October 9, 2013 |
Who says Miley Cyrus is trying to escape her background in family television? On Tuesday night, the former "Hannah Montana" star took to Jimmy Fallon's late-night show to talk up her just-released " Bangerz " album, which follows a summer of nonstop controversy related to the fact that Cyrus has grown up -- gasp! -- and is now interested in many of the things other 20-year-olds are interested in. Yet old allegiances die hard, so for her performance of her song "We Can't Stop," Cyrus enlisted Fallon and his house band, the Roots, for a tribute to that squeakiest-clean of vintage TV series: "The Brady Bunch.
October 4, 2013 |
Fiona Apple launched a month-long North American tour Thursday night in Portland, Ore., and though the show reportedly began well, things evidently devolved when a heckler provoked the famously irascible singer. "Get healthy -- we want to see you in 10 years," a woman in the audience at the Newmark Theatre called out near the end of the concert, according to David Greenwald of the Oregonian. That weirdly passive-aggressive comment led Apple to respond, "I am healthy," Greenwald wrote . Then the singer apparently unloaded on the woman, which in turn inspired another audience member to call Apple "a has-been.
October 3, 2013 |
Hot on the heels of the surprise success of "Instructions Not Included," which quickly became the all-time highest-grossing Spanish language film in the U.S., comes another movie aimed at the same audience. "Pulling Strings," also being released by "Instructions" distributor Pantelion Films, looks to do potential crossover audiences one better with a story that allows the language to be split between Spanish and English. Serving mostly as a strong calling card for star Jaime Camil, the film has an appealingly loose, slightly ramshackle charm.
September 26, 2013 |
Renée Fleming lent her lush soprano voice to CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" on Wednesday night, singing a humorous rendition of the show's Top 10 list. Fleming was on hand to plug her latest album, "Guilty Pleasures," which features an assortment of operatic works as well as popular and rarely heard songs. The category of Wednesday's Top 10 list was operatic lyrics, though the tunes Fleming performed were spoofs of popular arias....
September 17, 2013 |
Rick Neuheisel's career path has gone in interesting directions since he was asked to leave UCLA. The former Bruins coach is a polished commentator for the Pac-12 Networks. For those who don't have DirecTV, he is funny and insightful. Musically, though, he still has a ways to go. He popped up on the "Dan Patrick Show" this week to sing "The Ballad of Johnny Manziel ," borrowing the tune from Marty Robbins' "El Paso. " It's not a hit. “Flattening out the Tide” could have used some work.
September 17, 2013 |
Actress and singer Pia Zadora is about to embark on an open-ended residency at Piero's Italian Cuisine, an old school Las Vegas restaurant. The restaurant's lounge will be transformed into Pia's Place, where Zadora , a Golden Globe winner, will perform at 9 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays beginning Thursday. The chanteuse will be accompanied by a quartet led by Vincent Falcone, a pianist and former musical director for Frank Sinatra. Zadora will sing such standards as “All of Me,” “That Old Black Magic” and “The Lady is a Tramp.” A cover charge of $30 includes two cocktails.