TAYLOR SWIFT TO RECEIVE GLOBAL ICON AWARD – (05/10/2021)
Taylor Swift will receive the Global Icon award at the 2021 Brit Awards on Tuesday, May 11th.
The “Cardigan” singer will be the first female and the first non-English artist to be presented with the BRIT’s “highest accolade” in recognition of her immense impact on music across the world.
Elton John, Robbie Williams and David Bowie are the previous winners.
BEBE REXHA SLAMS UK TABLOID – (05/10/2021)
Bebe Rexha is speaking out against The Sun for making it look like she confirmed a feud between Dua Lipa and Rita Ora.
In an exclusive interview with the outlet, published on May 7th, Rexha is quoted saying about the pair, “I have really tried. I don’t know what’s really going on there or what the drama is. I’ve tried to always be the peace-keeper and bring the girls together.”
Rexa tweeted Friday, “A UK tabloid is making up an awful story about my friends and women I admire. It’s absolute bull***t to pit women against each other, especially those who I know are GOOD PEOPLE !!! This toxic gossip is malicious and NOT F***ING TRUE!”
ELON MUSK REVEALS HE HAS ASPERGER’S: Elon Musk hosted Saturday Night Live Saturday, and delivered a classic opening monologue, with a surprise twist at the end. Musk said that he’s the first SNL host with Asperger’s syndrome, “or at least the first to admit it,” a reference to Dan Akroyd, who was a member of the cast and hosted in 2003 after leaving. Akroyd also has Asperger’s, which is considered to be a mild form of Autism.
MADAME TUSSAUDS GETS NEW ARIANA GRANDE FIGURE – (05/10/2021)
Madame Tussauds finally has a wax figure of Ariana Grande that resembles the singer.
The museum posted an image of the new display on Instagram Thursday (May 6th) with the caption, “You want it? We got it. Ariana Grande has arrived at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.”
One commenter wrote, “finally a great one!!! I thought that it was really her.”
The original figure, which debuted in 2019, had the singer’s signature ponytail, but otherwise barely resembled her.
NINE INCH NAILS ANNOUNCES TWO SEPTEMBER HEADLINE SHOWS – (05/10/2021)
Nine Inch Nails has announced two September headline shows. According to NME.com, the two concerts will take place at Jacobs Pavillion at Nautica in Cleveland, Ohio on September 21st and 23rd. Pixies will be the opening act.
The band announced on Twitter, “NIN return to Cleveland for the first time since the band’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Visit the R+RHOF museum display & see the only NIN headline shows of 2021.”
Tickets go on sale on Friday (May 14th).
BTS RELEASES TEASER PHOTO FOR ‘BUTTER’ – (05/10/2021)
BTS just revealed their first teaser photo for “Butter”. The image, which shows each member of the septet in a different suit, follows a series of promotional videos for the track. The band will release the new English-language single at midnight (EDT) on May 21.
CINEMARK REACHES NEW DEAL ON THEATRICAL WINDOW: Cinemark has reached new agreements with give studios that will formalize a shorter theatrical window, Variety reports. Cinemark said it now has agreements with Warner Bros. Picture Group, The Walt Disney Company, Paramount Pictures, Universal and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Cinemark is thrilled to have reached new agreements with our major studio partners, and we are eager to continue providing movie fans an immersive, larger-than-life cinematic environment to see major upcoming films, ranging from the biggest blockbusters to specialty fare to family-friendly content,” said Cinemark CEO Mark Zoradi. “In our ongoing efforts to maximize attendance and box office during the pandemic and beyond, our goal is to provide the widest range of content with terms that are in the best long-term interests of Cinemark, our studio partners and moviegoers. We are pleased with these recent developments and are confident we are taking positive steps toward reigniting theatrical exhibition and evolving the industry for a post-pandemic landscape.”
TODAY’S CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS:
- Bono (singer of the band U2 and activist) (61)
- Keenan Thompson (actor, Saturday Night Live, Fat Albert, All That, Good Burger) (43)