The Rundown

Entertainment Express: U2, Sting, Suzanne Vega, David Fincher, Sid Ceasar

* U2 will be performing their Oscar-nominated track Ordinary Love, written for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, at the Oscars ceremony on March 2nd. The band also spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about their new album and working with Madonna’s manager. It’s also just been announced Karen O, from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will be performing Her‘s Moon Song too.

* Sting‘s musical, The Last Ship, now has a date for Broadway. Previews are set to begin from late September and opening night is October 26th. The musical will feature an original score by the 16-time Grammy winner. 

* David Fincher (The Social Network, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) will direct an American version of the British drama, Utopia, for HBO. Gone Girls author Gillian Flynn will write the script.

* Suzanne Vega namechecks Macklemore and samples 50 Cent in her new single, Don’t Uncork What You Can’t Contain. Her track Tom’s Diner has been sampled so many times before, it’s about time she repaid the favour. Listen to it here.

* He’s been credited with being one of TV’s first stars – comedian Sid Caesar died at the age of 91 at his home in Beverly Hills.

 

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