It's been over 50 years since singing legend Barbra Streisand has made an appearance on an American talk show. So it makes perfect sense that Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show turned the entire show over to her on Monday night.
Barbra was promoting her new album, "Partners," which was released commercially yesterday. It features Babs singing with other legends like Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Michael Buble, and thanks to some major studio magic, Elvis Presley.
None of them were available to sing with her on The Tonight Show, so Jimmy stepped in...
His Elvis needs a little work, his Blake Shelton sort of worked, and his Buble was passable, especially at the end.
But Babs was spectacular. Here's hoping she doesn't wait another 50 years to return.
Sometimes, it's not really clear what Elisabeth Hasselbeck is thinking...
In a tweet yesterday, she managed to wrap three scandals together: the one involivng Ray Rice and the NFL; the one involving the assualt on the US Embassy in Benghazi; and the one involving the IRS's alleged targeting of conservative groups.
Beyonce and Jay Z have wrapped up their On The Run Tour, so now they're releasing a series of three short films titled "Bang Bang." The first one came out yesterday.
If you saw the tour in person, you've already seen the three films strung together. If not (like most of us!), the three shorts are meant to pique our interest ahead of HBO's release of the On The Run concert film on September 20.
If nothing else, these two are brilliant marketers.
As for the short... Well, there's no dialogue. It's shot in black-and-white. Somebody shoots a mailbox, Jay Z puts his cigar out in a diner patron's hamburger. And Beyonce sort of looks like Faye Dunaway in a couple of shots. Oh, and the background music sounds like a Clint Eastwood spaghetti western.
Don't expect any Oscars for this one. But it will do the trick - keeping people talking about BeyZee.
Season 18 of The View started up yesterday - did you catch it?
Whoopi Goldberg returns. Rosie O'Donnell is back - despite quitting the show seven years ago and vowing never to return. Actress Rosie Perez joined the team. And the fourth member, also new to the show, is conservative political commentator Nicolle Wallace.
You'll remember at the end of season 17, hosts Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy were unceremoniously wheeled out the door. And the show's creator, Barbara Walters, retired over the summer.
The first show, from all reports, had all the elements of a shaky shakedown cruise. Let's see if the boat will stay afloat...
Robin Thicke's in the middle of a lawsuit with the family of Marvin Gaye about the music that went into his big hit, "Blurred Lines."
You'll recall that despite its hit status, the song stirred up a lot of controversy, ending up with Robin being labeled a mysogynist - and that's a generous characterization.
It didn't help any that Miley Cyrus joined him on-stage at the Grammys to twerk along in her mostly-naked style as Robin sang the tune dressed as Beetlejuice.
Anyway, the lawsuit claims that Robin and the song's producer, Pharrell Williams, were heavily influenced by and may have borrowed some of Gaye's music. The Gaye family says that Robin gave interview after interview saying how much Gaye inspired him and the creative process that went into the song.
Now, in a deposition from April that's just been made public, Robin's singing a different song. From the transcript:
"I was high on vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio. So my recollection is when we made the song, I thought I wanted — I — I wanted to be more involved than I actually was by the time, nine months later, it became a huge hit and I wanted credit. So I started kind of convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was and I — because I didn't want him — I wanted some credit for this big hit."
He also says in the year following the song becoming a hit, he never gave one sober interview.
Which helps explain the Beetlejuice fashion choice too...