Hollywood’s most beloved quirky charmer, the inimitable Jeff Goldblum, is in “final talks” to play the Slippery Witch in director Jon M’s big-screen adaptation of Wicked Chu. A loud, flashy prequel to the award-winning The Wizard of Oz, West End and Broadway will be split into two movies (don’t ask us why) with the first coming in Christmas 2024 (let’s go! hope we don’t blow ourselves up before that). Ariana Grande will take on the role of Glinda, with the wonderful Cynthia Erivo stepping into the role of Elphaba. Expect the ordinary from Goldblum, whose hilarious punctuation and eccentric ingenuity will make him a hit on the yellow brick road.
An evil cast piece? Jeff Goldblum goes to Oz
Morrissey recorded the album with a wide range of international players
Where are we all standing on Morrissey these days? His politics tend to leave a sour taste, but the hobbyist music producer continues to attract celebrity fans, some of whom have lent their talents to studio albums. Mozza’s 14th, Bonfire of teenagers, due in February. Recorded in Los Angeles and sponsored by Capitol Records, the album features past and current members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on guitar, bass, and drums, with soulful vocal contributions. by Iggy Pop and – wait for it – Miley Cyrus (no, really). Here’s a bit of humor: the album will be released worldwide except in the UK, where Morrissey remains an unknown artist. Huh.
Florence Pugh shows she’s not a one-of-a-kind wonder
Fresh from bringing Smithfield to a standstill for the premiere of Marvel, phenomenon Florence Pugh has revealed that she may have an album up her sleeve. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s This cultural life with John Wilson, Pugh tells how she used to post songs on YouTube under the name ‘Flossy Rose’ (‘Miss Flo’ has a better song, if you ask us). “I would put more money into being a singer than an actor,” Pugh said. “I plan to release music. That’s something I’ve been very conscious of since I started acting [took off], which I remember it. “We can’t wait to hear it.
10/10 for Taylor in the US charts
What a week for Taylor Swift. First, she was forced to edit a scene in Anti-hero music video following the unusual allegation of “fat agoraphobia”. She then broke every chart record in the books by becoming the first artist in history to occupy the entire top 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Swift tweeted: “10 out of 10 of the Hot 100??? In my 10th album??? I’m IN DRAW. And there you have it, people: the highs and lows of contemporary pop superstardom.
Have you heard the story of the talk show host apologizing?
James Corden has addressed the plagiarism allegations after a controversial monologue on the popular CBS talk show. Essentially, Corden has been rolling out a skit about Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover, and it sounds suspiciously like a Ricky Gervais habit from 2018. Gervais took to Twitter to blame the writers. by Corden about the incident of confusion. Corden later tweeted that he “accidentally told a great Ricky Gervais joke…obviously didn’t know it was coming from him”. Either way, repeating someone else’s gag is never a good look, James. Try more.
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