Taylor Swift drops her new song ‘Carolina’ from the film ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’


Taylor Swift shared on social media Thursday morning the release of her new song “Carolina”, from the soundtrack of the upcoming film Where the Crawdads Sings, which arrived at midnight.  You can listen to the new song – here.

Swift shared on social media after the song’s release: “I wrote this one alone in the middle of the night,” adding that she wanted the sound to “be authentic to the moment when this story takes place.”

Swift wrote and recorded the original song Carolina for the new film Where the Crawdads Sing, marking her first release since “This Love (Taylor’s Version)” in May.  Sony Pictures featured a snippet of the song in a trailer for the movie released in March.

Where the Crawdads Sing is based on the Delia Owens novel of the same name. The story follows Catherine “Kya” Clarke (Daisy Edgar-Jones), a young woman who becomes a suspect in the murder of a popular athlete in her small town. Where the Crawdads Sing opens in theaters July 15.

To stream Carolina, head here.

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Bill Nye ‘the Science Guy’ marries journalist Liza Mundy


Bill Nye the Science Guy and journalist and best-selling author Liza Mundy were married at the Castle Building’s Haupt Garden at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. last month. According to PEOPLE, Star Trek actor Robert Picardo, who portrayed the Doctor in the franchise, officiated the ceremony. Nye, 66, and Mundy, 61, wrote their own vows, which the magazine described as “equal parts moving and comical.”

Nye and Mundy met after Mundy mentioned Nye’s code breaker mother, Jacqueline Jenkins-Nye, in her New York Times best-selling book ‘Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II.’ When Nye got word of the book, he emailed Mundy and the two hit it off.

Mundy’s daughter, Anna, Nye’s brother, Darby, and the groom’s friend of more than 50 years, Brian, were among the guests at their reception. Nye has a 19-year-old daughter named Charity, and was previously married to musician Blair Tindall.

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‘Bob’s Burgers Movie’ set to premiere July 12 on Hulu


20th Century Studios announced on Tuesday that Bob’s Burgers Movie, now playing in theaters, will stream on Hulu on July 12. The movie hit No. 5 at the box office with $1.1 million in earnings.

The movie is based on ‘Bob’s Burgers’ animated comedy series, which has run for 12 seasons. Created by Loren Bouchard, the series is about a burger restaurant run by the Belcher family.

In the movie, co-written by Bouchard and Nora Smith and co-directed with Bernard Derriman, Bob Belcher (H. Jon Benjamin) and his wife Linda Belcher (John Roberts) face challenges in keeping the restaurant afloat over the summer, including a sinkhole that opens up right in front of their restaurant. Their kids, Tina (Dan Mintz), Louise (Kristen Schaal) and Gene (Eugene Mirman) try to help their parents save the restaurant. Larry Murphy, Kevin Kline, and Zach Galfianakis, Jordan Peele and Nicole Byer also provide voices.

‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’ Gets Hulu Premiere Date – Watch A Scene

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Harry Styles announces new Gucci collection ‘Ha Ha Ha’


Harry Styles has teamed up with Alessandro Michele to create the Gucci ‘Ha Ha Ha’ collection. The capsule’s name blends Styles and Michele’s first initials and represents the laughing face emoji they have used in conversations with each other for years.  Styles has worn Gucci since he struck out as a solo artist in 2017, covering Vogue in a Gucci gown, and wearing a sheer Gucci shirt at the Met Gala.  He is also always seen wearing his beloved Gucci ring.

The capsule collection merges both of their personal styles with a ‘70s vibe.  Michele told Women’s Wear Daily: “He has an incredible sense of fashion. He is obsessed with clothes. He keeps sketches and an archive. He could easily be a stylist or a designer and is very free, representative of this new generation that is interested in so many things. I have been observing his ability to combine items of clothing in a way that is out of the ordinary compared to the required standards of taste and common sense and the homogenization of appearance. It’s sophisticated, and we paid a lot of attention to fabrics and sartorial details.”

The 25 piece collection includes flared pants, pink and green houndstooth, sweater vests, gingham suits, animal-print motifs and more. The collection will be in stores in October and was unveiled as part of Milan Men’s Fashion Week.

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Meghan Trainor announces new single ‘Bad For Me’ with Teddy Swims


Meghan Trainor took to social media to reveal that her upcoming single “Bad For Me” with Teddy Swims will be arriving on Friday (June 24).   Meghan shared the news along with the cover art, which features the duo in green outfits, sitting among a floral landscape at sunset. When teasing the song on TikTok, fans got a taste of the lyrics that capture an addiction to a toxic relationship.

Trainor released her latest album, Treat Myself, in January 2020, telling Billboard of the LP: “I’ve heard weird opinions from everyone [about what the album should be], so I kept writing the best songs I could. Every time I accomplished a new step in my songwriting world, my brain would go, ‘Uh-oh, the rest of the album needs to be this good.’ And finally I got to a place where my label and I were like, ‘Okay, I can’t beat these songs.’

Meghan Trainor Announces Release Date For New Single ‘Bad For Me’

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Bill Cosby found guilty of sexually assaulting teen at Playboy Mansion in 1975


On Tuesday, a Los Angeles jury found Bill Cosby guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in 1975. The jury of eight women and four men found the 84-year-old Cosby liable for damages and awarded the plaintiff, Judy Huth, $500,000. Huth filed the civil lawsuit in 2014, but it was put on hold as prosecutors pursued a criminal case against Cosby in Pennsylvania that resulted in his 2018 conviction on charges he drugged and sexually assaulted Andrea Constand.

Jury deliberations restarted on Monday after they left the question of whether Cosby acted with “malice, oppression or fraud” unanswered by day’s end on Friday. Jurors had reached a verdict on the eight other questions on the second day of deliberations, including whether Cosby sexually molested Huth, whether she was under 18, and whether Cosby had reason to know her age.

Huth told a reporter after the verdict was delivered, “I feel vindicated.”  Cosby was released from prison last year after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overruled his 2018 criminal conviction, ruling that there was a due process violation because Cosby had an agreement with a previous prosecutor that he wouldn’t be charged in the case. Cosby has denied all allegations of sexual assault.

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Netflix shares ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4, Volume 2 trailer


Netflix dropped the official trailer for Volume 2, Season 4 of “Stranger Things”, which will debut on the streaming service next month. Stranger Things is a sci-fi horror series that follows a young group of friends as they experience supernatural events. Season 4, Volume 1 premiered in May, with Volume 2 to follow July 1.

Volume 1 ended on a major cliffhanger, and the new trailer shows Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and her friends prepare to fight Vecna, a malevolent and powerful being that has been terrorizing their home of Hawkins, Ind.

“Stranger Things” also stars Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin, Sadie Sink as Max, Joe Keery as Steve, Natalie Dyer as Nancy, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan and Maya Hawke as Robin. Season 4 also features Priah Ferguson, Eduardo Franco, Joseph Quinn, Mason Dye, Robert Englund, Tom Wlaschiha, Sherman Augustus, Nikola Djuricko, Joel Stoffer, Amybeth McNulty, Myles Truitt, Regina Ting Chen and Grace Van Dien.

Season 4 of the series is executive produced by the Duffer brothers, Shawn Levy and Curtis Gwinn. Part 2 will consist of two episodes, including a supersized episode with a runtime of almost two and a half hours.

Watch the trailer – here.

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Mary J. Blige announces “Good Morning Gorgeous Tour” this fall


Mary J. Blige, took to Twitter to announce her ‘Good Morning Gorgeous’ tour.  Mary’s tweet read: “Good Morning Gorgeous! I’m hitting the road with @EllaMai and @QueenNaija for the Good Morning Gorgeous Tour presented by  @Hologic. AMEX presale begins today for AMEX cardholders at 10AM. General on sale begins this Friday at 10AM.”

Blige will perform in 23 cities with special guests Ella Mai and Queen Naija beginning on Saturday, September 17, in Greensboro, NC, and ending on Saturday, October 29 in Atlantic City, NJ.  The Good Morning Gorgeous tour is in support of Blige’s 2022 album by the same name, which dropped just ahead of her performance at this year’s Super Bowl alongside Dr. Dre, Eminem, and 50 Cent.

Tickets are on sale now, ranging in price from $69.50 to $189.50.  Head to BPCTickets.com or MaryJBlige.com for more details.

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BTS earn their sixth No. 1 album on Billboard 200 with ‘Proof’


BTS’ new compilation album Proof has debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart dated June 25), earning them their sixth No. 1 album.

The compilation— consisting mostly of previously released material— was released on June 10, four days before the seven-member group announced an indefinite “hiatus” to focus on solo ventures. The South Korean act was formed in 2010 and made its U.S. Billboard chart debut in 2013. BTS has accrued 15 entries on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

BTS leader RM said in a press release about Proof – “Proof is a special album that closes the first chapter of BTS before going into our 10th year. We especially paid more attention to the lyrics as our message to our fans, ARMY who have been with us for nine years, is the key to this album.”

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Beyoncé releases new single ‘Break My Soul’


Beyoncé dropped “Break My Soul,” the first single from her forthcoming seventh solo studio album “Renaissance,” at midnight ET, via Tidal and a lyric video on YouTube. The singer had announced news of the song drop on social media Monday morning, posting on each platform with the caption “6. BREAK MY SOUL. out now.”  ‘Break My Soul’ features two samples: one from Robin S.’ classic house hit “Show Me Love”  and a vocal taken from Big Freedia’s “Explode,” off the 2014 LP Just Be Free. 

Beyoncé had announced news about her new Renaissance LP last week; the eagerly-anticipated album (which is noted as “act i”) will be arriving on July 29. Sources say the album will feature both dance and country-leaning tracks, with contributions from hit songwriter Ryan Tedder, who co-wrote her 2008 hit “Halo” as well as hits for Adele, Taylor Swift, the Jonas Bros. and his own group, OneRepublic. Also said to be involved is Raphael Saadiq, who has crafted hits for Mary J. Blige, D’Angelo, Stevie Wonder, John Legend and Andra Day as well as his own excellent solo albums, and executive-produced “A Seat at the Table,” Beyoncé’s sister Solange’s 2016 album.

Check out Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul” at the official lyric video – here.

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