We remember the iconic songs that came before Fight for You.
The 93rd Academy Awards night saw some well-deserved movies winning gongs including Nomadland for Best Picture and Best Director, and The Father for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as Fight for You from Judas and the Black Messiah winning Best Original Song.
Performed by H.E.R., Fight for You is a poweful song reflecting the importance of the themes within the Fred Hampton biopic; those of systemic racism, and an injustice at the hands of cops that survives more than 50 years on from when the movie is set.
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'Judy' is due for release later in 2018
Renee Zellweger will play the legendary Judy Garland
The last time Renee warmed her vocal chords for a role was musical crime comedy-drama film based on the stage-musical of the same name, Chicago, in which she starred opposite Richard Gere and Catherine Zeta-Jones as Roxy Hart - winning a Golden Globe for Best Actress in the process.
Continue reading: Renee Zellweger To Star As Legendary Judy Garland In New Biopic
Sid Luft’s posthumous memoir lifts the lid on his life with the legendary actress.
A memoir written by Judy Garland’s ex-husband Sid Luft claims the actress was repeatedly harassed by some of the actors who played the Munchkins in the Wizard of Oz.
Luft died in 2005, but his memoir, Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland, will be published next month and it contains some shocking revelations about life on the set of the classic musical.
Judy Garland in the Wizard of Oz, 1939
When fame runs in the family.
The world is still reflecting on how Debbie Reynolds And Carrie Fisher were one of the greatest celebrity mother-daughter pairs in Hollywood before their deaths less than 24 hours apart from each other in December. But they are by no means the only super family duo that the celebrity has had to offer.
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher at the 2015 SAG Awards
Here are some of Hollywood's finest mother and daughter duos:
Could the Wicked Witch of the West be to blame for the missing ruby slippers?
An anonymous donor has offered a generous $1 million reward for ‘credible information’ which will help recover the the pair of Judy Garland’s red sequinned, ruby slippers which were stolen from a museum in her hometown of Grand Rapids, Minnesota back in 2005.
A $1 million reward is being offered for information on Judy Garland’s missing ruby slippers.
According to the Associated Press, the reward offered requires the exact location of the slippers as well as the perpetrator’s name. The slippers were stolen nearly a decade ago when a thief broke into the museum which had been loaned the ionic piece of memorabilia from owner Michael Shaw.
Liza Minnelli has been admitted into rehab but is progressing well. Here are five things you need to know about the 69-year-old entertainer.
Liza Minnelli has recently been admitted into rehab so she can get help with substance abuse problems. The 69-year-old reportedly checked herself in early this week and is already showing signs of "excellent progress". Just in case you're struggling with the Minnelli trivia, here are five things you need to know about the Cabaret actress:
Liza Minnelli has checked herself in to rehab.
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A thrice broken wrist was overlooked for Minnelli to take to the stage with her half-sister, Lorna Luft.
Liza Minnelli bravely ignored the pain of a broken wrist to perform at New York City's famed Birdland jazz club to benefit The Actors Fund's Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative and Tower Cancer Research Foundation's Dr. Philomena McAndrew Fund.
Liza Minnelli Broke Her Wrist In Three Places When Rehearsing For The Benefit.
The 67 year-old performer's rep told the Associated Press that Minnelli had broken her wrist in three places as she rehearsed for the show on Sunday night and that her doctor had advised the Academy Award winner not to perform. However, the cause was so close to Liza's heart that she felt she couldn't possibly back out when her half-sister Lorna Luft, who is battling breast cancer, had asked for a little help making the evening as special as possible.
Continue reading: Liza Minnelli Braves Broken Wrist To Perform At NYC Cancer Benefit
Fat Joe, the rapper most famous for his 2004 single 'Lean Back', has turned himself in to police in order to begin a four month prison. The rapper was charged in December but began his sentence today (26th August).
Rapper Fat Joe has turned himself into Miami Police today (26th August) in order to serve a four month prison sentence. Fat Joe -whose real name is Joseph Cartagena- was sentenced in December for tax evasion. The charges refer to Fat Joe's tax evasion between 2007 and 2008, he managed to avoid paying taxes totalling to more than $1 million.
Fat Joe has begun his prison sentence for tax evasion.
The New York born rapper was initially facing up to two years in prison but his sentence was altered to four months jail time. In addition to his four month sentence, Cartagena was ordered to pay a $15 000 fine. He will also be serving a year's supervised release, according to TMZ. The 43-year-old is currently being held at the Federal Detention Center in Miami.
Continue reading: Fat Joe Begins 4 Month Prison Sentence For Tax Evasion
Margaret Pellegrini, one of the three remaining 'Munchkins' from the 'Wizard of Oz' died yesterday at the age of 89.
Margaret Pellegrini, one of the last remaining Munchkins from The Wizard Of Oz, died yesterday (August 7th). She was 89 years old. According to reports the actress died at around 7am after suffering a stroke. She passed away in Phoenix, Arizona close to her home.
New Yorkers dressed as characters from The Wizard of Oz: Dorothy and the Lion accompanied by a Wicked Witch spaniel and a scarecrow dog, at the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade
Pellegrini featured in The Wizard of Oz in numerous Munchkin parts, she can clearly be seen as a villager standing next to Judy Garland as they sing 'Follow the Yellow Brick Road'.
Continue reading: Margaret Pellegrini, One Of 'Wizard Of Oz' 'Munchkins', Dies Aged 89
Could 'Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead' reach No.1 in the UK singles chart?
Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead had launched into the UK Top 10 chart following the death of Margaret Thatcher. What probably started off as a handful of people downloading The Wizard of Oz track for their slightly tasteless parties around the UK turned into a full-fledged Facebook and Twitter campaign to get the track to No.1.
The Official Charts Company said the song had been purchased more than 10,600 by midnight on Tuesday, meaning it's at No.10 on the midweeks charts, published on Wednesday. It's on-course to be one of the top three sellers by the end of the week and could get to No.1. While many have mourned the death of Baroness Thatcher, organisers behind the Facebook campaign showed little compassion - "Make Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead number one the week Thatcher dies", launched on Monday. Though the most famous version, sung by Judy Garland, is on track for chart success, another 1961 rendition sung by Ella Fitzgerald also saw an increase in sales and nudged into the Top 150. The main track is around 5,000 sales away from a place in the Top 3.
Continue reading: Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead Hits Top 10: But Can It Reach No.1?