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‘The Masked Singer’s Butterfly Reveals the Song She Wanted to Perform – TV Insider


The Masked Singer‘s Butterly loved her costume, even though she knew it helped give away her identity.

As the hit Fox singing competition continued and the number of contestants dwindled, Butterfly was unmasked and went home Wednesday. As some suspected, the person under the mask was Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams.

“I take with me, ‘Girl, do what you do. Do what you were born to do,'” she told TV Insider. “‘Of course pace yourself, have fun, be free, do you, and the people that are for you, that’s who you will attract.'”

Here, Williams discusses her costume and song choice and reveals which guest panelist made her cry.

Why was the Butterfly the right costume for you, in terms of the costume itself and what the butterfly represents?

Michelle Williams: The Butterfly was just super-sexy. I was like, “That is one fierce costume,” although when I think about it, a lot of people were like, “Those are Michelle’s long legs.” Maybe I should have had Patti LaBelle’s costume [the Flower] instead and let her be the Butterfly.

I also chose it because as long as I’m breathing, I’ll always be transforming and evolving, hopefully for the better, hopefully into something beautiful, even though some of the most beautiful things have flaws and some imperfections. I’m not striving for perfection, but to always be evolving. And I have a butterfly tattoo.

(Michael Becker/FOX)

You’ve performed onstage in a few different venues, but this was a very different experience.

The Masked Singer was probably one of the top things I’ve ever done in my life because of how I was made to feel. You can be on some of the biggest stages in the world, but it doesn’t mean nothing if you didn’t feel good afterwards. I’m not saying that’s the case with other stages I’ve been on. I’ve felt great.

But I felt really, really good, especially solo-wise, something by myself, being on a show week after week on mainstream TV with an audience. I’m mostly known for gospel, and a lot of gospel isn’t really on mainstream networks, so it was really cool to have that experience.

And what was the biggest advantage for you because you have experience on stage?

Knowing about production, when they would send me sketches of the stage and what choreography would look like. I’m friends with the music director, and it was so cool to work alongside him and his arrangements. I was back to doing what I love doing, especially behind-the-scenes stuff, and putting on the costume is a slow sliver of what actually goes on to make it happen.

Did you have fun listening to panelists’ guesses? Did any of them surprise you?

Of course. You never know what to expect with Joel McHale, but he was gentle. Anthony Anderson actually made me cry under my mask after my performance of “Don’t Know Why.”

I chose “Don’t Know Why” because 2003-ish, I had my very first debilitating heartbreak. While it was going on, [that song] was playing in the background. So, every time I would hear “Don’t Know Why,” I would think of that breakup and so now when I think of [it], I can think of a beautiful performance on The Masked Singer where it evoked some great emotion out of people. I was just like, “Oh, this felt great.”

Was there a song you’d wish you’d gotten the chance to perform, whether instead or in addition to the others just because you would’ve been doing it under the mask?

I wanted to do Beyoncé’s “Love on Top.” If I’d stayed on a little longer, it’s a possibility that I would’ve been able to perform that song.

Speaking of Beyoncé, obviously there are some people — like family, the other members of Destiny’s Child — who would have known it was you because of how well they know you and your moves and your voice. Was there anything you were trying to do or not do in your performances to throw them off?

That was the thing. When I wouldn’t try to do it, it would just come out because it’s so natural. You’re talking about some of the same choreographies, even the outfit — of course without the wings and the head — I was like, “We would’ve rocked something like that.” It just came out. The very first time, I was like, “Don’t stand with your hip like that, don’t sit in the hip, because that’s what you’re known for, don’t do that,” so I was trying to be very conscious. Then at one point, I just gave up, like, “Girl, just go up there, kill it, have fun.”



I also want to add I grew up with the choreographer for my last performance, “Sorry Not Sorry,” in my hometown of Rockford, Illinois, and he was my very first kiss. So, to see him be this world-renowned choreographer and he’s danced with legends, that was so cool to come full circle. We were like, “Wow, we finally got to work together after all these years.”

Now that you can talk about it, have there been any amusing reactions you’ve gotten from people who did or didn’t know it was you now that you don’t have to lie?

I’m so glad I have unlimited texting because the text messages that have been coming in. I’d been lying since September, [even] to my aunt and my mother. One phone call, I was actually in the trailer during Masked Singer, and I’m sitting up there lying to my own mom.

The Masked Singer, Wednesdays, 8/7c, Fox



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Music

Pete Townshend wanted Roger Daltrey to rap on The Who’s new album


Roger Daltrey has claimed that one of the demos Pete Townshend sent him while they were working on The Who‘s new album included rapping, with the guitarist suggesting that Daltrey could perform the part on record.

In an interview with Rolling Stone on Monday (November 25), the singer explained that he was less than impressed with the version of ‘All This Music Must Fade’ that Townshend had sent him. “I hated [the song] at first,” he explained.

“On the demo, he had some rapping on it,” Daltrey added. “Well, no fucking way I’m going to rap. No way. Let the youngsters wear those clothes.” Listen to the track below, which includes the line, “I don’t care, I know you’re gonna hate this song” – but no rapping.

The interview caused controversy for other reasons when, asked about his late bandmates Keith Moon and John Entwistle, Townshend replied: “It’s not going to make Who fans very happy, but thank God they’re gone.”

The guitarist later apologised to the Moon and Entwistle families in a Facebook post, saying the headlines didn’t tell the whole story of the interview.

“No one can ever know how much I miss Keith and John, as people, as friends and as musicians,” Townshend wrote. “The alchemy we used to share in the studio is missing from the new album, and it always feels wrong to try to summon it up without them.”

In a four-star review of The Who’s latest album, NME said: “‘WHO’ either recaptures the band’s root ferocity or explores new territory with style: the smoky tango of ‘She Rocked My World’, with Daltrey growling like Tom Waits on Viagra, or ‘Break The News’, a folk rocker with a contemporary Mumford crunch. Keep denying that curtain, boys, we’ll tell you when you finally get old.”



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Billie Eilish’s Mom Teared Up Listening to “Everything I Wanted” for the First Time


Billie Eilish’s music is known to be soul-stirring — and, turns out, even her own mom isn’t immune to the singer’s charms.

In a new clip unveiled by Beats by Dre, Billie takes us behind the scenes during the creation of her latest single, “Everything I Wanted,” and her mom’s reaction while hearing the track for the first time is so pure.

After polishing the song in the studio with her brother and collaborator, Finneas, Billie rings up her mom, Maggie, almost immediately to show her the finished product. The mother-daughter duo meets up in the kitchen of their home in California shortly after, and their wholesome interaction will melt your heart. “Play the song, please,” Maggie excitedly proclaims once they’re together in the clip.

After a bit of friendly teasing, Billie finally plays the track for her mom and, upon hearing the song’s very first note, she became immediately moved. “Everything makes her cry,” Billie jokingly says seeing her mom’s reaction. “Look, she’s literally getting teary!”

Like many of us, Maggie loved the song — and her reaction is more than justified when you learn the story behind it. Prior to showing it to her mom, Billie and Finneas discuss the influences and inspirations behind the song, which many believed talked about fame when it was first released.

Revealing that its working title was actually “Nightmare,” the siblings disclose the track is actually all about their relationship. “We decided to make it about our relationship and how we help each other and do things together [and that] completely paved the way for the rest of the song,” the “Bad Guy” singer says. The pair also reveal the final product was almost a year in the making, as they have been adapting and transforming the song since last November.



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Movies

Deadpool Director Says He Quit Because Ryan Reynolds ‘Wanted To Be In Control’



After the tremendous success of Deadpool, fans were surprised when director Tim Miller abruptly left the franchise. After he bowed out of Deadpool 2 during its development, star Ryan Reynolds hinted that the two had struggled with creative differences. Now, Tim Miller has provided his own perspective on why he quit — and for him, it had more to do with the actor’s desire for control.

During an interview with KRCW’s The Business, the director was asked about his Deadpool departure, and he had this to say about how he saw his future with the series:

In truth, it’s never been a secret that Ryan Reynolds has played a hands-on role in making Merc the Mouth a Marvel mainstay since he first appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He helped produce Deadpool and was both a producer and co-writer on Deadpool 2. And Ryan Reynolds is also active behind the scenes helping to get Deadpool 3 off the ground. To say the franchise is a passion project would be an understatement.

So, it’s easy to understand how his commitment to his vision might make it difficult for a director to do their job. In an ironic twist, after Tim Miller exited Deadpool 2, he signed on to direct Terminator: Dark Fate, and encountered a similar issue, this time with the film’s producer, James Cameron. During his conversation with The Business, he opened up about the challenges he faced during that production as well — and again cited feeling a lack of control as a reason for his frustration. He made it clear he wouldn’t work with James Cameron again, either.

With or without Tim Miller, it appears that the Deadpool franchise will go on. Behind-the-scenes drama around the Warner Bros. and Fox merger have led to production delays. But writer Rhett Reese seems to think they will get started soon. And earlier this year, Ryan Reynolds told Variety he and the rest of the Deadpool 3 team are hard at work crafting a unique story. Though David Leitch took over for Tim Miller on Deadpool 2, there is no official word as to who will be sitting in the director’s chair once Deadpool 3 starts rolling.



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Basketball

‘I Wanted to Be Traded to San Antonio’


Paul George initially wanted to join Kawhi Leonard in San Antonio.

“We wanted to go to San Antonio first,” George recalls of his initial trade demand from the Indiana Pacers back in June 2017.

PG says he and Leonard—the LA Clippers’ new superstar duo will hit the floor together for the first time Wednesday night—were “destined” to join forces.

Per ESPN:

“I wanted to be traded to San Antonio,” George says. “We wanted to go to San Antonio first, and we didn’t make that happen.”

A league source confirmed that the Pacers and Spurs talked, but San Antonio lacked the assets to pair George with Leonard. The Lakers also wanted George, but then team-president Magic Johnson would not trade the 2017 second overall pick (which would become Lonzo Ball) and Brandon Ingram, believing the team could eventually sign George as a free agent.

“As far as the Lakers, I wanted to go to L.A.,” George says. “They didn’t make that happen. They didn’t put nothing together. So that’s in the back of my mind [when I became a free agent]. That was in the back of my mind.”

Sam Presti of the Oklahoma City Thunder would eventually swoop in and acquire the Pacers star, but the idea of teaming up with Leonard lingered.

“Just seems like it was destined,” George said when officially introduced to L.A. “We were supposed to play together.”

Related Russell Westbrook Not ‘Surprised at All’ By Paul George’s Trade Demand





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