10 Things We Learned This Week
1. Susan Boyle will make her movie acting debut in The Christmas Candle, a story of angels and wishes set in an English village in the 1890s.
2. EW is launching Entertainment Weekly Radio on Sirius XM Radio beginning this spring.
3. Simon Cowell is launching a global online talent contest.
4. Steven Spielberg will serve as president of the award jury for the Cannes Film Festival in May.
5. The Stone Temple Pilots have fired singer Scott Weiland.
6. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will open Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction on May 24.
7. Variety is dropping its daily print edition and replacing it with a weekly publication starting next month. The publication is removing the paywall that was put up on its website three years ago.
8. Barbara Walters, sidelined for weeks by illness, returns to The View on Monday.
9. Music revenues are up for the first time since 1999.
10. Josh Groban‘s Best Makeout Music is: (tie) Fiona Apple, Portishead and D’Angelo.