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*Apparently Denzel Washington is one mean mind-messer-upper! ? We say that because Katie Couric is still trippin’ over an “uncomfortable” encounter (interview) she says she had with Denzel back in 2004.

She spoke about what happened while appearing on the “Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino” podcast this week. The story came up because the host asked her the art of celebrity and political interviews.

At that point, Couric brought up her “Dateline” interview — which involved Washington, as well as Meryl Streep, during a promotional run for their film “The Manchurian Candidate.”

“I just remember leaving it and thinking, ‘God’ … I don’t think I said anything wrong … I don’t know what happened. Anyway, I think he must have been having a really bad day, because he later wrote a big check to my colon cancer organization, which I thought was super sweet.”

She continued, “I love him. I admire him so much, he’s one of my favorite actors, but I remember walking out feeling kind of shaken that he had gone after me in a way that was completely weirdly uncalled for.”

In that 2004 “Dateline” interview that Couric, 63, labels as “awkward,” she asked Washington if he agrees with the notion that “Hollywood folks should stick to acting.”

“I don’t know what Hollywood folks are, first of all,” Washington, 65, retorted. “Hollywood is a town that has some stars on the sidewalk. I don’t know anybody from there. So, I don’t — that’s like saying — calling you a ‘type’ of folks. I’m not a Hollywood folk. I don’t know who they are.”

“OK, all right, well, let me rephrase the question,” she responded. “Are you one of those people that —”

“Ah, there you go,” Washington interrupted. “Am I one of those people? Hmmm, isn’t that interesting?”

“Oh, stop, stop, stop,” Couric replied, to which Washington answered, “No, don’t stop. I heard what you just said. ‘Am I one of those people?’ No, I’m not.”

Couric countered by telling the star, “No, are you an actor who would rather not —”

“No, I’m not that either,” Washington added in response to being labeled an actor. “I’m a human being. My job is acting.”

Couric may have thought Washington was having a bad day, but folks over at LSA say she got a dose of Denzel’s reality that she wasn’t ready for:

Anjee Banjee: “So she tried Denzel and he set her straight”

Takestyle: “Denzel is always real. That’s unsettling for some people.”

Queen Bei: “I agree. Katie told him not to make her question seem loaded .. but it’s her question. She’s the journalist. She should choose her words wisely. Now she’s a victim. Denzel does not want to be referred to as Hollywood folk. And I don’t blame him.”

CleoTheKat: “Yet another reason why Denzel is the King of Hollywood without even having to try.”

me22: “Denzel Washington left her ass stuttering and stumbling. Glad he wasn’t having any of it.”

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Katie Couric says Denzel Washington left her ‘shaken’ during interview

In a recent interview with the Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino podcast, veteran Today Show host and NBC anchor, Katie Couric stated that one of her more difficult interviews was with Denzel Washington.

Couric stated that the 2004 interview left her ‘feeling kind of shaken,’ after the conversation veered into politics.

The interview was a part of the press junket for the film, The Manchurian Candidate, starring Washington and Meryl Streep. The film is a political and psychological thriller about a congressman running to be vice president who is controlled by a global corporation.

In the podcast interview, Couric said, “He’s one of my favorite actors, but I remember walking out feeling kind of shaken that he had gone after me in a way that was completely … weirdly uncalled for.”

According to Couric, the interview went downhill quickly after she asked him if he agreed with the sentiment that “Hollywood folks should stick to acting.”

The Academy Award-winning actor replied, “I don’t know what Hollywood folks are, first of all.” Washington went on to say, “Hollywood is a town that has some stars on the sidewalk. I don’t know anybody from there … I’m not a ‘Hollywood folk.’ I don’t know who they are.”

Couric then tries to rephrase her question asking, “Are you one of those people that … ” at which point the Oscar-winning actor jumps in to interrupt with, “Ah, there you go. Am I one of those people? Hmmm, isn’t that interesting?”

“Am I one of those people? No, I’m not,” he told her.

Couric countered by saying, “No, are you an actor who would rather not … “

“No, I’m not that either,” Washington interjected. “I’m a human being. My job is acting.”

By that point, the entire interview was off the rails.

In the podcast interview, Couric says that the iconic actor may just have been having “a bad day,” and that he later sent her a generous donation to her colon cancer charity founded after the death of her husband, Jay Monahan in 1998.

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Sad News! Rishi Kapoor passes away at 67 after tough battle with cancer

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor breathed his last today in a Mumbai hospital. The news of his death was confirmed by Amitabh Bachchan. 67-year-old, Rishi was rushed to HN Reliance hospital last night. His wife Neetu Kapoor Singh was by his side. Later it was confirmed that he has been hospitalised for over a week.

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Confirming the news of Rishi’s death, Amitabh Bachchan took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “T 3517 – He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed !(sic)”

T 3517 – He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away ..
I am destroyed !

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Rishi Kapoor too has been battling cancer since the last one and half years. He had been to the US for over a year for his cancer treatment. The ‘Bobby’ actor had returned to India in last September from New York. His family had refrained from revealing exactly what kind of cancer he was diagnosed with.

Last night when reports of him rushed to Mumbai hospital came out, his elder brother Randhir Kapoor confirmed the news while speaking to indianexpress.com. He said, “He is hospitalised. Neetu is by his side. He is not well.

Just after the death of Irrfan Khan, this is yet another blow to the Hindi film industry. Rishi is survived by his wife Neetu, son Ranbir and daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni.

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Charmed star Holly Marie Combs blames Trump for her grandfather’s death from coronavirus | Daily Mail Online

Charmed star Holly Marie Combs says President Donald Trump is personally responsible for the death of her grandfather, who passed away Sunday from coronavirus

The 46-year-old actress took to Twitter Monday to share the sad news, before sending a scathing message to the Commander-in-chief calling him ‘a disgrace to the human race’. 

Beneath one of Trump’s tweets, Combs wrote: ‘My grandfather died today. He voted for you. He believed you when you said this virus was no worse than the flu. He believed every lie you muttered and sputtered. He died today from Covid-19 one day after his 66th wedding anniversary.’

Combs, who is best known for starring alongside Rose McGowan and Alyssa Milano in the TV drama Charmed, provided no further details about her grandfather’s death. 

Charmed star Holly Marie Combs says President Trump is personally responsible for the death of her grandfather, who passed away Sunday from coronavirus

Combs took to Twitter Monday, sending a  scathing to the Commander-in-chief calling him ‘a disgrace to the human race’

Following the posting of her tweet Monday, the actress was met with many sympathetic messages from fans sending condolences about the loss of her grandfather. 

However, others blasted the star saying it was irresponsible to place the blame on President Trump. 

‘Sorry for your loss but how dare you blame Trump! Absolutely disgraceful and your wonderful grandfather would probably feel the same way about your despicable behavior!’ one raged. 

Another wrote: ‘I am sorry for your loss. This is very weird to me- projecting blame for someone’s death? Unless someone actually pulls a trigger this is far fetched. Who should I blame for the countless relatives I have lost to cancer?’

However, Combs brushed off criticism about her controversial tweet, later posting: ‘Zero tolerance for Trumpers. Zero. Take it to someone else’s timeline. Not today Satan.’

Combs brushed off criticism about her controversial tweet just hours after announcing her grandfather’s passing 

Combs had lead roles in hit TV shows including Picket Fences and Pretty Little Liars, but is most famous for her role in Aaron Spelling’s teen drama, Charmed. 

The actress played Piper Halliwell in the supernatural series, which aired between 1998 and 2006. 

Like her Charmed co-stars, Rose McGowan and Alyssa Milano, Combs has become an outspoken critic of the current Administration. 

In the days since announcing her grandfather’s death, she has continued to tweet constant criticism of President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.  

As of Wednesday morning, more than one million Americans have tested positive to the virus, and 59,000 have died.  

Combs is most famous for her role in Aaron Spelling’s teen drama, Charmed. The actress played Piper Halliwell in the supernatural series, which aired between 1998 and 2006. She is pictured at left 

Charmed star Holly Marie Combs blames Trump for her grandfather’s death from coronavirus

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The Gentle Touch actress Jill Gascoine dead | Daily Mail Online

The Gentle Touch actress Jill Gascoine dead: British actress, 83, loses 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease as family say they are ‘relieved she is not suffering anymore’

Jill Gascoine has died aged 83 following a ten-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease as her family say they are ‘relieved she is not suffering anymore.’

The British actress, best known for her TV role as Detective Inspector Maggie Forbes in 1980s TV series The Gentle Touch, and spin-off C.A.T.S. Eyes and The Onedin Line, was married to fellow TV star, Alfred Molina, 66.

Her son Adam confirmed her death, writing on Facebook on Wednesday morning: ‘She suffered from Alzheimer’s for 10 years, so today was a thankful release.

Sad news: The Gentle Touch actress Jill Gascoine has died aged 83 after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease (pictured in 1996)

Acclaimed: Jill was perhaps best known for her role as DI Maggie Forbes in The Gentle Touch, a drama which ran on ITV from 1980-1984

‘The family is all well, and relieved that she’s not suffering any more.

‘Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will not be a memorial for Jill – who lived in a care home in Los Angles in the later stages of her life – “for a good while”, but the family are planning services in the US and UK.’

Adam added: ‘There will not be a memorial for a good while due to the current climate. The family will reach out once details have been arranged.

‘We are relieved she is not suffering anymore’: Jill’s son Adam shared this moving post on Facebook on Wednesday as he paid tribite to his mother

‘We will likely hold 2 services – one in London for the UK friends and family, and one in Los Angeles for the US side.

‘She was a wonderful human and a spirit of truth and absolute, unconditional love. There was no other.

‘I am happy she’s moved on. Please raise a glass. Be kind and love deeply (sic)”‘

Her love: Jill was married to fellow actor Alfred Molina (pictured), who was 16 years her junior

Jill also starred in TV series Z Cars and Dixon of Dock Green, and in the 1990s she and Alfred moved to Los Angeles.

In 2009, she was due to join EastEnders as Glenda Mitchell – the mother of Roxy and Ronnie Mitchell – but later withdrew from the role and it was re-cast, with Glynis Barber taking on the part.

Speaking about the role, Jill previously said: ‘Having spent the last 15 years working in America … I felt on arrival I lacked the right experience to film such a big continuing drama.

‘I have tremendous respect for EastEnders and the cast so I don’t want to let the show or my fellow cast members down.

In the later stages of her career she became a novelist and published three books. It was widely reported that she suffered from depression for most of her life.

In 2016, husband Alfred confirmed his wife was ‘in a very advanced stage’ of Alzheimer’s disease.

Jill and Alfred married in 1986 and he was 16 years her junior. He adopted her sons, Adam and Sean, from her first marriage to Dundee hotelier Bill Keith.

Alfred has a daughter called Rachel from a previous relationship.

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Dr. Fauci thinks Brad Pitt “did great” impersonating him on “Saturday Night Live” – CBS News

Dr. Anthony Fauci has seen his face on T-shirts, bobblehead dolls and even donuts — but you know you’ve become a pop culture icon when “Saturday Night Live” does a skit about you. And Fauci was pleased to see he wasn’t portrayed by just anybody — Brad Pitt played him on last Saturday’ episode.

In an interview with Telemundo, the 79-year-old director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases reacted to the 56-year-old heartthrob’s portrayal. “I think he did great. I mean, I’m a great fan of Brad Pitt, and that’s the reason why when people ask me who’d I like to play me I mention Brad Pitt because he’s one of my favorite actors,” Fauci said.

“He showed he’s really a class act when at the end he took of his hair [wig] and he thanked me and all the health care workers,” Fauci continued. “So not only is he a really great actor, he’s actually a really classy person.”

In the cold open of Saturday’s show, Pitt wore a gray wig and glasses to resemble Fauci and impersonated the doctor’s thick New York accent. Pitt, as Fauci, joked about the women who send him flattering emails and pointedly corrected things President Trump has said. As a member of the White House coronavirus task force, Fauci appears alongside Mr. Trump at many meetings and press briefings, and their messages have clashed from time to time.

At the end of the skit, Pitt stepped out of character and thanked Fauci for his “calm and clarity during this unnerving time,” and went on to express gratitude to all of America’s frontline workers.

Pitt was a natural choice to play Fauci — the doctor himself said in a previous interview that he’d like to see the actor portray him.

“SNL” is know for its celebrity cameos, and Pitt wasn’t the only surprise appearance during Saturday’s episode — Charles Barkley and DJ Khaled also appeared in a sketch.

Like the rest of the episode, the cold open was not filmed in a studio or with an audience due to social distancing guidelines. It was the second episode that the cast produced from their homes.

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Meghan Apparently Jealous Of Kate As Friend Spills The Beans On Her Private Chats

Meghan Markle is sorry that she is not Kate Middleton, according to a close friend who gave the interview to the Daily Mail. She is apparently sour that if she was the Duchess of Cambridge, not Sussex, the whole royal family would have helped her from the hunt-down of the tabloid papers.

‘[Meghan said] no one would have put up with it, and the broken and outdated system would have been revised. Those outlets responsible for their vicious attacks would have been shut out,’ the friend explained.

This comes as Harry and Meghan announced last week that there would be ‘no corroboration and zero engagement’ with four UK tabloids as there surely will be no good coming out from talking with these papers. The anonymous friend said: ‘Meghan said no one in the royal family should be surprised with the announcement.

 

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”If Kate was being criticized no one would put up with it.’ Bitter Meghan tells friends the palace favored her sister-in-law and would have attacked the UK tabloids if she were the one relentlessly picked on to protect his family. Meghan said Harry needed to take a stand for her, their son and his mother. [If it was Kate who kept being ]constantly criticized and needlessly bashed(…) changes within the royal’s media policy would have been made. No questions asked.’

Prince Harry had obviously tried to stop this from happening by talking in depth with Prince Charles and HRH Queen Elizabeth II personally, but Meghan sighed that it had been to no avail.  ‘[Meghan] said it was infuriating that Harry’s very real and valid concerns fell on deaf ears. Meghan said they made it seem like this is the way it is, deal with it. Harry had been dealing with it far too long. She said he wasn’t going to let this destroy her life and their marriage.’

 

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The friend went on to elaborate: ‘Meghan said when she was living in England, she was being bullied by the media non-stop and Harry knew he had to do something dramatic to protect her and the family. She said she was being treated unfairly and picked on for everything she did including rubbing her belly too much when she was pregnant. She said there was no way she was going to go through motherhood being criticized for every little thing she did. She said she told Harry that it was only going to get worse, It was a no win situation and the only solution was to take control of their own lives.

‘Harry needed to take a stand for her, their son and his mother. Meghan said Harry made it crystal clear that they could not function in good faith under the current system… and that if it wasn’t revised and updated to their liking, they would have no other choice than to break from the royal family. She said no one took his pleas seriously, so they had to take the issue into their own hands. This was about protecting the family and doing right by Princess Diana. She said the British tabloids have haunted Harry since childhood and should have been kicked out of the media pool long ago. The system is broken and Harry wanted to fix it. She said he needed to take a stand and now they are doing it together.’

 

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Gigi Hadid, 25, is ’20 weeks pregnant’ | Daily Mail Online

Vogue supermodel Gigi Hadid is reportedly pregnant with her first child, according to TMZ.

And the father is her 27-year-old on-again British boyfriend Zayn Malik, a solo singer who came to fame with the band One Direction.

The Victoria’s Secret veteran seemed to have a bit of a baby bump as she posed with the Dusk Till Dawn hitmaker this week during her 25th birthday while in self-isolation with her family at their farm in Pennsylvania.

Vogue supermodel Gigi Hadid is reportedly pregnant with her first child. And the father is her on-again British boyfriend Zayn Malik, a solo singer who came to fame with the band One Direction, according to TMZ. Seen together this week with Bella during her 25th birthday while in self-isolation with her family at their farm in Pennsylvania

The bump was starting to pop: There is a little bump here as she wears washed jeans

The site claims that the beauty is 20 weeks along and likely does not know the gender of the child yet.

In February, Gigi hinted that she was thinking of having children.

During an interview with i-D Magazine she said, ‘I think that as I get older, well one day I’ll start a family and I don’t know if I will always be modeling.

‘I love the creative side of fashion, it’s so fulfilling. The people I work with make me so happy, I’m so lucky to be around them. But who knows? Maybe I’ll take up full time cooking!’

The two started dating in 2015 when they met on the set of his music video for Pillow Talk. Fans caught on that they were a couple when the pair were photographed leaving Justin Bieber’s American Music Awards after-party together.

Closer than ever: Their love for each other was made clear in this image where they hugged each other; Gigi looked thrilled

A happy lady: At her birthday breakfast Gigi wore a tiara as she sat with Bella and her mother Yolanda Hadid

They were soon inseparable and even posed together in Naples, Italy for Vogue magazine’s April 2016 edition. 

At the Met Gala in NYC in May 2016, Gigi was seen cuddling her main man on the red carpet. 

The cover girl and the crooner became the It couple of New York and London as he went to her fashion shows and she attended his concerts.

They lived together in her NYC apartment for years and kept company with her sister Bella as well as family friend Kendall Jenner.

Back on! When this photo emerged of them in January, it was made clear they are back on

But then they shocked fans when they broke up in 2018. Zayn posted a message to social media that they had a ‘loving and fun’ relationship but were going their separate ways.

In 2019 they were seen together here and there, and by December it was clear they were more than friends when she said she was baking for him using his mother’s recipe.

In January they were seen together arm in arm in New York City and in February she let everyone know they were together on Valentine’s Day when she shared a photo of the singer. 

On her birthday Gigi was seen in a black turtleneck tucked into her belted, washed jeans. She was showing a bit of a baby bump.

Gigi and Zayn were also photographed in a warm embrace as she had a beautiful glow with a makeup-free face. 

In love at a young age: The two started dating in 2015 when they met on the set of his music video for Pillow Talk. They were soon inseparable and even posed together for Vogue magazine. Seen in May 2016

So much attention: The cover girl and the crooner became the It couple of New York and London as he went to her fashion shows and she attended his concerts. Seen in October 2016 in Paris

Gigi came to fame when her mother was on The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills.

The blonde beauty landed editorials in Vogue and became a Guess girl; she rose to A-list when she worked with Tommy Hilfiger.

And quickly Hadid became known for her high-profile personal life.

The doe-eyed looker was with Cody Simpson from 2013 until 2015, then moved on to Joe Jonas soon after.

No bump: On February 27 while in Paris Gigi looked far from pregnant

No belly here either: On March 3, Gigi showed a flat tunny on the Chanel runway in Paris

In late 2015 she met Zayn.

Earlier this year she spent time with Bachelor star Tyler Cameron but that appeared to be more of a friendship. 

Zayn became a celebrity as a teen when he got a spot in One Direction.

The swarthy, smooth-voiced star first started dating Geneva Lane, then Rebecca Ferguson, Stephanie Davis, Perrie Edwards and Neelam Gill.

Then he fell hard for Hadid. 

Gigi Hadid, 25, is ’20 weeks pregnant’

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‘Goosebumps’ Getting a Fresh Television Series Reboot

There has been a resurgence of anthology-based horror entertainment lately and perhaps the one that deserves a television reboot the most is R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps which, according to Deadline, is getting one.

In 1995 Canada ran a TV show based on the teen horror stories which lasted three seasons. Now Scholastic Entertainment is pairing with Goosebumps and Goosebumps 2 movie producer Neal H. Moritz for a new development.

Goosebumps has been keeping kids and families on the edge of their seats for nearly 30 years and we’re very excited to partner with Sony Pictures Television and Neal H. Moritz to bring the enduring brand to life in a fresh new way for today’s generation,” said Iole Lucchese., Scholastic Entertainment President and Chief Strategy Officer. “From the world-famous book series to a full-scale licensing program and even live-action movies starring Jack Black, Goosebumps remains wildly popular and we look forward to presenting new adventures to give fans even more Goosebumps.”

The books are staples for teenage readership with over 60 books included in the original series and a number of additional titles made for a spin off set.

Goosebumps eventually headed to the big screen in two films starring Jack Black also produced by Moritz.

For those who can’t wait for this new incarnation, the original series is available on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu.

“I loved making the Goosebumps movies and can’t wait to bring even more of R. L. Stine’s incredible stories to life through a high-end television series that speaks to both adults and kids alike,” said Moritz.

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Nelly Says If He Was From New York He Would Be The “Biggest Rapper Of All Time” | Genius

Nelly is a proud product of St. Louis, Missouri, but he sees an advantage in being an East Coast artist. During a recent interview with The Breakfast Club, Nelly theorized that being from New York City would have given his career a greater boost than he got from repping the midwest.

“This is why we always gotta go through the process that we go through to get our credit. I know that if Nelly was from the East Coast, he would be the biggest rapper of all time,” said Nelly. He noted that the inherent advantage of proximity to music media would have been an enormous benefit to his career.

“New York is the media capital of the world. Y’all take mediocre and make it good, y’all take good and make it great, y’all take it great and make it iconic,” he said. “I’m talking about as far as the media is concerned. I’m a country dude. When you a country dude and you stay in the country that don’t resonate the same way… Ain’t nobody in New York got a diamond plaque but Biggie my n*gga. I was the biggest rapper in the world because of what I sold and what I did, not because of my perception.”

The St. Louis rapper is referencing The Notorious B.I.G.’s Diamond-certified 1997 sophomore album, Life After Death. Nelly also has a Diamond-certified album with his 2000 breakout, Country Grammar. The only other rappers who have managed to earn Diamond albums are Eminem, OutKast, MC Hammer, and 2Pac, none of whom are New York artists (although Pac was born in East Harlem).

During the interview DJ Envy repeatedly credited Nelly with being “the biggest rapper in the world” at one point, a sentiment that his early 2000s commercial success backs up. The rapper ultimately gave NYC props for helping him to develop his career.

“At the end of the day, I credit New York with helping Nelly to be a star, and I always say that. I wouldn’t be nothing without New York,” he said.

Although Nelly is no longer the sales juggernaut he once was, his catalog remains one of hip-hop’s biggest commercial successes. He has five albums certified Platinum or higher and 14 Top 10 hit songs to his name, including four No. 1s.

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After Postponement, 2020 ACM Awards Will Take Place in Nashville

The ACM Awards will take place in Nashville for the first time ever in 2020. Following the annual awards show’s postponement due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Academy of Country Music announced on Monday (April 27) its new plans to bring the event to Music City.

Per a press release, the 2020 ACM Awards will take place at three iconic Nashville venues: the Ryman Auditorium, the Grand Ole Opry House and the Bluebird Cafe. The show is set for Sept. 16.

“While we were disappointed to postpone our April show in Las Vegas, we couldn’t be more thrilled to host the rescheduled 55th ACM Awards in the home of country music for the first time in the Academy’s history,” ACM CEO Damon Whiteside says, adding that the decision to move for the year was made “to ensure the safety of our artists and industry, and to ease the burdens of traveling large teams.”

“Now, more than ever, is the time to bring our community together to honor the best in our genre, and there is no more special place to do that than three of the most revered venues in Country Music,” Whiteside adds. “A huge thank you to these historic venues and to the state of Tennessee and city of Nashville for all of the support in making this a reality!”

The 2020 ACM Awards were originally set to take place in Las Vegas, Nev., on April 5. Las Vegas has hosted the show every year since 2003, except for in 2015, when the ACM Awards moved to Arlington, Texas, for the show’s 50th anniversary. Prior to 2003, the ACMs took place in the Los Angeles area.

“Country music has been our voice and our companion through so many difficult times, and now it is our comfort as we confront and defeat the coronavirus,” says Mayor Cooper. “I’m excited to join country music fans worldwide to celebrate with the Academy of Country Music and artists that uplift and inspire us all in these extraordinary times.”

The ACM’s press release notes that national, state and local health guidelines, along with additional safety measures set forth by the ACM and Dick Clark Productions, will guide their plans during the production. As all mass gatherings are currently on hold and social distancing is recommended, no information about if fans will be allowed to attend the show in person was made available.

The 2020 ACM Awards are set to air live on CBS beginning at 8PM ET. Keith Urban, the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, will host the show.

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Here’s How IU And ,Suga’s Collaboration “Eight” Came To Be

IU and BTS‘s Suga have a new song coming out, but how did this legendary collaboration come to be?

On April 27, EDAM Entertainment announced IU’s plans to release new music early next month. Suga worked on IU’s comeback song “Eight” as both producer and featured artist. BTS’s members are known IU fans, but it turns out that the love is mutual!

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According to an EDAM Entertainment official, it was IU who proposed the collaboration to Suga. Suga gladly agreed to take part in the project, having great respect for his senior and her music.

IU’s agency also stated that IU and Suga shared their thoughts with each other as musicians to create their own unique synergy in “Eight”. Through this collaboration, IU will bring new music to fans that differs from her previous music style.

 

Suga working on music in his “Genius Lab”.

 

Mark your calendars! “Eight” will be dropping on May 6, and you won’t want to miss it.

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Gospel singer Troy Sneed dead from coronavirus complications

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Gospel singer Troy Sneed has died from complications related to the coronavirus. He was 52.

Sneed’s publicist Bill Carpenter said the singer died early Monday at a hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. Sneed earned a Grammy nomination for his work on the Youth For Christ’s 1999 album, “Higher.”

Sneed traveled throughout the United States early in his career to sing the gospel with the Georgia Mass Choir. He arranged music on their albums and appeared with the choir in 1996 film, “The Preacher’s Wife,” starring Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington.

Gospel singer Troy Sneed visits the SiriusXM Studios on March 2, 2017. (Getty)

Sneed helped form Youth For Christ, which was comprised of members between the ages of 12 and 18 from the Georgia Mass Choir. He served as a producer on Youth For Christ’s “The Struggle Is Over,” which landed at No. 1 on Billboard’s gospel songs chart in 2006.

As a solo artist, Sneed released seven albums and had several hit songs within the gospel realm, including “Work It Out” and “My Heart Says Yes,” which both peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s gospel chart. He’s also known for the upbeat “Hallelujah.”

Sneed and his wife, Emily, started their own record label Emtro, which is a blend of their first names. Their label became a success with a roster of artists from Alvin Darling & Celebration and Rev. Rudolph McKissick.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Actress, Annie Idibia reveals why she won’t be eating animals anymore – YabaLeftOnline

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Actress, Annie Idibia reveals why she won’t be eating animals anymore

Nollywood actress and spouse of legendary Nigerian singer, Innocent Idibia, Annie Idibia, has given the reason why she won’t be eating animals from now on.

The actress took to her Instastories to share that from now henceforth, she’s a vegetarian and wouldn’t be consuming animals anymore.

Her reason for this is because “animals have feelings” just like humans do and they try to protect their kids, just like humans do.

I DONT EVER WANT TO EAT ANIMALS ANYMORE..
They Have Feelings ,Just Like We do..They Love And Try To Protect Their Kids Just Like We Do… And We Cook Them And Eat Them
Also Iportantly My Healthy heart Will Thank me later ..Fruit N Plants
It Is For me now…

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Meghan says changes would’ve been made if Kate Middleton was being bashed in the press | Daily Mail Online

Meghan Markle has told friends that  if Kate Middleton was constantly being criticized by the press, the royal family would have stepped in and changed its media policies and shunned the tabloids, an insider exclusively told DailyMail.com.

‘[Meghan said] no one would have put up with it, and the broken and outdated system would have been revised. Those outlets responsible for their vicious attacks would have been shut out,’ the friend explained. 

The Duchess, 37, firmly believes if the tables were turned and her sister-in-law had been subject to the same treatment, ‘changes would have been made’.

Last week the Sussexes announced they would have ‘no corroboration and zero engagement’&nbsp;with four UK tabloids, including the Daily Mail, citing Meghan’s poor treatment. 

Although palace aides said everyone was stunned by the move, the friend said: ‘Meghan said no one in the royal family should be surprised with the announcement. 

She said everyone knew exactly how Harry felt about the British tabloids and the changes he wanted made in order to ‘If Kate was being criticized no one would put up with it.’ Bitter Meghan tells friends the palace favored her sister-in-law and would have attacked the UK tabloids if she were the one relentlessly picked on to protect his family.’

They added: ‘Meghan said Harry needed to take a stand for her, their son and his mother.’

Meghan Markle has told friends if Kate Middleton was constantly being bashed by the press, the royal family would have stepped in and changed its media policies and shunned the tabloids, an insider exclusively told DailyMail.com

Last week the Sussexes announced they would have ‘no corroboration and zero engagement’ with four UK tabloids, including the Daily Mail newspaper, citing Meghan’s poor treatment. Pictured: Prince Harry and Meghan wearing masks in LA as they deliver meals to residents in need during the COVID-19 pandemic last Friday 

The friend said: ‘Meghan said Harry needed to take a stand for her, their son and his mother’

The insider explained what ‘irritated Meghan and Harry the most’ was if&nbsp;the press had ‘constantly criticized and needlessly bashed Kate the way they did her, changes within the royal’s media policy would have been made. No questions asked.’  

Harry went to his father Prince Charles and his grandmother the Queen ‘constantly’ about Meghan being bullied, but they ‘wouldn’t&nbsp;do anything to change the protocol’, despite seeing ‘how it was tearing him apart,’ according to the source. 

‘[Meghan] said it was infuriating that Harry’s very real and valid concerns fell on deaf ears,’ the source said. 

‘Meghan said they made it seem like this is the way it is, deal with it. Harry had been dealing with it far too long. She said he wasn’t going to let this destroy her life and their marriage.’ 

In January, Meghan and Harry stunned the world when they announced they would be quitting their royal duties, become financially independent and split their time between North America and England.

The friend explained: ‘Meghan said when she was living in England, she was being bullied by the media non-stop and Harry knew he had to do something dramatic to protect her and the family. 

‘She said she was being treated unfairly and picked on for everything she did including rubbing her belly too much when she was pregnant.’

Harry went to his father Prince Charles and his grandmother the Queen ‘constantly’ about Meghan being bullied, but they ‘wouldn’t do anything to change the protocol’, despite seeing ‘how it was tearing him apart,’ the source said

The friend explained: ‘Meghan said when she was living in England, she was being bullied by the media non-stop and Harry knew he had to do something dramatic to protect her and the family. She said she was being treated unfairly and picked on for everything she did including rubbing her belly too much when she was pregnant’

‘She said there was no way she was going to go through motherhood being criticized for every little thing she did,’ the friend continued. 

‘She said she told Harry that it was only going to get worse, It was a no win situation and the only solution was to take control of their own lives. 

‘Harry needed to take a stand for her, their son and his mother. 

‘Meghan said Harry made it crystal clear that they could not function in good faith under the current system… and that if it wasn’t revised and updated to their liking, they would have no other choice than to break from the royal family. 

‘She said no one took his pleas seriously, so they had to take the issue into their own hands. This was about protecting the family and doing right by Princess Diana. 

‘She said the British tabloids have haunted Harry since childhood and should have been kicked out of the media pool long ago.

‘The system is broken and Harry wanted to fix it. She said he needed to take a stand and now they are doing it together.’ 

After announcing their decision to step back from their royal duties, Meghan and Harry set up base at a rented waterfront mansion on Vancouver Island in Canada. 

‘She said no one took his pleas seriously, so they had to take the issue into their own hands,’ the friend explained. ‘This was about protecting the family and doing right by Princess Diana. ‘She said the British tabloids have haunted Harry since childhood and should have been kicked out of the media pool long ago.’ Pictured: Princess Diana and Prince Harry in 1987

However, they quickly moved to Los Angeles last month when Canada announced it would be closing its borders to the US. 

Over Easter weekend, the royal couple were seen volunteering with Project Angel Food, dropping off food to LA locals who are critically ill and are at a greater risk amid the ongoing COVID-19&nbsp;pandemic.

A source said they both were down to earth and Meghan told her inner circle that it felt good to finally be out and about connecting with people.

‘Meghan and Harry were really down-to-earth. Meghan had been looking for an organization to get behind and says Project Angel Food is the perfect fit. She plans on volunteering much more with Harry,’ the friend said. 

They went under-the-radar in dressed down clothes while delivering meals to 20 people, seen in exclusive DailyMail.com photos waving to a man after handing over bags of food. 

The source added: ‘Some people didn’t recognize them at first and others were just completely shocked. One elderly woman actually started to cry and said she had always been a fan and had always wanted to meet them, and then welcomed them to their new life in America.’  

Earlier this week, it was revealed Meghan Markle branded her father Thomas Markle a liar in court papers and denied she knew her influential friends planned to reveal details of her deteriorating relationship with him to People magazine, court papers revealed

Earlier this week, it was revealed Meghan Markle branded her father Thomas Markle a liar in court papers and denied she knew her influential friends planned to reveal details of her deteriorating relationship with him to People magazine.

Text messages revealed in new court documents claim Meghan and Harry tried to protect Thomas Markle in the days leading up to their wedding while he was forced to drop out of the lavish Windsor Castle wedding due to his failing health.

Meghan also states Thomas Markle did not answer truthfully when asked if had colluded with a photographer to stage pictures of him in the weeks leading up to the May 2018 ceremony.

She also maintains she was unaware that five close friends had chosen to intervene in the growing public debate about her relationship with her father by giving interviews to People magazine for an article published in February 2019. 

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Harry and Meghan will release new photo of Archie to mark his first birthday | Entertainment Daily

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will reportedly release a new photo of their son Archie on his first birthday.

The royal tot will celebrate his first birthday on May 6 and royal fans will be hoping to see a glimpse of the toddler.

Now, a royal correspondent has revealed the couple will choose to share a picture of Archie with the world.

Harry and Meghan will reportedly release a new photo of their son Archie on his first birthday (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Read more: Harry and Meghan reportedly helping ‘friendly’ journalists write biography

Roya Nikkhah tweeted at the weekend: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will give the world a rare glimpse of their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor next month when they publicly mark his first birthday on May 6th.”

The couple confirm the news

A spokesperson for Meghan and Harry confirmed to The Sunday Times: “You can expect to see him.”

The couple last shared a photo of their son on New Year’s Eve.

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The adorable image showed Harry holding his son, who looked cute in a bobble hat and winter coat.

The family have been living in Los Angeles since stepping back from their senior royal roles on March 31.

The couple announced their decision back in January, explaining they want to become “financially independent”.

The couple married at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in May 2018&nbsp;and the ceremony was broadcast to millions across the world.

However, Meghan and Harry&nbsp;already want to renew vows in an “intimate, barefoot” ceremony in America.

The couple stepped down from royal duties on March 31 (Credit: SplashNews.com)

A source has told Heat&nbsp;magazine: “This will symbolise a brand-new start for them both practically and spiritually.

“They both love the idea of an intimate, barefoot ceremony overlooking the ocean – a little like Meghan’s first wedding [to Trevor Engleson], but without all the fanfare and partying.

“Of course, it risks upsetting the royals, but this fresh start is important to both of them.”

Are you looking forward to seeing Archie? Head to our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and let us know.

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Lea Michele Is Pregnant! Actress Expecting First Child with Husband Zandy Reich

Here’s something to sing about: Lea Michele is going to be a mom!

The 33-year-old former Glee actress is pregnant and expecting her first child with her husband, entrepreneur and business owner Zandy Reich, 37, a source confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

“They’ve always wanted to be parents,” the source tells PEOPLE.

The couple was first romantically linked in July 2017. Reich&nbsp;proposed to Michele the following April, with a four-carat elongated radiant cut ring that he personally designed with Leor Yerushalmi and The Jewelers of Las Vegas.

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Michele announced their engagement on Instagram, posting a photo of herself with her ring-bearing hand on her face. “Yes,” she wrote in the caption, including a diamond-ring emoji.

Michele and Reich’s romance even received the “seal of approval” from her longtime collaborator Ryan Murphy, whom she has worked with over the years on series like Glee and Scream Queens.

“When my boyfriend got the seal of approval from Ryan Murphy, that was it,” she joked on the Emmys red carpet in September 2017. “Yeah my parents, yeah friends, whatever. But Ryan Murphy, it’s a done deal — it sealed the deal.”

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PEOPLE exclusively reported in March 2019 that Michele and Reich had tied the knot in an intimate and romantic ceremony in Northern California, celebrating with over 200 family members and close friends including Michele’s Glee&nbsp;pals Darren Criss and Becca Tobin, as well as her Scream Queens costar Emma Roberts.

“We are so excited to be married and grateful to be surrounded by our friends and family,” said the couple, who shared an exclusive photo of their big day with PEOPLE and went on to share even more snapshots and exquisite details. “And most of all, we’re so happy to spend the rest of our lives together.”

During their playful and heartwarming wedding ceremony, which was officiated by Murphy, Michele wore a custom Monique Lhuillier strapless silk wedding gown. They stood beneath a white ranunculus and garden-rose-adorned chuppah, decorated by Rion Designs. In that moment, “It was as if nobody else was there,” a guest told PEOPLE.

The newlyweds then jetted off on a tropical honeymoon about two weeks after their nuptials, full of champagne toasts, fun in the sun and Instagram photo ops.

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Cannes, Sundance and Tribeca team-up for free YouTube film festival

 

With the glitz and glamour of the Cannes, Sundance and Tribeca film festivals potentially missing from the movie calendar this year, YouTube is hoping to make up for it.

In association with the aforementioned film festivals, as well as Toronto and Venice, YouTube has announced We Are One: A Global Film Festival, which will take place from May 29 to June 7.

The free 10-day festival will feature curated content from the major players and 20 film festivals in total. We’ll get to enjoy with feature films, documentaries, shorts, comedies and more from the festivals in question, with the full line up announced in due course.

 

“We often talk about film’s uniquely powerful role in inspiring and uniting people across borders and differences to help heal the world. All of the world needs healing right now,” Jane Rosenthal, who co-founded the Tribeca Film Festival and acts as CEO said in a press release.

While the event, spearheaded by the folks behind Tribeca, is free, viewers will be encouraged to donate to the World Health Organization COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

Participating festivals include: The Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Guadalajara International Film Festival, International Film Festival & Awards Macao, Jerusalem Film Festival, Mumbai Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Marrakech International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, San Sebastian International Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Venice Film Festival.

The announcement comes as more and more content providers open up their vaults to keep people entertained and educated during the lockdown. Netflix has posted a number of educational documentaries on YouTube, while Apple TV Plus, HBO and more are dropping the paywalls on some content for the time being.

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Crowded House Performs a Wonderful Live Version of Their Hit Song ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ While at Home

Don’t dream it’s over
Hey now, hey now
When the world comes in
They come, they come
To build a wall between us
We know they won’t win

Neil Finn and Crowded House, which includes Nick Seymour, Mitchell Froom, Liam Finn, and Elroy Finn performed a an incredible rendition of the band’s 1986 hit “Don’t Dream It’s Over” from various locations at their homes. Liam and Seymour performed in their pajamas, as if to stress the “at home” part.

The band had a dual reason for performing this particular song, first being their participation in the Australian/New Zealand benefit concert “Music From The Home Front“. The second being the 33rd anniversary of the song reaching the number two position in the United States. The song was also part of Neil Finn’s daily Fangradio audio stream on Mixlr.

On the occasion of the 33rd anniversary of Crowded House reaching #2 in the American charts, I’d like to post this video of us performing individually from home a version of Don’t Dream It’s Over. We recorded it over a few hours between continents day before yesterday. It was for the “Music From The Front Line” benefit concert in Australia / NZ. I really like the way it sounds and the process of flying tapes back and forth was fun… pure and simple… hope you enjoy too.

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    Live orchestral concerts to begin again – Berlin Philharmonic schedules first… – Classic FM

    Live orchestral concerts to begin again – Berlin Phil schedules first post-lockdown performance for this Friday

    27 April 2020, 12:48 | Updated: 27 April 2020, 14:33

    By Kyle Macdonald

    The legendary orchestra and chief conductor Kirill Petrenko will perform Arvo Pärt and Mahler in the resumption of music at the Berlin Philharmonie.

    Across the world, measures to slow the spread of coronavirus have meant an abrupt halt to live music performances and in-person gatherings of musicians. Music festivals and concert performances have been cancelled as musicians have stayed at home.

    It has been a time of striking solidarity and inventiveness in music, as players have created thousands of social distanced live performances and collaborations from their individual quarantine. However, as part of Europe has flattened the curve of COVID-19 cases, some governments have eased social distancing guidelines, allowing people to once again gather and make music together.

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    Public performances by the Berlin Philharmonic were suspended from 11 March as the German capital entered lockdown. But now it has been announced that Friday 1 May will make a significant moment, as members will come together on stage again and play as an orchestra for the first time in weeks.

    Friday’s concert will strictly adhere to current social distancing guidelines in Germany, with players forming a chamber orchestra, spaced apart from one another on stage. The programme includes Arvo Pärt’s Fratres, music by Ligeti, Barber’s Adagio for Strings and a chamber version of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with soprano Christiane Karg.

    There will be no audience present in the Philharmonie, but the performances will be live-streamed for free via the orchestra’s Digital Concert Hall.

    On 15 April, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced plans to ease restrictions brought in to tackle the pandemic, amid signs the spread was slowing.

    The orchestra said “In light of the coronavirus crisis, it was hardly to be expected that the Berlin Philharmonic’s European Concert would take place at all this year. But now the concert will still happen – in a different form. Instead of a planned guest appearance in Tel Aviv, the Berlin Phil will perform in the empty Philharmonie in chamber orchestra formation, under strict health guidelines.”

    Lockdown, isolation and social distancing has been difficult for everyone, and this is just another step on a long journey. But this concert is a moment when, ever so slowly, we’re coming together again. And the music will sound so good because of it.

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    Watch the Doobie Brothers Perform ‘Black Water’ In Isolation – Rolling Stone

    The Doobie Brothers have come together virtually to perform 1974’s “Black Water.”

    “We knew we would want to share something with others out there who are in isolation just like we are,” says Patrick Simmons, who wrote the song and sings lead on it. “We are so grateful to our fans who contributed to the performance and our families who helped with the production.

    The Doobies formed 50 years and planned on celebrating that landmark anniversary with a special summer tour featuring Michael McDonald, who hasn’t been on the road with the band since 1995. They are also being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. That ceremony was originally booked for May 2nd at Cleveland’s Public Hall but has been pushed back to November 7th because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

    The reunion tour is supposed to kick off June 9th in West Palm Beach, Florida, and wrap up October 17th in Memphis, Tennessee. No dates have been postponed as of yet, but the pandemic may force them to bump back at least some of them.

    When we spoke to McDonald earlier this year, he was eagerly awaiting the tour. “I’ll sing the songs that I sing and then just do backgrounds,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to that. I’m looking forward to having less responsibility as a lead singer [than] I do with my band.”

    As fans wait to hear the fate of the tour, they can at least enjoy this new rendition of “Black Water.”

    “Sending out warm wishes to all of our friends,” Simmons says. “Thanks to all the angels of mercy who have stepped up to lessen the impact that the Covid-19 virus has had on so many lives. We are partnering with Feeding America for our presentation, and would be thankful to anyone who could make a donation to help our neighbors in need during this crucial time.”

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    Extraction Director Explains Why It Has Such An Ambiguous Ending – UNILAD

    Extraction Director Explains Why It Has Such An Ambiguous Ending

    by : Julia Banim on : 27 Apr 2020 19:08

    Warning: Contains Spoilers

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    Movie lovers have been left enthralled by Extraction, a high-octane thriller full of tense moments and heart-pounding action sequences.

    Directed by Sam Hargrave, with a screenplay from Joe Russo, Extraction follows mercenary Tyler Rake, played by Chris Hemsworth, on his quest to rescue a crime lord’s kidnapped son in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    An adrenaline ride from start to finish, viewers have been on the edge on their seats, nails nibbled down to the quick. However, many have also been left puzzled as to why the ending was left so very, very ambiguous.

    If you haven’t yet seen Extraction, it’s probably best to stop reading at this point and head over to Netflix to see what all the fuss is about for yourself.

    However, those who have seen it right through to the – slightly perplexing – end will recall how the movie ends on somewhat of a shocking and open-ended twist.

    In the final few scenes, a young antagonist shot an already injured Rake through the throat, leading to him tumbling over the railing of a bridge, down to the waters beneath.

    However, just when you think the seemingly indestructible Rake has finally met his maker, a mystery figure arrives in the closing moments of the film. The figure appears to be keeping an eye on the teenage kidnap survivor, Ovi; watching as he dives into a pool.

    It appears that the movie’s ending has left things open for Rake to make a return, with this uncertain presence suggesting there is still more to tell with this story.

    And the ambiguity certainly hasn’t been lost on the viewers, with many pondering whether or not this means we’re in for a sequel.

    One fan tweeted:

    I watched the movie Extraction last night and it was AWESOME. The ending was crazy on that bridge but also who was that person at the end of the pool? Was it Tyler? There has to be a sequel!

    Another said:

    Must watch for action lovers. The ending was lil bit confusing. Tyler is alive WTF??

    Now Hargrave and Hemsworth have spoken with Cinemablend about the choice to leave the denouement deliberately open-ended.

    Hemsworth explained:

    The idea to keep it sort of ambiguous based on different audience responses and testings and so on about they believed would have happened or what they wanted to happen. And we shot a few different versions of the ending just as a sort of a back-up.

    I’m thankful for that, that Sam [Hargrave] insisted on doing that, just to cover all bases.

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    Because there was a split reaction amongst audiences, we tried to satisfy both sides. So hopefully if you as an audience member loved the character, want to see more, then you will see one result of that final image. You’ll see Tyler there.

    If you felt like his story is completed through sacrifice, you might see someone different standing there.

    So hopefully it was satisfying, even though people might have a question, but maybe they get to talking and talking to their friends and say, ‘hey, go see this movie because I want to talk to you about the end’. It was purposefully ambiguous.

    An interesting approach indeed, and you have to admit, that ending – no matter how frustrated it may have left you – has definitely got people talking.

    You can catch Extraction on Netflix now.

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    Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

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    ‘The Goonies’ Cast Reunites; Steven Spielberg Talks Sequel – Deadline

    Goonies never say die! It’s been 35 years since the Richard Donner-directed adventure pic The Goonies was released and became a benchmark in pop culture and served as a touchstone for the childhood of many. As episode one the series “Reunite Apart” with Josh Gad, which helps raise funds for a charity in each episode.

    The first episode raised funds for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to support their COVID-19 Response Fund. Gad welcomed the main cast including Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Jeff Cohen, Ke Huy Quan, Martha Plimpton and Kerri Green. They reminisced about filming the movie and they also welcomed surprise guests throughout the reunion.

    Joe Pantoliano and Robert Davi who played the villainous Fratelli brothers popped up during the conversation as well as writer Chris Columbus, executive producer Steven Spielberg and director Richard Donner. Cyndi Lauper, who wrote the movie’s memorable track “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough”, also made a cameo.

    The cast reenacted scenes from the movie which Columbus joked they performed better now than they did then. They also shared behind-the-scenes stories and footage from the movie. And then the topic of a sequel came up (not to be confused with the forthcoming Fox pilot).

    “Chris, Dick and I — and Lauren [Shuler Donner] — have had a lot of conversations about it,” said Spielberg. “Every couple of years we come up with an idea but then it doesn’t hold water.”

    He continued to say that the cast and crew raised the bar on this genre so high that they weren’t able to find an idea that is better than The Goonies they made in the ’80s. He added, “Until we do, people are just going to have to look at this [livestream] a hundred times!”

    Donner chimed in jokingly, “How are you going to find seven miserable kids like this again that are new and fresh?”

    It all ended with the cast giving love to the first responders in the COVID-19 cirsis and they all participated in a sing-along to “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough” before a title card popped up dedicating the livestream it to cast members John Matuszak, Anne Ramsey, Keith Wlaker, Mary Ellen Trainor and Lupe Ontiveros who have all passed.

    Watch the full reunion below.

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    LiveXLive Continues Partnership With iHeartMedia To Stream Elvis Duran’s ‘Stay At Home Ball’ With An All-Star Roster Of 50+ Appearances & Performers Including Bebe Rexha, Kesha, Lewis Capaldi, Thomas Rhett Benefiting Project C.U.R.E


    LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2020 — LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) (“LiveXLive” or the “Company”), a global digital media company focused on live entertainment, announced today that it will stream Elvis Duran’s ‘Stay At Home Ball’ featuring 50+ appearances and performances on Friday, April 24th from 8-11 p.m. ET/5-8 p.m. PT benefiting Project C.U.R.E. After the success of LiveXLive’s ‘Music Lives’ 48-hour nonstop global music digital festival and its co-stream of Global Citizen and World Health Organization’s “One World: Together At Home” special LiveXLive has become a must-stop for partners looking to live stream mini-festivals. The company continues the momentum by partnering with iHeartMedia and Elvis Duran to bring an all-star roster of performers to LiveXLive’s streaming platform for fans across the globe.

    “It’s our goal to host and co-stream as many live events as we can to support artists, fans, and charitable organizations helping the frontline workers and those impacted negatively during this time,” said Dermot McCormack, president of LiveXLive. “We are grateful for our ongoing partnership with iHeartMedia and to Elvis Duran for pulling together such a great event.”

    Over the course of 3 days, LiveXLive streamed an immersive experience for ‘Music Lives’ in over 179 countries, reaching historic highs for the company with nearly 50 million worldwide views and a groundbreaking 3 billion video views for “#MusicLives” on TikTok. LiveXLive continues to bring artists of all calibers and genres together to perform from their homes to yours.

    Artists confirmed to perform at Elvis Duran’s ‘Stay At Home Ball’ include Bebe Rexha, Alessia Cara, Pete Wentz, Hailee Steinfeld, Jason Derulo, Bryce Vine, Kesha, Thomas Rhett, JoJo, Train and more. All performances will be simulcasted on LiveXLive’s site, apps, linear channel and select social media accounts. The event will benefit Project C.U.R.E, a non-profit relief organization supporting local healthcare systems in the U.S., including donations to hospitals, EMS and governments.

    LiveXLive, accessible on the web as well as on devices from the car to home, brings music fans the best seat in the house for festivals, concerts and events worldwide, via a curated by people audio selection of millions of recorded songs, original programming segments comprised of live performances, podcasts, artist interviews, lifestyle segments, and show pilots. LiveXLive operates a live events business and offers branded entertainment, content development, advertising, merchandising, and live streaming services. For more information about LiveXLive, please visit www.livexlive.com.

    About LiveXLive Media, Inc.
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    Radiohead were planning to tour in 2021 before coronavirus outbreak

    Radiohead have been planning new tour dates for 2021, according to guitarist Ed O’Brien.

    The band’s upcoming run is now being cast into doubt by the , though.

    Speaking to The Sun, O’Brien was asked about Radiohead’s upcoming plans, to which he replied: “What happens next with Radiohead? I don’t know.

    “We’ve been talking about live dates next year but that was pre-coronavirus.”

    The band finished up their touring for last album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ in 2018, and drummer Philip Selway said back in February that the band were set to take “a year away” from music in 2020.

    This year was set to see frontman Thom Yorke and O’Brien tour their solo projects, though both runs of shows have been cancelled, and may be pushed into 2021, throwing the prospective Radiohead 2021 tour dates into doubt.

    Thom Yorke, Phil Selway and Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead perform at The O2 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Referns via Getty Images)

    Ed O’Brien released his debut solo album ‘Earth’ this month. In a four-star review of the album, NME wrote: “This side-project is a winning mix of tender folk and blissed-out rave (with a track that wouldn’t have sounded out of place on ‘Hail to the Thief’),” calling O’Brien Radiohead’s “secret weapon”.

    Radiohead have been sharing classic archival footage of classic gigs from across their career on their YouTube channel during the coronavirus lockdown.

    The series will continue on a weekly basis “until either the restrictions resulting from [the] current situation are eased, or we run out of shows.”

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