Elton John confirmed as headliner for 2023 Glastonbury Festival

Elton John has been confirmed as the first headliner for 2023 Glastonbury Festival, who will perform on the Pyramid Stage on Sunday, June 25, 2023.  Glastonbury organizers tweeted“We are incredibly excited to announce that the one and only @EltonOfficial will headline the Pyramid Stage on Sunday night at Glastonbury 2023, for what will be the final UK show of his last ever tour.”

Glastonbury co-organizer Emily Eavis added: “It gives me enormous pleasure to let you know that the one and only Elton John will be making his first ever Glastonbury appearance, headlining the Pyramid Stage on the Sunday night next year. This will be the final UK show of Elton’s last ever tour, so we will be closing the Festival and marking this huge moment in both of our histories with the mother of all send-offs. We are so very happy to finally bring the Rocket Man to Worthy Farm!”

John posted on social media that he “couldn’t be more excited” to be headlining “the greatest festival in the world” next summer: “Every week I speak to new artists on my radio show and Glastonbury is often cited as a pivotal moment in launching their careers – the festival’s genuine, enthusiastic support for the best emerging talent is something I’ve long admired.  Thank you for having me Emily Eavis for my final UK show – it’s going to be emotional.”

No other acts have yet been confirmed for the 2023 Glastonbury Festival, taking place between June 21-25, 2023. Arctic Monkeys and Harry Styles are the rumored remaining two headliners; however, the official announcement of performers is expected to be revealed in March.

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BTS’ RM shares video for ‘Wild Flower’ off debut solo album

BTS’ RM has released his debut solo album Indigo and shared the video for its lead single “Wild Flower.” Indigo is the follow-up to RM’s two mixtapes – 2015’s RM and 2018’s mono – and is the third solo project to be released by a member of the K-pop group this year.

According to a press release, Indigo is a “record of [RM’s] twenties and a candid introduction of who RM truly is. Each track portrays RM’s outspoken opinions, prevailing thoughts, reminiscence of the past and instant feelings.”  The album features collaborations with artists from across the globe, including neo-soul icon Erykah Badu, Anderson .Paak, Mahalia, Korean R&B singer Paul Blanco, iconic Korean singer and actor parkjiyoon, Epik High’s Tablo, and more.

You can check out the video for Wild Flowerhere.
Buy or stream Indigohere.

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Richard Lewis confirms return to Season 12 of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

Richard Lewis is returning to the HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm for Season 12.  The 75-year-old actor confirmed the news on Twitter, sharing a photo with series creator Larry David on set along with the caption: “I’m back shooting Curb! I’m a lucky cat to be with my oldest pal who just so happens to be a genius. Don’t tell him I called him that or he’ll mock me to my grave. A 22 year ride so far!”

Curb Your Enthusiasm originally had an eight-season run on HBO from 2000 to 2011. The show then returned for a ninth season in 2017, and was revived again for Seasons 10 and 11 in 2020 and 2021, respectively. Lewis has a recurring role as a fictionalized version of himself and last appeared in Season 11, Episode 7.

Curb Your Enthusiasm has yet to receive a premiere date for the new season.

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Netflix shares trailer for ‘That ’70s Show’ sequel series ‘That 90s Show’

Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp return to their roles as Kitty and Red Forman in the new trailer for Netflix’s ‘That ’90s Show’, the sequel series to ‘That ’70s Show.’  The trailer sees the Forman’s granddaughter and friends showing up to the Forman house and hanging out in That 70s Show’s iconic basement.

The premise of That ’90s Show reads: “It’s 1995 and Leia Forman (Callie Haverda) is desperate for some adventure in her life or at least a best friend who isn’t her dad. When she arrives in Point Place to visit her grandparents, Red (Smith) and Kitty (Rupp), Leia finds what she’s looking for right next door when she meets the dynamic and rebellious Gwen (Ashley Aufderheide). With the help of Gwen’s friends, including her lovable brother Nate (Maxwell Donovan), his smart, laser-focused girlfriend Nikki (Sam Morelos), the sarcastic and insightful Ozzie (Reyn Doi), and the charming Jay (Mace Coronel), Leia realizes adventure could happen there just like it did for her parents all those years ago. Excited to reinvent herself, she convinces her parents to let her stay for the summer. With a basement full of teens again, Kitty is happy the Forman house is now a home for a new generation and Red is, well… Red.”

That ’70s Show creators Bonnie and Terry Turner have returned, along with producer Gregg Mettler. Original cast members Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, and Wilmer Valderrama will be making guest appearances, with Tommy Chong reprising his That’ 70s Show character Leo.

‘That ’90s Show’ will premiere on Jan. 19. Take a look at the trailer – here.

‘That ’90s Show’ Gets Netflix Premiere Date; Red & Kitty Return To Point Place In First-Look Teaser

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Check out the new trailer for ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’

Universal Pictures shared news of the release of the second trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

The trailer shows plumber Mario (voice of Chris Pratt) battling Donkey Kong, the ape whose game first introduced the character. Villain Bowser (Jack Black) interrogates Mario’s brother Luigi (Charlie Day), who was introduced in the game Mario Bros. Princess Peach (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Toad (Keegan-Michael Key) join Mario on his adventure, which mimics gameplay from the original Super Mario Bros. side-scroller game for Nintendo Entertainment System. A flaming flower and flying raccoon Mario are shown. Mario also races a go-kart like the spinoff game Super Mario Kart.

The animated The Super Mario Bros. Movie opens April 7. Check out the trailer – here.

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Tyler Perry signs four-film deal with Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios announced that 53-year-old actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry has signed a deal to write, direct and produce four films for release on Prime Video. Perry said in a statement: “I’m excited and grateful to start working with Amazon Studios to bring movies to Prime Video. Jennifer Salke and the entire team have welcomed me with open arms, and I’m looking forward to continuing telling unique stories and bringing my next projects to the global audiences that they reach.”

Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke added: “Tyler Perry is undeniably one of the most prolific creators of our time. He is a true multihyphenate who has defined his own incredible brand of storytelling and inspired people all over the world with his series and films. We are excited to collaborate with Tyler and his teams to bring even more of his fantastic signature films to our global audiences.”

Perry is known for creating the ‘Madea’ film franchise, along with such series as House of Payne, The Haves and the Have Nots and Sistas. His most recent film, A Jazzman’s Blues, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and was also released on Netflix.

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Disney+ announces new BTS and J-hope documentaries in 2023

On Wednesday, November 30th, Disney+ announced two new documentaries about BTS are set to premiere on the streaming service next year.

The first project is a “music docu-series” called BTS Monuments: Beyond The Star and is an exclusive Disney+ original. The series will “chart the incredible journey of 21st century pop icons BTS” and will offer fans “unprecedented access” to music and video footage of the band throughout the last nine years. The series is also said to feature a look at the daily lives of BTS’ members “as they prepare for their second chapter.”

Disney+ will also release a solo documentary about J-Hope which is currently in the works and as-yet untitled. The series will “[follow] pop star J-hope in the lead-up to his recently released solo album” Jack In The Box which arrived in July. It will also feature behind-the-scenes footage from his history-making performance at Lollapalooza 2022 and footage of the Jack In The Box album listening party.

Neither project has exact release dates, but they are expected to be revealed in the coming months.

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Billie Eilish, FINNEAS and more to perform at Prince William’s 2022 Earthshot Prize ceremony

Billie Eilish, FINNEAS, Annie Lennox, Ellie Goulding, and Chloe x Halle will perform live this Friday December 2 at MGM Music Hall at Fenway at the ceremony for the 2022 Earthshot Prize, an environmental award founded by The Royal Foundation and Prince William.

The Earthshot Prize honors those working to “discover, accelerate and scale ground-breaking eco-solutions to repair and regenerate the planet.” The first Earthshot Prize ceremony took place in 2021, featuring a performance by Coldplay.

According to earthshotprize.org, The ceremony will be broadcast via PBS.org and on the PBS app at 2 p.m. ET, and then on the PBS YouTube channel at 8 p.m. PBS will broadcast the event on December 14.

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Clarence Gilyard Jr., star of ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ and ‘Die Hard’, dies at 66

Actor Clarence Gilyard Jr., best known for starring in “Walker, Texas Ranger” and his supporting role in “Die Hard,” has died at age 66.  Gilyard’s death was confirmed through a statement by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where Gilyard had been working as a film and theatre professor at UNLV College of Fine Arts. No further details about his death are available at this time.

UNLV film chair Heather Addison said in a statement: “Professor Gilyard was a beacon of light and strength for everyone around him. Whenever we asked him how he was, he would cheerfully declare that he was ‘Blessed!’ But we are truly the ones who were blessed to be his colleagues and students for so many years. We love you and will miss you dearly, Professor G!”

Gilyard was an accomplished film, television and theatre actor, making a series of guest star TV appearances in the 1980’s. Gilyard made his film debut as Sundown in “Top Gun,” and famously portrayed the terrorist computer whiz Theo in “Die Hard”.  In 1989, he became a regular on the primetime series “Matlock,” appearing on 85 episodes before departing the series in 1993. He went on to portray Jimmy Trivette, the right-hand man to Chuck Norris on the hit series “Walker, Texas Ranger,” appearing in all 196 episodes of the series’ eight seasons.

Gilyard is survived by his wife, Elena Gilyard, and six children.

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Taylor Swift releases acoustic version of her single ‘Anti-Hero’

Taylor Swift has released an acoustic version of her recent single ‘Anti-Hero’. The original track is the lead single from Swift’s tenth studio album ‘Midnights’, which was released last month.

Swift has released numerous other versions of the song, including several remixes and another version featuring frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff’s band, Bleachers.

Listen to the acoustic version of ‘Anti-Hero’ – here.

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