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Johnny Depp is a “proud” dad.
The Weeknd paid $70 million for his Bel Air mansion back in 2021 and he’s put it to good use as it’s featured in his new HBO series The Idol!
Succession and Barry, Sam Levinson’s The Idol is set to take over. While many are excited to see Levinson’s next series following the success of Euphoria, the show has been marked by various issues, including reports of a toxic set culture. In addition, the content has also been deemed exploitative.
Lily-Rose Depp is overwhelmed with excitement for the premiere of her new dark drama series Depp, 24, took to Instagram on Sunday to share a series of stylish behind-the-scene snapshots from the shooting of the series, many of which show her hanging out with her fellow co-stars on the neon-drenched sets.«The premieres tonight <3,» Depp wrote, alongside the slideshow post. «I can’t put into words how I’m feeling right now! This show and the people I was lucky enough to make it with mean everything to me.»«Shooting it was the most special experience I’ve ever had, and I thank my lucky stars every day for the most beautiful little family we all built together,» she continued.
Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent The Cannes Film Festival has unveiled the dates of its 77th edition which will take place May 14-25, 2024. This year’s festival wrapped May 27 with Justine Triet’s “Anatomy of a Fall” winning the Palme d’Or, Jonathan Glazer’s “A Zone of Interest” take home the Grand Prize, and Aki Kaurismäki’s “Fallen Leaves” nabbing the Jury Prize. The jury of the 76th edition was presided over by Ruben Ostlund, the two-time Palme d’Or winning director of “The Square” and “Triangle of Sadness.” The first post-pandemic edition, 2023 was marked by an overall well-received Official Selection lineup and a strong presence of American talent and studios. Some of the anticipated films spotlighted at the festival included Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon”, Todd Haynes’ “May December” and Wes Anderson‘s “Asteroid City,” as well as Disney’s “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” Pedro Almodóvar’s short film “Strange Way of Life” and Pixar’s “Elemental.”
's Jocelyn smokes (a conservative estimate) in the first episode, The Idol has finally wafted into our Sundays, nestled into the Kendall Roy-sized hole in the wall left by .The of Abel ‘’ Tesfaye and commander-in-chief Sam Levinson, the series follows Depp's troubled popstar on the eve of a comeback after a nervous breakdown. Mollycoddled by handlers who also dehumanise her in every blush-inducing piece of dialogue uttered, we follow Jocelyn as she embarks on what's surely set to be an unhealthy attachment to Tesfaye's Tedros, a skeezy club owner and elusive fame oracle.In the run-up to the release of the show, which included a much-eviscerated two-episode premiere at Cannes, Levinson, who came on board the project initially as an executive producer and then later lead writer and director following a creative overhaul, gave many nuggets of insight—one being that The Idol and Euphoria exist in the same universe.Considering that universe is just current-day Los Angeles, that revelation seems pretty moot.
Will Sam Levinson have another HBO success on his hands with The Idol?
HBO series Euphoria. Speaking to Willie Geist on Sunday Today with Willie Geist, Sweeney explained that her mother knew what to expect from the show but she had not explained her role in the Sam Levinson-created risqué series.“My mom visited me on set at the time, so she like knew the story and I talked to her a lot about it – my dad didn’t,” she said. “I didn’t prepare my dad at all.”According to the actress, her father decided to watch the series with her grandparents without telling her first.
The Weeknd is about to make his first foray into TV with HBO‘s The Idol, a new drama premiering today (June 4).Created by Euphoria’s Sam Levinson, Reza Fahim and Tesfaye, the series follows a self-help guru and leader of a modern-day cult, who develops a complicated relationship with an up-and-coming pop idol.Lily Rose Depp (The Dancer) and Tesfaye lead the cast, supported by Suzanna Son, Troye Sivan, Moses Sumney, Jane Adams, Dan Levy, Eli Roth, Mike Dean and Hank Azaria.Back in April, it was reported that the series underwent reshoots and was “adjusting” its cast and crew to serve a new direction. The show had already shot in and around Los Angeles, but many of the reshoots took place in Tesfaye’s personal mansion in Bel Air.The artist purchased the 33,000-square-foot property — which sits on a 1.6-acre plot of land — in 2021 for $70 million (£56million).
highly-anticipated HBO drama finally dropped last night, and the premiere episode has left viewers aghast.The jaw-dropping pilot’s sexually explicit 60 minutes is full of scenes showing Depp’s character aggressively masturbating and going nude for a photo shoot.Watchers across social media have scourged the series, touching upon Depp and Tesfaye’s acting skills — and a whole lot more.“#THEIDOL sucks. Bad dialogues, nudity,” wrote one Twitter user, conceding that Depp’s performance was “impressive.”Not everyone was so impressed. “Lily Rose Depp can’t act.
Note: This story contains spoilers from the “The Idol” episode 1.Weeks after “The Idol” scandalized the Cannes film festival as audiences witnessed the first two episodes of “Euphoria” creator Sam Levinson’s new series, viewers around the world can finally experience the debauchery firsthand as the HBO series makes its debut.Co-created and co-executive produced by Levinson, Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and Reza Fahim, “The Idol” centers on pop star Jocelyn (Lily-Rose Depp), who attempts to reclaim the public’s attention after a nervous breakdown derailed her last tour. Jocelyn leans on Tedros (Tesfaye), a nightclub owner with a sordid past who leads her down a path of corruption.Following its Cannes debut, reviews and commentaries poured in regarding the series’ scandalous moments filled with sexual content and nudity that many called outrageous.
HBO‘s new drama series The Idol has arrived – you can find episode details below.Created by Euphoria’s Sam Levinson, Reza Fahim and Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd, the The Idol follows a self-help guru and leader of a modern-day cult, who develops a complicated relationship with an up-and-coming pop idol.Lily Rose Depp (The Dancer) and Tesfaye lead the cast, supported by Suzanna Son, Troye Sivan, Moses Sumney, Jane Adams, Dan Levy, Eli Roth, Mike Dean and Hank Azaria.There will be six episodes of the HBO drama in total, with the first airing on June 4, 2023 at 9pm ET (1am GMT). Each episode will be roughly an hour long.Viewers can watch the show on both HBO and streaming service Max.The first teaser trailer was released on July 17, 2022 – you can watch it above.
Elizabeth Wagmeister Senior Correspondent Lily-Rose Depp takes on her biggest role to date, playing pop star Jocelyn, in HBO’s “The Idol,” which premiered on Sunday night. Depp — who knows a thing or two about stardom, having grown up in the Hollywood limelight herself — says she was interested in “The Idol” because it delves into the crazy and chaotic world of the music industry. “I was really intrigued by this project as soon as I heard about it. The world that it was exploring with all of the craziness and chaos that goes on is one that we don’t get to see all the time,” Depp says. Speaking about her character, she adds, “Jocelyn is a pop star who is constantly surrounding by people who she’s not sure if she can trust.”
Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd) and Lily-Rose Depp have continued to dismiss reports of a toxic environment surrounding the production of their forthcoming, Sam Levinson-directed HBO drama series The Idol. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Depp refers to the atmosphere on set as a “lighthearted” one with “lots of laughs… music, dancing around, and that kind of energy.” Elsewhere in the interview, she discusses the varying acting processes of the show’s cast, which also includes Suzanna Son, Jane Adams, Dan Levy, Eli Roth, Rachel Sennott, Hari Nef, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Hank Azaria, as well Moses Sumney, Mike Dean, Troye Sivan, Ramsey, and BLACKPINK’s Jennie. Read Next: The Idol review: a need to provoke renders The Weeknd’s TV debut tedious “I don’t think anybody went full method — nobody lost their minds,” she says.
Getting ready for the big debut! Lily-Rose Depp is overwhelmed with excitement for the premiere of her new dark drama series “The Idol”.
SPOILER ALERT! This post contains details from Sunday’s premiere of HBO’s The Idol.
Well, the first episode of The Idol has finally premiered, and viewers have a lot to say.
Apparently, Lily-Rose Depp did her best to stay away – far away – from her co-star, The Weeknd, while filming their show at times.
Selome Hailu HBO said “Hello, angel” to 913,000 viewers when it aired the series premiere of “The Idol” on Sunday night. Provided by Warner Bros. Discovery, that number points to Nielsen’s measurement of linear viewers on HBO’s cable channel combined with WBD’s own data regarding streams on Max. For context, “Euphoria” drew 1.1 million viewers when it premiered in 2019. (Max had not yet launched, meaning viewers were counted across HBO, HBO Go and HBO Now.) Levinson’s second HBO outing is therefore 17% behind his first. The trajectory of “Euphoria” Season 1 viewership was mostly flat, peaking with 1.2 million viewers of the finale, meaning that “The Idol” could still manage to beat out “Euphoria’s” early performance if its audience continue to grow. But there’s only one month left to achieve that, as the drama’s first season will run for a short five episodes.
"The Idol," starring Johnny Depp's daughter Lily Rose Depp and The Weeknd, has been criticized for going "overboard" with sex as the show's stars defend their work. HBO's latest show premiered Sunday, taking over the prime time slot left open by the conclusion of "Succession." However, fans didn't seem impressed with the new drama. "The idol was so creepy, no plot, just vibes (not good ones), all sex, and The Weeknd's wig is so unserious," one user wrote.
Emily Longeretta It’s the show everyone’s been waiting for. HBO’s “The Idol,” led by Lily-Rose Depp and Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, premiered on Sunday night and — to no one’s surprise — was filled with explicit moments. The series has been surrounded in controversy following reshoots and reports of toxic behavior by creator Sam Levinson but the cast has stood by the director. “Never have I felt more supported or respected in a creative space, my input and opinions more valued,” Rose-Depp shared in a March statement following accusations. “Working with Sam is a true collaboration in every way — it matters to him, more than anything, not only what his actors think about the work, but how we feel performing it. He hires people whose work he esteems and has always created an environment in which I felt seen, heard, and appreciated.”
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Euphoria universe is expanding, if that Alexa Demie The Idol cameo during the HBO miniseries' premiere episode on Sunday, June 4 is anything to go by. Yes, the actress behind the iconic character of Maddy Perez popped up in the first episode of The Idol, which "set against the backdrop of the music industry, centers on a self-help guru and leader of a modern-day cult (The Weeknd), who develops a complicated relationship with an up-and-coming pop idol (Lily-Rose Depp)," per HBO.
The father figures in Sydney Sweeney’s life didn’t approve of her scandalous role in the hit show "Euphoria." Sweeney portrays high-schooler Cassie Howard in the risqué drama, which often features scenes about drugs, sex and trauma as students navigate love and friendships. "Yeah, I didn’t prepare my dad…at all" Sweeney awkwardly laughed during an appearance on "Sunday Today with Willie Geist." "I mean how do you bring up a conversation? Also, when I talk to my dad it’s usually not about work…we talk father-daughter conversations." The 25-year-old actress continued to say that her father decided to watch "Euphoria" without telling her and her grandparents shockingly joined. "My dad and my grandpa turned it off and walked out," Sweeney explained. As for the women in her life, Sweeney’s mother and grandmother appeared to be supportive of the actress.
Sydney Sweeney had to handle a mixed bag of reactions to her role on HBO's The actress recently opened up about her father having to turn off the program halfway through their first viewing. «I didn't prepare my dad at all,» Sweeney tells Willie Geist in an interview that will air in full this weekend on. She noted that her mom was more prepared because «she visited me on set quite a few times.»Sweeney plays Cassie on Sam Levinson's , a character often intertwined with very adult storylines. «How do you bring up a conversation? And also when I talk to my dad it's usually not about work,» Sweeney adds. «He decided he was going watch it without telling me, with his parents.
Despite their unbreakable character bond in HBO and A24’s upcoming series “The Idol”, Lily-Rose Depp sometimes maintained her distance from Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye while filming the controversial series.
Thania Garcia The Weeknd taps Playboi Carti and “ultimate pop star” Madonna for “Popular,” the second single off “The Idol Vol. 1″ soundtrack. The glittery, upbeat song follows the previously released “Double Fantasy,” featuring Future, and comes ahead of the soundtrack slated for a June 30 debut. “I’m proud of it. I’m definitely proud of it,” said Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, during his appearance on Zane Lowe’s New Music Daily for Apple Music 1. “Me and Carti had this… We’ve had a different version of this song prior. So I’ve had these vocals for a while and I’ve kind of just worked around it, and then kind of kept it in the tuck. But now it felt like it was time.”
BLACKPINK member Jennie sang part of the classic ‘Killing Me Softly With His Song’ while performing as part of a Chanel showcase in Tokyo, Japan this week.Jennie sang the song – first released by Lori Lieberman in 1972, and popularised through renditions by both Roberta Flack and the Fugees – during Chanel’s 2022-23 Métiers d’art collection show in Tokyo.She performed the song as part of a mashup that also included a section of ‘Fly Me to the Moon’, penned by Bart Howard in 1954 and notably recorded by Frank Sinatra. The performance also included a jazzy version of her unreleased solo song ‘You & Me’.
“The Idol” trailer is officially here, and it’s full of tantalizing new footage that will surely make your jaw drop.
McKinley Franklin editor HBO has released the official trailer for its explicit Sam Levinson-directed series “The Idol,” which is set to premiere on June 4. “The Idol” premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, making it the first television show to officially debut at the festival. The series stars Lily-Rose Depp as rising pop star Jocelyn and Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye as Tedros, a powerful, sex-obsessed cult leader. After calling off her latest tour, Jocelyn is on a mission to reignite her career, with big dreams of becoming the biggest star in the industry. After she meets Tedros, Jocelyn is swiftly drawn into his world, where he promises to expand her career to new heights — at any cost.
which stars Lily-Rose Depp as Jocelyn, an up-and-coming pop singer, and Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, as Tedros, a charismatic self-help guru who is hell-bent on making Jocelyn a superstar.The new trailer for the forthcoming series — from creator Sam Levinson — dropped on Monday, giving fans a look at the sexy and scandalous storylines to come. From partying at cocaine-fueled ragers to blindfolding Jocelyn in the studio, Tedros' antics start to raise eyebrows in her inner circle, as he positions himself as the solution to all the young singer's problems.«You're not a human being,» he tells her in the clip, sounding sinister.
After months of drama and mostly negative reviews coming from its highly-publicized Cannes debut, HBO’s newest series, “The Idol,” is finally hitting TV screens later this week. And in honor of the series finally making its debut, HBO has released a trailer for “The Idol,” which is definitely the buzziest show of the summer. The series follows the story of a pop star who falls under the influence of a creepy nightclub owner.
UPDATED: “You’re the American dream. Rags to riches. Trailers to mansions. You are f***ing Jocelyn. Just be you.” HBO released the final trailer Tuesday for music drama The Idol, starring Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp, ahead of its June 4 premiere. Watch it above.
BLACKPINK‘s Jennie has opened up about working with Lily-rose Depp on the upcoming HBO series The Idol.South Korean singer Jennie, of the K-pop girl group BLACKPINK, recently spoke about her experience working on the forthcoming HBO original TV series, starring Lily-Rose Depp and Abel Tesfaye (also known as The Weeknd).In an interview with Women’s Wear Daily, Jennie touched what it was like to make her acting debut in The Idol and what it was like working with Depp. “It definitely was a challenge, because I’ve never experienced anything like that before. It was like, breaking a wall for me,” she said.“She really helped me a lot.
Matt Donnelly Senior Film Writer HBO’s buzzy new original series “The Idol” has been steadily building momentum on the road to its June 4 debut — including a lavish world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, followed by one of the most talked-about afterparties on the Croisette. The show follows an embattled young pop star named Jocelyn (Lily-Rose Depp), recovering from a psychotic break after the death of her mother and hounded relentlessly by industry vultures that need her back on top. A sketchy Svengali named Tedros (Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye) appears in her life, promising artistic and sexual liberation and fame beyond her wildest dreams. “Euphoria” creator Sam Levinson steers the show with co-creators Tesfaye and Reza Fahim.
Wow! The word out of Cannes was pretty strong about the show that’s supposed to be HBO‘s next big thing. What we heard was mostly about how graphic and sexually explicit it was — but apparently that’s nothing compared to how BAD it is??
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