She might have just received “a fat check from Beyonce” for co-writing “Sorry” and “Daddy Lessons,” but chances are you’ve heard Diana Gordon’s voice — or heard someone else singing lyrics she wrote — before.
Performing under the stage name Wynter Gordon since 2004, the singer-songwriter honed her skills as an EDM vocalist (see: “Toyfriend” and “Dirty Talk”), songwriter (Jennifer Lopez, Ciara, Danity Kane), and even reached the top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 as a featured artist on Flo Rida’s 2009 track “Sugar.”
Now, after releasing a killer album (2011’s With the Music I Die) and a series of astounding EPs across a wide range of genres (Human Condition: Doleo, Human Condition: Sanguine, and Five Needle), Gordon is finally releasing music under her real name: Diana. Gordon’s new single, “The Legend Of,” blends R&B and pop sounds with deeply personal lyrics for a fresh sound you don’t want to miss.[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/274876217" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] The Little Prince
Despite featuring an all-star voice cast that includes Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard, James Franco, and Ricky Gervais, The Little Prince had a rough start ahead of finally debuting stateside after Paramount quietly dropped the film from its release schedule one week prior to its originally-slated March 18 bow.
The CGI/stop-motion film, based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s 1943 novella, follows a young girl whose elderly neighbor tells her a fantastical tale about a mysterious little boy he once met.
“I really wanted to find a way to create a cinematic emotional experience that was equivalent to the emotional experience that someone can have reading the book,” director Mark Osborne previously told EW about the project. “I really saw the movie as an opportunity to pay tribute to the power of the book. Not just adapt the book word for word, but a chance to adapt what the book means to people, and how it affects their lives.”
The Little Prince hits theaters and Netflix on Aug. 5.
The Get Down
From Moulin Rouge! to The Great Gatsby, it’s clear the world loves Baz Luhrmann movies, and you’re going to love his new Netflix series, too.
Luhrmann’s first foray into creating television, the New York City-set, sonically-inclined drama takes place in the 1970s, where several teenagers in the Bronx come of age amid a bustling music scene. Justice Smith, Herizen Guardiola, Shameik Moore, Jimmy Smits, Jaden Smith, and Giancarlo Esposito star in the program.
“The overview of this thing is that New York is in chaos,” supervising producer Nelson George told EW about the series. “Symbolically, disco and hip-hop are kind of at war with each other.”
The Get Down premieres Aug. 12 on Netflix.
The Go-Go’s Farewell Tour
They got the beat (and held onto it) for 35 years, but The Go-Go’s are finally calling it quits.
The all-female band, which rose to prominence in the 1980s with singles like “We Got The Beat,” “Vacation,” and “Our Lips Are Sealed,” announced a farewell tour in March, which will visit 18 cities across the country, with Best Coast and Kaya Stewart serving as opening acts.
Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey, and Gina Schock are all hitting the road as part of the tour, though bassist Kathy Valentine, who left the group in 2013 on bad terms, won’t be a part of the goodbye lineup.
See The Go-Go’s off at one of their remaining shows between now and Aug. 30.
Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Do you really need us to tell you to tune into the biggest sporting event on the planet? The world has been waiting four years for this year’s Olympic Games (Katy Perry even wrote a song about it!), and they’re (finally!) right around the corner.
Scores of athletes from every corner of the globe will be competing for gold medals in every sport from gymnastics and swimming to diving and soccer.
The 2016 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony airs Friday at 7 p.m. ET on NBC. The games conclude on Aug. 21.