Justin Bieber is a big man now, as evidenced by his willingly taking one in the chin last during the much-deserved #BierberRoast. So, to the surprise of nobody, the Ultra-crashing Biebs is gonna put out a big-man’s album soon. And said record will be co-produced by Kanye West that the Canadian superstar anticipates will shock everyone.
Robin Thicke just did his first smart thing, musically speaking, in a bit and a half: he’s gone back to being a featured artist. That’s an effective way to let us forget about his terrible 2014 and re-ingratiate us to his voice, which can be sweet and sexy and fun. The Thickester’s one two artists (the other is Earth, Wind & Fire bassist Verdine White) joining Flo Rida on – Potential Song of Summer Alert! –“I Don’t Like It, I Love It,” which is part of the latter’s upcoming EP My House. Watchu think? Photo: Philly.com.
SPECTRE. SPECTRE. It’s all about the upcoming SPECTRE now. Daniel Craig’s latest 007 adventure’s coming out this fall, and, like Skyfall before it, it promises to be a doozy.
James Bond will receive a cryptic message from his past that will send him – like a kite dancing in a hurricane – on a journey to uncover the true intentions of a beyond-sinister organization. Check out the blockbuster’s first teaser trailer now. SPECTRE will take over theaters on Nov. 6.
God is in trouble. And by God I mean Harvey Weinstein. The Hollywood titan’s kicked off the week standing accused by a 22-year-old woman of groping her breasts during a private get-together in his Tribeca Film Center offices last Friday afternoon. The unidentified woman reportedly filed a complaint about two hours after meeting the married producer (his wife is Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman). Weinstein and his accuser, it seems, first met last Thursday at an event for his New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. He was questioned by police on Saturday after he, evidently, volunteered to take part in that exercise. Although no charges were (or have been) filed against him, Weinstein did ask to leave during his interview with investigators so he could consult with his attorney. Stay tuned. Photo: Variety.com.
So that’s why Madonna and Coldplay and Beyoncé changed their profile pics on most of their social media to a turquoise blue square or circle.... ’Cause of TIDAL. Now...what’s TIDAL, you ask?
It’s a new streaming service that Jay Z is championing and will be introducing to the world later this afternoon. He already made it semi-official by teasetastically letting us know that the aforementioned acts, plus many more including Jason Aldean and Calvin Harris and Daft Punk and Rihanna and Kanye West, are on board with...whatever TIDAL will do, which promises to be a changer of the game.
Color me intrigued.
Photo: EURWeb.com. Update: So. TIDAL. What is it? It’s an ad-free, high-quality streaming-music subscription service that will set listeners about $10 a month. Lots more big-time artists are participating in this endeavor, including Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj and Usher and Arcade Fire and Deadmau5, and doing so as co-owners of the company, no less. Clearly, TIDAL will be star-powered competition for the likes of Pandora and Spotify and Apple’s soon-to-lunch music-streaming service.
Let it be known that Audra McDonald can play anything. Including...a wardrobe? Nah, the multi-Tony-winning actress is not pulling a Vin Diesel (not exactly, anyway), but she will be playing an inanimate of sorts, in Disney’s live-action musical adaptation ofBeauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. McDonald, you see, is circling the part of the lady-in-waiting/wardrobe Garderobe. Photo: NewNowNext.com.
Fun news, kids: We have us a title for that companion series to AMC’s The Walking Dead. It’s gonna be...Fear the Walking Dead. Urgh. The L.A. Dead woulda been on brand and just cheesy enough with the location inclusion. Much better than this long-ass situation we are getting.... Anyway. Here’s the first tease for the show, which is premiering with six episodes, and which just may begin to explain how the walkers came to walk. Photo: AMCTV.com.
The time for despair is over: Jon Stewart’s successor has been found. South African-born cutie-patootie-comedian Trevor Noah has been selected – seemingly on the strength of only three previous appearances on Comedy Central’s Daily Show – to take overThe Daily Show once Stewart peaces out later this year. Stewart already is on record as “thrilled” and even has left the door open to “rejoin [the show] as a correspondent just to be a part of [the Age of Trevor Noah]!!!”
So Madonna performed at last night’s iHeart Radio Music Awards down in L.A. I rightfully had figured that the Queen was going to serve up some “Ghosttown,” since it is the second single off of Rebel Heart, but I imagined how. Or with whom. So I was hella tickled to see that M invited none other than Taylor Swift to join her on stage, on acoustic guitar (and for a lot of hair-emoting). And thus #Taydonna was born. Check it. Can’t wait to see these two on tour this year. Photo: Mashable.com.
Good for them! Newlyweds Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are now a couple of regular ol’ DILFs. Berkus announced the happy news earlier this week via Facebook, writing that he and his also-a-designer-husband welcomed a daughter they’ve named Poppy, via surrogate, on March 23. Oh and he also stated the obvious, natch: that he and Brent could not be happier to embrace this new chapter in their lives. :) Photo: Out.com.
We’ve always known Ryan Reynolds to be a good-looking mofo good sport, even in the undenieable face of spectacular failure (cough, cough, Green Lantern, cough). So no one could be surprised this week when R2 tweeted this first-look pic of himself in his new Deadpool costume. Of course he would pose as Burt Reynolds did back in the day (you know the famous shot...). Can’t wait to see him in action, yo. This might finally be his big, big moment.
Reynolds’s long-gestating-and-awaited, very-much-part-of-the-Xverse stand-alone Deadpool – featuring Morena Baccarin and Gina Carano – will arrive in theaters next February.
Kit Harington will soon learn that in life – or, alright...at MI5 if you are part of MI5 – you can either do good or you can do well. How? My, as the star of the spy thrillerSpooks: The Greater Good, the adaptation of the British TV show Spooks. The movie co-stars Jennifer Ehle, David Harewood (Showtime’s Homeland), and original Spooks star Peter Firth (pictured here with Harington), and is set to start hitting theaters in May. Check out the international trailer now. Photo: DailyMail.co.uk.
This week was a good week to be a fan of Britney Spears. See, the pop tart confirmed that she is giving us a new single on May 5, and that said single is a collaboration with none other than I-G-G-Y. That is, Iggy Azalea, for the uninitiated. Hot! Photo: EW.com.
Give it up: Sam Worthington is officially a DILF. The Cake star and Lara Bingle, his Australian model-gf, have welcomed their first child together. No word on whether the baby is a boy or a girl, but it probably definitely is very, very cute and destined to have a nice little accent. Photo: BeauGrealy.com.
I knew this would happen. ’Cause you can’t have your Heroes without having your Hiro! Yes, Masi Oka is set to reprise his Emmy-nominated role as space-time manipulator Hiro Nakamura on NBC’s upcoming Heroes Reborn. Oka joins fellow original-flavor cast member Jack Coleman, Robbie Kay, and several newcomers to the franchise on the limited miniseries, which will air this fall. Photo: Deadline.com.
So. Kendall Jenner is Calvin Klein’s newest denim face. Imma just drop the mic on this one right there ’cause I kinda can stomach the girl, so why even pretend to have anything snarky to say about this or her, right? The #mycalvins Denim Series that she and model Simon Nessman are striking a pose for will be sold at Opening Ceremony New York and L.A. stores only, for a month, beginning on April 15. Get! Photo: Out.com.
The light heavyweight champion of the world. His loving family. His short fuse. It all proves to be a bad combo for Jake Gyllenhaal before he pulls it together in the upcoming Southpaw, a Kurt Sutter-written, Antoine Fuqua-helmed story of redemption that, yes, will feature the Gyllen-yum all ripped to shreds and s--- but that also will give us another reason to admire the Oscar-nominated actor for his chops. Just like he likes it best. Check out the film’s intense first trailer now:
Southpaw – co-starring Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, and Naomie Harris – is due out on July 31.
“I was with Geri (Halliwell, a.k.a. Ginger Spice] and Mel B [Scary Spice] just recently[;] we love each other and we love performing together,” Baby Spice Emma Bunton has revealed. “[We were talking about it.] It’s just [a matter of] when the timing is right because we all have our own careers now and we have families, it’s just about getting five schedules together and that’s all it is.”
Seems Fifty Shades of Grey proved a shade too many for director Sam Taylor-Johnson. Last month’s half-billion-dollar worldwide blockbuster was not a Sunday picnic for the British helmer, most everyone knows is privy to that bit of gossip/info. She and E L James, the author of the books upon which the franchise is based, reportedly clashed quite a bit on set, about the direction that the movie should take and even about Dakota Johnson’s final line of dialogue should be (James got her way – GTS, if you wanna know more). “Incredible” yet “intense” – that is how the woman who called the shots (officially...from behind the camera) describes the entire experience. So, not surprisingly, Taylor-Johnson’s passing on directing any follow-ups, not without wishing “nothing but luck dealing with James success to whosever takes on the exciting challenges of films two and three.” ’Cause she classy like that. Photo: Gala.de.
Patience has paid off. That long-awaited X-Files reunion that y’all have been clamoring for is coming up next for and on Fox. Indeed, the network announced this week that the oh-so-game David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be reprising their star-making roles as agents Mulder and Scully on a six-episode event series overseen by the show’s mastermind, Chris Carter. This 13 years after the show wrapped up its original nine-season run. The reboot will shoot this summer for, I presume, a midseason berth.
Looks like the forthcoming X-Men: Apocalypse is gonna be chock-full of newcomers. Director Bryan Singer has announced that newcomer Lana Condor will be featured in his blockbuster as...Jubilee! Condor joins a cast led by James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence that will feature the return of Rose Byrne and already includes Oscar Isaac as the villain of the title, Tye Sheridan (Mud), Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Sophie Turner (HBO’s Game of Thrones). Photo: IMDb.com.
And then there were five. The day the world had been dreading has finally come: Zayn Malik has left One Direction, after a few years of not-so-private ennui with life as a pop phenom. #shadesofkevinrichardson and #shadesofgerihalliwell much? The 22-year-old Brit already had put his participation on the band’s ongoing world tour on pause due to stress, but, in a statement released today, Malik said he feels now – after five years rocking the charts and helping to usher the new wave of the British musical invasion – is the time leave the quintet to focus on being a normal lad his age that can like, relax without a spotlight on him at all times. FYI: The rest of One Direction – Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson – has expressed support for their mate, and will continue to tour without him well into this fall before dropping another album.
Golden Globe winner Jon Hamm is living proof that you can do private in Hollywood. The Mad Man reportedly has received treatment for an alcohol addiction (with the support of his longtime gf, Jennifer Westfeldt). Hamm’s publicist has confirmed that the actor checked himself into a Connecticut hospital at the end of last month, and, of course, has asked for privacy and sensitivity for the guy moving forward. Good for him, huh. Photo: TravelersToday.com.