Sean Penn is writing a novel about a “divorced, disillusioned man.”
And, yes, he did once release an audiobook under the pseudonym “Pappy Pariah.”
Atria Books said Monday that Penn’s “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” will come out March 27. The novel builds upon an audiobook from 2016, narrated by one Pappy Pariah and promoted by the usually press-shy actor.
During an appearance last fall at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Penn acknowledged a close bond with Pariah while also referring to him as a sociopath.
The creator of the hit musical “Hamilton” plans to use the show’s international debut in London next month to raise money to combat climate change.
Writer, composer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda and his wife, Vanessa Nadal, said Monday that donors to two environmental charities will be eligible to win the chance to accompany the couple to “Hamilton’s” London premiere. Miranda said they chose the Natural Resources Defense Council and Britain-based charity 10:10 as the fundraiser’s beneficiaries because of their commitment to combating climate change.
Refurbishment work at the Victoria Palace Theatre has delayed the musical’s debut in London. It is now set for early December.
Taylor Swift is going to bring her new album, “reputation,” to life when she hits the road next year.
The pop star on Monday announced the first dates for her “reputation Stadium Tour,” which kicks off May 8 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
Tickets for general public go on sale Dec. 13.
Swift’s last tour also visited stadiums and included a number of special guests, from such singers as Justin Timberlake and The Weeknd to non-musicians like Ellen DeGeneres and Kobe Bryant.
Irish rock singer Bob Geldof says he is returning his Freedom of the City of Dublin honor because it is also held by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing her of complicity for what he and others, including the United Nations, call “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims in the Asian nation.
The founder of Live Aid says Suu Kyi is a “handmaiden to genocide” whose association with Ireland’s capital “shames us all.”