Prince Ditched His Social Media Accounts

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(PCM) No stranger to walking the unbeaten path, Prince decided to delete his Facebook and twitter and removed all of his music from Youtube today (Nov. 25), causing some panic among his fans.

Not much will change for fans of the singer-songwriter/actor/multi-instrumentalist though; Prince rarly posted on his Facebook or Twitter. In September, the artist held a three-hour Q&A on his Facebook page, only to answer one question regarding the ideal frequency of recorded music.

Though he had a promising start on the site, Prince was also very inactive on Twitter, with most of the tweets on his shared account with his backing band, 3rdEyeGirl, coming from 3rdEyeGirl.

The only official video of Prince’s that is still online is his video for “Breakfast Can Wait” on Vevo. The artist’s music is still accessible through Spotify, though there’s no telling how long this will last.

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Discover How Peter Pan Ended Up in Neverland in First Official Trailer for ‘Pan’

Pan(PCM) Warner Bros. Pictures released the first official trailer for Pan today, giving viewers a look at the magical world of Neverland before Peter Pan or Captain Hook were even major players.

Adventure abounds in the new trailer with swashbuckling pirates, mermaids, daring escapes, and fairies. “Tick-tock” sounds the Warner Bros. Picutres’ logo before opening onto a boys’ orphanage in London.

It is here that we learn about Peter, a boy whose mother left him a note telling him that he is extrodinary beyond his imagination before she promises to explain everything to him when they meet again, either in this world or another.

Next thing you know, the boys are being snatched out of their beds and whisked off to Neverland to join the ranks of Blackbeard, a pretty evil looking pirate who no doubt has sinister intentions.

Watch the first official trailer for Pan below, after the official synopsis, and visit the official Pan Facebook and website for more info and updates!

From Warner Bros. Pictures comes, “Pan,” a live-action Peter Pan feature directed by Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice”).

Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

The film stars Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) as Hook; Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (“The Dictator”) as Smee; and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter.

Rounding out the cast are Taejoo Na (“The Kick”) as Kwahu; Nonso Anozie (“Son of God,” “Atonement”) as Bishop; Kathy Burke (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”) as Mother Barnabas; Kurt Egyiawan (“Skyfall”) as Murray; Lewis MacDougall (UK TV’s “In the Name of the Children”) as Nibs; newcomer Leni Zieglmeier as Wendy Darling; Jack Charles (“Mystery Road”) as The Chief/Tiger Lily’s father; and Amanda Seyfried (“Les Misérables”) as Mary.

Wright directs “Pan” from a screenplay written by Jason Fuchs. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Paul Webster are producing, with Tim Lewis serving as executive producer.

Filmed at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, “Pan,” is set for a worldwide release in 3D and 2D in select theatres and IMAX® on July 17, 2015.

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A New Species of Dinosaur Wreaks Havoc in First Full Trailer for ‘Jurassic World’

Jurassic-World1(PCM) Universal Pictures debuted the first full trailer for Jurassic World, just one day after the tesser trailer hit the web and two days before its announced debut date of Thanksgiving.

Why the ful trailer came out today and not on Thanksgiving during NBC football is currently unclear, but there are no complaints from us here at PCM.

Finally, we get a full view of Jurassic World, the dinosaur theme park as originally envisioned by Dr. John Hammond. Rides, a watershow, and safaris with real live dinosaurs are just a few of the park’s short lived amusements.

In a series about dinosaurs running amok and wreacking havoc, its easy to see how terribly a fully functioning dinosaur theme park can go.

Jurassic World picks up 22 years after the first test run of John Hammond’s theme park on Isla Nublar went horribly wrong and resulted in many deaths and an island that was taken over by highly adaptive dinosaurs.

The new trailer reveals that scientists at Jurassic World have not just tamed the dinosaurs on the island, but have created a genetically modified hybrid; a new species of dinosaur.

Chris Pratt wisely and ominously notes in the new trailer that the decision to create a new species of dinosaur is probably not the best idea to put into action, but, of course, the dinosaur has already come into fruition, proving to be smarter, faster, and dealier than any of the dinosuars on the island.

What could possibly go wrong on an island filled with people, dinosaurs, and one super-killer dinosaur? Probably everything, but watch the full trailer below to see for yourself.

Jurassic World, written and directed by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) with co-writer Derek Connely (Safety Not Guaranteed), stars Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help), Vincent D’Onofrio (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi), Judy Greer (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Katie McGrath (The Adventures of Merlin), Lauren Lapkus (Blended), Ty Simpkins (Insidious), Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer), B.D. Wong (Law & Order: SVU), and Omar Sy (Intouchables).

Jurassic World is executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Jon Jashni with Patrick Crowley, Thomas Tull, and Frank Marshall serving as producers.

Academy Award-winning Up composer Michael Giacchino is creating the score for Jurassic World, now in post-production and slated to open in 2D, 3D, amd IMAX theaters nationwide June 12, 2015.

Watch the first full trailer below and visit the official Jurassic World website, where you can add the countdown for the official trailer to your calendar and even apply for an internship as a genetic biologist at Masrani Global Corporation, the company responsible for continuing Dr. John Hammond’s work.

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Cowardly Lion Costume From The Wizard Of Oz Sells For $3 Million

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(PCM) Talk about making a pop culture pay day, the infamous Cowardly Lion costume worn by actor Burt Lahr in the classic film “The Wizard Of Oz” sold for over $3 million dollars at a recent Bonham’s auction in New York City.

According to the New York Daily News, the face is sculpted to the likeness of the late actor and according to a spokesperson for costume owner James Comisar, there was a secondary costume that was used in the film that also recently sold at auction for over $1 million dollars.

Comisar says that he plans to use the money that he received from selling the Cowardly Lion costume to further invest in his exhibit and collection of TV memorabilia that includes items from “I Love Lucy” and “Lost” to name a few.

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Stepen Soundheim and Meryl Streep Discuss ‘Stay With Me’ From Disney’s ‘Into the Woods’

IntoTheWoods(PCM) Oscar buzz is steadily building around Disney’s musical Into the Woods. Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical by Stephen Soundheim and the book by James Lapine, many pundits have Into the Woods on their shortlist for Best Soundtrack and Best Original Song nominees.

In anticipation of awards season, Disney has released a new clip from Into the Woods, giving fans some background and behind-the-scenes footage of the making of “Stay With Me,” sung by Meryl Streep as The Witch.

The new clip features James Lapine, author of Into the Woods, Stephen Soundheim, Tony Award-winning music and lyrics writer, and Meryl Streep all discussing “Stay With Me,” the song that will more than likely be nominated for Best Original Song.

“Stay With Me” is the Witch’s plea to her daughter, Rapunzel, imploring her to not leave their life together, warning her that while princes might wait outside their stone walls, so do wolves and humans. Watch Meryl Steep, James Lapine, and Stephen Soundheim in the new clip below!

Into the Woods is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests.

This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family, and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. 

Into the Woods stars Meryl Streep as The Witch, James Corden and Emily Blunt as the Baker and Baker’s Wife, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince, Johnny Depp as The Wolf.

Also starring in the film are Lilla Crawford as Red Riding Hood, Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, Tracey Ullman as Jack’s Mother, Christine Baranski as Cinderella’s Stepmother, MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel’s Prince, Tammy Blanchard as Florinda, Lucy Punch as Lucinda, Frances de la Tour as The Giant, Simon Russell Beale as The Baker’s Father, Joanna Riding as Cinderella’s Mother, and Annette Crosbie as Grandmother.

Into the Woods is directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha) and based on the Tony Award winning play by James Lapine and Stephen Soundheim.

Watch the new clip below and visit the official Facebook page for more info!

Into the Woods opens in theaters nationwide December 25, 2014.

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Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani Team up for ‘Paddington’ Soundtrack

Paddington(PCM) Music fans everywhere rejoice! Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani, both veteran musicians with an impressive body of work, Grammy awards, and hits still topping the charts today, are collaborating on an original song for Paddington.

Williams and Stefani are co-writing and performing “Shine” for the family-comedy, opening in theaters January 16, 2015.

The two creative artists are no strangers, having previously recorded several tracks together including Williams’ “Can I Have It Like That” and Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl” and “Spark the Fire,” whish just dropped today but has seemingly been pulled from every site that posted it.

“Pharrell and Gwen are the perfect artistic duo and they truly brought to life the charm that Paddington represents in the terrific song ‘Shine,’” says Bob Weinstein in a statment. “We are so proud to have them be a part of this classic film.”

“I am honored to join forces with Pharrell and be part of bringing this beloved classic to life for Paddington’s next big adventure,” says Gwen Stefani.

Pharrell Williams adds, “What a wonderful opportunity, as a parent, to contribute to something as classic, authentic and generational to all of our lives, as Paddington Bear.”

Pharrell Williams was nominated in the 2014 Academy Awards for his original song for Despicable Me 2, “Happy,” so hopes are high for his collaboration with Gwen Stefani, especially since the pair’s first collaboration, “Hollaback Girl,” was the first digital download to sell one million copies in the U.S.

From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (Harry Potter), Paddington tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home.

Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says “Please look after this bear. Thank you,” and offer him a temporary haven.

It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.

Paddington stars Ben Whishaw as the titular bear alongside Hugh Bonneville, Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Michael Gambon, and Imelda Staunton.

Paddington opens in U.S. theaters nationwide January 16, 2015.

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