Aug 13th, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Viewers were incensed Sunday night when NBC cut away from the Olympics’ conclusion to air a sitcom featuring a monkey.
During 16 days from London, the sprawl of Olympics coverage was seemingly indomitable, running roughshod through the NBC schedule. Yet Sunday’s package of highlights from the closing ceremony deferred meekly to the preview of a new NBC comedy, “Animal...
Aug 7th, 2012
LONDON (AP) — Now that’s more like it.
Mick Jagger has dropped by Olympic Stadium to watch some track and field, providing relief to celebrity-watchers who worried that the world’s biggest sporting event has been a little lacking in star power — off the field, that is.
The Rolling Stones singer, who was photographed Monday chatting with London organizing committee chief Sebastian Coe at the...
Jul 21st, 2012
LONDON (AP) — The athletes and the Olympic torch have arrived in London — and so has the party.
For those keener on celebrity-spotting or dancing the night away than medal counting, the British host city has plenty of action to offer during games time. Away from the track and field, Hollywood royalty such as Brangelina and Nicole Kidman will be rubbing shoulders with diplomats and businessmen at the city’s...
Jul 19th, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Fans still holding tickets for a canceled 1979 show in Rhode Island by British rock band The Who can finally use them.
The Who’s 1979 concert in Providence was canceled by then-Mayor Buddy Cianci, who cited safety concerns after a stampede before a show in Cincinnati, Ohio, killed 11 people. The band hasn’t been to Providence since.
The Who this week announced it will end its...
Jul 12th, 2012
LONDON (AP) — Mick Jagger may need to rethink the words he sang more than 45 years ago — “What a drag it is getting old.”
Thursday marks 50 years since Jagger played his first gig with a band called the Rolling Stones, and the group is marking its half-century with no letup in its productivity or rock ‘n ‘ roll style. Jagger himself is still the cool, rich frontman of the world’s...
Jun 6th, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It turns out “The Last Song” was only the beginning for Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth.
The couple who met on the set of that movie in 2009 announced their engagement Wednesday morning. Publicist Jeff Raymond confirms a People Magazine report of the news.
Hemsworth, the 22-year-old Australian star of “The Hunger Games,” and Cyrus, the 19-year-old “Hannah...
Apr 19th, 2012
Dick Clark, the music industry maverick, longtime TV host and powerhouse producer who changed the way we listened to pop music with American Bandstand, and whose trademark Rockin’ Eve became a fixture of New Year’s celebrations, died Apr. 18 at the age of 82, ABC News has learned.
Clark had continued doing his job even after suffering a stroke in 2004 that left him with difficulty speaking and walking....
Mar 7th, 2012
London – The composer Robert B. Sherman, to whom we owe many songs that accompanied the Disney classics, died at the age of 86.
Sherman’s agent, Stella Richards, said Tuesday that Sherman died peacefully on Monday in London. Alongside his brother Richard, as the “Sherman Brothers“, Robert B. Sherman has composed music for several Disney films, including The Jungle Book, The Aristocats and...