Nowadays, it’s an event when Hollywood makes a musical, but it used to be part of the standard movie menu. Here are two of the best that you can see this month.
The women of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” say they’re not angry that Hoboken officials won’t allow a spinoff of the reality show to be filmed in the city of Frank Sinatra’s birth.
CHICAGO – Oprah Winfrey now has a street to call her own. The One Thing Oprah Won’t Leave Behind When She Departs On Wednesday, Mayor Richard Daley, in one of his last official acts before he leaves office next week, stopped by her studio to rename a street outside Harpo Studios where Winfrey tapes her […]
BY: ANDREW DALTON LOS ANGELES – Betty Garrett, the vivacious Broadway star who played Frank Sinatra’s sweetheart in two MGM musicals before her career was hampered by the Hollywood blacklist, has died in Los Angeles, her son said Sunday. She was 91. Garrett died Saturday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, most likely from an […]
By Ken Ritter, Associated Press LAS VEGAS – Charlie Callas, a versatile comedian and sidekick whose zany faces and antics made him a regular for more than four decades on television, in films and on casino stages, has died in Las Vegas. He was 83. A son, Mark Callas, tells The Associated Press that Callas […]
By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer NEW YORK — Memo to ‘American Idol‘ producers: In 2010, Lady Gaga beats Frank Sinatra. The Nielsen Co. said last Tuesday’s performance show devoted to Sinatra songs arranged by Harry Connick Jr. had the smallest audience of any regularly scheduled ‘Idol’ episode since 2003. The next night, when Lady Gaga […]
LOS ANGELES — Aaron Kelly says he’s ready to put the pressures of ‘American Idol‘ behind him and focus on a country singing-songwriting career. Kelly, who was eliminated from the Fox contest Wednesday, told a teleconference Thursday that he stayed true to himself but felt he gained in confidence and charisma. Catch up with ‘American Idol’ […]
Saddling this group of ‘American Idol‘ contestants with the songs of Frank Sinatra — a smooth singer who knocked the bobbysocks off even his male admirers — seemed like a curious choice when tonight’s Ol’ Blue Eyes-themed show began, and as things wore on it started to seem more and more like a cruel joke. […]
If anyone is the right man for the job of making a great film about the life story of the legendary Frank Sinatra, it’s Martin Scorsese. It seems the Sinatra family has realized this as well, and they’ve finally given him the rights to do it, 11 years to the day after Ol’ Blue Eyes […]