Get ready for two hours of Miley just being Miley: Next month, NBC will air Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour, a two-hour documentary special featuring behind-the-scenes and live performance footage from upcoming concerts in Spain and Portugal. READ FULL STORY
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The spinny chairs will be put into storage and Blake Shelton and Adam Levine will have to move their man-crush to Twitter, but the music won’t end once The Voice crowns a season 6 champion.
The Voice 2014 Tour will visit 31 cities across the country this summer, with this season’s top performers and fan favorites from years past hitting the stage. Season 5 winner Tessanne Chin, runner-up Jacquie Lee, and third-place finisher Will Champlin are confirmed, along with the memorable Dia Frampton from season 1. They’ll be joined by the Top 3 singers from season 6, who will be decided on the May 20 finale of the NBC singing competition.
Rounding out the roster will be a to-be-determined fan favorite, who will be chosen in May via social media. READ FULL STORY
Chelsea Lately, will embark on a 19-date stand-up tour beginning May 10. The tour shares its title with her upcoming fourth book, Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me – also due May 10 — and will feature comedians Brad Wollack, Josh Wolf, and Heather McDonald. Tickets go on sale Feb. 18. The entire list of tour dates is after the jump.Chelsea Handler and three of the regulars from her E! show,
“LIES THAT CHELSEA HANDLER TOLD ME” TOUR DATES
May 10, 2011 Boston, Mass. Agganis Arena
May 11, 2011 Chicago, Ill. Chicago Theatre
May 12, 2011 Denver, Colo. Wells Fargo Theatre
May 13, 2011 Phoenix, Ariz. Comerica Theatre READ FULL STORY
U.S. fans of Les Misérables who couldn’t get to the 25th anniversary concert at London’s O2 arena last October (or one of the movie theaters that screened it in a one-night-only event), will finally be able to see it on PBS come March 6. PBS will air the U.S. premiere of Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert at The O2, featuring Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean), Lea Salonga (Fantine), Nick Jonas (Marius), Norm Lewis (Javert), Matt Lucas (Thénardier), Jenny Galloway (Madame Thénardier), and Katie Hall (Cosette). The concert hits DVD on Feb. 22. Les Misérables, which opened in London on Oct. 8, 1985, has played in 42 countries and has been seen by nearly 60 million people.
Conan O’Brien brought his 32-city “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On TV Tour” to Universal City last night in Los Angeles – and the irony wasn’t lost on the 46-year-old funny man. “This is my first time back to Universal Studios since I lost my job,” he quipped to the sold-out house at the Gibson Amphitheatre, which O’Brien said was less than 400 yards away from his old Tonight Show soundstage. “Sit back and enjoy an incredibly awkward show.
“Listen very carefully,” he added as he pointed in the direction of the NBC-Universal lot. “Bad ideas are being greenlit.” As for why he decided to come back to his old stomping grounds, O’Brien joked “my Cobra insurance was about to run out.”
Like his previous shows, old friends like sidekick-turned-announcer Andy Richter helped anchor the festivities, while a new collection of celebrity guests like Jonah Hill (Superbad), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), and Aziz Ansari (Parks & Recreation) helped to faciliate an old O’Brien show staple involving outrageous clips from Walker, Texas Ranger (though the bit is now named the Chuck Norris Rural Policeman Handle). But the biggest surprise of the night involved Jim Carrey, who came on stage dressed in a Superman costume to join O’Brien in a duet of “It’s Not Easy to be Me.” The crowd roared and gave them a standing ovation.
“I want you to leave here thinking `that was sort of worth it,'” O’Brien joked about the show.
The day O’Brien began his tour in Oregon, TBS announced that O’Brien will host an 11 p.m. talk show for the cabler beginning in November. The question that now lingers is where O’Brien will tape the much-anticipated show in Los Angeles. Though O’Brien had fun with the idea of returning to Universal Studios last night, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that he would consider using his old Tonight Show set. After all, NBC spent a reported $50 million to overhaul the former sound stage of the Jack Benny show and the original Knight Rider TV series into a lavish home especially for O’Brien. Now that O’Brien’s left NBC and Jay Leno is back at 11:30 p.m., the fancy set remains vacant.
Meanwhile, business continues to look up for O’Brien – who remains contractually obligated to stay off of TV and radio until September. The comedian’s production company, Conaco, is reportedly close to signing a development deal with TBS’ sister company, Warner Bros. TV to create new series.
O’Brien is set to perform again tonight at the Gibson Amphitheatre before moving on to cities like Phoenix, Dallas and Boston.
For the first time in its 36-year history, the American Music Awards (airing Nov. 23 on ABC) will televise an hour-long preshow that includes a live, two-song performance by American Idol winner David Cook along with extensive red-carpet interviews delivered by a motley crew, among them Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger (who’ll serve as music correspondent), Project Runway’s Christian Siriano (handling fashion coverage), Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba, and The Bachelor host Chris Harrison.
From arrivals to the stage, divas will rule the ceremony, which is being held at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater (where, coincidentally, Cook delivered his winning Idol performance) and not the Shrine Auditorium, as in years past. On the bill are megastars like Mariah Carey, Beyoncé Knowles, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, and Pink. But one big-name female artist with a new album to promote is noticeably absent from the lineup: Britney Spears will instead give a birthday performance on ABC’s Good Morning America Dec. 2, the day her album Circus is released. Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus will celebrate her sweet 16 on stage at the AMAs.
With less than a week to go before Guitar Hero: World Tour hits stores, the rhythm game giant is preparing for a major blowout to celebrate its launch. Much like the party for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, World Tour will also kick off at a Los Angeles Best Buy. Last time around, Poison entertained gamers and celebrity fans on the retailer’s rooftop, but with the popularity of music games reaching new heights over the past year, an upgrade was most certainly in order. So on Oct. 25, the Hollywood store will host Smashing Pumpkins, who are expected to play an hour-long set in between turns by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the official Guitar Hero band. Capping off the festivities? The first Guitar Hero: World Tour sale at midnight to one lucky party-goer.
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Ten days after the Foo Fighters issued a statement
protesting the McCain/Palin campaign’s use of their song "My Hero" at
rallies, Dave Grohl still has politics on his mind. At a private performance on Thursday night, it seemed
singer Dave Grohl came close to dedicating "Everlong," one of the
band’s most beloved hits, to…Republicans? Could it be?
Playing for several hundred videogame enthusiasts gathered to celebrate the much anticipated launch of the post-apocalyptic Fallout 3,
the Foo frontman kicked off the evening with a disclaimer, telling the
crowd, "I don’t work here, so I’m not afraid of what the f— I’m gonna
do tonight." So after praising the open bar at the downtown Los Angeles gig several times, and a
short rant about office life (something Grohl never experienced, he
explained, barring a stint at Scotch-Guarding furniture), the band’s
resident funny-man toasted gamers everywhere.
of you guys," he said. "You’re living the American dream. You get to
free booze and play f—-n’ video games. Who knows, maybe someday you
can be vice president!" While readying his guitar for the song
"Everlong," Grohl segued from the V.P. reference into a near-dedication: "Speaking of that, I’m gonna dedicate
this one to all the…" And then flinched. "Never mind." Whoa. To all the…Republicans? Several people in attendance certainly wondered if that was what the singer was thisclose to doing. Tongue-in-cheek perhaps?
We should point out that there were several fully executed dedications handed out during
the Foos’ nearly 90-minute set. Grohl gave one to drummer Taylor Hawkins after a momentous solo and before the song
"Skin and Bones." He also dedicated the band’s 1999 hit "Stacked Actors," widely believed to be about Courtney Love, to Jane’s
Addiction frontman Perry Farrell (which is interesting in and of itself).
But as the crowd exited the event, there remained a question about who "Everlong" was going out to. And why did Grohl get cold feet? After the show, he headed off the stage and straight into his Smart car so we may never know, but any and all theories are welcome…
Nashville rockers Kings of Leon recently announced they’ll headline New York’s Madison Square Garden early next year, but on Wednesday night, they played their biggest U.S. show to date, performing in front of a sold-out crowd of over 7,000 at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater L.A. Live. On hand to help them celebrate the achievement was a slew of celebrity fans who stayed long past the band’s 90-plus minute set. Among the famous faces jamming the backstage hallway: Drew Barrymore (who also attended the Kings’ New York show, where she was famously snapped making out with Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick), Cameron Diaz, Mark Ruffalo, Liv Tyler, Strokes singer Julian Casablancas, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, and Reno: 911!’s Nick Swardson.
More unexpected were Zac Efron and girlfriend Vanessa Ann Hudgens, who spent most of the post-show hang adorably attached at the hip while showering endless praise onto brothers Caleb and Nathan Followill. Turns out Efron has a long history with the band: He met the Followills back when he was 14 at a family wedding he attended in Oregon, he told us, and has been a loyal follower ever since. Who knows, maybe the High School Musical star will turn up in a video the band is shooting this week for their next single, "Use Somebody." It’s a performance-based clip to which friends, family, and longtime fans are strongly encouraged to attend. Efron seemed to fit the bill on all three counts.
Celebrity DJs will come together in Los Angeles next week for a special welcome-home bash honoring one of their own, DJ AM, who, along with collaborator and ex-Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, was seriously injured in a plane crash last month that claimed the lives of four others. The event, scheduled for Oct. 14 at Hollywood’s The Avalon, will feature performances by many of AM’s personal friends, including Mark Ronson, Cut Chemist, Mixmaster Mike, Steve Aoki, Danny Masterson, and DJ Vice, among others. KROQ and Deckstar, in association with T-Mobile and BPM Magazine, will play host to the party and proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the memorial funds of those lost in the tragedy. Unlike most events in Hollywood, this one has a “no guest-list” policy and is open to the public. Tickets are priced at $20 and available online.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl was handicapped by a bad sore throat on Saturday at the taping of VH1 Rock Honors: The Who. The band was slated to perform two songs on the all-star tribute; Grohl’s voice held up for the first number, “Young Man Blues,” but for “Bargain,” Supergrass singer Gaz Coombes, who had a headlining show of his own later that same night, was brought in to handle vocal duties. Grohl’s diagnosis? Too much rock. Only two days into the band’s U.S. tour, long sets were already taking their toll on many a Foo member, while Grohl was under doctor’s orders to rest. The band has since rescheduled two upcoming dates at Colorado’s Red Rocks Ampitheater, both of which were sold out. “We’re playing for two hours and 40 minutes, it’s like a Bruce Springsteen show,” bassist Nate Mendel told EW.com.
The last-minute scramble found Grohl looking to pals like The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde, Metallica’s James Hetfield, and Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme as possible replacements, but since Supergrass was opening for the Foos, Coombes was a natural, if not easy fit. Though there was a slight lyrical stumble, “Gaz did great,” Grohl said after the performance and before he mingled backstage with power couples like Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann and Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass. Also making the scene behind UCLA’s Pauley Pavillion: Seattle brethren Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) and Eddie Vedder along with Sean Penn, Mila Kunis and Jeremy Piven.
VH1’s Rock Honors airs on July 17. Full set list after the jump….
David Duchovny (introduction)
Foo Fighters – “Young Man Blues”
Foo Fighters with Gaz Coombes – “Bargain”
Rainn Wilson (introducing the Flaming Lips) The Flaming Lips – Medley from “Tommy”
Mila Kunis (introducing Incubus)
Incubus – “I Can See for Miles”
Incubus – “I Can’t Explain”
Tenacious D – “Squeeze Box”
Sean Penn (introducing Pearl Jam)
Pearl Jam – “Love, Reign O’er Me”
Pearl Jam – “The Real Me”
Adam Sandler (introducing The Who)
The Who – “Baba O’Riley”
The Who – “The Seeker”
The Who – “Who Are You”
The Who – “Behind Blue Eyes”
The Who – “Two Thousand Years”
The Who – “You Better You Bet”
The Who – “My Generation”
The Who – “Won’t Get Fooled Again”
The Who – “Tea & Theatre”
Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Flaming Lips and Tenacious D are among the bands paying tribute to The Who at this year’s VH1 Rock Honors. (It tapes July 12 at UCLA’s Pauley Pavillion and airs on July 17.) And with rehearsals well under way, word is starting to get out about the performances. An insider tells EW.com that Pearl Jam will be accompanied by a horn section and tackle “The Real Me” and “Love, Reign O’er Me,” while the Foo Fighters are slated to take on “Bargain” and
“Young Man Blues.” That is if frontman Dave Grohl’s voice holds up. Only two days into the
band’s latest U.S. tour, we hear Grohl is having serious throat issues and may have to turn over vocal duties to
drummer Taylor Hawkins.
Among the comedic talent to appear in the show: Tenacious D will rock “Squeeze Box”; Adam Sandler goes acoustic on “Magic Bus”; and The Office’s Rainn Wilson is planning something wacky with a pinball machine. As for the Who’s rumored five-song set? The band is either keeping it a secret or still haven’t decided. At rehearsals on Friday, they ran through more than 10 songs, including “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “Baba O’Reilly, “Who Are You,” “Summertime Blues,” and “Behind Blue Eyes.” According to Rolling Stone, who interviewed singer Roger Daltrey earlier this week, the band may break out the 1976 song “Slip Kid” (off of The Who By Numbers) which has never been performed live. But even if the honorees choose a more obscure number to play for this loyal crowd of disciples, what viewers end up seeing at home is another matter. Said Daltrey: “What they use on the TV will probably be the same old stuff.”
Singer-songwriter Josh Kelley is joining wife Katherine Heigl on the small screen. Well, sort of. Kelley tells EW.com he’s close to signing a production deal with E! for a reality show concept he concocted, and is also shopping two scripted pilots that he wrote. (A couple of networks have shown interest, though he’s staying mum on which ones.) "Because I’ve been immersed in the film and TV worlds, I feel like I can take my ideas and filter them through the system," says Kelley. "I learned a lot being on the Grey’s set [visiting Heigl], so it doesn’t scare me as much as it used to." As for his wife’s recent dig at the Grey’s writers? "I stand by her," he defends. "She’s a good businesswoman who knows what she wants and there’s nothing wrong with being proactive in your career and not letting people make decisions for you."
On the music front, this week Kelley is releasing a new acoustic album exclusively on iTunes and is booked to play through the summer. He’ll also be appearing on the new Ovation TV series Bonefish Grill’s Notes From The Road (premiering Aug. 7) alongside touring artists like Jason Mraz, Ben Folds, and Matisyahu. And while Kelley may have gone indie three years ago when he parted ways with Hollywood Records (home to the Jonas Brothers), he doesn’t rule out the possibility of another major label deal in his future. "I used to make 50 cents a record, now I make about six dollars," he says. "[But] that doesn’t mean I don’t want a major label deal, I’m just going to have to hold out until the right deal comes around."
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