1.The trailer for Mariah’s holiday movie has arrived…
Mark your calendars–Mariah Carey’s made-for-TV Christmas movie that she both directs and appears in will be taking over The Hallmark Channel on Saturday, Dec 19th.
Titled, A Christmas Melody (and surprisingly not All I Want For Christmas Is You), the movie revolves around Kristin (Lacey Chabert of Mariah’s favorite movie, Mean Girls, naturally) ), a stylish divorcee who is a rising clothing designer and has a young daughter named Emily.
According to the official press release. “Kristin has just had to close her small Manhattan boutique to return to her Ohio home town and live in her parents’ former home. It’s an adjustment for Kristin and Emily — especially when she runs into her former high school rival Melissa (Mariah Carey). Melissa is president of the PTA and tries to make Kristin feel as unwelcome as possible. Kristin and Emily struggle to find their new normal with the help of the music teacher Danny (Brennan Elliott) and Kristin’s Aunt Sarah (Kathy Najimy), the local coffee shop owner. With a little holiday magic and music, Kristin and Emily find that home is where the heart is.”
While Carey herself isn’t singing in the trailer, her massive holiday hit is front-and-center….and we can’t wait for this one.
2.Blondie, Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac and many others join Grammy Hall of Fame…
What do Blondie’s “Heart of Glass,” the Grateful Dead’s American Beauty album, and Fleetwood Mac’s blockbuster s self-titled 1975 album all have in common besides being rock classics? They’re just a handful of the 26 new recordings that will be inducted into The Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame in 2016.
“It’s very nice to be included in such incredible company,” says Blondie’s Deborah Harry. “’Heart of Glass’ has lived through quite a few incarnations, and now to become a part of history is just perfectly delicious.”
While announcing the Grammy Hall of Fame’s latest additions, The Recording Academy president/CEO Neil Portnow spilled, “Spanning more than 50 years, the 2016 entries are an outstanding collection, marked by both historical and cultural significance. These works have influenced and inspired both music creators and fans for generations.”
For the complete list of this year’s inductees, get your Grammy groove on right here.
3.There’s absolutely no music shade between Adele and Beyoncé…
Adele has finally set the record straight on whether or not there’s shade between her and Beyoncé. “There’s a rumor going round that I turned Beyoncé down which I would never be so disrespectful as to do,” Adele told Beats 1, according to E! “I’d never disrespect her like that. Obviously, like, Queen Bey ’til the day I die.”
While the once rumored collaboration won’t appear on Adele’s upcoming 25, which drops Friday, Adele’s praises for Blue Ivy’s momma means that we can continue to keep our fingers crossed for a duet at some point…like say, next year’s Grammy Awards?
4.The Zoolander 2 trailer has also arrived….
As if reveling in the trailer for Mariah’s holiday movie wasn’t enough, Derek Zoolander has also returned..with the Biebs!
A movie franchise made famous in 2001 by Stiller as male model, Derek Zoolander, and Owen Wilson as fellow male model, Hansel, Zoolander 2 is set to hit theaters on Feb 12th, 2016. Also on board for the sequel are Penelope Cruz and Benedict Cumberbatch (as a male model!), which finds Zoolander and Hansel trying to nail the bad guys behind the high-profile celebrity murders that have been taking place, including the slaying of “giant pop star” Justin Bieber.
The Biebs — who just released his scorching Purpose–is all up in the trailer, snapping his final breaths with Zoolander’s signature “duck face,” plus a couple more surprises that you just have to watch the trailer below to find out what they are.
5.Adam Lambert is heading on a North American tour…
Get the guy liner ready…
After announcing a slew of overseas stops, American Idol Season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert looks like he will also be adding U.S. dates to his latest road spectacle.
The “Ghost Town” singer took to Twitter to tease the news. “USA: you’re getting a tour too! Stay Tuned,” he tweeted last night.
Although there are no solid details as of yet, this is good news for those fans who might have felt left out after the wildly vivid entertainer announced his European dates, which will begin April 13 at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Mr. Lambert has also been busy overseas promoting his album, The Original High, where he recently performed his latest single, “Another Lonely Night,” on Swedish Idol.
Dive in below.
6.Eagles of Death Metal release powerful statement following deadly Paris attacks….
In the wake of the deadly terrorist attack at the Nov. 13’s Eagles of Death Metal concert in Paris’ Le Bataclan that claimed more than 80 lives, the California rock band has just issued its first full statement on the terrible tragedy, which is full of gratitude to the French police, as well as full of sorrow for those who lives were lost during this senseless tragedy.
Read the official statement below…
“While the band is now home safe, we are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France. Our thoughts and hearts are first and foremost with our brother Nick Alexander, our record company comrades Thomas Ayad, Marie Mosser, and Manu Perez, and all the friends and fans whose lives were taken in Paris, as well as their friends, families, and loved ones.
“Although bonded in grief with the victims, the fans, the families, the citizens of Paris, and all those affected by terrorism, we are proud to stand together, with our new family, now united by a common goal of love and compassion.
“We would like to thank the French police, the FBI, the U.S. and French State Departments, and especially all those at ground zero with us who helped each other as best they could during this unimaginable ordeal, proving once again that love overshadows evil.
“All EODM shows are on hold until further notice.”
Vive la musique, vive la liberté, vive la France, and vive EODM.”