Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers have all seen their tours get transferred to the big screen, and now an unlikely star is getting the concert-film treatment: late Hollywood legend Judy Garland.
According to the L.A. Times, Garland's historic 1961 Carnegie Hall concert will be turned into a documentary courtesy of filmmakers Steven Lippman, Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein. Though Garland's comeback performance earned critical raves, countless standing ovations, and spawned a chart-topping double album, no footage exists of the actual event.
"The concert is a cultural touchstone, something I remember vividly as a kid," Friedman tells the L.A. Times. "It's a magical moment in theatrical history. And yet there's almost no record of it."
Well isn't this awkward? Just as Joe Jonas is gushing about his romance with Ashley Greene in the new issue of Details, their reps have announced that the couple have split.
In the magazine's April issue, which just hit the newsstands, Jonas says his relationship with "Twilight" star Greene "feels good," adding that it works because "she really puts my feelings first. She understands my busy schedule. She'll fly out to my shows—she's been to places in South America that I can't even pronounce."
Things had gotten so serious that Jonas even met her parents. "Her dad can drink me to shame," Jonas tells Details. "He's awesome."
Ashley Greene talks love, "LOL" co-star Miley Cyrus and life after "Twilight" in the March issue of Teen Vogue.
Greene has been dating singer Joe Jonas since last summer, shortly after the heartthrob attended the London premiere of her film "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse." Despite their busy schedules, the two have since moved full-steam ahead.
Read the full interview with Ashley Greene in Teen Vogue
"We met through mutual friends in London, which is crazy because we both live in L.A.," Greene reveals. "We've already met each other's parents, which I think is a good result of the kind of lifestyle we live. He's sweet and really funny, which is huge for me."
Entertainers such as Rihanna, the Jonas Brothers, and Christina Aguilera might have been singing the blues after poor ticket sales forced them to cancel tour dates. Now they may be changing their tunes and lowering ticket prices.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, concert attendance dropped off by 12 percent earlier this year after concert promoters and managers raised stub prices. (The average cost of a ticket was $67, not including additional processing and convenience charges.) In an attempt to woo back fans, several promoters plan to slash prices in 2011. In fact, acts such as ZZ Top will even offer some tickets for the bargain price of $10.
But not every performer will be so budget friendly. Music legend Neil Diamond says he’d like to give ticket buyers a break but the enormity of his production just won’t allow it.
"As the shows get bigger, the expenses get bigger,” he says, “so it's got to be translated somehow to the ticket price.”
Singer Joe Jonas got to experience firsthand the wonder that is Betty White while filming his cameo for her TV Land series, "Hot in Cleveland."
In the episode, which airs tonight, the 20-year-old Jonas Brother plays Valerie Bertinelli's teen son Will, and in one scene, is shown texting away as his mom tries to reconnect with him over dinner. "It's amazing," Jonas told Entertainment Tonight of being on set. "The cast is so nice and helpful throughout the scenes, especially Valerie."
But his favorite moment by far involved the one-and-only White, who sat knitting for another scene. "Watching Betty White knit is just so adorable!" Jonas gushed to MTV News, adding that if he could be any Golden Girl, he'd choose 88-year-old Betty's character, Rose.
Ah, puppy love! In an exclusive interview in the August issue of Teen Vogue, Disney darlings Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato open up about their red-hot romance – less than 48 hours before they split.
“I had always fancied him,” Lovato, 17, says of “Camp Rock” co-star Jonas, 20. “Want to know what actually happened? One night I asked him, ‘What is the deal? We're perfect for each other. What are you doing?’ And he was like, ‘This is really awkward. I have to go.’"
Jonas tells the magazine he needed time to think, while Lovato admits she freaked out that the friendship was ruined. “But then the next day,” she says, “he came knocking at my door.” Explains the middle JoBro, “Once she confronted me, I kind of confronted myself.”
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