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Felicity Jones Addresses Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Controversy


Over the summer, multiple reports suggested the blockbuster was in major trouble ahead of its Dec. 18 release date. Reps for Disney and Lucasfilm publicly denied the claims, which had sent fans into a frenzy. Looking back at the controversy,Felicity Jones—who plays Rebel Alliance recruit Jyn Erso in the series’ first standalone film—insists that the constant speculation about the reshoots was misleading. “Obviously when you come to the edit, you see the film come together and you think, ‘Actually, we could do this better, and this would make more sense if we did this.’ I’ve done it so many times,” Jones says in The Hollywood Reporter‘s Oct. 21 issue, on newsstands Friday. “I mean, you wouldn’t just give your first draft on this story, would you?”

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy was never concerned. “I’m sure if you picked up the phone and called every single large, technical movie and said, ‘You ever gone in and done reshoots?’ they’d all say, ‘Oh God, yes. So why has it turned into a big story? Because it’s Star Wars, and they put a spotlight and scrutinize every single thing that gets done,” she says. “But it was always planned and nothing unusual.”

Lady Gaga’s Full Circle Journey: How the Joanne Era Pays Tribute to Her Beginnings

She arrived just before 9:30 p.m. After greeting fans who couldn’t make it inside, she ran through the crowd and onto the dive bar stage. “My name is Lady Gaga,” she started. “I’m a singer-songwriter from New York and I’m coming through Nashville.” In that moment, that’s exactly who she was and who she’s always been. After winning Grammys, touring the world, and becoming a global phenomenon—Gaga was finally returning to her roots just before the release of Joanne.

Rewind to Greenwich Village in early 2006. The Stefani Germanotta Band was performing at The Bitter End. The lead singer interrupted their cover of Led Zeppelin’s “D’yer Mak’er” to announce, “You guys f–king rock.” The 19-year-old was confident, authentic, and talented. More than 10 years separate these performances, but watch them back-to-back and you’ll fail to see much difference.

Before her Bitter End performance, Gaga made a splash at the 2005 UltraViolet Live talent competition while studying at NYU. After singing two original songs, the impressed MCs joked, “Norah Jones watch out,” because that was a thing in 2005.

When Stefani became Gaga, she was working with Rob Fusari—a man who would produce, “name,” and ultimately sue her. (His $30.5 million suit claimed he was owed up to 20 percent of the profits off her first four albums, and her countersuit called that arrangement unlawful. They ultimately settled for an undisclosed amount). This music was electronic, dance-heavy, some tracks landing on what would become The Fame. Since-leaked demos include “Sexy Ugly” and “Ribbons”—the latter featuring a chorus about condoms (“wrap it up with a ribbon”) and a bridge Samantha Jones would enthusiastically endorse (“Only difference between downtown and uptown is therapy and Valium”).

The artist formerly known as Stefani Germanotta snowballed quickly into a global phenomenon with The Fame. She satirized pop culture and the modern pop star, most memorably in her 2009 VMA performance of “Paparazzi,” where the fame “took her life” on-stage.

Her follow up, The Fame Monster, was tonally darker. The eight-track EP featured pop culture references, ballads and Beyoncé. Her life became a performance art piece, and who she was wearing—Alexander McQueen or a butcher—made more headlines than her music. “The Manifesto of Little Monsters” gave a direct identity to her fans, and was signed with a date, 12/18/1974. The day her aunt Joanne passed away—nearly 12 years before Gaga’s birth.


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4Real Records announced the release of DQ’s first single . The young artist will join force with Togo top music engineer and Malaysian based artiste ” Dj kriss”and ”Jkl4real”, who co-wrote with DQ and produced the single “unstoppable”.

Nigerian artists are the hottest commodity in the music world right now. DQ, a UK based Nigerian may not have released a dope single yet, but his talent has awed those who have heard him sing at events.

Jkl4real advised the singers who is looking forward to break into the industry ”and he says, “The only thing you have to keep in mind is that you need to be hungry enough for what you want to achieve. I was pretty hungry when I came all the way from Malaysia.As a musician, it’s important to create your own sound, find the right music production and collaborate with like-minded professionals. I feel that it’s important to know your strengths and weaknesses along the way. It may take a decade to get your foot in the door.”
“A lot of people think the young artists is superficial; I can’t agree with that,” says dj kriss, “I think the younger generation is promising and hugely diverse in their art . It’s happening now with music that embrace what happens in the world. I think it is an exciting moment

According to 4real records manager”Kweku Fleava” he said”Once the first single is ready for release, Fans will be able to download a free copy of DQ’s single .

The broadcast will be capped by over 10 media stations which include : Pink FM, pluzz Fm,Live fm,Accra Fm,Kasapa Fm,Okay,fm,Oxzy fm, 4real Tv, Elaborbiz tv and many more

Could DQ be the next big name to come out of GHANA. Young, creative and ready to take over the game, I cannot wait for you to hear it! Hopefully you love it and can cheer it on by requesting airplay with the radio stations!

Holdaz Gh