Pose star Billy Porter has signed a first-look deal with FX Productions . Under the agreement, he will develop content for FX through his new production company Incognegro with producing partner D.J. Gugenheim. “Billy Porter was an incredibly accomplished artist before joining FX’s Pose to deliver the iconic, breakout, award-winning performance that helped define the series as one of the most memorable and groundbreaking in recent TV history,” FX President of Original Programming Nick Grad said in a statement. “Billy has excelled as a writer, director and so much more — and we are excited to help him produce bold new stories that reflect his vision and unmatched style.” “I’m so glad I’ve been blessed to live long enough to see this day. The day where my queerness was my liability, to now where it grounds my work in personal authenticity and power. This is where we change the conversation. This is where they have the guts to tell the stories that resonate on the … [Read more...] about Billy Porter Signs First-Look Deal With FX Productions
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Ever since Christine McVie quit Fleetwood Mac in 1998, fans have pined for a full-fledged reunion of the band’s classic lineup. Now it’s finally happening – well, sort of. As the BBC reports, McVie has agreed to rejoin her bandmates for two shows during the band’s upcoming European tour. Singer Stevie Nicks broke the news during an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour . Q&A: Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham Reveal Lingering Tensions in Fleetwood Mac “She is going to come and do a song on the second two shows,” Nicks said. “I think it will probably be ‘Don’t Stop.’ I don’t know, but she’s coming to Ireland to rehearse with us.” The BBC was unable to confirm specific details with band representatives. This news is quite surprising: Last year, during an interview with Rolling Stone , Nicks shared a pessimistic outlook on a potential reunion. “I would say there’s no more a chance of that happening than an asteroid hitting the earth,” she said. … [Read more...] about Christine McVie to Reunite With Fleetwood Mac on European Tour
The return of Christine McVie to Fleetwood Mac has been a poorly kept secret over the past few months, but it’s still shocking to hear her voice on the phone for an interview about the group’s upcoming reunion tour entitled On With the Show . She’s the songwriter and vocalist on some of Fleetwood Mac ’s most enduring hits – including “Don’t Stop,” “Little Lies,” “Everywhere” and “You Make Loving Fun” – but she quit the group in 1998 and disappeared completely from the scene. The remaining members said over and over again that she’d never return . Rolling Stone spoke with her about leaving the band, what she’s been up to during the past two decades and what the future holds for Fleetwood Mac. Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Fleetwood Mac Songs Let’s go back to 1998. Why did you quit the band? Well, I initially developed a great fear of flying. It was a real phobia. I also bought a house in England and decided, to a degree, I was really tired of the road. I wasn’t … [Read more...] about Q&A: Christine McVie Can’t Wait for Fleetwood Mac World Tour
Pink Floyd will release two physical versions of their first new music in over 25 years, recent single “Hey Hey Rise Up,” which was first released digitally in April to support of the people of Ukraine. The single will be available as both a 7-inch and CD single on Oct. 21 in the U.S., with both formats boasting newly-reworked version of “A Great Day For Freedom,” from the band’s 1994 album. The Division Bell . David Gilmour reimagined the song using the original tapes, which feature Nick Mason on drums and the late Richard Wright on keyboards. Proceeds for the physical release and the ongoing digital sales will go to Ukraine humanitarian relief. “Hey Hey Rise Up” was recorded in late March in Gilmour’s barn and features vocals by Andriy Khlyvnyuk of the Ukrainian band, Boombox, who recorded himself in full military gear singing the folk song, “The Red Viburnum in the Meadow,” to the empty streets in Kyiv’s Sofiyskaya Square. Gilmour was so moved by the performance … [Read more...] about Pink Floyd Set Physical Release of ‘Hey Hey Rise Up,’ Their First New Song in 25 Years
Sherri Shepherd’s new daytime talker Sherri is on track for a fall premiere. Lionsgate ’s Debmar-Mercury has set Monday, September 12, for the debut of the nationally syndicated weekday talk show, with clearances now at more than 97% of the U.S. Anchored by Fox Television Stations, stations belonging to Cox, Hearst, Sinclair, Nexstar and others also have agreed to carry the show. Sherri takes over the Fox O&O time slots of The Wendy Williams Show , which aired its final episode on June 17. Shepherd will appear before a live audience from New York’s Chelsea Studios with a daily dose of pop culture, comedy, conversations, along with celebrity and human interest interviews. David Perler ( The Wendy Williams Show ) executive produces and serves as showrunner. Shepherd and her producing partner Jawn Murray also executive produce, with Suzanne Bass, Joelle Dawson and Fernita Wynn serving as co-executive producers. “September 12th can’t get here fast … [Read more...] about Sherri Shepherd’s Daytime Talker ‘Sherri’ Gets Premiere Date; Sold In 97% Of U.S.
Outfest has announced the complete lineup for its 40th-anniversary Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival , which will take place from July 14-24 at multiple locations throughout Los Angeles. More than 200 films, representing 29 countries, will screen as part of this year’s lineup. 42 will make their world premieres, including the doc Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story from Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films and Pulse Films; the UK feature Phea , starring Sherika Sherard; Mercedes Kane’s Art and Pep ; and Scout Durwood’s Youtopia. Outfest Los Angeles’ Episodics section will also feature a host of world premieres, including advanced looks at at Shudder’s forthcoming docuseries Queer for Fear ; the comedy special Queer Riot, headlined by Margaret Cho; and writer-producer Des Moran’s series halfsies , as well as a free sneak peek screening of the upcoming Prime Video series A League of Their Own , starring Abbi Jacobson. The fest’s Platinum section, … [Read more...] about Outfest Rounds Out Lineup For Its 40th Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival
William Ortwin This is awesome ... an outdoor basketball court in Los Angeles got a complete makeover this week -- with images of Kobe Bryant , Shaq , Magic Johnson , and other Lakers legends being painted all over it. The artist behind the work, Gustavo Zermeno Jr. , tells TMZ Sports he initially linked up with Veniceball and Project Backboard to repaint the court at Southside Christian Church in Inglewood to try to give it some TLC. The Lakers theme was Zermeno Jr.'s idea ... saying he's been wanting to do this for years and "the pastor of the church is a huge Laker fan so it worked out perfectly." Zermeno -- who's been painting professionally since 2016 -- tells us the focal point was Kobe (his favorite Laker) and other players who had their jerseys retired. He also wanted to pay homage to Pau Gasol ... saying he "deserves to be up there with them." Waiting for your permission to load the Instagram Media. And, … [Read more...] about Lakers Legends Amazingly Painted On Outdoor Court In L.A., Kobe, Shaq, Pau & More!
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall , his fourth wife, are said to be divorcing, according to a report in the New York Times citing two people familiar with the situation. Bryce Tom, a spokesperson for Murdoch, declined to comment. The couple married in London in 2016. Media mogul divorces raise the question of potential impact on assets, in this case News Corp . and Fox Corp., bit it seems unlikely this split would alter the ownership structure of either The Murdoch family trust holds each company, with Rupert splitting voting rights with his four oldest children — Lachlan, Elisabeth, James and Prudence — but maintaining control. Hall, 65, was previously married to Mick Jagger. She was a well known fashion model in the 1970s and 80s. Rupert, 91, has tied the knot with Patricia Booker (mother of Prudence); Anna Torv (mother to Lachlan, Elisabeth and James) and Wendi Deng, with whom he has two daughters, Chloe and Grace. The trust also holds the family’s significant stake … [Read more...] about Rupert Murdoch And Fourth Wife Jerry Hall Divorcing – Report
Santigold gets in the interrogation room with herself in the new short video accompanying the arrival of her latest song, “Ain’t Ready.” The track will appear on the musician’s new album, Spirituals , set to arrive Sept. 9. “Ain’t Ready” feels at once atmospheric and heavy, with Santigold’s falsetto vocals filling the spaces between the pounding drums and industrial synths. The short video accompanying the song matches the defiant tone of Santigold’s lyrics — “I know those fools boy ain’t ready/Still they spill their lies and blame” — with the musician encountering herself in a sterile interrogation room before unleashing all her fury. In a statement, Santigold explained that she started “Ain’t Ready” with producer Illangelo before Sbtrkt and Dre Skull helped her finish the song. “It was one of those songs where as soon as I opened my mouth the whole melody just poured out,” she continued. “There were no words but all the emotion was there. To me, the song sounded full of … [Read more...] about Santigold Steps Into Her Own Power on New Song ‘Ain’t Ready’
The Jan. 6 committee has subpoenaed documentary filmmaker Alex Holder in regard to footage and interviews Holder and his team shot while following former President Donald Trump and his inner circle throughout the 2020 presidential campaign. Holder’s company, AJH Films, confirmed to Rolling Stone on Tuesday that he has been subpoenaed, will sit for an interview with the panel on Thursday, and has “fully complied with all of the committee’s requests.” Trump’s team was blindsided by the development, which was initially reported by Politico . In some of the highest ranks of the Trumpworld diaspora — including among several who testified before the Jan. 6 committee — news of the documentarian cooperating with the congressional panel (and also potentially having reams of behind-the-scenes footage of Trump’s crusade to nullify the 2020 election) came as a bizarre surprise. “What the fuck is this?” a former top Trump 2020 official messaged Rolling Stone on Tuesday after … [Read more...] about ‘What the F-ck Is This?’: Team Trump Blindsided by Jan. 6 Committee Getting Doc Footage