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Queen Latifah & Alfre Woodard Lead New `Steel Magnolias’ Cast

Reblogged from - By Associated Press

Pin It LOS ANGELES – The onscreen love between Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Jill Scott and Phylicia Rashad in the updated version of “Steel Magnolias” is real. The actresses, who take on the roles originated by Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton and Olympia Dukakis in the 1989 film, bonded in real life just like their characters do in Truvy’s salon. “It’s been a love fest,” said Scott, who plays Truvy, adding that she would have taken any role to be a part of the star-studded, small-screen retelling of Robert Harling’s stage play and original film, set to premiere Oct. 7 on Lifetime. The new “Steel Magnolias,” produced by Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, maintains the flavor of Harling’s story, only this time with an all-black cast. Zadan said he learned over a lunch discussion with Harling about the story that his “dream would be to do it again but do it with an African-American cast,” the producer recalled. “It could be like a completely new film that you’ve never seen before. We thought, wow, that’s a great idea, so we called our friends and made the movie.” (Latifah, also an executive producer of “Steel Magnolias,” previously worked with Zadan and Meron on “Chicago” and “Hairspray.”) Harling’s words are essentially unchanged in the updated version, producers said, save for references to Facebook and Michelle Obama and some medical details that reflect advances in science. “That’s why we think the material is classic material,” Meron said, “because it can live no matter where you put it.” As in the original film, the story is set in the south and opens as M’Lynn (Latifah) and her husband are preparing for daughter Shelby’s wedding. The communal center in their town is Truvy’s hair salon, where M’Lynn and her friends, Ouiser (Woodard) and Clairee (Rashad), gather to catch up on their beauty regimens _ and gossip. “We connected immediately, so we didn’t really have to fake being girls in the beauty shop,” Latifah said. “We just bonded right away.” It’s that sisterhood among women _ and the enduring safety of the salon space _ that makes “Steel Magnolias” such a timeless story. Women have long turned to one another in times of joy and sorrow, said Woodard, and the salon is practically sacred ground. “We are communal beings at the core,” she said. “As we’ve moved away from an agrarian culture to a metropolitan one, the only place you gather for community in that way is either at church or at a spot like a hair salon or barber shop. But at the church, you can’t get real because you’re trying to get right. You can actually be more of your loving self in the salon. You actually get more healing in the salon than in the church.” The connection the women share in Truvy’s salon is what drew Latifah to the project. “I just love seeing that sisterhood, that bond between women in this film,” she said. “It’s something that doesn’t really have to change from the play to the original movie to this movie. That’s an important thing for all women: for us to rally around each other in tough times, in good times.” And this may be just the beginning for this incarnation of “Steel Magnolias.” Meron said the team would hit Broadway “in a heartbeat” if given the chance. “We’d be the luckiest people in the world,” he said. The story could also find life as a TV series. “It seems like a natural thing,” Meron said. “It’s something that obviously could be in the air. … I think the first thing you want to do is you make the movie. And then if you’re happy with the movie, then everything will come after.”

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video :: Wild Nothing - “To Know You” & “TV Queen”

Jack Tatum’s Wild Nothing project is returning early next year with Life Of Pause, his first full-length since 2012’s Nocturne. The album was recorded over several weeks in Los Angeles and Stockholm with producer Thom Monahan; Peter Bjorn & John’s John Eriksson contributed drums and marimba, and Medicine guitarist Brad Laner and “a crew of saxophonists” also helped out. Along with the news, Tatum has shared two new tracks, “To Know You” and “TV Queen,” in the form of one long music video, opening on the same image of...

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Jake Tatum, membre fondateur de Wild Nothing revient et nous annonce la sortie d’un nouvel album pour le 19 Février prochain via Bella Union/PIAS. Nommé Life On Pause, ce disque est introduit par deux titres To Know You et TV Queen qu’on retrouve dans un double clip de presque dix minutes. Un format peut exploité qui prend ici tout son sens sous la direction de Shawn Brackbill. A découvrir ci-dessus !

Life On Pause est déjà disponible en pré-commande sur iTunes.

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Jack Tatum’s shimmering indie-rock project Wild Nothing is returning early next year with Life Of Pause, their first full-length since 2012’s Nocturne (and their first release period since the following year’s Empty Estate EP). The album was recorded over several weeks in Los Angeles and Stockholm with producer Thom Monahan; Peter Bjorn & John’s John Eriksson contributed drums and marimba, and Medicine guitarist Brad Laner and “a crew of saxophonists” also helped out. In a press release, Tatum calls the album his most “mature and honest” work to date, and this is what he has to say about it:


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With his debut album, W.O.R.D.S. now available, Seattle , WA rapper/singer Bingx is now on tour with Strange Music’s Stevie Stone and his Malta Bend headlining tour, which runs thru the end of 2015.

Armed with a unique vocal style that gives him the versatility to deliver lightning fast raps and sing infectious melodies, Bingx executes his music with fantastic precision and focus. Inspired by some of the most renowned artists in the industry, Bingx takes influence from Tech N9ne, 50 Cent, The Game, Bone Thugs ‘n’ Harmony, Third Eye Blind, and Eminem. Bingx has been grinding...

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Following last month’s ‘All the things I forgot to review’ column, here’s another assemblage of brief(ish) reviews of all sorts of things. Mostly things I’m angry nobody told me about sooner (even though they probably did).


I can’t remember if my initial reaction to this collaboration was ‘this is going to be amazing’ or ‘this is going to be terrible’, but I suspect the real answer is probably an initially quizzical expression and...

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Photo via Getty / Paras Griffin

Five years have passed since the last Erykah Badu album, New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh), was released, but she feels oddly ever-present. On stage, and on social media, she remains close to her constituency even in the absence of a new product to sell. When the gumbo’s good as Baduizm, Mama’s Gun, Worldwide Underground, and the like, you let it linger awhile. Fans won't have to ration much longer, though.

Ms. Badu’s autumn is stacked: This month, she released her first new song in over a year (not counting a quick cameo...

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