March 19, 2013 |
WHO CAN RESIST a woman in uniform? Probably a lot of people when that woman is Madonna and the uniform she's wearing belongs to the Boy Scouts, for whom there is no "Express Yourself" merit badge. Madonna, of course, is trying to change that, so she dressed in a uni and called on the Boy Scouts to lift its ban on gays, while also calling for a "revolution" to prevent discrimination and abuse of the gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual community. Speaking Saturday night at the GLAAD Media Awards, Madonna joked that she wanted to become a part of the Boy Scouts herself, but was turned down, even though she had the qualifications.
October 9, 2007 |
THINK OF IT as a new kind of group therapy. Spending five months and counting on tour together has the once-fractious members of the Police thinking about a new album. "It's sort of like living with the elephant in the room," said guitarist Andy Summers, 64. "I would see it as a challenge, to make an absolutely brilliant pop album at this stage of our career, and that would be something quite remarkable. " The Police broke up in 1984 following five albums. Their hits include "Roxanne" and "Every Breath You Take.
June 26, 2007 |
Today is the day. A celebratory occasion, time for yellow ribbons around old oak trees and pealing bells. That's because on this day, in the City of the Angels, Paris Hilton is expected to walk through the doors of the Los Angeles County jail, a free woman after 23 days in stir for violating her probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case. The L.A. sheriff's department is mum on just when Paris, 26, will be liberated, but whenever the great moment occurs, it will not go unrecorded.
June 21, 2007 |
CELEBRITY CHEF Gordon Ramsay ("Hell's Kitchen") is being sued over his new fall Fox series "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. " Seems the show is aptly named. Ramsay certainly caused a nightmare for Martin R. Hyde and Hyde is accusing him of faking scenes for his new reality TV show in which he was supposed to make like Ty Pennington and "make over" a failing restaurant in seven days. But Hyde, a former general manager at Dillons, the Indian-American eatery in Manhattan, claims the show is a sham.
October 19, 2005 |
IF YOU THINK celebs show up at conventions, casinos, nightclubs, store openings and red carpets to swig free booze, swipe free swag and mix with their peer group, think again. They get paid. A lot. The upcoming Radar magazine runs the numbers for many prominent partiers and lays out what the gullible get for their money. According to Radar, some of the top-earning celebrity whorenaments include: Halle Berry, upwards of half a million for a corporate appearance; Paris Hilton, $200,000 for 20 minutes (suckers!
March 26, 2005 |
Saving Private Ryan star Tom Sizemore lashed out on TV yesterday about the latest developments in the ongoing legal mess that's taken over his life. On Thursday, he was sentenced to 17 months in jail and four months in a residential drug rehab facility for failing seven drug tests while on probation for an '03 conviction for beating ex-girlfriend Heidi Fleiss. But Sizemore, 43, won't be going to jail anytime soon: He is free pending his appeal in the Fleiss case. The actor, who also was sentenced to further inpatient drug treatment in a separate felony methamphetamine-possession case, said that since he was free, he'd won a clear victory.
September 10, 2004 |
THE SOURCE Hip-Hop Music Awards are going West. Kanye West. West received seven Source nominations yesterday, including best album, video, lyricist and producer of the year. Ludacris got six nods. Jay-Z, Ludacris, Lil Flip, Twista and Juvenile will battle for male artist of the year while Youngbloodz, Ying Yang Twins, 8Ball and MJG, Westside Connection and OutKast duke it for group of the year. The Source Awards will be handed out Oct. 10 in Miami and air Nov. 30 on BET. David Mays, the Source magazine's co-owner, also is planning a political rally during the Oct. 10 weekend which he says will address "a very concrete agenda for the youth of America.
September 9, 2003 |
THE PARENTS of R&B singer/actress Aaliyah ("Queen of the Damned") have reached a settlement in a negligence lawsuit over her death in a 2001 plane crash, family attorneys said. The chartered Cessna 402B carrying Aaliyah and eight others crashed shortly after takeoff on a flight from the Bahamas to the Miami suburb of Opa-Locka. Investigators believed the plane was 700 pounds overloaded. Attorneys for Aaliyah's parents, Diane and Michael Haughton, filed notice in federal court Thursday to say the case had been settled with an agreement to keep details confidential.
May 13, 2003 |
June Carter Cash, the on- and off-stage partner of country legend Johnny Cash, was still in critical condition yesterday in a Nashville hospital following complications from heart surgery. The 73-year-old singer, songwriter, actress, author, and multi-Grammy winner underwent surgery Wednesday to replace a heart valve. She was rushed back to the hospital over the weekend. Johnny Cash asked his fans on Sunday to band together and pray for his wife's speedy recovery. "June did this for him one time when he was critically ill," the duo's manager said.
May 16, 2002 |
Trying to steal a few ratings points, CBS yesterday announced four new cop shows, all dramas, to go along with a medical drama and a couple of sitcoms. That's Life, the spunky family drama that featured Ellen Burstyn and Paul Sorvino, got killed, breaking the hearts of its fervent (though small) audience. So did The Education of Max Bickford, a one-year wonder that starred Richard Dreyfuss. Also gone, and less likely to be missed: Family Law and First Monday. The network hung onto two other relative ratings lightweights, The Agency and - fans will sing hallelujah - Touched by an Angel.