People picks Tatum as year’s sexiest man
Channing Tatum is People magazine’s “sexiest man alive” for 2012.
The 32-year-old actor said his first thought on hearing the news was: “Y’all are messing with me.”
Tatum’s film roles include “Magic Mike” and the upcoming “Foxcatcher.”
People announced its 2012 list Wednesday.
The tour’s over for INXS
Australian rockers INXS are giving up touring after 35 years.
Drummer Jon Farriss announced the end of the band’s remarkable run of performances during a concert in the West Australia city of Perth earlier this week. The band later confirmed the news in a statement.
INXS was formed in 1977 and released their self-titled debut album in 1980. They achieved worldwide fame with hits such as “New Sensation,” “Need you Tonight” and “Devil Inside.”
Frontman Michael Hutchence died in 1997. In a statement Tuesday, the band paid tribute to their friend, saying: “We lived for each other in the trenches and we loved each other. It was the six of us against the world and then suddenly and inexplicably we were but five. “
DMB pledges aid for Sandy victims
The Dave Matthews Band is giving $1 million to help Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts.
The band announced Wednesday that the Nov. 30 opening show of its winter tour at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J., will be a benefit concert. All ticket and merchandise sales will go to the Bama Works Sandy Relief Fund, established at the Community Foundation of New Jersey.
The Grammy-winning group will wrap up its tour Dec. 22 in Philadelphia. Tickets are still on sale for the Nov. 30 show, which features Jimmy Cliff.
Madonna shares stage with PSY
Madonna has gone “Gangnam Style.”
Korean pop star PSY joined the pop icon Tuesday night during her second show this week at Madison Square Garden in New York City. They danced to his pop culture anthem “Gangnam Style” and to her jam “Music” in front of nearly 20,000 fans.
Madonna said she was a big fan of the rapper and loved his suit, which was bright red.
PSY added that he’s had a lot of experiences in the last few months, and that performing at MSG with Madonna topped his list.
The birthday bunch
Actor Ed Asner is 83. Actor John Kerr (“South Pacific”) is 81. Singer Petula Clark is 80. Comedian Jack Burns is 79. Actor Sam Waterston is 72. Pop singer Frida (ABBA) is 67. Comedian Judy Gold is 50. Country singer Jack Ingram is 42. Actor Jonny Lee Miller is 40. Singer Chad Kroeger (Nickelback) is 38. Actor Sean Murray (TV: “NCIS”) is 35. Actress Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) is 21.