Sir Elton John has revealed how 'disappointed' he was with the Lion King remake and claimed that he thinks the creators behind it 'messed up' the music. The pop icon, 72, who penned the original soundtrack to the 1994 hit, said he felt there was a lack of respect from the team and wishes he'd been more involved. He told GQ: 'Music was so much a part of the original and the music in the current film didn't have the same impact. The magic and joy were lost. Candid: Sir Elton John has revealed how 'disappointed' he was with the Lion King remake and claimed that he thinks the creators behind it 'messed up' the music 'The soundtrack hasn't had nearly the same impact in the charts that it had 25 years ago, when it was the bestselling album of the year. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Sir Elton John reveals he accidentally SHREDDED husband... The Voice: Will.i.am fights back tears over struggle of... Kim and Khloe Kardashian savagely slam momager Kris Jenner... … [Read more...] about ‘It was a huge disappointment!’ Sir Elton John says he believes producers ‘messed up’ the Lion King remake and wishes he’d been more involved
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Disney remains in charge of the kingdom Finally some good news for those plucky young upstarts at Disney. While it might not be a surprise that the studio made money this season, not many could have predicted just how much money it would make. With four $1bn-plus hits, Disney broke a new record and ensured that the industry survived another summer with their films accounting for 50% of the overall gross for the season. What’s most important is that their successes come from three different strands (Marvel, live-action/CG remakes and Pixar) and while none of their hits are based on original properties, it’s a sign of how the company has grown in the last decade. Avengers: Endgame, the endlessly hyped concluding chapter in the Avengers franchise (for now, anyway) made even more money than anticipated with $2.796bn worldwide, edging away from Avatar to become the most successful film of all time. It was the ending that Marvel and Disney have been working toward for the last 11 … [Read more...] about Summer box office 2019: what are the major lessons of the season?
Nigel Owens (Wales) The oldest referee in the tournament and the most experienced – he has controlled more Tests than any other official – he takes charge of the opening match between Japan and Russia, one of four group games that end with England v Argentina. It is his fourth World Cup and he took charge of the 2015 final. Has a penchant for one-liners, though with few players likely to be fluent in English on the opening night, they will have to be for the camera. Wayne Barnes (England) England’s leading referee is also involved in his fourth World Cup and is contemplating retiring after the event to focus on his career as a corruption and bribery lawyer. He has the other pool match where English-speaking players are likely to be at a premium, Georgia against Uruguay, but nothing is likely to be as testing as 2007 when the then rookie took charge of the quarter-final between France and New Zealand, although he does start with Ireland against Scotland. Jaco Peyper … [Read more...] about Rugby World Cup 2019: a guide to the referees
The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2019. This year 100 Women is asking: What would the future look like if it were driven by women?From the architect planning to rebuild her destroyed city in Syria, to Nasa's project manager of the Mars helicopter, many on the list are at the cutting edge of their fields. They give us their vision of what life will look like in 2030. Others, such as the "ghost" politician defying the mafia, and the footballer battling misogyny, are using their extraordinary personal experiences to blaze a path for those who follow. The BBC's 100 women of 2019 You can filter the list using the categories below Precious Adams US Ballet dancer preciousagram Precious Adams spent so much time dancing round the living room at the age of eight, that her mum signed her up for dance lessons. By the age of 16, she had won places at three of the world's most prestigious ballet schools, including the … [Read more...] about BBC 100 Women 2019: Who is on the list this year?
Gorgeous Georgia The past few years have seen a boom in tourism to Georgia: its cities for their fashion and food; and the Caucasus for hiking and mountain life. Things aren’t slowing down for winter, with several operators offering pricey but enticing new ski adventures to intrepid intermediate-plus downhillers. Mountain Heaven has a nine-night guided group tour departing 6 March, taking in Gudauri (the biggest resort with 80km of slopes), Bakuriani and the country’s newest resort, Mestia, as well as time in Tbilisi (€2,100pp including ski guiding, half-board, lift passes, a show in the capital and wine tasting, excluding flights). Silk Road Adventures has a seven-day break based in Gudauri, with a day of wine-tasting (four departures between January and March, £2,480pp including full-board, car with driver, guide, transfers, lift pass and ski equipment, excluding flights). Europe’s cheapest resorts The Post Office’s new family ski resort report has … [Read more...] about Pistes in our time: What’s new for the 2019-20 ski season