Welcome to your daily drop from HELLO! In today’s episode, we discuss the upcoming Taylor Swift concert film that is expected to potentially bring in over $100 million at the box office.
Not only that, but Adele stopped posing for selfies with fans at her Las Vegas concerts, and SZA and Justin Bieber dropped an acoustic version of her hit, Snooze.
Taylor Swift’s upcoming Eras World Tour movie is expected to bring in $100 million at the box office in its opening weekend. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the special film, which will feature her Eras set in full for those who missed out on seeing her in real life, could bring in big bucks based on extremely high advance ticket rates. The big gross is a prediction that could be surpassed as it is based only on pre-sales in the US only, while fans are hoping that she will release the film globally. The Eras concert film will be released in theaters on October 13.
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© Axelle/Bauer-GriffinNEWARK, NEW JERSEY – SEPTEMBER 12: Taylor Swift attends the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on September 12, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Adele has said she is no longer taking close-up selfies with fans in the audience at her Las Vegas residency due to fears of contracting COVID-19. The global megastar shared the revelation at a recent gig, telling fans that the concerts are in for a lifetime after close friends and crew members were, as she described, “dropping like flies”. The Easy On Me hitmaker also stopped her walk through the crowd to prevent the spread. However, Adele has vowed not to let the rise in COVID cases ruin her residency after the virus caused delays in production and rehearsals which meant her stay was postponed last year.
SZA has teamed up with Justin Bieber to release an acoustic version of her hit song Snooze. The song, which appears on her massive 2022 album SOS, now has a new version and video that also stars Justin and other stars like Benny Blanco. Meanwhile, SZA has clearly been busy as she’s also set to release a new deluxe version of SOS featuring ten extra tracks, and reportedly a new song with Drake next week.
© Anna Webber/GETTYSZA performing on the SOS tour
Leigh-Anne Pinnock has said her debut solo album could be released next year. The former Little Mix star, who has released two solo songs so far including her first, Don’t Say Love, told +44’s Amazing Music podcast that the record is officially in the works. Fans will be delighted to hear that Leigh-Anne added that the album is coming faster than she or her team expected, meaning a 2024 release date is possible. The singer then added that she also wants to go on tour, so fans can expect a lot.
Leigh-Anne plans to release a solo album
Busted are working on a new album. The beloved pop rock trio, consisting of Matt Willis, Charlie Simpson and James Bourne, are currently embarking on a 20th anniversary tour, but they have no plans to slow down. Matt Willis told the Daily Star that while reaching the milestone would be a good time for him to hang up his hats, he doesn’t think he will and that they are constantly working on new music and that Busted has a future. Meanwhile, the group recently released their new song Good One and they said there’s more to come.