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.
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.
May 22, 2013 |
It's a weird celeb world. Film stars now routinely draw out breakups (see Justin Bieber / Selena Gomez , below) forever for the PR of it. Some (we won't say who) (you know) may even get married or pregnant for PR. Breakup case in point: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson . The much-lusted-after stars of the Twilight film franchise have yo-yo'd us all since 2008: Were they together? Apart? Was it all a dream? Then, last summer, K-Stew got naughty with director Rupert Sanders , R-Patt got hurt, and they split.
February 1, 2012 |
In a stunning turn of events sure to send shock waves through the entertainment industry for generations to come, Simon "Darth Vader" Cowell has fired Paula Abdul - yes, Paula! - from her position as judge on Fox's The X Factor . But Paula isn't the only victim to be cruelly ejected from Si's Death Star: Host Steve Jones and judge Nicole Scherzinger also are out. It's shocking, considering that Si personally wooed and wheedled and begged Paula to join the show after American Idol gave her the heave-ho.
November 14, 2012 |
With her varied dating experience ( Joe Jonas , Taylor Lautner , John Mayer , Jake Gyllenhaal ) and her penchant for mining her breakups for songs, Taylor Swift is verily an expert. Dating, she tells Harper's Bazaar, demands equality. "If I feel too much like I'm wearing the pants, I . . . feel uncomfortable and then we break up," Swift, 22 says. "It's wonderful to hand over the reins to your boyfriend when you control so much of these big, high-pressure decisions.
February 9, 2013 |
Rihanna , 24, who recently told Rolling Stone she's happy being back with old flame and convicted assailant Chris Brown , plans to do the red-carpet shuffle with the dude at Sunday's Grammy Awards, says HollywoodLife.com. Fact, the lovely Barbadian artist was in court this week to support Brown during a hearing on that very case! Brown, 23, was sentenced to five years probation in '09 when he was convicted of felony assault for striking Rihanna after a pre-Grammy bash.
April 16, 2013 |
"If you love someone, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. " Kahlil Gibran 's mushy sentiment sums up a torturous post by Jada Pinkett Smith on Monday, which purports to clarify the essence of her 16-year marriage to Will Smith . "I've always told Will, 'You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be OK,' " Jada recently told HuffPost Live, leading some to conclude the couple have an open marriage....
June 16, 2011 |
WHEN Nadya Suleman , who already had six children, had eight embryos implanted through in-vitro fertilization, her biggest opponent was common sense. Now Suleman, better known as Octomom , is seeking a female opponent to fight with cartoonishly oversized boxing gloves, and headgear, in a 3-minute bout being billed as a Celebrity Wrestling match June 29 at Pennant East (141 Crescent) in Bellmawr, N.J. Tickets are $20 and on sale through webtix.net. The event can also be watched online at battlecam.