May 26, 2010
The Pussycat Doll is now the "Dancing With the Stars" champ. Nicole Scherzinger and partner Derek Hough dominated throughout the 10th season of the hit ABC show and bested Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek to win the "Dancing" crown Tuesday night. Scherzinger performed a high-energy jive as her final dance that earned a perfect score of 30. Lysacek's quickstep also earned the judges' praise but just 28 points. ESPN sportscaster Erin Andrews, the third finalist, and her professional partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, were eliminated from the dance-off halfway through the two-hour season closer.
August 4, 2010 |
At age 37, Neil Patrick Harris has worn more showbiz hats than most performers do in their entire careers. Starting his professional life as a child star, Harris has successfully graduated to film actor, sitcom leading man, Broadway actor, award-show staple, singer, magician and Web-series celebrity. Harris is that rare actor who is not only able to thrive in almost every medium, but also appeals to divergent demographics — young and old, gay and straight, highbrow snobs and lowbrow comedy fans.
September 12, 2013 |
The ratings are in, and it's time to ask: What went wrong with "X Factor"? Season 3 of Simon Cowell's singing show got a jump-start on the fall season Wednesday night, but the numbers were pretty close to a disaster. An average of 6.2 million viewers tuned in to the one-hour premiere, good only for an anemic second behind CBS' "Big Brother" (6.7 million) -- and that's with ABC running a repeat of "Shark Tank" (3.6 million). In the key adults ages 18 to 49 demographic, Fox's "X Factor" lost more than one-fifth of its audience compared with last year.
October 30, 2013 |
Attention, Simon Cowell: You need to rethink the ratings factor for "The X Factor. " Fox's singing contest reemerged Tuesday night with a serious baseball hangover, drooping to just 4.9 million total viewers with a two-hour special, according to Nielsen. True, Cowell's extravaganza has had to contend with several weeks of postseason baseball and World Series interruptions -- its most recent telecast before Tuesday was way back on Oct. 10 -- and the Tuesday slot is not its customary time period.
July 5, 2012
MUSIC Now in its 13th year, the KCRW World Festival series showcases big names in international music alongside upstarts from across the planet. Allan Pineda Lindo Jr., a.k.a. Apl.de.ap from the Black Eyed Peas, performs at the Bowl's first night dedicated to original Philippine music. He was born in the Philippines — his mother was Filipino, his father an African American serviceman — but grew up in Los Feliz. He's joined by fellow members of the Black Eyed Peas will.i.am & Taboo, Nicole Scherzinger, Martin Nievera, Sandwich and more.
October 11, 2013 |
The 2013 edition of “A Very Special Christmas” albums benefiting the Special Olympics puts the focus on superstar names, with a roundup of holiday songs from John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Sting and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers among the collection's 11 tracks. The album, “A Very Special Christmas: Icon,” is to be released on Oct. 15, and also includes recordings from Jon Bon Jovi, Josh Groban, Rod Stewart, Sheryl Cro, Wham! and Carrie Underwood.
HOME & GARDEN
February 2, 2010 |
Guitarist Jean Yves "Jeeve" Ducornet of the alt rock group Hypnogaja has listed his historic Hollywood house for $649,000. Originally two bedrooms and one bathroom, the remodeled bungalow now has a 380-square-foot recording studio in front that includes a live room, a control room and a voice-over booth. Behind that, an additional 700 square feet include a bedroom, a living room and an adjoining eat-in kitchen with granite counters and stainless-steel appliances. The building has two bathrooms.
November 2, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Wednesday: Justin Bieber denies fathering a child with a 20-year-old woman who claims her baby is his. ( Radar ) Hugh Grant is a father to a new baby girl. But who's the mother? ( Los Angeles Times ) "New Girl" star Zooey Deschanel and her Death Cab for for Cutie husband Ben Gibbard have separated. ( Los Angeles Times ) Lindsay Lohan could head to jail for the fourth time after missing community service.
December 16, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday. Christopher Hitchens, R.I.P. ( Los Angeles Times ) Joe Simon, the creator of Captain America, has also died. ( Los Angeles Times ) The surviving Beach Boys will reunite and tour and record a new album. ( Wall Street Journal ) In Israel, "The Hangover," becomes "Before the Wedding, We Stop in Vegas. " ( Los Angeles Times ) Demi Moore says she doesn't have immediate plans to change her Twitter handle: @mrskutcher.