September 7th, 2011
05:47 PM ET
Beatlemania never really dies, does it?
The Beatles album “1,” a collection of the Fab Four’s No. 1 hits that spent eight weeks as the nation’s No. 1 album in 2000 – and was the top-selling CD of the 2000-09 – premiered on iTunes Tuesday.
You won’t need eight days a week to predict where it debuted. Yep, in the top spot.
July 6th, 2010
10:58 AM ET
So apparently somebody at the British website TotalFilm tweeted yesterday that the date July 6, 2010, was the date input by Doc Brown in "Back to the Future" for heading into the future, making Tuesday "Future Day."
And then - to paraphrase Winston Churchill - the tweet worked its way around the Web before the truth could turn its flux capacitor on.
When the error was pointed out, TotalFilm apologized - sort of. Though admitting they got the date wrong, the website Photoshopped a screengrab ... which caused yet more problems when IT made its way around the Web.
June 29th, 2010
01:52 PM ET
Offices change personnel all the time -– but when the boss leaves, things can go awry in a hurry.
Could that be the case when Steve Carell leaves “The Office”?
At the Los Angeles premiere of his new film, “Despicable Me,” the actor confirmed that he would leave the popular and Emmy-winning NBC show after it concludes its seventh season next spring.
June 25th, 2010
12:08 PM ET
Pete Quaife, the original bassist of the Kinks, has died, according to bandmate Ray Davies. Quaife was 66.
Quaife died of kidney failure Wednesday in Herlev, Denmark. He moved to Denmark in 2005 after many years in Canada. He had recently gotten engaged to his partner, Elisabeth.
"I am overwhelmed with emotion- I literally can't speak- we might never have done any of this without him," said Kinks guitarist Dave Davies in a statement on his website, davedavies.com. "The Kinks were never really the Kinks without you."
May 27th, 2010
05:21 PM ET
Former child star Gary Coleman has been hospitalized in critical condition, a hospital spokesperson tells CNN and "Showbiz Tonight."
Coleman was taken to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo yesterday. The reason for his hospitalization was undisclosed.
Coleman is best known for starring as Arnold Drummond in the late-'70s and early '80s sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes." The NBC show, the story of two inner-city children who are taken in by a wealthy businessman, his daughter and their housekeeper, was built around the young star, who had a natural charm and way with a line.
May 27th, 2010
11:15 AM ET
Oprah Winfrey has landed another newsmaker.
The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, will be appearing on the June 1 edition of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," according to a press release from Harpo, Oprah's production company. No doubt she'll be there to talk about the recent video that showed her allegedly offering an undercover reporter access to her former husband, Prince Andrew, for half a million pounds.
The UK newspaper News of the World posted the video on its website Sunday.
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