Shawn Mendes Brings Harry Potter Magic to Carpool Karaoke. Who better to hitch a ride with than James Corden? On CBS' The Late Late Show Monday, Shawn Mendes hopped in the passenger seat for a ride around L.A. Throughout the 11-minute segment, they whipped through his musical catalogue, singing "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back," "In My Blood," " Mercy," "Treat You Better" and "Lost in Japan." During their drive, Corden also learned some surprising facts about his guest. For starters, Corden had heard Mendes just moved out of his parents' house. "I live in Toronto now. I have my own place -- finally," the singer said. It "sucked" at first, "cooking for yourself and cleaning your house." But eventually, he realized, "There's actually something kind of nice." Corden couldn't believe Mendes does his own cleaning. "I do a little bit," he said. Realizing he had been caught in a lie, the 19-year-old pop star smiled and added, "No, I don't. You're right. My mom still helps a lot. The thing is, she won't let me not have that happen. That's the thing." The host had also heard a rumor that Mendes is a big Harry Potter fan. "I have a whole book at home that I wrote all the spells in and stuff," the singer said, adding that he loves "the magic" of the stories, and "the wands and the little weird candies that make you turn into a lion stuff." The more Mendes talked about it, the more he transformed into the titular literary character. "I just love it so much," he said. "It's what keeps me young, I feel like." Before turning into a bearded wizard, he admitted to being "really, really star-struck" when he met Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger in the film adaptations. "I was definitely sweating a bit but I think I played it cool," Mendes told the mystified host. "I think it was good." "I'm a fan," Mendes added. "I like it, but I'm not crazy obsessed with it." After another musical interlude, Corden coaxed Mendes into displaying some road rage -- something that goes against his easygoing nature. After rolling down his window, Mendes picked a random passerby and yelled, "Wrong lane, a--hole!" The moment the driver turned around, Mendes instantly regretted his decision. "I am not confident in getting into a fight with you. I just think I'd have to do it all," he told Corden. "I can't believe you'd find two people who want to fight less than you and I right now. We just have to get out and hug them." Later on, Mendes learned Corden had never played hockey, so he took him to a nearby rink. Before the host set foot on the ice, he said, "This is a mistake. I don't want to do this. This is a terrible idea. I've never been so uncomfortable." As a goalie, Corden allowed Mendes to take five penalty shots -- and to their surprise, he blocked the majority of the singer's attempts. "I feel like this is the sport for me," Corden said. "That's my first and last time playing ice hockey." (Eonline)
Havaianas Launches Global Campaign With Maluma and Lellzinha. Iconic Brazilian flip-flop brand Havaianas has launched a new global campaign with Colombian superstar Maluma and Brazilian singer Lellzinha. The campaign includes an exclusive trilingual song performed in Spanish, English and Portuguese titled "Let's Summer" (Veraneemos) and a music video that was shot in Rio De Janeiro. The single is already available in streaming services and the video will be released online this week. In addition, a TV spot will air in Colombia, Brazil and Spain, while the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Asia will have digital campaigns running through July in more than 50 countries. This marks the first time ever that Havaianas taps an international musician to star in a global campaign. According to a Havaianas spokesperson, the brand was looking for talent that could express the idea that summer is more than a season and found in Maluma the perfect match. Havaianas is a 55-year-old brand that turned flip flops into a fashion accessory. Since its launch, more than 5 billion pairs of Havaianas have been sold and, according to the brand, 94% of Brazilians own a pair. (Billboard)
'A Night With Duran Duran' Trailer Featuring Interviews With Nile Rodgers, Cindy Crawford & More. Duran Duran lived the dream. They had the looks, the hits, the videos and the wealth. Forty years after forming in Birmingham, England, the dream isn't over. In celebration of Duran Duran's special anniversary, the U.K.'s BBC Four will devote a night of programming to the British hitmakers with a pair of newly-filmed documentaries. According to the broadcaster, Duran Duran: A Night In traces the TV, movies and adverts that inspired the group, from Blade Runner to Barbarella and much more. Its companion film, Duran Duran: There's Something You Should Know, will take a deep dive into the act's turbulent history and promises to unearth previously unseen archive footage and rare demos. The corporation shared the trailer for its June 29 Boys on Film -- A Night With Duran Duran special, featuring interviews with models Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell, producers Nile Rodgers and Mark Ronson, and the members of the classic lineup, including Andy Taylor, who left the band for a second time in 2006. International broadcast dates have yet to be announced. Duran Duran were recently announced as headliners for the first KAABOO Cayman festival on Grand Cayman Island, to be held next February. Before that, the band will be "heading back into the studio to work on a new record," Duran Duran's manager Wendy Laister recently told Billboard. Their most recent, 14th studio album, Paper Gods, peaked at No. 5 in the U.K. and No. 10 in the U.S. following its release in 2015. "Imagine to be in a band like Duran Duran, and have the career that they have," Boy George, lead singer of '80s mega-stars Culture Club, says in the BBC clip. "That's like the ultimate dream." (Hollywood Reporter)
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