April 4, 2013
Roger Ebert, one of America's preeminent and popular film critics, has announced that he will reduce the amount of writing he takes on as he fights a new battle with cancer, calling it a "leave of presence. " Writing on his site Tuesday night, Ebert said that a hip fracture has turned out to be cancerous and that he was taking a pause as he received radiation treatment. He still will write, but many reviews will be picked up by others. "Last year, I wrote the most [reviews] of my career, including 306 movie reviews, a blog post or two a week, and assorted other articles," he wrote.
April 3, 2013 |
On Tuesday, Bon Jovi took the stage at a Calgary show missing one key member -- guitarist Richie Sambora. Bon Jovi fans might need to get used to that sight for a while. The band said in a statement that Sambora has pulled out of the arena-rock band's tour for the foreseeable future, citing only "personal issues" for his departure. PHOTOS: Iconic rock guitars and their owners It's uncertain how long Sambora will be off duty. The band's tour will take them through Europe, South America and South Africa before some October U.S. dates.
December 12, 2012 |
After a hearty "1, 2, 3, 4!" Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band dived into "Land of Hope of Dreams," in which the rocker opened "121212: The Concert for Sandy Relief" on an inspiring note, singing: Leave behind your sorrows Let this day be the last Tomorrow there'll be sunshine And all this darkness past As he's beein doing on his Wrecking Ball tour, Springsteen segued into a snippet of Curtis Mayfield's gospel-soaked...
November 21, 2012 |
Jon Bon Jovi has addressed his daughter Stephanie Bongiovi's recent heroin overdose, calling the incident "human" and expressing appreciation for fans' concern. Bongiovi, 19, was arrested a week ago at her Hamilton College dorm after an overdose was reported. She was charged with misdemeanor drug offenses, but the charges were quickly dropped under a New York state law granting immunity to those involved when official help is sought during a life-threatening overdose. "It's human," Bon Jovi told Fox 11 on Tuesday night while promoting the soundtrack to "Stand Up Guys.
November 20, 2012 |
With no new Bon Jovi studio album since 2009, fans of the age-defying arena-rock outfit have had to content themselves this year with "Aftermath of the Lowdown," guitarist Richie Sambora's strikingly confessional solo set. That won't be the case for much longer, though: This spring Bon Jovi is set to release "What About Now," its first record since " The Circle ," and to support the disc the group is headed out on another of its globe-spanning...
November 15, 2012 |
Jon Bon Jovi's daughter Stephanie Bongiovi, who was arrested Wednesday after a suspected heroin overdose in her college dorm, found herself off the legal hook Thursday after charges were dropped. Bongiovi, a student at Hamilton College, benefited from of a 2011 New York state law that prohibits prosecution of folks who OD or who call for help in a life-threatening, drug-related situation, according to the Utica Observer-Dispatch . "By law, they have immunity. I can't prosecute them even if I wanted to," Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara told the Observer-Dispatch, saying the quick decision to drop the charges had nothing to do with the case's celebrity element.