Rock yer SquarePants off! Think SpongeBob SquarePants is just for lil' kids? Think again, chum. Nickelodeon's mega-popular show is getting a Broadway makeover, courtesy of some of the biggest names in pop. Variety says a team of musicians, including Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith and singer John Legend, are hard at work on The SpongeBob Mus
Embattled reality star Josh Duggar has availed himself of the services of a rehab facility, his parents announced. No word on what precise malady or addiction he seeks to address. "[Josh] has . . . brought great insult to the values and faith we hold dear," Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar say. "Josh [has] checked himself in to a long-term treatment center. For him it will be a long journey toward wholeness and recovery."
FRC censures Josh Duggar The conservative Christian lobbying org that once employed Josh Duggar has sent a letter excoriating the reality star of now-canceled 19 Kids and Counting after he admitted he had cheated on wife Anna. "We are grieved by Josh
The magic's gone for Transformers sex bomb Megan Fox, 29, and Beverly Hills, 90210 heartthrob Brian Austin Green, 42. The couple, who have been married for five of their 11 years together, are finished. Things have been sour for some time. "They decided on [breaking up] six months ago," Anonymous Insider tells Us Weekly.
Hidden Blues - and more What a music weekend! Someplace around here, ya got the Zac Brown Band, Willie Nelson, Darius Rucker, Maroon 5 with Nick Jonas, the Philadelphia Folk Festival - and, now, the inaugural Hidden River Blues Festival on Venice Island in Manayunk on Saturday afternoon. It's at the outdoor rec center amphitheater off Main Street.
Ariel Winter opens up Like most girls, Ariel Winter, 17, used to wish she'd grow up to have big breasts. Then the unthinkable happened, and the Modern Family star had an alarming growth spurt when she was 15. "They kept growing and growing and growing, and it didn't seem like they were going to stop," she tells Glamour mag. "I was 15 years old with [size] F" breasts, says the 5-foot-1 actress. "How do you navigate that?"
Another celeb marriage falls It's been a harsh summer for celeb couples. Jake Owen on Friday said he and model Lacey Buchanan will seek romantic consolations elsewhere after three years of marriage. "Sadly, Lacey and I have decided to end our marriage," the country star tweeted. "We want to focus on our daughter Pearl and make sure she has a beautiful life."
Murky Meek mess Things just keep getting more complicated-er for Meek Mill. Remember on Feb. 8, when Meek was involved in a post-Grammy party? That pretty much wrecked Justin Bieber's rented glass house in the Hollyvoid Hills? Meek sublet it from Biebs an
Tirdad Derakhshani was born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in London and rural North Jersey, where he closely studied a theoretical, radical post-Hegelian approach to cow-tipping. He moved to Philadelphia in the mid-'80s to seek enlightenment, and instead received a B.A. in literature at Penn. While pursuing doctoral studies in modern religious thought and philosophy, he worked at the Inquirer as a news clerk, researcher, editor, and entertainment writer.
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