Hollywood Highlights: Thursday June 20th

Lil Nas X has released a new song titled “Panini.” It’s from his forthcoming 7EP, which is out tomorrow (Friday, June 21) via Columbia. On Apple Music, the song credits: Montero Lamar Hill (aka Lil Nas X), Denzel Baptiste and David Biral (aka producers Take A Daytrip), Oladipo Omishore (aka Dot da Genius), and Kurt Cobain. Listen to “Panini” below.

“Panini” interpolates a melody from Nirvana’s “In Bloom.” Lil Nas X explained the Cobain credit during an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1. “One of the craziest things about ‘Panini,’ is it introduced me to Nirvana’s album Nevermind,” he said. “It’s like I always seen the cover but I never actually listened to it. And people was like, ‘Wow, he sampled Nirvana.’ I was like, no. It’s like, I didn’t realize I was using almost the exact same melody.”

Lil Nas X’s7 opens with the Billy Ray Cyrus remix of his smash hitOld Town Road.” The EP follows Lil Nas X’s self-released 2018 project NASARATI.

source: https://pitchfork.com/news/lil-nas-x-credits-kurt-cobain-on-new-song-panini-listen/?utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=twitter&utm_brand=p4k&mbid=social_twitter&utm_medium=social

The cast of "Space Jam 2," starring LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers, will include James' new teammate,Anthony Davis, as well as Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard,Golden State Warriors swingman Klay Thompson and James'Banana Boat pal Chris Paul, according to multiple reports.

WNBA great Diana Taurasi also will have a role in the film, as will the Ogwumike sisters, Nneka and Chiney, according to the reports. The Ogwumikes play for the Los Angeles Sparks.

The cast was first reported by LakeShowWorld.com.

In September, James announced that "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler would produce and "Random Acts of Flyness" creator Terence Nance would direct.

James and longtime business partner Maverick Carter had been in talks to make a "Space Jam" flick for more than five years. The original 1996 box-office smash starred Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny.

Filming was expected to start during the 2019 NBA offseason.

source: https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27012396/space-jam-2-cast-include-ad-cp3

James Holzhauer, the "Jeopardy!" champion who won 32 straight games, earning a total of $2,462,216, has donated a portion of his winnings to a Chicago-area pancreatic cancer walk.

And he did so in Alex Trebek's name.

The popular "Jeopardy!" host publicly announced the diagnosis of his stage 4 pancreatic cancer in March. He's since said he's inn ear-remission.

source: https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/19/us/holzhauer-cancer-trebek-donation-trnd/index.html

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