Tyler Perry Is Hosting an Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert.
Variety reports that Tyler Perry will host an Aretha Franklin tribute special for CBS and the Recording Academy next year. Scheduled for taping on January 13 at the Shrine Auditorium, “Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul” will feature appearances from SZA, Jennifer Hudson, H.E.R., Janelle Monáe, John Legend, Alicia Keys and more.
“This special will celebrate Aretha Franklin’s numerous accomplishments as an entertainment icon, singer, songwriter, pianist, actress and civil rights activist,” Jack Sussman, CBS’ exec VP of specials, music and live events, told Variety. “Aretha had an incredible effect on humanity and music with her indomitable spirit and grace. We look forward to honoring this music legend with numerous performers who all admire and respect the Queen of Soul.”
Confirmed: Black Mirror‘s “Bendersnatch” is Choose Your Own Adventure.
“Without spoilers – the whole film is CYOA. Options appear at the bottom of the screen and you tap when prompted,” Buzzfeed TV Editor Scott Bryan tweeted on Friday morning. “Amazingly, the screen does not fade to black or stops. The film continues with your option chosen as if you never tapped it.”
Even cooler, the film comes with five possible endings, so you can theoretically enjoy the film in multiple views and gain a new experience each time (average view time is about 90 minutes).
Is this the future of interactive storytelling? Check out Netflix’s reveal below.
A Turquoise Sky in NYC Had Everybody Shook.
On Thursday night around 9:00 p.m. EST, a transformer explosion at a Queens Con Ed facility left most of New York City’s sky turquoise. What ensued was an influx of awe, intrigue, and concern—mostly regarding whether or not trains were still running.
Our alternative report: news reports served as a coverup for what was actually an alien invasion.
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