Author: Marie Casselli

Sir Elton John Slams Censorship of “Rocketman”

Music News Desk By Celebretainment Sir Elton John has slammed Russia for censoring his biopic ‘Rocketman’. The movie musical features a number of gay sex scenes, including one where Elton loses his virginity to his manager, John Reid, and the 72-year-old openly gay star is horrified that Russian movie distributors have decided to cut the […]

Beatles “White” Album: It Was 50 Years Ago Today

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today – Tour 2019 – A Tribute To The Beatles White Album feat. Christopher Cross, Todd Rundgren, Micky Dolenz, Jason Scheff and Joey Molland! In celebration of The Beatles 50th Anniversary of the White Album, Flower Power Concerts, Inc presents It Was Fifty Years Ago Today – Tour 2019 – A Tribute To The Beatles’ White […]

The Glorious Corner: “The Cher Show”, NYC’s Blackbarn Restaurant, Mark Bego and Mary Wilson’s “Supreme Glamour”, and More

OH CHER — With Bohemian Rhapsody and now, Rocketman now deeply in the American zeitgeist now, I wondered who would be the next subject for a bio pic? A female? Should be, But, last night  we finally got to see The Cher Show at the Neil Simon Theatre in NYC and it hit me immediately, that this was the next bio pic to see.  When […]

BookCon 2019: Mixed Reviews for This Year’s Literary Fan Fest

Reviews were mixed for this year’s BookCon’s literary fan fest, held on June 1–2 at the Javits Center in New York City immediately following BookExpo. While official attendance figures were not available at press time, the crowd seemed to be a little lighter overall than in previous years but more condensed in a smaller exhibit […]

“Sitcom Writers Talk Show”: Behind The Scenes With Carl Reiner, Norman Lear, and Other Geniuses

Books News Desk Behind every great television show is a group of professionals working at the top of their games—but no one is more important than the writers. And while writing comedy, especially good comedy, is serious business—fraught with actor egos, demanding producers, and sleepless nights—it also can result in classic lines of dialogue.  Sitcom […]

Watch: “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story” Trailer By Martin Scorsese—VIDEO

ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: A BOB DYLAN STORY BY MARTIN SCORSESE captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975, and the joyous music that Bob Dylan performed that fall. Master filmmaker Martin Scorsese creates a one-of-a-kind movie experience: part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream. Featuring Joan Baez, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, Sam Shepard, Allen Ginsberg, […]

The Glorious Corner: “Rocketman” Review, RIP Leon Redbone, “The Micky & Mike Show” and More

ROCKETMAN — I saw Rocketman last night and what a ride. If you recall, the one thing that really annoyed me during Bohemian Rhapsody were the inconsistencies in their history … I’m not saying I’m the final word on anything; but, I remembered things somewhat differently during Queen’s ride to fame and that fact that their American record company was […]

Books Are the Stars at BookExpo 2019

Books News Desk Despite a number of distractions—heavy downpours that made getting to evening events difficult, the size of the exhibit floor, pending tariffs on books imported from China, and Baker & Taylor’s exit from the retailing wholesale market—the 2019 edition of BookExpo settled down to talk about books due out this fall and winter. […]

Watch: Elton John & Bernie Taupin React to “Rocketman” in Cannes—(Video)

Elton John and Bernie Taupin talk about seeing the movie ‘Rocketman’ at the Cannes Film Festival. Elton talks about what Taron Egerton brings to the role and how impressed he was with the actor who is portraying him. Rocketman tells the story of Sir Elton John’s rise to fame. Buy on Amazon, iTunes,  Barnes and Noble and other […]

Elton John: “Performing Saved My Life”

By BangShowbiz The 72-year-old music legend admits he was “not mentally well” before he took to the stage for two iconic sold-out shows at the Los Angeles baseball venue Dodger Stadium in 1975, and while he took an overdose just a few days before performing, the lure of the shows made him carry on.  He […]

Jonas Brothers Announce First North American Headlining Tour in Nearly a Decade

Music News Desk Follow The Mac Wire on Twitter and  M.A. Cassata on Instagram and  Facebook (via Press Release)—After building overwhelming anticipation, GRAMMY® nominated multiplatinum powerhouse trio–Jonas Brothers—announce the details for their 40-city Happiness Begins Tour this summer and fall with special guests Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw.  The announcement coincides with the launch of the pre-order for the band’s highly anticipated comeback album Happiness Begins, as well as […]

Roger Taylor: Adam Lambert Joining Queen Was Like Fate Unfolding

By Celebretainment Follow The Mac Wire on Twitter and  M.A. Cassata on Instagram and  Facebook Queen’s Roger Taylor says Adam Lambert joining the group was like “fate unfolding”. The iconic rock band’s 69-year-old drummer has admitted they thought the ‘We Are The Champions’ group would never perform again after the death of frontman Freddie Mercury – who died in 1991 from bronchial pneumonia […]

Taylor Swift Thinks ME! Will Help Her When She Plays it Live

Taylor Swift thinks her new single will be therapeutic when she performs it live. The 29-year-old singer unveiled her latest track ‘ME!’ on Friday (26.04.19) and she thinks the Brendon Urie collaboration “will be helpful” when she hears her fans singing the words back at her. Speaking to the ‘Zach Sang Show’, she explained: “In […]

John Bradley on ‘Game of Thrones’ Epic Battle: ‘This Really is Relentless’

TV News Desk Source: USA Today “Game of Thrones” fans have endured jaw-dropping twists and turns season after season. Apparently, so have the show’s stars. USA TODAY Spoiler alert: This story contains details from “The Long Night” episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” John Bradley and his “Game of Thrones” castmates worked 55 nights in the […]

Taron Egerton Lived With Sir Elton John To Prepare For “Rocketman” Role

Movies News Desk Taron Egerton lived with Sir Elton John to research for ‘Rocketman’. The 29-year-old actor plays the ‘Your Song’ hitmaker in the new biopic about his life and he has revealed he ended up living with John to get to know him better. He said: “I spent a fair bit of time with […]

Jonas Brothers To Perform On the “2019 Billboard Music Awards”

Music News Desk (Press Release)—dick clark productions and NBC announced today that chart-topping trio Jonas Brothers will perform their No. 1 smash hit “Sucker” on the “2019 Billboard Music Awards.” Presented by Xfinity, their 2019 performance will mark their first televised award show performance in 10 years. Jonas Brothers join previously announced performers BTS featuring […]

The Hollywood Vampires Announce New Album

Music News Desk By Celebretainment The Hollywood Vampires have announced a new album mostly comprised of original music. Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry’s legendary supergroup will release ‘Rise’ – the follow-up to their 2015 self-titled debut LP – on June 21. As well as the brand new material, Depp has recorded his […]

Joey Fatone Teared Up During Ariana Grande Coachella Set

Music News Desk Joey Fatone teared up during *NSYNC’s performance with Ariana Grande at Coachella. The 25-year-old pop star reunited the boy band during her star-studded headline slot at the festival last Sunday (14.04.19) and the 42-year-old singer admitted that performing at the world-famous event in California with JC Chasez, Lance Bass and Chris Kirkpatrick […]