Out this week
- American Head by The Flaming Lips: The experimental rock band’s sixteenth album; comes after 2019’s King’s Mouth; includes the singles ‘Flowers of Neptune 6’, ‘Dinosaurs on the Mountain’, ‘Will You Return / When You Come Down’, and ‘Mother, Please Don’t Be Sad’.
- The Devil All the Time (starring Tom Holland, Bill Skarsgård, Riley Keough, Jason Clarke, Sebastian Stan, Robert Pattinson) – thriller; sinister characters converge around a young man (Holland) as he fights the evil forces that threaten his family.
- Rent-A-Pal (starring Wil Wheaton, Brian Landis Folkins, Kathleen Brady, Amy Rutledge) – thriller; in the 1990s, a lonely bachelor (Folkins) discovers a strange VHS tape that offers him friendship at a cost.
- Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt): THAT’S ENOUGH “INTERESTING TIMES” THANKS OKAY WE’RE GOOD THANKS.
- Chris Franjola (@ChrisFranjola): Person 1: Can you believe this is still going on?
Person 2: Coronavirus?
Person 1: Quibi.
- Frankie Boyle (@frankieboyle): My favourite cartoon as a kid was Charlie Brown seeing a plane overhead and saying if he could get on that plane and go somewhere, he could be someone else. Lucy says “Yeah, for about 5 minutes, then they’d get to know you, and you’d be the same old wishy washy Charlie Brown”.
2020 MTV Video Music Awards
- Video of the Year: ‘Blinding Lights’ – The Weeknd
- Song of the Year: ‘Rain on Me’ – Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande
- Artist of the Year: Lady Gaga
- Best Group: BTS
- Push Best New Artist: Doja Cat
- Best Collaboration: ‘Rain on Me’ – Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande
- Best Pop: ‘On’ – BTS
- Best Hip Hop: ‘Savage’ – Megan Thee Stallion
- Best R&B: ‘Blinding Lights’ – The Weeknd
- Best Rock: ‘Orphans’ – Coldplay
- For the complete list of winners, visit mtv.com/vma/vote.
Chadwick Aaron Boseman (1976 - 2020)
- Born on 29th November, 1976 in Anderson, South Carolina, U.S.
- Has two brothers, Derrick and Kevin.
- Graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in directing.
- Was mentored by his teachers Phylicia Rashad.
- Began his acting career with appearances on television, including a recurring role on the soap opera All My Children (2003).
- Was a series regular on the drama Lincoln Heights (2008 – 2009) and mystery Persons Unknown (2010).
- Gained recognition for portraying historical figures in films, including baseball player Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), singer James Brown in Get on Up (2014), and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in Marshall (2017).
- Achieved global fame for playing superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) from 2016 to 2019.
- Was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016 for which he subsequently had multiple surgeries and chemotherapy, and continued to work during treatment.
- Married singer Taylor Simone Ledward.
- Passed away on 28th August, 2020 from complications related to colon cancer.