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Billboard Magazine reports: What happens when you take a Broadway and B-movie classic, restage it for a modern audience and get Pose star Mj Rodriguez and Be More Chill‘s George Salazar to star? According to their latest performance, you get gold. On Tuesday (Oct. 1), Rodriguez and Salazar appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden to perform “Suddenly …

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Billboard Magazine reports: With King Princess readying her debut album on Mark Ronson’s Columbia imprint Zelig Records, the fast-rising genderqueer artist and the super-producer combined forces for a cover of an old ’60s standby. It’s The Turtles’ “Happy Together,” the 1967 psych-rock No. 1 hit that’s been covered by many, many artists since. On this brand new cover, King Princess …

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Billboard Magazine reports: Lil Nas X opened up about his journey to coming out as gay in an interview with Gayle King set to air on Tuesday’s CBS This Morning. In a preview of the sit-down released Monday, the rapper told Gayle King that he “knew” growing up that he was gay. “Especially during my teenage years, I would just …

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Billboard Magazine reports: A Manhattan federal judge has approved the National Music Publishers’ Association’s (NMPA) request to double damages to $300 million in a lawsuit against Peloton, for the exercise startup’s alleged use of more than 2,000 songs in its workout videos without the proper licenses. U.S. District Judge Denise L. Cote approved the NMPA’s amendment on Friday, roughly two …

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Billboard Magazine reports: The Honey Drippers’ oft-sampled 1973 funk single “Impeach the President” surged 1,053% in on-demand U.S. streams in the wake of the House of Representatives announcing that it was moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. On Sept. 24 (the day the impeachment inquiry was announced) and Sept. 25, “Impeach the President” garnered 52,000 …

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Variety reports: Jim Parsons is hoping to make another big bang in Hollywood with his next role. The actor-producer and Dylan McDermott are among nine who have joined Ryan Murphy’s “Hollywood” series at Netflix. The others jumping aboard are Samara Weaving, Maude Apatow, Joe Mantello, Laura Harrier and Jake Picking. They join previous announced cast members Darren Criss, Jeremy Pope …

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San Francisco’s CBS News affiliate reports: A Tesla electric patrol car by the Fremont Police ran low on electricity in the middle of a pursuit, after the department said someone forgot to plug the vehicle into a charger. According to officials, the officer was pursuing a vehicle headed down to the South Bay when the car began to run low …

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The Huffington Post reports: Singer-songwriter Tom Goss wants to remind listeners that they have “the power to change their own lives” in his latest single, “La Bufadora.”  Goss appears alongside actor Daniel Franzese ― who audiences will recognize from “Mean Girls” and HBO’s “Looking” ― as one half of a tempestuous couple on an ill-fated vacation along the Mexican coast. …

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Playbill reports: Judy Garland fans and eager moviegoers can get a taste of Judy a few days before the film’s September 27 release; listen to the track “Get Happy,” featuring star Renée Zellweger and Grammy and Oscar-winning artist Sam Smith. Judy follows Garland’s later years, specifically her final string of performances at London’s Talk of the Town. The previously announced …

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UPI reports: A surfer off the Massachusetts coast had an uncomfortably close encounter with a great white shark and moment was captured by a photographer on shore. Devon Zimmerman, 30, said he had only been surfing on Cape Cod off Nauset Beach in Orleans for a short time when he spotted the dorsal fin in the water only a few …

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Billboard Magazine reports: Music streaming continues to become an incredibly popular means of consuming music in the U.S., as year-to-date on-demand audio streams of songs have now surpassed the half-trillion mark. In the week ending Sept. 12, there were 14.8 billion on-demand audio streams registered according to Nielsen Music, bringing 2019’s total to 505.5 billion. That’s up 23% compared to …

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Billboard Magazine reports: It’s been 30 years this week since Janet Jackson’s iconic Rhythm Nation 1814 LP lit-up the charts with No. 1 hits, including “Miss You Much,” “Black Cat” and “Escapade.” The pop-dance legend was honored this year with an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and she’s giving the love back to the fans with …

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Billboard Magazine reports: Meet the Trump era Dream Machines. The once happy-go-lucky queer-fronted L.A. band have re-emerged a little angrier in 2019, infusing their still-euphoric dance-soul-pop with an anti-nationalist message. “We wanted to write a political song,” says frontman Harry May-Kline of “Sarajevo,” the first single off Dream Machines’ upcoming EP Trust/Desire, due later this fall. The track may express …

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Playbill reports: Billy Porter knows how to shine in the spotlight. The Kinky Boots Tony winner spent nearly six minutes making an entrance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, including two runway looks, an exit worthy of a soap opera diva, and a rendition of “I Will Survive.” The recent red carpet headliner dropped by the late night …

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Billboard Magazine reports: At a time when so many of us need a break from reality, queer artists are stepping up to the plate and answering society’s sonic needs. Among the best young queer talents out there is Mila Jam, a rising singer-songwriter whose new music video for “Eye On You” (premiering below) is giving us all a break from …

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Playbill reports: The new musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada will play a pre-Broadway engagement in Chicago next summer, with performances scheduled to begin July 14, 2020, at the James M. Nederlander Theatre. Directed by Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro, The Devil Wears Prada will run through August 16. Casting and dates for a Broadway run have not been …

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Playbill reports: The 2020 Broadway revival of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? will play the Booth Theatre, currently the home of Freestyle Love Supreme through January 5, 2020. Performances of the Tony-winning play will now begin performances March 3 prior to an official opening April 9. As recently reported, stage and screen star Rupert Everett has replaced the …

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The Washington Post reports: A 26-year-old New Jersey man has been charged with criminal mischief for allegedly driving his car onto President Trump’s golf course in Bedminster, N.J., and doing “doughnuts” on the greens. Richard J. McEwan was arrested at his home in Milford, N.J., the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office said. Police said he drove onto Trump’s course twice in …

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Billboard Magazine reports: When pop superstar Sam Smith made the announcement earlier this year that they identified as non-binary and genderqueer, many fans asked if the star still wanted fans to use the pronouns “he/him.” Today, Smith answered their question. On Friday, Smith took to their Instagram to let fans know that they were publicly changing their preferred pronouns to …

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Spin Magazine reports: Two generations of synth pop artists joined forces on the Pet Shop Boys’ new single “Dreamland.” The UK dance legends collaborated with aughts electropop upstarts Years & Years on the highly disco-inspired single featuring a duet between Pet Shop Boys frontman Neil Tennant and Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander. Pet Shop Boys haven’t disclosed a title …

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