Archive for December, 2010

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...

Us Weekly Exclusive: Sir Elton John and David Furnish Welcome New Baby

December 27th, 2010
Sir Elton John and David Furnish have become parents to son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John the couple tells UsMagazinecom exclusivelyThe baby boy who was born Dec 25 in California via a surrogate weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces PHOTOS Who else is expecting?"We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very...

What 50 Cent, Vampire Weekend and More Did on Their Snow Day

December 27th, 2010
The New York City metropolitan area has been collectively digging itself out from a major snowstorm all day long — so it’s only natural that many of the stars who live in New York took to Twitter to comment on the storm and its aftermath Here’s what a few rock...

LeAnn Rimes Is Engaged to Eddie Cibrian

December 27th, 2010
Believe it this time LeAnn Rimes is ready to get hitched again! "Eddie [Cibrian] and I got engaged over the holidays That's the news It's for real this time and the first time EVER!" Rimes Tweeted on Monday The singer's happy news arrives less than two months after she slammed engagement...

The Best of the Rest: The Year-End Lists You May Have Missed

December 27th, 2010
One of the best thing about the annual deluge of year-end lists is that it’s a very effective way to catch up on all the music you may have missed the first time around because you were either too busy to pay attention — or just couldn’t tear yourself away...

The Best Rolling Stone Articles of 2010

December 27th, 2010
Unless we prove in the next days that Paul McCartney actually died in 1967 and was replaced by a doppelganger Rolling Stone's most memorable story will be Michael Hastings' stunning profile of General Stanley McChrystal Before the piece even hit stands Obama called McChrystal back to America and fired him...