The off-Broadway adaptation of American Psycho has hit a roadblock after the show's commercial backers pulled out of the musical. The Second Stage Theatre production was slated to debut next year (15), but bosses at the the company have since opted not to move forward with the production.
A statement from Artistic Director Carole Rothman reads, "We are disappointed that we will not be producing American Psycho this season, but the rights holders, Act 4 Entertainment, have decided to not move forward with the production at Second Stage.
"We will be announcing a new production in its place in the coming weeks."
Benjamin Walker was set to to play serial killer Patrick Bateman in the Second Stage Theatre adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' controversial 1991 novel. The cancellation could suggest backers are planning to move forward with a full Broadway run.
The musical, written by Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, won rave reviews during a sold-out run in London's West End earlier this year (14). It featured former Doctor Who Matt Smith.
Rod Stewart has had second thoughts about his retirement plans after booking a series of dates in Australia next year (15). The rocker recently told the Kansas City Star newspaper that he feared he only had three or four more years worth of touring left in him, but now it seems he's keen to rock forever.
Announcing dates Down Under that will begin shortly after he turns 70 in January (15), the Young Turks singer insists he has no imminent plans to retire.
He says, "It’s something that can’t go on forever obviously, but I am booked all the way through 2015. I’ve got the energy, the voice is in good stead, the people are still coming out to see me which I very much appreciate. And I’m still enjoying it."
But ahead of the tour, which will begin in Perth in March (15), the rock veteran has a big birthday celebration to avoid: "My wife is trying to organise a big 70th birthday party and I’m trying to get out of it. Birthdays don’t mean anything to me. I don’t think birthdays mean as much to guys as they do to women."
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Police officers issued a ticket to Robin Thicke for blasting loud music during a party to celebrate America's Labour Day holiday (01Sep14).
Cops were called to the Blurred Lines hitmaker's Los Angeles home in the early hours of Tuesday morning (02Sep14) after neighbours complained about the noise coming from his Labour Day bash.
Thicke turned the volume down upon the officers' request but later cranked the sound back up, so he was handed a ticket.
The incident marks the second time in a week that police officers have been called to Thicke's house due to noise complaints, according to TMZ.com.
Rita Ora was convinced she would have to scrap her second prizegiving performance in as many weeks after her collaborator Iggy Azalea fell off stage two days before the MTV Video Music Awards.
The R.I.P. hitmaker had to axe her set at the Teen Choice Awards earlier this month (Aug14) after her ex-boyfriend, DJ Calvin Harris, refused to grant her permission to sing their collaborative track I Will Never You Let You Down. She had also booked an awards appearance with Azalea at the VMAs, but Ora feared she would have to scrap that performance too after the Australian rapper took a nasty tumble during a benefit concert two days before the big show.
However, Azalea was not seriously hurt and the pair was able to take to the stage together to perform their track Black Widow on Sunday night (24Aug14).
Ora tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "Bless her. I was just happy she was OK because, God forbid, we couldn't perform together after all that. Can you imagine? We've been doing three performances a day together to make sure when we release this song it was about unity. To us, this is a duet about female empowerment. We wanted to do a song where it's two blondes coming together as a unit."
Liam Payne is having some fun on Twitter. Depending on his mood (or fangirl status) he changes his official Twitter name. Which makes us wonder: does anyone really know Liam? Better yet, who will he be next?
The original name:
On a normal day, he’s just Liam Payne (the hugely successful, talented, mega pop-star-slash-leader of One Direction).
The second name - Mrs. Horan:
Last week, Liam let his inner fangirl out for the whole world to see. Apparently, no one is a bigger "Niall Girl" than Liam. I’d argue him on that, but instead I’m just going to laugh at these tweets.
OHHHH MY GODDDD I GOT A SELFIEEEEEEEE pic.twitter.com/JvuvDs2Zfw
— the man in black (@Real_Liam_Payne) August 4, 2014
Hi @NiallOfficial I made this for you I love you so much it hurts I even love your toes I'm coming to see you tonight pic.twitter.com/5ul6daFmLM
— the man in black (@Real_Liam_Payne) August 4, 2014
Niall is suchhhh a baeee pic.twitter.com/TsIKfllj9v
— the man in black (@Real_Liam_Payne) August 4, 2014
The third name - Liam Payne The Baker:
After a quick stop into Cake Boss in Hoboken, NJ, Liam became a certified baker. Not sure how much time he has to dedicate to his baking, since he’s on a world tour right now, but I’d love to see what he can make.
Liam's Twitter fans noticed the change as well and started questioning things:
"@Real_Liam_Payne: I am the real Liam Payne" no, you're the baker
— Sophia Smith Updates (@Sophliams) August 12, 2014
"liam payne the baker" harry: pic.twitter.com/dXctxKBm19
— HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE (@movewithzarry) August 10, 2014
The fourth name - The Man In Black:
This new change has people guessing if we’ll ever know Liam’s true identity:
Honestly I don't even know who the @Real_Liam_Payne is anymore. From "Mrs. Horan" & now "The Man in Black" ??? I'm confused as ever.
— 1DUpdatesCA (@1DUpdatesCA) August 15, 2014
It all started with "Fake Liam Payne" Then "Mrs. Horan" "The rapper" "The baker" And now "The man in black" pic.twitter.com/CSygzHx6xo
— Niall Horan (@ImNiallsMichael) August 14, 2014
"liam payne" "mrs horan" "liam payne the baker" "liam the rapper" "real_liam_payne" "fakeliampayne" pic.twitter.com/LUPJR2robs
— ✧･ﾟb loves n*･ﾟ✧ (@emotionixlI) August 7, 2014
Liam, what will it be next? I’m hoping for something rap or dance related. Or maybe Liam Payne The Cat Hoarder? Comment what you think he’ll be next below!
Pop star Lady Gaga is releasing a new perfume which she believes will arouse all genders.
The Born This Way hitmaker teased fans on Thursday (07Aug14) by posting a black and white photo of herself surrounded by naked men on Instagram.com, along with the caption "EAU DE GAGA coming soon".
She later revealed on Twitter that she will be releasing her second scent in the near future, insisting it will be "an extremely sexy and arousing smell for all genders", and adding "(It's) alluring and ready for sex".
Answering questions posted by fans on the microblogging site, Gaga revealed Eau de Gaga is "inspired by the adventurous woman and the man who loves her".
The scent, which will feature notes of sparkling water, lime and leather, will be the follow up to her Fame fragrance, which was released in 2012. As of last year (13), more than 30 million bottles of her first fragrance had sold.
An 85-year-old silent movie has been voted the greatest documentary ever made. Man with a Movie Camera, shot by Dziga Vertov in 1929, charts life in three Ukrainian towns, with residents shown working and socialising in the Soviet state.
It has topped a British Film Institute (BFI) poll of 300 critics and movie experts to find the best ever documentary.
Epic 1985 Holocaust film Shoah came in second place, experimental French movie Sans Soleil was third, and the top five was rounded out by Night and Fog, another documentary about the Holocaust, and crime film The Thin Blue Line.
Speaking about the winning movie, the BFI's Nick Bradshaw tells BBC Radio 4, "It's part of a genre that was very popular in the 1920s. Filming cities, showing you the workings of them, showing you all the layers and intricacies that make up, typically, a day in the life of a city.
"This one has the extra layer of showing you its own filming... so as the title suggests you see quite a lot of Dziga Vertov's cameraman filming the city, you see the editor putting the film together, you see the audience coming into the cinema and watching it. It's a film about the city and about society, and about the world; it's also a film about cinema and what cinema adds to the world."
San Diego Comic-Con: the annual gathering of comic book nerds, blockbuster action movie fans and the slightly terrifying people who still watch Supernatural religiously. It's the biggest pop culture event of the year, a time when studios bring the biggest and most shriek-inducing stars together to unveil new projects and showcase the exciting things fans will eventually be camped out all night for. And even though not all of us are lucky enough to experience Comic-Con in person, that doesn't mean we don't deserve to get all the up-to-the-minute news, reports and surprises. Since we here at Hollywood.com don't want you to miss out on all the excitement happening in Hall H or the surprises being unveiled over the weekend, we're running down the biggest news to come out of San Diego during the convention to ensure you can stay on top of everything, whether you're stuck in the office or waiting in line for another sold out panel.
Guess Who's Set For a Bloody ReturnIt’s difficult to imagine anyone bouncing back from the tense bloodbath that capped off the second season of Hannibal, but Bryan Fuller doesn’t want you to worry about the state of your favorite characters, because several of them made it out of there – although not all of them made it out alive. Deadline reports that Raul Esparza’s Dr. Chilton did, however, and he will appear next season, presumably to get revenge for being shot in the face. Eddie Izzard and Kacey Rohl will also be making an appearance or two, but while he did say the former would only pop up in flashbacks, he declined to reveal whether Abigail is still in one piece. (The series also unveiled the second season blooper reel, which is exactly as delightful as you’d expect.)
Advanced Television Resurrection Now that Community’s sixth season is under way, it’s time to ask the most important question of all: When are the Greendale Seven coming back? At a panel Thursday night – appropriately titled “Communty: REBORN” – show runner Dan Harmon and the cast revealed that fans should see the Study Group back in action sometime after Christmas (via CinemaBlend). But don’t call into work to binge watch just yet, as Yahoo! will be released episodes on a weekly basis, just the same as if it were still on NBC. Still, you can expect some changes thanks to the change in platform, as Harmon has said that the writers are interested in testing the limitations of their new format. (Although we know how well Abed does with change…)
Teen Wolf Howls On… Teen Wolf might be in the middle of its fourth season at the moment, but the panel in Ballroom 20 only had eyes for the future, and with good reason: creator Jeff Davis revealed that the show already been renewed for a fifth season. According to EW, the upcoming season will also be the longest yet, with the episode count bumped up to 20 from season four’s 12. Of course, it will run in two parts and your favorite characters will probably be killed, but nobody said living in Beacon Hills was easy.
Incredible Interstellar After single-handedly revitalizing the Batman franchise and confusing people everywhere with Inception, Christopher Nolan finally made his Comic Con debut to talk about his upcoming film Interstellar, alongside Matthew McConaughey (via EW). Although they didn’t reveal much about the movie, they did showcase a new trailer that gives a better look at the mysteries it contains (which, unfortunately, the rest of us won’t get to see for a while), and Nolan revealed what inspired him to explore outer space. A little disappointingly, it was physics.
TMNT Needs Less Pizza, More Girl Power At least, according to Megan Fox. The actress has been making the rounds at Comic Con to promote the film, which hits theaters in mid-August, and in an interview with HitFix, she revealed that her April O’Neill will kick a little less butt than she had hoped: "A lot of girl power ended up on the cutting room floor, unfortunately. I had a really awesome scene where I was fighting The Foot Clan, but I think they were like, 'Why would a tiny journalist be able to kick so much ass?’” Silly producers, we writers have plenty of pent up anger. Let the girl fight!
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To a large extent, blockbuster movie soundtracks are all the same. There's probably some Kanye, a few dubstep tracks to keep things upbeat, maybe a classic rock song or two, and then some kind of instrumental score meant to add some tension or sentiment at the appropriate moments. And it makes sense — you're not paying for perfectly-scored moments of emotion, you're paying to watch people punch each other and blow things up. So when a blockbuster film manages to match the perfect song to the perfect scene, something special happens. Suddenly, it's not just about the effects. It's about the experience. And even though we've yet to see Guardians of the Galaxy, we can tell that it's going to be that kind of film, thanks to the cheesy classic rock featured in the trailer and the presence of the founding member of Mouserat. In honor of its August 1 release, we've rounded up some of the most iconic blockbuster movie moments in cinema history. After all, what's the point in saving the world if Kenny Loggins isn't singing about it?
“Trouble Man” by Marvin Gaye, Captain America: The Winter Soldier At the start of the film, Sam Wilson makes a tentative attempt at friendship with ol' Steve Rogers by recommending he check out Marvin Gaye’s classic 1972 album; at the end of the film, Steve wakes up in a hospital bed with Sam by his side and the title track playing over the speakers. Because even if you’re unconscious, Sam Wilson is going to ensure that your musical education is complete.
"Non Je ne Rigrette Rien” by Edith Piaf, Inception Primarily used as a way to signal to the people in-dream that the kick is coming, “Non Je ne Rigreete Rien” also warned of a much more dangerous shock headed towards the team: Mal. Sure, it’s a bit on the nose for the recurring dream-ghost of Leonardo DiCaprio’s dead French ex-wife, but finding the perfect movie music moment isn’t necessarily about being clever – it’s about creating a mood. And besides, Christopher Nolan’s not the subtle type.
“Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor, Rocky III It doesn’t matter that Rocky didn’t start training to the sweet, sweet sounds of ‘80s rock until the third installment of the franchise. When you think Rocky, “Eye of the Tiger” automatically starts playing in your head. It might not have been the original music moment of the series, but it’s the most enduring; even the Broadway production couldn’t resist working it into the score. You should hear it in five-part harmony.
“Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins, Top Gun The love scene scored to Berlin might be a bit more iconic, thanks to its awesomely cheesy use of backlighting, but the best musical moment in Top Gun is, without a doubt, the montage of fighter pilots taking off, scored to what is perhaps Kenny Loggins’ most ridiculous hit of all. Did Berlin give us one of the best running jokes of all time? No. No they did not.
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“Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen, Shaun of the Dead Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy is filled with hilarious gags and perfectly-timed music cues but none are more elaborate, ridiculous or more pitch-perfect than the gang’s choreographed attacks on the zombies in the bar, using an assortment of pool cues, a fire extinguisher and a last-minute rifle. The fact that everyone in the film acknowledges the insanity of the situation – and even dance along! – makes it unforgettable.
“Where Is My Mind” by Pixies, Fight Club Fight Club is a weird, twisted psychological thriller that leaves you questioning what was real and what was hallucinated. Therefore, the only appropriate song to end it with is one that asks the core question of the film: “Where Is My Mind?” Just melancholy enough to fit the tone, and just obvious enough to help even the slowest members of the audience make the connection.
“Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry, Back to the Future When you’re tasked with reviving the party at your parents prom, you could go the safe route and play something everyone would be familiar with, or you could invent rock and roll by busting out some Chuck Berry… before he’s even heard it. And then you can make everything awkward by extending a guitar solo for far too long and freaking everyone out, but hey, Marty McFly was ahead of his time. It’s not his fault they didn’t get it.
“You’re the Best” by Joe Esposito, The Karate Kid In the ‘80s, wimpy kids everywhere were inspired to stand up for themselves and find their inner Karate Kid thanks to Mr. Miyagi. But his “wax on, wax off” philosophy would be nothing without the encouraging synth-pop of Joe Esposito telling them that nothing could ever bring them down. How else were they supposed to get pumped up for the biggest karate competition of their life? Or you know, the playground. Both are intimidating.
“Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf, Easy Rider Since its release in 1968, “Born to Be Wild” has been the second favorite song of music supervisors looking to indicate someone as a “bad boy” without actually forcing the other characters to say it. (The first, of course, is “Bad to the Bone.”) It might be cliché now, but it all dates back to 1969, when Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda set off on a road trip and ensuring that any time someone bought a motorcycle, a Steppenwolf reference would be made.
"New Slaves. The second verse. I argue that it's the best rap verse of all time. It's the Coming to America or Anchorman of a verse. You know, it's got the funny s**t. It's got the antagonising. It's got patterns. It's got social and political consciousness. It's got struggle. It's got bravado. It's everything that a rap verse is supposed to be. " Kanye West declares his rap in his track New Slaves to be the best of all time.