Elton John is not a fan of the new ‘Lion King’

(CNN)You won’t be able to feel the love tonight from Elton John. The popular soundtrack from the 1994 “The Lion King” contains such classics by John as “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Circle of Life.” The film remake, released in July, stars the voices of Donald Glover and Beyoncé, the latter of whom did a curated album titled “The Gift” based on the project. John told British GQ the new soundtrack “hasn’t had nearly the same impact in the charts that it had 25 years ago, when it was the bestselling album of the year.” “The new soundtrack fell out of the charts so quickly, despite the massive box office success,” he said. “I wish I’d been invited …

Gloria Estefan joins politicians and celebrities to pay tribute to legendary Mexican singer Jos Jos

(CNN)The sudden death of Jos Jos shocked celebrities, politicians and generations of fans from across the world. Canadian entertainer Paul Anka called him a friend as he recalled sharing the stage to perform a bilingual rendition of his 1973 song, “Let Me Get To Know You.” Meanwhile, famed TV personality Don Francisco said José José was simply a gigantic figure in the music industry and his “impressive legacy would make him eternal.” He was admired by succeeding generations of Latino singers Spanish singer and songwriter Alejandro Sanz shared his grief during a brief break in his US tour. “Prince of the songs … you created your own kingdom capable of going around the world and hearts. A sincere hug to …

Heres whats coming and going on Netflix in September 2019

Whats that? A Sturgill Simpson anime? Thats rightin September, will releaseSound & Fury, an anime movie written by Simpson that serves as a companion piece to the alt-country singers new album of the same name. September will also see the release ofJeff Dunham: Beside Himself, the second Netflix special from the superstar ventriloquist and comedian. Elsewhere,Hip-Hop Evolutionreturns for a third season to explore the work of Tupac, Biggie, Lil Kim, Jay-Z, and other rappers who revolutionized the rap game in the 90s. Check out the full listings below to see whats new on Netflix in September. Whats new on Netflix:Editors picks In the wake of several high-profile television seasons ranging from disappointing to downright miserable, its a small miracle that …

Taylor Swift performs for first time since Scooter Braun post

(CNN)Every move Taylor Swift makes is dissected by her fans. Audience members say that during the spoken section of the song, “Just think while you’ve been getting down and out about the liars and the dirty, dirty cheats of the world, you could have been getting down to this sick beat,” the singer heavily enunciated, “the liars and the dirty, dirty cheats of the world.” “You could see the absolute disgust and anger when she yelled THE LIARS AND THE DIRTY DIRTY CHEATS and then she f—ing STEPPED INTO THE DAYLIGHT AND SHOOK IT OFF,” one supporter wrote on Tumblr. “LIARS AND THE DIRTY DIRTY CHEATS YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE,” wrote another. Another person tweeted, “Me when @taylorswift13 just …

BET Awards both entertained and moved

(CNN)The most popular group at Sunday night’s BET Awards has never had a record deal. The 19th annual event celebrates the best in African-American culture. The show kicked off with a performance by the most-nominated artist of the night, Cardi B. 2019 BET Awards winners: The complete list The rapper kept it hot with a lap dance for her husband, fellow artist and Migos member, Offset, as she and a host of dancers turned it out. There were several buzz-worthy moments during the show. Rapper Snoop Dogg had Twitter scratching its head with his win for the Dr. Bobby Jones gospel award. Yes, Snoop won the gospel category at the BET Awards Billy Ray Cyrus sealed his invitation to the …

‘Batman’ turns 30: How a superfan got Hollywood to redefine the Dark Knight

(CNN)Three decades after director Tim Burton’s 1989 “Batman” film became a box office blockbuster and pop culture phenomenon, the decision to bring the Dark Knight to the big screen seems like it should have been a no-brainer. But in the years leading up to the film’s release, it was as hard to breach the barriers to Hollywood as it was to break into the Batcave.

Cardi B performs in a bathrobe after suffering a wardrobe malfunction at Bonnaroo

(CNN)Cardi B didn’t let a little wardrobe malfunction stop her performance at Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival on Sunday night. Her Bonnaroo performance is one of the first few planned gigs the 26-year-old has played after being forced to postpone multiple concerts to spend proper time recovering from liposuction and breast augmentation procedures. Cardi told followers in May on Instagram that she is quitting plastic surgery. “I’m a money addict, and I get paid a lot of money, a lot of money for these shows … like I’m cancelling millions of dollars in shows,” she said. “But like, health is wealth, so I have to do what I have to do.” Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: …

The Jonas Brothers sing to Sophie Turner and Priyanka Chopra in their first album in a decade

(CNN)Happiness Begins… again for the Jonas Brothers as they release their highly anticipated first studio album in almost a decade. View this post on Instagram “This is an important song. I wrote it for my significant other, Sophie, and it’s one of those love letters that you write to your partner saying, ‘I’ll be there no matter what.’” Joe Jonas said to Apple Music about “Hesitate.” “I Believe” alludes to Nick Jonas’ whirlwind romance and subsequent marriage with Chopra. The pair had been dating only two months before Nick Jonas popped the question last July. “And people saying that we move too fast/ But I’ve been waiting for a reason, ain’t no turning back,” Nick Jonas sings in the intro. …

A country singer and a historian team up to look at all the songs that shaped America

(CNN)What do a country singer and a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer have in common? Well, for starters, they wrote a book. “Their perspectives combine to create a unique view of the role music has played in uniting and shaping a nation,” said Penguin Random House in a description of the new book. It won’t just focus on big moments iIf the book sounds broad, that’s because it is. According to Penguin, the book will begin with hymns from the Revolutionary War, then go through the Civil War, women’s suffrage, both world wars, the Great Depression, and so on until the present day. Meacham and McGraw aren’t just focusing on big moments in history. They’ll also analyze the role music played in …

We made that scene from ‘The Shining’ a lot less scary with bad foley

Your horror opinions? Garbage. My horror opinions? THE PERFECTION.Image: netflix The following is a spoiler-free review of Netflix’s The Perfection. After months of critic hype and fervent fan speculation, Netflix’s mysterious and controversial The Perfection finally began streaming on Friday — and already, it’s tearing the horror community apart.  As vast and as varied as the many things that scare us, horror fans are a unique bunch. Whether you’re dealing with a pack of Conjuring stans or an offbeat group of indie pushers, nailing down exactly what will (and what won’t) satisfy any given audience can be tricky.  So, The Perfection just tried all of it. Without getting into any spoilers, here’s a simplified premise: Charlotte Willmore (Allison Williams), a …

HBO admits Starbucks cup in ‘Game of Thrones’ episode was a ‘mistake’

The old Daenerys can't come to the phone right now. Her dragons are dead!Image: mashable composite/shutterstock/hbo “I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you” Taylor Swift sang years ago. But it seems the Game of Thrones references run deeper than just dragon imagery. In a new interview, Swift explains that the HBO juggernaut was definitely in her head while writing reputation.  “A lot of the songs [on reputation] were influenced by the show,” she told Entertainment Weekly. Swift has always written semi-autobiographical music, but between 1989 and reputation she became a Thrones fan and couldn’t shake the show’s impact. “These songs were half based on what I was going through, but seeing them through a Game of …

NBC renews ‘This is Us’ for three more seasons

(CNN)NBC has renewed “This is Us” for three more seasons, as part of a play-it-safe fall lineup that will add just three new series to the network’s primetime roster. Both new comedies will join the Thursday lineup: “Perfect Harmony” stars Bradley Whitford as a music teacher, and “Sunnyside” features Kal Penn, in a show about a disgraced New York City Councilman trying to help a diverse group hoping to become American citizens. Several of NBC’s returning shows, including “Will & Grace” and the serialized drama “Manifest,” will be held until later in the season. Otherwise, it’s business as usual, including the network’s trio of “Chicago” dramas on Wednesdays. According to NBC, “This is Us” was this season’s most-watched entertainment program …

Tyra Banks is now ‘BanX’

(CNN)Tyra Banks is remaking her modeling moniker. “Yeah, BanX with an X,” Banks said. “Because I want me coming out of retirement to be bigger than me, and for me to represent women to say, enough of this cookie-cutter thing.” Banks, 45, said she’s not the same size she was at the time of her first SI cover, but she’s fine with that and wants others to celebrate their authentic selves. Her new modeling name reflects that view. “As much as we’ve progressed with beauty, there’s still a long way to go of opening up the door and redefining what it means, and so that X stands for ‘X what you heard about what beauty means,’ ” she said. “We …

BTS brings glamour to sold-out show at Rose Bowl Stadium

(CNN)What do Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, and the K-pop group BTS all have in common? As of this weekend, they’ve all performed at California’s legendary Rose Bowl Stadium. Nick Jonas — who rose to boy band fame with the Jonas Brothers — was among the thousands of fans in attendance. Jonas posted a series of stories to Instagram of him and his friends enjoying the show. In the videos, he’s seen bobbing his head to the music before panning out to the colossal crowd waving glowsticks and singing along with the group. Fans lit up social media with their own reactions to the show. They even gave the performance a Twitter hashtag of its own: #BTSatRoseBowl Here are some …