Believe it or not Manon is about to be invoked again. If you know what I’m talking about then clearly you’re a fan of the 1996 supernatural teen flick The Craft starring Neve Campbell and Fairuza Balk. If you’re a musical nut as well, then this bit of news is going to BLOW YOUR MIND. Hell, if Legally Blonde can do it, why can’t the witchy foursome aka the corners?
With Mean Girls, Magic Mike and Ever After potentially heading to Broadway, it only makes sense another Hollywood film gets the musical adaptation treatment. Out of the ones mentioned, The Craft musical seems to be the furthest along.
The show began development in 2012. A demo was recorded and released in May of that year. A partial reading is currently planned to take place in Illinois in May with a more substantial workshop/reading lined up in NYC later this year. Videos of the cast performing during a workshop have been uploaded to YouTube. Watch the cast sing three numbers- “A Perfect Circle“, “Manon” and “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board“- from the production below.
Last year, our own very Tommy D brought us to Gotham. This year he has an exciting new adventure for Vancouver Pride. He’s sweeping us to the magical land of Oz complete with performances by Manila Luzon, Morgan McMichaels and newly-crowned Drag Superstar Jinkx Monsoon.
TFD Presents just dropped its first promo vid for the party and it’s a scorcher. Playing the role of Theodore (Dorothy’s brother) is SYTYCD Canada alum Mackenzie Green. If I included Canadian dancers on my Hottest SYTYCD Dancers List, he definitely would’ve made it, along with Nico Archambault (SIGH).
Mackenzie makes his way to OZ by dancing to Beyonce’s “Run the World (Girls)” while wearing glittery red high-tops and gingham swim trunks. It’s Dorotny’s attire but gay’d up. What else do you need for slutty season aka Pride. Check out the promo clip for Rapture: OZ below.
Will.i.am may have “#thatPower” but Loreen has THE power and she doesn’t need that silly hashtag to prove it. The 29-year-old Swedish singer just debuted her music video for her wicked new track “We Got The Power.” What’s in the water in Sweden? The Scandinavian country churns out pop stars Icona Pop, Lykke Li, Agnes and Roybn like an assembly line.
If you’re not familiar with Loreen, she’s famous for winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012 with the dance hit “Euphoria.” Her new track was co-penned by Ester Dean (Rihanna) and produced by Patrik Berger (Robyn). The club ready track has a female rock edge that harkens old school Pat Benatar. The accompanying video, which she directed, is fairly simple with swapping vignettes of the Swedish singer wearing a Roman solder helmet, dancing silhouettes and close-up shots. Here’s what she said about the visual.
“I always have a clear picture of what I want to convey in my artistry and feel a great responsibility for the things I release,” Loreen said. “Moving images, for me, creates an extra dimension to the music. In addition, we need more female directors in the industry. More women who dare to take place, just like the video for ‘We Got The Power’ is doing.”
Are book deals the new record deals? Apparently so with regards to the Glee cast. When the FOX show became a breakout hit, I fully expected to be inundated with individual albums from most of the cast. Not so much. With only a couple of exceptions like Matthew Morrison and Mark Saling, the cast haven’t delved into the record industry independently from the show.
On the literary front, Chris Colfer published a best-selling fantasy novel with another one on the way. Jenna Ushkowitz just released her first novel Choosing Glee earlier this month. Jane Lynch has also penned her own book, Happy Accidents. Find out the latest Glee cast member to become a published author below.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Then titled Don Jon’s Addiction, the film has been renamed to simply Don Jon. The film was acquired by Relativity Media at a cost of $4 million and is set to hit theaters on October 18, 2013 in limited release. Not only does Gordon-Levitt direct and star in it, he also wrote it. Talk about a triple threat. The breakout festival hit has finally released its first trailer and it’s a good one.
Gordon-Levitt plays a New Jersey man named Joe Martello aka Don Jon. He’s very passionate about several things as revealed in a voiceover: “There’s only a few things I really care about in life: My body, my pad, my ride, my family, my church, my boys, my girls and my porn.” His porn addiction becomes an issue when his new girlfriend played by Scarlett Johansson discovers his problem. As his defense, Don Jon likens his adoration for erotic flicks to his girlfriend’s obsession with romantic comedies. Speaking of which, there’s this movie within a movie starring Channing Tatum and Anne Hathaway that’s sure to provide some laughs. Check out the trailer below.
Call me vanilla, but I’d don’t get the whole golden shower fetish thing. To each their own though. With that in mind, you can only imagine my reaction to watching Ke$ha’s latest antic on her MTV reality show, Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life. Beautiful, not so much. Crazy, hellz yeah.
The 26-year-old pees in a bottle while riding in a vehicle. She then proceeds to offer her fellow passengers a whiff. Ummm, thanks but no thanks. Judging by her reaction, it’s a safe bet drinking her own urine won’t become a regular habit despite hearing “it was good for you.” I can only imagine how gnarly her pee tastes like. Watch the whole stunt go down below.
If Desperate Housewives was still kicking around, this could be mistaken as a promo for the ABC show. The Saturdays could easily move into Wisteria Lane without skipping a beat. Even doing homely duties like garden chores and laundry, the British girl group are as glamorous as ever.
Once again, one of the ladies had to hid their baby bump for the video shoot. For “30 Days,” Una Healy was with child, this time it was Rochelle Humes‘ turn. Since filming, Rochelle has given birth to her baby girl Alaia-Mai.
Fans have been divided with “Gentleman.” It’s a different sound not previously done by the group. Personally, it’s grown on me, especially the celebrity name dropping rapping portion. Truth be told, the girls could drop anything and I’d love it. That’s how much I adore these ladies. Check out their latest clip below.
Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams has been receiving a bit of flack for his seemingly gratuitous scene of actress Alice Eve in her underwear in the film. The 46-year-old understands the criticism he’s been receiving and takes responsibility saying he “didn’t quite edit the scene in the right way.”
During a stop on Conan, Abrams proves the charges of sexism are unwarranted. He’s an equal opportunity exploiter. J.J. brought along a deleted scene from the film to share. It shows Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch) showering. A “shower of evil” as Abrams jokes. Dayum. It’s short and sweet, but extremely sexy. It’s even hotter when Conan changes the background music.
The full scene better be part of the DVD/Blu-Ray extras. He can’t tease us like that without giving up all the goods. Check out his interview with Conan below. The good parts begin at the 1:30 mark. Enjoy.