photo: Justin Bieber's InstagramJustin Bieber got an earful from the online peanut gallery after wearing overalls to a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper last week. Now, Bieber's fighting back.Read More »from Justin Bieber Responds To Overalls Critique
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photo: Duffy-Marie Arnoult / WireImageAcademy Award-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch died at the age of 68. In addition to his Oscars, Hamlisch also won multiple Emmy awards, four Grammy awards, a Tony award, and even a Pulitzer Prize. Hamlisch, who composed the scores for "The Sting," "A Chorus Line," and "Sophie's Choice," was one of only two people to win those major awards plus a Pulitzer. The other was Richard Rodgers of Rodgers and Hammerstein fame.
Hamlisch was as prolific as he was talented. All told, he composed the scores for dozens of films, including "Ordinary People," "The Way We Were," "The Informant!," and 007's "The Spy Who Loved Me." His scores for "The Sting" and "The Way We Were" may be his most memorable.Read More »from Marvin Hamlisch, Celebrated Composer, Dies at 68
- Mike Krumboltz | Stop The Presses! – Mon, 25 Jun, 2012 6:02 PM EDT
photo: InstagramDid Willow Smith really get her tongue pierced? The 11-year-old actress/singer/designer posted a photo of herself showing off what looks to be a medal stud on her tongue. But hold onto your outrage, folks — it isn't real.
The photo inspired a slew of responses on Twitter. Few folks thought the tongue ring was appropriate. One person wrote, "Willow Smith got her tongue pierced at 11 years old. When I was 11, I was making sure my tamagotchi didn't die, not getting piercings." Another wrote, "Willow Smith is 11 and has a tongue ring. WHERE ARE HER PARENTS?" Still one more wrote, "Willow Smith has a tongue ring. Yo...I'm out. Bye. PS: Never having children."
Following the uproar, Willow Smith responded with a post of her own. She updated the Instagram photo with a new caption. It now reads: "It's fake…Sorry." So, there ya go.
We first saw the photo at E! Online. The photo appeared on Instagram, the popular photo-sharing site. Willow appears with another young girl in the photo. HashtagsRead More »from Crisis Averted – Willow Smith’s Tongue Ring Is Fake
- Mike Krumboltz | Stop The Presses! – Fri, 18 May, 2012 6:30 PM EDT
source: TwitterWe don't advocate picking up hitchhikers (they might have hooks or axes or really bad breath), but this story about a rock band picking up a happy (and famous) traveler is too cool to ignore.
Indie band Here We Go Magic were traveling through Ohio in their van when they came across a hitchhiker on the side of Interstate 70. The man looked a lot like legendary film director John Waters. So, the band turned around and took another look. Turns out it was John Waters, the icon behind the groundbreaking "Pink Flamingos," as well as "Hairspray" and "Cecil B. Demented."Read More »from John Waters Picked Up Hitchhiking by Indie Band Here We Go Magic
- Mike Krumboltz | Stop The Presses! – Thu, 17 May, 2012 3:43 PM EDT
Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco, has died at the age of 63. The five-time Grammy Award-winning artist had been battling cancer.
Summer became an icon in the 1970s, when disco music was all the rage. Even after disco was declared dead, Summer adapted to a changing musical environment and found pop success. Her string of hits included "Hot Stuff," "Last Dance," and "She Works Hard For The Money." However, of all her hits, "Love To Love You Baby" might have the most interesting backstory.Read More »from Donna Summer’s “Love To Love You Baby”: The Story Behind The Song
- Mike Krumboltz | Stop The Presses! – Mon, 7 May, 2012 3:07 PM EDT
The death of Adam Yauch, also known as MCA of the Beastie Boys, inspired awesome tributes from bands around the world. Yauch was 47 and had been battling cancer for years. The tributes were in the spirit of MCA -- fun and raucous.
First, Coldplay performs "You Gotta Fight for Your Right (to Party)." Singer Chris Martin tickles the ivories and does a slow and mellow version of the party anthem. Sounds like a disaster, but Martin pulls it off. Special props for his ever-so-polite delivery of the line "Mom, you're just jealous -- it's the Beastie Boys."Read More »from Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fun. Pay Tribute to MCA of Beastie Boys
- Mike Krumboltz | Stop The Presses! – Thu, 19 Apr, 2012 1:32 PM EDT
In the photo, the 24-year-old singer is seen sitting on the shoulders of a bodyguard. On the man's head is a white powder that many are speculating is cocaine. Rihanna appears to be cutting up the powder.
In another photo, Rihanna, who was recently named as one of TIME magazine's most influential people, appears with what resembles a marijuana joint. Rihanna posted a bizarre caption with the white powder photo: "Memories don't live like people do #coachella."Read More »from Rihanna Posts, Removes White Powder Photo From Web
Some say that life begins at 30. But the stars of "We're Not Young" aren't exactly living the good life. Both sad and funny, the parody video from Yahoo!'s SketchY comedy series, features a 30-something guy spoofing the hit song "We Are Young," by Fun.
The tune has stayed stubbornly at number one on Billboard's hot 100, which made it a prime target for the "viral video treatment," as the Hollywood Reporter put it.
The spoof has certainly caught on: The clip has already been viewed over 600,000 times and received about 40,000 "likes" on Facebook, and counting.Read More »from “We’re Not Young” Parody Video Feels the Love
The sleek and silver sports car turned heads and inspired massive interest on the Web. Online searches for "lady gaga audi" and "lady gaga car" both redlined on Yahoo!.Read More »from Lady Gaga’s Audi R8 GT Turns Heads
- Mike Krumboltz | Stop The Presses! – Mon, 5 Mar, 2012 7:57 PM EST
[Photo: Tony Barson Archive/FilmMagic]Justin Bieber has millions of fans on Facebook and millions of followers on Twitter. And if the rumors are true, he's about to become the owner of a $10.8 million house.
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The story broke over on the U.K.'s Daily Mail. The paper reported that the 18-year-old Bieber bought the Hollywood Hills mansion as a kind of birthday gift to himself. Tough life this kid's got.Read More »from Justin Bieber Shells Out $10.8 Million For New Home