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!
Sandy Hook Kids Sing America the Beautiful
Kids from Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., helped kick off this year's Super Bowl with a sweet rendition of "America the Beautiful". Jennifer Hudson joined in with the school chorus.
Alicia Keys Sings "National Anthem"
Alicia Keys sat at a piano as images of American soldiers overseas were inter-spliced with footage of her performance and athletes.
Beyonce's Halftime Show Was.... ______?
She reunited with Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child.
Beyonce opened with “Crazy In Love” (after a 'Love On Top' a cappella chorus). She followed with “End Of Time” and “Baby Boy,”.
Seven minutes into Beyoncé’s pyrotechnic heavy, dance-filled routine, Rowland and Williams were lifted onto the stage (from below).
They only sang two Destiny’s Child songs, “Bootylicious” and “Independent Women".
Rowland and Williams did help Beyoncé perform her hit “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” each snagging solo parts.
Johnny Depp is (supposedly) "heartbroken" after his much-younger girlfriend, 26-year-old Amber Heard, dumped him to date a woman.
An insider said, "Things hadn't been right between them since before Christmas, but I doubt he realized this would happen."
Amber was the only woman that Depp had been involved with since leaving his partner of 14 years, Vanessa Paradis.
For the record, Amber has also dated women in the past and has always been open about her sexuality.
Khloé Kardashian was asked which of her older sister’s boyfriend’s would she rather ‘bone’ — Scott Disick or Kanye West?
28-year-old Khloé Kardashian was being interviewed (by Andy Cohen) when he asked her to pick between her sisters Kourtney and Kim Kardashian‘s boyfriends.
At first she hesitated, and said, “Who do I want to bone?! I can’t bone, they both are having babies with my sisters!”
Then she finally made her choice- Kanye West!
She explained, “I’m really proud of Scott right now, I’m really liking Scott and I’ve always loved Kanye. But since I’ve only gone black, I got, like once you go black, you stay there so.”
BTW: Khloé is happily married to Lamar Odom.
Christina Ricci is engaged to boyfriend James Heerdegen.
The actress met Heerdegen on the set of her canceled ABC series “Pan Am” where he was a member of the crew.
Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem are expecting their second child together.
The couple got married in the summer of 2010 and Cruz gave birth to the couple's first child, son Leonardo, in January 2011.
The news comes as Penelope's sister Monica just announced she is expecting a baby via an anonymous sperm donor.
Amanda Bynes was forced to move out of her apartment in New York City after being threatened with eviction.
Bynes got a letter from the building management following several complaints from residents about marijuana smoke coming from her apartment morning, noon and night.
The letter said that her lease would be terminated because she’s a nuisance to neighbors.
But before she could be evicted, she moved out on her own.
Donald Trump recently discovered Mac Miller's “Donald Trump” and has been harassing him on Twitter about it.
“I’m now going to teach you a big boy lesson about lawsuits and finance. You ungrateful dog!”
~~Comedian David Brenner is 77.
~~Actress Lisa Eichhorn is 61. (All My Children's Elizabeth Carlyle, Another World; The Talented Mr. Ripley)
~~Actor, Jerry Adler ("Rescue Me"; "The Sopranos") is 84
~~Actress, Gabrielle Anwar ("Burn Notice") is 42 (Scent of a Woman)
~~Comedian, Rob Corddry is 42 (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart; What Happens in Vegas; Hot Tub Time Machine; many more)
~~Actor, John Schuck is 73 (Turnabout, McMillion & Wife; New Odd Couple; MASH's Painless (movie), Munsters Today's Herman Munster; Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
~~Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya is 40
~~NFL legend Lawrence Taylor is 54MUSICALLY:
~~Singer Alice Cooper is 65.
~~Singer Gavin DeGraw is 36.
~~Guitarist Noodles (of The Offspring) is 50.
~~Bassist Rick Burch (of Jimmy Eat World )is 38.
~~Singer Natalie Imbruglia is 38.
~~Rapper Cam'ron is 37.
~~Singer, David Garza is 42
~~Singer Tim Booth (of James) is 53.
~~Drummer, Phil Ehart (Kansas) is 63
~~Drummer, Jerry Shirley (Humble Pie) is 61
~~Bassist, Henry Bogdan (Helmet) is 52
~~Drummer John Steel (of The Animals) is 72.
~~Singer Florence LaRue (of the Fifth Dimension) is 69.
~~Country singer Clint Black is 51.
~~Country bassist Dave Buchanan (of Yankee Grey) is 47.
“Warm Bodies” was the biggest movie over the weekend.
The zombie love movie took in $20 million over the weekend to open in first
Last weekend’s number one “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” fell to second with $9.2 million. And Oscar nominated “Silver Linings Playbook” came in third with $8.1 million.
*** Sylvester Stallone's "Bullet to the Head" opened with an estimated $4.5 million for 6th place. That's his worst wide opening since 1981's "Nighthawks"; adjusting for inflation... even worse than "Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!" ***
Top 10 Movies
1. Warm Bodies, $20 million
2. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, $9.2 million
3. Silver Linings Playbook, $8.1 million
4. Mama, $6.7 million
5. Zero Dark Thirty, $5.3 million
6. Bullet to the Head, $4.5 million
7. Parker, $3.2 million
8. Django Unchained, $3 million
9. Les Misérables, $2.44 million
10. Lincoln, $2.4 million
Johnny Depp has signed on to play notorious Boston mobster Whitey Bulger in "Black Mass".
The movie delves into the underworld of Boston's mafia and the life of Bulger, the man who sat on the FBI's Most Wanted list for more than a decade.
Based on a book by two Boston Globe journalists, "Black Mass" is set to begin shooting in May. Barry Levinson will direct.
Dodge uses the voice of the late Paul Harvey for this amazing tribute to the American Farmer.Budweiser Clydesdales Ad: Brotherhood
Anheuser-Busch's 60-second spot featured a seven-day-old foal raised by a breeder and then handed over to Budweiser. Three years later, the breeder finds out that the Budweiser clydesdales are going to be in his area so he decides to go check them out. Fleetwood Mac's song "Landslide" plays during a montage of the breeder remembering the foal.
Go Daddy: Perfect Pitch
Supermodel Bar Refaeli stars in the latest Super Bowl commercial from Go Daddy, with race car driver Danica Patrick and (chubby/geeky) actor Jesse Heiman appearing as well.
Jeep: Whole Again
Jeep bought a two-minute spot dedicated to saluting American military members. Oprah narrates the commercial and it opens with a quote from her with the text "We wait. We hope. We pray." written across the screen.
A young man heading off to his senior prom alone is given a boost in confidence when his dad lets him borrow the family's new Audi.
'The Lone Ranger' Trailer
Disney released a Super Bowl trailer for "The Lone Ranger" starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. The movie is set to be released on July 3, 2013.
Oreo: Whisper Fight
Two men whisper-fight about what is better on an Oreo, the cream filling or the cookie.. Chaos ensues and the police even show up but not once does anyone raise their voice.
"American Idol" contestant, Matt Farmer, was a standout contestant during this season’s "Idol" auditions in Long Beach, California.
The 26-year-old contestant sang Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come," and claimed that he had been hit by an improvised explosive device (IED), also known as a roadside bomb, while serving in Iraq.
He claimed that he ended up with a traumatic brain injury from the incident, and that his prescribed medicine was supposed to make him sterile.
But only one day after Matt's audition aired, the “Guardian Of Valor” website reported that that Matt's story wasn't true, and many soldiers who had allegedly served with Matt and denied his claims.
One soldier said, "Farmer was not sent home from being blown up in an IED explosion. He was sent home because he almost killed himself! He was sent home after they found him in seizures from taking unauthorized acne medication while consuming unauthorized alcohol while in Iraq."
At first, Matt claimed that his interview with "Idol" producers had been edited out of context, but he came clean after the website found audio of him speaking at a church service and telling the same lies.
Farmer said, "Everything you have read is correct. It was ALL lies. I in fact HAVE lied since a younger age and had a problem with it…”
He added, "I do in fact take FULL responsibility for the actions and words I have said, and know that this will never go away. In NO way was I looking to take from everyone who has served. I started to believe my own lies...The lies end here.”
He also confirmed that he is no longer a part of "American Idol," although it is unclear if he was disqualified for lying or from eliminations.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Show—Hugh Jackman, Jessica Chastain, Michael Bolton
Late Show with David Letterman—Gov. Chris Christie, Elvis tribute artist Cody Ray Slaughter
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon—Russell Brand, Katharine McPhee, Jim James
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson—Zooey Deschanel, Adhir Kalyan
Last Call with Carson Daly--Nicholas Hoult, "365 Supers", Curtis Peoples
ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'— Melissa McCarthy, Mark Duplass, Anita Baker
Today Show—Super Bowl ads; actress Jenny McCarthy; actors Louis Gossett Jr., LeVar Burton and Leslie Uggams.
Good Morning America—Super Bowl highlights; actor Channing Tatum; Reba McEntire; actor Jeremy Irons; ``Modern Family.''
CBS This Morning— Dr. Sanjay Gupta; author Jonathan V. Last.
Live With Kelly and Michael— Russell Brand, Pauley Perrette
The View— LeVar Burton, Louis Gossett Jr., Leslie Uggams, Amy Webb, guest co-host Alex Martin
The Talk— Dr. Phil McGraw, Chi-Lan Lieu
The Ellen DeGeneres Show— Kiefer Sutherland
THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART, Comedy Central—Michelle Rhee
THE COLBERT REPORT, Comedy Central—Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Chelsea Lately — Rick Springfield, Brad Wollack, Jen Kirkman, TJ Miller, guest host Dave Grohl
CONAN, TBS — William H. Macy, Harland Williams, Vintage Trouble
U.S. leg of the tour kicks off June 26 in L.A.
Grammy night will be very special for Justin Timberlake. Not only will he perform at the ceremony, he'll also do a comeback gig in Los Angeles the same night.
Timberlake went on Twitter and announced he'll perform at the Hollywood Palladium on February 10th after performing his new single "Suit & Tie" at the Grammys.
The Palladium show will be Justin's first "20/20 Experience" concert and his first live gig since 2007.
Timberlake also announced he'll play this year's BRIT Awards in London on February 20th.
Justin Timberlake played his first solo concert in five years at a Super Bowl Pre-Party over the weekend.
He opened the show with his hit, "Like I Love You" wearing a black suit, white shirt and hair brushed back.
For two hours, he played hits like "My Love," "Cry Me A River," and "Summer Love".
Then he played a new song called "Pusher Love Girl" and another new song, "That Girl".
He also did dance breaks to "Senorita" with his back up dancers, and later, he performed a version of Michael Jackson's "Shake Your Body Down To The Ground".
He covered INXS and sang some hits from "Future/Love/Sex/Songs". He closed with "Rock Your Body."
For the encore, Jay-Z took the stage and they performed "Suit And Tie".
It looks like Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber might be together again: She was seen leaving his house.
Selena wore a yellow cardigan, pink sneakers and a black hat as she kept her face hidden from cameras as she loaded a suitcase into a car.
If it's true, she spent the night with Justin after not having been seen each other in over a month.
A source told X17: “Selena looks like a young girl in love. And obviously Justin’s trying to win her back – sending her home in his car and everything – giving her the royal treatment.”
No comment from Selena or Justin's camp.
Lady Gaga is in a legal battle with her former personal assistant and when she was called to a deposition, she didn’t hold back when it came to her choice of words.
She's being sued by Jennifer O’Neill, who was her assistant between 2009 and 2011. She claims she's owed for 7,168 hours of overtime in the amount of $393,000, plus damages.
According to the New York Post, things got bad during Gaga's deposition. She dropped the F-bomb a bunch of times while she was under oath. She also called O’Neill a “f--king hood rat who is suing me for money that she didn’t earn,” and also cursed while she got mad at O'Neill for looking at her during her testimony.
Gaga told her: “Are you going to stare at me like a witch this whole time — honestly? Because this is going to be a long f--king day that you brought me here.”
She also went at O’Neill’s lawyers, saying: “No, no, no. Listen, listen, sir, if you’re going to ask me questions for the next five hours, I am going to tell you exactly what f--king happened, so that the judge can read on this transcript exactly what’s going on.”
Gaga described O'Neill as an incompetent assistant and that she was hired as “a favor” and “majorly unqualified”. Gaga now has two personal assistants.
She claimed O’Neill failed at the most simple tasks, including laying out Gaga's clothing properly while they traveled. Gaga told O’Neill she should be thankful for all the perks she got.
She said: “I’m quite wonderful to everybody that works for me, and I am completely aghast to what a disgusting human being that you have become to sue me like this. Because she slept in Egyptian cotton sheets every night, in five-star hotels, on private planes, eating caviar, partying all night, wearing my clothes, asking Yves Saint Laurent to send her free shoes without my permission, using my discount without my permission. She deserves every dollar of her $75,000 that we agreed to, but she does not deserve a penny more."
If Gaga wins the case, the money will go to her staff.
She said: “I’m going to give all the money that she wants to my employees that work hard for me now that deserve it. I’m not going to give it to her so she can go buy herself a new tube top.”
On Friday, Justin Bieber’s white Ferrari was in the news for the second time in less than 24 hours after it got pulled over on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood for its windows. But again, Justin wasn’t driving.
Instead, it was a rapper named Lil Za, a friend of Justin's. He got arrested because he didn’t have a license.
An officer gave him a ticket and then mysteriously drove the 19-year-old across the street, where an SUV is waiting for him.
A day before, the same $200,000 Ferrari spent some time in a repair shop after Lil Twist bottomed it out while peeling out of the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills.
The hotel wasn’t at fault for Lil Twist's bad driving skills, but they still paid the almost $10,000 bill in order to maintain their “lucrative relationship” with Justin.
This is also the same Ferrari that was responsible for the death of a paparazzo on New Year’s Day when Lil Twist was behind the wheel.
No comment from Justin Bieber or his camp.
There are reports that Britney Spears won't be doing a residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas after all.
There had been rumors that she had signed a $100 million contract to perform shows regularly at Caesar's Palace's Colosseum.
But according to BuzzFeed, a rep for Caesars Entertainment confirmed that there are no talks with Britney about a position.
The public relations director for the company said that Caesars Palace is "packed every weekend" for months and that they are "engaged with a number of today's top artists in discussions regarding headlining residencies at our venues in Las Vegas".
No comment from Britney or her camp.
Adele has been visiting a hypnotherapist to cure herself of her stage fright.
According to the UK's Sun, she's getting intensive hypnotherapy treatment so that she can overcome her fears.
A source said: "A friend in LA recommended the hypnotherapist because Adele was getting so nervous about the gig. She has been rehearsing for the show with an orchestra, but all the preparation in the world isn't enough to keep her calm. She was so nervous before last year's Grammys that she was sick before going on stage. She doesn’t want a repeat of that."
Adele will be performing "Skyfall" at this year's Oscar ceremony on February 26th.
Justin Bieber was in his white Lamborghini this weekend in Beverly Hills.
He was on his way out of the Bieber made his way out of the Crustacean restaurant when he got his car from the valet, pulled into the street and gunned it as he drove off.
Justin Bieber was partying last week and there are pictures that show a large bottle of codeine at the party, which is also known as "sizzurp".
The photos show Justin, Lil Za and Lil Twist at a table rolling up blunts. Also on the table are two sets of cups.
In one of the pics, Justin is drinking out of a cup. Justin's camp has denied he uses the drug, but based on recent pictures, it's obvious he's been doing drugs.
Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum will join Adam Levine on Season 4 of "The Voice" as a guest mentor.
Adam said: "I was so happy that Hillary was interested in coming on 'The Voice' to mentor my team. Maroon 5 and I recorded a song with her for our last studio album and we had a great time collaborating in the studio. She is an incredible performer and artist. I know my team will be able to learn a lot from her."
Hillary said: "I was so excited to join Adam for a couple days on 'The Voice'. It's an honor to mentor his team. He's going to have some tough choices to make! I'm sure we'll have way more fun than Blake's team!"
"The Voice" Season 4 premieres March 25th on NBC.
Jennifer Lopez said she will always have a special place in her heart for her new movie "Parker" because it helped her act out her emotions during her divorce with Marc Anthony.
J-Lo said she had no idea how she'd play the role of a woman going through a divorce because she was still happily married to Marc Anthony at the time. But when it came time to shoot the movie, her divorce was in full swing.
She said: "The timing was crazy because when they offered me the role it hadn't happened. So I was kind of just thinking about the character and that she was at the worst time in her life. But, when we actually started shooting the film, I was in the worst time of my life, one of the worst times in my life. You know, going through my own divorce."
"When you have kids and you go through something like that, you can't show them what you're going through, you know. So you have to be so strong all day and when you're working you have to be professional all day. In front of the camera, I got to act like how I felt. It was like therapy for me."
Carly Rae Jepsen is on the cover of Seventeen magazine‘s March 2013 issue. She admitted she learned how to enjoy the success of “Call Me Maybe” and her album "Kiss" by getting advice from Justin Bieber.
She said: “I love that he works hard and has fun. I was in Paris promoting my new album, Kiss, for three days with no time off. So I went out at four in the morning to go explore the entire city. I try to make moments happen that feel very special and memorable because that’s exactly how Justin does it.”
Billy Joel wonders why Elton John thinks it’s his place to talk about his personal issues.
Billy said: “We haven’t spoken, and I don’t know why. Elton doesn’t really know me that well. We toured together for 16 years and never really hung out. Elton assumes a lot about me that he doesn’t really know. If he thought I was screwing up or doing something bad, I don’t know why he didn’t just call me.”
Billy also said he was working on an autobiography, but he gave up on the idea when his publisher wanted to make it about alcohol and other issues.
He said: “When I saw the publishing company hyping it as ‘all about his drinking, his divorce and his depression,’ I said, ‘Nah, I don’t want to do this. Here’s the money back.’”