ELTON JOHN, BEYONCE: Planning a duet
Elton John is planning a duet with Beyonce that will close the live-action remake of The Lion King.
The Rocket Man tells London's Sun, "They need to have a new end-credits song...and we’ve been speaking to Beyonce’s people, and hopefully [co-writer] Tim [Rice] and I and her can cook up something."
Elton adds that four of their original songs will be heard in the reboot: "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?," "Hakuna Matata," "I Just Can’t Wait to Be King" and "Circle of Life."
Beyonce will play Nala in the blockbuster film, which is expected to debut in July 2019.
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PAUL McCARTNEY: Being honored
Sir Paul McCartney will be awarded the Wolf Prize for Music in May from Israel’s Wolf Foundation for his "seminal contribution to music in the modern era."
Each year the Foundation awards $100,000 prizes in five fields -- music, chemistry, physics, agriculture and mathematics.
No word if McCartney plans to attend the ceremony in Israel.
GLADYS KNIGHT: How the Hall of Famer stays so youthful
Gladys Knight isn't just aging gracefully. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, now 73, seems to have stopped the aging process.
After her recent stunning appearance at the annual Clive Davis Grammy Party caused some to wonder if she'd recently had plastic surgery, Knight didn't just deny it. She posted on Instagram that her secret is "these God given genes and clean living." The voice of "Midnight Train to Georgia" and the original "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" says her "activity of choice has been tennis, working my way up to be as good as @serenawilliams and @venuswilliams." She thanked fans for their compliments, adding she feels "like [she] won a Gold Medal." (Billboard)