Jennifer Lopez reportedly left “American Idol” because they weren’t paying her enough, but now TMZ reports that the show execs are begging her to come back and are apparently willing to dish out major bucks for the privilege. Oh, did we mention that this would be after Mariah Carey allegedly gets the boot? Read More
Well here’s a doozy: RadarOnline reports that the self-described “born-again virgin” star of “The Bachelor,” Sean Lowe, actually had sex with his fiancée, Catherine Giudici, before the final rose.
The website quotes two sources who say that Giudici was not about to get engaged to a man with whom she had zero sexual chemistry, so she reportedly pressed the issue. These same “sources” say that the whole virgin thing was something he made up for the show. Read More
Hot on the heels of being voted “Most Hated” Hollywood celebrity by Star Magazine, Gwyneth Paltrow has now been dubbed the “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” by People magazine.
Damage control? Perhaps. The choice for “Sexiest Man Alive” or the “Most Beautiful Woman” is often a head-scratcher (Bradley Cooper?), so it stands to reason that there would be a big agency-led PR push behind such decisions. Read More
Labeling a band an institution — implying it is past its prime — is a dangerous game. But if any group is capable of wearing the tag without insult, it’s Built to Spill, playing a two-night stint at Slim’s this weekend.
Led by chief songwriter Doug Martsch, the Boise, Idaho, group’s devotion to all things guitar — from fuzzy, distorted riffs to angular and precise compositions — has created the template for indie rockers of the past two decades and is embraced by new groups such as California X and Cymbals Eat Guitars. Read More
One of this year’s best dance programs isn’t being presented by just one company.
“Dances From the Heart 2,” the second annual benefit for Bay Area AIDS organizations on Sunday at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, features 10 local troupes: Ballet San Jose, Chitresh Das Dance Company, Company C Contemporary Ballet, Diablo Ballet, ODC/Dance, Post: Ballet, Robert Moses’ Kin, Smuin Ballet, Salsamania and Te Mana O Te Ra. Read More
Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon opened up to Elle magazine this month about her breakup with her husband of 27 years and band mate, Thurston Moore. The divorce is not finalized, but she blames it on the “usual” things: “Midlife crisis. Star struck woman.” Read More
Reese Witherspoon may have thrown a diva tantrum this week, but washed-up actress Tara Reid threw her own do-you-know-who-I-am hissy fit as well. Read More
Beyoncé’s cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” is featured in the new movie “The Great Gatsby,” but the deceased singer’s dad, Mitch, is not happy.
“She doesn’t bring anything to it,” he told The Daily Mail, adding that initially he was never asked for permission to record it. “They have got to pay for the privilege,” he said, “which is what they are doing. I can’t tell you how much it is but it’s a lot of money.” Read More
From the outside, George Watsky looks like any other American kid. His boyish face shows 19 of his 26 years. But when the Los Angeles-based rapper opens his mouth, he spits a verse out faster than you can do a double take.
Watsky is headlining The Fillmore on Thursday, a monumental show for the San Francisco native.
“When I was first discovering music and my passion for rapping and performing, the Fillmore is where I went to see shows,” he says in online posts.
Despite his young age, Watsky has been fighting an uphill battle for years to get him where he is today. Read More
When London teens Chilli Jesson and Sam Fryer met by chance at Britain’s Reading Festival a few years ago, neither had a clue how to write a song.
So they chose a quirkier path into showbiz: They formed their own talent agency, Thursday’s Children, named for the day they got paid at their straight jobs. Read More