Harry Brant, the younger son of billionaire publisher Peter Brant and model Stephanie Seymour, has died. The 24-year-old socialite and fashionista was found dead Sunday of an accidental drug overdose, his parents said in statement. Brant’s parents said Brant died just days before he was to re-enter rehab.
Brant and Seymour said: “It is with enormous sorrow that we share with you the news that our beloved son, Harry Brant, lost his battle with addiction and died due to an accidental overdose of prescription medication. Our hearts are shattered. We will forever be saddened that Harry’s life was cut short by this devastating disease. We ask that you please allow our family privacy as we attempt to cope with the loss of our beautiful, beautiful boy.”
Brant was a staple of New York’s fashion scene, along with his brother, Peter Brant II. Brant modeled for Balmain and Italian Vogue, and launched a unisex makeup line for MAC with his brother in 2015. His parents said he had hoped to expand his role creatively at Peter Brant’s Interview magazine.
Disney+ said in a press release Tuesday that all five seasons of The Muppet Show is coming to Disney+ in February. The variety series will start streaming Feb. 19.
The Muppet Show, created by Jim Henson and featuring his Muppet puppet characters, aired from 1976 to 1981. Seasons 4 and 5 were previously unreleased on home entertainment. The Muppet Show features beloved Muppets characters, including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and the Swedish Chef, as well as a variety of famous guest stars.
Kermit the Frog said, “It’s going to be great to welcome back longtime fans, and to give a new generation of fans a chance to see how we got our start, how Miss Piggy became a star and so much more. Today, I’m proud to say: ‘It’s time to play the music, light the lights and meet the Muppets on Disney Plus tonight!’ And as for Statler and Waldorf, the two old guys in the balcony, I can only add: ‘Sorry, guys, but… here we go again.'”
Weezer has announced a new surprised album, OK Human, to arrive January 29 via Atlantic. A single titled “All My Favorite Songs” will arrive this Thursday.
The band confirmed that their previously-announced album Van Weezer is still slated to arrive May 7 and has shared three singles off that record: “The End of the Game,” “Hero,” and “Beginning of the End.”
Motley Crue released a new video online to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first time that members of the band jammed together, leading to the creation of the group. Bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, along with vocalist and guitarist Greg Leon, first jammed together on January 17, 1981. The band would go on to recruit Mick Mars and Vince Neal, parting ways with Leon.
Nikki had this to say, “40 years ago today in 1981 we started @motleycrue outta Hollywood California. I am beyond grateful to of (sic) done this journey with my brothers @thevinceneil @mr.mickmars and @tommylee. The places we’ve travelled to around the world together, the songs we’ve written, the OVER the top live shows and of course 4 generations of fans.”
Lee said, “Happy 40th my dudes…. what a f***ing ride hey!?! Like a rollercoaster we been up down and all around this damn world touching hearts and many other parts hahah of people all around the globe! Cheers to touching more!!!!”
Neil added, “Happy Birthday to my brothers! 40 years!! A lifetime of memories!!”
Kip Moore has released another new song from his upcoming extended record Wild World Deluxe, the track “How High.” Moore also shared a new video for the song produced and co-written by Moore. You can view the video at the link – here.
Moore’s 17-track collection, Wild World Deluxe, will be available on February 12 and is available to pre-order now here. To celebrate the release Moore also announced a special concert event, WILD WORLD DELUXE: LIVE AT THE RYMAN set for release day (2/12), taking place at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN at 8pm CT, Tickets to the global livestream event will be available beginning Tuesday, Jan 19 at ryman.com/event/kip-moore/. The show will also benefit ACM Lifting Lives, with $1 from every ticket sold being donated to the cause.
Willie Nelson and Frank Sinatra were close friends, and the two even went on to play shows together. In 2018, Nelson released My Way, remaking some of Sinatra’s best-known songs.
On February 26th, Nelson will release That’s Life, another set of Sinatra classics. In addition to hits like the title track and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” he includeslesser-known songs like “Just in Time” and “The Lonesome Road” from 1959. The album was largely recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, where Sinatra recorded from 1956 to 1961.
Nelson has released the lyric video for the title track, which you can view at the link – here.
Netflix’s Ozark and The Crown each earned six Critics Choice Award nominations, announced on Monday. Streaming service Netflix led the field with 26 nominations and premium cable network HBO followed close behind with 24 nods.
Lovecraft Country (HBO), Mrs. America (FX), Schitt’s Creek (Pop) and What We Do in the Shadows (FX) earned five nods apiece, while Better Call Saul (AMC) and The Plot Against America (HBO) each are up for four awards.
Critics Choice Association CEO Joey Berlin said in a statement, “We are so thrilled to be celebrating the incredible work that was released during this extended season. In a year when the need for entertainment was undeniable, the industry rallied to deliver beautiful series that delighted us, educated us, challenged us, and most importantly, brought us all together.”
Winners will be announced during a March 7 ceremony hosted by entertainer Taye Diggs.
Artist Robert Vargas has finalized a mural he is painting of Eddie Van Halen to be displayed at Guitar Center in Hollywood, which will be unveiled on Jan. 26.
Van Halen, who grew up in Pasadena, died of throat cancer on Oct. 6 at the age of 65. Following Van Halen’s death, fans left flowers at his childhood home on Las Lunas Street in Pasadena. Vargas, a contemporary artist known for his mixed-media portraits, murals and live events, was born and raised in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights. His best-known works include a city of L.A. commissioned mural of legendary Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir titled “Can’t Stop.
A special tribute concert for late Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart, titled “Prog For Peart,” has been announced. The event will feature 16 prog rock bands playing two shows that will benefit research to the brain cancer that took Peart’s life last year. Prog For Peart will be taking place on July 2nd and 3rd at The Northcourt in Abingdon, UK and organizers have announced that they shows will also be streamed online live.
According to the official announcement: “16 prog bands play in 2 gigs over 2 days to celebrate the life of Neil Peart & to raise funds to combat the brain cancer that stole his life. Bands appearing inc: Solstice, The Room, This Winter Machine, Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate, The Emerald Dawn, The Far Meadow, IT, Rain, Bravado, The Paradox Twin, Warmrain, Wynter, 25yd Screamer, Semper Vera & Shaven Primates
Prog For Peart is on Friday 2nd of July 2021 and Saturday 3rd July 2021. All profits go to research trials of a promising new treatment for Glioblastoma Multiforme. The trials are being carried out by Nottingham Trent University with funds being distributed by the Headcase Cancer Trust.”
Justin Timberlake officially announced his wife, actress Jessica Biel, gave birth to their second child in 2020. Timberlake said in an interview that aired on Monday’s edition of The Ellen DeGeneres Show that their infant son’s name is Phineas.
“He’s awesome and he’s so cute,” Timberlake said of his baby boy after DeGeneres asked him for details. “Nobody is sleeping, but we are thrilled.” The couple had not publicly announced they were expecting or had welcomed a child before this confirmation, nor did Timberlake say exactly when Phineas was born.
Timberlake, 39, and Biel, 38, have been married since 2012. They are also the parents of a 5-year-old son named Silas.