THE DISHMASTER

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS WITH A SIDE OF DISH

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CT and Diem Reunite for MTV’s Battle of the Exes — Still in Love?

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There are very few reality show couples that I believe to be truly in love. But CT and Diem’s love story was one of the more magical things to watch. He fell in love with her when she was in her cancer recovery and her hair was just growing back, and she tamed the bad boy. When MTV brought them back together for another show, I was elated. After all, deep down inside I’m nothing but a hopeless romantic. Watch them discuss the show below. Here’s hoping the second time around is a charm. Further Reading: Dear Chris “CT” Tamburello — The Dishmaster Wants to Interview You

Tuesday

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January 2012

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Quote of the Day — Steven Tyler Gets Naked for JLO

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“Hey, I’m from Boston! I love water . . . . Well I sat at La Reve all week and I just thought, I’ve watched the show all week and I’m a water guy and . . .  I just wanted a good excuse to take my clothes off in front of J.Lo.” Steven Tyler on why he went for a naked swim in the hotel pool, only to be discovered by a very surprised Jennifer Lopez.

Tuesday

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Steven Tyler Struggles With the National Anthem — Is the Delay to Blame?

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I don’t know much about singing (except for when I’m in the shower, of course). But I fortunately hang out with a group of musicians that answer all of my annoying music-related questions. So when Steven Tyler received a substantial amount of criticism for butchering the national anthem, I immediately asked my posse why it’s so hard to sing. They explained that there’s a delay in the stadium so the singer can’t properly hear themselves. And there you have it. Can we back off Steven Tyler now? He’s only one of the best front-mans in the history of music. Listen below.

Tuesday

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January 2012

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Sharon Stone’s AARP Interview — Discusses Divorce

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On Her Brain Hemorrhage

“I came out of the hospital with short- and long-term memory loss. My lower left leg was numb. I couldn’t hear out of my right ear. The side of my face was falling down. I thought, ‘I’ll never be pretty again. Who’s going to want to be around me?’”

On her Miscarriage and Choosing to Adopt

“The last time I lost the baby. I went into 36 hours of labor. While we were at the hospital, our adoption attorney called. I thought, ‘This is such a godsend. This is so right.”

On Her Divorce from Phil Bronstein

“He just didn’t see me, talk to me, look at me.”

“His initial intention with me was probably corrupt. I was suckered. I’m embarrassed to say that.”

On Parenting

“I’m loving raising my kid. Quinn is in junior kindergarten, and he’s very exclamatory! Like a little FBI agent, he tells you everything that’s happening, so I call him Agent Quinn. ‘Mom! Toots pooped in the yard!’ ‘Thank you, Agent Quinn.’ And Laird is like a rocket. He came home with his violin from school yesterday and played it all night. He’s a big romancer: When you talk to him on the phone, he’s like, ‘I’m in love with you, Mommy.’ ”

“I’ve made humanitarian causes and my children much more my priority than the Hollywood scene, being liked and getting movie parts.”

On Her Future as an Actor

“If I’m not going to be a big movie star again, then guess what? That wasn’t my destiny.”

“People call and want me to play parts that I used to play. I’m like, ‘You have no idea what I have been through!’”

On Dealing with Hardship

“I thought I’d never be okay again. But you can get okay—though you have to have fortitude.”

“I would go to these [philanthropic] events where I had to get on stage. I would be in the wings, with people looking at me, my head on the floor, praying: ‘God, please help me. I know I have to go out there and raise money. But I’ve lost my child, I’ve lost my health, I’ve lost everything’ I was just broken.”

On Seeking a Relationship

“I’m not just going to be with a guy so there’s a guy in my life.”

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Monday

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January 2012

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Quote of the Day — Cynthia Nixon — Is Being Gay a Choice?

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“I gave a speech recently . . . and it included the line ‘I’ve been straight and I’ve been gay, and gay is better.’ And they tried to get me to change it, because they said it implies that homosexuality can be a choice. And for me, it is a choice. I understand that for many people it’s not, but for me it’s a choice, and you don’t get to define my gayness for me. A certain section of our community is very concerned that it not be seen as a choice, because if it’s a choice, then we could opt out. I say it doesn’t matter if we flew here or we swam here, it matters that we are here and we are one group and let us stop trying to make a litmus test for who is considered gay and who is not.” Cynthia Nixon’s controversial comment on whether homosexuality is a choice.

Monday

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January 2012

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Kim Kardashian Discusses Her Divorce With Kelly Ripa — YAWN!

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I’m not posting this clip because of Kim Kardashian. I’m posting it to illustrate just how much I miss Regis Philbin. When you watch, pay close attention to how much work Kelly Ripa has to do to keep the conversation entertaining. Sure Kim Kardashian discussed her tumultuous personal life, but without the E! edit, she’s not quite so interesting to watch. Ripa is basically laying verbal brick for fourteen minutes straight.

Monday

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January 2012

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Monday

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January 2012

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Sister Hazel Interview — ‘Heartland Highway’

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I can’t remember where I was when I first heard Sister Hazel’s biggest hit, “All For You,” but I certainly remember singing it excessively. In fact, I’ve played . . . Somewhere More Familiar hundreds of times. So when my good friend – Rob Columbus – told me he was playing drums with the band for a few of their shows (because their regular drummer, Mark Trojanowski – had a baby), I immediately asked if he could land me an interview. He asked, and the band kindly agreed. I’ve never been more nervous. I spent the entire day immobile on the couch thinking of everything that could go wrong. Rob attempted to squash my panic by assuring me that the band members are “five of the nicest guys he’s ever met,” but nothing worked. Finally, I met the band. It became immediately clear that Rob wasn’t exaggerating. We did the interview in their dressing room at the Los Angeles House of Blues prior to their show. When we began, Ken Block (lead vocals, acoustic guitar) hilariously turned things around and started to interview me. Andrew Copeland (rhythm guitar, keys, vocals) laughed and said, “isn’t she supposed to ask the questions?” Thanks to Ken — I loosened up. It’s nice to meet a band with the perfect combination of success and humility. Enjoy!

I love that you still play the songs that made you famous. I know a lot of bands that get angry about playing their biggest hits. Is it difficult to sustain the energy playing those songs so many years later?

Ken: We’re fans of music, too. There are artists that we like to see, and we want them to play the songs that we love. People ask us if we get tired of playing “All For You.” It’s so fun to see how much it continues to resonate with people so long after that song came out. It’s more a feeling of gratitude that people still care and it can still make people sing every word no matter where we are in the world. And one of the things that’s so gratifying about our fan base is that they sing along to [our news songs, too].

Andrew: Even if they don’t know the words, they’ll just move their mouths as if they know the words. That’s even more fun to watch.

When you write a song about a tough personal experience in your life, does it reopen the wound every time you perform the song?

Andrew: There are certainly times when you fade back to something that reminds you of that time. It takes you back to what inspired the song.

Ken: There’s one song that I wrote that we had done for years, and after Andrew lost his dad he said he couldn’t do it anymore.

Andrew: He wrote it about losing his younger brother to cancer. I sang it with him forever, and I was always amazed that he could make it through without much of an issue. And when my dad passed away, I tried to sing it a couple of times and I couldn’t do it.

What song is that?

Ken: It’s called “Running Through the Fields.”

What about you Ryan? I know you wrote songs about your divorce. Is it difficult to keep singing those songs after you’ve healed?

Ryan Newell (lead and slide guitar, harmony vocals): The songs definitely helped me get through [my divorce] at the time and put my feelings into music. It’s like therapy. But I don’t go back to that place from where they came from. Once they went into the song they took on a life of their own. I don’t relive it every time we play the song. They don’t have that weight anymore.

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Monday

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January 2012

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Dia Frampton Tours With Blake Shelton — And Her Meg & Dia Band

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The greatest thing about getting famous is that you get to bring your friends along with you for the ride. That is — if you remember them on your way to the top. And Dia Frampton definitely remembered. She was one of the finalists on NBC’s breakout hit, The Voice, and she began her career as a struggling independent artist for years in the band Meg & Dia, where she performed alongside her sister. Though she’s now touring as a solo artist, she’s still performing with every member of her original band, a loyal choice that makes me love her eternally. When asked if her band was okay with the transition, she said, “There isn’t one straight path to get you to the end. There are stops, and reversals, and perhaps other routes . . . ” Listen to her song, “The Broken Ones,” from her new album, Red.

Sunday

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January 2012

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