BEY AND JEY
The much-publicized summer stadium tour by Beyonce and Jay-Z will include two Canadian concerts. The celebrity super-couple have finalized the venue lineup for their On The Run tour, which will run for 16 dates starting June 25 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. For Canadian fans, the tour will include stops at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on July 9 and in Winnipeg on July 27 for a show at Investors Group Field, home of the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Richard Gere recently took the concept of getting into character to a whole new level. The 64-year-old actor was doing research for his role as a homeless man in the upcoming film Time Out of Mind and was scrounging through a trash can near New York’s Grand Central Terminal last week. A tourist spotted him and offered him a slice of pizza, which he willingly accepted. Paris native Kathrine Gombeau says she didn’t realize the homeless man was Gere until she saw a photo of the moment in the New York Post two days later. “I think he’s very handsome, even at his age,” said Gombeau. “Pretty Woman was not my favourite movie, but I really loved Chicago.”
Source: New York Post
GONE TOO SOON
DJ E-Z Rock is dead at 46. The old-school rapper died Sunday of unknown causes. Rock, whose real name was Rodney Bryce, was best known for the 1988 track It Takes Two, which he created with longtime friend and collaborator Rob Base. The song would later be sampled by Snoop Dogg, Gang Star and other artists and was featured prominently in the 2009 romantic comedy The Proposal starring Sandra Bullock.
Source: Rolling Stone
Steven Spielberg is on board to direct the long-awaited film adaptation of the Roald Dahl novel The BFG. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar-winning director is set to begin shooting the film in early 2015. First released in 1982, The BFG tells the story of a young orphan girl’s unlikely friendship with an enormous giant. The story was previously adapted for a 1989 animated feature that aired only on British television.
Source: The Independent
TV icon Valerie Harper is being sued by a Broadway producer claiming she never told him she had cancer. Best known for her role on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Harper, 74, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2012. The illness caused Harper to slur her words and forget her lines during rehearsals for the play Looped. Broadway producer Matthew Lombardo has allegedly launched a $2-million (U.S.) lawsuit against the actress for failing to notify him of her illness, which supposedly cost him $500,000. The legal action follows Harper’s own lawsuit filed against Lombardo and his partners for failing to pay the remainder of her contract after she bowed out of the show.
BACK TO THE WELL
If moviegoers flock to see Captain America and The Avengers, why not a Justice League movie? Warner Bros has confirmed that action-movie stalwart Zack Znyder will direct a JL movie that will likely be released in 2018. Best known for lensing the films 300, Watchmen and Man of Steel, Snyder is currently directing the Batman vs. Superman movie, which is set for release in 2016.
Source: Wall Street Journal