Archive for December 28th, 2010

Despite Injuries, ‘Spider-Man’ Musical is a Box Office Hit

December 28th, 2010
Despite delays cancellations injuries and cast departures Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark is turning out to be a box-office hit The superhero musical has been playing to sold-out crowds in the past week Rolling Stone's Best of 2010 Music Movies Videos Photos and More The troubled production grossed $944138 for four shows...

Report: Lily Allen Engaged

December 28th, 2010
Has Lily Allen joined the brigade of holiday engagements? British papers the Daily Mail and The Sun both report that the singer 25 is engaged to longtime beau Sam Cooper PHOTOS Year's biggest engagements The Daily Mail reports that business owner Cooper 32 popped the question on Christmas Day on the Indonesian...

Exclusive: Merle Haggard on His Kennedy Center Honor, Meeting Obama and Oprah and More

December 28th, 2010
Merle Haggard is no stranger to the White House He was a guest of both Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan who — when he was governor of California — had granted the singer a full pardon for the felonies and misdemeanors that led to three years at San Quentin Prison Earlier...

Lead Actress Quitting ‘Spider-Man’ Musical

December 28th, 2010
Natalie Mendoza an actress who suffered a concussion during Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark’s first preview performance a month ago is in talks to leave the show The exit agreement is still in the works but an official announcement regarding her departure is expected on Tuesday Rolling Stone's Best of 2010...

Daily Digest: New Baby for Alanis, Chris Brown and Bieber Collaborate

December 28th, 2010
Chris Brown To Team Up With Justin Bieber?Singer Chris Brown has hinted at a collaboration with teen pop star Justin Bieber on his Twitter though the song in question has yet to be formally announced The duet could go a long way towards rehabilitating Brown's tarnished image in the wake...

Beatles Musical ‘Rain’ Turns A Profit On Broadway

December 28th, 2010
Rain A Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway has recouped its initial $2 million investment in just seven weeks at the Neil Simon Theater The show which presents the history of the Beatles as a concert revue has clearly connected with an audience hungry for reverent live performances of the...

Smiths Rarities Surface Online

December 28th, 2010
A new compilation of unreleased Smiths demos and instrumentals has surfaced online and in some record shops The original vinyl bootleg The Smiths - Unreleased Demos & Instrumentals has been ripped to high quality mp3s and can be found in a forum thread on a Morrissey fan site Though the demo...