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Entries by Leigh Weingus from 03/2012

Monkees' Davy Jones, Original TV Heartthrob

Posted 03.01.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Before there was MTV, before "American Idol" made overnight stars of people you never heard of, there was "The Monkees," a band fr...

John Mayer's 'Born And Raised': Singer Reveals Track List, Release Date

Posted 03.01.2012 | Entertainment

Less than two weeks after releasing a 60-second clip of his upcoming single "Shadow Days," John Mayer has revealed the release date and track list for...

Davy Jones Before The Monkees: 'My Date With Davy'

Posted 03.01.2012 | Entertainment

When I heard that one of the Monkees had died Wednesday, it was one of those "Watch at 5 p.m." teases, but I got a chill. Then I thought, "Oh I'll bet...

Green Day Album: Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt Talk Sexual Influences

Posted 03.01.2012 | Entertainment

Green Day members Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt have revealed that the tracks on their upcoming album will focus on sex. Unlike the politica...

Arcade Fire Debuts 'Hunger Games' Song, 'Abraham's Daughter'

Posted 03.02.2012 | Entertainment

Arcade Fire's "Hunger Games" track "Abraham's Daughter" has hit the web, and its daunting tone is a perfect fit for the post-apocalyptic story. Se...

'The Lorax', 'GCB', 'Glee' And More: The Week In Ouch

Posted 03.02.2012 | Entertainment

It's Saturday, and we spent all week sifting through reviews and collecting the snarkiest critiques of blunders and missteps in the latest movies and ...

Katy Perry's 'Part Of Me': Singer Reveals She Was Told To Lie About Song's Origins

Posted 03.04.2012 | Entertainment

Not only is Katy Perry's tune "Part Of Me" not about ex Russell Brand, but the singer recently revealed that she was told to lie about it. "Some p...

'The Lorax' Brings In $70.7 Million At Box Office

Posted 03.04.2012 | Moviefone

LOS ANGELES -- "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" raked in all kinds of green, earning $70.7 million in its first weekend to score the biggest box-office debut of...

Ralph McQuarrie Dead: 'Star Wars' Designer Dies At 82

Posted 03.04.2012 | Moviefone

Ralph McQuarrie, the conceptual artist behind "Star Wars," has passed away at 82. "I am deeply saddened by the passing of such a visionary artist a...

Taylor Kitsch In 'John Carter': Ten Minute Clip Debuts (VIDEO)

Posted 03.04.2012 | Entertainment

A first look at Taylor Kitsch as a former military captain in "John Carter" has hit the web. The "Friday Night Lights" star, looking scruffier tha...

Lionel Richie Concert: Tim McGraw, Jennifer Nettles And More To Perform At 'Lifetime Of Hits' Show

Posted 03.05.2012 | Entertainment

In support of Lionel Richie's upcoming album, Tuskegee, artists Tim McGraw, Jennifer Nettles, Luke Bryan and Sara Evans have been added to lineup mix ...

Bruce Springsteen's 'Wrecking Ball': Singer's Latest Album Reviewed

Posted 03.05.2012 | Entertainment

-- Bruce Springsteen, "Wrecking Ball" (Columbia) Nearly three decades ago, Bruce Springsteen wrote with sadness about a man showing his young son a ...

Taking Back Sunday's Adam Lazzara Injured By Falling Tree

Posted 03.05.2012 | Entertainment

Taking Back Sunday singer Adam Lazzara is lucky to be alive -- after a tree literally FELL on top of him this weekend ... shattering his leg. A rep...

Tyler, The Creator's Vandalism Case: Rapper Pays $8,000

Posted 03.05.2012 | Entertainment

Tyler the Creator is sorry he trashed a bunch of sound equipment at a Hollywood nightclub back in December ... nearly starting a riot in the process -...

'Now Is Good' Trailer: Dakota Fanning, Jeremy Irvine Star In Somber Film (VIDEO)

Posted 03.05.2012 | Entertainment

The trailer for "Now Is Good" has hit the web, with Dakota Fanning starring as a free-spirited seventeen-year-old battling terminal cancer while falli...

Zac Efron, Conan O'Brien Sing The Beach Boys' 'Barbara Ann' On 'Conan'

Posted 03.06.2012 | Celebrity

On "Conan" Monday night, Zac Efron and Conan O'Brien collaborated on a cover of The Beach Boys hit "Barbara Ann." "[My friends and I] could sing a ...

Madonna's 'I'm Addicted' Leaks Online, As Does All Of 'M.D.N.A.' (LISTEN)

Posted 03.06.2012 | Entertainment

Madonna's track "I'm Addicted," off her upcoming album M.D.N.A, has hit the web. Between the techno beat and lyrics like "I need to dance" and "I'...

'Hunger Games' Gets 'Muppets' Parody Treatment For 'Muppets' DVD Release

Posted 03.06.2012 | Entertainment

To celebrate the release of "The Muppets" on Blu-Ray and DVD, Jason Segel, Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the crew have returned for a "Hunger Gam...

Meat Loaf Talks New Album, Being Bullied, And Turning Down 'American Idol'

Posted 03.06.2012 | Entertainment

The world first met the iconic frontman known as Meat Loaf back in 1977, when his breakout album, 'Bat Out of Hell' took the world by fire. Blending s...

'Project X' Sequel: Writer Michael Bacall Working On Another Film Despite Dismal Reviews

Posted 03.07.2012 | Entertainment

Apparently Michael Bacall is happy with his "party film for a new generation," because the writer is now penning a "Project X" sequel. The film, w...

Norah Jones' 'Happy Pills' Lyric Music Video Released

Posted 03.07.2012 | Entertainment

Norah Jones has released a lyric music video for her new track "Happy Pills," off her upcoming album Little Broken Hearts. The tune is produced by ...

Fiona Apple's New 23-Word Title Album

Posted 03.07.2012 | Entertainment

Fiona Apple is back, and the title of her upcoming album is an absurd 23 words long. The randomly capitalized The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Dr...

Adam Lambert Lawsuit Reveals Singer's Worth In Russia

Posted 03.08.2012 | Entertainment

Adam Lambert would NEVER perform in Russia for less than $500,000 -- this according to a new lawsuit, in which a promotional company claims it was con...

Rihanna Tweets Topless Photo From 'Where Have You Been' Video Shoot

Posted 03.08.2012 | Celebrity

In the spirit of getting fans pumped up for her "Where Have You Been" music video, Rihanna tweeted a photo from the shoot on Thursday that suggests a ...

'Smash,' 'John Carter,' The Cranberries And More: The Week In Ouch

Posted 03.09.2012 | Entertainment

This week, a war vet inexplicably landed on Mars, a musical soap opera upped the drama factor, and Emily Blunt went fishing in Yemen. Of course, n...