Legendary music executive Clive Davis revealed yesterday that he’s bisexual, and that after two marriages, he’s spent the last 20 years in two relationships with men. This was on Katie Couric’s show. Davis says he told his family immediately, and kept it a secret from everyone else because it was private.
Davis is taking heat over his new memoir, “The Soundtrack of My Life.” In the book, when comes out as bisexual, and gives details of his first same-sex experience…but that’s not the part that is getting all the attention. It’s the stuff about Kelly Clarkson…she doesn’t like the way she’s characterized in the book, claiming Davis is spreading false information about her and her music. To Davis’ claim that Clarkson sobbed hysterically in his office, when he demanded the song “Since U Been Gone” appear on her album,
Kelly denies it ever happened. She says her only complaint about the track was that it needed more guitars, which Davis disagreed with. Eventually, the song got the guitars Clarkson wanted, and went on to become a hit. Clarkson does admit to crying in his office once, though. The singer writes, “I cried after I played him a song I had written about my life called ‘Because Of You.’ I cried because he hated it and told me verbatim that I was a ’s***** writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me.’” The song went on to become another hit for the first American Idol winner. Clarkson ends her letter noting that she loves her job, her label, and the professional relationships she now has. Davis left RCA Records in 2008.
Alicia Keys says that her 2-year-old son Egypt kissed Beyonce and Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy. And Jay-Z wasn’t okay with that. Alicia says Jay-Z called her husband and told him, quote, “Watch your son.”
Conan O’Brien talked about the rumor that Khloe Kardashian was canned from “The X Factor.” He said the producers didn’t fire her, they just released her back into the wild.
Morrissey is making history at the Staples Center. For the first time in history, the singer’s sold out March 1st show at the Los Angeles stadium will be its first that all the vendors within and around the venue will be 100% vegetarian. Morrissey is a long-time animal activist and vegetarian himself and says the show is a” victory for the animals.” Morrissey urged the Staples Canter to close down their McDonald’s outlets and they agreed. Part of the proceeds of the tickets to the show will also be donated to PETA. Morrissey will also perform on Live with Jimmy Kimmel on February 26th.
After getting married in December, Mario Lopez and his wife, Courtney Mazza, have announced they are expecting their second child late this summer. Mario and Courtney broke the news on “Extra,” which Mario also hosts, coincidentally. when their first child, 2-year-old daughter Gia Lopez, appeared with a shirt that read, “Big Sister Gia.” “I am the happiest father in the world,” Lopez says, “We cannot wait to welcome baby Lopez number two into our lives.” The two met while working on a Broadway revival of “A Chorus Line,” in 2008.
Guys are you hot for Kristen Stewart? If so, you might be in the minority. Because she came out on top in a poll of Actresses Who Turn Men Off. The people who conducted the poll said, quote, “This shows that sexiness is far more than appearance. “Men were turned off by volatile and moody actresses as well as ice queens. And they don’t want to see unhealthily skinny starlets on the big screen.”
Here’s the Top 10:
#1.) Kristen Stewart
#2.) Sarah Jessica Parker
#3.) Lindsay Lohan
#4.) Denise Richards
#5.) Kirsten Dunst
#6.) Mischa Barton
#7.) Hilary Swank
#8.) Lucy Liu
#9.) Tilda Swinton
#10.) Uma Thurman
Steve Carell is going to appear on Pawn Stars! The former anchor of The Office returns to the small screen for a segment on History‘s popular reality series. He’ll be seen looking around the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, drawing the attention of Rick, Old Man, Corey, and Chumlee, and negotiating with Rick over an item that he’s interested in buying. Carell’s guest spot on Pawn Stars will air sometime this spring.
Joe Biden did a question and answer session for WH.gov, and of course, the question of gun control came up. Biden went on a rant about how people shouldn’t buy assault weapons . . . but they SHOULD buy shotguns, instead.
First Lady Michelle Obama will visit with Jimmy Fallon on Late Night this Friday. Obama’s visit marks the start of her national tour to celebrate the third anniversary of Let’s Move!, her initiative to reduce childhood obesity.
Robert Plant is hinting that he’s open to a Led Zeppelin reunion next year. Speaking to Australia’s version of 60 Minutes, the singer deflected the notion that he’s the reason for the band not performing.
The 2013 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee this yearwill feature headline acts such as Paul McCartney and Mumford & Sons. The four-day festival, held on a rural 700-acre farm, always features an eclectic roster, but this year’s event, to be held June 13-16, is even more varied than usual. Returnees include Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers also hold down a headliner spot. R. Kelly, Bjork, Wu-Tang Clan, Wilco, Pretty Lights, The Lumineers, The National, Kendrick Lamar, Nas and ZZ Top Tickets go on sale at noon Eastern Standard Time on Saturday.
The Science Channel’s “Are We Alone?” month will return this March with lots of new programming exploring the question of extraterrestrial life. The lineup will include new episodes of Alien Encounters, examining what would happen if aliens invaded Earth, as well as the new special Aliens: The Definitive Guide, which Science Channel calls an “Encyclopedia Galactica of non-Earth life forms.” Other programming includes specials centering on the planets Mars and Venus. In partnership with The Institute for the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence, the Discovery Communications-owned cable network kicks off the programming event at 10 p.m. March 5th with Alien Encounters: The Invasion, followed a week later with Alien Encounters: The Offspring. During March, Science Channel also will air premiere NASA’s Mission to Mars at 9 p.m. March 19th. The special focuses on the science behind the Curiosity rover and its journey to the red planet.