Lumineers, Lorde, to perform at VH1 show
NEW YORK — The Lumineers, Lorde and Ed Sheeran will perform at a concert Nov. 11 to celebrate VH1’s “You Oughta Know” campaign.
“You Oughta Know” highlights emerging musicians and launched in 2005. VH1 announced that Scottish R&B singer Emeli Sande and rock sister trio Haim also will perform at New York’s Roseland Ballroom for the event.
The concert will stream live online and will premiere Nov. 21 on VH1.
Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson and married duo Johnnyswim also will hit the stage.
Ronan Farrow hired for MSNBC show
NEW YORK — MSNBC has hired Mia Farrow’s 25-year-old son Ronan to host a weekday program at the network starting next year.
Network chief executive Phil Griffin said Wednesday that Ronan Farrow would be a game changer for MSNBC, representing a fresh approach to how it delivers news.
Farrow is a former Rhodes scholar who founded the State Department’s Office of Global Youth Issues in President Barack Obama’s administration. He has written about human rights and foreign policy and has been a commentator on television networks.
Foster cycles ahead on Armstrong movie
LONDON — American actor Ben Foster is cycling into the lead as Lance Armstrong in a new movie about the disgraced American cyclist.
Director Stephen Frears said filming started this week on the untitled project, and Foster is already proving to be a champion in the saddle.
Frears claims Foster is a “really, really good actor and now he’s a very good cyclist. The cyclists were pleased with him.”
The movie follows the rise of Armstrong, his cancer battle, retirement and exposure by journalist David Walsh.
Irish star Chris O’Dowd plays Walsh, with Guillaume Canet and Jesse Plemons in supporting roles.