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Jared Leto Reportedly Set To Play The Joker

What do Jared Leto, Jack Nicolson and the late Heath Ledger have in common? Aside from all being Oscar winners, they will all have played the iconic Batman villain The Joker if rumours are to be believed.

The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman has reportedly been chosen as the favourite for the role, with TheWarp reporting that Warner Bros. wants him to don the twisted clown costume for the upcoming film, Suicide Squad scheduled for release in 2016. Jared had previously been rumoured to play Doctor Strange, but it was revealed recently that the role had gone to Benedict Cumberbatch.

Taylor Swift To Bring Her 1989 World Tour To Australia

Continuing her monster year, Taylor Swift shows no signs of slowing down. The country icon turned full fledged pop-star has just announced that she’ll be bringing her recently announced 1989 World Tour to Australia in December 2015!

Announcing the tour via her website, the message reads “announcing THE 1989 WORLD TOUR! Kicking off in Louisiana on May 20, 2015, the tour will hit North America and Europe before heading to Australia in December 2015”. Listing the first set of dates for the tour, she added a second surprise for her US fans, releasing the news that she’s bringing along Hottest 100 winner, Vance Joy for the ride.

Taylor Swift Shakes Off Spotify

Bad news for streaming-savvy Swifties; Taylor, when she wasn’t selling 1.2+ million copies of her latest album, she quietly pulled all of her back-catalogue from Spotify.

The move came following the release of 1989 – her first step into the pop world – with the cat-loving popstar and her record label reportedly not happy with the music streaming sites payment for artists – estimated $0.007 per song play. They are the latest high profile examples of a large section of the industry that feel that streaming services are not yet in a position to fill the hole created by downloads.

British Heartthrobs Union J Are Releasing Album #2 – ‘You Got It All’

Much to the delight of squealing fan-girls, Union J have announced their second album, which is to be released next month. The X-Factor (UK) foursome has had a quick route to success after the release of their singles ‘Carry You’, ‘Beautiful Life’ and the smash-hit ‘Tonight (We Live Together)’. With their debut self-titled album reaching #6 on the UK pop charts, the boys are sure to return with catchy, eccentric, pop hits for their second album.

AJR To Join The Vamps And Short Stack On Australian Tour 2015

Three of pop-music’s hottest acts are coming together for a whirlwind tour across Australia in 2015, with AJR officially confirmed as the second support act for The VampsAustralian tour. Aussie pop-punk outfit Short Stack will also be joining in on the fun, with their first official tour since their reformation.

Plethora Of Superhero Films On Their Way For DC Enthusiasts

Warner Brothers Studios are sure to be kept busy for the next few years, after announcing in a stockholder’s meeting last week that a stream of superhero-based flicks are on their way.

The ten reported movies to be produced before 2020 include some of the biggest yet to be seen DC Comic personalities such as, Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, Aquaman, Shazam, The Flash, Cyborg, a revamp of The Green Lantern and two Justice League films.

Eminem Reveals Cover Artwork For ‘Shady XV’

In true Eminem fashion, the rapper-songwriter has uploaded a 3-second Instagram video revealing the edgy artwork for his upcoming album Shady XV.

In the short but silent clip, Eminem flips a card with a ‘Friday the 13th’ horror- story-esque motif which will work as the cover art for his much-anticipated ‘best of’ record’. The album will be a two-disc set and will celebrate the 15th anniversary of Eminem’s record label, Shady Records.

Breaking Bad Blamed For Rising Crystal Meth Use

Breaking Bad hasn’t only attracted award buzz for it’s gritty, original story – it’s been blamed for a rise in crystal meth use in Britain and across Europe.

Statistics from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction shows that there has been a rise in usage and attempts to smuggle the illegal substance across the UK and Germany and Heisenberg and Jesse could be to blame.

Professor Ellis Cashmore, an author on celebrity and media culture from Staffordshire University, has argued that the popularity of the hit TV series which starred Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, while not on purpose has played its part in glamorizing the drug and in a side effect, these figures increasing.

Iggy Azalea Reveals Details About Her “Fast & Furious 7″ Role

Australian rapstress Iggy Azalea is adding another title to her resume with a role in the upcoming Fast & Furious 7, and she is revealing all about her role!

Speaking to Access Hollywood, Iggy Azalea says she was shocked to have lines, saying “I thought that I was just going to have to wave the flag. And then, I came [to set] and I got a car and I got some lines and then my character is friends with Vin Diesel’s character, Dominic. I’m kind of the head of this monster truck crew of people, and I’m like the girl in charge and I have this big truck”.

Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Still A Halloween Favourite

Spotify has named Michael Jackson’s classic hit ‘Thriller’ as the number one streamed song for Halloween enthusiasts this year.

Research from the company showed that over 60,000 users chose to feature the track in Halloween-themed playlists this year, with Bobby Picket’s 1962 hit “Monster Mash” coming in at a close second.

Anja Nissen Releases Debut Single ‘I’m So Excited’ Featuring Will.I.Am And Cody Wise

The Voice (Australia) contestant Anja Nissen has had a roller-coaster of a year; after taking the crown and releasing her debut album to mixed reviews (and less than 2000 sales in its first week), she’s back with a new sound and a reinvented image.

Her debut single ‘I’m So Excited’ features Will I Am and newcomer Cody Wise. The newly released video clip features a raunchier version of the young songstress, with midriff baring outfits, a glamorous cover-girl photo shoot setting and a club beat to match, the star is almost unrecognizable.

Harry Potter Fans Are In For A Treat – Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

For all those still mourning the finality of the Harry Potter franchise, your prayers have been answered! Warner Bros, who brought you the magic that was Harry Potter, have confirmed a spin-off trilogy of films based on JK Rowling’s ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’.

The three films are scheduled to be released in November 2016, 2018 and 2020 and will also be the screenwriting debut for JK Rowling, who has ‘expanded her relationship’ with Warner Bros studios.

Darth Vader’s Helmet To Make An Appearance In Star Wars 7

For fans of Star Wars, any drip of information about the latest upcoming epic in the long-running fantasy franchise is valuable. A concept photo released by the studio shows a charred Darth Vader helmet; a pretty good indicator that everyone’s favourite villain will most likely not be making a full-form appearance in the first of the upcoming trilogy.

An Accolade Bigger Than An ARIA Award: Sansa Stark’s Love

It’s been a big couple of years for Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy (real name James Keogh); topping the 2013 Triple J Hottest 100 for the hit single ‘Riptide’, an ARIA nod, and a five-album deal with Atlantic Records. But perhaps at the top of Vance Joy’s list of successes is Sansa Stark’s public declaration of love for the crooner.

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner (better known as the brazen-haired Sansa) showed her affections for the Aussie songwriter this week by tweeting out a few lines of Keogh’s new single ‘Mess is Mine’.

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