Even if you don’t recognize her name, you may know Maia Sharp’s music. Over the last quarter-century, the songwriter and performer has released a bunch of solid albums that navigated the middle ground between country, pop, and Americana. But her songs have also been rendered by other artists: Back when “Dixie” was still part of their name, the Chicks covered “ A Home ” (written by Sharp and her father, longtime country songwriter Randy Sharp), and Cher blasted out “ Don’t Come Around Tonite ” in 1995. There’s nothing rootsy or power-ballad-friendly about “Backburner,” from Sharp’s new album, Mercy Rising . Odes to regret and missed opportunities have been part of the pop lexicon since people first began sitting down at pianos to compose parlor songs. But “Backburner” — cowritten with Anna Schulze, an artist in her own right who’s made collaborative records with Sharp under the name Rosco & Etta — adds a grabby lyrical conceit that freshens up the genre. Related Stories … [Read more...] about Song You Need to Know: Maia Sharp, ‘Backburner’
Actress Taapsee Pannu went on a getaway to the US as she wrapped up her first schedule of a Hindi flick and had a week's time before she starts shooting for yet another project. Taapsee, who was keeping herself busy in both South Indian film industry and Hindi cinema, decided to take a quick week's trip with her sister to freshen up before she enters a month and a half long shoot schedule. "New York has definitely been in the list of must visit for me. I am happy I could make it here. I did all typical touristy things -- from watching the Broadway musical to comedy shows and going for the World Trade Centre tour, Statue of Liberty or a stroll at Central Park," Taapsee told IANS. "I guess I have covered quite a bit. Yes, not to forget the amazing shopping and even more amazing food! Such a satisfying trip it has been," she said. The actress was last seen in Vai Raja Vai, directed by Aishwarya Dhanush. She was roped into Selvaraghavan's Kaan , … [Read more...] about Taapsee Pannu’s Much-needed Getaway!
Clubhouse , the buzzy audio social network, is moving into original programming. The platform, which has seen an influx of members from Hollywood over the last twelve months, is funding a slate of audio pilots. The scheme will see it hand a slew of creators $5,000 a month for three months and a panel of judges will listen to each pilot with some chosen to go forward as Clubhouse-backed shows on an ongoing basis. All Clubhouse members will be able to listen to the pilots (see full list below). Creators will retain all IP to their shows. Its Creator First Pilot Season is designed to help support new voices on the platform and the company says this is just the “beginning of a significant wave of new programming”. Related Story NFL Teams With Social Media Audio App Clubhouse For Draft Programming “Pilot Season is a throwback idea from the entertainment industry with a modern Clubhouse spin,” it said. “You’ll be hearing from creators around the world including in … [Read more...] about Clubhouse Funds Slate Of Original Audio Pilots
A throwback video of ex-lovebirds Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif is going viral on social media, wherein the former is seen asking the latter to fix her dress during a media press conference, apparently to avoid wardrobe malfunction. The video dates back to 2017, when Salman and Katrina graced the press conference for the IIFA Awards. In the video, Katrina is seen donning a striped orange dress whereas Salman is in a formal suit. While the outfit of Katrina looks anything but risque, we wonder why Salman asked her to fix her dress. Responding to Salman's gesture, Katrina turned her back towards the media and is seen fixing her dress. View this post on Instagram A post shared by FitLook ® (@fitlookmagazine) The video has received mixed response from netizens. While some are calling this gesture of Salman Khan 'cute', others are trolling Salman for asking Katrina to fix her dress. A … [Read more...] about Caught On Camera: When Salman Khan Asked Katrina Kaif To Adjust Her Dress To Avoid Wardrobe Malfunction
Pooja Hegde has been super busy since the year started, as she has multiple movies from various film industries across India in her bag. One such film features her opposite Salman Khan for the first time in her career. Pooja in an interview with a leading newspaper shared, "It's a fun film that will make people laugh. We had planned to begin it a while ago, but the pandemic affected the shooting schedules. Once things get a little better, we should hopefully be able to start shooting. I am extremely eager and excited to work with Salman Khan. It's my first film with him, and he's someone I look forward to interacting with on the set." Pooja Hegde got onto sets immediately after the lockdown eased last year. She shot for Rohit Shetty's Cirkus with Ranveer Singh, she also shot for her Pan-India project Radhe Shyam with Prabhas as well as for Acharyaa with Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan before the recent lockdowns were reimposed. ALSO READ: Pooja Hegde … [Read more...] about Pooja Hegde On Working With Salman Khan: He Is Someone I Look Forward To Interacting With On The Set