Singer Jon Bon Jovi embraces U.S. Army Spc. Cindy Paulo after performing on NBC’s “Today” in New York’s Rockefeller Center Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
A new Web site allows music lovers to watch concerts for free online. BillboardLive.com says the new site offers visitors different perspectives on performances by Alicia Keys, Usher, David Archuleta, Daughtry and other artists yet to be announced. Music fans can select from five different views as they take in full concerts, focusing solely on the drummer or guitarist if they choose. New concerts will be added through February.
British indie band the Ting Tings (“That’s Not My Name”) has signed with Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation record label.
A Thriller-era silk-screened portrait of Michael Jackson created by Andy Warhol has sold for $812,500 to an anonymous collector. The artwork sold at Christie’s in New York City Tuesday evening. The 1984 portrait depicts a smiling Jackson in a jacket with squiggles of red and yellow in his hair.
If Long Island were a state, it would rank 12th in population.
The Jones Beach Water Tower, topless, on Nov. 3, 2009.
Sniper John Allen Muhammad died by lethal injection in a Virginia prison death chamber Tuesday, refusing to utter any last words as he was executed, taking to the grave answers about why and how he plotted the killings of 10 people that terrorized the Washington, D.C., area for three weeks in 2002.
At 45 letters, Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, a lung disease, is the longest word ever to appear in an English language dictionary.
The astronaut who drove 1,000 miles across the US two years ago, armed with pepper spray and allegedly wearing a diaper, to confront love rival Colleen Shipman has been given a year’s probation after charges of attempted kidnapping were dropped in a plea bargain. Lisa Nowak will serve a year’s probation, do 50 hours of community service and must send a letter of apology to Shipman.
Just a day after Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry announced via Twitter that the band was getting a new lead singer, the duo made a surprise appearance onstage at the Fillmore in NYC and Steven Tyler squashed all break up rumors.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is being treated for a rare form of leukemia, and the basketball great said his prognosis is encouraging. The NBA’s all-time leading scorer was diagnosed last December with chronic myeloid leukemia, he told The Associated Press on Monday.