Lewis Capaldi opens Ed Sheeran's final tour dates this weekend, muses a songwriting collabo: "I could definitely use the exposure and the money!"
After opening for Ed Sheeran last week in Leeds, England, rising star Lewis Capaldi has the honor of doing the same thing for the last two gigs on Ed's record-breaking Divide tour, this Saturday and Sunday, in Ed's hometown of Ipswich. But in addition to opening for Ed, the "Someone You Loved" star says it'd be cool if the two of them could write a song together -- if Ed was willing, of course.
"I mean, if he wanted to do it, I'd be up for that," Lewis says, laughing. "I'm pretty sure I've got a lot more to gain from that situation than Ed does! Yeah, I could definitely use the exposure and the money, so if Ed wants to do that, it's absolutely fine with me!"
But on a more serious note, the Scottish singer/songwriter tells ABC Radio. "It'd be amazing to work with someone like him, obviously. What I love about him and his songwriting is you can tell when he's wrote a song, [just] from the melody of it."
Even if no one said, 'This is an Ed Sheeran song,' you'd go, 'That's an Ed Sheeran song,'" he explains. "And I think that's the mark of a really good songwriter."
Lewis launches a U.S. headlining tour September 17 in Dallas, TX. "Someone You Loved" is now #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and climbing. His album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, which topped the charts in the U.K., is out now.
Help the homeless and Backstreet Boys might send you on a trip to Hawaii
Backstreet’s back…and giving back.
The Backstreet Boys have teamed up with Prizeo for a contest to benefit New York City’s Coalition for the Homeless.
For every $10 donation you make, you'll be entered to win a trip to Hawaii for an upcoming BSB concert in November. The more you donate, the more chances you have to win.
“We’ll fly you and a friend to Honolulu and put you up in a hotel,” the band writes in the contest’s description. “We’ll hook you up with two VIP seats for one of our shows. Then you'll get to come backstage and snap some photos with us.”
They add, “You’ll also be our guests at our table for a very special luau and take home some cool Backstreet Boys merch, including an autographed copy of DNA.”
Nick Carter tells Entertainment Tonight that the group chose Coalition for Homeless after someone tweeted a video of subway riders singing "I Want It That Way" earlier this summer and it went viral. The guy who tweeted the video promoted the charity organization on the thread, catching Nick’s attention.
"I spoke to my bandmates and we really wanted to do something special for them and the city of New York," Nick said. "We’re so excited to be able to help bring awareness to the issue of homelessness around the world and hopeful that as a group we can affect change."
"Shallow" sets record as longest-charting winner of Best Original Song Oscar
After 45 weeks on Billboard's Hot 100, "Shallow" by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper has finally fallen off the chart. However, as Billboard notes, it's set a record in the process.
"Shallow" has spent more weeks on the Hot 100 than any other track that's won the Oscar for Best Original Song. It was number one for just one of those weeks: the week of March 9, after Gaga and her three co-writers took home the Academy Award on February 24.
The previous record holder was Idina Menzel's rendition of "Let It Go," from Frozen, which spent 33 weeks on the chart, peaking at number five.
"Shallow" was a huge success career-wise for both Gaga and Cooper. It was Gaga's fourth #1 hit, and her first since 2011 -- and of course, it was Cooper's first number one hit. It also won two Grammys and a Golden Globe, among other accolades.
After "Shallow" and "Frozen," other long-running Oscar-winning hits include Elton John's "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" and Stevie Wonder's "I Just Called to Say I Love You," both of which spent 26 weeks on the chart.
Interestingly, "Evergreen," the love theme from the 1976 version of A Star Is Born, starring Barbra Streisand, spent 25 weeks on the chart.
Angel Has Fallen, Ready or Not among this week's new movies
Opening nationwide on Friday:
* Angel Has Fallen -- The third installment of the Fallen film series, following 2013's Olympus Has Fallen and 2016's London Has Fallen, stars Gerard Butler, reprising his role as Secret Service Agent Mike Banning, who finds himself framed for the attempted assassination of President Allan Trumbull, once again played by Morgan Freeman. On the run from his own agency, as well as the FBI, Banning enlists some unlikely allies to help clear his name and uncover the real terrorist threat. Also starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Nick Nolte and Piper Perabo. Rated R.
* Overcomer -- This faith-based drama follows a high school basketball coach, played by Alex Kendrick, whose dreams of winning a statewide championship are shattered when the largest manufacturing plant in his town closes. After taking a job as a cross-country coach, he helps an unlikely athlete, portrayed by Aryn Wright-Thompson, win the biggest race of the year. Rated PG.
Opened nationwide on Wednesday:
* Ready or Not -- This black comedy thriller stars Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri's Samara Weaving as a new bride whose wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying ritual. Mark O'Brien, Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, and Andie MacDowell co-star. Rated R.
Opening in limited release Friday:
* Brittany Runs a Marathon -- Jillian Bell, best-known for her roles in Comedy Central's Workaholics and HBO's Eastbound & Down, stars in this comedy based on the true story of Brittany O’Neill, a New York City woman who went from couch potato to runner in an effort to regain control of her life. Lil Rel Howery also stars. Rated R.
Hollywood Buzz 8/23
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Sarah Michelle Gellar is planning a return to TV. The former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star is attached to star in and executive produce the suburban dramedy Other People's Houses, in development at Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The project, based on a novel by Abbi Waxman, is described by Fox as "somewhere between Big Little Lies and Catastrophe," and follows nine people in Los Angeles who navigate the emotional ups and downs of domestic life through the lens of social media. Gellar would play a social-media influencer named Anne Porter. If it materializes, this would be Gellar's first regular TV role since the CBS comedy The Crazy Ones, opposite Robin Williams, which aired in 2013-14...
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A&E's Emmy-winning docuseries Born This Way will come to an end after five seasons with a six-part short form digital series as well as a one-hour linear series finale holiday special in December, the network announced on Thursday. Season four, which wrapped up in May with the wedding of cast members Cristina and Angel, will continue their story, and that of fellow cast members Elena, John, Megan, Rachel, Sean and Steven. In the hour-long series finale special, the cast, all of whom have Down syndrome, will reflect on their personal growth across the four seasons of the show and discuss Born This Way’s impact on the way society views people with disabilities, according to A&E. Season five launches later this year...
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