The queues for the plastic champagne flutes might have rivalled those at Terminal 5 last weekend
Mental troubles give way to romantic concerns in David O Russell's suburban comedy-drama
Private equity boss David Bonderman, reportedly the 209th richest man in America, turns 70 next week. According to the BBC's business editor, Robert Peston, the co-founder of TPG Capital celebrated the milestone in Vegas with a private gig from Sir Paul McCartney. Bonderman is said by Forbes magazine to be worth in the region of $2bn, and a decade ago celebrated his 60th in similar style, with musical performances by The Rolling Stones and and a stand-up set by Robin Williams. That party cost him $7m.
The gold hearse that has ferried Whitney Houston's body across New Jersey took her coffin on its final journey yesterday, to the cemetery in Westfield where she was laid to rest in a private ceremony.
The only time I saw the late Gil Scott-Heron perform was in a New York nightclub in 2001. I had huge expectations of this iconic, radical, spoken-word artist and musician whose jazz-funk syncopations and uncompromising lyrics spawned generations of imitators. But it was already too late to see the great man as he once was. He would soon be busted for the drug addiction that led to two spells in prison. That night, his crack-ravaged performance was so bad, the audience talked over him.
When Annie [lennox] and I meet up now, we no longer talk about the old days [with the Eurythmics]. We've been through so much, what are we going to say? "Remember that crazy time in Oklahoma?" We've both had kids, and now there are all these other experiences to talk about.
Drake has collaborated with Stevie Wonder on his new album.
James Blake isn't feeling any pressure after releasing his debut album.
Toddlers: can't live with them... well, not in a pimped pad. True? I know a couple with three littl'uns and a cool all-white domain. Their secret is Brilliant White Eggshell paint – touch-up friendly and wipeable. But what do other parents do?
Having fused folk, country and African rhythms with singer-songwritery perfection, there didn't seem anywhere left for Sam Beam to go after 2007's kaleidoscopic The Shepherd's Dog.
This part-live, part-studio quintet recording might mark time more than break new ground, but it's still easy to succumb to Ms Wilson's charms.
Soundchecks can be tedious affairs – stop-start sessions in empty venues where singers save their voices and musicians go through the motions. Big acts even have roadies do it for them. But it's a good job fast-rising folk-popper Lisbee Stainton does her own – it's just landed her a prime spot on the BBC's prestigious In Concert next week.
Belgian pianist Legnini is a soulful, two-handed swinger in the style of Ramsey Lewis or Ahmad Jamal, and his trio boasts a terrific drummer in Franck Agulhon.
I'm not sure about the use of the term "complete" in the title, which effectively writes cheques which can't really be cashed by the content of this four CD set.
I'm listening to Johnny Cash, Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Howlin' Wolf and 'This Charming Mixtape' by Theophilus London.