Oh Rihanna…please try harder.
Scheduled to make an appearance in Chicago’s Barrington High School, the singer made 2000 kids wait for more than three hours for her to appear.
And when she did arrive, she only stayed for 12 minutes. Blaming the traffic for her tardiness, Rih tweeted, “This Chicago traffic is not working,” along with a picture of cars in front of her.
The singer was to congratulate the winners of the Shine Like a Diamond contest, in which schools and students submitted videos and were recognized for giving back to their communities, their creativity and school spirit.
But despite Rihanna’s short stay, she DID send a series of tweets honouring the school.
This is a nice gesture, but being late is never cute. At least she made an appearance instead of bailing on the kids.
By Gabriella Zicarelli
From the flashy costumes to catchy song and dance numbers, everyone loves a great Broadway play, so it only makes sense that many theatre hits eventually make their way from stage to film. Here are ten Broadway plays that made the leap to the big screen.
Proving to be just as good as the play, in 2002, Rob Marshall brilliantly brought Bob Fosse’s Chicago to movie theaters. Set in the 1920s, Roxy Hart (Renee Zellweger) and Velma Kelly (Catherine-Zeta Jones) are both facing murder charges after killing the men in their lives. When they both enlist the help of the best attorney in Chicago, Billy Flynn (played by Richard Gere), they find themselves in a battle not only with death row but with each other over fame, that is until the decide to join forces to become on stage partners.
I love how the story focuses on, let’s say, female hutzpah and teaches men to never piss off a b*tch
The NHL lockout left many a fan with a lot of spare time this winter. While most of them filled this gaping hole in their lives with a new sport or reality show marathons, one Chicago family decided to build their own outdoor skating rink and document the process for the world to see.
15,000 gallons of water, 28,000 photos and one catchy techno track later and this is the result. Let’s hope whoever played photographer got a raise in their allowance!
The day: March 14,1992. Somewhere in the suburbs of Chicago, Shaun Sperling had his Bar Mitzvah and became a man. To mark the occasion, Shaun decided to have a Madonna theme for his celebration. So naturally, he performed a dance to her classic “Vogue” to get the party started.
I’m pretty sure if I went to Chicago’s infamous hostile hot dog stand Weiner’s Circle, I’d leave with a charred hot dog and a side low self esteem — possibly no dignity and a few tears rolling down my cheeks too. Well, that’s exactly what happened to 30 Rock’s Jack McBrayer (a.k.a Kenneth). B*tch told the doe-eyed actor he’s too sweaty, slow and probably a meth addict.
That’s not okay.
So he swore revenge and sought help from his friend Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog. The cigar-smoking dog RIPS the woman apart on Conan O’Brien and basically avenges all the customers who have been called names at the hot dog stand.
Finally, the bullies all bond over their mutual love of name-calling and work together to serve vulnerable customers. So it’s a happy ending for everyone.
American Pie actor Jason Biggs stripped off his clothes in the middle of a Chicago news station this morning and ran around completely naked to mock Jason Russell’s meltdown video.
In the re-creation, which was caught on the station’s security cameras, Biggs peeled off his shorts and writhed on the floor. When fellow actor Seann William Scott approached him Biggs stripped off the rest of his clothes and ran down the hall naked.
Biggs’ performance was a reaction to the Kony 2012 video director Jason Russell’s naked meltdown. He quickly became an Internet sensation and had a breakdown. He was caught on camera having a public naked meltdown and was detained by San Diego police for reportedly masturbating.
Of course, Biggs’ stunt was all for publicity since he and Scott were about to be interviewed about their upcoming movie American Reunion.
However, some people think the video comes off as distasteful. While he should be commended for going to such extremes for a laugh, Russell is currently in the hospital suffering from “reactive psychosis.” Is it too soon?
The original video:
Perez Hilton reports that the decision came from the Sheen camp after Charlie was booed off the stage at the Michigan show by angry fans who are now trying to get their money back. Security at the Chicago Theatre have been told to strictly enforce all security and crowd control policies in effect for Charlie’s safety.
One Sheen fan in Detroit claims that the Violent Torpedo of Truth show was “the worst thing I’ve ever witnessed,” while hoards more are fighting for a refund.
Well come on, were you expecting Mona Lisa Smile?
Scalp your Sheen tickets while you still can!
Charlie Sheen’s upcoming mini-tour to Chicago and Detroit has sold out in under 18 minutes, says TMZ.
The show, called “My Violent Torpedo of Truth,” set a Ticketmaster record this weekend as tickets were snapped up like hotter-than-hotcakes. Sheen’s camp is looking into adding more dates to the tour, as well as some additional stops in new cities.
Sheen’s website also claims that $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Red Cross to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
$1?! That’s a little skimpy considering some tickets are going for nearly 100 times that price!
This can’t be doing anything good for Sheen’s delusional huge ego… In fact, we’re sick of him already.
If Charlie Sheen comes to your city, will you be going to see him?
Former Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson has been added to a star-studded cast celebrating the 10th anniversary of the hit musical, “Chicago.”
Richardson, who announced his departure from the band earlier this year, made his Broadway debut in 2003 as fast-talking lawyer Billy Flynn.
Richardson will be among a host of celebrities who will take part in the 10th anniversary gala performance on Nov. 14 at New York’s Ambassador Theatre. The musical’s original cast, along with Hollywood stars including Melanie Griffith, Brooke Shields, and Wayne Gregory will be directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie in the special one-night-only event.
Tickets for the “Chicago 10!” gala, which will benefit charitable organization Safe Horizon, range from $500-$5,000.
Robin Givens is going to broadway.
The ex-wife of boxer Mike Tyson will debut as the new Roxie Hart in “Chicago.”
Givens, who appeared in the 1980s television comedy, “Head of the Class,” will join the play on Jan. 16, according to the Associated Press.
Her other television credits are lengthy, including five sitcoms. She’s also starred in the films, “Head of State,” “Boomerang,” “Everything’s Jake,” and ” A Good Place to Die.”
In November, the musical will celebrate its tenth year on broadway.