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Ed Sheeran will be topless in Shape of You video

Ed Sheeran will appear topless in the video for his new single ‘Shape Of You.’

The 25-year-old singer/songwriter made his music comeback last week when he unveiled the track and second song 'Castle on the Hill’.

Ed is yet to release either single’s video but has teased that in the promo for 'Shape of You’ his fans will see him shirtless for the first time and doing pull-ups, an exercise which he found really tough because he’s not a “healthy individual”.

Discussing the 'Shape of You’ video, he said: “Do you know what? They were filming it and they were getting me … like I’m not a very, like, healthy, fit individual, and they’re like, 'Right, we’re gonna do these pull-ups.’ And I was like, 'I can literally do one pull-up,’ and they were making me do six or seven in a row whilst filming me.”

Ed insists his topless debut in the upcoming video is not him attempting to become a pop heartthrob like his friend Justin Bieber, but is actually a “gritty” part of the promo.

Speaking on the Capital Breakfast show which he co-hosted with Dave Berry, George and Lilah on Monday (09.01.17), he shared: “But it’s not in a, like, Justin Bieber walking out of the sea kind of way. It’s a kind of like, quite gritty…”

However, the video is not going to be too serious as Ed revealed it will get quite comical at its conclusion.

He added: “It’s like really serious and then the last 30 seconds you’re like 'what the hell is going on here?”

Ed also spilled he has been working with pop stars Zara Larsson and Anne-Marie and he was blown away by both girls’ vocal talents.

He said: “I’ve never been in the studio with two sort of new singers who just nail it first time. They literally just walked in, sung it and then walked out. I was like, wow, that was … they sung it well too.”

Weeks before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, the Motion Picture Association of America announced that the PG-13 film will have an R-rating when its extended “Ultimate Edition” is released this summer on home video.

Ben Affleck, says he understands both sides. “I’m a parent of young kids, and I feel like I wouldn’t want to have a Batman v Superman that I couldn’t show to my younger kids. But on the same token, as an adult, I like to see movies that are R-rated. I think nowadays because we have so many means of distribution and ways that we can do different things, it’s the creative solution to a creative challenge.”

He emphasizes that the PG-13 theatrical cut will always be available as an alternative.

“You can have multiple versions and I can show my son and my daughters this movie and feel confident that the stuff isn’t too crazy, and then grownups can see larger version, [which is like] the red-band trailer. They can see the more adult version of that movie.”

What’s in it
The theatrical cut of BvS runs 2 hours and 31 minutes, which is already an epic length. But following the lead of Peter Jackson’s expanded versions of The Lord of the Rings, Snyder said he thought the Blu-ray and digital download editions of BvS could sustain some bonus material. (They aren’t saying yet how much longer the director’s cut will be.)

“We were just like, ‘Okay, look. We’re not making a three-hour movie. I mean, even I didn’t want to make a three-hour movie,” Snyder says. “I drove the cuts probably harder than anyone. The studio, they were willing to let the movie indulge pretty hard. But I felt like it’s at a manageable two-and-a-half hours. Let’s also not forget the credits are super long, the end credits. So the movie’s closer to two hours and 22 minutes.”

One of the things cut from the theatrical release: A mystery character played by Jena Malone. Fans have been speculating about who she plays for months – and they’ll have to wait a few more before they find out.

“I think we should keep it private, but it’s nothing that’s been talked about,” Snyder says. “She’s definitely not Robin or Batgirl. I’m happy to say that.”

Some of what’s being added to the “Ultimate Edition” counts as a spoiler, so we won’t reveal all of the extra material. Suffice to say, some minor characters in the theatrical cut are given expanded storylines. And a few other actors will join Malone in being rescued from the cutting room floor.

“Sequences of violence”
Back in September, the ratings board gave the shorter version of Batman v Superman a PG-13 for “intense sequences of violence and action throughout, and some sensuality.” The R-rating came with the even more vague designation: “for sequences of violence.”

BvS producer Charles Roven, who also worked on Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, says the “Ultimate Edition” won’t be gratuitous. “There’s not a lot of blood in our movies,” he says. “The ratings board also judges their PG-13 and R ratings by what they consider to be a level of intensity and how much that intensity goes throughout the entire movie. There are some pretty intense scenes in Batman v Superman, and if they went on longer and had that same level of intensity, that might cause the ratings board to shift their rating.”

Roven, who’s also producing this August’s Suicide Squad, another film in the DC movie universe, confirms that that movie – about a team of villains recruited to do the right thing on a deadly mission – won’t go for the R-rating in theaters. “I think right now we’re going for the PG-13. I don’t know that that’s going to materially change,” he said. “We can give that movie the edge that it needs and still maintain a PG-13.”

Affleck, who is considering both directing and starring in a stand-alone Batman film in the DC movie universe, says he’s glad the genre has become so widely embraced that it can sustain different types of superhero films. As long as there are options, he says he’s for it.

“These movies have definitely evolved from being comic books for children aimed at kids. Now they’re the most mainstream movies made, the most successful, the most widely viewed movies these days,” he says. “Clearly there’s a big enough audience. I think it’s cool. Why not have an R-rated version that you release for download or on DVD later? I think that’s smart.” 

Entertainment Weekly – March 4, 2016

Arcade Fire’s Win Butler: ‘I probably throw away 25 songs a month’

It’s been two years since Arcade Fire released its Haitian-inspired album Reflektor. It’s a precise amount of time that usually means a followup is on the horizon, especially considering the Grammy Award-winning band has averaged one album every three years.

“It feels like we never really know before we start making a record, we don’t really know when or where it’s going to go,” frontman Win Butler said when asked about new material during a stop at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote the band’s documentary, The Reflektor Tapes, which will be widely released Sept. 24.

"We usually take time after touring to kind of live a little. Unless you want to write a bunch of songs about hotel room service and being backstage, I generally find it’s important to live,“ he adds. "People talk to me about album cycles and stuff like that and it’s generally a very foreign concept to me because songwriting just comes out of living.”

But that doesn’t mean the band hasn’t been writing music. It just means it’s a matter of time before that turns into an album.

“We write hundreds of songs for each record,” he says. “I probably throw away 25 songs a month. Since I was 15, I spent every free second that I had writing music. We’re a band that really takes a record seriously. We think of the record as that body of work; something that reveals itself to you.”

So how do they know when an album finally comes together?

“You’ll be writing for a while and then you have these songs and it starts to feel like, at some point, you have a record, which is usually when two or three songs start talking to each other,” he says. “Then you start to realize there is more going on than just writing a song.”

The Reflektor Tapes screens at TIFF on Sept. 18 and is widely released on Sept. 24.