Out this week
- Freedom Child by The Script: Fifth album by the Irish pop rock band, the follow-up to No Sound Without Silence (2014); led by the single ‘Rain’, and also includes the songs ‘No Man Is an Island’, ‘Rock the World’, and ‘Written in the Scars’.
- Animal Crackers (with the voices of John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Ian McKellen) - animation; a circus owner (Krasinski) and his wife (Blunt) must use a magical box of Animal Crackers to save the run-down circus they inherited from being taken over by their evil uncle (McKellen).
- Deep (with the voices of Dwight Schultz, Jess Harnell, Justin Felbinger) - animation; after an accident destroys their home, an octopus (Felbinger) and his friends set out on a journey to find a new home.
A w a r d s
2017 MTV Video Music Awards
- Video of the Year: Kendrick Lamar - ‘Humble.’
- Best Direction: Kendrick Lamar - ‘Humble.’
- Best Art Direction: Kendrick Lamar - ‘Humble.’
- Best Visual Effects: Kendrick Lamar - ‘Humble.’
- Best Hip Hop: Kendrick Lamar - ‘Humble.’
- Artist of the Year: Ed Sheeran
- Best New Artist: Khalid
- Best Pop: Fifth Harmony (featuring Gucci Mane) - ‘Down’
- Best Dance: Zedd and Alessia Cara - ‘Stay’
- Best Rock: Twenty One Pilots - ‘Heavydirtysoul’
- Best Collaboration: Zayn and Taylor Swift - ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’
- Best Choreography: Kanye West - ‘Fade’
For the complete list of winners, visit mtv.com/vma/winners.
Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
- Born on 1st September 1996 in Oakland, California, U.S.
- Is the only child of her parents, but has five older paternal siblings.
- Appeared in stage productions as a child, and also danced in a group called Future Shock Oakland.
- Started modelling at a young age.
- Gained fame after being cast in the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up (2010 Ð 2013).
- Currently stars in the Disney sitcom K.C. Undercover (2015 - present).
- Also appeared in the film Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).
- Upcoming projects include the movie The Greatest Showman (2017) and voice roles in the animated films Duck Duck Goose (2018) and Smallfoot (2018).
- Has a clothing line, Daya by Zendaya, and shoe collection, Sole of Daya.
- Published a book, Between U and Me: How to Rock Your Tween Years with Style and Confidence, in 2013.
- Is a vegetarian.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim de Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, Richard E. Grant
Director: Patrick Hughes
Tagline: Get triggered.
- Action comedy; a special agent (Reynolds) is hired to guard a notorious hitman (Jackson) who has to testify at the International Court of Justice.
- Was originally intended as a drama, but rewritten into a comedy weeks before filming.
- Had a budget of $30 million; has made around $46 million in less than two weeks.
- Has received negative to mixed reviews, with criticism aimed at its clichŽd plot.
- Was going to be directed by Jeff Wadlow but he dropped out because of a schedule conflict with True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016).
- Score composed by Atli …rvarsson.