September 9, 2013 |
The most important part of the new NFL season was unveiled Sunday night: Carrie Underwood's version of the "Sunday Night Football" opening song. For a song that is less than two minutes long, it seems to be generating a lot of notice, with some fans saying Faith Hill's version, which was replaced by Underwood's this season, was much better, some saying Underwood's is the one to watch, and others wondering why anyone cares. So which version is better? Underwood's is above, Hill's is below.
September 8, 2013 |
The singing hot dog vendor at Comerica Park in Detroit has lost his job. That'd be Charley Marcuse, also known as "The Singing Hot Dog Man. " This would seem to be a bad thing, but you can be the judge via the video above. There reportedly have been complaints he is too loud. Marcuse, who also works at a men's store in Birmingham, Mich., sells Charley's Ballpark Mustard as well. But as of Friday, the food contractor Sportservice has cut ties with Marcuse, who took to Twitter to let fans know.
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September 4, 2013 |
When she isn't busy looking perfect, being Tom Brady's wife, a mother of two or a model, apparently, Gisele Bundchen also sings. Right. Because we really needed something else to make us feel sufficiently inferior today. The 33-year-old Brazilian beauty shows off her vocal chops in the latest behind-the-scenes trailer for an H&M ad -- and she isn't half bad. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities Excuse us while we go give ourselves a pep talk in the mirror.
August 30, 2013 |
So here is Bill Murray covering "I Will Always Love You" on "Letterman" while dressed as Liberace. Because it's Friday, and it's a thousand degrees outside. Because, truth be told, we're really just counting down the hours until someone puts an ice-chilled Tecate or a mezcal cocktail in our hands, and we can start calling all our friends with pools who owe us favors. TIMELINE: Summer's must see concerts Because even though that's usually our default setting, we're really feeling it extra hard today.
August 24, 2013 |
Singer Linda Ronstadt says she has Parkinson's disease and can no longer sing. The 67-year-old musician made the disclosure in an AARP Magazine interview posted online Friday. Ronstadt, an 11-time Grammy winner, said that she was diagnosed with the neurological ailment about eight months ago and "can't sing a note. " PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times “No one can sing with Parkinson's disease,” Ronstadt said. “No matter how hard you try.” Ronstadt said that she uses poles to help walk and uses a wheelchair when traveling.
August 19, 2013 |
Becky G vividly remembers what she calls "my little mini midlife crisis. " It happened seven years ago, when she was 9. At the time, her family had been forced to move into her grandparents' Inglewood garage after losing its Riverside County home. Money was tight. Her dad was stressing out. And her mom was "really scared. " That's when Becky had an epiphany. "I did have this moment of realization of, 'Oh, my God, what am I going to do with my life?'" she says. "Just feeling like I had to get my act together, even though there was really nothing to put together yet. " Today, the biggest challenge facing the preternaturally ambitious Mexican American teen isn't getting her act together.
August 19, 2013 |
The men who popularized the Catalina Island theme song “26 Miles Across the Sea” more than a half-century ago will return to the island's iconic Casino on Friday for an evening concert. The Four Preps , with original lead singer Bruce Belland, will perform in the Avalon Theatre, an Art Deco classic that gained national prominence when bands were big and movies were just beginning to talk. During the 6-8 p.m. concert, the Preps will sing a variety of numbers, including doo-wop and pop standards, besides their late 1950s hit "26 Miles Across the Sea . " The event is a benefit for the Rotary Club of Avalon and its charities.
August 13, 2013 |
Tom Hiddleston is a big enough fan of Disney's "The Jungle Book" that he isn't afraid to perform the animated film's classic song "The Bare Necessities" in front of a room full of fellow fans bearing camera phones to immortalize the stunt online. "The Avengers" star, who plays the duplicitous Loki in Marvel's franchise, hit Disney's D23 Expo (think of it as a Disney-centric, Comic-Con lite) in Anaheim on Saturday to promote the upcoming Tinker Bell film, "The Pirate Fairy," costarring "Mad Men's" Christina Hendricks.
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August 10, 2013 |
What do Richard Feynman , Willie Nelson, Frank Zappa and Boris Yeltsin have in common? The answer was embodied in a radiant, round-faced Siberian singer named Kongar-ol Ondar, whose voice was unlike any in the western world. Ondar was a master of throat singing, a vocal style native to his small Russian republic of Tuva. He mesmerized audiences with his ability to produce two or more notes simultaneously - a low, steady drone overlaid with higher pitched tones that to the unaccustomed ear sounded like a radio gone haywire.