On Fox alone, Living Room Concert for America drew 4.6 million viewers and 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 (preliminary Live+Same Day), tying ABC’s American Idol as the highest-rated broadcast program Sunday night in the demo. (America Idol host Ryan Seacrest was pulling double duty as he also appeared on the Fox special.) UPDATE: In the official fast nationals, the Fox special rose to 5.5 million viewers and a 1.5 18-49 rating, ranking as the No. 1 show of the night in the demo. … [Read more...] about Fox’s Charlie Collier On Mounting Coronavirus Live Relief Special In 10 Days With ‘The iHeart Living Room Concert For America’
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Many of the performers didn’t perform — Lady Gaga and Lizzo declined to sing at all, though Elton tried to tempt Lizzo with his rendition of “Juice.” Sam Smith, Ellen DeGeneres, Demi Lovato, and H.E.R. appeared as well. Nobody got too heavy, not with the news getting worse by the hour; right before the broadcast, reports broke about the great country star Joe Diffie’s death alongside John Prine’s hospitalization. During the show, Joan Baez posted a homemade tribute video singing Prine’s “Hello in There” that instantly went viral — nothing in the concert went for that kind of raw, spontaneous emotion. This was a lighter, cozier affair. As if to remind everyone this was on Fox, Elton spread some dangerous social media misinformation about dolphins (no, this is not “a message from the universe”), but made up for it with a personal and poignant speech about another disastrous pandemic, the AIDS crisis. … [Read more...] about Elton John’s Living-Room Concert: Corona You Feel the Love Tonight?
Alicia Keys kicked it off with a scaled-down version of her new track, "Underdog." The Backstreet Boys followed by beaming in from their own homes with "I Want It That Way." It was interesting seeing all five of them singing individually, but ultimately getting edited together. Pretty seamless. … [Read more...] about Elton John’s iHeart Living Room Concert Goes Off Without a Hitch
Often that means young rappers. The lack of a sturdy live business in hip-hop has been seen by some as a weakness; at least right now, this looks like a strength. As artists started to share news of postponements, the rapper Rod Wave announced that he had recently passed the billion-stream mark and will release a new album the first week of April. Big Sean also signalled that he would release a long-awaited album, though he has not yet given an actual date, as did the California rapper Mozzy. … [Read more...] about They Were Going to Be Spring’s Biggest Albums — Until COVID-19 Hit
You know what, I had gone to NYU graduate film school and because there was no video back then, and because every roll of 16mm film — 400 feet got you 11 minutes of filming — was so expensive, between the cost of the raw stock, developing, coding the soundtrack and the picture track to edit it. So at film school you really learned how to pre-visualize your movie. We would never shoot full masters. If we had a three-page scene we’d shoot the beginning of the scene where everyone walks in and then you’d say, "OK guys, now go to where you say, 'Wait you killed my mother,' and we’ll just do the last bit there." Because you knew you would never cut back to the master at any other time. So what film school taught me was how to edit movies before you ever shot them for maximum efficiency. … [Read more...] about Barry Sonnenfeld Got His Start in Porn (and Other Memoir Revelations)