September 23, 2011 |
There was always an excuse — a friend to see, a meeting to take, sleep to catch up on. Only a year ago, Demi Lovato was one of Disney's most bankable teen stars, her every move scrutinized by a team of attentive handlers. Yet when an eating disorder and self-mutilation threatened to derail her career, not even her team could see past her sanguine veneer. "I had learned how to control and manipulate everyone around me into believing that I was OK," recalled Lovato, who rose to fame as the star of the popular Disney Channel series "Sonny With a Chance.
May 2, 2011 |
The Greek Theatre, which has hosted the likes of Steve Miller, Sheryl Crow and Ringo Starr, has canceled precious few shows in its storied past. So last year, when it crossed off nine engagements, it was nothing short of a catastrophe. "In a normal year we'd have one or maybe two," said Alex Hodges, chief executive of Nederlander Concerts Inc., which operates the Greek Theatre. "We had never had nine. " This year, concert promoters are anxious to avert an encore of last year's disastrous season, when gross receipts fell 7.6% and notable acts such as the Jonas Brothers, Lilith Fair and Christina Aguilera canceled shows because of lackluster ticket sales.
March 3, 2011 |
Movie stars, TV actors, rock singers, fashion models and professional athletes need a vacation just like everybody else. But when you're more famous than Mickey Mouse, it's not as easy to blend in with the crowd -- even at Disney World. Photos : See celebrities at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom To navigate the vast resort and avoid hassles from overzealous fans, celebrities trade front-of-the-line VIP treatment from Disney World for a few snapshots inside the Orlando theme parks that show up in celebrity magazines and on entertainment shows.
November 7, 2010 |
So will they be doing a special rehab episode on "Sonny With a Chance"? The news that Demi Lovato, the 18-year-old star of the Disney Channel sitcom and the "Camp Rock" TV movies, recently checked into a treatment facility to deal with "physical and emotional issues" was surprising only in its failure to surprise. In the wake of a trail of young stars who flashed brightly only to bottom out ? Lindsay Lohan is now officially more famous for wrecking her career than for her actual career ?
November 6, 2010 |
As the star of the Disney Channel series "Sonny With a Chance," teen actress Demi Lovato plays an effervescent small-town girl who wins a national talent contest to land a starring role on a popular variety show. As the title character, Sonny copes with a jealous costar, a dearth of fan mail and the hazards of celebrity dating, among other situations only to be encountered by a budding idol. FOR THE RECORD: Actress photograph: A photograph of "iCarly" star Miranda Cosgrove erroneously accompanied an article in Saturday's Calendar section about pressures on young celebrities.
September 3, 2010 |
Research about cable's highest-rated entertainment show in 2008 revealed some complaints television executives rarely see about their programs — not enough s'mores, bonfires and water fights. The made-for-TV movie was Disney Channel's wildly successful " Camp Rock," which starred Disney darlings the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato and drew an impressive audience of 10 million viewers. Audiences enjoyed the show, they just wanted more of the joy and antics of a typical summer camp experience.
May 19, 2010
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Christina Aguilera, Aug. 19 (Fri.); Jonas Brothers, Sept. 23 (Sat.) San Manuel Amphitheater Ozzfest 2010. Aug. 14 (Sat.) John Anson Ford Jamie Cullum, July 21 (Fri.) Greek Theatre Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band, Aug. 7; My Morning Jacket, Aug. 12; Chris Isaak, Aug. 24; Goo Goo Dolls, Aug. 29 (Sat.) Glasshouse Shout Out Louds, May 24 (now) Music Box The Cat Empire, July 3 (now) El Rey Theatre Tokyo Police Club, Aug. 12 (Thurs.
April 25, 2010 |
For my daughter, Sophie, it was like finding the goose that laid the golden egg. "Today was a Fairytale," Taylor Swift was singing from the stage at Staples Center, and Sophie, age 11, was singing every word along with her, waving a colored light stick back and forth above her head. Her grin was electric, her attention sharply focused; she wasn't missing anything. For the last year or so, Sophie has been a Taylor Swift obsessive ("I am Taylor's No. 1 fan!" read the sign she brought to the concert with us)
January 1, 2010
Top acts in 2009 Here are the top 20 touring acts in North America. Rank Artist Total gross 1. U2 $123.0 2. Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band 94.5 3. Elton John-Billy Joel 88.0 4. Britney Spears 82.5 5. AC/DC 77.9 6. Kenny Chesney 71.1 7. Jonas Brothers 69.8 8. Dave Matthews Band 56.9 9. Fleetwood Mac 54.5 10. Metallica 53.4 11. Nickelback 47.4 12. "Walking With Dinosaurs" 46.2 13. Miley Cyrus 45.0 14. Trans-Siberian Orchestra 43.7 15. Eagles 42.8 16. Keith Urban 42.7 17. Celine Dion 42.6 18. Rascal Flatts 42.2 19. Coldplay 40.8 20. Paul McCartney 40.7 Source: Pollstar in millions
December 31, 2009 |
Eight years of American history is meticulously cataloged, wrapped, stored and guarded in a climate-controlled warehouse. Sixty-eight million pages of documents, a surfboard, 175 million e-mails, countless cowboy hats, 3,845,912 photographs, Stan "The Man" Musial's autograph, gold and silver swords, handmade quilts, diamond jewelry, cowboy boots, classified files, a gift from the pope and the 9-millimeter Glock Saddam Hussein was armed with when...