The critically praised Homecoming series returns for its second season Friday, May 22, on Amazon Prime Video with new mysteries and new stars: Janelle Monae, a press release noted. His character wakes up in a boat floating in the lake, with no memory of how he got there – or even who he was. His subsequent identity search will take him to the heart of Geist Group, the unconventional health company behind the Homecoming Initiative.
Inspired by the response to their March 19 live broadcast – around 80,000 viewers – Indigo Girls confirmed the live concert and Q&A series that aired live every Thursday in May (7, 14, 21) at 6 pm CT on Facebook Live and Instagram Live, the press release noted. The May 14 concert will include optional donations with all proceeds for charity. Indigo Girls also shared the song “Country Radio,” from their upcoming album, Look Long (coming out May 22 via Rounder).
A total of 275 cast members from 15 companies from the hit Boys Boys song that won Tony came together (from a distance, of course) to honor COVID-19’s relief effort and display the last number “Who Loves You,” Broadway.com note down. This video features players from La Jolla (the premiere venue for music in 2005), Broadway, the first and second North American tours, SETA National tours, Chicago, Toronto, London, tours of England, Australia, the Netherlands, and more.
In addition, Brooklyn student and accomplished pianist Harrison Sheckler brought together 300 musicians from 15 different countries for the classic virtual video performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein, “You’re Never Walk Walk Alone,” noted Broadway World. Video songs from the musical Carousel were released May 1 on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. Gathering online help for the project through a network of music connections, Sheckler receives songs from countries around the world, including Britain, Mexico, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Vietnam, Israel, Australia, South Africa and others.
Many stars will be present Monday, May 11, for Rise Up New York !, a virtual telethon throughout the city to raise awareness and funds to help New Yorkers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Billboard said. Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Mariah Carey and Sting will be performing at the one-hour event, along with other artists who will be announced soon. Among those taped to appear on Tina Fey’s broadcast are: NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, Angie Mar, Barbra Streisand, Ben Platt, Bette Midler, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Chris Rock, Idina Menzel, Robert De Niro, Spike Lee, Sutton Foster, Trevor Noah and others.
Luke Evans’s girlfriend, Rafa Olarra, was bound to help the actor repeat his role as Gaston for the Disney Singalong Family, PinkNews said. The Disney Singalong family brings together stars from across the Atlantic – including Beyonce, Ariana Grande, and cast of High School Musical – to recreate the iconic music moments from studio history. Evans joined Josh Gad, who he co-starred with in the 2017 live action Beauty and the Beast, for their duet version “Gaston.”
It seems that Janet Jackson could be the next musician to get her own biographical film, because a new film about the legendary singer is reported in the work, MovieWeb noted, quoting the JasmineBRAND. Planning has begun for a biographical film about Jackson’s life and career, and although “the details are scarce,” the project is said to be being completed and auditions have begun.
During the Mother Basement podcast episode, YouTuber / makeup artist Jeffree Star spilled more tea on his feud with James Charles and Tati Westbook, E! News recorded. Star said he heard about people who were allegedly victims of Charles but added, “In the end, I will not exclude James Charles victims – if it is real because I do not know if it is real.” The internet dispute all started when Westbrook released a 40-minute video cutting off all ties with Charles after he posted an Instagram Story promoting Sugarbear Sleep Vitamins, a direct competitor to the Westbrook brand.
Fashion expert Joe Zee and her husband are now fathers, Out.com note down. Former editor who previously served as Elle’s creative director and editor in chief Yahoo! Style, announced the news on Twitter – and followed it with a loud rebuke from Vice President Mike Pence. Princess Vivian was born through surrogacy at the Mayo Clinic. At one point, Zee wrote, “To insinuate that [Pence] did not know he had to wear [a mask] discredit all these hard-working nurses and doctors and support staff. “During a visit to Mayo, Pence appeared without a mask – in direct conflict with the founding guidelines.
Madonna appears to be breaking social rules that distance herself at birthday parties – just two days after announcing that she tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, which would indicate that she was exposed to infection, Page Six said. He joked that his birthday friend, photographer Steven Klein, had the honor of “COVID cakes” during a live-streamed private show. Recently, Madonna posted a video to Instagram saying that she had tested positive for coronavirus antibodies and was now ready to “breathe COVID-19 air.”
Roy Horn, from the well-known performance duo Siegfried and Roy, has tested positive for the corona virus, Page Six said. Horn, 75, “is currently responding to treatment well,” his spokeswoman said in a statement to ABC News. In 2003, Horn suffered an injury that ended his career when Mantacore, a 400-pound Siberian tiger, attacked him during a live show at the Mirage hotel casino.
Planet of the Humans – a new documentary by first-time filmmaker Jeff Gibbs, and released by Oscar winner Michael Moore – posted 3.5 million views on Rumble Moore’s channel on YouTube in the first week of the film, a press release noted. This documentary shows that saving the Earth cannot occur by colluding with rich interests and by focusing on climate change alone. The full movie is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk11vI-7czE&feature=youtu.be.
Freeform has launched its first virtual talent search for new and upcoming talent, a press release noted. The search, running through May 8, calls for talents from all over the United States who play ages 18-25 to record themselves one of four monologues in the Freeform series and submit their videos for consideration. Submission of talent can be considered for future projects in the network. Applicants must be US citizens and must be at least 18 years of age to apply. For additional information, visit www.castittalent.com/Freeform_Search.
Noah Cyrus revealed the title and release date for the upcoming EP, a press release noted. The End of Everything will be released on May 15 through RECORDS / Columbia Records and will feature eight songs, including “I Got So High So I See Jesus,” “Lonely” and “July.” (“July” is now officially certified as RIAA Platinum in North America.)
The Kesha 2020 High Road tour with Big Freedia will not happen this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Billboard said. On Instagram, Kesha said, in part, “Because of the current situation, doing this tour in 2020 is no longer feasible. But that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate and express ourselves together in passion and online.”
X-Men: Apocalypse co-star Olivia Munn claims that director Bryan Singer often “inspects” filmmaking to seek treatment for medical conditions, Digital Spy noted. While discussing the difference between working with male and female filmmakers ahead of the release of his new film Violet, the actor – who plays Marvel mutant Psylocke in the 2016 superhero film – said he remembered Singer being absent from the set for about 10 days in total and that he would send a message to the actors’ instructions from afar. Singer had previously been accused of several sexual errors, but strongly denied all charges.
People were invited to join Vogue in the Metas celebration over May 4, the magazine said. Throughout the day, Vogue recalls the spotlight from previous years, from stunning red carpet ensembles to unforgettable moments. The day ended with “A Moment with the Met” – an intimate celebration, available through live streaming exclusively on YouTube.
The cause of death of singer Bill Withers has been revealed, Extra noted. According to his death certificate, obtained by TMZ, the singer “Lean on Me” died at the age of 81 due to a heart attack; contributing factors are chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bradyhythmia. Withers, who died at the Providence Tarzana Regional Medical Center, was laid to rest at the famous cemetery of Forest Lawn Memorial Park, where celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Nipsey Hussle, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds were buried.
Jay-Z’s company, Roc Nation, has submitted a notice of deletion of the “deepfake” video that uses artificial intelligence to make it into the rap by Billy Joel, We Don’t Start the Fire and “Hamlet’s To Be Start or Fire” or “Solilok”, The Guardian noted. The anonymous creator of the YouTube-hosted video, known as Vocal Synthesis, said that a copyright notice was submitted by Roc Nation, which stated: “This content illegally uses AI to impersonate our client’s voice.” The two videos have been removed, though the others remain, including one of the rapper who took the Book of Genesis.
Singer / songwriter Edie Brickell paid homage to his friend, legendary musician and activist Willie Nelson, with the new duet “Sing To Me, Willie,” which debuted on April 29 in celebration of Nelson’s 87th birthday, a press release noted. All proceeds from the song will benefit MusiCares’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. To support this initiative, Play MPE will serve songs for free. Visit https://orcd.co/singtomewillie.
HBO is updating the Issa Rae Insecure comedy series for the fifth season, a press release announced. The 10th episode of the fourth episode of the show debuted April 12 on the network. The regular season series four includes Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales and Alexander Hodge.
Grammy nominated songwriter / pianist Jim Brickman will take The Magic of Christmas tour to more than 20 cities, according to a press release. Brickman has charted 34 Billboard Adult Contemporary singles, and has obtained four gold albums and one platinum disc. Date for U.S. tour is November 27-Jan. 1, 2021.
Britney Spears opens 24 million Instagram followers about accidents, Yahoo! Life is recorded. “Hi friends, I am in my gym now. I have not been here, for example, six months because I burned my gym, unfortunately,” he said in the video. “I have two candles and, yes … one thing leads to another and I burn it.” Spears revealed that he only has two gym equipment left but said he wanted to share a video to show off his new training “all this time.”
Eminem faced a home intruder in his living room after the suspect slipped past his sleep security guard, Page Six said. Matthew David Hughes, 26, smashed the kitchen window with paving stones and climbed into the rapper’s home in a gated community in the Detroit area because, apparently, he just wanted to spend time with the rapper. Hughes faced a pair of criminals, a house invasion and dangerous destruction of buildings, and was detained with a $ 50,000 bail.
Katie Couric said she was “shaken” by a 2004 “uncomfortable” interview with Denzel Washington, Page Six noted. While on the podcast “Everything Icons with Danny Pellegrino”, Couric recalled the awkward Dateline interview – which involved Washington, also Meryl Streep, during the promotion process for their film The Manchurian Candidate – after Pellegrino raised the art of celebrity and political interviews.
Rapper Machine Gun Kelly delivered to his neighbor, Jeff Lewis, a peaceful offering after a week-long dispute, when the Bravo star called Kelly and her housekeepers for annoying behavior on her Sirius XM radio show, Page Six said. Lewis’s complaint began on the musician’s 30th birthday, when interior designers claimed MGK and his guests refused to adhere to the social distance protocol. MGK then sent a bottle of Dom Pérignon to Lewis – via a skateboard – which was then posted by reality star to his own Instagram account.