The Rundown

Entertainment Express: Lupita Nyong’o, CFDA Awards, Oliver Stone, Jack White, Sinead O’Connor

Hello – is it shlock you’re looking for? I enjoyed this New York Mag article while unashamedly turning up Don’t Stop Believin’ on full blast. 

* The image above is what Lupita Nyong’o posted on her Instagram feed to confirm another long-swirling rumour around the Star Wars Episode VII movie – that she is in! Add this to the confirmation last week that the Oscar-winner scooped the rights to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s hit novel Americanah, and Nyong’o’s second half of the year looks to be on solid footing. Let’s hope she plays more of a role in Star Wars than she did in the movie Non Stop though, where she barely spoke a line! Gwendoline Christie, best known for her role as Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones, will be joining Nyong’o on set too.

* Nyong’o was one of the guests at the CFDA Fashion Awards in New York last night. Her outfit, and what everyone else there wore, has been almost entirely overshadowed by Rihanna, who decided to dress, ahem, down for the occasion.

* Oliver Stone has announced his next move. He’ll be directing the film version of whistleblower Edward Snowden’s story, as relayed by journalist Luke Harding. The man behind JFK, Nixon and Platoon, Stone has a name for directing issues of cultural and political importance in American history, so this seems like a natural fit.

* After apologizing for words he says have been taken out of context, Jack White is making his latest album Lazaretto available a week early, streaming on iTunes. The two events are more than likely not related, but seeing as he has a many a tour date ahead of him, it’s a good thing he tried to clear the air a little.

* No stranger to controversy, Sinead O’Connor has a new album coming out too, which she has re-titled: I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss. The new name, she explains on her site, is her show of support for Sheryl Sandberg and co’s #banbossy movement. Love it!

5 comments

  1. 94156 863917Aw, this became an really nice post. In thought I would like to devote writing such as this moreover – taking time and actual effort to make a really good article but exactly what do I say I procrastinate alot and by no indicates locate a strategy to get something completed. 540859

  2. 814097 657825Highest quality fella toasts, or toasts. will most certainly be given birth to product or service ? from the party therefore supposed to become surprising, humorous coupled with enlightening likewise. greatest man speaches 285938

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.