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.
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.
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...
May 31, 2008 |
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler is in an unidentified rehab facility in the aftermath of recent foot surgery. A spokeswoman for Tyler said the surgery was done "to correct longtime foot injuries resulting from his . . . athletic stage performances." Tyler checked himself in for rehab, but his spokeswoman said, "I have no further information available" on the nature of the rehabilitation -- whether it is physical treatment for the foot itself or substance-related because of medications used in the course of the surgery and post-surgery.
October 20, 2013 |
Indian media giant Zee Group has tapped former Viacom executive Eric Sherman as chief executive of Veria Living, its U.S. media unit that focuses on health and wellness content. Sherman, whose résumé also includes a stint as manager of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, most recently was executive vice president of business development for XIX Entertainment, "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller's production company. Zee Group is part of Indian mogul Subhash Chandra's Essel Group.
March 28, 2013 |
Sure, it was Mariah Carey's birthday this week - strike that, her "anniversary" - but she was the one doling out a present to fans: a shot of herself without makeup and looking lovely. " Love to all the lambily!!! #WWLD," she wrote on Instagram just hours before it was her birthday on the West Coast, captioning the shot of herself with a fluffy stuffed lamb in honor of "Worldwide Lamb Day. " Mariah's fans, dahhhhling, make up the "lambily," of course, and Worldwide Lamb Day suspiciously resembles the diva's birthday.
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.