March 28, 1998 in Features

Sounds To Us Like They’re Splitting Hairs

Compiled By Staff Writer Rick Bo

Paula Cole thought she knew where all the cowards had gone.

In a February profile of Cole (“Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?”), the winner of this year’s Grammy award as best new artist, Entertainment Weekly did a bit of visual editing that didn’t sit well with her.

She replied in a letter published in this week’s issue:

“Why … did you airbrush out my armpit hair? Cowardly move.”- Paula Cole, North Hollywood, Calif.

Below the letter was an editor’s note: “Oops! We thought it was just a smudge … until we saw the Grammys.”

Just to set the record straight, the magazine reran the “unaltered version” of the photo, dark pits and all.

Loose talk

Elizabeth Scarlet Jagger, Mick’s 15-year-old daughter, on her career goals: “I am longing to be a model. I have to finish school, but I’m practicing already. I definitely don’t want to be a rock star.”

But she’s still got plenty of Pepa

Salt turns 29 today.

In that building, it wasn’t a mystery

Hometown girl Sarah McLachlan dominated the recent Juno Awards show in Vancouver, B.C. - Canada’s version of the Grammys - winning for songwriter, female singer and album of the year in recognition of her “Surfacing” CD and “Building a Mystery” single. Shania Twain won for female country singer of the year, while Paul Brandt was both best male singer and best male country singer.

But are they saints, or just singers?

Sick of the Spice Girls? Say hello to All Saints, a scantily clad quartet that beat out the Spices for best video and best single at the Brit Music Awards, the British version of the Grammys. “It’s annoying. Wherever we go, you know, it’s ‘four girls with cleavage from England - must be the Spice Girls,”’ says singer Melanie Blatt. “But we’re different.”

It doesn’t quite have the ring of truth

Songbird Mariah Carey, recently divorced from Sony Music chief Tommy Mottola, continues to deny reports that she’s poised to wed New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. Insists Carey: “There is no engagement, there is no ring.”

We’re sure everyone will remain civil

Bored with touring, Jewel will try acting in “To Live On,” about Missouri farm boys who become Confederate raiders. As for the boy’s club atmosphere on the set, she says: “That’s the fun part.”

Who is that, you say? You’re exactly right

Pete Townshend’s 28-year-old daughter, Emma, has released her first CD, but says she doesn’t count him among her influences. “My dad never used to bring home his records, so I don’t really know any of his music,” she said. “I’ve been around to people’s house and I’ve gone, ‘What’s this music?’ and they’ve gone, ‘It’s your dad.”’

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