James Blunt stops by the Peak studios for a chat with Jackie, Tony & Donnie, some breakfast and to perform a private acoustic set for some of our listeners!
Here are the pics from Acoustic Christmas featuring Sara Bareilles, Plain White T's, Big Head Todd, Ryan Star, Christina Perri, Hope and Hedley!
Lindsay Lohan was a disaster on the set of the movie "The Canyons".
At one point, she locked herself in a closet and refused to do a sex scene.
A writer was allowed to chronicle the project from start to finish and wrote an article on what he saw.
He says Lohan was initially fired after blowing off two days of filming but then cried outside the director’s hotel room for 90 minutes and got her job back.
He says Lindsay was drinking on set and producers offered her a hired car to drive her home but she refused and drove off in her Porsche.
Lohan also freaked out before a sex scene in which she was supposed to get naked and locked herself in a closet for almost an hour.
The director eventually got naked to show her it was no big deal and she shot the scene.
Katherine Webb tweeted, "It's official...shooting with Sports Illustrated! #Blessed."
No word on whether or not she will be featured in the swimsuit issue... but we can hope so.
While I wish you had reached out to me personally, as the head of the Born This Way foundation with my mother Cynthia we would like to respond. Every day, through my music and public voice I choose to be positive and work towards a kinder and braver world with our community of followers. I encourage them to ignore criticism, stand up to bullies, know their own value and see that we are all the same and no one person is worth more than another. I know I’m perceived as a wild child, but in reality I am woman that deeply cares for humanity. I have empathy for you Kelly, but I feel it culturally important to note that you have chosen a less compassionate path."
"Your work on E! with the Fashion Police is rooted in criticism, judgment, and rating people's beauty against one another. 'Appearance' is the most used reason for bullying in the world. Your show breeds negativity, and over the years has even become comedic in nature. It glorifies you and Joan Rivers pointing in the camera, laughing, and making jokes about artists and celebrities as if we are zoo animals."
"What about your body revolution? It used to make me truly sad when I would hear people talk about your weight when you were younger, as I was bullied too. To see you blossoming into a beautiful slender woman who makes fun of others for a living is astounding. Why not help others? Why not defend others who are bullied for their image and share your story?"
"I am pointing this out not to take a crack at your character, as we’ve met before and you’re lovely. However, I urge you to take responsibility and accountability for the example that you are setting for young people. They look up to you because you are famous, and if you treat others that way on TV, many adolescents at home on twitter assume your actions are acceptable: well if she does it, why can’t I? I cannot control my fans, and I discourage them from any negativity and violence, because that is wrong and hurtful -- and I do feel baldy that your feelings were hurt. However, we can all do our part in the media to set a standard of respect, compassion, and love. I wish for you to be treated with the kindness and respect that everyone deserves."
"While some of my fans have learning to do, most of them share the same values as I, and it's what bonds us together. And that bond is strong.
Gaga and Cynthia
PS. And to any media or celebrities that happen to find this letter in their path, I hope you, too, consider the power of your voices. Let's work together and make 2013 a year of unity."
Mama Osbourne Fires Back:
"I am responding to your open letter to my daughter Kelly, and I am perplexed as to why you would go public with an open letter. Regarding this current situation; Kelly didn’t contact you, I was the one that contacted your manager today and the email is attached below for your reference. I reached out to him as Kelly’s manager and mother to ask him if you could address your “little monster” fans and stop them from writing libelous, slanderous and vile comments about my family, including death threats to Kelly. Your open letter is hypocritical and full of contradictions. And as your mother Cynthia supports you, I support my daughter Kelly. I must say your opinions on what is politically correct and acceptable totally differ from mine, but that is what makes the world so interesting…we are all different. How sweet that you have empathy for my daughter, as you feel that she has taken a less passionate path in life. You say her work on E! with the Fashion Police is “rooted in criticism, judgment, and rating people’s beauty against one another.” Welcome to the real world. Example, when I saw you wear a dress made out of raw meat, I was sickened. When I see you wearing fur, and using it as a fashion statement, the fact that defenseless animals have been killed so you can get your picture in the press is abhorrent to me. Shouldn’t you be teaching your “little monster” fans to respect animals and life? I don’t feel I have to justify Kelly’s choices in life to you. By your actions to Kelly right now, you have shown me that you are nothing more than a publicly seeking hypocrite and an attention seeker. You know it would have been much more dignified of you to do this privately. I am calling you a bully because you have 32 million followers hanging on your every word and you are criticizing Kelly in your open letter. Are you so desperate that you needed to make this public?
"You state “Everyday, through my music and public voice I choose to be positive and work towards a kinder and braver world with our community of followers.” Well this obviously is not translating well to your fans, as a large portion of them have not only been vile to Kelly, but also other celebrities such as Madonna, Adele and Rihanna. “You say a kinder, braver world” I don’t know what world you live in, but supporting disgraceful fan comments doesn’t fall under the words “kinder and braver.” It comes under the heading of bullshit.
"In closing, stop wearing fur, stop looking for publicity, and stop using your fans to belittle not just Kelly but an endless stream of celebrities. A word from you would stop all the hideous, negative and vile threats from your “little monsters.” Let me know if you want to continue this debate. I’m an open playing field for you my darling.
Did Eddie Cibrian cheat on wife LeAnn Rimes with the same waitress he he hooked up with, while married Brandi Glanville?
Waitress and reality star Scheana Marie says she hooked up with the actor when he was married to Glanville. She says she didn’t know he was married and when she found out she broke it off.
Marie says she then hooked up with him again after he left Glanville but she then found out he was dating Rimes at the time.
She says she hasn’t talked to him since and has no plans to.
Megan Fox closed her Twitter account after just one week.
The actress joined Twitter on January 3rd and had over 250,000 followers.
But she announced on her Facebook page that she closed that account because Facebook is as much as she can handle.
Keith Urban and John Travolta delivered a live performance of the Beatles classic "Yesterday" at a hotel party in Beverly Hills.
The actor and the country music star were at an event for Qantas Airlines at the Montage Hotel, when Keith grabbed his guitar and John grabbed a mic.
Henry Cavill and Gina Carano are rumored to be dating after being spotted together a few times over the last few months.
Source say Gina may be making a surprise appearance as Wonder Woman in Henry‘s new film "Man of Steel".
~~Actress Amanda Peet is 41. (The Whole Nine Yards; A Lot Like Love; Identity; 2012)
~~Actress Kim Coles ("Living Single") is 51.
~~Actress/reality 'star', Kyle Richards (Kim's sister; Paris & Nicky Hilton's aunt) is 44 (Real Housewives of Bev Hills; Little House on the Prairie)
~~Actor Rod Taylor (The Birds) is 83. (The Time Machine; 101 Dalmatians (1961)
~~Actor Felix Silla (Cousin Itt on "The Addams Family," ''Buck Rogers in the 25th Century") is 76.
~~Actor, Rockmond Dunbar is 40 (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Soul Food; Prison Break)
~~Reality 'star', Jason Wahler is 26 (Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County; The Hills)
~~Actress Phyllis Logan ("Downton Abbey") is 57.
~~NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III (Washington Redskins) is 23 (Winner of the 2011 Heisman Trophy.)
~~Singer Mary J. Blige is 42.
~~Guitarist Tom Dumont (of No Doubt) is 45.
~~Singer, Cody Simpson is 16
~~Guitarist Vicki Peterson (of The Bangles) is 55
~~Keyboardist Jim Bryson (of MercyMe) is 45.
~~R&B Singer Maxee Maxwell (of Brownstone) is 44.
~~Musician Tom Rowlands (of The Chemical Brothers) is 42.
~~Rock Musician, Tony Kaye (of Badfinger, and Yes) is 67
~~Country singer Naomi Judd is 67.
~~Jazz musician, Lee Ritenour is 61
~~Singer, Frederick "Dennis" Greene (of Sha Na Na) is 64
WOULD'VE BEEN B-Day:
~~The Big Man, Clarence Clemons, of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, would've been 71 today. He died June 2011 of complications from a stroke.
Zero Dark Thirty (-R-)
The hunt to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. Stars Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke, Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong. (PROJECTION: $20 MIL.)
Gangster Squad (-R-)
Stars Josh Brolin, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone. (PROJECTION: $20 MIL.)
A Haunted House (-R-)
Horror spoof; a parody of the Paranormal "Activity franchise". Young couple Malcolm and Kisha have just moved in to their dream house. As they settle in, they quickly find theyÂ’re not alone. Stars Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Cedric the Entertainer, David Koechner. (PROJECTION: $15 MIL.)
Ben Affleck took home the Critics' Choice award for best director for "Argo" just hours after being snubbed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences when Oscar nominations were announced.
Affleck joked, "I would like to thank the academy... I'm kidding, I'm kidding. This is the one that counts."
"Argo" -- which did receive a best picture Oscar nomination -- also took home the Critics' Choice award for best picture.
*** The Critics' Choice Awards is always a reliable predictor for the Academy Awards.
Also last night, Jessica Chastain (in "Zero Dark Thirty") held back tears as she accepted the award for best actress.
And Daniel Day-Lewis received a huge standing ovation as he was presented with the best actor award for "Lincoln".
"Silver Linings Playbook" also won big at the ceremony. Star Jennifer Lawrence took home awards for best actress in an action movie for "The Hunger Games" and best actress in a comedy for "Silver Linings Playbook". She and her "Silver Linings" costars were honored with best acting ensemble, and Bradley Cooper took home best actor in a comedy for the film from director David O. Russell.
Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron’s super popular girlfriend may be headed back to the small screen very soon.
The former Miss Alabama USA, Katherine Webb, is being considered for a contestant spot on the next cycle of “Celebrity Apprentice.”
*** Donald Trump is a big fan of the "beautiful" woman.
It's the asparagus.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Show Late Show with David Letterman—Catherine Zeta-Jones, Allison Williams, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon— David Duchovny, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Nick Kroll, Eli Young Band
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson—Julie Chen, Angela Kinsey
Last Call with Carson Daly-- (re-run 10/11/12) Sam Rockwell, Jordan Roberts, Kimbra
ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'— Sofia Vergara, George Lois, Bruno Mars
Today Show— A preview of the Golden Globes; Gracie Gold; Charlie Palmer; Marlon Wayans.
Good Morning America— Actor Ryan Gosling; model Iman.
CBS This Morning—TBA.
Live With Kelly and Michael—Ginnifer Goodwin, Nas, Carley Roney
The View— Laura Dern, Jason Clarke, guest co-host Gilles Marini
The Talk— Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, David Boreanaz, Justin Klosky
The Ellen DeGeneres Show—Jimmy Kimmel
THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART, Comedy Central--no show
THE COLBERT REPORT, Comedy Central—no show
Chelsea Lately — Gerard Butler; Anne Hathaway; Pitbull.
CONAN, TBS — no show
Justin Timberlake posted a music video on his Website where he states, "I'm ready."
Timberlake is shown walking around saying it took him 10 years to put out his first two albums.
He said: "What does the next decade mean for me? I’m the one who is obsessive about it before you hear it. I don’t want to put out anything else that I don’t love. You have to wait for it. I’m ready."
After the video, a countdown begins for just a little more than two days from now.
The new album will be the first recorded music Justin has released since he appeared on Jamie Foxx’s 2010 song, “Winner”.
*** Sources say the new set will be produced by Timberland.
Destiny's Child will release their first new song in eight years as part of a new compilation of their most romantic tracks. The set is called "Love Songs".
The new track is called "Nuclear," and was produced by Pharrell Williams, who co-wrote the song with Michelle Williams. Beyoncé also contributed the vocal production.
"Love Songs" drops January 29th.
Super Bowl Performance?
Us Weekly reports...
Beyonce will be joined onstage by Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams midway through her Super Bowl Halftime performance.
Kelly and Michelle will appear onstage and launch into a short medley of the group's hits, culminating in a brand-new song, "Nuclear."
Selena Gomez broke things off for good with Justin Bieber because he was just too needy and acted like a baby.
The couple split for good at the end of December while vacationing together in Mexico and a source said it was because Selena just couldn’t take his babyish attitude and his constant need for attention.
The sources also said the actress didn’t feel the singer was respectful of their relationship. She was constantly catching him in positions with other girls that would make her uncomfortable and jealous.
Britney Spears decided today to end her run as a judge on Simon Cowell’s “X Factor” to focus on her music career-- AND she’s been plotting a productionshow run on the Las Vegas Strip for a major hotel. Sources say negotiations have reached a “very serious stage.".
Allegedly, “Britney has one very real proposal on the table, but now that it’s definite she’s leaving ‘X Factor’ with a Las Vegas show finally in her future, it’s likely there will be a bidding war by other properties on and just off the Strip.”
A former bodyguard for Justin Bieber is suing him for more than $420,000 in overtime and other wages. He's also claiming Bieber repeatedly hit him during a confrontation in October.
Moshe Benabou's lawsuit claims Bieber berated him and repeatedly punched him in the chest after a disagreement about how to handle a member of his entourage. After he walked away, Bieber fired him.
Benabou also says he was mistakenly told that he wasn't entitled to get overtime even though he was working 14 to 18 hour days.
No comment from Justin Bieber or his camp.
On her collaborators: "I've been working with Pharrell and Timbaland and Justin Timberlake and Dream. We all started in the '90s, when R&B was the most important genre, and we all kind of want that back: the feeling that music gave us."
On songwriting: "I used to start with lyrics and then I'd find tracks -- often it was something I had in my head, and it just so happened to go with the melody. Now I write with other writers. It starts with the title or the concept of what I'm trying to say, and then I'll go into the booth and sing my idea. Then we work together to layer on."
On her new album's influences: "Mostly R&B. I always have my Prince and rock/soul influences. There's a bit of D'Angelo, some 60s doo-wop. And Aretha and Diana Ross."
On her inspirations: "Even the silliest little thing that you hear on the radio, it comes from something deeper. 'Bootylicious' was funny, but it came from people saying that I had gained weight and me being like, 'I'm a southern woman, and this is how southern women are.' My motivation is always to express something or to heal from something or to laugh and rejoice about something."
On her love for the stage: “I love my job, but it’s more than that: I need it. Because before I gave birth, it was the only time in my life, all throughout my life, that I was lost.
Alicia Keys will promote her "Girl On Fire" album when she sets out on a 24-city North American tour.
The "Set The World On Fire Tour" kicks off March 7th and wraps April 18th. Miguel is joining Alicia on the road.
She said: "I can feel the energy of this upcoming year building and I couldn't be more excited to go on tour with the new album and I'm thrilled to have the insanely talented Miguel join me. 'Girl On Fire' has been such an empowering and freeing experience for me as an artist. I can't wait to discover how the new and familiar faces I see on tour embrace the music and the journey I've taken."
Tickets go on sale today.
Adele's James Bond track "Skyfall" was nominated for an Academy Award in the Vest Original Song category. That makes the track the first Academy Awards nominee for best original song in 10 years to have also been a top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
"Skyfall" will be competing with the "Les Misérables" song, "Suddenly," "Life Of Pi's Lullaby" from "Life of Pi," J. Ralph's "Before My Time" from the documentary "Chasing Ice" and finally "Everybody Needs A Best Friend" from "Ted," which features lyrics from Seth MacFarlane.
The favorite is "Skyfall".
Songs in James Bond films have been nominated three times, but have never won. Paul and Linda McCartney were considered for 1973's "Live and Let Die"; Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager wrote "Nobody Does it Better" for "The Spy Who Loved Me" in 1977; and Bill Conti and Mick Leeson received a nomination for 1981's "For Your Eyes Only."
The Oscars will be handed out February 24th.
Here are the nominees in the Oscar Music Categories:
"Before My Time" from "Chasing Ice"--Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
"Everybody Needs A Best Friend" from "Ted"--Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
"Pi's Lullaby" from "Life of Pi"--Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
"Skyfall" from "Skyfall"--Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
"Suddenly" from "Les Misérables"--Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil
"Anna Karenina" -- Dario Marianelli
"Argo" -- Alexandre Desplat
"Life of Pi" -- Mychael Danna
"Lincoln" -- John Williams
"Skyfall" -- Thomas Newman
Rihanna and Chris Brown really want to prove they’re back together so they're planning to walk the Grammys red carpet together.
According to Hollywood Life, the two are telling friends they plan to make their first public appearance as a couple again at the ceremony on February 10th in Los Angeles.
A source said: “She wants her man on her arms with her at the Grammys. They both aren’t worried about being out in public together. That’s obvious. She already talked to him about going to the Grammys together and that’s the plan right now. Chris is her good luck charm. When she’s with him, good things just pan out for her."
Rihanna is set to perform and is nominated for three awards including Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Short Form Music Video for "We Found Love".
Chris Brown talked about his image and why he has been trying to be someone people can get along with instead of what the media portrays him to be.
He said: "I live my life one day at a time, one step at a time so when people tend to not forgive me or say I haven't shown remorse, I don't pay attention. I just leave it in God's hands. I don't try to be the guy that everybody frowns at when I walk in the room. Hopefully everybody could be like, 'Oh guess what? Chris Brown just walked in.' It would be a cool experience to not be like, 'Ahh man, I knew that guy was an a**hole.'"
Tabloid sources claim Harry Styles dumped Taylor Swift after growing tired of her “asexual” ways.
Harry has earned a reputation as a ladies’ man and got bored of Taylor after she hardly ever put out.
A source said: “Taylor is so concerned that the public will think she’s a wh*re because she dates around, that she doesn’t put out. What she doesn’t get is that the guys keep dumping her because she’s being a prude. Harry found Taylor a little sexually uninterested."
“While it was clear she obviously had a thing for Harry, Taylor didn’t want to put out as often as he would’ve liked. Harry is a young boy, with ladies throwing themselves at him and has had a string of relationships with older women. It’s no secret he’s sexually active and is enjoying his fame at the moment. But Taylor just wasn’t up for it as much as he is. They were sexually incompatible.
"Having a clean and wholesome reputation is super important to Taylor. She puts herself in these stupid situations but then honestly can’t understand why she’s getting such a shabby reputation. Harry wants to go out to fancy bars and clubs and enjoy being young – but Taylor’s more of a homebody and all she would talk about was antiques! It drove him crazy, so he gave her the elbow!
".... Taylor was beyond obsessed with Harry and she was over the moon when he agreed to take their relationship public. But he was over it before it ever really even began.”
Harry Styles and Justin Bieber are planning to jet off on a vacation to get over their ex-girlfriends Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez.
They have been looking at visiting either Las Vegas or Mexico during Spring Break once their busy schedules calm down.
A source told the UK's Sun: "They talked about a boys' trip when they were going out with the girls, but it was never on the cards. Now they're footloose and fancy-free. They might not be old enough to legally drink but that won't stop them. They can afford to rent an entire floor of one of the big hotels like the Wynn. There's talk of making it a proper boys' holiday, with the rest of 1D and their mates."
Nominees for the 2013 BRIT Awards were announced. Emeli Sande is up for the most BRITs with four. One Direction are up for British Group and Adele is nominated for British Single for “Skyfall”.
Here are the nominees in the international categories:
International Male Solo Artist
International Female Solo Artist
Lana Del Rey
The Black Keys