Simon Wants to Topple 'We Are the World'
By Rob Shuter Posted Feb 4th 2010 07:00AM
Simon vs. Quincy: Whose Charity Record Will Triumph?
Even when doing good, Simon Cowell can't let go of his competitive nature, and wants to make sure his all-star Haiti single is a bigger hit than Quincy Jones' re-recording of 'We Are The World.'
"Simon is competitive about everything he does. He has to clean his teeth better than anyone, he has to earn more money than anyone -- and he is determined that his single to benefit Haiti has to outsell Quincy Jones record," a friend of the 'Idol' judge tells me.
Simon's 'Everybody Hurts'
So the stage is set to see if Simon's cover version of REM's classic ballad 'Everybody Hurts' -- featuring Susan Boyle, Jon Bon Jovi, Mariah Carey and Michael Buble -- will outsell Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand's version of 'We Are the World.'
This is one competition where there truly are no losers.
Neil Patrick Harris Heading to Broadway
As if he's not busy enough, sources tell me that Neil Patrick Harris is the only choice to star in a new musical revival of 'Barnum' on Broadway, based on the life of legendary showman.
"After Neil hosted last year's Primetime Emmy Awards, he proved he was a brilliant song and dance man. That's when producer Cameron Mackintosh who produced 'Phantom' and 'Cats,' decided Neil should play P. T. Barnum on Broadway," a friend of the legendary producer told me.
Now the only thing left to work out is how Neil will be able to commit to a Broadway production between tapings of his hit CBS comedy 'How I Met Your Mother,' and his new game show he is set to host!
How You Can Attend Fashion Week
I'm proud to announce that I will be joining my friends Naomi Campbell and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, to help organize Fashion for Relief - Haiti during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City.
This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the thrill of a world-class fashion show will be the only show of the entire week that the public can by tickets for, with 100% of ticket proceeds going towards the relief efforts in Haiti. Tickets will be available for purchase for American Express Cardmembers starting tomorrow at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster.com, and Monday for everyone else.
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