03:33 PM EDT 02/18/2014
Originally posted 02/11/2014 07:00AM
It's not every 78-year-old who releases a new album for Valentine's Day – or has his friends Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood backing him up.
But, where showbiz is concerned, Steve Lawrence isn't just any 78-year-old.
"To my knowledge, it's over 50-something, and my first in 10 years, at least," the familiar voice, calculating the number of albums he's released since his first in 1953, tells PEOPLE from the home in Las Vegas he and his late wife Eydie Gorme shared since 1980.
Titled When You Come Back to Me Again, after the Garth Brooks song on the lead track, the new album contains 10 songs and, according to Lawrence, has him "surrounded with a new sound."
Not that the listener should expect One Direction. "I can't compete with the kids," Lawrence admits, "but they can't compete with me."
Originally posted 12/12/2011 04:30PM
Music and passion may always be in fashion at the Copacabana, but it does take its toll.
Barry Manilow, 68, is undergoing surgery for bursitis in his hips and to repair torn leg muscles. He plans to spend the next six weeks recovering.
"That’s what you get when you jump around to 'Copacabana' for 30 years!" he says. "Wish me luck!”
The showman just performed his 1,000th Las Vegas concert in a seven-year run at the Las Vegas Hilton and The Paris Resort.
Originally posted 02/28/2005 08:00AM
PLEADED: A woman charged with stalking and threatening actress Catherine Zeta-Jones entered a no contest plea to one felony count of stalking and three counts of making criminal threats, the Associated Press reports. Dawnette Knight, 33, entered the plea Friday in a Los Angeles court. She is accused of sending threatening letters to Zeta-Jones and people close to the actress, and faces up to five years in prison, which will be determined after a 90-day evaluation. Knight was arrested June 3.
Originally posted 02/03/2004 01:00PM
REGISTERED: Tori Spelling, 30, and actor Charlie Shanian, due to be married on July 4, are registered at the cooking store Williams Sonoma, reports the New York Post, adding that it had no idea the once-virginal Donna Martin of "Beverly Hills, 90210" was so domestic. Among the items sought by the couple in their registry (despite the fact that Spelling's dad, kazillionaire TV producer Aaron Spelling, could probably afford to buy the entire store chain): mixing bowls and muffin and cake pans.
Originally posted 02/02/2004 3:06AM
EXPECTING: Helen Hunt, 40, and her boyfriend, producer Matthew Carnahan, are about to be parents, a rep for the "As Good As It Gets" Oscar winner and former "Mad About You" star confirms. Spokesman Stephen Huvane says the baby is due in the summer. Hunt has reportedly been dating Carnahan (whose credits include being a consulting producer on TV's "The Fugitive") since 2001, following the collapse of her 17-month marriage to "Friends" and "The Simpsons" regular Hank Azaria, now 39.
Originally posted 07/31/2002 12:00PM
The legendary screen star is to get a Kennedy Center honor; Sophia Loren stars in her son's movie; Barry Manilow sings in the hot sun.
Originally posted 03/05/2002 01:00AM
Don't laugh: He still writes the songs -- and now he has a single and a compilation album that are ranking high on the charts.
Originally posted 01/31/2002 12:00PM
Paul McCartney, Barry Manilow and Mariah -- and that's just the M section -- will be among the entertainers giving their all on Sunday.
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