4 items from 2017
With most behind-the-scenes, making-of music docs, you can feel something ominous in the air. Either the artists on display are on the verge of a schism or someone’s personal life is threatening to undo the collective goals of the group. “May It Last,” a documentary from Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio about the North Carolina-based folk-rock group The Avett Brothers, never stumbles on that central, driving conflict. Instead, the film presents the story of two brothers, Scott and Seth Avett, who have lived their separate lives without being fueled by the need to bring seismic change to the music industry or each other. “May It Last” still places The Avett Brothers in the context of a musical quest but finds an equally satisfying path in the ordinary elements of their lives.
Most of the in-process footage from “May It Last” follows the recording of the band’s 2016 album “True »
- Steve Greene
Young actress Izabella Alvarez, who most recently recurred in “Westworld,” has booked a series regular role on ABC’s “Raised by Wolves,” Variety has learned. “Raised By Wolves,” from “Juno” screenwriter Diablo Cody and executive producer Greg Berlanti, is about Sheila Gabel (Georgia King), one tough mother struggling to support her five opinionated, eccentric kids on a shoestring budget in a Midwestern town. Alvarez will play one of the children, Dolly Gabel, and joins previously announced young stars Cooper Friedman and Lulu Wilson. Also starring in the pilot is Craig T. Nelson. Aside from her role on HBO’s “Westworld,” the 13-year-old Alvarez’s credits include Showtime’s “Shameless” and the upcoming movie “Magic Camp.” She is repped by Curtis Talent Management and Coast to Coast Talent Group.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
If Ed Sheeran hasn’t invaded your speakers yet, just give it time. His latest single, the instantly hummable “Shape of You,” has shot to No. 1 across the planet, offering just a hint of the tuneful treats found on his new full-length, ÷ (that’s “Divide,” folks), which dropped last Friday. In celebration of his long-awaited return after retiring from the spotlight for nearly a year, the 26-year-old sat with Rolling Stone for an extensive and revealing profile. Read on for some of the highlights.
He Overcame His Stutter By Rapping Along to Eminem
Growing up in Suffolk on England’s east coast, »
- Jordan Runtagh
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West weren't just trying to look "middle class" in a photo set Kim recently released -- the shots are real and capture a challenging time for the family. Sources close to the couple confirm the pics were taken at music producer Rick Rubin's Malibu home. We're told Rick offered the pad up to Kanye post-hospitalization as a place to escape and get his mind right. Our sources say he stayed »
- TMZ Staff
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