Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol: One was a surrealist from Spain, the other, a pop artist from Pittsburgh.
They were among the most famous artists of the 20th century, and in 2014, their works will be on exhibit in adjoining galleries at a museum in Florida, The Associated Press reports.
The Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg announced Thursday that a show called “Warhol: Art. Fame. Mortality.” will open at the museum on Jan. 18.
The exhibit will include about 35 of Warhol’s paintings, 20 drawings, 50 photographs and a selection of films. The works are on loan from The Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, where Warhol was born and raised before moving to New York City.
Warhol’s silkscreened self-portrait in red and a vibrant blue silkscreen of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis will be among the works on display.
The entertainer of the year trophy at the Country Music Association Awards is one of the most coveted honors in the genre, but sometimes it’s OK to lose — like when George Strait is a nominee, the AP reports.
Strait won his third entertainer of the year award and his first since 1990 Wednesday night against country music’s current hitmakers, and no one seemed disappointed. Blake Shelton — one of five performers with a leading two victories — was excited to lose to the 61-year-old whose popularity defies his age.
Shelton was one of five top winners with two trophies apiece, along with Florida Georgia Line and the trio of Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban, who won music video and music event of the year for their “Highway Don’t Care” collaboration.
Elizabeth Vargas has checked into rehab for alcohol abuse, People reports.
The co-anchor of ABC’s “20/20,” who has recently been absent from the news show, confirmed in a statement that she is in treatment.
“Like so many people, I am dealing with addiction. I realized I was becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol. And feel fortunate to have recognized it for the problem it was becoming,” Vargas, 51, says.
“I am in treatment and am so thankful for the love and support of my family, friends and colleagues at ABC News. Like so many others, I will deal with this challenge one day at a time. If coming forward today gives one other person the courage to seek help, I’m grateful.”
The former “World News Tonight” anchor is married to “Walking in Memphis” singer Marc Cohn, 54, and the couple have two sons, Zachary, 10, and Samuel, 7.
Justin Bieber has once again stepped in a bit of trouble while on his wild world tour, People reports.
Following a bad trip to the U.K. in March and controversy in Amsterdam in April, the singer is in Brazil, where police are charging him for “defacing a building or urban monument by graffiti or other means,” according to a statement from cops in Rio de Janeiro.
Bieber, 19, apparently had permission from the city to paint on a graffiti wall in Rio’s Olympic Village, the Morro do Vidigal. But according to RollingStone.com, he chose to tag a wall on a nearby hotel to avoid his local fans.
“Authorization granted by the city did not extend to other locations,” the statement from police says.
The punishment for defacing a building in Brazil could be a fine or up to one year in prison, though police called the pop star’s graffiti a minor offense.
A rep for Bieber did not respond to requests for comment. But a source close to the singer apparently wasn’t worried about a crime being committed.
“It isn’t illegal to spray paint on public walls in Brazil,” the source tells People. “He isn’t being investigated.”
Adds a second source, “It must have been some misunderstanding. He was led to believe it was fine.”
According to Bieber’s Facebook page, he’s on his way to Argentina next, where he’s scheduled to perform in Cordoba and Buenos Aires.
Chris Brown has countersued a man who accused the R&B star’s entourage of attacking him outside a recording studio earlier this year, the AP reports.
The singer filed an assault and battery lawsuit Wednesday against Sha’keir Duarte, who claimed in an earlier suit that he was injured when a fight erupted between Brown and Frank Ocean’s entourages in January outside a West Hollywood studio.
Duarte sued Brown in August and accused the singer of being the aggressor in the fight. Brown’s countersuit however accuses Duarte of instigating the fight by pushing, kicking and punching the R&B singer and threatening to kill him.
Brown, 24, is seeking unspecified damages.
Duarte’s attorney Joseph Porter III did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment.
No criminal charges were filed over the fight, but Brown may face criminal penalties after he was arrested last month in Washington, D.C., for allegedly punching a man outside a hotel.
Brown remains on probation for his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna and is due for a hearing in Los Angeles on Nov. 20, during which the new case may be addressed. Brown spent a day and a half in custody and faces a misdemeanor battery charge over the incident.
The R&B singer entered rehab for anger management issues on Oct. 29.
Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams play feuding ex-TV partners on an episode of Nickelodeon’s “Sam & Cat,” but they brush aside any comparison to their past, the AP reports.
The former “Laverne & Shirley” stars, who back in the day of their 1976-83 sitcom were reported to have crossed swords, said they were never enemies and remain friends despite lingering suggestions to the contrary.
“That was rumors. Any show you work on for eight years, you’re gonna argue at some point,” said Marshall. “Way overblown.”
Williams agreed but added a bit of detail.
“Yes, it was a bit overblown,” she said. The actress added that she and Marshall have “very different personalities” with contradictory styles of working, which sometimes led to on-set clashes.
That said, Williams regularly visits Marshall’s house to watch and discuss TV. There’s a chill in the air, Williams said, but only because Marshall keeps her thermostat turned down and, to compensate, provides down coats and blankets for guests.
Marshall, whose big-screen directing credits include “A League of Their Own” and “Big,” is busy working on a documentary about provocative ex-NBA player Dennis Rodman. But she and Williams were enticed by “Sam & Cat” creator Dan Schneider to guest star on the comedy airing at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
“He loved our show,” Williams said. “He wanted to do a little tribute.”