Ireland will be competing in the Eurovision Song Contest this year without the services of John Lydon, after the former Sex Pistols singer failed last night in his bid to represent the country. One of the wildest men of British music in his 1970s punk heyday, Lydon, aged 67, had entered the Irish leg of the competition with his song ‘Hawaii’, inspired by his wife Nora who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Prior to competing, Lydon – possibly one of the more unexpected names to ever appear on a Eurovision bid – had explained he wanted to raise awareness of the disease. But after he and five other acts performed on Ireland’s Late Late Show show on Friday night, voting viewers, as well as national and international juries of music experts, elected the band Wild Youth instead, and it will be them competing in Liverpool in May. The official draw for this year’s Contest was carried out this week, and Ireland will join 14 other countries in the first semi-final. 10 will go on to … [Read more...] about Former Sex Pistols Star Fails In Ireland Eurovision Bid
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Getty "Laverne & Shirley" star, Cindy Williams ' name won't soon be forgotten in the place she grew up in ... because they're dedicating an entire day in her honor. Williams was raised in the Van Nuys neighborhood of Los Angeles, and there's now an official movement to declare January 25 -- the day she passed away -- as Cindy Williams Day in the community. Gallery Launch Gallery Getty A spokesperson for the sixth district of Los Angeles tells TMZ ... “Our office was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Cindy Williams, a Van Nuys treasure and Hollywood icon. Throughout her life, Cindy served as a role model to young women in Hollywood and showed them that, through hard work and dedication, they could achieve whatever they put their minds to." Getty As we reported, the actress, made famous for her portrayal of Shirley in the hugely popular "Laverne & Shirley" died at the age of 75 last month. While … [Read more...] about ‘Laverne & Shirley’ Star Cindy Williams Celebrated with Hometown Day in Her Honor
TMZSports.com Kareem Abdul-Jabbar might have mixed feelings when his scoring record gets broken ... but John Salley says the Lakers legend should ultimately be proud to pass the torch to LeBron James when he passes the Hall of Famer on the all-time list. The 4-time NBA champ broke it down for TMZ Sports at LAX ... comparing the situation to another sports record that many believe to be impossible to break. "The same way my boy Eric Dickerson thinks about anybody trying to break his record ... you don't want nobody to break your record!" the 58-year-old told us. Getty Nonetheless, Salley still believes Kareem will come around and give James his flowers when the Lakers star beats his record of 38,387 points. "I think Kareem will take his hat off to him, be proud of him," Salley said. "He should." Salley's comment may come off as shocking since he didn't believe LeBron was gonna break Kareem's record to begin with ... saying … [Read more...] about John Salley Says Kareem Should ‘Be Proud’ When LeBron Breaks Scoring Record
TMZSports.com NASCAR star Ross Chastain says he's honored that his iconic wall-riding stunt is now banned in the rule book ... telling TMZ Sports , "I'm proud that I'll be the first and last guy to successfully do it. Remember, the 30-year-old Trackhouse Racing driver went viral for his video game-inspired move at Martinsville Speedway last year ... when he shot from 10th place to 5th on the final lap to secure his spot in the Championship 4 by hitting the wall to reach insane speed to cross the finish line While the move was considered legal at the time, NASCAR recently emphasized its rules to make sure the stunt isn't replicated in the future. "I'm good with it," Chastain told Lucas Widman ahead of the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum. "I'm proud that I've got a rule named after me, right?" Chastain explained his inspiration for the move after the race ... saying he "played a lot of NASCAR 2005 on the GameCube" when he was 8 years old. The … [Read more...] about NASCAR’s Ross Chastain Takes Ban On Wall-Ride Move ‘Like A Badge Of Honor’
Gallery Launch Gallery It's that time of year to pair the changing weather with a revealing sweater, so you already know the celebs are taking matters into their own hands and have never looked better! Can you say 'more skin for the win?!' These sexy stars aren't just slaying in sweaters ... you've got hoodies, knits and cardigans oh my! From Kim Kardashian to Ashley Graham , there's a bundle of babes cozying up just enough to keep you on your toes! Warm up with these cuties by scrolling through our gallery of babes in big sweaters ... and while you're at it, see if you've got what it takes to guess which celeb is in the shot reppin' sweater weather! … [Read more...] about Babes In Big Sweaters Guess Who!
5 Star Smiles If you thought his recent slump in music was gonna make Lil Pump stop smiling, think again, because the guy just got a new set of chompers he's gonna be showing off for a long time. 5 Star Smiles CEO Danielle Noguera tells TMZ Hip Hop Pump came in earlier this year to get a new pair of porcelain veneers. 5 Star Smiles The set Pump opted for has tons of longevity -- 30 years in fact -- and we're told the procedure cost Pump a cool $25k, done in Pump's hometown of Miami. Dentists had been reaching out to Pump for years offering to do his teeth, but Pump opted for 5 Star Smiles, a company with plenty of experience with celebs including Lil Meech , Erica Mena , and the Clermont Twins , to name a few, in the past. 5 Star Smiles As expected, Pump won't just stop with the veneers, we're told he's upping his game even more -- with a pair of custom grills currently in production. Waiting for your … [Read more...] about Lil Pump Gets $25,000 Mouth Makeover with New Teeth