The Nose Wants 2 B Released Posthumously: Prince’s ‘Welcome 2 America’ And T.J. Newman’s ‘Falling’
Welcome 2 America is a brand new, never-before-released full studio album of Prince material. And it’s the first one of those released after his death. That fact seems to complicate things a bit.
And: It’s not often that The Nose reads a book, but it has happened before, and it is happening again. T.J. Newman’s debut novel, Falling, has been a bit of a publishing phenomenon, having instantly entered the New York Times best sellers list at No. 2. The book is an airplane thriller, and Newman was a flight attendant until earlier this year.
Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:
- Kool & The Gang Co-Founder Dennis ‘Dee Tee’ Thomas Has Died At Age 70
- Markie Post, ‘Night Court’ Actress, Dies at 70 Ms. Post played a bail bondswoman on the show “The Fall Guy” in the 1980s and starred opposite John Ritter in the sitcom “Hearts Afire” in the 1990s.
- 16 Recent Books Reddit Thinks Will Be Classics
- What Bobby Mcilvaine Left Behind Grief, conspiracy theories, and one family’s search for meaning in the two decades since 9/11
- ABA CEO Allison Hill’s Letter to Members
- Ghosts I didn’t know how to write about my sister’s death—so I had AI do it for me.
- Can culture degenerate? Tempting it might be, but the idea that culture has become vacuous and banal comes with unsavoury implications
- ‘Jeopardy!’ Announces Mike Richards and Mayim Bialik as New Hosts The long-running game show decided to turn to its own executive producer in succeeding Alex Trebek, who died last year, as the show’s regular host.
- Ryan Adams: ‘I Felt Like They Were Asking Me to Die’ Two years after a series of #MeToo allegations turned him into a pariah, the struggling singer is finally breaking his silence. But does anyone want to hear what he has to say?
- SpaceX and a Canadian startup plan to launch a satellite that will beam adverts into space. Anyone can buy pixels on the satellite’s screen with dogecoin.
- NASA Wants You To Spend A Year Simulating Life On Mars, For Science
- Matt Damon used to escape controversy, while Ben Affleck used to be the punchline. What changed?
- Michael Stipe Wants to Make Mistakes
- Long before Jungle Cruise, Hollywood mastered the adventure romance genre The African Queen, Romancing The Stone, and The Mummy mix action, romance, and comedy in perfect measure
- The Last Jedi let the past die—and pissed off a galaxy of overprotective fans in the process Rian Johnson dared to make an anti-nostalgic Star Wars. The diehards were not pleased.
- Marvel and DC face backlash over pay: ‘They sent a thank you note and $5,000 – the movie made $1bn’
- HBO Investigating Theroux and Harrelson Series Over ‘Alleged Unprofessional Behavior’ on Set The incident on “The White House Plumbers” is said to involve director/executive producer David Mandel and a member of the props department.
- A Guide to Each Hollywood Studio’s Theatrical Windows
- Oh hell yes: At long last, De La Soul’s entire catalogue will be available digitally One of the best and most influential groups in hip-hop history will finally see its deep well of music hit streaming services in 2021
- “I Got a Second Chance”: From Puff Daddy to Diddy to Love Sean Combs was the original influencer. Now the artist and mogul is defining his next era—and launching a record label.
- 12 Celebrities With Questionable Bathing Habits And 12 Celebrities With Exemplary Bathing Habits Apparently this is a divisive topic!
- David Schwimmer Responded To The Rumors That He And Jennifer Aniston Are Now Dating In Real Life After Admitting To Having “Major" Crushes On Each Other During The “Friends” Reunion “We were crushing hard on each other, but it was like two ships passing because one of us was always in a relationship.”
- It Makes Total Sense That Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer Would Be Dating
- Opinion: Why not pay college actors like college athletes?
- I Was Powerless Over Diet Coke After almost 40 years as a diet-soda addict, my body suddenly started to reject my favorite feel-good companion.
- I Am Also Powerless Over Diet Coke, and It Rules
- Either Wirecutter Or I Are Doing Toilet Brush Ownership EXTREMELY Wrong
- Nestflix Creator Lynn Fisher Shares the Inspiration for Her Website Devoted to Fake Movies
- Jacques Lamarre - A playwright and director of client services at Buzz Engine
- Julia Pistell - A founding member of Sea Tea Improv, a co-host of the Literary Disco podcast, and other things
Colin McEnroe, Matt Farley, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.