Patti LaBelle can say anything she damn well pleases. First of all, she’s Patti LaBelle – legend, icon, trailblazer, Hall of Famer, the Godmother of Soul. Second – there is no second. When you’ve been belting it out for a half-century, there doesn’t have to be.
Not exactly last Friday night, but it still happened: Katy Perry called us from London, where it was nearly 1 a.m. If life really does imitate art, she smelled like a mini-bar on a night that’s soon to be a blacked-out blur, right? “Not tonight,” she insists. “I have to play and be professional tomorrow, but […]
A vase of lilies sits amidst medical paraphernalia used to keep Elaine Stritch’s diabetes in check. Her caretaker has just arranged the flowers and set them in the middle of the kitchen table – flowers I brought her as a token of gratitude for inviting me into her Birmingham, Mich., home, and because it’s almost […]