Bocelli back in Philly at last
Swoon-inducing Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will return Dec. 12 to Philadelphia after an absence of more than a decade. As part of a North American tour, Bocelli will perform at the Wells Fargo Center accompanied by the Philly Pops, Pops president Frank Giordano announced Wednesday.
'Pirates' filming troubled
OK, so Disney is making a fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, subtitled, originally, Dead Men Tell No Tales. The star? None other than Johnny Depp as Cap'n Jack Sparrow. They're filming down in Australia, and there have been some kerfuffles. Some random person with a knife tried to get on set over the weekend. And in an unrelated misfortune, Depp injured his hand, badly enough that he had to travel back to the United States for surgery. He'll return to finish the flick.
'Bachelorette' x 2 = ?
The producers of ABC's The Bachelor evidently couldn't decide Tuesday which woman won the competition, so they've chosen two: Britt Nilsson and Kaitlyn Bristowe. So now, on Bachelorette, both will date all 25 bachelor guys, who then have to decide who wins. (What, they're going to vote?) Usually, the lady dates the gents and then chooses. This new arrangement flips things. It gives the guys the call, plus it may lead to icky competitive not-niceness between the two women. A lot of people are confused and mad. Season 17 bachelor Sean Lowe called it "degrading."
When the wife's away . . .
What do you do while your wife's in prison? Fool around! As you know, Teresa Giudice of Real Housewives of New Jersey is locked up on fraud charges. Hub Joe Giudice will go in when she comes out. Meanwhile - according to In Touch mag - Joe is hangin' with younger woman Jamie Jackson. Joe is now busy denying it. Which is also what you do.
Two throwings of shade!
We at Sideshow live for snarky disses, so here are two. Kim Cattrall (Sex in the City) on Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan: "He doesn't look like a man to me. He looks like a young boy." And elegantly umlauted Chloë Sevigny tells V mag: "Jennifer Lawrence I find annoying. Too crass." Love these!