Last year, Ridley Scott, the director of Lady Gaga's latest film House of Gucci, told the ReelBlend podcast that he wanted to release a director's cut of the movie. Now Gaga is hinting that the director's cut may include scenes that show her character, Patrizia, and Salma Hayek's character, Pina, being, well...more than friends.
PopCrave has posted a clip from a panel on the film hosted by MGM Studios, in which Gaga says, "There’s a whole side of this film that you did not see where Pina and I developed a sexual relationship."
As the audience laughs, Gaga teases, "Director's cut, who knows? But this is a testament to [Ridley Scott] as a director because he let us go there."
In the film Gaga plays Patrizia Reggiani, who hires a hit man to kill her ex-husband, Maurizio Gucci, with the help of her friend and spiritual advisor, PinaAuriemma.
"I remember being on set with Salma and going, ’So, after Maurizio dies, maybe it gets...hot?'” Gaga continues.
"You think she's kidding!" Salma cracks.
If Scott does end up releasing a director's cut, though, it's not guaranteed that this so-called scene will be included. Meanwhile, Gaga and the film continue to rack up award nominations; next month, she'll find out if she's been nominated for a second Best Actress Oscar.
The 33rd annual GLAAD Awards have unveiled this year's list of nominees and, among them, is Sir Elton John and Melissa Etheridge.
They are competing against each other in the outstanding music artist category, which also includes artists Demi Lovato and Halsey. The GLAAD Awards highlighted Sir Elton's The Lockdown Sessions and Melissa earned her nod for One Way Out. As for Demi and Halsey, their respective albums Dancing with the Devil... the Art of Starting Over and If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power secured them nods.
Additionally, Demi was awarded with a special recognition for their episode of 4D with Demi Lovato, which featured author Alok Vaid-Menon.
It also should be noted that Marvel's Eternals, in which Harry Styles made a cameo at the end, has been nominated for outstanding film while NBC's The Voice is up for outstanding reality program.
The 33rd annual GLAAD Awards will take place on two dates -- April 2 in Los Angeles, California, and May 6 in New York City.
Lauren Daigle launched her podcast Daigle Bites during lockdown, and heading into its second season, she'll focus on exploring what she might have done in life had she not become an award-winning singer.
On the 12-episode season, which starts January 26 exclusively on Amazon Music, Lauren will chat with experts in different fields to learn more about what they do. “I get asked all the time what I would do if I hadn’t pursued music, but how could I possibly narrow down the list when the world is so big and filled with so many options?" says Lauren.
"With Daigle Bites I’ve been able to talk to folks from different industries to cultivate connection, passion, and a touch of inspiration," the "You Say" singer adds. "I hope that as people listen to these stories of those who are pursuing their passion, they are able to find the courage and spark to go for their dreams.”
Among the people Lauren will chat with on Daigle Bites this season: counselor Lori Gottlieb, astronaut Shane Kimbrough, author Annie Downs and Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy.
You can listen to the trailer now, in which Lauren says, "I want this podcast to be here to remind you that whatever the odds are that might be stacked against you, the beauty of dreaming can always live."
It's been almost two years since Elton John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour was sidelined because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the trek relaunches tonight in New Orleans, the first show of a lengthy two-part 2022 North American leg.
With the U.S. and many other areas around the world still dealing with COVID-related issues because of the Omicron variant, Elton's longtime guitarist and musical director Davey Johnstone tells ABC Audio he doesn't know if the tour will go off without postponements, but he says every precaution is being made to help ensure the musicians and crew remain healthy.
"It seems it changes so much, and we've got to kind of be ready for anything," Johnstone says. "So, I know there's no backstage, there's no guests. There are no backstage passes. There are no wives or girlfriends or anything…[E]verybody's [going to be] super masked up and getting tested every two days to make sure everybody on the tour stays safe."
He adds, "I think there's like a hundred people [who] travel around, between the crew and the production staff and…the band and all that. So it's a lot of people to keep safe. So…it'll be a different animal, but, you know, I think we'll be O.K., as long as we can just keep to the program."
Asked if, after a nearly two-year layoff, there might be some changes to Elton's set list, Johnstone says he and the other band members are more focused on delivering an exciting show.
"[W]e just get out there and play some kick-a** rock 'n' roll, and that's what we'll do," he declares. "And there might be a couple of subtle changes…but nothing too drastic."
Bruno Mars already has a residency in Las Vegas, so it's no wonder that his side project Silk Sonic is following suit.
"Its happening! The sexiest party of the year! Them Silk Sonic Boyz are performing Live in Las Vegas!" Bruno wrote on his socials. His Silk Sonic partner Anderson .Paakadded, "THE TERMS ARE LOCKED AND VEGAS MIGHT NOT EVER BE THE SAME JACK!! YOU’RE INVITED TO THE HOTTEST SHOW IN SIN CITY!"
The residency kicks off February 25 at the 5,200-seat Dolby Live theater at the Park MGM, which is where Bruno does his residency. A pre-sale starts at 1 p.m. ET today, while tickets go on sale to the general public at 1 p.m. ET on Friday.
So far, the dates the duo will play are February 25, 26, March 2, 4, 5, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, 31 and April 2.
If you're looking to score some last-minute tickets for Adele's Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace, be prepared to shell out some big bucks.
On Gametime.co, an app and website for last-minute tickets to major events, a pair of tickets in the orchestra section for this Friday's opening show are going for over $96,950 -- or $48,475 per seat, including service fees.
For those looking to go easy on their wallets, the lowest-priced seats, for her January 22 show, are available for $885 each.
Adele's Weekends With Adele Las Vegas residency kicks off January 21 and runs through April 16.
John Mayer was a close friend of beloved comedian and Full House star Bob Saget, and even served as a pallbearer at his funeral. Now, John has come up with a unique way to raise money for his late friend's favorite charity.
On Instagram, John unveiled a navy hoodie that says "Bob Saget" on the front, against a decoration of blue roses, with the logo of the Scleroderma Research Foundation on the back. Saget was a board member of the Foundation; his sister Gaye died of the disease at age 47.
"Bob Saget worked tirelessly to raise awareness and money for the Scleroderma Research Foundation, a cause that was so close to his heart," John wrote in the caption. He noted that he collaborated with twodesigners to "help design this hoodie to keep both his memory and the enduring fight for a cure alive."
John added, "It's available now. All proceeds go to @srfcure."
The sweatshirts cost $55 and are available now via Represent.com/SRF. They'll be shipped starting February 10.
Saget's widow, Kelly Rizzo, reposted the image and wrote, "Thank you @johnmayer for designing this and making this happen."
Among the stars who praised the initiative in the comments were Saget's close friend Jeff Ross, who wrote, "Awesomeness ! I'm buying a bunch of these," and John's close pal Andy Cohen, who wrote, "Purchased! What a great idea."
Bob's Full House co-star Candace Cameron Bure put heart emojis in the comments and reposted it on her Instagram. She's selling t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies that read "Love Like Jesus, Hug Like Bob Saget" -- perhaps a little odd, since Saget was Jewish, but O.K. -- with proceeds also going to the Scleroderma Research Foundation.
When it comes to a way to like his own voice, Bono still hasn't found what he's looking for.
On a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter podcast, the U2 frontman says he feels "embarrassed" when he hears his singing, particularly on the group's earlier recordings, explaining that, while he thinks the his band mates sound "incredible," he finds his voice to be "very strained."
"I've been in a car when one of our songs has come on the radio and I've been the color of, as we say in Dublin, scarlet," Bono says. "I'm just so embarrassed."
During the interview, Bono shares a story about a fellow rock star who had a similar disdain for the U2 frontman's voice, the late Robert Palmer. He says Palmer once approached U2 bassist Adam Clayton and griped, "God, would you ever tell your singer to just take down the keys a little bit? He'd do himself a favor, his voice a favor, and he'd do us all a favor who have to listen to him."
Bono adds that he feels he "only became a singer, like, recently."
"Maybe that hasn't happened yet for some people's ears," he laughs. "And I understand that."
Another thing Bono isn't all that jazzed about: the name U2.
"I still don't really like the name," he says. Guitarist The Edge adds that they only picked U2 in the first place because, of the potential candidates, it was the one they "hated the least."
While Bono may have his own issues with his voice, that doesn't seem to be bothering the voters for the Oscars, who placed U2's new single "Your Song Saved My Life" -- from the animated film Sing 2 -- on the shortlist to be nominated for Best Original Song.
Shawn Mendes started off 2022 telling fans "It'll Be Okay," and now, he's telling them to get ready for another round of new music.
Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, the singer shared a video that shows him and a friend listening to a new demo. The clip then transitions to a studio, where fans can hear the fully mastered track ahead of its scheduled release.
Shawn just had one question to ask first, which was, "Y'all dig this?" Of course, his 66.2 million followers began begging for more and demanded to know when they can finally add it to their music libraries. At this time, it is currently unknown when the Grammy winner's new song arrives or what he plans on calling it.
The song would mark Shawn's third new single since releasing his Wonder album, which came out in December 2020. It follows "Summer of Love" and, most recently, "It'll Be Okay."
Shawn is gearing up for his 64-date Wonder: The World Tour, which kicks off in March and will take him across North America, Europe and the United Kingdom. He has yet to unveil plans for his fifth studio album, but fans are hopeful an announcement is on the horizon.
Katy Perry has been announced as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live's January 29th episode, which will be hosted by Spider-Man: No Way Home and Nightmare Alley star Willem Dafoe. It's the Oscar nominee's first time hosting the show.
"Live from New York, it’s PLAY," Katy wrote on Instagram, referring to the name of her recently launched Las Vegas residency show. "Can’t wait to bring my slice of Sin City to the Big Apple (and ur [TV])."
This would seem to indicate that Katy's performances on the show will incorporate some of the same costumes and staging she uses in PLAY.
This will be Katy's fourth time on Saturday Night Live as a musical guest. She previously appeared as a musical guest in 2010, 2013 and 2017, and as a host only in 2011.
To mark the upcoming launch of Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia 2022 World Tour next month, her online store has launched a capsule collection of limited-edition merchandise, with more to come.
So far, fans can buy a three-quarter zip logo Future Nostalgia sweatshirt, socks, a keychain and a candle, with prices ranging from $10 to $75. The back of the sweatshirt features the album's track list, plus a lyric from the title track: "I know you ain't used to a female alpha."
On February 2, additional merch will drop in a whole different color palette, including a zip-up hoodie, matching shorts and a crop top.
What happens in Vegas...will be the 64th Annual Grammy Awards.
After canceling plans to hold the awards ceremony on January 31 due to the Omicron variant, the Recording Academy has announced that "Music's Biggest Night" will now take place Sunday, April 3 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on CBS. The show will also be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
Trevor Noah will return as the host for the ceremony. Details about Grammy Week events like the MusiCares Person of the Year Gala and Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party will be announced soon.
Hits Daily Doublereports that options being considered include holding these events in Las Vegas, holding them in Los Angeles that same week, or holding them the week after the Grammys.
The leading nominee for the Grammy Awards this year is Jon Batiste, who has 11 nods, followed by Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and H.E.R., all of whom have eight nominations.
Sara Bareilles spoke more about her mental health struggles and, in a candid post on Tuesday, the "Brave" singer revealed why taking medication was a game changer.
Sharing a photo of a white tablet, Sara wrote, "This is my medicine."
"I wanted to write a little bit about the fact that after 20 years of feeling very strongly that it was not the path I needed to take…I have tried medication for the first time," she continued. "For the first time in months I can feel myself again - my joy, my optimism and my laughter are among some of the precious parts of myself I have rediscovered."
Sara continued, "they sit at my soul’s table, along with my sweet sadness and my tender anxiety…who, by the way, aren’t the only ones talking anymore. It is a profound, holy relief."
The Waitress star hopes that, by sharing her experience, others will gain new understanding of the seriousness of anxiety and depression, which she says she has.
"For the past year, I felt desperate and overwhelmed almost all the time. The amount of energy it took to 'manage' my emotions (I use that term loosely because that makes me seem like I had a handle on anything) would exhaust me so much that my whole sense of myself got distorted. I didn’t feel like me anymore," Sara revealed. "I needed extra help."
Aside from raising awareness about anxiety and depression, she also encouraged those in her shoes to "keep going" because they are not alone.
Sara is further empowering others as one of the headlining performers for the 2nd Annual International Women’s Day Benefit Concert on March 8. The event raises funds for the nonprofit Girls with Impact, which trains under-resourced young women in business and leadership
Olivia Rodrigo may be a global pop superstar who's prepping for her first-ever headlining tour, but she hasn't forgotten her roots: Production started in Los Angeles today on the show that really got her musical career going.
Production on the third season of the Disney+ show High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, in which Olivia stars as Nini, is officially underway. This season is set at a family-owned sleepaway camp in California called Camp Shallow Lake, where the Wildcats and the rest of the campers put on a production of Frozen.
In addition to Frozen, season three will feature music from Camp Rock, as well as from the original High School Musical franchise. In fact, one of the original stars of that franchise, Corbin Bleu, will guest star as himself this season. Other guest stars include Meg Donnelly of Disney's ZOMBIES franchise and Jason Earles from Hannah Montana.
It's not clear when the third season will premiere, but Olivia's SOUR tour kicks off April 2 in San Francisco and runs through July, so presumably, filming will be wrapped up by then.
It was as a result of Olivia's appearance on High School Musical: The Musical: The Series that people first sat up and took notice of her musical talent: "All I Want," a song she wrote for the show, unexpectedly went viral on TikTok in 2020.
Adele kicks off her Weekends with Adele residency in Las Vegas this Friday at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Now, a fellow chart-topping British singer and Vegas headliner is offering her some sound advice on singing in Sin City.
British rock veterans Def Leppard headlined residencies in Las Vegas in 2013 and 2019, and front man Joe Elliott tells The Times of Londonthat the one thing Adele needs to watch out for is the fact that the air in the Nevada desert is extremely dry.
“That is a killer for singers,” Elliott tells The Times. “I had to fill my bath[tub] with boiling water every night and put kettles and humidifiers all over the place so you wake up drowned.”
And while Elliott loves Vegas because, he says, "it's the only time the audience comes to you," he advises Adele to "enjoy the fact that you will be traveling very little -- but for God’s sake get a humidifier in your room.”
While there have been reports of Caesars putting Adele up in a $40,000-per-night suite while she's in town, the "Pour Some Sugar On Me" singer says she may want to skip that.
"They offer you accommodation but the big stars will never take it because you just don’t know who’s gonna be next door,” he tells The Times. “We had to get security guards to check the corridor and if it was clear, we’d run like hell to get our key in the door before somebody [recognized] us and bang[ed] on the door all night looking for a party.”
Instead, Elliott advises, Adele should rent a house near the strip, like he did when Def Leppard did their second residency. "I had complete privacy and it was fantastic," he notes.