Legendary Songwriter Steve Dorff Delivers an Unforgettable Evening

Steve Dorff’s songwriting catalog spans decades, ranging from iconic television theme songs (‘Growing Pains,’ ‘Reba,’ ‘Murphy Brown,’ ‘My Sister Sam’ starring the late Rebecca Schaeffer, and more), to a string of hits for legendary artists such as Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Willie Nelson, Blake Shelton, Dolly Parton, and George Strait. But despite his prolific career, like most songwriters, he’s comfortable sitting back and letting others be the face of his tunes. That all changed last night when he treated a packed audience to the inside story behind his most beloved classics at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center.

Dorff recently lost his son Andrew, who followed in his father’s footsteps to become one of the most successful songwriters in Nashville. Andrew’s hits include “Neon Light” by Blake Shelton, “Bleed Red” by Ronnie Dunn,” “Ride” by Martina McBride, and many more. The family’s talent also extends to Dorff’s other son Stephen, who has enjoyed a successful movie career, including a very memorable role in ‘Blade’ beside Wesley Snipes. Stephen took the stage to perform a heartbreaking original song he penned for his late brother, which I can only hope one day makes it to the radio. He also performed a song from his film, ‘Wheeler,’ which he wrote with his brother.

Other notable acts took the stage last night, all of which are featured below. It makes sense that each and every one of them are supremely talented, given that Dorff has elite taste and he had Jan Rosenthal by his side, who used her creative eye to produce the captivating show. This includes: Dylan Chambers, whose guitar-playing made it sound as if ten people were on stage; Norwood, whose voice and presence had me feeling like I’ll see him again very soon; UK ‘X Factor’ winner Sam Bailey, who tore the roof of the joint; and singer/songwriter Bobby Tomberlin, whose performance of the song “One More Day” that he wrote for Diamond Rio had me in tears.

I’m sure Steve Dorff will do this again, and when he does, you should be there.






#Tabloid Gossip: Your Weekly Celebrity News


Mary J. Blige ended her marriage. D Listed

Tom Cruise might have found a new love interest. Fishwrapper

Chris Klein is a father. Yahoo

Jamie Alexander might have a new man. Contact Music

Keshia Knight Pulliam is having some major marriage drama. Wet Paint

Kristen Stewart is in love with her new girlfriend. Out Magazine

Lindsay Lohan split with her fiance. The Cut

Adriana Lima is dating an athlete. Wonderwall

Does Demi Lovato have a new man? Just Jared

Miranda Kerr is engaged to a tech titan. People

Kate Hudson is dating Diplo? PopSugar

Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney ended their engagement. Socialite Life

Calvin Harris moved on from Taylor Swift. Stuff

Miranda Lambert cried while singing a song she wrote with Blake Shelton. HL

Did Blake Shelton Kill Gwen Stefani’s Style?

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While watching back performances from the Billboard Music Awards I could not help but wonder if Gavin Rossdale was the secret style muse of Gwen Stefani. Because of all the women in this industry to wear the “naked dress,” I never thought Gwen Stefani would be one of them. I’m all for happy couples, but this duo simply seems odd. Her incessant staring and elegant hairstyle also left me wondering if she turned into a trite country star. Someone has to say the obvious. They have zero chemistry, on stage or off. But I like them both separately, and wish them luck.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton Duet on ‘The Voice’

gwen_blake_thevoiceMy issue with Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s harmonies are similar to their general relationship. It’s a square peg and a round hole, and no matter how much they use the media to convince us of their love, the pairing just seems odd. But perhaps that’s a good thing. After all, Blake and Miranda seemed like a perfectly matched country couple, and that didn’t work. Plus, Gwen has a good track record for monogamy, having only been in two very long relationships for her entire life. Watch their performance of “Go Ahead and Break My Heart” on ‘The Voice’.

Tabloid Gossip: Your Week of Links

Bella Hadid and The Weeknd are taking a break. E! Online

Gwen Stefani spent Christmas with Blake Shelton in Oklahoma. People

We finally know the identity of Bristol Palin’s baby daddy. She Knows

The truck driver in Tracy Morgan’s crash was charged with manslaughter. NYT

Daisy Fuentes married singer Richard Marx. Us Weekly

Chelsea Clinton is expecting her second child. USA Today

T.I. and Tiny are having a baby. Just Jared

Eva Longoria got engaged. Mirror

Carson Daly finally married his longtime love and baby mamma. TMZ

Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth have made out in real life. Inquisitr

Janet Jackson postponed her tour to undergo surgery. Rolling Stone

RHONJ’s Theresa Giudice was released from prison before Christmas. Hollywood Life

Madonna’s son did not want to spend Christmas with her. Jezebel

Caitlyn Jenner celebrated Christmas with a very revealing dress. In Touch

Steve Harvey ruined Miss Universe for the ten people that still watch. Pop Sugar

Tabloid Gossip: Your Week of Links

Is Kate Beckinsale dating Ben Affleck? Rumor Fix

Lindsey Vonn still loves Tiger Woods. Just Jared

Anne Hathaway is pregnant. The Frisky

Tyga moved out of Kylie Jenner’s home. TMZ

Brandi Glanville has a new man. Wet Paint

Neil Patrick Harris has two cute kids. E! Online

Chris Hemsworth paid off his parents debt. ICYDK

Miranda Lambert opened up about her Blake Shelton divorce. Jezebel

Selena Gomez wants to date older guys. Hollywood Life

The Kardashians had a very blended Thanksgiving. CNN

Casey Kasem’s children sued his widow. LAT

Naya Rivera shared the first photo of her baby. HUFFPO

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow consciously coupled for Thanksgiving. Us Weekly

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid are the new “it-couple.” Daily Beast

Chris Rock’s custody battle just got more complicated. TMZ

Giovanni Ribisi is getting divorced. People

Kate Upton and her boyfriend are going strong. Daily Mail


The AMA’s: See the Best Moments

Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth sent tongues wagging with their lip lock toward the end of their AMA performance, but the spicy twosome insist it was all simply for show, and they are just friends. You know what they say . . .true love begins with an ass grab.

Dressed in all black and rocking red lipstick, Gwen Stefani belted out “Used to Love You,” an emotional ballad off her new solo record, which is presumably about Gavin Rossdale’s alleged affair with their nanny. Blake Shelton tweeted support for his new girlfriend, despite not attending the event.

Apparently Selena Gomez isn’t so sick of that “Same Old Love,” because she recently reunited with Justin Bieber, for the 105th time. And while her performance and choregraphy was shockingly good, I can’t help but feel disturbed by what appears to be a pre-pubescent looking girl dancing around the stage in booty shorts.

Proving that they’re being handed some of the best songs in the business, One Direction harmonized their way through “Perfect,” sans Zayn Malik, who tweeted a curious message about their win.

Just about everyone has attempted to emulate Alanis Morissette’s bad-ass breakup anthem, “You Oughta Know,” so it’s only fitting that Demi Lovato would illustrate its impact with an all-black getup and some very dramatic facial expressions while joining her on stage. The beauty of Alanis is her pulled-back pesonality coupled with her cutting lyrics, so Demi’s performance was a little too obvious for my taste. That being said, it’s worth the watch.

Tabloid Gossip: Your Week of Links

Justin Bieber and Selena Bieber are back together . . . again. DListed

Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner are related. Refinery29

Timbaland’s estranged ex wants a lot of his money. Bossip

Tyra Banks quit her tanking talking show. Time

Seth Meyers has a baby on the way. NYDN

Kim and Kanye are selling their house for $20 million. The Stir

Kylie Jenner and Tyga broke up for 3 days. People

Nathan Lane married his longtime love. E! Online

Khloe Kardashian got blamed for getting the Houston Rockets coach fired. Radar Online

Rachael Weisz and Daniel Craig won’t discuss their marriage. Stuff

Christina Milian is heartbroken over Lil’ Wayne. Mtv

Kourtney Kardashian thinks Scott Disick is an a*shole. E! Online

Gwen Stefani got asked about Blake Shelton’s kissing skills. Billboard

Oliver Hudson and his father are talking again. ET

The Most Shocking Splits of 2015


miranda blakeBlake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s marriage was constantly plagued by breakup rumors, but just as questions began to fade, the country couple announced their split. And things got ugly fast. Shelton accused Lambert of cheating and subsequently dumped her belongings on his porch, telling her she had just days to pick it up.







gwengavinThough their marriage always seemed solid, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale announced their split, and infidelity accuasions quickly followed. According to sources, Rossdale carried on a three-year affair with their nanny, which she discovered via text-syncing between Apple devices. Tabloids had previously question Rossdale’s oddly close relationship with the nanny, but the couple was quick to deny it.



BEN JENWhen America’s sweetheart and the new ‘Batman’ broke up, the world was shocked. The couple had been spotted together numerous times just before their split, and they seemed happy. It was later revealed that they had been seperated for some time and continued to carry on a united split for their children. Affleck allegedly lives in their guest house to stay closer to their three kids. Rumors of a nanny affair also circulated, but were quickly squashed by the actor’s rep.






SEAN CHARLIZEWhen Sean Penn called Charlize Theron “the love of his life,” and vice versa, the public naturally assumed the engaged couple would make it to the alter. Sources reveal that things began to deteriorate when Penn directed Theron in his upcoming film, as she didn’t take kindly to his on-set behavior. They had to awkwardly reunite for re-shoots, but it looks as if these two won’t reunite.







REBA NARVELWith 26 years and a successful business partnership between them, it shocked country-music insiders when Reba McEntire announced her split with husband and manager, Narvel Blackstock. The power couple vow to remain friends. They share one son, and Narvel has three children from his previous marriage, one of which is married to Kelly Clarkson.







emma andrewAfter four years and two Spiderman films between them, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield went their seperate ways. They had previously called it quits, but this one seems like it will stick. According to the couple, they just couldn’t make it work.






Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale, & The Nanny: What We’ve Learned

gwengavinCelebrity lives can serve as a model of do’s and dont’s, especially during times of divorce. And Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale have taught us some very serious lessons. Here’s an easy-to-read list of advice for both cheaters and victims of cheating.

1. Victim: Only hire unattractive or elderly nannies to care for your children. Unless, of course, if your husband is Arnold Schwarzenegger, and then all the rules are off the table.

2. Cheater: Learn about the iCloud.

3. Victim: If your husband puts his hand on your nanny’s ass while hiking, BE CONCERNED.

4. Cheater: Use snapchat for naked pictures. What else is it for?

5. Victim: If your nanny starts to steal your style ideas, that’s probably not the only thing about your life she wants to steal.

6. Cheater: If your wife is a super-hot songwriter who will likely write music about you, perhaps you should thing twice about cheating.

7. Victim: If you’ve sadly been cheated on, your next boyfriend should not be a man whose last marriage began from an affair.