‘Goonies’ sequel is rumored
After spilling the beans while out signing autographs earlier this month, “Goonies” director Richard Donner is adding more fuel to the rumors that his 1985 hit could have a sequel in the works.
In a new TMZ video, Donner says that Steven Spielberg, who wrote the original storyline, came up with the idea for a part two.
“Hopefully we’re gonna get this done, period,” Donner says.
“Steven came up with the idea of doing a sequel after 30 years,” he adds. “We’ve been trying for a while ... and then he came up with another story line. He’s right on.” Asked if the original cast will be taking part, Donner says, “God knows it’s up to them. If they have any sense they will; if they don’t they won’t.”
Festival lineup announced
Eminem and Outkast are headlining another music festival.
The rap acts will perform at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in October in Austin, Texas. Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Beck and Lorde will also take the stage at the 13th annual festival in Zilker Park.
Lana Del Rey, Calvin Harris, Foster the People, Broken Bells, The Replacements, Iggy Azalea, the Avett Brothers and Zedd are also slated to perform. The three-day event will feature eight stages. It will take place over two weekends, kicking off Oct. 3 and Oct. 10. Three-day passes are $225. Single-day tickets will go on sale at a later date.
Eminem and Outkast are also headlining the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago in August.
Country Hall of Fame adds 3
Ronnie Milsap, Mac Wiseman and Hank Cochran are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
The trio was unveiled Tuesday during a news conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tenn.
The multidimensional Milsap has transcended genres, but his most powerful moments have come in country music, where he won a string of major awards in the 1970s, including Grammys and the Country Music Association’s entertainer of the year. Wiseman was an original member of Flatt and Scruggs’ Foggy Mountain Boys. He made his Grand Ole Opry debut with Bill Monroe.
Cochran, who died in 2010, is being inducted posthumously in the songwriter category. They will be inducted later this year.
Bon Jovi helps less fortunate
Rock star Jon Bon Jovi is showing some brotherly love to the less fortunate in Philadelphia.
Tuesday, he attended the grand opening of a low-income housing development that bears his initials. The 55-unit JBJ Soul Homes will be occupied by low-income tenants and the formerly homeless.
Bon Jovi’s Soul Foundation and the Middleton Partnership provided the lead gift for the $16.6 million complex. The project also received public funds.
Residents will have access to social services provided by Project HOME, a group dedicated to ending homelessness. The four-story building includes retail and office space.
- News wire services