Katy Perry on reaction to ‘Witness’: ‘My heart was broken’

Katy Perry on reaction to ‘Witness’: ‘My heart was broken’
July 18 (UPI) — Katy Perry says public reaction to her album Witness left her heartbroken. The 33-year-old singer said in the August issue of Vogue Australia that she experienced “situational depression” following lackluster response to the album. “I have had bouts of situational depression and my heart was broken last year because, unknowingly, I put so much validity in the reaction of the public, and the public didn’t react in the way I had expected to … which broke my heart,” she said. Perry spent a week at the Hoffman Institute, a personal growth retreat in California, in January following Witness’ release in June 2017. Her intent was “to let go of anything that was holding back from being ultimate self.” “Music is my first love and I think it was the universe saying: ‘Okay, you speak all of this language about self-love and authenticity, but we... More

Tour buses banned from San Francisco’s ‘Full House’ home

Tour buses banned from San Francisco’s ‘Full House’ home
July 18 (UPI) — Officials in San Francisco have banned tour buses from the so-called Full House home after neighbors complained about the large crowds. Neighbors of the Broderick Street home, which appears in the opening credits of the classic sitcom Full House and Netflix sequel series Fuller House, said up to 1,000-1,500 tourists come by the home on a busy day, causing driveways to be blocked and the street to be double-parked. Residents complained to the Municipal Transportation Agency’s Board of Directors, which agreed to ban commercial vehicles — a bus or other vehicle with more than nine seats — from visiting the house. Tour buses were previously banned from Alamo Square Park, another location famed for its inclusion in Full House’s opening credits. Neighbors said they still expect headaches from all of the cars that visit the location, but the tour bus ban is a step in the... More

Carrie Underwood celebrates wedding anniversary: ‘Here’s to 8 years’

Carrie Underwood celebrates wedding anniversary: ‘Here’s to 8 years’
July 11 (UPI) — Carrie Underwood is celebrating eight years of marriage with Mike Fisher. The 35-year-old singer marked the occasion Tuesday by dedicating a sweet post to the 38-year-old former NHL player. Underwood shared two photos of herself with the former Nashville Predators center. One picture shows the couple smiling for the camera, while the other shows them about to share a kiss. “Here’s to 8 years, babe! Where does the time go?! I love you today more than yesterday… which was more than the day before… and so on and so forth. Here’s to many more years together! you!” Underwood captioned the post. Underwood and Fisher are parents 3-year-old son Isaiah Michael. Underwood shared a cute photo with Isaiah this month after Fisher brought the toddler to see her perform at a concert in Atlantic City, N.J. Underwood returned to the stage in April after breaking her... More

‘Goosebumps 2’: Halloween comes to life in first trailer

‘Goosebumps 2’: Halloween comes to life in first trailer
July 11 (UPI) — An unreleased book by R.L. Stine is discovered by two friends in the first trailer for upcoming supernatural sequel, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. The clip, released Wednesday, features It star Jeremy Ray Taylor and his friend, played by Caleel Harris, stumble upon the book titled Haunted Halloween while exploring Stine’s abandoned house during the October holiday. Taylor opens the book using a key and unleashes classic Goosebumps character Slappy, who goes on to bring more Halloween-themed creations to life in order to cause havoc around town including a group of witches and a number of growing gummy bears with sharp teeth. Goosebumps 2, directed by Ari Sandel, also stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Chris Parnell and Ken Jeong. The first poster for the film was also released Wednesday on Twitter, featuring Slappy and a number of his spooky creations. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is set to... More

Netflix releases teaser poster for ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ reboot

Netflix releases teaser poster for ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ reboot
July 11 (UPI) — Netflix has released on social media the first poster for their upcoming television reboot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch titled The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. The poster, posted onto Twitter Tuesday, features a silhouette of Sabrina featuring the characters signature bob hairstyle along with a black cat. “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is coming…. #CAOS,” Netflix captioned the image. The series, set to star Kiernan Shipka in the title role, will feature a darker take on the character as she comes to terms with being a half-witch, half-human hybrid and begins to dabble in witchcraft. It is based on the Archie comics horror series of the same name. The project hails from the creative team behind Riverdale including chief creative officer of Archie comics Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa serving as showrunner and executive producer alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Jon Goldwater and director Lee Toland Krieger. Lucy Davis, Miranda... More

Childish Gambino releasees two new songs with ‘Summer Pack’

Childish Gambino releasees two new songs with ‘Summer Pack’
July 12 (UPI) — Childish Gambino, the music persona of actor Donald Glover, has released two new summer-themed songs under the project title of Summer Pack. Both tracks, “Summertime Magic” and “Feels Like Summer,” feature Gambino singing instead of rapping and were released onto music streaming services and YouTube on Wednesday. “You feel like summertime/ You took this heart of mine/ You’ll be my valentine in the summer, in the summer/ You are my only one/ Just dancin’ having fun/ Out in the shinin’ sun of the summer, of the summer,” Gambino sings on “Summertime Magic.” “Summertime Magic” is labeled as Gambino’s first offcial single from his upcoming fourth studio album, Variety reported. Gambino previously released the politically-charged “This is America,” in May, with the music video for the song going viral. Gambino has said his next album would be his last. The performer’s last album, Awaken, My Love! was... More

Kylie Jenner on Forbes cover for richest self-made women

Kylie Jenner on Forbes cover for richest self-made women
July 11 (UPI) — Forbes released its fourth annual list of the richest self-made women in the U.S. on Thursday, singling out Kylie Jenner for recognition on the magazine’s cover. With a $900 million fortune partly acquired through her Kylie Cosmetics brand, the 20-year-old television personality and cosmetics mogul reached No. 27 on the list, published in Forbes’ August issue. Jenner was the youngest woman included in the list and one of only three younger than 35 years old. Forbes attributed Jenner’s success to her popularity on social media. A Forbes profile on the socialite also pointed Jenner has only seven full-time and five part-time employees. It called her business’ overhead costs “minuscule.” “Social media is an amazing platform,” Jenner said in an interview with the magazine. “I have such easy access to my fans and my customers.” Jenner started Kylie Cosmetics in February 2016 after launching her Lip Kits... More

Dwayne Johnson says he needs ‘experience’ before presidential run

Dwayne Johnson says he needs ‘experience’ before presidential run
July 12 (UPI) — Dwayne Johnson appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Wednesday where the actor discussed how serious he was about running for president. “So when that started picking up, of course when I’m asked — yes, I have incredible respect for our American people and our country — so I said ‘Yes, I would consider it,'” Johnson said to Colbert about the possibility of running for office. “But at the same time, Stephen, I mean look, I’m not delusional at all. Like, I feel like I… you know what it is? I need that thing… oh, experience,” he continued. “So if that were to happen in 2024, 2028, I would have to go to work and get some experience, you know, and understand policy.” Calls for Johnson to run for president began in June 2016 following the release of an op-ed piece in The Washington Post... More

Posthumous Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album set for release

Posthumous Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album set for release
July 11 (UPI) — A four-CD box set of previously unreleased songs by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers titled An American Treasure, is set for release on Sept. 28. The collection is the first posthumous album for Petty who died in October at the age of 66 from an accidental drug overdose. An American Treasure will contain 60 tracks spanning unreleased studio recordings, live recordings, deep cuts and alternative versions of famous Petty songs, Rolling Stone reported, citing an announcement made on SiriusXM radio. Petty’s wife Dana and daughter Adria help put the collection together along with former Heartbreaker members Benmont Tench, Mike Campbell and studio collaborator Ryan Ulyate. A two-CD version of An American Treasure will also be released. A song from the set titled “Keep a Little Soul,” was released Wednesday alongside a music video featuring archival footage of Petty and the Heartbreakers. More

Neill Blomkamp to direct next ‘RoboCop’ movie

Neill Blomkamp to direct next ‘RoboCop’ movie
July 11 (UPI) — District 9, Elysium and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp is slated to helm the next installment in the RoboCop film franchise, MGM Studios announced Wednesday. “Justin Rhodes Rewriting Sequel Script By Creators Ed Neumeier & Michael Miner #Robocop,” the company tweeted. Blomkamp retweeted the post and added, “Very excited about this.” The first film in the sci-fi series about a cyborg crimefighter was released in 1987. It was followed by two sequels, a television show and a 2014 reboot. Deadline.com reported the next chapter — RoboCop Returns — will be a sequel set in the original universe. Neumeier and Miner are producing and executive producing the project respectively. No casting has been announced. More