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The second edition of the iHeart Radio Music Awards is set to air March 29 on NBC. Fans can also stream the event across iHeartMedia’s stations and mobile app. The event will be recorded at the Shrine Auditorium.
The show will include live performances from Rihanna, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Madonna, Kelly Clarkson and Meghan Trainor.
iHeart Media, formerly known as Clear Channel, unveiled its first award show in order to give fans the chance to honor their favorite artists by casting votes through the iHeart Radio app, one of the most popular solutions for listening to live radio on smart phone and tablet devices.
The inaugural show reached more than 5 million viewers and logged 65 million votes through social media.
This year’s ceremony will recognize “an emerging standout artist that defies convention and breaks boundaries” with the first ever Renegade Award.
Full list of nominees:
Artist of the year:
Song of the year:
"All About That Bass" - Meghan Trainor…
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the duo plans to film Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War in one long shoot beginning in 2016 after they complete the third Captain America film (scheduled to release in May 2016).
Ethan Hunt is making a return to the big screen.
Paramount Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for “Mission Impossible 5,” which features Tom Cruise in a high-flying action sequence viewers find synonymous with the franchise.
The Christopher McQuarrie-directed project will follow up 2011’s “Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol.”
“Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation” will release in theaters on July 31.
eBay Launches Art Auction Portal
eBay’s art auction service is now live, giving users the ability to bid on fine art and collectibles online at 150 auction houses in North America, including Doyle New York, Freeman’s, Garth’s Auction and Swann Auction Galleries.
“We’re opening up the world of traditional auction houses,” exclaimed Gene Cook, general manager of emerging verticals for eBay Marketplaces.
Visitors can see available items in advance through online lists that are embedded in eBay’s searchable database.
The first auction is scheduled for Thursday with fine art at Swann Auction Galleries in New York.
eBay also has a separate site exclusively for Sotheby’s auction house that will begin by the end of 2014.
Disney’s live-action version of Cinderella-the retelling of the 1950 animated picture-topped the weekend box office according to studio estimates (grossing over $70 million). The film stars Lily James (from Downton Abbey) as Cinderella and Richard Madden (Game of Thrones).
The show opens with the animated short Frozen Fever, the first onscreen reunion of the original cast since the franchise debut in 2013.
“Cinderella and Frozen Fever enticed a lot of families into the theaters, an irresistible draw in a marketplace which has been pretty desolate for them,” expressed Paul Dergarabedian-Rentrak’s box office analyst. “It’s pretty much a fairy-tale box office weekend for Disney.”
Liam Neeson’s Run All Night, Colin Firth’s Kingsman: The Secret Service and Will Smith’s Focus and Neil Blomkamp’s Chappie rounded out the top five
Walt Disney Pictures released a new trailer for the upcoming sci-fi adventure film “Tomorrowland’, starring: George Clooney, Britt Robertson and Hugh Laurie.
The two-minute trailer depicts the character’s travel to a world of infinite possibilities through a magical pin badge, setting out to uncover the secrets of a place in time and space known as Tomorrowland existing in their collective memory.
The film will premiere in theaters and IMAX on May 22.
Costumes for Disney’s live action version of “Cinderella” were designed by Sandy Powell, a three-time Oscar winner (Shakespeare in Love, The Aviator, and The Young Victoria).
Powell on re-creating the iconic blue dress from the original film:
“I knew I didn’t want to do pink. I just didn’t want to do a big pink dress,” she says. “I then went through every other color and then I thought well it could be white, but, no it can’t be that because we have a wedding scene to do later and that really should really be the light colored dress. After that I kind of got a bit stuck on thinking green would be wrong, yellow would be wrong, red would be wrong. I came back to blue because it actually is the most attractive color and it just seemed appropriate. Then of course it went back to the fact that the original one is blue. And then once I’ve come to that conclusion I realized there’s no way in the world I could have made it any color other than blue because it just is. Cinderella’s ball gown is blue. And I think there would have been like millions of little girls around the world like horribly disappointed or telling me I’ve done it wrong.”
Powell on the legendary transformation scene:
“I was thinking about how the transformation scene would happen, even though it’s a visual effect,” Powell explains. “What would make sense and if there was some decoration what would it be? And I kind of thought of flowers, then I thought, ‘I don’t want to do flowers.’ And then I thought about how Cinderella is one with nature, her friends are the creatures and it would be quite nice if the creatures helped make that dress as it were. So, I just had this notion of the butterfly…Continue
The upcoming fifth season of HBO’s award winning “Game of Thrones” premieres on April 12 in more than 170 countries. The network will provide a simultaneous global broadcast of all ten episodes.
The simulcast will appear on HBO-branded and participating networks:
HBO Asia, HBO Canada, HBO Europe, HBO Latin America, HBO Netherlands and HBO Nordic. “Home of HBO” partners: M-Net (Africa), Foxtel (Australia), Telenet (Belgium in Flemish), Orange (France), 365 Media (Iceland), DBS (Israel), Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia, Sky New Zealand. HBO licensing partners: Betv (Belgium in French), Intervision (Greece), Amedia (Russia) and DTTS (Spain).
The trailer for the highly anticipated season released alongside the unveiling of the Apple Watch, HBO Now and Apple TV.
Neil Blomkamp’s latest sci-fi film “Chappie” appeared in over 3,000 locations and topped the box office opening weekend ($13.3 million). The new project continued a string of successful debuts for the writer-director, following the release of TriStar Pictures’ District 9 and Elysium.
The film depicts a futuristic society patrolled by an authoritarian mechanized police force; one droid, Chappie, gets re-programmed and becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel. Blomkamp based the production on his 2004 short film Tetra Vaal.
Conman caper Focus landed in second place and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel opened in third.
Disney released the first trailer for the short Frozen Fever, only a couple weeks before the film debuts alongside the upcoming live-action Cinderella.
The original production team returns for the sequel centering on Elsa, who is planning a birthday celebration for Anna, and catches cold-no longer able to control her powers.
The film hits theaters on March 13; Disney is developing more Frozen shorts, a Broadway musical and potentially a full-length sequel.