Our dear Britney Spears wrapped up her holiday celebration with her sons and with her boyfriend Charlie Ebersol and made her way back to Las Vegas, NV to resume performances of her concert residency at the Axis Theater inside the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino and to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of her Britney: Piece of Me residency. Before the show got underway last night, Britney gathered together her Piece of Me family for a little anniversary celebration backstage complete with massive cake and lots of laughs. Click below to see a tiny bit of Britney‘s Piece of Me anniversary party and see a really neat video that she shared with fans that properly honors one full year of Britney: Piece of Me in Las Vegas. More »
Last night, Mariah Carey performed the final show of a week long residency of Xmas concerts at the Beacon Theater in NYC, NY in front of another sold out house of fans. This morning, she awoke to the happy news that her legendary Xmas single All I Want for Christmas Is You has been officially certified with over 100 million views. To be clear, the video for All I Want was first released in 1994, many years before Vevo even existed so the vid has been viewed WELL OVER 100 million times so this achievement is even more impressive than a mere Vevo certification. Click below to read Mariah‘s message about this new achievement and let’s watch the video, again, for All I Want For Christmas Is You and add to the view count. More »
'Lance Loves Michael'
*NSync boybander Lance Bass and his fiancé Michael Turchin were married last night in front of family, friends and most of *NSync last night here in LA in a lavish ceremony that was filmed for a television special set to air on the E! network in February. Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding will show the world all of the big highlights of the couple’s special day … but while we wait for the February 5 premiere date to arrive, we must content ourselves with the details of the wedding that are being reported today. The New York Times published a beautiful wedding announcement last night and one official wedding photo has been released. Click below to see the photo and read the Bass-Turchin NYT wedding announcement. More »
Baby No. 2
Back in September we learned that Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross got married. Today we learn that the couple are pregnant with their first child together. Altho Ashlee was previously married to Pete Wentz, with whom she has a son named Bronx Mowgli, it is very exciting to learn that Ashlee is pregnant again … but this second child is going to have Diana Ross as a grandmother. Yes, Ashlee Simpson is going to give birth to Diana Ross‘s grandchild. Isn’t that crazy? More »
SPOILER ALERT WARNING
Back in August we got our first look at the season 29 cast of Survivor: San Juan del Sur – Blood vs. Water and last night, the sole surviving winner was revealed on live TV. After all these years, I am still a really big fan of the Surivor franchise and I watched every single episode of this season religiously. As per usual, this season entertained and annoyed me to no end but, thankfully, the most deserving players made it all the way to the end. I loved that the final 3 were all women because, truly, the ladies played the best game this season. And, of the last three ladies, only one truly stood apart as the ONLY player deserving of the million dollar prize. Click below to find out if Jaclyn, Natalie or Missy was voted the Sole Survivor of San Juan del Sur – Blood vs. Water. More »
The Smiths and Nine Inch Nails have not
In early October we learned that two of my favorite bands of all time — The Smiths and Nine Inch Nails — were among the nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and I am saddened and very disappointed to pass along the news today that neither group made the final induction cut into the Rock Hall‘s Class of 2015. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Lou Reed, Ringo Starr and others — including Green Day — have been announced as inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame … which is great news for those acts. I really had my heart set on both (or at least one) The Smiths and NIN getting into the Rock Hall in their first year of eligibility but, alas, it wasn’t meant to be. That said, I am beyond ecstatic that both Joan Jett and Lou Reed are finally in. More »
"This award is ... for those forgotten children who want education"
In October, we learned that teenage activist Malala Yousafzai became the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize and earlier today, in Oslo, Norway, she was invited to deliver her Nobel lecture as she formally accepted the award on the world stage. As you can imagine, Malala delivered an impassioned speech that further proved that she is absolutely deserving of this high honor. Click below to see Malala Yousafzai posing with her Nobel Peace Prize and read excerpts from her eloquent acceptance speech. More »
Honoring the Hero's Heart
For the past few weeks, speculation has been gearing up as to who would be selected as Time magazine’s Person of the Year as the field of contenders was narrowed to a short list. From politicians to pop stars, from the Ferguson protestors to Apple CEO Tim Cook — it was anyone’s guess as to who would nab the honor this year … until today when Time magazine revealed that they chose the heroic Ebola Fighters as the Person of the Year for 2014. Time reveals that they decided to honor and showcase the Hero’s Heart by selecting the Ebola Fighters as the Person of the Year … which is something that few can find fault with. More »
Earlier today we learned that Billboard magazine has named Taylor Swift as their Woman of the Year and right now we learn that she will be joined by an illustrious group of fellow musicians at the 9th annual Billboard Women In Music Awards. This years awards ceremony will be held in NYC on December 12 and will include honorees like Aretha Franklin, Charli XCX, Idina Menzel and more. Click below to see which artist will receive which award. More »
"The biggest struggle turned into the biggest triumph"
Not only has Taylor Swift nabbed herself a Grammy Award nomination or two today but she has also been selected by Billboard magazine as their Woman of the Year for 2014. Taylor graces the cover of the new issue of the mag and is featured in an interview where she discusses her decision to become a pop star, her celebrity BFFs, her decision to remove her music from Spotify and more. Click below to see her striking Billboard magazine cover photo and read excerpts from her cover story interview. More »