FONSECA MUSIC NEWS 08/10/17

Pop Culture Media claims Beyonce is in talks to star in the live-action remake of The Lion King. A source tells the site; “There’s still no word on the voice of Nala, though Beyonce is believed to be nearing a huge deal to voice the latter character and serve as the Elton John of the new film by producing the soundtrack, which is expected to feature new songs from the Grammy-winning singer as well as old favorites from the original Lion King. That’s why Disney may be saving the Nala announcement for last, because the soundtrack has complicated negotiations and it’s nearly as important as the film itself.”

Ed Sheeran tells Capital FM that he recently cried on a plane while watching Forrest Gump. “I cried watching Forrest Gump on a plane, it was at the end when Jenny dies. When you’re jet-lagged and at 10,000ft, you haven’t slept and you’re a little bit emotional anyway because you’re going away for a long time and it just set me off.”

Imagine Dragons star Dan Reynolds tells The Standard that he was a high school geek. ”I hadn’t come into my own — I basically was a band geek. I played in a jazz band, I never played sports. Music was an escape from the world for me. I would go home and record songs. I was a skinny teen with Coke bottle glasses — this was the early Nineties so it was not cool to wear geek glasses. It’s about being proud of who I was — and acceptance of yourself. I’ve always believed that angst leads to good art.”

Entertainment Tonight claims Jessica Biel never listened to NSYNC growing up.She said; “I was such a theater nerd at that time that I literally wasn’t listening. I was listening to soundtracks, like Rent and old 50’s, 60’s music. I can be a little off on my timing. But if I had been cool, DUH, *NSYNC all the way, baby!”

Hollywoodlife.com, citing Fox Denver, claims Taylor Swift’s mother Andrea testified in her butt groping trial yesterday. She wanted to cry and vomit after former radio DJ David Mueller grabbed Tay’s butt during a meet and greet.

People magazine quotes Andrea as saying; “I was upset to the point of feeling like I wanted to vomit and cry at the same time. She was humiliated, she was horribly embarrassed because he grabbed her bare ass. I knew there was something horribly wrong in that picture. I know those eyes better than anybody. She was pulling away. She has that smile frozen on her face, but there’s something going on in her eyes. I just looked at it and I was sickened.”

Hollywoodlife.com claims Gwen Stefani would take Blake Shelton’s last name if they ever married. A source tells the site; “Gwen is convinced that Blake is the one she will be with for the rest of her life. She has no question that those feelings will ever change. And she is committed to him in such a way and respects his old fashion values that if and when they get married, she would gladly become Gwen Shelton in a heartbeat. That is how much in love she is with him. There would be no need or want for a hyphen.”

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