Tag Archives: Paul Simon

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield in “Death of a Salesman”

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: The greatest American play? Quite possibly Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” set in 1949 and revived last night on Broadway in a production that is outstanding. Mike Nichols directed and reinvented Miller’s classic, with Philip Seymour Hoffman as Willy Loman, Andrew Garfield (the new movie Spider[...]

“American Idol”: guilty of shameless product placement?

By Kim Palacios hollywoodnews.com: At first I thought the “American Idol” contestants were simply too young to remember the origin of songs. But when Jacob Lusk announced during tonight’s episode that he’d be singing “Bridge Over Troubled Water” from the movie “The Pursuit of Happyness”, I got it.[...]

Carrie Fisher’s ‘Wishful Drinking’ hits HBO tonight

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: Carrie Fisher has had one helluva life. She’s got a movie star for a mom (Debbie Reynolds) and a famous singer for a dad (Eddie Fisher) and Elizabeth Taylor and Connie Stevens among her stepmothers. Among her ex-husbands is singer Paul Simon and her half-sister is actress Joely Fisher. That’s[...]

Paul McCartney, Oprah Winfrey to receive Kennedy Center Honors

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: It’s no surprise to see that Paul McCartney has been selected to receive the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors. A few years back, he was to be honored but had to turn down the opportunity because of an important family event so organizers honored Paul Simon instead! Well, now[...]

Carrie Fisher talks about her upcoming special ‘Wishful Drinking’

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: Carrie Fisher delighted us on the final day of the TV Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Saturday where she came to talk up the upcoming HBO special “Wishful Drinking.” It’s a documentary of her successful stage show that has wowed audiences from coast-to-coast, most recently on Broadway.[...]

Warner Music is destined to remain the industry joke

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: I’ve got to say, reading Peter Lauria’s account of Fred Goodman’s new book about Warner Music, even I thought I must have been wrong. The book is “Fortune’s Fool,” and apparently, according to the usually astute Lauria, Edgar Bronfman, Jr. is the man who saved the record business.[...]

Jack Nicholson Tells Mike Nichols: “Even Oysters Have Enemies”

By Roger Friedman hollywoodnews.com: Jack Nicholson showed up very late for Mike Nichols’ big AFI tribute last week in Hollywood—he’d been watching the Lakers, of course. Then Nicholson made everyone including Robin Williams—who later riffed on this—scratch their heads with his comments. Nicholson said: ”This is so wonderful about what every one[...]

Paul Simon moving solo catalog back to Sony

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Paul Simon is going back to Columbia Records. After three decades with Warner Music, Simon tells me he’s moving his whole solo catalog back to Sony/Columbia Records. That’s everything from 1972’s “Paul Simon” album through his most recent, “Surprise” CD. As a solo artist Simon was with Columbia[...]

Sir Paul McCartney joins Jonas Brothers, Jerry Seinfeld for White House concert

Hollywoodnews.com: Paul McCartney’s long and winding road apparently will be bringing him to the White House. The former Beatle has agreed to perform in a concert being held in his honor next week when he appears in Washington to accept an award from President Barrack Obama. McCartney, according to the BBC,[...]

Woody Allen digs up old feud with Warren Beatty

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Woody Allen rarely plays his cards so everyone can see them. But in this week’s New Yorker, Allen serves up a rare insight into his own personal slights. In “Will the Real Avatar Please Stand Up?” Woody dredges up his old feud with Warren Beatty. In case you[...]
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