February 2, 2013 |
John Mayer , whose tempestuous relationship with Taylor Swift inspired some of her nicest songs, is offering the same services to another A-list singer, Katy Perry . Mayer tells Rolling Stone he's a misunderstood dude. His love life, he says, has always been as serene as the sweetest spring zephyr ever to grace a John Keats poem. "I haven't had any trouble in my private life at all," John says. His thing with Perry, he insists, is sweet. "It's been . . . I mean, I'm quite happy.
July 5, 2011 |
It's post-holiday album cleanup time, as we acknowledge recent releases and newbies hitting music stores and sites today. BARRY'S THE MAN: If you'd characterize Neil Diamond "a rocker," the same can now be said for Barry Manilow with "15 Minutes" (Stiletto, B) , his first album of original material in a decade. Within the story-telling theme - the 15 minutes of fame and (inevitable) fall from grace of a contemporary musician - we do get treated to several rocking tunes, but, come on - it's Barry (Mr. Middle of the Road)
March 1, 2011 |
That Charlie Sheen , what a card. Heh, heh . Wants his show back. Ha, ha. And he wants a raise. Ho, ho, ho. Oh, stop! Ah, but it's true. In an interview Monday on NBC's Today , the roistering star of Two and a Half Men, which CBS pulled the plug on last week for the rest of the season, said he'll come back for $3 mil per episode, up from the $1.8 mil per he reportedly has been getting. Over on ABC's Good Morning America, Chas said he planned to sue CBS. "I've got a whole family to support and love," he said.
September 23, 2011 |
To paraphrase F. Scott Fitzgerald , a genius is someone who can hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time, who can flourish even when in the grips of paradox. Thus, we present the paradoxical title of a new celeb memoir, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story . It can't be believed yet it's true! Such is the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger , who will release his memoirs next year. Anonymous Source tells People the tome is sadly only a selective, tell-some-but-not-all confession.
January 10, 2013 |
President Obama 's Jan. 21 inaugural ceremony will be funked up by a slew of popular musicians, including Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson , and James Taylor . Beyoncé will sing the national anthem at the shindig, to be held at the West Front of the Capitol, People says. (She and Taylor were also in the chilly preinaugural We Are One bash at the Capitol in '09.) Clarkson will perform "My Country 'Tis of Thee," while Lover Man JT will sing "America the Beautiful.
February 7, 2013 |
We're just going to write it. We don't claim to comprehend it. Says here that 80 percent of the surviving members of Monty Python's Flying Circus will do a new Monty P movie, a sci-fi flick, starring, of course . . . Robin Williams . Working title: Absolutely Anything . Well, in the Mork and Mindy days, Robin was sort of Pythonish. That was faux-sci-fi. Fo fum. Fo Forbes, the source of this tale. Robin will play a dog's voice, and extant Pythons John Cleese , Michael Palin , Terry Gilliam , and Terry Jones (who'll also direct)
November 16, 2012
THERE WILL BE NO rebound relations for Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. Sources close to the Disney starlet say that another woman was definitely involved in the split. To prove her point, Gomez has blocked Bieber from "her phone numbers and other communication devices," according to TMZ, although the site also notes Gomez is still following Bieber on Twitter. TMZ doesn't get it, but every girl likes to check up on her man, even if she's kicked him to the curb. Lemon, linked Liz Lemon of "30 Rock" - played by Upper Darby's own Tina Fey - is getting hitched.
January 17, 2011 |
IF YOU'VE EVER been to a movie junket (guilty!) and watched the Hollywood Foreign Press at work, they're a group of very nice people, with, dare we say, questionable taste. Except when it comes to hors d'ouvres, hotel food and liquor. But they do put on a glitzy TV show, the Golden Globes, that's unfortunately long on chatter and short on entertainment. Snarky British comedian Ricky Gervais got the show started with a brief round of jokes. He first hailed the show as a night of drinking and partying "or as Charlie Sheen calls it . . . breakfast.
November 3, 2011
A 20-YEAR-OLD WOMAN struck hard with Justin Bieber fever has filed a paternity suit against the teen heartthrob, claiming he lost his virginity to her backstage at a concert and fathered her now-4-month-old boy, Tristyn Anthony Markhouse Yeater . The suit seeks financial support. But keep cool, Bieber fanatics, this is not just another example of a cheating dog of a man-boy. The suit says this all happened before Bieber's main squeeze, Selena Gomez , was in the picture.
November 3, 2012 |
Bruce Springsteen , Jon Bon Jovi , Billy Joel , Sting , Christina Aguilera, and now Mary J. Blige will be among the acts performing on Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together , a one-hour telethon hosted by the Today show's Matt Lauer to be broadcast at 8 p.m. Friday. The event (on Comcast-owned NBC channels) will also feature NBC's Brian Williams and Jimmy Fallon (and The Roots ?), and will be shown on Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, SyFy, USA, and NBC.com.