With the success of movies such as My Week With Marilyn, it is no surprise that biopic rumours are spreading fast in Hollywood. But which ones are true and which ones are false? It’s time to play my favorite game Fact or Fiction!
1) Harry Styles to star in a flick about Mick Jagger?
Though Harry’s publicist hasn’t confirmed whether he’ll be staring in this flick it has been confirmed that a film about Mick Jagger is in the works. It’ll be called Exile On Main St. in honour of the Rolling stones’ tenth album. The movie will revolve around the Rolling Stones’ frontman and guitarist Keith Richards and will be produced by Richard Branson.
2) Taylor Swift stars in a movie about Joni Mitchell?
The rumours are true! Taylor Swift has been in talks with Sony for months but still hasn’t been officially ask to play the role. I guess only time will tell. The movie will be based on Sheila Weller’s book Girls Like Us, a biography of Joni Mitchell, Carole King and Carly Simon. The crew will consist of Katie Jacobs’s (director), John Sayles (scriptwriter) and and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (producer). Along with Taylor, Alison Pill auditioned to play King. Though the Sony pic hasn’t received the green light yet, it’s set to start production later this year.
3) Zooey Deschanel as Loretta Lynn?
This is a fact! However, it’s not a movie. Zooey Deschanel will be playing Loretta Lynn in a new musical stage show based on the country star’s life story. The 80-year-old singer has been working on a Broadway show based on her 1976 autobiography Coal Miner’s Daughter for a while now. Lynn specifically chose Deschanel as the star and her warm feelings are mutual as Deschanel called Lynn her hero.
4) Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix? Read more…
In celebration of having done 100 digital shorts, Saturday Night Live pulled out the big guns and called on Justin Bieber. Well not only Justin Bieber. The short also featured Justin Timberlake, Michael Bolton, Usher, Jon Hamm, Will Ferrell and Natalie Portman. Yea, just a few big names. Character cameos included Shy Ronnie, Jack Sparrow and Sergio the Sax Man.
The video starts with Bieber playing the part of Lonely Islander Akiva Schaffer, with Jorma Taccone and Andy Samberg. After a whole lot of shenanigans,that include Natalie Portman rapping obscenities and Timberlake presenting his goods in a box, we learn Bieber was tricked into the whole thing. ”I was tricked into doing this. I don’t endorse this song. No, no, no, no,” he says as Hamm air humps him.
Saturday’s episode was hosted by Will Ferrell with Usher as the musical guest. Next week’s finale will be hosted by Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger.
Watch it here:
Will.I.Am. overdoses on punctuation with the release of his music video for the song, “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever’) By ‘hardest’, I’m sure Will means ‘suckiest’, because that’s what this video is. Take a look:
Will.I.Am, dressed as the white Power Ranger, keeps singing about how the beat is “so hard” in the introduction. We, the listeners, not oblivious to sexual innuendos.
J.Lo is never seen in the same fram as Will. She’s only featured in the animated posters randomly placed on the airplane runway. She keeps telling me I can go hard or I can go home. Yeah, I’d rather go home, Jenny, especially after seeing Mick Jagger placed in the center of the universe doing some of the most ridiculous dance moves I’ve seen in a long time.
Usually when Will.I.Am is alongside his Black Eyed Peas members, they produce really fun, energetic music videos. This solo effort, unfortunately, just makes me want to take a nap, for a really, really long time.
This leaves me wondering how Granda Al would react if he were to see this monstrosity. Granda Al, if you can remember, is the old man whose famous for his cute YouTube video of his reaction to Dubstep music. I somehow believe he’d have get the same impression.
In more music news, Will.I.Am is collaborating with to very unusual artists.
The former Black Eyed Peas member hooked up with Jennifer Lopez and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger for a song called “T.H.E.” which stands for The Hardest Ever.
I’m not too sure why Will.I.Am loves to abbreviate everything. From albums to songs, E.I.A.A. (everything is annoyingly abbreviated).
It’s a really plain song that relies to heavily on computerized sounds. If you’re getting Mick Jagger involved with the song, it’s wiser to use actual instruments and not a MacBook Pro. Mick sounds like a washed up rockstar (which, I guess he is) and doesn’t bring anything innovative to the table. He just keeps repeating “you can go hard or you can go home”.
This song fails at going hard, so I except these three to just go home.
Listen to the song Perez Hilton posted below.
Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger has formed a new supergroup, reports The NY Post. Members of the group include Eurythmics star Dave Stewart, Damian Marley, Joss Stone and Indian musician and producer A.R. Rahman.
Jagger has been secretly recording with Stewart, Bob Marley’s youngest son Marley, jazz-influenced Stone and Rahman, who won two Oscars for ‘Slumdog Millionaire.’
A source said, “They just finished a record and their first video and are talking to major labels about a deal. The name for the band at the moment is Super Heavy.” Another source said, “Each member has a very distinct and different style, but it works. Mick has been recording with Dave for a while, and both worked with Joss in the past.”
But a rep for Jagger said, “They all thought it would be interesting and great fun to go into the studio and play some music. No video has been shot, no label in place. All a bit premature.”
Jagger’s first effort sans the Stones, 1985′s “She’s the Boss,” was less than a hit. Former Stones member Keith Richards wrote in his memoir, “I’ve never listened to [it] the whole way through. Who has? It’s like ‘Mein Kampf.’ Everybody had a copy, but nobody listened to it.”
Sounds like quite the mix of artists – it could be an interesting record. Stone and Jagger are definitely a great mix, they both have that bluesy tone to their voice, so I can’t wait to hear what they come up with.
Universal Music Group is re-releasing the classic Rolling Stones’ album Exile on Main Street with 10 never-before-heard tracks, reports rollingstone.com. New songs on the album include “Plundered My Soul,” “Dancing in the Light,” “Following the River,” and “Pass the Wine,” as well as alternate versions of “Soul Survivor” and “Loving Cup.”
“I went back in the archives and dug out a lot of things,” lead singer Mick Jagger told Rolling Stone Magazine. “I added some percussion and some vocals. Keith put guitar on one or two.”
Sir Mick Jagger was comforted by his present lover and past loves as he said goodbye to his father yesterday (28.11.06).
The Rolling Stones singer – accompanied by his American girlfriend L’Wren Scott – quietly sobbed as he laid his 93-year-old father Joe to rest during a private service in West London.
Other mourners included Sir Mick’s ex-wives Bianca Jagger and Jerry Hall and ex-lover Marsha Hunt, who came along to pay their respects with Mick’s children, which included Jade, Elizabeth, Georgia May, Karis and James. Brazilian model Luciana Morad – who is the mother of Mick’s son Lucas – was not present.
An onlooker said: “Sir Mick looked very sad as he looked at his father’s coffin. He was very reflective most of the time. He seemed really grateful for the support of all the family members he had around him.”
Dressed in a black suit and tie and wearing sunglasses, Mick greeted friends including Stones’ drummer Charlie Watts and charity campaigner Sir Bob Geldof as they arrived for the service at St Mary’s College church, in Teddington.
The 63-year-old singer is believed to have sung a song in tribute to his father – who he has often described as the greatest influence on his life – during the ceremony.
Mick was devastated when the former PE teacher passed away in hospital earlier this month following a fall in his home in October.
The rocker had only recently left Joe’s bedside to rejoin his band in the US on their “A Bigger Bang” tour after being told his father’s condition was improving.
Mick Jagger’s sold-out Las Vegas performance with the Rolling Stones on Saturday night was bittersweet, to say the least. The rock star had found out just five hours earlier that his father had died of pneumonia.
The Daily Mail reports that Jagger had quickly left the tour on Friday to be with his father in the UK. Joe Jagger had been hospitalized two weeks earlier after a fall at his home.
But after hearing that his father’s condition was improving, Jagger made the decision to return to the States and perform on Saturday night. Sadly, Joe’s condition declined rapidly and he passed away only hours later. He was 93.
“He returned to the States knowing that his father would have wanted the show to go on, as it were,” said a friend of the singer’s. “It was a terribly difficult thing for Mick to do, he was very upset not to be at his father’s side as he slipped away. Mick will be returning to the UK for a private funeral in the next few days.”
In the past, Jagger has said that his father “taught me how to apply myself and how to distribute my energies best. He worked a lot harder than I do. But I think people did in those days.”
The Rolling Stones have cancelled their second concert in four days after front-man Mick Jagger was advised by his doctor to give his ailing throat more rest.
Though the band played Sunday night as part of a birthday bash for former President Bill Clinton at NYC’s Beacon Theater, a show set for Tuesday at the club has been pushed back, reports Reuters.
An arena show that had been scheduled for Friday in New Jersey was also called off mere hours before the band was set to take the stage.
That show will be made up on November 17, though the rescheduling creates an uncertain future for their planned November 18 concert at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium; the band hasn’t played on back-to-back nights for a number of years.
A spokesman for the band said that more announcements would be made about the tour itinerary soon.