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John Mellencamp Says Ex Meg Ryan Hates Him 'To Death' (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 03.06.2017 | Entertainment

UPDATE: March 6 ― On March 1, John Mellencamp appeared on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show, where he said his ex Meg Ryan “hates me to death....

Christie Brinkley Reveals What Initially Drew Her To John Mellencamp

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.06.2016 | Divorce

There’s something about John Mellencamp. Just ask his girlfriend Christie Brinkley. In the latest issue of People magazine, the supermodel says tha...

Christie Brinkley Really Knows How To Celebrate Turning 62

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 02.03.2016 | Fifty

Between a night out, a "very nice compliment" and a lot of love from her family, Christie Brinkley sure knows how to celebrate a birthday. The model t...

As a Woman in My 50s, I Think Jerry Hall Is Marrying For Love

L.V. Krause | Posted 01.13.2017 | Women
L.V. Krause

I'm going out on a limb here: I think Jerry Hall is marrying for love. I would imagine that Rupert Murdoch enjoys being with her, respects her, doesn't wish she were younger, and seems genuinely happy and delighted every day that he is lucky enough to be with her. Which would all be unusual feelings while dating in one's 50s.

Beyond Bono: Music and Philanthropy

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 12.28.2016 | Entertainment
Linda Novick O'Keefe

I wish I could sing, and belt out every feeling like Nina Simone or sing a love letter to my daughter like Paul Simon. I love music and have long been impressed with the artists that enrich our world in so many ways.

Beans, Biscuits and Kentucky's Bill Goodman

Don McNay | Posted 11.22.2016 | Home
Don McNay

Bill Goodman showed that he is not only a hall of fame journalist; he is a hall of fame author and every true Kentuckian should own a copy of his book.

Bill Clinton Trumps Rock Stars Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi at Bill Murray and Bruce Willis Rock the Kasbah Screening

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.29.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In the movie world you would not expect a smallish screening for a movie like Rock the Kasbah to have a night like this, but Bill Murray has great karma. Rock legends turned out on Friday night: Sir Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, to start. And there was Bill Clinton, whose silver head shone like a beacon at the room's center.

The Little Yellow School Bus, or the Lessons We Take

Timothy Braun | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Timothy Braun

Recently a friend's 9-year-old daughter was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. To help with the transition I asked if I could write the young lady a let...

John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan: When Is It Over?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

There's nothing like a public declaration of ongoing love. While promoting his new album, Plain Spoken, rock musician John Mellencamp said he hopes to...

John Mellencamp's Label Wouldn't Allow Jack In 'Jack & Diane' To Be Black

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Little ditty about "Jack & Diane": those two American kids growing up in the heartland were originally an interracial couple. John Mellencamp's 198...

John Mellencamp: U.S. Presidents Should Get Four Terms

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

John Mellencamp has a plan for improving the way the U.S. government is run: give presidents the opportunity to serve for 16 years. During a conve...

Dog Ears Music: The Real Memorial Day: Hero Worship and Atomic Peace Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist features music from The B-52's, Sam & Dave, Wilco, John Lennon, Iron & Wine and more.

Remembering Pete Seeger: "Keep It Small and You Will Make a Difference"

John Mellencamp | Posted 03.30.2014 | Entertainment
John Mellencamp

Pete Seeger's life-long commitment to the cause of peace and to addressing the plight of the downtrodden has been an inspiration to all those who have championed society's victims and have done what they could to combat injustice.

Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp Step Out In New York

Posted 10.14.2013 | Celebrity

"What happened to Meg Ryan?" People magazine asked two weeks ago, when it splashed the 51-year-old actress on its cover with the headline "WHY SHE REA...

Painter Tim Okamura Offers an Urban Narrative in Two Exhibitions

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 11.10.2013 | Arts
Sheryl Estrada

His paintings are filtered through the lens of his own personal experience as someone of mixed race growing up in Canada, where he was often identified as "different," and even ridiculed for that perception. Themes including culture and ethnicity and social identity are evident in his artwork.

Dog Ears Music: Hero Worship & Atomic Peace Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Alice Coltrane, Kevin Coyne, Mattie May Thomas, Wilco, Lupe Fiasco, Iron and Wine, and more.

Dog Ears Music: Fireworks, Independence and Road Rage Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.29.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Elliott Smith, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Portugal. The Man, Voxtrot, Joy Division and more.

The Craziest Things Rock And Roll Stars Call Their Kids

Posted 04.05.2012 | Parents

Bob Dylan's Sara was a "radiant jewel" -- famously "easy to look at" but "hard to define." The Beatles had their "lovely Rita"; Toni Basil obsessed ov...

Dog Ears Music Near-Miss Day Playlist: Remember the Epic Asteroid of '89?!

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.23.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review music by Joe Meek and The Blue Men, Beck, Burt Bacharach, PJ Harvey, Semantic Noise and more.

Movie Review: It's About You

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.04.2012 | Home
Marshall Fine

Think of It's About You as the Tree of Life of rock-docs: a movie so in love with atmospherics and self-examination that it completely loses track of its subject.

PHOTOS: Famous People Turning 60

Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty

A beloved country musician, two of Hollywood's best-known funnymen and Russia's ambitious prime minister are just a few of the public figures who will...

This Land Is Our Land

Willie Nelson | Posted 11.10.2011 | Home
Willie Nelson

2011-09-11-willienelsonfamraid.jpgI remember playing at Farm Aid's annual concert, a few weeks after 9/11. We were determined to send a message of hope.

PHOTOS: You've Got PDA

Posted 09.12.2011 | Celebrity

Meg Ryan is certainly making the most of her Italian getaway. Earlier today she was spotted getting some gelato with her daughter Daisy, and now Ba...

Weekend To Do List: Pop-Up Beer Garden, Free Ice Cream, And GOOD LA Launch Party

Posted 06.08.2011 | Los Angeles

Art aficionados can head downtown to an exhibition benefiting the Japanese Red Cross or opt for a group show nearby. Film buffs can watch a Film Noir ...

PHOTOS: John Mellencamp And Meg Ryan Step Out

Celebuzz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp spend some quality time together in Ontario, Canada on February 10, 2011...