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A Timeline of Paramore's Post-Breakup Drama - Billboard
Billboard has compiled a timeline of the major drama that has gone down since that original 2010 split.
December 2010 - Paramore announces that the Farro brothers have left the band More than a year after the release of their 2009 album Brand New Eyes, Paramore shared in a since-deleted blogpost on their official site that founding members Josh and Zac Farro were leaving the band. While fans were shocked by the news, the remaining three members Hayley Williams, Jeremy Davis and Taylor York admitted that they weren't. "None of us were really shocked. For the last year it hasn't seemed as if they wanted to be around anymore," the statement read. "We want Josh and Zac to do something that makes them happy and if that isn't here with us, then we support them finding happiness elsewhere." "We never for a second thought about leaving any of this behind. We really hope that you can be encouraged by the fact that the three of us who are still here are ready to take on another chapter of our journey together," the statement continued. "You have always been what keeps us going so why would we stop now? We want to stick by you. Knowing that we have a unified passion and a clear vision makes us feel stronger than ever." December 2010: Josh Farro's jab at his former bandmates Just days after Paramore's official statement, Josh fired back with a scathing, since-deleted statement on his blog. After noting that Williams released the departure statement "without my permission," he went on to call Paramore "a manufactured product of a major label," and accused Williams of being manipulated by her management, and her bandmates were simply "riding on the coattails of 'Hayley's dream.'" "Hayley's manager would tell the band to be in the lobby of the hotel at a certain time, but he and Hayley wouldn't show for hours. We found out that they had been meeting with record label executives all morning without us, which is totally weird given that this wasn't simply a solo artist, but we were a band," he wrote. "The band was in the dark the whole time," he continued. "After many meetings between Hayley, her manager and the labels they decided to sign her to Atlantic Records. We didn't understand why Hayley was the only one signing the contract since we were told this was a 'band,' but we were too young to grasp all of this. ... Next thing we knew we were having a signing party for Hayley." He also claimed her parents controlled her, noting, "Hayley's father ... would constantly threaten to 'pull the plug' on the whole band if we complained about anything, suggesting that we were hired guns and Hayley was the real artist, when in reality we were also part of the band. We've always been treated as less important than Hayley. It's been obvious how her family views things." Farro confirmed the rumors he and Williams dated, claiming that after their breakup, "things started going downhill for the band." January 2011: Paramore's "not going anywhere" In an interview with MTV, Williams, York and Davis said they were "hurt" by Josh's blog post. "The three of us are still here -- we're not going anywhere," said Williams, who also revealed previously that guitarist Justin York and drummer Josh Freese will be joining the band for its upcoming South American tour. "A lot of kids are still asking if the band is breaking up, and that just goes to show how broken the communication online can be, when rumors start traveling. So this is our way of showing that there's a future and we're stoked for it." "It was a drag. ...Once we released our statement, we all knew they would probably release something," said York of the blog post. "So I think we were all kind of bracing ourselves...It was really hard to read, just because it seemed like a lot of the stuff was pretty irrelevant to what happened. I think that was the weird thing, 'cause it just didn't seem really necessary." February 2011: Josh forms his own band Farro formed the group Novel American with singer Van Beasley, drummer Tyler Ward and bassist Ryan Clark, and just months after departing Paramote, was planning to record a debut EP. "I think 'liberating' is a great description of how I've felt over the past month," he said at the time. "Coming from Paramore, I didn't think that I would want to be in a band or want to have anything to do with it, and so, when I actually found that passion and love for music again, I was like, 'Wow, this is great.'" December 2015: Jeremy Davis leaves the band Paramore released their self-titled album in 2013, and things were great for a few years, filled with tours and cruises. However, in 2015, the bands official Facebook page shared that Davis' departure was really painful, though they didn't give much detail. Were hopeful for Paramore's future and were also excited for what Jeremys going to do next," the statement reads, promising that the band won't break up. February 2016 - Davis files lawsuit against his former bandmates The bassist claimed he was a partner in Varoom Whoa, the legal entity owned by Williams that operates the band's business. Paramore, however, argued that Davis was actually an employee of the band and therefore did not have access to revenue streams in sales, touring and merchandise. February 2017 - Zac Farro rejoins the band Some good news! After news spread that Zac was drumming on the group's fifth album After Laughter, Paramore announced he was back as full-fledged member. Paramore updated its official website to showcase a T-shirt featuring an image of young Zac Farro, along with the title Im Back. Those on Paramores mailing list received emails with the headline Zacs Back." "I read this thing once about Tolkien and C.S. Lewis -- when one of them died, their whole group of friends changed completely because with one of them gone, the part of each person that that person brought out of them died too," Williams later said in an interview with Billboard. "When Zac left the band, I lost a part of Taylor; I lost a part of me. We got through it, found joy and hope to write music, because life goes on. But [Zac] said it all the time when he came back: 'This doesn't just happen; you dont always get second chances like this.' It wasn't, 'I need to be back in this band.' It was really what he said at the Q&A: 'I came back to my family.'" May 2017 - Paramore and Davis settle legal dispute Prior to Paramores tour-opening hometown gig in Nashville Thursday, the bands lawyer told the Tennessean that everything has been resolved and settled," though terms of the settlement were not revealed. October 2020 - Hayley speaks out "theres a reason there are only 3 people left in @paramore," she tweeted on Wednesday (Oct. 28). "surprise, haters, it aint cause of me. paramore do not condone religiously/politically dogmatic beliefs which leave our LGBTQ+ friends, fans, & family feeling abandoned and hopeless." "and ya know, if that doesnt jive with you, well, feel free to go to where all past members of paramore have gone which is literally anywhere else but paramore. to paramores LGBTQ+ family (and @ColormeBrian i am talkin straight to you) you are full of love and you are loved," she concluded. While she did not call anyone out specifically, fans theorized she was referring to guitarist Josh Farro. Users in the comments unearthed an alleged Facebook comment in which Farro compares homosexuality with pedophilia. October 2020 - Zac distances himself from Josh's 2010 blogpost, shows support for LGBTQ+ community Zac joined the chat. After Hayley's tweet, the drummer tweeted a note titled "Letter to our lgbtq+ fans," his first post in more than two months. "I want to say I love and support you all and have your back, and and [sic] most of all, stand with you. I do not condone any actions that do not love and support your community," the note reads. "When my brother and I left Paramore in 2010, there was a post about the band that I did not fully condone. My name was included on the post yes, But I had not been briefed on what the entirety of that message contained," he continued. "I am openly speaking about this now being not only the founding drummer of Paramore, but also rejoining in 2016. I am saying that I have a voice of my own and my voice stands with our band and our fans, not with words including me in actions I do not agree with." "We all have our own voices and each powerful within themselves," he concluded. "Let's use this power for love and peace, not separation and exclusivity."
Peter Frampton Blasts Kim Kardashian's 'Insensitive' Birthday Post - Billboard
Guitar hero Peter Frampton has hit back at Kim Kardashian West's birthday post as out of touch and "insensitive."
Guitar hero Peter Frampton has hit back at Kim Kardashian West's birthday posts as out of touch and "insensitive." Kardashian celebrated her 40th with what appeared to be the party to top them all, judging by the string of photos she shared on social media. In one message, she writes, "We danced, rode bikes, swam near whales, kayaked, watched a movie on the beach and so much more. I realize that for most people, this is something that is so far out of reach right now, so in moments like these, I am humbly reminded of how privileged my life is. #thisis40."
Oneohtrix Point Never Releases Song Co-Written With The Weeknd - Billboard
Coming from his latest album 'Magic Oneohtrix Point Never,' "No Nightmares" was co-written by Oneohtrix Point Never's Daniel Lopatin and Abel Tesfaye.
On Monday (Oct. 26), Oneohtrix Point Never released his latest track "No Nightmares." Coming from his latest album Magic Oneohtrix Point Never, out this Friday via Warp, the song was co-written by Oneohtrix Point Never's Daniel Lopatin and one Abel Tesfaye -- the given name of the superstar known to most as The Weeknd. It also features vocals from Tesfaye (listed in the liner notes as The Weeknd) and Chairlift's Caroline Polacheck. Altogether, the trio construct a meditative cuddle puddle of synth and drifting prog rock flourishes that lull you into a pleasantly zoned-out state of zen that is a welcome respite from the frenzied cacophony of life itself. Hear it below.
The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch Top 2020 AMAs Nominations - Billboard
Here are all the nominations for the 2020 American Music Awards.
The 2020 AMAs air on ABC at 8PM ET on Nov. 22 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. See the full list below. ARTIST OF THE YEARJustin BieberPost MaloneRoddy RicchTaylor SwiftThe Weeknd NEW ARTIST OF THE YEARLewis CapaldiDoja CatDaBabyLil BabyRoddy RicchMegan Thee Stallion COLLABORATION OF THE YEARCardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, WAPDaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, RockstarDan + Shay with Justin Bieber, 10,000 HoursLady Gaga & Ariana Grande, Rain On MeMegan Thee Stallion ft. Beyoncé, Savage Remix FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTISTBTSBillie EilishEXOAriana GrandeNCT 127 FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEODoja Cat, Say SoFuture ft. Drake, Life Is GoodLady Gaga & Ariana Grande, Rain On MeTaylor Swift, cardiganThe Weeknd, Blinding Lights FAVORITE MALE ARTIST POP/ROCKJustin BieberPost MaloneThe Weeknd FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST POP/ROCKDua LipaLady GagaTaylor Swift FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP POP/ROCKBTSJonas BrothersMaroon 5 FAVORITE ALBUM POP/ROCKHarry Styles, Fine LineTaylor Swift, folkloreThe Weeknd, After Hours FAVORITE SONG POP/ROCKLewis Capaldi, Someone You LovedDua Lipa, Dont Start NowPost Malone, CirclesRoddy Ricch, The BoxThe Weeknd, Blinding Lights FAVORITE MALE ARTIST COUNTRYKane BrownLuke CombsMorgan Wallen FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST COUNTRYGabby BarrettMiranda LambertMaren Morris FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP COUNTRYDan + ShayFlorida Georgia LineOld Dominion FAVORITE ALBUM COUNTRYLuke Combs, What You See Is What You GetBlake Shelton, Fully Loaded: Gods CountryMorgan Wallen, If I Know Me FAVORITE SONG COUNTRYDan + Shay with Justin Bieber, 10,000 HoursMaren Morris, The BonesBlake Shelton (Duet with Gwen Stefani), Nobody But You FAVORITE MALE ARTIST RAP/HIP-HOPDaBabyJuice WRLDRoddy Ricch FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST RAP/HIP-HOPCardi BNicki MinajMegan Thee Stallion FAVORITE ALBUM RAP/HIP-HOPLil Baby, My TurnLil Uzi Vert, Eternal AtakeRoddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial FAVORITE SONG RAP/HIP-HOPCardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion, WAPDaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch, RockstarRoddy Ricch, The Box FAVORITE MALE ARTIST SOUL/R&BChris BrownJohn LegendThe Weeknd FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST SOUL/R&BJhene AikoDoja CatSummer Walker FAVORITE ALBUM SOUL/R&BDoja Cat, Hot PinkSummer Walker, Over ItThe Weeknd, After Hours FAVORITE SONG SOUL/R&BChris Brown ft. Drake, "No Guidance"Summer Walker, "Playing Games"The Weeknd, "Heartless: FAVORITE MALE ARTIST LATINBad BunnyJ BalvinOzuna FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST LATINBecky GKAROL GRosalía FAVORITE ALBUM LATINAnuel AA, EmmanuelBad Bunny, Las que no iban a salirBad Bunny, YHLQMDLG FAVORITE SONG LATINBad Bunny VeteBlack Eyed Peas X J Balvin RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)KAROL G & Nicki Minaj Tusa FAVORITE ARTIST ALTERNATIVE ROCKBillie EilishTame Impalatwenty one pilots FAVORITE ARTIST ADULT CONTEMPORARYLewis CapaldiJonas BrothersMaroon 5 FAVORITE ARTIST CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONALLauren Daiglefor KING & COUNTRYKanye West FAVORITE ARTIST ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)KygoLady GagaMarshmello FAVORITE SOUNDTRACKBirds of Prey: The AlbumFrozen IITrolls: World Tour
10 Takeaways From Kanye West's Conversation With Joe Rogan - Billboard
Kanye West talked for nearly three hours straight -- circling around topics like his relationships with God and the music industry, his presidential run, and his takes on abortion, medication and racism -- on Joe Rogan's podcast.
See several excerpts from his three-hour symphony with Rogan below. He's prioritizing his relationship with God over the music industry: "When I made Sunday Service, I completely stopped rapping, because I don't know how to rap for God. All my raps always had nasty jokes. When I went to the hospital in 2016, I wrote, 'Started church in Calabasas.' As we left from 2018 going into 2019, I said, ;I'm not going to let one Sunday go by without starting this church.; To start a ministry, I'm like the little drummer boy, where I'm saying, 'This is all I got to bring, my drum.' I might not be well versed in the Word, but I know how to make music and I know how to put this choir together. And all things can be made good for God. It quickly became the best choir of all time, because all the best singers moved to California. ... I was four months in before I gave my life to God. I wasn't saved, I just had a calling, saying, 'Just go make this church.'" "God knocked me off my horse, literally called me and said, 'Now I need you.' Not that God needs me, but we need God. He called me to serve him. I was tired of serving the music industry, tired of serving filling up stadiums." He "feels bad" listening to his own discography: "There's only a billion people on the internet. You never think about that. There's 7 to 8 billion people on earth, but then there's only a billion people that are influenced and on the internet. It feels like the internet is everything. It's only like 15, 16, 18 percent of human beings. But ... for us to survive, we have to make more human beings. We have family, we have to have food, we have to have shelter. We don't have to have the internet. We don't have to have music. That's a conversation. I mean, it enhances the quality of life -- it's better. But look at the music. Look at the information we're putting [in] it. I feel bad when I hear rap songs. I feel bad, even the stuff that I just recently put out." He reflected on being medicated to treat bipolar disorder -- and says we're all being medicated: "[It] blocked my ability to channel what God wanted me to do. But we're all on medication right now. Did you use toothpaste with fluoride today? It blocks your penial gland. And they put children on it. We put our kids on it. It's inside the deodorants we use. It's all these things to create a disconnect to God, to serve that. Are you serving man, or are you serving the one and only master?" "The main thing that it did is it destroyed my confidence. It made me this shell of who I really am. It grayed over my eyes. It made the mustang not buck anymore. They told me I was bipolar. I remember going on TMZ and saying, 'Slavery is a choice.' They medicated me for saying that, for having that opinion and saying it out loud." He aired his thoughts on racism in America: "Most Black people, we don't know where we came from. We think we came from slaves. We don't know our bloodline. We're given Black History Month and we take that like it's some gift to us. No, it's programming to us. Racism doesn't end until we get to a point where we stop having to put the word 'Black' in front of it, because it's like we're putting the rim a little bit lower for ourselves ... We shouldn't have to have a special box, a special month. What they show during Black History Month is us getting hosed down, reminding us that we were slaves. What if we had, Remember When I Cheated on You Month? How does that make you feel? It makes you feel depleted and defeated." He implied abortion is a bigger societal issue than the pandemic: "People saw this clip of me crying. Some people didn't know what I was crying about. I was crying about that there is a possible chance that Kim and I didn't make the family that we have today. That's my most family-friendly way to word that. The idea of it just tears me up inside, that I was a part of a culture that promotes this kind of thing. One of the major statistics on the subject of life is that the greatest advocates for the A-word [abortion] are men from ages 31-37. That's how old I was. I felt like I was too busy. My dad felt like he was too busy for me. We have a culture of that ... In our culture, we're doped up, and psyched out, and made to kill our children. We have to decouple the conversation of Planned Parenthood and women's choice. I'm Christian, so I'm pro-life. When I go into office, I'm not changing laws because I realize we live in an imperfect world and an imperfect society. What I will be presenting is a Plan A. We've already started working on a Plan A to change the connotation of orphanages, to change the connotation of foster care." "There were 210,000 deaths due to COVID in America. Everywhere you go, you see someone with a mask on. With A, the A word, A culture -- I'll say it one time, with abortion culture -- there are 1,000 Black children aborted a day. Daily. We are in genocide. More Black children since February than people have died of COVID. And everyone wears a mask. So it's a matter of where are we turning a blind eye to?" He said the coronavirus is the reason for the delayed start to his presidential campaign: "Why did I register so late to run for president? COVID. I had the virus, and I was sitting, quarantined in my house, and my cousin texted me about being prepared to run for president. I just completely put it off to the side 'cause I was like shivering, having the shakes, taking hot showers, eating soup. I don't think it was that bad -- I think it was a mild case. [But] it threw everybody's plans off." He explained why he's running for president: "It was something that God put in my heart back in 2015. A few days before the MTV awards it hit me in the shower. When I first thought of it, I just started laughing to myself and all this joy came over my body, through my soul. I felt that energy and spirit. Two days later, I accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Awards. Instead of performing my array of hit songs, I gave just my perspective on awards shows. I knew at the end, I was going to tell people I'm running for president in 2020. It even took heart to say it in that context and people's minds were blown." "I had different friends -- some people in the music industry, some tech elites -- and they took it as a joke. They were telling me all these millions of reasons why I couldn't run for president. I remember running into Oprah two days or one day after that, and she [said], 'You don't want to be president.' One of my responses to the naysayers was, 'I'll definitely be a billionaire by that time.' Not that that's a reason why someone should be president... At that time, I was $50 million in debt and I knew I had the confidence that I would be able to turn that around." He called out critics of his decision to run for president in 2020: "One of the most racist things that liberals who pride themselves on not being racist have said to me is, 'You're gonna split the Black vote. And that makes it seem like Black people can't make decisions ourselves and that don't no white people know me. [They're saying] that only Black people will vote for me. Think about that statement. The nuance of institutionalized racisim ... No one has really been able to embrace the idea of Blacks not being in a block, and staying in one place." He believes his taste is the answer to many of America's problems: "I'm completely confident that I will figure out how to get America out of debt, that I have the ability, once I see everything. I never make the wrong decision when I'm given all the information. That's my skill set. Anything I go into -- producing, rap, homes, clothing, anything -- once I'm given the right information, I apply my taste. And I have the best taste on the planet. Could you imagine Quincy Jones as a president? Walt Disney? Steve Jobs? For America to be as warming and inviting as Disney World. There used to be this dream. People still have this dream of coming to America." "I know that me as president would be the best thing that would ever happen for America's foreign policy. I've traveled more than any president already, and I bring people together. I put rivals on songs together to create masterpieces." Whatever happens, he'll run for president again in 2024: "I'm definitely 100% winning in 2024 ... I got the birthday party, but I was thinking maybe there's a possibility I would be... eh, they said that wouldn't happen. [But] I was thinking I would possibly be the Democrat." Kanye West's Plan to 'Re-Think' the Music Industry | Billboard News
Sony Music U.K. Chairman & CEO Jason Iley Earns Royal MBE Honor - Billboard
Jason Iley has been awarded an MBE in the latest Queen’s Birthday Honours, unveiled Oct. 9.
An MBE is one of several awards that are handed out twice a year in the U.K. for special achievements and service to the country. Honored individuals are chosen by a special committee, whose rulings pass first through the prime minister and then the Queen. Other music figures to receive an MBE -- the third highest-ranking Order of the British Empire honor -- include Adele, Ed Sheeran, former U.K. Music Chairman Andy Heath (later awarded a CBE), M.I.A. and all four members of the Beatles. Iley was named head of Sony Music U.K. in 2014 following a brief stint as president of Roc Nation Records in New York City, marking a return for the executive to the label where he launched his career in 1994. Over the course of nearly three decades, he has served in roles at Polydor, Island Records and Mercury Records, where he was president from 2005-2013, and worked closely with artists including U2, Amy Winehouse, Jay Z, Elton John, Rihanna, Paul McCartney, Kanye West and Mariah Carey. Since rejoining Sony Music U.K., Iley has overseen successful releases from artists including P!nk, Calvin Harris, Travis Scott and Beyoncé and played a key role in the companys acquisitions of labels including Ministry of Sound Recordings, Black Butter, Relentless, Since 93 and Insanity Records. Under his leadership, all senior executives at the company have been trained in managing mental health issues through a partnership with the mental health charities Mind and Young Minds. He also oversaw the annual BRIT Awards as chairman of the BRITs Committee between 2017 and 2019. Iley wasnt the only music industry figure to be awarded in the latest Birthday Honours. Others celebrated included PPL chairman John Smith (OBE), rapper Dizzee Rascal a.k.a. Dylan Mills (MBE), ELO founder Jeff Lynne (OBE), singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading (CBE), bassist Yolanda Charles (MBE) and Blue Horizon label founder Mike Vernon (MBE).
Miami Club LIV Caught In Power Struggle over COVID-19 - Billboard
LIV sits quiet and empty — a casualty not just of the coronavirus outbreak but of a power struggle between state and local government over how to contain the scourge.
The puppeteer behind the parties and arguably the king of South Beachs nightlife scene, LIV owner David Grutman, stopped by a few months ago to look at new upholstery, but he mostly stays away from the club at the center of his hospitality empire. I cried real tears, the 46-year-old Grutman said of his last visit to the shuttered club and nightlifes seemingly bygone era. Its really been my lifeblood. Technically, LIV and Miamis other nightclubs could reopen at 50% capacity under an ordered issued Sept. 25 by Gov. Ron DeSantis. But Miami leaders have imposed a midnight curfew a real buzzkill for a scene that doesnt even get started until the a.m. hours and are restricting loud music so that people dont have to shout and risk spreading the virus through their spittle. Also, a local mask ordinance requires patrons to keep their faces covered except while eating and drinking though the governor has barred municipalities from collecting fines for violations. We take a more cautious approach here in Miami-Dade, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said recently. He warned: We are still not out of the woods. While a few small clubs in Miami have reopened, Grutman said that between the curfew and the continued risk of spreading the virus, he has no plans to open LIV or his other nightclub, Story. Were going to open it when we can give the right experience, he said. Im not into giving half-ass experiences. Florida has seen more than 15,000 deaths from the pandemic. The Republican governor has been eager to jumpstart the economy, battered by shutdowns and other restrictions that have left hundreds of thousands unemployed in the tourist-dependent state. Grutman has already been through a revolving door of openings and closings. In addition to the clubs, he has several restaurants, including one he owns with the singer Pharrell, plus the celeb hangout Komodo. All of them were forced to close back in March by state and local authorities. In June, the governor gave the go-ahead for restaurants to reopen at limited capacity. With bars still under shutdown orders, people were soon drinking heavily and dancing at Komodo and other late-night restaurants. We thought the world was back, Grutman said. I was naive enough to think that wed turned the corner. But he voluntarily closed again after six weeks, as cases skyrocketed and South Florida become one of the nations COVID-19 hot spots, with as many as 12,000 to 15,000 newly confirmed infections per day. Grutman said he didnt want to contribute to the spread, and he was also seeing a backlash from others in the industry. We were allowed to reopen and bars were not, yet people were drinking like crazy at our place, so it was one of those mixed-signal things. It built up a lot of animosity, he said. On a recent Friday night at Komodo, Grutman dined with the Canadian singer The Weekend, while former baseball star Alex Rodriguez sat nearby and supermodel Adriana Lima was at another table. Yet mask-wearing was strictly enforced, hand sanitizers were at every table, and the scene shut down promptly at 11 p.m. Meanwhile, LIV, where stars like Justin Bieber and Jennifer Lopez have been known to give unpaid, impromptu performances, sits forlorn. Before the pandemic, more than 10,000 partygoers visited each week, and those who couldnt get in hung out at the lobby bar of the Fontainebleau Hotel just to be close to the action. On big weekends, LIV pronounced like the womans name Liv raked in over $1 million a night, more than half from champagne and the bling that accompanied the bottle presentations, including confetti cannons, nitrogen smoke plumes and scads of scantily dressed servers. When the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl in Miami this year, the team spent the evening hoisting their trophy amid a spray of champagne and confetti on the dance floor at LIV. At a fashion show at LIV in 2009, Victorias Secret supermodels strutted in their angel wings and barely-there lingerie. Grutman has fielded countless calls from DJs begging to be the first when the club reopens. Others have asked to host Zoom parties from LIV, but Grutman just isnt into it. He is looking into five-minute rapid testing and putting ultraviolet disinfecting lights inside the vents but thinks its unlikely big club events will be safe without a vaccine. Everybody has their own ideas of whats going to happen, second wave, no second wave, he said. In the meantime, Grutman the hype man, the energy pumper, the one injecting that party-all-the time vibe is missing out on the action, which has shifted to house parties. Id rather be the ringmaster of it, he said.
The Sanderson Sisters Reunite for 'Hocus Pocus' Hulaween Teaser: See the Photo - Billboard
The Sanderson sisters are ready to return. The iconic trio of witches from 'Hocus Pocus' are reuniting for one night only.
Winifred, Sarah and Mary Sanderson are getting back together for In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover," a one-hour virtual broadcast to benefit the New York Restoration Project, hosted by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Appearances by Glenn Close, Billy Eichner, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Lambert, John Stamos, Meryl Streep, Billy Crystal, Samantha Diaz, Todrick Hall, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Alex Moffat, Martin Short, Sarah Silverman, Sophie von Haselberg, Thora Birch, Omri Katz, Doug Jones, and surprise guests are also scheduled for the event. Tickets are available to purchase for $10, and a variety of Hocus Pocus-themed merchandise is for sale. The New York Restoration Project -- a non-profit organization founded by Midler -- partners with communities to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to the benefits of nature, through its environmental justice work. See the Sanderson sisters back in action below.
Gigi Hadid's Mom Posts Photo of Gigi & Zayn's Baby: 'An Angel Sent From Above' - Billboard
Gigi Hadid's mother, Yolanda, has shared a glimpse of her newborn granddaughter.
Gigi and Zayn welcomed their baby girl in September. On Sept. 23, the former One Direction singer shared a post on social media, writing: "Our baby girl is here, healthy & beautiful. to try put into words how i am feeling right now would be an impossible task. The love i feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding. Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine, & thankful for the life we will have together x." "Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and shes already changed our world," Gigi wrote at the time, in her own post. "So in love." See the most recent photo of their sweet baby, courtesy of "Oma," below.
Here's Why Jacob Tremblay Was 'Nervous' to Play Justin Bieber in 'Lonely' Music Video - Billboard
Justin Bieber turned back time to his "Never Say Never" era, where he was selling out arena tours but felt "Lonely" in the poignant music video for his new Benny Blanco collaboration.
It definitely feels really weird to say it, because it just sounds like it shouldnt be happening but, I am in a Justin Bieber music video, which is something I would have never seen coming, he told the publication. He explained that after the pop star's team reached out about the role, the two agreed to chat on the phone to answer some of Tremblay's questions. "We kind of organized that we would call each other some time, but we didnt really get an exact time, so he ended up calling me when I was in the grocery store I was like, to my parents, I have to go outside because Justin Biebers calling me.' Tremblay went on to reveal that he was "nervous" about starring in the video, because he "had actually never played a real person before. Ive always played made-up characters, so I just really wanted to make sure that I had the feelings of the song and how Justin wanted me to feel," he continued. "I really got to understand its a bit more of a serious song but Im really excited for people to hear it, so they can see the story. Its really good. Watch the interview here.