Today, frontman and singer for The Police, Sting, turns 62; Regis Philbin’s TV sidekick who starred in “Hope & Faith,”
Kelly Ripa, turns 42; photographer of the stars for Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and other major publications, Annie Leibovitz turns 64.
Actor Danny Aiello’s memoir due out in 2014
NEW YORK — Danny Aiello, the Oscar-nominated character actor, is eager to take on his latest role: author.
The burly, husky-voiced Aiello, who turned 80 in June, has a deal with Gallery Books for a memoir coming out in fall 2014. Gallery, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced Tuesday that the book would cover Aiello’s rise from gang fights in New York City to stardom for such movies as “Moonstruck,” ‘‘Do the Right Thing” and “The Purple Rose of Cairo.” The memoir is currently untitled.
Aiello’s TV credits include the miniseries “The Last Don” and the ABC special “Family of Strangers,” for which he won an Emmy in 1981. MTV fans remember him as Madonna’s father in the video for “Papa Don’t Preach.”
Lady Gaga to perform at 1st YouTube Music Awards
NEW YORK — YouTube is launching its own music awards and Lady Gaga will perform at the first-time event.
The Google Inc.-owned company announced Tuesday that Eminem and Arcade Fire will also perform at the YouTube Music Awards on Nov. 3. The awards will be presented at Pier 36 in New York City and will stream live online.
The announcement said the awards show will honor “artists and songs that YouTube fans have turned into global hits over the past year.” Nominees will be announced Oct. 17.
Actor Jason Schwartzman will host the YouTube Music Awards. A press release said the awards show will also feature events from Seoul, South Korea; Moscow; London; and Brazil.
Miley documentary airs on MTV tonight
LOS ANGELES — Miley’s new album “Bangerz” drops in exactly a week but before that comes out, folks will get an intimate peek at Miley’s life in the MTV documentary, “Miley: The Movement,” which airs tonight.
In the first teaser for the hour-long special in which Miley talks about her new sound, her hair and that infamous VMAs performance, but now a few new excerpts have hit the web. When asked about grinding up against married singer Robin Thicke in a pair of flesh colored latex undies, Miley says “You can watch that performance and think that’s a hot mess. But it’s a strategic hot mess ... If I wanted to do a raunchy sex show, I wouldn’t have been dressed as a damn bear!”