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Blackpink’s Jennie Kim Says Being a Part of HBO’s ‘The Idol’ Was “An Opportunity to Just be Myself and be Brave”

Blackpink’s Jennie Kim is opening up about her acting debut in The Idol and what initially drew her to the role in the highly anticipated series. While speaking with Women’s Wear Daily in an interview published online Monday, the singer said she’s “been admiring Sam’s [Euphoria creator Sam Levinson] work for a very long time.” […]

Cannes: Lily-Rose Depp, The Weeknd on Depicting the “Pornification” of American Pop Culture in Sexually Explicit ‘The Idol’

Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd explored the dark side of celebrity in the Cannes press conference for HBO’s controversial sexy pop star drama series The Idol, after the world premiere of the first two episodes of the limited series at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday night. Depp stars in The Idol as Jocelyn, a Britney […]

Cannes: Sam Levinson Fights Back Tears After ‘The Idol’ Premiere

The world premiere of HBO’s controversial sexy pop star drama series The Idol at the Cannes Film Festival Monday night was met with polite applause from the festival audience, who gave it a standard-measure 5-minute standing ovation, and a few tears. Series director and co-creator Sam Levinson started to choke up in his thank you speech […]

The Weeknd Addresses ‘The Idol’ Director Departure, Calls Filming Reports “Ridiculous”

The Idol star Abel Tesfaye says he posted the clip from the HBO series that went viral because he wanted to meet a “ridiculous” report with a “ridiculous response.” Published on Tuesday as part of a cover story with Vanity Fair spanning his rise in music and his decision to branch out in new creative […]

The Weeknd Says “Everything’s a Risk” While Talking ‘The Idol’ Reshoots, Adds He “Sacrificed My Health and Home” to Retool HBO Show

The Weeknd says that he chose to reshoot his The Idol to adhere to the same standards he has for his music, but it came at a cost to his “health and home.” The singer, real name Abel Tesfaye, along with the HBO series director Sam Levinson and co-star Lily-Rose Depp, spoke about the upcoming […]

HBO’s Controversial ‘The Idol’ Gets Provocative New Trailer, Premiere Date

HBO’s controversial sexy pop star drama series The Idol has released a new trailer ahead of its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. The series from Sam Levinson (Euphoria), Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and Reza Fahim that’s been criticized as “torture porn” by production insiders dropped new footage Monday: The storyline: “After a nervous breakdown […]

The Weeknd Sweeps 2023 Juno Awards

The Weeknd has cleaned up at the Junos, Canada’s music awards. On Monday night, the Canadian superstar won for best album of the year for Dawn FM. That followed the Toronto-raised pop superstar, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, in pre-telecast award-giving picking up trophies for best artist, best single for “Sacrifice” and songwriter of […]

HBO, Lily-Rose Depp Deny On-Set Turmoil on ‘The Idol’

HBO is disputing a report that its forthcoming drama series The Idol was beset by problems during filming. A Rolling Stone story published Wednesday and citing 13 sources close to the show reports that the drama, co-created by Euphoria’s Sam Levinson and music star The Weeknd (whose real name is Abel Tesfaye), was plagued by […]

Drake Victorious at 2023 Grammys Even Though He Didn’t Submit His Work for Awards

Drake doesn’t love the Grammys but they love him — the rapper won an award at the 2023 Grammys even though he decided not to submit his latest album for awards. Drake won best melodic rap performance for his guest appearance on Future’s “Wait for U,” which became No. 1 pop hit and also features […]

Juno Awards: The Weeknd Takes Charge With Six Nominations

The Weeknd and his album Dawn FM have emerged with a field-leading six nominations for the 2023 Juno music awards, Canada’s version of the Grammys. The Canadian pop star who penned “Nothing is Lost (You Give Me Strength)” for Avatar: The Way of Water, will compete for best artist, best pop album, Juno Fan Choice award, […]

The Weeknd on His Deep Blue Connection to ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ and Being Shortlisted at the Oscars

The Weeknd remembers seeing Avatar for the first time in 2009 — he was 19 and feeling blue. Watching the film was like a ray of light. “That was probably the darkest time of my life,” the Canadian singer tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I was homeless, pretty much. I had dropped out of school. I […]

The Weeknd Drops ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Original Song “Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength)”

The Weeknd’s latest song is out, and it’s a stunning musical tribute to James Cameron’s Avatar sequel. Titled “Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength),” the more than four-minute track is featured during Avatar: The Way of the Water‘s end credits (after being featured in its trailer) and arrives a day ahead of the movie’s […]