"Piano Man" Billy Joel, pianist Herbie Hancock, actress Shirley MacLaine, opera singer Martina Arroyo and legendary rock guitarist Carlos Santana were honored at the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors gala this weekend.
The ceremony took place at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. on Saturday and was attended by President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama.
Lamar Odom will be put on probation for three years and attend a three-month alcohol education program as part of a plea deal over his drunk driving case, OTRC.com has learned.
The 34-year-old NBA player and husband of reality star Khloe Kardashian Odom had in October pleaded not guilty following an August arrest for suspected DUI and speeding. The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office said on Monday, Dec. 9, that Lamar received his probation and was ordered to attend the alcohol education program after pleading no contest.
Leighton Meester, who famously played New York socialite Blair Waldorf on the CW show "Gossip Girl," will make her Broadway debut in a 2014 revival of the play "Of Mice and Men," joining James Franco and Chris O'Dowd.
The story is based on John Steinbeck's 1937 novel, which focuses on migrant ranch workers George and Lennie. The two travel west across the United States in search of jobs during the Great Depression. Franco will play George, while O'Dowd will take on the role of Lennie. Meester is set to play the wife of their boss' son, Curly, and gets cozy with Lennie.
Susan Boyle, who rose to fame with her rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" on "Britain's Got Talent" in 2009, has revealed she has been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.
Boyle, 52, told the Observer newspaper in an interview published on Dec. 8 that she was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome -- a form of autism that makes aspects related to social interaction and nonverbal communication difficult -- after visiting a specialist about a year ago, who told the singer she had an above-average IQ.
Christian Bale brings raw emotion and grit to his new drama "Out of the Furnace."
In the film, in theaters on Dec. 6, Bale portrays Russell Baze, who ends up in jail while his brother, played by Casey Affleck, finds himself engulfed in his own dangers. The film also co-stars Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson and Forest Whitaker.
Carrie Underwood, "True Blood" star Stephen Moyer and their fellow co-stars pulled off "The Sound of Music Live!" with only a few small glitches on Thursday, Dec. 5, and it seems the gamble by NBC might have paid off for the network.
The show was reportedly watched by 18.47 million viewers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "The Sound of Music Live!" averaged a 4.6 rating in the key 18-49 demo and it was the most-watched program of the night.