Famous women reveal their most defining moments. Hollywood legend Ellen Burstyn shares the hidden past that she finally faced. Then, Sheryl Crow on the hardest year of her life. She opens up about the public breakup and battling breast cancer. Plus, a top fashion designer's terrifying wake-up call. Are you listening to the lessons life is giving you? Join this discussion [ from Oprah.com ]
November 18, 2006 - Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel Beverly Hills, California (USA)
Credits: Vera Anderson/Wireimage
(Thanks Veronica :-)
Thursday November 23
[VIDEO] RUN BABY RUN - SHERYL CROW & ERIC CLAPTON
Modena, Italy - 1996
[SOUNDTRACK] FAVORITE YEAR
Well, well, well, I just discovered that "Favorite Year" - a song recently written by Sheryl - is featured on "Shut Up and Sing", a political rockumentary on the Dixie Chicks directed by Barbara Copple and Cecilia Peck.
Republican, Democrat, Liberal, Conservative, Socialist, Capitalist, Black, White, Christian, Muslim, Jew, Atheist, Gay, or Straight, Meat Eater, Vegan, War Supporters, War Haters, Bush Supporters, Bush Haters, Rockers, Poppers, Bluegrassers, Pods&Peas, etc etc..
To everyone that celebrates the American Thanksgiving...... HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and your family.
Sincerely from Italy
Tuesday November 21
[NEWS] SHERYL, ENVIRONMENT & BIODIESEL
Interview: Hollywood enviromentalist targets Middle America
By Mary Milliken
LOS ANGELES, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Hollywood environmentalist Laurie David's fight to convince America of the dangers of global warming begins in her own bathrooms.
David, producer of Al Gore's movie "An Inconvenient Truth," is taking her crusade to Middle America and Washington next year, setting her sights on convincing President George W. Bush and average U.S. citizens to make changes to safeguard the planet.
But first she had to deal with her preteen daughter, who stole toilet paper from friends, and comedian husband Larry David, a creator of "Seinfeld" and HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," who rebelled when she switched to toilet tissue made from recycled consumer waste.
"I had a contest to see who in my family would complain first ... it was the husband, who complained bitterly," David said in an interview with Reuters last week.
David, 48, has overcome bigger obstacles, like convincing a reluctant Hollywood that there was wide interest, and money to be made, in "An Inconvenient Truth," a film about former vice president Gore's slide show on global warming.
The unlikely box-office hit was the third-largest grossing documentary of all time and is on the short list for an Academy Award nomination. The DVD version goes on sale this week.
While admitting to being nervous about Oscar season, David is moving on to her next headline event to "kick up the dirt" in mid-America and the nation's capital with one of the biggest names in music.
"Sheryl Crow and I are going to go out on her biodiesel tour bus, starting in Texas, and invite friends to join us on various stops," said David, speaking in the garden outside her Los Angeles-area home office overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
"We really want to go to places where people are not talking about these issues as much as they should be."
During 10 days in April, the two women will drive to Washington, D.C., for Earth Day, where she hopes some of her 525,000 virtual marchers -- people who have signed on to her Web site (http://www.stopglobalwarming.org) -- will join them in person.
"There is a window closing here," said David, citing experts like NASA climatologist James Hansen who say the world has 10 years to take action against global warming or face widespread climate disaster.
"If they say nine years or 10 years, I am thinking maybe it is five years because scientists are the most cautious people on the planet," David said.
GORE IN 2008?
Despite having spent most of her adult life around comedians as a talent manager and comedy producer, David can be awfully serious, especially when talking about the lack of leadership in Washington.
"The rest of the world is so much more engaged on this issue than the United States," she said. "We're the biggest cause of global warming pollution now and we are doing the least about it and that is not acceptable."
But she sees hope after the Democrats won control of Congress in the midterm elections and vowed to make the environment a priority.
"Action on global warming has to happen while the Bush administration is still in office," David said. "I am not waiting for 2008."
But looking toward the next elections, she said she would do anything to get Gore to make another run at the presidency after he was edged out by Bush in 2000.
"He's not planning on it for the moment but it would be one of my dreams to see him run for president again," David said.
Even with the shift in political power, David said her goal is unchanged: "To permeate popular culture in every way I can to get people to wake up to what is going on."
She believes Hollywood is doing an admirable job on fighting global warming, from studios like Warner Bros going green to celebrities like Leonardo di Caprio embracing the hybrid cars her family has been driving for years.
And what is Larry David's role in his wife's crusade? Well, he drives a hybrid on his HBO show, funds some of her activities and, perhaps most importantly, keeps her laughing.
"It is a bit of burden to feel like we have this giant problem and I personally feel like I have to do something about it," she said.
"If you can be married to a comedian, that's a good start."
[X-TRACK] "I'M IN LOVE WITH SHERYL CROW" - JIM CONGDON & THE BLUE DEVILS
Thanks to Gritz magazine, I found this nice song written and performed by Jim Congdon and the Blue Devils, an indie Blues Rock band from Madison, Wisconsin. I don't know nothing about these guys, but I really like their sound!
Here's a sample - I'm In Love with Sheryl Crow - 2 mins, mp3
Anyway, the whole album, named Whatever It Takes, costs only $ 5.95 (it was not made for profit)
2. I'm in Love With Sheryl Crow
3. Tom Laskin Don't Like It
4. Lonesome Rider
5. Possibility Jody
6. Shoot You Down
7. Meowser Muse
8. Meowser Muse Part Ii
10. Seemore the Cat Has a Party
11. Groovy Little Hippy Chick
I ain't Eric Clapton
Ain't supposed to be
I don't have your stuff
But I seen you on TV.
A NEW WEEK BEGINS... :-)
There's nothing better than a smile! Oops, FOUR smiles!
Have a nice week!
Sunday November 19
[NEWS] HOME OF THE BRAVE SOUNDTRACK - DETAILS
Authors: Stephen Endelman and Sheryl Crow Support: Audio CD
Label: Lakeshore Records
Scheduled to be released on: November 21, 2006
1. Try Not To Remember
2. The Battle Ends
3. Opening Iraq
4. Looking at the Map
5. Daddy's Home
6. The Kitchen
7. The Funeral
8. I Gave This To Him
10. The Chase
11. I'm Sorry Mommy
12. Where Is He?
13. What We're Thankful For
14. Test Taking
15. All Hell Broke Loose
16. What Happened To Your Hand?
17. One Kid and One Hand
18. Go and Die
19. Return to Iraq
left Indianapolis at 4:30 this morning and got there around 9:30ish...had breakfast with some friends and headed down to the Wildhorse Saloon around 11:30.There was already a line outside so I took my time parking and by the time I got there they had already let everyone in so I was able to walk right in.I had never been in the Wildhorse and man was I impressed this is a BIG place.Very cool....check it out sometime if you're ever in Nashville....
The stage was already set up and it was pretty much like it was when I saw them in Indy a few months ago.They hearded everyone up to the 2nd floor balcony ( there is also a 3rd floor balcony )there were snacks and drinks nothing fancy....they kept us up there for about an hour while they were filming elsewhere in the building.They kept yelling..."rolling rolling quiet please"....so everyone would be real quiet until they would yell "CUT" that went on for an hour on and off...quiet...cut...quiet...cut....but I could'nt see what they were filming...then they moved up on stage with a couple of actors...one was eating a sandwich the other was razzing him about something....I could'nt hear them I could only see...they did probably 10 takes of that and then it was time for us fake crowd people.First they called up the 30 or so people who were actual Screen Actors Guild (SAG)"actors" and put them up front by the stage.Then they called for all the people who had auditioned thru talent agencies..another 30 or so and they were behind the SAG people....so all of the people up by the stage were "actors"....I ended up a few rows behind them...we were all standing...no chairs for a half hour or so while they checked the lighting and repositioned some people from here to there and finally the band came out...still no Sheryl.
They wanted some crowd shots so Peter and the boys played Funk 49 by James Gang and we all went nuts for the cameras....it was pretty cool they really played it well.Then it was time for Sheryl.....she came out in her light brown leather pants and light tan leather sleeveless top with big silver belt and boots with big feathers on them..(fake feathers I hope)...she was lookin GOOD....very hot ...the crowd went wild ...myself included.They went straight into "Not Fade Away"...it sounded great the cameras were filming her and all of us from multiple angles and the place was rockin.They finished playing and Sheryl made a few jokes while the makeup people swarmed all over her.Then they went thru the song several more times while we all went nuts for the cameras.Sheryl plays acoustic on this song and in the middle she whips out her harmonica from in her top and wails away ....it rocks......they played the song 6 or 7 times while being filmed from all angles.Then they took a break and came out and played If It Makes You Happy which also was filmed and then they tried to do The Who's..."Can't Explain" which they obviously had'nt rehearsed ...nobody knew the words so Peter would mumble something then Sheryl would sing "can't explain"...mumble mumble mumble..can't explain......mumble mumble mumble....can't explain....it was comical.She was fooling around with the chords of "Strong Enough" during one of the makeup reapplications and stepped up to the mike and sang the first line....or was it Dog and Butterfly....I could'nt decide which it was.Then they did Not Fade Away a few more times.
it was a great time she played for about an hour and a half and did all the classic Sheryl dance moves and was mugging for the camera's bigtime.I yelled for them to play Rock-n-roll a couple of times but no luck....Then it was over.I felt a tap on my shoulder and a gentleman introduced himself as a Forum peep named JimboMathus fan....we had a nice chat and then noticed Peter was on stage so we took our flyers we were given with Sheryl's autograph on it and got Peters autograph too.Jimbo we will meet again when Sheryl hits the road next year (hopefuly she does)...we'll do the ILAA we talked about...nice to meet you.I hope I was'nt too schitzo...I was running on 3 hours sleep and 5 cups of coffee....the 6 hour drive home was scary.....I'm glad you introduced yourself.
one last thing....thanks to the hot girls who loaned me their pen to write down some notes about the show....
(SC Official Forum)
Thank you so much Ted!
Thursday November 16
A PETIT GIFT FOR MATHIEU (COLLANTFAN75)
[VIDEO] PALE BLUE EYES - SHERYL CROW AND EMMYLOU HARRIS
Pale Blue Eyes
VH1 Honor 1997
REVLON DAY - UPDATE FROM A FAN (WAS: FAN ROLL CALL)
I just called that telephone number that was in an earlier post and Spoke to Sharon.The commercial is for makeup, not haircolor. Sheryl and the crew have been in Nashville all week rehearsing her new single, a cover of the Rolling Stones "Not fade away" . Tomorrow is the final day of shooting and there will be a mini concert. Thet need as many fans as they can get. I forgot the name of the bar but it is at 2nd & broadway. Between noon and 5:00PM. Sounds fun, wish I could go. If you can go, call 615-297-7002 and ask for Sharon or Rachel. They would like a general idea of how many people will be there.
As soundtrack sales soar, more stars turn their attention to film and television
By Michael Paoletta Nov 14, 2006, 15:07 GMT
With soundtrack sales up 18.3 percent this year over last, more name artists are turning their attention to Hollywood.
Through the week ended Nov. 5, soundtrack sales for 2006 stand at 19.9 million - up from 16.8 million through the same period in 2005. Ten soundtracks have reached the top 10 of The Billboard 200 so far this year, compared to four each in all of 2005 and all of 2004. In the face of declining CD sales overall and shrinking terrestrial radio playlists, artists are looking elsewhere for exposure and income. And if an Oscar becomes part of the package, all the better.
Fox Music president Robert Kraft dates the shift in attitude to February`s 78th annual Academy Awards, especially the best original song category. "No disrespect, but it was painful to see that out of all the beautiful film music, the Academy could only find three songs to nominate."
Within 30 seconds of the Oscar going to "It`s Hard Out Here for a Pimp" by Three 6 Mafia from 'Hustle & Flow,' Kraft - who is responsible for all the music in Fox films and TV shows - believes "every superstar artist realized it was time to make a song for a film."
Fast forward nine months, and the number of mainstream acts making music specifically for the movie industry is alarmingly high. Take a look around. Tim McGraw is appearing in 'Flicka,' which also features his song "My Little Girl." In coming weeks, Seal`s "The Father`s Way" debuts in 'The Pursuit of Happyness,' Sarah McLachlan`s "Ordinary Miracle" in 'Charlotte`s Web,' Beyonce`s "Listen" in 'Dreamgirls' and Chris Cornell`s "You Know My Name" in the latest James Bond flick, 'Casino Royale.' Even Prince has a new song in a film ('Happy Feet'). The list goes on and on.
"The ways and means for artists to get heard is slimmer," says songwriter/producer Dave Stewart, who collaborated with Glen Ballard on "Ordinary Miracle." So, Stewart adds, "more artists are looking to film and TV to get their music out there."
Singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow, whose "Try Not to Remember" will be heard in the forthcoming drama 'Home of the Brave,' concurs. "Everyone is looking for alternative ways to get their music heard," she says.
Crow says it`s not her ambition to be a songwriter for films or TV. But she acknowledges, "It is inspiring to write a song for a compelling movie. I get to flex different muscles."
Sony Pictures Entertainment president of worldwide music Lia Vollack says that can lead to creative magic. She cites Paul Westerberg, who wrote several songs, including the ballad "I Belong" (which he performs), for Sony Animation`s 'Open Season,' as a postcard-perfect example. "We needed an artist who had heart and emotion, but not syrupy-sweet emotion," Vollack says. "A sense of humor was also vital. Paul fit the bill."
Music publishers pursue film and TV opportunities for clients as well. "Interscope is not thinking about taking Chris Cornell away from the process of making an artist album," EMI Music Publishing executive VP of U.S. creative Jody Gerson says. "I get to think outside the box and find out what my songwriters will and will not do."
Yet label executives, too, welcome the new doors that can open with Hollywood`s help. RCA Music Group VP of soundtracks, film and TV music licensing Karen Lamberton points to McLachlan, who is doing some promotion for 'Charlotte`s Web.' "It`s a way for an artist to remain visible between albums," Lamberton says. "It can also open an artist to new communities." In other words, with a pig and a spider at her side, McLachlan`s fan base could skew younger.
"As an artist, you want your music heard," says Melissa Etheridge, who contributed a new song to 'An Inconvenient Truth.' "It`s a bonus if you reach new fans in the process. When people hear one of my songs in a movie, they are hearing my voice and words - and not just hearing about that bald lesbian."
FANS ROLL CALL
Saw on sherylcrow.com
This Friday, November 17, Sheryl is shooting a Revlon commercial at the Wildhorse in Nashville. They need fans for audience shots and they wanted to ask here first.
If you're flexible with your Friday and want to see Sheryl make a commercial you can email Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 615-297-7002.
Monday November 13
[EXCLUSIVE] TRY NOT TO REMEMBER
Streaming preview available on Lakeshore Records official myspace page at
By Donna Freydkin, USA TODAY
NEW YORK — It has been a busy few weeks for Michael J. Fox.
First, he campaigned and appeared in ads for congressional candidates who support stem cell research. And on Saturday night, a visibly exhausted Fox turned up at the Waldorf-Astoria for the annual gala benefiting his foundation for Parkinson's research.
The former Family Ties and Spin City star walked the red carpet with his wife, Tracy Pollan, wearing Marchesa, and their son Sam, 17. "I'm schvitzing like crazy," Fox said as he talked to reporters and posed for pictures with Muhammad Ali, who also has Parkinson's.
"He's tired," Pollan acknowledged. "It's been a really, really busy couple of weeks. So much is getting done. He's accomplishing so much, so it makes it a lot easier."
Singer Sheryl Crow, in vintage Valentino, turned up to support Fox. "The stem cell issue is on everyone's mind. It gives us such great hope that there's going to be a cure for so many diseases," she said.
Fox says the brouhaha over Rush Limbaugh accusing him of exaggerating his symptoms in a political ad had a positive effect: It "galvanized people."
But, he said, his role in politics will remain on the sidelines. "I don't have a political future," he said. "I'm not political at all. I'll continue to support research and oppose those who don't."
Though the event was about raising money among the famous and powerful, there was time for an intimate moment or two. At one point, as Pollan dabbed Fox's forehead, he looked at her and quietly said, "You're beautiful."
Son Sam looks like a taller version of his dad. Quipped Fox: "His feet are about three sizes bigger than mine."
Sunday November 12
[PICS] A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO CURE PARKINSON'S
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 11: Sheryl at "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's" benefit gala at the Waldorf-Astoria, November 11, 2006 in New York City. (Photos by Evan Agostini/Getty)
Oh oh oh, the woman in black is back :-)
Friday November 10
[VIDEO] SHERYL IN JOHNNY CASH'S NEW VIDEO
"God's Gonna Cut You Down" from American V: A hundred highways
Here's the impressive all-stars line-up:
Sir Peter Blake
Lisa Marie Presley
Corinne Bailey Rae
Duration: 2.48 mins
B&W - Stereo - WMV - 320x240 - 623 kbits - 12,3 mb
Video directed by Tony Kaye
Thursday November 9
[NEWS - ITA] CROW: BRANO PER UN FILM
Sheryl Crow ha scritto e registrato una nuova canzone per la colonna sonora del film “Home of the Brave” diretto da Irwin Winkler.
Il pezzo intitolato “Try Not To Remember” passerà con I titoli di coda della pellicola. Si tratta del primo progetto cinematografico che parla delle truppe americane in Iraq che tornano in patria, la storia di quattro soldati che tentano di ritrovare il giusto equilibrio dopo le traumatiche vicende belliche. . Tra i protagonisti, al fianco di Samuel L. Jackson, il rapper 50 Cent. (c.c.)
(09 novembre 2006)
[VIDEO] CMA 2006 RED CARPET
2006 Country Music Awards Red Carpet
Gaylord Entertainment Center
November 6, 2006
[NEWS] SHERYL CROW IS HERE LOCK, STOCK & BARREL, HOME AND STUDIO
By BEVERLY KEEL
Expect to see a lot of my favorite rock star, Sheryl Crow, around town from now on.
She bought a home in the area in February but just got off the road about three weeks ago. "I am here pretty much full time now," says Sheryl, whose sister also lives here. "I put my studio out there and I've got 15 horses. When I'm not on the road, I am here most of the time.
"I'm getting ready to cut my record in about three or four weeks, so I'll be here non-stop."
When I spoke to her two years ago, she had made an offer on a farm, but then things changed. She met cyclist Lance Armstrong, to whom she was engaged for a while. "I had tried to move here for years," she says. "I just went off on a couple of little detours. At least I had bought a studio and was technically thinking I was here. I am here now."
Wednesday November 8
[PICS] 2006 CMA
Pic 1 - Kris Kristofferson, Gretchen Wilson and Sheryl arrive at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville (UPI Photo/John Dickerson)
Pic 2 - Sheryl and Sugarland members Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush (UPI Photo/John Dickerson)
[NEWS] Grammy Winner Sheryl Crow Writes and Performs New Original Song for Irwin Winkler's 'Home of the Brave'
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow has written an original song for the upcoming film Home of the Brave directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Irwin Winkler (Rocky). This marks the second collaboration between Crow and Winkler following the film De-Lovely two years ago in which Crow appeared singing the Cole Porter classic "Begin the Beguine." The new song, entitled "Try Not to Remember," is performed by Crow and produced/arranged by Grammy nominee Stephen Endelman for Lakeshore Records, and will be featured over the end credits of the film. "Home of the Brave" -- the first major feature film to explore the homecoming of U.S. troops after their tour of duty in Iraq -- stars Samuel L. Jackson, 50 Cent, Christina Ricci, Jessica Biel, and Brian Presley, and will be released by MGM in select markets on December 15th and January 5th nationwide.
The song "Try Not to Remember" is Crow's moving response to Home of the Brave, the provocative film which filmmaker Winkler screened privately for Crow in hopes that her unique, soul-searching sensibilities would effectively translate the film into song. Inspired by the deep impact of the film's evocation of hope and courage in the face of the despairs of war, Crow began to write the song the very same evening the film was screened for her. Naturally, this incomparable talent delivered a track that captures the essence of the film's journey, one that follows 4 soldiers attempting to readjust to civilian life after a traumatic and life-altering wartime experience in Iraq.
"I was moved by the whole movie, and I really carried it with me after seeing it," Crow says. "It was such an inspiring experience and I just felt compelled to write about it. It feels immediate to me to be able to write about what's going on around us right now."
For "Try Not to Remember," Crow worked closely with producer/arranger Stephen Endelman, who received a Grammy nomination for his work alongside Crow and Winkler on the "De-Lovely" soundtrack in 2005.
Multi-Grammy winner Crow has sold over 30 million albums and won a remarkable 9 Grammy Awards, making her one of the bestselling and most celebrated female singer/songwriters of her generation. She recently finished a tour in support of her latest hit album Wildflower. She rose to fame in 1993, wowing critics and music listeners with her multi-platinum selling disc Tuesday Night Music Club, which featured her Record of the Year-winning hit "All I Wanna Do." For film, Crow wrote and performed the Golden Globe and Grammy-nominated original song "Tomorrow Never Dies," the title track from the hit James Bond sequel. Her memorable arsenal of songs include the hits "Everyday is a Winding Road," "If It Makes You Happy," "My Favorite Mistake," "Soak Up the Sun," and an unforgettable cover of Cat Steven's "The First Cut is the Deepest."
Source: Winkler Films
[NEWS - CMA] GLITZ, GLAMOUR AND PLENTY OF SMILES
From left, Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert and LeAnn Rimes make a fetching trio as the cameras click before the CMA awards show got under way Monday night. (BILLY KINGSLEY/THE TENNESSEAN)
By BEVERLY KEEL
• Sheryl Crow wore a long, black vintage Herve Leger dress. "I've gone to the Grammys and the AMAs, but the CMAs feel a little more glamorous. It's not quite as over-the-top. This dress is in between. It's a bit funky vintage and chic, and it didn't have to be altered."
[VIDEO] CMA - "WHAT YOU GIVE AWAY" & "BUILDING BRIDGES"
2006 Country Music Awards
Gaylord Entertainment Center
November 6, 2006
What you give Away
Brooks and Dunn
Tuesday November 7
COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS 2006 - HIGH RES AND MED RES PICTURES
Vince Gill, left, and Sheryl Crow perform at the 40th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Monday, Nov. 6, 2006. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Vince Gill and Sheryl Crow perform onstage at the 40th Annual CMA Awards at the Gaylord Entertainment Center November 6, 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn and Sheryl perform onstage at the 40th Annual CMA Awards at the Gaylord Entertainment Center November 6, 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photos: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey and Scott Gries/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Sheryl attends the 40th Annual CMA Awards at the Gaylord Entertainment Center November 6, 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photos by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Vince GIll, Brooks, Dunn and Sheryl - CMA 2006 reharsal
Dal nostro inviato, Andrea De Lupardis - Nashville, TN
Saturday November 4
[REVIEWS] C'MON AMERICA 2003/BEST OF - THE GLOBE SESSION