Out this week
- Simulation Theory by Muse: Eighth album by the English rock band; follows 2015’s Drones; includes the singles ‘Dig Down’, ‘Thought Contagion’, ‘Something Human’, ‘The Dark Side’, and ‘Pressure’.
- Origins by Imagine Dragons: Fourth album by the American rock band, the follow-up to 2017’s Evolve; led by the single ‘Natural’.
- The Grinch (starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones) – animation, third screen adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957); the grouchy Grinch (Cumberbatch) tries to ruin Christmas for the town of Whoville.
- The Girl in the Spider’s Web (starring Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, Lakeith Stanfield) – crime thriller, soft reboot sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011); a computer hacker (Foy) and a journalist (Gudnason) get caught in a web of criminals and corruption.
- Overlord (starring Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier) – horror; American paratroopers discover secret Nazi experiments during World War II.
Delta Lea Goodrem
- Born on 9th November 1984 in Sydney, Australia.
- Has a younger brother, Trent, who is an Australian rules football player.
- Parents are divorced.
- Was named after Joe Cocker’s song ‘Delta Lady’.
- Rose to prominence in 2002 for her role on the Australian soap opera Neighbours.
- Released her debut album, Innocent Eyes, in 2003. Has since released four more albums: Mistaken Identity (2004), Delta (2007), Child of the Universe (2012), and Wings of the Wild (2016).
- Has been a coach on The Voice Australia since 2012 (except 2014).
- Battled with cancer in 2004.
- Was previously in a relationship with Australian tennis player Mark Philippoussis (2004), Irish singer Brian McFadden (2004 – 2011), and American singer Nick Jonas (2011 – 2012).
2018 MTV Europe Music Awards
- Best Song: Camila Cabello (featuring Young Thug) – ‘Havana’
- Video: Camila Cabello (featuring Young Thug) – ‘Havana’
- Artist: Camila Cabello
- New Artist: Cardi B
- Pop: Dua Lipa
- Hip-Hop: Nicki Minaj
- Rock: 5 Seconds of Summer
- Alternative: Panic! at the Disco
- Electronic: Marshmello
- World Stage: Alessia Cara
- Look: Nicki Minaj
- Biggest Fans: BTS
- Global Icon: Janet Jackson
- UK Act: Little Mix
- Canadian Act: Shawn Mendes
- US Act: Camila Cabello
For the list of nominees and winners, visit mtvema.com/winners
A Star Is Born
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle, Sam Elliott
Director: Bradley Cooper
- Musical romantic drama; an alcoholic musician (Cooper) discovers and falls for a young singer (Gaga).
- Is the third remake of the 1937 film of the same name.
- Had an estimated budget of around $40 million; has made nearly $294 million in a month.
- Has received very positive reviews from critics who praised the acting, direction, and writing.
- Had been in development since 2011; Clint Eastwood was attached to direct and Beyoncé was set to star. A number of actors – Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Christian Bale, Johnny Depp – were approached for the male lead role.
- Marks Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut.
- Lukas Nelson, the son of country singer Willie Nelson, helped write several songs for the film. The soundtrack was performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.