January 9, 2011 |
When "American Idol" returns for its 10th season on Fox Jan. 19, it will have two fresh (and very famous) faces at the judges' table. And it will also feature, the network promises, a renewed focus on the warbling would-be stars who are supposed to be the singing smash's reason for existence in the first place. Ah, but something will be missing. Oh, right ? the sassy guy with the flattop and tight T-shirts. The big suspense surrounding the new "Idol" isn't whether Steven Tyler will be introduced as Liv Tyler's father or Jennifer Lopez will salvage her fading career.
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February 24, 2014 |
On Monday morning, Bree Walker opened the door of her home in Venice and ushered me in. Her very blond, slightly messy hair was tumbling out of a bun on top of her head. Her face was bare, as were her feet. She wore a loose-fitting pair of polka dot drawstring pajama bottoms and a purple sweatshirt over a blue satin shirt. Very Westside hot mom. She seemed to have a tattoo on her extremely taut lower abdomen, which was peeking from her shirt. Her gait was slightly unsteady. “I am nervous about coverage these days,” said Walker, a high-profile television news anchor in Los Angeles from 1988 to 1994 who was arrested last week on suspicion of driving under the influence.
March 11, 2013 |
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith rocked out, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner got the word out and a constellation of celebrities took their wallets out -- to the tune of $830,000 -- at a charity event and mini-concert organized by John Varvatos and funding a program helping child victims of sexual assault. That brings the total raised by the annual event over the last decade to $3.53 million, with funds going to the Stuart House , a program created by the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center to serve the special needs of sexually abused children. While the silent auction and a spirited live auction helped the event easily outstrip last year's $700,000 fundraiser , honorary co-chairs Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck underscored the benefit's other goal of shining a light on the topic of childhood sexual abuse -- and programs that deal with it. "When I first visited Stuart House eight or nine years ago, I was so impressed with how safe it felt," Garner told the crowd. In his comments, Affleck explained that he got involved because his wife had hosted an earlier incarnation of the event.
November 10, 2013 |
And the crown goes to ... Miss Venezuela, Gabriela Isler, who was named Miss Universe 2013 Saturday night at Moscow's Crocus City Hall. Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo, crowned Isler at the conclusion of the two-hour telecast, viewed by an estimated 1 billion people from 190 countries. Isler beat out contestants from 85 other countries at the 62 nd annual competition to nab the crown for Venezuela, the country's seventh Miss Universe title. The 25-year-old, 5-foot, 10-inch beauty works as an anchor for Venezuela's Venevision television; her experience is likely to come in handy during her one-year stint as Miss Universe.
October 17, 2012 |
Call it a clash of egos, a publicity stunt or merely one more battle in the long-running war between Boston and New York City, but Aerosmith's recent dismissal of KISS as "a comic book rock band" has prompted a response from KISS singer-guitarist Paul Stanley. Last week, for no apparent reason, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith decided to denigrate KISS on Florida radio station the Bone. Responding to a question about the 2003 KISS/Aerosmith tour, Tyler fired this shot: "Kiss is a comic book rock band and they got a couple hits, but they're more of a comic book.
June 12, 2011 |
Say what you want about Steven Tyler's famous lips, but it's hard to deny that they have a way with the F-bomb. During the 10th season of "American Idol," the singer dropped enough of them to blow up a small European country, and a network-censored montage that aired during the show's finale captured many of his best ones: "That was [bleep]-ing crazy good! Holy [bleep], what did I say?" "Slap that baby on the [bleep] and call me Christmas!" "Hellfire, save matches, [bleep] a duck and see what hatches!"
March 21, 2013 |
In 1980, the Beatles' John Lennon was shot and killed outside the Dakota apartment building in New York City. It was far from the first or last high-profile incident of gun violence in America, but the memory is still painful. On Wednesday, his widow, Yoko Ono, posted a harrowing reminder of that loss on Twitter: a photo of Lennon's iconic eyeglasses smeared with blood . The photo, which was also used on the cover of Ono's album "Season...