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Archive: July, 2012

J. Lo out on 'American Idol'

Friday, July 13, 2012, 12:21 PM
Jennifer Lopez announced today that she was leaving "American Idol." The pop star/actress' announcement follows one made by former co-worker Steven Tyler, who announced yesterday that he'd be leaving the judges' panel as well. (Admittedly, Lopez's statement was considerably more lucid than Tyler's... Read more

Steven Tyler leaves 'American Idol'; Is J. Lo next?

Thursday, July 12, 2012, 4:45 PM
Steven Tyler will no longer be a judge on "American Idol," according to release from Fox. So says Tyler: After some long...hard...thoughts…I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress ‘American Idol’ before she boils my rabbit. I strayed from my first love... Read more

J.Lo may leave American Idol. Or she may not.

Thursday, July 12, 2012, 3:23 PM
Jennifer Lopez this morning finally addressed recent rumors she plans to duck out from her exalted role as a judge on Fox’ American Idol. Her future on Idol, J.Lo told Natalie Morales on NBC’s Today show, has been a subject for great refelction. "It's been on my mind a lot, as you can... Read more

It's Lorenzo: Snooki names her (unborn) baby!

Thursday, July 12, 2012, 3:03 PM
In an announcement that is sure to be discussed for days in the nation's Corridors of Power, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has confirm that she’s assigned a signifier to signify the Being of her yet-to-be-born baby. Could it be Snookles? Snookette? MiniSnooke? Snooker? Try Lorenzo. The acclaimed... Read more

Open casting call: ‘The Biggest Loser’

Thursday, July 12, 2012, 2:13 PM
Want to lose? A lot? Want to be the biggest loser of them all? Here’s your chance to shed pounds in front of millions of viewers. (Think of all the scrutiny, the mocking, the nasty tweets, the ad hominem insults you’ll generate. Totally magical, right!) NBC’s popular weight-loss... Read more

Target won’t stock Frank Ocean CD

Thursday, July 12, 2012, 1:50 PM
Artists, critics and pundits have been coming out of the woodworks over the past week praising pop singer-songwriter Frank Ocean for declaring on his tumblr that he was once in love with a man. (Ocean, however, has never officially come out as a gay man, whatever that means.) But it seems he has few... Read more

Beanie Sigel lands 24-month prison sentence

Thursday, July 12, 2012, 1:18 PM
A hip-hop hero to many in the region, Beanie Sigel (Dwight Grant) is headed to prison. The South Philly-born Lansdale resident this afternoon was sentenced to 24-months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Jan E. Dubois for failing to file federal income tax returns, the U.S. Attorney’s office... Read more

Jennifer Lopez staying at Ritz-Carlton while rehearsing for upcoming tour

Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 8:37 PM
Jennifer Lopez has been quietly holed up for a few days at the Ritz-Carlton with boyfriend and choreographer Casper Smart. The pair and many more back-up dancers have been rehearsing at Temple's Liacouras Center for the North American leg of her tour with Enrique Iglesias which kicks off Saturday... Read more

Fox 29's Sheinelle Jones welcomes twins

Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 5:32 PM
Congratulations to Fox 29 “Good Day” anchor Sheinelle Jones and husband Uche Ojeh whose twins, a boy (5 lbs., 7 oz) and a girl, (5 lbs., 7 oz.) were born around 11 a.m. Tuesday. We’re told names haven't been announced yet but that mom and babies are doing just fine. The babies have... Read more

Rapper Meek Mill takes on North Philly pastor

Thursday, July 12, 2012, 3:06 PM
My column in Tuesday’s Daily News about a North Philly minister’s call for a boycott of rapper Meek Mill’s new song “Amen” sparked an on-air showdown between the home-grown entertainer and Jomo Johnson. Mill, whose given name is Robert Williams, came on strong against... Read more
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