Madonna, The Met and 'Scream'

Madonna, The Met and 'Scream'
Photograph by Roman Kraft / Unsplash.

Thank you, Amy Schumer.

She was, after all, the one who "dared" Madonna to go on a career-spanning tour during a celebrity-packed game of truth or dare that served as the tour's announcement.

Multiple cities across North America, The United Kingdom and Europe have already sold out. Billboard reports that 600,000 tickets were sold in one day.

Madonna also graces the cover of Vanity Fair Italia for the Icon Issue with photography by Luigi and Iango and interview by Simone Marchetti.


In other music news, the Songwriters Hall Of Fame announced its 2023 inductees. The seven inductees are:

  • Sade
  • Glen Ballard
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Gloria Estefan
  • Jeff Lynne
  • Teddy Riley
  • Liz Rose

The event is scheduled for June 15 of this year in New York City.

Moving on to Washington, D.C.: Taylor Swift fans will remember trying – and ultimately failing – to secure tickets to Swift's "The Eras Tour." The Senate Judiciary Committee will convene on Jan. 24 to discuss competition in live entertainment ticketing procedures.

The hearing, called "That’s the Ticket: Promoting Competition and Protecting Consumers in Live Entertainment," should be live-streamed at 10:00 a.m. EST. Variety has more.

Film and Television

The British Academy Film Awards has released the nominations for 2023. The BAFTA Awards air Feb. 19.

Here's a quick peek at some of the nominations:

Best Film

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Elvis
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Tár


  • Edward Berger, All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Park Chan-wook, Decision to Leave
  • Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Todd Field, Tár
  • Gina Prince-Bythewood, The Woman King

Leading Actress

  • Cate Blanchett, Tár
  • Viola Davis, The Woman King
  • Danielle Deadwyler, Till
  • Ana de Armas, Blonde
  • Emma Thompson, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
  • Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Leading Actor

  • Austin Butler, Elvis
  • Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Brendan Fraser, The Whale
  • Daryl McCormack, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
  • Paul Mescal, Aftersun
  • Bill Nighy, Living

Supporting Actress

  • Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Hong Chau, The Whale
  • Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Dolly De Leon, Triangle of Sadness
  • Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • Carey Mulligan, She Said

Supporting Actor

  • Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Good Nurse
  • Albrecht Schuch, All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Micheal Ward, Empire of Light

Here's information on how to watch the show.

Scream fans rejoice: an official trailer is here for Scream VI. The movie hits theaters March 10.

Internet-favorite and newcomer to the horror scene, M3GAN, is getting a sequel set to hit theaters in 2025. Luckily, you don't have to wait that long to stay entertained ...

Netflix released its 2023 films preview and reminded viewers that this is only a sneak peek.  

The list includes:

  • You People (Jan. 27)
  • Your Place or Mine (Feb. 10)
  • Luther: The Fallen Sun (March 10)
  • Murder Mystery 2 (March 31)
  • The Mother (May 12)

See the full announcement video here:


The biggest news in the fashion world this week was the announcement of the Met Gala's co-chairs, along with the event's theme.

Michaela Coel, Penélope Cruz, Roger Federer, Dua Lipa, and Anna Wintour will act as co-chairs of the Meta Gala, according to a press release from The Met.

The event's theme will be "In honor of Karl." Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld died in 2019.

Vogue has all the details on what this theme means, and what looks you can expect to see on the red carpet.