Oprah. Buddy Holly. The Muppets? Yep, those are just some of the legends, old and new, who will be getting stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced yesterday that 30 celebrities will mark their spots on the Tinseltown sidewalks in 2011. Among the A-listers: Movie stars Reese Witherspoon, Penelope Cruz, and Gwyneth Paltrow; TV titans Tina Fey, Danny DeVito, and Neil Patrick Harris; and music greats Melissa Etheridge, The Go-Go’s, Rascal Flatts, Slash, and Will.i.Am.
And in a rare family celebration that is sure to make their home-movie reel, Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd, and their daughter Laura Dern will each get a star during the same ceremony.
Perhaps Neil Patrick Harris best summed up everyone’s feelings when he tweeted yesterday, “Getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – awesome. Having it be in the same year as the Muppets – priceless.”
Korn and the Backstreet Boys lead the way by turning their summer tours into BP-free odysseys, and a slew of musicians have followed suit.
Lady Gaga, Creed, Godsmack, Disturbed, Rise Against, Slightly Stoopid, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Black Label Society with Zakk Wylde, Anthrax, Filter, Hellyeah and Flogging Molly are all bypassing BP fuel for other options, according to a statement.
Early estimates show about 100 buses, vehicles and trucks belonging to committed musicians are involved in the boycott.
Kevin Lyman, tour director for the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival which is another tour boycotting BP fuel, said in the statement, "We have so many friends that are now affected by this spill that unless BP spends whatever is needed their livelihoods are lost forever....we are encouraging everyone we deal with to find alternative ways to get down the road this summer."
In the middle of Lindsay Lohan's SCRAMgate, mom Dina Lohan has been accused of abusing a Carvel Ice Cream black card belonging to her daughters.
To celebrate the chain’s 75th anniversary last year, Carvel issued “black cards” to 75 celebrities, including Lindsay and Ali Lohan. When Mama Lohan went into an East Meadow, New York Carvel store to pick up a cake for her son Cody's birthday, the Carvel employee asked for her I.D. and then confiscated her card.
On their website, Carvel explained that only the individual whose name is on the card can receive the freebies - the card's fine print specifies that the cardholder can receive up to $25 in ice cream products per week - and although Lindsay and Ali are the only two in the Lohan clan issued promotional cards, “their extended family has repeatedly used the card without either present,” according to a statement on the ice cream chain’s site.
Billboard has released a list of Michael Jackson's 50 best-performing singles, and odds are the song that took the No. 1 spot isn't what you would guess.
Out of Jackson's vast discography, it was his 1983 collaboration, “Say Say Say” from McCartney’s “Pipes of Peace” album that took the top spot as the late pop icon's best-charting song. (And who could forget the accompanying music video, featuring the pair as traveling vaudevillians with Jackson’s sister LaToya as his love interest?)
Another Jackson/McCartney collabo, “The Girl Is Mine” - featured on Jackson’s 1982 record-breaker “Thriller" - came in at No. 10.
Looks like T-Pain won’t need Jay-Z’s help in plotting the “Death of Auto-Tune.”
The ‘rapper turnt singer’ claims he won't release his forthcoming album, "RevolveR," or any other projects until he sees a spike in album sales.
"I got the mastered version of my album in my car right now," T-Pain told MTV News. "But I'm not bringing my album out until these artists start selling records again, 'cause ain't nobody selling records unless you Susan Boyle."
Sure, she compared her “Transformers” director, Michael Bay, to Hitler. And yes, she’s talked about dating a Russian female stripper, having the libido of a 15-year-old boy and forgetting to flush the toilet. But Megan Fox swears it’s all just a misunderstanding.
"I don't feel like I've ever necessarily said anything that was provocative," the “Jonah Hex” beauty, 24, told MTV News. "I think that people take relatively innocent statements and turn them into provocative things... People have no idea how to react. It's not that the statement itself is outrageous."
Fox, whose latest ads for Emporio Armani underwear will debut in July, added that she believes Lady Gaga has suffered a similar fate.
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