It was a tough opening night for the cast of “Talk Radio” at Actors Theatre of San Francisco. Anyone unfamiliar with Eric Bogosian’s acerbic play might not have known that lead actor Christian Phillips was valiantly trying to correct a technical glitch of the radio station set at the beginning of the show.
With expert, seamless ad-libs, Phillips, in radio talk-show host mode, asked for a sound engineer and gamely tried to keep things going before finally breaking that fourth wall and stopping the show for a few minutes. Read More
On her BRIT Award-winning 2007 debut, “Made of Bricks,” Kate Nash was a Strawberry Shortcake-faced English teen who traded in whimsical sung-spoken folk ditties.
She’s grown up.
Now 25, she’s got a new fashion sense, a Rogue-from-“X-Men” hairstyle, a bratty all-female backing band, a punk album called “Girl Talk” (penned after her breakup with The Cribs’ Ryan Jarman), and an acting career in movies such as “Syrup,” “The Powder Room” and “Greetings From Tim Buckley.” Read More
The singer for the Grammy-nominated band As I Lay Dying has been arrested in a murder-for-hire scheme to allegedly off his wife, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Tim Lambesis was busted in a sting carried out by undercover officers, but he’s obviously never watched true crime on A&E because if he had, he would know that stuff like that never works out. Read More
Red Rocker Sammy Hagar has won a defamation suit that a former Playboy Bunny brought against him.
The woman, known as “Jane Doe,” accused Hagar of impregnating her in the 1980s, though she says the baby died soon after it was born. Read More
Former child star Wade Robson is blaming repressed memories on why he is now coming forward with molestation claims against the late Michael Jackson.
Details of the alleged abuse are sealed, but accusations of gold-digging are of course coming up--especially from lawyers for the Jackson estate. Read More
Sutton Foster, who officially opens the new Feinstein’s at the Nikko nightclub today, is a charming contradiction to the George Bernard Shaw maxim, “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.”
Foster clearly can do. She racked up five Tony nominations in the past decade — for all but one of her past six Broadway gigs — and won twice, for “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and “Anything Goes.” Read More
Lauryn Hill is going to prison for tax evasion after jilting Uncle Sam for more than a decade.
“I am a child of former slaves who had a system imposed on them,” she told the judge. “I had an economic system imposed on me.” Read More
It’s hard to think of a worse person for troubled actor Macaulay Culkin to hang out with than Babyshambles wastrel Pete Doherty, but it seems he has moved to Paris to be nearer to his pal. Read More
“Girls Gone Wild” d-bag Joe Francis has found himself in more trouble. TMZ reports that the smarmy mogul has been convicted of assault after attacking a woman in his Hollywood mansion in 2011. Read More
A British actor says he is the father of Michael Jackson’s kids, and he’s willing to take a DNA test to prove it.
Mark Lester was in “Oliver!” as a child and is the official godfather of Jackson’s children. He told the UK’s Daily Mirror that he donated sperm a year before any of the kids were born, though he only seems to resemble two of them--Paris and Prince Michael. (Blanket actually kind of looks like Michael Jackson!) Read More