Considering that I have so much Pop Culture stuff to share on the PiercingMetal website and when one adds to this the fact that the Comic Con International: San Diego has just begun, I admit that I was not all that aware that a live action film for the hit Broadway show “Cats” was even a thing. Of course it is and we have the first Official Trailer for this Universal Pictures release to share with you so take a look down below. I’ve also added in the premise and the massive casting along with the early released artwork. Enjoy.
In the constant effort to bring you a wide variety of interesting announcements, here are the tallies from the popular Pollstar service when it comes to touring and artists that dominated over the course of the 2018 year. I’m going to chime in down at the end with some additional editorial for those who wonder what I think about the matter.
The Press Release:
Pollstar continues to be regarded as the most credible source and final word for box office data. Pollstar’s rankings, which are based on data that is reported to Pollstar, are an important marketing tool for agents and venues, and talent buyers and others depend on box office histories to make informed business choices.
Pollstar received, inputted and verified more than 44,000 records, including a record-setting total gross reported of more than $10.4 billion, and 152.1 million tickets sold this year.
I’ve been making sure to post the winners of the various awards shows that air on conventional as well as the cable networks because they are generally good talking points and help me as a scribe see what the people are rallying behind. I’ve always enjoyed the People’s Choice Awards because it was the choice of the people and now after being acquired by another network is known as the “E! People’s Choice Awards”. This is a long list but I’ve secured the winners and those they were nominated against so you can compare or offer up some rage at the close of this posting. I’d suggest you get comfortable and maybe make a fresh cup of coffee or tea if you enjoy those morning beverages like I do. Here we go.
People’s Champion Award: WINNER: Bryan Stevenson
Fashion Icon Award: WINNER: Victoria Beckham
People’s Icon of 2018: WINNER: Melissa McCarthy
Movie of 2018: Black Panther WINNER: Avengers: Infinity War Incredibles 2 Fifty Shades Freed A Quiet Place
Comedy Movie of 2018: Love, Simon Blockers WINNER: The Spy Who Dumped Me Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again Crazy Rich Asians
Action Movie of 2018: Black Panther WINNER: Avengers: Infinity War Deadpool 2 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Ocean’s 8
Last night, all the folks that you hear about on TMZ over and over again, assembled in the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to watch their favorite musical talents perform and get some recognition for the work they did during the previous year. I’m talking about the American Music Awards and this post will showcase all of the nominated artists and albums along with the winners. I figured this might be something the readers of “The Chronicles” would like to see based on all of the other awards shows that I have done a rundown for over the last couple of years. Let’s take a look shall we?
ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Ed Sheeran WINNER: Taylor Swift
FAVORITE NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: WINNER: Camila Cabello
FAVORITE COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR: WINNER: “Havanna,” Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug
“Finesse,” Bruno Mars & Cardi B
“Rockstar,” Post Malone ft. 21 Savage
“Meant to Be,” Beba Rhexha and Florida Georgia Line
“The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey