April 21st, 2010
02:28 PM ET

'Real Housewives' star to host cosmetic fashion show

Don’t expect to see familiar faces on Romona Singer’s catwalk this summer. In fact, there’s a chance some of the women modeling at the “Real Housewives of NYC” star’s show will be unrecognizable, even to friends and family. This will be the nation’s first cosmetic fashion show.

According to a press release, the audience can expect to see “the real life swans” modeling the garments. The show will feature people who have recently undergone cosmetic surgery – from breast augmentations to rhinoplasty and liposuction - “boldly flaunting their new bodies.”

Singer will debut her jewelry line of pendants, earrings, bracelets and rings at the event, which will take place in Long Island, New York, on April 22.


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April 21st, 2010
02:26 PM ET

Kelly Clarkson concert banned in Jakarta

An Indonesian Islamic organization is saying an upcoming concert by Kelly Clarkson in Jakarta is banned under Islamic law because it is being sponsored by a tobacco company, according to a report Wednesday in the Jakarta Globe.

Muhammadiyah, the second largest Islamic organization in the world’s most populous Muslim country, has previously declared all smoking forbidden under Islam, according to the Globe report.

The head of the organization’s fatwa, or religious edict, department, Yanuar Ilyas, told the Globe that the no-smoking fatwa applied to Clarkson’s concert. FULL POST

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April 21st, 2010
01:33 PM ET

'Idol's' lateness has some 'Glee' fans upset

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You do not want to make the Gleeks mad!

Fans of “American Idol” have long known that the show’s penchant for running long means you need to pad your digital video recorder with a few extra minutes to ensure you catch the whole show.

But Tuesday night’s “Idol” running long by three minutes also meant that “Glee” was late. Those who programmed their recorders to catch all the action of the kids from McKinley High School were sadly disappointed.

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April 21st, 2010
12:12 PM ET

'Saturday Night Live' – really live!


This past weekend, I was lucky enough to get tickets to see "Saturday Night Live" –- in person. I was ecstatic because I started watching the show back in junior high (Bill Clinton was running for his first term as president at the time) and I have always been a huge fan.

When I arrived at the 30 Rock building, I was quickly led up the elevators and out into the studio hallway that is wallpapered with matted, framed shots capturing moments from throughout SNL's 35-year history. There are also old costumes encased in glass.

Due to sparse seating capacity - along with the fact that only 20 episodes are produced per season - tickets to SNL have always been hard to come by. I was in the balcony, directly across from the stage where the musical guests perform and basically had a bird’s eye perspective of Studio 8H. FULL POST

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April 21st, 2010
12:00 PM ET

When 'Glee' met Madonna

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I have to reiterate my Facebook status from Tuesday night: “Glee” + Madonna = Perfection.

The long anticipated homage to Madge was well worth the wait with spectacular musical numbers, hilarious dialogue and the “will they or won’t they” simultaneous scenarios with Rachel and Jessie, Santana and Finn and Will and Emma.

“The Power of Madonna” had it all. Culture references (WWMD – What Would Madonna Do?) plenty of snarkiness from Coach Sue Sylvester towards Will and the genius moment when students dressed as the various incarnations of Madonna wandered the halls.

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April 21st, 2010
11:22 AM ET

McCartney catalog to be re-released

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Get ready for a deluge of Paul McCartney music.

The ex-Beatle and Wings-man, 67, has agreed to let Concord Music Group market and distribute his entire solo catalog. The new agreement will kick off in August with the re-release of 1973's "Band on the Run" album and include all of Macca's post-Beatles work, starting from 1970's "McCartney" and running through last November's "Good Evening New York City."

McCartney first teamed up with Concord in 2007 when he signed a deal with Hear Music - Concord's partnership with Starbucks - to release "Memory Almost Full." Most of the albums from his catalog were originally released by Capitol/EMI, though McCartney did have a stretch in the late '70s and '80s with Columbia.

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