While the night left a sour taste with Franklin, she isn't blaming Johnny Rockets -- only that location. “I like Johnny Rockets and I’ll go on liking Johnny Rockets, but not that one.”
If you're looking for somewhere special to vacation this summer, Billy Joel has just the place for you. He has yet to sell the oceanfront home he owns in the ritzy Hamptons enclave on Long Island, New York, and it's been sitting empty since he and third wife Katie Lee split up in 2009.
It's now available as a summer rental. Someone with $250,000 to spare can have it for a month-long escape in August. It was also offered for the entire summer -- from Memorial Day to Labor Day -- for $450,000.
Joel bought the house from actor Roy Scheider in 2007 for $19 million. It was completely renovated in 2009 by designer Nate Berkus and has four bedrooms, six bathrooms, four fireplaces and various decks and porches with water views. The rental agent isHamptonsRealEstate.com.
After it was announced that Joel will receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress, House Speaker John Boehner took some of Joel's songs and worked them into a press release regarding the nation's jobs situation. With the title 14 of Our Recent Greatest Hits on Jobs, Boehner wrote:
"No, 'We Didn’t Start the Fire' of uncertainty that has small businesses in Southwest Ohio and nationwide struggling under ObamaCare," and "Yet the president just has to be a 'Big Shot,' bragging about his policies when Americans are having a tough time."
"On top of all this, the president’s 'Shameless' push for 'economic patriotism' would just make things worse, with even more jobs 'Movin' Out' of the country." And "So 'Say Goodbye to Hollywood,' Mr. President, and work with us to help grow the middle class and expand opportunity for everyone, from the 'Piano Man' to the 'Uptown Girl.'"
BON JOVI: Another Honor
Jon is being recognized for his support of organizations that work to end homelessness and hunger. The award, which comes with a $25,000 check, will be presented on November 18th at Philly's Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
BRITNEY SPEARS: Zap Away the Fat?
Most people try to lose weight through diet and exercise, but according to a new report, Britney Spears is going the high-tech route -- by using lasers to melt off the extra pounds.
Britain's Daily Mail says that Brit was spotted at an L.A. dermatologist's office earlier this week, where she was perusing pamphlets about a procedure that supposedly zaps fat cells and destroys them, leading to weight loss.
In an interview with Shape magazine earlier this year, she admitted that old-fashioned weight loss methods are draining, saying, "I'm doing 90 minutes of yoga twice a week in addition to lots of cardio -- hour-long sessions three times a week with my trainer, Tony Martinez. I like it, then again, I hate it. I'm in my 30s now, so I have to work harder to keep it up."
KEITH URBAN: Fans Hospitalized at Show
Looks like Saturday’s Keith Urban concert got a little too wild in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Billboard reports that emergency crews from six neighboring towns were called to the Xfinity Center, which is located 30 miles south of Boston, following numerous reports of alcohol-related illness.
Fire officials declared a mass casualty incident at the venue, which indicates a large number of people with potential illnesses or injuries. According to fire and police reports cited on WCVB.com, 46 people required medical treatment and 22 were transported to a local hospital. In addition to an unspecified number of arrests for intoxication, more than 50 people were taken into protective custody.
REPORT: Inside the Crumbling Marriage of Jay Z and Beyoncé
The Solange elevator video is just the tip of the iceberg of the marital issues for music's number-one couple.
Her sister accused Hova of sleeping around with Rihanna! An unnamed friend admits (quote) “It’s not out of the realm of possibility.”
Beyonce and Jay act very happy in public. They should be: On the Run could pass 100 million dollars in revenue. It makes business sense for them to maintain the partnership. The tour has another 10 days to go.
However, behind closed doors, people are saying it’s very tense. The only time they spend together is when they’re on stage.
A source is certain that they’re headed for a split (quote) “Knowing them as I do, obviously there’s a little something to certain rumors.”
They’re notoriously private. Her sisters must pass through security before visiting. And friends have difficulty reaching them (quote) “Beyoncé and Jay Z both change their cellphone numbers every two weeks.” Source: New York Post