At the beginning of the year, Ed Sheeran emerged from from a year-long hiatus with two very different new songs. While "Castle on a Hill" has more somber vibes, the other song, called "Shape of You" has more a beat to it. Recently, the latter song seems to have gained Sheeran's favor; he sang it on Saturday Night Live, and the very next day he performed it at the Grammys. With so much attention on the song (and a fire dance video, to boot), we decided to uncover a few fun facts about Sheeran's new sound. 1. It Was Originally Meant For Rihanna In an interview with BBC Radio back in January, Sheeran revealed that he originally wrote the song with Rihanna in mind. "We were writing this song and I was like, 'This would really work for Rihanna.'" he revealed. "And then I started singing lyrics like 'putting Van »
- Ryan Roschke
Drake’s meme-tacular “Hotline Bling” beat out a formidable field that also included Kanye West’s “Famous” and “Ultralight Beam,” Chance the Rapper’s “No Problem,” and Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s “All the Way Up” to win best rap song at the Grammy Awards on Sunday.
“Hotline Bling” also won best rap/sung performance; along with the best rap song win, they’re the second and third Grammy wins of his career and the first since he took home best rap album for Take Care in 2013.
Drake could have a big night: He’s also nominated for record »
- Eric Renner Brown
Looking over the 2017 Grammy nominees, you'll see names like Adele, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Sia, and Ariana Grande. Then, there's Sturgill Simpson. While he's well-known in the country genre, he's not a household name - yet. Not only is he going up against Adele, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, and Drake for album of the year (in addition to country album of the year), he's the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend. That said, it's time to get to know the singer! While Kentucky-born Simpson formed his first band, Sunday Valley, in 2004, he gained critical attention with his solo album, High Top Mountain, released in 2013. His second album, 2014's Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, did even better, peaking at No. 11 on Billboard's Top Country Albums list. A Sailor's Guide to Earth, the album that earned Simpson his Grammy nomination, was released in April and has been climbing the charts. One of »
- Maggie Pehanick
With just over a week to go until the fifth and final season of Bates Motel gets underway, Entertainment Weekly has released another look at Rihanna’s Marion Crane in the Psycho prequel series; take a look below…
See Also: Marion Crane featured in new trailer for Bates Motel season 5, watch it here
Executive producer Kerry Ehrin also revealed a little bit more information on the character: “Is there a shower scene? All I can tell you is that we pulled Psycho into Bates Motel, not vice-versa. That was always the goal and the fun of it. You will have to watch and find out!”
“Let me just preface by saying it’s one of my favorite films,” Ehrin continues. “But Marion is a woman written in the ’50s by a guy. It was very much our goal to show you what’s going on in her head to give her more complexity… »
- Amie Cranswick
Following last month's reveal of Rihanna as Marion Crane, EW is back with new images of the singer/actress' take on the iconic Psycho character.
You can view EW's new images below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more coverage of Bates Motel ahead of the final season's premiere on Monday, February 20th at 10:00pm Et on A&E.
At Comic-Con 2016, Daily Dead and several other journalists spoke with Bates Motel executive producers / writers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin, and they shared their thoughts on casting Rihanna as iconic Psycho character Marion Crane:
Carlton Cuse: We've been talking about putting Marion Crane in the show for a long time.We were very concerned about it because we wanted to make sure that we could do our own version of it. Funny, we ran all these things, people pitching actors who looked like [Janet] Leigh. We wanted to define »
- Derek Anderson
Sold-out stadiums, packed festival stages and … living rooms?
Long before heading to the Grammy Awards as 2017 nominees, stars like Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake were honing their crafts as tiny tots.
Check out these award-worthy musicians’ humble beginnings before they come together at the awards on Feb. 12.
Leading the ceremony’s nominees with an impressive nine nominations, the Lemonade singer knew all about wowing a crowd years before becoming a “Grown Woman.” In fact, a home video clip that was used in her “Grown Woman” video proves just how “bad” she’s always been.
Her performance chops were also in »
- Lydia Price
Mariah Carey just skipped the athleisure trend altogether and went straight for glam-leisure.
The 46-year-old singer hit the weights and the stair climber at celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson's gym on Thursday night, but did not change into sweats while working on her fitness. Instead, Carey wore fishnets, a cleavage-baring leotard, a gold statement necklace and FENTxPuma heels, which cost between $375 and $600.
In one video posted to Instagram, Carey is seen playfully "running amok" through the gym, while in another, she's casually lifting weights. "We must we must," she wrote, referring to the rhyme "we must, we must, we must increase our bust."
In her final post from the gym, Carey is seen sexily posing on a stair climber. "Climb every mountain," she wrote.
Rihanna regrammed this photo, excited to see that Carey was wearing heels from her »
Another new video has arrived to whet your appetites for the return of “Bates Motel.” It reminds us that sometimes Norman sees his mother when she isn’t there… Want more? How about another video focusing on Rihanna as Marion? We’ve… Continue Reading →
The post New Bates Motel Teasers Take Togetherness to a New Level appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Debi Moore
Good morning Baltimore, indeed! An upcoming regional production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Hairspray” is holding an open casting call for nonunion performers. If that’s not enough, we have background gigs in “The Vampire Diaries” and “Oceans 8,” and more opportunities in today’s casting roundup! “Hairspray”Stargazer Productions is casting talent for several roles in its nonunion production of “Hairspray.” The Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman-scored tuner will hold an open casting call Feb. 6 in Fontana, California with a run slated for March 17–April 9, also in Fontana. Those hired will be paid a minimum stipend of $600, with larger roles compensated more. “The Vampire Diaries”The CW’s hit drama “The Vampire Diaries” is casting for background roles. Seeking male and female talent ages 18–60 to depict pedestrians, shooting will take place throughout February in Atlanta, Georgia. Those hired will be paid $88/eight hours, with overtime provided beyond that. “Oceans 8”“Oceans 8,” starring Sandra Bullock, »
"You shouldn't be living here alone." A&E has released a new first look at the upcoming final season of Bates Motel.As reported earlier, the final season of the Pyscho prequel will feature Rihanna as Marion Crane, the role made famous by Janet Leigh in the original Alfred Hitchcock film. The new season will also feature an episode written by star Freddie Highmore.Read More… »
Yesterday we got our first look at Rihanna as Marion Crane in the upcoming fifth and final season of A&E’s “Bates Motel,” and now today we have the show’s new official trailer to share! About “Bates Motel” Season 5: The… Continue Reading →
The post Official Season 5 Trailer Checks In for Bates Motel appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Debi Moore
Bates Motel returns for its fifth season on February 20th. The show, which more than a few people were initially skeptical about, went on to become a success for A&E. While the series began to lose some steam around season two or three, it’s now coming to a close with season five, which creators Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry […]
- Jack Giroux
Yesterday we brought you a first look at Rihanna in Bates Motel, and now with just under three weeks to go until the fifth and final season premieres, A&E has debuted a new trailer for the Psycho prequel series which gives us another look at Marion Crane; take a look below…
See Also: Bates Motel gets four creepy season 5 posters
This contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho has provided fans with an intimate look into the unraveling of Norman Bates’ psyche throughout his teenage years. Fans watched as Norman’s dangerous transformation came full circle when he methodically murdered his beloved mother, Norma, in the final gut-wrenching episodes of season four. Season five of “Bates Motel” picks up almost two years later and finds Norman (Freddie Highmore), a grown man now, living a double life. Publicly he’s a happy and well-adjusted member of the White Pine Bay community, »
- Amie Cranswick
We’ve gotten some small hints on what to expect from season 5 of Bates Motel. About a week ago we shared an interview with Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore where Farmiga mentioned how big a role “mother” will play in the upcoming season. While producers have kept the two actors in the dark, they hinted that we will see their relationship develop in ways we never imagined. In a new trailer that’s just been released we see none other than Rihanna step in to play Marion Crane. For those you might recall, Marion Crane is the central character that made
- Nat Berman
Season Five picks up two years after the death of Norma Bates and finds her son, Norman, struggling to maintain his sanity and control over his "Mother" personality. Investigations by the cops further exacerbate Norman's descent into madness as visions of Norma haunt him while her actual remains sit stuffed in the cellar.
Rihanna makes her appearance as Marion Crane – originally portrayed by »
A new trailer for the A&E prequel’s fifth and final season features the pop star/actress in action as Marion Crane, the ill-fated character that Janet Leigh played in Alfred Hitchcock’s original Psycho.
“[Rihanna] was an incredibly sweet and hard-working person, and we couldn’t be more thrilled,” showrunner Kerry Ehrin told Yahoo TV. “The episodes that she’s in were very much designed »
“Can I get a room?” We’re getting our first look at Rihanna as the iconic character Marion Crane ahead of the premiere of the fifth and final season of A&E’s Psycho prequel Bates Motel on February 20. Marion is one of several new characters who find their way to Bates Motel this season to further complicate Norman’s life. Season 5 picks up picks up nearly two years after Norman (Freddie Highmore) murdered his mother. He’s now a grown man, living a double life. Publicly… »
In a new trailer for the A&E drama, the Bajan songbird plays the role of Marion Crane, the character featured in Robert Bloch's 1959 novel Psycho. A year later, the role was portrayed on the big screen by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock's film of the same name.
The "Work" singer appears at the tail end of the trailer and asks Norman Bates for a room. In the iconic movie, Bates kills Crane in the horrific and instantly infamous shower scene.
For Rihanna, her appearance on Bates »
- Carl Lamarre, Billboard
We’re used to hearing Rihanna’s singing voice and seeing her appear in music videos and awards shows, but we’ll soon be seeing a whole other side of the “Work” singer when Rihanna the Actress appears in upcoming features “Oceans 8”, “Valerian” and, on the small screen, in the upcoming fifth season of A&E’s “Bates Motel”. We […] »
- Brent Furdyk
One day after the first photo of RiRi in the all-female Ocean’s 8 was unveiled, new footage of the singer’s official debut on Bates Motel is here.
The 28-year-old entertainer will play Janet Leigh’s iconic role of Marion Crane from Psycho in the A&E drama’s fifth and final season, and her anticipated introduction -- released via a minute-long trailer on Tuesday -- is a doozy.
“Yeah, absolutely,” Norman responds, taking his pick of the room keys, before we see him peeping through a haphazardly-drilled hole in the wall. Creepy.
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners