Month: May 2012

10th Annual Disco Ball Concert Coming To Atlantic City June 23

Trump Taj Mahal Hotel and Resort in Atlantic City, NJ will host the 10th annual DISCO BALL concert produced by Vito Bruno Saturday, June 23 7PM.

DISCO BALL in its 10th year is billed as “The Greatest 70s- 80s Show Ever” and this year it will definitely live up to the billing. The show will be hosted by daytime TV star Wendy Williams, “Saturday Night Fever” stars Donna Pescow, Karen Lynn Gorney, and CBS-FM legend Joe Causi.

This year DISCO BALL will also be honoring Disco Legends Donna Summer and Robin Gibb in a special star studded line up of the greatest acts of the era.

Twelve legendary acts will be performing over 30 hit songs…one night, one stage!

Performing live on stage from the “Saturday Night Fever” sound track that sold 40 million units: The Tramps featuring Earl Young “Disco Inferno”, and Yvonne Elliman with her hit “I If Can’t Have You”,

Also for the first time performing at DISCO BALL is Heatwave, Melba Moore, Barbra Roy of Ecstasy Passion and Pain, Teri Desario, and Steve Nervo of La Flavour.

And, back by popular demand the fabulous Ritchie Family, Linda Clifford, Rochelle Fleming of First Choice, and Musique. All acts will be backed by MGM Guarnerra Brothers,

Get ready to break out you boogie shoes.

A very special appearance by the original dance floor from the movie, “Saturday Night Fever”. Come and dance on the most famous dance floor in the world and you are expected to do the famous John Travolta pose. Little known fact, the SNF dance floor was recently featured on Fox TV show GLEE episode titled “Saturday Night GLEEver”

Tickets available at Ticketmaster prices are $50/$75/$95/$125and a special VIP $495.

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New Slash Documentary Coming To Blu-Ray

A new documentary featuring ex-Guns N’ Rosesguitarist Slash is being released on Blu-ray on August 21.

The two-disc set, Slash – The Cat In The Hat: The Story So Far, which is being released via Pride, has a running time of 131 minutes.

Slash and the documentary are described in a press release: “The most iconic rock guitarist since Keith Richards, Slash has achieved the status of ‘most interesting hard rock act in the world today.’ And 20 years after the demise proper of the group with whom he made his name, he continues to build on an already remarkable career trajectory, while his old sparring partner in GUNS N’ ROSES produces pale imitations of past glories. This two-disc set includes a DVD documentary tracing the life and times of Slash, and a disc of audio interviews with the Cat himself during which he speaks candidly and honestly on almost everything he feels strongly about.”

Slash just released his second solo album, Apocalyptic Love, on May 22.

Simon Cowell Stands Up For Britney Spears

Simon Cowell has come to Britney Spears’ defense amid reports she has been walking off the set of The X Factor during auditions.

The music mogul recently unveiled Spears and singer/actress Demi Lovato as the new additions to the U.S. show’s judging panel and the audition stages got underway with tryouts in Austin, Texas last week.

Reports suggested the Toxic hitmaker’s first day as a judge ended in confusion when she abruptly left the room after a contestant butchered her song Hold It Against Me, but Spears has since laughed off the claims, insisting she was “just taking a little break.”

Now Cowell and Lovato have poked fun at the allegations in a new video interview for The X Factor website, joking that it was the former Disney star who actually stormed off unexpectedly.

In the footage, Lovato adopts an English accent and says, “I was like, you know, tired of Simon, so I had to just, like, go.”

Cowell then got serious to dismiss the speculation altogether, telling the interviewer: “There was no walking off. We have breaks every five or six songs. You can go have a cigarette, you can go to the loo (toilet). So as soon as anyone left their chairs, it was reported… that someone had left the show – and they hadn’t!”

Spears and Lovato replaced Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul for the second season of the American version of the talent show.

Elvis Presley’s Tomb Up For Auction

Fans of Elvis Presley can now follow the music legend into the grave when his original tomb goes on sale.

The A Little Less Conversation hitmaker was laid to rest inside a large underground chamber at the Forrest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee following his death in August, 1977, but The King of Rock’s remains were relocated two months later and reburied at his iconic Graceland home alongside his mother Gladys.

Now his original crypt is set to go under the hammer at an upcoming sale, according to TMZ.com.

Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien will oversee the macabre lot and the winner will receive the tomb, opening and closing of the vault for burial, a memorial inscription and use of the chapel.

Bidding will commence on June 23rd as part of the Music Icons auction, which will see the sale of more than 600 items from the biggest stars in the industry, including Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra.

Say It isn’t So!: Justin Bieber Wanted By The Police

Los Angeles County deputies want to question Justin Bieber after an alleged fight with a photographer.

The pop superstar reportedly became embroiled in a spat with the photographer outside a shopping center in Calabasas as the man attempted to take pictures of the singer and his girlfriend Selena Gomez.

A sheriff’s deputy has revealed the photographer dialed 911 and was taken to hospital where he was treated and later released, before filing a police report.

Cops now want to talk to the star about the alleged incident, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Pictures show Bieber having lost a shoe and his baseball cap in the alleged scuffle, while Gomez is seen helping him retrieve the hat and put his sneaker back on.

Bieber has yet to comment on the report, simply writing in a post on his Twitter page, “Gonna focus on the important stuff. The music. (New single) Die In Your Arms hits iTunes in less than 24 hours.”

The Baby hitmaker is due to fly to Norway this week to kick off a promotional tour for his new album.

Celebrities Honor Troops Today

John Stamos, Neil Patrick Harris, Mandy Moore, and Denise Richards are among the stars who have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the U.S. military on Memorial Day.

A slew of celebrities chose to mark Monday’s holiday by saluting the men and women who have fought and sacrificed to preserve the country’s freedom and they shared their thoughts and feelings with fans online.

Former E.R. star Stamos writes, “My heart goes out to the fine woman (sic) and men in our military – past and present. (and their families) thank you for our freedom. peace”, while comedian Harris tweets, “A heartfelt thank you to all of the men and women who serve(d) in our military. What you did, and continue to do, is awesome.”

Singer/actress Moore expresses her “gratitude” and “pride” for the troops as former Bond girl Richards remembers “the brave men & women who’ve lost their lives serving our country”.

Meanwhile, country singer Martina McBride adds, “So grateful for our military men and women, past and present,and their families,for the sacrifices they make so I can live free.Much love 2u (sic)”, and veteran newscaster Larry King writes, “Today is the most important holiday. It causes us to reflect about the horror of war. You can never do enough for those who have served.”

Others who marked Memorial Day with fitting tributes to the military include Kings of Leon rocker Nathan Followill, True Grit’steen star Hailee Steinfeld, rapper Pitbull, director Jon Favreau and country star Keith Urban.

Men In Black III Could Finally Topple ‘The Avengers’

After three weeks of dominance, “The Avengers” could at last dip out of the top box office slot as “Men in Black III” launches at more than 4,000 theaters across the country. As “Men in Black III” battles “The Avengers” atop the charts, horror-thriller “Chernobyl Diaries” is also in position to scoop up some thrill seekers this weekend without any genre competition. Director Wes Anderson’s highly buzzed about new film, “Moonrise Kingdom,” will also get a limited release this weekend, though at only a few venues across the country it’s unlikely to come near the top ten.

When “Men in Black II” hit theaters in the summer of 2002, expectations were high for the Sony/Columbia release, as Will Smith was at the peak of his popularity and the original “Men in Black” was one of the top grossing films of the late 1990s. But even with a built-in audience and a popular cast, “Men in Black II” struggled to meet lofty expectations, particularly in the U.S., where domestic revenue fell $60 million from the original. Even though “MIB II” ended up with more than $400 million worldwide, clearly the franchise was headed in the wrong direction.

Gregg Allman To Marry For Seventh Time

Gregg Allman is ready to tie the knot again. In a new interview on Piers Morgan Tonight, the Allman Brothers musician confirms he is set to marry his 24-year-old girlfriend Shannon Williams.

This will be Allman’s seventh marriage. He tells Piers Morgan that “this time I’m really in love.”

When asked how Shannon feels about being his seventh wife, Allman insists they don’t look at that way. “That’s not what she’s becoming. She’s becoming wife number one. I don’t have a wife, I haven’t had one for years,” the 64-year-old explains.

In other celebrity engagement news, actress Keira Knightley confirmed Friday she is engaged to Klaxons rocker James Righton. No other details were released. Knightley and Righton met last year through model and TV personality Alexa Chung. They began dating that February, just two months after Knightley ended her 5 year relationship with actor Rupert Friend.

Robert Pattinson Making Movie About Rock Legends

Twilight star Robert Pattinson has signed on to appear in an upcoming film project about The Band.

Few details are known about the movie, but the British actor reveals it will focus on the group’s craft more than anything else.

In an interview with French magazine Les InRockuptibles, Pattinson is quoted as saying, “I’m going to do a movie about The Band, the one that played with (Bob) Dylan: a beautiful script about the nature of songwriting.”

The Band was founded in the 1960s by the late Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson and drummer Levon Helm, who lost his battle with throat cancer in April, and would regularly perform with folk icon Bob Dylan.