GARGANTUA Ash Grunwald (Shock) While the Living Dead’s Scott Owen and Andy Strachan might provide the “bang and clang” as the hired guns for Australian guitar maestro Ash Grunwald’s latest project, he’s the one everyone in Australia has been making a noise about for well over a decade. And while Grunwald, who has done stints as a radio DJ, is a capable enough vocalist, what he lacks in the wizened old voices of blues greats, he makes up for with a steaming repertoire of guitar licks
Celebrity chef Paula Deen, who lost book deals, contracts and her television cooking show on The Food Network after she admitted using a racial slur, is set to be a comic book star of female empowerment, a publisher said. Bluewater Productions, which publishes a series of female celebrity-driven comic books, said the biography comic book called Female Force: Paula Deen will be released in October and include Deen’s fall from grace.
“Not bad for a lad from Liverpool who arrived with five bob in his pocket.” As strip-club impresario Paul Raymond in Michael Winterbottom’s film The Look of Love, Steve Coogan says this line more than once.
He really is more than a businessman. Jay-Z’s partnership with Samsung for his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, is another sign of how musicians are finding new ways to push, sell and promote their music, and how the multiplatinum performer – who famously rapped “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man” – continues to leverage his enduring popularity into a successful brand.
Seth MacFarlane is too busy to host the Oscars in 2014. The multitalented comedian says on Twitter that he “tried to make it work schedule-wise, but I need sleep.” MacFarlane said in his tweet Monday that Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are among the best in the business
As a tattooed wild child wearing her husband’s blood in a locket and luring Brad Pitt away from Hollywood rival Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie was dream fodder for the tabloid press. But her transformation into a humanitarian campaigner and now poster girl for the fight against breast cancer with her revelation that, faced with a high cancer risk, she had undergone a double mastectomy has elevated her to heroine status in the media.
It could possibly be the biggest event to ever hit Wee Waa and as the countdown continues until Daft Punk’s world album launch on Friday, the tiny town of 2000 is preparing to party. The NSW town has chosen to mark the Random Access Memories album launch with a series of YouTube videos to welcome the 4000-plus Daft Punk fans from around the country.
Veteran American Idol judge Randy Jackson said he was leaving the Fox TV singing contest to focus on his other business ventures.
Warren Maxwell is giving something back to his roots. For the past weeks the frontman for Trinity Roots and Little Bushman has been pouring concrete, knocking down walls and helping to convert two adjoining Masterton warehouses into the town’s only dedicated live music venue
Stephen Baldwin, the youngest of four brothers in show business, said Friday he’s looking forward to ”clearing the wreckage of my past.”