Johann Johannsson, Oscar-Nominated ‘Sicario’ Composer, Dead at 48
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Jóhann Jóhannsson, Icelandic electronic musician and Oscar-nominated film composer of The Theory of Everything, Sicario and Arrival, has died at the age of 48. The composer was found dead at his Berlin apartment Friday, his manager Tim Husom confirmed to Variety. No cause of death was revealed but Berlin authorities are investigating and an autopsy will be performed. “It is with profound sadness that we confirm the passing of our dear friend Jóhann,” Redbird Music Management wrote in a statement...

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2018 Winter Olympics: Watch Singers Cover John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ at Opening Ceremony
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Four notable Korean artists joined together to cover John Lennon‘s “Imagine” as part of the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang. Ha Hyun-woo of the indie rock band Guckkasten, Ahn Ji-young of K-pop duo Bolbbalgan4, Deulgukhwa singer Jeon In-Kwon and solo artist Lee Eun-mi each sang a verse of the classic 1971 single for the opening ceremony, which boasted the theme “Peace in Motion.” The song selection especially resonated given the circumstances of the Winter Olympics, where South Korean...

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Watch Paul Rudd, Jimmy Fallon Remake Go West’s ‘King of Wishful Thinking’ Video
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Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon teamed for a shot-for-shot recreation of Go West’s “King of Wishful Thinking” music video on Friday’s Tonight Show. It’s become tradition for the Ant-Man actor and the late-night host to remake decades-old videos when Rudd visits the Tonight Show; in April 2016, Rudd and Fallon donned wigs, mustaches and jumpsuits to recreate Styx’s absurd 1981 video for “Too Much Time on My Hands.” This time around, the duo opted for Go West’s 1990 single, popularized...

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Gucci Mane Biopic Based on Rapper’s Memoir in the Works
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A biopic about Gucci Mane is in the works as Paramount Pictures and Imagine Entertainment acquired the rights to the Atlanta rapper’s The Autobiography of Gucci Mane. Paramount also retained the life rights to Mane’s story, the Hollywood Reporter writes, as will work with Imagine – the producers behind 8 Mile and the music industry series Empire – to bring the rapper’s memoir to the big screen. The Autobiography of Gucci Mane charts the rapper born Radric Davis’ journey from...

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Reg E. Cathey, ‘House of Cards’ and ‘The Wire’ Actor, Dead at 59
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Reg E. Cathey, the Emmy-winning actor who played pivotal roles in acclaimed series like House of Cards, The Wire and Oz, has died at the age of 59. TMZ This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Reg E. Cathey, ‘House of Cards’ and ‘The Wire’ Actor, Dead at...

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