Showing posts with label CYNDI LAUPER. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CYNDI LAUPER. Show all posts

Saturday, November 11, 2017


Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper looked as always, very retro at AOL BUILD in New York City the other day.

Friday, March 04, 2016


Cyndi Lauper

Debi Mazar

Drake Milligan

Kevin Fonteyne

Kellie Pickler

George Lopez

Hilary Duff

Nick at Nite, TV Land and CMT Upfront Event at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City last night, drew some big star power.

Saturday, June 20, 2015


Lady Gaga

Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga were snapped at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 2015 46th Annual Induction and Awards Gala at New York Marriott Marquis, in New York City.

Friday, February 14, 2014



Story By: G. H. HARDING
Cyndi Lauper

FOR A SONG --- The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced the five artists and writers to be inducted on June 12.

Making the cut are: Ray Davies (The Kinks - "Lola," "Waterloo Sunset," "You Really Got Me"); Donovan ("Hurdy Gurdy Man," "Catch The Wind"); Graham Gouldman ("For Your Love," "Bus Stop"); Jim Weatherly ("Midnight Train To Georgia") and, Mark James ("Hooked On A Feeling," "Suspicious Minds").

Jimmy Webb, chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, said "Each of our 2014 inductees has been responsible for captivating the world with their creativity for decades, serving up a rich variety of songs for our global soundtrack. We are looking forward to celebrating their contributions at our Annual Awards Gala."

The gala will be held on Thursday, June 12 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.

The artists who did were nominated for induction but did not make the cut were Harry Wayne Casey, Vince Gill, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, John Mellencamp, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Linda Perry, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, Sade, Cat Stevens, Ann and Nancy Wilson, Bill Anderson, Bobby Braddock, Hugo and Luigi, Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell, Tony MacAulay, Dan Penn and Spooner Oldman, Don Robertson and William "Mickey" Stevens.

ELTON --- Sir Elton John puts electronic music on in the mornings. The legendary musician has collaborated with a number of acts in the past, including rock band Queens of the Stone Age.

"I adore electronic music. I get up in the morning and put on electronic music," he gushed to Clash magazine. "I did a track with Timbaland. I hope to do something with Pharrell (Williams). I've done a track with Bright Light Bright Light, a guy called Rod Thomas, and it's brilliant. I like exploring other avenues."

Pharrell's son Rocket was rumored to be named after Elton's hit Rocket Man and the 40-year-old has also expressed an interest in teaming up with Elton; however, it looks like the 66-year-old could use a few lessons in electronic music before he signs up to anything.

"I don't know how to record electronic music," he admitted. "As a piano player I tend to overdo things, and electronic music is about simplicity. I had lunch with James Blake the other day, and listening to his album is so simple and beautiful.”

"I would be tempted to do so much more, and he has the ability to be so minimalistic and I love it. They're like paintings, not songs."

Other collaborations included a turn with rapper Kanye West.

"Playing on the Kanye West record, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which is genius from start to finish, was a f**king honor. It was like: 'Wow, I'm on this f**king record!' And it was different. You can always learn," Elton said.

"By pooh-poohing dance music, rap or anything, you just lose so much, because if you get into the studio with these guys you realize they're onto something completely different to what you do.

"By you saying its rubbish it's completely wrong, because what they do is something you don't understand but it's completely relevant and it's very exciting."

CLOSING NOTES --- Designer Cynthia Rowley’s Wednesday night show at the Diamond Horseshoe club was terrifically splendid. The designer felt, that rather than a runway show this year, she’d just have a fabulous event. The club, located under the regal Paramount Hotel in midtown NY was last used for Andy Warhol’s funeral years back. An amazing space. Seen among the crowd, actors Alan Cumming and Jess Weixler, from The Good Wife; Law & Order’s Jill Hennessey; pr-pasha David Salidor and Zosia Mamet …

How about TV’s Al Roker getting into a twitter-war with new Mayor Bill DeBlasio. Roker, in a lather over the snow and DeBlasio not closing his daughter’s school said, My prediction: one term! Nasty! For the record: Roker did an on-air apology this morning …

Excellent interview in the new Hollywood Reporter, by Hal Espen, on U2 and their new in-the-works album. Says Bono,"We don't want to ever be a heritage act ... it might happen, but we'll go kicking and screaming into that mode. We feel the place for us to be is part of the conversation and contemporary culture of music and film and everything else, and we don't see the reason we can't." Espen also relates how manager Paul McGuinness persuaded U2 to embrace an even four-way split from the start of their careers. Says Espen, "The philosophy and values he devised in collaboration with U2 systematically subtracted the pressures that tend to break up acts and impede emotional intelligent growth."

It obviously worked as the band in worth something in the neighborhood of $852 million. Great reading for sure. The group will perform their Mandela song ("Ordinary Love") once only - at next month's Academy Awards show ...

Deposed-WPLJ morning man Scott Shannon, in an interview with The Daily News' David Hinckley, reports he could be back on the air very shortly. That would be very nice indeed ...

Are you a Bob Dylan fan ... and, really, who isn't? Check out this clip from the forthcoming DVD of the famed Dylan 30th Anniversary show, recorded back in October of 1992. Classic indeed and look at that band!

Sunday, June 16, 2013



Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper will bring her She's So Unusual Tour to the Arena at Trump Taj Mahal on Saturday, July 6, 2013. Show time is at 8pm. Ticket prices are $49, $29 & $19. Tickets can be obtained by either calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-736-1420, on line at

Recorded and released in 1983, She’s So Unusual, Lauper’s debut solo album, is a colorful portrait of a unique and multifaceted talent. The album features some of Lauper’s most well-known songs and perennial radio favorites including “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Time After Time,” “She Bop,” “Money Changes Everything,” and “All Through the Night.” She’s So Unusual made Lauper a household name and also cemented her place in musical history as the first female artist to have four top 10 singles on a debut album. The release went on to sell over 16 million copies worldwide and won Lauper a Grammy® Award for Best New Artist.

Lauper is one of the most inventive and compelling performers in pop history, equally famed for her soaring vocal range, fiery personality and tireless advocacy work. The iconic performer has been celebrating a creative renaissance as of late. “Kinky Boots,” the Broadway musical Lauper composed the music and lyrics for, opened to critical acclaim and received a leading six awards at last weekend’s Tony Awards, including the coveted “Best Musical” and “Best Score” for Lauper. The musical is the Broadway adaptation of the British film “Kinky Boots” and is itself inspired by a true story about the power of acceptance. The show brings together an impressive team: Cyndi, legendary producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (who wrote the book) and venerable director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell.

 Track Listing

1. "Money Changes Everything" 

2. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" 

3. "When You Were Mine" 

4. "Time After Time" 

5. "She Bop" 

6. "All Through the Night" 

7. "Witness" 

8. "I'll Kiss You" 

9. "He's So Unusual" 

10. "Yeah Yeah"

Visit the official Cyndi Lauper website at 

Friday, June 07, 2013


Cyndi Lauper

The Cyndi Lauper Sardi's Caricature Unveiling at Sardi's in New York City the other day, makes Cyndi Lauper a part of NYC History. Only the best get their famed spot on Sardi's Wall Of Fame.

Thursday, May 02, 2013



Cyndi Lauper At Nominations

Cyndi Lauper was snapped attending the 2013 Tony Awards Meet The Nominees Junket at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York yesterday.

Best Play

"The Assembled Parties"
"Lucky Guy"
"The Testament of Mary"
"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Best Musical

"Bring it On: The Musical"
"A Christmas Story, The Musical"
"Kinky Boots"
"Matilda The Musical"

Best Revival of a Play

"Golden Boy"
"The Trip to Bountiful"
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Best Revival of a Musical

"The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
"Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Tom Hanks, "Lucky Guy"
Nathan Lane, "The Nance"
Tracy Letts, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

David Hyde Pierce, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
Tom Sturridge, "Orphans"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Laurie Metcalf, "The Other Place"
Amy Morton, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Kristine Nielson,"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
Holland Taylor, "Ann"
Cicely Tyson, "The Trip to Bountiful"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Bertie Carvel, "Matilda"
Santino Fontana, "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella"
Rob McClure, "Chaplin"
Billy Porter, "Kinky Boots"
Stark Sands, "Kinky Boots"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Stephanie J. Block, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
Carolee Carmello, "Scandalous"
Valisia LeKae, "Motown the Musical"
Patina Miller, "Pippin"
Laura Osnes, "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Danny Burstein, "Golden Boy"
Richard Kind, "The Big Knife"
Billy Magnussen, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
Tony Shalhoub, "Golden Boy"
Courtney B. Vance, "Lucky Guy"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Carrie Coon, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Shalita Grant, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
Judith Ivey, "The Heiress,"
Judith Light, "The Assembled Parties"
Condola Rashad, "The Trip to Bountiful"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Charl Brown, "Motown the Musical"
Keith Carradine, "Hands on a Hardbody"
Will Chase, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
Gabriel Ebert, "Matilda the Musical"
Terrence Mann, "Pippin"

Saturday, April 06, 2013



Cyndi Lauper And Billy Porter

Harvey Fierstein

Stark Sands

Billy Porter

Nathan Peck With Cast

The stars were snapped during the Broadway Opening Night Performance and Curtain Call for 'Kinky Boots' at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City.

Photos By: Walter McBride

Tuesday, September 18, 2012



 Joan Collins

Cyndi Lauper
Some of the biggest names in pop culture history are joining fellow TV icon Fran Drescher (“The Nanny”) on new episodes of TV Land’s hit sitcom, “Happily Divorced,” it was announced today by Keith Cox, executive vice president, development and original programming, TV Land. Joan Collins (“Dynasty”), Robert Wagner (“Hart to Hart”), singer Cyndi Lauper and Debi Mazar (“Entourage”) will appear, as will returning guest stars Ralph Macchio (“The Karate Kid”), D.W. Moffett (“Switched At Birth”) and RenĂ©e Taylor (“The Nanny”). Inspired by Fran Drescher’s real life, “Happily Divorced” revolves around LA florist Fran Lovett (Drescher) who finds out after 18 years of marriage that her husband Peter (John Michael Higgins, “Best in Show”) is gay. Production begins on October 1 and the sitcom returns to TV Land with all-new episodes on Wednesday, November 28 at 10:30pm ET/PT immediately following the season premiere of “Hot in Cleveland.”

Ralph Macchio

Robert Wagner
This season, Peter gets a job working as an assistant for Joan Collins (who plays a fictional version of herself). Peter is thrilled to be working for an icon – until he realizes that two demanding women in his life is two too many. Additionally, Robert Wagner appears as Elliot’s (Moffett) handsome father, and Marilyn (Taylor), the longtime frenemy of Fran’s mother Dori (Rita Moreno, “OZ”), will return – daughter (Cyndi Lauper) in tow. Debi Mazar plays a potential new roommate for one of the Lovetts. In the season premiere, Ralph Macchio will return as Frankie, the New York born-and-bred pizza shop owner who has been romancing Fran. “Happily Divorced” also stars acclaimed actors Tichina Arnold (“Everybody Hates Chris”) as Fran’s best friend Judi, Rita Moreno (“OZ”) and Robert Walden (“All The President’s Men”) as Fran’s parents Dori and Glen and Valente Rodriguez (“George Lopez”) as Cesar, her flower shop employee.

“Between her unforgettable roles in films like ‘Saturday Night Fever’ and ‘This is Spinal Tap’ and her iconic turn as Ms. Fine in ‘The Nanny,’ Fran Drescher is the epitome of pop culture,” said Cox. “The addition of these amazing guest stars speaks to the widespread appeal of Fran and ‘Happily Divorced.’”

Fran Drescher, Peter Marc Jacobson (“The Nanny”), Frank Lombardi and Franco E. Bario are executive producers, and Larry W. Jones and Keith Cox serve as executive producers for TV Land. “Happily Divorced” is filmed in front of a live studio audience.

Photos By: RD/Kirkland/Sara de Boer/Retna

Saturday, September 15, 2012



Cyndi Lauper

Jerry Mitchell With Cyndi Lauper And Harvey Fierstein

Peter Starks And Billy Porter

Harvey Fierstein

The stars were snapped at the Greet the Cast & Creative Team of the New Broadway Musical 'Kinky Boots' at the New 42nd Street Studios in New York City.

Photos By:  Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Sunday, September 09, 2012


Cyndi Lauper with Valerie Smaldone

Date: Wed, Sep 19, 2012, 8 pm

Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall
Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Price: from $29.00

Cyndi Lauper

The "Legends of Music" series with Valerie Smaldone at New York's 92Y continues with Cyndi Lauper on Sept. 19th.

Cyndi will be talking about her new musical, "Kinky Boots" and her new memoir as well as her extraordinary career with celebrity interviewer and media personality Valerie Smaldone.

Cyndi Lauper has dazzled millions “time after time,” and this time she is gracing 92Y’s stage to share her new book, Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir, and talk about her new musical. Enjoy never-before-told stories from the Grammy and Emmy Award winner as she tells Smaldone everything. 

Photo By: Sara de Boer/Retna

Sunday, November 27, 2011



Jennifer Lopez

DAYME AND BASTONE -- Our pick-to-click of the year Dayme has officially joined with producer/re mixer Freddy Bastone. As a matter of fact, at this very moment the two are in Bastone’s NYC studio working on several tracks. Bastone first made his mark on the music scene as one of the premiere producers/remixes in the halcyon 80’s; of late he’s worked with Justin Timberlake; Jennifer Lopez; and Jill Scott, and is about to embark on a production project with Nina Hagen. The two signed their agreement last week at the Palm in midtown. Dayme has impressed us with her originality and vivaciousness; she is terrifically compelling. We'll keep you posted.


Cyndi Lauper

LAUPER LOVE -- Cyndi Lauper is wrapping up a rather terrific year. She just finished a sold-out national tour with Dr. John; her latest CD, To Memphis With Love, received rave critical praise, and thousands of theatre-goers every week are singing along with her songs in the Broadway smash Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Each night Nick Adams, Tony Sheldon, and Will Swenson, the leads, belt out their versions of Cyndi’s hits “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” and, her terrific “True Colors.” Although the popular show at the Palace Theatre has run since March, the artist has not been able to see the show yet; but that will change soon as Cyndi is making plans to see the show before Christmas and cast is looking forward to officially welcoming her. Additionally, Lauper is prepping for her benefit concert, Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for Holidays: December 4th at the Beacon Theatre, to benefit Homeless LGBT Youth. Joining her for this special performance will be Norah Jones; Amy Lee; Cassandra Wilson; Rosie O’Donnell; Wanda Sykes; John Secada; Carson Kressley; Lou Reed; Vanessa Carlton; Harvey Fierstein; Debbie Harry; Clay Aitken; and Alan Cumming.


Mickey Rourke

A PBA XMAS -- Saturday, December 10 is the date for this year’s annual PBA holiday Widow’s and Children’s event at the sumptuous Bridgewater’s at South Street. Though the event has been going on for years (spearheaded by the PBA’s Patrick Lynch), it essentially began as an event to honor the men and women (and, their families) who served at 9/11. Back then, many of the kids were much younger; and, in some cases, had just been born. Seeing these kids today, having grown into fine and honorable people, is terrifically moving. Some of the bold-faced names that have shown, include; LL Cool J; Harvey Keitel; Micky Dolenz; Robert Funaro; Skip Sudduth (Third Watch); Mickey Rourke; Vincent Curatola; Lon Van Eaton; Burt Young; author Mark Bego; as well as Improper editor Keith Girard and PR-pasha David Salidor. This is one to be at for sure! Our friends there Al O’Leary and Mary Grant help everyone out there .... and do, a splendid job!


The Muppets Miss Piggy

MOVIE MONEY -- This long-weekend’s movie giants are … The Muppets, with an estimated $42 mil for their just-out holiday release, while the latest Twilight installment in nearing $500 mil worldwide. Who says there’s no money left out there in movie-land?


Poppy Montgomery

UNFORGETTABLE IS JUST THAT -- We've already praised the new CBS hit Unforgettable, with the lovely Poppy Montgomery and Dylan Walsh, but what a nice surprise to tune into their show Tuesday last, with an episode called Trajectories, and see none other than our old friend Robert Funaro, in a startlingly good turn as a police officer who by accident, gets involved in their crime-of-the-week. Funaro, via The Sopranos and American Gangster, turned in one emotive and compelling performance. A stand-out for sure!

Photos By: Sara De Boer/RD/Kirkland/Walter McBride/Retna

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Cyndi Lauper Belts It Out

Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper sang the blues last night at the Town Hall, sounding better than event. The two-time-Grammy winner (and eleven-time-nominee) was sensational! She split the show in two, singing 10 blues numbers and 5 of her fan-favorites, including Girls Just Want To Have Fun. The show closed with True Colors and a standing ovation.

Photos By: Ann Lawlor

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Captain Lou Albano

Our old favorite wrestling personality Captain Lou Albano has died at the age of 76. The captain was placed under hospice care this week after being sent home from the hospital. The wrestling superstar he had a career that spanned over fifty years in the entertainment business. Albano transformed himself into a loud flamboyant wrestler after he was advised to do so by famed wrestler Bruno Sammartino. He then became a wrestling villain earning the scorn of the wrestling audience worldwide. Within that time Albano managed over 50 different wrestlers who won two dozen the 1980's Lou gained a whole new audience of folks that did not watch wrestling by appearing in Cyndi Lauper's music videos "Girls Just Want To Have Fun", "She Bop", "Time After Time" and "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough". He then had a acting career, appearing in many movies and television shows. In the 1990's Albano lost 150 pounds and became a vegetarian following a serious health scare. In may of 2005, Albano suffered a heart attack but recovered soon after. He also was included in the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996.

Editors Extra: I first Met Captain Lou Albano at the famed club Studio 54 in New York City. He was with Cyndi Lauper and Hulk Hogan. The guy was a real nice guy. He talked and posed for photos with all the fans, and there were tons. One of my favorite shots till this day that I took, was Lou and Cyndi looking up to the disco ball on the famous dance floor. It's a shame all our old work is in storage, we loved that shot. The guy had class. He may have played a bad guy, but in real life there was no one nicer. He will be missed!
Photo By: Derek Storm/Retna

Monday, June 25, 2007


Cyndi Lauper has real talent

Britney Spears is set to join Cyndi Lauper on tour.The troubled 'Toxic' singer is planning a special performance on Lauper's 'True Colors' tour next weekend. Britney's choreographer Misha Gabriel has revealed she will join Lauper,Debbie Harry, Erasure, The Dresden Dolls and The MisShapes on stage at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre on June 30.The 'True Colors' tour was created by Lauper to raise funds for gay,lesbian, bisexual and transgender organisations. Britney was due at Hollywood's Millennium Dance Complex last Friday to select two male backing dancers but failed to show up.The star sent two trusted female backing dancers to video the 21 hopefuls, allowing Britney to select them later this week.The dancers were asked to perform to a track from Britney's new album. Hopeful Sam Pete told People magazine: "It was dope. It reminded me of that one song you hear at 1.50 am, when they call last call at a club, and it's the hottest, nastiest song you've ever heard in your life and you've just got to put your drink down and dance to it. You've got no choice. Your body is insisting on it."Britney, who had hoped to have her album out by the end of this year, has been left frustrated to discover the release date has now been pushed back to 2008. Her representative Leslie Sloane Zelnick revealed: "I put her on hiatus. Brit's album won't be out until 2008."