Grapevine: One Direction down one member
One Direction is down one man. The group's Zayn Malik is currently not touring with his bandmates in the Philippines and is at home with his family in the United Kingdom, People reports. Malik is said to have stepped out momentarily due to stress, brought on by reports that he was seen canoodling with a woman other than his fiancee, Perrie Edwards of UK girl group Little Mix. "He's had enough of the constant craziness," one source told the mag. According to People, his bandmates are supportive but disappointed he's not with them. "Their main concern is they want him to get better," a source said. The move is expected to be temporary, not permanent. One Direction is due at Ford Field on Aug. 29.
'Friday' back in theaters next month
Ice Cube's 1995 stoner comedy "Friday" is heading back to theaters next month in celebration of its 20th anniversary, Buzzfeed reported Friday. The film will screen in 400 theaters on April 20 — 4/20, for those keeping score at home. Upon its original release, "Friday" — which stars Cube and Chris Tucker as a pair of friends who spend their day hanging out and smoking weed in urban Los Angeles — grossed around $30 million but became a much bigger hit on video and eventually spawned two sequels. Tickets for the screenings are now on sale on the Fathom Events website.
Andrew Dice Clay to star in Showtime series
Ohhhhh! Controversial comedian Andrew Dice Clay has signed a deal with Showtime to star in a series loosely based on his own life. The Diceman will star in "Dice," which will follow the 57-year-old comic as he works in and around Las Vegas and tries to get his career on track. (Joke not about the Diceman's skills; he was quite good in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" in 2013.) "Love him or hate him, Dice is a true original and Dice is always funny," Gary Levine, Showtime's executive vp of programming, said in a statement. "After a career full of ups and downs, he's hotter today than ever. Plus, we were looking to do a semi-autobiographical comedy about a one-named icon and Cher was busy." There is no date set yet for "Dice," which is scheduled for a six-episode run.
A.J. Pero, longtime drummer for heavy metal act Twisted Sister, has died from a heart attack, the band announced Friday. He was 55. "Today, I lost a brother," Twisted Sister's Dee Snider said in a statement to Rolling Stone. "His sledgehammer assault on the drums helped drive Twisted Sister and me to greatness and inspired me to rock every single show."
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