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Bob Dylan Thanks Fans For Being ‘Music And Art Lovers’ On New Tour

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Bob Dylan thanks fans for being music and art lovers on his new tour.

The 81-year-old has been speaking to audiences only a few times during the shows on his ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways World Tour 2022’.

Sitting behind a piano for almost the entirety of the gigs – emerging only a handful of times to stand in front of crowds – Bob has been saying halfway through: “Thank you art lovers” and “Thank you music lovers”.

He also broke his long-standing form of not addressing fans on Thursday night (20.10.22) when he played the London Palladium by announcing the late Joe Strummer’s wife Lucinda Tait was in the audience and asking her to stand so she could be applauded.

Aside from that and a thank you to the assembled “music lovers” he only spoke again to thank his band members by name.

Fans at the Palladium are told to hand in their phones ahead of the gigs, which are kept in sealed pouches only unlocked at the end.

Bob said: “Thank you music lovers” at Thursday night’s gig after playing ‘When I Paint My Masterpiece’ – one of only a handful of his well-known hits played on his current tour.

On Wednesday (19.10.22) the singer, now also a top-selling painter and sculptor, had thanked the audience for being “art lovers” after playing the track.

He is set to play two more nights at the Palladium, Sunday (23.10.22) and Monday (24.10.22), before continuing his tour in England and Ireland.

One fan at Thursday’s gig was sleepy and rowdy – nodding off around 15 minutes into Bob’s piano-playing and singing before waking up when the singer launched into up-tempo rockabilly numbers and repeatedly yelling: “Go Bobby, boogie-woogie”.

The largely quiet tone of the gigs on his tour have been branded “serene” and “haunting” by reviewers, with the Palladium stage a simple backdrop of a huge plain curtain lit by a few yellow spotlights, and the venue going dark in between songs.

Bob plays nine of the 10 songs on his ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ album – leaving out only the 17-minute ‘Murder Most Foul’, which recently gave him his first US No 1 hit single of his 60-year recording career.

In its place he plays a handful of his better-known songs recorded between 1966 and 1981, alongside his backing band – Bob Britt and Doug Lancio on guitars, Tony Garnier (string bass and bass guitar), Charley Drayton (drums) and Donnie Herron (steel guitar, fiddle and electric mandolin.)

Among the older tracks are ‘Watching the River Flow’ ‘I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight’, ‘I’ve Made Up My Mind to Give Myself to You’ and ‘Most Likely You’ll Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine.)’

His Palladium gigs have so far finished with ‘Every Grain of Sand’.

The rendition ends with Bob playing the harmonica for the first and only time in the show, before he stands briefly before disappearing without giving an encore when the stage is again plunged into darkness.

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‘Wednesday’ star Catherine Zeta-Jones is all praise for Netflix series and ‘marvellous’ co-star Jenna Ortega

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Catherine Zeta Jones was all praise for Netflix's hit series Wednesday,and co-star Jenna Ortega, in a recent interview.

On Wednesday, January 25, Catherine Zeta Jones, who plays Morticia Addams, spoke to Ross King in a chat show on Lorraine about the Wednesday series being renewed for a second season.

According to Daily Mail, the actress was alongside her husband Michael Douglas at a Burns night celebration.

She told the reporter, “When Tim Burton asked me to do it, I was like ‘whatever you want me to do Tim!’ and then the idea of me playing Morticia, who’s such an iconic, wonderful, juicy character was wonderful.”

Speaking about the show, she said, “It turned out so much better than I think anybody anticipated.”

Catherine also praised her co-star, “Jenny Ortega is just marvellous as Wednesday and through the eyes of Tim Burton it’s a lot of fun.”

The 53-year-old Hollywood star continued, “I’m really happy to be part of it I must say.”

Catherine’s screen icon husband Michael, 78, was certainly a fan of his wife’s work as he chimed in, “She killed Morticia, she really killed it!”

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Nia Long Says ‘Fresh Prince’ Costar Will Smith ‘Carried a Burden for Many Years to Represent’ Perfection

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Nia Long is proud of how far Will Smithhas come.

In speaking of her former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air costar, Long, 52, applauded Smith, 54, for how he’s handled himself in the spotlight.

“I will always love him. He’s had an incredible career, and he’s carried a burden for many years to try — to represent what perfection looks like,” Long, who played Smith’s character’s girlfriend and fiancée Beulah “Lisa” Wilkes on the series, said in an interview with Yahoo’s Kevin Polowy. “Or what achievement looks like.”

Long also reflected on her generation’s idea of “celebrity” — and how Smith fit into that box. “I don’t think that — at least when we were growing up — there was room to be human. I think he’s now able to be human,” she added.

Last year, Smith went viral after slappingChris Rock on stage at the Oscars. The unscripted moment came after Rock, 57, mocked Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved hairstyle, which was done to her alopecia.

Smith, in turn, faced a great deal of backlash before he eventually apologized for his behavior.

Though Long did not directly mention Smith’s outburst, she equated life in the spotlight to that of strict routine, which sometimes does not allow authenticity.

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“We all have our moments in life where we need to reconcile things that we suppress,” she said. “And I think — it’s hard growing up in this business and being front and center every day, all day.”

Of her own career, and backseat spotlight, she added. “Think about it — I can go to the grocery store anytime I want to, and for the most part, people are like ‘Hey, Nia Long.’ No one’s chasing me down the street. I still have my anonymity, and I appreciate that about my career.”

During the conversation, Long also got emotional discussing the difficulties she’s faced in recent months. Long went through a very public breakup last year with her fiancé, former Boston Celtics Coach Ime Udoka, after 13 years together. He had been caught having an affair with a female subordinate within the Celtics organization.

“I’ve had some pretty devastating moments in my life over the last couple of months, and I’ve had to just say ‘It’s alright. You’ll pick yourself back up’ — oh, my God I’m about to cry,” Long added. “You pick yourself back up, and you keep it moving.”

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Amber Heard Strategically Planned To Make Johnny Depp’s Life Hell? Ended Marriage Days After His Mother’s Death & Filed For Restraining Order On Lily Rose-Depp’s Birthday!

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Did Amber Heard Made Johnny Depp Go Through Worst During His Lowest Points? ( Photo Credit – Instagram ; Movie Still )

Amber Heard very well planned steps in divorce against Johnny Depp to take him down during his lowest phases? Read details now!

Amber Heard has been declared guilty of defaming Johnny Depp during the latest Virginia trial. She was ordered to pay a compensation of $10.35 million which was later settled for only $1 million. But did you know, the Aquaman star strategically took steps during divorce? Well, the details of it will leave you shell-shocked.

A lot had been said and done during the one-year span that Johnny and Amber remained married. There were accusations of cheating with Elon Musk, a threesome with Cara Delevingne and so much more! On the other hand, the Justice League actress accused him of domestic violence, and verbal abuse amongst other claims.

A report by Animated Times now reveals details that are truly giving us goosebumps. It looks like Amber Heard strategically planned to leave Johnny Deppdestructed. She allegedly filed for divorce citing their official separation day as 17th April 2016. Betty Sue Palmer, JD’s mom, passed away just 2 days prior to that and the actor was facing his worst possible phase.

On the other hand, Amber heard filed for a restraining order against Johnny Depp on 27th May 2016. That was again the day Johnny Depp was ideally supposed to celebrate the birthday of his daughter Lily-Rose Depp. But unfortunately, his ex-wife stole the thunder.

One refuses to believe that all of this is mere coincidence!

Meanwhile, Johnny Depp denied all the allegations made against him by Amber Heard and termed them “heinous.”

He reacted to them in court and said, “It’s insane to hear heinous accusations of violence, s*xual violence, that she’s attributed to me, that she’s accused me of. I don’t think anyone enjoys having to split themselves open and tell the truth, but there are times when one simply has to because it’s gotten out of control. Horrible. Ridiculous. Humiliating. Ludicrous. Painful. Savage. Unimaginably brutal. Cruel and all false.”

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