Music News: Taylor Swift, Hugh Grant and 'Wonka'

Detroit gets some rightful hate and the music of 'Wonka.'
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iHeartRadio must really hate people who live in the Detroit, Michigan area. In fact, iHeartRadio must also dislike Usher, Lo Ride, and Lil Durk because the streaming service set those musical artists up to have a bunch of upset fans listening to them on the Detroit stop on the iHeartRadio series, the Detroit Jingle Ball. See, iHeartRadio tried to be sly and make it appear that Taylor Swift was going to be performing. Either that or people do not listen well.

The issue is that during the Detroit Jingle Ball, iHeartRadio's "Mojo in the Morning" announced that the event would have a "special guest" and that special guest would be "Trailor Swift." Well, if you are a Taylor Swift fan (hello, Swifties!) you might have easily misheard "Trailor" for Taylor because what the heck is "Trailor Swift"?

Turns out that Trailor Swift is a Taylor Swift impersonator and iHeartRadio played the bad joke of actually having the impersonator come on stage and play some of Swift's songs. How stupid is that? While iHeartRadio did not illegally mislead fans, the streaming service certainly did not do itself any favors in trying to add future subscribers.

Detroit doesn't get Taylor Swift but Hugh Grant got Wonka

iHeartRadio, especially because we live in a violent world, was lucky there was not much more of a public mess by having Trailor Swift appear. Usher and Flo Rida are fine artists in their own right, but they also got upstaged by Trailer Swift. Ouch.

Speaking of "ouch," it turns out Hugh Grant hated acting in the upcoming Wonka film, which is set to be released on December 15. (Also, I can bring up Wonka on a music site because the 1971 film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, was a musical. The new movie, a prequel to the 1971 film, will also have a bunch of music with star Timothee Chalamet singing as many as seven songs.)

Hugh Grant plays an Oompa-Loompa named Lofty. But Grant says he disliked playing the role because he was mostly CGI and had no idea if he was supposed to act with just his face or his body. In the previews, though, Grant looks like he will be hilarious in the film. Let's just hope we are not seeing the best parts.

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