ENTERTAINMENT SUNDAY, MAY 9, 2010
Song Of The Day New Lindsay Terrence
Lohan track Howard to play
leaks online Nelson Mandela
TORONTO: Terrence Howard will portray Nelson
Mandela in the Jennifer Hudson-starring feature Winnie,
NEW YORK: “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop,” a new song based on the story of Winnie Mandela, the South African
from Lindsay Lohan, has been leaked to the Internet. leader’s former wife.
Lohan started working on her third album in 2007 Darrell Roodt is directing the $15 million historical
after signing with Universal Motown, but revealed in drama, a South Africa/Canada co-production set to start
November 2008 that work on the album had stalled. production May 31 in Cape Town, Johannesburg and
The leak of “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” (and another song, Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner
“Stuck,” which was released exclusively to Perez Hilton for 18 years.
for airplay earlier in the year) suggests that the actress/ Howard’s screen credits include Hustle & Flow and
singer could be returning her focus to a music career. Iron Man. -AP
In recent years, Lohan’s career has been overshad-
owed by constant media attention focused on the alleged
Fahad AlSabah issues in her personal life. She has not confirmed that
Staff Writer work on her third album has resumed. -AP FILE - Lindsay Lohan
Miranda Cosgrove creates
Album: She Wolf
In short: In an album packed with synth punches and beat
kicks, the banjo-led “Gypsy” serves as a circuit breaker.
While the glitz and glamour of tracks like “She Wolf”,
Sparks with Top 10 debut
“Did It Again”, and “Men In This Town” are welcomed, the
folksy “Gypsy” proves Shakira’s mastery of a more subdued
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NEW YORK: Most fans recognize 16-year-old Miranda Cosgrove started thinking seriously about a music ca-
Cosgrove as the star of the hit Nickelodeon show iCarly, but reer in 2007 after recording “Leave It All to Me,” the iCarly
Fallon says he hopes to
the teen idol is branching out and discovering her own voice. theme song, with “Drake & Josh” co-star Drake Bell. “Be-
Sparks Fly, her breezy pop album debut, bowed at No. 8 on fore that, I didn’t see myself making an album,” she says.
the latest Billboard 200. “But when I spent time in the studio doing the theme
keep the Emmys classy
“I’m playing a character on iCarly, but this shows more song and saw how much fun it was, I wanted to go back.”
of myself,” Cosgrove says of the April 27 Columbia Records An iCarly soundtrack, featuring “Leave It All to Me” and
release, which sold 36,000 units during the week ended May three other songs by Cosgrove, debuted at No. 28 on the Bill-
2, according to Nielsen SoundScan. board 200 in June 2008. Because of her filming schedule for
Songs like lead single “Kissin’ U,” which vaulted 41 spots iCarly, Cosgrove decided she “didn’t want to do anything
to No. 54 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the same week, were halfway” and worked on her full-length debut during a two-
co-written by Cosgrove and reveal a serious commitment to year period. FILE- Terrence Howard
exploring pop music. “Some people might think I’m just an- Recorded with producers including Dr. Luke, the Matrix
other actress putting out an album,” she adds. “But I wanted and Antonina Armato, Sparks Fly is filled with dance-floor
to prove that I’m more than that.” jams like “BAM” and reflective pop-rock cuts like “Shake-
Although Cosgrove started singing at age 5 and playing speare.”
guitar at 8, the Los Angeles native was first discovered for her
acting skills. After a supporting role in the 2003 Jack Black
comedy School of Rock, she was cast as the mischievous sis-
Nickelodeon has been a key partner in the promotional
campaign for Sparks Fly. In addition to advertising banners
on its website, a behind-the-scenes TV special, 7 Secrets With
Daryl Hannah joins
ter on Nickelodeon sitcom Drake & Josh. Miranda Cosgrove, aired April 24 on the network. Cosgrove
In 2007 Cosgrove signed on to star in iCarly, a show that also premiered “Kissin’ U” March 27 on Nick’s 2010 Kids’
follows a teenage girl and the popular webcast she creates Choice Awards preshow before iCarly won the award for fa-
with friends. Since its premiere, iCarly has become a hit vorite TV show.
for Nickelodeon, ranking as the No. 1 live-action series on After a radio promotional tour for Sparks Fly, Cosgrove
broadcast and basic cable with kids ages 2-11 in first-quarter will spend the summer filming Season 4 of iCarly and mak-
2010, according to Nielsen. ing appearances at radio concerts. -Reuters
LOS ANGELES: Hollywood actress Daryl Hannah joined
indigenous leaders from the Peruvian Amazon here Friday in a
protest against Occidental Petroleum at the US oil giant’s annual
FILE - Jimmy Fallon arrives at the Metropolitan Museum meeting.
of Art Costume Institute gala, Monday, May 3, 2010 in Hannah, best known for her roles in 1980s hits Splash and
New York. (AP) Wall Street, accompanied leaders of the Achuar community who
have accused Occidental of leaving a toxic legacy during three
NEW YORK: Jimmy Fallon’s main goal for hosting this decades of operation in northeast Peru.
year’s Emmy Awards is to keep it classy. Activists have accused Occidental of dumping nine billion
The 35-year-old was named this week as the host of the barrels of toxic effluent into rivers and waterways used by the
Aug. 29 show honoring the best of prime-time television. Achuar people for drinking, bathing and food production.
“I just want to make it a classy, fun event,” Fallon said. “I Hannah said the plight of the Achuar people was especially
remember watching the Emmys every year at home. My mom relevant in light of the oil slick crisis threatening the Gulf of
would dress up in a gown and give acceptance speeches.” Mexico.
The late night talk show host wants the telecast to be an “I think that especially now, after this big BP oil spill in the
event to get excited about. “It should be fun. Have an Emmy gulf, it’s become really apparent that the oil companies must take
party at your house,” he suggested. responsibility for their impact on eco-systems and our communi-
Fallon has a lot going on. He attended the White House ties,” Hannah told AFP.
Correspondent’s Dinner on Saturday and was a guest at the “Maybe that 30 years ago, they thought that nobody would
annual Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute watch what was happening in the middle of the jungle, but now
Gala Benefit on Monday night in New York. everyone is much more aware.”
Beginning Monday, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon will do Gregor MacLennan, an official from environmental activists
a weeklong tribute to the Rolling Stones, including a telecast Amazon Watch, said the Achuars were demanding a cleanup op-
of the new documentary, Stones in Exile. “Between writing eration as well as payment of health care costs for illnesses alleg-
sketches with Mick Jagger, hanging out with the president edly caused by pollution.
and eating caviar with Anna Wintour, it’s been a pretty good “The Achuars want this to be cleaned up and they want Oxy
week,” joked Fallon. Soon he will turn his focus to prepar- to pay for this,” MacLennan told AFP. “Cleaning up, but also
ing for the Emmys. “I love television. I love show business. I making sure that people who suffer health problems will get a
think it’s fascinating,” he said. “The fact I’m hosting the Em- proper health care.”
mys is right up my alley.” -AP A spokesman for Occidental denied the company’s activities
FILE - Miranda Cosgrove in a still scene from the seires iCarly had caused health problems for the Achuars, who in 2007 sued
the company in US civil courts. The case is currently progressing
“We are not aware of any credible data indicating that
Lawrence Taylor charged with having sex with minor
the produced water from Oxy’s operations was discharged in
concentrations or locations that could result in the types of
health claims alleged by the Achuar plaintiffs,” a spokesman
SUFFERN, New York: Former NFL great Lawrence Taylor conference in the parking lot that the girl had been reported Davis faces charges in New York, St. Lawrence said, with
was charged on Thursday with third-degree rape of a 16-year- by her uncle as a runaway in March. Ramapo reserving the right to pursue charges against him.
old girl brought to him in a New York suburb by a pimp, and St. Lawrence said she had been delivered to Taylor shortly “CF” was 15 years old when she was reported missing by
could face up to four years in prison. after midnight by a man identified as Rasheed Davis, who was her uncle, and has since turned 16, the town supervisor said.
Taylor paid $300 to have sex with the underage girl in the arrested by New York City police after the victim communi- Taylor was charged with an E felony of engaging in a sexu-
early hours of Thursday morning in Room 160 of the Holiday cated with her uncle after the incident. al act with someone under the age of 17. He also was charged
Inn hotel in Montebello, a village about 25 miles north of New with a misdemeanor of soliciting a prostitute that carries a
York City, local police said. maximum sentence of one year.
Pro Football Hall of Famer Taylor, 51, is denying all charg- Taylor was one of the most dominating defensive players
es and will plead not guilty, his lawyer told a judge in the town in the history of the National Football League.
of Ramapo, which includes Montebello. An All-Pro in each of his first nine seasons, the second
Taylor, known as “LT” when he starred with the New York overall draft pick from the University of North Carolina was
Giants from 1981 to 1993, was handcuffed and wore a black NFL Defensive Player of the Year three times and league MVP
shirt and blue jeans in the Ramapo courtroom as he stood to in 1986, the season that produced the first of two Super Bowl
hear the charges. titles he won with the Giants.
“Every fact is at issue,” lawyer Arthur Aidala told report- “Lawrence Taylor, defensively, has had as big an impact as
ers outside the courtroom. “Lawrence will fight every charge. any player I’ve ever seen,” former Oakland Raiders coach and
Like every celebrity, Mr. Taylor is a target.” broadcaster John Madden told ESPN.com in a 2007 article on
The former linebacker, held in the town jail overnight, was the best athletes of the century. Taylor was ranked No. 40.
released on $75,000 bail by Town Justice Arnold Etelson. The Admired on the gridiron for his strength, speed and ability
two-time Super Bowl winner did not speak to reporters who to rush the quarterback, Taylor was troubled off the field by
crowded into the parking lot outside the town hall. drug and alcohol problems.
Taylor, married and the father of three children, owns a In his autobiography, LT Living on the Edge, Taylor said he
home in Pembroke Pines, Florida, and was in New York to started using drugs during his second NFL season and would
make a corporate appearance, his friend and business partner avoid testing detection by using urine from other teammates.
Mark Lepselter told reporters. Two failed drug tests, however, brought him an automatic
His next court appearance on charges brought by the vic- four-game suspension.
tim identified only as “CF” was set for June 10. Following his retirement, he was arrested three times for
drug-related offenses before entering a rehabilitation program
Teenage Runaway and proclaiming his drug and alcohol woes a thing of the past.
Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence told a news FILE - Lawrence Taylor -Reuters
FILE - Daryl Hannah