Bon Jovi, Strait take home Billboard touring wins
2013-11-15 07:38:09 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Road titan Bon Jovi has won top honors at the Billboard Touring Awards and George Strait has been named the 2013 Legend of Live.
Bon Jovi took the top tour award as the highest-grossing tour and the top draw award as the best-selling road show of the year at Thursday night's ce...
Tina Turner and other famous Americans who gave up citizenship
2013-11-14 08:03:28 UTC
What’s citizenship got to do with it? Tina Turner is just one in a long line of folks who have turned their back on the blue passport.
This item just in via an “activity” report from the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland, headlined “Soul Legend Relinquishes U.S. Citizenship.”
Alleged Alec Baldwin stalker found in contempt
2013-11-13 18:47:38 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Before her trial even concluded, Alec Baldwin's accused stalker was ordered to jail for 30 days Wednesday after a series of courtroom outbursts got her declared in contempt of court.
After Genevieve Sabourin's days of sobs, gasps, remarks and interruptions continued during some...
Wahlberg shoots down Kardashian comparison
2013-11-13 08:37:48 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Wahlberg says his family won't be the new Kardashians.
Wahlberg will appear in a new unscripted A&E series about family-owned restaurant Wahlburgers alongside his mother and brothers Donnie and Paul. But the actor and producer shoots down any comparison to that other fa...
Lady Gaga unveils 'flying dress' at NY album fete
2013-11-11 18:39:46 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga's album sales are already stratospheric, so why not her evening wear?
The "Applause" singer unveiled a high-tech, white vehicle she bills as the world's first flying dress. The contraption lifted her up inside a mammoth building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where she he...
'What a total star!' Simon Cowell gushes over Amira Willighagen, 9, as she wows the Holland's Got Talent panel with a flawless operatic rendition
2013-11-11 18:38:27 UTC
<h3>Had more than ten million views on YouTube after being posted last Saturday
Taught herself to sing after watching videos online with her brother
Performed a flawless rendition of Puccini's O Mio Babbino Caro from the opera Gianni Schicchi
He's always on the lookout for the hotte...
Miley Cyrus twerks at MTV Europe Music Awards
2013-11-10 21:36:17 UTC
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Miley Cyrus opened MTV's Europe Music Awards with her hit song "We Can't Stop" — while wearing a space-themed silver spandex suit and twerking with a female dwarf.
To the delight of the crowd in Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome, Cyrus finished the number by sticking out her tongue — the...
Viral Video Chart: Morgan Freeman, Miley Cyrus and One Direction
2013-11-08 09:14:05 UTC
Robert De Niro puts his own spin on Wrecking Ball, The Simpsons tackle The Hobbit and Pentatonix sing Beyoncé
Our theme this week is youth and we start with some of the greatest veterans of the silver screen reading the words of some of the most popular young music artists of the day. While Mo...
Kanye West pleads not guilty in battery case
2013-11-08 08:21:38 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye West has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor battery and attempted grand theft in a case filed over a scuffle with a celebrity photographer earlier this year.
Attorney Blair Berk entered the plea on the rapper's behalf Thursday in a Los Angeles court. West was charged wi...
Swedish cinemas launch feminist movie rating
2013-11-06 11:04:56 UTC
STOCKHOLM (AP) — You expect movie ratings to tell you whether a film contains nudity, sex, profanity or violence. Now movie theaters in equality-minded Sweden are introducing a new rating to highlight gender bias, or rather the absence of it.
To get an "A'' rating, a movie must pass the so-cal...
British actor says playing Mandela was a gift
2013-11-04 17:30:10 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — British actor Idris Elba says he wanted to capture the spirit of Nelson Mandela, not impersonate him, while playing the role of the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader in a film.
Elba said Monday that acting as Mandela in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"...
A man's perspective on why engagement rings are a joke
2013-11-03 07:50:44 UTC
'A diamond is forever' is genius marketing with no basis in relationship reality. My love isn't proportional to a ring size.
Most of us are adult enough to know magic doesn't exist. And yet we're the same species that thinks fat rings are fairy-tale items which somehow "secure" another person'...
New York stops to listen as Lou Reed's public memorial floods city with music
2013-11-15 07:17:21 UTC
<h3>Crowd gathers on chilly day at Lincoln Center to pay tribute to musician with 'just Lou's voice, guitar music and songs'</h3>
The distorted opening chords of Lou Reed’s The Blue Mask blasted at concert volumes in a space better known for classical performances, prompting children on class ...
Underwood will star on live TV in 'Sound of Music'
2013-10-23 08:53:46 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The end of the year looks busy for Carrie Underwood, and she couldn't be happier.
The six-time Grammy winning singer will host the Country Music Association Awards for the sixth time. You can see her every week singing the opening on Sunday Night Football. And for one night in ...
Lady Gaga – Do What U Want (Feat R Kelly): new music
2013-10-23 09:32:23 UTC
Let us know what you think of the latest song to emerge from Gaga's forthcoming album.
Lady Gaga has made a new track available via iTunes and YouTube. Do What U Want (feet R Kelly) appears on Gaga's album Artpop, due to be released on 11 November. After Artpop's lead single, Applause, was rel...
Kate Middleton Looks Amazing Three Months After Baby's Birth
2013-10-18 18:45:57 UTC
Kate Middleton is having a ball! On Friday, Oct. 18, three months after giving birth to Prince George, her first child with husband Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge attended a SportsAid Athlete Workshop at the Copper Box in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where she showed off her i...
Julia Louis-Dreyfus: 'Discomfort is a very underrated feeling'
2013-10-18 09:20:41 UTC
The sweet, sixtysomething couple in pastel leisurewear are curious about the room next to theirs in this Santa Monica beachfront hotel. There have been a lot of comings and goings all day. "So much activity!" the woman chuckles to me while her husband approaches the studio publicist who is loiter...
Kate Winslet's Vogue cover is ageless. But not in a good way
2013-10-18 09:13:24 UTC
Kate Winslet is on the cover of this month's Vogue and the photo is unbelievable.
I mean, literally unbelievable. The 38-year-old, who does OK without Mario Testino's help, looks in this portrait like a CGI version of herself. Her hair is detachable plastic; her eyes are like marbles. Her expr...
Tenor Andrea Bocelli to receive master's next week
2013-10-17 16:46:10 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Andrea Bocelli (an-DRAY'-ah boh-CHEL'-ee) will receive a graduate degree in Italy next week.
The 55-year-old tenor says he'll receive a master's degree in vocal performance from The Conservatory of Music, Giacomo Puccini in La Spezia, Italy, on Tuesday.
Bocelli will present ...
'Glee' episode says goodbye to Monteith, Finn
2013-10-10 02:09:15 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Other TV series have woven a cast member's death into an episode honoring them and their character. But "Glee" has an especially sensitive task.
The Fox series will pay tribute Thursday to Cory Monteith, who was found dead in a Canadian hotel room in July of an accidental al...
Miley Cyrus rules 'SNL' as host and musical guest
2013-10-06 06:06:48 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus cautioned viewers she wouldn't be twerking on "Saturday Night Live."
But she commanded the stage on this week's edition of the NBC sketch comedy show, serving as both host and musical guest.
And she did some shimmying as an over-sexed Congresswoman Michele Bachma...
Oscar nominee "Metro Manila" wins over Philippines
2013-10-05 07:42:08 UTC
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Britain's nominee as Best Foreign Language Film for the Oscars features an all-Filipino cast and a story that traces the sacrifices and hopes of an impoverished family from the countryside that tries its luck in the dark and squalid ghettos of...
Bridget Jones' fans horror at death of Mark Darcy
2013-09-29 23:36:12 UTC
Bridget Jones fans have taken to social networking to voice their horror at the news that author Helen Fielding has killed off Mark Darcy.
In extracts from her new book, Mad About The Boy, published in the Sunday Times magazine, Bridget reveals that Darcy - her husband and father to her two ch...
Rogen, Goldberg to make R-rated animated film
2013-09-24 18:26:02 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Pictures will make a raunchy, R-rated animated film written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg titled "Sausage Party."
The project was announced Tuesday by Sony, which is co-financing the film with Annapurna Pictures. Writing partners Rogen and Goldberg penned the script alon...
Emmy telecast wins biggest audience in 8 years
2013-09-24 20:33:06 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen Co. says Sunday's Emmy broadcast scored a one-third audience spike over last year.
Prelimary ratings figures indicate the 3-hour telecast on CBS averaged 17.6 million viewers, compared to 13.3 million viewers for last year's Emmy show on ABC.
It was the largest a...