Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is returning to her Hollywood roots. Disneynature said in a press release that Meghan is the narrator for a new documentary about elephants. Disney+ denied reports Meghan had signed a “further” deal with Disney before stepping back from royal duties.
Titled simply “Elephants,” the new doc will start streaming on April 3 on Disney+ along with a documentary about dolphins narrated by actress Natalie Portman. “Elephant” tells the story of African elephant Shani and her son Jomo as they journey across the Kalahari Desert with their herd.
Meghan met the makers of the film in Botswana in 2016 and had watched some of their footage over the years, the press release said. They later approached her about the role “knowing her passion for the subject and the footage,” according to the release. Meghan recorded the voiceover for the film in London in autumn last year — months before she and husband Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, stepped back from royal duties.
The couple have been advocates for Elephants Without Borders and the conservation of the animals.
Machine Gun Kelly and blink-182 drummer Travis Barker have unveiled a joint cover of Paramore’s Misery Business, recorded while quarantining separately amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The pair teamed up as part of Machine Gun Kelly’s #LockDownSessions, which has seen the musician – real name Colson Baker – already tackle an acoustic rendition of MizBiz, along with Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit.
Machine Gun Kelly and Travis worked with bassist Truck Norris and frequent collaborator Omer Fedi on Paramore’s explosive Riot! single.
Pink Floyd icon Roger Waters has announced that he has postponed his This Is Not A Drill North American tour due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“I’ve had to postpone my tour until next year,” says Waters. “Bummer, but if it saves one life, it’s worth it.” The three-month series – which was to see the bassist performing in the round for the first time – was scheduled to begin July 8 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Ticketholders are advised to hold onto their original tickets and await further information. “It’ll be a new show. It will be no-holds-barred,” shared Waters when announcing the tour. “My work is to think, ‘Well, how can I make rock & roll more interesting or theatrical or exciting or visual or musical or whatever?’ That’s what I’ve spent the last 50 years doing, expressing myself.”
Kane Brown has added to his collaborations collection by teaming with John Legend for the new ballad, “Last Time I Say Sorry.”
“Last Time I Say Sorry” was co-written by Kane, Legend, Matt McGinn and Andrew Goldstein, who also produced the track. Kane and Legend initially connected during an episode of The Voice in which Kane was a guest performer, while Legend served as a coach.
Kane and Legend will make their national television performance debut of “Last Time I Say Sorry” on ACM Presents: Our Country on April 5 at 7 p.m. CT on CBS.
Joe Diffie has died from complications due to coronavirus, ET confirms. He was 61. The country music legend was one of the most successful singer-songwriters of the 1990s, having written hits for artists like Tim McGraw, Conway Twitty and Jo Dee Messina.
Diffie’s hits include “Home,” “If The Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets),” “New Way (To Light Up An Old Flame),” “Ships That Don’t Come In,” “Honky Tonk Attitude,” and more. He won a Grammy Award in 1998 for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, for “Same Old Train.” He recently celebrated 25 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
The singer shared on social media late last week that he was receiving treatment after testing positive for COVID-19. “I am under the care of medical professionals,” he wrote, adding: “My family and I are asking for privacy at this time. We want to remind the public and all my fans to be vigilant, cautious and careful during this pandemic.”
Diffie’s family asks for their privacy to be respected at this time.
Evangeline Lilly has apologized for the controversial remarks she made about why she was refusing to self-quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Lilly posted a photo on her verified Instagram account that appeared to show her family playing a board game, with the caption: “I am writing you from my home where I have been social distancing since Mar 18th — when social distancing was instituted in the small community where I am currently living. I want to offer my sincere and heartfelt apology for the insensitivity I showed in my previous post to the very real suffering and fear that has gripped the world through COVID19. Grandparents, parents, children, sisters and brothers are dying, the world is rallying to find a way to stop this very real threat, and my ensuing silence has sent a dismissive, arrogant and cryptic message.”
In an earlier post Lilly had written, “Just dropped my kids off at gymnastics camp. They all washed their hands before going in. They are playing and laughing. #businessasusual.” That post caused some of her followers to question why she and her family weren’t self-quarantining and/or practicing social distancing.
Actor John Callahan, known for playing Edmund Grey on “All My Children” and also starring on other soaps including “Days of Our Lives,” “Santa Barbara” and “Falcon Crest,” has died. He was 66.
His ex-wife and former “All My Children” co-star Eva LaRue announced his death on her social media account on Saturday. The two, who played a married couple on the show, shared a daughter, Kaya,
“May Flights of Angels Wing You to Your Rest my Dear Friend. Your bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. We are devastated-My great friend, co parent partner, and loving father to Kaya,” she wrote on Instagram. “Kaya and I are beyond broken hearted, so stunned, sorry that my thoughts are a mess. You gave the best most beautifully written tributes, and I am at a complete loss for words right now for you.”
Callahan starred on “All My Children” from 1992 to 2005.
Bob Dylan has released a new song entitled “Murder Most Foul”. The track is the music legend’s first new original song release in eight years.
The 17-minute song is based on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. According to Dylan, he recorded the song awhile ago. Dylan had this to say, “Greetings to my fans and followers with gratitude for all your support and loyalty across the years. This is an unreleased song we recorded a while back that you might find interesting. Stay safe, stay observant and may God be with you.”
KNOTFEST.COM is posting a full free live performance from a band or artist every Friday at 3p (ET). Lamb of God premiered their full set from their 2019 performance at Resurrection Festival in Spain, where guitarist Mark Morton joined fans online to chat during the premiere.
Some of these online concert events may include links to exclusive merchandise with a percentage of income from the sale of this merch donated to COVID-19 related charities.
Jake Owen’s single Homemade has hit the top of the charts across North America today, marking his eighth career No. 1 in the U.S., and his sixth No. 1 in Canada.
Homemade is No. 1 on both the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay and Country Aircheck/Mediabase Airplay charts. It is the third single released from Owen’s album GREETINGS FROM…JAKE and follows his #1 hit “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” and Top 5 single “Down to the Honkytonk.”
Owen recently wrapped his first-ever headlining, acoustic “Down To The Tiki Tonk Tour.”