Legendary movie trailer voice-over narrator Hal Douglas has died at the age of 89. News of Douglas' passing was confirmed by his daughter Sarah, who told the New York Times he died of complications from pancreatic cancer at his home in Loudoun County, Virginia. Douglas is perhaps best known for lending his voice to the trailers of "Meet the Parents," "Lethal Weapon" and "Philadelphia."
Johnny Depp jammed with Willie Nelson during the latter's Rodeo Austin gig over the weekend. The show came as part of the ten day SXSW festival. "Lukas Nelson was there, as was Johnny Depp," ABC affiliate KVUE says. "Johnny was incognito and introduced as 'John.' They were all great!" Fan shot video of the moment was caught, seeing Depp playing bass and tapping his toe.
Guy Pearce is reportedly in talks for a guest starring role in the forthcoming crime drama "Black Mass." The film will follow the story of famed Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger, and will star Johnny Depp in the leading role. According to Variety, Pearce will appear as Bulger's brother in the film, which will be directed by Scott Cooper.
Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Rick Ross, Jill Scott and A$AP Rocky have been announced as performers for the BET Experience at the L.A. Live music festival. Maxwell, Scott and Marsha Ambrosius will kick things off the first night (June 27). A$AP Rocky, Ross, K. Michelle, Ty Dolla $ign and August Alsina will hit the stage on June 28.
A&E has pulled its series "Those Who Kill" after just two episodes. The program premiered on March 4 drawing just 1.4 million viewers. The following week it drew 830,000 viewers. A&E has not yet determined a new time slot for "Those Who Kill" or a date of return, but will make an announcement soon, a spokesman told The Wrap.
Kellie Pickler made a special appearance alongside the Nashville Ballet earlier this week. The country star played the songs "Someone Somewhere Tonight" and "Buzzin" from her current release The Woman I Am, while members of the company danced to the music. Choreography for the night was provided by Paul Vasterling, CEO and Artistic Director of the Nashville Ballet.
Tyler Perry says that his aunt was the inspiration behind his latest film, "The Single Moms Club." Speaking with the Miami Herald, Perry remarked that he was inspired by her strength and self reliance: "My aunt raised four boys by herself. She never took welfare a day in her life. She never begged anybody for anything. But she always made it her own way," he began.
Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar are teaming up for the upcoming Spider-Man 2 soundtrack, for "It's On Again," a song written by Pharrell Williams. Keys, K-Dot and film scorer Hans Zimmer co-wrote the song. "'It's On Again' with me, @kendricklamar @Pharrell and @RealHansZimmer!," wrote Keys in a tweet that also featured a street poster of Spider-Man.
Coldplay debuted new material at SXSW's iTunes Festival on Tuesday, March 11. The band played an 11 song set at Austin's Moody Theater, previewing cuts from their upcoming sixth studio album, Ghost Stories. "We've been away a long time, and I can't think of a better way to come back into the world [than] in the intimate surroundings of Austin," said frontman Chris Martin.
During an episode of Bravo's "Watch What Happens Next," Seth Rogen reeled off a list of celebs that he's smoked pot with. The gag came days after Lindsay Lohan's alleged list of lovers was leaked. Those included on the list are Paul Rudd ("lots of times"), Sarah Silverman ("many times as well"), Snoop Dogg ("actually I have!") and Jonah Hill ("yeah").
Neil Young raised $800,000 with his Pono Kickstarter campaign in one day. The rocker surpassed his expectation, which was to raise the money by April 15. Young's Pono player, which retails for $399, will contain 128 gigs of memory, allowing users to store between 1,000 and 2,000 high res songs. Kickstarter backers are able to order the player for $300.
Toni Braxton and Babyface continued their support of their duet album, Love, Marriage & Divorce, with a performance of "Hurt You" on The Ellen Degeneres Show. According to Idolator, the pair showed off their flawless chemistry for the studio audience: "There are no gimmicks. Just two artists with incredible voices pouring their heart and soul into songs," she says.
Trace Adkins gave his fans a real treat when he made a surprise appearance at the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday night. He took to the stage with the band Exile and performed the hit "Kiss You All Over" (which he re-recorded as a duet last year for his album Love Will…), marking the first time he performed the song live with Exile.
Arcade Fire covered the Stevie Wonder cut "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" during a Michigan stop on their current Reflektor tour. Fan shot footage of the cover, which took place at the Palace of Auburn Hills, is currently circulating the web. Arcade Fire has been covering several tracks during the tour including Prince's "Controversy" at a gig in Minnesota.
Motorhead, Anthrax and Megadeth are hearing up to hit the high seas together for the first annual Motorboat cruise. Also along to make waves will be Zakk Wylde, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry and comedian Jim Breuer, among others. 'Motorhead's Motorboat' will launch from Miami on board the Carnival Ecstasy, visiting the ports of Key West, Florida.