The Jayoncé Supertour Is Finally Nigh
In the dozen years since “’03 Bonnie and Clyde,” there’s been a marriage, a Blue Ivy Carter, and enough Jay Z and Beyoncé collabos to flesh out a medium-length set list. But “Drunk in Love” has pushed things over the edge, and now we’re in biggest-tour-in-the-universe territory. Page Six published the first word, and the L.A. Times came right behind with insider confirmation. What’ll probably be called The Mr. and Mrs. Carter Tour is reportedly set for 20 American stadiums starting in June, with the possibility of a Fourth of July show in NYC. A little awkward that this is happening right after Beyoncé and all the album’s explicit discussion of our royal couple’s bedroom funtimes, but whatever. Too excited to quibble. Also: Jay’s Made in America Festival is going bicoastal this year, happening simultaneously in L.A. and Philadelphia on August 30 and 31.
These Game of Thrones death illustrations/posters are incredible.
Also, a little late here, but very worth relaying: The Season 4 finale of Game of Thrones is “the episode to end all episodes.” It’s the largest episode they’ve ever made.” Ohhhhh myyyy Hodorrrrrr!
Enjoy the red-band trailer for Elizabeth Banks’s Walk of Shame.
Maya Rudolph’s NBC variety show, which was supposed to happen after the Olympics and then just … didn’t, is coming May 19. The good news: The Maya Rudolph Show will feature Janelle Monáe as musical guest, appearances from Kristen Bell, Fred Armisen, Craig Robinson, Andy Samberg, Chris Parnell, and Sean Hayes, and Raphael Saadiq as bandleader. The bad news: It’s being treated as a one-off thing at the moment.
So … the new Louie teaser is Louis C.K. jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge?
The Frozen soundtrack has been out so long, and it still won the Billboard 200 this week, with an insane 133,000 copies sold. The album has been on top for 10 nonconsecutive weeks and gone platinum twice.
2013 National Book Award winner The Good Lord Bird, a slavery story, is being adapted for the big screen, with Jaden Smith and Liev Schreiber as its stars.
Neato: 30 film references in Kill Bill. [via]
Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg are getting married.
Here’s everyone Don Draper HASN’T slept with …
… and here’s Don Draper teaching us about emotions on Sesame Street. (In case you didn’t already learn from The Office.)
Remember the tension between Raekwon and RZA from Amos’s Wu-Tang scavenger hunt? Well, Rae won’t be on the Wu’s A Better Tomorrow, after all. (But he is on the zillion-dollar album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin .) “I haven’t had a chance to really talk to him about why not,” RZA says. “All I see is the press going back and forth. But I would say that maybe creatively we on different paths.” [via]
And this is the third (and final?) X-Mans: Back to the Future Style trailer.
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