Rihanna slays in Dior’s new campaign, Sony are doing a re-make of The Craft and Britney don’t dance like she used to – here’s our round up of the news this week.
“By the power of three times three, make them see, make them see.”
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news this week that Andrew Fleming’s 1996 supernatural screenplay “The Craft” is set for a re-make thanks to Sony. Starring Fairuza Balk, Rachel True, Neve Campbell, and Robin Tunney the film follows the four teen witches who cause havoc with their powers. Having loaned grungy-goth fashion and attitude tips to teens worldwide, it’s going to be a tough to beat but we’re already dying to know who’s on the casting list.
Marking the first black woman as the face of the house in 69 years, Rihanna features in the fourth chapter of Dior’s Secret Garden saga. The teaser for Steven Klein’s film, shot in the Chateau and gardens of Versailles, sees Rihanna climb the dimly lit staircase in killer heels and a red dress, arm tucked behind her back, Dior clutch in hand to the sound of piano keys that later erupt into a second of pop that cuts short leaving us in suspense. Rihanna slays again.
Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea have teamed up for their new Little Mix-penned track “Pretty Girls”. With candy pink lips, over-crimped hair and lashings of leopard print, the blondes belt out the girl-power lyrics: “All around the world, pretty girls, jump the line to the front, do what we like, get what we want”. Meanwhile animated planets fly across the screen – an obvious nod to Julien Temple’s 1988 film Earth Girls Are Easy – and Azalea plays the alien treading unknown territory. Whilst my inner 13-year old is desperate to love it (I’m not for one minute going to deny being a die hard Britney fan circa 2000), the sad reality is that I don’t.
Just like two wrongs don’t make a right, two famed blondes don’t necessarily make a good record, or video for that matter. As Noisey’s Kat George puts it: “Pretty Girls” makes Britney “look like Jenna Maroney’s mom in 30 Rock: a cloying stage mom desperate to share her young daughter’s spotlight in a tacky money grab”. My 13-year-old self also remembers Brit being able to bust a move, “Pretty Girls” confirms she really can’t.
In other news, Miley Cyrus covered Kiha’s “My Neck, My Back” on stage at the Adult Swim Upfronts party this week. Taking a break from her Happie Hippy Foundation, she was seen gyrating on stage clad in a thong and glitter, with a pair of oversized butterfly wings for good measure. I guess she’s just being Miley…
The pink party princess is back with a new hit and whilst it’s not to my taste, I’m happy to admit it’s not that bad. Titled “High Off My Love”, the new track that features Birdman, founder of Cash Money Records, must mean that Paris has been taking some time away from her hectic DJ’ing schedule. Shame. Well, someone had to provide us with a guilty pleasure this week.
Thanks to Luc Besson’s Twitter announcement, we now know that he’ll be working on a film with Cara Delevingne, titled Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets, in which she’ll play 11th Century peasant girl Laureline alongside Dane Dehaan. Set to sweep Cara off her feet and into space in a mission to protect planet earth, your inner sci-fi geek is set to feast on this. In anticipation of the release, we partook in some sci-fi style predictions.
Words: Brooke McCord