Drew Barrymore to host MTV Movie & TV Awards

Drew Barrymore is set to host the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards, which honors the best in movies and television. MTV shared the news on Twitter, writing:“INTRO-DREW-ING OUR 2023 #MTVAWARDS HOST 🍿⭐ @DrewBarrymore ⭐🍿 Mark your calendar and get ready for the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards – LIVE on Sunday, May 7th on @MTV!” 

The 48-year-old Barrymore shared the news during an episode of her talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show. In a promo, Barrymore introduced a “special correspondent,” which was herself dressed up as the doll from the movie ‘M3gan’: “I am so honored to have been chosen, especially this year, when the show is all about the fans. It is going to be an epic night — big moments, huge movie stars.”  The actress is a nine-time MTV Movie & TV Awards nominee, and a three-time winner.

The annual awards ceremony will air live from the Barker Hanger in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 7 at 8 PM ET/PT. The ceremony also will air live internationally in more than 150 countries. More details about the show, including nominees and presenters, will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Maroon 5’s Las Vegas ‘Fan Pop-Up Experience’ to open at Area15

In celebration of the start of Maroon 5’s Las Vegas residency, the Area15 district will open the “Maroon 5’s Las Vegas Fan Pop-Up Experience.” The pop-up experience will feature attractions that invite fans to step into the band’s music with creative media, drinks, and merch.

In The Wall, the ‘S.I.N. Shop’ will project the band’s music videos on a huge LED screen while fans shop for merch. S.I.N. Shop visitors will also have a chance to enter ticket giveaways for Maroon 5’s Las Vegas shows.

Inside The Wall, a Calirosa Tequila bar will bring Adam Levine’s home bar to Sin City. In addition to the S.I.N. Shop pop-up experience in The Wall, guests are also invited inside AREA15’s 360-degree, projection-mapped ‘M5LV Portal to the Pyramids’.  Viewing inside the Portal will open on Tuesday, April 4th and will feature screenings of Maroon 5’s performance in front of the Great Pyramids of Giza.

The S.I.N. Shop will be open daily March 24 – April 8, 2023, from 12-8 p.m. (excluding March 28). Free reservations are required.

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BLACKPINK’s Jennie appears in Calvin Klein’s spring 2023 campaign

Blackpink’s Jennie is the face of Calvin Klein’s latest spring campaign, fronting the brand’s ‘Calvins or nothing’ advertising. The brand posted images of Jennie on social media with the caption: “Like a summer rose. @jennierubyjane Calvins or nothing The spring campaign. By @mertalas and @macpiggott.” 

Jennie can be seen wearing pieces from the brand’s Calvin Klein 1996 collection, which reimagines some of their classic underwear and apparel pieces. Specifically you see the K-pop superstar wearing the brand’s CK96 collection, inspired by the iconic 90s designs (this includes a String Bralette and matching Bikini Briefs in grey, alongside waistbands featuring the CK logo).

Calvin Klein and Jennie previously collaborated in 2021, when the singer was featured in a campaign for Calvin Klein’s partnership with Heron Preston. Jennie has since appeared in visuals for the brand every season since.

To shop the Calvin Klein 1996 collection head to www.calvinklein.com.

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Lollapalooza 2023 lineup to feature Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey and more

Lollapalooza has announced the lineup for its 2023 music festival, taking place Aug. 3-6 at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois. The festival, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2021, will take place across nine stages and four days. Headlining the event are Kendrick Lamar, Billie Eilish, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Odesza, Lana Del Rey, Karol G, the 1975, and Tomorrow X Together.

Also on the bill this year are Lil Yachty, Fred Again.., Noah Kahan, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, J.I.D., Pusha T, Maggie Rogers, Carly Rae Jepsen, Diplo, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Tems, the Rose, Rina Sawayama, Rema, Morgan Wade, Lainey Wilson, L’Impératrice, Ivan Cornejo, Sudan Archives, Joey Bada$$, Sylvan Esso, Key Glock, Alex G, Magdalena Bay, Beabadoobee, Hemlocke Springs, and many others on the 170+ artist lineup.

Festival organizers remain committed to giving back to Chicago, having donated $2.2 million to the Lollapalooza Arts Education fund to support arts education in the city’s public schools. The event also hosts an annual job fair, partners with other local festivals such as Black Culture Fest, and has helped fund improvements in Grant Park spaces.

Set times for each day of the festival have yet to be announced. Pre-sale for tickets begins Thursday (March 23) at 11 am ET at http://lollapalooza.com.

Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar, Red Hot Chili Peppers, And More Set For Lollapalooza

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Disney+ to air four-part Ed Sheeran documentary series ‘The Sum of It All’

Disney+ will air an Ed Sheeran four-part documentary series entitled ‘The Sum Of It All’ on May 3rd. Sheeran shared the news along with a trailer on social media, ahead of the album’s next single, “Eyes Closed,” which is due out March 24th.  You can check out the documentary trailer – here.

Said Sheeran: “I’ve always been guarded of my personal life; the only documentary I’ve ever made has been one that focused on my songwriting. Disney approached me to make a four-part documentary on the making of my next album Subtract. Initially the documentary was just that, a documentary on the formation of an album. But, as my life took a few twists and turns, the subject matter of the album changed, and so did the documentary. It became something completely different to what I thought it would be. I wanted to provide context to the album as it touches on very personal things, that we all experience. I knew if I made a documentary, I would want to put my trust in the hands of the director, so it wouldn’t be sculpted by me, and was actually an accurate reflection of who I am, even if it’s uncomfortable to watch. The team at Fulwell Productions have done a fantastic job of that. I hope you guys connect with this 4-part series, ‘The Sum Of It All,’ streaming May 3rd Disney Plus.”

Sheeran is releasing his fifth studio album, – (Subtract), on May 5th, which will conclude his ‘mathematic album’ era that began more than ten years ago with + (Plus).  The project will be released on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe CD, LP, Deluxe LP, cassette and digital. The deluxe album includes nine bonus tracks, five of which are exclusive to the deluxe album format.

Sheeran will then launch a run of North American dates, kicking-off May 6th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Houston, Tampa, Atlanta, Nashville, Detroit, Denver and others are also on the bill for North America. The tour wraps September 23rd with a performance at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

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Billie Eilish makes her acting debut in Amazon Prime series “Swarm”

Billie Eilish has made her acting debut in the new Amazon Prime thriller from Donald Glover, ‘Swarm.’ In addition to Billie, the show stars Chloe Bailey, Paris Jackson, Rory Culkin, and internet star Rickey Thompson.

Eilish had surprised fans last week with a short clip of her in the new series, which finds her sitting across Dominique Fishback’s character Dre, for a tense conversation.  Eilish whispers: “Did you hurt someone?” and when Dre answers “yes,” Billie responds “very good.”   Eilish then shared on Instagram a slide show of photos from behind the scenes of her cameo appearance.

Created by Donald Glover (also known as Childish Gambino) and Janine Nabers, Swarm will focus on an obsessed fan from Houston (Fishback) who goes to extreme lengths to get close to her favorite R&B singer Ni’jah, played by Chloe Bailey.  The story is said to be inspired by the Beyhive and certain fans’ relationship with their idol, Beyoncé.  However, a disclaimer appears at the start of each episode, reading:  “This is not a work of fiction. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, is intentional.

Eilish’s role is inspired by the real-life NXIVM cult.  Co-creator Janine Nabers told the Hollywood Reporter “There is a cult that existed in the world that was very prominent during that time … And that is the kind of true-crime element to that episode. And I think that when people think of the idea of artists or celebrities, there is this idea of thinking about the cult of Taylor Swift, or the cult of The Beatles or whatever. What we were really interested in was just seeing someone who worships at the altar of ‘something’, and [exploring] this idea of what is the cult of the mind.”

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Måneskin announce fall 2023 RUSH! World Tour dates

Måneskin will be touring this fall in support of their latest album Rush!  The band will spend a majority of the run in North America, with additional dates in Europe, South America, Australia and Asia, along with the other dates still remaining on their Rush! World Tour.

Måneskin sold out shows on their first headline North American tour, and for this run they will be hitting arenas across the U.S. and Canada, including a show at New York’s famous Madison Square Garden.

Tickets are available now with American Express® Early Access.  American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets for the North American dates before the general public now through Wednesday, March 22 at 10PM local time. The general on-sale for RUSH! World Tour will start Thursday, March 23 at 10AM Local Time on Ticketmaster.com.

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Shawn Mendes teams up with Tommy Hilfiger for 90s-inspired ‘Classic Reborn’ collection

Tommy Hilfiger and Shawn Mendes have teamed up again for their newest capsule collection, which follows Mendes and Hilfiger’s 2022 “Classics Reborn” campaign which saw Mendes modeling the brand’s sustainable ‘1985 Program’ collection.

The duo’s new ‘Tommy x Shawn Classics Reborn’ line, show Hilfiger and Mendes partnering on a capsule highlighting classic, timeless wardrobe pieces. The 28-piece collection features an array of pre-90s-inspired, relaxed sweatshirts, jeans, polo shirts, blazers, underwear and separates in versatile hues of navy, white, maroon, tan and brown, retailing from $30-$399. Standout pieces also include a sharp blazer and co-branded varsity jacket in a similar spirit of nostalgic prep.

Mendes in a statement: “I’m so excited to be working with my Tommy Hilfiger family on the Classics Reborn collection. The collection is so special to me because I was able to work with Tommy Hilfiger to co-create this range which includes these amazing, high-quality, sustainable versions of their most classic clothing items.”

Said Tommy Hilfiger: “The Tommy X Shawn Classics Reborn collection marks another step towards realizing our vision for sustainability, as we aim to create fashion that Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All. Shawn is an impressive young man and advocate for positive change. We’re proud to partner with him and continue playing our part in creating a more responsible future of fashion.”

You can now shop the Tommy x Shawn Classics Reborn line at Tommy Hilfiger stores and via its website.

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Listen to Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding’s new song “Miracle”

Calvin Harris has teamed up with Ellie Goulding for their latest collaboration, the single “Miracle.”

“Miracle” is the first join track from Harris and Goulding in almost 10 years. The duo first collaborated in 2012 for “I Need Your Love” and then in 2014 on “Outside.”

Last year, Harris released Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2, his follow-up to 2017’s Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1.  Meanwhile, Goulding’s last full-length Brightest Blue arrived in 2020.

Take a listen to “Miracle” –  here.

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Taylor Swift drops four unreleased songs as she kicks-off her ‘Eras Tour’

Taylor Swift kicked-off her ‘Eras Tour’ with four new songs. Taylor announced the release of the songs in an Instagram Story, sharing: “In celebration of The Eras Tour I’m releasing four previously unreleased songs tonight at midnight.” Swift’s Eras Tour kicked-off on Friday night in Glendale, Ariz.

The songs include “Eyes Open (Taylor’s Version)” and “Safe & Sound (Taylor’s Version),” featuring  The Civil Wars singers Joy Williams and John Paul White joining the pop star on the latter track. The third re-recording is “If This Was A Movie (Taylor’s Version)” from the pop star’s 2010 album, Speak Now. The fourth and final song is the previously-unreleased “All Of The Girls You Loved Before,” which was recorded for her 2019 album, Lover.

Take a listen to the four new songs here:
“All Of The Girls You Loved Before” – here
“Eyes Open (Taylor’s Version)” – here
“Safe & Sound (Taylor’s Version)” – here
“If This Was A Movie (Taylor’s Version)” – here

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