HOLLYWOOD GRIEVES AS DORIS DAY DIES AT AGE 97 – (05/14/2019)
Doris Day has died, nearly two months after turning 97. The blonde star’s sunny screen presence captured America’s hearts, along with the box office. She was celebrated as the wholesome “girl next store” in an era dominated by screen sirens. In the 1940s, 50s, and 60s Day dominated the box office with a series of blockbuster, fun-loving hits.
Celebrities, including Goldie Hawn, Carl Reiner, William Shatner, Paul McCartney and George Takei shared their grief on social media.
McCartney wrote: “So sad to hear of Doris Day passing away. She was a true star in more ways than one. I had the privilege of hanging out with her on a few occasions.”
He continued, “Visiting her in her Californian home was like going to an animal sanctuary where her many dogs were taken care of in splendid style. She had a heart of gold and was a very funny lady who I shared many laughs with. Her films like ‘Calamity Jane’, ‘Move Over, Darling’ and many others were all incredible and her acting and singing always hit the mark.”
Day died at 1:00 am on Monday at her home in California, her rep told People. Since the 1980s, Day has kept a relatively low profile, choosing to devote most of her time to charitable causes and her 11-acres in Carmel.
Day rose to fame on the radio, appearing with the with the Big Bands of Barney Rapp and Bob Crosby, and enjoying her first hit with Les Brown’s Band in “Sentimental Journey.”
Day went solo in 1947, auditioning for Warner Bros. Her most well-known hits include 1954’s Love Me or Leave Me, a fictionalized, biopic of ’20s singer Ruth Etting and 1956’s The Man Who Knew Too Much, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and co-starring James Stewart. In The Man Who Knew Too Much, she sang her Oscar-winning song, “Que Sera Sera.” She also starred in Calamity Jane and Pillow Talk.
Day’s work garnered an Oscar nomination and multiple Golden Globe awards, including the Cecil B. DeMille in 1989. In 2009, she was honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2004, President George W. Bush awarded her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
While her career was successful, her personal life was sometimes less-than-stellar. Three of her four marriages ended in divorce, and her third husband (also her manager) Martin Melcher died and left her penniless. She later sued to reclaim $20 million from his business partner.
In a rare interview with The Hollywood Reporter last month, Day admitted she still gets fan mail. “I get so many love letters from fans as young as 8 years old, telling me they were introduced by my films and music by their great-grandmothers, and my movies make them happy. Different films resonate with viewers for different reasons, but the common thread seems to be that my films are uplifting,” she told the magazine. On the topic of her legacy, she added, “I enjoyed working and always tried to do the best job I could with every role. I’m thrilled to know that people are still watching my films and are uplifted by them.”
In a statement, the foundation she created encouraged fans to make donations in her honor. “Doris’ wishes were that she have no funeral or memorial service and no grave marker,” the Doris Day Animal Foundation, which the actress founded in 1978, said in Monday’s statement. “Friends and fans wishing to remember Doris Day, are encouraged to visit www.dorisdayanimalfoundation.org.”
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ED SHEERAN & JUSTIN BIEBER TEASE VIDEO FOR ‘I DON’T CARE’ – (05/14/2019)
After racking up a record number of streams on Friday, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber’s new collabo “I Don’t Care” is getting a video.
Ed and Justin both posted clips on Instagram of what looks like their individual scenes from the video. In Justin’s case, he’s dressed like a cowboy, a giant teddy bear and a Mexican wrestler, and through the magic of green screen, he dances through a series of backgrounds, including a beach, the pyramids, a bank of TV screens, Tokyo and London.
As for Ed, he’s dressed like a giant panda, and in addition to dancing through green-screen backgrounds, he’s also seen hitting the streets of Tokyo, and posing for photos with fans.
According to Spotify, the song amassed 10.977 million global streams on its day of release, besting the previous record of 10.819 million, which was set by Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” this holiday season.
“I Don’t Care” is about not fitting in but not caring when you’re with your “baby.”
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JONAS BROTHERS EXTEND ‘HAPPINESS BEGINS’ TOUR – (05/14/2019)
The Jonas Brothers have added 23 new North American dates to their Happiness Begins tour, extending it into December.
The trio initially plotted a 40-date trek that kept them on the road from August 7th to October 20th and 21st at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl.
The new slate of dates begins a week later on October 28th in Monterrey, Mexico – the first of three gigs in Mexico – before circling North America and concluding with a show at Los Angeles’ the Forum on December 14th. Tickets for the new dates will go on sale on May 18th.
The Jonas Brothers will release Happiness Begins, their fifth studio album and first since 2009’s Lines, Vines and Trying Times, on June 7th. The trio has already shared “Cool” and “Sucker” from the upcoming album.
This marks the first headline tour for the Jonas Brothers in almost a decade. The Grammy-nominated, trio will be joined by special guests Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw on select dates.
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HALSEY Shares Artwork For New Single ‘Nightmare’ – (05/14/2019)
Halsey has shared the artwork for her new single, “Nightmare,” due out May 17th.
“c’mon little lady, give us a smile?” Halsey teased in the caption for her Instagram post. The artwork is a serious mood. The caption reads, “‘c’mon little lady, give us a smile?’” and the photo shows the singer sticking out her tongue in an image that almost looks distorted. It looks like the cover may also include a potential song lyric – “I’ve tasted blood and it is sweet.”
Halsey sent fans on a scavenger hunt this weekend by hiding lyrics to the song in cities across the country. She has been on top of the charts with her song “Without Me.”
It has been almost exactly two years since she dropped her last LP – Hopeless Fountain Kingdom – in 2017.
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JOHN MAYER ACCUSES KARDASHIANS OF STARTING DATING RUMORS: John Mayer claims Kourtney Kardashian’s family started the rumors about them dating. Mayer swears there has never been any sexual chemistry between him and Kourtney, despite speculation last year suggesting otherwise, and is convinced her famous relatives – including sister Kim Kardashian West and mother Kris Jenner – were behind the false gossip. Speaking on SiriusXM, John told his friend Andy Cohen: “Little suspicious about the origin of the story…not sure the call’s not coming from inside the house on this one. If the call is coming from inside the house…it’s diabolical and genius because when people start gossiping about you and someone else, and they start putting your pictures together, it gets real suggestive.” Tongues began to wag last year when an eyewitness claimed they saw John and Kourtney flirting at the GQ Men Of The Year party and overheard him saying it was “sweet serendipity running into you,” but John says he’d never say such a “corny” thing.
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