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)
June 29, 2011 |
SELENA GOMEZ needs a nap. It was a week ago Monday at the Four Seasons Hotel and the 18-year-old actress/singer, who was hospitalized for exhaustion a few weeks back, has just flown in from Toronto, where the previous night she'd performed and hosted a major Canadian music-awards show. Between the post-show adrenaline rush and boyfriend Justin Bieber showing up to support her, Gomez had a late night and an early flight, and after two hours of interviews would be off to the King of Prussia Mall to greet thousands of screaming fans.
June 27, 2011
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (3 p.m., NBC10) - Lauren Graham; the cast of Jersey Shore ; Usher performs. How I Met Your Mother (8 p.m., CBS3) - When Nora causes Barney's heart to literally skip a beat, he fears that he's got a real cardiac issue. Antiques Roadshow (8 p.m., WHYY TV12) - Fragile 1700s and 1800s miniature portraits and a 1964 Chrysler turbine automobile. Gossip Girl (9 p.m., CW57) - Jenny is tempted to venture back into Manhattan to meet Tim Gunn of Project Runway . Law & Order: LA (10 p.m., NBC10)
June 26, 2011
Movies Larry Crowne After being laid off from the only job he's known as an adult, a middle-aged man (Tom Hanks) goes back to college and learns an unexpected lesson about life. Julia Roberts also stars. Monte Carlo In a case of mistaken identity, three American girls vacationing in Paris are whisked away to Monte Carlo for the time of their lives. Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy, Andie MacDowell star. Page One: Inside the New York Times This documentary takes viewers into the Times' newsroom to see the process of putting the paper together.
June 26, 2011 |
Selena Gomez flashes her string-of-pearls smile and black-olive eyes as 3,000 fans give her a rock-star welcome Monday at the King of Prussia Mall. The sound of Selenamania is an earsplitting squawk, something like that of squadrons of overexcited seagulls. Gomez, the recording sensation, star of the Disney TV series The Wizards of Waverly Place , and anchor of the Fox mistaken-identity comedy Monte Carlo (opening Friday), is buoyed by the shout-out. With self-assurance and self-doubt in dizzyingly equal proportions, Gomez, 18, is walking the tightrope from teen idol toward mature stardom in five-inch heels, struggling against the perception she's just a "Disney girl.
June 20, 2011 |
Contrary to published reports, the arrival of actress, singer and Justin Bieber squeeze Selena Gomez at King of Prussia Mall won't be until about 6 this evening. What begins at 2 p.m. is the fan event, with makeovers variously described as "mini" and "princess," according to the mall. Starting at 6:30 p.m., she's slated to answer questions from fans for about 45 minutes to an hour. It all takes place in the Pavilion at King of Prussia (not the Court, as also widely misreported)
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.
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.
May 28, 2011 |
Amy Winehouse is trying to dry out - yet again. The troubled warbler has checked into exclusive London rehab the Priory. Does she get frequent-flier miles each time she's in? Better to have loved . . . Pop-culture children Justin Bieber , 17, and Selena Gomez , 18, "were spotted embracing in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday during their romantic getaway" in Hawaii, People says. In the grown-up world, Maria Shriver discussed her disastrous marriage over lunch in Beverly Hills with Bono , 51, says London's Daily Mail in a creepy report that includes a series of photos showing in detail every time the pair had the tiniest physical contact.