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Billy Joel Reportedly Looking for Pad in Palm Beach, Schedules 21st Show at MSG
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 12:04 am

Lloyd Bishop/NBCAll the cash that Billy Joel made after his home sales this year must be burning a hole in his pocket: He's reportedly looking for a new property in Palm Beach, Florida.

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Van Morrison to Release New Album in Early 2015 After Signing Deal with RCA
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 12:04 am

Exile ProductionsVan Morrison currently is finishing up a new studio album that will be released early next year, the first the acclaimed singer/songwriter will issue as part of a new deal with RCA Records.

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2015 Wanee Festival Lineup Features Allman Brothers Members, Cheap Trick, Hot Tuna
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 12:04 am

Image Courtesy of Wanee FestivalThe Allman Brothers Band may have retired after its October 28 concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York, but nearly all the group's members will be on hand to perform at the 2015 edition of the Wanee Music Festival, scheduled for April 15-17 in Live Oak, Florida.  Listed separately on the just-announced lineup for the event are frontman Gregg Allman, drummer Butch Trucks and bassist Oteil Burbridge, as well as guitarist Warren Haynes' and drummer Jaimoe's respective bands -- Gov't Mule and Jaimoe's Jasssz Band.

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Joan Jett & the Blackhearts to Open for The Who Throughout Band's 2015 North American Tour
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 12:04 am

AEG LiveThe Who has announced that it will be joined by a newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, when the British rock legends hit the road for the North American legs of their 50th anniversary next year.  Jett and her longtime backing group will be special guests for the entire stateside segment of The Who Hits 50! trek, which kicks off April 15 in Tampa, Florida.

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Dave Davies Says New Kinks Box Set, "The Anthology," Is a "Well Thought Out" Package
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 10:31 am

BMG/InGroovesThis week saw the release of a new Kinks box set called The Anthology 1964-1971, a five-CD collection of recordings the influential British band made during its years with the Pye label.  The compilation gathers remastered versions of many of the group's best-known songs, along with album gems, demos, alternate mixes, studio outtakes, live performances and more.

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Entertainment

Stephen Collins Describes 'Unthinkably Wrong' Encounter with Girl
Posted: December 18, 2014

Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Actor Stephen Collins’ confession of sexual misconduct with three underage girls in the past has made him an entertainment industry pariah.

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Texas Theater Showing "Team America" After Sony Pulls "The Interview"
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 12:50 pm

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(DALLAS) -- What do you do when threats force Sony and all the major movie chains across the country to pull the movie The Interview?

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North Korea-Set Thriller Starring Steve Carell Cancelled
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 12:50 pm

NBC Photo: Mitchell Haaseth(LOS ANGELES) — The hack attack on Sony not only altered plans for its comedy The Interview, it also resulted in the cancellation of a movie from a different company that was to have starred Steve Carell.

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Angelina Jolie on Bucking the Hollywood Establishment: ‘I Do What I Want to Do’
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 12:50 pm

ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(NEW YORK) — Angelina Jolie has never played by Hollywood's rules, and she doesn't plan on changing that anytime soon

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Stephen Colbert Says Goodbye to “The Colbert Report” Thursday Night
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 12:50 pm

Comedy Central(NEW YORK) — After nine years as host of The Colbert Report, and with a new gig as David Letterman's replacement on the horizon, Stephen Colbert will sign off from his Comedy Central late-night show on Thursday night.

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