Sheryl Crow Has an Excuse for Forgetting Her Lyrics: A Brain Tumor
When SHERYL CROW forgot the words to "Soak Up the Sun" during a show last month, she joked, quote, "I'm 50 what can I say! My brain has gone to [crap]!"
--But as it turns out, she has a much more serious excuse: A BRAIN TUMOR.
--It's benign, and her doctors told her not to worry about it. That's because it's a "common" growth called a meningioma. (--Pronounced men-in-GEE-oh-mah.)
--Her rep explains, quote, "Half of us are walking around with [meningioma] but you don't really know unless you happen to have an MRI . . . [this] was a random mention during an interview. It was not meant to alarm anyone. She's doing great."
--Sheryl tells the "Las Vegas Review-Journal", quote, "I [was] worried about my memory so much that I went and got an MRI. And I found out I have a brain tumor. And I was, like, 'See? I knew there was something wrong.'"
--She knew about this BEFORE forgetting her lyrics last month. She was diagnosed back in November, but "hasn't really talked about it."
--She says she's always had trouble remembering lyrics, dating back to the '90s.
--There was one time back then when she totally blanked on her entire song "A Change Would Do You Good". She says, "I started laughing so hard! And my guitar player [is] bent over like he's gonna just start peeing.
--Sheryl is also a breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed back in 2006 . . . and beat it after undergoing minimally invasive surgery and radiation therapy.
Bruce and Demi's Daughter Scout Willis Was Arrested for Drinking on the Street and Using a Fake ID
SCOUT WILLIS . . . the 20-year-old daughter of BRUCE WILLIS and DEMI MOORE . . . was arrested in New York City Monday night for an open-container violation and criminal impersonation.
--What does that mean? A cop saw Scout drinking outside in the middle of Union Square . . . which is against the law. Then, when he asked for her ID, she handed him a FAKE with the name "Katherine Kelly" on it.
--Then she thought better of it and gave him her real ID, saying, quote, "My name is Scout Willis. The first ID isn't mine. My friend gave it to me. I don't know Katherine Kelly."
--She was booked on both charges . . . but not underage drinking for some reason . . . and released without bail yesterday morning.
--Scout is a student at New York's Brown University . . . and earlier this year she caused some controversy by setting up a Twitter account in which she posted explicit Tweets about sex and drug use.
Is Jonah Hill Getting Chubby Again Because He Thinks People Don't Think He's Funny When He's Thin?
I don't know how true this is, but it's an interesting concept: The "National Enquirer" says JONAH HILL is gaining weight again ON PURPOSE . . . because he's afraid nobody will think he's funny as a skinny guy.
--A source says, quote, "Jonah’s scared to death audiences will turn away from him if he gets thin . . . He believes Hollywood might not find him funny if he isn't fat. So he decided, 'Screw it, I'll be who I am.'
--"Now Jonah figures he’ll eat whatever he wants and live the life that makes him happy."
Rihanna Got Into It With an "Esquire" Reporter Who Asked Her About Chris Brown
CHRIS BROWN is obviously still a raw subject for RIHANNA . . . because she got pretty ticked off at a reporter for the British edition of "Esquire" who brought it up.
--The interviewer asked Rihanna about recording two remixes with Chris earlier this year, saying it might send the wrong message that she had, quote, "gone back to someone who put you in the hospital." Not surprisingly, that set her off.
--She said, quote, "Oh really? Did I? Did I? Did I? Did I?"
--She added, quote, "If I went back to him [as a girlfriend], then that’s a whole different discussion. I think a lot of people jumped to an assumption that was incorrect and they ended up looking stupid."
--But the interviewer kept going, saying it might be hard for the public to separate a professional reconciliation from a personal one.
--Rihanna said, quote, "This is turning into a tacky interview. What do you really want to talk about? I'm not here to [talk] about messy [crap].
--"It upsets me that you keep asking the same kind of questions about stuff that's trivial. What's there to talk about? Are all your questions like that?"
Disney Has Banned Junk Food Ads During Programs Directed at Kids
Disney will be banning JUNK FOOD advertisements on things intended for children. This includes their TV shows, radio programs and websites.
--Disney owns and operates ABC, along with the cable networks ESPN, A&E, ABC Family and of course the Disney Channel. The kids' shows on those networks won't have ads for "fast foods and sugary cereals that don't meet their nutrition standards."
--It's a great idea . . . but unfortunately the changes won't go into effect until 2015 because of existing advertising agreements.
--Her rep later said the account was part of a school project on social media.
Bruce Springsteen Has Topped a Survey Asking "Who Should Write a New National Anthem?"
"Vanity Fair" and "60 Minutes" recently collaborated on a new survey, which . . . among other things . . . asked: "Who Should Write a New National Anthem?"
--BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN came out on top, with 22% of the vote.
--The rest of the ranking broke down like this: Dolly Parton (19%), Stevie Wonder (18%), Bob Dylan (11%), "Star Wars"composer John Williams (10%), Jay-Z (8%) and Madonna (5%).
--As far as we can tell, it was a "multiple choice" survey . . . and those were the options provided.