A sugary success for Broadway's latest opening.
While 'American Psycho' didn't go down so well on Broadway last week, it seems latest show 'Waitress' has had a little more success with media outlets everywhere praising its vibrancy, the epic soundtrack by Grammy nominated singer Sara Bareilles, its heart and stellar acting performances.
Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson worked together on the 'Waitress' musical
It didn't seem like Jessie Nelson's re-working of the 2007 movie of the same name could do any wrong upon its opening at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway yesterday (April 24th 2016). Indeed, with a stunning score by Sara Bareilles and an incredible leading performance from the Tony award-winning Jessie Mueller as pie-making extraordinnaire Jenna, it was already a recipe for success.
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Jessie Nelson, Sara Bareilles, Diane Paulus , Blake Ross - History in the Making: The Female Force Behind Waitress, panel discussion at BroadwayCon at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel. at New York Hilton Midtown Hotel, - New York, New York, United States - Monday 25th January 2016
Plagiarism and paganism - of the two accusations against Perry, only one can get her in legal trouble.
Katy Perry is no stranger to controversy, but she has managed to stay away from legal copyright disputes so far. Well, not anymore. The singer is being sued over her catchy single Dark Horse, which the plaintiffs claim replicated their 2006 song Joyful Noise. But that’s not even the strangest part of this story.
Katy Perry used a smoke machine and mechanical horse in one performance.
The four musicians suing Perry are a Christian rock band and claim that the pop songstress not only used their original tune, but that she also sullied it with “witchcraft, paganism, black magic and Illuminati imagery”. This case isn’t Perry’s first brush with plagiarism accusations – last year, she came under fire for the apparent similarities between her single Roar and Sara Bareilles’ Brave.
Continue reading: Katy Perry Slapped With Plagiarism Charges And Possibly A Witch Hunt
Here are our predictions for the major categories.
The Grammy Awards are known as the biggest night in music, the music industry equivalent to the Oscars. Unlike the Oscars, however, the Grammys are much more accepting of newcommers and in fact, the award show airing this Sunday will feature plenty of debutants, competing with seasoned artists. So with that in mind, it’s about time for everyone to place their bets. Let’s see who the favorites are to sweep this year’s Grammys.
With seven nominations, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are expected to sweep the awards this year.
Record of the Year is one of the biggest categories at the award show. Out of the five nominees, Daft Punk’s Get Lucky seems like a no-brainer, but Lorde’s Royals, the unpredictable success of 2013 could come in and sweep this up last minute.
Continue reading: Grammys 2014 Predictions: Who Will Sweep The Major Awards?
Highlights from the 2014 People's Choice Awards.
L.A's Nokia Theater played host last night to a glittering array of stars for the annual People's Choice Awards, gathering together to celebrate popular culture. We present a round-up of the top talking points from the extravagant and entertaining evening.
1) Sandra Bullock Cleans Up
Continue reading: People's Choice Awards: Our 5 Top Moments From The Glam Evening
Perry promoted her new album alongside Ellie Goulding, Sara Bareilles, Tegan and Sara and Kacey Musgraves to raise breast cancer awareness.
Pop star Katy Perry was the jewel in the crown at the Hollywood Bowl's All-Star benefit on Wednesday (23rd Oct.) where she performed music at the end of a night that also saw performances from Ellie Goulding, Sara Bareilles, Kacey Musgraves and Tegan and Sara. Together, all acts were united in their goals to raise awareness about breast cancer for the support charity, Young Survival Coalition.
Perry Put Her Unique Spin On An Evening To Support Cancer Sufferers & Raise Awareness.
"We're survivors - that's why we're here," Perry told the teeming crowd during her headlining set. However, Perry's set was framed as Katy Perry's We Can Survive which was a valuable exercise in promotion for her just-released album, Prism. In interviews for her new album, Perry has continually referenced events in her life, such as her divorce from comedian Russell Brand, that inspired her to come back with an empowering survival album about how each tough event has only made her come back stronger.
Continue reading: Katy Perry Strikes With 'Prism' At All-Star Hollywood Bowl Benefit
The ladies hugged it out (metaphorically speaking) over the minor Brave/Roar controversy.
Things have been looking up for Katy Perry lately – with a new single out and an upcoming performance at the VMAs, the pop princess’s career is picking up again, but success rarely comes without controversy. In Perry’s case, that would be the claim that her new single, Roar, bears a striking resemblance to Sara Bareilles’s Brave.
Perry is reportedly a big fan of Sara Bareilles.
After the release of Katy Perry’s new track this Saturday, fans were quick to find the problem – this is the internet after all. The similarity was then noted on various social networks and it even spawned this mashup, which arguably sounds better than either song separately. Now, Katy Perry is clearly a Bareilles fan, as this tweet, dating back to May, shows.
Date of birth
7th December, 1979
Hey. 👍🏼 https://t.co/j30ywWGanC
And oh my goodness.... A sad goodbye to #GeneWilder.... I'm sure he is making them laugh in the next place now. What a gift he was....💫
As tall as I've felt in a while...💖 https://t.co/rMkh4myNTB
I only eat dragon. (I'm playing opposites. I NEVER eat dragon.) #khaleesi https://t.co/kjAVug8kmb
Me too. I was waiting outside and they were like, "You aren't on this show." Then we laughed and hugged for an hour. https://t.co/de5Q4X7H3Y
Is THAT destiny? Oh man, I was WAY off! 👍🏼😘 https://t.co/2C58QRyyIF
Ok. I won't. (She said to some people) https://t.co/yBIoAFd5SF
RT @BroadwayWorld: Bid To Meet @WaitressMusical's @SaraBareilles, Support @OnePulseOrg @Charitybuzz https://t.co/6ha2b23xRF https://t.co/WB…
Anybody doing any cool conjunctions of Lochte and debacle yet? I'm just trying to stay current.
I will not forget how much Italy still needs our support...here's how to help if you can. 🇮🇹✨♥️ https://t.co/wXmRivAa8m
@boniver thank you for the sounds that help the world feel like a beautiful dream. 🎆
I might expand ever so slightly on the celestial Anais Nin's words to gently include a wider… https://t.co/zK40cWy9H8
RT @the_degaishface: @SaraBareilles These lyrics mean the world to me. Thank you for writing them in your book. First and best tattoo ❤️ ht…
Full of gratitude today. Starting a long awaited vacation in a place that means so very much to me at a time it will mean a lot to be there.
She actually let me borrow it. I had a thing I needed a heart for. #😁 #ingoodhands https://t.co/hU8wNK1Qgl
@viennateng @revaminkoff @thehotelcafe ahhh the memories likewise, my dear. Such grace you have on stage. Big love. X
Currently having a hard time not singing "Cool Rider" from Grease 2 at the top of my lungs for no reason. Although, do u ever need a reason?
RT @WaitressMusical: It's amazing what women can do! Happy National Women's Equality Day from #WaitressMusical! 💪🏻 https://t.co/Pm0VlERVg5