“Um, I think I can confirm it"
Back in December, director Tim Burton confirmed that he was working on plans for a sequel film to Beetlejuice and confirmed that Winona Ryder would be returning to reprise her role in the film. Last night, Ryder was a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers and she was asked if she could confirm that she will be appearing in the Beetlejuice sequel. At first she seemed hesitant but she did go on to re-confirm what Tim Burton had already confirmed by confirming what he already confirmed. So, if you had any lingering doubt as to whether or not Winona Ryder will really be appearing in the forthcoming sequel to Beetlejuice, linger no longer … Winona‘s Beetlejuice 2 casting has now been confirmed twice. Click below to watch video of Ryder‘s appearance on Late Night last night re-confirming what was already confirmed before. More »
"I would tell any young artist ... don't sign."
Just a few days ago we learned that Prince is planning to release his new album HitNRun exclusively on TIDAL, Jay Z‘s “artist-owned” digital music streaming service just a week or so after Prince released a new song titled Stare exclusively on Spotify, a competing digital music streaming service. Today we learn that Prince, while promoting the release of his next album, is once again comparing record contracts with slavery. Back in the ’90s, Prince attempted to get out of his record contract with Warner Bros. Records by openly referring to himself as a “slave” that was owned by the record company (he even went so far as to write the word slave on his face in public). He changed his name to O(+> in a further attempt to get out of his record contract. Since then, he has reverted back to his name Prince and has re-signed a contract with WB Records for a new album. These days, he’s back to comparing record contracts with slavery because, obviously, everything old is new again. More »
Posted under: Prince
"I think this could be my last interview. I can't do it."
I’d planned to write a cheeky little post about how FKA twigs is a god, and all these journalists need to bow down and stop bothering her with trivial questions about her soon-to-be-married life with fiancé Robert Pattinson. I was also thinking of making a comment about how, even though I effs with twigs, she may have picked the wrong guy to be with, if she has issues with being questioned about her personal life. But then I read the opening lines to this E! article and I thought, Nope. She’s totally right. This is ridiculous. We need to stop treating women artists like they can’t exist (as individual, autonomous artists) as soon as they get in a relationship. Click inside for more!
All about the money
I don’t know how many movie theatre shootings we’ve had in America over the past few years, but I know that it’s enough that it’s beginning to feel like a trend. Like school shootings, they’re starting to feel and sound normal, which is how you know things are horrible. There’s lots of discourse about the root of these problems with mass shootings and mass murders, but none of this discourse has led to any legislative changes. Now that Amy Schumer is tied, in some way, to a recent movie theatre shooting, she’s speaking out more about the issue. It’s clear that she has been affected by the attack that took place during a screening of her movie Trainwreck, and she’s trying to do her part to at least publicize the problem. Click inside for more.
Posted under: 'Trainwreck', Amy Schumer
"We are interested. I think the timing of it really depends on what unfolds."
Before the series ended late last year, we learned that discussions were underway for a limited prequel series to the hit FX drama Sons of Anarchy. Today, we learn that series creator Kurt Sutter is still talking about how the network is “interested” in doing a SoA prequel series … which is encouraging to hear. But, the Sons of Anarchy prequel series, should it every come to be, won’t hit the airwaves for some time now. Sutter and FX are promoting the imminent debut of their new series The Bastard Executioner so that is where their focus is right now. That being said, it is very encouraging for SoA fans to hear that prequel talk is still in the air. More »
Yesterday we got our first look at the official trailer for Season Two of Empire. I have to admit, I haven’t watched it yet, in hopes of saving myself for some of the surprises. But I’m excited to see what kind of drama is going to pop off in the Lyon household come September, and I’m even more excited about this news coming out of the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Seriously. A [highly possible] Taraji P. Henson/Cookie Lyon spinoff? It may be too early to be talking spinoffs, but no. Actualy it’s not. We need this in our lives and Lee Daniels sounds pretty certain that it’s going to happen. Click inside for more!
“It would not surprise me if it’s a total [character] reset.”
After 24 returned in 2013 with a limited season run, Live Another Day, Kiefer Sutherland went on the public record to say that he was finished playing the role of Jack Bauer. Earlier this year, we learned that Fox was planning to reboot 24 anyways, even if Kiefer would choose not to return as the show’s star. Today we learn officially that Fox is moving forward with a reboot of 24 that will NOT include Jack Bauer as a character and, in fact, may feature an entirely new cast of characters … which means that when the show returns, it may not feature any of the 24 characters that we know and love. More »
Posted under: '24'
So much Henry right now
Henry Cavill, who will reprise his role as Superman / Clark Kent in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice next year, can be seen in Guy Ritchie‘s new action film The Man from U.N.C.L.E. this month … as well as on the covers of the two biggest men’s fitness magazines. Henry is featured on the cover of both Men’s Health magazine and Men’s Fitness magazine this month and as you can see in the gallery presented here, we get to see two different sides of the hunky actor. In Men’s Health, Henry looks bearded and beefy. In Men’s Fitness, he looks slim and clean-shaven — take your pick, determine which Henry you like best. After you check out/salivate over Henry‘s photos, click below to preview his interviews in Men’s Health and Men’s Fitness respectively. More »
"Apple treated me like I was a voice of a creative community that they actually cared about”
Taylor Swift is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine where she talks about pretty much everything that has been going on in her life … except for direct reference to her new boyfriend Calvin Harris. Everything else? Yeah, she is happy to talk about that. The accompanying photospread, shot by famed photographer Mario Testino, showcases Taylor in all her glam fabulousness but it’s her interview that I find most interesting. Click through the gallery to see Taylor‘s VF photos then click below to read excerpts from her interview where she talks about her new friendship with Kanye West, her surprise that Apple Music backed down after her criticism, her enduring friendships will her horde of BFFs and her relationships with men (except for Calvin Harris) … AND watch behind the scenes video from the VF shoot where Taylor plays a game of Word Association. More »