Parrotheads, this one’s for you: A show is in the works about one of the most laid-back singers on the planet: Jimmy Buffett. “The idea of turning Margaritaville into a musical has been percolating for quite a while,” Buffett says in a release. “Now we have found our crew, and I am happy to sail with them. ... It’s going to be a fun voyage.” That crew includes producer Greg Garcia (TV’s Yes Dear, My Name is Earl) and director Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Memphis). “Working on this project is like being invited to the best party ever,” adds Ashley. “Not only is his song catalog a treasure trove, but we also have his unique spirit to draw upon for inspiration.”
As a certain presidential candidate would say: It’s gonna be huuuge.
Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution, that is.
The free blowout will be broadcast live on FOX from Miami’s Bayfront Park, kicking off at 8 p.m. before cutting to the local news at 10 p.m. then returning at 11 p.m. Festivities, ending at 12:30 p.m., will be co-hosted by action star Terry Crews and TV personality Wendy Williams and feature a performance by Mr. Worldwide himself, Empire star Jussie Smollett, Shawn Mendes, Camilla Cabello from Fifth Harmony, Prince Royce, Austin Mahone as well as Earth, Wind & Fire. Can’t attend in the flesh? Behind-the-scenes content from the event will be streaming online at https://www.periscope.tv/MetroPCS
Dwayne Johnson’s social media accounts went uncharacteristically quiet on Wednesday. For good reason: Sources confirm to Us Weekly that The Rock and girlfriend, singer songwriter Lauren Hashian, had their baby girl, who was due in January. “Both Mom and Dad are over the moon; Christmas definitely came early!” a source close to the former pro wrestler told People of the couple of nine years — who split their time between Los Angeles and Southwest Ranches. Johnson is also the father of 14-year-old daughter Simone from his previous marriage to Dany Garcia.
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DJ Khaled may want to stay put on land for the time being. Fans checking in with him via Snapchat Monday saw a video of the local music producer lost on a jetski in the dark. Apparently, Khaled, who posts under the username @djkhaled305, rode over to friend Rick Ross’ waterside mansion for lunch but couldn’t find his way back. Sounds like the New Orleans-born master remixer has new respect for Mother Nature: “Always have faith, always have hope,” the 40-year-old DJ Tweeted after arriving safely back to a computer. “It’s so real out here.”