Star Scoop: Aerosmith Rocks Free Boston Show, Advance Tickets for ‘The Hobbit’ On Sale, Oprah’s Favorite Things 2012

By  November 05, 2012

Aerosmith told Boston fans to “Walk This Way,” as they played a free set in front of the Massachusetts building that they used to live in. Tom Hamilton, Steven Tyler, and Joey Kramer cornered off Commonwealth Avenue to promote their newest album, Music From Another Dimension! by playing standards like “Sweet Emotion,” and a few new tunes. Their 15th studio album will hit stores tomorrow, November 6. [Yahoo News]

What would The Hangover look like if you divvied up the lead roles among Oscar-winning actors who are all 65 and older? Well, Vegas would certainly meet its last big match. Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, and Kevin Kline are taking Sin City by storm next December with Last Vegas, a comedy about four mature mates who toast to the single life, one last time. [Entertainment Weekly]

Superstorm Sandy relief is far from over, but NBC’s star-studded marathon put recovery on the right path. Stars like Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, and Jon Bon Jovi helped the network’s “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together” telethon raise more than $23 million for American Red Cross’ efforts to aid families impacted by the storm. [CNN]

Gossip Girl narrator Kristen Bell and fiancé Dax Shepard are expecting their first child together this spring. The two began dating in 2007 and were engaged in January 2010. [Los Angeles Times]

“…Brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things.” But we can all agree that Oprah Winfrey probably has a few extras on her own list that we need to know about. The media powerhouse released her annual Oprah’s Favorite Things list, just in time for the holidays. Some of O’s top 49 picks: a collection of Tom Ford lipsticks ($192), a metallic pink Tory Burch tote ($395), and Brooklyn Piggies Gourmet Pigs in Blankets ($68). [ABC News]

Peter Jackson’s epic prelude to The Lord of the Rings trilogy is drawing near, and fans can get a head start in grabbing seats for his new holiday blockbuster. Advanced tickets for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey go on sale this Wednesday. [NBC News]

Twilight star Nikki Reed and husband Paul McDonald know how to make some sweet, sweet music. The couple is releasing a five-song indie EP through their record label Enzo and Ira Records. McDonald, of American Idol fame, already collaborated with his wife for the Breaking Dawn: Part 2 soundtrack and says this latest effort is a “stripped down” and “straightforward” approach. [ET Online]