Summer time fun has begun and the top twenty concert tours have been released based on top grosses per city here in the states. There are really no surprises especially with some of the big names touring this summer. Find your favorite and check them out this summer because more than likely they will be coming to your city. I will just rank them real quick for you to give you an idea.
1. Elton John and Billy Joel 6.Fleetwood Mac 11. Neil Young 16.Yanni Voices
2. Britney Spears 7.Kenny Chesney 12.Lil’ Wayne 17.Celtic Woman
3. Eagles 8.Nickelback 13.Motley Crue 18.Slipknot
4. Bruce Springsteen 9. Leonard Cohen 14. Jeff Dunham 19.New Kids
5. The Greatful Dead 10. Il Divo 15.Kings of Leon 20.James Taylor
Here are just some gossip tidbits I wanted to share. First are you ready for this, the adorable little girl, Rubina Ali, from “Slumdog Millionaire” is writing her memoir. She is only 9 and luckily the book will not be about her rise to fame but rather her life growing up in Mumbai. If her reality is anything similar to the movie, I am sure it will be heart wrenching and gripping. The book, “Slumdog Dreaming” is actually due out July 16. Something you will not want to miss Monday night…Heidi and Spencer Pratt return to the NBC reality show, “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here”. After quitting 3 times and for some reason then wanting to return to the jungle, the two must spend the night in the “Lost Chamber” while the cast decides whether to vote them back in or out. I am sure NBC is praying to let them in. The ratings have never been so high with this crazy pair and their antics. They do seem perfect for each other. Do they not know that they are a spectacle… even Matt Lauer from the “Today Show” was making wise cracks about them during an interview with an NBC guy in regards to the show. Only moments into the chamber, Spencer starts crying for a medic saying he dislocated his thumb. The medic says basically can you move it? Spencer says yes and the medic tells him to get over it he is fine. They are a couple of babies and to watch them you just do not want to believe they are really like they are and then you also can not watch them to long without wanting to rip your own eyeballs out. Like I said you won’t want to miss Monday’s episode or maybe actually you do. Congratulations to Lance Armstrong and his girlfriend, who welcomed a new baby boy into the world, Max Armstrong, who weighed in at 7 pounds 5 ounces and 20 inches long.
How bizarre are all the conflicting stories on the shocking death of actor David Carradine? So first the police suspected suicide, but Carradine’s people are insisting that is not the case. He was in Thailand filming the movie “Stretch” and had 3 more movies scheduled for when he returned. His people say, “He was too full of life” to kill himself. Originally it looked like he hanged himself but the police do admit that is looks suspicious. Right now the case is under investigation and at this point the police just do not know yet what happened.
A sports and musical merging is on the horizon. Jimmy Buffett, along with his company Margaritaville enterprises will become a new business partner with the Miami Dolphins team. One of the first changes to be seen will be the renaming of Dolphin Stadium to Land Shark Stadium. Land Shark is the name of the beer the Jimmy Buffett markets with the help of Anheuser – Busch. So you can imagine what type of beer you will be able to purchase at those Dolphin games, right? Buffett is actually good friends with the new owner of the team, Stephen Ross. This will all become official today at a private event where Buffett plans to sing before the official unveiling of the new Logo. This is actually quite exciting and good news for the team who has not had corporate sponsorship for several years. Land Shark stadium will also be the host of the 2010 Super bowl.
IT was a huge celebration in Las Vegas for the unveiling of the 50th Playmate of the year for Hugh Hefner and Playboy magazine. And not only is 27 year old Ida Ljungqvist a beauty but she is also the first ever African American playmate of the year. It was also the first time that the ceremony was held someplace other then the Playboy Mansion. The beauty comes from a unique background, a Tanzanian mother and a Swedish father and she can speak English, Swahili, and Swedish. Not to mention she is a size zero who claims not to be a big exerciser…figures. Hef’s ex, Holly Madison, from “Girls Next Door”, did show up to the event but didn’t do a lot of bonding with Hugh’s new main squeeze, Crystal Harris. IT seems that Hef is missing Holly and back at the end of April told the director of “Niche Magazine” in an interview, that “he would welcome Madison back with open arms because she is still the love of his life.” Hmm…wonder how that made his new gal pal Harris feel about her 83 year old beau?
What is it about Fridays…there also seems to be some baby news to share, so here is the happy news. First off Backstreet Boy, Howie Dorough and his wife welcomed their first child on Wednesday, a little boy, James Hoke Dorough, and he is a little guy weighing in at only 4.5 pounds. “Grey’s Anatomy” star, Chyler Leigh welcomed baby number 3, a girl, named Anniston Kae. And speaking of babies it seems that was the reason for the Lance Armstrong Sheryl Crow break up back in 2006. Lance has a new book, “Lance”, coming out soon and that is what he reveals. Ironically he is currently expecting a baby with his new girlfriend, but at the time he just wasn’t ready for a new family. He had just gotten out of a marriage with 3 children and Sheryl was ready, and due to her age her biological time clock was ticking. Not long after the breakup Crow did adopt a newborn baby and she says about motherhood, “It’s great! I love every minute of it.” And on that note, wishing all the mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day this weekend!!
Lance Armstrong is truly the superhero of cycling. Lance was in a pile up in Spain during a race on Monday and broke his collarbone in several pieces. He is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday where he will have a metal plate inserted to stabilize the bone. He plans to take about 72 hours off to rest and then back to his workouts. Although obviously it will take some time to get back up to speed, Armstrong is planning on participating in the Giro d’Italia race May 9 – May 31. That is the second most important race next to the Tour de France which he is also planning on participating in this July. Armstrong’s longtime manager feels the same and that all this is doable. HE feels Lance is in great shape and if anyone can pull it off and make it happen, it is Lance Armstrong. Right now everyone is optimistic and just hoping the surgery goes well and Lance makes a speedy recovery.
Another injury to talk about is poor Matt Lauer who ended up with a separated shoulder after slamming on his bicycle brakes to avoid hitting a deer this weekend. Matt had surgery on Tuesday and hopes to be back on the “Today Show” towards the end of the week. Matt could have held off on the surgery to see if his shoulder would heal on its own but since Matt is an avid golfer he didn’t want to risk any pain with his golf swing. His doctors agreed and they expect Matt to make a full recovery.
This just in…. Katy Perry and Josh Groban are not, I repeat not dating according to Grobans rep. The two are definitely friends and have been hanging out but that is the extent of it. Katy is currently on tour and Josh did attend her show in LA in February but he is busy working on his own career. They would have made quite the interesting couple though don’t you think?
And last but not least, the Octomom has fired her free nurses from the agency, Angels in Waiting. Well that didn’t take long. You can find out all the details on the Dr. Phil show Wednesday and Thursday when he will be speaking to all involved. Nadya says she just felt that instead of helping her with the babies, she felt the Angels in Waiting nurses were waiting for her to make a mistake. Nadya didn’t even feel comfortable in her own home or with her babies. She has gone back to her original plan, with her own nannies, which are helping her care for the babies and are being paid by Nadya. Hmmm….I think it is going to get pretty ugly on the Dr. Phil show if you ask me. I can’t wait to tune into the drama.