British boyband The Wanted have been forced to postpone filming a second series of their TV show The Wanted Life because of their busy schedule. Producers of the American reality programme are keen to start on a second season but have had to put shooting on hold so the five piece, featuring Jay McGuiness, Max George, Nathan Sykes, Siva Kaneswaran and Tom Parker, can go on tour.
George tells Britain's Daily Star newspaper, "We were going to start shooting this month but we're on tour, then we've got the new album promotion to do. We bumped into one of the execs (executives) in LA the other day and they're really excited to do a second season.
"But to get a crew to follow us all the time on tour would cost a lot, and people want to see the normal stuff as well as the work side on tour."
The boy is currently playing gigs across the U.S.
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It seems a bit odd to take on a movie review of Courtney Solomon's Getaway, as only in the loosest terms is Getaway actually a movie. We begin without questions — other than a vague and frustrating "What the hell is going on?" — and end without answers, watching Ethan Hawke drive his car into things (and people) for the hour and a half in between. We learn very little along the way, probed to engage in the mystery of the journey. But we don't, because there's no reason to.
There's not a single reason to wonder about any of the things that happen to Hawke's former racecar driver/reformed criminal — forced to carry out a series of felonious commands by a mysterious stranger who is holding his wife hostage — because there doesn't seem to be a single ounce of thought poured into him beyond what he see. We learn, via exposition delivered by him to gun-toting computer whiz Selena Gomez, that he "did some bad things" before meeting the love of his life and deciding to put that all behind him. Then, we stop learning. We stop thinking. We start crashing into police cars and Christmas trees and power plants.
Why is Selena Gomez along for the ride? Well, the beginnings of her involvement are defensible: Hawke is carrying out his slew of vehicular crimes in a stolen car. It's her car. And she's on a rampage to get it back. But unaware of what she's getting herself into, Gomez confronts an idling Hawke with a gun, is yanked into the automobile, and forced to sit shotgun while the rest of the driver's "assignments" are carried out. But her willingness to stick by Hawke after hearing his story is ludicrous. Their immediate bickering falls closer to catty sexual tension than it does to genuine derision and fear (you know, the sort of feelings you'd have for someone who held you up or forced you into accessorizing a buffet of life-threatening crimes).
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The "gradual" reversal of their relationship is treated like something we should root for. But with so little meat packed into either character, the interwoven scenes of Hawke and Gomez warming up to each other and becoming a team in the quest to save the former's wife serve more than anything else as a breather from all the grotesque, impatient, deliberately unappealing scenes of city wreckage.
And as far as consolidating the mystery, the film isn't interested in that either, as evidenced by its final moments. Instead of pressing focus on the answers to whatever questions we may have, the movie's ultimate reveal is so weak, unsubstantial, and entirely disconnected to the story entirely, that it seems almost offensive to whatever semblance of a film might exist here to go out on this note. Offensive to the idea of film and story in general, as a matter of fact. But Getaway isn't concerned with these notions. Not with story, character, logic, or humanity. It just wants to show us a bunch of car crashes and explosions. So you'd think it might have at least made those look a little better.
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The Wanted star Nathan Sykes has received chilling death threats from One Direction fans over the ongoing boyband feud. The two groups have been embroiled in a war of words online in recent months, but Sykes is convinced some fans have been taking the rivalry too far.
The singer recently underwent throat surgery and he reveals he was bombarded with vicious messages from One Direction fans around the time of his operation.
He tells Britain's The Sun, "What's surprising is I get death threats and I keep out of it. When I was having my throat surgery, I got tweets saying, 'Hope the surgeon slits your throat while he's at it.'"
Max George insists he has received online threats too, adding, "I'm not from the most pleasant of areas, but I can't remember talking like some of those kids do. Some of them are 10 year olds that know ways of sadistic murder."
The Wanted stars Max George and Jay Mcguiness had to apologise to their bandmates after missing a flight to a gig in Florida earlier this month (Jun13) because of an all-night drinking session. The singers were due to jet out of New York for a gig in Florida at the beginning of June (13), but the show was thrown into jeopardy when they arrived too late to board the plane.
George admits they were out all night and still drinking the following morning when they were supposed to be travelling across the U.S.
He tells Britain's Fabulous magazine, "Me and Jay missed our flight from New York to Florida... because we were still in the pub at 10am."
McGuiness goes on to reveal they received an angry phone call from bandmate Nathan Sykes: "Nathan rang us, telling us about this certain line he expects us to adhere to. So we were like, fine, you're the boss, let's be professional from now on and I think we have been."
George insists they made it to Florida in time for the show, but they had to apologise to their bandmates: "We got on a later flight and went and did the gig and it was great. But we had to apologise to the boys, who were a bit p**sed off (angry) with us."
The Wanted star Max George almost drowned after falling into a drunken slumber while partying in a hot tub. The British singer passed out in a Jacuzzi following a boozy night out in Los Angeles, and slipped under the water while being filmed for the group's reality TV show The Wanted Life.
One of the cameramen quickly jumped into action and pulled the star from the pool with a little help from bandmate Nathan Sykes - and George now credits the pair with saving his life.
He tells Britain's Daily Star, "I went under water in the middle of the night in the hot tub and didn't know. I owe a massive thank you to our night cameraman - he actually saved my life.
"Nathan did a bit as well. He just wasn't strong enough to pick me up. But he did help drag my naked, wrinkled body out. It wasn't that we weren't aware we were being filmed, we were so intoxicated we didn't care."
"He had a nodule on one of his vocal cords, which is quite a serious thing for a singer, I guess. It's what Adele had but she's done alright." Max George on The Wanted bandmate Nathan Sykes' recent vocal surgery.
Boy band The Wanted have a long wait before Nathan Sykes returns to the group after successful vocal cord surgery as it could be months before he's hitting the high notes again. Sykes went under the knife last month (Apr13) and now his pals face a nervous wait before he returns to the stage and the studio.
Max George explains, "He’s OK. His voice hasn’t come back properly yet, but they said that could take months and I spoke to him the other day by email and he said the operation was successful, but it could take a long time. We all have our fingers crossed for him."
And George tells U.S. DJ Ryan Seacrest that he and his bandmates are really beginning to miss Sykes' voice as they continue to perform without him: "That’s a little bit weird because he has a huge voice and he’s such a presence."
But there is one plus to not having Sykes on the road with them. George jokes, "It’s so much more relaxed and we are on time for everything... it’s really weird."
British singer Nathan Sykes will always be a member of The Wanted even if he does not recover from his vocal surgery, according to bandmate Jay Mcguiness. The star underwent a procedure to repair a haemorrhaging nodule on his vocal cords on his 20th birthday last month (18Apr13), and is taking a break from his work with the group to recuperate.
His bandmate Tom Parker reveals they are not yet sure if the surgery worked, telling Britain's Daily Star Sunday, "He's doing all right. We won't know if it's been a success until he actually makes a recovery to start singing again."
Fellow singer Max George adds, "There is always a bit of concern there. He's only young so chances are he'll be OK. But there's that underlying worry because it was a huge operation."
But McGuiness is adamant the star will be a part of the line-up whatever the outcome of the operation: "He will always be part of the group whether he sings or not."
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Sutton Foster took the stage together. No, they haven't teamed up for a Broadway show, a new television series, or a Modern Family/Bunheads crossover (which would be awesome). But the theater-loving stars came together Tuesday to announce the nominations for the 2013 Tony Awards. (They are the hosts for this year's show, after all, so it only made sense that these two would have the honors of making the big announcement.)
Check out which plays and actors are nominated for Tony Awards for their work on the stage this year.
2013 Tony Awards Nominations:
Best Play:The Assembled PartyLucky GuyThe Testament of MaryVanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Best Musical:Bring It On: The MusicalKinky BootsMatilda The MusicalA Christmas Story, The Musical
Best Book of a Musical:A Christmas Story, The MusicalKinky BootsMatilda The MusicalRodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Best Revival of a Play:Golden BoyOrphans The Trip to BountifulWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best Revival of a Musical: AnnieThe Mystery of Edwin DroodPippinRodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Laurie Metcalf, The Other PlaceAmy Morton, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?Kristine Nielsen, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and SpikeHolland Taylor, AnnCicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Tom Hanks, Lucky GuyNathan Lane, The NanceTracy Letts, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?David Hyde Pierce, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and SpikeTom Sturridge, Orphans
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: A Christmas Story, The Musical Music and Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Hands on a Hardbody Music: Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green Lyrics: Amanda Green Kinky Boots Music & Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper Matilda The Musical Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Stephanie J. Block, The Mystery of Edwin Drood Carolee Carmello, Scandalous Valisia LeKae, Motown The Musical Patina Miller, Pippin Laura Osnes, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Bertie Carvel, Matilda The Musical Santino Fontana, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella Rob McClure, Chaplin Billy Porter, Kinky Boots Stark Sands, Kinky Boots
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Carrie Coon, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Shalita Grant, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Judith Ivey, The Heiress Judith Light, The Assembled Parties Condola Rashad, The Trip to Bountiful
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play:Danny Burstein, Golden Boy Richard Kind, The Big Knife Billy Magnussen, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Tony Shalhoub, Golden Boy Courtney B. Vance, Lucky Guy
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical:Annaleigh Ashford, Kinky Boots Victoria Clark, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella Andrea Martin, Pippin Keala Settle, Hands on a Hardbody
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical:Charl Brown, Motown The Musical Keith Carradine, Hands on a Hardbody Will Chase, The Mystery of Edwin Drood Gabriel Ebert, Matilda The Musical Terrence Mann, Pippin
Best Costume Design of a Play: Soutra Gilmour, Cyrano de Bergerac Ann Roth, The Nance Albert Wolsky, The Heiress Catherine Zuber, Golden Boy
Best Costume Design of a Musical: Gregg Barnes, Kinky Boots Rob Howell, Matilda The Musical Dominique Lemieux, Pippin William Ivey Long, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Best Direction of a Play:Pam MacKinnon, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Nicholas Martin, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Bartlett Sher, Golden Boy George C. Wolfe, Lucky Guy
Best Direction of a Musical:Scott Ellis, The Mystery of Edwin Drood Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots Diane Paulus, Pippin Matthew Warchus, Matilda The Musical
Best Choreography:Andy Blankenbuehler, Bring It On: The Musical Peter Darling, Matilda The Musical Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots Chet Walker, Pippin
Best Orchestrations:Chris Nightingale, Matilda The Musical Stephen Oremus, Kinky Boots Ethan Popp & Bryan Crook, Motown The Musical Danny Troob, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Best Scenic Design of a Play:John Lee Beatty, The Nance Santo Loquasto, The Assembled Parties David Rockwell, Lucky Guy Michael Yeargan, Golden Boy
Best Scenic Design of a Musical:Rob Howell, Matilda The Musical Anna Louizos, The Mystery of Edwin Drood Scott Pask, Pippin David Rockwell, Kinky Boots
Best Lighting Design of a Play: Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer, Lucky Guy Donald Holder, Golden Boy Jennifer Tipton, The Testament of Mary Japhy Weideman, The Nance
Best Lighting Design of a Musical:Kenneth Posner, Kinky Boots Kenneth Posner, Pippin Kenneth Posner, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella Hugh Vanstone, Matilda The Musical
Best Sound Design of a Play:John Gromada, The Trip to Bountiful Mel Mercier, The Testament of Mary Leon Rothenberg, The Nance Peter John Still and Marc Salzberg, Golden Boy
Best Sound Design of a Musical:Jonathan Deans & Garth Helm, Pippin Peter Hylenski, Motown The Musical John Shivers, Kinky Boots Nevin Steinberg, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre:Bernard GerstenPaul LibinMing Cho Lee
Regional Theatre Award:Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA
Isabelle Stevenson Award:Larry Kramer
Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre:Career Trainsition For DancersWilliam CraverPeter LawrenceThe Lost ColonyThe four actresses who created the title role of Matilda The Musical on Broadway: Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon, and Milly Shapiro
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Tributes continue to pour in for country music legend George Jones following his death on Friday (26Apr13). Keith Urban, Faith Hill, Blake Shelton and Sheryl Crow were among the first country stars to offer their thoughts about the icon's passing, and now Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley have added their respects to the He Stopped Loving Her Today singer.
Underwood posted a snapshot of her posing with Jones on a motorbike and wrote, "Happy memory of me and George. You may have left us, but your music and your legacy never will," while her longtime pal and former tour mate Paisley added, "My friend, the greatest singer of all time, has passed.To those who knew him, our lives were full. To those of you who don't: discover him now."
As the music world mourned Jones' death, country stars like Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and Alan Jackson also remembered the singer, with Jackson tweeting, "Heaven better get ready for George Jones. He will always be the greatest singer of real country music - there’ll never be another."
Meanwhile, Jason Aldean offered, "So sad to hear about the passing of George Jones today. Country music has lost one of our pioneers and legendary icons. You will never be forgotten." And Sugarland star Jennifer Nettles added, "'ll never forget the first time I heard the story in He Stopped Loving Her Today. RIP George Jones. Country Legend. U will be missed."
Other tributes came from Joe Nichols, Bo Bice, Clay Walker and Kings of Leon's Nathan Followill, who tweeted, "Taking my gal dancing tonight. There will be multiple adult beverages drank in Mr Jones honor."
Jones, who died in Nashville, Tennessee, was known as "the greatest voice in country music". He was preparing to bow out of seven decades as an entertainer with a series of final shows at the time of his death.
A final Nashville concert in November (13) was scheduled to feature Keith Richards, Garth Brooks, Kid Rock and Kenny Rogers.