11 items from 2015
Kurt Sutter is poised to return to FX with a new series. FX has given a series order to the new show from Sutter, who previously created Sons of Anarchy and wrote for The Shield, both of which were on FX as well. Titled The Bastard Executioner, the show’s first season will run for ten episodes, with Brian Grazer onboard as executive producer as well. Relative newcomer Lee Jones will be taking on the titular role, with Sons of Anarchy‘s Katey Sagal, True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer, and Starred Up‘s Sam Spruell among the cast, alongside Sutter himself. The Americans‘ Matthew Rhys is also set to guest star on the series.
The show itself will make its premiere on FX in the fall, though a date has yet to be announced. The show’s synopsis, via FX’s press release, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Record executive Bruce Lundvall, who revived Blue Note Records label in the mid-1980s and turned it into a major influence on the contemporary jazz scene during his 25 years as president, has died at age 79. Last year, Bruce Lundvall received the Jazz Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his enormous contribution to the history and discography of jazz and popular music. In a career spanning 48 years, Mr. Lundvall was responsible for signing and/or nurturing the careers of a wide array of artists, including Willie Nelson, Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Chucho Valdes, Paquito D’Rivera, Ruben Blades, […] »
- April Neale
According to Broadway World, actor/singer Rubén Blades (Predator 2, Once Upon a Time in Mexico) has joined the cast of Fear The Walking Dead. Blades will portray the series regular role of Daniel, the dad of Mercedes Mason’s character. Earlier this month, Mason (Quarantine 2: Terminal, 666 Park Avenue) joined the series in a regular role that's yet to be detailed.
“Fear the Walking Dead,” which is set in Los Angeles and focuses on new characters and storylines, stars Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, “Sons of Anarchy”) as Madison, Cliff Curtis (“Missing,” “Gang Related”) as Travis, Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) as Nick and Alycia Debnam-Carey (Into the Storm) as Alicia. Also joining the cast as series regulars are Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange is the New Black »
- Derek Anderson
Ruben Blades has closed a deal for a series regular role on AMC’s upcoming The Walking Dead companion series, Fear The Walking Dead, which has a two-season pickup. Blades will play Daniel, the father of Mercedes Mason’s character. Set in Los Angeles (and shot in Vancouver and La), Fear The Walking Dead focuses on new characters and storylines. In addition to Mason, Blades joins previously announced cast Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey… »
Both Relativity and TWC were bidding for the film. TWC has committed to 2,000 U.S. screens. The studio had already bought foreign rights to the pic a few months back.
Directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz and written by Jonathan Jakubowicz, the movie is based on the true story of legendary boxer Duran, who rose from the slums of Panama to become one of the great fighter of his time. His rivalry with Sugar Ray Leonard (portrayed by Usher in the film) is considered one of the fiercest in boxing history. He was nicknamed “hands of stone” because his hard hits led to 103 wins in 119 fights.
- Maane Khatchatourian
Exclusive: After an all-nighter in the ring, The Weinstein Company closed a deal for U.S. distribution rights to Hands Of Stone, the Jonathan Jakubowicz-directed drama that stars Edgar Ramirez as iconic fighter Robert Duran, Robert De Niro as his mentor and trainer Ray Arcel, and Usher as his ring nemesis Sugar Ray Leonard. Ellen Barkin, Ruben Blades and Ana de Armas also star. The picture will likely open sometime next winter. The important part of this deal is a… »
Like the forthcoming series’ already announced castings, not much is known about Mason’s character. Our sister site Deadline, which broke the news, reports that Ruben Blades is in negotiations to play her alter ego’s dad.
Related Hulu to Exclusively Host Walking Dead Spinoff
The companion series stars Cliff Curtis (Gang Related), Kim Dickens (Deadwood), Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam Carey (The 100) and Elizabeth Rodriguez (Orange Is the New Black) as Los Angeles residents in the early days of the walker takeover. »
Mercedes Mason (666 Park Avenue) is set as new regular on AMC’s upcoming The Walking Dead companion series, Fear The Walking Dead, which has a two-season pickup. I hear Ruben Blades is in talks to play her father. Set in Los Angeles (and shot in Vancouver and La), Fear The Walking Dead focuses on new characters and storylines. The pilot co-stars Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey. Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert… »
The Grammy Awards took place this week, crowning a new group of artists winners. Sam Smith was the big winner of the night, taking home several awards, including song of the year, record of the year, and best new artist. Many awards were also announced prior to the ceremony, so you'll want to check out this list even if you tuned in to the broadcast. See what artists like Pharrell, Beyoncé, and Eminem won for! Album Of The Year Morning Phase by Beck Record Of The Year "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith Best Pop Solo Performance "Happy" by Pharrell Best Pop Vocal Album In the Lonely Hour by Sam Smith Best Urban Contemporary Album Girl by Pharrell Best Country Album Platinum by Miranda Lambert Best Rock Song "Ain't It Fun" by Paramore Best New Artist Sam Smith Song Of The Year "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith Best Music »
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards winners have been chosen, and we have the full list of those musicians taking home statues this Sunday, Feb. 8.
Did you favorite artists and/or songs win?
Check out the Full list of winners, below.
Record of the Year: Sam Smith, Stay With Me
Song of the Year: "Stay With Me," Sam Smith
Album of the Year: Beck, Morning Phase
Best Country Album: Miranda Lambert, Platinum
Best Rock Album: Beck, Morning Phase
Best Pop Vocal Album: Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour
Best Pop Solo Performance: “Happy,” Pharrell Williams
Best New Artist: Sam Smith
Best Folk Album: Old Crow Medicine Show, Remedy
Best American Roots Song: “A Feather’s Not a Bird »
Complete list of winners and nominees of the 2014 Grammy Awards, held in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on Sunday February 8. Winners will be updated as they're announced during the telecast and pre-telecast. Record Of The Year “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli Xcx “Chandelier,” Sia **Winner** “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor Album Of The Year **Winner** “Morning Phase,” Beck “Beyoncé,” Beyoncé “X,” Ed Sheeran “In The Lonely Hour,” Sam Smith “Girl,” Pharrell Williams Song Of The Year “All About That Bass,” Kevin Kadish & Meghan Trainor, songwriters (Meghan Trainor) “Chandelier,” Sia Furler & Jesse Shatkin, songwriters (Sia) “Shake It Off,” Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift) **Winner** “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith) “Take Me To Church,” Andrew Hozier-Byrne, songwriter (Hozier) Best New Artist Iggy Azalea Bastille Brandy Clark »
- Donna Dickens
11 items from 2015
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