Entertainer Quickie: Music is in the Air–A Baby, SNL, A Hanky Rapper and Elton John’s Take on Billy Joel

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Mariah Carey Shoe Line

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are excited to be expecting twins–a boy and a girl! Carey has been very busy lately, and very excited for the pregnancy. On February 11th, Carey will be broadcasting live from her home in Los Angeles to show off her new line of footwear, jewelry, and perfumes. Her collection will be available on the Home Shopping Network. Carey told Life & Style, “even before we announced it was twins, I was trying to keep everything gender neutral because I didn’t want to impose an identity on them too soon.” The twin babies are due this April. Carey and Cannon cannot wait for the twins, “”It’s been a long journey—but a happy one.”

SNL guests Russell Brand and Singer Chris Brown to appear Feb 12

SNL has announced its next host and musical guest…..It’s comedian Russell Brand and musical guest Chris Brown. Both entertainers will be making their debt on the show. Their appearance

will be on the February 12th show. You may be asking….Why Russell Brand? Well, Brand is now the voice of an animated character in the film Hop which is due out in April. In addition to Hop, Brand is also starring in the remake of Arthur which is also due out April 8th. As for Chris Brown, his fourth album F.A.M.E. will be released March 22nd.

Tom Hanks’ Son Chester releases Music Video

Did you know Tom Hanks has two sons? You’ve probably seen Colin Hanks on the small and big screen, but have you heard of Chester Hanks. Well, Chet is a theater major at Northwestern University. He’s 20 and  is known as Chet Haz because of his rap song! Chet Haze’s song is called White and Purple for Northwestern University’s school colors. This song has gone viral on the internet and his newest song is now out West Side L.A. Haze is making out with some fame, even without out his mom and dad “I’m getting a lot of love around campus.” Chet’s career is blossoming and he tells the Daily News his family is one hundred percent behind him.

Billy Joel and Elton John alcoholism fued

Billy Joel has been dealing with alcoholism, and Elton John is not happy that Joel has not gotten the proper help. John told Rolling Stone, “At the end of the day, he’s coasting…I always say, ‘Billy, can’t you write another song?’ It’s either fear or laziness. It upsets me. Billy’s a conundrum. We’ve had so many canceled tours because of illnesses and various other things, alcoholism.” John makes it a point that the rehab programs that Joel enters are not harsh enough. John addresses Joel directly in the interview with Rolling Stone, “I love you, Billy, and this is tough love. Billy, you have your demons and you’re not going to get rid of them at rehab light. You’ve got to be serious. People adore you, they love you and respect you. You should be able to do something better than what you’re doing now.” Billy Joel released a statement in response to Elton John’s comments, “Elton is just being Elton.”

Images from and Lucas Lopez via Flickr.

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