Rock promoter Kirshner dies
LAS VEGAS — Rock promoter Don Kirshner, whom Time magazine once dubbed the ‘‘Man With the Golden Ear,’’ died Monday in a Florida hospital, a close friend and business associate said. He was 76.
Promoter Jack Wishna said Kirshner was in a hospital in Boca Raton being treated for an infection.
‘‘Donny Kirshner would take a kid off the street, bring him up to his office in the Brill Building and turn him into Neil Diamond, Carole King, James Taylor, on and on,’’ Wishna said. ‘‘I haven’t spoken to anyone in the music business that Donny hasn’t either discovered, promoted, or touched in some way.
Kirshner was behind ‘‘Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert’’ in 1972, and gave national exposure to musicians including Billy Joel and The Police.
Aniston hated Rachel hairdo
NEW YORK — Jennifer Aniston said the haircut she inspired in the mid-1990s wasn’t worth the following it built.
The 41-year-old former star of ‘‘Friends’’ says in the February issue of Allure magazine that ‘‘The Rachel’’ was not her best look.
‘‘How do I say this? I think it was the ugliest haircut I’ve ever seen.’’
Aniston wore the style on the show’s first and second season, and it quickly caught on at salons across America. It was named for her character, Rachel Green.
Sentencing delayed for reality star
BOSTON — Sentencing on federal drug and tax charges has been delayed for the winner of the CBS reality show ‘‘Big Brother 9.’’
Adam Jasinski had been scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday afternoon. The hearing is reset for Friday because his attorney is ill.
Jasinski of Delray Beach, Fla., was arrested outside Boston in October 2009 and charged with attempting to sell 2,000 pills of oxycodone, the main active ingredient in OxyContin and other painkillers. He pleaded guilty in October to possession with attempt to distribute oxycodone and failure to file a tax return for 2008, the year he won the TV show’s $500,000 prize.
Jasinski faces a maximum 15 years on the drug and tax charges.