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‘A League of Their Personal’ sequence remake goals for a house run

With a lot unhealthy information within the ether nowadays, I have been fascinated about this an incredible deal. I used to be just lately studying and listening to some classical music whereas ingesting some chamomile tea, and I felt so very content material. I imagine we’d like extra of that.
(Far right) Abbi Jacobson as Carson Shaw in a scene from "A League of Their Own."

I’m torn about remakes.

“Nobody requested for this,” I typically really feel like saying. “Why cannot Hollywood be extra inventive?”

However I am not mad on the debut of a sequence based mostly on the hit 1992 movie about a World Struggle II-era professional ladies’s baseball workforce, as a result of proper now celebrating ladies feels fairly darn good.

“A League of Their Personal” is streaming now on Amazon Prime.

‘RuPaul’s Secret Superstar Drag Race’ season 2

RuPaul is back with a lineup of mystery celebrities performing in drag.

You higher work, stars!

Within the second season of this actuality spin-off, a bunch of celebrities “endure an unbelievable drag transformation” to compete and discover new identities, whereas being mentored by previous “Drag Race” queens. Nobody entertains fairly like RuPaul, so I am all in for this new season as a result of … the shade of all of it!

The primary episode of “RuPaul’s Secret Superstar Drag Race” season two premiered Friday on VH1.

‘The Princess’

The late Princess Diana is shown in archival footage appearing in "The Princess."

Beloved, haunted and hunted.

That is the impression I’ve at all times had of the late Princess Diana, and the extra I study her life, the extra that’s strengthened.

This new HBO Max documentary “attracts solely from contemporaneous archival audio and video footage to take audiences again to key occasions in Diana’s life as they occurred,” together with her seemingly fairy-tale romance with Prince Charles that led to a contentious divorce.

Sure, she’s been the topic of movies, exhibits and documentaries earlier than, however there stays a lot to unpack with Princess Diana. Her life and legacy could be considered by means of a special lens now amid new and extra nuanced discussions in regards to the therapy of feminine celebrities and girls within the public eye.

“The Princess” premieres Saturday on HBO Max (which is owned by Muricas News’s guardian firm, Warner Bros. Discovery).

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Two issues to hearken to

Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) performs during the Life Is Beautiful festival on October 26, 2014, in Las Vegas.

‘Cheat Codes’ by Hazard Mouse and Black Thought

When Hazard Mouse was a teen rising up in Atlanta, he was an enormous fan of the rap group The Roots.

“I keep in mind paying somebody to steal (The Roots’ 1995 album) ‘Do You Need Extra?!!!??!’ from Turtle’s Data And Tapes,” he informed NME. “It was a type of albums that most individuals in my highschool did not actually learn about, so I had much more of a reference to it as a result of it was ‘my factor.'”

So think about his pleasure upon releasing “Cheat Codes,” an eagerly awaited collaboration with the group’s longtime MC and rapper, Black Thought.

“‘Cheat Codes’ is essentially the most introspective I have been in a very long time,” Black Thought mentioned of the album in the identical NME interview. “It is a few of my most trustworthy writing.”

“Cheat Codes” dropped on Friday.

Danny Elfman attends the "Next Exit" premiere during the 2022 Tribeca Festival on June 10 in New York City.

‘Larger. Messier.’ by Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman could also be finest referred to as the composer for such hits because the theme tune for “The Simpsons” and the rating for “The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas” (amongst different collaborations with Tim Burton), however he is received one thing new to share. Properly, kind of new.

“Larger. Messier.” is a remix album that follows his 2021 studio launch, “Large Mess.”

Elfman’s collaborators on the file embody Iggy Pop and Trent Reznor.

“I requested the identical factor of each artist: ‘categorical me by means of your individual eyes,'” American Songwriter reported Elfman saying. “Not solely was I stunned on the artists that needed to take part, however utterly blown away by what everybody contributed. … This file turned such an enjoyment of experimentation and relinquishing management of my very own work in a approach that I’ve by no means executed earlier than.”

“Larger. Messier.” additionally debuted Friday.

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One factor to speak about

(From left) Amy Grant and Vince Gill perform at the Ryman Auditorium on December 13, 2021, in Nashville, Tennessee.

I’ve been watching a tribute to singer-songwriter Amy Grant by her husband, Vince Gill, again and again.

Grant was injured in a bicycle accident in late July, and through a current live performance Gill had their daughter Corrina carry out “When My Amy Prays,” a tune he wrote for Grant years in the past.

It is among the strongest examples of weak songwriting I’ve ever heard from Gill, as he expresses that he did not at all times have the identical sort of relationship with God that his spouse does.

I keep in mind the controversy many years in the past when the couple first received collectively — Grant is among the most profitable Christian artists ever and there have been some followers who weren’t glad about her divorce from her first husband, songwriter Gary Chapman.

Listening to the lyrics of Gill’s tune jogged my memory that all of us have our personal path, and that nobody is ideal. Nice lesson.

One thing to sip on

(From left) Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in the 1978 film "Grease."

She was at all times the one which we needed.

The dying of Olivia Newton-John this week on the age of 73 had me operating to look at “Grease” and hearken to “Bodily.”
Newton-John outlined the Nineteen Seventies and Eighties for thus many and was a powerhouse of a star.

She additionally was fairly the survivor, having battled most cancers a number of instances. By sharing her breast most cancers journey over the previous 30 years, she helped to teach the general public, whilst she fought to reside.

Her race is run now. Could she relaxation nicely.

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