LADY GAGA SAYS OSCAR NODS MAKE HER ‘HEART EXPLODE’ – (01/24/2019)
Lady Gaga received two Oscar nominations on Tuesday: Best Actress for A Star Is Born, and Best Original Song for “Shallow,” also from A Star Is Born. She’s the first person to be nominated in those two categories in the same year – and she is just a little emotional about it.
“I think sometimes people forget that even though this is a big movie, we’re all really artists that are like kids playing in a sandbox,” she tells The Los Angeles Times. “To be recognized at this level just makes the heart explode, because truly and deeply, I still very much feel like a child with big dreams.”
Gaga also commented on the fact that her co-star Bradley Cooper wasn’t nominated for Best Director, seen by many as a major snub by the Academy.
“At the end of the day, he knows that he’s the best director in my eyes, and in all of our eyes as his cast,” she explains. “I know that he’s so happy that we’ve all been nominated and that the film was recognized and we all feel really, really beyond elated for the recognition.”
Gaga was previously nominated for co-writing the song “Til It Happens to You” from the documentary The Hunting Ground.
Meanwhile, Lady Gaga has been announced as a presenter at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. She joins Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Bradley Cooper, Adam Driver, Sam Elliott, Henry Golding, Ben Hardy, Ken Jeong, Gwilym Lee, Rami Malek, Joe Mazzello, John David Washington, Constance Wu and Michelle Yeoh, who are also set to take the stage during the ceremony.
Gaga, Cooper and Elliott are nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture category for A Star Is Born.
ARIANA GRANDE REVEALS ‘THANK U, NEXT’ ALBUM COVER – (01/24/2019)
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After unveiling her thank u, next tracklist ahead of schedule Tuesday, Ariana Grande surprised fans by dropping the album cover early.
Ari took to her Twitter yesterday to share the brand new cover, which she says is her favorite yet. “this is my fav album cover i think. brian painted me. fredo shot me. made with tru, deep friendship and love. just like this music,” Ariana wrote.
She added, “she still upside-down. but this time she kinda ……… f*cks w it lol… OH AND i’m sleeping again. which means you’re gonna love it.”
The new album is set to feature 12 songs, including the already released “Imagine,” “Thank U, Next,” and “7 rings.”
Much like her Sweetener cover, this one also features an upside-down photo of Ari. In the pic, a seemingly topless Ari hugs herself while sporting a fierce cat eye and a vampy dark lip. The words “thank u, next” are painted across her neck and chest.
BRENDON URIE TEASES PANIC! AT THE DISCO ON BROADWAY – (01/24/2019)
A recent post on the Panic! At The Disco’s Instagram hints at a potential Broadway run for the band. The photo shows front man Brendon Urie holding a playbill based on Panic!’s most recent album, Pray For The Wicked.
According to Alt Press, Urie revealed that he has been discussing ideas for his own musicals with film directors. “I’ve been talking to a couple of movie directors about film music ideas and about doing musical theatre, Broadway maybe,” Urie says, “The ideal would be to write music for an idea somebody else has come up with.”
Urie has already made a successful debut as an actor in Broadway’s Kinky Boots. However, his current musical ideas are “about doing my origin story, growing up in Vegas, so we will see what happens.”
However, the posted Playbill is just a piece of fan art, a gift from Prudential Center, where the band played at on January 18th. The band received a book with messages from fans and fan art inside, including the “Playbill.”
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