People: Grande in new YouTube docu-series
Grande in new YouTube docu-series
Ariana Grande is giving fans an all-access pass into her musical life through a new documentary series on YouTube.
The streaming service says Grande will be featured in "Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Diaries." The four-part series is set to launch Thursday on the "No Tears Left to Cry" singer's YouTube channel.
The series will show highlights from the making of Grande's latest album, "Sweetener," which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in August. The documentary will also show new footage from her Dangerous Woman Tour, which was suspended after a terrorist bombing killed 22 and injured more than 500 at Manchester Arena in May 2017.
Parts of Grande's One Love Manchester concert that helped raise money for the bombing victims will also be shown.
Moreno joins Spielberg's 'West Side Story' film
Rita Moreno's portrayal of Anita in the classic 1961 film "West Side Story" won her an Oscar. Now, she has a different part in a remake directed by Steven Spielberg.
The publicist for the 86-year-old Moreno confirmed Wednesday that she'll play Valentina, a reworked version of the character of Doc, the owner of a corner store where Tony works. Ansel Elgort has been cast as Tony.
The story follows two star-crossed lovers, Tony and Maria, who are each associated with rival New York street gangs. The Pulitzer-winning playwright Tony Kushner is adapting the script. Moreno will also serve as an executive producer.
Filming is set to begin next summer.
Foo Fighters to headline pre-Super Bowl concert
The Foo Fighters will headline a pre-Super Bowl concert in Atlanta.
News outlets report the 12-time Grammy award-winning group will headline the DirecTV Super Saturday Night concert Feb. 2 at a temporary venue to be constructed onsite at Atlantic Station. The event's executive producer said Wednesday that the three-tiered complex will be around 72,000 square feet (6,689 sq. meters) with the capacity for about 6,000.
Valerie Vargas with AT&T says the Foo Fighters are known to collaborate with a wide range of performers who attract music lovers across the board.
Tickets for the concert will go on sale at 9 a.m. Nov. 30 through www.ticketmaster.com . All general admission tickets will be standing-room only, floor level. The Super Bowl will be Feb. 3 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Today's birthdays: Actor-director Woody Allen is 83. Singer Dianne Lennon of the Lennon Sisters is 79. Comedian Sarah Silverman is 48. Actor David Hornsby ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") is 43. Guitarist Brad Delson of Linkin Park is 41. Actor Riz Ahmed ("Rogie One: A Star Wars Story") is 36. Actress Zoe Kravitz ("Insurgent," ''Divergent") is 30. Singer Nico Sereba of Nico and Vinz is 28.
— The Associated Press
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