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Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are performing tonight at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, which also happens to be on his 95th birthday.


Bennett has been battling Alzheimers since 2016. His family revealed that he frequently uses his music as a coping strategy, and continued tour despite his diagnosis. The two night show in NYC, called One Last Time, will wrap up on August 5th, and will be Bennett's final performance in his prolific career.

Bennett and Gaga are no strangers. In 2014, the two released the critically acclaimed Cheek to Cheek, a collaborative album featuring covers of classic jazz standard tunes. Their newest upcoming album, Love for Sale, is a Cole Porter tribute set to release on October 1st, 2021, and is believed to be Bennet's last recording.

Bennett is the winner of a whopping 20 Grammy awards, stemming from 1963 to 2016. 16 of his wins have been for "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album," including one for Cheek to Cheek in 2015.

On August 3rd, 2021, The State of New York declared Bennett's birthday to be an official "Tony Bennett Day," honoring his "indelible impact he has had not only on music but also our state and nation's cultural landscape."

Happy birthday, Tony!

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Get ready Netflix fans! The platform just announced that two of its biggest stars are joining together for their newest movie.

Netflix revealed to TODAY that their latest film project is bringing Joey King, from The Kissing Booth, and Chase Stokes, from Outerbanks, together to play the two lead roles.

The new movie is an adaptation based off of the hit young adult sci-fi series Uglies by Scott Westerfield. Rumors about a film adaptation for the series have been circulating since the first novel's release, so Netflix's announcement comes as quite the pleasant surprise for fans.

Netflix had already teased that King was joining the cast for Uglies, however Stokes' involvement in the production was completely unknown until Tuesday. Along with announcing Stokes as the latest addition to the cast, Brianne Tju, from MTV's Scream, and Keith Powers, from the Freeform drama Famous in Love, will also be joining.

Uglies takes place in a dystopian society where beauty standards are taken to whole new extremes. Instead of getting your driver's permit at 16, teenagers are instead forced to get a complete reconstructive surgery, making them absolutely flawless--but that seems to be the flaw.

King is set to play the main protagonist of the film, Tally Youngblood, who will do literally anything to avoid her surgery. The roles of Stokes, Tju, and Powers still have yet to be released.

Uglies will be directed by Joseph McGinty Nichol, also known as McG, and Krista Vernoff is heading the screenplay adaptation. King will be executive producing the film alongside Jamie King, John Fox, and Scott Westerfield himself.

A premiere date for Uglies has yet to be disclosed.

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It's October 21st, so you know what that means. Kim K's birthday has arrived!

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