POP Lines: WEEKEND EDITION

Posted: Sun, 30 Jan 2011 3:36:27 PST

 SUNDAY, JANUARY 30th, 2011

-Charlie Sheen may have a lick of sense after all..

-Jason Statham's re-make of Mechanic opens the weekend in 5th place..

-As Charlie Sheen goes into rehab, Demi Lavato comes out..

-Like Crazy wins top Jury Prize; more post-Sundance Film Festival news here..

-Britney Spears fans? Mark March 15 on your calendars for a new album..

-Watch a pre-True Grit Hailee Steinfeld in a 2009 short...

-Bruno Mars avoids conviction on cocaine charges; cuts deal...

-Song parody king Weird Al Yankovic has written a children's book..

-Miss 80's pop queens Debbie Gibson and Tiffany's SyFy movie? Repeat info here

-Nothing comes between Brooke Shields and her cabaret act...

-Want online SAG Awards access? Follow Angie Harmon on Twitter..

-Entertainment Weekly looks at the You Tube created film Life In A Day...

-Comedian Charlie Callas, a fave on comedy & talk shows in the 70's, has died.

-Political satarist/impressionist David Frey has passed, see his work here..

-Science writer J.R. Minkel has passed away... .

-The ever creative, amazing Tori Amos' next project takes her to the musical stage...

-Miss The Bachelor's Brad Womack cameo on The Soup? Repeat dates here...

-Great piece on SAG Awards Life Achievement honoree Ernest Borgnine...

-Goooood Morning, Angels!! Charlie's Angels TV Re-Boot begins..

-Muppet legend Elmo was a smash hit at Sundance (I'm not making this up!)

-Real Housewives of Atlanta concludes its latest season tonight; catch up here..

-Bryan Adams' gives his classics acoustic treatments on new CD...

-Streisand and Seth Rogen in a road movie (I'm not making this up, either!)

-Oooo, wee...Rick Springfield wants to take you on a sea cruise...

-USA Today's Whitney Matheson runs down the new video offerings this week...

-No Ronnie, No Cry: In case you missed Jersey Shore this week, here's a recap..

-Influential compsoser Milton Babbitt died Saturday at 94..

-Legendary movie director Roger Corman's thoughts on the state of indie movies..

-Risking my life and limb, here's a top 10 list of the NFL's dirtiest players...

-Comeback kid Alissa Czisny wins the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championship...

-Finally, it's pint-sized Oscar Playhouse w/kids recreating five nominated films.. 

Weekend Celebrity Birthdays:

January 29th: Actress Heather Graham (41), blues guitarist Jonny Lang (30),

The Talk's Sara Gilbert (36), short timer Oprah Winfrey (57),

Blue Blood's Tom Selleck (66), The Graduate's Katherine Ross, (71)

January 30th:: Oscar winner Gene Hackman (81), rocker Marty Balin (69),

singer Phil Collins (60), The Fighter's and The Dark Knight's Chritian Bale (37),

Oscar winner Dorothy Malone (86), Dallas' Victoria Principal (61),

comedienne Brett Butler (53), actress Vanessa Redgrave (74),

golfer Curtis Strange (56)... 

Also on this date:

-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born in 1882..

-First known jazz record recorded (Dark Town Strutters Ball) in 1917..

-Legendary rock and roll dee jay Alan Freed was born on this date in 1921..

-Charlie Chaplin's City Lights opens in Los Angeles in 1931..

-The Lone Ranger debuted on radio in 1933...

-Ghandi was assassinated in 1948 by a Hindu extremist..

-Elvis Presley records his version of Blue Suede Shoes in NYC in 1956..

-Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were married in 1958...

-The Shirelles have the first girl group #1 w/Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (1961)..

-The Beatles shot a promo film for Strawberry Fields Forever in 1967..

-The Beatles peformed live on Apple Record's roof for the last time in 1969...

-KISS performs its first concert in Queens, NY in 1973

-Comedian Freddie Prinze dies of a self inflicted gunshot wound in 1977

..J.R.