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Ariana Grande to re-release studio albums on vinyl

Nov. 15 (UPI) — Grammy-winning singer Ariana Grande is re-releasing her studio albums on vinyl.

Republic Records said in a press release Friday that Grande, 26, will release her five studio albums and her EP Christmas and Chill in custom color vinyl in December.

Grande’s albums, Yours Truly (2013), My Everything (2014), Dangerous Woman (2016), Sweetener (2018) and Thank U, Next (2019), and Christmas & Chill (2015) will be available to purchase Dec. 6 in Grande’s online store. The Christmas & Chill EP will have an exclusive etching on side B.

In addition, Yours Truly, My Everything and Dangerous Woman will re-released on black vinyl and available to purchase at stores worldwide.

The individual vinyls range in price from $20 to $36, while the set retails for $186.

Grande’s most recent album, Thank U, Next, was released in February. The album includes the singles “Thank U, Next,” “7 Rings” and “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored.”


Marilyn Manson to join Ozzy Osbourne on North American tour

Nov. 15 (UPI) — Marilyn Manson will join Ozzy Osbourne on the British singer’s upcoming North American tour.¬†Osbourne, 70, confirmed Thursday on Twitter that Manson, 50, will perform during his rescheduled No More Tours II tour in 2020.
“When Ozzy relaunches his ‘NO MORE TOURS 2’ in 2020, he’ll be joined by special guest @MarilynManson for the North American shows,” the post reads.

The North American leg now begins May 27 in Atlanta, Ga., and ends July 31 in Las Vegas, Nev.

“Marilyn is killer live,” Osbourne said in a press release.

“I’ve toured with Ozzy many times,” Manson added. “I’m honored to do it again. This is one not to miss.”

Osbourne had postponed his No More Tours II tour in the spring due to illness and injury. He shared the rescheduled dates for his U.K. and Europe shows earlier this week.

Local stop: July 1 – Milwaukee, Wisc., at Amer. Family Ins. Amp-Summerfest


Clive Owen to portray Bill Clinton in ‘American Crime Story’ Season 3

Nov. 15 (UPI) — Clive Owen has been tapped to portray former President Bill Clinton in the third season of FX’s American Crime Story.
The third season, titled Impeachment: American Crime Story, will explore Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial and the Monica Lewinsky scandal, told through the perspective of three women who were involved with the probe.

Owen joins a cast that includes Beanie Feldstein as Lewinsky, Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp and Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones. Lewinsky is serving as a producer alongside Henrietta Conrad and Jemima Khan.

The role of Bill Clinton’s wife and former first lady Hillary Clinton is still being cast.

Impeachment: American Crime Story, will premiere on FX on Sept. 27, 2020, just in time for the 2020 presidential election. The upcoming season is based on author Jeffrey Toobin‘s book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President.

American Crime Story Season 1 explored the O.J. Simpsonmurder trial. Season 2 focused on the assassination of Gianni Versace.

Owen last appeared in action film Gemini Man alongside Will Smith.


Alicia Keys to host Grammy Awards in January

Nov. 14 (UPI) — Alicia Keys will return to host the 2020 Grammy Awards.The Recording Academy confirmed in a tweet Thursday that Keys, 38, will host the Grammys for a second time at the 62nd ceremony Jan. 26.

“IT’S OFFICIAL! Fifteen-time GRAMMY-winning singer, songwriter, producer and global superstar @AliciaKeyes will return as host of the 62nd #GRAMMYs!” the post reads.

Keys appeared in a video Thursday where she received unsolicited advice from the 2019 Grammys host — herself.

“How are you going to start the show? Are you gonna rappel from a helicopter? Are you gonna have fireworks? Are you gonna come up from the smoke?” Keys asked herself. “You know what you need? A horse.”

The Recording Academy had announced Keys as host in a press release Wednesday. Keys delivered an uplifting opening monologue and performed a tribute to pianist Hazel Scott during the 2019 ceremony.

“At first I did think last year was a one-time thing but when the opportunity came back around there was no question about returning as host of the GRAMMY Awards,” Keys said in a statement. “Last year was such a powerful experience for me. Not only did I feel the love in the room, but I felt it from around the world and it confirmed the healing and unifying power of music.”

Recording Academy president and CEO Deborah Dugan praised Keys as “a beacon of artistry within the music community.”

“Last year was a testament to her compelling creativity and we are thrilled that she will return to the GRAMMY stage as our host. Anything can happen, you don’t want to miss it!” Dugan said.

The 62nd annual Grammy Awards will take place Jan. 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The ceremony will air live on CBS beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

Keys released her sixth studio album, Here, in November 2016. She released a remix of her single “Show Me Love” featuring 21 Savage and Miguel this month.


Ben Affleck coaches a basketball team in ‘The Way Back’ trailer

Nov. 14 (UPI) — Ben Affleck is a struggling alcoholic who starts coaching a high school basketball team in the new trailer for The Way Back.The clip, released on Thursday, features Affleck as Jack Cunningham, a former high school basketball star who is offered the coaching job after the original coach has a heart attack.

Jack, who is seen drinking beer throughout the day and while driving, takes on the job and tries to help the team that hasn’t been to the playoffs since he was a player.

Becoming a coach starts a positive change in Jack’s life which allows him to stop drinking and to reconnect with his ex-wife while his team starts winning more games.

The Way Back, from director Gavin O’Connor who worked with Affleck on The Accountant, is set to arrive in theaters on March 6.

Al Madrigal, Michaela Watkins, Janina Gavankar and Glynn Turman also star.

Affleck is also set to star in director Robert Rodriguez‘s thriller Hypnotic and in director Ridley Scott‘s The Last Duel, which will reunite him with Matt Damon.


Elton John adds 24 North American dates to farewell tour

Nov. 13 (UPI) — Elton John added on Wednesday 24 concert dates to the 2020 North American leg of his farewell tour.The new dates start on March 28 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and wrap up on July 8 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

Tickets go on sale for the general public on Nov. 22 at 10 a.m. local time through Ticketmaster.

John previously announced in September seven more New York and New Jersey shows for 2020 that will begin in April.

The legendary singer announced in January 2018 that the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour will be his last.

“My priorities now are my children, my husband and my family,” he said at the time. “I love them so much I don’t want to miss them and I don’t want them to miss me.”

Local stops:¬†June 19 & 20 — Chicago, Ill., at United Center


Henry Golding: James Bond is the ‘most iconic role’

Nov. 7 (UPI) — Henry Golding is open to playing the “iconic role” of James Bond.The 32-year-old actor discussed the possibility of him becoming the new Bond during Wednesday’s episode of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.Host Jimmy Fallon showed a chart of Las Vegas betting odds that had Golding at 10:1 odds to replace Daniel Craig as Bond following No Time to Die. Other prospects include Richard Madden, Tom Hiddleston and Idris Elba.Golding said he would bet on Elba if he wasn’t able to bet on himself.

“Idris Elba. Who wants to see Idris kick some butt? He’s amazing,” he said.

Golding did say he’s open to taking on the role himself.

“If you’re a male movie star, it is literally the most iconic role possible. You’d be an absolute idiot not to sort of think and aspire for a role like that. So, who knows?” he said.

Golding shared similar sentiments in an interview with E! News in October.

“It is the leading man’s character. It is the character that every single male actor in the whole universe would love to play,” he said of Bond. “I’d be an idiot not to say that of course I’d love to throw in my sort of two cents or my keys into the pile.”

Golding is known for starring in Crazy Rich Asians and A Simple Favor. He stars with Game of Thrones alum Emilia Clarke in the new movie Last Christmas, which opens in theaters Friday.