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Michael Jackson’s music is in the high-rent category. According to sources, Jackson’s estate is on the verge of selling Michael’s catalog for between $800 and $900 million. Variety reports Sony Music and another financial partner are set to purchase 50 percent of the estate’s interests in MJ’s publishing, the “MJ: The Musical” Broadway show, and other assets. The sale would be the biggest catalog purchase in music history.
Madonna took to social media to seemingly addresses all the criticism of how she looked at the Grammys. “The world is threatened by my power and my stamina. My intelligence and my will to survive. But they will never break me this is all the test,” Madonna tweeted along with a selfie on Tuesday night. She also posted up a video recap of her Grammy night on Instagram and wrote a lengthy post. She went on a rant addressing the jokes that were flying online during the Grammys when she introduced Kim Petras and Sam Smith before they performed their Grammy-winning song “Unholy.” “Instead of focusing on what I said in my speech which was about giving thanks for the fearlessness of artists like Sam and Kim- Many people chose to only talk about Close-up photos of me Taken with a long lens camera By a press photographer that Would distort anyone’s face!!, she began. She says it’s just the latest example of her being “caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny that permeates the world we live in.” She ended by saying, “Bow down bitches! 💃🏼🎤💄🎼👠.”
Live from New York … it’s Prince Harry! According to reports, the rebel royal was in talks last year to host Saturday Night Live. Harry was in talks with SNL producers ahead of his memoir Spare, but things fell through. No details on what happened. One well-placed TV source told Page Six: “I know that Harry was all in; he was really serious about doing it — and it would have been great fun as a promo for the book.” Another industry insider confirmed the talks, adding: “There’s always lots of names in the mix, but Harry was definitely a name being discussed.” Sources say that SNL exec producer Lorne Michaels still loves the thought of having Harry on the show, although the insider said: “I could also see Harry coming on as a surprise in a sketch.” Up next for SNL, Woody Harrelson will host with Jack White as the musical guest on February 25th.
A video went viral of Post Malone performing on stage, which had fans concerned. Post is on tour in Australia and looking slimmer than usual. Many believed he was battling illness or even addiction because of his dramatic weight loss and the unusual moves he made performing. Sources close to Post tell TMZ that he previously gained some weight for a movie role, but ever since, he’s been on a strict diet and working out. The source insists that Posty is happy and healthy, and all is good! He’s been touring since September, and he does a 90-minute set, which has also contributed to his weight loss. Post Malone’s dad even weighed in on his son’s new look on social media, leaving a comment on a fan video questioning Post’s health due to his weight loss, saying … “Healthiest he’s been in years! Mentally and physically.”
Metallica will release their upcoming album ’72 Seasons’ not only on CD, vinyl and to digital on April 14th, but on cassette, too. The band shared “Looking for a reason to dust off that vintage Walkman” while announcing their album’s cassette release on social media. The limited-edition cassette will include an eight-panel j-card with lyrics. Pre-order any version of ’72 Seasons’ and you’ll get instant MP3 downloads of its first two singles “Lux Aeterna” and “Screaming Suicide”. Grab your version of ’72 Seasons’ at Metallica.com.
We’ve got drama in the Pink Floyd camp – again, this time involving a tweet sent out by guitarist David Gilmour’s wife. Trouble started brewing last year when former member Roger Waters called Pink Floyd’s Ukraine charity single “Hey, Hey, Rise Up” “really, really sad”, adding that its video “encourages the continuation of war.” Waters also sent a letter to the wife of Ukraine’s president, essentially blaming “extreme nationalists” in her country “on a path” to war. Fast forward to this week when Gilmour’s wife, Polly, tweeted directly at Waters, writing “you are antisemitic to your rotten core. A Putin apologist and a lying, thieving, hypocritical, tax-avoiding, lip-synching, misogynistic, sick-with-envy, megalomaniac. Enough of your nonsense.” Waters then tweeted that he was “aware of the incendiary comments” made that he “refutes entirely”.
Fox has sold out its Super Bowl advertising schedule, with each ad costing an average of $6 million to $7 million. Anheuser-Busch will have the most airtime in front of more than 100 million TV viewers with three minutes of commercials. We’ll also see ads from Heineken, Molson Coors and several other alcohol beverages. Doritos and M&MS have placed their big game commercial buys, too. And even though so many cryptocurrency companies advertised last year, there’s no “Crypto Bowl” this year. Not a single crypto company will be repped in commercials.
“Magic Mike’s Last Dance” will not have nudity . . . other than shirtless dancers. It was an intentional decision by director Steven Soderbergh. In an interview with “Rolling Stone”, Steven said, quote, “To me, it’s about sexy. It’s not about the sex, per se, and whether the movie is explicit. There’s not even a thong . . . “What’s sexy is intimacy and genuine emotion. Something that feels alive, and electric, and has the potential for vulnerability. That can be sexy.” Sorry, ladies. (People)
As you’ve probably heard by now, Quavo and Offset got into a PHYSICAL altercation backstage at the Grammys, just before Quavo went onstage to pay tribute to their Migos bandmember Takeoff.
And now, video has emerged of Cardi B getting in the middle of it, and cussing out BOTH of them. She says, quote, “Both of y’all is wrong! Both of y’all! This is not right!” Then she tells someone, quote, “No, [B-word], shut the [eff] up, ‘cuz you shouldn’t have been talking!” You can’t tell who she’s saying that to, though. An “Entertainment Tonight” reporter later asked Cardi if she was “settling some stuff”, but she said, quote, “The only thing I settled is my outfit, honey.” The fight allegedly started because Quavo blocked Offset from joining his tribute to Takeoff, who was shot and killed last November. They were all members of the trio Migos. Quavo was Takeoff’s uncle, and Offset was his cousin. Cardi B and Offset are married. (Warning: The video contains bleeped profanity.)
Elijah Wood has criticized AMC Theaters for its new policy basing ticket pricing on seat location. In a tweet, the actor pointed out how the Sightline initiative could hurt people with lower incomes. “The movie theater is and always has been a sacred democratic space for all,” Wood wrote. “This new initiative by AMC Theatres would essentially penalize people for lower income and reward for higher income.”
Under the new pricing structure, moviegoers will pay based on where they sit in the auditorium. The most expensive option, Preferred Sightline, is priced at a premium for middle seats, while Standard Sightline tickets are offered at a traditional cost for seats that are “the most common” in theaters. The cheapest offering, Value Sightline, puts moviegoers in the front row and other less preferred seats. Moviegoers who pay a monthly fee for AMC Stubs A-List will be able to reserve seats in the Preferred Sightline Section at no additional cost. The change goes into effect at select AMC locations in New York, Chicago, and Kansas City starting Friday, February 10th before going nationwide at all domestic AMC locations before year’s end. Elijah Wood Blasts AMC for Penalizing “Lower Income” People (consequence.net)
Scott Alexander, a magician best known for his time on “America’s Got Talent,” has died … according to his wife. Scott’s wife Jenny — who appeared on the show as his assistant — shared the tragic news on Monday, posting … “We have lost a father, a husband, a son, a brother, a friend, a mentor, and one hell of an entertainer.” As for what led to his death, Jenny says “Scott suffered a stroke while working on a cruise ship in St Kitts and did not make it home to us.”
‘AGT’ fans will remember Scott and Jenny from Season 6 of the hit show. He made quite the impression on the judges with his illusions and tricks, before getting eliminated in the Quarterfinals. After the show, Scott also appeared on Season 2 of “Penn & Teller: Fool Us”. A GoFundMe has been started by a family friend to help Jenny as well as their children’s future.
In wrestling news: WWE Hall of Famer and announcer Jerry “The King” Lawler suffered a stroke on Monday night. He was rushed to a hospital. His condition is said to be serious, but he’s awake and not in critical condition. The WWE hasn’t made an official announcement and Jerry’s family hasn’t given an update. The reason we all know about this is because his fellow wrestlers ran onto social media sending well wishes and essentially confirming that something serious DID happen. He’d been found outside his house, face down. There apparently was a blood blockage to the right side of his brain. Not his first health scare: He had a heart attack on a live WWE Raw broadcast back in 2012 and suffered a stroke in 2018
LeBron James breaks NBA scoring record: Reactions pour in on basketball’s historic night – LINK