The new Robbie Robertson album ‘How To Become A Clairvoyant’ features an all-star cast including Nine Inch Nail’s Trent Reznor and Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello.
Robinson also conscripted Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood and Robert Randolph for his first album since 1998.
The new album has also sent Robbie on a media tour with his first television appearances in over 10 years. He will perform on the ‘Late Show With David Letterman’ on April 5 and The View on April 6.
Canada is equally excited about the new Robbie Robertson activity. In June, the Canada Post will release a Robbie Robertson stamp.
Robbie Robertson was the founder of the legendary The Band. As a songwriter, he wrote ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’, ‘The Weight’, ‘Up On Cripple Creek’ and ‘Broken Arrow’.
‘How To Become A Clairvoyant’ will be released on April 5.
Lindsay Lohan wants her father to stop talking about her. The “Mean Girls” actress has always been vocal about her strained relationship with Michael Lohan, but this is the first time that she officially condemns him for his interfering actions since leaving rehab this year. When the father and daughter shortly reunited while she was checked into the Betty Ford Clinic late last year, the public thought that they have reunited for good. But apparently, Michael’s love for publicity is too much for the recovering addict. Just last month, Michael booked her on “Late Show with David Letterman” without her management’s consent. He claimed that Lindsay approved the idea, but her team canceled it the minute they found out. And now, Michael will be entering the reality show “Celebrity Rehab,” which pissed off Lindsay because she knows he will just be talking about her. Lindsay told our source in a statement, “I am sorry that my father has continually chosen to speak publicly about our relationship, my mother, my siblings, and my professional team.” “I am working through my recovery day-by-day and find his public media bouts unnecessary and damaging.” During her latest rehab stint, Michael’s name was frequently brought up. A source close to the actress says that she blames a lot of her problems and issues on Michael. The source said, “His name came up constantly. Lindsay has a lot of unresolved feelings and anger towards Michael.”
Tony Romo Engaged to Candice Crawford. Candice Crawford received a very special gift from Tony Romo for her 24th birthday this year: a ring and a marriage proposal. Crawford, pageant queen and KDAF-TV anchor, was celebrating the milestone with Romo, 30, and her family at Five Sixty restaurant in Dallas on Thursday when he popped the question, reports the Dallas Morning News. Local station KDAF-TV’s Web site has a photo of the ring. The Dallas Cowboys quarterback – who broke up with Jessica Simpson in July 2009, just before he started dating Crawford – isn’t the first of Simpson’s exes to announce an engagement recently. Nick Lachey, her husband of three years, proposed to longtime girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo in November – just about a week before Simpson announced an engagement of her own to NFL player Eric Johnson. Earlier this year, Simpson said she has no hard feelings for Romo during an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, admitting she still cheers him on from the sidelines. “Tony is great – still a friend of mine,” she said. “I still look at his cute butt in the outfit – uniform.”
Lady Gaga moving to Martha’s Vineyard. Lady Gaga is planning to buy a home in Martha’s Vineyard. The ‘Alejandro’ singer has taken an interest in a property on the exclusive island off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, America, and is rumoured to be in the process of completing the purchase, according to WWD. The singer ‘ real name Stefani Germanotta ‘ was born in New York City but is reportedly looking for somewhere peaceful to return to when her epic ‘Monster Ball Tour’, which began in November 2009, ends in 2011. Gaga is currently renting a $5 million mansion in the affluent Bel Air neighbourhood of Los Angeles for $25,000 a month. The multi-bedroom property comes with one acre of grounds, a huge swimming pool and boasts stunning views across Hollywood and the Pacific Ocean. If the eccentric singer does splash out on a home in Martha’s Vineyard she can count various members of the Kennedy political dynasty, talk show host David Letterman and actor Larry David among her neighbours.
Th 5/27: Robert Downey Jr., OK Go (R 4/28/10) on the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, CBS. Click here for more info
Tu 5/25: Sarah Jessica Parker, the Black Keys on the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, CBS. Sarah Jessica Parker, A child performer who went on to become an adult actor in one of the more radical transformations in the history of the American entertainment industry, Sarah Jessica Parker has captained both a career and a public image that could be accurately classified under the heading Revenge of the Nerd. As a pubescent actor most famous for her roles in the acclaimed high school-set TV series Square_Pegs and in the big screen’s Footloose and Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Parker played the skinny girl with frizzy hair who was either the sidekick or underdog; when she wasn’t cleaning up after Lori Singer in Footloose, she was battling snotty rich girls for the right to dance on local television in Girls Just Want to Have Fun. However, thanks to perseverance, talent, a fabulous stylist, and an HBO series called Sex and the City, Parker had emerged, by the end of the 1990s, as one of the most glamorous and employable actors around, known as much for the designer frocks she wore to awards ceremonies as for her work on the screen. Born in Nelsonville, OH, on March 25, 1965, as the fourth of eight siblings, Parker grew up in relative poverty following the divorce of her mother, an elementary school teacher, and her father, an aspiring writer. Raised by her mother and often out-of-work stepfather, she trained as a dancer and singer, bringing home paychecks from a young age. As a fledgling actor, Parker landed her first TV show at the age of eight; in 1976, after winning her first Broadway role in +The Innocents, her family moved to New Jersey to encourage her career. Parker worked on the stage for the next few years, touring — with four of her siblings — in the national company of +The Sound of Music and getting her first major break when she was chosen to take over the title role of +Annie on Broadway, from 1979 to 1980. Continuing her training at the American Ballet Theater and the New York Professional Children’s School, Parker made her film debut in the 1979 Rich Kids, which co-starred John Lithgow, Trini Alvarado, and Olympia Dukakis. In 1982, she won her first starring role in the aforementioned Square_Pegs, and then received additional attention thanks to her role as Lori Singer’s best friend and Chris Penn’s girlfriend in the 1984 hit Footloose. The following year, Parker kept on dancing — this time alongside a very young Helen Hunt — in the similarly winning Girls Just Want to Have Fun. The actor’s success in both films paved the way for steady work through the rest of the decade; in addition to her work on the big screen, Parker also starred in a number of TV shows, including the 1986 miniseries A Year in the Life and the drama series Equal Justice. The early ’90s saw Parker segue into more adult roles, playing the Southern Californian creation SanDeE* alongside Steve Martin in L.A. Story (1991), then earning both critical and cult credibility as Nicholas Cage’s fiancée in Honeymoon in Vegas (1992) and as the wife of consummate schlockmeister Ed Wood in Tim Burton’s celebrated 1994 film about Wood’s life and times. Offscreen, as well, she was garnering notice for her attachment to actor Matthew Broderick; Parker — who had been in high-profile relationships with Robert Downey Jr. and John F. Kennedy Jr. — married Broderick in 1997. Following a turn as Mia Farrow’s daughter in the widely panned Miami Rhapsody (1995), supporting work in The First Wives Club and Burton’s Mars Attacks! (both 1996), and a number of New York productions (including +Sylvia, for which she earned a Drama Desk Award nomination), Parker landed the starring role of New York sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw on the new HBO series Sex and the City. Touted by some observers as the luckiest break in the actor’s career to date, the show, which focused on the sex lives of four close friends (played by Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis) became a huge hit among both critics and viewers, ensuring Parker — who won the Golden Globe for her work in 2000, 2001and 2002 — both steady employment and an unimpeachably chic image that was eons removed from the bony elbows and frizzy bangs of her days as a square peg.
Mo 5/24: Jake Gyllenhaal, “American Idol” castoff Casey James on the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, CBS Actor. Born Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal on December 19, 1980, in Los Angeles, California. The son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal, Jake and his sister, Maggie, have been acting since childhood. He graduated from Los Angeles’ Harvard-Westlake High School and studied for a year at Columbia University in New York before dropping out to pursue acting. On making the bridge from child to adult actor, Gyllenhaal purposefully passed over teen fare for such films as 1999′s October Sky and Drew Barrymore’s Donnie Darko, for which he earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination. The roles that followed echoed in complexity: Jennifer Aniston’s troubled love interest in 2002′s The Good Girl, 2002′s Lovely & Amazing and 2005′s Brokeback Mountain, a love story of two cowboys caught in a homosexual liaison that earned him a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination in addition to winning him the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. In spring 2002, Gyllenhaal starred on the London stage in Kenneth Lonergan’s revival of This Is Our Youth. The actor received an Evening Standard Theater Award for his portrayal. Gyllenhaal dated actress Kirsten Dunst from 2002 to 2004. He’s been linked to Reese Witherspoon since 2007. Tonight Jake Gyllenhaal on the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, CBS
Fr 5/21: Ashton Kutcher, Larry Miller, Michael Ammar, Brooks & Dunn with Reba McEntire on the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, CBS . Ashton Kutcher: Having acquired legions of loyal female followers with his portrayal of the ever-horny and dimwitted Kelso in the popular television comedy series That 70s Show, it may come as a surprise that male model-turned-actor Ashton Kutcher ironically majored in biochemical engineering at the University of Iowa before his “discovery” in an Iowa bar and subsequent stint on the catwalk for such fashion industry luminaries as Versace and Calvin Klein. Born in Cedar Rapids, IA, along with a fraternal twin named Michael, Kutcher was bitten by the acting bug in high school. Balancing his love for the stage with his talent for wrestling before gravitating toward the former in such high school productions as +Annie, Kutcher worked numerous odd jobs during his tenure at the University of Iowa before winning the Fresh Faces of Iowa contest in 1997 and heading for New York. Competing in that same year’s International Model and Talent Agency competition before being signed to the next agency, Kutcher relocated to Los Angeles the following year and soon landed his breakthrough role on That 70s Show. Though he had small roles in Down to You and Reindeer Games (both 2000), Kutcher’s first major big-screen role was in Dude, Where’s My Car? (also 2000), in which he teamed his airheaded goofiness with that of American Pie’s Sean William Scott. Breaking out of the mold with a more serious turn alongside James Van Der Beek in 2001′s Texas Rangers, a return to comedy wasn’t far behind with a role in My Boss’s Daughter scheduled for release later that same year. Though My Boss’s Daughter would ultimately be pushed back to a late February 2003 release date, Kutcher and actress Brittany Murphy (8 Mile) scored a modest hit when Just Married was released into theaters in early January of the same year. Despite receiving only a lukewarm reception from critics, positive audience turnout ensured that Just Married would nevertheless hold on to a position in the box office top-ten for nearly a month after its release. Though My Boss’s Daughter failed to stir up much at the box-office, the one-two punch of his immensely popular MTV prank show Punk’d and a high-profile romance with Demi Moore shot Kutcher’s celebrity stock through the roof in 2003. He subsequently closed out the year with a self-depricating role in the holiday hit Cheaper by the Dozen. 2004 saw Kutcher trying his hand at drama once again with the supernatural thriller The Butterfly Effect. Though the reviews were mixed, the film had its share of fans among critics and went on to makeup its budget more than three-times over. Kutcher continued finding success on the small-screen by producing the series Beauty and the Geek. In 2005 he teamed with Bernie Mac for the racial comedy Guess Who, but audiences and critics ignored his romantic comedy A Lot Like Love with Amada Peet. 2006 found Kutcher trying his hand at more action oriented fare teaming up with Kevin Costner for The Guardian, and lending his voice to the animated film Open Season along with Martin Lawrence.
Th 5/20: Katherine Heigl, Steve Cohen, Band of Horses on the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, CBS Katherine Heigl, with a beauty harkening back to old Hollywood, Katherine Heigl – a onetime Sears catalog child model who later paid her dues as a decidedly less-than-glamorous slasher film victim – finally earned widespread acclaim for her role as Dr. Izzie Stevens on the award-winning medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC, 2005- ). A frequent sight on “Most Beautiful People” lists, the statuesque actress proved to be versatile and talented in much the same manner as her “Grey’s” character – also a former model who had a long road to acceptance as a medical professional. In 2007, Heigl – who had previously dabbled in such little-seen comedies as “Romy and Michele: In the Beginning” (ABC Family, 2003) and the Farrelly Brothers feature, “The Ringer” (2005) – was poised to take the film world by surprise with her starring role in Judd Apatow’s critically-hailed and much-anticipated follow-up to “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” (2005) – “Knocked Up” (2007).
Heigl was born on Nov. 24, 1978, the youngest of five children to Paul and Nancy Heigl. The Mormon family moved several times while Katherine was young, so she lived in Washington D.C., Colorado, and Virginia before the family settled in New Canaan, CT for the remainder of Heigl’s childhood. When she was nine years old, an aunt visiting from New York City took a series of portraits of the all-American blonde with the big smile, submitting them to modeling agencies. Heigl was promptly signed by the prestigious Wilhelmina agency and began catalog modeling and eventually TV commercial acting. In 1991, she was cast in the coming-of-age feature film, “That Night,” alongside Juliette Lewis and C. Thomas Howell, but the picture was not released until 1993. She followed up her acting debut with a pair of higher profile big screen roles in Steven Soderberg’s Depression-era drama “King of the Hill” (1993) and the romantic comedy, “My Father the Hero,” playing the rebellious teenage daughter of Gerard Depardieu (1994).
By now, Heigl’s modeling career had ramped up to include regular appearances in Seventeen and other teen and beauty magazines, while she tried to maintain a regular life at New Canaan High School and build her acting resume in the meantime. She next expanded into action films with small roles in Steven Seagal’s “Under Siege 2” (1995) and the made-for-TV gravy train with Disney’s “Wish Upon a Star” (1996). Following the break-up of her parents and her graduation from high school, Heigl and her mother relocated to Malibu in 1997, at which time Nancy Heigl became her manager. The mother-daughter duo made an auspicious start on the West Coast, with the teenager landing a role in a European production of “Prince Valiant” (1997), a made-for- TV adaptation of “The Tempest,” opposite Peter Fonda (1998), and a pair of bill-paying horror films – “Bride of Chucky” (1998) and “Bug Buster” (1998).
The following year, Heigl was thrust into the bright spotlight when she landed a starring role on “Roswell” (WB, 1999-2002), playing one of a group of high school students in Roswell, NM, who live secretive double lives as alien offspring. The slick, moody, sci-fi drama with the teen angst edge fared well at a time when programming grids were crowded with high school dramas. Over three seasons, Heigl’s character Isabel gained a more and more prominent part of the show’s ever-complicated storyline. During the run of the show, the over-18 actress also became a mainstay in magazines like FHM and Maxim, often appearing on “Sexiest” and “Most Beautiful” lists. When “Roswell” was cancelled in the spring of 2002, Heigl stayed busy with unremarkable TV movies, horror films, and an MTV remake of “Wuthering Heights” (2003). In the 2005 romp “Romy & Michele: The Beginning” – a prequel to the film “Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion” (1997) – Heigl reprised the role played by Mira Sorvino in the film.
In 2005, Heigl had established the chops and the personal background to perfectly fill the role of underwear model-turned-medical intern Isobel Stevens for a mid-season replacement medical drama called “Grey’s Anatomy.” It was her third role as an Isabel, and it did prove to be a charm, with the ensemble show developing into a critic’s pick and audience favorite. Heigl even received her first Golden Globe nomination, following her heartbreaking storyline of falling in love with her patient, Denny Duquette (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), who dies of heart failure after asking Izzie to marry him. The public’s respect for Heigl grew when, after a highly publicized cast argument, where costar Isaiah Washington used derogatory language against gay cast member T.R. Knight, Heigl appeared on camera in interviews to publicly express disgust with Washington and support Knight, who she said was her best friend.
The year “Grey’s” premiered, Heigl had appeared in her first big screen comedy, the low-brow Farrelly Brothers flick, “The Ringer.” The film was not a huge success, but Heigl’s handling of the material obviously made an impression on writer-director Judd Apatow, who cast Heigl in the lead in his one-night-stand-whoops story “Knocked Up” (2007). The film was slated for a June 2007 release, with early reviews touting it as one of the year’s best comedies. The film was also sure to instigate a whole new flurry of “Sexiest” and “Most Beautiful lists,” however, sadly for her male fans, Katherine had become engaged to singer-songwriter Josh Kelley in June of 2006. Also in her off-screen life, Heigl was an outspoken supporter of organ donation, involved with the charities Donate Life America and the James Redford Institute of Transplant awareness. She was also, not surprisingly, a supporter of GLAAD (Gays and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). Meanwhile, Heigl won her first-ever Emmy award after getting the nod for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Izzie Stevens.
Also Credited As: Katherine M. Heigl, Katherine Marie HeiglBorn: Katherine Marie Heigl on November 24, 1978 in Washington, DC, USAJob Titles: Actor, ModelFamily
Brother: Holt Heigl. Older
Brother: Jason Heigl. Older; died in 1986 of brain injuries suffered in a car accident, after being thrown from the back of a pickup truck
Brother: John Heigl. Older
Daughter: Naleigh Kelley. Adopted a special needs baby from Korea with husband Josh Kelley; born November 2008 and was adopted in September 2009
Father: Paul Heigl. Born c. 1941; divorced from Heigl s mother in 1996
Mother: Nancy Heigl. Born c. 1953; divorced from Heigl s father in 1996; manages daughter s career
Sister: Meg Heigl. Older
Companion: Jason Behr. Met when they co-starred on Roswell ; rumored to be briefly engaged; split in 2001
Companion: Joseph Lawrence. Dated for three months in 1994
Husband: Josh Kelley. Met spring 2005, when Heigl was cast in Kelley s music video for Only You ; engaged June 2006; married December 23, 2007 in Park City, Utah
Companion: Jason Behr. met when they co-starred on Roswell ; reportedly dating in 2001
Companion: Joey Lawrence. dated for three months in 1994
New Canaan High School, New Canaan, CT, 1996
1988 Signed to the Wilhelmina modeling agency, began appearing in Sears and Lord & Taylor catalogs
1992 Feature acting debut, That Night (filmed in 1991)
1993 Appeared in Steven Soderbergh s Depression-era drama King of the Hill
1994 First feature in a leading role, My Father the Hero
1995 Cast opposite Steven Seagal in the action thriller Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
1996 Played the lead in Disney s made-for-television film Wish Upon a Star
1998 Starred in the horror film Bride of Chucky
1999 Cast as Isabel Evans on the sci-fi drama Roswell (WB 1999-2001; UPN 2001-2002); role expanded in the second and third seasons
2001 Played a competitive tomboy in the independent film, 100 Girls
2003 Played Marty Claridge, a young, pregnant newlywed in Hallmark Entertainment s Love Comes Softly
2004 Reprised the role of Marty in the sequel Love s Enduring Promise
2005 Cast as Dr. Isobel Izzie Stevens on the ABC medical drama, Grey s Anatomy ; earned Golden Globe (2007, 2008) nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series; after much speculation, she left the show after six seasons to spend more time with family
2005 Cast opposite Johnny Knoxville in the Farrelly brothers comedy, The Ringer
2007 Co-starred with Seth Rogen in the comedy, Knocked Up written and directed by Judd Apatow
2008 Starred as a romantic and completely selfless bridesmaid in 27 Dresses
2009 Co-starred with Gerard Butler in The Ugly Truth ; directed by Robert Luketic
Raised in New Canaan, Connecticut
Set to star in writer/director Judd Apatow s Knocked Up
Will re-team with director Robert Luketic for Five Killers (lensed 2009)
We 5/19: Russell Brand, Johnny “Ace” Palmer, Stone Temple Pilots, a Top Ten List presented by Carlton Cuse & Damon Lindelof on the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, CBS. Stone Temple Pilots were able to turn alternative rock into stadium rock; naturally, they became the most critically despised band of their era. Accused by many critics of being nothing more than ripoff artists who pilfered from Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains, the bandmates nevertheless became major stars in 1993. And the influence of those bands was apparent in their music, although Stone Temple Pilots did manage to change things around a bit. STP were more concerned with tight song structure and riffs than punk rage. Their closest antecedents were not the Sex Pistols or Hüsker Dü; instead the band resembled arena rock acts from the ’70s — they made popular hard rock that sounded good on the radio and in concert. No matter what the critics said, Stone Temple Pilots had undeniably catchy riffs and production; there’s a reason why over three million people bought their debut album, Core, and why their second album, Purple, shot to number one when it was released.
Following the success of Purple and its accompanying tour, the band took some time off, during which the group’s lead singer, Scott Weiland, developed a heroin addiction. In the spring of 1995, he was arrested for possession of heroin and cocaine, and was sentenced to a rehabilitation program. Following his completion of the program, Stone Temple Pilots recorded their third album. Released in the spring of 1996, Tiny Music…Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop, entered the charts at number four. Shortly after its release, Stone Temple Pilots announced that Weiland had relapsed and entered a drug rehabilitation facility, thereby canceling the group’s plans for a summer tour. Weiland’s drug problems and the group’s inability to support Tiny Music with a tour meant that the album couldn’t replicate the success of its predecessors — by the end of the summer, it had fallen out the Top 50 and had stalled at platinum, which was considerably less than what the group’s two previous albums achieved.
Still battling his personal demons, Weiland recorded a 1998 solo album, 12 Bar Blues, while the remaining members of STP recruited vocalist Dave Coutts to record a self-titled LP under the band name Talk Show. To the surprise of many, Stone Temple Pilots then reunited, although shortly after completing 1999′s No. 4 Weiland was sentenced to a year in a Los Angeles county jail for violating his probation, which stemmed from an earlier conviction for heroin possession. Even so, a newly rejuvenated Stone Temple Pilots and a sober Weiland emerged stronger than ever during the new millennium. The band got back to basics with Shangri-La Dee Da, released in summer 2001. Two years later, STP issued the ambitious greatest-hits package Thank You. The audio-only edition featured 15 tracks — 13 hits spanning the group’s entire career, an acoustic version of “Plush” dating from 1992, and the new track “All in the Suit That You Wear” — while a special CD/DVD format included three hours of videos, live performances, and behind-the-scenes footage.
Stone Temple Pilots took another break between 2003 and 2008, during which time Weiland found renewed success as the frontman of Velvet Revolver. After clashes with his bandmates resulted in his exit from the group, Weiland reunited with STP and embarked on a successful reunion tour in 2008, with ticket sales reportedly totaling 230,000 per show. The band returned to the studio one year later, emerging in 2010 with the release of its self-titled sixth album
Tu 5/18: Jonah Hill, Janelle Monae, John Carney, a Top Ten List presented by Miss USA Rima Fakih on the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, CBS. Janelle Monáe (born December 1, 1985) is an American indie pop and soul singer, songwriter, dancer, and performer. She is currently signed to the Wondaland Arts Society, and Bad Boy/Atlantic Records. Born Janelle Monáe Robinson, on December 1, 1985, a Kansas City, Kansas native, moved to New York to study theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Her original plan was to pursue a career on Broadway, but she soon changed her mind and returned to her love for music, an art form which, according to her, has the potential to change the world. After moving to Atlanta, GA, where she met OutKast’s Big Boi, Monáe founded the Wondaland Arts Society with like-minded young artists and made a couple of appearances on Idlewild, where she is featured on the songs “Call The Law” and “In Your Dreams.” By 2007, Monáe was ready to release her first solo work, titled Metropolis. It was originally conceived as a concept album in four parts, or “suites,” which were to be released through her website and mp3 download sites. After the release of the first part of the series, Metropolis Suite I of IV: The Chase in mid-2007, these plans were altered following her signing with Sean “Diddy” Combs’ label, Bad Boy Records, later in the year. The label gave an official and physical release to the first “suite” in August 2008, which was retitled Metropolis: The Chase Suite (Special Edition) and included two new tracks. The EP was generally well-received by critics, garnering Monáe a 2009 Grammy nomination in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance for her single “Many Moons”, festival appearances and opening slots for the indie pop band Of Montreal. Monáe also toured as the opening act for band No Doubt on their summer 2009 tour. Her single, “Open Happiness,” was featured in the 2009 season finale of American Idol. In a November 2009 interview, Monáe revealed the title and concept behind her upcoming album, The ArchAndroid. The album is set to be released on the 18th of May 2010. The second and third suites of “Metropolis” will be combined into this full-length release, in which Monáe’s alter-ego, Cindi Mayweather—also the protagonist of Metropolis: The Chase Suite—will become a messiah-esque figure to the android community of Metropolis. On March 31, 2010 the video for “Tightrope” was released.
Matthew Fox, on the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, CBS. Mo 5/17: Matthew Fox, Zac Brown Band, “American Idol” castoff Michael Lynche, Jason Randal. Matthew Fox, handsome actor with leading-man looks and charisma to spare, one only wonders why it took actor Matthew Fox’s career over a decade to finally set sail with his starring role as natural-born leader Jack on the hit ABC series Lost. Commanding the screen as the brave but conflicted organizer of a group of airplane-crash survivors stranded on a mysterious island, Fox played no small part in bringing compelling drama back to the small screen in a time when reality television seemed to dominate the dial. Of course, Lost wasn’t Fox’s first foray into television drama, having previously established himself as one of five siblings prematurely thrust into adulthood when their parents are killed by a drunk driver in the Golden Globe-winning Party of Five, but it did find him excelling in a manner that could point to a long and fruitful career. Unlike many actors who realize their calling early in life, in the Wyoming native’s early years, it seemed as if an acting career was the absolute farthest thing imaginable in terms of future job prospects. Fox was raised on a ranch that raised horses and barley, and when it came time to choose a college, he opted to study economics at Columbia University — where he also made quite a name for himself on the gridiron. All arrows pointed to a prosperous future career on Wall Street, but when Fox was convinced to try his hand at modeling, the chips seemed to fall into place, and he was soon appearing on television commercials and essaying guest appearances on such popular sitcoms as Wings. In 1992, Fox went back to college for a role in the short-lived TV comedy Freshman Dorm, and though that show itself was decidedly short-lived, it helped his career by leading to roles in the film My Boyfriend’s Back, the made-for-television feature If I Die Before I Wake, and, eventually, Party of Five. After his wining performance in Party of Five making Fox a familiar face to television viewers, it seemed only a matter of time before he stuck out on his own. Following a touching turn opposite Donald Sutherland in the made-for-television drama Behind the Mask, Fox took the role of an ex-policeman-turned-private investigator whose near-death experience bridges a gap to the spirit world in the supernaturally charged series Haunted, which was quickly canceled despite the fact that it was beginning to see a dedicated fan base. If Fox’s career seemed to be floundering somewhat in the wake of Party of Five, that would certainly change when Lost debuted on ABC to impressive ratings in late 2004. With his role as the reluctant leader proving once and for all that Fox had what it took to be a leading man, long-time fans could rest assured that they would likely be seeing much more of him in the future.