Hollywood Happenings

Illustration by Madison Cohen

Top five stories of the week:

  1. R&B singer Sarah Dash, who was part of the group Labelle, died. She was 76.

  2. Actor Willie Garson, known for his role of Stanford Blatch on “Sex and the City,” died. He was 57. 

  3. According to Page Six, singer Grimes and Tesla CEO Elon Musk have broke up after three years. The pair has a one-year-old son, X Æ A-Xii Musk.

  4. The voice cast for the upcoming "Super Mario Bros." movie has been revealed and includes Chris Pratt (Mario), Anya Taylor-Joy (Princess Peach) and Jack Black (Bowser), just to name a few. 

  5. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney sued the estates of Stan Lee, Steve Ditko and Gene Colan to keep the rights of popular Avengers characters, which include Iron Man, Falcon, Dr. Strange, Spider-Man and Black Widow, among others.

Recent releases:

“Foundation” (Apple TV+)

“Christmas Isn’t Canceled (Just You)” by Kelly Clarkson (single)

“In The Meantime” by Alessia Cara (album)

“My Universe” by Coldplay featuring BTS (single)

“Spencer” trailer 

“Dear Evan Hansen” (in theaters)

Top 15 charting songs:

  1. “STAY” by the Kid LAROI featuring Justin Bieber

  2. “Way 2 Sexy” by Drake featuring Future and Young Thug

  3. “Bad Habits” by Ed Sheeran

  4. “Knife Talk” by Drake featuring 21 Savage and Project Pat

  5. “Fancy Like” by Walker Hayes

  6. “INDUSTRY BABY” by Lil Nas X featuring Jack Harlow

  7. “good 4 u”  by Olivia Rodrigo

  8. “Kiss Me More” by Doja Cat featuring SZA

  9. “Levitating” by Dua Lipa

  10. “Girls Want Girls” by Drake featuring Lil Baby

  11. “Fair Trade” by Drake featuring Travis Scott

  12. “Save Your Tears” by The Weeknd featuring Ariana Grande

  13. “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” by Lil Nas X

  14. “Butter” by BTS

  15. “Heat Waves” by Glass Animals

Award show update: Tony Awards

Best play: “The Inheritance” 

Best musical: “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”

Best revival of a Play: “A Soldier’s Play”

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play: Andrew Burnap (“The Inheritance”)

Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play: Mary-Louise Parker (“The Sound Inside”)

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical: Aaron Tveit (“Moulin Rouge! The Musical”) 

Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical: Adrienne Warren (“Tina – The Tina Turner Musical”)

A full list of Tony Award winners can be found on Variety’s website.

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