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Taron Egerton to Play Elton John (& Sing His Songs) in 'Rocket Man' Movie!

Taron Egerton to Play Elton John (& Sing His Songs) in 'Rocket Man' Movie!

Taron Egerton is set to play the role of a young Elton John in the upcoming biopic Rocket Man!

The 28-year-old British actor will sing Elton‘s songs in the film, which will follow “his days at the Royal Academy of Music to his rise on the rock ‘n’ roll scene of the 1970s and ’80s and his recovery from drug and alcohol addiction in the ’90s to international superstardom,” according to THR.

Elton and his husband David Furnish are producing the movie with Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn.

Dexter Fletcher, who Taron worked with on Eddie the Eagle, is directing the movie.

Listen to Taron sing the Elton song “I’m Still Standing” below, thanks to the animated movie Sing!

Shonda Rhimes Talks Casting Kerry Washington as 'Scandal's Olivia Pope: 'I Knew I Wanted Kerry'

Shonda Rhimes Talks Casting Kerry Washington as 'Scandal's Olivia Pope: 'I Knew I Wanted Kerry'

Shonda Rhimes and the cast of Scandal celebrated the series finale of their hit ABC show on Thursday night (April 19) with a special appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Stars Kerry Washington, Guillermo Diaz, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Tony Goldwyn, Jeff Perry, Joshua Malina, Bellamy Young, Scott Foley, Joe Morton, Cornelius Smith Jr. and George Newbern were all in attendance.

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Kerry and Shonda came out first, and recalled how casting her as Olivia Pope went down: “I remember you first coming in,” Shonda said on the show, turning to Kerry. “Kerry first came in, and I had been meeting like all of these actresses.”

“Everybody wanted this part,’ Kerry added. “But you came in and it was amazing!” said Shonda. ‘It was literally like two seconds in, you started talking about politics and I knew I wanted Kerry for the part.”

Shonda also reveals that, yes, she knows what that ending means, and no, she’s never telling. “I get one last thing to say is a spoiler that I get to hold onto ’til the end of my life,” Shonda said – Watch all the videos below!


Shonda Rhimes on Casting Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope

FYI: Kerry is wearing a Johanna Ortiz dress.

Click inside to watch the rest of the Scandal’s cast appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live…More Here! »

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Celebrities React to Death of Avicii - Read Their Tweets

Celebrities React to Death of Avicii - Read Their Tweets

Celebrities are paying their respects following the shocking death of Swedish musician Avicii at age 28.

It was recently revealed that the DJ and record producer, whose real name was Tim Bergling, passed away on Friday (April 20) in Muscat, Oman.

“Oh my god truly devastated for Avicii very very sad news way to young … what a talent he was,” Liam Payne tweeted. “Rest in peace x.”

“Wow, I would like to take a moment to pay tribute to the man who really opened my eyes as to what my productions could one day sound like,” Charlie Puth added. “@Avicii was a genius and a music innovator, and I can not believe he is no longer with us. RIP to the very best.”

Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons, and more also took to Twitter to pay tribute.

Read their posts below, and see how Avicii‘s fellow DJs have been reacting as well.

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Avicii Discussed Health Issues in One of His Final Interviews

Avicii Discussed Health Issues in One of His Final Interviews

Avicii sadly passed away at the young age of 28 on Friday (April 20) and while a cause of death has not yet been revealed, the DJ opened up about his health issues in the past.

The entertainer retired from touring in 2016 to focus on his health. He had suffered from an acute pancreatitis reportedly due to excessive drinking. In 2014, he had his gallbladder and appendix removed.

“To me it was something I had to do for my health,” Avicii told THR in 2016 in what was one of his final interviews. “The scene was not for me. It was not the shows and not the music. It was always the other stuff surrounding it that never came naturally to me. All the other parts of being an artist. I’m more of an introverted person in general. It was always very hard for me. I took on board too much negative energy, I think.”

The outlet noted at the time that Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, had a “pale, gaunt face” and looked “far from healthy.” Regardless, he said that he felt “happy” and “free” at that point as he was going to focus on himself for the first time in a long time.

One year later, Avicii updated BBC Radio 1 on his progress.

“This is the first year I felt like I’ve been able to kind of live normally for the first time in eight years or something, so it’s been really cool to have a year off,” he said.

Read what other DJs in the music industry are saying about the devastating loss.

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Kiernan Shipka & Ross Lynch Share A Kiss For 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'

Kiernan Shipka & Ross Lynch Share A Kiss For 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'

Kiernan Shipka lays her head on Ross Lynch‘s shoulder while filmnig new scenes for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina in Vancouver, Canada on on Thursday night (April 19).

The 18- and 22-year-old actors filmed inside a local diner for the upcoming Netflix series and even shared a sweet kiss while sitting side by side.

In his recent interview with Elle magazine, Ross shared that Kiernan was the perfect choice for the titular character.

“I really like working with Kiernan. She’s a joy to work with. Always on her stuff. She’s working really hard right now,” Ross shared.

He added, “She’s in every scene, on set all day. And she never messes up. Like, she’s really taking care of herself. I’m happy that she’s Sabrina. I’ll leave it at that.”

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