel Aviv and Ramallah," Hill says on Facebook. Hill says it's important to her to play for both communities because she wants to "be a presence supporting justice and peace.
April 13, 2014 |
Diaz: Monogamy's for the birds Prospective Cameron Diaz mates may want to pay close attention to the Charlie's Angels angel's chat with InStyle. "I don't know if anyone is really naturally monogamous," Diaz, 41, tells the mag. "We all have the same instincts as animals. But we live in a society where it's been ingrained in us to do these things. " Diaz, whose dating portfolio includes Matt Dillon , Jared Leto , Justin Timberlake , and Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez , says people chase after monogamy "because they've been told, 'This equals happiness.' " Instead, we end up with a big bowl of misery.
March 17, 2014 |
WHO KNEW President Obama could mix it up with an established funnyman? Is the Biebs back with his former galpal? Where is Malaysia Airlines flight MH370? Take the bullet train to Celebrityville and at least two of your questions will be answered. Friday CNN honcho Jeff Zucker is expected to try out Philly broadcast personality Michael Smerconish for the 9 p.m. Piers Morgan slot that will be vacated March 28 by the British journalist, sources told Deadline.com. Smerconish recently joined CNN and will test along with colleagues Jake Tapper , Bill Weir and Don Lemon , the website said.
January 4, 2015
Menzel vs. Twitter, Round 1 As the universe now knows, leather-lunged Idina Menzel mutilated a high note on Wednesday night while singing the inescapable Frozen anthem "Let It Go" during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest on ABC. At once, the long, idiotic knives came out on social media and carved Idina into kibble. But she's firing back! Menzel tweeted a photo of a wise thing she said last year: "I am more than the notes I hit, and that's how I try to approach my life.
December 13, 2015 |
Wednesday night's Q102 Jingle Ball at the Wells Fargo Center was a not-so-well-oiled machine of back-to-back mini-sets showcasing musical acts, most not well known, performing their radio hits live. Ten solo artists, a duo, and an Australian mall-punk band took the stage, gyrated a bit, performed two to four songs, said, "God Bless," and exited. Within minutes, the stage rotated 180 degrees to reveal the next act. The crowd treated each set as a break from taking selfies with their friends.
June 17, 2011 |
Prince William 's bachelor brother Prince Harry is about to put himself in harm's way - again. The Telegraph of London reports that Harry, who in April was promoted to captain in the British Army Air Corps, will be deployed next year - most likely back to Afghanistan. (His unit has been scheduled to fly there in 2012.) Harry's first tour in the war on terror was cut short in '08, when news reports compromised his position. He was bummed about his return from Helmand, saying "I severely hope" to be deployed again.