News Ticker: Maroon 5, Jennifer Hudson, Bono and Wyclef Jean, Velvet Underground

November 18th, 2009 by Rolling Stone Leave a reply »


  • Maroons 5 have announced they’ll be performing a New Year’s Eve show at Las Vegas’ the Pearl that will also feature a set from actor Jason Segal, who promises to perform “Dracula’s Lament” from Forgetting Sarah Marshall and more original tunes.

  • Jennifer Hudson has been cast to play Nelson Mandela’s wife Winnie in a film about the complex wife of the South African president, Variety reports. Hudson is expected to sing in the biopic.
  • Bono and Wyclef Jean will be recognized for their work fighting global poverty and human rights violations tonight when they receive the 2009 Ripple of Hope Award at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights dinner in New York.
  • The Velvet Underground’s Lou Reed, Mo Tucker and Doug Yule are coming togethear for a conversation at New York’s Public Library hosted by our own David Fricke. More info on the event, which takes place December 8th, is available at the library’s Website.

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