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Bradley goes Gaga
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are currently starring in the third remake of the 1937 film ‘A Star Is Born’. While at the recent Venice Film Festival to promote the film, Bradley said that when he first clapped eyes on Lady Gaga he fell in love with her face and eyes, and they quickly bonded over their Italian roots. Their connection was so instantaneous that within the first ten minutes of meeting, Gaga cooked Italian food for him and they created a bond that was vital for
Joaquin’s just jokin’
‘Her’ and ‘Walk the Line’ star Joaquin Phoenix will star as the master of crime himself in the upcoming untitled Joker origin film set for release in October 2019. The film will explore how the Joker became the criminal mastermind that he is – so expect it to be dark. Robert De Niro and Marc Maron will co-star, with Alec Baldwin dropping out of the role of Thomas Wayne. Slated to be helmed by Martin Scorsese, the A-list director also pulled out, turning over the director’s chair to ‘Borat’ and ‘Old School’s Todd Phillips.
Everyday he’s shufflin’
Kanye West went to 2 Chainz’s wedding wearing a mint-green Louis Vuitton suit with socks and too-small slide sandals. We know, total fashion-plate! Since then he’s gotten a lot of backlash on social media with wife Kim Kardashian even roasting him too. Kanye’s since explained that he didn’t pick out the wrong size – he’s just wearing them Japanese ‘geta’-style, where the heel should extend 1-2cm off the back of the sole. A marketing ploy for Yeezy we say!
French Montana’s music for charity
French Montana has released a remix of ‘Famous’ with Adam Levine to raise money to rebuild the Suubi Hope Health Center in Uganda with all of French’s profits going to the charity. Adam Levine says: “I’m excited to be on this song with French and have the proceeds go to something so special and that’s really making a difference.”
The completion of the hospital will help give residents access to water and provide healthcare to 58 villages.
Gushing over Gosling
Hollywood A-lister Emma Stone has starred in more than a few films with hunky Ryan Gosling – think ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ and ‘La La Land’. It’s no wonder that after working together so often they have an amazing bond. At the recent Telluride Film Festival, she spoke about the impact Gosling’s had on her life, saying: “I can’t even imagine what my life would be without Ryan. He’s such a great person to work with because he’s so collaborative and excited about the process. He’s taught me a lot about being really generous.”
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Eminem drops surprise album!
Just eight months after the release of his last album ‘Revival’, Eminem surprised his fans with a new album last Friday. ‘Kamikaze’ has 13 songs with Eminem and Dr. Dre serving as the executive producers on the project. There was no announcement or build-up to this, Eminem just sent out a Tweet that read ‘Tried not to over-think this one…Enjoy…#Kamikaze out now’. This is the rapper’s 10th album.
Jason Derulo teams up with the hit squad
The king of dance-hall anthems is back. With major hits to get you on the dance-floor like ‘Swalla’, ‘Tip Toe’ and ‘Get Ugly’, Jason Derulo has teamed up with heavy-hitters David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, and Willy William on his new infectious song ‘Goodbye’. The song samples Andrea Bocelli’s ‘Time To Say Goodbye’ and fuses R&B with Caribbean and Latin beats.
Nicki Minaj pairs with BTS on ‘Idol’ remix
Nicki Minaj has been busy promoting her new album ‘Queen’, but she managed to take a break from that to collaborate with K-Pop icons BTS on their latest single ‘Idol’. Minaj’s rap verse is on the remix of the already successful hit. The music video for the song, which doesn’t feature Minaj, now holds the record for most YouTube views in 24 hours, clocking in at over 56 million on the first day – breaking Taylor Swift’s record for ‘Look What You Made Me Do’.