Big Boi & Kid Cudi Cast In "Creepshow" TV Series

Big Boi and Kid Cudi are joining a classic horror franchise.

According to Deadline, the two rappers have landed roles in the upcoming television reboot of the anthology Creepshow.

Big Boi is featured in an episode titled “The Man in the Suitcase,” which is written by Christopher Buehlman and directed by Dave Bruckner. Cudi will star in an episode called “Bad Wolf Down” written and directed by Rob Schrab.

The original Creepshow film was helmed by two icons of the horror genre, Night Of The Living Dead director George A. Romero and best-selling author Stephen King. The movie was released in 1982 and spawned a sequel, Creepshow 2, in 1987.

The TV version of Creepshow will debut on Shudder, a streaming service that specializes in horror, later this year. Greg Nicotero, a director/producer for the hit show The Walking Dead, is serving as the showrunner.

"Jessica Jones" Star Krysten Ritter Talks Chances Of Reprising Role

The final Netflix/Marvel show has taken its final bow. Jessica Jones is the last Marvel show on Netflix to air, after all five series were canceled. Iron Fist was the first to get the ax, then Luke Cage, Daredevil, and The Punisher followed. Krysten Ritter did an immaculate job bringing the stubborn and moody Jones to life, fering a complex take on the superpowered detective. Now that the third and final season has aired, one lingering question remains. Will Hulu or another streaming service save any the Netflix/Marvel shows? If so, can we expect to see Ritter as Jones again? She doesn’t think so.

“Do I think I’ll play her again? I don’t think so,” Ritter told TVLine. “I feel like I’ve played her, you know? I feel really good about it. I feel good about closing the door.” Ritter has expressed her love for Jessica Jones, but also her need to switch things up. Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg echoed Ritter’s views, stating, “I feel like this is a really complete, closed chapter. I mean, never say never. But I feel ready to tell all new stories.” With Disney launching their own streaming service later this year, it’s unlikely that Netflix’s Marvel shows will be continued. 

Warner Music Inks a TV-Focused Imprint With Cloudco Entertainment

Warner Music Group’s Arts Music division has launched an imprint with Cloudco Entertainment.

The multi-season deal will cover music released from the hit Hulu original series, Holly Hobbie.  The show’s theme song is the first single released, with other tracks following throughout the summer.

The full soundtrack will be available starting September 5th.

WMG’s Arts Music division has been busy securing partnerships, with an eye towards expanding into the fast-growing TV arena.  That includes both synch and subsequent audio distribution, with a burgeoning OTT television space fueling the growth.  Last year the division teamed up with Sesame Workshop to in the US and Canada.

Holly Hobbie is a modern revival of a classic character, with the show debuting last autumn. CBBC in the UK will carry the show’s season 1 premiere later this summer.

Holly Hobbie is produced by Aircraft Pictures in association with Cloudco Entertainment and Wexworks Media.  Karen Vermeulen, head of Global Content Strategy at Cloudco Entertainment says WMG is the perfect partner for the deal.

“We are thrilled that Warner Music immediately recognized the huge potential to distribute and market the music in its own right and become a core partner of this growing franchise.”

Holly Hobbie offers positive messages about friendship, family, and following your heart through original music.  The show creates a safe environment for pre-teens to discover original music.  That’s a welcome alternative to YouTube and the internet, increasingly a minefield for parents.

WMG launched its Arts Music division in 2017 as the home for releases spanning multiple genres. The division offers releases in jazz, children’s music, musical theatre, film scores, and more.

Danny Green Defends Drake’s Sideline Antics To Charlamagne Tha God

Drake took a lot flack throughout the Toronto Raptors championship run thanks to all his antics on the sidelines. At one point, the NBA had to contact the Raptors to let them know they needed Drake to calm down a little bit. Regardless, Drake’s presence was a huge part the Raptors identity throughout the year and was rewarded by getting to be a part the team’s championship parade.

Today, Raptors player Danny Green made his way to the Breakfast Club where he spoke to Charlamagne Tha God and company about the team’s big win. As you would expect, Charlamagne took the opportunity to ask about Drake and just how extra he was this season. 

“He has fun with it man, and I’m sure he wishes he could play,” Green explained. “But he’s good at what he does and he respects what we do and he enjoys watching us do what we do.”

Green also spoke to the crew about his future with the Toronto Raptors and how he would, in fact, be willing to re-sign with the current champions. He also spoke on Kawhi Leonard and how his upcoming free agency decision will affect the Raptors moving forward.

Drake Cleared Of Assault, Accuser Details Alleged Encounter In New Paperwork

Last year, Drake accused a U.K. woman named Layla Lace attempting to extort him out money. Lace, real named Laquanda Morris, accused the rapper sexually assaulting her. However, while Drake admitted that the two engaged in a consensual sexual act, he sasid no one forced anyone to do anything. In September 2018, TheBlast reported that Drake stated that back in 2017 he had a “one nighter” with the woman. He reportedly claims she then went on to “create a fantasy relationship” in her head. When Drake didn’t ask her to go on tour with him, she told him that she was pregnant.

“He claims she first sought money for her alleged pregnancy and baby and believes he surprised her by saying he would take full responsibility if the child was his,” TheBlast wrote. “But she refused to take a paternity test.” After an intense investigation, the rapper was cleared misconduct. However, earlier today TheBlast reported that Morris was paid a $350K settlement after negotiating with Drake’s lawyers. She recently filed a complaint against her own lawyer, and in those documents, she detailed what allegedly happened with the star.

Drake Cleared Of Assault, Accuser Details Alleged Encounter In New Paperwork
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“I, Laquana Morris signed a retainer agreement with Alexander Cabereiras on January 23, 2018. I explained to him that I was sexually assaulted by the rapper Drake.” Morris then went on to describe, in oral-“fetish” detail, what he allegedly told her to do. “The filing made by Drake against Layla Lace has been resolved, with Layla avoiding going to trial by agreeing to a stipulated judgment which prohibits her from repeating past statements she made against Drake,” Drake’s attorney Larry Stein said in a statement to TMZ. “Drake and his team are satisfied with this outcome and while Drake appreciates the support he has received, he asks that his fans and the media allow both parties to move on with their lives.”

There was no evidence to support her claims and sources have said it “simply isn’t true.” The lead investigator even sent her a letter telling her that they’ve exhausted the investigation and no charges would be filed. When she came for more money, Drake hit her with a lawsuit his own, accusing her  civil extortion, emotional distress, fraud, defamation, and abuse process. That lawsuit was later dropped at the two have gone their separate ways.

Drake’s OVO & Royal Bank Of Canada Announce OVO Summit

Drake‘s OVO brand is much more than just a record label or a clothing company — it’s an all-encompassing brand. OVO — founded by Drake, Oliver El-Khatib and Noel “40” Shebib — and RBC (Royal Bank Canada) announced their new partnership for the 2019 OVO Summit.

Since June 3rd, there have been billboards across Toronto with the golden OVO emblem and a gold RBC logo reading one four phrases: “Dream it,” “Live it,” “Breathe it” or “Earn it.” Many thought that an OVO credit card was on the way but that isn’t the case, at least not yet. The billboards have been put up to announce the OVO Summit which is open to the Canadian public for the first time ever. OVO Summit is described as an “immersive conference” for Canadian-based creatives and entrepreneurs who are looking to take their careers to new heights. 

“These events are at the core what OVO represents: chasing new ideas and sharing information to help us on our paths to success,” El Khatib told Forbes. “The summit is a curated educational experience for all the like-minded young Canadians who are passionate about careers in music, sports and entertainment. These kinds activations are our duty and, I feel, essential investments into the future our city,” he continued. “Drake is synonymous with the OVO brand, but the body work created under the owl logo over the past decade represents Drake, myself and Noah’s collaborative efforts.”

Tickets to the OVO summit will be available for purchase on June 24th. The OVO Summit takes place on August 2nd. 

In other related news, Drake also announced that OVO Fest will be coming back this summer. Given how previous OVO Fest took place on the first weekend August, it seems likely that the OVO Summit and OVO Fest will align themselves on the same weekend. 

Toronto Raptors Parade Shooting Leaves Four Wounded

Tens thousands people gathered onto the streets Toronto to watch their NBA Championship team be honored with a parade. The Raptors—and Drake—drove through hoards screaming, adoring fans who wore their favorite Raptors gear and clamored for a glimpse the famous sports figures. It was a cheerful, light-hearted afternoon until gunshots rang out in the crowd. Original reports stated that one person was injured, but NPR now sayd that emergency responders tended to the wounds four individuals.

Thankfully, none the injuries reported were life-threatening and the four people were treated at local hospitals. According to police, they were able to quickly identify and arrest three suspects in connection with the shooting. “We do have people arrested with firearms, and that’s the start the investigation,” Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders told reporters. He then asked witnesses to come forward with any information. The motivation behind the shooting was not revealed.

When the gunshots rang out, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Toronto Mayor John Tory, and Raptors players were onstage. Sportscaster Matt Devlin was hosting the event and alerted the crowd that something serious had happened. “I want to make sure everyone stays calm,” Devlin said. “This is serious. Everyone stay calm…There is an emergency being dealt with.” Andrew Singh, a witness, said “we just saw the girl drop to the floor and the guy running f,” Singh told the AP. “All I heard was, ‘bop bop bop.'”

Drake Announces OVO Festival Revival During Toronto Raptors Parade

Drake was front and center during today’s Raptors parade that took over the city streets Toronto in celebration the team’s historical NBA Championship. Drake, the team and all the league’s affiliates cruised through the streets on top a double-decker bus, before coming together at Nathan Phillip’s Square where speeches were held with the winning team. 

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Once Drake got on the mic, he gave his city more than they could have asked for when he announced the revival his beloved OVO Festival. The music festival is lead by a number surprise musical guests and started in 2010 and ended in 2017. “I hope all these guys will join me this year ’cause we bringing OVO Fest back so I hope we can go crazy!” he announced to the crowd, pointing to the Raptors roster. 

The parade was a historical moment for the city and even saw Drake’s new OVO airplane, dubbed Air Drake, circling the sky and coasting over the CN Tower.

Around two million people were downtown for the parade, taking city pride to a whole new level. “I’m living a dream right now,” Serge Ibaka told CBC, while Pascal Siakam added: “This is the best thing I’ve ever seen in my whole life.”

Kimora Lee Simmons’ Baby Phat Apparel Has Made A Comeback With Forever 21

Kimora Lee Simmons announced the revival her Baby Phat brand back in the spring and yesterday it was teased that the new collection would roll out through Forever 21. The day has finally arrived and fans can now get their hands on the latest ferings from the beloved brand since the collection fers everything an affordable fashionista would want. 

The collection features tube tops, biker shorts, crop tops, halter rompers, sweatshirts and more all with the iconic black cat logo. The prices range from $8 – $25 and apparently this summer capsule is just a teaser for what will roll out in the Fall. 

“It has been an honor to work with Kimora Lee Simmons and her daughters, Ming Lee and Aoki Lee, on this project, and we can’t wait to help customers rediscover a legendary brand,” Forever 21’s VP merchandising Linda Chang said.

“Now, everybody’s doing retro with a little high-waisted jean and tube top, or the sneaker and the jean — that’s the Baby Phat girl,” Kimora added her collection. “That’s popular again], and we were one the first ones to do it, one the biggest ones to do it, and one the greatest ones.” 

Shop the new arrivals here.

Forever 21 Teases Collaboration With Kimora Lee Simmons’ Resurfaced Baby Phat

Kimora Lee Simmons announced the revival Baby Phat back in March reminding many the once beloved fashion staples stamped with a cat logo. “It’s perfect timing for this,” Kimora said the resurgence. “Over the past several years, we realized the brand resonates with people and lives deep in their souls.”

Forever 21 Teases Collaboration With Kimora Lee Simmons' Resurfaced Baby Phat
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The previous plan was to have a collection arrive in Spring but it seems as though extra time was taken to make things perfect, now that Forever 21 will be involved with the collection’s arrival. The fashion retail store shared a tweet teasing a collaboration its arrival in just two days.

The exciting announcement leaves us with so many questions on what the revamped collection will look like and what kind pieces it will fer. The ficial Baby Phat Instagram account has been dropping f some looks from the vault, throwing back to some iconic Baby Phat runway moments.

We previously detailed how the new launch will be a “mainstream sportswear” collection for millennials targeted to the mid-tier retail level. Kimora plans on tapping into her past archive to update the looks that will have modernized “retro” elements. 

Who’s here for the comeback?

Selena Gomez "Relieved" That Her Album Is Finally Complete

Selena Gomez hasn’t dropped f an album since 2015’s Revival. While she’s been featured on some singles here and there, fans are really here for a full body work from the singer and it looks like it’s finally complete. Selena paid a visit to Jimmy Fallon’s late night talk show and discussed the project and how she feels so relieved that it’s finally finished.

Selena Gomez "Relieved" That Her Album Is Finally Complete
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“I’m actually done. I have to do a few finishing things with it, but I’m just relieved. It took me four years now to even feel at a good place with this album,” she said, as seen in the clip below. “It’s just because I had such huge moments that happened in my life personally, that, how was I gonna capture that, and how was I going to actually feel good about what I was saying? So I just kept going and I’m relieved now.” 

As for the genre, it will be pop-focused. “I think there’s always going to be a sense strong pop in my music, but I definitely explored more with electric guitar, a lot more soulful tracks underneath things, acoustic guitar,” she explained. “It all kind hits different places that I feel like is my lane for music.”

There’s no word on when the tape will arrive, but at least we know it’s coming soon.

Rihanna’s Lavender Jade Nails Have Sparked Another Summer Trend

Rihanna‘s out here launching luxury fashion houseslooking fly as ever in her Savage x Fenty lingerie, helming an album that fans cannot wait for and more recently, starting nail trends for the summer months. The “Needed Me” singer shared an image to her Instagram story not too long ago where she showed f her new lavender jade nails that paired perfectly with her matching necklace.  

The jade necklace served as the inspiration behind the look, something that was brought to life by nail artist Jenny Longworth .”The inspiration for this design was based on some Rihanna’s favorite jewelry,” Jenny told Refinery29. “We’re both hooked on these kind textural nail art looks at the moment. We wanted the nails to look like another accessory, almost like another pice jewelry on her fingertips.”

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Jenny explained how the design came to life, that involved some blending different tones. 

“I started with a really chalky lilac base all over the nail,” she told the publication. “I cured that layer, and then dabbed some spots a darker purple randomly over the top. I then used a nail art brush saturated in polish remover to lightly dab and dilute the darker purple dots to give a marbled effect. Finally, I added in some highlights with a thin brush in white gel polish, and finished with a super glossy top coat to bring the whole look together.”
And just like that, Rihanna started a trend. 

Nickelodeon’s "Are You Afraid Of The Dark?" Reboot Announces Cast

Nickelodeon has been on a roll when it comes to their reboots. So far the network has announced revivals It’s All ThatBlue’s Clues and Spongebob Squarepants and now they’re coming through to bring back the hit 90s show Are You Afraid Of The Dark. The original show kickstarted the careers many familiar faces such as Ryan Gosling, Elisha Cuthbert, JoAnna Garcia and more. 

As for the new cast, get ready to familiarize yourself with Sam Ashe Arnold from Netflix‘s Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever, Miya Cech Rim the World, Tamara Smart Artemis Fowl, Jeremy Taylor from It, Lyliana Wray from Black-ish, and newcomer Rafael Casal. The rebooted miniseries will return this October and will continue to follow “an entirely new Midnight Society group kids who tell a terrifying tale about the Carnival Doom, only to have the events the story come to life.” 

The series reboot was supposed to be followed by a theatrical release but such plans got canceled. “That’s one those things I’m no longer a part ,” screenwriter Gary Dauberman previously stated. “I just had a different vision to make it and thought it best to part ways. It’s unfortunate but as you said, that’s sometimes how it goes.” 

 

WWE Super ShowDown: Match Card, Start Time, Where To Watch

WWE superstars have returned to King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for the “Super ShowDown” PPV event, as part their 10-year partnership. You can catch WWE Super ShowDown streaming live on the WWE Network at 2pm ET today, June 7.

The match card is highlighted by the first-ever match between WWE legends Goldberg and The Undertaker and the 50-Man Battle Royal. Additionally, the possibility Brock Lesnar cashing in his Money In The Bank briefcase should help boost viewership for what is otherwise a lackluster card.

Lesnar teased a cash in during this week’s edition Monday Night Raw, only to inform his advocate that he’ll be cashing on FRIDAY instead.

The Undertaker, 54, has popped up here and there over the last couple years, with his most recent appearance coming at the April 8 edition Monday Night Raw immediately following Wrestlemania 35. The Deadman’s last ficial match came at the November 2018 “Crown Jewel” event in Saudi Arabia, where he and Kane lost a tag-team match to Triple H and Shawn Michaels. Goldberg, 52, has not competed in WWE since dropping the Universal title to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 33 in 2017. 

In addition to Goldberg vs Undertaker, the WWE has also announced the following matches for the Super ShowDown event:

50-Man Battle Royal — the largest in WWE history

Baron Corbin vs Universal Champion Seth Rollins

Dolph Ziggler vs WWE Champion Ki Kingston

Andrade vs Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor

Triple H vs Randy Orton

Shane McMahon vs Roman Reigns

Braun Strowman vs Bobby Lashley

Lars Sullivan vs Lucha House Party in a Handicap Match

The Usos vs. The Revival (Kickf Show)

The Rolling Stones Announce 17 Opening Bands for 17 Upcoming Tour Dates

The Rolling Stones have revealed one of the most impressive opening-act schedules in recent musical history.

17 stellar opening acts were announced for the Stones’ 17 upcoming stops in the United States and Canada; some are well-known bands (The Wombats), and some are up-and-coming groups.  Each of these bands, it should be noted, knows how to rock and has been personally selected by the members of The Rolling Stones.

The North American leg of the group’s ‘No Filter Tour’ is set to kick off in Chicago, Illinois, on June 21st.

The No Filter Tour’s North American portion will run through August 31st, beginning with two shows in Chicago before heading across the border and then into Washington.  After that, The Rolling Stones will maneuver down south and then into New England.  The concert series will wrap-up in Miami.

As music fans and frequent concert attendees can attest to, it’s not especially uncommon to have an opening act withdraw or otherwise be unable to perform.  But if the stars align and all the listed acts are able to get the ball “rolling” for The Rolling Stones, concertgoers will be in for a real treat.  From the first opening band to the last, these are professional rockers in every sense.

Here’s the full itinerary, complete with the opening acts.

June 21 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field (St. Paul & The Broken Bones)
June 25 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field (Whiskey Myers)
June 29 – Ontario, Canada @ Burl’s Creek (The Glorious Sons, The Beaches)
July 3 – Washington, DC @ FedExField (Ghost Hounds)
July 7 – Foxboro, MA @ Gillette Stadium (Gary Clark Jr.)
July 14 – New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome (Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk w/ guest the Soul Rebels)
July 19 – Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field (The Revivalists)
July 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field (Des Rocs)
July 27 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium (Bishop Gunn)
August 1 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium (The Wombats)
August 5 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium (Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real)
August 10 – Denver, CO @ Broncos Stadium at Mile High (Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats)
August 14 – Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field (Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real)
August 18 – Santa Clara, CA @ Levi’s
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August 22 – Pasadena, CA @ The Rose Bowl (KALEO)
August 26 – Glendale, AZ @ State Farm Stadium (KALEO)
August 31 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium (Juanes)

The Stones have posted a complete list of tour dates, locations, and opening acts on their site. Tickets can also be purchased through the site or Ticketmaster.

Amazingly, the Rolling Stones have been together and active for nearly 60 years, having debuted in 1962.  They’ve sold millions of albums and gained millions of fans in the interim, including plenty of fans whose parents weren’t even born in the early 60s.