August Schellenberg: ‘Free Willy’ Actor Dies

  August Schellenberg, best known for starring in the “Free Willy” movies, died Thursday night at his home in Dallas after a long battle with lung cancer. The actor’s agent, Jamie Levitt, says Schellenberg died  peacefully Thursday surrounded by his family.  He was 77. Schellenberg’s career spanned more than 40 years,  and is best known […]

Marvin Gaye Family in the Thicke of a Legal Battle Over Hit “Blurred Lines” claiming plagiarism

  The trio behind the summer hit ‘Blurred Lines’ have taken legal action against Marvin Gaye’s family and Bridgeport Music to rebuff claims of plagiarism. It follows claims of similarities between their hit and other songs, including Gaye’s ‘Got to Give it Up’.   Musicians Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris Jr insist there […]

Jessie Mueller Stars As Carol King In New Musical “Beautiful”

The Carole King Musical has cast Broadway performer Jessie Mueller in the title role. Beautiful, which tells the story of the legendary singer and songwriter’s rise to fame, will open in September. King, 71, became the first female solo artist to sell more than 10 million copies of a single album with her 1971 release […]

WHEN YOU GET LADY GAGA’S ARTPOP, YOU GET APPLAUSE

With anticipation already steadily building ahead of her ARTPOP album release, the singer has now released the first single, Applause. The star appears as a work of art in the image, taken by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, with her face painted white with splashes of colour smeared around her eyes and mouth and […]

Hollywood Makes Bank With Biggest Box Office Summer Ever

  Hollywood is on course for its biggest ever summer box office in the US despite several high profile flops. Big budget films The Lone Ranger, Will Smith’s After Earth and animation Turbo all hugely underperformed. However figures show studio films have earned $4.1bn, close to 2011’s previous high of $4.4bn. Sci-fi Elysium, from District […]