Drake has confirmed plans to open a brick and mortar home for the OVO lifestyle brand in his hometown of Toronto. The MC shared a photo of the location via Instagram earlier this month showing the windows blanked out with paper to obscure renovations going on within the retail shop. The store was designed by OVO's creative chief and Drake's right hand man Oliver El-Khatib.
Metallica has confirmed that they will continue on their annual Metallica Night with the San Francisco Giants events into 2015. The hometown legends will once again appear at a Giants home game, this time scheduled for May 2, 2015. "A huge congratulations to our hometown San Francisco Giants, winners of the 2014 World Series," writes the band at its official site.
Oscar Isaac has reportedly signed on to appear as the lead villain in the upcoming film "X Men: Apocalypse." The "Star Wars" actor joins a growing list of stars already confirmed for the project including Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy. Thus far there is little detail about the plot for the upcoming addition to the franchise.
George Eads, aka Nick Stokes, is set to leave the cast of "CSI" after 15 seasons. Eads, the last original cast member of the long running series, has offered no official statement on his departure, though according to reports it will be linked to the resolution of the Gig Harbor Killer case. It is unclear as how exactly Eads' character will be written out of the show.
Bob Dylan treated one extremely lucky fan to a personal concert earlier this week. The unusual gig took place as part of the Swedish documentary series called Experiment Alone, in which individuals are placed in alone situations where they would ordinarily be part of a massive crowd. The lucky fan was a man named Fredrik Wikingsson and he sat in the second row by himself.
Jordin Sparks has released a remix of Drake's track "How Bout Now. "The singer, who recently called it quits with Jason DeRulo, puts her ex to shame offering up her side of the story. "Remember I deleted all my other guys' numbers out my phone for ya? / Remember when you broke your neck and I had to wash your back for ya?" she sings.
Sara Evans has chopped off her long hair and is now sporting a short bob. While the singer released her first holiday LP, At Christmas, on November 17, she also decided to chop her locks off. Evans released a photo on Instagram of her new look, with the caption, "Just another day in the life! Released a Christmas album and cut my hair! Omg! #atchristmas."
Aaron Sorkin's biopic of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been picked up by Universal just a week after it was dropped by Sony. According to Vulture.com, Universal has agreed to a $30 million budget for the project, which will be directed by "Slumdog Millionaire" helmer Danny Boyle. Thus far the studio has not released any details about the production schedule for the biopic.
Faith Evans has released the music video for "Fragile," a track which samples The Mamas & The Papas' "California Dreamin.'" In the Scandal-inspired clip, directed by Derek Blanks, the songstress plays the first lady of the United States at the White House. "Is it love, is it lust? / Wanna know, can I trust you with my heart / It's so fragile," sings Faith.
Rapper Macklemore took to the streets to march in support of slain Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown. The "Thrift Store" MC joined a large group of protesters in Seattle, walking through the streets with his arms held in the air chanting "Don't Shoot" with the crowd. Speaking with reporters on the scene, Mack said that it's a nationwide issue.
Michelle MacLaren will direct the upcoming "Wonder Woman" film, according to the Hollywood Reporter. MacLaren will develop and direct the film, which is due out in 2017 from Warner Bros. with Gal Gadot in the title role. Gadot will make her first appearance as the Amazonian superhero in 2016's "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice." MacLaren was reportedly the studio's top choice.
Taylor Kitsch and Rachel McAdams have officially joined the cast of the upcoming second season of "True Detective." The duo joins Kelly Reilly for the new season, as well as previously announced season leads Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell. HBO also announced that production for the new season has already begun in California, with "Fast & Furious" director Justin Lim helming.
Foo Fighters have released their own line of Christmas sweaters to celebrate the holiday season. The band is selling these sweaters through their official online store. Each sweater, which comes in red or green, is adorned with a rock n' roll gingerbread man and goes for $29.99. Last year the Wu-Tang Clan and Death From Above 1979 released Christmas sweaters of their own.
Most diehard comic book fans have already been notified of this news, but for those who don't, Wolverine almost met Freddie Mercury once. Years ago Marvel turned down a submission of the X-Men's Wolverine crossing paths with the Queen singer. Comics Alliance recently reposted about the rediscovery of these panels, which were originally posted on artist Steve Bunche's site.
David Bowie apparently did a lot of cocaine in the 1970s, according to the New York Post. Two musicians who previously worked with Bowie claim that much of the singer's success can be attributed to cocaine. Carlos Alomar and Nile Rodgers spoke with the New York Post in a recent interview, with the former saying, "In order for him to stay up all night . . ."