Gaga's Monster Ball comes to MSG
The 2010 North American leg of Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour comes to Madison Square Garden July 6, Newsday's Kevin Amorim reports. "It's still called Monster Ball, but it's more of a musical and less of a concert," Lady Gaga said last month in an interview with KIIS-FM's Ryan Seacrest. "It has a New York theme, it's a story, and the story is that me and my friends are in New York and we're going to the Monster Ball, and we get lost." Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday through Live Nation.
Rivers documentary in Tribeca lineup
The ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival will include a new movie from Neil Jordan, a documentary on Joan Rivers and a Southern folk tale starring Robert Duvall, The Associated Press reports. The festival, which opens April 21, announced the bulk of its lineup yesterday. Making its U.S. premiere will be Jordan's "Ondine," which stars Colin Farrell as a fisherman who reels in a mermaid.
Jackson estate, Sony sign $200M deal
The estate of Michael Jackson has landed the late King of Pop the biggest recording deal in history: a $200 million guaranteed contract with Sony Music Entertainment for 10 projects over seven years, The Associated Press reports, citing a person familiar with the deal. The record-breaking contract could be worth up to $250 million if certain conditions are met. One of the albums will be of never-before-released Jackson recordings that will come out in November, the person said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the official announcement is expected Tuesday.