The movie version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats will hit Dec. 20, 2019, opening on a date that was previously occupied by another movie musical, Wicked. The studio says that the Wizard of Oz re-telling will be re-dated soon.
Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Ian McKellen are set to star in Cats, which will be directed by Les Misérables movie helmer Tom Hooper. Production is set to take place later this year in the U.K.
Why Don’t We recently opened up to Billboard about their journey in making '8 Letters' and why it was important to them.
“It’s a step in an artist’s career to put out a debut album,” Corbyn shared. “So many people come out with singles for the first however long of their career, and then you always look forward to their debut album. When’s the album coming? When’s that collection of musical artwork coming?”
He continued, “So we really wanted to almost move into a new phase of who Why Don’t We is. We’ve been doing all these EPs, but now with this elevated quality of our music, let’s even put more music out at once and really start this whole album thing.”
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Troye Sivan‘s album is out now.
The 23-year-old singer just released his new album Bloom.
Bloom is the second studio album Troye has released. Back in 2015, Troye dropped his debut album Blue Neighbourhood.
Troye will soon be hitting the road for The Bloom Tour where he’ll be performing his new album for fans all across the United States.
You can stream Troye‘s new album off of iTunes here.
Listen to Bloom below!
Eminem surprise-released his latest album, “Kamikaze,” on Thursday night (midnight on the east coast).
With album art featuring the rear end of a fighter plane with the tail marker “FU-2” (and bearing an uncanny resemblance to the cover of Beastie Boys’ 1986 album “Licensed to Ill”), the new release clocks in at around 45 minutes with 13 tracks. Joyner Lucas, Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg, Royce Da 5’9″, and Jessie Reyez feature on the album. It also includes Eminem’s track for the upcoming “Venom,” starring Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed.
“Kamikaze” was executive-produced by Dr. Dre and Eminem. Additional production credits include Mike Will Made It (“Greatest” and “Fall”), Illadaproducer, Ronny J, Jeremy “Backpack” Miller, Boi-1da & Jahaan Sweet, Tay Keith, Tim Suby, Fred Ball and S1 for S.K.P. Inc. The album was recorded and mixed at Detroit’s Effigy Studios.
Interpolations on the album include Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble,” Playboi Carti’s “Woke Up Like This,” Young M.A’s “Oouu” and L.L. Cool J’s “I’m Bad.”
Two of the tracks — with the “skit” label — clock in at under a minute and are voicemails between Rosenberg and Em. In the first one, Rosenberg says he’s listened to the new album and asks Eminem: “Are you really going just to deride everybody who, you don’t like what they have to say about you or the stuff you’re working on? I don’t know if that’s really a great idea, it’s like what’s next, ‘Kamikaze 2,’ the album where you reply to everybody who didn’t like the album that you made replying to everybody that didn’t like the previous album? It’s a slippery slope, I don’t know if it’s really a good idea.”
Other topics and personalities addressed on “Kamikaze” include President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, the Grammy Awards and the press, which Em calls out for panning “Revival.” Indeed, Em’s own tweet announcing the album notes that the rapper “tried not to overthink this one.”
Upon the celebration of his 60th birthday, new information has been released regarding a possible Michael Jackson miniseries.
According to reports, Frank Cascio, Jackson’s longtime friend, is currently pitching a TV adaptation of his 2011 book “My Friend Michael: An Ordinary Friendship With an Extraordinary Man,” to television studios and production companies. Cascio is said to be currently in search of a director for the show. A source says:
The series will focus on the 25-year relationship between Cascio and Jackson, and is expected to go into production this fall.”
Bow Wow just went crazy while shooting a segment for "Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta" Thursday night at the Westside Cultural Arts Center, attacking his camera crew and damaging thousands of dollars worth of equipment.
Sources say Bow Wow just snapped and started shattering gear, busting three cameras in the process. The rapper also attacked anyone who tried to step in and stop him.
Police were called to the scene, BUT no word yet if anyone was arrested.
The event at the Cultural Arts Center was a party for Da Brat -- who recently got off of probation. It's rumored that she may have been involved in the confusion also.
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South Korea’s 2018 Soribada Best K-Music Awards took place in Seoul, and was hosted by Han Seok Jun and Son Dambi and held at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena, the event recognized some of the best talent in K-pop in 2018.
The biggest awards of the night went to BTS and TWICE, with the boy band recognized with the Daesang, or Grand Prize, award and the girl group receiving the digital equivalent.
BTS and TWICE were also recognized as one of the 12 Bonsang, or Main Award, winners, and BTS won the World Social Artist Award. To celebrate, both acts shared pictures with their trophies, and even a photobomb, on social media.
Mamamoo, Red Velvet, Nu'Est W, Wanna One and several others were recognized in multiple categories. The event saw performances from many of the winners, including BTS and TWICE.
The 2018 show was Soribada’s second time hosting its K-Music Awards, after last year’s inaugural event. Soribada is a peer-to-peer file-sharing and music streaming service in South Korea.
LIST OF AWARD WINNERS BELOW:
Daesang [Grand Prize]: BTS
Digital Daesang [Grand Prize]: TWICE
Bonsang [Main Award]: Wanna One, MAMAMOO, NCT 127, Bolbbalgan4, TWICE, NU’EST W, MOMOLAND, MONSTA X, AOA, Red Velvet, BTS
Artist Award: Red Velvet, MONSTA X
Female Artist Popularity Award: MAMAMOO
Male Artist Popularity Award: Wanna One
World Social Artist Award: BTS
Producer Award: Kim Do Hoon
Music Video Director Award: Hong Won Ki
Rookie Award: The Boyz, Stray Kids, NATURE, IZ
Trot Rookie Award: Kangnam, Seol Ha Yoon
Performance Award: Samuel, DIA
Trot Star Award: Tae Jin Ah, Hong Jin Young
Voice Award: Wheesung, GB9 (Gilgu Bonggu)
Social Voice Award: Seo J
Hip-Hop Artist Award: WINNER’s Song Mino
Queen of Trend Award: Seo In Young
Icon Award: NU’EST W
Rising Hot Star Award: Hyeongseop x Euiwoong, YDPP
R&B Artist Award: Crush
Music Star Award: Chungha, UNB
Overseas Entertainer Award: 7SENSES
Best OST Award: Jeong Se Woon (“It’s You” from What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim)
Netizen Popularity Award: EXO
Selena Gomez is starring in a cute new campaign film for Coach to celebrate her brand new collaboration with the fashion brand, which will debut on Friday (August 31).
The cute video depicts Selena as one of the regular employees at Coach‘s New York City headquarters and as her co-workers start to leave for the day, she claims that she has to work late.
Once the office is empty, Selena runs wild and rocks out in the design studio.
“I had so much fun working on the film,” Selena said in a statement. “And I’m thrilled to share the collection, which speaks to everything I love about Coach and also so perfectly represents who I am.”
Lil Pump's been arrested in Miami. Officers initiated the stop after discovering the license plate on Pump's Rolls-Royce actually belonged to a Mini Cooper.
Witnesses say Pump was pulled over Wednesday afternoon while driving a black Rolls-Royce and, according to law enforcement, it's because of an issue with his driver's license.
His Miami-Dade County Jail booking sheet says he doesn't have a valid license. He's currently still in custody.
Pump was also arrested earlier this year for firing a gun into the door of his L.A.-area home. He originally claimed intruders fired from the outside, but cops quickly realized the rapper was the shooter, and there were no intruders.
Pump was taken to a juvenile detention center because he was 17 at the time. He turned 18 a couple weeks ago.
Every member of Fifth Harmony now has a solo deal. Ally Brooke celebrated her signing with Latium Entertainment/Atlantic Records on Tuesday (Aug. 28) with a heartfelt post about how the occasion marked the fulfillment of a childhood dream.
"Story time friends... I had a dream since I was 12 years old to be signed to a label," she wrote alongside a photo next to the Atlantic logo. "My parents brought me from San Antonio to LA at that tender age, simply because they believed in me. We didn't have much, but we sure had a dream. We took every meeting, every session, every opportunity imaginable, and worked our behinds off for YEARS. Laughing, crying, sacrificing, hoping, wishing, and praying."
Ally also posted a pic (shown above), with what she called her "Dream Team," which includes Atlantic Records Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald, Atlantic Chairman/CEO Criag Kallman, Latium CEO Charles Chavez and manager Will Bracey.
On Aug. 5 Brooke hinted that her solo debut was coming, posting a video from the studio where she said she's been "working my tail off on this music." Brooke joins fellow Latium acts MAGIC!, Play-N-Skills and Messiah. Since 5H announced their hiatus in march, Brooke has been a featured vocalist on DJ Topic's "Perfect" and Lost Kings' "Look At Us Now."
Meek Mill is helping a bunch of kids just in time for back to school.
Meek Mill's teaming up with Puma, sports apparel Fanatics, United Legwear and Philly's luxury store Milano Di Rogue to donate more than 6,000 backpacks to students in the city.
It's being reported that there will be 3 types of backpacks -- for elementary school, middle school and high school students. The kiddos get pencil sharpeners, rulers, glue sticks and crayons -- while it's dry erase markers, notebooks and pens for high schoolers.
Meek told TMZ.com he knows firsthand what .it's like for families to struggle financially around back-to-school time. He says, "Those memories stay with me and that’s why I’m committed to giving back to families in my hometown, putting smiles on kids’ faces and helping them start the school year on the right note with the right supplies."
Meek's gonna surprise some kids Wednesday to personally hand-deliver the backpacks
Tyga is suing both Cash Money and Young Money, claiming they screwed him out of his money.
Tyga claims he made a deal back in 2009 in which he would produce 2 albums for Young Money. The albums -- 'Careless World' and "Hotel California" -- both charted big on Billboard. 'Careless World' charted #4 and 'Hotel Cali' charted 7.
Tyga claims Lil Waynes' Young Money shorted him "significant sums."
Tyga also claims in 2016 both Cash Money and Young Money agreed to pay Tyga all the royalties that he says were owed to him for years, but he didn't get squat.
Tyga says he's tried over and over to get paid, only to get the run-around. He's asking for about a million dollars in payment.
Just last month, Ashley Tisdale announced that she was working on a brand new album called Symptoms, and over the weekend, dished that the album was inspired by her own anxiety struggles.
Speaking at the Create & Cultivate conference over the weekend, the producer and actress explained that she deals “with anxiety, and I’ve dealt with it probably my whole life. But [I] became super aware of it over the last two years.”
With this album, she hopes to do her part to help people who have struggled with their own mental health.
“If someone at home can turn it on and not feel so alone, that’s all I can do,” she shared. “So I’m pretty excited about it.”
Ashley continues that this is something she feels needs to be talked about and not hidden.
“I think it’s just one of those things where we need to talk more about it. Especially because the depression word is a big one,” she shared. “Now we’re really comfortable talking about anxiety, but I’ve kind of always been on a journey of looking at self help books. I’ve never taken anything, but I definitely have had moments where it’s like, more kind of in that mood.”
“I just feel like, we need to take the stigma out of that, and just talk to each other about it, and be okay, and know that you’re not alone.”
Ashley‘s album will be out later this year.
Kesha revealed the artwork for her upcoming single with the Struts, “Body Talks,” on her Instagram page. Simply captioned with the song’s title, the artwork shows Kesha sporting a stunning white suit and a golden microphone, with the band’s frontman Luke Spiller standing beside her in a similar all-black outfit.
The collaboration between Kesha and the Struts was announced earlier this month when the band appeared on Z100’s Elvis Duran and the Morning Show. Spiller revealed that the band had been working closely with Kesha on their new song, and that they instantly clicked. “When you talk to her about her music and stuff, she loves the Stones,” he told the radio host. “She loves a lot of great British bands. So I think we naturally connected and she heard the song, and that was it really. "
Spiller teased through Twitter that fans wouldn’t have to wait much longer to hear the tune, saying the song was “COMING VERY VERY SOON.”
Asia Argento has been fired from "X Factor Italy" after evidence surfaced she had sex with a 17-year-old boy.
Seven episodes are already in the can with Argento as one of the judges and those episodes will air, but she's been cut from the live shows that follow.
According to the Italian media, the producers -- FremantleMedia Italia and Sky Italia -- had previously decided if the allegations were true, she would no longer be welcome on the show.
Argento admitted in text messages to having sex with then-17-year-old Jimmy Bennett, despite recently denying it. There is also a photo of the 2 in bed at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Marina del Rey, CA, where they hooked up.
Argento, one of the first voices in the #MeToo movement and one of the first women to accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape, paid Bennett $380,000 as a settlement back in April. She has said her then-boyfriend, Anthony Bourdain, paid the money.