Coachella Day 3: Eminem Throws Shade at Himself, Cardi B Twerks Through Her Star-Studded Baby Shower

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Eminem’s mission — and, perhaps foolishly, he did choose to accept it — was to avoid being the butt of any “Anticlimaxchella” headlines, taking the main stage in the desert Beyoncé’s collective-consciousness-reshaping appearance the night before. He had yet another hurdle Sunday at Coachella: making sure he wasn’t even overshadowed by Cardi B’s massively attended […]

Roc Nation Taps Telemundo’s Gregory Resh for CFO Role (EXCLUSIVE)

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Roc Nation, the entertainment company founded by Jay-Z in 2008, has a new Chief Financial Officer. Gregory Resh arrives from NBCUniversal Telemundo Group, where he most recently served as CFO and senior VP. He replaces Joseph Barrino, who left Roc Nation in Aug. 2017. Roc Nation’s management roster includes Rihanna, DJ Khaled, Mariah Carey, Van Jones […]

Maroon 5, Miguel, Elle King Find New Management Following Jordan Feldstein Death (EXCLUSIVE)

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Three months after the unexpected death of Career Artist Management (CAM) founder Jordan Feldstein, acts on the roster, including Maroon 5, Miguel, Robin Thicke and Elle King, as well as their managers, are finding new homes. Maroon 5 and frontman and “The Voice” coach Adam Levine are expected to stay with a restructured CAM, a […]

Mary J. Blige, Miguel, Common: Oscar Inclusion Lives in the Original Song Race

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It hadn’t been much commented on prior to the Oscars Sunday night, but there was really no category that better represented the inclusion, diversity, and marginalized communities that the Academy wanted to hold up than the Best Original Song category. That felt clearer while watching the performances of the five nominated songs over the course […]

Oscar List Of Nominated Song Performers Includes Mary J. Blige, Sufjan Stevens, Common

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Gael García Bernal, Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Natalia LaFourcade, Miguel, Keala Settle, Sufjan Stevens and Common will perform the Oscar nominated songs at the 90th Oscars, say show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd. The Jimmy Kimmel-hosted show is Sunday, March 4.
“We’re excited to have these talented artists showcase the powerful contribution music makes to film making,” said De Luca and Todd. “It’s a privilege to welcome them to the 90th Oscars…

What to watch, read, and listen to this weekend

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“In The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amy Sherman-Palladino moves past her insular small-town frames; those previous efforts are like the summer stock set pieces to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Broadway run. The new show is on a much larger scale—New York—and its protagonist Midge Maisel’s simple at-first-glance story quickly…

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‘Coco’ Soars to $2.3 Million at Tuesday Box Office

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Disney Pixar’s “Coco” earned $2.3 million at the Tuesday box office.

The preview numbers for “Coco” compare well to those for “Moana” ($2.6 million), “The Good Dinosaur” ($1.3 million) and “Frozen” ($1.2 million).

Coco,” which has already become Mexico’s highest grossing film of all time with more than $43 million grossed since its release at the end of October, is projected to have a five-day opening of $55-60 million. By comparison, Pixar’s last Thanksgiving release, “The Good Dinosaur,” had a five-day start of $55.4 million in 2015 and a $123 million run, while Disney’s “Moana” had a five-day opening of $82 million last year en route to a $248.7 million domestic cume.

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Audience hype around “Coco” hasn’t been very big, but critics have been raving about the film’s emotional depth and commitment to its faithful depiction of Mexican culture, giving it a 95 percent “fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes.

“Coco” follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel, whose yearning to escape his family’s ban on playing music leads him on a voyage to the Land of the Dead. The film stars Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renee Victor and Alanna Ubach. Adrian Molina directed the film with Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”) and co-wrote the script with Matthew Aldrich.

Also Read: ‘Coco’ Review: Pixar’s Journey Down Mexico Way Pays Colorful, Moving Tribute to Family

Also opening this holiday weekend are “Darkest Hour,” “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” and “Call Me by Your Name.”

“Justice League,” which was released last week, will enter Thanksgiving weekend trying to avoid the heavy second weekend drop-off suffered by “Batman v Superman.” That film had an opening of $166 million, the second highest of 2016 behind only “Captain America: Civil War” ($179.1 million). But after poor word of mouth spread from early audiences, second weekend totals dropped 69 percent to $51 million.

While “Justice League” holds a score of 41 percent on Rotten Tomatoes from critics, 84 percent of the audience liked it, according to the site, which might decrease its second week drop-off percentage.

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Jennifer Lopez, Miguel to Appear on ‘TRL’ in Puerto Rico Relief Effort (Exclusive)

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Jennifer Lopez is among the stars helping “TRL” close out its premiere week by focusing on Puerto Rico, TheWrap can exclusively announce.

The recently relaunched series will dedicate Friday’s episode to a show of support and solidarity for those affected by the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean.

Lopez, who parents are Puerto Rican, and Miguel will weigh in on the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. (Lopez will appear by phone.)

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NFL star Victor Cruz, former MTV VJ La La Anthony, supermodel Joan Smalls and singer Romeo Santos will also guest on the episode.

During Santos’ performance, audience members will celebrate Latino heritage with a rainbow of flags and signs adorned with messages of hope.

“TRL” airs weekdays at 3:30/2:30c on MTV. 

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John Legend Wows Crowd at Moca Gala for Jeff Koons

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John Legend’s electric performance capped Saturday evening’s Moca Gala at the Geffen Contemporary in downtown Los Angeles. Guests rushed the stage to have a front row spot, taking videos, swaying, and singing along as Legend and surprise guest Miguel belted out several songs. Earlier, Pierce Brosnan introduced the evening’s honoree Jeff Koons saying, “Like Picasso,… Read more »