The Weeknd Over
Most people want to extend their weekends, but Abel Tesfaye, better known by his stage name The Weeknd, wants to put it to an end.
"It's getting to a place and time where I'm getting ready to close the Weeknd chapter," he said in an interview with W Magazine. "I'll still make music, maybe as Abel, maybe as the Weeknd. But I still want to kill the Weeknd. And I will. Eventually."
It isn't the first time the Canadian crooner has mentioned wanting to transition away from his alias, but it resurfaced again as he works on a project for HBO titled The Idol, stepping into the role of Tedros, a cult leader.
The pop star noted that meshing both the acting and music worlds was proving to be a challenge.
"My theory is that I forgot how to sing because I was playing Tedros, a character who doesn't know how to sing. I may be looking too deeply into this, but it was terrifying," he said.
New Season, New Setting
Amid the ongoing WGA strike there are still a few things happening in Hollywood that may pique interest.
FX's The Bear is debuting its second season on June 22, if you're looking for something new to watch at the moment. The show follows a young chef returning to his home city of Chicago as takes over the family business — an Italian beef shop — following his brother, the former proprietor, commits suicide. The new season will run for 10 episodes.
Elsewhere in Tinseltown, The Kelly Clarkson Show is ditching the sunny skies of Hollywood to move across the country to the City That Never Sleeps. The production now will be recording at NBC's 30 Rock building in Manhattan after having spent years in Universal City, California. Clarkson will be taking over the iconic Studio 6A where other hosts like David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, and Jimmy Fallon have shot their shows.