Bobby Womack reveals Alzheimer’s diagnosis
January 3rd, 2013
06:48 PM ET

Bobby Womack reveals Alzheimer’s diagnosis

Soul legend Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

“The doctor said you have signs of Alzheimer’s,” the 68-year-old singer revealed to Gilles Peterson on BBC 6 music. "He said it's not bad yet but it's going to get worse."

“How can I not remember songs that I wrote? That's frustrating.”


'Wicked' sets Broadway record
January 2nd, 2013
06:49 PM ET

'Wicked' sets Broadway record

"Wicked" has long been a Broadway favorite, but the musical re-imagining of 'The Wizard of Oz" is breaking records as it enters its 10th year anniversary.

According to a press release, the musical just set a new Broadway record for the highest one-week gross, pulling in $2,947,172 at the box office last week. In the same week, the smash hit earned a national touring record by drawing $2,755,070 in ticket sales in St. Louis. The Broadway production and two additional shows in St. Louis and Honolulu garnered a total of $7,297,645 in North America in one week.

Globally the show has garnered nearly $2.9 billion in ticket sales (there are currently seven productions around the world) over it's nine-year run and been seen by 36 million people worldwide.  It's remained the number one show on Broadway for its entire run and been honored with 35 major awards, including a Grammy Award and three Tony Awards.

Based on a novel by Gregory Maguire, "Wicked" is the musical adaptation of the untold story of the witches of Oz. The play follows the young Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda in the Land of Oz...long before Dorothy drops in.

It's official: The latest from CNN Entertainment
June 11th, 2012
06:02 PM ET

It's official: The latest from CNN Entertainment

Here's the latest confirmed news from CNN Entertainment:

  • "Mad Men" marks a record: AMC says that Sunday's fifth season finale of "Mad Men" was the most-watched in the show's history, with 2.7 million people tuned in.
  • Oprah chats with the Kardashians: The Kardashians will continue their TV reign by making a stop by OWN to sit down with Oprah. In what it calls a "primetime exclusive," OWN will air the interview as two back-to-back episodes on "Oprah's Next Chapter" this Sunday, June 17.
  • Lindsay Lohan's back on set as Liz Taylor: Lohan's rep tells CNN that LiLo's back on set filming Lifetime's "Liz & Dick" following her car accident on Friday. “She has fully cooperated with law enforcement and we're going to let them do their job while Lindsay does hers," her rep said.
  • Joy Behar joins Current TV: Current TV's website says Behar is launching "The Joy Behar Project" on the network in September. In the meantime, Behar is set to host a limited series, "Joy Behar: One Week Only," starting June 18.
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