Steven Tyler says he meant to sing the national anthem like that.
The Aerosmith frontman and “American Idol” judge endured plenty of jabs after his rendition of the anthem at the AFC Championship game last month, but Tyler says he doesn’t understand what all the fuss was about.
“I don’t know. As I said before, I put emphasis on, ‘In the land of the free’ and I went up,” Tyler explained. “Oddly enough I hit the note so I don’t know what they are talking about. I emphasized ‘free’ which was for freedom. It was well thought out prior to. I wasn’t messing with American tradition.”
Neighbors say good riddance to LiLo
Lindsay Lohan has moved out of the Venice, Calif., pad she’s been living in for the last year, and it seems the neighbors couldn’t be more pleased.
“Lohan was like a hurricane, or some other natural disaster tearing through the neighborhood,” one former neighbor told Radar Online.
Ouch. But LiLo didn’t head out on the neighbors’ account. According to TMZ, she was freaked out and felt unsafe after a male stranger knocked on her door on New Year’s Day, and has been at the Chateau Marmont hotel ever since that trespassing incident.
“Goodbye to her and all her drama,” another former neighbor told Radar. “Since she moved here it’s been a complete circus with a revolving door of friends in and out of her house and paparazzi camped out permanently. Everyone was so sick of her.”
Gibb should be dancin’ soon
Bee Gees star Robin Gibb says he is making a strong recovery and putting on weight after suffering from a serious illness.
He told BBC radio on Friday that he feels better than he has in a decade.
The 62-year-old had suffered from severe weight loss in recent months and has been hospitalized for stomach and colon problems that forced him to curtail public appearances.
He has not specified the exact nature of his illness but told the BBC he had a growth on his colon that was removed.
The singer says his doctors have been amazed by his recovery.
The birthday bunch
Actor Conrad Bain is 89. Comedian David Brenner is 76. Actor Gary Conway is 76. Movie director George A. Romero is 72. Former Vice President Dan Quayle is 65. Rock singer Alice Cooper is 64. Country singer Clint Black is 50. Actor Rob Corddry is 41. Boxer Oscar De La Hoya is 39. Singer Natalie Imbruglia is 37. Olympic gold medal gymnast-turned-singer Carly Patterson is 24.