Behind the scenes footage of the upcoming Lifetime film, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, has been released. The footage sees Alexandra Shipp, who plays the late star, getting dance tips from choreographer Luther Brown. Aaliyah's parents have tried to shut down the production, but Shipp says fans should give it a chance.
Bruce Springsteen spoke with the New York Times recently to talk about his favorite books. He said he just finished Herman Melville's Moby Dick and Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera, while also talking about his old favorites. "I like the Russians, the Chekhov short stories, Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky . . ."
The relationship between Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett appears to be more than just a duets album as the duo are appearing in an upcoming holiday advertising campaign for H&M. "Here's the first look at @itstonybennett and me in the @hm Holiday campaign!," the 28-year-old singer shared on her Twitter. "We can't wait to swing into the holidays with you! #HMTonyGaga."
Nicki Minaj has announced that the release of her upcoming album The PinkPrint has been pushed back three weeks. According to a press release, Minaj's third LP will now arrive just in time for the holidays - Monday, December 15. It was previously slated for a November 24 release. No official reason for the setback has been announced.
Keith Urban has been confirmed as the headliner for the Country Jam 2015, along with Tim McGraw and Band Perry. The event goes down June 18-21 in Grand Junction, Colorado. Tickets for Country Jam 2015 go on sale Wednesday, October 22 at 7 AM EST. More artists will be added soon, according to Country Jam's website.
A Paul Simon-themed exhibit has opened at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. "Paul Simon: Words & Music" includes over 80 items from the folk legend's career. "I was very curious to see this Paul Simon exhibit," said longtime friend Graham Nash. "I think every musician worth his salt is going to want to see how Paul did it."
Alice In Chains has released a music video for video for "Phantom Limb," taken off of their 2013 album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. The new seven-minute clip, directed by Roboshobo aka Robert Schober (Metallica, Mastodon, Green Day), sees two men pitted against each other as one tries to get into the home of the other.
Miley Cyrus is the new face of MAC's Viva Glam collection, the proceeds of which go to the MAC AIDS Fund. Cyrus and MAC have teamed up to create two lip products for the cosmetic maker: Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick in Hot Pink (Amplified), and Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipglass in Hot Pink With Sparkling Pearl.
Emma Watson took home the big prize, the British Artist of the Year Award, at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards in Beverly Hills on Thursday, October 30. Other big winners of the night included Dame Judi Dench, who was presented with the worldwide contribution award by Dustin Hoffman. "I'm rather overwhelmed by [the award], because I didn't ever expect to have a film career at all."
Chelsea Handler is upset with Instagram after the photo sharing site took down a topless picture of her. In the photo, she is mounted on a horse, mocking a similar shirtless photo taken by Russian President Vladimir Putin. "Taking this down is sexist. I have every right to prove I have a better body than Putin," said the comedian in response to Instagram's decency guidelines.
Faith Evans has released the music video for "Good Times," a single from her upcoming album Incomparable. The vid features a guest spot from Problem. The feel good vid features Faith urging that, "We all need to have a good time," while bumping in the club. "Good Time" is the follow-up to the single "I Deserve It," which features Missy Elliott.
"Birdman" is 119 minutes of pure chaos, a lyrical comedy with a dark streak that delves deeply into the mind of a fading movie star on the tip of insanity. While certainly not for everyone, "Birdman" is the type of offbeat comedy that is perfect for those tired of the slapstick-heavy comedies of the mainstream, complete with an audacious and pitch-perfect performance from Michael Keaton.
Mike Tyson says that he was sexually abused as a child. Speaking to SiriusXM's Opie Radio on Wednesday, the former heavyweight claims that when he was seven a man "snatched" him off the street. "[He] bullied me and sexually abused me and stuff." Tyson described the perpetrator as an "old man" whom he never saw again. He insisted that the abuse only occurred one time.
Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age will feature in an episode of the BBC Channel 4 sitcom Toast of London. Homme was featured in a picture taken on the set, alongside creator Matt Berry and cast member Morgana Robinson. Robinson is the half-sister of Homme's wife Brody Dalle.
Stephen Colbert has announced that "The Colbert Report" will end on Tuesday, December 18. He used the announcement to double as a plug for the paperback edition of his latest book, "America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't." "Stephen Colbert, the guy you've seen here every night for nine years will be gone. All you'll have left of me is this book," Colbert said.