"It was one of my proudest moments ever... I walked off any my husband's eyes were all red. It takes a lot to get Eddie (Cibrian) to cry but when he does... he's totally been moved." Leann Rimes on her stunning Patsy Cline tribute at the American Country Awards on Tuesday (10Dec13).
Singer Leann Rimes broke down in tears after performing an emotional tribute to Patsy Cline at the American Country Awards on Tuesday (10Dec13) by singing a medley of her songs, which included Leavin' On Your Mind, Crazy and Sweet Dreams. Cline died in a plane crash in 1963.
Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher was the big winner at British magazine
Glamour's Women of the Year Awards in London on June 7.
The 40-year-old beauty was given the Editor's Special Award for her talent to
combine motherhood, and a career while looking glamorous at the same time, as
well as US TV Actress of the Year for her portrayal as single mother Susan
Mayer in the hit show.
Accepting the award, Hatcher confessed, "I flew in today from California. I'm
red-eyed, tired and drunk...I hope I inspire women to believe just how much can change in just one
Oscar-nominee Sophie Okonedo was another celebrity who had been enjoying the
free champagne on offer at the star-studded bash in Berkeley Square Gardens.
As she accepted her trophy for Film Actress of the Year for Hotel Rwanda, she
said, "I want to say something really witty, but I'm so drunk I don't know what
to say! And I've got to present an award later in the evening, oh s**t."
Triumphant Usher, who picked up Man of the Year, laughed, "Man, I love these
awards. You can say what you like."
Presenters at the ceremony, included The Backstreet Boys, Charlotte Church,
Jack Osbourne and Geri Halliwell.
The full list of winners are:
Editor's Special Award: Teri Hatcher
Amor Amor Woman of the Year: Rachel Stevens
Man of the Year: Usher
UK TV Actress of the Year: Patsy Kensit (Emmerdale)
US TV Actress of the Year: Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives)
Theatre Actress of the Year: Kim Cattrall (Whose Life Is It Anyway)
Film Actress of the Year: Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda)
Filmmaker of the Year: Beeban Kidron (Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason)
TV Personality of the Year: Cat Deeley
Radio Personality of the Year: Jo Whiley
Newcomer of the Year: Mischa Barton (The O.C.)
Band of the Year: Destiny's Child
UK Solo Artist of the Year: Natasha Bedingfield
International Solo Artist of the Year: Gwen Stefani
Writer of the Year: J.K. Rowling
Entrepreneur of the Year: Elle Macpherson
Fashion Designer of the Year: Alice Temperley
Accessory Designer of the Year award: Tamara Mellon (Jimmy Choo)
Sportswoman of the Year: Kelly Holmes.
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The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin said he did not realize the comments he made in The New Yorker magazine about the news coverage of the Bush administration would create such a flap. Referring to the special The Bush White House: Inside the Real West Wing, which aired on NBC Jan. 23, Sorkin said that the media were waving pompoms instead of providing objective news coverage and that anchorman Tom Brokaw let it happen. "There should be a difference between what NBC news does and what we do," he told the Associated Press. "And that night, there wasn't, except we have more interesting lighting." Sorkin later apologized to Brokaw at the request of NBC Entertainment President Jeff Zucker.
Anne Heche gave birth to a baby boy over the weekend. Homer Heche Laffoon weighed 7 pounds and is the first child for Heche and husband Coleman Laffoon. The two married in September last year and met while working on a documentary about Ellen DeGeneres' return to stand-up comedy, AP reports.
After shooting two back-to-back sequels for the 1999 sci-fi thriller The Matrix, Keanu Reeves will travel back in Hollywood time to work on a remake of the 1971 cult classic Billy Jack, Variety reports. Reeves will star as Billy Jack, a Vietnam veteran who's half Native American. Tom Laughlin, who wrote, directed and starred in the original film, controls the film rights and is in talks with Danny DeVito's Jersey Films to remake the retro hit.
Elizabeth Taylor will play the role of Elton John's wife in his new video "Original Sin," the BBC reports. His daughter will be played by teen singer/actress Mandy Moore. John, who normally hates appearing in videos, recently called on Justin Timberlake to take the lead in "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore" so he wouldn't have to. John makes an exception for this next single, which is slated for release April 1.
Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham escaped injury in a six-car pile-up on Sunday near Stafford, England, the BBC reports. Beckham and her three-year-old son, Brooklyn, were in a minivan being driven by her father, Tony Adams, when he managed to swerve the vehicle away from the full force of the crash. None of them were injured. Beckham is expecting her second child with soccer star David Beckham in September.
Nightline host Ted Koppel said he hopes to stay with ABC but criticized the network for questioning the relevance of his show, AP reports. ABC has apparently had discussions with David Letterman about taking over Koppel's 11:35 p.m. time slot. Nightline ratings have been shrinking in the past few years while Letterman has been a longtime No. 2 behind NBC's Jay Leno.
The Fox network is set to revive four sci-fi TV series, airing reruns and creating new TV and film versions of Lost in Space, The Time Tunnel, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and Land of the Giants. The deal also covers any potential feature films, as well as merchandising and licensing.
Mary McCormack, who recently appeared in K-PAX with Kevin Spacey, will star in the CBS comedy pilot Julie Lydecker, which centers on a mother/daughter relationship. According to The Hollywood Reporter, McCormack will also be seen in the upcoming drama Full Frontal alongside Julia Roberts.
Yoko Ono, the widow of former Beatle John Lennon, has paid an estimated $213,300 to have the words "Imagine all the people living in peace" emblazoned on a billboard in Piccadilly Circus in London, Reuters reports. Ono, who already has the billboard up in Times Square and in Tokyo, thought people needed to be reminded of this message after the horrible events of Sept. 11.
After a three-year hiatus, former supermodel Cindy Crawford returned to the catwalk for designer Roberto Cavalli's autumn/winter fashion show. Although she enjoyed the return, the model-turned-mother of two told Reuters she would not do it for a whole season. "At home, I wear jeans and a T-shirt, so it doesn't matter if I get mucky...but then I put on a Cavalli top or trousers and feel like a sexy mum rather than a frumpy housewife."
Comic Kevin Meaney was arrested at San Francisco International Airport on Sunday for grabbing the butt of a gun held by a National Guardsman, Reuters reports. An airport police spokesman said Meaney got belligerent after his wife was subjected to a secondary security screening and had to lift up her blouse and show her bra to the screeners. Meaney, 45, was booked into the San Mateo County Jail on a felony charge of attempting to take a firearm from a police officer and two misdemeanor charges of battery and disturbing the peace.
Julia Child is recuperating from a bout with bronchitis that landed her in the hospital during the weekend. Child, 89, had to cancel an appearance at a rare-wine auction Saturday night at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in the Bay Area after she had trouble breathing. She checked into a San Francisco hospital Saturday afternoon and was released Sunday, AP reports.
Edward Norton, Brett Ratner, James Whitmore and Anthony Hopkins will be some of the stars attending the 7th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival in West Palm Beach, Fla. The festival will take place April 11 through 18 and will feature more than 40 films, including American independent and Spanish-language films and entries from France, Israel, Ukraine and Italy.
Songwriter Harlan Howard died Sunday at the age of 74. Responsible for more than 100 Top 10 hits, including Ray Charles' "Busted" and Patsy Cline's "I Fall to Pieces," Howard was known as the dean of Nashville songwriters. His death came after years of ill health. A memorial service for him will be held in Nashville on March 19.
Rap artist Eminem may sing about murdering his own wife and warble about his mother being a drug addict, but it's only to create controversy. The Grammy-winning artist says that everything he does is for his 5-year-old daughter Hailie.
Eminem told Q magazine that his daughter "knows at the end of the day Daddy is not what he says in his songs."
"When I say I'll murder my baby's mother, maybe I wanted to do it but I didn't do it. Anybody who takes it literally is a bigger idiot and 10 times sicker than I am," Eminem said.
The money the rapper earns is being saved for Hailie's college education, Eminem told the publication.
On Aug. 8, actor Rick Schroder's wife, Andrea, gave birth to the couple's fourth child, Faith Anne, Schroder's publicist David Pollack told People magazine.
Tupac Amaru Center for the Arts is being built in honor of slain rapper Tupac Shakur, The Associated Press reports. The Stone Mountain, Ga. arts center will open in March 2003, and will feature studio space for performing arts and a gallery containing art made by Shakur's fans following his death in 1996.
Red bathing suit-clad babes will grace the television screen again when Baywatch Blast is resuscitated as a two-hour TV movie to air during February sweeps on Fox Television, Reuters reports. Original cast members of the decade-old lifeguard drama, including David Hasselhoff, Carmen Electra and Pamela Anderson, are scheduled to appear.
The International Museum of Cartoon Art is leaving South Florida due to increasing debts, a looming mortgage payment and a shortage of paying visitors, The Associated Press reports. The $3.8 million building will be up for sale to pay for debts. Museum officials told the AP they are looking at several locations for a new home, including New York and Connecticut.
Rap star Nelly was refused entrance to Shooter's 21 nightclub on Saturday because an entourage of about 3,000 people followed him. The Missouri club's owner, John Teichman told the Lake Sun Leader newspaper that his nightclub was already full by midnight and that he had to call the police to help people from trying to get into the club through the locked doors.
When Spy Kids is released on video Sept. 18, audiences will not find any extra scenes that were added in a special re-release of the film on Aug. 9, Reuters reports. Writer/director Robert Rodriguez has been so busy filming Desperado 2: Once Upon a Time in Mexico and Sky Kids 2 that there was no time to make a special edition DVD.
Academy Award-winning director Robert Wise has added extensive tweaks to the sound mix and digital enhancements for more than 90 shots for the special edition DVD release of Star Trek: the Motion Picture--the Director's Edition on Nov. 6. "I'm happy with it now," Wise, 86, told Reuters. "This is the film that I really wanted."
U.S. filmmaker Taylor Hackford (Proof of Life) and Argentinean actress Cecilia Roth (All About My Mother) have been added to be juries of the 58th Venice International Film Festival, which will run from Aug. 29 to Sept. 8, according to Reuters. Italian actor-director Nanni Moretti will preside over the jury, which awards the Golden Lion in the traditional competition.
Louis Armstrong's estate is selling his very first cornet, which was on display at the Louisiana State Museum from the late 1970s until the mid-1990s, The Associated Press reports. Reputable auction house Sotheby's predicts it will bring up to $100,000 when it's auctioned on the Internet Oct.1-15.
Pieces of the airplane country singer Patsy Cline was in when it crashed March 5, 1963, near Camden, Tenn, are also up for sale. Two Tennessee brothers plan to auction the belly and tail of the Piper Comanche on eBay beginning Sept. 1 and lasting for 10 days.
Michael Eisner's stocking felt a little lighter last year.
That's because the Disney chief missed out on his Christmas bonus (which was $5 million in 1998), in the wake of unmagical financial days at the Magic Kingdom. Despite the entertainment giant's boffo year at the box office (Disney was No. 1 among the Hollywood studios), its flagging consumer products and licensing divisions cut into revenue.
But don't cry for Eisner. The longtime Disney CEO (he's been there since 1984) owned $68.4 million worth of unexercisable "in-the-money" stock options as of the end of September.
O'BOY FOR O'DONNELL: Rosie O'Donnell is a mother - again. The comic turned actress turned talk-show host has added to her brood with the adoption of a third child, son Blake Christopher, born one-month premature at 5 pounds, 5 ounces. O'Donnell tells today's New York Daily News that the baby is "very healthy. He is half-Italian, half hodgepodge, and everyone is delighted."
Blake joins older siblings Parker, 4, and Chelsea Belle, 2.
BUSTED: Blaxploitation-era film star Jim Brown ("Three the Hard Way") was sentenced today in Los Angeles to six months in jail for blowing off the terms of probation stemming from a domestic-violence case. Brown, 64, was ordered to undergo counseling and perform community service after being convicted last month of vandalizing his wife's car.
Brown objected, noting he was busted only for vandalism, not abuse. The ex-football star's sentencing judge wasn't buying, ordering Brown to jail. The actor/athlete will remain free while the case is on appeal. Brown most recently appeared in Oliver Stone's sports flick, "Any Given Sunday."
ASHES TO ASHES: Patsy Kensit ( "Angels and Insects") hugs her Mum when she's feeling low, and keeps her by the bedside - two things that ordinarily might threaten the actress' marriage to Oasis lead singer Liam Gallagher.
Except Gallagher's mother-in-law isn't really in the couple's bedroom - unless you count ash form.
Kensit ordered a "nice big posh" urn from a catalog after recalling that her (late) mother suffered from claustrophobia, she tells GQ magazine. And when she argues with her husband, Kensit climbs into bed and cuddles the urn.
"[Liam] says I'm like something out of 'The Munsters,'" Kensit says. A
DUET WITH PUFFY CONSIDERED UNLIKELY: Actress and frequent headline-grabber Jennifer Lopez will be shaking her much-discussed bon-bon onstage this month at the American Music Awards.
Lopez, whose music career took off in '99 with the multiplatinum album, "On the 6," has been added to slate of live performers for the big show, to be broadcast Jan. 17 on ABC. At the awards, Lopez is up for Favorite New Pop/Rock Artist and Favorite Latin Artist.
OBITUARY: Bernhard Wicki, who co-directed the 1962 war epic "The Longest Day," died today of a long illness. He was 80.
Wicki, born in 1919 in Austria, studied theater and began his career as an actor, but will be best remembered as one of the most acclaimed German-language filmmakers. His English-language films included: 1964's "The Visit" with Ingrid Bergman and Anthony Quinn, and 1965's "Morituri" with Marlon Brando.