Van Halen has suddenly postponed 30 summer concert dates. The David-Lee-Roth-fronted incarnation of the band has been touring this year but apparently the boys may not be getting along. “The band is arguing like mad,” a source tells Rolling Stone. Well, that’s never happened before. (Rolling Stone)
The John Travolta masseuse scandal , once its own legal scandal, is now spawning spin-off legal matters. The initial “John Does” who filed suits against Travolta last week and accused him of sexual harassment, charges Travolta denies, are now both being represented by uber-attorney Gloria Allred, who is currently feuding with their previous lawyer. According to Fox News’s Pop Tarts column, their initial attorney, Okorie Okorocha, says Allred unethically solicited and poached his clients and that he “intends to take action against her.” Meanwhile, Allred has demanded that Okorocha retract such comments and promises to defend her reputation “vigorously in court.” This is what justice looks like, America. (Fox411’s Pop Tarts)
Bono is reportedly about to overtake Paul McCartney to become the richest musician in the world, thanks to his 2.3 percent stake in Facebook, which will make its stock market debut Friday. I told you this Internet thing was going to catch on, Sir Paul! (NME) Update: Bono told the Washington Times he doesn’t think this story is true.
Conan talks to Letterman, after the jump.
After Bobby Brown performed his new song “Don’t Let Me Die” on “The Tonight Show” this week, many outlets speculated that the song was written about his ex-wife Whitney Houston. This seemed to be a reasonable guess considering lyrics like, “I guess I messed up pretty bad... But I guess now you're gone.” But this is not the case, according to Brown’s rep. (E!)
Gospel singer Marvin Winans, who delivered Whitney Houston’s eulogy, talked to the Root DC about being attacked at a Detroit gas station. Read the interview here.
Conan O’Brien appeared on the “Late Show With David Letterman.” Naturally, most of his time was devoted to rehashing that whole “Tonight Show”/Jay Leno episode. But he also told this riveting story about how his son had a meltdown while waiting to meet President Obama before the “Christmas in Washington” concert, and how Justin Bieber (in line behind them) attempted unsuccessfully to remedy the situation.
Oh yeah, and here’s some of the Leno-bashing stuff.