Concert Tickets for the Upcoming Week

Which major concert tickets are available for shows this week? We have that answer here at OnlineSeats. This week Taylor Swift continues her journey across the South, U2 will be nearby, Sade and John Legend will be on tour up north, and Katy Perry will be in the neighborhood.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Are you kidding me??? It seems that Jon Gosselin needed to get away again and this time he is doing it with another new woman. There is a new Kate in Jon’s life and the two have been in the Hamptons for 3 days together so far. Ironically this Kate is Kate Major, a tabloid reporter for the Star. She must be in heaven with all this good stuff to write about!! The story gets even better; the two are staying in Michael Lohan’s house (yes that is Lindsay Lohan’s dad). The two are said to both be friends with Michael and when they needed a place to stay he opened up his home to them. Hmmm….I wonder what the Hailey Glassman thinks about this arrangement and I don’t even want to know what his soon to be ex wife thinks about the whole thing. Glad he is having such a blast while his 8 kids are at home with mom.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is celebrating its 25th Anniversary! In honor of the celebration there will be two all star concerts held at Madison Square Garden on October 29 and 30. Everyone performing is already an inductee into the Hall of Fame. Some of the performers who will be there are U2, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Metallica, Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin. Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel will both be there and will perform together and separately. In addition to the big concerts a 9 DVD set which will show highlights from all the induction ceremonies of the last 25 years as well as a book of profiles of all the inductees. Proceeds from the concerts will go to establish an “endowment for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation”.  
A Baldwin files bankruptcy. Stephen Baldwin and his wife Kennya are in way over their heads and owe a lot of money to a lot of people, starting with the banks. They owe $1.2 million on their home, plus $70 thousand in credit card debt and over $1 million in taxes….gulp!! Their home was scheduled for auction today and is valued at $1.1 million and they bought it for $515,000 back in 1997.  The actor most recently appeared on the controversial season of “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here” and was also on “Celebrity Apprentice."

“Project Runway” is finally getting close to returning after a way too long hiatus. Good news though, the season 6 premiere is less than a month away.  In addition to the premiere Lifetime is treating us to a two hour “Project Runway All Star Challenge” airing right before the premiere on August 20. They have just announced who will be competing for the $100,000 prize and it should be a great 2 hours. From season 2, Daniel Vosovic and Santino Rice, and from season 3, Uli Herzner, Mychael Knight,and Jeffrey Sebelia. From season 4 Chris March and Sweet P, and Korto Momolu from season 5.  Joining them will be Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Michael Kors and Nina Garcia. I can’t wait!!!

Happy News for the “Millionaire Matchmaker”, Patti Stanger, she is engaged to her boyfriend Andy Friedman. The two met 5 1/2 years ago and were set up by a matchmaker. Singer, Kelis welcomed a baby boy on Tuesday named, Knight. Kelis will be raising the baby herself since her and the baby’s father, rapper Nas are no longer together. The couple filed for divorce when she was 7 months pregnant, “citing verbal abuse, and infidelity.” It is official; Eddie Cibrian’s wife has left him. She says that, “Eddie and Leann (Rimes) deserve each other.” That is just an ugly ugly situation. Eddie has two young children ages 6 and 2.   

A Jonas Brother Gets Engaged

I have some odd and ends to tell you about today that includes some TV and Broadway news but first and foremost I have a big engagement to share with you. Oldest Jonas Brother, Kevin, got engaged this morning to a very surprised and happy girlfriend.  The 21 year old flew to New Jersey after his concert last night in Vancouver. Kevin showed up early this morning and on bended knee asked 22 year old Danielle Deleasa to marry him. “She said yes, yes, yes, like 500 times super fast in a row”. The two met in the Bahamas in 2007. Brothers Nick and Joe are very excited to welcome Danielle to the family as are Mr. and Mrs. Jonas who are also thrilled with the news.

In TV news, Hillary Duff will be joining the cast of “Gossip Girl” in October for several episodes. She will be joining the gang at college and will be roommates with Vanessa. Also spending a little time in a new drama will be Paula Abdul from “American Idol” who will be a special guest star on the new Lifetime series, “Drop Dead Diva”. The concept is not a new one…a beautiful shallow attorney dies and her soul gets inside another attorney who is smart and plus sized. You can imagine how upset the beauty is when she realizes what has happened and cannot quite figure out how do deal with her new figure. Paula will play a Judge”in a case about a store that refuses to carry plus-sized clothing“.  Lifetime has all their favorite lifetime movie stars scheduled to make guest appearance as well. You can see Sharon Lawrence, Delta Burke and Gregory Harrison as well as Rosie O’Donnell, Tim Gunn, Nia Vardalos, Kathy Najimy and Liza Minnelli.  The show premiers on July 12th.

T. R Knight formerly of “Grey’s Anatomy” is going to try his hand at Broadway. He will be staring in “Lend Me a Tenor” starting in February. The production will be directed by actor Stanley Tucci. This will be his first time directing. Also heading to Broadway is Jude Law for a 12 week performance in “Hamlet”. The production will be at the Broadhurst Theatre opening on October 6th. Law has performed on Broadway before but not since 1995 when he did “Indiscretions”.

U2 just kicked off their world tour in Barcelona Spain in front of an audience of 90,000 people.  The band took some time and did a tribute to Michael Jackson and sang “Man in the Mirror” and “Don’t Stop till You Get Enough”. Bono even dedicated their song ‘Angel of Harlem” to Michael who they called “a great talent”.

 Speaking of great talent, Karl Malden died today in his home in Los Angeles at the age of 97. He was in the popular 1970’s show “The Streets of San Francisco with a young Michal Douglas. He was also in the movie, “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “On the Waterfront”. He was the spokesman for American Express for 21 years when he urged travelers not to leave home without their travelers checks. Remember that slogan? He was one of the greats from the old days.

The Soft Side of Bono

Bono, from U2, is just full of surprises. In an upcoming broadcast on BBC Radio, on May 13th, Bono will be reading a poem he wrote about Elvis Presley more than 10 years ago. Bono is a huge Elvis fan and truly realizes what a groundbreaker Elvis was in his time. Like many, Bono was influenced by Elvis as a child. In his poem he talks about Elvis’ early years as a truck driver and how he basically revolutionized the music world. In his poem he says, “Elvis was made by America so America could remake itself”, he also writes, “Elvis woke up my heart”. The poem seems really incredible and a wonderful way to honor Elvis during the poetry season on the BBC. It has taken a while to figure out the best venue for the poem and how to present it to people and that is one of the reasons it has basically sat on a shelf for all these years. Along with the poem there will be a 15 minute presentation surrounding it that will include some of Elvis’ music along with other Elvis information to compliment the poem.

Just as Michael Jackson is trying to unbury himself from all his debt, his publicist has decided to sue him for $44 million dollars that she claims he owes her from the past 5 years. Raymone Bain helped Michael though his molestation charges, with the release of the 25th Anniversary edition of his “Thriller” album, worked with him on refinancing his Beatles song catalog and even helped him with his negotiations for his current concerts that is his doing right now in London and she claims she has not been paid. Unfortunately for Michael she is not the only one to claim that Michael owes her money. I am thinking Michael better add some concerts to his schedule to start paying back some of these people.

Oh and like I said yesterday the “Jon and Kate plus 8” saga continues and just gets uglier and crazier. This morning Kate was on the “Today Show” to promote her new book sans hubby, who was at home with the kids. The poor woman looked stressed and miserable and who could blame her. Everywhere she turns this ugly story, true or false is everywhere. The paparazzi are hunting her down and following her everywhere. Kate told Meredith Viera that “she is hesitant to believe” the stories she is hearing about her husband. She said they are trying to “deal with it privately”. John is still vehemently denying the alleged affair and the woman in question; Deanna Hummel is also speaking out. She is saying her brother is a liar and there are issues between them and he is making all of this up to hurt her and get back at her. I may have on my rose colored glasses but I have to say I am still hoping all the stories are not true. It is hard to believe it is not thought with all that is being said and video being shown, but like Kate, I just don’t want to believe it.

What is it about Victoria Beckham and hottie husband David Beckham posing in their underwear? Victoria has a new campaign ad that has just been unveiled and the 34 year old mother of 3 looks amazing. She is literally larger than life in her 20 foot banner that was unveiled yesterday at Macy’s in New York City. The super couple has signed a multimillion dollar deal to do these incredible underwear ads for Armani and I would definitely say the company and the Beckhams are getting their money’s worth. Did I mention she is a mother of 3??? WOW!!!

Hollywood Weekend Weddings

Wedding bells were ringing again for 2 couples this weekend. Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag from “The Hills” said their” I do’s” this weekend in front of 200 family and friends in California on Saturday afternoon. That is quite a change from the private ceremony they had together when they eloped to Mexico 5 months ago.  In attendance were Lauren Conrad, Brody Jenner, Audrina Partridge and Kristin Cavallari to name a few. Now you might be thinking that Lauren Conrad said she would never be at their wedding and here she was. IT seems that everyone was a bit shocked. And then there was Brody Jenner and his ex Kristin Cavallari while Brody was there with his new girlfriend.awkward! The wedding was filmed so you will be able to see it for yourself on MTV sometime in the future. Should be interesting to see it all unfold. The other couple to celebrate with family and friends this weekend was Salma Hayek and her hubby Francois – Henri Pinault. The two got married Valentine’s Day at city hall but this time did it Hollywood style. They were married at the famous Venice Teatro La  Fenice Opera and were joined by many of their famous friends including, Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Ed Norton and Ashley Judd. Bono from U2 was there and even did a little singing for the bride and groom. They had 150 guests join them for the event and the party lasted until after 3:00 a.m.

Can Beyonce get any hotter these days? IN addition to touring, her new movie “Obsessed” came out this weekend and topped the charts as the #1 movie pushing aside Zac Efrons movie, “17 Again”. The movie is great and also stars Idris Elba and Ali Larter. It is all about a successful corporate man with the beautiful wife and who meets the beautiful temp who turns into crazy stalker girl. Sounds familiar but the 3 of them are great and Beyonce shines as always.  John Mayer and his love life are in the news again. This time he is setting the record straight and telling the paparazzi that he is not with anyone right now. Well good to know John thanks for sharing. In other news a Golden Girl passed away this weekend at the age of 86. Bea Arthur, known for her hit roles in sitcoms like “The Golden Girls” and “Maude” died in her home this weekend. She had been battling cancer. Her two co stars from “The Golden Girls” and the only 2 left, Betty White, who is 87 and Rue McClanahan who is 75, appeared on “The Today Show” to remember their dear friend.
The premiere of the new movie “X – Men Origins: Wolverine”, staring Hugh Jackman, was due to premiere in Mexico City this Wednesday. However it has been cancelled due to the swine flu outbreak there. Currently over 100 people have died and the government has asked its residents to stay home and they have shut down schools. Many movie theatres have also been shut down so of course canceling the premiere was the only option. Pretty scary.
Ending with a little love news…how cute is this? The two lovebirds from the movie “Slumdog Millionaire” are a real couple. Dev Patel is 19 and Freida Pinto is 24, and Patel’s mom says the couple is happy as can be.

American Idol News

American Idol” just keeps on giving. Here is a great story about Chris Sligh who was a finalist from season six. He wrote the new number one country song, “Here Comes Goodbye” for the group Rascal Flatts. So here was the guy who joked about “bringing chubby back” when he was on Idol and he himself claimed not to have the look of a rock star but the guy has found his calling. After “American Idol” he moved to Nashville in 2007 and look at him now. I am sure this is not the last we will hear from him.  What is so ironic though about this story and his writing abilities is that he was brought up a strict fundamentalist Baptist and was not even allowed to listen to pop or rock music. He has not ventured that far from his roots though and has a Christian music album out called “Run to You” which has been successful and in the top 10 on the Christian music charts. He hopes to release his second album soon. He says “we’re trying to make a record that transcends the genre of Christian music and can stand up to U2 or Coldplay or something like that I think it could blow a lot of people away.” And in other Idol news…Condoleezza Rice is a huge Randy Jackson fan and when she was recently in Los Angeles to appear on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” she had a meeting with Randy Jackson where they hung out and talked for 90 minutes. No love connection however since Randy has been married since 1995. She is totally into music and Randy, and has always wanted to meet him and she got her chance and had a lovely time.

The controversy has not died down yet on the whole Miss California, gay marriage and Perez Hilton question from Sunday night.  This morning on the “Today Show” Miss USA shared what she would have said and you know she was prepared for the question. Kristen Dalton from North Carolina would have said if asked the same question that, “the beautiful thing about America is that we have the right to choose, we have the right to choose what partner we want to love, commit and spend the rest of our lives with. I think all couples should be able to recognize legally, and they should be able to enter into a union. Whether or not that should be defined as marriage…I’ll leave that up to the politicians.” Ok, that was a good answer. She also goes on to say that her and Miss California, Carrie Prejean have become good friends and “I respect her opinion.” Leave it to Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus to get in on the action. Both girls have twittered that they both support gay marriage. Britney says “Love is love” and “People should be able to do whatever makes them happy.” Miley says “Jesus loves you AND your partner and wants you to know how much He cares! Like I said, everyone deserves to be happy.” Thanks girls for sharing your thoughts.

On a lighter note…magic man David Blaine got engaged on April 4th to his French model girlfriend, Alizee Guinochet. He is 36 and she is a young one at 23 years old. On the baby front… Jill Scott welcomed a baby boy, Jett Hamilton on Monday. She is in the new show on HBO, “The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency”. Good show great books.         

Weekend Tidbits

It was a big week in New York for U2 ,who was there to promote their new album, “No Line on the Horizon”.  They performed and did an interview on “Good Morning America” where they were performing live from Fordham University. The students were in frenzy and all morning classes were canceled. I guess with the right motivation you can get 4000 students up and out of bed in the early morning hours.  The band was honored this week with a street temporarily named after them by Mayor Bloomberg.  53rd street in Manhattan will be called U2 Way for a week. The band then headed over to “The Late Show with David Letterman”, where they spent an entire week. The group performed songs from their new album, did an interview and even helped Dave with his Top 10 List.  IT was a load of fun to watch them all week.  The group kicks off their world tour in Barcelona on June 30 and will head back in the U.S.  for a concert in Chicago at Soldiers Field in September.

 In other news, People Magazine is reporting that they know who is going to be taking Nancy O’Dell’s spot on DWTS and it is a doozie. Although ABC has made no comment, People are saying, Melissa Rycroft the jilted fiancée from this seasons Bachelor, is the one. We will just have to wait and see. She has had only days to rehearse, but she will be at the season premiere on Monday night.

Let’s talk about Nadya Suleman for a moment. The Octuplet Mom has lost another spokesperson. Victor Munoz has decided to no longer represent Nadya Suleman and it doesn’t even have anything to do with death threats, which was the reason her first publicist, JoAnne Killeen decided to leave. Munoz says, “I wish her luck she is going to need it.” He also says that, “It’s pretty much a free for all over there right now. They are freaking out. Not to sound arrogant but those people depended on me for everything. You have no idea what I’ve had to do for these people. Nadya got real greedy. This woman is nuts.” Wow, sounds like a pretty intense experience. No wonder she is nuts, who wouldn’t be with 14 children, 8 preemies and about to have no home. Yikes!
And lastly, some break up news. Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman just could not make it work. After trying to make another go of it after splitting up last July and getting back together in the fall, it just isn’t happening for the couple. Too bad they were awfully cute and funny together.