Jeff Bridges Wants to Record With Elton John
Friday February 11, 2011
JEFF Bridges is planning on recording a duet with Sir Elton John.
The 61-year-old actor is currently working on an album following his Oscar success as alcoholic country singer Bad Blake in Crazy Heart last year, and is keen to work on a track with the music icon.
“Winning the Oscar has helped me,” Jeff told Shortlist magazine. “I’m currently making an album with producer and songwriter T-Bone Burnett. That comes directly from the success of Crazy Heart.
“I was recently on the Speaking Clock tour, headlined by Leon Russell and Elton John. Elvis Costello was there and I got to sing with him, which was cool, I really enjoyed it.
“Elton is a great person. We talked about doing a duet. I’d certainly like to.”
Discussing his Oscar success — this year repeated with a nomination for his role in True Grit — the bearded star reveals his favorite thing about awards recognition is the “acknowledgment” of his peers that he has made a good movie.
“It’s great to be acknowledged by the guys for what you do. There’s also an element to all of these award shows that they’re a commercial for the movie industry,” he said.
“That’s not necessarily a bad thing. There’s an element of my job that’s like being a barker at a carousel. But after you put all that energy into a film, it’s great if people come see it.”
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Bethenny Frankel: ‘I Want my Own Talk Show’
Friday February 11, 2011
BETHENNY Frankel wants her own talk show!
The former Real Housewives of New York star says she feels hosting her very own program would allow her to better interact with her fans.
“I would like a daytime talk show because my conversation with my fans right now is through social networking, and my TV show [Bethenny Ever After] communicates what I’m doing, but it isn’t really a dialogue or a conversation,” she explained.
“Most of my business wishes come true.”
Frankel also discussed the second season of her Bravo reality series, which begins February 28.
“It’s about the texture of marriage and bringing together Venus and Mars, which is what my husband and I are. We’re from two different planets. And he’s religious, and I practice yoga,” she said.
“He wants to be around his parents all the time, and I like to be alone and just a lot of crazy things. It’s really probably the only real reality show. It’s a reality sitcom.”
Frankel — who gave birth to daughter Bryn in May last year — recently revealed she and her husband Jason Hoppy are already keen to extend their brood.
“Jason wants to have another baby, and I’m not sure, so the breast pump and the newborn clothes are in purgatory for who knows what will happen next,” Frankel told America’s OK! magazine.
“I’m almost 40, and it’s a decision that we’re talking about. It’s a conversation that needs to be had. I have a five-month-old baby, so I haven’t made that decision yet.”
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Nicole Richie Loves Being Called Mrs Madden!
Thursday February 10, 2011
NICOLE Richie loves being called “Mrs. Madden” since she got married.
The fashion designer tied the knot with Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden two months ago after dating him for four years, and says one of the best things about getting wed has been taking her husband’s surname.
“I just went to Ireland, and it was really the first time I was called Mrs. Madden,” she told People magazine.
“The people were asking me if my last name is Madden, and I was like, ‘Yeah, my last name is Madden now.’ And they were like, ‘You’re one of us!’ And I was like, ‘Oh, hell yeah I am!’
“It’s awesome to be known as Mrs. Madden. It’s music to my ears.”
The 29-year-old star — who has two children, Harlow, two, and 18-month-old Sparrow, with Joel — also joked that her name change in everyday life has made it easier for her to go on expensive shopping sprees.
“I can take his credit card and buy anything with it without anyone questioning me about it,” she said.
“That’s definitely one thing I’m loving.”
The couple married on December 11 last year at Nicole’s father Lionel Richie’s Beverly Hill estate.
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