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Chris Cornell‘s final album, ‘No One Sings Like You Anymore’, has been posthumously released by his estate. The late Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman – who died from suicide in 2017 – recorded covers by music greats such Prince (’Nothing Compares 2 U’), John Lennon (‘Watching The Wheels’) and Janis Joplin (‘Get It While You Can’) and now fans can hear them all in one place on the 10-track collection. The late grunge legend’s widow, Vicky, admitted the LP’s release is “bittersweet” because the ‘You Know My Name’ hitmaker should be here to put it out himself, but she hopes it will help to lift everyone’s spirits amid the coronavirus pandemic. She said: “This album is so special because it is a complete work of art that Chris created from start to finish. “His choice of covers provides a personal look into his favourite artists and the songs that touched him.…

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Taylor Swift pays tribute to her late grandmother Marjorie “who still visits” her “sometimes” on the track ‘marjorie’ on ‘evermore’. The Grammy-winner released the surprise sister LP to ‘folklore’ overnight, and in an essay about the record Taylor revealed that the song is about her beloved grandparent who often pops up in her dreams. On the track, she sings: “And if I didn’t know better/I’d think you were talking to me now/If I didn’t know better/I’d think you were still around.” The album also features three songs – ‘champagne problems’, ‘coney island’ and the title track – co-written by the ‘Love Story’ hitmaker’s longtime boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, who goes under the pseudonym William Bowery, plus collaborations with Haim, Marcus Mumford, Bon Iver and The National. Taylor admitted she loved the “escapism” that came with writing the “imaginary/not imaginary tales”, which deal with rejected marriage proposals, infidelity, revenge and murder. She…

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Andy Samberg and John Mulaney are to star in a ‘Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers’ reboot. The pair will lead the cast of the new feature film, which will be released on streaming service Disney+ in spring 2022 and features a combination of live action and computer animation. The ‘Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers’ television series originally aired for three seasons between 1989 and 1990. It follows two chipmunks who start a detective agency, Rescue Rangers, that focuses on crimes that are too small to be tracked by the authorities. Full casting details on the film are yet to be revealed. The project was announced at Disney’s Investor Day on Thursday (10.12.20) and Disney shared some early footage of the new project during the presentation. Seth Rogen is set to make a cameo appearance in the movie, which is being directed by Akiva Schaffer. Andy and John have previously worked…

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Jess Glynne and Jamie Cullum will perform at Amazon Music UK’s ‘Festive Fundraiser’ event for the Help Musicians charity. The special concert – which will also feature Nina Nesbitt as well as Amazon’s Ones to Watch 2021 artists Griff and Girl In Red – will stream live for one night only from London’s Roundhouse on December 18. Patrick Clifton – Head of Music at Amazon Music UK – commented: “We know it’s been an incredibly tough year for musicians. “We’re so pleased to be able to put on this Festive Fundraiser for Help Musicians, to raise money for an excellent cause and to host this gig for people to enjoy live wherever they are in the UK. “We’re delighted to have these incredible artists take part in what we are sure will be a great night.” All donations generated from the event – which is hosted by Edith Bowman –…

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The National‘s Matt Berninger has compared singing with Taylor Swift to “dancing with Gene Kelly”. The 49-year-old frontman was overjoyed to record the duet ‘coney island’ – which was co-written by his bandmate Aaron Dessner – with Taylor for her latest album, ‘evermore’. He tweeted: “Singing a song with @taylorswift13 is like dancing with Gene Kelly. She made me look good and didn’t drop me once. “coney island” is an incredibly beautiful song she and @aaron_dessner wrote together. It really made me miss Brooklyn. Such a blast being a part of evermore. (sic)” Taylor is a “mega-fan” of indie rock veterans The National and admitted she’d like to add his compliment to her “most charming tweets wall”. She responded: “Might print that out and hang it on my ‘most charming tweets’ wall. I’m a @TheNational mega fan, I have all the merch, and making music with you is an absolute…

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Kerry Washington is “addicted” to hyaluronic acid. The 43-year-old actress has shared her skincare routine and says the key to achieving her flawless glowing complexion is plenty of “moisture” and topping up her skin with the naturally occurring substance which keeps your tissues well lubricated and moist. In a video for Vogue, she spilled: “I am addicted to hyaluronic acid. Moisture for me is the key to it all. “Drinking enough water, and making sure that I’m putting enough moisture inside and outside.” The ‘American Son’ star insisted that skincare is not only about looking good but having “healthy” skin. She said: “I do think of my skincare routine as self-love.” Kerry – who suffers from eczema – continued: “It’s not just about looking cute, it’s also really about having skin that’s healthy and not too itchy and cracked and all that stuff that happens with eczema. “Self-care isn’t about…

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Heidi Klum’s 16-year-old daughter Leni has made her debut as a model on the cover of Vogue Germany. The German supermodel’s teenage girl – whose father is musician Seal – stars alongside her mom on the cover of the prestigious fashion magazine, with the pair rocking matching colourful trouser suits. Leni, whose parent teased earlier this month that her daughter was keen to follow in her footsteps with a career in modelling, revealed in the cover interview that she had first received offers to model when she was just 12 or 13. However, Heidi – who also has Lou, 11, plus sons Henry, 15, and Johan, 14, with ex-husband Seal – wouldn’t allow her to do it so young and in hindsight she understands why. Leni told the publication: “It was only a matter of time before I would try it myself as a model. The first offer came when…

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Tessa Thompson loved her character’s wardrobe in ‘Sylvie’s Love’. The 37-year-old actress stars in the titular role in the romantic drama – which is set in the 1950s – and she loved the experience of wearing vintage dresses in the flick. Tessa said: “They were actual clothes from the 1950s, we had no money so to capture the period we just used a lot of vintage clothes. We had some beautiful, exquisite pieces but we also had literally the smell of history on them! “I took a couple of the pointy bras home and thought I would bring that aesthetic back, but I haven’t quite managed it!” The movie features Tessa as Sylvie as she falls for musician Robert Hunter (Nnamdi Asomugha) and she expressed her delight in making a classic Hollywood romance featuring two black stars in the lead roles. She said: “We wanted to make a film in…

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Kathryn Newton has joined the cast of the third ‘Ant-Man’ film. The 23-year-old actress has been tapped to play Cassie Lang/Stature – the daughter of Paul Rudd‘s superhero Scott Lang – in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe project. The movie has also been given the title ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania’, in a development confirmed during Disney’s Investor Day on Thursday (10.12.20). Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer are all returning for the project, which features Jonathan Majors as a villain Kang the Conqueror. Peyton Reed will once again be directing and has previously confirmed that the new motion picture will be “more sprawling” than the previous two. The 56-year-old director said: “We are working away through the pandemic. “There’s some really really really exciting things in store, none of which of course I could speak to you about right now, as is the Marvel way ……

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Andie MacDowell and Laura San Giacomo have agreed to star in Steven Soderbergh‘s ‘Sex, Lies and Videotape’ sequel. The 57-year-old director confirmed earlier this year that he’d written a follow-up to his acclaimed 1989 indie movie and he’s now revealed that Andie and Laura have signed on to play sisters Ann Bishop Mullany and Cynthia Patrice Bishop, respectively. Steven told Filmmaker magazine: “When I thought about ‘Sex, Lies and Videotape’, I realised that what I wanted to see is a movie about the two sisters 30 years later. One of them has a child who is about the same age that she was in the original. “Both Andie and Laura have agreed to come on.” Steven penned the project during lockdown earlier this year and explained how he was determined to bring the idea to the big screen. The Oscar-winning director said: “Within the first six or seven weeks of…

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