Even while playing by the standard rules of the genre, "Need for Speed" is a dimwitted and small-minded affair that desperately wants to be cool, only without having to actually bring any new ideas to the screen. In its obvious attempt to be a movie that "The Fast and the Furious" fans can enjoy, or least sit through, "Need for Speed" is a hopeless trek into car racing madness.
Jennifer Lopez has released the music video for "I Luh Ya Papi," the second single from her upcoming tenth studio album. The cut features an assist from French Montana. The vid, directed by Jessy Terrero, sees J-Lo slinking through a bedroom and lounging on a yacht with scantily dressed suitors.
Beck took the stage on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to perform "Waking Light" and "Say Goodbye," two singles from his latest album, Morning Phase. For the performance, Beck was joined by fellow alt-folk artist Josh Tillman, a.k.a. Father John Misty. Beck recently announced a spring/summer tour behind the album.
Syfy has ordered the six hour mini-series "Ascension," a space opera centered on a secret mission launched by the U.S. government in 1963. The mission's objective was to populate a new planet with humans. According to the show's synopsis, 50 years after the launch, the ship is getting close to its point of no return when a young woman is murdered.
After initially being cancelled over safety concerns, it appears organizers of Mexico's Hell And Heaven festival have found a new location for the event. "Good morning! Soon will announce all the necessary info about the Hell & Heaven Fest official follows on foot and confirmed we are 15 and 16 March, the location is next to announce," the festival promoters posted on Facebook.
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").