Month: August 2012

Sage Stallone Died of Heart Attack

Sylvester Stallone’s son died from a heart attack.
Sage Stallone, 36, was found dead at his home in the Hollywood Hills in July and now the Los Angeles County Coroner has determined the actor/producer died of natural causes.
The experts have ruled out an overdose revealing no drugs were found in his system at the time of death.
His movie star has been struggling with grief ever since the tragedy, but he recently confessed he’s working past the worst of it, explaining, “It’s tough. It’s very tough… It’s a horrible situation. Time, hopefully, will heal, and you try to get through it, but it’s just something. It’s a reality of life. I think it’s important to get back and start reliving your life. Otherwise, you can go into a spiral.”


Simon Cowell A Real-Life Hero

Music mogul Simon Cowell has been hailed a hero after saving nine passengers on a sinking boat.

The X Factor judge was on his yacht off France’s south coast when he heard a May Day distress call and sprang into action.

Cowell instructed his captain to head towards the struggling vessel, and he and his crew sent out a smaller boat to retrieve those onboard and bring them to safety.

Cowell’s heroics were revealed by his longtime pal and ex-girlfriend, singer Sinitta, who took to Twitter.com to give followers live updates as their vacation drama unfolded.

She tweeted, “OMG (oh my God)!! Just had a May Day message, 35ft boat sinking… (Cowell) has sent us to help and rescue 9 people on board!”

Minutes later, Sinitta added, “Everyone ok, no one hurt. Captain won’t let boat sink, petrol in sea etc would cause major problems and fines. No tide, so hole plugged.”

Alice Cooper Advises Kids To Skip Reality TV

Rock veteran Alice Cooper is urging youngsters not to watch reality TV shows as he fears children will aspire to finding fame instead of carving out a proper career.

The musician admits he can’t stand shows which give participants a fleeting moment in the spotlight and he worries young people are being unduly influenced by the lure of instant fame.

In a blog for the Huffington Post, Cooper writes, “There’s one thing that really gets my horned goat in this grand scheme of things. Reality TV! Please, don’t get your head turned in an Exorcist style and think it’s the way to fame and fortune, kiddies!

“Believe me. I might be a rock star, all glitter, fake blood, make-up and theatrics (with awesome rock anthems of course) but you’ve no idea the hard graft and craft that’s gone into my career.

“The problem is with wanting to be a reality TV star, you’re only famous for a little while. You can’t live on that fame forever. That’s one of the major problems with the whole schtick.”

Cooper even disapproves of TV talent shows such as American Idol and The X Factor as he claims they don’t give talented artists a fair chance.

He adds, “The only thing I have against X Factor and American Idol and things like that is that they just keep putting out the same person. They keep putting out these cookie-cutters that can go, ‘Oh yeah, I can sing Barry Manilow!’ Well, how about you write your own song?

“If Mick Jagger, Iggy Pop, David Bowie or myself were auditioning for American Idol, we wouldn’t get past the first audition, because that’s not what they’re looking for. They’re looking for the next guy that 10 years from now, is going to be a singer on a cruise ship… That’s really what their career is going to be, because there is no creativity in it.”

Lindsay Lohan Suspect In $100,000 Jewelry Theft

Lindsay Lohan is a suspect in the theft of $100,000 worth of jewelry.

Problems started for Lohan last week when she and her assistant, Gavin Doyle, attended a party at the Los Angeles home of millionaire Sam Magid, who later called authorities to report that jewelry was stolen.

The actress tried to leave the party at around noon the next day, but Magid realized that he was missing several expensive watches and sunglasses, so he advised everyone to stay at the house while he contacted the police.

Cops are still continuing their investigation, but believe that they have independent witnesses who will identify Lohan and Doyle as the thieves.

Lohan is currently on probation from an earlier case where she stole a necklace from Venice, Calif. If Lohan is found guilty, she could face jail time for violating probation.

Russell Brand Dating Spice Girl?

Russell Brand has sparked rumors he is romancing Spice Girls star Geri Halliwell after they were spotted enjoying a day out together in London.

The actor met up with Halliwell backstage at the 2012 Olympic Games closing ceremony in the U.K. capital and they were subsequently snapped enjoying an outing with the singer’s daughter Bluebell at Hampton Court Palace.

A source tells British newspaper The Sun that the pair is dating, but neither Brand nor Halliwell had commented on the report as WENN went to press.

Brand divorced Katy Perry earlier this year after just 14 months of marriage, and had been linked to Hollywood agent Isabella Brewster.

Madonna Defends MDNA Tour Imagery

Madonna has published a new “manifesto” defending the violence and gun imagery featured in her latest world tour.

The pop superstar has repeatedly courted controversy throughout her ongoing MDNA trek, brandishing fake machine guns onstage, displaying swastika symbols and even exposing her nipples.

But in a new free-verse message, released by Billboard.com, the Material Girl remains adamant that she does not condone violence and insists her headline-grabbing antics were conceived as entertainment.

Madonna’s note begins, “My show is a journey… it is part cinematic musical theater, part spectacle and sometimes intimate performance art… When you watch a film there are usually good guys and bad guys to help illustrate this point. Sometimes I play both.”

She adds, “It’s true there is a lot of violence in the beginning of the show and sometimes the use of fake guns – but they are used as metaphors. I do not condone violence or the use of guns. Rather they are symbols of wanting to appear strong and wanting to find a way to stop feelings that I find hurtful or damaging.”

“In my case its (sic) wanting to stop the lies and hypocrisy of the church, the intolerance of many narrow minded cultures and societies I have experienced throughout my life and in some cases the pain I have felt from having my heart broken.”

Ringo Starr is World’s Richest Drummer

The Beatles legend Ringo Starr has been named the world’s richest drummer, ahead of Phil Collins and Dave Grohl.

The veteran musician came top in the list compiled by website Celebritynetworth.com with an estimated fortune of $300 million, with Genesis star Collins coming in second with $250 million. Former Nirvana drummer-turned-Foo Fighters frontman Grohl is third with $225 million.

The top five is rounded out by The Eagles rocker Don Henley and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich in fourth and fifth places respectively.

Other drummers to feature in the top 10 include U2 star Larry Mullen and The Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts.

Photo Alert: Hit Celeb Bio Author Mark Bego At San Francisco’s Alexander Book Company Store

One of the Mac Wire’s  favorite author’s MARK BEGO did an in-store last week at San Francisco’s Alexander Book Company store, for his two current releases, WHITNEY HOUSTON: THE SPECTACULAR RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF THE WOMAN WHOSE VOICE INSPIRED A GENERATION (Skyhorse Publishing) and ARETHA FRANKLIN: THE QUEEN OF SOUL (Skyhorse Publishing) .
(Seen L-R: Brian Summers, B.S. Productions; Bego; and, Bernard Henderson, Alexander Book Company).

Micky Dolenz Live At B.B. Kings October 19—Recording Live Album!

Micky Dolenz, who as part of the legendary Monkees – who will re-group with the surviving members, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork for a series of shows this November – has sold in excess of 65 million records, will have his next solo album, Remember, released on September 25.
If all that weren’t enough, Dolenz will appear in a series of performances of Hairspray marking the 25th anniversary of the original film, in Indianapolis and Baltimore; where he will essay the role of Wilbur Turnblad. He had appeared in London’s West End in 2010 reprising the same role as well as a U.K.-national tour the following year.
Hairspray: In Concert! Will additionally star filmmaker, writer, and artist John Waters as the narrator. Waters of course created and directed Hairspray, the popular cult comedy hit in 1988.
Says Dolenz, “I love B.B. Kings!   It’s an incredible place to play and I can’t wait to record my live album at this legendary venue.”