Bob Marley (I) - News Poster

News

From Top Model to Mother of Two! Real Housewives of Atlanta's Eva Marcille Expecting Second Child

  • PEOPLE.com
From Top Model to Mother of Two! Real Housewives of Atlanta's Eva Marcille Expecting Second Child
Eva Marcille‘s year just keeps getting better — she’s pregnant!

The winner of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 3, who has joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, is expecting her second child, she reveals to People exclusively.

The baby boy on the way will be Marcille’s first child with boyfriend Michael Sterling, a recent candidate for the mayor of Atlanta. She also shares daughter Marley Rae, 3½, with ex Kevin McCall.

“I said, ‘Marley, would you like to have a little brother or sister?’ And she said, ‘Yes, Mom, but you know what? Maybe a baby brother.
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Guitar Superhero Gary Clark Jr. on Covering the Beatles’ ‘Come Together’ for ‘Justice League’

Guitar Superhero Gary Clark Jr. on Covering the Beatles’ ‘Come Together’ for ‘Justice League’
To a lot of music fans of the post-rock generation, “Guitar Hero” is the name of a console game, not something that comes along in real life in the 2010s. Gary Clark Jr. is among the very few of those who’ve been minted lately. He may or may not count as an actual superhero, but there are enough of those to go around in the new “Justice League” film, which has his and Junkie Xl’s cover of the Beatles’ “Come Together” as the principal theme.

On a less heroic note, Clark Jr. also recently collaborated on a cover of Neil Young’s “Ohio” for a very different screen project, Ken Burns’ “The Vietnam War.” Variety spoke with the blues-rocker about both recordings, his Batman wanna-be inclinations, and how he plans to mix blues and hip-hop on his next album.

You’re going to be playing “Come Together” a lot on TV this year. It’s so non-linear
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Anna Wintour Eats Fast Food, Reveals Who She’d Never Invite Back to the Met Gala

Anna Wintour Eats Fast Food, Reveals Who She’d Never Invite Back to the Met Gala
Even Anna Wintour isn’t safe in James Corden’s game of “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts”! The 67-year-old Vogue editor-in-chief played a special version of the gross-out game on Wednesday night.

“We read that your worst nightmare to eat is actual fast food,” Corden told the fashion influencer.

He then showed some of the food choices, including a “heart attack on a plate,” which is a cheeseburger with bacon in a donut, bacon wrapped pizza, and deep fried butter.

Wintour immediately was forced to eat the bacon-wrapped pizza when she was asked to rank four top designers from best to worst.

Watch: Charlie Puth Is Close to Vomiting During James Corden’s ‘Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts’

“They’re all masters of their universe!” she insisted before taking a bite and declaring, “It’s covered in grease.”

Corden wasn’t immune to the pressure. Wintour asked the British host which celebrity was his least
See full article at Entertainment Tonight »

Consummate Brit Firth Now Dual Citizen + More U.K. Industry News

Hello and welcome back to our roundup of the most important industry news you might have missed in the last week. And no, we’re not talking about Kit Harington and Rose Leslie’s wedding. Young Vic announces new artistic director.The most important news in theatre last week was the Young Vic’s announcement of Kwame Kwei-Armah as their next artistic director. The award-winning playwright, actor and director is currently the artistic director of the Center Stage theatre in Baltimore, Maryland, where he directed the world premiere of “One Night in Miami” which was nominated for an Olivier award in 2003 when it was produced at The Donmar. As a playwright, his works vary from “One Love: The Bob Marley Musical” last year at Birmingham Rep to the hard-hitting early-noughties drama “Elmina’s Kitchen” at The National Theatre. As well as running Center Stage, Kwei-Armah served on the boards of The National Theatre,
See full article at Backstage »

“Insecure” Director Melina Matsoukas to Adapt “A Brief History of Seven Killings” for Amazon…

Insecure” Director Melina Matsoukas to Adapt “A Brief History of Seven Killings” for Amazon StudiosMatsoukas: HBO/YouTube

If you haven’t already heard Melina Matsoukas’ name, you will soon. The frequent “Insecure” director and rising star just landed a major gig. She’s developing an adaptation of Marlon James’ award-winning 2014 novel “A Brief History of Seven Killings” for Amazon Studios, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. She’ll exec produce the ambitious project and direct the episodes. James will pen the script and Malcolm Spellman (“Empire”) is set to serve as showrunner.

“‘Seven Killings’ begins with the attempted assassination of reggae icon Bob Marley and explores its aftermath, looking at one vital day in multiple time periods,” THR writes. “The novel looked at Jamaican politics, poverty, race, class, and the volatile relationship between the U.S. and the Caribbean, and traced the connection between CIA efforts to destabilize a left-wing Jamaican government in the 1970s to the brutal realities of gang wars in the Kingston ghettos and their spread to New York in the 1980s.”

Transparent” creator Jill Soloway and her Topple Productions partner Andrea Sperling are among the executive producers joining Matsoukas on the project.

“‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’ is a complex story that needs to be told, about a people whose voices need to be heard,” Matsoukas said in a statement. “It’s been my dream to bring this story to life onscreen since reading the first line of Marlon’s book. I am deeply honored to be entrusted with this tapestry of stories so entrenched in roots, reggae, race, mysticism, and politics, while working alongside Marlon to ensure an authentic portrayal of his words.”

Matsoukas has been a fan of “Seven Killings” for some time. Back in January 2015 she posted a photo of the acclaimed novel on Instagram.

Best known for her collaborations with Beyoncé, including directing the music video for “Formation,” Matsoukas scored a Grammy for Best Short Form Music Video for Rihanna’s “We Found Love.” She’s helmed seven episodes of Issa Rae’s “Insecure,” and two eps of Aziz Ansari’s “Master of None,” including the “Thanksgiving” episode, which just won Ansari and Lena Waithe an Emmy for best comedy writing. Waithe, who also acts in the Netflix series, is the first black woman to ever win an Emmy in this category.

“I’ve always been that person that sets a goal and works toward it,” Matsoukas has said. “I was taught that I could be anything and do anything I wanted. I think the biggest challenge as a young person was trying to figure out what I wanted to do, and what my goals were. Once I found my passion and I had something to work toward, it was like, ‘When is this going to happen?’ I really try to plan my career as best I can and make the right choices to brand myself, and get to where I need, and make sure that every choice in life that I’m making is building toward the bigger vision of where I want to be,” she explained.

Matsoukas may be making her feature directorial debut sometime soon. In February she was reportedly being sought as the director of Universal Pictures’ adaptation of Natalie C. Handerson’s best-selling novel, “City of Saints & Thieves.” The story follows a girl who has been living on the streets of Kenya in the aftermath of her mother’s murder. The project isn’t listed on Matsoukas’ IMDb page, but we haven’t seen word of another director signing on.

Insecure” Director Melina Matsoukas to Adapt “A Brief History of Seven Killings” for Amazon… was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
See full article at Women and Hollywood »

'Insecure' Director to Adapt Man Booker Prize-Winning Novel for Amazon Studios (Exclusive)

'Insecure' Director to Adapt Man Booker Prize-Winning Novel for Amazon Studios (Exclusive)
Melina Matsoukas, chief director of the HBO series Insecure, is tackling an adaptation of the award-winning Marlon James novel A Brief History of Seven Killings for Amazon Studios.

Matsoukas is developing the project as a series and will executive produce as well as direct the episodes. Teaming with her is James, who will write the script as well as executive produce, while Malcolm Spellman, a writer and co-executive producer on Empire, will be the showrunner and exec produce as well.

Seven Killings begins with the attempted assassination of reggae icon Bob Marley and explores its aftermath, looking at one vital...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News »

‘Street Fighter V: Abigail’ Game Review: High Risk, High Reward

Street Fighter fans have gone through a lot over the years, especially in regards to strange characters. We’ve seen DeeJay, the DJ who’s basically just Bob Marley shooting beams from his hands and feet. We’ve seen a masked wrestler who, with his professional chef side-hustle, learns how to cook by mercilessly beating people in the […]

Source: uInterview

The post ‘Street Fighter V: Abigail’ Game Review: High Risk, High Reward appeared first on uInterview.
See full article at Uinterview »

How we made The Old Grey Whistle test

‘Captain Beefheart took over the control room, as if he was producing the entire show. Bob Marley and the Wailers were ridiculously good – and totally stoned’

I’d never done any TV whatsoever , so I was learning on the job before millions of people. I felt intimidated in front of the camera to begin with, and it made my presentational style very low key. Not long after I started, Melody Maker did a review, describing me as Whispering Bob, a label that’s stuck ever since.

Continue reading...
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Doobie Brothers To Perform At Playing For Change Foundation Concert

Playing For Change, the multimedia company responsible for the popular ‘Songs Around The World’ video series, has announced it will host We Are One, a concert benefitting the Playing For Change Foundation and celebrating 10 years of positive change through music.

Official partners for the event include Los Angeles’ premier rock radio station 95.5 Klos, La Weekly, and Japan-based music app Nana. The concert will take place on Tuesday, October 3, at the historic Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles and feature performances from The Doobie Brothers members Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, and John McFee; as well as Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett from Little Feat; The Playing For Change Band, that features 10 respected musicians from 10 different countries; world-renowned drummer James Gadson; The Ambassador of Soul, Ellis Hall; legendary harmonica player Lee Oskar; and more. Ticketing options include an exclusive VIP experience with a pre-show meet and greet reception with The Doobie Brothers and musicians,
See full article at Look to the Stars »

Jamaica’s New Film Commissioner Brings Shorts to the Forefront

Jampro has partnered with the Jamaica Film and Television Association (Jafta), and the Chase Fund to deliver Jafta Propella –a script to screen program which nurtures Jamaican content creators and enables them to tell their stories cinematically by providing funding and in-kind support.

Renee Robinson, a native Jamaican, is the new(ish) Film Commissioner of Jamaica, now in her second year of a three year term. In fact the first film professional to hold the office of Film Commissioner, she has instituted changes geared toward helping emerging filmmakers hone their talents to make Jamaica great again. She is a multi-lingual cultural industry strategist and thought-leader who has worked in Canada, Europe, South Africa, and the Caribbean in film, television, digital media, arts and culture, entertainment, and communications. With almost two decades of senior management experience in content programming, regulation/ policy, strategic planning, and industry intelligence, she has held in leadership
See full article at Sydney's Buzz »

Brothers Reunite After 30 Years with Their Biological Mother Who They Believed Was Dead

Brothers Reunite After 30 Years with Their Biological Mother Who They Believed Was Dead
After a decades-long search, two Texas brothers were reunited with their biological mother — something they once thought impossible because they belived she was dead.

Brothers Anthony Wiggs, 46, and Ray Abreu, 47, reunited with their mother after more than four long decades on August 4 at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Texas, surrounded by teary-eyed spectators who learned of their story.

The brothers were born in Puerto Rico but were separated from each other and their mother when their parent’s marriage fell apart in the 1970s and Wiggs was adopted by a loving family in the U.S. Amazingly enough, the brothers
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Sinéad O’Connor’s Struggle: Inside the ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ Singer’s Tumultuous Ups and Downs

Sinéad O’Connor’s Struggle: Inside the ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ Singer’s Tumultuous Ups and Downs
Sinéad O’Connor achieved pop culture immortality with a soulful cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U” that built on the pain and vulnerability of Prince’s original, but the tears shed in the iconic video weren’t just for show. The ethereal voice and wounded eyes masked a past marred by child abuse, incarcerations, and tragedy, and those inner demons followed her through the gilded door of fame and haunt her to this day.

They ultimately led her to a New Jersey Travelodge, where she lived a solitary existence away from family in her native Ireland, whom she claims couldn’t cope with her mental illnesses.
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Puff, puff, give these new images for Netflix's Disjointed a good stare

  • JoBlo
I hope you've got your favorite Bob Marley, Sublime, or Cheech and Chong tunes all queud up, man, because it's almost time to light one up while checking out Chuck Lorre and David Javerbaum's Disjointed on Netflix. Disjointed is a half-hour sitcom that stars Academy Award winner Kathy Bates as Ruth, a lifelong advocate for the legalization of everyone's... Read More...
See full article at JoBlo »

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets – Review

Dane DeHaan stars in Luc Besson’s Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets.

Photo Credit: Lou Faulon. Photo courtesy of Stx Entertainment. Motion Picture Artwork © 2017 Stx Financing, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets is writer/director Luc Besson’s latest sci-fi action/adventure film, starring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne as a team of special agents wisecracking and flirting their way through danger as they race to unravel the puzzle of what or who is threatening to destroy the interstellar city of Alpha. The film also stars Clive Owen, Ethan Hawk and singer Rihanna.

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets is spectacular visually, with one fabulous, colorful, fantastical vision after another, and the film completely delivers on that level.

The 3D action/adventure film is based on a French sci-fi graphic novel series, “Valerian and Laureline,” or just “Valerian.” The long-running comic series,
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

Levi Hummon’s Volunteer Experiences Leave Indelible Mark as He Climbs Country Charts: ‘It Puts It in Perspective’

Levi Hummon’s Volunteer Experiences Leave Indelible Mark as He Climbs Country Charts: ‘It Puts It in Perspective’
Levi Hummon has been making a splash in Nashville with his track “Don’t Waste the Night,” but there’s much more to this country singer than his voice and songwriting skills. He previously spent summers on aid missions to Rwanda, Uganda and Egypt with his family, keeping perspective on his life and career based on these experiences.

“Making music and being famous are not the only things that matter in this world,” Hummon, 25, tells People. “A smile on the face of child whose country was falling apart 20 years ago puts it in perspective.”

It’s these trips and encounters
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Island Records Founder Chris Blackwell Teams Up With ‘Narcos’ Exec for Reggae Series

Island Records Founder Chris Blackwell Teams Up With ‘Narcos’ Exec for Reggae Series
Island Records founder and entrepreneur Chris Blackwell has teamed with “Narcos” showrunner Eric Newman and Propagate Content’s Ben Silverman to develop a narrative TV series about the birth of reggae music and the rise of Jamaica’s music industry in the wake of the Caribbean island nation’s independence from Britain in 1962.

Silverman, co-ceo of Propagate Content, and Newman pitched the idea to Universal Music Group and Studiocanal, both owned by French conglom Vivendi. Universal Music Group has been actively expanding its operations in film and TV. Sascha Penn, an alum of the Starz drama “Power,” will pen the pilot script. Studiocanal chairman-ceo Didier Lupfer will executive-produce the yet-untitled project with Blackwell, Newman, Silverman and Marlon James, author of the Booker Prize-winning novel “A Brief History of Seven Killings,” which is set in 1970s Jamaica. Studiocanal plans to shop the series to premium TV and streaming outlets.

Blackwell, who was raised in Jamaica and cofounded Island Records in 1959, is essentially a character in the story, given his huge role in popularizing Jamaica’s music via his work with Bob Marley, Toots and the Maytals and others. Blackwell sold Island to Polygram in 1989; Polygram was in turn acquired by Seagram in 1998 and merged with its current parent company, Universal Music Group.

Related

Review: ‘Who Killed Bob Marley? ’

“I am thrilled by the team we have assembled and we are honored to be entrusted by Chris Blackwell to tell an amazing story about a little island that made, and continues to make, a lot of noise,” Newman said.

Silverman added: “This is a groundbreaking premium series focused on an extraordinary man who brought underrepresented music and ideas to the forefront of popular culture. Sascha Penn and Marlon James are perfect collaborators for the extraordinary Chris Blackwell, Eric and me.”

Jeff Berg, former ICM chief, brought the project to Blackwell’s attention and negotiated the deal for Blackwell, Silverman and Newman.

Related storiesTelemundo Seals U.S. Deal for Escobar Doc; Drug Lord's Son Promises New Revelations (Exclusive)Subtitled Series Not Lost in Translation on U.S. OutletsFilm Companies Fight to Get a Piece of TV Drama Action
See full article at Variety - Film News »

'All Eyez on Me': Film Review

'All Eyez on Me': Film Review
Our expectations of hip-hop biopics may have been elevated by Straight Outta Compton, but they come back down to earth with a heavy thump in All Eyez on Me, a ploddingly pedestrian dramatization of Tupac Shakur’s brief, tumultuous life. Since his untimely death at 25 following a dramatic drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996, the rap superstar has been posthumously canonized as a kind of global underclass icon in the Bob Marley mold. Benny Boom’s film adds to this culture of reverence, but in the process it sanitizes and simplifies a complex American idol, ultimately doing a disservice to...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News »

Ice Cube Talks ‘Death Certificate,’ ‘Friday,’ and His Star on the Walk of Fame

Ice Cube Talks ‘Death Certificate,’ ‘Friday,’ and His Star on the Walk of Fame
When he was a teenager back in the mid-1980s, O’Shea Jackson split his time between playing football for William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, and writing his earliest rhymes as a South L.A. rapper named Ice Cube. He didn’t yet have a car, and his bus route to school involved making a pit stop on Hollywood Boulevard, where the now-storied rapper-actor will receive a star on the Walk of Fame on June 12.

“I had to catch the 210 bus down Crenshaw, then you would change buses in Hollywood,” Cube remembers. “And it’s dope, because I walked through Hollywood as a kid, trying to catch a bus to the Valley on my way to football practice. Now I’m gonna have a star there, and some kid like me, on his way to practice or whatever, is gonna see my name down there, and have
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Jay Z Is a Long, Long Way from Pregnant Beyonce

  • TMZ
Jay Z is jamming all the way down in Jamaica, and ya gotta wonder if pregnant Beyonce is waiting in vain ... back in L.A. If ya missed the references -- Jay was spotted Friday in Kingston, where he was recording new music with Damien Marley ... in Bob Marley's legendary Tuff Gong Studio.  A post shared by View Jamaica (@viewjamaica) on Jun 9, 2017 at 4:47pm Pdt By most calendars, Bey should be within days of having the twins.
See full article at TMZ »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With | External Sites