QUEEN: Movie has begun shooting
Last Friday, the cameras started rolling on Bohemian Rhapsody, the officially sanctioned Queen movie.
Writing on his website, Brian May said, "First shot is a magnificent and very emotional recreation of Live Aid, which is one of the pillars of the film's structure.
"Wish I could show and tell you more, but we're all honor-bound -- and truly the Bo Rhap ship is now sailing under her own steam, piloted by genius Bryan Singer our director...
"Bon Voyage to all who sail in her! So proud to see this fabulous team go forward."
Well, at least one member of the audience was not "honor-bound" as footage has made its way onto the web.
Bohemian Rhapsody is set to hit theaters next year.
JANET JACKSON: Divorce turns ugly
Since April, Janet Jackson has endured a bitter divorce battle in London.
She’s demanded sole custody of their son, Eissa. According the Janet’s family, her husband Wissam Al Mana is unfit to be a parent.
Her older brother Randy Jackson told People magazine how badly Janet’s marriage deteriorated. (quote) “It was quite an abusive situation -- verbal abuse -- being made to feel like a prisoner in her own home. No pregnant woman needs to go through being called a bitch everyday.”
Al Mana's attorney refused to respond to Randy Jackson's "deeply hurtful allegations.”
CROSBY, STILLS & NASH: Will they ever work together again?
While Crosby, Stills and Nash may be done as a recording and touring entity, David Crosby says there is a chance they could get together to work on something special.
David Crosby on a possible CSN project:
"A Crosby, Stills and Nash Broadway play. It'll be fun. We'll see how it works out, but there are people working on it right now."
Graham Nash, who told us, "There is such 'talk' ... It might be an interesting evening of music and societal movement, but there's such a long, long way to go..."
Among the artists who have had success adapting their music to the Broadway stage are Pete Townshend, Elton John, Billy Joel, Carole King, Abba and The Four Seasons, while Queen has had similar success in London and other parts of the world.
And as for those who struck out on Broadway, the list includes Brian Wilson, John Lennon, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon.