Netflix Releases New Photos of Ariana DeBose’s Musical Film “The Prom”

Ariana DeBose is heading to the big dance

Netflix has released new photos for the film adaptation of the Tony Award-nominated musical The Prom, starring the 29-year-old Afro-Puerto Rican actress and Broadway star.

Ariana DeBose in The Prom

The film, directed by Ryan Murphy, will arrive on Netflix on December 11.

It stars Meryl Streep as Dee Dee Allen, Nicole Kidman as Angie Dickinson, James Corden as Barry Glickman, Andrew Rannells as Trent Oliver, DeBose as Alyssa Greene, Keegan-Michael Key as Mr. Hawkins, Kerry Washington as Mrs. Greene, Kevin Chamberlin as Sheldon Saperstein, and newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman as Emma Nolan.

Featuring a book by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin and a score by Beguelin and Matthew Sklar, the musical tells the story of an Indiana high schooler barred from bringing her girlfriend to the prom—and the group of eccentric Broadway folk who infiltrate the town in an earnest, misguided attempt to fight the injustice.

The Prom opened on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre on November 15, 2018. The musical played 23 preview and 309 performances before closing August 11, 2019, earning seven Tony Award nominations.

The production, directed and choreographed by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw, starred Tony winner Beth Leavel, Tony nominees Christopher Sieber and Brooks AshmanskasCaitlin Kinnunen, Isabelle McCallaAngie Schworer, Micahel PottsJosh Lamon, and Courtenay Collins.

DeBose’s theater credits include Bring It On, Motown: The Musical, Pippin and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.

Luis Fonsi Appears on New Version of “Baby Shark”

Luis Fonsi is hittin’ the high seas… and high notes…

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican Latin Grammy winner has lent his voice to a new version of “Baby Shark,” presented by Universal Music Latin Entertainment and children’s content producer Pinkfong.

Luis Fonsi

Officially released this week, the new version of “Baby Shark” is accompanied by a colorful animated video that shows Fonsi diving into the ocean and hanging out with his friendly shark buddies. 

Fonsi’s children Mikaela and Rocco also make their singing debut on the track.

Luis Fonsi x Baby Shark

“This was a very special collaboration for my kids and I and we hope this new version of ‘Baby Shark’ brings joy and entertains kids and families around the world as much as we enjoyed making it,” said Fonsi in an official statement.

“Baby Shark,” released in 2016, became a viral hit in 2018 and was covered by many K-Pop stars in addition to James Corden and John Legend.

The song debuted at No. 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 list dated January 12, 2019.

Produced by Joel IglesiasMini Star, and Pinkfong, the Fonsi-assisted “Baby Shark” is a glimpse of the upcoming Mini Stars Vol. 1 EP by Universal Music Latin Entertainment, where artists like Sebastián YatraNacho, Greeicy,Guaynaa and Joey Montana, to name a few, reimagine children’s classics in Spanish and English.

Salma Hayek to Present at This Year’s Oscars

Salma Hayekwill be taking the Oscarsstage…

The 53-year-old Mexican actress and producer has been added to the list of presenters for the 92nd annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday.

Salma Hayek

In addition to Hayek, who earned an Oscar nod for her portrayal of iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in the 2002 film Frida, the new additions include Utkarsh AmbudkarBrie LarsonSpike LeeRay Romano, and Rebel Wilson

Previously announced presenters include James CordenPenélope CruzBeanie FeldsteinZack GottsagenDiane KeatonShia LaBeouf, George MacKaySteve MartinKeanu Reeves, Maya Rudolph, Zazie BeetzTimothée ChalametWill FerrellGal GadotMindy KalingJulia Louis-Dreyfus, Lin-Manuel MirandaAnthony RamosMark RuffaloKelly Marie Tran, Kristen Wiig and Sigourney Weaver.

The 92nd annual Academy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC on February 9 from the Dolby Theatre

Penelope Cruz to Present at This Year’s Oscars

Penelope Cruzhas a date with Oscar

The 45-year-old Spanish actress and Oscar winner is set to present at the 92nd annual Academy Awardson ABC

Penelope Cruz

Cruz, a three-time nominee who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Woody Allen‘s Vicky Cristina Barcelona, joins a roster of new additions to the presenters roster that includes James CordenBeanie FeldsteinZack GottsagenDiane KeatonShia LaBeouf, George MacKaySteve MartinKeanu Reeves, Maya Rudolph and Sigourney Weaver.

Previously announced presenters include Zazie BeetzTimothée ChalametWill FerrellGal GadotMindy KalingJulia Louis-DreyfusLin-Manuel MirandaAnthony RamosMark RuffaloKelly Marie Tranand Kristen Wiig.

The Oscars will be televised live on February 9 from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Camila Cabello to Take Part in Kacey Musgraves’ First Holiday Special to Air on Amazon Prime Video

Camila Cabello is ready to celebrate a country Christmas

Country singer Kacey Musgraveshas announced her first holiday special, The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show, with the 22-year-old Cuban and Mexican singer and former Fifth Harmony member among her all-star cast of collaborators on a variety of classic and original holiday songs.

Camila Cabello

Musgraves’ special, directed by Dan Levy will premiere globally on November 29 on Amazon Prime Video and feature Musgraves teaming up with Cabello on “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”

Her other collaborators include Fred Armisen on “Silent Night,” Leon Bridgeson “Present Without a Bow,”James Corden on “Let It Snow,” Zooey Deschanel on “Mele Kalikimaka,” Lana Del Rey on “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and Troye Sivanon the world debut of “Glittery.”

Musgraves will also be joined by the Radio City Rockettes, who will do one of their famous kickline routines as Musgraves sings “Ribbons and Bows,” as well as special guest Kendall Jenner.

The show “invites fans in as Musgraves prepares for a most joyful Christmas gathering with a whimsical set and dazzling wardrobe influenced by the artist’s fresh aesthetic,” according to a release announcing the special. “Equal parts heart-warming and cleverly absurd, Musgraves pays tribute to holiday specials of the past whilst also reinventing just what a Christmas special can be, with a magically modern twist.”

 “I can say without a doubt that this project is unlike anything I’ve ever done before,” Musgraves says in a statement. “What started as the small seed of an idea one night over a year ago has turned into something I’m so proud of.  Some truly brilliant comedic and musical guests are featured in the show — as well as my own Grandma. My vision was to bring my old Christmas album to life visually and create a modern and fashionable, fresh take on a classic format. It’s a nostalgic, Wes Anderson-inspired reimagining of the holidays. It’s heartfelt, funny, and most of all, real. I can’t wait to finally share.”

The show will be accompanied by an official soundtrack available on Amazon Musicand other digital services on November 29 as well.

Camila Cabello to Make Acting Debut in “Cinderella” Musical

Camila Cabellois living a fairy tale…

The 22-year-old Cuban and Mexican American singer and former Fifth Harmony member has been tapped to star in a new iteration of Cinderella, written and to be directed by Pitch Perfect scribe Kay Cannon

Camila Cabello

Cabello will portray the lead in the reimagining of the classic fairy tale Cinderella from Sony Pictures. The film will reportedly border on the edge of a full-blown musical. 

The project, which is on the fast track for production, is based on an original idea from late night host James Corden who producing the film with Leo Pearlmanunder their Fulwell73 shingle. 

This will mark Cabello’s film acting debut. 

The Grammy-nominated “Havana” singer will also be involved in the music for the film.

Cardi B Proves She’s A Laugh Riot in Latest “Carpool Karaoke” Episode

Cardi Bproves she’s not the world’s best driver, but still a gas!

The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar joined James Corden for “Carpool Karaoke” on Monday’s episode of The Late Late Show.

Cardi B

The segment started with the rapper and host singing along to her chart-topping single “Bodak Yellow.” Cardi B even sang into a water bottle as if it was a microphone. She eventually rolled down the window and sang to other drivers who were stopped at a red light.

After the first song ended, Corden asked Cardi B about her many years of hard work before she made it big as a rapper.

“I used to be a stripper and everything, so when I got really popular on Instagram I was stripping throughout the United States and I was going around listening to what people was listening to,” she said. “A lot of people have different styles, so I was like, ‘What would be something that people from every coast would love and enjoy?’ And it was like boom.”

She added that many radio DJs didn’t play her music at the beginning of her career and were originally “sleeping” on her. “I had to keep on making music until I find the right one,” she said. The rapper also said that many people didn’t take her seriously because she was viewed as funny.

Cardi B and Corden took a break from talking to sing “Money.” The rapper continued to sing to other drivers on the street as the two danced and rapped the song.

“Stay in school! Listen to your mom or you won’t be getting no Christmas gifts,” she shouted to elementary school-age kids who were outside. “Go tell your moms to buy my new single.”

During the next break from singing, Cardi B revealed that she can’t drive but has five cars.  When Corden asked why she has the cars, she responded, “To take pictures with it.”

“You know how many things I can rap about now that I own these cars? I couldn’t rap about these cars because I didn’t own them, but now I can rap about it,” she explained.

Corden insisted that the rapper learn to drive, so he took her to a parking lot with traffic cones and flags. She took off her high heels before she got behind the wheel. After only a few seconds of driving, she ran into a cone. She later backed into multiple flags and made a left turn after the host instructed her to go right. “This car is very big for me,” she said.

Cardi B then backed into a camera when she attempted to parallel park. “I give up,” she said, before she returned to the passenger seat and the two performed her song “Drip.”

The rapper also discussed her childhood during the segment. “I grew up in what people would consider the ghetto. So yeah, there was a lot of gang-related things. There was a lot of violence, but I also had a lot of fun growing up,” she said. Cardi B then listed some of the fun activities she did during her childhood, like “hookie parties and getting chased by the police.”

Bartier Cardi” was the next song the pair rapped.

Cardi B also discussed her interest in ASMRvideos during a song break. She explained that the videos consist of people making sounds with their mouths and performing certain movements that help her fall asleep. Corden tried to make the sounds with his mouth, though Cardi B said that he sounded “nasty.”

After the two made a series of noises with their mouths, they sang along to “Be Careful.”

The rapper later shared a story about one of her most uncomfortable performances. “I did a Bar Mitzvahnot too long ago and I never performed in front of so many kids and then my DJ didn’t have the clean version of the songs and I just felt so awkward,” she said. “But those kids were having a good time and I had a good time, too.”

Corden asked if the rapper had ever performed for an older demographic and she said that she has not. To fix this, the host took her to a dance class at a senior center. 

The rapper and host danced with the class members as they performed her hit “I Like It.”

During the performance, Cardi B held onto a dancer named Gunter as they swayed back and forth. “Are you looking for a significant other?” he asked. After she laughed, she answered, “Sure.”

Cardi B to Appear in The Late Late Show’s Latest “Carpool Karaoke” Segment with James Corden

Cardi B is hitting the carpool (karaoke)lane…

The 26-year-old half-Dominican rap superstar is set to appear on The Late Late Show’s “Carpool Karaoke” segment with host James Corden, scheduled to air this Monday, December 17.

Cardi B

The unlikely duo drive around Los Angeles, pausing briefly for a parking lesson for the Bronx-born rapper.

Cardi B was a regular cast member on the VH1 reality series Love & Hip Hop: New YorkHer “I Like It” single was the first by a female rapper to have multiple No. 1 songs on the charts, and she also scored a similarly lofty perch with her Maroon 5 collaboration, “Girls Like You.”

Time magazine has named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

She’s had three No. 1 singles, seven Grammy nominations, three American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, nine BET Hip-Hop Awards, and a Billboard Music Award.

Jennifer Lopez to Appear in James Corden’s Second “The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special”

Jennifer Lopez is headed back to the Carpool lane…

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress and World of Dance judge will be a featured guest on James Corden’s second The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special for CBS, scheduled to air on Monday, May 22 at 10:00 pm ET.

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez, who has already appeared as a passenger in Corden’s popular Carpool Karaoke segment, garnering some 56 million views on YouTube alone, will join him in another of his Late Late Show franchises: a Toddlerography dance lesson.

Corden will begin the show with a special musical performance, as well as share some of his favorite moments as host of CBS’ late-night franchise.

The Late Late Show holds the YouTube record for the most watched late-night clip with “Adele Carpool Karaoke,” which has 156 million views.

Last year’s Carpool Karaoke primetime special snagged the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special.

Trujillo & His Metallica Bandmates to Appear on CBS’ “Carpool Karoake: The Series”

Robert Trujillo is sharing a special ride…

The 52-year-old Mexican American musician and his Metallica bandmates will belt out their hits in CBSCarpool Karoake: The Series, which will be streamed on Apple Music, the portal’s first series.

Robert Trujillo

Based on James Corden’s Late Late Show popular segment that has become a viral video sensation, Carpool Karaoke: The Series will feature 16 celebrity hosts — one of whom is Corden, paired with Will Smith — riding along in a car together as they sing tunes from their personal playlists and surprise fans who don’t expect to see big stars belting out songs one lane over.

In addition to Corden, Smith, Metallica, those appearing in the series include Shaquille O’Neal, Seth MacFarlane, Billy Eichner, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Ariana Grande, Chelsea Handler, Blake Shelton, Michael Strahan, Jeff Gordon, John Cena and more.

In a panel for the show at the Television Critics’ Association summer press tour, Corden addressed what the series means for the famed bit on The Late Late Show. “I’m still going to see my kid on the weekends,” said Corden. “This just became a wonderful platform to see these people in a such an intimate environment. I don’t feel it’s mine.”

Carpool Karaoke is produced by CBS Television Studios and Fulwell 73. Corden and Ben Winston serve as co-creators and executive producers along with executive producer and showrunner Eric Pankowski.