Road Show News A Palooza 6/16/17

BREAKING NEWS! The Boss Headed To Broadway?

The New York Post reports that Bruce Springsteen will do an eight-week residency on Broadway in New York City in the fall.

A source at the Walter Kerr Theater told the paper Bruce "wants to play a smaller house. He wants to try something more intimate, and he likes the idea of being on Broadway."

The reported plan has him doing five shows a week there starting in November. The 975-seat theater has been empty since the musical Amélie closed in May.

The news has generated speculation that he would like to adapt his memoir, Born to Run, into a musical. 

Springsteen's spokeswoman was unavailable for comment.

People aren't Diggin' Gene Simmons Right Now -

The critics are lashing out at Gene Simmons for his filing to trademark the devil-horn hand gesture, which he says he started flashing in 1974.

Nikki Sixx says he's "thinking of trademarking” the middle finger. 

And Wendy Dio, whose late husband Ronnie James also made a career of using the gesture, says, "To try to make money off of something like this is disgusting. It belongs to everyone; it doesn’t belong to anyone… It’s a public domain; it shouldn’t be trademarked... It’s laughable, I think, quite honestly. I think [Simmons] has made a complete fool of himself. It’s disgusting. What does he want?”

Bob Seger No Longer Against The Stream -

Bob Seger takes a giant leap into the 21st century today as his catalog makes its streaming debut on six services -- iHeartRadio, Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, Napster and Slacker Radio.

Now available are Beautiful Loser, Night Moves, Live Bullet, Stranger in Town, Nine Tonight, Against the Wind, The Distance, Greatest Hits, Like a Rock, Greatest Hits 2, The Fire Inside, Ultimate Hits and Ramblin' Gamblin' Man. All but Live Bullet, Nine Tonight and Ultimate Hits were previously unavailable for digital download -- now you can download them, too.

Hollywood News -

Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Nicholas Hoult have all signed on to reprise their super-hero roles for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which will be out in November 2018.

Dakota Johnson and Bruce Dern are joining Shia LaBeouf in The Peanut Butter Falcon, a story about Zachary Gottsagen, a high-functioning Down Syndrome adult who plays himself in the film.

Irish actor Jason O’Mara has snagged a starring role in the third season of the Netflix series Man in the High Castle.

FBI agents arrested 21-year-old Trevon Maurice Franklin and charged him with copyright infringement after he uploaded Deadpool to Facebook while the movie was still in theaters last year. If convicted, he faces three years in jail.

New Movies Opening This Weekend - 

There are four big new movies in theaters this weekend, but not all of them are winners. So let's play "Theater, Skip It, Or Wait For The Video!"

"Cars 3": See it in the theater.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 64 

Metacritic score: 60

"Rough Night": Wait for the video.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 54 

Metacritic score: 50

"All Eyez on Me": Skip it. 

Rotten Tomatoes score: 20 

Metacritic score: no score posted

 "47 Meters Down": Wait for the video. 

Rotten Tomatoes score: 52 

Metacritic score: 55

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