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Demi Lovato appears on All Time Low’s new cut of their hit song Monsters

Demi Lovato appears on All Time Low’s new cut of ‘Monsters’ with blackbear.



Demi Lovato sitting on a couch posing for the camera: Demi Lovato (c) Amber Asaly


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Demi Lovato (c) Amber Asaly

The pop punk band have teamed up with their “long time friend” Demi on a new version of the track from their acclaimed LP, ‘Wake Up, Sunshine’.

Frontman Alex Gaskarth said: “Demi’s been a friend for a long time and we’re really excited that she was down to lend her absolutely incredible voice to this song as we reimagine it and continue to celebrate all the ways it’s connecting with fans around the world.”

The collaboration had been teased by both the ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ hitmaker and Alex and co on social media, with Demi sharing a picture of her cartoon self as a teaser from the lyric video for the track, which dropped alongside the song.

While Alex revealed that he waited a decade to finally

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IN THE HEIGHTS Film Will Hit HBO Max & Theaters at the Same Time

IN THE HEIGHTS Film Will Hit HBO Max & Theaters at the Same Time

Warner Bros. announced today that their entire 2021 film slate will be available on HBO Max on the same day the films are released in theaters. After a one-month stay, the films, including “In The Heights,” will leave the platform, but continue playing theatrically.

Other brand new Warner Bros. films that will be available to stream in 2021 include Denzel Washington’s The Little Things, Judas and the Black Messiah, Tom & Jerry, Godzilla vs. Kong, Mortal Kombat, Those Who Wish Me Dead, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, Space Jam: A New Legacy, The Suicide Squad, Reminiscence, Malignant, Dune, The Many Saints of Newark, King Richard, Cry Macho and Matrix 4, according to Deadline.

Ann Sarnoff, Chair and CEO, WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group, made the announcement this morning. The groundbreaking decision was described as a “strategic response to the impact of the ongoing global pandemic.”

“In The

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Taylor Swift gives fans a sneak peek of rerecorded hit “Love Story” in new ad

Taylor Swift fans just received an early Christmas present: a “snippet” of her rerecorded hit “Love Story” featured in a hilarious new ad for dating site Match. The superstar said last month that she is busy rerecording the masters of her earlier songs after her catalog was sold in an effort to regain control over her older albums amid a public battle with music manager Scooter Braun.

The commercial was created by “Deadpool” actor Ryan Reynolds‘ ad agency, Maximum Effort. He and wife, actress Blake Lively, are longtime friends of Swift. Reynolds is also on the board of directors of Match’s parent company, Match Group. 

“Okay so while my new re-records are NOT done, my friend @VancityReynolds asked me if he could use a snippet of one for a LOLsome commercial he wrote so…here’s a sneak peak [sic] of Love Story!” she tweeted Wednesday morning, including Reynolds’ video

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Megan Thee Stallion ‘Good News’ Album Sales Hit 100K In First Week

The first-week sales numbers for Megan Thee Stallion’s debut album Good News are here and, it turns out, she’s sold just as well as expected.

According to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, Good News sold 100,500 album-equivalent units for the week ending on Nov 26. This put her at the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 during that period, finishing just behind Korean K-pop group BTS’s Be

RELATED: Megan Thee Stallion Reveals ‘Good News’ Tracklist

Megan’s album was the most streamed album from last week and had the distinction of becoming Megan’s third project to debut in the Top 10 of the chart following her Fever mixtape, which debuted at No. 10 last June, and her Suga EP that hit No. 7 in May.

Megan released Good News on Nov. 20. The LP features her new hit single, “Body,” with a video starring Taraji P. Henson, and

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DR Sales Scores Sales on Hit Danish Drama ‘Cry Wolf’

DR Sales, the distribution division of Denmark’s public broadcaster DR, has closed a raft of deals on “Cry Wolf,” a searing social drama created by Maja Jul Larsen (“Borgen”) and co-directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen (“Becoming Astrid”).

The eight-episode limited series tells the intense and emotional story of a teenage girl who has written a vivid school essay detailing her stepfather’s physical assaults. The parents deny the accusations and take their own daughter to court, creating some ambiguity as to whether this abuse occurred as described. The show is set against the backdrop of Denmark’s rigid child protection process.

Since premiering on Oct. 11 on DR’s primetime slot, “Cry Wolf” has drawn a consistent average of over a million viewers.

DR Sales, which is taking part in the virtual Content London market, has sold the show to France (Salto), Telefonica (Spain), SBS (Australia), Belgium (BETV), Telepool (Germany), M7 (Czech Republic

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Emily Hoe on How the Singapore Film Festival Planned its Way Through a Virus Hit Year

Emily J. Hoe took over as executive director of the Singapore International Film Festival just as the world was waking up to the coronavirus as a full-on pandemic. A calm head helped prevail and deliver a slimmed down, but still familiar, event that is presented in physical form and partially online.

Variety: You have a background in arts management. What did you bring to the festival.

Emily Hoe: I’ve worked in the arts in Singapore since 2007. I actually started as a marketing manager for a small, independent multidisciplinary organization called The Substation. And at that time we had a really strong film program. Then I went to the Esplanade, with the National Performing Arts.

I came to the Singapore International Film Festival and started the day before the circuit breaker (Singapore’s stay-at-home reaction to the coronavirus) began.

I’ve had three careers. My first was actually in retail management,

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Tiggi Hawke Releases Dance Hit ‘High Season’

Tiggi Hawke Releases Dance Hit 'High Season'

London based pop singer/songwriter Tiggi Hawke is set to release her new single “High Season” today, following the exclusive premiere of the single yesterday with EDM.com. This release comes after the successful release of Tiggi’s summer dance hit “Electric Sun.” Given the current state of the world with COVID-19 and clubs being closed this summer Music4Lovers said, “This intensely, passionate track does a good job taking you back to the bar lined streets of San Antonio, Ibiza.”

This all followed Tiggi’s 2019 emotionally charged hit single, “For What Its Worth” with production duo SONDR (Lana Del Ray, Meghan Trainor), which has racked up over 5 million streams on Spotify since its release. Now Tiggi is back with a new electric dance hit for her fans across the globe with “High Season” produced by Gil Lewis (U2) and Toby Scott (Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen).

When asked about her new single “High

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Australian Screen Production Takes 18% Hit From COVID

Expenditure on screen production in Australia plunged by 18% in the financial year to June 2020, reflecting a near total shutdown of large-scale drama filming from March, due to the impact of the coronavirus and work from home regulations. But, until the virus struck in the fourth (April to June) quarter much of the industry had been on course for a record year.

“If you think that we lost more than a quarter of our year, three and a half months, but ended down only 18%, that’s a good result. It is only half the downturn you might have thought,” Screen Australia CEO, Graeme Mason told Variety.

The July 2019-June 20202 period saw total production spending of A$990 million ($693 million) coming from production of local and foreign feature, television and online drama titles, as well as post, digital and visual effects, according to Screen Australia’s annual Drama Report. The

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Weekly jobless claims higher than expected, labor market takes hit from rising Covid cases

The pace of first-time filings for jobless claims picked up last week, with the jobs market showing increasing vulnerability to the coronavirus spread.

Claims totaled 778,000 for the week ended Nov. 21, ahead of the 733,000 expectation from economists surveyed by Dow Jones and up from 742,000 the previous week, the Labor Department reported Wednesday.

Continuing claims for those collecting benefits for at least two weeks maintained their decline, falling to 6.07 million, a drop of 299,000.

The news comes amid an ongoing rise in coronavirus cases and worries that the national health system is becoming stressed. New daily cases have averaged 174,225 over the past week, and health officials worry that Thanksgiving could send that level higher as families across the country travel to celebrate the holiday.

Though weekly claims have been below 800,000 for the past six weeks, they are still well above the pre-pandemic record as governments

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Nordstrom Shares Hit Six-Month High After Surprise Q3 Profit

Nordstrom Inc.  (JWN) – Get Report shares jumped to a six-month high Wednesday after it posted a surprise third quarter profit thanks to surge in online sales that partly offset an overall revenue slump for the brick-and-mortar retailer.

Nordstrom said profits for the three months ending in October were pegged at 34 cents per share, down 55.5% from the same period last year but well ahead of the Street consensus, which forecast a loss of 6 cents per share. Group revenues were down 16% to $3 billion, Nordstrom said, but more than half of that came from the group’s online channels, which rose 37% from last year. 

Looking into the holiday quarter, Nordstrom said sales are likely to be down in the low 20 percent range from last year’s levels as the coronavirus pandemic continues to alter retail habits, and sees “a highly promotional and competitive environment in

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