December 17, 2015 |
WILMINGTON - At first glance, the 1982 movie Diner seems an odd choice for a musical. Writer-director Barry Levinson's cult classic (which launched the careers of Kevin Bacon, Mickey Rourke, and Ellen Barkin) concerns a group of friends navigating the transition to adulthood in 1959 Baltimore. In the vignette style of the film, nothing happens. Levinson's and composer-lyricist Sheryl Crow's adaptation transforms Diner into a character-driven, slow-burning battle of the sexes that endears in its reflection on the great social divide between 1950s America and today.
December 19, 2014 |
Just how many "Do You Hear What I Hears" do you want to hear? One more, at least. The Christmas music invasion has been going on for weeks, if not months, by now. The playlist below highlights reindeer season songs of note by both flashy pop stars and less exposed indie acts, with a mix of traditional and freshly minted holiday songs. Some of these songs date back hundreds of years, but all have been recorded and released in 2014, starting with the gospel-blues "Do You Hear What I Hear?"
August 1, 2014 |
One morning in March, Sheryl Crow was tuned to a country radio station in Nashville while driving her kids to school. Listening to dudes singing about pickup trucks, moonshine, and girls in their Daisy Dukes, Crow took to Twitter to vent. "Will somebody please play a woman on the radio?" she pleaded. "Any woman. It doesn't have to be me but if I hear one more bro country song I'm gonna vomit!" Sorry, Sheryl. The Bro Country onslaught hasn't abated yet - though there are signs of a backlash, led by the teenage female duo Maddie & Tae. And this summer, Bro Country is coming to the Philadelphia area in a big, Bro-dacious way. Thursday night, Blake Shelton, Bro-friendly star of the TV music reality show The Voice , will play a free concert on the beach in Atlantic City for 60,000 toes-in-the-sand concertgoers.
July 18, 2014 |
Sheryl Crow still single Dating's for the birds, man. Just look at Sheryl Crow , a 52-year-old single mom of two, who has survived breast cancer and a brain tumor. Whenever she's on a date, she feels as if she has to dumb herself down. "I had always gone out with guys who were highly successful, which would seem like it would put me at an equal level. But what ends up happening is that one of you becomes smaller - and it was always me. It's always the woman," the singer tells Good Housekeeping.
June 6, 2012 |
A shocker from Sheryl Crow: The singer-songwriter says she has a brain tumor. Luckily, it's benign, Crow tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Crow, 50, says she's been worried about recurrent memory loss for some time. (Just last month, she forgot the lyrics to "Soak Up the Sun" at a Florida show.) An MRI in November revealed that Crow has meningioma, which develops from the lining that protects the brain and spinal cord. She stayed mum. "I haven't really talked about it," she said in an understatement.
June 6, 2012 |
Sheryl Crow, who's previously suffered from breast cancer, has a brain tumor. The good news is the tumor is benign. In an interview with the Las Vegas Review Journal, Sheryl, 50, said her memory had gotten so bad, she had an MRI done. She got the news about the tumor, a typically benign meningioma, last November, but has kept quiet about it. According to People magazine, the tumor should not require surgery. World to end during sweeps? We already have "Survivor.
August 5, 2010 |
Pop stars for president! That is right . Wyclef Jean, 37, founder of revered rap-hoppers the Fugees , Haitian-born and Haitian-living until age 9, has announced he's running for president of Haiti - and pundits say he could win, too. CNN reports that Jean will make it offical at 9 Thursday night when he talks to Larry King on Larry King Live , the site of all historical announcements, going back at least to Roman times....
July 20, 2010
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (3 p.m., NBC10) - Harry Connick Jr. performs; actress Paula Patton ( Precious ). The Oprah Winfrey Show (4 p.m., 6ABC) - Comic Jerry Seinfeld discusses his new show. Warehouse 13 (9 p.m., SYFY) - When an artifact meant for the Warehouse turns up in the small town next door, the team finds itself in the middle of a B-movie meltdown complete with cowboys, gladiators, sci-fi robots, and beach-storming Marines. Their only chance of survival rests with the man who invented television, Philo T. Farnsworth.
July 12, 2010 |
CINCINNATI Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips spent Thursday morning in Family Court battling one of his baby mamas, a local woman with whom he has a 4-year-old daughter. He has another child with a woman in Buffalo. Phillips, who was selected as a reserve in tomorrow's MLB All-Star Game, and Danielle Daluisio had a casual relationship in 2006 that resulted in a daughter, Micole Malia Phillips . Phillips has seen the child a total of five days in four years according to Daluisio's lawyer, Lynne Gold-Bikin , chairwoman of Weber Gallagher's family-law division.
November 23, 2009 |
TYPICALLY, most of the bull on a film set comes from the producers and the publicists. But yesterday in Cadiz, Spain, seven bulls cast for the film "Knight & Day," starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, broke free and slightly injured two people. Picador. Any dor. Cruise and Diaz were not on set yesterday, and if they were, the bulls, who are merely supporting players, surely would have known to stay away from the talent. The stars are scheduled to arrive in Cadiz next weekend for shooting.