5 Things You Missed Today (April 22)

Don't forget to read the latest on Jessie J's Pitch Perfect 2 song, The Mortal Instruments TV series, Beauty and the Beast's newest additions, the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, and Charli XCX and Bleachers' tour!
by Ayessa De La Peña   |  Apr 22, 2015
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After her album Sweet Talker, Jessie J is back with a heartwarming ballad that shows off her powerful vocals for the movie Pitch Perfect 2. Listen to "Flashlight" below and make sure you mark your calendars for the movies premiere date next month!

So you have met Belle, Beast, Gaston, and the rest of the cast for the live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Today, more actors joining the gang have been revealed. First, Ewan McGregor is set to play Lumiere the candelabra. Second, Stanley Tucci (yes, he's the hilarious Caesar Flickerman from The Hunger Games!) will be giving life to a new character—Cadenza, the grand piano, which Variety described as "a neurotic maestro." Woot, woot! We can't wait to see how Stanley brings thisonscreen since he's such a great actor!

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P.S. Did you know that Stanley was our dreamcast for role of Lumiere? But we think Ewan would be perf for the role, too.

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After it was announced yesterday that Dominic Sherwood will be starring in The Mortal Instruments TV series Shadowhunters, we've been dying to know more about it.  Finally, we're hearing a few deets from famous director and producer (The OC, Supernatural, and Chuck) Joseph McGinty "McG" Nichol. If you're worried about the adaptation, don't be. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, McG said, "The mythology is very much in keeping with the book. I look at the television format for the fans to engage evermore deeply in the stories and the characters because you have more hours to parcel out the story itself. So I think that’s an exciting opportunity."

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ICYMI: Dominic Sherwood Will Star In The Mortal Instruments TV Series

Awards season isn't over yet, you guys! The Billboard Music Awards just revealed a few performers for this year's event. Ed Sheeran and Meghan Trainor are joining Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Hozier, Sam Smith, Nick Jonas, and many more this year. Someone take us to NYC next month, please! 

Ed Sheeran is performing at the #BBMAs! That means only one thing: our hearts will melt--just like that one time... http://bit.ly/1K2Jbdt

Posted by Billboard Music Awards on Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Charli XCX and Jack Antonoff's (the person Taylor Swift worked with for her 1989 track "Out of the Woods" and "I Wish You Would") band Bleachers will be touring together for the Charli and Jack Do American Tour this year. Why aren't they doing this worldwide, too? We want to watch them together as well, okay.

Charli XCX Bleachersvia Facebook (Bleachers)


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