Connect with us

Entertainment

90 Day Fiance Exclusive: Did Colt lie about Vanessa moving out? Source says she’s still there

Published

on

Entertainment

Timothée Chalamet to play Bob Dylan in biopic focusing on the icon’s shift from folk to rock music

Published

on

By

Timothée Chalamet, one of the hottest young talents in Hollywood at present, will be portraying renowned music legend, Bob Dylan, in a new drama set to be directed by James Mangold and fans have been celebrating the match made in heaven on social media.

The new Searchlight Pictures film will follow Dylan as he rises in fame and popularity on his way to becoming a beloved folk music icon in America.

It is expected to be set in the 1960s time period, and include the famous incident when the seminal singer made his much-publicized shift away from folk music to rock n’ roll music, often known as the “Dylan goes Electric at the Newport Festival” debacle. 

Timothee Chalamet attends the “Little Women” Premiere on December 12, 2019, in Paris, France. (Getty Images)

According to a report by Deadline, director James Mangold, best known for helming the Oscar-winning Johnny Cash biopic ‘Walk The Line’ in 2005 and the recent car-racing drama, ‘Ford V. Ferrari’ in 2019, has been confirmed as the director of the new Bob Dylan feature in 2020.

Timothée Chalamet, who will be playing the young troubadour when he first burst onto the music scene in the early 1960s, is already set for an extremely busy year. He recently starred as Laurie in Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’ adaptation and has appeared in Netflix’s historical drama ‘The King’ as well.

Chalamet will also be the centerpiece lead of Denis Villeneuve’s star-packed ‘Dune’ reboot in 2020, and is even slated to appear in the new forthcoming Wes Anderson project called ‘The French Dispatch’.

Bob Dylan was fondly celebrated more than half a century ago as the “spokesman of a generation” and for playing American people’s music (folk music) for the musical-yarn-loving folk back then.

He was a legendary poet and wandering minstrel who captured the heart of the American zeitgeist during the 1960s with his honest, homespun lyrics and simplistic guitar-playing style. 

American folk singer Bob Dylan at a press conference in London. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

Dylan is said to be actively collaborating with Searchlight and Mangold on the film as an advisor.

Searchlight Pictures have said the new project is still untitled, but it is said to have been touted around Hollywood as the ‘Going Electric’ project, presumably a reference to Bob Dylan’s ill-fated appearance at the traditionally acoustic Newport Folk Festival.

In 1965, Dylan, then the world’s most popular folk singer, traded his acoustic guitar in for an electric guitar and was roundly booed by the crowd for abandoning his politically-charged musical roots for what had been dubbed the “latest craze” of the time — electric guitar music, which was then being popularized by people like Chuck Berry and the Beatles.



 

While Dylan’s rock music crossover created a huge outcry and furor, his embracing of a raw musical genre that was still in its infancy at the time helped catapult rock music to the forefront of popular culture and helped define a new musical era for future generations to come.

If you have an entertainment scoop or a story for us, please reach out to us on (323) 421-7515

Continue Reading

Entertainment

#VoicesForElijah: Busy Philipps, Janelle Monae and other stars say it’s time to ‘act now’ in video for justice

Published

on

By

Colorado’s Health Department recently launched an investigation in connection with the 2019 death of Elijah McClain. The 23-year-old Black man died in police custody after paramedics administered a powerful anesthetic during his confrontation with the police. The Department of Public Health and Environment, that certifies emergency medical responders, said in a statement that it is investigating “numerous complaints” that provided new information “regarding a ketamine administration in August 2019.”

On August 24, 2019, 23-year-old McClain wore a face mask and walked home from a convenience store. Despite admitting that they didn’t think he posed any threat, someone called the police on him because he looked “suspicious”. Soon three police officials from Aurora Police Department violently approached McClain. According to the district attorney, McClain begged the officers, saying, “Let me go, no, let me go, I am an introvert, please respect my boundaries that I am speaking,” as they arrested him and later put him in a chokehold.

When McClain fainted, the police called an ambulance and a medic injected McClain with ketamine. The quantity of ketamine used was enough to sedate someone at least twice his weight. After this, medics noticed that his “chest was not rising on his own and he did not have a pulse”. Tragically McClain was declared brain dead after three days. Criminal charges were never filed against the officers and they were not even fired. 

Now, after a year, celebrities around the country have come together and demanded justice in the case. The Justice for Elijah McClain campaign released a video on their official Instagram handle and tagged several delegates who were looking into the case, including Attorney General Phil Weiser, Representative Mike Coffman, Governor Jared Polis and Aurora Government’s account. 

The 5.29 minute-long video featured several celebrities, including Janelle Monae, Cassie, Ben Platt, Tobe Nwigwe, Beanie Feldstein, Brandon Marshall, Meagan Good, Palmer Williams Jr, Tess Holliday, Busy Philipps, Rumer Willis, Jannah Handy and Virgil Abloh.

The video starts with the title Justice for Elijah McClain where celebrities called out the delegates by their name and said, that they’ve been ignoring people’s calls and now “THEY” want to speak to them. In the video, they narrated the story of Elijah and what happened on August 24. It was also revealed that Elijah was pleading in front of the officers on the day of his death. He even started vomiting because the officers exerted so much force on his chest and neck. Describing the horrific incident, actress Meagan Good said that he died of a heart attack while he was taken to the hospital.

Actress Beanie Feldstein said that since the incident happened, many officers went back to the site and mocked his death by sharing photos where they are smiling and putting another officer on chokehold as a joke. The celebrities requested the delegates to bring justice to the case by saying, “City Attorney Daniel Brotzman bring justice and fire those who are responsible” and “Attorney General Phil Weiser FILE criminal charges”. The video ends with celebrities saying “TIME IS UP” and “ACT NOW”.

If you have a news scoop or an interesting story for us, please reach out at (323) 421-7514

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Paloma Faith reveals she’s pregnant with second child after six rounds of IVF

Published

on

By

Paloma Faith has revealed she is pregnant with her second child after six rounds of IVF.

The singer announced the news on Instagram, saying it was a “struggle to get here” but “this child is so wanted”.

She added she is set to release new music and wanted to “feel free in my body as it changes before all our eyes”.

“This child is so wanted, it’s my sixth round of IVF and [it] was a struggle to get here,” she said.


Faith, 39, added that her experience of giving birth for the first time was “very traumatic” and she is also “prone to postpartum depression”.

“Being a mother is the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me but I will swell up and I won’t ‘glow’,” she added.

She asked the media not to publish “unflattering shots as anxiety is detrimental to me and my baby”.

Faith added: “To all the other pregnant women out there who are as in love with their babies as me but simultaneously sh****** themselves, let’s do this.”

Faith gave birth to her first child, who she had with French artist Leyman Lahcine, in 2016.

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2020 NewsLagoon | All Content Rights Reserved.