Actress Geena Davis, Director David Lynch To Receive Honorary Oscars

Actress Geena Davis and director David Lynch are among four who will be recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this year with honorary Oscars. Actor Wes Studi and director and screenwriter Lina Wertmüller will also be honored.

The special Oscars “are given by the Academy each year (to) recognize individuals who have devoted themselves to a lifetime of artistic accomplishment and brought outstanding contributions to our industry, and beyond,” Academy President John Bailey said in a statement.

Davis won a best supporting actress Oscar in 1988 for “The Accidental Tourist” and is best known for roles in late-80s and early-90s classics like “Thelma & Louise,” “A League of Their Own” and “Beetlejuice.” 

Lynch achieved a cult following with his first film, “Eraserhead,” in 1977. He received eight Oscar nominations for 1980’s “The Elephant Man,” which he directed. He also got Oscar nominations for directing “Blue Velvet” in 1986 and “Mulholland Drive” in 2001. 

The awards will be handed out at the Academy’s 11th Annual Governors Awards in October in Los Angeles.

Geena Davis, David Lynch, Lina Wertmüller and Wes Studi to receive honorary Oscars

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Netflix’s “Dead To Me” Is Renewed For Second Season

Netflix’s dark comedy “Dead to Me” has been renewed for a second season.

“Dead to Me” stars Christina Applegate as Jen and Linda Cardellini as Judy — who become friends after meeting in a support group following the death of Jen’s husband. But Judy is keeping a secret that could have disastrous consequences and she doesn’t want Jen to find out. The show also stars James Marsden, Ed Asner and Brandon Scott.  Liz Feldman is back as series showrunner and co-executive producer alongside Applegate, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Jessica Elbaum and Christie Smith.

A premiere date for Season 2 has not yet been announced.

‘Dead to Me’ renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

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New Trailer For Martin Scorcese’s Netflix Documentary “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story” Is Released

The first trailer for Martin Scorsese’s film Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story explores Bob Dylan’s famous Rolling Thunder Revue tour

Netflix released a preview of the new documentary featuring restored footage and recent interviews about the tour, which took place in North America in 1975 and 1976. The trailer recounts how Dylan purposely performed at small venues to better connect with the audience. Dylan spoke to Scorsese in his first on-camera interview in over a decade.

Dylan performed with such artists as Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn, Joni Mitchell and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott during the tour, which began in October 1975 and ended in May 1976.

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story is set to be released June 12 on Netflix. 

Watch Trailer for ‘Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story’

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Sebastian Bach To Play Skid Row Debut Album On Tour For 30th Anniversary

Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach has announced that he will hitting the road this summer to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band’s debut album, which he will be playing in full.

Additionally, Bach will be performing other tracks from his career during the shows that will kick off on August 29th in Nashville, TN at the Mercy Lounge.

Said Bach: “in commemoration of this 30th Anniversary digital deluxe release, my band is going to perform the first Skid Row record, in its entirety, on the road, LIVE this fall! It’s going to be fun to do something that has never been done live before! We are looking forward to seeing you all for this one time event!”

You can view the full list of tour dates below.

Sebastian Bach Announces ‘Skid Row’ 30th Anniversary Shows

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Turnpike Troubadours Taking “Indefinite Hiatus,” Cancelling Upcoming Shows

One week after abruptly canceling their Memorial Day weekend shows, the Turnpike Troubadurs announced via Instagram that they are taking an “indefinite hiatus” and canceling all upcoming tour dates. The group explained that the break is an “opportunity to heal” and come back stronger.

The Oklahoma-based band, which consists of Evan Felker, Kyle Nix, Ryan Engleman, RC Edwards, Hank Early and Gabriel Pearson, has canceled a number of shows over the last year, alluding to the fact that one of their band members has struggled with personal problems. There has been widespread speculation that singer and frontman Evan Felker is struggling with addiction; however neither the band nor Felker has commented on the rumors.

You can read Turnpike’s official statement in the link below.

Turnpike Troubadours Cancel All Shows, Go on Indefinite Hiatus

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Randy Houser Announces “Magnolia Tour”

Randy Houser announced his 2019 Magnolia Tour this fall. The upcoming trek, which takes its name after Houser’s new studio album, is slated to visit a dozen cities, including Dallas, New York, Boston and more. Randy’s new single, “No Stone Unturned,” was released on May 20, co-written by Houser and Dallas Davidson. Said Randy “My true passion is being out on the road, playing music. That’s kind of what ‘No Stone Unturned’ is all about—I’ve always fancied myself a little bit of a traveling man so I’m looking forward to getting back out there and doing what I love.”

Paul Cauthen will serve as support for Houser on select dates on the road. Tickets go on sale on June 7 at 8 a.m. CT, with pre-sale beginning on June 5.  Additional dates will be announced soon.

Randy Houser Announces Dates for 2019 Magnolia Tour

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Madonna To Perform At “World Pride” In New York City

Madonna has confirmed rumors she will perform at World Pride in New York City later this month. The singer said that she’ll perform at Pride Island, the festival’s live music event, on June 30.

“I hear you,” Madonna said — wrapped in a rainbow towel — in a video posted on her official Instagram account. “I’ll be on Pride Island, where I was born.”

Grace Jones is also set to headline the two-day event, which falls on the last weekend in June and marks the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York, a major milestone in the gay-rights movement.. The entire month is LGBTQ Pride Month in New York City.

Madonna’s advocacy for LGBTQ people goes back decades. She recently teased a new song, “I Rise,” ahead of her upcoming album, “Madame X,” which will be released June 14. The entertainer last toured on her “Rebel Heart” tour back in 2016.

Madonna announces NYC Pride Week performance

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Forbes Names Jay-Z First Hip-Hop Billionaire

Forbes announced that Jay-Z has become the first hip-hop artist to rack up a billion-dollar fortune, thanks to lucrative investments in real estate, art, liquor and businesses.

Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) was a drug dealer in his hometown of Brooklyn before creating his own label in 1996, Roc-A-Fella Records, from which he released his debut album “Reasonable Doubt.” Since then, the rapper-turned-mogul has earned 14 No. 1 albums, 22 Grammy awards and over $500 million in pre-tax earnings, according to Forbes.

Outside of music, he launched Armand de Brignac (which Jay-Z owns 100% of) in his 2006 video “Show Me What You Got” — the champagne company is estimated to now be worth $310 million. His cognac D’Ussé, a joint venture with Bacardi, is worth $100 million. Jay-Z has $220 million in cash and investments, including a stake in Uber worth an estimated $70 million, which he originally purchased for $2 million. 

His streaming service Tidal – which was launched in 2015 –  is estimated by Forbes to be worth $100 million.  Additionally he has accumulated $75 million from his entertainment company, Roc Nation, and his own music catalog is estimated to be worth $75 million alone.

In 2018, Jay-Z tied for fifth place on Forbes’ list of wealthiest stars with Kylie Jenner. 

Superstar Jay-Z becomes first billionaire rapper

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Alice Cooper Announces Additional 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

Alice Cooper has announced additional concert dates this Fall.  In anticipation of the release of his album, Rise, which arrives on June 21, the new solo tour dates are an extension of Cooper’s Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back show he’s bringing to the U.S. this summer as a co-headlining tour with Halestorm.

The majority of the dates on the 14-night tour take place in the Southeast, beginning with a Nov. 3 show at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Ft. Myers, Fla., and ending on Nov. 29 at the Mystic Lake Casino Showroom in Prior Lake, Minn.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 7 at 10AM local time. You can view the full list of tour dates below; more locations are expected to be announced soon. Check the tour section of Cooper’s website for full details.

Alice Cooper Announces November 2019 US Tour Dates

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David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” To Be Re-Released For 50th Anniversary

The 50th anniversary of David Bowie’s 1969 single, “Space Oddity” will be honored with a new release of the legendary song. The package will present a special double 7″ single of “Space Oddity” featuring brand new mixes by Tony Visconti. The single itself has been cut from the original analog single master tape, while the jacket housing the 2019 mixes by Tony Visconti is a new design featuring an alternative Ray Stevenson shot from the “Save Rave ’69” concert to that on the poster. You can take a look at it: here.

The new release of Space Oddity is due out July 12.

David Bowie’s Space Oddity Getting 50th Anniversary Release

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