MADONNA’S “MATERIAL GIRL” DRESS WILL BE AUCTIONED
NEW YORK (AP) – The pink satin gown Madonna wore in the “Material Girl” video is for sale. Julien’s Auctions will auction the gown the weekend of May 20 in New York. It will be sold with the white faux fur stole, the pink satin opera gloves, the rhinestone bracelets and a non-fungible token. It turns out that gown was a rental. It was made originally for the 1980 made-for-TV movie “Norma Jean” and rented from the Palace Costume and Prop Company for the video. It’s expected to sell for $100,000 to $200,000.
THE PIXIES RELEASE “LIVE IN BRIXTON”
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago remembers all too well their 2004 run of shows in London that are now being released as a boxed set. Santiago says he tripped over his guitar cord and broke the guitar neck. Santiago says he recalls feeling like “an idiot” because it kept playing. He says he was “holding this broken guitar that just kept wailing.” The Pixies could have fixed that track before putting it on the boxed set, but Santiago says they left it in to show they aren’t perfect. The Pixies’ “Live in Brixton” boxed set comes out on Friday.
MICHELLE WILLIAMS, ROMEO MILLER WILL STAR IN “WRATH”
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child will star in a Lifetime TV movie, and Beyonce’s mom will play her mother. Williams will play a lawyer in the movie “Wrath,” while Tina Knowles-Lawson portrays her mom. Romeo Miller, who made his name in rap as Lil’ Romeo, also stars. “Wrath” airs April 16.
HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE IN MISSISSIPPI GETS GRANT FROM NETFLIX
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A private, historically Black college in Mississippi is getting $10 million from the head of Netflix and his wife – who is a film producer. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and his wife Patricia Quillin visited Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi yesterday to announce and discuss the donation. Hastings says that recently he and his wife have been focused on giving to historically Black colleges after years of giving to programs for kindergarten through high school.
MELISSA FUMERO TO GET NEW COMEDY SERIES
UNDATED (AP) – One of the stars of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is getting a new series. Melissa Fumero has been tabbed to star in the comedy series “Blockbuster.” As the name suggests, the Netflix show is about the last remaining Blockbuster video store – and the people who work there. Netflix says Randall Park will also be in the series – and other cast members will be announced soon. The first season will have 10 episodes but there’s no word yet on when it will begin production – or air.
LIFETIME ANNOUNCES TWO MORE IN “SINS” SERIES
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Lifetime is adding to its series of sins – in this case, movies in the Seven Deadly Sins anthology. The next one headed to the screen is “Wrath.” It will star Michelle Williams, Romeo Miller and Tina Knowles-Lawson, Beyonce’s mom. “Wrath” airs on April 16.