When it came to the two-bedroom penthouse at 65 North Moore Street, pop princess Katy Perry was hot and cold. While Ms. Perry rushed to scoop up the “romantic duplex” right before her marriage to Russell Brand in 2010, she was more than willing to let it go by this winter, even taking a small loss on the property.
Two years after paying $2.68 million for the airy downtown duplex, Ms. Perry seemed ready for a fresh start following her split with the raunchy British comic. She put the condo on the market in February, listing it for $2.75 million with Prudential Douglas Elliman broker John Prince. City records show that Ms. Perry has now sold the condo for $2.62 million.
As rock musicals go, Rock of Ages can’t go fast enough. This sloppy freak show is two minutes shy of two solid hours of screaming swill, without a shred of freshness, insight, cleverness or coherence to be detected within a two-mile radius. It’s based on a noisy Broadway jukebox joke that was never much to write home about in the first place, but it still had a soupçon of humor and banal charm, both of which are bewilderingly missing on the screen. The fact that the show is still running testifies to the confounding disregard for taste and intelligence rampant among today’s mass-market audiences. I haven’t seen a movie this bad since Battlefield Earth and Howard the Duck.
recapping the upfronts
“It’s the network that’s the only fit for Charlie,” said Michael Brochstein, Senior Vice President of Ad Sales at FX, to a group of journalists at Lucky Strike Lanes. He was referring to the once-troubled sitcom star Charlie Sheen, who’s coming to FX in a comedy, Anger Management, that will run for 100 episodes Read More
2011 was full of a terrible celebrity solipsism played out on a giant stage. Sure, some of it was entertaining– Alec Baldwin‘s Words with Friends incident, for instance, or the national train wreck of Charlie Sheen (first half of the meltdown only)–but for the most part, our enabling of famous people to act like literally the worst people in the world resulted in only tears, annoyance, and the Kardashian wedding.
With the usual fanfare and absurdity, the 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards were held yesterday evening in Los Angeles. In case you missed it, Katy Perry won best video of the year for “Firework;” Lady Gaga earned the nod for best female music video for “Born this Way;” Tyler the Creator of Odd Future Read More
It would seem Chris Brown has redeemed himself — at least in the eyes of NBC. The “Yeah 3x” singer is to appear on Saturday Night Live on February 12, on an episode hosted by Russell Brand. The decision seems a strange one because of the show’s relationship with Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriend, Rihanna. In 2009, Read More
Apparently, originality took the week off. Just a couple of days after Universal Studios announced they’d be reimagining Clue with Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski at the controls—”reimagining” being the politically correct way to say “remaking”—comes word that both Total Recall and The Neverending Story will get extreme makeovers of Read More
Not that we needed any further proof that Hollywood was out of ideas, but today The Hollywood Reporter brings us word that plans have been set in motion for new versions of Arthur and Romancing the Stone. The two films join The Karate Kid and Darren Aronofsky’s Robocop reboot in the Read More
The Associated Press is reporting that Britney Spears will not be at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, despite the fact that she’s been appearing in ads for the event alongside host Russell Brand.
According to Larry Rudolph, whom AP described as Spears’ "manager at Jive Records," "She’s in the middle of recording Read More
Russell Brand, the British comedian most recently seen playing a sexy rock star in the Judd Apatow-produced comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, has inked a $3 million dollar book deal with HarperCollins Worldwide, according to a source involved in the negotiations. That jaw-dropping sum got the house world English rights, which means they’ll be able to Read More