February 28, 2013

Russell Crowe fires back: 'I'm Not Dating Singer Natalie Imbruglia'


Russell Crowe has fired back at reports he's dating actress/singer Natalie Imbruglia in an angry tweet.

The two Antipodean stars were reportedly spotted flirting at a Soho House party in New York last month and sources claim they reconnected at the Beverly Hills Hotel over Oscars weekend.

But Crowe has wasted no time in dismissing gossip suggesting he has moved on from the alleged break-up of his marriage to Danielle Spencer.

In a tweet on Thursday he raged, "I am not having an affair with nor am I dating Natalie Imbruglia. She has been a friend for years. No flirting, no whispers, total BULLS**T."

Crowe and Spencer have yet to comment on reports suggesting their marriage is over.

Jennifer Aniston Sets Wedding Date


Wedding planning is well underway for Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux. According to a source, the couple plans to tie the knot in an intimate ceremony soon after Aniston wraps up filming her next movie in early March.

"It will be a small affair with their closest friends," an insider tells People magazine.

Aniston has also reportedly narrowed down choices for wedding gowns and chosen wedding bands. She has a has not commented.

Aniston, 44, and Theroux, 41, have been engaged since last August. They began dating in May 2011 after meeting on the set of Wanderlust. This will be the first marriage for Theroux and the second for Aniston. The actress was famously married to Brad Pitt for five years until their divorce in 2005.

Aniston’s upcoming films include ‘Unity’ and ‘We’re The Millers.”

February 27, 2013

Fan Who Tossed Shoe at Harry Styles' Crotch Apologizes


A fan has apologized for tossing her shoe on stage at a recent concert featuring the band One Direction, after the shoe ended up hitting the lead singer right in the crotch.

The boy band was performing at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow on Tuesday when Styles picked up a piece of footwear that had been thrown onto the stage.

As he held it up, another over-enthusiastic devotee hurled her shoe at the singer - inadvertently smacking him in his crotch and causing him to fall to the floor as bandmate Liam Payne quipped, "Well, he has just been assaulted!"

One Direction fan Jade Anderson has now come forward and owned up to the mishap, admitting she feels horrible for hurting the pop hunk.

She tells Scotland's Daily Record newspaper, "I just wanted him to touch something belonging to me. I didn't mean to hit him where I hit him, I'm really embarrassed."

Bobby Brown Gets Jail Time For Drunk Driving



Bobby Brown is headed to jail. The New Edition singer was sentenced Tuesday to four years of informal probation, an 18 month alcohol treatment program and 55 days in jail in connection with his October 2012 arrest for DUI and driving on a suspended license. At the time of the arrest, Brown was on probation for a May 2012 DUI arrest.

He pleaded no contest to the second DUI charge in court on Tuesday. Brown is required to report to jail by March 20. The 44-year-old has not commented. No other details were available.

Brown is the ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston. The pair has a daughter together, 20-year-old Bobby Kristina. Brown wed his longtime manager Alicia Etheridge last June after a 2 year engagement. The couple has a 3-year-old son named Cassius.

February 26, 2013

TV Best Bet: Kevin Sorbo And Wes Brown Star in 'Shadow On The Mesa' 3/23 On Hallmark Movie Channel

A magnificent cast of television veterans star in “Shadow on the Mesa,” a Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere on Saturday, March 23 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C). Start with three-time Emmy® nominees Meredith Baxter (“Family Ties”) and Gail O’Grady (“NYPD Blue”) as well as Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules”), Greg Evigan (“After the Fall”), Barry Corbin (“The Closer”) and Wes Brown (“Deception”). Then add a compelling story about family and justice driving the production, which features Brown as a bounty hunter named Wes Rawlins. A quiet, calculating but honest man who knows his way around a gun, Rawlins is both devastated and enraged by the brutal murder of his mother by a couple of outlaws on the lam. Deciding to take matters into his own hands, Rawlins leaves the warm embrace of his adopted grandparents (Baxter and Corbin) and sets out to find a father from whom he has been long estranged, rancher Ray Eastman (Sorbo). Things get more complicated when Rawlins arrives to find his father locked in a bloody feud with his corrupt neighbor (Evigan), who has his eye on grabbing Eastman’s land. As Rawlins gets to know his father and two half-siblings, Ray’s deceitful wife, Mona (O’Grady) holds a secret that fuels the war to a colossal final showdown. When Rawlins jumps in to defend his newfound family, he finds that things are not what they seem on the surface. The truth about his mom’s murder comes out, and the line separating good from evil becomes muddled. It all makes for powerful human drama in “Shadow on the Mesa,” a period tale that paints a wild picture of the Wild West. It turns out that it was even wilder than we suspected, a place where only the strongest and the most determined survived.

NYC Talkfest: SIRIUS-XM Radio Host Brett Winterble and Life of PI Director Ang Lee


Burger-loving director Ang Lee’s last flick—before Life Of Pi won him his second Best Director Oscar last Sunday night—was the critically acclaimed TAKING WOODSTOCK, Lee's groovy vision of writer ELLIOT TIBER’s first-hand account of how he helped save the Woodstock Festival in the Summer of '69.

Now comes word, via Brett Winterble’s talkfest on SIRIUS-XM RADIO–who'll interview Tiber Wednesday AM - that Square One Publishers, the maverick house that released Tiber's first book, as well as Tiber’s newest tome Palm Trees on the Hudson, has inked the writer for a third and final memoir, tentatively titled AFTER WOODSTOCK. Paging Mr. Lee . . .

Dancing With The Stars Season 16 Cast List Revealed, Kellie Pickler And Lisa Vanderpump Among Stars


A new round of celebrities are ready to put their dancing shoes on and hit the Dancing with the Stars ballroom to compete for the mirror ball trophy. CBS announced the 12 new cast members Tuesday on Good Moring America. Three new pros are also joining the show; Gleb Savchenko, Lindsay Arnold and Sharna Burgess. See the cast list below.

Boxer Victor Ortiz and new pro Lindsay Arnold

Reality star Lisa Vanderpump and new pro Gleb Savchenko

Singer Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough

NFL star Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff

Country star Wynonna Judd and Tony Dovolani

Comedian Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas

Soap star Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson

Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman and Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Olympic skater Dorothy Hamill and Tristan MacManus

Comedian D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke

Season 16 of Dancing with the Stars kicks off on March 18.

Mindy McCready’s Friends And Family Gather For Funeral


Mindy McCready was laid to rest in her hometown of Ft. Meyers, Florida on Tuesday with a “Celebration of Life” ceremony in which about 400 friends and family gathered to pay tribute to the troubled country singer. The ceremony was held at Crossroads Baptist Church.

"Mindy adored her two children. She wanted them to know that. Through much agony and pain, she went to heaven. She is no longer sick. She is healed. Thank you for all who are here. Please pray for those boys. No matter what, she will always be my little girl, sitting in her car seat, singing into a hairbrush. The world was her stage,” McCready’s mother Gayle Inge said.

McCready died of a self inflicted gunshot found on Sunday, February 17. She left behind two sons – 9-month-old son Zayne with the late singer-songwriter David Wilson and 6-year-old son Zander with ex-boyfriend Billy McKnight.

The 37-year-old’s death came a month after the suicide of Wilson. Wilson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on January 13. “He was a precious gift from God to all of us and, yesterday, he returned home and is now with his mother and father. David loved and was loved,” McCready said in a statement at the time. “Those who knew and loved him will miss him; those who did not know David missed the opportunity to know a truly loving and gifted man.”


Photo Alert: Rising Disney Star Nicholas Lampiasi On The Couch

10-year Broadway-wunderkind NICHOLAS LAMPIASI, from Disney’s Newsies, appeared yesterday on CBS' LIVE FROM THE COUCH with JOSH ELLIOT; CAROLINA BERMUDEZ; and, LISA KERNEY. He spoke about his Newsies-role as Les and his role in the new movie, Molly’s Theory Of Relativity (written and produced by Jeff Lipsky) opening this Friday, March1.

Donny Osmond To Welcome Sixth Grandchild This Year


Veteran performer Donny Osmond is set to become a grandfather for the sixth time.

The Puppy Love hitmaker welcomed his fifth grandchild last month (Jan13), when his son Donald, Jr. and his wife Jessica became first-time parents to a son named Truman Clark.

And now he's revealed the Osmonds are expecting another new addition to their growing brood.

The proud singer showed off a photo of the newborn during an appearance on chat show The Talk, which aired on Friday (Feb 22), and announced, "Since that baby was born, my son Jeremy and his wife announced that they're gonna have their third baby so number six is on the way!"

February 25, 2013

Elton John Wraps Up New Album For Possible September Release


Elton John has finished his 30th studio album and is eying a September release date for what he calls "the most piano-oriented album of my career."

The 13-track album, entitled The Diving Board, features production by T-Bone Burnett and accompaniment by Jay Bellerose (drums), Raphael Saadiq (bass), Keefus Ciancia (keyboards), Doyle Bramhall (guitar) and Motown'sJack Ashford (percussion).

John called the album, which includes a mix of gospel, blues, jazz, brass band music, "everything I love about American music," as well as his "most adult album" to date.

John explained that the LP, which he hopes will be released in September, was written with lyricist Bernard Taupin in three days and recorded over four days, with the duo taking a year away from the material to come back and revisit the project.

New York Times Best-Selling Novelist Jackie Collins Joins 'Marie' Tomorrow 2/26 On Hallmark Channel


New York Times best-selling novelist Jackie Collins, who has sold over 500 million copies of her books in over 40 countries, sits down with Marie and talks about her twenty-ninth novel, The Power Trip. Jackie also opens up and reveals what it was like coming to Hollywood as a teenager, hanging out with actors like Warren Beatty and growing up with famous sister Joan Collins. From TLC’s “Clean Sweep” home improvement expert Eric Stromer stops by and teaches Marie how to unclog and snake a drain without having to spend hundreds of dollars to call a plumber. Next, Marie welcomes Margo McGirr who shares her 60 pound weight loss success story while on Nutrisystem. Finally, Grammy® nominated singer and songwriter Lisa Loeb talks about her new eyewear line and performs her latest hit.

Janet Jackson Reveals Secret Marriage To Wissam Al Mana



Janet Jackson has been secretly married since late last year! The 46-year-old singer, who was previously married to James DeBarge and René Elizondo Jr., tied the knot with boyfriend Wissam Al Mana in a “quiet” ceremony.

"The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private and beautiful ceremony," the couple tells Entertainment Tonight. "Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favorite children's charities. We would appreciate that our privacy is respected and that we are allowed this time for celebration and joy."

No other details were immediately available.

Mana, 37, is a businessman from Qatar. He reportedly proposed sometime last December.

In other celebrity wedding news, actress Christina Applegate quiet wed Porno for Pyros bassist Martyn LeNoble over the weekend. The couple got engaged in February 2010 after 2 years of dating. They have a 2-year-old daughter together named Sadie Grace.


Kim Kardashian Reportedly Expecting A Girl


The Kardashians are reportedly set to welcome another girl into the family. Us Weekly magazine reports Kim Kardashian recently discovered she is having a daughter with boyfriend Kanye West. The pregnant reality star is due to give birth in July.

"Kanye always wanted a girl,” an insider reveals. "They're over the moon!"

Kardashian has not commented. Since announcing her pregnancy in January, Kardashian has spoken out several times about her plans to keep certain areas of her life, like her baby and West, more private.

"My boyfriend has taught me a lot about privacy," she recently revealed. "I'm ready to be a little less open about some things, like my relationships. I'm realizing everyone doesn't need to know everything. I'm shifting my priorities."

"I have learned to understand the importance of privacy and boundaries, something that I haven't really learned to embrace before," she explained in a blog post.

Kardashian currently stars with older sister Kourtney Kardashian on Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.

Oscars 2013 Winners List



Best Picture: "Argo."



Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln."



Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook."



Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained."



Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables."


Directing: Ang Lee, "Life of Pi."


Foreign Language Film: "Amour."Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, "Argo."


Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained."


Animated Feature Film: "Brave."


Production Design: "Lincoln."


Cinematography: "Life of Pi."


Sound Mixing: "Les Miserables."


Sound Editing (tie): "Skyfall" and ''Zero Dark Thirty.


Original Song: "Skyfall" from "Skyfall," Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth.


Original Score: "Life of Pi," Mychael Danna.


Costume: "Anna Karenina."


Documentary Feature: "Searching for Sugar Man."


Documentary (Short Subject): "Inocente."


Film Editing: "Argo."


Makeup and Hairstyling: "Les Miserables."


Animated Short Film: "Paperman."


Live Action Short Film: "Curfew."


Visual Effects: "Life of Pi."

Lindsay Lohan Hit With New Tax Lien


Lindsay Lohan's money woes are stacking up after officials slapped the troubled actress with a new tax bill.

The Mean Girls star is accused of owing the state of California $56,717 in unpaid income taxes from 2011, reports TMZ.com.

Lohan was recently able to clear her 2009 tax debt after her Scary Movie 5 co-star Charlie Sheen handed her a check for $100,000, but she still owes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) $140,203 for federal income taxes stemming from 2010.

In December 2012, Lohan's publicist insisted the star was "working out" a payment deal with IRS authorities after falling behind on her taxes.

February 24, 2013

THE MAC WIRE INTERVIEW: NEWSIES' CUTIE NICHOLAS LAMPIASI


NICHOLAS LAMPIASI, current on the boards at Newsies is a certified-Broadway veteran … and, he’s only 10. He’s in the Disney show through the fall and before that, was in the National Tour of Billy Elliot. His first movie, called Molly’s Theory Of Relativity (from acclaimed director Jeff Lipsky), comes out Friday, March 1. And, he’s on WCBS’ Live From The Couch this Monday. How did he get to be this big … this fast?

We caught up with the pint-size wunderkind in his dressing room at Newsies, at the Nederlander Theatre.

Q: You're already something of a Broadway veteran … tell us a little of the excitement for you.

A: NEWSIES is a really fun show to be in and I love that there are so many guys in the show - and that they are all such talented dancers, gymnasts and singers. I also love that my character Les is really feisty and not intimidated by the older Newsies and wants to be one of them. We are so lucky to performing in front of AMAZING audiences who really get into the show and that gives us so much energy on stage. Some of the guys in the show say that now we know what it feels like to be in a "Boy Band" I think we should call ourselves "1899 Direction" instead of "One Direction."

Q: How did the Broadway-bug get to you? Did you know right away?

A: I'm the youngest of 4 kids in my family, and I definitely got the theatre bug from my older sisters Diana (20) and Rebecca (18), and my brother Jeffrey (16). There was always someone singing, dancing, filming a student film or doing something creative in my house, so of course I decided I needed to try it too! Billy Elliot was actually my first theatre audition ever and I was in 1st grade and 7 years old when I auditioned. When I found out I got the part I was SO excited. I didn't realize how much hard work it would be because I had never done a show before, but when I started performing in front of the audience it felt so great and I knew it was something I LOVED doing.

Q: Tell us about the Billy Elliot experience.

A: I was the youngest kid in the show, and the only Small Boy, so I did all 8 performances a week. I had to be really focused because I opened the show by myself, walking down the aisle of the theater carrying a boom box on my shoulder right through the audience. Each theatre was different, so my entrance was different in each city and how I got on to the stage would change.

Q: How did the role in the Molly come about?

A: After I got back from the Billy Elliot I started going out on some commercial and TV/Film auditions. I had done a bunch of student films in the past, but this was my first real film.

Q: Did you enjoy that a lot?

A: It was exciting to work with such great actors and a really talented creative team. It was also very funny that once I got on set I realized I knew the other little girl in the movie. She lives 5 minutes from my house and we had done a theater summer camp together the summer before.

Q: Have you made some good friends in the Broadway community?

I usually run into the same kids at most theater auditions so over the years we've started to become friends. The people from the Billy Elliot tour were my first real theater "family" because we didn't just work together, we did EVERYTHING together. There were about 20 kids on that tour and we did our school work together, did "field trips" to local museums, had nerf gun wars in the hallways of our hotel and even celebrated the holidays together.

Q: When you're not in school or on the stage … what do you like to do?

A:I love to play piano, do gymnastics, dance and play with my two dogs, Ben & Jerry. I also am learning computer programming.

Twilight Saga Lands Seven Razzie Awards


The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 dominated the 2013 Golden Raspberry Awards, which names and shames the year's worst films.

The final installment in the vampire franchise was voted Worst Picture at the 11th annual Razzie Awards on the eve of the Oscars, beating Battleship, The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure, That's My Boy and A Thousand Words.

Twilight leading lady Kristen Stewart landed Worst Actress, while co-star Taylor Lautner was branded the Worst Supporting Actor for his turn as werewolf Jacob Black.

Stewart did not attend the spoof prizegiving, so organizers brought a cardboard cut-out of the actress to a press conference to "accept" her trophy.

Razzies founder John Wilson joked, "I believe that rather than 40 million girls who bought tickets (to see Twilight), it was four million girls who bought 10 tickets each. That makes me feel better about the American public."

The blockbuster also picked up Worst Director (Bill Condon), Worst Screen Couple (Lautner and Mackenzie Foy), Worst Onscreen Ensemble, and Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel.

That's My Boy scooped the Worst Actor dishonor for Adam Sandler as well as Worst Screenplay.

February 23, 2013

Elton John Finished Having Kids

David Furnish and Elton John have no plans to have any more children

Sir Elton John and David Furnish's family is complete.

The couple - who welcomed their second son Elijah in December, and also have a two-year-old son Zachary - have insisted they don't want to have any more children.

David told EOnline.com: ''We're done. That I can confirm. No more. We're complete. I got my tubes tied.''

The 50-year-old filmmaker said the six-week-old tot is settling into their family well but admitted that Zachary is a little jealous of their new addition.

He said: ''He's protective and concerned. If Elijah is crying a lot, he'll say, 'Is baby Elijah OK?' He likes to hold him and he likes to cuddle him. But he's also a little jealous if [Elijah] gets too much attention. So we're sharing the love a lot, which is good because we all need to learn to share more love.

''Elijah's great! He's gorgeous. He smiled this morning. There's that thing where they're out of the womb but then they really wake up. He's so engaged in people now. He's a really happy little guy.''


February 22, 2013

Songwriters Hall of Fame Announces 2013 Inductees - Steven Tyler & Joe Perry, Mick Jones & Lou Gramm and more!


Musical titans Tony Hatch, Mick Jones & Lou Gramm, Holly Knight, JD Souther andSteven Tyler & Joe Perry will become the latest inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organization’s 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner. These legendary songwriters wrote such mega-hits as “Downtown,” "I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Love Is A Battlefield,” “Best Of My Love” and “Dude (Looks Like A Lady).” The star-studded induction event is slated forThursday, June 13th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Additional special award honorees will be announced soon.

“Each of our 2013 inductees has been responsible for captivating the world with their creativity for decades, serving up a rich variety of songs for our global soundtrack,” said SHOF Chairman Jimmy Webb. “We are looking forward to celebrating their contributions at our Annual Awards Gala.”

Boy George Angry Over Facebook Imposters


British pop star Boy George is "fuming" with bosses of Facebook over their alleged failure to help him take back his name from imposters on the site.

The former Culture Club star - whose real name is George O'Dowd - reveals he had to fight to re-take his name on Twitter, but insists company officials were a great help to him as he was attempting to set up his page.

However, he doesn't have a page on social networking website Facebook because he claims executives have failed to stop other users setting up accounts in his name.

Speaking to Absolute Radio’s Pete Donaldson at the BRIT Awards in London, the singer said, "I actually did (have to fight someone for my Twitter name). And Twitter were very nice and they actually got my name back. Facebook won't do it... Hundreds of people (have pages in my name)... There's loads of George O'Dowds, there's loads of Boy Georges… I've got my own kind of official Boy George fan page, but I actually don't own my Facebook page which I mean, really... I'm fuming."

Donald Trump Investigating Twitter Hack Attack


Property mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump is on the hunt for cyber criminals who hacked into his Twitter account and posted raunchy lyrics to a song by Lil Wayne.

Fans of the Celebrity Apprent  boss were left puzzled on Thursday when the businessman appeared to quote rap track Scream & Shout.

A post on his social networking page read, "These [expletive] think they classy, well that's the class I'm skippin", but the tweet was promptly deleted as soon as Trump spotted the mystery message.

He alerted his two million followers to the Twitter intrusion, writing, "My Twitter has been seriously hacked - and we are looking for the perpetrators."

Trump then warned Twitter bosses they needed to step up their security software to prevent losing users, adding, "Twitter will soon be irrelevant if lowlifes are so easily able to hack into accounts."

However, the online attack didn't stop the real estate tycoon from returning to the micro-blogging site - he was back to tweeting on Friday.

Trump isn't the only star to take action against online hackers - Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr is also working with an Internet crime unit to track down the fraudster who recently logged into her Twitter page.

Khloe Kardashian Ready To Be More Open About Infertility


Khloe Kardashian is finally ready to be more open about her inability to start a family with husband Lamar Odom, according to RadarOnline.com. An insider says Kardashian plans to document her struggle to conceive and her fertility treatments on the next season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

“Khloe has always said that she would have a baby when God meant for it to happen, and she knows there are other women like her that are struggling to get pregnant — and that is the reason why she decided to have television cameras in tow when she goes to the fertility clinic for treatment,” the source says.

The insider insists that the couple’s fertility problems are not putting a strain on their marriage. “There have been rumors that her marriage to Lamar is in trouble, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, they have never been closer,” adds the insider. “Lamar is very supportive of Khloe and their quest to have a baby. Khloe wants to use her celebrity status to bring awareness to couples that are having fertility issues.”

Khloe is also not jealous that older sister Kim Kardashian conceived so easily. “It’s just not who Khloe is….how could she not be happy for her sister? Of course Khloe wishes she was pregnant, but she is absolutely thrilled for Kim,” the source adds. “Khloe is an amazing aunt to Kourtney’s children, and she is excited to welcome another baby into the family. She knows her time will come, she doesn’t know how or when she will have the baby, but it will happen.”

February 21, 2013

Alec Baldwin Disappointed by Publicized Emails


Alec Baldwin has expressed his disappointment after private emails exchanged between himself and Shia LaBeouf were made public by the Transformers star on Wednesday, after quitting their Broadway play Orphans.

LaBeouf was due to make his New York stage debut opposite Baldwin and Tom Sturridge next month, but he bowed out of the show due to "creative differences" after apparently clashing with the veteran actor.

LaBeouf published screen shots of his email correspondence with Baldwin, director Daniel Sullivan and playwright Lyle Kessler on his Twitter.com page in a bid to explain his sudden decision to leave the production.

In one exchange, LaBeouf apologizes to Baldwin "for my part of a dis-agreeable (sic) situation", while Sullivan's reported response reads, "I'm too old for disagreeable situations. you're one hell of a great actor. Alec is who he is. you are who you are. you two are incompatible. i should have known it. this one will haunt me. you tried to warn me. you said you were a different breed. i didn't get it."

Baldwin writes, "I don't have an unkind word to say about you. You have my word," to which LaBeouf replies, "same... good luck on the play. you'll be great."

The 30 Rock star has since told the New York Times that he and those involved inOrphans were "very disappointed" by LaBeouf's decision to go public with the emails.

He says, "You expect communications to be private, because everyone wants this process to be as collegial as possible. Everyone is very sad about what's happened."

Meanwhile, Orphans producers have drafted in 3:10 to Yuma villain Ben Foster to replace LaBeouf as the emotionally unstable character Treat. He is due to join the cast for rehearsals on Friday - and LaBeouf is thrilled by the casting.

He tweets, "Ben Foster is a beast. He will kill it."

The revival of Lyle Kessler's 1983 play is still scheduled to open for previews at the Schoenfeld Theatre in New York on March 19. The production will officially launch on April 7.

Melanie Brown Takes Sharon Osbourne’s Spot On America’s Got Talent


America’s Got Talent has a new judge! NBC has announced former Spice Girl Melanie Brown is taking the judge’s spot vacated by Sharon Osbourne. Brown’s fellow judges include Howard Stern and Howie Mandel.

"I've known Melanie since she did Dancing with the Stars, and I've known her as a performer in The Spice Girls before that," NBC president of alternative programming Paul Telegdy tells Entertainment Weekly. "To know her is to know a very frank, strong, enduring entertainer. Someone who has a very strong point of view.”

Telegdy says Brown, aka Mel B and Scary Spice, is a good fit because she has past experience with reality TV competitions – in 2011 she appeared as a judge on the Australian version of The X Factor, and last year she served as a guest judge on The X Factor UK. “We needed somebody who was qualified for the job. She's an amazing singer, dancer and a huge personality. The contestants will get a lot of constructive feedback from her and I can't wait to see her chemistry with Howard and Howie,” he says.

Osbourne broke her contract with America’s Got Talent last summer after accusing NBC of unfairly firing her son Jack Osbourne from a reality show because of his MS diagnosis. "It's discrimination, and it was badly handled,” she said at the time.

"They can’t make me do something I don’t want to do,” Osbourne said of breaking her contract. “All they can do is stop me from being a judge on another network for five years.”

Harry Styles Praises Taylor Swift’s Brit Awards Performance


Taylor Swift may have bashed Harry Styles on stage at the Grammys earlier this month, but the One Direction singer is keeping all comments about his ex positive and kind. After Swift, wearing a sexy black bustier outfit, performed “I Knew You Were Trouble” at the Brit Awards on Wednesday, Styles praised the performance.

“Great!” Styles told Us Weekly magazine when he was asked to give his opinion of Swift’s talent.

"She always puts on a good show,” he added.

Swift, 23, seemed to slam Styles while performing “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” at the Grammys. She used a mock British accent to deliver the spoke line, "So he calls me up and he's like, 'I still love you.’”

Swift then added, “…I'm like, 'I'm sorry, I'm busy opening up the Grammys.”

Styles and Swift dated for about 2 months before their split early last month. Some sources have claimed Swift dumped Styles, 19, because he cheated, while sources said it was Styles who gave Swift the boot because he found her “sexually uninterested.” “Harry found Taylor a little sexually uninterested. While it was clear she obviously had a thing for Harry, Taylor didn’t want to put out as often as he would’ve liked,” a source told Radar. “They were sexually incompatible.”

February 20, 2013

Oscar Winner Shirley Jones On Marie


On the Academy Awards® edition of “Marie,” TV mom from the hit 70’s show “The Partridge Family,” Oscar® winner Shirley Jones sits down to talk about her amazing career, famous family and her upcoming memoir. Next, beauty and lifestyle expert Kym Douglas shows Marie a sneak peek into what’s hot in this year’s award show gift bags. Find out which of your favorite actors just might win an Oscar® when “Access Hollywood’s” film critic, Scott Mantz stops by to share his predictions for this year’s Academy Awards®. Author of Arm Candy: A Celebrity Escort’s Tale from the Red Carpet, Christopher Gaida shares what really happens behind the scenes at Hollywood’s glamorous award shows. Lastly, learn how to be a star of your own Oscar party with DIY Network’s “Weekend Entertaining” host and party planning expert Jeanne Benedict who shares ideas on creating the perfect awards party.

“Marie” is a one-hour weekday talk show hosted by international superstar Marie Osmond. The program airs MONDAY-THURSDAY (12p.m. – 1p.m. ET/PT) on Hallmark Channel.

Lady Gaga Hospitalized



Pop superstar Lady Gaga has checked into the hospital to undergo hip surgery.

The Poker Face hitmaker scrapped several shows on her Born This Way Ball tour in the U.S. earlier this month after being diagnosed with synovitis, a severe inflammation of the joints.

She subsequently canceled the rest of the trek last Wednesday after being told she needed an operation to treat the injured hip, and now Gaga is going under the knife in a bid to address the problem.

In a post on her Twitter.com page on Wednesday, she writes, "Going in for surgery now. Thank you so much for sending me love and support. I will be dreaming of you."

Autopsy Confirms Mindy McCready's Cause of Death


Preliminary autopsy results have confirmed police officials' suspicions that country singer Mindy McCready committed suicide.

Authorities investigating the singer's passing at her Arkansas home on Sunday, believe she took her own life and now early results from the Arkansas Crime Lab indicate that she died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss tells Eonline.com the investigation into the 37-year-old's death is still ongoing and he has revealed McCready did not leave a suicide note.

The Guys Do It All the Time hitmaker had been struggling to come to terms with the loss of her producer boyfriend David Wilson, who is also thought to have died from an apparent suicide at the same property last month.

A separate investigation into Wilson's death continues.

Clive Davis: I’m Bisexual, In A Relationship With A Man


Clive Davis, a legendary music producer who discovered Whitney Houston, has revealed he is bisexual. Davis made the confession in his new memoir The Sound Track of My Life. He then opened up about his sexuality in a new interview with Katie Couric.

Davis, 80, says he first thought of being in a relationship with a man after his second marriage ended in the 80s. “When the marriage failed in the mid-80s, I opened myself up to the idea that I could have a relationship with a man... I thought it was private, number one, but I did immediately reveal it to the people who count; my children, I was totally open to my close friends, I just didn't hold the sign up,” he explained.

"There was a[n]... attitude toward bisexuality that you're either gay, straight, or lying. That's not true,” he added.

In the 90s, Davis says began a 14-year romance with a male doctor. After their split, he met his current partner. Davis did not reveal his partner’s name.

February 18, 2013

Boy George's Dramatic Weight Loss


Boy George stunned his fans on Sunday by posting a slimmed-down photo of himself on Twitter and praising the benefits of the Freer Nutrition plan.

The 51-year-old Culture Club star has shed the pounds with a little help from Amelia Freer's diet - and he showed off his svelte new look to followers.

The secret to his stunning weight loss: "Five hour gaps between meals. No coffee or tea, except at meals. Water & fizzy water between meals! No bread, sugar!"

He also posted pictures of his favorite healthy meals, including spicy broccoli cheese and cannelloni bean and veggie curry.

Taylor Swift Sued Over Scrapped Festival


Taylor Swift is facing legal action after allegedly keeping a $2.5 million advance for a Canadian concert that never took place.

According to a new lawsuit filed in federal court in New York, the singer was handed the money upfront after she was booked to headline the Capital Hoedown show in Ottawa in August 2012.

Organizers ended up scrapping the country music festival and Swift is accused of failing to return her payment.

A spokesperson maintains Swift did not make a deal with ticket company bosses and tells TMZ.com the star has not yet seen their complaint.

Country Singer Mindy McCready Dead in Apparent Suicide


Country music star Mindy McCready has been found dead in an apparent suicide.

The troubled singer's body was found at her home in Heber Springs, Arkansas, on February 17th and reports suggest the 37-year-old died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

A representative for McCready tells E! News, "I have no statement or information to provide until I get verification from the authorities in Arkansas and until all family including the children have been notified."

"The family and I have been trying to reach the authorities. I have not spoken to any officials that were on the scene. I am asking the media for sensitivity in this regard. At this time, any family member coming forward to confirm this is completely inappropriate."

Meanwhile, a statement from Arkansas police reads, "At 3:31 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, deputies from the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a report of gun shots fired. Officers arrived on the scene at 3:58 p.m. and discovered the body of 37-year-old Melinda Gayle McCready on the front porch of the residence..."

"Ms. McCready was pronounced dead at the scene from what appears to be a single self-inflicted gunshot wound. At this time family members have been notified of the incident. Ms. McCready will be transported to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy and the matter will be fully investigated."

The singer's death comes just one month after her boyfriend, music producer David Wilson, was found dead after a suspected suicide in January.

Recently a judge committed McCready to a medical facility after concerned family members questioned her ability to care for her two sons, Zander, six, and 10-month-old Zayne.

Doctors released McCready a day later and she returned home to undergo 21 days of treatment as an outpatient.

McCready's personal problems have worsened in recent years - she allegedly tried to take her own life in 2008 and was hospitalized after she slashed her wrists and took several pills.

February 16, 2013

Katy Perry To Marry Again?!


Katy Perry's publicists are refusing to confirm or deny reports suggesting the singer is engaged to boyfriend John Mayer.

The I Kissed a Girl hitmaker was spotted with a ruby ring on her wedding finger during a night out with Mayer on Valentine's Day, suggesting he had proposed.

However, Perry's handlers are refusing to discuss the speculation, offering up a firm "no comment" instead.

The 28-year-old pop star, who split from her first husband Russell Brand at the end of 2011, was photographed wearing her new ring as she left Vicenti restaurant in Brentwood, California with her boyfriend.


Ozzy Osbourne Films Black Sabbath Return


Ozzy Osbourne's son Jack followed his father and his Black Sabbath bandmates to document their big return on camera.

The group reunited for a handful of shows last year and announced plans to release a 2013 album of new material, and they have been busy in the studio in recent months.

They released a new YouTube video of their studio sessions this week, and Britain's The Sun newspaper reports reality TV star-turned-filmmaker Jack Osbourne is the brains behind the clip.

Speaking about the new material in the video, Ozzy says, "This new Black Sabbath album is quite possibly the most important album of my career.

"I want it to sound current but still have that Sabbath vibe. I make an album that I like and then if someone else likes it - great."

Jack Osbourne has previously recorded his father for 2011 documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne.


February 15, 2013

Ke$ha to Receive Humane Society Award


Pop star Ke$ha will be honored for her animal advocacy work by The Humane Society of the United States.

The Tik Tok hitmaker, who became the organization's first Global Ambassador last year, has always been vocal about animal rights issues, recently calling on fans to help protest against the commercial slaughter of seals in Canada.

And now the 25-year-old will receive the prestigious Wyler Award during the Genesis Awards Benefit Gala in Los Angeles on March 23 for her tireless efforts to bring about change.

She says, "It means so much to me to be recognized by The Humane Society of the United States because advocating for animals is second nature to me. My affinity with animals and the natural world inspires me and my music. I don't understand how anyone can justify abusing or exploiting animals, and as long as it continues, I intend to keep talking about it."

Meanwhile, executive Beverly Kaskey insists the decision to recognize the singer was a no-brainer: "The animals have a bold and passionate ambassador in Ke$ha, who is not known for holding back on what she thinks.

"The Humane Society of the United States is grateful to Ke$ha for informing her millions of fans worldwide about new and ongoing threats to our fellow creatures, while connecting them to resources that enable them to take action."



Kim Kardashian And Kris Humphries Divorce Trial To Start On May 6


The bad news just keeps coming for Kris Humphries. First, his divorce lawyer files a motion to quit the case, and now a judge has rejected his request to delay his divorce trial until after his NBA basketball season is over. Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon set a May 6 trial date, which means Humphries’ estranged wife Kim Kardashian may receive her wish to be divorced by the time she gives birth to her first child with boyfriend Kanye West in July.

Neither Kardashian nor Humphries was present for Friday’s hearing. They are both required to appear at their next hearing set for April 12.

The ruling comes just one day after Humphries’ lawyer Marshall Waller filed a motion to be removed from the case due to an “irremediable breakdown of the attorney-client relationship.” No other details on the “breakdown” of the relationship were released. It appears the hearing on Waller’s request will be held late next month.

Kardashian filed for divorce in October 2011 after just 72 days of marriage. Humphries has accused her of marrying him for publicity and is demanding an annulment on the grounds of fraud.

February 14, 2013

Chris Brown and Drake Sue Each Other


Chris Brown and rapper Drake are suing each other after they were both named in a lawsuit following their alleged fight at a New York nightclub last year.

French model Romain Julien filed a lawsuit against the pair in 2012 over allegations he was injured during the violent brawl broke at Big Apple hotspot W.i.P.

He claims he suffered a severed tendon in his right hand, lacerations from broken glass, cosmetic deformity and mental distress, and he is seeking compensation for his suffering.

But now the music superstars, who have filed legal documents pinning the blame on each other, are asking a U.S. judge to force the loser in their case to cover Julien's damages if he wins in court, according to TMZ.com.

This is the latest lawsuit relating to the bust-up - basketball star Tony Parker is reportedly suing nightclub bosses for his injuries, as is another partygoer who was allegedly harmed during the incident.

February 13, 2013

Steve Martin Secretly Welcomed First Child In December


Steve Martin is reportedly a dad! The 67-year-old actor is said to have secretly welcomed his first child with wife Anne Stringfield in December. No details on their little one, including the gender, were available.

“They’ve had a baby, and how they kept it a secret nobody knows…Steve’s very private,” a source tells The New York Post’s Page Six.

The insider says Martin and Stringfield, 41, “worked hard to have the baby.” “They are thrilled,” adds the source.

Martin has not commented. The It’s Complicated star wed Stringfield, a writer and former editor, in July 2007. It is his second marriage. He ended his 8 year marriage to actress Victoria Tennant in 1994.

In other celebrity baby news, Alex Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas have confirmed they are expecting their first child together. The couple made the announcement this week on Extra.

“We're having a baby! It was a surprise, a wonderful surprise," said Thomas, who works as a Special Correspondent for Extra.

“Now, I’m showing, it’s getting to be much more, like ‘OMG this is actually going to happen!’ Now we can start the nursery, the everything, the dreaming,” she said.

Baldwin and Thomas wed last June. The baby is due this summer.

Justin Bieber: Black Keys Drummer Needs To Be “Slapped Around”


Justin Bieber didn’t appreciate being shut out of the Grammys this year, and he really didn’t appreciate The Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney saying that he didn’t deserve recognition by the Recording Academy. Carney’s apparent diss happened on Sunday when TMZ asked him about Bieber’s lack of Grammy nominations.

"He's rich, right?" Carney said. "Grammys are for, like, music, not for money ... and he's making a lot of money. He should be happy, I guess."

The Black Keys picked up two awards at the ceremony.

Bieber, 18, responded to Carney’s slight by throwing a Twitter tantrum. "The black keys drummer should be slapped around haha,” he wrote to his 34.3 million followers.

Carney eventually retweeted the message along with a sad face. "I need to be bare butt spanked,” he added.

XM’S BRETT WINTERBLE WITH X-SCIENTOLOGIST JENNA MISCAVIGE HILL


New York -- XM RADIO’s BRETT WINTERBLE interviewed JENNA HILL MISCAVIGE; the niece of Scientology-leader DAVID MISCAVIGE, on her thoughts of having left the Church of Scientology in 2008, as portrayed in her new book “My Secret life Inside Scientology And My Harrowing Escape (Morrow).” Winterble asks her about her uncle in her early days, asking what he was like, “He popped up every so often, brought presents, but the people around him were always very afraid of him. I heard stories of him yelling and beating people.”

Winterble also comments that many aspects of Scientology have an almost militaristic-quality to them. “L. Ron Hubbard was in the Navy and so many of his rules went that route.” Jenna met her husband in the Church and left together in 2008. Winterble asked if there had been any retaliation from the church for their exit. “In the beginning we were followed and they met with my husband’s parents to try to convince them we had joined some sort of terrorist group. They finally gave up and stopped.”

Winterble comments on the public’s ongoing fascination with many of Scientology’s celebrity members, like Tom Cruise and John Travolta. “What most people don’t realize is that the celebrity sect of the Church is very different. There’s a beautiful church, secret entrance, but very different. The Church targets celebrities because everyone follows them.”

Lady Gaga Cancels Tour


Singer Lady Gaga has canceled the remainder of her world tour to undergo surgery on her hip.

The Poker Face hitmaker scrapped several shows on her Born This Way Ball trek in the U.S. on Tuesday after being diagnosed with synovitis, a severe inflammation of the joints.

The singer told fans she was "completely devastated" about having to axe three concerts, but now it appears her hopes of getting back on stage later this month have been completely dashed - the star has been told she will need an operation to treat the injured hip.

The surgery has forced her to cancel the rest of her tour, which runs until the end of March.

A statement from promoters Live Nation reads, "Live Nation Global Touring has confirmed that the remainder of the Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball performances have been canceled.

"After additional tests this morning to review the severity of the issue, it has been determined that Lady Gaga has a labral tear of the right hip caused by strenuous repetitive movements in her performances. She will need surgery to repair the problem, followed by strict down time to recover. This unfortunately, will force her to cancel the tour, so she can heal."

In her statement earlier this week, Gaga told fans that she was suffering "chronic pain" as a result of a past stage injury.

Taylor Swift Talks Love With Elle Magazine


Taylor Swift may have had a string of romances over the past several years, but the country music singer says she has never experienced real love. The 23-year-old says she has experienced “versions of love that weren’t the love.”

“Love mixed with infatuation. Love mixed with comfort and, like, settling. Love mixed with a dangerous level of mind games. Love mixed with too much competition. When there are too many negative emotions, you come out of it and the dust settles and you categorize it as something other then love,” Swift tells the March 2013 issue of Elle magazine.

One thing Swift does not put up with is doubts in a relationship. “To me, ‘yes’ has always meant yes and ‘maybe’ has always meant no. If someone is still deciding whether they’re willing to commit to you in a relationship – business or romantic or a friendship – then it’s a no. I do dating if it it’s going somewhere,” she says.

Swift’s past boyfriends include Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, Jake Gyllenhaal and Connor Kennedy. She split from One Direction singer Harry Styles last month.

February 11, 2013

Spice Girls Want to Bring Musical to U.S


The Spice Girls are working on plans to transfer their West End musical to Broadway.

The girl group launched Viva Forever! in London in December and they are now planning to take the show to New York's famed theater district.

Bandmember Emma Bunton says, "The plan is to go abroad with the show and we're very optimistic. We want to get it out on Broadway."

The show received scathing reviews from critics and lackluster ticket sales sparked speculation the London show would be closed early, but producer Judy Craymer is adamant the rumors are not true and they also hope to expand the production into Asia.

She says, "We want to get it out to Broadway - that's the plan. There are talks in progress. Japan and Asia also want it.

"We just want to make sure we have the product right in London first. The critics were always going to give us a hard time, but the truth is it's sold out until June. Feedback from audiences has been amazing. Spice Girls fans are loving every minute... It's been hard - but just like any show is hard to start from scratch and launch on the West End."

Backstreet Boys Making a Documentary


Hit 1990's band Backstreet Boys are set to star in a documentary about their meteoric rise to fame.

The I Want It That Way hitmakers will open up about their time in the pop band for the upcoming tell-all film, to be directed by moviemaker Stephen Kijak.

The project is expected to be completed later this year to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the group's formation, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A statement from the Backstreet Boys reads, "We always wanted to make a film and now is the ideal time. With... a new album in the works and our 20th anniversary - it all adds up to being the right time to share our story."

Kijak adds, "What drew me to this project is their openness and willingness to push themselves into uncomfortable places, to be vulnerable and honest and to be really trusting of the filmmaking team to steer them in the right direction. BSB is getting real and it has been exciting to work with them as they explore their past and start to look towards their futures."

2013 Grammys: Taylor Swift Seems To Slam Harry Styles In Opening Performance


Although Taylor Swift has admitted to penning songs about her ex-boyfriends, she has never specifically named which guys her tunes are about – until now. In her opening performance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, Swift seemed to call out British singer Harry Styles by using a mock British accent to deliver a spoke line in her hit single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”

"So he calls me up and he's like, 'I still love you,’” she says with an accent.

Swift then adds, “…I'm like, 'I'm sorry, I'm busy opening up the Grammys.”

Swift, 23, dated the One Direction singer for about 2 months before their split early last month. Some sources have claimed Swift dumped Styles, 19, because he cheated, while sources said it was Styles who gave Swift the boot because he found her “sexually uninterested.” “Harry found Taylor a little sexually uninterested. While it was clear she obviously had a thing for Harry, Taylor didn’t want to put out as often as he would’ve liked,” a source told Radar. “They were sexually incompatible.”

Neither Swift nor Styles has commented on the reports. Swift’s other former boyfriends include Connor Kennedy, Joe Jonas, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Lautner.

February 10, 2013

The 2013 Grammy Awards Complete Winners List


COMPLETE WINNERS LIST

Record of the Year: "Someone That I Used To Know," Gotye, featuring Kimbra
Best New Artist: fun.
Country Album: "Uncaged," Zac Brown Band
Rap/Sung Collaboration: "No Church in the Wild," Jay-Z & Kanye West, featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
Pop Vocal Album: "Stronger," Kelly Clarkson
Rock Performance: "Lonely Boys," The Black Keys
Urban Contemporary Album: "Channel Orange," Frank Ocean
Song of the Year: "We Are Young," Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (fun., featuring Janelle Monáe)
Country Solo Performance: "Blown Away," Carrie Underwood
Pop Solo Performance: "Set Fire to the Rain (Live)," Adele
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Dan Auerbach
Pop Instrumental Album: Impressions," Chris Botti
Alternative Music Album: "Making Mirrors," Gotye
Pop Duo/Group Performance: "Somebody That I Used to Know," Gotye, featuring Kimbra
Rock Album: "El Camino," The Black Keys
Rock Song: "Lonely Boy," Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton & Patrick Carney, songwriters (The Black Keys)
Hard Rock/Metal Performance: "Love Bites (So Do I)," Halestorm
Traditional Pop Vocal Album: "Kisses on the Bottom," Paul McCartney
Country Song: "Blown Away," Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
Country Duo/Group Performance: "Pontoon," Little Big Town
World Music Album: "The Living Room Sessions, Part 1," Ravi Shankar
Dance/Electronica Album: "Bangarang," Skrillex
Dance Recording: "Bangarang," Skrillex, featuring Sirah
R&B Album: "Black Radio," Robert Glasper Experiment
R&B Song: "Adorn," Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)
Traditional R&B Performance: "Love on Top," Beyoncé
R&B Performance: "Climax," Usher
Rap Album: "Take Care," Drake
Rap Song: "N****s In Paris," Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis & Kanye West, songwriters (W.A. Donaldson, songwriter) (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
Rap Performance: "N****s In Paris," Jay-Z & Kanye West
Musical Theater Album: "Once: A New Musical"
Regional Roots Music Album: "The Band Courtbouillon," Wayne Toups, Steve Riley & Wilson Savoy
Folk Album: "The Goat Rodeo Sessions," Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile
Blues Album: "Locked Down," Dr. John
Bluegrass Album: "Nobody Knows You," Steep Canyon Rangers
Americana Album: "Slipstream," Bonnie Raitt
Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, composers
Song Written for Visual Media: "Safe & Sound" (From "The Hunger Games"), T Bone Burnett, Taylor Swift, John Paul White & Joy Williams, songwriters (Taylor Swift featuring The Civil Wars)
Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: "Midnight In Paris," Various Artists
Latin Jazz Album: "¡Ritmo!," The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band
Large Jazz Ensemble Album: "Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You)," Arturo Sandoval
Jazz Instrumental Album: "Unity Band," Pat Metheny Unity Band
Jazz Vocal Album: "Radio Music Society," Esperanza Spalding
Improvised Jazz Solo: "Hot House," Gary Burton & Chick Corea
Reggae Album: "Rebirth," Jimmy Cliff
Comedy Album: "Blow Your Pants Off," Jimmy Fallon
New Age Album: "Echoes Of Love," Omar Akram
Spoken Word Album: "Society's Child: My Autobiography," Janis Ian
Children's Album: "Can You Canoe?", The Okee Dokee Brothers
Classical Instrumental Solo: "Kurtág & Ligeti: Music For Viola," Kim Kashkashian
Classical Vocal Solo: "Poèmes," Renée Fleming (Alan Gilbert & Seiji Ozawa; Orchestre National De France & Orchestre Philharmonique De Radio France)
Classical Compendium: "Penderecki: Fonogrammi; Horn Concerto; Partita; The Awakening Of Jacob; Anaklasis," Antoni Wit, conductor; Aleksandra Nagórko & Andrzej Sasin, producers
Contemporary Classical Composition: Hartke, Stephen: Meanwhile — Incidental Music To Imaginary Puppet Plays, Stephen Hartke, composer (Eighth Blackbird)
Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: "Meanwhile," Eighth Blackbird
Opera Recording: "Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen," James Levine & Fabio Luisi, conductors; Hans-Peter König, Jay Hunter Morris, Bryn Terfel & Deborah Voigt; Jay David Saks, producer (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
Choral Performance: "Life & Breath — Choral Works By René Clausen," Charles Bruffy, conductor (Matthew Gladden, Lindsey Lang, Rebecca Lloyd, Sarah Tannehill & Pamela Williamson; Kansas City Chorale)
Orchestral Performance: "Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride In A Fast Machine," Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)
Engineered Album, Classical: "Life & Breath — Choral Works By René Clausen," Tom Caulfield & John Newton, engineers; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Charles Bruffy & Kansas City Chorale)
Producer of the Year, Classical: Blanton Alspaugh
Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: "Imaginaries," Quetzal
Latin Pop Album: "MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition," Juanes
Regional Mexican Album (Including Tejano): "Pecados y Milagros," Lila Downs
Tropical Latin Album: "Retro," Marlow Rosado y La Riqueña
Contemporary Christian Album: "Eye on It," TobyMac
Gospel Album: "Gravity," Lecrae
Contemporary Christian Song: "10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)," Jonas Myrin & Matt Redman, songwriters (Matt Redman); "Your Presence Is Heaven," Israel Houghton & Micah Massey, songwriters (Israel & New Breed)
Gospel/Contemporary Christian Performance: "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)," Matt Redman
Gospel Song: "Go Get It," Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Mary Mary)
Engineered Album, Non-Classical: "The Goat Rodeo Sessions," Richard King, engineer; Richard King, mastering engineer (Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile)
Surround Sound Album: "Modern Cool:" Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Michael Friedman, surround producer (Patricia Barber)
Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: "Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix)," Skrillex, remixer (Nero); Joseph Ray, Skrillex & Daniel Stephens, remixers
Recording Package: "Biophilia," Michael Amzalag & Mathias Augustyniak, art directors (Björk)
Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: "Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection," Fritz Klaetke, art director (Woody Guthrie)
Album Notes: "Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles," Billy Vera, album notes writer (Ray Charles)
Historical Album: "The Smile Sessions (Deluxe Box Set)," Alan Boyd, Mark Linett, Brian Wilson & Dennis Wolfe, compilation producers; Mark Linett, mastering engineer (The Beach Boys)
Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): "City Of Roses," Thara Memory & Esperanza Spalding, arrangers (Esperanza Spalding)
Instrumental Arrangement: "How About You," Gil Evans, arranger (Gil Evans Project)
Instrumental Composition: "Mozart Goes Dancing," Chick Corea, composer (Chick Corea & Gary Burton)
Long Form Music Video: "Big Easy Express," Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, Old Crow Medicine Show
Short Form Music Video: "We Found Love," Rihanna, featuring Calvin Harris

Justin Bieber Sings to Whoopie Goldberg


Justin Bieber brought romance to the set of Saturday Night Live by handing out flowers to the audience and serenading actress Whoopi Goldberg.

The Baby hitmaker took on the role of guest host for Saturday's episode and he acknowledged the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday by singing and giving out flowers to the crowd.

He also spotted Goldberg in the audience and pulled her onto the stage to serenade her. She then gave the teen a kiss on the cheek after she was handed a large bunch of red roses.

In another segment, Bieber appeared to joke about rumors he was recently caught on camera smoking marijuana after a picture showing him holding what looked like a joint emerged online last month.

Bieber addressed himself in the third person as he told the audience, "I also heard he (I) got busted for smoking weed. And he's really sorry about it, and people make mistakes, and he's never going to do it again."

Also during the show, Bieber appeared to make light of a poignant subject by referencing Whitney Houston's hit film The Bodyguard. Jason Sudeikis, playing Bieber's bodyguard, scooped the singer into his arms and carried him through a crowd of fans to the sound of Houston's track I Will Always Love You. The sketch took place on the same night as Clive Davis' 2013 pre-Grammy Awards party in Los Angeles. Last year's party was marred by Houston's death in the city just hours before she was due to make an appearance at the event.

February 9, 2013

Bruce Springsteen Recognized at Pre-Grammy Gala


Bruce Springsteen was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year as stars including Sir Elton John, Katy Perry and Sting paid tribute to "The Boss" before Sunday's Grammy Awards.

The rocker was the toast of the event in Los Angeles, where top acts including Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith, Jackson Browne and Alabama Shakes took the stage to cover Springsteen's greatest hits.

Sir Elton sang a rendition of his track Streets of Philadelphia, while John Legend put a jazz spin on Dancing In The Dark on the piano, and Tim McGraw belted outTougher than the Rest with Faith Hill singing harmony.

Funnyman Jon Stewart, the evening's host, credited Springsteen with giving a good name to their home state of New Jersey.

He joked, "We don't have much. We are known mostly as the chief exporter in this country of carcinogens. Bruce Springsteen is all we have."



The dinner also featured an auction, which Springsteen contributed to by offering a signed Telecaster guitar - and he got into the giving spirit by adding a few bonuses to the package.

He told the crowd, "With this guitar comes one free guitar lesson from me. That's right. One free lesson. One hour. And a ride in the sidecar of my Harley Davidson. So dig in!"

The instrument sold to an unidentified woman for $250,000, reports the New York Times.

MusiCares provides financial aid and medical care to musicians who have fallen on hard times.

Miley Cyrus Speaks Out Against Perez Hilton


Actress/singer Miley Cyrus has taken aim at a top gossip blogger over false reports she has been cheating on her fiance with actor Ed Westwick.

The star took exception to a rumor suggesting she has been seeing the Gossip Girl star while engaged to Australian actor Liam Hemsworth, and reprimanded Perez Hilton for posting the speculation on his website.

In posts on her Twitter page, she writes, "Perez Hilton hope you find love one day but can you not f*** with mine. I've never been with Ed W in my life. I was at the studio last night working on my record and never left with anyone other than my assistant. What happened to your big enlightenment...

"What happened to your promise to spread love not lies, and to be a decent human being with values and morals??? Dude u (you) ask for people to respect you and your relationships I demand the same thing.

"Perez Hilton you're the first one to write about my engagement and my wedding and how happy u r (are) for me and the first to try to tear my life. Respect, love & compassion are mandatory."

Cyrus then extended a peace offering by concluding, "Hope this message finds you happy and healthy... Feel free to ask me whatever u (sic) want but I can't tolerate lies. Thanks for understand. Blessings x."

Kim Kardashian Wants To Expand Kardashian Kollection To Include Baby Clothes, Maternity Wear


Kim Kardashian is ready to try her hand at designing baby clothes. The pregnant reality star is reportedly looking to add a baby collection to the Kardashian Kollection label, and she has the full support of her mom and business manager Kris Jenner.

“Kris and Kim can’t believe they’ve never thought of this before, but they would love to produce baby clothes,” a family insider tells RadarOnline.com.

Kardashian plans to enlist the help of older sister Kourtney Kardashian, who has two young children with boyfriend Scott Disick. “It clicked for Kim when she started looking at designer pieces for her own baby and saw nothing that really grabbed her and was cost effective,” the source explains. “She then realized that’s something that they could easily produce, and with the added experience of her older sister Kourtney, who is already a mother of two, she figured she has the perfect sounding board.”

The insider says Jenner is even looking to add a maternity collection to the clothing line, which is sold exclusively at Sears. “Kris thinks this could be a goldmine, with baby clothes often being so expensive, their Sears range would make designer baby and pregnancy wear affordable for anybody,” adds the source.

Kim, 32, is due to give birth in July. The baby will be her first child with boyfriend Kanye West.

Tiger Woods Sends Jet To Pick Up Injured Lindsey Vonn, Fuels Romance Rumors


Fueling rumors of a serious romance, Tiger Woods sent his private jet to Austria to bring Lindsey Vonn back home for surgery on her injured knee. TMZ obtained photos of Vonn boarding the plane on Friday.

Vonn sustained torn ligaments in her right knee and a lateral tibial plateau fracture in a crash at the World Championship Super G race in Schladming on Tuesday. A hard landing caused her to lose a ski, slide off course and slam into a gate. She was evaluated by a medical team at the scene for about 12 minutes before being airlifted to a nearby hospital.

In a statement to Us Weekly magazine on Wednesday, Vonn said she plans to “work as hard as humanly possible” to get back to top form for the next World Cup and the 2014 Olympic games in Russia.

"First off I want to say thank you to the amazing medical staff that cared for me. I plan on returning to Vail as soon as I can to have the necessary surgeries,” she said. "I am also grateful to my fans for the outpouring of support, which has really helped me stay positive. I can assure you that I will work as hard as humanly possible to be ready to represent my country next year in Sochi."

Vonn’s relationship with Woods made headlines last month when an insider claimed the golfer believes she may be “The One.” “He wants to marry again and thinks Lindsey could be the woman,” a source told Star magazine.

Vonn split from her husband of 4 years, Olympic skier Thomas Vonn, in November 2011. Their divorce was finalized last month. Woods’ marriage to wife Elin Nordegren ended in 2010 after he admitted to cheating on her with numerous women.

Taylor Swift And Carrie Underwood Refuse To “Cross Paths” At Grammys


Don’t expect to see Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood anywhere near each other this Sunday at the Grammys. According to an insider, show planners were instructed to prevent Swift and Underwood from “crossing paths” at any point during the show. The source claims Swift, 23, and Underwood, 29, “hate each other.”

"Taylor feels Carrie is always rude to her, so she steers clear of her,” the source tells Us Weekly magazine.

The feud may have started because Underwood mocked Swift last year while hosting the Country Association Awards with Brad Paisley. The pair poked fun at Swift’s split from Connor Kennedy.

“The greatest trade of the year had to be the Kennedy family. They somehow traded Arnold Schwarzenegger for Taylor Swift. I mean, what they got for that . . ." Paisley joked.

When Underwood informed him that the pair had split, Paisley said, "What? Why don't I ever hear about these things? I'm the last one to know. Are they ever gonna get back together?"

Underwood then mocked Swift’s hit song 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.’ "Never, never, never. Never ever,” she replied.

The American Idol alum later admitted to Allure magazine that she has never been close to Swift. “I'm not close to her,” she said. “We run into each other at events. We’re never in the same place at the same time.”

Neither Swift nor Underwood has commented on the latest rumors.

Swift is set deliver the opening performance for the Grammys. "Oh my god, it's Grammy week, it's so hectic. I have a lot to plan for with the opening performance and I'm just really hoping all the pieces come together this week. Because this is when it really gets really crazy, but it's all very exciting too," she recently told Ryan Seacrest.

Swift plans to perform ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,’ which is nominated for Record of the Year. “I think you should perform the song that's nominated," she explained. “Like, if you got a song nominated for Record of the Year, you might as well perform that. It's a big hint."