Paramore's Haley Williams hooked up with Joy Williams (formerly of the Civil Wars) for the song "Hate to See Your Heart Break." The cut comes from the deluxe version of Paramore's self-titled album. Haley and Joy, while sharing the same last name, are not related, however, they have been friends for over a dozen years.
The Who have released the music video for "Be Lucky," the first song from Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend in eight years. The vid celebrates the band's 50th anny with archival footage, and includes some strange refs to Daft Punk and AC/DC. On the cut Daltrey and Townshend are joined by Zak Starkey, Pino Palladino and Mick Talbot.
Iggy Pop says he enjoys twerking around the house with his wife Nina Alu. "When something with a good beat comes on, I twerk around the house with my wife," Iggy told the Hamilton Spectator. "Her father's Nigerian and she can twerk. And I try. I like to shake that thing." Iggy and Nina married in 2008.
Sheryl Crow is auctioning off clothes via eBay's Charity Shop to raise money for Feeding America. Speaking with People, Crow says she's amassed a large collection of memorabilia over the years: "I've toured for 20-something years, and I've collected a lot of stuff over the course of that time," she began. "I've decided I'm going to start auctioning off clothes, boots, handbags."
E! has greenlit the pilot for the Joel McHale-produced program "Comments Section," starring comedian Michael Kosta. It's the first project under a new development deal McHale signed with E! last month. He also agreed to host "The Soup" for two more seasons under that deal. He's been the host of that show since 2004.
Considering how many things could have gone wrong, it's amazing just how many things go right in James Marsh's absorbing drama "The Theory of Everything." Though it never really penetrates the theories behind legendary theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, or really tries, "The Theory of Everything" is a naturally uplifting film about a gifted scientist who was dealt a seemingly losing hand.
Jack White has covered "Parallel" a song by Dean Fertita. White released the cut as the B-side to his Lazaretto cut "Would You Fight For My Love?" According to Consequence of Sound, White's version is a clear departure from the original: "Co-written by the Raconteurs' Brendan Benson . . . the original version of 'Parallel' was a woozy, psychedelic rocker."
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's film "Birdman" is leading the pack at this year's Independent Spirit Awards, earning nominations in six categories. The film's star Michael Keaton also picked up a nod for his role in the dark comedy. Inarritu and Keaton were not alone, however, as co-stars Emma Stone and Edward Norton were nominated for their supporting roles.
Justin Bieber was named the highest earning celebrity under 30 by Forbes. The magazine estimates that, during the 12 month period tracked, the Bieb pulled in a whopping $80 million - the majority of it from his world tour. According to the Mirror, the Bieb "is known to have invested millions of pounds in high-tech start up companies."
In a very busy stretch at the box office, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" is in good position to top the charts for the second consecutive weekend, though heavy competition from "Penguins of Madagascar" could make it tight at the top as it hits theaters in time for Thanksgiving. Also in the mix this weekend will be "Horrible Bosses 2."
"Hart of Dixie" will return early, debuting on Monday, December 15 at 8 PM EST according to the CW. The program's premiere comes just before an all new "Jane the Virgin." "Hart of Dixie" was originally slated to return January 9. "Rachel Bilson leads a stellar ensemble cast in this fish-out-of-water comedic drama about small-town living, big city attitudes, and complicated love triangles . . ."
Jazmine Sullivan performed "In Love with Another Man" at NYC's Gramercy Theater on November 18tgh, wowing the crowd with the cut from her debut album, Fearless. Yet, she's hard at work on her new album, Reality Show, which she says is sure to resonate with fans: "When you hear reality show, you're probably thinking it's a lot of me crying about my relationship . . ."
Garth Brooks has called off appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the Today show and Live with Kelly and Michael, following the protests in Ferguson, Missouri. "We landed in NY last night to the news of the civil unrest that was going on in our nation," the singer posted to his Facebook page.
Joni Mitchell says she didn't want Taylor Swift to play her in a biopic, demanding that the film's producer her drop Tay from consideration. Mitchell said the film, based on the book Girls Like Us, the plot of which centered on her, Carol King and Carly Simon, also lacked a compelling plot.
Eva Mendes has opened up about the birth of her daughter, ten-week-old Esmeralda Amada Gosling. Speaking with The Violet Files, Eva says that she's experiencing the usual first time parent travails. "I thought my wild nights were over, but these are some of the wildest nights I've ever had." "[I] read the comment section from other mothers because I find so much solace in that."