Month: February 2013

Fan Who Tossed Shoe at Harry Styles’ Crotch Apologizes

A fan has apologized for tossing her shoe on stage at a recent concert featuring the band One Direction, after the shoe ended up hitting the lead singer right in the crotch.

The boy band was performing at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow on Tuesday when Styles picked up a piece of footwear that had been thrown onto the stage.

As he held it up, another over-enthusiastic devotee hurled her shoe at the singer – inadvertently smacking him in his crotch and causing him to fall to the floor as bandmate Liam Payne quipped, “Well, he has just been assaulted!”

One Direction fan Jade Anderson has now come forward and owned up to the mishap, admitting she feels horrible for hurting the pop hunk.

She tells Scotland’s Daily Record newspaper, “I just wanted him to touch something belonging to me. I didn’t mean to hit him where I hit him, I’m really embarrassed.”

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Bobby Brown Gets Jail Time For Drunk Driving

Bobby Brown is headed to jail. The New Edition singer was sentenced Tuesday to four years of informal probation, an 18 month alcohol treatment program and 55 days in jail in connection with his October 2012 arrest for DUI and driving on a suspended license. At the time of the arrest, Brown was on probation for a May 2012 DUI arrest.

He pleaded no contest to the second DUI charge in court on Tuesday. Brown is required to report to jail by March 20. The 44-year-old has not commented. No other details were available.

Brown is the ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston. The pair has a daughter together, 20-year-old Bobby Kristina. Brown wed his longtime manager Alicia Etheridge last June after a 2 year engagement. The couple has a 3-year-old son named Cassius.

TV Best Bet: Kevin Sorbo And Wes Brown Star in ‘Shadow On The Mesa’ 3/23 On Hallmark Movie Channel

A magnificent cast of television veterans star in “Shadow on the Mesa,” a Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere on Saturday, March 23 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C). Start with three-time Emmy® nominees Meredith Baxter (“Family Ties”) and Gail O’Grady (“NYPD Blue”) as well as Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules”), Greg Evigan (“After the Fall”), Barry Corbin (“The Closer”) and Wes Brown (“Deception”). Then add a compelling story about family and justice driving the production, which features Brown as a bounty hunter named Wes Rawlins. A quiet, calculating but honest man who knows his way around a gun, Rawlins is both devastated and enraged by the brutal murder of his mother by a couple of outlaws on the lam. Deciding to take matters into his own hands, Rawlins leaves the warm embrace of his adopted grandparents (Baxter and Corbin) and sets out to find a father from whom he has been long estranged, rancher Ray Eastman (Sorbo). Things get more complicated when Rawlins arrives to find his father locked in a bloody feud with his corrupt neighbor (Evigan), who has his eye on grabbing Eastman’s land. As Rawlins gets to know his father and two half-siblings, Ray’s deceitful wife, Mona (O’Grady) holds a secret that fuels the war to a colossal final showdown. When Rawlins jumps in to defend his newfound family, he finds that things are not what they seem on the surface. The truth about his mom’s murder comes out, and the line separating good from evil becomes muddled. It all makes for powerful human drama in “Shadow on the Mesa,” a period tale that paints a wild picture of the Wild West. It turns out that it was even wilder than we suspected, a place where only the strongest and the most determined survived.

NYC Talkfest: SIRIUS-XM Radio Host Brett Winterble and Life of PI Director Ang Lee

Burger-loving director Ang Lee’s last flick—before Life Of Pi won him his second Best Director Oscar last Sunday night—was the critically acclaimed TAKING WOODSTOCK, Lee’s groovy vision of writer ELLIOT TIBER’s first-hand account of how he helped save the Woodstock Festival in the Summer of ’69.

Now comes word, via Brett Winterble’s talkfest on SIRIUS-XM RADIO–who’ll interview Tiber Wednesday AM – that Square One Publishers, the maverick house that released Tiber’s first book, as well as Tiber’s newest tome Palm Trees on the Hudson, has inked the writer for a third and final memoir, tentatively titled AFTER WOODSTOCK. Paging Mr. Lee . . .

Dancing With The Stars Season 16 Cast List Revealed, Kellie Pickler And Lisa Vanderpump Among Stars

A new round of celebrities are ready to put their dancing shoes on and hit the Dancing with the Stars ballroom to compete for the mirror ball trophy. CBS announced the 12 new cast members Tuesday on Good Moring America. Three new pros are also joining the show; Gleb Savchenko, Lindsay Arnold and Sharna Burgess. See the cast list below.

Boxer Victor Ortiz and new pro Lindsay Arnold

Reality star Lisa Vanderpump and new pro Gleb Savchenko

Singer Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough

NFL star Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff

Country star Wynonna Judd and Tony Dovolani

Comedian Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas

Soap star Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson

Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman and Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Olympic skater Dorothy Hamill and Tristan MacManus

Comedian D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke

Season 16 of Dancing with the Stars kicks off on March 18.

Mindy McCready’s Friends And Family Gather For Funeral

Mindy McCready was laid to rest in her hometown of Ft. Meyers, Florida on Tuesday with a “Celebration of Life” ceremony in which about 400 friends and family gathered to pay tribute to the troubled country singer. The ceremony was held at Crossroads Baptist Church.

“Mindy adored her two children. She wanted them to know that. Through much agony and pain, she went to heaven. She is no longer sick. She is healed. Thank you for all who are here. Please pray for those boys. No matter what, she will always be my little girl, sitting in her car seat, singing into a hairbrush. The world was her stage,” McCready’s mother Gayle Inge said.

McCready died of a self inflicted gunshot found on Sunday, February 17. She left behind two sons – 9-month-old son Zayne with the late singer-songwriter David Wilson and 6-year-old son Zander with ex-boyfriend Billy McKnight.

The 37-year-old’s death came a month after the suicide of Wilson. Wilson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on January 13. “He was a precious gift from God to all of us and, yesterday, he returned home and is now with his mother and father. David loved and was loved,” McCready said in a statement at the time. “Those who knew and loved him will miss him; those who did not know David missed the opportunity to know a truly loving and gifted man.”

Photo Alert: Rising Disney Star Nicholas Lampiasi On The Couch

10-year Broadway-wunderkind NICHOLAS LAMPIASI, from Disney’s Newsies, appeared yesterday on CBS’ LIVE FROM THE COUCH with JOSH ELLIOT; CAROLINA BERMUDEZ; and, LISA KERNEY. He spoke about his Newsies-role as Les and his role in the new movie, Molly’s Theory Of Relativity (written and produced by Jeff Lipsky) opening this Friday, March1.

Donny Osmond To Welcome Sixth Grandchild This Year

Veteran performer Donny Osmond is set to become a grandfather for the sixth time.

The Puppy Love hitmaker welcomed his fifth grandchild last month (Jan13), when his son Donald, Jr. and his wife Jessica became first-time parents to a son named Truman Clark.

And now he’s revealed the Osmonds are expecting another new addition to their growing brood.

The proud singer showed off a photo of the newborn during an appearance on chat show The Talk, which aired on Friday (Feb 22), and announced, “Since that baby was born, my son Jeremy and his wife announced that they’re gonna have their third baby so number six is on the way!”

Elton John Wraps Up New Album For Possible September Release

Elton John has finished his 30th studio album and is eying a September release date for what he calls “the most piano-oriented album of my career.”

The 13-track album, entitled The Diving Board, features production by T-Bone Burnett and accompaniment by Jay Bellerose (drums), Raphael Saadiq (bass), Keefus Ciancia (keyboards), Doyle Bramhall (guitar) and Motown’sJack Ashford (percussion).

John called the album, which includes a mix of gospel, blues, jazz, brass band music, “everything I love about American music,” as well as his “most adult album” to date.

John explained that the LP, which he hopes will be released in September, was written with lyricist Bernard Taupin in three days and recorded over four days, with the duo taking a year away from the material to come back and revisit the project.


New York Times Best-Selling Novelist Jackie Collins Joins ‘Marie’ Tomorrow 2/26 On Hallmark Channel

New York Times best-selling novelist Jackie Collins, who has sold over 500 million copies of her books in over 40 countries, sits down with Marie and talks about her twenty-ninth novel, The Power Trip. Jackie also opens up and reveals what it was like coming to Hollywood as a teenager, hanging out with actors like Warren Beatty and growing up with famous sister Joan Collins. From TLC’s “Clean Sweep” home improvement expert Eric Stromer stops by and teaches Marie how to unclog and snake a drain without having to spend hundreds of dollars to call a plumber. Next, Marie welcomes Margo McGirr who shares her 60 pound weight loss success story while on Nutrisystem. Finally, Grammy® nominated singer and songwriter Lisa Loeb talks about her new eyewear line and performs her latest hit.