Quick Hits: Adam Levine, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Kanye West, The Beatles, David Bowie, MTV
May 9, 2013

Maroon 5 singer and coach on NBC's The Voice Adam Levine has signed a development deal with NBC. He will be teaming up with longtime manager-turned-producing partner Jordan Feldstein, the brother of actor Jonah Hill. The two will be responsible for creating scripted and other forms of programming. "It would be impossible to quantify Adam's influence and importance to the success of The Voice," said Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night programming for NBC Entertainment. "Given those enormous contributions, we're very anxious to work with him and Jordan to see what future shows they develop that can find a home here at NBC."


Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has announced that she will be performing a stadium tour across Australia – she will be the first female solo artist to undertake such a feat in the country since Madonna's "Girlie Show" twenty years ago. The tour will start November 29 in New Zealand, then jump over to Australia where she will play in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, and Melbourne until December 14.

Britney Spears apparently confirmed her long-rumored Las Vegas residency in a new cover interview with Shape magazine. Spears said in the interview, "I'm doing 90 minutes of yoga twice a week in addition to a lot of cardio — hour-long sessions three times a week with my trainer, Tony Martinez. The [Vegas] performances won't be simple — they'll be a massive party from start to finish. And to pull this off, I have to be in top condition and running at full speed." Spin reports that the potential residency will begin in November. Spears is also currently working on a new album with will.i.am.

Kanye West has reportedly filmed a cameo in the anticipated Anchorman 2 sequel. Access Atlanta reports the Rap superstar is part of a big fight scene that was shot in Atlanta this week, with speculation West is part of a reprise of the original Anchorman's classic news team battle.

The Beatles musical Let It Be will be hitting Broadway in New York this summer. The production "tracks the band's early days, swift rise to stardom and dizzying heights of popularity," according to Rolling Stone. The production will have a limited run, with Broadway previews at the St. James Theater on July 16, and opening night on July 24. The production will conclude on December 29. It features 40 Beatles songs, including "Help!" and "Hey Jude." As of now, the cast and creative and design teams have not been announced.

On Wednesday, David Bowie released his newest music video, for the title track to his album The Next Day. The clip, which co-stars Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard, features quite a bit of religious iconography, as well as priests cavorting with scantily-clad women. So it should come as no surprise that the Catholic League has spoken out against the video, with League President Bill Donahue saying in a statement, "David Bowie is back, but hopefully not for long. The switch-hitting, bisexual, senior citizen from London has resurfaced, this time playing a Jesus-like character who hangs out in a nightclub dump frequented by priests, cardinals and half-naked women. ... In short, the video reflects the artist—it is a mess." The controversial clip was also briefly removed from YouTube yesterday, as a potential violation of its terms of service, but re-appeared later in the day.

MTV is working one step ahead, having already announced the dates for the MTV Movie Awards (Sunday, April 13) and the MTV Video Music Awards (Sunday, August 24) for the year of 2014. This year's 2013 Video Music Awards will be relocated from Los Angeles to Brooklyn's Barclays Center home for it's 30th anniversary on Sunday, August 25. It will be the first time that the ceremony has taken place in New York since 2009.




 
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