Katy Perry teased some new material on social media, and it might just be her first protest song. The track’s fiercely chanted lyrics borrow some language from anti-Trump protests around the U.S. “I won’t no, I won’t apologize,” she sings. “I will not, will not subscribe. Don’t ask me, ask me to normalize.” Besides those 10 seconds, not much else is known about the track or if it is from her long-awaited new album. As of right now, fans have only heard “Chained to the Rhythm” and few other details about the EP are available yet.
— Katy Perry Pics (@katyspics) March 1, 2017
Justin Bieber gave fans a glimpse of what he’s been working on recently in a series of Instagram posts. The first video post was simply captioned “Making beats in my studio” and showed off the space where he creates. The room is all white, with a white desk, white chairs, black instruments and speakers, flashing Hue lights and a portrait of himself looking over the entire operation – while a downtempo track plays in the background.
Maintaining her successful Las Vegas residency calls for remaining in tip-top shape, and Britney Spears shared the process – and results – of her fitness regimen on social media. In a video she tweeted, the singer does a kind of resistance lunge under the watchful eye of a trainer. She simply captioned the video “Staying motivated.”
Staying motivated pic.twitter.com/xreUmhMOoH
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) March 1, 2017
The subject of Oprah Winfrey’s potential presidency has come up before, and the media mogul herself has firmluy quashed it, but it looks like she may be reconsidering her stance. Appearing on The David Rubenstein Show Wednesday, Oprah said that the current political climate has forced her hand. Host David Rubenstein asked Oprah: “Have you ever thought that—given the popularity you have [and] we still haven’t broken the glass ceiling yet for women—that you could run for president and actually be elected?” Oprah responded: “I just thought, ‘Oh, gee, I don’t have the experience, I don’t know enough, I don’t know.’ And now I’m thinking…Oh!”
Have Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston reconnected? According to Us Weekly, Brad has reached out to Jennifer. According to the mag, Pitt has been texting Aniston, starting by wishing her a happy 48th birthday on February 11th. Aniston has been married to Justin Theroux since 2015. Aniston and Pitt were married for five years and allegedly split because Pitt had fallen in love with Jolie on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
The Big Bang Theory’s original cast members are reportedly taking a pay cut to help get Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik raises ahead of an expected two-season renewal, Variety reports. Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar recently agreed to the cuts as Bialik and Rauch are still renegotiating their contracts. The original cast members make about $1 million per episode and have agreed to make $100,000 less. The savings would be split among Rauch and Bialik, who would then see a bump from $200,000 to $450,000. The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
DreamWorks’ animated blockbuster Trolls is getting a sequel. “Can’t stop the feeling! Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake are back as Poppy and Branch in Trolls 2. In theaters April 10, 2020. #DreamworksTrolls,” the studio said in a Facebook post. No details regarding the movie’s plot or additional casting were immediately revealed.
Shemar Moore, who recently left “Criminal Minds” after 11 seasons, has snagged a new role. The 46-year-old has been tapped to star in the CBS drama pilot S.W.A.T. He will also serve as a producer on the pilot. Based on the movie of the same name, the pilot follows a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant who is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he’s tasked to run a highly-trained unit that’s the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles. Moore will play the lead lieutenant, Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson. The role was played by Samuel L. Jackson in the 2003 movie.