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Queen guitarist Brian May posts photo with Rami Malek
Brian May is spending time with Rami Malek as the actor films the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

The 70-year-old Queen guitarist shared a picture with Malek Tuesday on Instagram after a first look of the 36-year-old actor as late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury debuted online.

The photo shows Malek sitting with fellow actors Joseph Mazzello, Gwilym Lee and Ben Hardy, who will play Queen bassist John Deacon, May and Queen drummer Roger Taylor, respectively, in the new movie.

"Bo Rhap Boys in Mono! Bri," May captioned the snapshot.

Entertainment Weekly gave fans a first glimpse of Malek as Mercury earlier in the day. Mercury died of pneumonia resulting from AIDS at age 45 in November 1991.

"When you're able to open your eyes and see a different person staring back at you in the mirror, it's a very affirming moment," Malek said of his transformation for the film.

"We're going to use Freddie as much as possible and use myself as much as possible," he added of his singing scenes. "I'm in Abbey Road [Studios] right now if that should say anything to you. I'm not working on my acting."

Bohemian Rhapsody will follow the years leading up to Queen's performance at the Live Aid concert in 1985. The movie is directed by X-Men helmer Bryan Singer, and opens in theaters in December 2018.


Taylor Swift dethrones 'Despacito' from top of Hot 100 chart
Taylor Swift's new single "Look What You Made Me Do" is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart following a record-setting run by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's hit "Despacito" featuring Justin Bieber.

"Look What You Made Me Do" reached the top spot after debuting at No. 77. The single holds the highest weekly streaming and sales sums for a song in 2017 and breaks the record for most weekly streams ever for a song by a woman, Billboard reports.

Swift's hit was streamed 84.4 million times in the U.S., enough to beat previous record holder Adele whose "Hello" was streamed 61.6 million times in Nov. 2015. "Look What You Made Me Do" was also streamed more times then "Despacito's" peak at 69.6 million streams.

"Look What You Made Me Do" is Swift's fifth No. 1 song atop the Hot 100 and is the pop star's 12th time reaching No. 1 in Digital Song Sale's surpassing Katy Perry for second place with 11 appearances behind Rihanna's 14.

The song, released in August, has kept "Despacito" from breaking the record for most weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart. Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's anthem now ties Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's '90s hit "One Sweet Day" which spent 16 weeks in the number one spot from 1995-1996.

Swift's sixth studio album featuring "Look What You Made Do" titled Reputation, is set to release on Nov. 10.


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"He had women in different countries. Basically, if you're a women giving Ozzy either a back rub or a trolley of food, God help you."
--Sharon Osbourne, sharing details about husband Ozzy Osbourne's infidelity, to The Telegraph



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Which Fuller House star attended Nina Dobrev's 80s-themed party?


Amazon adds Blaxploitation movie streaming service to video platform
Amazon added Brown Sugar, a site dedicated to showing movies and TV series for black audiences, including more than 300 classics from the Blaxploitation genre, to its video streaming platform Tuesday.

Brown Sugar's tagline is a "BLACK Explosion of HOT Chicks, COOL Cats and CULT Classics." And the site lives up to its tagline with influential 1970's films like Foxy Brown, The Mack, Shaft and Super Fly from its Blaxploitation library.

Brown Sugar also offers Get Christie Love, a TV series from 1974 that was one of the first to star a black woman.

"Brown Sugar is just like Netflix, only blacker," actress Pam Grier said, according to Deadline. "These movies are entertaining and fun, but they were also empowering to the black community as they depicted African Americans as strong leading characters and heroes for the first time."

In addition to Blaxploitation films, the streaming service also has newer TV series, including Saints & Sinners and Mann & Wife, as well as sports with Premier Champions Boxing.

Brown Sugar was first launched last year by Bounce TV, a black entertainment network, reported Variety.


Billy Magnussen joins cast of Disney's live-action 'Aladdin'
Billy Magnussen has signed on to star in Disney's upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin from director Guy Ritchie.

Magnussen will appear in the film based on the 1992 animated original as Prince Anders, a new character created for the remake, Entertainment Weekly reported.

The actor joins a cast that includes Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, and Will Smith as the Genie.

Prince Anders will be the second newly created character alongside Mara, a handmaiden and friend to Princess Jasmine who will be played by Saturday Night Live alum Nasim Pedrad, noted The Hollywood Reporter.

Magnussen was last seen alongside Aubrey Plaza in Ingrid Goes West and will star in the upcoming comedy Game Night with Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams. The 32-year-old previously portrayed a Disney prince in Into the Woods and has also starred in Bridge of Spies, The Big Short, Black Mirror, Get Shorty and The People v. O.J. Simpson.


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Which Fuller House star attended Nina Dobrev's 80s-themed party?

John Stamos paid tribute to his past while attending Nina Dobrev's 80s-themed party Monday.

The 54-year-old actor wore a vintage shirt with his own face on it to the 28-year-old actress' Labor Day bash.

"We refuse to let #summer or #the80s be over! @nina @chordover #laborday," he captioned a photo on Instagram with Dobrev and actor Chord Overstreet.

The picture shows Stamos wearing 80s staples -- including neon short-shorts, a fishnet top and a fanny pack. His t-shirt features a picture of his younger self with the words "John Stamos."

Dobrev also posted a series of photos with Stamos on her own account. The pair spent the weekend on a lake with Overstreet, actors Lamorne Morris and Glen Powell, and other celebrity pals.

"Wanna know how we say hello to someone in the sacred language of 'Lake'? By throwing someone IN the lake. Welcome John. So happy you could join us. #LaborDayLakeLife #80sNeon #LetsGetPhysical," the actress wrote.

Stamos came to fame as Blackie Parrish on General Hospital and Jesse Katsopolis on Full House in the 1980s. He has since starred on E.R., Grandfathered and Scream Queens, and reprised Uncle Jesse on Fuller House.

Fuller House will return for a third season Sept. 22 on Netflix. The series co-stars Stamos' fellow Full House stars Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber, Lori Loughlin, Dave Coulier and Bob Saget.

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