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.
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)
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.
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)
March 1, 2012 |
You could say Leon Purvis is living the Justin Bieber dream: the small-town obscurity, the chutzpah, and eventually maybe even the celebrity. While Bieber's star rose from Canada, Purvis hails from working-class Glassboro, where he has invited the teen pop sensation to join him at the prom June 2. As a "bro," not a boyfriend. "He can bring Selena Gomez," says Purvis, 16, referring to Bieber's singer-actress love. "I'll bring a girl, too, although I don't have a date yet. I just want Justin to have a normal night.
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 8, 2013 |
WHETHER you're interested in celebrity silliness or a career in public relations, the following is a perfectly planted gossip item. According to Life & Style magazine - in an exclusive conversation with an unnamed friend of Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber - the reason Selena broke up with the Beebs is because he cheated on her. Duh. With Rihanna . Huh? That's right, Rihanna. You can stop laughing now. It has "devastated" Selena, the friend tells Life & Style . "It really cut like a knife because it happened in February of 2011, when Selena and Justin had been dating for months and were falling in love.
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.
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.
August 19, 2011
SPECIAL BINGO CLUB Bingo brings to mind images of blue-haired, chain-smoking grannies sitting in front of a table full of cards. That is not what you will find at Underground Rebel Bingo. Founded in a London church basement in 2008, Underground Rebel Bingo takes the classic game and turns the party dial up to high, so that it resembles a rave - dancing, music and performances are all part of the package. And what really makes it hip is that not just anyone can show up. Taking some Fight Club cues (the first rule of Underground Rebel Bingo is that you don't talk about Underground Rebel Bingo . . . )