Entertainment

(THE WIRE PRESS) Americans would most like to be neighbors with Leonard Hofstadter and Penny from CBS's The Big Bang Theory, according to the 11th annual Zillow® Celebrity Neighbor Surveyi. The Simpson family from FOX's The Simpsons were named the least desirable TV neighbors for 2017.

San Francisco (THE WIRE PRESS) The premier online education platform MasterClass announced today that the legendary icon and fourteen-time Grammy® Award-winning musician Herbie Hancock will teach his first ever online class exclusively with MasterClass. The class is currently available for pre-enrollment at www.masterclass.com/hh. In his class, Hancock teaches his approach to music and how this translates into life philosophy. From his mentorship with Miles Davis through his genre-bending work as a bandleader and solo artist, he will share stories from a life in music and deliver expert technical lessons for professional and amateur pianists, musicians, jazz performers, composers across all genres, lovers of music and jazz aficionados.

New York (THE WIRE PRESS) - ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers will honor legendary songwriting and music production duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis with the illustrious ASCAP Voice of Music Award at its 30th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel. This prestigious award comes on the heels of Jam and Lewis's induction to the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 15. The Grammy-winning duo and owners of Flyte Tyme Productions are responsible for an impressive body of work that includes chart-topping pop hits such as Janet Jackson's "When I Think Of You," and "Miss You Much;" Mariah Carey's "Thank God I Found You;" George Michael's "Monkey;" Boyz II Men's "On Bended Knee;" and Mary J Blige's "No More Drama."

Los Angeles (THE WIRE PRESS) - Tim Calandrello, who served as writer, producer and editor of the upcoming documentary "Hired Gun," will host a Facebook Live Q&A about the film on Fri., June 30 at 1 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT. The chat will take place on Twisted Pumpkin, Inc.'s Facebook page. "Hired Gun" introduces audiences to some of the world's unsung heroes of the music industry through exclusive interviews and performances. The artists featured in the film have played with musical legends such as Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Billy Joel, P!NK, Ozzy Osbourne, Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi and many more.

Los Angeles (THE WIRE PRESS) - Rising pop sensation Taylor Grey has released her highly anticipated debut album Space Case. The album is executive produced by the award-winning Josh Abraham (Justin Bieber, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, etc.) and produced by Nico Stadi, among others. It features special appearances by The Vamps' Brad Simpson ("Fallin'") and Spencer Kane ("Miami"). The album is available on all digital platforms.

(THE WIRE PRESS) - Recording artist Kelda's latest projects in the modeling, public speaking, and film industries Internationally recognized artist Keldamuzik alias "Diva" brings diversity into the entertainment industry. She is fearless and has dipped her toe into many successful ventures. Kelda's first self- authored movie "Love the Original Way" debuted last year in Hollywood during the Black African American Film Festival. The film has so far made it to the Amazon Prime and is available in Japan, Germany, US, and the UK.

MEMPHIS, TN (THE WIRE PRESS) - Something is definitely wrong with modern music today? That's what many on social networks and in-conversation with each other are saying. One issue many believe is not being addressed today is how music today demeans women. Hip hop is one genre many believe demeans particularly black or African-American women. Furthermore, many would say that the dark-skinned black or African-American women are not well represented or nearly at all acknowledged in music at all.

INDIANAPOLIS (THE WIRE PRESS) - Set to award $100,000 in cash prizes, the Heartland Film Festival (Oct. 12-22, 2017) has expanded its number of cash-eligible award categories from 13 in 2016 to 33 for this year's 26th annual event. Both feature-length and short films across the narrative, documentary and animated categories are invited to submit their titles for consideration during the 2017 call for entries period (February - May, 2017).

SEOUL, KOREA (THE WIRE PRESS) - After a successful soft launch in the Philippines and Australia last December, Blackbeard, the team behind Dystopia: The Crimson War, has been receiving many requests for release from users all over the world. To meet their requests, Blackbeard is planning to launch in more countries starting from Brazil in January. Specific dates and new game information will be announced through newly-opened Facebook Page. Checkout their Page at https://www.facebook.com/dystopiathecrimsonwar.