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...
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.
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.
October 27, 2013 |
News of Lou Reed's death hit the music world as hard and fast as a kick pedal on a bass drum Sunday morning, and resonated just as loudly. As word spread, many on Facebook changed their profile pictures to that of the legendary Velvet Underground frontman's face, and Twitter erupted with appreciations from all corners of the globe. "The world has lost a fine songwriter and poet... I've lost my 'school-yard buddy'," tweeted John Cale, who co-founded what would become the Velvet Underground with Reed in 1964, when both men were in their early 20s. PHOTOS: Lou Reed | 1942-2013 Those who knew and loved the musician, sometimes from up close and sometimes just from afar, also weighed in. Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Tweeted, "RIP TO A GREAT FRIEND A FELLOW MUSICIAN.