The Wall Street Journal reports that this Memorial Day Weekend, normally a blockbuster box office weekend, is one that Hollywood may wish for a mulligan.
Disney’s “Tomorrowland” didn’t bring out the numbers, as expected. Granted, there are numerous other summer “hits” to come, including “Jurassic World” and “Minions”, but this wasn’t what we expected.
Honestly, neither was Memorial Day weekend for some! The Midwest (Texas, Oklahoma) saw major rains and flooding, while the West Coast (California mostly) is focused on their epic drought. The contrasting beautiful beach weather on the East Coast kept most weekenders outdoors.
No matter how you look at it, “Tomorrowland” so far has been more a “John Carter” than a “Maleficent”…but we think “Inside Out” should make us forget all about Memorial Day Weekend!
It’s David Lettman’s last episode interviewing, so what do you do? Well have his first guest, ever, Bill Murray pop out of a cake – of course!
Murray appeared on the first late night show back in 1982 on NBC and again in 1993 when the show moved to CBS. The ending of the 33-year-old show will also be a final farewell to those who have helped produced and script the successful late night show. Many of those people have worked with Letterman for over 20 years.
The New York Times spoke with the cast and asked them to summarize the many years of experience they all shared. Barbara Gaines, an executive producer, said with emotions, “Crazy people find each other?” The relentless humor along with the farewells will surely be felt throughout the cast and Letterman.
From Tina Fey to Jennifer Lawrence and from George Clooney to Julia Roberts – the great Late Night Show host has interviewed some of the greatest figures we know. In an interview on Sunday Morning with Jane Pauley, Letterman was adamant that he would not be returning to television anytime soon. I think it’s safe to say, that we all hope he revisits that idea.
In case you’re feeling nostalgic, here’s a series of Bill Murray and Letterman clips to brighten your mood.
Calling all fans of Lost Boys!
You loved Finding Neverland with Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, right? The film about J.M. Barrie in 2004 is back – in the form of a Broadway musical!
Matthew Morrison peps things up a bit – a lá Glee – and tells us, as promised, the story of “how Peter became Pan”, with music and dance!
And Kelsey Grammar as Captain Hook? Yes, please!
The production debuted at the at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in NYC in April.
Legendary blues guitarist B.B. King died Thursday night at the age of 89 in a Las Vegas hospital. King was the son of a sharecropper, and was born on a plantation in Mississippi. He worked his way up from singing in church, performing on street corners to influencing musicians like Ringo Star, Brad Paisley, and moved blues to a mainstream audience.
King recorded his first song in 1949, and celebrated the first hit with the release of Three O’Clock Blues in 1952.
“Blues means what milk does to a baby,” he said. “Blues is what the spirit is to the minister. We sing the blues because our hearts have been hurt, our souls have been disturbed.”