Post Malone announces new album “Twelve Carat Toothache”


Two years after Post Malone put out his chart-topping album “Hollywood’s Bleeding”, Malone revealed to Billbord that his next album will be titled “Twelve Carat Toothache.”

As of now, an official release date hasn’t been revealed — however, Malone did note that this will be his shortest album to date, clocking in at 45 minutes.  Said Post: “Trying to shove 20 to 25 songs, it doesn’t work. Talking to the label [it’s like], ‘Oh, if you have less songs, you’re not going to stream as much,’ but the whole thing is that you don’t want to compromise your art and your gut vibe on anything.”

Earlier this month, Malone’s manager Dre London wrote on Instagram that Post’s label, Republic, was holding up the album — possibly over the album’s length. Post explained: “I’ve made a lot of compromises, especially musically, but now I don’t feel like I want to anymore. I don’t need a No. 1; that doesn’t matter to me no more, and at a point, it did.”

You can check out the full cover story with Post Malone on Billboard.

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Grimes releases music video for her new song “Shinigami Eyes” featuring BLACKPINK’s Jennie


After teasing her new song “Shinigami Eyes” on social media, Grimes has dropped the new video for her latest single featuring BLACKPINK’s Jennie.

Grimes told Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe in an interview: “Shinigami Eyes” was a “label executive decision song” that didn’t fit into the “space opera” narrative of her next project, a planned double album.  “Shinigami Eyes” was inspired by the cult Japanese anime and film Death Note — the song’s title is a reference to the blood-red eyes in that story — about a high school student who discovers a magical book that allows him to kill anyone whose name he writes on the pages.

“Shinigami Eyes” is the follow-up to Grimes’ Dec. 2021 single “Player of Games“; it’s unclear if either of the two singles will wind up on her upcoming double album.  Grimes said of the double LP, which currently has the title Book 1“I think I decided that the record needs to be a double album. I made a bunch of stuff and I just want to make a bunch more stuff. There’s just more kind of sonic, conceptual ideas that I think need to get done to make everything make more sense. And we kind of have two album covers and it seems like a waste to throw on one of them away.”

Take a look at the video for Shinigami Eyeshere.

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Broadway actor James Snyder fired from ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ over misconduct complaint


‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ star James Snyder, who held the title role in the show, was fired from the Broadway production following a complaint about his conduct.  Snyder’s co-star Diane Davis filed the complaint about his conduct on Nov. 19, leading to the production launching an independent investigation by a third party. Snyder will not return following the investigation and his contract has been terminated.

The exact nature of Snyder’s conduct is unknown.   The producers said in a statement: “We are committed to fostering a safe and inclusive workplace, which is why we have robust workplace policies and procedures in place for all those involved in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  This includes struct prohibitions against harassment in any form, as well as channels through which any employee can report conduct that they believe is inappropriate. We will continue to do all we can to ensure the extremely talented team that brings this production to life feels safe, empowered and fully supported.”

Snyder has also starred in Broadway productions of Cry-Baby, If/Then and In Transit, and has appeared on television in The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Cold Case, Rizzoli & Isles and more.

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Michael Madsen’s son Hudson dies by suicide at age 26


Hudson Madsen, the 26-year-old son of actor Michael Madsen, has died by suicide.The family confirmed Hudson’s death in a statement reading: “We are heartbroken and overwhelmed with grief and pain at the loss of Hudson. His memory and light will be remembered by all who knew and loved him. We ask for privacy and respect during this difficult time.”

Hudson died of a gunshot wound to the head in a suspected suicide on the island of Oahu, a spokesperson for the Honolulu Medical Examiner confirmed. Hudson lived in Hawaii with his wife Carlie, having moved to the island of Oahu in 2019. He was the oldest of Michael’s three children with wife DeAnna Madsen. The couple also shares sons Calvin and Luke. Michael is also the father of two older sons, Christian and Max, whom he shares with ex Jeannine Bisignano.

Michael Masden 64, is a long-time collaborator with film director Quentin Tarantino, who is also a personal friend. Tarantino is the godfather of both Hudson and Calvin. Masden has appeared in several of Tarantino’s films, including Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and 2.

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Elton John postpones concert dates after testing positive for COVID-19


Elton John’s two shows at the American Airlines Center in Dallas are being postponed after John announced he has tested positive for COVID-19. The singer is fully vaccinated and boosted and is experiencing only mild symptoms at this time.

The two shows — scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 25 and Jan. 26 — are expected to be rescheduled for a later date.   A statement posted on the American Airlines Center website read:  “It is with great regret that the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour dates in Dallas set for Tuesday, Jan. 25 and Wednesday, Jan. 26 must be postponed due to Elton recently testing positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, Elton is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is experiencing only mild symptoms. Fans should hold on to their tickets as they will be honored at the rescheduled dates to be announced soon. Elton and the ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour look forward to returning to the stage shortly.”

John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour kicked off in North America on Jan. 19 in New Orleans;  John’s tour website lists his next scheduled dates for January 29 in Little Rock, Arkansas, and January 30 in Oklahoma City; those dates were not affected or cancelled as of press time.

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Halsey, J. Cole, and Kid Cudi to headline 2022 Governors Ball Music Festival


The lineup for the 2022 Governors Ball Music Festival has been announced. Headliners of the event are Kid Cudi, J. Cole, and Halsey, set to take place Friday, June 10 – Sunday, June 12th at the Citi Field complex in Queens.

The headliners will be joined throughout the weekend by Flume, Playboi Carti, Roddy Ricch, Glass Animals, Migos, Jack Harlow, Kaytranada, Joji, Louis The Child, Clairo, Jazmine Sullivan, Still Woozy, 100 Gecs, Japanese Breakfast, Becky G, Black Pumas, and many more.

A special presale for 3-day and 1-day GA and VIP tickets, exclusively for Citi Cardmembers, are available now through Thursday, January 27 at 11:59 AM EST.  3-day and 1-day GA and VIP tickets will be available to the general public via starting on Thursday, January 27 at 12:00 PM EST.

Governors Ball Music Festival promoters Founders Entertainment will also be making a $25,000 donation to the New York City Mayor’s Fund’s relief efforts for the victims of the Bronx apartment building fire. The festival co-founders, born and bred New Yorkers, have made giving back to NYC a priority throughout the festival’s decade long history.

For more information, visit the official Governors Ball website.

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Chelsea Handler’s memoir ‘Life Will Be The Death Of Me’ to be made into new comedy series at Peacock


Chelsea Handler is set to star in a brand new comedy series at Peacock, based on her memoir, “Life Will Be the Death of Me”, which was released in 2019.

Handler will star in the half-hour show, as well as executive produce with Liz Tuccillo of Chelsea Handler Productions.  The show will ‘center on Chelsea in crisis. She goes into therapy to become a nicer and less entitled person. Mayhem and calamity ensue as she overcorrects, stumbles, regresses, and loses her marbles on her journey to self-improvement.’   Exec producers also include Annapurna Pictures’ Sue Naegle and Megan Ellison, Chelsea Handler Productions’ Molly Burke with Jackie Sosa as co-exec producer.

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Take a look at the teaser photos for Netflix’s ‘Bridgerton’ Season 2


Netflix gave fans a sneak peek at Season 2 of Bridgerton by releasing eight new teaser photos on Twitter of what is coming up on the series’ upcoming sophomore season.

One photo shows Kate (Simone Ashley) and Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) having a romantic moment on the dance floor.  Another photo has Kate shown with her sister, Edwina (Charithra Chandran), while Anthony is shown fencing with his brothers and having a talk with his sister, Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor).

Other teasers include pictures featuring Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuval) reading Lady Whistledown, Penelope (Nicola Coughlan) and Eloise (Claudia Jessie) in conversation, and the Featherington women dressed in formal attire.

Season 2 of Bridgerton will premiere Friday, March 25 on Netflix.

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Charlie Puth releases the video for his latest single ‘Light Switch’


Charlie Puth has released the music video for his latest single “Light Switch”.

“Light Switch” is the first single to debut from Puth’s forthcoming third studio album, Charlie, which is the follow-up to Voicenotes, released in May 2018.  Puth released his debut album, Nine Track Mind, back in 2016.

Take a look at the video for “Light Switch” – here.

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Bad Bunny to embark on the ‘World’s Hottest’ stadium tour for 2022


Bad Bunny has announced a stadium tour—dubbed Bad Bunny: World’s Hottest Tour— to launch in the United States in the summer. Bad Bunny will play U.S. shows in August and September before heading to the Dominican Republic, Central America, and South America for October, November, and December concerts.  The Bad Bunny: World’s Hottest Tour includes shows at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium, Chicago’s Soldier Field, New York’s Yankee Stadium, Dallas’ AT&T Stadium, and Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium. Joining him on tour will be Alesso and Diplo, who’ll take turns serving as support on select dates.

Bad Bunny is also about to hit the road on the ‘El Último Tour del Mundo 2022’ (a tour named for his third 2020 album.) The North American tour begins on February 9 and extends until April.

A ticket pre-sale for the tour begins Wednesday, January 26th at 12:00 p.m. local time, with a public on-sale following on January 28th at 12:00 p.m. local time via Ticketmaster – here.

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