April 19, 1997 in Features

Crow Tastes Great After All That Devil’s Food

Compiled By Staff Writer Rick Bo
 

It looks like Pat Boone may have resurrected his career with the Trinity Broadcasting Network.

Trinity canceled the 63-year-old crooner’s “Gospel America” program after audience complaints about his appearance in leather pants and a dog collar at the American Music Awards in January. Boone was promoting his tongue-in-cheek heavy-metal tribute album, “Pat Boone in a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy.”

On Trinity’s “Praise the Lord” this week, Boone said: “I don’t apologize for the music. I don’t apologize for the appearance … but for whatever negative fallout there might have been, I regret that. I’ve eaten some crow, and it’s delicious.”

The thousands of viewers who called in voted 2 to 1 in favor of bringing Boone back. “If I had to be a guessing man, I’d say Boone will get the show back,” a Trinity spokesman said.

Loose talk

Courtney Love, on missing two photo sessions with Details magazine: “I don’t want to be a diva, but some days you wake up and you’re Barbra Streisand.”

For him, each year is a little less Rocky

Tim Curry turns 51 today.

Guess you could call it a chance non-meating

The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, on his new backing musicians (in Interview magazine): “I have been blessed with having these people come to me. I don’t want to seem cosmic or anything, but it really seems magical because in this band I was looking for a group of four vegetarians.”

Imagine how much the throne would be worth

Country-rock singer Marshall Chapman paid $3,250 at an auction for a wooden chair that Elvis Presley purportedly once used at the Piedmont Steak House in Spartanburg, S.C. While there’s no proof which chair The King actually sat in, Chapman said: “You just gotta believe in something. I don’t believe in Santa Claus anymore, but I believe Elvis sat in this chair.”

Now he’s making more of a low, lonesome sound

Country star Vince Gill, who appears at the Spokane Arena on May 1, has been dumped by his wife of 17 years. Janis Gill, who filed for divorce this week, performs with her sister in the duo Sweethearts of the Rodeo.

But their relationship will reach another stage

No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani, on rocker boyfriend Gavin Rossdale of Bush (in Details): “When we get together, it’s not like we talk about how much money we make and how many hit singles we have. We talk about, ‘Dude, you’re a fox! Quick, give me a kiss’ - like two normal people that just wanna take a break from their work lives and hang out with each other.”

Sounds like she’s in touch with her core values

Singer Fiona Apple may be only 19, but she knows who she is - or isn’t: “I realized over the years that you develop as a human being, you develop your personality, and people get to know you and you make your own name. I think that experience has prepared me for this, because otherwise I might be sitting here going, ‘I’m not Alanis Morrisette’s little sister.”’

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