Beyoncé’s iconic Coachella performance coming to Netflix in new doc, ‘Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé’

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Beyoncé’s iconic Coachella performance coming to Netflix in new doc, ‘Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé’Beyonce Coachella 2018 Live

Over the last two decades, Coachella has hosted some of the most memorable performances in the United States—from Daft Punk‘s legendary headline performance atop their pyramid pulpit to Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre putting West Coast rap on their shoulders alongside a living hologram of Tupac. Though, as this year’s edition of the festival inches closer, none among them are fresher in people’s minds than Beyoncé’s unforgettable headlining affair in 2018. The performance, which was initially slated for Coachella 2017, wound up drawing a record number of viewers to Coachella’s live stream on Saturday night of last year’s opening weekend.

Now, the performance is coming to Netflix in a new documentary titled Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé. The new visual details the showstopping 26-song performance, the likes of which featured a massive marching band, a three-song Destiny’s Child reunion, and appearances by the Lemonade singer’s younger sister Solange, and her husband, JAY-Z. Netflix has shared the documentary’s official teaser, which features a voiceover from influential poet Maya Angelou. Homecoming is set to debut on the streaming platform on April 17. See the trailer below.

The Dirt Is A Terrible Movie About Terrible People

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It’s hard to imagine a less of-the-cultural-moment movie than The Dirt, the story of Mötley Crüe’s rise to fame and fortune. The 2001 book on which the film (out today on Netflix) is based, and about which its “as-told-to” guy Neil Strauss is contractually forbidden to speak, depicts the members of the group, in their … More »

Idris Elba crafts retro house track under Charlie Ayo alias from new Netflix comedy series

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Idris Elba crafts retro house track under Charlie Ayo alias from new Netflix comedy seriesIdris Elba Jerritt Clark

Idris Elba has released a track, “L.U.V.” featuring Shaznay Lewis, under his Charlie Ayo character name from the movie star’s new Netflix comedy series, Turn Up Charlie. It’s a retro house track with dissident ’70s vocals from Lewis that dance around Elba’s grime-inspired ad libs. Lush keys lay the melody atop a running house beat with crisp high hats and a disco bassline. Vocal chops eventually circulate the track in a cacophony of flying sounds amidst the swinging rhythm.

Turn Up Charlie premieres March 15 and showcases Charlie Ayo, played by Elba, as a struggling DJ on his last chance. In the eight-episode series, Ayo reluctantly takes a job as a “manny,” babysitting his famous best friend’s daughter. It’s a step outside of Elba’s usual James Bond character, as the storyline follows a longtime passion and side hustle from the renaissance man: DJing. This year, he is slated to perform at Coachella, so fans may able to hear “L.U.V.” played live at the Empire Polo Club.

Photo credit: Jerritt Clark/Getty Images

Sir David Attenborough taps Ellie Goulding to record ‘environmental anthem’ for forthcoming Netflix documentary, ‘Our Planet’

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Sir David Attenborough taps Ellie Goulding to record ‘environmental anthem’ for forthcoming Netflix documentary, ‘Our Planet’2

Ellie Goulding‘s next release will be a bit of an outlier in the context of Goulding’s catalog. The UK songstress has worked with a number of power players in the course of her career, including Calvin Harris, Major Lazer, and most recently, Diplo, but Sir David Attenborough will be the first documentarian to collaborate with her. Renowned in nature documentary circles, Attenborough is currently putting the finishing touches on his next environmentally focused visual production, the forthcoming Netflix series, Our Planet, has tapped none other than Goulding herself to record a song for the project.

The Sun reported that Goulding recently stopped by London’s famed Abbey Road Studios to lend her vocals to the cause. The “environmental anthem” will pair Goulding’s voice with instrumental work from London’s Philharmonic Orchestra. Memorable for his prior work on the score for the space explorative film, Gravity, Oscar-winning composer Steven Price touts the writing credit for the Our Planet tune. The song, entitled “In This Together,” will debut in tandem with the series on April 5.

Attenborough is a choice collaborator for Goulding, whose work as an Environment Global Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations aligns with Attenborough’s long-term initiative to raise awareness of environmental issues through visual narration. Goulding expressed her admiration for Attenborough’s productions and conveyed that she’d been interested adapting Attenborough’s voice from documentary to song since 2014.

“I’ve written a lot of songs about relationships and break ups. I feel like my next album is going to be about the beginning of the universe,” Goulding told The Sun. “If I could somehow utilize [Attenborough’s] voice in a recording with me, it would be awesome—a chance to make a point with my music and his authority,” Goulding said.

“Ellie has been trying to work with David for years and was gobsmacked when she was asked to do so, for what is going to be his biggest global documentary project yet,” an unnamed source told The Sun. “He was well aware of her environmental work, he anted nobody else, and he hopes Ellie and Netflix can help him bring environmental cause to the young generation.”

Attenborough’s very first Netflix original, Our Planet will be available in 192 countries, and will unfold in eight parts. The series was filmed in 50 countries and necessitated 600 crew members to capture its constituting footage. Attenborough’s team worked for more than 3,500 days to accumulate the material that will figure in full form in Our Planet.

Photo Credit: Chris Tuite

H/T: The Sun

Carly Rae Jepsen comes one step closer to becoming Netflix’s in-house singer of song

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A clip of Now That I Found You is on the new Queer Eye ad.

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Andy King of Fyre Festival elicits multiple TV offers following Netflix’s ‘Fyre’ documentary

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Andy King of Fyre Festival elicits multiple TV offers following Netflix’s ‘Fyre’ documentaryAndy King

Andy King’s ears have been burning with delight. Event-producer-turned-meme-sensation, King has ascended to internet phenomenon status following his cameo on Fyre, Netflix‘s wildly popular documentary on the boutique festival that never was.

Viewers of the Netflix original will recall King as the interviewee who recounted a now-infamous phone call with Fyre Festival founder, Billy McFarland, who in short asked King to trade sexual favors to ensure the delivery of the event’s store of Evian water, after Bahamian customs detained Fyre Festival’s supply, demanding that staff pay a total of $175,000 in fees in exchange for the water.

Much like a phoenix, King is poised to soon rise from the ashes of the failed Fyre Festival. Vanity Fair reported that King has received a number of attractive offers following his famed documentary role. Three water companies, and three TV networks  have reportedly approached King.

“I can’t talk about it too much, but they’re essentially like, ‘Listen, we’re working on a new ad campaign,’” King said of the water companies’ promotional advances. “I had three TV show offers this week, from notable networks… Let’s just say it’s going to be a show about hosting crazy events, what it takes to make them happen. There will be cliffhangers, and you’ll get to follow me around and see how I pull them off.”

King is adamant that he isn’t interested in using his newfound fame to push a line of products stamped with his surname. Safe to say, King isn’t parched when it comes to promotional prospects.

“You’re not going to see me launch a handbag line or makeup,” King said. “I think I’m being given a platform that a lot of people, at age 58 especially, don’t get the opportunity to have. And I’m kind of excited about it.”

H/T: Vanity Fair

Fyre Festival models facing subpoenas over promotional payments

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Fyre Festival models facing subpoenas over promotional paymentsModels Fyre Festival

Fyre Festival had positioned itself in 2017 to be the world’s top luxury festival experience, capitalizing on promotion from globally revered models and eye-catching locations to draw millions of dollars in ticket sales. However, Fyre’s grisly end yielded a new reputation as something of an anti-festival, ending in open-and-shut catastrophe and, ultimately, cancellation. Recently released documentaries from Netflix and Hulu catapulted the failed festival back into public discussion and solidified its status as something of an organizer’s guide on how not to throw a festival.

Now, the modeling agencies representing Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, and Hailey Bieber (formerly Hailey Baldwin)—the stars of the notorious Fyre Festival promotional video—have been purportedly subpoenaed to reveal details surrounding the payments they received from Fyre Media and convicted festival organizer, Billy McFarland.

Among the subpoenaed models is also Kendall Jenner, whom fire paid $250,000 to make a single Instagram post about the festival. Jenner, having hinted that members of G.O.O.D. Music would be performing at the festival, has since removed all related posts on the topic; the main point of contention here being that Jenner never indicated that she was being paid to promote the festival.

With, Gregory Messer, the trustee handling Fyre’s bankruptcy proceedings looking for more insights on the festival’s failure and McFarland’s shoddy planning, more subpoenas and legal orders are likely in store. In addition to the models, Messer plans to subpoena multiple talent agencies, including Paradigm and Jerry Media.

This story is still developing. 

H/T: Billboard

Stream the soundtrack from Netflix’s new ‘Polar,’ deadmau5’s debut film score

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Deadmau5‘s debut score is finally here. Polar has been officially released on Netflix, scratching off a major bucket list item for the mau5trap‘s head honcho. Recently, Joel Zimmerman expressed to Forbes his list of nine life-changing moments, and scoring his first film was one of them, marking a music production milestone from one of the most prolific sound engineers in electronic music history.

The entire soundtrack is available on Spotify, and it contains sounds and arrangements familiar to fans of the esteemed producer. From the weight of his analog synth to his steady buildups and anxious melodies, the soundtrack most certainly boasts deadmau5’s signature style. His arrangements have always felt cinematic, so sharing the screen with music video virtuoso Jonas Åkerlund only makes sense.

The “Monophobia” artist recently told Billboard, “It’s a really busy, colorful movie. I just really wanted to wait for the right thing to come up, as opposed to doing some major motion picture thing … the next big Fast and Furious 23 or whatever they’re on.” Stream the Polar soundtrack below.

Hulu undercuts Netflix with surprise delivery of their own Fyre Festival documentary

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Hulu undercuts Netflix with surprise delivery of their own Fyre Festival documentaryFyre Festival Billy Mcfarland

Netflix has been building hype around its original documentary, Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, since dropping its trailer earlier in the month. Viewers have since been anxiously waiting to view the mishaps that ultimately led to the biggest event downfall in recent history. Unfortunately, Hulu threw a monkey wrench into their streak with the release their own documentary on the festival, unannounced and just four days before the Netflix premiere.

Titled Fyre Fraud, Hulu’s documentary also documents the misfortune of attendees who looked to attend the Billy McFarland organized, Ja Rule endorsed luxury festival. Created by Emmy-nominated and Peabody-winning directors Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby, the film and it’s release are a powerful move – exposing the shady business practices of McFarland while beating Netflix to the punch with this highly anticipated story. The documentary’s trailer can be found below.

Hulu Has Beat Netflix With Their Own Fyre Festival Documentary

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If you didn’t know, Hulu and Netflix have both been working on documentaries about the infamous Fyre Fest. Today, Hulu won the race. Fyre Fraud is now available on Hulu and gives us a look into what happened behind-the-scenes and the festival itself. Hulu is calling their documentary a “true crime comedy” with interviews from Billy MacFarland and more. The

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