entertainment saturDaY, june 19, 2010
Song Of The Day Swift among
diverse honorees at Songwriters Hall
NEW YORK: the iconic ballad Bridge Over at the induction ceremony, she performed a
Troubled Water was so stirring that even a young pitch-perfect “suzanne” and was then followed
Paul simon knew he was onto something special by k.d. lang’s moving version of Cohen’s “Halle-
when he composed it 40 years ago. lujah.” a soft-spoken Cohen quoted from his en-
“I thought, ‘Hmm. that’s better than I usually during song when he accepted his honor, saying,
write,’” simon recalled. “I was completely sur- in part, “I’ll stand before the lord of song with
prised that I wrote it - it was completely unlike nothing on my tongue but hallelujah.” He re-
anything I had ever done before.” ceived a standing ovation. It was one of several on
On thursday, simon’s magical moment - one the night, which featured powerful performances
of several in his long career - was honored by and touching tributes.
the songwriters Hall of Fame in a ceremony that the other inductees were jackie Deshannon,
featured Billy joel, john Mayer, judy Collins and whose hits include Kim Carnes’ “Bette Davis
more while honoring legends including Leonard eyes”; reggae great Bob Marley; the late singer-
Cohen as well as wunderkind taylor swift. songwriter Laura nyro; johnny Mandel, creator
swift was not among the inductees into the of the theme for “M.a.s.H.”; David Foster, the
songwriters Hall. But the 20-year-old Grammy Grammy-winning producer and songwriter
winner was given the Hal David starlight award, who’s worked with top artists ranging from Mi-
which pays tribute to young songwriters with chael jackson to Barbra streisand; the principal
Fahad AlSabah promise. Mayer, a swift friend and collaborator, members of the legendary band earth, Wind &
Staff Writer presented her with her award, saying “she’s no Fire; the late jazz songwriter jesse stone; the late
accident.” “You could put her in a time machine sunny skylar, whose hits included “Besame Mu-
Song: XXXO (remix) (Feat. jay-Z) in any era and she would have a hit record,” he cho”; and the team of tom adair & Matt Dennis,
Artist: M.I.a. said, adding this about her incredible success: now deceased, who wrote songs such as “every-
Album: XXXO - Single “Don’t confuse everybody loving one thing as thing Happens to Me.”
Genre: alternative/electronic hype. sometimes that’s everyone agreeing that “Bridge Over troubled Water” was given the
In short: M.I.a.’s upcoming album Maya (stylized as /\/\ /\ Y it’s fabulous.” towering song award, while Phil Collins, a previ-
/\) focuses mainly on information politics. M.I.a. has always
been one that speaks her mind - her politically charged de- When Cohen was young, he needed a little ous inductee, was honored with the johnny Mer-
but, Arular, caused a commotion in the music industry - and convincing of that. so the Canadian poet-turned- cer award.
it’s evident on the fiery lead single “XXXO.” “You want me songwriter presented one of his works to Collins, Producer Phil ramone received the Howie
be somebody who I’m really not” sings Maya on the addic- the singer recalled, and asked her if it was a song. richmond Hitmaker award, and music publisher
tive chorus. Her response? “It’s a song, and I’m recording it Keith Mardak received the abe Olman Publisher Taylor Swift performs during the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame awards gala in New
tomorrow.” award. -aP York, Thursday, June 17, 2010. (AP)
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Kevin Costner wants 30 to be honored in
Stars flock to watch
cleanup devices near oil rigs 2011 on Hollywood
Walk of Fame
Lakers win NBA championship LOS ANGELES: Oprah Winfrey, Pe-
they’ve done it again - the Los angeles Lakers won the nBa nelope Cruz, will.i.am and the Muppets
Championship over the Boston Celtics last night, and they are among the latest celebrities to be im-
had plenty of folks in the celebrity cheering section. Bringing mortalized with a star on the Hollywood
her back as a good luck charm, Christina aguilera kicked off Walk of Fame.
the night by singing the national anthem as only she could the 2011 honorees were announced
do. Kim and Khloe Kardashian were joined by their mother thursday by the Hollywood Chamber of
Kris jenner as they watched Khloe’s husband Lamar Odom Commerce.
from their primo courtside seats. Other big name Lakers fans thirty new stars will be unveiled in
in the house included Fergie, josh Duhamel, Chris Brown, pink-and-black terrazzo, with recipients
jack nicholson, ryan seacrest, Flea, jake Gyllenhaal, ellen from movies and tV including Gwyneth
Pompeo, Chris Ivery, avril Lavigne, Brody jenner, Candice Paltrow, Donald sutherland, reese With-
Crawford, Kirsten Dunst and snoop Dogg. and when all was
said and done, the nBa Championship title was given to the erspoon, Danny DeVito and tina Fey.
Los angeles Lakers for their Game 7 defeat of the Boston Honorees in the recording category FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2010 file photo, Penelo-
Celtics, final score 83-79. include Melissa etheridge, Los tigres Del pe Cruz arrives at the 16th Annual Screen Ac-
norte and rascal Flatts. -aP tors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. (AP)
Lindsay Lohan: Voyeur Vixen Actor and Ocean Therapy Solutions partner Kevin Costner testifies on Capitol Hill
No funeral after cremation of Coleman’s remains
in Washington, Thursday, June 17, 2010, before the Senate Small Business and
stepping out for an enjoyable evening, Lindsay Lohan was Entrepreneurship Committee hearing regarding proposals for the Gulf oil spill
spotted hitting up Los angeles hot spot Voyeur nightclub on
june 17. the Mean Girls actress sported some chain leg jew-
elry and a fedora as she made her way past the paparazzi SALT LAKE CITY: the dispute over Gary a determination is made on an estate executor.
along with a small entourage. earlier in the day, LiLo did WASHINGTON: actor Kevin Cost- and entrepreneurship to talk about the Coleman’s estate wages on, but the court-ap- jeffs has said that decision could take months.
some retail therapy in West Hollywood, wearing a very un- ner said thursday that having BP use his challenges small businesses face in getting pointed attorney overseeing the late actor’s be- In the meantime, Coleman’s ashes and be-
usual top with a plunging backline. and as for her alleged company’s device to help with the Gulf the government and BP to evaluate their longing says one thing is certain: he did not want longings will be securely stored, jeffs said.
alcohol violation as recorded by her sCraM bracelet, Lind- oil spill cleanup is “not a Hollywood end- ideas to clean up the Gulf oil spill. his death memorialized with any fanfare. Coleman’s 1999 will named Dion Mial, one
say’s lawyer shawn Chapman Holley told press a urine test ing for me.” navigating the system is like “play- so after Coleman’s remains were finally cre- of Coleman’s friends and former managers, who
proves that Lohan hadn’t consumed alcohol, and that a drink He told a senate committee on small ing a video game that no one can mas- mated thursday at a suburban salt Lake City on Monday withdrew his petition to be named as
was spilled by someone else on her leg. business that he’s been working for more ter,” Costner said. and many government mortuary - after nearly three weeks of limbo special administrator of Coleman’s estate. Mial’s
than a decade in hopes of having the agencies and foreign and us oil compa- caused by legal wrangling - there was no funeral, attorney said the 2005 will, which names Gray
Megan Fox dazzles at Jonah Hex premiere cleanup machines on hand for immediate
use in spills.
nies were unresponsive even after seeing
the oil-water separator years ago.
no wake, no ceremony of any kind. “the pro-
ceeding was conducted in accordance with Mr.
as administrator, takes precedence because it is
more recent. a 2007 handwritten note by Cole-
adding her undeniable sex appeal to the red carpet, Megan “Clearly, there is a market out there,” Costner said the device had been sit- Coleman’s desires as expressed in his will,” attor- man names Price as the sole heir of his earnings,
Fox was the center of attention at the Hollywood premiere said Costner, who has invested more than ting at a nevada facility for 10 years until ney robert jeffs said in a brief statement. home, toy trains and other property.
of Jonah Hex held at arcLight Cinema’s Cinerama Dome $24 million to develop the portable de- BP Chief Operating Officer Doug suttles jeffs revealed earlier this week that Cole- “I made this change of free will and was not
on thursday evening. the 24-year-old brunette beauty was vices. recently called him. man’s 2005 will specified he wanted no funeral coerced in any way,” says the note dated sept.
clad in a Giorgio armani Priv red silk charmeuse cocktail BP has contracted with Costner and “He was excited,” Costner said. “He or other service. that document trumped a 1999 4, 2007, less than a month after Coleman and
minidress as she joined up with her co-stars including josh Ocean therapy solutions to use 32 centri- told me that the machine worked. He told will, in which Coleman said he wanted to be re- Price married. “this I have done because of my
Brolin and john Malkovich as they promoted their new flick fuge machines that are designed to sepa- me that it was working against the disper- membered in a wake conducted by people who personal selfishness and my weakness and I love
- which hits theaters on Friday, june 18th. Directed by jimmy rate oil from water. sants, that it was handling the variations had no financial ties to him and who could “look her with all my heart.”
Hayward, Jonah Hex finds the “us military make a scarred Costner said all major oil companies of oil mixtures and thickness present in each other in the eyes and say they really cared Price and Coleman met in 2005 on the set of
bounty hunter with warrants on his own head an offer he should keep the device nearby, like a fire the Gulf.” personally for Gary Coleman.” the 1999 will the comedy Church Ball. they divorced in 2008.
cannot refuse: in exchange for his freedom, he must stop a extinguisher, ready whenever accidents Costner said other small businesses also said Coleman wanted no media at his wake. Coleman was still conscious when he was
terrorist who is ready to unleash Hell on earth.” aside from occur. like his have ideas that could be used in the former child tV star’s cremation had taken to a hospital in Provo on May 26 but
Jonah Hex, Miss Fox recently stated her hopes of sustaining a
long career in tinseltown. Of a lifelong acting career, Megan the centrifuges can fit on fishing boats the oil spill relief effort. been on hold because of a dispute over his as- slipped into unconsciousness the next day and
dished, “If I’m lucky enough... I mean, I would love the op- or docks and clean 200 gallons of water “If we can find oil thousands of feet sets between his ex-wife, shannon Price, and ex- was placed on life support. It was Price who or-
portunity to do that. But that’s not really up to me; that’s up per minute - 210,000 gallons per day, in the ground at depths that boggle the girlfriend, anna Gray. Both contend they are the dered that Coleman be taken off life support. In
to the world.” Costner said. mind,” Costner said, “then surly we lawful administrators of his estate. 2006, Coleman signed documents giving Price
the actor appeared at the hearing of have the technology to clean up our own On Monday, a utah judge appointed jeffs to legal authority to make medical decisions for him
the senate Committee on small Business mess.” -aP oversee Coleman’s property and remains until if he couldn’t. -aP
From left, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Perrey Reeves
Actress Julianne Moore Actress Mia Wasikowska Wes Bentley Megan Fox
and Carla Gugino