Pirates float/Baywatch sinks

It was smooth sailing to the top spot at the box office for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," but the waters were choppier for the Dwayne Johnson comedy "Baywatch."

Studio estimates on Sunday say the fifth installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise commandeered $62.2 million in its first three days in theatres.

The Johnny Depp-starrer is projected to take in $76.6 million over the four-day holiday weekend.

The R-rated "Baywatch," meanwhile, is sinking like a rock. The critically derided update of the 1990s TV show earned only $18.1 million over the weekend against a nearly $70 million price tag.

Even "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" did better in its third weekend. The space opera added $19.1 million.





Grande says she'll be back

Ariana Grande has vowed to return to Manchester, England, to give a concert to raise money for the victims of Monday's deadly bombing at her show there.

In a statement both defiant and heavy with emotion, the pop star on Friday wrote to her fans, saying "we won't let hate win" and "we won't let this divide us." She apologized for any pain and offered to "extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours."

"Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before," she wrote.

Grande suspended her Dangerous Woman world tour and cancelled several European shows, including two London shows, after the bombing, which left 22 dead. The tour will restart June 7 in Paris.

"From the day I started putting the Dangerous Woman Tour together, I said that this show, more than anything else, was intended to be a safe space for my fans. A place for them to escape, to celebrate. To heal, to feel safe and to be themselves," she wrote. "This will not change that."

"They will be on my mind and in my heart every day, and I will think of them with everything I do for the rest of my life," Grande wrote.



KISS cancels Manchester

KISS has cancelled its show at the arena where deadly terrorist attacks occurred at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, earlier this week.

Live Nation announced Friday that the rock group's May 30 concert at Manchester Arena will not take place. Band members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer said in a statement that they "are heartbroken by the atrocity committed against the innocent victims of Manchester."

The bombing on Monday night claimed the lives of 22 people, many of them teenagers and their parents. Refunds for the KISS show will be granted to all ticketholders at the point of purchase.

The band said its "thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those affected and all the people of Manchester at this difficult time."



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Gallagher donating to Man.

Liam Gallagher will donate the proceeds from his first solo show in Manchester, England to the victims of the city's bomb attack.

The former Oasis frontman, who was born in the city, is scheduled to play a show at the O2 Ritz next Tuesday as part of his mini tour, and he will donate all proceeds to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, organised by Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross for people affected by the bombing.

Suicide bomber Salman Abedi set off an explosive device in the box office area of the Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert, killing 22 people and injuring more than 50 others on 22 May.

Liam, whose homecoming performance will take place in the city days after the attack, explained his motivation for the gesture was to "try and help pick people up" after the traumatic event.

"I just knew I had to. I'm not in it for the money. The gig was going to happen anyway and we all have to do what we can," he told the Manchester Evening News. "I want to try and help pick people up. People like me, doing what we do, it's our duty to give people a good time.

"It's outrageous. Just so sad. What can you do? It's just f**king out of order. There are kids and people dying all over the world. And for what?" he raged. "I'd gone to bed early - about 10pm - then got up in the morning to a text from my other brother saying what had gone on and I put the TV on. It's just unbelievable."

Liam was among the many stars who tweeted their support in the wake of the tragic events. He tweeted: "In total shock and absolutely devastated about what's gone down in MANCHESTER sending Love and Light to all the family's involved LG x."

Liam is also scheduled to play dates at London's Electric Brixton, Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, and Barrowlands in Glasgow, Scotland, ahead of the release of his first solo single, Wall Of Glass, in June. His debut solo album As You Were is set for release in October.



Rita Ora's sleepless nights

Rita Ora is still struggling to get a good night's sleep after a 2015 break-in at her home.

An intruder made it into the London home she shares with her sister Elena while they slept, and swiped over $258,000 worth of personal possessions.

The robbery drove the Poison singer to seek therapy as she attempted to deal with the invasion of privacy, which could have been so much worse, and now in an exclusive chat with The Sun's Bizarre Life podcast, Rita reveals she's still haunted by the fact she had an unwelcome visitor in her home.

"It still affects me, even today, going to sleep and things like that because just knowing that there was a stranger in your home is never really a nice feeling," she says.

"It was harder for my sister also because she had the actual face-to-face encounter with the robber, so it was difficult to get over that and we did the court cases and things..., which was really scary.

"It was awful and you're in a home that you've made yourself that you now know isn't safe, so I've definitely upped my security about 200 percent."

The burglar, Charaf Elmouudden, was jailed for five years in June, and Rita admits talking about the break-in lately has been a big help.

"It's helped me actually talking about it to be honest, to kind of like get the scariness away from it," she adds.



Charlie Major @ Corral

The OK Corral is having a banner year with live music and tonight is no exception.

Teaming up with Country 100.7, Costco raising funds for The Children's Miracle Network, one of Canada's top country acts, Charlie Major hits the stage tonight with Tiger Moon at 7pm tonight. Doors Open at 6.

Tickets are $39 if purchased ahead at The OK Corral Liquor Store, $49 at the door Ok Corral Cabaret Door.



Katy Perry livestreams gig

Katy Perry allowed fans around the world to enjoy her intimate Thursday night London concert by streaming the performance online.

The Grammy-winner shared a livestream video, titled Round 2, via Twitter ahead of the show, so her followers could have "the best seat in the house."

The 32-year-old pop sensation then performed her new track Bon Appetit and older hits including I Kissed a Girl in front of a small audience of 90 people at the Water Rats venue. At one point she even asked an eager fan to hold her phone and help film the 22 minute show, which opened with a soulful rendition of Chained to the Rhythm.

It's not clear why she chose to perform the low-key gig at such an intimate setting, but she recently offered to play at the Water Rats to celebrate pal Roman Kemp's new London radio show - she phoned in to his Capital London Breakfast Show on 2 May with a special message for the host.

She said, "You know, I'm going to be coming to the U.K., actually quite a lot coming up... Let's go to the pub, let's knock some down, and I'm going to suggest we go to Water Rats... I'm going to go to The Water Rats, and I'm going to play a show and you're coming and I think some people that are listening are going to be coming if they want to come. And we're going to drink some beers and we're going to sing some songs!"

The London show was Perry's first since a terrorist explosion claimed the lives of 22 people following an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday, and she took a moment during her performance to address the tragedy.

"It's awful. It's awful," she tearfully told attendees. "Whatever you can do to help, you should... and if you can't do anything that's fine. But what you should do is not let them (terrorists) win."

She then asked for a moment of silence before resuming the show.



Bedingfield lived on $6/day

Natasha Bedingfield and her family grappled with unsettling financial hardships before the singer rose to stardom, and lived on supermarket scraps.

The Pocketful of Sunshine hitmaker reveals her path to stardom was anything but glamorous, and when she and her family first arrived in the U.K. from New Zealand they were surviving on $6.

"My parents left New Zealand with my brother as a baby and they only had $200," Bedingfield tells news show Entertainment Tonight. "They were Christian and wanted to help change the world, so they decided to come to London and got involved with a lot of inner-city stuff."

"Our budget for food was, like, £30 ($39) a week and we would go to (supermarkets) Tesco and Sainsbury's and get stuff as they were throwing it out, when it was discounted," she added. "My mom was really good at stretching a penny."

While the 35-year-old is known for her fashion sense and frequently sports designer looks, she and her three siblings Joshua, Nikola and Daniel only had access to second hand clothing growing up.

"We were so uncool," she explained. "I had plimsolls when they weren't cool... We would go and get everything second hand, so if I look back on our pictures we look like '70s kids because we were all wearing flares (trousers) and stuff!"

The international star, who is currently opening for Train on their Play That Song tour, hasn't forgotten her humble beginnings and she frequently lends her time to charitable causes and works to aid disadvantaged people. She also started the Global Angels Foundation with her mum to assist struggling communities throughout the world.

"We didn't have much money growing up, but our parents did what they could, so I love to help make a difference if I can," Bedingfield noted.



Pitt required stand-in

Brad Pitt's musical skills are so dire, his Tree of Life director Terrence Malick had to find a stand-in with similar hands to shoot an organ scene.

The actor portrayed the patriarch of a family of three boys in Waco, Texas in the 2011 drama, and one scene required him to play a few notes on an organ.

However, he was so bad, Malick had to come up with a way to shoot around it.

"I couldn't even get the piano part," Brad confessed during a TV interview in India to promote his new Netflix movie War Machine. "I had the bass line with the left hand and what we did was we got another guy who could play an organ whose hand looked close enough (to mine) and we cut a hole in the back of my jacket and he slid his hand through. He made the thing work. It looks great."

Brad's lack of rhythm came up during a discussion with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who sat in on the chat with CNN News18's Rajeev Masand to compare film industries.

At the start of the interview, Brad casually reminisced about his last visit to the country, which he made with his now-estranged wife Angelina Jolie as they filmed 2007 drama A Mighty Heart, which she starred in and he produced.

"We actually shot A Mighty Heart here," Pitt shared. "We explored a lot of the country, fantastic experience."

Despite his love for India, the movie star doubted he would ever find success in Bollywood, where films are famously full of song and dance.

"I would never make it in Bollywood because I can't dance," Pitt quipped, prompting Khan to smile, "We'll make you dance in Bollywood. We make everyone dance in Bollywood!"

Pitt separated from Jolie last September after two years of marriage. The former couple shares six children.



Miley will beef up security

Miley Cyrus will increase security for herself and her fans in the wake of the bombing attack at her friend Ariana Grande's concert on Monday.

On Monday, 22 people were killed and 59 were hospitalized when a bomber detonated a device as people left Ariana's show at the 21,000-seater Manchester Arena in England.

On Wednesday, it was confirmed the Problem singer has cancelled her London concerts this week and other European dates until 5 June.

In an appearance on U.S. morning show Today on Friday, Miley expressed her support for Ariana and explained how the news of the traumatic events has impacted her.

"Just to know someone who goes through that I think it makes my life feel real," she told Today co-host Carson Daly ahead of her performance on the show. "I'm also someone that, you know, I don't like a lot of people around, I don't really have like the team, the crew around me, so usually I like to lay really low-key.

"So now I realize I need to know that I'm around a lot of people, and to protect myself and to protect everyone that's here," she added, explaining the Manchester atrocity has forced her to be more cautious, and she plans to hire a security detail going forward to protect not just herself but her fans too.

"You know I don't really roll with the crew, the security team or whatever, so now I think not only for my safety but for everyone else (I should). It's really been an eye-opener," sighed Miley.

The Party in the U.S.A. singer dedicated her performance of new single Malibu on The Voice finale on Tuesday evening to Ariana and the people affected by the bombing, and she added she can't wait to see the singer to comfort her.

"For my friend Ariana it's been... beyond and I can't wait till I get a second to give her a big hug for sure," she said.



Broadway or Bust @ KAS

The Kelowna Actors Studio Academy Foundation and The Kelowna Actors Studio presents ‘Broadway or Bust’ a Musical Revue and Silent Auction in support of an educational trip to New York City in August of this year.

The Kelowna Actors Studio Academy offers advanced education in Music, Dance and Theatre for students in grade 9 thru 12.  Academics are done on line through the South Central Interior Distance Education School.

Students are given a unique opportunity to study within the Kelowna Actors Studio with full rehearsal hall, professional theatre, set and costume workshops and much more.           

Students receive ongoing, comprehensive training with professionals, performance opportunities on MainStage productions, technical experience as well as attending several professional productions and workshops including voice, music, piano, theory, scene study, choreography (contemporary and ballet), Drama, Musical Theatre, Hoop, Acro, Yoga, Meisner Technique, Teaching Dynamics plus many more facets of the performing arts.

‘Broadway or Bust ' is a musical revue of iconic Broadway Favourites from the best and most loved Broadway shows including Hamilton, Rent, Grease, Spring Awakening, Les Miserables, Hairspray, Aladdin and many more. Hosted by Randy Leslie the production covers the prolific Broadway careers of many of the most loved lyricists and composers.

The Academy student cast includes, Quinn Armstrong. Celeste Catena, Emily Dehod , Jenna Geen, Cassidy Hergott, Alex Holowaty, Tiernan Lafleur Johnson, Jerome Laroche, Nicholas Madsen, Madeleine Molgat, Ryan Nicolai, Josie Schmalz and Andrea Sorestad.

This is the final opportunity for many of the students to ‘strut their stuff’ as they move on to study theatre arts at various locations throughout Canada.

Broadway or Bust - A Musical Revue and Silent Auction takes place on June 13, 2017

Show time 7:30pm - ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY(Dinner seating is 5:45pm). Dinner, show only, dessert only options available. 



CCR Tribute @ KCT

Rock.It Boy Entertainment presents COMPLETELY CREEDENCE on Thursday, September 21 at the Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water Street, Kelowna.  Tickets are $42.50 (plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) at the Prospera Place Box Office, 1223 Water Street.  Charge by phone at 250-762-5050 or online at www.selectyourtickets.com.
 
Woodstock alum Creedence Clearwater Revival ruled the late 60’s and early 70’s. Their Southern Rock style encompassing roots rock, swamp rock and blues produced the hit titles “Proud Mary”, “I Put a Spell on You”, “Suzie Q”, “Bad Moon Rising”, “Midnight Special”, “Travelin’ Band”, “Down On the Corner”, “Fortunate Son”, “Have You Ever Seen the Rain”, “Sweet Hitchhiker” and many others.
 
COMPLETELY CREEDENCE is the Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band, inviting you to be transported back in time to an era of intense passions.  This four-piece group from Vancouver Island, also known as Mr Completely, has been recording and performing together for more than a decade.
 
Come join us for a perfect musical experience as we transport you back in time and put a spell on you.
 
For more about COMPLETELY CREEDENCE visit: www.completelycreedence.com.
 
Rock.It Boy Entertainment and Power 104 FM present COMPLETELY CREEDENCE on Thursday, September 21 at the Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water Street, Kelowna.  Tickets are $42.50 (plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) at the Prospera Place Box Office, 1223 Water Street.  Charge by phone at 250-762-5050 or online at www.selectyourtickets.com.  Doors 7:00PM. Show 7:30PM.



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