Dylan’s ’67 recordings restored
Bob Dylan’s famous recording from 1967 with the group that became The Band will be released in a newly restored CD set in November.
“Bob Dylan’s The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11” was compiled from restored original tapes, many found only recently, Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings said. The collection will include a six-CD set and a separate two-CD collection dubbed “Raw.” Both will be released Nov. 4.
The recordings were made following the singer’s 1966 motorcycle accident, according to Columbia.
Book awards announced
Author Jamaica Kincaid and film critic Armond White are among the winners of the 35th annual American Book Awards, which celebrate multiculturalism and free expression.
The Before Columbus Foundation announced Tuesday that Kincaid was cited for the novel “See Now Then.” White received an “Anti-Censorship Award” because of his being “unfairly removed” from the New York Film Critics Circle. In January, he was expelled after allegedly heckling “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen at the group’s annual awards banquet.
Cyrus’ homeless friend wanted
The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon.
Jesse Helt, 22, was arrested on charges of criminal mischief, criminal trespass and burglary in 2010. According to court records, he broke into the apartment of a man who had been selling what Helt believed to be bad marijuana.
Helt, who was 18 at the time, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief and criminal trespass, both misdemeanors, and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and probation. The arrest warrant was issued in November 2011 after he violated probation.
Helt moved to Los Angeles and lived on the streets while trying to find work as a model. He gained worldwide attention Sunday when Cyrus let him accept her award for video of the year. Helt, who met Cyrus through the Hollywood homeless center My Friend’s Place, used the platform to call attention to the issue of youth homelessness.
Polk County officials are trying to locate Helt and arrest him.
Stewart top host in salary
While a new crop of TV talk show hosts are jockeying for ratings success, Jon Stewart is the king of the late night, at least in terms of his paycheck.
The host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” is earning $25 million to $30 million a year, surpassing the retiring David Letterman, who will make $20 million in his final year as host of the “Late Show” on CBS, according to TV Guide magazine.
The magazine’s sixth annual “TV’s Highest Paid Stars” issue hits newsstands this week, ranking the salaries of some of the most recognizable faces in television by genre for the upcoming TV season.
In addition to Stewart, top annual earners include Judy Sheindlin, who presides over the syndicated “Judge Judy,” at $47 million, and “Today” co-host Matt Lauer, who makes $22 million to $25 million, according to TV Guide.