Barbra Streisand has been regarded as the world’s greatest star for probably longer than you’ve been alive, but the EGOT-winner and committed equality activist will finally write a memoir to set the record straight on all the myths and inaccuracies you’ve read about her during her six decades in the business of show. The book is scheduled to be published in 2017.
A stage musical based on the life of Elton John is now in the works, but you won’t see it before noted non-singer Tom Hardy takes center stage as the master showman in the film bio Rocketman: Fury Road. (Just kidding about the Fury Road part, but Mad Max would make a great costume for Sir Elton.)
Sam Smith is doing his part to make the world safe for gay people. “I like the idea that there may be homophobic guys who listen to my record and they have no clue that I’m gay!’ he told French mag Têtu. “I would like to become a voice for gay youth in difficulty around the world.”
Out filmmaker Todd Haynes, who is wowing the Cannes Film Festival with Carol, his lesbian romance starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, will next produce a TV series based on the Source Family, the real-life hippie cult that was the subject of the 2013 documentary of the same name.
The band Indiana Queen will change the way you think about country music. Vocalist Kevin Thornton and his real-life partner star in a steamy video for their song “With You.” You can watch the slightly NSFW video here. The group is scheduled to headline Nashville Pride next month and Thornton told HuffPo, “Gay people out there telling us how much it means to them to see themselves represented in country music.”
Matthew Lewis, who played the interestingly-monikered Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter franchise, leaves very little to the imagination in his photo shoot for Attitude magazine.
The title trumpeter in Allison Lane‘s “The Blowing Boogie Bugle Man from Company G” is so dedicated to the war effort that he puts the boys to sleep with his blowing every night, but be warned: he can’t blow a thing if Judy Garland ain’t playing. Michael Musto, Casper Andreas and Matthew Ludwinski costar in the bawdy parody video.
Speaking of Ms. G., a new book written by her former manager reveals a shattering first-hand account of one of the star’s numerous suicide attempts.
As usual, Ryan Murphy has assembled one of the most interesting casts imaginable for his upcoming series American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson. EW offers a first look at Sarah Paulson (above as Marcia Clark), Cuba Gooding Jr. (OJ Simspon), John Travolta (Robert Shapiro), David Schwimmer (Robert Kardashian), Courtney B. Vance (Johnnie Cochran), and Billy Magnussen (Kato Kaelin). FX hasn’t yet announced an air date for the miniseries.
That old saying “Another week, another Magic Mike XXL poster” holds true.