I'm used to things not going well. To be on a show like [‘Masters of Sex’] and doing comedy movies in my hiatuses is truly what I've been wanting. I keep waiting for someone to come and take it all away.
Given the perceived damage to his reputation that Drake suffered in recent weeks — thanks in large part to a beef with Pusha-T in which the latter accused the former of having secretly fathered a child — the Canadian singer and rapper had no choice but to go big on his new double album, “Scorpion,” which came out Friday.
But if its formal grandiosity comes as no surprise, the 25-track project still has plenty of moments that will likely succeed in raising eyebrows. Here are five:
1. Few doubted that Drake would address his battle with Pusha-T. By doing it right from the get-go, though — as he does in the album’s opener, “Survival” — the rapper is trying to project a fearlessness regarding his position as hip-hop’s biggest star.
Greta Gerwig will be following up the critical and commercial success of “Lady Bird,” which saw her become only the fifth woman ever nominated for the best-director Oscar, with an adaptation of the beloved “Little Women.”
First reported by Variety on Friday, The Times confirmed that Gerwig will be taking on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel about the lives of four sisters and their mother for Columbia Pictures.
A source close to the production also confirmed the impressive roster of actors circling the project, with Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet and Florence Pugh all in talks to join.
Donald Glover, Lena Waithe and Laverne Cox were all prominently positioned in the audience Thursday night for Janelle Monáe’s concert at the Greek Theatre — just three of the several thousand fans who made the adventurous R&B singer feel “heard,” “seen” and “celebrated,” as she put it in a moving speech toward the end of the show.
Yet Monáe herself was no less reassuring.
With the exception of Beyoncé at Coachella, I can’t remember the last time I saw a performance with as strong a sense of affirmation as this one. Every song Monáe sang — but especially those from her latest, the excellent “Dirty Computer” — seemed to honor the experience of someone in the crowd; everywhere you looked, people were basking in her recognition.
Joe Jackson’s grandchildren had nothing but love on social media for the domineering patriarch who shepherded the Jackson 5 and the careers of pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson.
Paris and Prince Jackson, the children of late king of pop Michael Jackson, paid tribute to the man they affectionately called “the Hawk” with photos and missives about their controversial grandfather after his death Wednesday at age 89.
Posting a picture of herself holding her grandfather’s hand, Paris said she witnessed a few of Jackson’s final moments.
Michael Moore dropped by “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on Thursday night to give a first look at his upcoming documentary centered around President Trump — and to reassure everyone he isn’t pulling any punches.
When Colbert inquired about whether Moore was “civil” during his attempt to infiltrate Mar-a-Lago, as shared in a clip brought by the director, Moore answered affirmatively. Sort of.
“I was as civil as any Eagle Scout, Catholic altar boy could be when confronted with the devil,” he said.
I'm not difficult. It's not in my vocabulary. Because of a few difficulties with myself, it caused me to retreat from my true self. After 'The Buddy Holly Story,' I went over the rainbow. I didn't know how to handle everything that came at me. It's different now. I've moved on into the light. It was just all a part of the journey of finding me.