Game of Thrones has cast another famous music artist in a guest star spot for the upcoming seventh season – and this could be the show’s biggest name yet. Ed Sheeran will be on the HBO hit, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss announced at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, yesterday.
Elmo’s wish to meet Adele came true Friday when the two stars both found themselves in Australia. On Wednesday, Elmo tweeted to the singer and asked if they could arrange a time to say “Hello.” He also told the hosts of Australian TV show The Project that he’d really like to sing “Rolling in the Deep” with his favorite singer. After their hangout, Elmo tweeted, “Elmo’s dreams have come true! Elmo loves you, Miss @adele! #adelmo.”
P!nk, Sia and Norwegian production duo Stargate have joined forces for a new track titled “Waterfall.” Stargate (Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel) have produced hit singles for a who’s who of popular music including Beyoncé, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony, and many more. The dancehall-styled “Waterfall” marks the duo’s first artist release under a new deal with RCA.
Tyra Banks is hosting the 12th season of America’s Got Talent. NBC said that the supermodel, Emmy-winner and creator of America’s Next Top Model will be joining the competition series alongside returning judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. Banks will be taking over hosting duties from Nick Cannon, who left the show earlier this year after eight years in the post. Episodes will be aired live this summer from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
WWE champ John Cena (Trainwreck, Daddy’s Home) is continuing his journey to the silver screen with a starring role in Daddy’s Home 2. He played a cameo in the first, but in the sequel he will be one of the main draws, along with Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson and John Lithgow.
James Cameron is quite busy! The director announced that the Avatar sequels have been shelved because he plans to make all four follow-ups simultaneously. Cameron tells The Star: “Well, 2018 is not happening. We haven’t announced a firm release date. What people have to understand is that this is a cadence of releases. So we’re not making Avatar 2. We’re making Avatar 2, 3, 4 and 5. It’s an epic undertaking. It’s not unlike building the Three Gorges dam. So I know where I’m going to be for the next eight years of my life.” This is the third delay for Avatar 2, which was initially slated for release in Christmas of 2016.