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Take a listen to Rina Sawayama’s new song ‘This Hell’ from her forthcoming album ‘Hold The Girl’

Rina Sawayama has announced her sophomore album, Hold The Girl, which is set to be released September 2. The pop-R&B singer previewed the upcoming LP with her new single, “This Hell” (which you can listen to – here.)

According to a press release, Hold The Girl will “once again juxtapose intimate storytelling with arena-sized songs creating another ambitious and original album to excite fans and critics alike.”  Sawayama said in a statement:  “The past couple of years I’ve been listening to lots of female country singers and wanted to write a euphoric and tongue-in-cheek country-pop song. Country music at its core to me represents comfort, brilliant storytelling, and authentic expression of the writer’s reality. I’ve been dreaming of working with Paul Epworth my entire career so I knew it was meant to be when we finished this song in a day.”

Sawayama will also be kicking-off a European tour this summer, featuring performances at major festivals such as Primavera Festival. A fall tour will follow with shows scheduled in Scotland, Ireland, and England.

Pre-order “Hold The Girl”here.

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Tame Impala and Diana Ross share the new song “Turn Up the Sunshine”

Diana Ross ft. Tame Impala have released the new single “Turn Up The Sunshine” from the upcoming animated feature film ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru.’  You can take a listen to the new single, produced by Jack Antonoff, at the link here.

Turn Up The Sunshine is the first single from the recently announced original motion picture soundtrack for ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru,’ and is set for release on Friday, July 1 – which coincides with the film’s global theatrical release.  Minions: The Rise of Gru is set in the 1970s, and tells the origin story of how Gru (Steve Carell), the world’s greatest supervillain, first met his iconic Minions, forged cinema’s most despicable crew and faced off against the most unstoppable criminal force ever assembled.

The soundtrack features a star-studded line-up including St. Vincent, H.E.R., Phoebe Bridgers and Bleachers. The soundtrack’s executive producer, Jack Antonoff, is lead vocalist of Bleachers.

Pre-order the soundtrack to Minions: The Rise Of Gruhere.

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D.C. Attorney General sues Mark Zuckerberg for Cambridge Analytica data leaks

Washington D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine is suing Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, claiming decisions that he made in 2018 allowed Cambridge Analytica to expose millions of users’ personal data. The suit, filed Monday in the District of Columbia Superior Court, charged the Facebook founder with violations of the District’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act for failing to protect Facebook users’ data before and after the Cambridge Analytica leak. Meta, Facebook’s parent company, has not commented about the lawsuit.

Racine said in a news release:  “The evidence shows Mr. Zuckerberg was personally involved in Facebook’s failure to protect the privacy and data of its users leading directly to the Cambridge Analytica incident. This unprecedented security breach exposed tens of millions of Americans’ personal information, and Mr. Zuckerberg’s policies enabled a multi-year effort to mislead users about the extent of Facebook’s wrongful conduct.”  Racine said he filed the lawsuit against Zuckerberg after evidence surfaced during the ongoing litigation that showed a failure to protect user’s personal and consumer privacy: “This lawsuit is not only warranted, but necessary, and sends a message that corporate leaders, including CEOs, will be held accountable for their actions.”

In December 2018, Racine filed a lawsuit against Facebook, after Cambridge Analytica shut down over accusations it data-mined 87 million Facebook users. Cambridge Analytica said a “siege of media coverage” of its dealings with Facebook had driven away customers, leaving the company no longer viable. In 2019, Facebook settled with the Federal Trade Commission for $5 billion over the company’s handling of the Cambridge Analytica leak.

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1 dead, 2 seriously injured after 4 people fall down 300-foot cliff in Southern California

Los Angeles police said that four people — two men and two women — plunged at least 300 feet over the side of a cliff in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. Monday morning, leaving one dead and three people injured on a beach below an ocean cliff early Monday. Two of the people suffered traumatic injuries while the fourth person suffered a minor injury and was able to walk away. The deadly fall happened around 4:45 a.m., about an hour before sunrise. First responders began their rescue and recovery operation around 5:45 a.m.

Reports state that one person was hoisted from the bottom of the cliff by a helicopter, and brought to the top of the cliff, while a second person was airlifted straight to the hospital. A second person was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Both people taken to the hospital are in critical condition.

No car was involved in the fall, and L.A. County Fire officials say they all appeared to have been on foot. Palos Verdes Estates is on the Palos Verdes Peninsula at the south end of Los Angeles County. A trail runs along the bluff top high above the Pacific Ocean. The area where the fall happened was described as very unstable, with very loose soil, and no fencing in the area.

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Tampa Bay Lightning sweep the Florida Panthers to advance to third round of Stanley Cup playoffs

The Tampa Bay Lightning swept the Florida Panthers to advance to the third round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Tampa Bay defeated Florida with a score of 2-0 in Game 4 on Monday night at Amalie Arena. The Lightning are seeking a historic three-peat, after winning back-to-back Stanley Cups in 2020 and 2021.

Andrei Vasilevskiy recorded an impressive 49 saves in the shutout, while forward Pat Maroon put Tampa Bay up 1-0, and Ondrej Palat added an empty-netter with 23 seconds left in the game.

Next up, Tampa Bay will face the winner of the Carolina Hurricanes-New York Rangers series in the Eastern Conference final.

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Namoi Osaka eliminated from French Open by Amanda Anisimova in straight-sets victory

American Amanda Anisimova eliminated four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka from the 2022 French Open on Monday in Paris, with a straight-sets victory in the first round. Anisimova, the No. 27 seed, needed just one hour and 30 minutes to win her match 7-5, 6-4 on Court Suzanne-Lenglen, totaling five aces, converted four of 10 break points and fired 27 winners in her win over Osaka. The unseeded Osaka totaled four aces, 13 winners and converted two of five break points.

Anisimova said in her on-court interview: “When you see Naomi Osaka in the first round, you don’t think it’s going to be easy. It was a very tough match. I went out there and knew I had to play good tennis, especially because the conditions weren’t easy. I’m just happy to be back here and through the first round.”

Osaka said in her post-match news conference:  “I thought I tried really hard. It was unfortunate because I wasn’t able to play as many matches leading into this tournament. There were probably some really bad decisions I made on certain points. Overall, it wasn’t too bad.”

Anisimova will face Croatian Donna Vekic in the second round. Vekic beat Sweden’s Mirjam Bjorklund in her opener Sunday at Roland Garros. The 2022 French Open runs through June 5, airing daily on NBC, Tennis Channel and Peacock.

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NBC announces the holiday film ‘Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas’

NBC revealed that Dolly Parton will return to television with “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas,” a new Christmas special this holiday season. A statement from NBC describes the new show as “the frenetic backstage story and delightful on-camera results of Dolly’s desire to uplift an exhausted world’s spirits by sharing the unique ’mountain magic’ she has always found in and around Dollywood at Christmas.”

The made-for-television musical is set at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and will according to NBC is will document Parton in the making of a special-within-a-special as she becomes engulfed in “a private journey into her past, guided by the mysterious appearances of her personal Three Wise Men.  Parton has an epiphany when it’s time to broadcast her fictional television special. She diverts from the plan and shows the world that the real magic of Christmas lies in the hearts of the children we all once were, the realization that Christmas is about the people we share it with, and how her faith remains the common thread between Christmases past, present, and future.”

In 2015, Parton signed a development deal with NBC to create movies based on her songs, stories and life. Her first two films were Coat of Many Colors in 2015, and Christmas of Many Colors the following year.

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Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard announces new solo single ‘5 Foot 9’

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard announced earlier this month that he has signed as a solo artist to EMI Nashville and now he’s sharing news about his solo project, which he’s been working on for over a year.

The first single off that project is called “5 Foot 9,” set to drop on May 20. Hubbard wrote the song with Jaren Johnston — of The Cadillac Three — and Nashville songwriter Chase McGill. Hubbard shared in a statement: “Songwriting is central to everything I do as an artist. It has allowed me to connect with fans for many years, and I’m excited for everyone to hear new music for a new chapter in my career.”

Florida Georgia Line announced that they were going on hiatus in February, but Hubbard has been keeping busy. He co-wrote Little Big Town’s current single, “Hell Yeah,” and wrote and sang on the Thomas Rhett-led “Death Row,” along with Russell Dickerson. Meanwhile, FGL will still be hitting the stage together this year, with seven festival dates booked including the upcoming Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam in Panama City Beach, Florida next month.

You can pre-save Hubbard’s song 5 Foot 9 here.

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Take a look at the Season 3 trailer for Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’

The trailer for Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’ season three has finally been released. In the clip, The Umbrella Academy — played by stars Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan and Aidan Gallagher — find themselves in the exact spot where season two left off.

The superhero show is based on the comic book series by My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way. The new season finds the Umbrella Academy facing off against the mysterious Sparrow Academy via a paradox that loops together multiple timelines. In the alternate reality, the siblings were never adopted by millionaire Reginald Hargreeves, and instead, he took in seven different individuals, dubbed the Sparrow Academy. Netflix said of Season 3 in a synopsis: “Back at the Academy, the Umbrellas clash with a new squad of Hargreeves siblings as a mysterious force begins to wreak havoc on the city.”

The new season of “The Umbrella Academy’ debuts on June 22, 2022; you can check out the Season 3 trailer – here.

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Discovery+ announces new series starring Robert Downey Jr. on eco-friendly classic cars

Discovery+ announced a new series featuring Robert Downey Jr. under the working title Downey’s Dream Cars. It will be the second collaboration between Downey and the streaming service. Downey produced The Bond for discovery+, a four part nature series about people who have formed unique bonds with animals.

Downey’s Dream Cars will show Downey restore six of the classic cars he owns to make them eco-friendly. While Downey and a team of experts work on his cars, Downey will also speak to experts about the future of transportation.  Downey said in a statement:  “My goal is to showcase that it’s possible to keep the integrity of classic cars while leveraging new tech and innovation to make them more eco-friendly.”

Downey and his wife, producer Susan Downey, produce both shows for discovery+ through their company, Team Downey, which they founded together.  Downey’s Dream Cars is expected to premiere this year.

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