Olivia Newton John is set to headline her own Las Vegas show.
The 65-year-old singer – famed for appearing alongside John Travolta as Sandy in the 1978 film adaptation of ‘Grease!’ – will perform classic songs from the musical in addition to her own pop singles, when her residency at the Donny and Marie Showroom in The Flamingo Hotel kicks off on April 8.
According to USA TODAY the show – named ‘Summer Nights’ – will run for 45 nights with dates scheduled throughout the summer, and fans will enjoy iconic ‘Grease!’ hits such as ‘Hopelessly Devoted to You’ and ‘You’re the One That I Want’.
Olivia is the latest to headline a show in Las Vegas, as Shania Twain and Donny and Marie Osmond all have concerts in Sin City, while Britney Spears began her two-year residency at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino last November.
If successful, the series of concerts could prove lucrative for Olivia as Celine Dion has seemingly been cashing in from her residency at Caesars Palace over the last three years.
The ‘My Heart Will Go On Singer’ reportedly earns Â£33 million a year from her Las Vegas shows and announced last March she would be extending her residency for another five years.
Taylor Swift will never pose naked for a photo shoot.
The ’22’ singer has no intention of stripping off for a magazine or in her videos like many of her pop rivals, such as Miley Cyrus and Rihanna, because she doesn’t think it’s necessary for her to "push the envelope" by revealing her body.
Speaking in the March issue of America’s Glamour magazine, Taylor said: "I find it relatively easy to keep my clothes on because I don’t really feel like taking them off. It’s not an urge I have. For me ‘risky’ is revealing what really happened in my life through music. Risky is writing confessional songs and telling the true story about a person with enough details so everyone knows who that person is. That’s putting myself out there, maybe even more than taking my shirt off."
The 23-year-old musician also revealed she likes to have the upper hand when it comes to dating and will often "freeze-out" guys from her life who she believes are playing with her emotions.
Taylor – whose ex-boyfriends include One Direction hunk Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor Lautner and John Mayer – explained: "[What’s freeze-out?] You don’t respond to any of his texts or calls until he does something desperate [like] shows up. Or he calls and leaves a voicemail. Something that makes it very clear to you that he’s interested."
Taylor – who is currently in the UK on her ‘RED’ tour – can quickly tell if a guy is a game player and if she suspects a man of playing her then she will stop dating him straight away.
She said: "I think everyone should approach relationships from the perspective of playing it straight and giving someone the benefit of the doubt. Until he establishes that this is a game. And if it’s a game, you need to win. The best thing to do is just walk away from the table."
‘Desperate Housewives’ Shawn Pyfrom has revealed his battle with drugs and alcohol.
The 27-year-old actor has talked about his battles with addiction in the wake of the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in New York yesterday (02.02.14).
Shawn – who played character Marcia Cross’ son Andrew Van de Kamp in the TV series – wrote on his Tumblr blog: "I just read the news about mr. philip seymour hoffman, and against the advise of others; i had to write this open letter. i can’t stay quiet anymore about this…
"i am an alcoholic and a drug addict. and yesterday i celebrated five months of sobriety. i’m relatively new to being sober, considering the scope of time that i’ve been an addict.
"My head is still spinning from the news. i even question whether or not i should publish this, as i type out these words. but if these words can encourage someone to hold on to their life… to keep from ever using, or to find the strength to stop; then it’s more important that these words are shared.(sic)"
Shawn didn’t say exactly what drugs he had been taking, or for how long, but detailed how it had consumed him.
He wrote: "for several years, i lived for drugs. i lived for other things as well. but drugs dictated the other things i lived for. i thought more about using, than i thought about any other "pleasures". i put myself in places i never would have ended up, otherwise, for the sake of getting high. there are countless nights of blacking out, and making poor decisions as a result of my overusing. (sic)"
Shawn added he has felt much better since giving up his vices and now he "wake[s] up looking forward to my days, rather than looking for a way to get through them."
Carly Rae Jepsen felt "emotional" when she tried on Cinderella’s glass slippers for the first time.
The ‘Call Me Maybe’ hitmaker is taking the lead role in the rags-to-riches fairytale on New York’s Broadway and was thrilled the iconic footwear fitted her the first time she tried the shoes on.
Discussing wearing the shoes for the first time, she told MTV News: "It was surprisingly emotional. I think that it’s just such a classic tale and the shoes are so much a focal point to the whole thing and they were like, ‘What size are you?’ And I was just really happy that it actually fit. I was like it would be a bad omen if my first try, the size is off, but it did fit."
And the 28-year-old star – who makes her debut in the production tonight (04.02.14) – also admitted she is worried she won’t be able to keep her emotions in check during the scene where her character goes to the ball in a horse-drawn carriage.
She said: "Every single time this scene happens, I feel like balling like a baby. It’s so emotional, and she’s flying through the sky in the scene to get to the palace to meet Prince Charming. It’s every girl’s fantasy."
Despite her excitement, Carly admits she feels "intimidated" by the huge production, which is making its debut in the famous theater district.
She said: "It’s a huge learning curve for me, but it’s intimidating in a lot of ways as well. It’s 24 hours and I sleep, I have dreams about Cinderella. Luckily, I have good people around me."
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Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Collective Soul shot to international fame with their 1993 release Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, and their mega #1 hit “Shine.” The album was a collection of Ed Roland’s demos that spread quickly through the college underground circuit and caught fire, going on to achieve Double-Platinum status. After having been invited to the 25th Anniversary Woodstock concert, Collective Soul went into the studio to record their sophomore follow up. The self-titled Collective Soul, released in March of 1995, became the album that helped define their sound of catchy melodies and guitar driven songs. Containing four outstanding singles (three of which reached #1), “December,” “The World I Know,” “Where The River Flows,” and “Gel,” it became Collective Soul’s highest selling album to date. The album went Triple-Platinum and spent 76 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 charts.
In 2014 Collective Soul plans to release their much-anticipated 8th studio album in celebration of the band’s 20th anniversary followed by an extensive tour.
In 2007 the band made an exclusive deal with all Target stores to be the sole seller of their 7th studio album, Afterwords. The fans responded, opening at #25 on the Billboard Comprehensive Albums Chart and #5 on the Billboard Top Internet Albums Chart, proving Collective Soul was now conquering the digital world. The album was later released worldwide on El Music Group.
The 39 Steps
Hitchcock and hilarity collide on the stage
February 5 to 22, 2014.
Wed-Sunday Evenings – 8pm
Sat Matinee – 1pm
Tickets as low as $54 or including a 4 course plated dinner from $89, buy online at www.kelownaactorsstudio.com.
Kelowna Actors Studio continues their 10th season with The 39 Steps; Adapted by Patrick Barlow, from the novel by John Buchan, from the movie of Alfred Hitchcock.
Loaded with references to famous Hitchcock films, plus hilarious slapstick and a gripping spy plot, The 39 Steps is a delight for film-buffs, theatre-goers and anyone ready to laugh! You truly can’t miss this 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-‐winning whodunit.
Randy Leslie, Artistic Managing Director teams up with Kelowna Actors Studios impeccable cast of just four to create a stellar interpretation of this Hitchcock masterpiece with an on stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old fashioned romance!
In The 39 Steps, Richard Hannay—a man with a boring life—finds himself on an extraordinary and entertaining adventure when a quickly acquainted spy is killed by assassins with a butter knife. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt all over Scotland, England, in and around London – on trains and in out of the way manors, that climaxes in a death-defying finale!
A fast-paced, riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of riotous pleasure!
At the play’s centre are Doug Brown as the dashing investigator Richard Hannay (Noises Off, Streetcar Named Desire) and Michelle Hussey (Streetcar, Brighton Beach Memoirs) as the beautiful, albeit mysterious leading lady.
Leslie says, “It’s sort of the fun of Noises Off and Spamalot combined with an homage to the film noir that Alfred Hitchcock made famous. The challenge of all the roles and all the locations and the necessity of the precise comic timing that farces require intrigue and excite me artistically… plus it is going to be a laugh riot"
Mila Kunis "looked like part of the family" at Ashton Kutcher’s brother’s wedding.
The ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ star and her boyfriend went to St. Simons Island in Georgia, US, to attend the wedding of Ashton’s twin brother, Michael, to Kate Hightower on Saturday (02.01.14).
An onlooker told E! news Ashton looked "chill and comfortable" during the ceremony, adding Mila also looked very comfortable and relaxed among Ashton’s relatives.
A reception was held at the same location as the ceremony, a private residence, with guests spending the night in a cottage house.
The source added: "Overall it appeared everyone had a great time."
Mila, 30, and Ashton, 35, are getting to be old hands at being wedding guests, as last year they attended her brother’s wedding to ballet dancer Alexandra Blacker in Florida.
Despite engagement rumors, Mila has previously claimed she isn’t interested in getting married herself.
She said: "I would love to find ‘The One’. But I’m not sure about marriage. I see no need. I’ll be with somebody because I want to, not because a piece of paper tells me I have to. That said, if the love of my life thinks it’s important, then fine, I’ll get married."
Miley Cyrus doesn’t mind if people don’t buy her ‘Bangerz’ album.
The ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer claims she wouldn’t have cared if her latest record – which was a number one album in the US, Australia and the UK – wasn’t a huge seller as she is comfortable financially and more interested in making an artistic statement with her music.
The former child star told W magazine: "I’ve made my money. If no one buys my album, cool. It’s fine. I’ve got a house, and I’ve got dogs that I love. I don’t need anything else."
Miley, 21, may be seen as a hard-partying figure with her notorious live appearances in skimpy outfits with her tongue hanging out, but she insists when she is at home in California she rarely goes out.
She added: "I never leave the house. Why go to a movie? I’ve got a huge-ass TV. We’ve got a chef here that can make you great food. We don’t need to leave. I would just rather be here where I’m completely locked in."
Miley recently gave similar advice to Justin Bieber – who’s wild behavior sees him currently face legal troubles in Los Angeles, Miami and Toronto – urging him to keep his partying on his own property.
She advised: "Pay people to make sure you don’t get in trouble and party at your house, buy a house, and add a club to it."
Lady Gaga has praised Britney Spears for her Las Vegas show.
The ‘Applause’ hitmaker was seen dancing and blowing kisses at Planet Hollywood Casino and Resort, yesterday (02.02.14) after joining the ‘Work Bitch’ singer’s manager Larry Rudolph in the VIP section of her concert.
Taking to Twitter, Gaga gushed: "Me and Brit Brit <3 #Applause4Britney @britneyspears we had so much fun at your show! (sic)"
Gaga also posted a picture to her website Littlemonsters.com posing alongside Britney – who was dressed in a revealing jewel encrusted outfit – before revealing the singer’s father, Jamie Spears had provided her with a tasty meal.
She added: "She looked so gorgeous, the show was so much fun, and her dad gave us THE BEST BBQ. It was a #MonsterParty! (sic) "
The meeting between the pair has reignited speculation of collaboration, after Gaga called for a duet via Twitter in December saying "its time" they work together.
Britney – who is one month into a two-year Las Vegas residency – had previously expressed her interest in teaming up with the ‘Born This Way’ singer during a live Q&A last year.
She said: "I would do a duet with Lady Gaga. I think that would be a lot of fun. I think she’s very different and interesting and intricate."
Did the CTV simulcast stop you from seeing the super bowl ads? Maybe you’re not interested in football and just want to see the ‘spots’. Here they are, as picked by Castanet staff.
Aneuser-Busch: A Golden Labrador meets a Clydesdale.
Audi mixes it up with the mixed breed Doberhuahua.
Bud Light brings in a cast of hundreds, and Arnold to make this one.
Here are a couple of the better Doritos’ spots.
General Mills Cheerios: A little girl makes a deal with her dad.
Bank of America: Promotes its partnership with AIDS non-profit (RED) by having U2 sing their new single "Invisible," and a million dollars is pledged for charity.
Sodastream: Their ad features actress Scarlett Johansson.
H&M: The clothing maker uses soccer star David Beckham’s full body to promote their products.
Nestle’s Butterfinger: This one was taken off YouTube, but it is in this ‘news report’ about the ads.
Beats Music: Ellen DeGeneres reimagines the Goldilocks and The Three Bears’ fairytale.
Wonderful Pistachios: The snack producer showcases comedian Stephen Colbert in two ads.
KIA: Laurence Fishburne reprises his "Matrix" role.
Chrysler teams up with Bob Dylan for this year’s spot.
Not to be out done, here is Chevy’s ad.
“ROCKIN HEAVEN – CANADA TOUR 2014”
with special guest Jason Bonham
June 28, 2014 – Prospera Place
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Heart will be bringing their repertoire of hits back to their beloved Canada, and will be joined by special guest Jason Bonham in a sensational tribute to Led Zeppelin.
Ann and Nancy Wilson first met Jason Bonham, son of famed Led Zeppelin drummer, John Bonham, when they performed “Stairway to Heaven” together at the Kennedy Center Honors tribute to Led Zeppelin in December of 2012. Over 6 million fans have watched the performance online and purchased the track on iTunes. Now, in addition to a full set of Heart classic hits including “Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” “Alone,” “These Dreams,” “What About Love,” and many more, fans can experience this historical pairing live when Heart and Bonham close each show with a sensational tribute to Led Zeppelin.
Ann Wilson promises fans an incredibly special event. “Nancy and I are thrilled to be playing with Jason. Awesome rock n roll music every night…miracles apt to happen any old time." Nancy adds, “It’s not a tribute as we have the blessings of the gods themselves.”
Jason adds, "What a great night it was for us at the Kennedy Center, and now to be able to do it again on the road with Ann and Nancy is such an honor for me.”
Heart has sold more than 35 million records, has had 21 top 40 hits, has sold out arenas worldwide, and profoundly influenced the sound and direction of American rock music while inspiring women (and guys too!) around the world to rock out in bands of their own.
A new Heart DVD/CD, “Fanatic Live from Caesar’s Colosseum”, which was recorded in Windsor, ON, will be released on February 25, 2014.
Katy Perry has amassed 50 million followers on twitter.
The ‘Roar’ hitmaker reached the staggering milestone last week after adding a huge 18 million followers over the last 12 months, a feat which has seen her overcome Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga – who have 49.1 million and 41 million followers respectively – to become the most-followed person on the social networking website.
She tweeted at the weekend: "What a raging Friday night! Made a sandwich. Watched The Business of Being Born. Hung out with a cat. #imagrownwomanicandowhateveriwant
"Oh yeah AND we grew to 50 million Katycats! Eh, regular day at the office.(sic)"
Katy used her social media power to urge her fans to follow boyfriend John Mayer following his return to the social networking website.
She wrote: "FOLLOW FRIDAY @JohnMayer who’s account has basically been in a coma state for a couple of years. Let’s update him on all the cat youtubes he may have missed pls! Thanks!(sic)"
Meanwhile, the ‘Gravity’ hitmaker admitted he was unsure about returning to the website.
He tweeted: "I used to RULE these hallways…
"I’ll be honest, when it came to rejoining twitter, I had mixed emojis.(sic)"
Lindsay Lohan was "shaken up" after being refused entry to a number of nightclubs on Friday (01.31.14).
The troubled actress has reportedly been banned from several New York nightspots following a series of incidents, including claiming her fur coat had been stolen, but still tried to gain admission to two – and was stunned to be turned away.
A source at nightspot 1Oak said: "She stared the doorman down and was surprised that they wouldn’t let her in. She was definitely shaken up."
Lindsay also tried to get into new venue Up & Down – where revellers at the weekend included Ryan Phillippe, Bar Refaeli and Paris Hilton – but was again turned away.
A source told the New York Post newspaper: "She turned away to her friends and looked really embarrassed."
The ‘Mean Girls’ star had claimed one half of her two-piece fur coat went missing from inside 1Oak last Wednesday (01.29.14), but the club insisted she hadn’t lost anything.
However, the 27-year-old actress got the $75,000 garment back after Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice,who was at Lindsay’s table, found the fur and took it home for safe keeping, before Lindsay’s representatives picked it up the following day.
Tributes have flooded in for Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The 46-year-old Oscar winner was found dead this morning (02.02.14) of an apparent drugs overdose, and many have rushed to pay their respects to the star, widely regarded as one of the finest actors of his generation.
Mia Farrow wrote on Twitter: "OH NO!!!!! Philip Seymour Hoffman has died. A truly kind, wonderful man and one of our greatest actors – ever."
Actress Andie MacDowell added: "Phillip Seymour Hoffman was not only a genius actor but a kind, generous man RIP."
Philip is survived by his partner, costume designer Mimi O’Donnell, and their three children: Tallulah, seven, Cooper, ten and Willa, five.
Film director Kevin Smith was also upset by the news, writing: "This truly blows. PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN has died … First noticed him in SCENT OF A WOMAN. Brilliant actor. So sad…(sic)"
Elijah Wood wrote: "Heartbroken and shocked. what a true loss. rest in peace, Philip Seymour Hoffman (sic)"
Comedy actor Jim Carrey added: "Dear Philip, a beautiful beautiful soul. For the most sensitive among us the noise can be too much. Bless your heart."
Philip was highly regarded by actors, directors and audiences and brought a very distinctive presence to the roles he played in films including ‘Doubt’, ‘Synecdoche, New York ‘, ‘Red Dragon’, ‘Almost Famous’, ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ and ‘Capote’ – for which he won the Best Actor Oscar in 2005.
Philip was last seen on the big screen as Plutarch Heavensbee in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’, and he had been working on a new comedy-drama TV series, ‘Happyish’ at the time of his passing.
Alec Baldwin and Cate Blanchett have responded to Dylan Farrow’s open letter.
The director’s 28-year-old adopted daughter published a letter in the New York Times yesterday (01.02.14) in which she accused her adoptive father, Woody Allen, of sexually assaulting her when she was seven. The letter also asked various actors who had worked with Woody – including Alec and Cate – how they would feel if it was their child.
Responding to a fan asking if he felt he should apologize to Dylan, Alec – who has daughters Ireland, 18, and Carmen, five months – wrote on Twitter: "What the f&@% is wrong w u that u think we all need to b commenting on this family’s personal struggle?
"You are mistaken if you think there is a place for me, or any outsider, in this family’s issue. (sic)"
Cate – mother to Roman, nine, Ignatius, five and Dashiell, 12 – also said she hopes Allen and the Farrow family can resolve their situation privately.
She told journalist Jeffrey Wells: "It’s obviously been a long and painful situation for the family and I hope they find some sort of resolution and peace."
Woody – who was first alleged to have sexually assaulted Dylan in 1993 – has always maintained his innocence and never been prosecuted. He has yet to respond to Dylan’s allegations.
Miley Cyrus doesn’t know where her engagement ring is.
The ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer split from fiancee Liam Hemsworth in September last year and claims she doesn’t know where the 3.5-carat Neil Lane sparkler he proposed with – estimated to be worth $100,000 – is currently located.
Asked about its whereabouts, Miley replied: "Don’t know. Think it’s in the shower."
Speaking more seriously, the 21-year-old star added she and Liam, 24, are still on good terms and in contact with each other.
She added to LOVE magazine: "We still talk and communicate. I was with him since I was 16 and nothing’s ever going to make that go away. I’ve known this guy all that time and if it doesn’t work out I can still smile and love him and he can love me and that’s great, that’s the way to be."
Miley and Liam met on the set of romantic drama film ‘The Last Song’ in 2010 and got engaged when she was just 19. Following their split he told her to keep the ring.
A source said: "[He] wants Miley to keep the ring. He wouldn’t ask for it back. Liam told Miley to keep it and do with it what she wanted. He told her to keep it as a memento of their love affair.
"When Liam bought that ring, he truly believed he would be spending the rest of his life with her. Now he realizes they are both just too young to be ready for such a big commitment."
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are selling their $11.5 million London home.
The couple are moving out of the upmarket area of Belsize Park in North London after a series of arguments with their neighbours, who are upset by constant modifications to their property.
A local told the Daily Star newspaper: "We have had years of their building works. They have taken down trees so they can park their flash cars in the driveway and they put a huge swimming pool in the back garden."
Another neighbour added: "The trouble is that it will probably be a similar sort that moves in and we’ll have this all over again."
‘Iron Man 3’ actress Gwyneth and Coldplay singer Chris – who have Apple, nine, and Moses, seven, together – bought their home ten years ago for $4.1 million from actress Kate Winslet. They then bought the neighbouring property for $5 million as well as another house on the other side and combined all three to make a huge 33-room mansion.
They are thought to be selling the house and downsizing because they don’t spend much time there after relocating to Los Angeles last year.
A source added: "They are looking at flats in Regents’ Park to use as a bolthole when they visit London."
The power couple also have a warehouse penthouse in New York which they bought in 2007 for a reported $5 million.