The Dirt is based upon the bestselling autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, penned by band members Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx and author Neil Strauss, and is being directed by Jeff Tremaine (Jackass).
The long-gestating biopic will detail the full spectrum of Motley Crue’s excess with drugs, high-heeled boots, makeup and celebrity love affairs. Rick Yorn and Julie Yorn of Lbi Entertainment are producing the film with Erik Olsen and Amanda Adelson, while band members Neil, Lee, Mars and Sixx are also on board as co-producers.
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Bell Media maintains it intends to reinvent the music TV series genre with an “authentic, behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to break a new artist and bring a song to life.” To advance their efforts, the producers have enlisted the help of music stars such as Shania Twain, Fergie, Boy George, OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, Alessia Cara, Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe, Julia Michaels, [link
Petty’s longtime manager released a statement to People, saying, “On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty. He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40p.m. Pt surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”
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Johnny Cash once told the humble Petty that, "You're a good man to ride the river with," something that Petty never took for granted. Cash then paid ultimate tribute by covering "I Won't Break Down" and turning it into his own song. It doesn't get much better than that, but for Thomas Earl Petty,
The 66-year-old singer was rushed to hospital after being found unconscious at his Malibu home on Sunday. On Monday, reports surfaced that he had died, however those were later retracted and TMZnow claims that the musician is still clinging to his life, but is not expected to make it through the day.
“Oh man Tom Petty is gone,” singer Cyndi Lauper tweeted following initial reports of Petty’s death. “He was really great. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers go to his family right now. Rip.”
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Carole King shared her condolences for the singer’s family, friends and fans, adding “of which I am one,” while actress and musician, Juliette Lewis, shared a video from the legend’s final concert at Hollywood
The Launch, a six-part talent search series that sees unsigned musicians battle to create the next chart-topping song, is being shot in Toronto.
Other songwriters and producers set to help create original songs for the reality TV series include Issues singer and songwriter Julia Michaels, Sugarland co-founder Jennifer Nettles, "Wrecking Ball" songwriter Stephan Moccio and producer and songwriters busbee, Ian Kirkpatrick and Dann Huff.
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The former Baywatch star filed for divorce from Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx in 2006 after nine years of marriage, and now, she’s enlisting Patti Stanger to help her dive back into dating.
D’Errico, 49, left Georgia and came to Los Angeles when she was in her 20s. Within the first three months of moving to L.A., she scored the role of Donna Marco on Baywatch Nights before landing Baywatch.
While working with friend and former castmate Pamela Anderson, D’Errico was set up with Sixx, a bandmate of Anderson’s now ex-husband,
The former Baywatch babe looks to Patti Stanger for help to get over her tumultuous split from Nikki Sixx on Friday's episode of Million Dollar Matchmaker.
Only Et has an exclusive first look at Friday's episode, in which D'Errico reveals that she's built up walls since her divorce from the Mötley Crüe rocker over a decade ago.
"I've been divorced for 11 years now. There was a lot of bad stuff that happened in the marriage that I won't get into, but it was bad," D'Errico explains in the clip.
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"I'm sure my marriage and my divorce still affect me today in some way," she adds. "I have a lot of walls up. I've been burned a lot of times. I keep people at a distance."
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The movie will be titled Dirt, and as a Motley Crüe biopic, it will follow the story of the band’s life through all of the crazy ups and horrifying downs—from deadly car crashes and heroin overdoses, to dramatic falling-outs between band members. The Deadline story doesn’t have any casting information, but it should be fun to see who they find to star in this.
The biopic, which was previously developed by Paramount Pictures and Focus Features, will detail the full spectrum of Motley Crue’s excess with drugs, high-heeled boots, makeup and celebrity love affairs. It is being written by Rich Wilkes (Airheads, xXx) and Tom Kapinos (Californication), while Jeff Tremaine (Jackass) is set to direct. Motley Crue members Neil, Lee, Mars and Sixx are also on board as co-producers.
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The film will be based on the 2001 New York Times bestselling autobiography “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band,” which was written by band members Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, and Nikki Sixx, alongside author Neil Strauss.
The book chronicles the legendary 1980’s glam metal band’s rise to international fame and all that was happening behind the scenes, including drugs, sex, conflicts among band members and run-ins with the police. The band performed their last concert on New Year’s Eve at the Staples Center in their own hometown of Los Angeles.
Jeff Tremaine, who helmed the “Jackass” movies, is directing the film from a script by Rich Wilkes and Tom Kapinos. Julie Yorn, Erik Olsen, and Allen Kovac are producing, while Chris Nilsson, Steve Kline and Rick Yorn are exec producing. Members of the now-retired band are co-producing.
Though Netflix is still in talks for the rights, sources say Liam Hemsworth, Emory Cohen, and Douglas Booth are top choices to play Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, and Tommy Lee, though no official offers have been made yet.
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Based on the 2001 autobiography “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band,” the book follows the group’s rise during the ’80s “hair band” rock scene on the Sunset Strip, and pulls no
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