Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Pepper Chad Smith could have been separated at birth: They’re both A+ drummers, and they look identical. Brother, Brother?
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Urgent Daily Prophet bulletin: After graduating from Hogwarts, Ron Weasley (err, Rupert Grint, if you care about “accuracy”) apparently attended some sort of magical singing camp. He’s featured on the soundtrack for the British animated film Postman Pat: The Movie, performing a song called “Lightning.”
The best news? Grint sounds pretty great on the catchy, teen-pop-esque track. (In addition to singing, Grint voices the character of Josh, Pat’s rival, in the film, which opens today in the U.K.)
Listen below, and decide if Weasley is your king once again. READ FULL STORY
PopWatch Planner: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' hits theaters, 'Mad Men' sort-of finale, and more -- VIDEO
TV finales take over once again this week, with competition shows like The Amazing Race: All-Stars and The Voice saying goodbye to another season and drama Mad Men ending until the current season picks back up in 2015. If you’re tired of TV though, not to fear: X-Men: Days of Future Past comes out in theaters this week, and we’ve also got some recommendations for albums and books to digest when you have some downtime.
So without further ado, here are some suggestions for your pop culture schedule this week:
By now, we all know that Beyoncé is part of the Illuminati… or is she?
When video footage of Bey’s sister Solange kicking Jay Z was released, conspiracy theorists everywhere had the new fodder they’ve been looking for: An opportunity to make up more rumors about what’s really going on in Beyoncé‘s life.
Beyoncé is no stranger to these nutty theories. In fact, there are so many out-there ones that we’ve gathered together the most popular and sprinkled in our own completely made-up, baseless rumors about Queen B. Warning to all the gossipmongers out there: Nothing below is true. (Probably.)
The Fault in Our Stars actors Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Nat Wolff, along with author John Green and soundtrack artists Ed Sheeran, Grouplove, and Charli XCX, will all come together today for a TFIOS live-stream event on YouTube.
Hosted by YouTube personality Tyler Oakley, the live stream will take place at YouTube Space L.A. and feature performances from the soundtrack artists and a special Q&A that fans at home will be able to participate in — just use the hashtag #TFIOSmusic and submit your questions to @AtlanticRecords and @TheFaultMovie for a chance to have your question answered live.
Watch the concert event below starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT: READ FULL STORY
We here at Entertainment Weekly like to think of our jobs as highly specialized. (Not just anyone can push that little voice-recorder button while simultaneously asking questions and nodding, wisely, you know.) But when the Black Keys said they wanted to be interviewed by Danny McBride, how could we refuse? After all, the platinum-selling, Grammy awards-collecting rock duo just released their eighth studio album, Turn Blue, and will be dominating festivals and headlining arena shows from Croatia to Cleveland this summer. We asked McBride, 37 — so memorable as egomaniacal pitcher Kenny Powers on HBO’s late, lamented Eastbound & Down and as himself in last year’s star-packed apocalyptic meta-comedy This Is the End — to kick off our Summer Music Preview issue by manning the tiny microphone. READ FULL STORY
No surprise here: Queen B leads the nominations in this year’s BET Awards.
BET announced the nominees Wednesday, with Beyoncé and Jay Z leading the pack with four nods each. Voters include big names in various media fields, including TV, film, music, sports journalism, and social media.
The BET Awards air live from L.A. on June 29 at 8 p.m. ET. Check out the list of nominees below:
In the aftermath of that now-infamous Met Ball video — which appears to show Solange Knowles physically abusing her brother-in-law Jay-Z in an elevator — some news sources have speculated that the fight stemmed from Jay’s desire to attend Rihanna’s after-party alone. None of the figures involved in the altercation have released a statement one way or the other — but why talk when a picture is worth 1,000 words, right?
At least, that seems to be Beyoncé’s approach to the situation. One day after attending the Met Gala, Beyonce posted this prayer to Instagram:
Soulja Boy might not be the first artist to come out with his own app, but he is one of the only ones who can boast about having an official set of emojis created in his likeness — something the rapper is definitely very proud of.
“When they came to me and told me they wanted to do the emojis, I said it was a good idea, because ain’t nobody did that before me,” Soulja Boy told EW after performing for What’s Trending at L.A.’s YouTube Space (check out his appearance in the video below). “The only thing they did was add recognizable features so people would know it’s me — so you can see the Gucci tattoo on my forehead, the smoke coming out of my mouth, stuff like that.”
Soulja tweeted his customized emoji: READ FULL STORY
The Eurovision Song Contest is an extravagant, eclectic showcase/musical Olympics that pits Europe’s nations against each other in song. And this year’s winner — bearded Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst — didn’t fail to bring both talent and theatrics.
The alter ego of 25-year-old Thomas Neuwirth, Wurst’s power ballad “Rise Like a Phoenix” helped secure the win. Take a look:
“This is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom,” Wurst said while accepting her trophy from Emmelie de Forrest of Denmark, who won last year’s contest. “We are unity.”
Neuwirth’s drag persona had been met with some protests before the 59th annual contest began, particularly in more conservative nations such as Russia, where President Vladimir Putin introduced a law last year prohibiting so-called gay “propaganda.”
After her win, Wurst said, “I don’t know if [Putin] is watching this now, but if so, I’ll say it: ‘We’re unstoppable.'”
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