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News Flashes 01.26.22: John Krasinski and Steve Carell Reunion, Elton John Contracts COVID-19, and Peter Dinklage vs. Disney

Today we talk about John Krasinski’s new movie with Steve Carell, Elton John’s tour being postponed, and Peter Dinklage’s problem with the new Snow White movie. John Krasinski and Steve Carell Reunite We’re getting a bit of a reunion from a couple of our favorite actors from The Office. It has been announced that John Krasinski will be directing Steve Carell in his upcoming movie, If. Krasinski, being the talented guy that we know him to be, is writing, directing, and producing the film. This is the first project the pair have taken on since The Office and, if their… Read more »


Elton John, Billy Joel play same old songs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —  Elton John and Billy Joel’s latest tour kicked off to a packed house on Monday, operating under the simple business model: maximized reward, exceedingly minimized risk. The three-plus-hour event was steeped in hits and nostalgia. The youngest song was the title track from Joel’s last pop album, 1993’s “River of Dreams.” “Speaking of unemployment, we’re just happy you’re keeping us in business. We’re happy to have a job,” Joel said after a timely spin through “Allentown,” Joel’s 1982 ballad of economic gloom. Joel’s words rang true, but there wasn’t much worry about that: They last toured together… Read more »


Illness Forces Elton John to Cancel Again

London – Singer Elton John canceled a second British concert Sunday because of a throat infection. John, 57, had been due to perform on Sunday evening at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center in Glasgow – the fourth concert in a tour of Britain. Two nights earlier, he had canceled a concert in Nottingham. “I’ve been doing all that I can to try to get my voice back and I’ve seen a throat specialist again today and he’s advised that it would be foolish to go ahead with tonight’s show,” John said in a statement.


Elton John, Other Stars Kennedy Center Honorees

Washington – Music legend Elton John, opera diva Joan Sutherland and conductor John Williams – along with actors Warren Beatty, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee – were being honored Sunday with a star-studded tribute at The Kennedy Center. The six recipients of the 27th annual Kennedy Center Honors were being saluted for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts. First lady Laura Bush greeted the honorees – as well as actors Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Downey Jr. and Bo Derek – at a reception at the White House Sunday afternoon. Later, President and Mrs. Bush were honored… Read more »


Elton John to Appear in XM Ad Campaign

Washington – Music superstar Elton John will appear in a national TV advertising campaign for the Delphi MyFi satellite radio, the first portable, hand-held unit for listening to XM Satellite Radio, the nation’s leading provider of satellite radio with more than 2.5 million subscribers. The TV spot will premiere the week of November 15, following the November 9 release of Elton’s much-anticipated, critically-acclaimed album “Peachtree Road.” The spot, directed by award-winning music video director and photographer David LaChapelle, features Elton and his new hit single “Answer in the Sky.” “Elton John is one of the most important and beloved artists… Read more »


Elton John Claims Anti-War Music Has Been Silenced

Elton John tells Interview magazine that the U.S. government is using “bullying tactics” to prevent anti-war music from being heard, and that performers are so scared that they are just letting it happen. “There’s an atmosphere of fear in America right now and that is deadly,” John explained, according to the New York Daily News, noting, “Everyone is too career-conscious. They’re all too scared… things have changed.” The British pianist pointed out that supporters of the war in Iraq-such as country star Toby Keith-are given free reign, while the Dixie Chicks faced a huge backlash after singer Natalie Maines made… Read more »

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