KENNY LOGGINS: Wants to be a part of the 'Top Gun' sequel
Tom Cruise is shooting a sequel to Top Gun and Kenny Loggins would like to sing its theme.
Loggins, whose "Danger Zone" was one of several big hits off the 1986 film's soundtrack, tells TMZhe "hopes to" sing for Top Gun: Maverick. He envisions the song as a duet with a younger artist. Loggins may already be locked in, since he says, "We already have some feelers out to some pretty cool rock acts." Asked for specifics, he declined, but hints it will likely be an updated version of the original "Danger Zone."
Though Loggins has written most of his hits, "Danger Zone" isn't one of them. It was penned by Girogio Moroder and Tom Whitlock. Reading between the lines of Kenny's comments, he may take some writing credit helping to create "Danger Zone 2.0" or whatever it's eventually called.
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DAVID CASSIDY: Reportedly never stopped drinking
Despite pronouncements to the contrary, the late David Cassidy never stopped drinking.
He made the startling confession as part of the upcoming A&E documentary David Cassidy: The Last Session. In a phone conversation with A&E producer Saralena Weinfield, he also admitted that he was dying of liver disease, not dementia. Even with a lifelong pattern of alcohol abuse and DUIs, he said that he kept drinking "to cover up the sadness and emptiness."
The confession rocked his family, especially his adult children Katie and Beau, who thought David was finally maintaining sobriety.
Partridge Family co-star, lifelong pal and fellow recovering alcoholic Danny Bonaduce says, "Part of alcoholism is lying... When you’re an addict, you know you can’t be honest with people. You say what you want them to hear. I can’t be mad at David for that, but it’s still a tragedy."
David dies on November 21st at age 67.
David Cassidy: The Last Session airs Monday night on A&E. (People)
David's son Beau released a statement saying, "We, the Cassidy family, were not affiliated with the A&E documentary. All we are interested in is maintaining the legacy of the icon he was."
GLENN CAMPBELL: Bio-pic is in planning stages
A bio-pic on Glen Campbell is in the planning stages.
Last weekend at an Alzheimer's fundraiser, his widow Kim Campbell said that James Keach, who directed the acclaimed documentary I'll Be Me, is "working on it."
Kim wasn't ready to suggest someone to play her husband, who died last August. But she noted, "Glen's gonna be tough to cast." Any prospective actor, she said, has "got some tough shoes to fill." (TheBoot.com)
RINGO STARR: Set to publish his third book
Ringo Starr has a new book on the way.
Another Day in the Life by Sir Ringo Starr, to be published this fall by Genesis Publications, is his third book of photographs (following 2003's Postcards From the Boys and Photograph in 2013).
This book contains photos from his many trips along with behind-the-scenes snaps from his Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and his return to New York's Plaza Hotel 50 years after The Beatles first came to America.
"I love taking photos of random things, and seeing how they all fit together," says Ringo. "Whether it is at home or on the road, certain things catch my eye – and when I see something that interests me, that’s the emotion of it, and I want to capture it. I am a photographer as well as a musician."
In addition to some of his own anecdotes, there are also contributions from Paul McCartney, his brother-in-law Joe Walsh and others.