Joel’s daughter gets Carlyle gig
While Billy Joel continues to sell out Madison Square Garden, his daughter will be tackling a smaller New York stage.
The Cafe Carlyle said Tuesday that Alexa Ray Joel, the daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, will perform from April 1-12. Her six-time Grammy-winning father is playing the Garden every month for as long as New Yorkers demand.
The younger Joel has released the six-song EP “Sketches” and a single, “Notice Me.” In 2011, she had her own residency at the storied Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel.
Her new gig will take her to the lounge inside the Hotel Carlyle on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a place where Elaine Stritch and Bobby Short performed.
Cassidy’s charges reduced
A lawyer representing ’70s teen heartthrob David Cassidy says a drunken driving charge against the actor has been reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor and returned to a town court near Albany for resolution.
Cassidy was pulled over in the town of Schodack and charged with DWI in August when he was in upstate New York for the horse racing meet in Saratoga Springs.
The charge was a felony because Cassidy has a 2011 DUI conviction in Florida.
Attorney Lucas Mihuta says Tuesday that the 63-year-old “Partridge Family” star won’t be in Schodack court this evening because he’s in alcohol rehabilitation after a January DWI arrest in Los Angeles.
Mihuta says he’ll ask the judge for an adjournment.
Bieber video to be edited
Remaining police video clips of Justin Bieber after his January arrest will be made public with sensitive portions blacked out to protect the singer’s privacy, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Miami-Dade County Judge William Altfield said two of the five unreleased video clips depict the singer’s urine test at the Miami Beach Police Department. Altfield agreed with lawyers for Bieber, who turned 20 on Saturday, that the video’s airing would be an invasion of privacy that outweighed the public’s right to know. Much of the footage was released last week.
Bieber has pleaded not guilty to charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license after his arrest Jan. 23.
‘Housewife’ admits to fraud
A “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star and her husband face prison time after they pleaded guilty in Newark Tuesday to federal fraud charges for concealing income and lying during bankruptcy proceedings.
In contrast to their often raucous on-screen personas, Teresa Giudice and Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice spoke in barely audible tones as they admitted engaging in financial fraud.
Both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and three types of bankruptcy fraud. Joe Giudice also pleaded guilty to failing to file a tax return for 2004, though he acknowledged he didn’t file taxes on income of approximately $1 million between 2004 and 2008. They face sentencing on July 8.