Singing Legend Etta James Dead at 73; Carrie Underwood & Steven Tyler Team Up; Vanessa Hudgens Steams It Up in Hawaii
01.20.12 by REELZ
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
February 4, the night before Super Bowl XLVI, Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood will share the stage in a live CMT Crossroads special. If the pairing seems odd (beyond the American Idol marketing angle), we remind you that the duo did perform together at the 2011 Country Music Awards — which gives up hope that they won't cover "I'm a Little Bit Country, I'm a Little Bit Rock and Roll."
Just in case her promotional appearances for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island with ex Josh Hutcherson have been causing any confusion, Vanessa Hudgens flew to Hawaii and planted a steamy series of kisses on boyfriend Austin Butler in full view of the paparazzi.
After taking to Facebook to bash Madonna's Golden Globe win last weekend, Elton John's husband, David Furnish, has backtracked, writing an apology of sorts, again on Facebook: "My passion for our film Gnomeo & Juliet and belief in Elton's song really got my emotional juices going. But I must say for the record that I do believe Madonna is a great artist, and that Elton and I wish her all the best for next week's premiere of the film W.E.
And ending on a sad note. After a nearly two-year battle with leukemia, Soul and R&B legend Etta James has died. Best known for her hits "At Last" and "Something's Got a Hold of Me," the 73-year-old singer's life was covered in part in Cadillac Records, in which Beyoncé starred as James.