All-female cast chosen for ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot
Comedians Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are on board with the remake of “Ghostbusters,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. All the women are current or former cast members of “Saturday Night Live,” except for McCarthy. Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids”) is set to direct the film. In other remake-related news, Deadline reports that Chris Pratt is being considered for the lead in a new “Indiana Jones” film.
First round of Movement performers announced
British duo Disclosure, Detroit rapper Danny Brown and DJ Snoopadelic — that’s the nom de DJ of rap legend Snoop Dogg — are among the acts headed to Hart Plaza May 23-25 for this year’s Movement festival, organizers announced Wednesday. Joining those acts at the three-day electronic music festival are Dog Blood (the teaming of Skrillex and Boys Noize), GRiZ and Movement regulars Richie Hawtin, Carl Craig and Kevin Saunderson. In all, Movement organizers Paxahau Events unveiled a list of 74 performers on Wednesday. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks. The lineup is a typically robust mixture of local and international talent, balanced between festival veterans and newbies. Tickets, $130, are now on sale through the festival’s website, movement.us. VIP tickets are also available for $260. This year marks the 10th year the festival has been produced by Paxahau, and the 16th year Hart Plaza has hosted an electronic music festival over Memorial Day weekend. Last year’s festival drew more than 107,000 people, according to organizers.
J. Cole to offer childhood home to single mothers
Rapper J. Cole told radio’s “The Combat Jack Show” that he plans to turn his childhood home in to “a haven for families.” The house was made famous after the MC titled his third album after it, naming it “2014 Forest Hills Drive.” “So every two years a new family will come in, they live rent-free,” he explained. “The idea is that it’s a single mother with multiple kids and she’s coming from a place where all her kids is sharing a room. She might have two, three kids, they’re sharing a room. She gets to come here rent free. I want her kids to feel how I felt when we got to the house.”
■Oscar- and Tony-winning actor Joel Grey told People magazine that he “doesn’t like labels, but if you have to put a label on it, I’m a gay man.” The 82-year-old Broadway actor is the father of “Dirty Dancing” star Jennifer Grey, who says she’s happy for him.
■Starting March 1, Michigan native David Boylan will host “Lick the Plate,” a 15-20 minute radio show and podcast about food and local restaurants on 93.9 CIDR-FM. The show has been on KPRI-FM in San Diego for the past three years.
Compiled by Melody Baetens
Adam Graham contributed
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