Keith Reid , who cowrote the lyrics for most of Procol Harum ’s original songs, died March 23 of cancer, his wife confirmed. No details on location were provided. Reid was a writer on Procol Harum’s biggest hit, 1967’s “ A Whiter Shade of Pale ,” as well as on group classics as “A Salty Dog,” “Conquistador,” “Shine on Brightly” and “Grand Hotel.” Born on October 19, 1946, in Hertfordshire, England, Reid began collaborating with Procol Harum keyboardist Gary Brooker in the 1960s. One of their first joint efforts, “A Whiter Shade of Pale,” reached No. 1 in their native U.K., as well as in Australia, Canada, and several European countries. It also reached No. 5 on Billboard ’s Hot 100 singles chart in the U.S. Although not a performing member of Procol Harum, Reid was essential to the group’s mystique. His sometimes-oblique lyrics kept fans guessing as to interpretations, fueling discussions that kept the band in the forefront of prog-rock in the era. Reid … [Read more...] about Keith Reid Dies: Procol Harum Lyricist On ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ And Other Hits Was 76
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Plies Calls Out Chick-fil-A After 3 Items Cost Nearly $20
Plies is taking his ass to Church's ... a declaration arrived at after his latest trip to Chick-fil-A got his blood boiling over what he, obviously, considers ridiculously high prices. The Florida rapper called out the chicken chain Tuesday right after he ordered three items -- a cobb salad with nuggets, a large fruit cup, and a bottled water ... all of which ran his pockets $18.74. Plies immediately rethought his decision to hit Chick-fil-A and began to compare its prices to Church's and Applebee's ... and all the value he missed out on. Chick-fil-A is renowned for its drive-thru speed, but Plies says he's willing to wait a bit if the meal is more reasonably priced. He's booked for plenty of shows, so we're sure he has the cash for Chick-fil-A ... but some things are just a matter of principle. Or pennies!!! … [Read more...] about Plies Calls Out Chick-fil-A After 3 Items Cost Nearly $20
‘American Ninja Warrior’ Lands Bumper Renewal Order At NBC With Taller Mega Wall Among Format Changes
EXCLUSIVE: American Ninja Warrior will be back on NBC for a while. The competition format, which is produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions, returns this June for season 15 and has already been picked up for season 16. Hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila, along with co-host Zuri Hall, are back to call the action as the ninjas make their way through the qualifying and semifinal rounds in Los Angeles before moving to the national finals in Las Vegas. There are a number of new additions to the seasons including a Mega Wall with ninjas also racing side-by-side and head-to-head for the first time, marking the biggest changes to the show in its history. Production is currently underway on both seasons, with A. Smith & Co. filming the seasons back-to-back with select ninjas featured in both seasons. Season 15 will premiere on June 5 and season 16 returns in 2024. It marks a major statement of intent from NBCU unscripted chief Corie Henson, who joined last … [Read more...] about ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Lands Bumper Renewal Order At NBC With Taller Mega Wall Among Format Changes
Starz & Channel 4 Greenlight Psychological Thriller ‘The Couple Next Door’ With Eleanor Tomlinson & Sam Heughan
EXCLUSIVE: Starz and Channel 4 have greenlit thriller The Couple Next Door starring Poldark ‘s Eleanor Tomlinson and Outlander’s Sam Heughan . Filming has commenced in Leeds and Belgium on the six-part thriller from Professor T producer Eagle Eye Drama , which follows Tomlinson’s Evie and Pete ( Harry Potter star Alfred Enoch), who move into an upscale neighborhood and find themselves in a world of curtain twitching and status anxiety. They find friendship in the shape of the couple next door, alpha traffic cop Danny (Heughan) and his wife, glamorous yoga instructor Becka (Jessica De Gouw), but after Danny and Evie share a passionate night together there is trouble ahead. The U.S. streamer and UK network, who have never co-produced together, described The Couple Next Door as a “psychological drama, exploring the stultifying claustrophobia of suburbia and the fallout of chasing your darkest desires.” Tomlinson is best known for playing Demelza … [Read more...] about Starz & Channel 4 Greenlight Psychological Thriller ‘The Couple Next Door’ With Eleanor Tomlinson & Sam Heughan
LaVar Ball Says Bronny James Should Skip College, Play In Australia’s NBL
Getty Forget playing at Ohio State or USC, Lavar Ball says Bronny James should head to Australia following high school ... and spend the 2023-24 season playing pro Down Under. The big Baller explained to Sporting News Australia this week that he believes the unconventional move to the NBL would make LeBron James ' kid much more NBA ready -- just as he says it did for his own son, LaMelo Ball . "You playing against grown men and you getting paid," the 55-year-old said. "If you want to play basketball and you really that dude, why am I sitting in class trying to pass a chemistry test? I don’t wanna play no chemistry. I don't wanna practice no Spanish. No!" "I wanna wake up, go practice, go back to sleep, go practice, have a game, practice. That’s all I wanna do. I don’t wanna be like, ‘Hey, I’ll meet you in the student union for study hall.'" Getty If Bronny does take the overseas route, LaVar believes it could result in a … [Read more...] about LaVar Ball Says Bronny James Should Skip College, Play In Australia’s NBL
Wild Bunch International Reveals New Name – Does It Amuse You?
Wild Bunch International, which bid farewell to its legendary company moniker at a bash in Paris in January, has announced its new name. Taking inspiration from Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated 1990 hit, the international sales company has been renamed as Goodfellas . The dropping of the original name marks the final act in the company’s departure from the pan-European Wild Bunch AG film group that began in 2019. “The international sales company will now be called Goodfellas. There are no other changes to the structure created in 2019,” the company said in a short statement. It has yet to release a logo for the new banner. The Wild Bunch Group was created in 2015 out of the merger of French company Wild Bunch and Germany’s Senator and is now majority owned by German entrepreneur Lars Windhorst. Original Wild Bunch co-founders Vincent Maraval and Brahim Chioua and their 15-person-strong team struck out as a standalone international sales company under the … [Read more...] about Wild Bunch International Reveals New Name – Does It Amuse You?
RUMOURS BUSTED: Bigg Boss 16’s Priyanka Choudhary Is NOT Collaborating With Harshad Chopda; Check Details
Priyanka Chahar Choudhary was last seen in Colors TV's controversial reality show Bigg Boss 16 , hosted by Salman Khan. The superhit reality show ended on February 12 and she got eliminated during the grand finale in third place. While she has now moved on from Bigg Boss and is enjoying her life to the fullest, her fans have been eagerly awaiting a big announcement from her. So far, Priyanka has been featured in one music video after bidding goodbye to the Bigg Boss house. While she's said to be in talks for multiple projects, an official announcement regarding her next big project is still awaited. Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin: THIS Actress CONFIRMS Entry As Harshad Arora Aka Dr Satya's Sister PRIYANKA CHAHAR CHOUDHARY & HARSHAD CHOPDA TOGETHER IN A PROJECT? As her latest song, Kuch Itne Haseen , has been getting a decent response, the latest buzz suggested that she might collaborate with Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai lead actor Harshad Chopda … [Read more...] about RUMOURS BUSTED: Bigg Boss 16’s Priyanka Choudhary Is NOT Collaborating With Harshad Chopda; Check Details