Coming to Broadway!

Coming to Broadway!

Nicholas Sparks’ “The Notebook” is coming to Broadway.  Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson is working on the musical adaptation of the book and film, which starred Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling.

Ellen DeGeneres is trying to help Kevin Hart get his Oscar hosting gig back.  The two discuss the controversy in depth on her talk show today, and he described it as “the most raw/honest & authentic interview” he’s ever done.  Ellen herself tweeted, “I believe in forgiveness.  I believe in second chances.  And I believe in Kevin Hart.”  Hart lost the hosting job over homophobic tweets and jokes from years ago.  The Academy has yet to name a replacement.

Ed Sheeran’s going to court.  A New York judge ruled against Ed’s motion to dismiss a copyright lawsuit by the estate of Ed Townsend, who co-wrote the 1973 hit “Let’s Get It On” with Marvin Gaye.  The judge said Ed’s song, “Thinking Out Loud” has “substantial similarities” to “Let’s Get It On.”  Now it will be up to a jury.

Bruno Mars bought each member of his eight piece band new timepieces for the holidays – at $55,000 a piece!  Each Audemars Piguet watch was gold and came in custom boxes that read “Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour Edition.”

Billy Joel once again extends his Madison Square Garden residency, setting his 66th consecutive show for July 11th.

 

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