DID MAISIE WILLIAMS GO TO THE WEDDING OF JOE JONAS AND SOPHIE TURNER?
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Jonas married Sophie Turner in a surprise Las Vegas wedding, and his brothers were there, and Dan and Shay, and Diplo. Where was Maisie Williams? Turner had said Williams, her “Game of Thrones” co-star, would be her maid of honor. Jonas, Turner and Williams have not publicly commented. Then again, the wedding was supposed to be in France in July. Whether Jonas and Turner will still hold that event is uncertain. An Elvis impersonator officiated the wedding for Jonas and Turner after the Jonas Brothers performed at the Billboard Music Awards.
PITBULL RECALLS HIS MOTHER’S ADVICE ABOUT HIS NOSE
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pitbull knows what it’s like to be called ugly, and what it’s like to own it. Pitbull says when he was in school, kids told him he had a nose like a clown. He told his mother, who suggested the next day he should honk his own nose and call himself a clown before the kids say anything. Pitbull says after he did that, the kids never went after him for that anymore. He says once you embrace your flaws, it’s hard for anyone else to get under your skin. Pitbull voices a character in the new film “UglyDolls,” out today. Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Janelle Monae, Bebe Rexha, Charli XCX, Lizzo, Nick Jonas and Ice-T also voice characters.
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NIKKI SIXX RECOVERS FROM SHOULDER SURGERY
UNDATED (AP) — If you’re not too squeamish, you can see the big gaping hole that doctors cut into Nikki Sixx’s back. He posted an Instagram photo from his surgery to repair his right shoulder from earlier this week. Sixx jokes the surgical hole in the midst of all his tattoos looks like an album cover to him. He says the rotator cuff was torn off the bone and he’s “excited to heal up.” He also says that with all the surgeries he’s had, he now officially has five cadaver parts in his body.
TARON EGERTON SINGS FOR ELTON JOHN IN “ROCKETMAN”
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elton John’s voice is not dubbed in for the singing parts in the upcoming film “Rocketman.” In fact, John’s voice is not heard in the film at all. Actor Taron Egerton, who portrays John, says John told him to just sing the way he wanted and not to do an impression of him. Director Dexter Fletcher says it’s not supposed to be a documentary, because John is telling his story from memory and he’s a “slightly unreliable narrator.” Egerton says it’s a movie about a rocket man, so it’s “a little psychedelic, elevated and kooky.” ″Rocketman” comes out May 31.
JONATHAN CAIN PLAYS THE WHITE HOUSE
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonathan Cain of Journey was a featured performer at the White House yesterday. Cain performed as part of the National Day of Prayer Service hosted by President Donald Trump. Cain’s wife, Paula White, is Trump’s spiritual adviser. Cain’s latest solo album, “More Like Jesus,” is out today.
FILM ABOUT JAZZ PIONEER CHARLES “BUDDY” BOLDEN OPENS
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Writer-director Dan Pritzker has created a film about jazz cornetist Charles “Buddy” Bolden, who many consider to be the inventor of jazz. Pritzker did not have much to work with. There are no known recordings of Bolden, and just one photo. Bolden died in 1931. Pritzker says because so little is known about Bolden, he did not make a biographical film, but “an allegory about the soul of America.” Wynton Marsalis wrote, arranged and performed music for the film. Gary Carr of “Downton Abbey” stars as Bolden. The film, called “Bolden,” opens nationwide today.
CAFE TACUBA’S TRUCK ATTACKED
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latin alternative band Cafe Tacuba says they’re victims of a highway robbery. The band says in a statement that a truck carrying their gear was attacked as it traveled through the central Mexican state of Puebla early yesterday. They say two crew members were “brutally beaten and kidnapped for a while.” While the band lost their instruments and other equipment, they still plan to play a show in Cancun tomorrow.
LITTLE BIG TOWN RETURN TO HOST CMT AWARDS
NASHVILLE (AP) — Little Big Town will host the Country Music Television Awards for a second year. The CMT Awards are set for June 5 in Nashville. Carly Pearce will reveal the nominations on Tuesday on NBC’s “Today” show.
by Margie Szaroleta