Mark Ronson teases new Miley Cyrus music: "2020 is for the heartbreakers"
Last year, Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus teamed up for the single "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart." Now, according to Mark, Miley's flipping the script on that.
On Instagram, Mark posted a video containing a snippet of what appears to be new Miley music, along with images of her eyes and her body. On the bottom of the video, it says "New era starts now."
He captioned the video, "If 2019 was for the [heart]break, 2020 is for the [heart]breaker’s. Right, Miley? ...(very psyched for you all to hear this one, whenever mama says it’s OK)."
Some fans believe that the song on Mark's post is called "Bad Karma," but we'll just have to wait and find out. Meanwhile, last year, it appeared that Miley was planning a musical collaboration with boyfriend Cody Simpson called Bandit & Bardot -- it's not clear how that's going to fit in with her plans for 2020.
Miley herself has been teasing new music on Instagram, and has already booked two festival sets: BottleRock Napa Valley and Bonnaroo.
Jennifer Lopez's production company sued by Hustlers inspiration
Samantha Barbash, the inspiration behind Jennifer Lopez's character in the film Hustlers, is suing J-Lo's production company for $20 million, according to court papers obtained by the New York Post.
Barbash, a 47-year-old former strip club hostess, pleaded guilty in 2017 to conspiracy, assault and grand larceny charges after she, Roselyn Keo, and two other colleagues were accused of drugging men and stealing at least $200,000 from them.
The lawsuit alleges that Lopez’s company, Nuyorican Productions, used Barbash’s likeness in the film, without her permission.
“The film depicts Ms. Barbash, played by Jennifer Lopez (“JLO”) as the ringleader of a group of adult dancers who drugged their patrons and stole exuberant [sic] amounts of money from them while in their incapacitated state,” according to the lawsuit. “Defendants did not take caution to protect the rights of Ms. Barbash by creating a fictionalized character, or by creating a composite of characters to render JLO’s character a new fictitious one; rather they engaged in a systematic effort to make it well-known that JLO was playing Ms. Barbash.”
“Anyone who views the film will believe Plaintiff to be an individual of little to no moral or ethical values, devoid of any loyalty to her colleagues, under the influence of hard drugs, and with misandrist tendencies,” the court documents further claim.
The complaint names STX Financing, Gloria Sanchez Productions, Pole Sister LLC, Nuyorican Productions and various John and Jane Does as defendants -- but not Lopez herself.
Barbash is also demanding producers cease release of the film, which came out in September, and turn over all copies and promotional material.
As of Tuesday, Hustlers has grossed $157.4 million worldwide, with J-Lo generating serious Oscar buzz for her role as Barbash.
Has Katy Perry decided which candidate she's backing for president?
In 2016, Katy Perry was a huge supporter of Hillary Clinton and appeared at a number of campaign events for her. Now, if the New York Post is to be believed, she may have made up her mind about which candidate she's going to support in the presidential election this November.
According to the Post's Page Six, Katy was spotted having dinner Monday night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who announced his candidacy for president on November 24.
A source tells Page Six that Katy and Bloomberg, a self-made billionaire, were overheard discussing politics and "what Katy would love to see, change-wise, in the country.”
Apparently, Katy liked what she heard: The source dishes that Katy "asked neighboring tables to vote for Bloomberg."
The "Never Really Over" singer recently told Vogue India about her future goals: "I want to be involved in environmental companies, I want to go back to school and I want to influence good people to run for office.”
ABC announces Young Frankenstein Live!, finale details for Modern Family, and a live episode of The Conners
At the 2020 Television Critics Association winter event in Los Angeles, ABC announced it was dipping back into live TV with a musical version of the classic comedy Young Frankenstein, and a live episode of The Conners.
The network also revealed that Wednesday, April 8 will mark the final episode of it's acclaimed hit Modern Family.
On the heels of December's The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live!, ABC will undertake Young Frankenstein Live!, produced by original film's legendary director, writer, actor, comedian, producer and composer, Mel Brooks. The live production will feature music from the stage adaptation, which was originally composed by EGOT-winner Brooks. An airdate and cast announcement will be made at a later date; the title of the production could also change.
The Conners will air live on the night of the New Hampshire primary, Tuesday, February 11 at 8:00 p.m. The cast will perform the episode live for both the East and West coast broadcasts, the network revealed, and real-time ABC News coverage of the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary will be incorporated into the story as the results roll in during the evening.
As for the 11-seasons-old Emmy-winning hit Modern Family, ABC will send the show off in grand style, with a marathon on Wednesday, March 11. It'll feature the show's pilot episode, as well as five episodes picked by fans via a daily Twitter poll that starts February 3.
The series, which stars Julie Bowen, Ed O'Neill, Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Rico Rodriguez, Nathan Gould, Sarah Hyland, and Ariel Winter, takes its final bow April 8.
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Fox released a sneak peak on Tuesday of its upcoming reality competition series LEGO Masters. Will Arnett, who voices LEGO Batman in The Lego Movie franchise, hosts the show, which, according to Fox, "features pairs of LEGO enthusiasts facing off in brick-building challenges. Throughout the competition, Arnett, alongside expert judges, will encourage the builders, introduce challenges and put the creations to the test until one duo is crowned LEGO Masters." The series premieres February 5...
The CW has given early renewals to its entire slate of scripted series, including season two pickups for the freshman series, Batwoman and Nancy Drew, the network announced on Tuesday. Other shows getting additional seasons include, All American, Black Lightning, Charmed, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, The Flash, In the Dark, Legacies, Riverdale, Roswell, New Mexico and Supergirl. The Riverdale spinoff series, Katy Keene, set to premiere February 6, has received an order for 13 additional scripts...
Melissa McCarthy is returning for her first series regular TV role since the CBS comedy Mike & Molly ended in 2016. McCarthy has signed on to star opposite Nicole Kidman in the Hulu limited series Nine Perfect Strangers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series takes place at a boutique wellness resort where "nine stressed city dwellers" embark on a "path to a better way of living," according to THR. The resort is overseen by Kidman's Masha, a woman "on a mission to reinvigorate their minds and bodies." McCarthy, who also serves as an executive producer, will play Francis, one of the nine spa patrons. Nine Perfect Strangers is expected to debut in 2021...
Fox, which currently produces The Masked Singer, is teaming with Ellen DeGeneres to produce The Masked Dancer, a series based on a popular segment on her popular daytime talk show in which Ellen and guests must guess the identity of a celebrity dancer. The guessing game -- a nod to The Masked Singer, has featured celebrities like Howie Mandel, Sean Hayes, Derek Hough and Colton Underwood, as well as The Masked Singer panelist Ken Jeong. “This is gonna be just as fun and suspenseful as The Masked Singer, but with a lot more Krumping,” said DeGeneres. “And I cannot wait”...
Fox is also eyeing a reboot of its signature crime-fighting unscripted series, America's Most Wanted, but on a more global scale, according to Deadline. The network is currently looking for a host. The original America's Most Wanted, hosted by John Walsh, was the longest-running program in Fox history at the time, airing on Fox for 25 seasons, before its cancellation. The show was picked up that same year by Lifetime, where it aired until March 2013...
Silvio Horta, the creator of ABC's Ugly Betty, was found dead in a Miami motel room on Tuesday in an apparent suicide. He was 45. Sources tell Variety that Horta died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A rep for Horta confirmed his death, but wouldn't comment on the nature of it. Ugly Betty, adapted from the hit Colombian telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea, starred America Ferrera and ran on ABC from 2006-2010. Ferrera honored Horta in an Instagram post late Tuesday, writing, “His talent and creativity brought me and so many others such joy and light”...
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