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Lance Bass, Tituss Burgess, Lil Jon and David Spade to guest-host ‘Bachelor In Paradise’

Following Chris Harrison’s departure as host of the “Bachelor” franchise, a number of celebrities have been announced to guest-host “Bachelor in Paradise” this summer. Tituss Burgess, Lance Bass and Lil Jon will join the previously announced David Spade as rotating guest-hosts in Mexico. Each star will serve as host throughout the summer and help previous “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” contestants find love on one of summer’s hottest reality shows. “Bachelorette” alum Wells Adams will be returning to “BIP” along with his fiancé, “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland. All four celebrities are said to be temporary hosts for the franchise.

No formal announcement has been made on who will replace Harrison for forthcoming seasons of the hit reality dating series. Currently, Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe are filling in as “mentors” for season 17 “Bachelorette”, Katie Thurston. The 49-year-old Harrison announced that he was exiting the show on Tuesday, writing on Instagram in part: “I’ve had a truly incredible run as host of The Bachelor franchise and now I’m excited to start a new chapter.”  Harrison’s departure comes months after defending controversial contestant Rachael Kirkconnell’s racially insensitive past.

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See LeBron James in new trailer for ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’

Warner Brothers has released a new trailer for Space Jam: A New Legacy. The film, starring LeBron James and the Looney Tunes, premieres July 16 in theaters and on HBO Max.  A New Legacy is the sequel to 1996’s Space Jam. The original film starred Michael Jordan as himself, whom the Looney Tunes summon to help them play basketball against space captors.

In the trailer, James is lured to a digital space in which he becomes animated himself and meets Bugs Bunny. Don Cheadle plays the evil computer program who kidnapped James’ son (Cedric Joe). Cheadle’s character challenges James to a basketball game to win his son back. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Lola Bunny (voiced by Zendaya), Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Tasmanian Devil, Porky Pig and more classic animated characters play on James’ Toon Squad.

You can check out the new trailer for Space Jam: A New Legacy at the link – here.

 

 

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Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Rob Zombie and more to headline ‘Rocklahoma 2021’

The 2021 Rocklahoma festival will return for a three-day event this fall at the Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK, just outside of Tulsa. The festival will take place over Labor Day weekend (September 3-5, 2021), with Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Rob Zombie, Chevelle, Halestorm, Anthrax and Falling in Reverse as the big names on the lineup.

Other bands on the bill include Sevendust, The Hu, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Badflower, Grandson, Jelly Roll, Candlebox, Puddle Of Mudd, Stephen Pearcy The Voice Of Ratt, Andrew W.K., Knocked Loose, From Ashes To New, Tremonti, John 5 And The Creatures, Ayron Jones, All Good Things, Light The Torch, Zero 9:36, Bones UK, Butcher Babies, George Lynch & The Electric Freedom, Diamante, Austin Meade, Cory Marks, Jeris Johnson, BulletBoys, Liliac, Another Day Dawns, Dead Metal Society, Color Of Chaos, East Side Gamblers, Budderside, Paralandra, Fist Of Rage, Travis Bond & The Rebel Souls, Outlaw Devils, 90LB Wrench, Severmind, Love Sick Radio, Mind Of Fury, Jessikill, Straight Six, The Rumours, and Chaotic Resemblance.

Festival passes go on sale at early bird pricing on Friday, June 11 at 10:00 AM CT at www.Rocklahoma.com, and will increase to phase 2 pricing on Friday, June 18 at 5:00 PM CT. Payment plan options are also available, allowing purchasers to split the cost into monthly payments.

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The Pretty Reckless team up with Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron for new video “Only Love Can Save Me Now”

The Pretty Reckless have released their new video for the single Only Love Can Save Me Now, taken from their latest album Death By Rock And Roll.  Soundgarden legends Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron join the band on the song and appear in the video.

Said Kim: ​It was super fun to spend time in the studio with Taylor, Ben, and Matt, and to have the opportunity to contribute to this The Pretty Reckless song.  Only Love Can Save Me Now has elements of classic Soundgarden and the riff would probably be at home on Louder Than Love. These are great guitar parts that Ben came up with. They lay down a heavy foundation that allows the entire song to open up with Taylor’s powerful and haunting vocals. Cheers, and thanks to The Pretty Reckless for inviting Matt and me to play on this track!”  Matt added: ​Kim and I had a blast recording with Taylor and The Pretty Reckless on their new single Only Love Can Save Me Now, a fantastic rock track that sounds amazing at full volume. Many thanks to the band for inviting us to play on their new album Death By Rock And Roll.”

The Pretty Reckless’ Taylor Momsen said: It’s hard to describe the feeling around our song Only Love Can Save Me Now. The song was born out of tragedy and brought to life by two of my favorite musicians of all time, Matt Cameron and Kim Thayil. Hearing them play it is simply surreal. This song represents getting through the worst time in my life, and yet, is one of my proudest achievements. It means that there is hope, and that life has to go on, and most importantly, is worth living.”

Check it out the video for Only Love Can Save Me Now – here.

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See LeBron James in new trailer for ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’

Warner Brothers has released a new trailer for Space Jam: A New Legacy. The film, starring LeBron James and the Looney Tunes, premieres July 16 in theaters and on HBO Max.  A New Legacy is the sequel to 1996’s Space Jam. The original film starred Michael Jordan as himself, whom the Looney Tunes summon to help them play basketball against space captors.

In the trailer, James is lured to a digital space in which he becomes animated himself and meets Bugs Bunny. Don Cheadle plays the evil computer program who kidnapped James’ son (Cedric Joe). Cheadle’s character challenges James to a basketball game to win his son back. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Lola Bunny (voiced by Zendaya), Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Tasmanian Devil, Porky Pig and more classic animated characters play on James’ Toon Squad.

You can check out the new trailer for Space Jam: A New Legacy at the link – here.

 

 

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Shinedown announces additional U.S. tour dates this fall

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Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions signs first-look deal with Netflix

Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions has signed a multi-year first-look deal with Netflix.  As part of the deal, Nuyorican will produce both film and television offerings, scripted and unscripted. Lopez, along with producing partner Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, will aim to work on projects that look to support diverse female actors, writers and filmmakers. Business partner Benny Medina will also act as a producer.

Said Lopez: “Elaine, Benny and I believe there is no better home for us than a forward leaning content creation company that seeks to defy conventional wisdom and directly market to the millions across the globe who no longer view art and entertainment with the kind of boundaries and limitations of the past.”

Netflix’s head of global films, Scott Stuber, in a statement:  “Throughout every aspect of her career, Jennifer Lopez has been a force in entertainment. In partnering with her and Nuyorican we know she will continue to bring impactful stories, joy and inspiration to audiences around the world.”

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Chris Harrison officially exits ‘Bachelor’ franchise after racism controversy

Harrison’s exit comes four months after controversy first arose when Rachael Kirkconnell, a 24-year-old contestant who would go on to win Matt James’ season of The Bachelor, was called out for old social media posts which saw her dressed in Native American attire in costume and attending an antebellum plantation-themed college party in 2018.  Harrison addressed the situation during an interview with former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay on Extra in which he appeared to defend Kirkconnell, saying people should have “a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion” in the wake of the resurfaced photos and questioning the “lens” of 2021 compared to 2018. Following an outcry online, he issued a statement apologizing for “wrongly speaking in a manner that perpetuates racism.”  He later announced that he would be “stepping aside” from the show for an undetermined “period of time.”

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Lili Reinhart signs first-look deal with Amazon Studios

Lili Reinhart has signed a first look film and TV producing deal with Amazon Studios. Reinhart and her production banner Small Victory Productions will develop original and adapted film and TV content as part of an exclusive pact with Amazon. The deal comes following the success last year of Reinhart’s “Chemical Hearts,” the coming-of-age drama in which she starred and executive produced. Reinhart will work with her producing partner Catherine Hagedorn, who will serve as SVP of production for Small Victory. The company will focus on modern, young adult content celebrating diversity and inclusivity, as well as championing new voices.“I had such a great experience producing ‘Chemical Hearts’ with Amazon and am looking forward to expanding our relationship. Small Victory Productions will tell stories that explore the complexities of young adulthood – queer, diverse and inclusive of everyone,” Reinhart said.  “I couldn’t be happier to join Small Victory. Lili is one of the most forward-thinking and creative women working in entertainment today. We are beyond thrilled to establish this partnership with Amazon Studios,” Hagedorn added.Reinhart will next begin production on “Plus/Minus,” which she is starring in and executive producing for Netflix, with Wanuri Kahiu directing.

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Bruce Springsteen set to return to Broadway later this month

Bruce Springsteen, whose Broadway show ran for more than a year at the Walter Kerr Theatre in 2017 and 2018, will play Broadway once again beginning June 26.  “Springsteen on Broadway” will be the first show to play on Broadway since theaters were shut down in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The intimate concert will be performed at the larger St. James Theatre a few blocks from the Walter Kerr Theatre, and will run through Sept. 4.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, June 10, at noon (at the link here). Audience members will have to prove they have been vaccinated to enter, either from their paper vaccination card or the New York Excelsior Pass. It is not yet known as of press time if vaccinate ticket-buyers will have to wear masks during performances.

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