November 30, 2012

Simon Cowell Wants A Pet Pig!


Media mogul Simon Cowell wants a pet penguin after falling in love with the flightless birds from watching Jim Carrey children's film 'Mr Popper's Penguins'.

Cowell, 52, has decided that he wants one of the birds for his own after becoming a fan of them in the film, which sees Carrey's character's home get invaded by Gentoo penguins, reported Showbiz spy.

"Watching 'Mr Poppers Penguins' again. I love this film. I really do want a pet penguin (sic)," he tweeted.

Cowell has often spoken about his love for animals and was thrilled earlier this year when 17-year-old Ashleigh Butler and her performing dog Pudsey won 'Britain's Got Talent' as he believed they deserved it the most.




Cyndi Lauper and Ballet With A Twist


Following a sold-out performance benefiting the True Colors Fund featuring special guest Cyndi Lauper at New York City’s XL Nightclub and Cabaret, Ballets with a Twist, the hot next generation ballet company,will reunite with Lauper for a charity event at New York City’s historic Beacon Theatre.

On December 8th 8:00pm, the True Colors Fund will partner with stars of song, stage, and screen to present Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays, a concert to raise awareness about homelessness within the LGBT youth community and to support equality for all. The event, hosted by style-savvy Emmy winner Carson Kressley, will feature performances and appearances by Sarah McLaughlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Roberta Flack, and many more. One of these illustrious celebrities will make a surprise appearance with Ballets with a Twist as the company takes the stage to offer a taste of “Holy Water,” an excerpt from the intoxicating, evening-length dance experience, Cocktail Hour. For the first time, the dance will feature live music, including vocal performances by some of New York’s most soulful singers. On January 13th, Cocktail culturists can drink in the full Cocktail Hour suite when Ballets with a Twist returns to XL Nightclub and Cabaret with even more live music blended into the show.

Conceived and choreographed by celebrated dance-maker Marilyn Klaus — whose eclectic background ranges from vaudeville and show dancing to Isadora Duncan and classical ballet — Cocktail Hour is a sassy suite of dances, each inspired by a well-known beverage. The show both reinvents ballet and pays respect to the rich creativity of cocktail culture, launching the Martini, Mai Tai, Gimlet, Mint Julep, Shirley Temple and more off the menu and onto the stage.



Cocktail Hour features original music by Stephen Gaboury, who has collaborated with Klaus for over 20 years. Gaboury’s music has been featured in film and on television. In 2004, he received a Grammy nomination for his work with pop/rock legend Lauper, with whom he recently contributed as co-writer for selections in her new musical Kinky Boots. He has also performed with many A-listers including Patti Labelle, Suzanne Vega and Ute Lemper. Catherine Zehr is the artistic force behind the glamorous costume design. Her exquisite creations evoke the origins and spirit of each libation with vivid colors and embellishments.

Kate Middleton And Prince William Preparing Home For First Child



Kate Middleton is reportedly preparing for her first royal baby. Insiders say the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hope to welcome their first child next year, so they plan to make an apartment in Kensington Palace family friendly. The $1.5 million renovation will be finished by next summer.

"Kate is keen to put her stamp on the place with things she's bought on her travels. She felt certain pieces would be nice 'when we have a bigger home,’” a source tells Us Weekly magazine.

With four floors and 20 rooms, the apartment will be big enough for a growing family. "A baby is the main reason for the move,” an insider claims.

"It's time for the next step -- Kate is hoping she and William can become parents in 2013,” another source says.

Middleton and Prince William have been at the center of constant pregnant rumors since tying the knot in April 29, 2011. Both have expressed their desire to start a family in the future.

CELEBRITY GUITAR AUCTION TO BENEFIT RONNIE JAMES DIO STAND UP AND SHOUT CANCER FUND

Eddie Van Halen EVH prototype guitar--photo courtesy Julien's Auctions

RJD 1990's publicity photo courtesy Julien's Auctions
                                      


Nearly 100 Donated Guitars Will be Auctioned Tomorrow,
Saturday, December 1 at 2PM at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, CA
to Raise Money for Dio Cancer Fund!




The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the world-renowned voice of Dio, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell, will participate in the upcoming Icons & Idols-Rock 'n' Roll Auction at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, California tomorrow, Saturday, December 1 at 2PM. Nearly 100 donated guitars signed by a variety of celebrities from the music world will go on the auction block to benefit the Fund's mission of cancer prevention, research and education.
 
The collection includes guitars signed by the Jonas Brothers, Slash, Tom Morello, Tony Iommi and members of Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, the Alice Cooper Band, Metallica and Iron Maiden. Among the rarities are a prototype electric guitar made for and signed by Eddie Van Halen and a custom hand-carved Ronnie James Dio memorial guitar created by DBZ Guitars. Also in the collection is an Epiphone electric guitar signed by a host of country music stars, among them Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney, an ESP acoustic electric guitar signed by "Twilight" film star Robert Pattinson and three guitars hand painted by the famous elephants of the Asian Elephant Art & Conservation Project in Thailand. 
 
Online bidding has already commenced, and items included in this auction are available for viewing at: http://www.juliensauctions.com/auctions/2012/icons-and-idols-rock/index.html
                                                                                                                                          
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is a privately funded 501C3 charity organization which has already raised more than $600,000 in its short history. Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research and the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life.

Julien's Auctions, which specializes in entertainment memorabilia, is located at 9665 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 150, Beverly Hills, California 90210. A free public exhibition of many of the items included in the auction will be available for viewing during the auction house's regular business hours of 10AM to 5PM through today, Friday, November 30. For hours, visit: www.juliensauctions.com.


November 29, 2012

Lindsay Lohan Charged With Lying To Police


Legal issues just keep piling up for Lindsay Lohan. Hours after the actress was arrested for assault in New York City, California prosecutors charged her with three misdemeanors in a June 8th car accident. Lohan is accused of lying to police about who was behind the wheel of her Porsche when it collided with a dump truck on Pacific Coast Highway. Lohan told officers her assistant was driving at the time of the crash, but an investigation determined that it was actually Lohan who was in the driver’s seat.

The Liz and Dick star has been charged with reckless driving, providing false information and obstructing or resisting a police officer. The charges could result in a judge finding Lohan in violation of the terms of her probation in a 2011 jewelry theft case. Lohan could receive up to 245 days in jail for probation violation.

Lohan is also facing an assault charge in New York. She was arrested early this morning after allegedly punching 28-year-old Tiffany Eve Mitchell at Manhattan’s Avenue nightclub. According to reports, the incident happened after Lohan and Mitchell exchanged words. Lohan is said to have asked Mitchell for space. An insider said Lohan then sat down briefly, but got back up and punched Mitchell. Mitchell called police.

As Lohan was being handcuffed she reportedly said, "Oh my God! I didn't touch anyone!"

Beth Hart Returns with Bang Bang Boom Boom


Beth Hart, armed with one of the most unique and heart-wrenching voices of the 21st century, and a backstory packed with incredible opportunities and lamentable loss, will return with a new album, Bang Bang Boom Boom, on April 9, 2013 (Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group).

Produced by Kevin Shirley (Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Joe Bonamassa, Jimmy Page/The Black Crowes, Dream Theater), Bang Bang Boom Boom features eleven stunning blues, cabaret, rock, jazz and soul-influenced tracks, all written by Hart and recorded live at Shirley's Malibu, CA studio in early 2012. Bang Bang Boom Boom is a life-changing endeavor for the Los Angeles-born singer, songwriter and musician, who brought her life experiences, both positive and negative, together for what one European outlet called "a career-defining album."

"We've covered a gamut of styles on this record," said Shirley, "and it explores what Beth loves to sing. There are some jazzy influences and some hard rock influences, even some vaudeville in there. We've got a little bit of reggae, and some songs that are reminiscent of that West Coast sound of Tom Petty or the Eagles. I think she's made a classic album, it's really amazing."

For the Bang Bang Boom Boom recording sessions, Shirley assembled a extraordinary group of musicians: long-time "Late Show with David Letterman" drummer Anton Fig (Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen), bassist Michael Rhodes (the Dixie Chicks, Reba McEntire, Faith Hill), keyboardist Arlan Schierbaum (Joe Bonamassa, John Hiatt), guitarist Randy Flowers (Meat Loaf, Wynonna Judd), and drummers Curt Bisquera (Josh Groban, Mick Jagger, Elton John) and Herman Mathews (Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, Celine Dion).

Bang Bang Boom Boom gives Hart's eclectic influences free rein, spinning from the brassy gospel of "Spirit Of God" to the sparse "Thru The Window Of My Mind," with her first-ever piano solo on "Swing My Thing Back Around," and an impossibly tender vocal on the Billie-Holiday-flavored "Baddest Blues."

Beth Hart's story is one of intense highs and extreme lows. In the late 90s, she was on the cusp of a promising music career, signed to a major label, with national television bookings, hit singles, and great press, but her career careened out of control due to her substance abuse. Healthy, happy and substance-free now for nearly a decade, Hart has rebuilt her career one brick at a time, touring extensively in the UK and Europe, playing bigger and bigger venues each time, scoring hit singles and critically-acclaimed albums, while watching the buzz grow. Recent musical alliances with artists from Jeff Beck to Slash to Joe Bonamassa have helped cement her ongoing comeback, and the North American release of Bang Bang Boom Boom is the next step on her road to redemption.

"I was so nervous before we began recording," admitted Beth. "But once I came in and met everyone the night before, it was just so great. I thought, 'OK, this is going to be one of those life experiences where you are in the moment and aware of how lucky you are.' It's like starting over, it's like the beginning of music again for me. "









Lohan Bar Fight Reportedly Over Max from The Wanted

According to a TMZ.COM EXCLUSIVE, "Lindsay Lohan punched another woman in the face over Max from the boy band "The Wanted" last night ... and we've learned Max was turned off by the fact LiLo was sloppy drunk inside the club ... this according to sources at the club. We're told ... Lindsay went to the Justin Bieber concert -- but not to see the Biebs -- "The Wanted" was the opening act ... and Lindsay has been scoping Max out for the last few days. Sources say Lindsay tried to get backstage after the concert to see him -- but she was blocked. Fast forward to later that evening when Lindsay met up with Max, Jay and Tom at a hotel bar. The four of them -- along with one of LiLo's friends -- then went to Club Avenue together. As the evening wore on, we're told Lindsay got drunker and drunker ... and it turned Max off. he then set his sights on another woman, which enraged Lindsay. That woman is the one Lindsay is accused of battering. Ironically, Max washed his hands of both of them -- found another girl in the club -- and went home with her instead ... while Lindsay ended up in jail."

Lindsay Lohan Charged With Assault In Club Fight



Lindsay Lohan is at it again - the troubled actress had another run-in with the law after allegedly punching a woman in the face early this morning. Lohan, 26, was arrested while trying to leave Manhattan’s Avenue nightclub around 4 a.m. Det. Mark Nell of the New York Police Department told People magazine Lohan has been charged with assault. Her accuser, 28-year-old Tiffany Eve Mitchell, was interviewed at a nearby police station and released without charge.

"This morning at 4 a dispute broke out at Avenue located at 116 10th Avenue. A female 26-year-old assaulted a female 28-year old. Lindsay Lohan was arrested and charged with assault,” Det. Nell told People.

Lohan was released around 8 o’clock. She will appear in court on January 11. A rep for the Liz and Dick star has not commented.

According to reports, the incident happened inside the club when Lohan and Mitchell exchanged words. Lohan is said to have asked Mitchell for space. An insider said Lohan then sat down briefly, but got back up and punched Mitchell. Mitchell called police.

As Lohan was being handcuffed she reportedly said, "Oh my God! I didn't touch anyone!"

The incident comes just 7 months after a judge took Lohan off probation in her 2007 DUI arrests. The judge kept Lohan on informal probation in her 2011 necklace theft case until May 24, 2014. If Lohan violates her probation by breaking any laws, she could face up to 245 days in jail.

In addition to multiple arrests and jail sentences, Lohan’s troubled past includes 5 stints in rehab for drug and alcohol addiction.

November 28, 2012

Weekend Concert Pick: "An Evening With The Monkees" At The Beacon Theater, Sunday, 12-2, 8PM





By Anne M. Raso

Monkees fans around the world are still in shock over the untimely death of Davy Jones earlier this year and most think the group is simply not the real deal without the sunny song and dance man who had been doing the large club and small theater circuit on a regular basis before his untimely passing. But out of all bad comes some good (as the old saying goes), and Michael Nesmith--who had only played with the band twice (in Tokyo and London) since their breakup 40-plus years ago made the announcement he would be joining up with the current Monkees tour shortly after a memorial in LA at Micky's ex-wife Samantha Juste's house. It surprised everyone more than a...well, out of control barrel of monkeys!

There are many rumors about Nesmith rejoined with his old goofy band mates--from big money to being unable to tour in the past due to hearing problems that have since been corrected through surgery. But the reunion with Nesmith happened "organically" after Jones passed away according to Micky Dolenz. Nesmith himself said to showbiz411.com "This seems like a good time to do this – the right time. Who knows when we will get another chance?”

Davy's death was of particular grief to us here at The Mac Wire since we had interviewed him many times over the years and were about to reschedule an interview that couldn't happen due to time constraints at BB King's in Times Square only a few days before his death in the West Palm Beach area! This writer was lucky in that at the BB King's show earlier this year, Davy cajoled me from the stage after I was bold enough to run up and take flash photos. He made believed he was annoyed at me, said he was calling the cops--and then told me to have a drink on the keyboard player. I gave thumbs up as the drummer did a rim shot!

The current Monkees tour has been getting many great reviews, and has sold out. The show at the Beacon promises to be one of the highlights of the fans have never gotten to hear Nesmith do the songs he made popular as part of America's answer to The Beatles! We will be there with bells on.... or rather, with tambourines glued to our hips, in honor of Jones (who was introduced at his shows in later years as "the world's greatest tambourine player").

There are no tickets left for the show, which starts at 8:00 at the Beacon Theater on Sunday, but it is legal to buy them from people selling them at face value on the street. (Just for the record, all The Monkees’ East Coast dates sold out in ONE DAY!) So we suggest you try to buy up one of those tickets in front of the show--be sure to get there about an hour before show time for that opportunity. And just for the record, the Last Train To Clarksville DOES NOT STOP at 74th and Broadway where the theater is located, LOL!

For more info on the Monkees and their current tour dates, go to www.monkees.net (which to us is the ultimate fan site) or www.monkeeland.com.

(Photos Courtesy Rhino Records.)

November 27, 2012

THE 1970 'ELTON JOHN' ALBUM IS INDUCTED INTO THE GRAMMY HALL OF FAME


Continuing the tradition of preserving and celebrating great recordings, The Recording Academy has announced the newest additions to its legendary GRAMMY Hall Of Fame collection, and Elton's 1970 album Elton John is one of the albums cited as exhibiting "qualitative or historical significance."

This is the 40th year in which the Recording Academy has inducted recordings that highlight "diversity and recording excellence," and the Elton John album is one of the 27 new titles in the collection. There are 933 titles in total.

"With the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame celebrating 40 years, it's especially important to note that these entries continue the tradition of inducting a wide variety of recordings that have inspired and influenced both fans and music makers for generations," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "Memorable for being both culturally and historically significant, we are proud to add them to our growing catalog of outstanding recordings that have become part of our musical, social, and cultural history."

Yoko Ono Designs Clothing Line


Yoko Ono has designed a clothing line inspired by her late husband John Lennon.

The singer/artist based the menswear collection on Fashions For Men, a set of sketches she drew as a gift for the Beatle before their 1969 wedding.

Highlights from the 18-piece range include a pair of trousers with a hand silhouette stitched over the crotch and a sweater with eyelet cut-outs around the nipples.

She tells Women's Wear Daily, "I was inspired to create Fashions for Men amazed at how my man was looking so great. I felt it was a pity if we could not make clothes emphasizing his very sexy bod (sic).

"So, I made this whole series with love for his hot bod and gave it to him as a wedding present. You can imagine how he went wild and fell in love with me even more."

Ono's collection, which also features hooded sweatshirts and boots, will be stocked at Opening Ceremony stores.

Anna Nicole Smith’s Daughter Models For GUESS Kids


Dannielynn Birkhead may only be 6-years-old, but she is already following in the footsteps of her mom, the late Anna Nicole Smith. Like Smith, Dannielynn is modeling for GUESS clothing.

“Dannielynn has the same playful spirit that her mother had on set,” says GUESS creative director Paul Marciano. “She is a second-generation GUESS girl.”

Dannielynn appears in the Spring 2013 GUESS Kids ad campaign. Her father Larry Birkhead says he saw the campaign as an opportunity for Dannielynn to connect with Smith, who was the face of GUESS in 1992.

“I think that this is kind of Dannielynn’s way of paying tribute to her mom in her own special way,” the photographer explained on Tuesday’s Good Morning America. “To see her mom’s picture next to hers as a GUESS girl and say, ‘Hey, I was a GUESS Kids girl and my mommy was a Guess girl,’ that might be her only connection with her mom.”

Dannielynn was just 5-months-old when Anna Nicole died of a drug overdose in a Florida hotel room on February 8, 2007. Anna Nicole, a Playboy model and reality star, was 39.

November 26, 2012

ICONIC RECORD PROMOTER TO THE BEATLES AND ROLLING STONES DIES



The man Billboard Magazine named “World’s Top Promotion Man,” Pete Bennett, 77, died suddenly of a heart attack Thanksgiving day in Connecticut.

Bennett, born in the Bronx, NY is credited for propelling the careers of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, The Who, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor and many others.

Described by Paul McCartney as “the promotion man responsible for getting the Beatles on the radio,” Bennett was named Director of Promotion for the Beatles’ Apple Records label in 1968. After the break-up of the group, Bennett guided the promotional efforts to radio for the solo releases by John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and McCartney.

Over the years in interviews when Bennett was asked why his services were in such demand, he would say “I make unknowns into stars and stars into superstars.”

Among his many legendary achievements, Bennett, working side-by-side with Harrison, produced the world’s first global charity event, “The Concert for Bangladesh,” at Madison Square Garden in 1971. The former Beatle requested Bennett to use his clout and relationships to secure some of the biggest rock stars of the time, including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Leon Russell and Billy Preston.

In 1975 when Michael Jackson and his brothers were looking to leave Motown Records, Bennett orchestrated a deal to bring the Jacksons to Epic Records

Well known for his eye for talent, Bennett is recognized as the first music executive to discover Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler, when he was in a Yonkers, NY band called Chain Reaction.

As impactful as Bennett’s accomplishments were in the music industry, his long list of relationships spanned a who’s who of politics, sports, television and movies, including Bob Hope, Muhammad Ali, Richard Nixon, Elvis Presley, Dick Clark, Nat King Cole, John Wayne and Bobby Vinton.

Bennett is survived by his wife of 47 years, Annette, and his two sons, Peter and Joseph, all of Connecticut. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association.

Lindsay Lohan Looking For Sitcom Role

Despite the scathing reviews of her performance in the Lifetime movie Liz & Dick, Lindsay Lohan is reportedly convinced that TV is the key to reviving her flagging acting career. RadarOnline.com reports Lohan is pushing her team to land her a starring role on a sitcom.

"Lindsay has asked her manager and agent to look into getting her her own television sitcom. Lindsay feels that the small screen would be a great way for her to revitalize her acting career and that a comedy would be the best bet,” an insider tells Radar.

Apparently, the sitcom idea came from former Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen. “Lindsay feels most comfortable doing comedy and it was Charlie Sheen that told her she should do it. Charlie told Lindsay that it was an easy way to make very good money and help her to get her movie career back on track,” the source adds. “Lindsay is loving the idea of having her own sitcom and would love to play someone in a story based on her crazy life."

Lohan “isn’t fazed” by the criticism heaped on Liz & Dick last night. She allegedly believes jealously is the driving force behind the critics who slammed her. “She thinks everyone is insanely jealous of her, and like it or not, she was trending on Twitter last night,” adds the insider.

A Liz & Dick review on People.com complained that Lohan was “completely miscast” as the legendary Elizabeth Taylor, while Entertainment Weekly slammed Lohan’s “frozen face.” The 26-year-old actress has not commented.

November 25, 2012

Breaking Dawn 2 Beats Our Bond at Box Office


The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 continued its reign at the top after raking in $43.1 million.

The final movie of the hugely popular vampire franchise, which stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, held off competition from Daniel Craig's Skyfall for the second week in a row to retain the number one spot.

The Bond film remained at two with takings of $36 million.

Steven Spielberg's historical epic Lincoln clung onto third place with earnings of $25 million, while fantasy film Rise of the Guardians entered in fourth place with $24 million and adventure movie Life of Pi premiered at five, taking $22 million.


50TH ANNIVERSARY MAGAZINE ON SUPREMES OUT DECEMBER 8-EDITED BY BEST-SELLING AUTHOR MARK BEGO


December 8 will see the official release of the full-color magazine “50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION / MY SUPREMES / MARY WILSON” (Event Bookazines / Hudson News). The 128-page publication, edited by best-selling author Mark Bego, is a lavish and exciting remembrance of the top-selling female singing group of all time: The Supremes. The magazine will be available at Barnes & Nobel, Target, Walmart, Hudson News shops and wherever magazines are sold.
The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premiere act of Berry Gordy’s Motown Records during the entire decade of the 1960s. Originally founded as The Primettes in Detroit, Michigan in 1959, The Supremes’ repertoire included pop, soul, rock & roll, Broadway show tunes, psychedelic soul, and disco. They were the most commercially successful of Motown’s acts and are, and to date they are America’s most successful vocal group with 12 Number One singles on the “Billboard” Hot 100. Most of these hits were written and produced by Motown’s main songwriting and production team, Holland–Dozier–Holland. At their peak in the mid-1960s, the Supremes rivaled The Beatles in worldwide popularity.
Mary Wilson’s career has continued to prosper with a series of well received solo albums, the most recent being “Life’s Been Good To Me” which is due to be released in early 2013. She also wrote the New York Times best-selling memoir: “Dreamgirl: My Life as a Supreme” in 1986.
Best-selling author Bego, who this month also releases his 60th book (his first novel called “Murder at Motor City Records”) first came aboard this project due to his 35 year friendship with Wilson; the two have been friends for years and Bego helped her write her two memoirs. Adds Bego, “Mary and I had been talking about doing some sort of retrospective to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the release of the album ‘Meet The Supremes.’ When we received the offer to do this magazine, it seemed like the perfect way for us to celebrate everything Supreme!”
According to Mary Wilson, “Mark and I have worked on several projects together, and I am thrilled to celebrate the entire legacy of The Supremes in one publication. With this magazine we were able to salute every one of The Supremes, our entire history, every one of our albums, and all of the group’s incarnations from the 1960s to the 1970s—and beyond. We cover several decades of wonderful memories, and of course dozens of our sequined Supremes gowns in this magazine!”

Cher Releases Single Early


Cher has rush-released her new single after it was leaked online at the beginning of the week.

The pop superstar had hoped to take her time to record a video for Woman's World before releasing the tune, but a snippet of the song appeared on the Internet last month, and the full track emerged online late on Wednesday, forcing her to change her plans.

Posting the release news on Wednesday, Cher wrote, "We thought we had time, but it started popping all over the world!"

The track is the first release from Cher's first studio album since 2001. It features songs written for her by Pink and Lady Gaga.

November 24, 2012

Stars Pay Tribute to Larry Hagman


Marlee Matlin, Simon Cowell, Larry King and Vanessa Williams are among the stars who are honoring Dallas legend Larry Hagman following his death.

The veteran actor passed away at a hospital in Texas after suffering complications from his battle with cancer, during which he continued to shoot scenes for the revamped Dallas TV show.

He is best remembered for his portrayal of scheming oil baron J.R. Ewing in the original version of the soap opera, which ran from 1978 to 1991, and many of his famous fans have taken to Twitter to express their sadness at his death.

Actress Matlin, writes, "RIP Larry Hagman. His portrayal of JR Ewing on Dallas was iconic but I loved him as well in I Dream Of Jeannie. RIP, " while Vanessa Williams posted a picture of herself posing with Hagman, with the caption, "RIP to the amazingly charming Larry Hagman."

Veteran TV host King admits he was stunned by news of the star's death, and praised the actor for helping him out over the years: "I'm shocked. Larry Hagman was a dear man who had an incredible career. He helped me to stop smoking. He really was a very special person."

TV's self-styled "Mr. Nasty" Cowell honored Hagman as the "best baddie" on the small screen, writing, "Very sad to hear about larry hagman. He was the best TV baddie and from people who met him all said he was a great guy. He will be missed."

Star Trek actor William Shatner, adds, "My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Larry Hagman," and TV star Sharon Osbourne writes, "So sad to hear about the passing of Larry Hagman. Sending love and respect to his family. "

British star Martin Kemp recalls Hagman's most famous Dallas storyline: "RIP Larry Hagman... I was part of the 'Who shot JR' generation. Hat tipped to you," while Irish singer Ronan Keating honored Hagman as an integral part of his childhood, adding, "Fond memories of watching Dallas with my mam (mother). Goodnight Larry and thank you. Legend."


November 23, 2012

Fans Break into Lady Gaga's Garage


Lady Gaga suffered a fright over the Thanksgiving  holiday when 35 of her fans broke into her garage.

The Poker Face hitmaker celebrated the holiday with her family in Peru, where she is due to play on her Born This Way Ball tour on Friday.

However, Gaga was given a scare when a group of her loyal fans, who she calls Little Monsters, gained entry to her garage.

Detailing the bizarre events in a series of posts on her Twitter page, the singer writes, "Monster fact when Gaga is asleep try to break into the garage, sing loud as possible, + ring the doorbell repeatedly... happening now... bad kids.

"Thanksgiving story: woke up for leftovers in kitchen (naked) - stumbled on security camera revealing 35 monsters in my garage... why... I love u (sic)."

VH1 To Air Highlights From Green Day Documentary


Green Day announced they will premiere highlights from their documentary ¡Quatro!on November 28 on VH1.

¡Quatro! takes fans inside the world of Green Day, from the various spontaneous live performances in select cities across the U.S. to the chronicling of their creative process while conceptualizing and recording their current trilogy of albums: Green Day ¡Uno!, Green Day ¡Dos!, andGreen Day ¡Tré!

"Over the last year while we were recording our trilogy, we posted multiple clips every week so fans can see parts of the recording process of ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!," said Green Day's Mike Dirnt. "¡Quatro! brings our fans one step closer by giving them even more access and revealing what it was like for us to make these records."

¡Quatro! will premiere on VH1 on Wednesday, November 28 at midnight, followed by airings on MTV2 during 120 Minutes on November 30 and on Palladia the same day.

Listen: Cher Debuts New Single "Women's World"


Proving a dance diva's work is never done, Cher debuted her new long awaited new single, the club-friendly single "Woman's World" early Thanksgiving morning on her official website. The Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe and Emmy-Award winning icon hasn't had a top 10 single since 2002's "Song for the Lonely." In fact, her last notable release was a remix of the "Burlesque" soundtrack single "You Haven't Seen The Last of Me" which went to no. 1 on the Dance Club charts two years ago. Perhaps that's what spurned the 66-year-old diva to return to the dance floor.
What do you think of the new single?

November 22, 2012

Glee's Matthew Morrison Speaks About Being in Boy band


Glee star Matthew Morrison regrets his boy band past, calling his short stint in pop group LMNT "one of the biggest mistakes" he ever made.

The singer/actor, who plays high school teacher Will Schuester on Glee, was convinced he had landed his big break after joining the band in 2001.

However, Morrison admits he felt miserable singing cheesy tracks and he left the line-up before LMNT had even released their debut album.

He tells fashion website MrPorter.com, "It's one of the biggest mistakes I've ever made in my life. It was at the height of 'NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys, so I really thought I was going to make a lot of money being in a boy band. Singing and dancing to stupid, ridiculous songs didn't feed my soul."

Beyond The Grave: Marilyn Monroe New Face of Chanel


Marilyn Monroe is fronting a promotional campaign for luxury perfume Chanel No. 5 from beyond the grave.


The late screen icon, who famously touted the scent as her favorite fragrance, follows in the footsteps of other brand ambassadors, including Carole Bouquet and Nicole Kidman, and most recently Brad Pitt, who starred in the last No. 5 advertising campaign.

Monroe will now be taking over from Pitt after Chanel bosses put together a new promo featuring previously unreleased pictures of the actress and unheard audio in which she explains her famous quote about wearing nothing but Chanel No. 5 in bed.

She says in the film, titled Marilyn and No. 5, "They ask you questions like... What do you wear to bed - A pajama top?... A nightgown? So I said, 'Chanel No. 5' because it's the truth!..."

November 21, 2012

Taylor Swift Opens Up About Exes And Song Writing


Taylor Swift may use her breakups for song writing, but she will never reveal which guy is behind each song. In a new interview with the New York Times, Swift says she won’t name names because she doesn’t want to throw her exes completely under the bus.

“I don’t talk about who it is specifically because these are real people. You try to give insight as to where you were coming from as a writer without completely throwing somebody under the bus,” she explains.

One ex even asked her to not write about him, but she still did. “Of course I was like, “Oh, don’t worry, I won’t. And then I did. Look, it’s not like it was written somewhere in the fine print that I write songs about my life,” she says. “If we break up, I’m going to write about it. But I’m probably also going to write about when I fell in love with you. So there’s an upside.”

Swift admits that one particular relationship inspired the hit “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” particularly the line in which she talks about the guy liking “some indie record that’s much cooler than mine.” Fans speculate the song is about Jake Gyllenhaal.

“That all came out of this one relationship I was in. This guy was just, so, so cool. It kind of gave me a bit of a complex for this album, because he was always going on and on about this new band that was so cool because they were so underground. I have so many indie bands on my iPod. What I don’t really understand is the attitude that if a band is unknown, they’re good, and if they get fans, then you move on to the next band,” says Swift.

As for the huge success of her new album Red, the 22-year-old says she sometimes feel insecure. “Some days I totally appreciate everything that’s happening to me, and some days I feel everyone’s waiting for me to mess up. I’ve always been really, really aware of my insecurities, really, really aware. I never developed that thick skin that keeps you from letting things get to you,” she adds.

Jon Bon Jovi Vows To “Get Through” Daughter’s Overdose Tragedy

Jon Bon Jovi spoke out about his teenage daughter’s shocking heroin overdose for the first time in an interview with Fox 11 this week. The rocker said his entire family is thankful for the outpouring of support for 19-year-old Stephanie, who was rushed to a New York hospital on November 14 after overdosing in her dorm room at Hamilton College in Kirkland.

"This tragedy was something that I had to face too, so we'll get through it," Bon Jovi told Fox 11. "And people's incredible warm wishes for my family and I have been really reassuring. So, we're good."

The incident resulted in Stephanie’s arrest for misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Ian Grant, the 21-year-old student who called 911, was also charges with drug possession. All of the charges against the pair were later dropped due to a 2011 penal code amendment that protects people from being charged with drug possession if they sought help from authorities for a "drug or alcohol overdose or other life-threatening medical emergency.”

"By law, they have immunity. I can’t prosecute them even if I wanted to,” Oneida County District Attorney Scott D. McNamara said last week. "To proceed would be highly inappropriate and highly unethical, and would jeopardize my opportunity to practice in the future."

Stephanie Rose Bongiovi is Bon Jovi’s first child with his wife of 23 years, Dorothy Hurley. The couple is also parents to sons Jesse, 17, Jacob, 10, and Romeo, 8.

Family insider say the Bongiovi family is still in shock about the overdose. "No one had any idea she did those kinds of drugs . . . Steph has a wild side, but she's not a crazy partier,” a source told Us Weekly.

November 19, 2012

Justin Bieber Wins Big at AMAs


Justin Bieber was the big winner at the American Music Awards, winning multiple awards including Artist of the Year.

The singer had already claimed the night's first trophy for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist and the Favorite Pop/Rock Album prize when his name was called as will.i.am presented the ceremony's last category.

Dragging his reluctant mom Pattie Mallette up onstage with him, the pop superstar said, "This is my mom, she's little but she's beautiful... I wanna thank you for just always believing in me... This is amazing."

He also addressed the drama swirling around his personal life amid reports he and longtime girlfriend Selena Gomez have split up, telling fans, "As long as you guys keep believing in me... I wanna always make you proud."

It was a great night for Bieber's musical family too - his mentor Usher and protege Carly Rae Jepsen both performed and took home awards.

Usher was named Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist and Jepsen beat One Direction to score the New Artist prize.

Other performance highlights came from The Wanted, Kelly Clarkson, Ke$ha, No Doubt, Christina Aguilera, Taylor Swift and Pink, who recreated her dramatic performance dance video for Try onstage at the Nokia Theatre, while Psy closed the show with his international smash hit Gangnam Style - and a special guest.

The South Korean pop sensation was joined onstage by MC Hammer for a mash-up of his catchy anthem and Too Legit to Quit.

Psy and dance music star David Guetta made history at the AMAs by winning the first ever New Media Award and Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist honors, respectively.

There was also a tribute to the late Dick Clark, who created the American Music Awards. The music and TV mogul's longtime pal Stevie Wonder took to the stage to perform a three-song medley of hits as images of Clark, who died in April, were beamed onto a screen behind him.

The 2012 AMA winners are:

Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist - Adele

Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist - tobyMac

Favorite Latin Music Artist - Shakira

Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo or Group - Maroon 5

Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist - Katy Perry

Favorite Soul/R&B Album - Talk That Talk by Rihanna

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist - Beyonce

Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist - Justin Bieber

Favorite Female Country Artist - Taylor Swift

New Media Award - Psy

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded by Nicki Minaj

Favorite Alternative Rock Artist - Linkin Park

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist - Usher

Favorite Country Male Artist - Luke Bryan

New Artist of the Year - Carly Rae Jepsen

Favorite Country Band/Duo or Group - Lady Antebellum

Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist - David Guetta

Favorite Pop/Rock Album - Believe by Justin Bieber

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist - Nicki Minaj

Favorite Country Album - Blown Away by Carrie Underwood

Artist of the Year - Justin Bieber

Final Twilight Film Makes $143 Million Opening Weekend


The Twilight Saga is going out big. Breaking Dawn Part 2, the fifth and final film in the series, raked in $141.3 million domestically over the weekend. The earnings land Breaking Dawn Part 2 eighth on the list of biggest domestic debuts. New Moon, the second film in the series, holds seventh place with $142.8 million, while Breaking Dawn Part 1 holds ninth place with $138.1 million.

The Batman franchise is the only other film series that holds multiple places on the top 10 biggest debuts. The Dark Knight Rises currently holds third place with $160.9 million and The Dark Knight takes fourth place with $158.4 million. The coveted no. 1 spot belongs to last year’s The Avengers.

Overseas, Breaking Dawn Part 2 earned a whopping $199. 6 million. The film’s worldwide earnings total $340.9 million. The Twilight series stars Robert Pattinson as Edward, Kristen Stewart as Bella and Taylor Lautner as Jacob.

Skyfall, the latest James Bond film starring Daniel Craig, took second place at the weekend box office with $41.5 million. Steven Spielberg's Lincoln landed in third place with $21 million. Wreck-it-Ralph and Flight rounded out the top five.

November 17, 2012

Katy Perry Wins Award For Charity

Pop star Katy Perry was honored for her charity work at a gala in her hometown on Friday night.

The I Kissed a Girl hitmaker was among the honorees at the Celebration of Dreams Gala in Santa Barbara, California, hosted by the Dream Foundation at the Bacara Resort & Spa.

Perry, who grew up in Santa Barbara, was presented with an award for her work raising awareness of the charity, which helps grant wishes for families facing life-threatening illness.

American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe was also honored at the event and other famous guests included Glee star Jane Lynch and actress Marcia Gay Harden.

November 16, 2012

Kristen Stewart Struggling With Guilt Over Cheating Scandal

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s romance seems to be back on solid ground following Stewart’s cheating scandal, but sources say the 22-year-old actress is still struggling with her mistake. The Twilight star sometimes has “bad days” when it comes to feeling guilty about her brief fling with married director Rupert Sanders last July.

Pattinson, 26, is ready to put the past behind them, an insider tells Us Weekly magazine. "He's never going to forget what she did, but he has forgiven her. Almost losing him was a wake-up call for Kristen. And Rob doesn't want to be angry anymore. They want to move forward,” the source says.

"They're comfortable, almost as if no scandal had occurred,” adds another source.

The couple briefly split after Stewart admitted to cheating on Pattinson with Sanders, her director for Snow White and the Huntsman. They reportedly reunited in October and have been together ever since.

Pattinson and Stewart are currently on a promotional tour for the fifth and final installment in the Twilight film series, Breaking Dawn Part 2.

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber Back Together?

Pop star Justin Bieber is sparking rumors of a reconciliation with Selena Gomez after they were spotted arriving at a hotel together.

The Baby hitmaker has declined to respond to reports this month that he and the Disney star have ended their romance, but they sent gossips into a spin when they were photographed separately at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Bieber was snapped wearing a red baseball cap as he hurried from his SUV into the hotel's lobby, followed by Gomez seconds later.

Editors at TMZ.com report Bieber had collected Gomez from Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday and drove the actress to her apartment, where they stayed for the night before heading to the Four Seasons the following morning.



November 15, 2012

Heroin charge dropped vs. Bon Jovi's daughter, district attorney says

CLINTON, N.Y. – Drug charges against Jon Bon Jovi's 19-year-old daughter have been dropped, a central New York prosecutor said Thursday.

Stephanie Bongiovi was found unresponsive by medics after she apparently overdosed on heroin in a Hamilton College dorm early Wednesday. Town of Kirkland police charged Bongiovi, of Red Bank, N.J., and fellow student Ian Grant, also of Red Bank, with possession of a small amount of heroin and marijuana.

Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara said he was dismissing the charges against both students. Under state law, someone having a drug overdose or seeking help for an overdose victim can't be prosecuted for having a small amount of heroin or any amount of marijuana.

The so-called Good Samaritan 911 law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in July 2011 was designed to reduce overdose deaths by encouraging people to call 911 without fear of being arrested for drug possession. Similar laws have been passed in several other states.

Bon Jovi, 50, is scheduled to perform at a concert to benefit Hamilton's scholarships and arts programs in Times Square on Dec. 5. He has not commented on his daughter's overdose.

He has four children, Stephanie and three sons.

'Twilight Saga' Finale A Guaranteed Mega-Hit

As Summit launches the final piece of one of the most lucrative franchises in history, long lines around the country are a guarantee for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2." As the latest "Twilight" puts up one of the biggest openings of the year this weekend, Steven Spielberg's acclaimed historical documentary "Lincoln" will also get its wide release after a promising start in select cities a week ago. Also hanging around the top of the box office this weekend will be "Skyfall," which continues to see enormous revenue totals both in the U.S. and around the globe, making it the most profitable James Bondrelease since the 1960s.

When "Twilight" first hit theaters in November of 2008, there was no way for distributor Summit to know how big of a hit it was truly going to be. Even with a slender budget of just $37 million and rough critical reviews, "Twilight" was a smashing commercial success, earning nearly $400 million worldwide and making Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson instant stars. Since the original entry, Summit has grown the franchise both domestically and abroad, with total box office revenue exceeding $700 million for last year's entry, "Breaking Dawn - Part 1."

Heading into its opening weekend, finale "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" already boasts very strong early ticket sales and midnight screenings are expected to be packed across the country, which should lead to a spectacular opening weekend thanks to its ravenous fan base. Considering that "Part 1" posted a phenomenal $138 million opening a year ago over the same weekend in November, expectations are understandably high for "Part 2." With "The Hunger Games," "The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Avengers" all breaking $150 million in opening weekend revenue, look for "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" to join the club with somewhere in the neighborhood of $155 to $160 million this weekend.

Selena Gomez Blocks Justin Bieber Contact


Selena Gomez figured out she doesn’t need the magic of Wizards of Waverly Place to ignore ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber… She can just block him with her phone. According to TMZ, Justin has been relentlessly trying to contact Selena to work out their relationship, but she doesn’t want him to be able to reach her on any format… Including Twitter… So he can consider himself disconnected. It’s also speculated that Selena and Justin broke it off because another woman got involved… Considering when Justin goes anywhere, girls go like this [SOT girl’s screaming]… It’s hard to say who… But it might not be too big of a Victoria’s Secret… We guess Justin didn’t exhibit model behavior. 
Forget the Beauty and a Beat, sounds like Justin just wants his beauty to answer his phone calls. 


ALL STAR LINE UP FOR MADISON SQUARE GARDEN'S “12-12-12” TO INCLUDE JON BON JOVI, BILLY JOEL, ALICIA KEYS, PAUL McCARTNEY, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND



Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company announced today that the “12-12-12” concert on December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden will feature Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Roger Waters, Kanye West, and The Who, with other top artists to be announced.

Event producers, James Dolan, John Sykes and Harvey Weinstein issued the following joint statement: “‘12-12-12’ is shaping up to be a showcase of music royalty. The response from the entertainment community to help those most affected by Hurricane Sandy has been nothing short of astounding. We expect to announce additional legendary performers in the near future and we are confident that the event will ensure those in need will not be forgotten, and vital aid will be directed to rebuilding our communities along the East Coast.”

The “12-12-12” line-up was announced earlier today with a simultaneous roadblock announcement across all 850 Clear Channel radio stations nationwide, as well as on their websites and iHeartRadio, and on Fuse, the national music television network owned by The Madison Square Garden Company. The special one night only live music event will help provide assistance to the millions of people throughout the tri-state area who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.

More information will be released in the coming days related to tickets and VIP ticket packages; on-sale information; partners and sponsors; as well as telecast information. The most up to date information on “12-12-12” can be found by visiting www.121212concert.org.

November 14, 2012

Jon Bon Jovi Daughter Faces Drug Possession Charges


The oldest daughter of rocker Jon Bon Jovi was arrested for drug possession in New York early this morning. Police confirmed Stephanie Rose Bongiovi was taken into custody when officers and paramedics responded to a 911 call about the 19-year-old suffering a possible heroin overdose in her dorm room at Hamilton College in Kirkland.

A search of the teen’s room uncovered heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. She was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana, both misdemeanors. Another student identified as 21-year-old Ian Grant was also arrested and charged with drug possession. Bongiovi was released from police custody and will return to court to face charges.

Hamilton College released a statement saying Bongiovi and Grant’s actions also violate campus policy. "The college is cooperating with the police investigation. Our first concern is always for the safety of our students. Out of respect for the privacy of our students and in accordance with federal regulations we do not discuss individual health or disciplinary matters,” the school said.

Bon Jovi has not commented. Stephanie is his oldest child with wife Dorothea Hurley. The couple of 23 years is also parents to sons Jesse, 17, Jacob, 10, and Romeo, 8.

November 13, 2012

Taylor Swift Wants A Boyfriend Who Can Handle Being In Control

Fans usually hear about Taylor Swift’s love life through her songs, but this time the superstar is dishing about romance in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar. Swift, whose past boyfriends include Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, Jake Gyllenhaal and Connor Kennedy, tells the magazine about what she wants in a partner.

“If I feel too much like I'm wearing the pants, I start to feel uncomfortable and then we break up," says Swift.

“It needs to be equal,” she explains.

The 22-year-old says she is looking for someone who can handle being in control sometimes. “[Relationships are] the ultimate collaboration, [but sometimes] it’s wonderful to hand over the reins to your boyfriend when you control so much of these big, high-pressure decisions, you know? That is a huge defining factor in who you choose to be with,” Swift tells the magazine.

“Some combinations of people are toxic, you know? You have to find the right one that isn’t just going to explode into fiery ash and destruction,” she adds. “Despite all of that and how unpleasant it is, as a writer you get a lot from it. It’s a crazy justification system. You know that guy you really wish you could erase from your memory? But then the answer is track six, eight, 12, and 13.”

Swift’s recently released album Red has already sold nearly 1.6 million copies. She will kick off her next tour in Omaha, Nebraska on March 13. 2013.

On The Red Carpet: Rob and Kristen at Twilight Breaking Dawn LA Premiere!


November 11, 2012

Popular TV Shows like American Idol and the X Factor Create an Increased Market Demand for Karaoke Equipment


KTS Karaoke, an online karaoke equipment retailer, will guarantee a price match for any competitor stores on all karaoke music and equipment.

Ever since popular TV shows, like American Idol and now the X Factor, inspired young Americans to become singers. This consequently revived the karaoke industry and created a buzz about high quality karaoke equipment. The inspiration was from the fact that anyone can have a million dollar signing contract for winning one of these contests caused quite a commotion for the music industry, and also the karaoke industry. Online karaoke businesses saw a huge increase in karaoke equipment sales and with karaoke CDs and DVDs. It seems young Americans are using karaoke machines to practice, or at least experience, what it would be like to go on stage and sing to your favorite songs.

Due to this increase in karaoke equipment sales KTS Karaoke, an online karaoke equipment retailer, has announced that they will guarantee a price match with any competitors that sell for a lower listed price on karaoke music or karaoke equipment. KTS Karaoke is known for having the most popular karaoke songs and equipment, like the Entertech Magic Sing Microphones, sold at the very best price you can find. Not only will they price match any competitor product listing, but they will also beat that price by an additional 1%. With those low price guarantee’s, there would not be a better reason to go online and shop at www.ktskaraoke.com. If you are interested in saving even more money, you can sign up for a monthly subscription plan. With the plan KTS Karaoke will automatically send you the monthly popular hits CDG set for Pop and Country genres at a reduced price.

The popular TV shows are generating such a large interest in karaoke that there are now American Idol karaoke video games and karaoke systems. Nielson ratings have the show estimated at 29 million viewers each week on peak nights. A lot of the younger generation viewers are inspired by the contestants and want to experience that same feeling, which is what local karaoke clubs have been doing for a long time. Knowing that, it is no wonder why the karaoke industry has been reignited in America, and sales continue to rise. Karaoke is a great way to get together and have fun with your entire family, which is a valuable experience in today’s society.

KTS Karaoke is a 5 star rated online retailer that sells professional karaoke machines, equipment, music, mixers, and DJ equipment. Visitwww.ktskaraoke.com to browse all the latest karaoke equipment on the market.

November 10, 2012

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Call It Quits

According to a new report, pop star Justin Bieber has split from his actress girlfriend Selena Gomez.

The pair went public with the relationship in February last year when they attended the Vanity Fair Oscars party together but they have allegedly called it quits.

The couple reportedly parted ways last week and Bieber was spotted attending Broadway show The Lion King on Friday without Gomez.

Bieber and Gomez's hectic work schedules are blamed for the reported the split. A source tells E! Online, "Because of their crazy schedules, it was getting harder and harder to maintain a relationship."

November 9, 2012

Kristen Stewart Hints At Snow White Sequel

Remember rumors Kristen Stewart was dramatically unlinked from potential the SWATH franchise following the Rupert Sanders affair?

And rumors that Chris Hemsworth was gonna get a Hunstman spinoff?

And rumors that Rupert might direct a sequel on his wife’s strict orders that he never worked with Kristen again?

Ok well back up everyone, back up.

Because K-Stew has planted a seed that could grow a brand new tree of poisoned apples

Despite another rumour that her huge salary was the reason that she wasn’t asked back for round two, Hollywood reporter asked her if she’d heard anything about a sequel to which she hinted “maybe” followed by “No one’s positive or anything, but I think there’s a strong possibility,”

You’d need a magic mirror to see that one coming.

George Clooney Will Never Wed

George Clooney's sister is convinced her famous brother will never get married and have children because he is too dedicated to his career.

The Ocean's Eleven star, who is currently romancing former wrestler Stacy Keibler, has been a serial dater since 1993, when he split from his wife of four years, Talia Balsam.

Clooney's older sibling Adelia Zeidler is convinced the 51-year-old won't walk down the aisle again and start a family because he won't want to leave a wife and kids behind while he goes off to make movies.

She tells the New York Daily News, "I would say he probably will not get married... If he was going to get married he would want to be a husband and be somebody who would be there, who would have the time and the ability to focus on the family and the home and all of that. And in the business that he is in, he has to be able to get up and go.

"The majority of actors don't really make their marriages work... If he had children, when he was with them, he would be concerned about his career and if he was working he would be concerned about the children. And he doesn't think it would be fair to split his focus."

Kristen Stewart Creeped Out By 50 Shades of Grey

Kristen Stewart’s nude scenes in her upcoming movie, On The Road, may have been be “no big deal” to her… But while topless scenes on screen may be fine with her, it’s nudity on a written page that has this actress troubled.
According to the Sun, the book “50 Shades of Grey” isn’t a good color on her.
Some think Kristen could be in the running to play the on-screen star of the book, Anastasia Steele, but it’s definitely a role she won’t be handcuffed to.
Kristen reportedly says she skimmed a few pages, and the content is so raunchy when she sees people reading it on planes she gets genuinely creeped out.
She says “You’re basically just reading porn right now! Get that blanket off your lap!”

Mark Wahlberg Will Star In Transformers 4, Michael Bay Confirms

In a press release posted on his official website this week, director Michael Bay confirmed Mark Wahlberg has been cast in the fourth installment of Transformers. Wahlberg replaces Shia LaBeouf, who had the lead role in the first three Transformers films.

“An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers’ legacy,” Bay said.

Bay and Wahlberg recently worked together on Pain and Gain, which is set to his theaters next spring. “Mark is awesome. We had a blast working on Pain and Gain and I’m so fired up to be back working with him,” added Bay.

The first three Transformers films were huge successes. The first Transformers, which was released in 2007, earned over $700 million worldwide. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen followed in 2009 with more than $830 million in worldwide earnings. The most recent installment, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, raked in more than $1 billion worldwide.

Filming on Transformers 4 will begin next spring. It will hit theaters in June 2014.

Anne Hathaway Hosts Saturday Night Live


Anne Hathaway donned a blonde wig to poke fun at Homelandstar Claire Danes in a Saturday Night Live skit and resurrected her Katie Holmes impression for the show.

The Devil Wears Prada actress took the reins of the famed TV comedy on Saturday night for her third stint as host, and her first target was Danes in her award-winning portrayal of bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison.

Hathaway feigned a tearful meltdown and a kiss with a detainee in an interview room in a parody of the popular TV drama, before moving on to make fun of newly-single actress Holmes.

The star previously impersonated Holmes on her first stint on SNL and she dressed up as the former Dawson's Creek star again to present a spoof interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

SNL regular Kate McKinnon played DeGeneres during the routine, and her portrayal won high praise from the talk show host herself, who told fans on Twitter that the skit left in her hysterics when she watched it with her wife Portia de Rossi.

In a post on the social networking website, she writes, "Portia and I just laughed so hard at the spoof of my show on SNL. I love when Kate plays me."

November 8, 2012

David Cassidy Sues to Evict Tenants


Singer and actor David Cassidy is taking legal action to evict the tenants of his Florida home amid allegations of unpaid rent.

The Partridge Family  star and his wife have been leasing their property in Fort Lauderdale to Nick and Anne Economos, but they reportedly stopped paying rent in August and have refused to leave the house ever since.

The Cassidys claim their clients had racked up debts of $10,000 by the end of September and they recently filed an eviction lawsuit in a Florida court in the hope of kicking them out, reports TMZ.com.

It is the latest property trouble Cassidy has encountered - he lost his Fort Lauderdale condominium to finance bosses in July after failing to cover back payments to the bank.

Bryan Adams to be a Dad Again


Rocker-turned-photographer Bryan Adams is set to become a father for the second time.

The Summer of '69 hitmaker and his longtime girlfriend and personal assistant Alicia Grimaldi welcomed their baby girl Mirabella Bunny in April, 2011 and now the Adams family is set for a new addition within months.

A representative for the singer tells People.com, "There's another baby on the way for singer Bryan Adams and Alicia Grimaldi. Their daughter, Bunny Grimaldi-Adams, is now 18 months old, and the new baby is due next year."

And Adams, who celebrated his 53rd birthday on Monday, jokes, "Alicia's either eaten too much chocolate cake or we're expecting another baby... I think it's a baby."


Robert Pattinson Dodges Dating Question

Robert Pattinson turned the tables on a TV reporter Thursday morning when she quizzed him about his relationship with Kristen Stewart.

The couple's romance was thrown into jeopardy over the summer after Stewart confessed to an "indiscretion" with her married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.

The 22-year-old actress subsequently apologized, but the incident led to a brief break-up for the Twilight couple.

And now they appear to be back together, media outlets, reporters and TV presenters all want to be the first to get the news confirmed.

And Today show anchor Savannah Guthrie asked Pattinson if he had indeed rekindled his romance with Stewart, he responded, "I want to ask, 'cause we get asked it all the time, everyone always asks, like for four years. Who is actually asking? Is it in your contract?"

Pattinson's TV appearance coincidentally aired just one day after Stewart dodged the same question on the same program during her chat on Wednesday.

She responded by saying, "I'm just gonna let people watch whatever little movie they would like to think our lives are. Keep 'em guessing I always say."

November 7, 2012

Kirstie Alley Admits To Emotional Affair With Patrick Swayzee


In a new ET interview, Dancing with the Stars All Stars contestant Kirstie Alley made a shocking confession. The actress revealed she and Patrick Swayze instantly formed a strong emotional bond on the set of the 1985 Civil War mini-series North and South. Though they were both married at the time – Swayze to long-time love Lisa Niemi and Alley to her second husband Parker Stevenson – Alley said they fell in love, but did not have an affair. She does not know if Niemi was ever aware of what happened.

"Both of us were married. We did not have an affair. But again, I think what I did was worse. Because I think when you fall in love with someone when you're married, you jeopardize your own marriage and their marriage. It's doubly bad," Alley told ET’s Chris Jacobs.

Four years after falling for Swayze, Alley fell in love with John Travolta on the set of Look Who’s Talking. In a recent interview with Barbara Walters, the actress called Travolta “the greatest love of my life.” Alley divorced Stevenson in 1997.

Swayze was married to Niemi from 1975 until his death from pancreatic cancer in 2009. Alley spoke at Swazye’s funeral at Niemi’s request.

Alley opens up more about her past in her new book, The Art of Men.

Lady Gaga Gives $1 Million For Superstorm Sandy Relief


Lady Gaga is giving back to New York City in a big way – the superstar donated $1 million to the Superstorm Sandy Relief effort. Lady Gaga announced her pledge in a post on her official website.

“Today I pledge 1 million dollars to New York & The American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief. If it wasn't for NYC: the Lower Eastside, Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn, I would not be the woman or artist that I am today. New York is relentless ambition, a drive to succeed, a place where there is a natural pursuit of diversity through compassion. Please accept this gift on behalf of myself, my parents Joe and Cynthia, and my sister Natali; with our deepest gratitude New York for raising us. Thank you for helping me build my spirit. I will now help you rebuild yours. Sincerely, Lady Gaga and The Germanottas,” she wrote.

Superstorm Sandy devastated much of the northeast with major damage and massive flooding. At least 113 people were killed in the storm. "Hurricane Sandy's path of destruction stretched hundreds of miles and impacted millions of people and this will be one of the biggest Red Cross relief operations in the past five years," said Red Cross president and CEO Gail McGovern.

Celebrities have made a big push to raise money for the relief effort. Christina Aguilera, Steven Tyler, Matt Lauer, Tina Fey and numerous other celebrities participated in the Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together telethon last week. The telethon raised $23 million for the Red Cross.

"We are incredibly grateful and humbled by this outpouring of support for those who are suffering as a result of Superstorm Sandy. Our preliminary results of nearly $23 million raised are an extraordinary example of how the American people pull together in times of disaster. Their generous donations will go directly to those in need, and we urge the public to continue to give," said Red Cross Chief Marketing Officer Peggy Dyer.

Kristen Stewart Discusses Relationship With Robert Pattinson

Kristen Stewart finally talks about whether or not she and Robert Pattinson are back together in real life! And! Well… How about you just decide for yourself?
The actress tells the Today show that she’s going to let people watch whatever little movie they their lives are, and keep people guessing…
Of course Kristen isn’t talking about that other little movie, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2… But we’re willing to bet that if fans have to keep guessing, it’ll bring more incentive to watch them promote their movie…
It’s rumored that Robert has reconciled with Kristen after she famously cheated on him with director Rupert Sanders… And now it’s a hot topic during the film’s promotion.

More 'X Factor' For Britney Spears


Britney Spears is returning as a judge on The X Factor for another season.

The singer reportedly signed a $15 million deal to become a mentor on the show earlier this year and is midway through her first season.

Spears has now revealed she is planning to resume her place on the panel for the 2013 season, telling reporters at an X Factor finalist party in Los Angeles, "Yes, I definitely will (return)."

November 6, 2012

Taylor Lautner Dodges Questions about Kristen Stewart


Twilight star Taylor Lautner has dodged questions about his co-star Kristen Stewart's summer cheating scandal in a new magazine interview.

The 20-year-old sat down with editors at Cosmopolitan for the publication's December issue and when quizzed about his reaction to Stewart's "indiscretion" with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, which temporarily ended her relationship to boyfriend Robert Pattinson, Lautner opted to handle the situation with grace.

He said, "Kristen is fantastic at everything she does. I'm always proud of her."

The journalist continued to press the issue, wondering if Lautner would ever take a disloyal lover back, and he added, "To be honest, I've never been involved in any of those situations, so I don't know...

"It depends on how long you were with that person. If it was a long, serious relationship, I think it's quite easy to rekindle. I guess it depends on what damage has been done."

Lautner isn't the only celebrity to defend Stewart in the wake of the media firestorm - her The Runaways co-star DakotaFanning also recently added her support, saying, "Everyone thinks they have the right to, you know, publicize the struggles and sadness and heartbreak and all of that... It's like, 'Why do you think you are the authority to judge people's experiences?'"

Bono Wows Crowd With Frank Sinatra Song


U2 rocker Bono stunned diners and drinkers at a New York piano bar over the weekend when he stepped up to perform standards with billed performers Jim Caruso and Billy Strich.

The duo was performing at the Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel in New York, when the Irish star joined them for a rendition of I've Got You Under My Skin - a track he once recorded with the late Frank Sinatra.

Singer Caruso tells the Huffington Post, "Bono walked in. It was impossible not to recognize the guy - the glasses alone gave him away!

"They were seated in the corner, where they rocked, bopped, swayed and snapped. He kept giving me the thumbs-up when he'd like a tune and (was) singing along quietly.

"The room was stopped cold (when Bono hit the stage). (It was) just another miraculous Bemelmans moment! After the last note was crooned, Bono flew out the door, waving to everyone."

November 5, 2012

Sharon Osbourne Reveals She Underwent A Double Mastectomy


Sharon Osbourne has revealed that she had both breasts removed after finding out that she was at risk for developing breast cancer. "The Talk" co-host, who has been afflicted by cancer before, said, in an interview with Hello! magazine, that it wasn't an experience she wished to repeat:

"As soon as I found out I had the breast cancer gene, I thought: 'The odds are not in my favor'."

"I've had cancer before and I didn't want to live under that cloud: I decided to just take everything off, and had a double mastectomy," she added.

Osbourne added that the choice—to live without fear of cancer—was a no-brainer:

"I didn't even think of my breasts in a nostalgic way, I just wanted to be able to live my life without that fear all the time."