Quickies: Camila Cabello, Foster The People, Madonna & More
CAMILA CABELLO TO MAKE MOVIE ACTING DEBUT IN ‘CINDERELLA’ REIMAGINING: Camila Cabello will be making her feature film debut in a new musical reimagining of Cinderella produced by James Corden. She’ll reportedly star in the project and be "integrally involved" in the music for the film. Corden came up with the idea for the modern retelling of the classic story in which an orphaned girl with an evil stepmother eventually becomes a princess, thanks to her fairy godmother. No other details about the plot have been revealed yet. Kay Cannon, who wrote the Pitch Perfect movies and directed the comedy Blockers, is on board to direct.
FOSTER THE PEOPLE RELEASE ‘STYLE’ VIDEO: Foster the People have released the official music video for their new single "Style." Directed by frontman Mark Foster, the video finds him leading an underground resistance against the oppressive forces of The Paperheads. "Style" follows the band’s most recent release "Worst Nites" and their multi-format, Platinum-certified hit "Sit Next To Me," which has been nominated for a 2019 Billboard Music Award in the Top Rock Song category. The 2019 Billboard Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas May 1st on NBC.
MADONNA SET TO PERFORM AT 2019 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST IN ISRAEL: Live Nation Israel has announced that Madonna is set to perform at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, hosted May 18th in Tel Aviv, Israel. The company said the performance would be "both historical and hysterical." Live Nation Israel reps said that Madonna would "perform two songs, including a new song from her upcoming album." The event will be hosted in Israel this year, after native singer Netta won the competition last year for her song "Toy." The live show, watched by approximately 200 million viewers worldwide, sees each country submit an original song which is performed live. After all songs have been performed viewers in each country can then vote for their favorites, excluding the song from their own nation, with points awarded by ranking. The country with the most points is declared the winner.
ARIANA GRANDE IS TRADEMARKING ‘THANK U, NEXT’: Ariana Grande has reportedly filed to trademark the phrase "Ariana Grande Thank U, Next" so she can use it on a variety of beauty products. Among the products she’s got in mind: perfumes, colognes, body lotions, bath and shower gels, body scrubs, body powders and body mists. In addition to "Cloud," Ari’s other fragrances include "Moonlight," "Sweet Like Candy," "Ari" and "Frankie." Ariana will perform at Coachella this Sunday.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE TO JOIN MARK WAHLBERG AND KID ROCK IN MISSOURI GOLF TOURNAMENT: Justin Timberlake will join other celebrities, including Mark Wahlberg and Kid Rock, for the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge, scheduled for April 24-28 in Ridgedale, Missouri. Justin will compete April 27th in the Legends Competition with Wahlberg and Kid Rock, as well as legendary golfers Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Lee Trevino. On April 28th, Justin will play in the Celebrity Legends Shootout with the same group. Other stars taking part in the tournament’s various events include country stars Luke Combs and Tracy Lawrence, as well as former MLB pitcher Roger Clemens. Proceeds for the annual event will go to honor veterans and current members of the military.
ELLIE GOULDING, JAMES ARTHUR, THE WEEKND & MORE ON NEW ‘GAME OF THRONES’ ALBUM: Ellie Goulding, James Arthur, The Weeknd and Maren Morris will all contribute to For the Throne, a new album featuring music inspired by the hit HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. The 14-track collection will be released on April 26th. Other artists featured on the album include SZA, The Lumineers, X Ambassadors, A$AP Rocky, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Peep and many more. However, Ed Sheeran isn’t included on the album, despite his controversial cameo in the show. The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones premieres on HBO this Sunday.