Celebrities to take a stand against cancer
August 19th, 2010
12:43 PM ET

Celebrities to take a stand against cancer

The stars are coming out again for yet another worthy cause.

A group of actors, musicians, athletes and other celebs will be participating in “Stand Up To Cancer” on September 10. The event is aimed at raising money to accelerate innovative cancer research and will be simulcast live and commercial-free on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Bio, Discovery Health, E!, G4, HBO, HBO Latino, MLB Network, mun2, Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, The Style Network, TV One and VH1.

Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara, Christina Applegate, Michael C. Hall, Jim Parsons, Gabrielle Union, Seth MacFarlane, David Boreanaz, Mandy Moore and Dr. Mehmet Oz are just a few of the celebs confirmed to appear.

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Aerosmith bassist says Tyler's doing 'Idol'
August 19th, 2010
11:44 AM ET

Aerosmith bassist says Tyler's doing 'Idol'

The last time there were this many eyes on a major network decision, Conan O’Brien was still hosting “The Tonight Show.”

Since Ellen DeGeneres announced that she was leaving her post as an “American Idol” judge – on the heels of judge Simon Cowell's departure from the Fox show - everyone from Shania Twain to Chris Isaak to Jennifer Lopez has been named as a potential judge. (Talks with Lopez, however, were reportedly chilled because she had “too many demands.”)

One celeb who has consistently stayed connected to "Idol" in the headlines is Aerosmith's  Steven Tyler, and according to the band’s bassist, Tom Hamilton, Tyler's deal to judge the Fox competition is done.

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Filed under: Aerosmith • American Idol 2010 • Celebrities • Music • television
Britney Spears tweets from the set of 'Glee'
August 19th, 2010
11:31 AM ET

Britney Spears tweets from the set of 'Glee'

The buzz surrounding the Britney Spears episode of “Glee” is attempting to go head-to-head with the anticipation for both the Madonna and Lady Gaga themed episodes combined.

Spears fed the fans’ hunger for more details by tweeting,"what's up GLEEKS? Having so much fun on set!! Can't wait for you guys to see the episode!" along with a photo of her on set.

“Glee” creator Ryan Murphy told Ryan Seacrest earlier this month that the Britney scenes would involve dental work and anesthesia, but he didn’t say what role the pop star herself would play.

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Filed under: Britney Spears • Celebrities • Glee • Music • television
Sarah Palin comes to Dr. Laura’s defense
August 19th, 2010
09:53 AM ET

Sarah Palin comes to Dr. Laura’s defense

Dr. Laura Schlessinger – who’s been enmeshed in controversy over her repeated use of the “N” word during her August 10 radio show – has got a vocal new member on her defense team: Sarah Palin.

The Alaskan has taken to Twitter to offer encouraging words to Dr. Laura, tweeting, “Dr.Laura:don't retreat...reload!”

The radio host, 63, announced on Larry King Live Tuesday that she intends to leave radio after more than 30 years to regain her First Amendment rights.

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Conan O'Brien does spoken word
August 19th, 2010
07:59 AM ET

Conan O'Brien does spoken word

Add spoken word recording artist to Conan O’Brien’s list of many accomplishments.

Third Man Records is releasing a spoken word 7” titled “And They Call Me Mad?” recorded by the talk show host in Nashville at the Third Man studios.

In June, O’Brien visited Third Man Records for a surprise performance during his “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour” where 300 fans enjoyed a concert by the comic and his band.

The special set of rockabilly and rock songs were recorded  and released as a live album. The White Stripes’ Jack White joined O’Brien for a duet on the classic Eddie Cochran tune “20 Flight Rock.”

“And They Call Me Mad?” is O’Brien’s improvised take on the Frankenstein legend and the B side of the single is an interview with the funnyman conducted by White.

Proceeds will go to benefit ReTune Nashville.


Filed under: Celebrities • Conan O'Brien
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