September 11, 2016 |
You might be tempted to call Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler's current yen for a solo career - as a Nashvillian country singer, no less - quixotic. Tyler has taken his first solo album, We're All Somebody From Somewhere , on tour, and he landed Wednesday at the Tower Theater. It did have the air of a momentary excursion before returning to the Aero-mothership. But the show was pretty good. Lilting country treatments of Aerosmith tunes filled most of the night's set list. His backing band was Loving Mary, a three-male, three-female Nashville outfit, sort of an Allman Brothers and Sisters behind Tyler's still powerfully primal howl.
April 14, 2014 |
A BUNCH OF really funny people made news this week, as did one flub of historical proportions on a funny lady's derriere. Yesterday Stephen Colbert will play himself for a change when he takes the "Late Show" reins from retiring David Letterman next year. Insiders speculate the show will stay in New York. "The Voice" judge Blake Shelton announced he'll play a free beach concert at Caesars A.C. on July 31. Insiders speculate Shelton will not stay long on Absecon Island.
March 9, 2013 |
The great feud between two of entertainment's most prominent women is over. Relief and joy are ours. E! channel talk-show panjandrum Chelsea Handler and genius promoter (she is, she is, no matter what else one thinks) and faux reality-TV master Kris Jenner have kissed and made pancakes, it says here. For two years, Kris had been slowly, silently burning up over Chelsea's snark avalanche about the Jenner/Kardashian Dynasty . The two never spoke. But now - robins sing, pine trees chirp, bears cut a waltz in the brook.
November 30, 2012 |
"I am the last thing on this planet as far as being a racist," Steven Tyler said on Canadian TV in a quasi-apology to Nicki Minaj , we hope the last salvo in one of the sadder media smackdowns in recent memory. It began when Tyler, an American Idol alum, attacked the show's new judges as ignorant. "You just have to give your opinion. It wasn't hard for me," Tyler told MTV. "If it was Bob Dylan [competing], Nicki Minaj would have had him sent to the cornfield!" He added, "Whereas, if it was Bob Dylan with us, we would have brought the best of him out. " This put Minaj out of sorts.
July 18, 2012 |
‘American Idol' future uncertain Across the Union, men and women, pensioners and babies, blue-collar and white-collar workers, dog owners and cat owners alike ask in anguish: Will American Idol survive in these blighted post-Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez days? Producer Nigel Lythgoe seems to share the collective angst, telling Idol host Ryan Seacrest's radio show that he's "really upset" by the departures. Who'll be hired as a new judge? Candidates reportedly include Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Adam Lambert, Fergie, will.i.am, Katy Perry, and Nicki Minaj.
July 14, 2012 |
Jennifer Lopez, have you no shame?! Steven Tyler, have you, um, no shame either? Having used American Idol to resurrect their careers, the pair have dumped the Fox talent show. With Simon Cowell long gone, does Idol have long to live? J-Lo, who was in Philly on Thursday, reportedly made $12 mil for her Idol-atrous service. She announced her treachery by phoning in to stalwart Idol host Ryan Seacrest's radio show Friday. "I really was dreading this phone call with you," she told him. "I honestly feel like the time has come that I have to get back to doing the other things that I do that I've put kind of on hold because I love Idol so much.
March 9, 2012
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Animal expert Jack Hanna; Jesse Tyler Ferguson. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Denzel Washington; Octavia Spencer; Estelle performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (Midnight, 6ABC) - Steven Tyler; Harvey Weinstein; Melanie Fiona. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Actress Kristin Davis; actor Chris O'Dowd.
February 4, 2012 |
Jay-Z and Beyoncé are showing their extraordinary love for new bairn Blue Ivy Carter by trademarking her name. The Washington Post says the couple's application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states they want to use the moniker for a line of - no doubt groovy - baby carriages, baby cosmetics, diaper bags, and so forth. It's like my mom used to say: "Nothing says 'I love you' more than an aggressive marketing campaign. " Robin Gibb recovers Robin Gibb , 62, says he's doing well after undergoing surgery to remove a growth in his colon.
December 29, 2011 |
Dick Clark on Saturday will mark the 40th anniversary of his televised Times Square bash, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve . "There have been many memorable moments," Clark tells USA Today. "The year of the Iran hostage crisis [in 1980], the ball almost didn't drop," he says. The owner of One Times Square wanted to cancel to protest Iran's detention of 52 Americans. "The most nerve-racking would have to be the first New Year's Eve after the 9/11 tragedy," Clark adds. Clark says the popular show had its origins in Philly.