The music industry crowned a new boss at last night's Grammy Awards. Pop-jazz chanteuse Norah Jones won a field-best five trophies, including album of the year for Come Away With Me, record of the year for "Don't Know Why," best new artist and best female pop vocal performance. The producer, engineers and the writer of "Don't Know Why" were honored as well. Bruce Springsteen, the night's frontrunner, had to settle for just three awards for his Sept. 11-inspired The Rising. The Dixie Chicks also took home three awards, including best country album for Home. Among the double winners were Eminem, Coldplay, India.Arie and Nelly. Nielsen, meanwhile, estimates that 24.9 million viewers watched the CBS telecast up 31 percent from last year. For a rundown of the major winners, clic
Friends has tapped former Talk Soup host Aisha Tyler to play a professor of paleontology who becomes involved in a love triangle with Ross (David Schwimmer) and Joey (Matt LeBlanc). According to Variety, her multi-episode story arc kicks off April 24 just in time for May sweeps! What a coincidence!
The prospect of war in Iraq has led ABC to postpone production of its three-hour musical remake of Fiddler on the Roof. Shooting on the TV movie was slated to begin in Prague in June, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, security concerns and increased insurance costs for projects shooting in Europe forced the network to delay the film.
Alton Williams, one of the stars of MTV's The Real World: Las Vegas, was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with assault and resisting arrest after he took a swing at a bar manager during a North Carolina fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Court TV's TheSmokingGun.com reports. The 23-year-old was accompanied to the squad car by girlfriend and fellow RW castmate Irulan. That's, like, so romantic.
Macy's announced Monday that it will start selling some of Eminem's Shady Ltd. apparel line at select stores in April. Great, because I really need some new work clothes.
The Pianist got a big Oscar boost over the weekend, winning top honors at both Britain's and France's annual film kudos. At Saturday's Cesar Awards, the French bestowed seven trophies on Roman Polanski's Holocaust drama, including best film, best director and best actor for Adrien Brody. The Brits, meanwhile, also handed The Pianist wins for best film and director, but gave Gangs of New York's scenery-chewer Daniel Day-Lewis the BAFTA for best actor. Other winners at Sunday's British Academy Awards included Nicole Kidman (best actress for
How's this for dramatic irony: Tonight's Boston Public revolves around a closeted teen named Devon who comes to terms with his same-sex feelings after witnessing a gay bashing. There's just one problem Matt Lutz, the actor playing Devon, is about as pro-gay as Jesse Helmes. "I think homosexuality is a sin," the conservative Christian tells The Advocate. "I think that it is a lifestyle that I don't necessarily... I think it can be unhealthy." My take? Sounds like this guy's looking to blame someone for Will & Grace's uneven season.
Since Eminem and his fellow enfants terribles rose to prominence in the music biz, one question has been bandied about more than any other: What's the matter with kids today? Yet as far as we could tell from last night's live
telecast of the Grammys, the answer is... absolutely nothing. In fact, if
you'll join TV Guide Online in reviewing the 45th annual kudofest in
New York for the first time in five years and emcee-free for the first time
in eons we bet you'll agree that, although they're often poorly
dressed and worse spoken, the kids are all right. Yep, when the chips were
down, they kept up just fine with their elders.
Granted, Dustin Hoffman set the bar pretty low for the gray-haired set with his show-opening speech. First, the tongue-tied master thespian
cross-pollinated Bruce Springsteen and his E-Street Band by calling everybody's all-American Bruce Springstreet. Then he introduced "Hey Baby" group No Doubt
As America's preteen girls already know, David Gallagher who plays Simon on 7th Heaven will head off to college this fall. How will this blond cutie's real-life academic plans affect Simon's fictional life? Will he go the way of Mary (Jessica Biel) and Matt (Barry Watson), who've flown the Camden coop, returning only for brief guest stints?
"Honestly, I don't know," Gallagher tells TV Guide Online. "Simon is a junior. He's a year behind me in school. I haven't gotten word from the show on how any of it's gonna work out. They haven't told me yet."
That said, the earnest young actor who wants to major in film studies makes his priori