*****Online.comProducers behind the upcoming biopic about late ***** frontman Freddie Mercury apparently have found an actor to take on the lead role as well as a director for the project. Deadline reports that Ben Whishaw, who played Q in the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall, will portray Mercury, while actor-turned-filmmaker Dexter Fletcher will direct the flick. read more ≫
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Eagle Rock EntertainmentShowtime is set to host the world television premiere of the new Rolling Stones concert film, Sweet Summer Sun -- Return to Hyde Park, which features highlights from the two shows the band played at the London park this past July. The movie will debut on Friday, December 20, at 9 p.m. read more ≫
Dolly Records/SonyIf you're a Dolly Parton fan, you'll have to wait until the spring for her new album -- unless you take a trip Down Under.
The country-music legend's new project, Blue Smoke, will be released in New Zealand and Australia January 31, 2014, in advance of her Blue Smoke World Tour, which launches there in February. Blue Smoke will be released in the U.S. and Europe in May 2014 before she takes her tour to those territories. read more ≫
Photo: Matthew CarasellaJake Clemons is best known as one of the latest additions to Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, taking over sax duties for his late uncle, Clarence Clemons, but he's also an accomplished singer, songwriter and guitar player. The 33-year-old musician has just released a new five-song solo EP, Embracing Light, which showcases his many musical talents. read more ≫