We have a report right from the black carpet of last night's NYC premiere of The Great Gatsby, and Carey Mulligan, Daisy Buchanan herself, told us what it was like wearing over-the-top costumes on set with costars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. In this headlines roundup, we're also looking at big news of the day, including Kim Kardashian's night with Beyoncé Knowles and the surprising closing of the Spice Girls musical.
Victoria Beckham brought her main men, David, Romeo, Brooklyn, and Cruz Beckham, along to the London premiere of Viva Forever!, a new musical using Spice Girls songs, in London last night. Posh took the stage — along with Ginger, Baby, Sporty, and Scary — to thank her loved ones as well as the cast and crew behind the production. Plus, what did the critics think? Get the story in this PopSugar Rush.
Victoria Beckham joined the rest of the Spice Girls in London today to confirm the upcoming musical Viva Forever!, which will feature their music and debut on the West End later this year. The Spice Girls haven't all been pictured together since the end of their reunion tour in 2008 and the location of this afternoon's press conference, the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel, has special historical meaning for them since it's where they shot their "Wannabe" music video in 1996. Victoria tweeted her excitement about reuniting with Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell, and Emma Bunton.
The website for Viva Forever! also launched today and contains a new description of what fans can expect come Dec. 11, saying, "As one girl follows her dreams, Viva Forever! charts her journey into the world of overnight celebrity and its impact on her mother and the friends she thought she'd have forever. From London to Spain and back again, as the world judges you, it's all about who you really are and who you want to be, whatever the cost."
It's a sad day for the musical world as we bid adieu to one of the finest operatic singers, Luciano Pavarotti, who died today at age 71. His accomplishments in the realm of classical music are many, and not the least of these is how he made opera music more accessible to people who might not otherwise be exposed to it.
Indeed, the most bittersweet thing about remembering the big, sweet-faced tenor is how willing he was to collaborate with all sorts of musicians, combining his warm, booming voice with those of well-known rock, soul and pop artists. Everyone from Bono and Queen to James Brown and the Spice Girls have shared the stage with the legendary singer. He clearly had a love for music in all its manifestations and his presence will be missed.
To check out just a few of Pavarotti's collaborations, read more
- Pop told me this morning that the Spice Girls are planning a reunion tour.
- Pop told me this morning that the Spice Girls are planning a reunion tour. Spice up your life!
- Speaking of which, Best Week Ever lists the top 10 most anti-climactic band reunions ever. Van Halen and The Police made it on there, along with, shockingly, The Backstreet Boys.
- Cinematical was told by Elisha Cuthbert herself about her next project, a comedy titled Six Wives in which a young woman must "organize her father's funeral in the midst of dealing with six ex-wives."
- Reality Blurred has the details on the new cast of "Big Brother."
- Stereogum tells us where to hear some of the soundtrack for Ethan Hawke's The Hottest State online.
- Give Me My Remote is pumped that "Veronica Mars" star Jason Dohring has a new job.
- Check out The Movie Blog's interesting review of Die Hard 4 because I probably won't be seeing it.
- The TV Addict has high hopes for Lifetime's new miniseries based on several VC Andrews books.
- Merry Swankster serves up a six-pack of songs for Summer.
- John Cusack-themed performance art? Popwatch fills us in.