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March 1 marks the birthday of two musical icons for the 21st century.
We’ve already wished the very best to Justin Bieber, who turns 17 today. Now, we’re here to do the same for Ke$ha, a woman who put the dollar sign back into first names and who put James Van Der Beek in her latest music video.
Not gifted with best singing voice on the planet, Ke$ha still knows how to entertain. Watch her rock out in Chicago below and send in happy birthday wishes to this star right now. If you’re looking for a present, we hear she likes Jack Daniels and glitter…
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If Michael Vick goes missing with no trace in the next week or so, we’ll just assume Oprah had him “removed” from existence. She can do that right? It turns out the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback has canceled his Oprah interview.
Vick was already scheduled to film an interview with Oprah for her talk show, however he “abruptly canceled the interview” just a few hours before he was set to get on a plan and head to Chicago on Wednesday afternoon.
According to sources close to the Oprah show, he was set to talk about his time in prison, his Humane Society work and his return to the NFL.
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[HMG Celebrity News] – Kenneth Mars, the popular character actor whose 40+ year career gave us the unstable playwright in Mel Brooks’ ‘The Producers,’ and Otto Mannkusser from ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ has died of cancer at his home in the San Fernando Valley. He was 75.
Born in Chicago on April 14, 1934, Kenneth got his break in the classic NBC comedy ‘Car 54, Where Are You?’ way back in 1962. From there his credits read like a list of classic TV, from ‘Gunsmoke’ and ‘Get Smart’ to ‘Star Trek: DS9.’
The film world soon took notice and in 1968 Mel Brooks cast Kenneth as ‘Franz Liebkind.’ theMore >
Country stars Lady Antebellum represented at Sunday’s Grammy Awards.
The six-time nominees collected five awards, including record of the year and song of the year, for their megahit “Need You Now.” That would prove hard to top.
Meanwhile, Arcade Fire bested Lady Gaga, Lady Antebellum (pictured), Katy Perry and Eminem, winning the biggest honor, album of the year, for The Suburbs.
Ten-time nominee Eminem picked up best rap album for Recovery last night. “Okay, this is crazy,” he said as he received an ovation. “Thank you to the fans.”
In another unexpected choice, jazz bassist EsperanzaMore >
Wanna make sure you get your fill of Glee during the summer months? Fox’s popular TV show has announced various cities they will be touring in Summer 2011.
Unlike their massive 5 city tour in 2011, the group of singers has extended their campaign in 2011 to 16 cities throughout the US and Canada.
The tour will kick off May 21 in Las Vegas and then travel throughout several large US locations.
Here’s a full list of the Glee Summer 2011 Tour Dates:
May 21 | Las Vegas, NV | Mandalay Bay Event Center May 22 | Sacramento, CA | Arco Arena May 24 | San Jose, CA | HP Pavilion May 27 | Anaheim, CA |
Katy Perry is taking her much-downloaded song catalog on the road.
The hit singer has announced a summer tour across the United States. When will she be performing at an arena near you? Listen to what Perry sounds like live and then find out below…
6/7: Atlanta, GA – Gwinnett Center6/9: Orlando, FL – UCF Arena6/10: Tampa, FL – St Pete Times Forum6/11: Ft Lauderdale, FL – Bank Atlantic Center6/14: Raleigh, NC – RBC Center6/15: Columbia, MD – Merriweather Pavillion6/17: Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum6/18: Boston, MA – TD Garden6/19: Newark, NJ –More >
Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler aren’t just dating. She’s head over heels for him.
“I’m in love,” she told People Saturday night at Las Vegas’ The Bank Nightclub while celebrating her 24th birthday. Jay Cutler? Not present that night.
That’s because he was suiting up to lead the Chicago Bears to a 35-24 victory over Seattle Sunday. They’re now one win from the Super Bowl somehow.
Jay’s favorite tight end in her standard uniform.
“I want to be there,” she said. “I’m bummed that I’m not there and he’s not here.”
Cutler was there in spirit. Dude sent a large bouquet of pink flowers to herMore >
Janet Jackson is bringing her catalog of hits to a city near you.
The veteran artist has announced a slew of North American dates for an upcoming tour that will feature singles from her chart-topping album “Number Ones.”
“These concerts will be different from anything I have ever done,” Jackson writes on her website. “I will be as up close and personal as possible. These concerts are not about special effects. This is a love affair between me and those of you who have supported me and my work for all these years. I’ll be singing and dancing from my heart.”More >
Perhaps Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling really are just friends.
But that doesn’t mean the handsome actor isn’t moving on from Vanessa Hudgens.
According to witnesses at at Parrot Island in Turks & Caicos, the former High School Musical star has been spotted at a resort looking very cozy with Rumer Willis. Sources even tell The Chicago Sun-Times that Efron is on vacation there with the latter’s family.
After almost four years as a couple, Efron split with Vanessa Hudgens in December.
Willis, meanwhile, was rumored to be dating new Glee star Chord Overstreet in October. But now it soundsMore >
Vince Vaughn and Kyla Weber just received an early Christmas present.
Locklyn Kyla Vaughn was born December 18! She weighed 7 pounds!
The healthy baby girl, the couple’s first child, was born at a hospital in Chicago, Vaughn’s hometown. The actor’s rep confirms the good news.
Congratulations to the new parents!
“Both of them couldn’t be happier to welcome their baby girl,” says a pal of Vaughn and Weber, a Canadian real estate agent and Vince’s wife of nearly a year.
When Weber’s pregnancy was announced in July, a source close to The Dilemma star said that the newlyweds were thrilled toMore >
[HMG Celebrity News] – With her marriage to Sam Mendes already over, Kate Winslet has now split from boyfriend, Louis Dowler and decided to become like Greta Garbo and live life alone.
The 35-year old Oscar winner split from second husband, Sam in March and met Louis soon after that at a party. And the new pair hit it off perfectly.
“Louis was just the tonic Kate needed after the split, and they had a wonderful time,” a friend tells the Mirror. “But they realized it isn’t working, and Kate needs space to be on her own.”
Kate even introduced the 35-year old model to her parents, Sally and More >
Lee DeWyze, last seasons American Idol winner debuted the music video for his ‘Sweet Serendipity’ single today and we have it for you!
DeWyze came into American Idol as a painter from Chicago and beat out Crystal Bowersox to claim the coveted 1st place award during Simon Cowell’s last season on the show.
Here’s the music video:
Okay so the video is nothing ground breaking, but for a first out American Idol effort, I actually like the song, it manages to showcase DeWyze’s voice and it isn’t as much bubblegum pop as some past American Idol winner efforts.
What do you think about the SweetMore >
Keenan Cahill, a 15-going-on-5-year-old from the Chicago area, has something of a cult following on YouTube, where he lip syncs to pop songs. That’s basically it.
His first viral “hit” involved him choking on a cookie awhile back, but he REALLY hit it big when he “covered” Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.” It was his break.
Now a full-fledged online hit, Keenan Cahill “performed” on Chelsea Lately, doing his thing to “Down on Me” by Jeremith. Wait’ll you see who makes a cameo …
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had a seemingly romantic dinner in Chicago on Tuesday night.
Then, the rapper joined the reality star for a birthday celebration on a private yacht yesterday.
Despite these recent rendezvous, however, a source swears to People “there is nothing going on romantically. Kanye and Kim are just friends and have been forever.”
Have these two had sex at some point in the last few days? Probably.
Still, the insider reiterates: “She thinks Kanye is a really cool guy, but they’re friends and only friends.”
As for Kardashian and John Mayer, who were also spotted outMore >
It’s Kim Kardashian’s birthday, and she’ll date around if she wants to.
The large-breasted reality star reportedly hit the clubs of New York City with John Mayer earlier this week. But she wasn’t satisfied with just one musical notch on her bedpost, a source claims.
Kim and Kanye: A kozy, kanoodling kouple?!?
On October 19, Kim was spotted at Bijan’s Bistro in Chicago with Kanye West, who shot footage in NYC last month with Kardashian for her upcoming E! series.
Said Brian Schyler, a jazz singer who was also dining at the restaurant that night, to In Touch: “Kanye had his arm around herMore >