Entertainment News Archive - June 13, 2009

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- ABC's MEN IN TREES, popular star on the Emmy winning THE WEST WING, and the blockbuster COMING TO AMERICA, are just a few of the credits of TV FILM STAR, JOHN AMOS, who is set to appear at this weekend's 2009 CMA MUSIC WEEK with the official music debut of his new country single, WE WERE HIPPIES. Amos is set to attend THE ABC BLOCK PARTY at the 2009 CMA MUSIC WEEK this weekend and is scheduled to launch his debut performance on Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 2pm on historic Jefferson Street, live at Jefferson's Restaurant And Hall located at 1033 Jefferson Street.

Day-Long Activity Assured New Signals Reach FiOS Customers Loud and Clear NEW YORK, June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- As local television stations nationwide made the final transition from analog to all-digital transmissions and migrated systems to new equipment, Verizon engineers worked to assure a smooth transition for Verizon FiOS TV customers. Video feeds from more than 270 local stations into Verizon's all-fiber-optic, all-digital network were all completed and cross-checked by early Saturday (June 13).

Friends and loved ones of Koko Taylor spoke at the late blues singer's funeral in Chicago regarding her numerous life accomplishments. The Chicago Tribune said Saturday that nearly 1,000 people gathered at Chicago's Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Headquarters to remember Taylor following the singer's death of complications of gastrointestinal surgery on June 3. Koko Taylor's life was a triumph, Alligator Records founder Bruce Iglauer, a friend of the 80-year-old singer, said at Friday's funeral, a triumph over poverty, over lack of education, over racism.


Documents filed in Fulton County, Ga, indicate R&B singer Usher is seeking a divorce from his wife, Tameka, who he married in August 2007.


Actor Taylor Kitsch and actress Lynn Collins have reportedly joined the cast of the upcoming U.S.

A Lionsgate Entertainment representative says 38 TV Guide Channel staffers have been cut along with the U.S.


U.S. actor Daniel Baldwin says fellow I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! contestant Janice Dickinson is undereducated and over-medicated. The 48-year-old actor told People magazine Friday after being bounced from the NBC reality competition that the U.S.


Singer Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers says famed singer Neil Diamond is one of the U.S.

Scottish singer Susan Boyle may not have won Britain's Got Talent, but fans raved about her performance at a live tour concert in the city of Birmingham. The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday that Boyle, who finished second on Got Talent in May, received rave reviews after performing Friday at the National Indoor Arena along with other stars from the ITV series. It's really great that she made it to the show.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.