May 31, 2013 |
Stand down, America. "The Voice's" Adam Levine may not actually hate you. The Maroon 5 frontman and coach for the hit NBC singing competition show stirred up the Internet outrage machine on Tuesday night when he was heard saying, "I hate this country" while waiting to hear the results of a nationwide vote that would determine the fate of two of this team members (they were both voted off the show). Outrage followed, with people calling for Levine to be fired from the show or even deported, but in an interview airing on "CBS This Morning" on Sunday (and recorded before he made his "Voice" comments)
October 9, 1996
Comedian Richard Pryor will receive a special humanitarian award from the Sheenway School & Culture Center during the school's silver anniversary dinner at the Comedy Store on Sunday. Pryor will be honored for his longtime commitment to the South-Central school, which works to teach at-risk children and keep them out of gangs. The event is co-chaired by Lionel Richie and Jodie Foster. Tickets are $100. Information: (213) 757-8359.
January 11, 2006 |
David Bowie, Cream, Merle Haggard, Robert Johnson, Jessye Norman, Richard Pryor and the Weavers have been named recipients of the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors "lifelong artistic contributions to the recording medium," the academy said Tuesday.
November 27, 1988
Who the hell does Kinison, the angry dog spraying on anything/anyone, think he is when he equates himself with Charles Bukowski?! Bukowski's writings may or may not be misogynist, but there's substance in what he says. His is an adult view of the up and down of life leavened with self-deprecating humor, unlike the adolescent napalm vomit of Kinison. As for Patrick Goldstein's comparison of Kinison (albeit remotely) with Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor, it's the lamest thing I've heard since Quayle likened himself to JFK. ROSE MEDINA Pasadena