Singer Sam Smith will postpone the release of their third album, To Die For, so that it can be renamed because of the ongoing pandemic COVID-19 virus, the LGBTQ Nation noted. “I have been doing a lot of thought over the last few weeks and feel that the album’s title and future releases don’t feel right,” they wrote in a statement, “so I came to the decision to continue working on the album, and made some important changes and additions. “
Given the suspension of production operations due to the COVID-19 virus, Showtime has made scheduling adjustments regarding some of its shows, a press release notes. Black Monday will air through the sixth episode of its second season on Sunday, April 12, then return with the last four episodes of the season; and Billion will premiere its fifth season on Sunday, May 3, and show its first seven episodes. In addition, The Chi’s inaugural season will rise until Sunday, June 21, with all three seasons running without interruption. Finally, the entire Penny Dreadful season: City of Angels is currently scheduled to start with the season premiere on Sunday, April 26.
Canvasback Records / Atlantic Records announced the release of “I Am Samantha,” from singer-songwriter Benjamin Scheuer, a press release noted. The song – released on the International Trans Day of Visibility (March 31) – tells the real life journey of Samantha Williams, a transgender woman who Scheuer first met and made friends at a coffee shop in New York City. Video (at youtu.be/tQWwpzck8Tk ) featuring 27 trans actors (believed to be the largest trans cast assembled to date). Visuals are also led by all-women, LGBTQ, and / or color crew people. Famous cast members include Monica Helms (creator of the pride of transvestite flags) and Skyler Jay (second season of Queer Eye).
Former Bachelor star Colton Underwood talks about his question about sexuality in his new book, The First Time: Finding Yourself and Looking for Love on Reality TV – and now he says he knows he is honest, CNN.com note down. “[The show taught me] that I’m honest and I’m very, very interested in Cassie [Randolph] and women – but it would be fine if the opposite, “Underwood told Entertainment Tonight.” I think that is the biggest message I have for people. “Underwood, 28, was the first bachelor in the event, after initially sharing that he was a Christian and waiting when he competed for Becca Kufrin’s heart during the 2018 season at The Bachelorette.
RuPaul Drag Race alumni Shea Coulee urged fans to look after each other after her cousin died of coronavirus, PinkNews said. Coulee, who first appeared in the ninth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, wrote March 17 in a tweet that is now deleted: “I just found out that my cousin died today from a coronavirus.” He added, “This is serious. Please keep everything safe.”
The true-crime music and podcast, Disgraceland, continues its fifth season with a new episode about Little Richard, the press release said. This episode is distributed through the iHeartPodcast Network starting March 31 and can be heard now in the iHeartRadio application and wherever podcasts are available. So far in season five, host Jake Brennan has released an epic two-part episode about Guns N ‘Roses and an episode focusing on Jay-Z. The episode of Little Richard is at https://www.iheart.com/podcast/268-disgraceland-28939183.
Openly gay actor Wilson Cruz called the actor directly playing the role of the LGBTQ “bait of appreciation,” noted Queerty. Speaking with the Exit In New Jersey, Cruz said, “I think what LGBTQ actors bring to the LGBTQ role is different; only something innate and living inside emerges, but that does not mean that straight actors cannot provide strong” What what worries me is when a production will employ straight actors to play that role because some assume that because they are straight actors it is far more difficult to take this role. So that’s bait bait. “
Mike Doyle – an actor who is the director of the new queer film Almost Love – said he was sick of seeing straight actors who played gay characters “applauding their courage,” PinkNews said, citing Variety’s interview. – the younger brother of Chris Evans – and Augustus Prew. “We are actors so we can do many things. It is very important to me that the two stars are loud and proud,” Doyle told Variety.
Oscar winner Halle Berry shares a rare home video about her 6-year-old son Maceo-Robert spending time playing at her mother’s pump – and finally dealing with criticism, Yahoo! note down. “Fun is not dangerous. Tryna survive now. Do you feel me ?,” Actress John Wick 3 responds to one user. In another response, the mother of two children said, “This is very strict with these children now. Let’s laugh and feel sorry!”
Lady Gaga said she had raised $ 35 million to help fight the corona virus – and joined the World Health Organization for a virtual concert that would serve as a “moment of global unity” amid a pandemic, Page Six said. The singer of “Bad Romance” announced that he had called “the greatest artists in the world” – including Elton John, Lizzo and Billie Eilish – for two special hours “Together at Home”, scheduled for April 18. afternoon ET special will be seen and heard on major broadcast and cable networks – such as ABC, NBC and CBS – as well as digital music providers.
Television premieres of the highly successful film Hustlers will air on Showtime on Saturday, April 25, a press release noted. Flm netted star Jennifer Lopez her first Golden Globe nomination since Selena in 1998. Inspired by a viral New York Magazine article, the film follows the crew of former smart strip club employees who banded together to turn things around on their Wall Street clients. The ensemble performers included Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu (Rich Asian Rich), Julia Stiles (Dexter), television personality Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart (Riverdale), and music superstars Lizzo and Cardi B.
The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced that programming selected from the 19th annual Festival will be presented online, according to a press release. Judges’ awards for the feature and shorts category will be given by judges who will select the winner to be announced TribecaFilm.com in the original festival date window, April 15-26. The jury included leaders of the creative community including Danny Boyle, Aparna Nancherla, Regina Hall, Yance Ford, Lucas Hedges, Pamela Adlon, Marti Noxon, Asia Kate Dillon and Sheila Nevins.
Musical Andrew Lloyd Webber is streaming online for free, Broadway World announced. A new YouTube channel has been launched, called The Shows Must Go On! Every week, new musicals will be released and broadcast live on the channel – but will only be available for 48 hours. Joseph and Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat flows April 3, with upcoming performances including Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies and more.
Capitol Records released Troye Sivan’s new single, “Take Yourself Home,” the press release noted. It was produced by Oscar Gorres, who also led Sivan’s gold-certified hit “My My My!” from Bloom; and “I’m so tired …,” his platinum collaboration with Lauv. In addition, Sivan has also launched three T-shirts, designed by @jacktaylorlovatt and @Lanning and sourced from Instagram, with all proceeds going to the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and the COVID-19 Music Relief Spotify project.
Christopher Meloni will repeat the role of Law & Order: the role of SVU Detective Elliot Stabler as the leader of the new Dick Wolf series, EW.com note down. The 13-episode drama is said to revolve around Stabler leading the NYPD organized crime unit — which means there might be a Stabler-Benson reunion (Benson, who heads the entire division, is played by Mariska Hargitay on Law & Order: SVU). “SVU” is extended this year for three more seasons.
Hollywood – a limited series from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan – will premiere on Netflix on May 1, the press release noted. The series follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in Hollywood after World War II as they try to make it in Tinseltown – no matter the cost. Players include Darren Criss, Jeremy Pope, Samara Weaving, Laura Harrier, Jim Parsons, Dylan McDermott, Holland Taylor and Patti LuPone, among others. See Netflix.com/Hollywood.
The American Film Institute (AFI) announced the launch of the AFI Movie Club, a daily virtual meeting, according to a press release. AFI Trustee Steven Spielberg introduces his first film, The Wizard of Oz. Daily film choices will be supported by fun facts, family discussion points and exclusive material from the AFI Archive. Viewers can “gather” at AFI.com/MovieClub to see today’s featured films by using a pre-existing streaming service.
MTV announced that fans will have front row seats for shows by Shaggy, Alessia Cara, Jewel, Melissa Etheridge, Monsta X, Bazzi, CNCO and FINNEAS – while keeping social distance safe – during the special edition of the award-winning “MTV Unplugged” franchise, ” MTV Unplugged at Home, “the press release noted. It starts April 2 with Cara and will continue regularly, and performances will be available for streaming on MTV YouTube, Instagram and Twitter, with additional artists to be announced at a later date. These actions followed Grammy winner Wyclef Jean, UK recording artist Yungblud and multi-platinum pop / R&B singer JoJo.
The Fall Out Boy group announced it would donate $ 100,000 to support the COVID-19 response effort in Chicago, where the group was founded more than a decade ago, TheHill.com note down. The group said in an Instagram post over the weekend that they would make a donation through The Fall Out Boy Fund, which was first launched in 2017 and described at the time as “a way for us to give back to Chicago, the city that has given so much to us. “
Out Walking Dead actor, Daniel Newman, said he received a $ 9116 bill for the coronavirus test, but he never got the results – and, in fact, the test was never even processed, LGBTQ Nation noted. Newman insurance companies refuse to cover costs and while the new law passed requires insurance companies to waive the distribution of costs for corona virus testing, Newman sought medical help before the law was passed. Some insurance companies – such as Cigna, Humana, CareFirst, and Aetna – ignore all testing and maintenance.
Singer Pink revealed on social media that he had tested positive for COVID-19 – although a second test, which was carried out several days later, showed that he and his family were “fortunately negative now,” The Hollywood Reporter noted. Pink called testing “an absolute parody,” adding that it was “the failure of our government not to make testing more accessible. The disease is serious and real.” To help make testing more accessible, he announced that he was giving a $ 1 million donation to support frontline health workers.
After the COVID-19 pandemic, singer Michael Buble delayed several additional dates for his “Night Tour with Michael Buble” which was scheduled to resume in Anaheim, California on May 2, a press release noted. Rescheduled dates for the entire tour will be announced as soon as possible.
Miley Cyrus and her boyfriend, singer Cody Simpson, made a special taco delivery over the weekend to health workers, Page Six noted. The couple dropped 120 tacos at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, California, according to E! News.
Demi Lovato launched his new Fabletics collection on Thursday, with $ 5 of each item sold – up to $ 125,000 – going to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund of the World Health Organization, Page Six Style noted. Lovato acknowledged that he “thought hard to delay the launch,” but finally realized that “there is no better time to inspire others with my capsules, which are always about channeling your inner strength.”
DJ Khaled and We The Best Foundation from Nicole Tuck, with Direct Relief and Simples, will bring additional supplies to frontline health workers at New York and Miami hospitals, The Jasmine Brand noted. Inspired by Miami friends and designers based on the story of Gelareh Mizrahi, whose brothers are at the forefront of the Brooklyn Hospital, Khaled and Tuck joined in their efforts and have worked with Direct Relief to provide them with the most vulnerable equipment they need. Their combined effort provided more than 10,000 masks, gloves and dozens of PPE kits for health workers.
Enemy Radio – a Public Enemy DJ + MC auxiliary unit consisting of Chuck D, DJ Lord, Jahi, and S1Ws – released their debut album Loud Is Not Enough, a noted press release. The album was led by the single “Food As a Machine Gun,” which featured special guests: Public Enemy (including Chuck D and Flavor Flav), revealing a trick inspired by War of the Worlds which began on March 1 when Chuck D announced Flav would not again became part of the iconic group after a public dispute. “I watched Orson Welles ‘War of the Worlds’ from 1938 when he pulled wool into the public eye when they put 100% trust in radio technology,” explained Chuck.
After revealing the reasons behind his decades-long absence from music in a February social media post, Grammy-winning singer Duffy (known for his hit song “Mercy”) further details the gruesome ordeal that frustrated his life and career, EW.com reported. In a long and emotional blog post, he outlined an earlier social media post in which he revealed he was “raped, sedated and detained for several days.” In the years since the attack, he has focused on recovery and has moved away from the limelight.
Football player Carli Lloyd defends himself against people who criticize him for posting photos of his new car on social media, Yahoo! Sports recorded. The FIFA World Player of the Year twice shared photos on Twitter on the new Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport 2020. (US Soccer and Volkswagen announced a three-year partnership in January 2019 ahead of the USWNT World Cup victory.) Some fans called the photo “with low taste” and “tone deaf” because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic that has killed the country. Lloyd then said, “I chose to smile at what happened. [The vehicle] for giving me a new appreciation for life. “
Val Kilmer said that when she was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2015, she was happy to have her best friend Cher by her side, Yahoo! note down. In his new memoir, I’m Your Huckleberry, Kilmer opens for the first time about his health crisis and writes how Cher, whom he dated in the early 1980s, helped him through his darkest few days. The music icon invites Kilmer to stay at his guest house while his health deteriorates – and even remembers how Cher examined a handsome paramedic who had to take care of him.
Bill Withers – Grammy award-winning soul singer and songwriter who scored smash singles such as the icon ‘Lean on Me, “” Lovely Day “and” Ain’t No Sunshine When You’re Gone “- died at the age of 81, Deadline noted.” Lean on Me “was featured on the inauguration of presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, and the song and” Ain’t No Sunshine “were both ranked in the 200s on the 2004 list of Rolling Stone’s Greatest Songs of All Time.
Paramount made several changes to the release date given the unexpected coronavirus climate, the Deadline noted. The long-awaited sequel to Tom Cruise Skydance Top Gun Maverick will now air on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, instead of June 24 – pushing the scyd-fi film Chris Pratt sci-fi The Tomorrow War to an undetermined date. Also, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run will debut on Friday, July 31, instead of Friday, May 22; This move puts a film show on the release date after Sony / Marvel’s Morbius leave for March 19, 2021.
The Kelly Clarkson Show produces one full episode per week from Montana, where host Kelly Clarkson has taken refuge with her family during the coronavirus pandemic, Deadline said. Clarkson will conduct virtual interviews with celebrities and people from the community who do their part. There will be more installments on “The Kellyoke Bathroom.”
When the Conners second season died down, ABC comedy had taken a big step towards pickup the third season, Deadline noted. The four main cast members of the Roseanne spin-off – Sara Gilbert (who also serves as executive producer), John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, and Lecy Goranson – closed a new agreement to return next season. Because of the origin of the show, as a spin-off from Roseanne’s revival, the cast of The Conners did not have a standard six-year contract, but instead was signed year after year.
Artsploitation Films announced the acquisition of British gay / romance comedy Benjamin, according to a press release. The story line is as follows: Film director Indie Benjamin (played by Colin Morgan) nervously gets ready for the premiere of his second film when he meets and falls in love with Noah (Phenix Brossard), a young French musician. The film will be released on DVD and VOD / Streaming on August 25.
Paramount has announced that Top Gun: Maverick’s release date is being pushed to December 23, Movieweb noted. (The highly anticipated sequel will initially fly to theaters June 24). Warner Bros is holding fast to Wonder Woman 1984, which will be released in mid-August. Marvel Studios hasn’t revealed when they will extinguish Black Widow.
Several actors were confirmed to return to / appear on Disney + The Mandalorian for their second season, CinemaBlend.com note down. They include Pedro Pascal, Rosario Dawson, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Bill Burr, Giancarlo Esposito and Michael Biehn.
Among Kino Lorber May’s video releases was Susan Sontag’s Duet For Cannibals, according to a press release. (The date of the road is May 26). Sontag – an essayist, novelist, critic, cinema and intellectual – debuted as a director with a psychological comedy in 1969, the result of a Swedish studio invitation for him to make a film in Stockholm. The film is about the quadrilateral relationship between the arrogant revolutionary German intellectual exile, his elegant wife, their Swedish student secretary and the sincere bride-to-be secretary.
The late Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant, received a quick reception to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Deadline reported. (Basketball Hall of Fame usually has a waiting period of three years from the end of a player’s career for induction consideration. Bryant died in a helicopter crash in January along with one of his daughters and seven others.) Bryant will join Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan as inaugurated this year .
Dwayne Johnson confirmed that Hobbs and Shaw 2 are currently in the works, Movieweb noted. During an Instagram chat with fans, possible sequel subjects for Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw appear. Johnson revealed the team was developing the next entry and that the creative team was being gathered.
DJ / producer / businessman Steve Aoki released his star-studded installment Neon Future IV with the single “I Love My Friends”, which featured the electro-Swedish DJ duo Icona Pop, a press release noted. Neon Future IV (which has 27 songs) features music from many collaborators across global genres, including names such as Tory Lanez, Mike Shinoda, Lights, Desiigner, AGNEZ MO and actress / singer Zooey Deschanel, among others.