It’s been a busy week for music news and One Direction, Miley Cyrus, Mumford & Sons and newcomer Lorde have all made the headlines! Check out our Music roundup below and brush up on the latest stories you should know about!

One Direction’s ‘Diana’ leaks off upcoming album, ‘Midnight Memories’

Fans and news outlets alike went into full speculation mode on Sept. 24 when a track titled “Diana,” rumored to be off One Direction’s upcoming third studio album, leaked online.

Though the track itself is fairly low-quality, a quick listen has most One Direction fans convinced it’s legit despite the fact that neither the band or their label have come out and confirmed it is indeed a track off 1D’s upcoming, Midnight Memories.

After listening to the track ourselves, we can’t help but agree with them– despite the low-quality, the ’80s retro vibe of the melody along with the familiar sounding vocals are convincing enough for us!

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It’s been a busy week for music news and One Direction, Miley Cyrus, Mumford & Sons and newcomer Lorde have all made the headlines! Check out our Music roundup below and brush up on the latest stories you should know about!

One Direction’s ‘Diana’ leaks off upcoming album, ‘Midnight Memories’

Fans and news outlets alike went into full speculation mode on Sept. 24 when a track titled “Diana,” rumored to be off One Direction’s upcoming third studio album, leaked online.

Though the track itself is fairly low-quality, a quick listen has most One Direction fans convinced it’s legit despite the fact that neither the band or their label have come out and confirmed it is indeed a track off 1D’s upcoming, Midnight Memories.

After listening to the track ourselves, we can’t help but agree with them– despite the low-quality, the ’80s retro vibe of the melody along with the familiar sounding vocals are convincing enough for us!

Listen to the leaked track below:

Mumford & Sons announce indefinite hiatus

Fans of Mumford & Sons received some shocking news this past Monday when the band shockingly announced they would be taking a long break from music following the wrap of their latest tour this past Friday, Sept. 21.

News of the hiatus came via the band’s keyboard player, Ben Lovett, who told Rolling Stone, “There won’t be any Mumford & Sons activities for the foreseeable future following Friday’s show.”

Lovett also stressed that the band has no idea how long their break will last but that they plan on taking “a considerable amount of time off” in order to “go back to hanging out and having no commitments or pressure.”

“We’re just going to rest up,” Lovett told Rolling Stone, “I don’t think we’ve had, actually, much time in the process to be with other people and living a life outside of the band. I think that’s what’s in place at the moment: to do very little, especially when it comes to Mumford & Sons.”

Mike Will Made-It releases official music video for ‘23’ featuring Miley Cyrus, Juicy J & Wiz Khalifa

The official music video for Mike Will Made-It’s latest track, “23,” features Cyrus wreaking havoc as the quintessential bad girl in high school.

The track marks Cyrus’ first attempt at taking a stab at the hip-hop/rap genre; Notable rappers Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, and Zack Morris are also heavily featured in the risque music video which pays heavy tribute to legendary basketball player, Michael Jordan while also making references to Naughty By Nature and MC Hammer.

Watch the official music video for “23” below:

Stream Lorde’s new album in full!

Newly crowned queen of the indie scene, Lorde has teamed up with VH1 to offer an exclusive first listen of her much anticipated full-length album, Pure Heroine.

The album is just as addictive as the title suggests though, that probably comes to no surprise considering how infectious the 16-year-old native New Zealander’s sleeper summer hit, “Royals,” is!

Lorde’s Pure Heroine officially drops on Sept. 30.
Listen to all 10 tracks of Pure Heroine, including Lorde’s previous hits “Royals,” “Tennis Court,” and “Team” below.

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Director James Gunn confirms the name of a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 creature with the release of some concept art from the film.

The Guardians of the Galaxy have been pretty busy lately while they gear up for Vol. 2. On Friday we learned that they’ll be showing up in Avengers: Infinity War, and tonight we got a sneak peek of a creature the team will be taking on in the GotG sequel.

Taking to Twitter, Gunn showed off a piece of concept art created by Andy Park.

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Director James Gunn confirms the name of a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 creature with the release of some concept art from the film.

The Guardians of the Galaxy have been pretty busy lately while they gear up for Vol. 2. On Friday we learned that they’ll be showing up in Avengers: Infinity War, and tonight we got a sneak peek of a creature the team will be taking on in the GotG sequel.

Taking to Twitter, Gunn showed off a piece of concept art created by Andy Park.

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In his replies, he names the creature and states that, no, they aren’t fighting in space.

Then taking to Facebook, Gunn replied to fans who had questions about the image.

An updated synopsis for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 reads:

“Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.”

So it looks like for those who were lucky enough to see GotG 2 footage at San Diego Comic-Con this year, you’ve already seen this guy in action.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ lands in theatres on May 5, 2017

Maisie Williams freaks out over ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 scripts

"Nothing will prepare you for this."

7:45 pm EDT, August 22, 2016

Maisie Williams finished reading the scripts for Game of Thrones season 7, and totally lost her sh*t on Twitter.

Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is no stranger to shocking moments on the HBO epic fantasy series. But it seems like the events of Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season are so intense, even the seasoned young actress is left flabbergasted.

Earlier this evening, Williams summarized her experience of reading the Game of Thrones season 7 scripts on her Twitter feed. Suffice to say, the stream reads something like a thrillingly ominous preview of what fans will experience when the show returns next year.

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Maisie Williams finished reading the scripts for Game of Thrones season 7, and totally lost her sh*t on Twitter.

Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is no stranger to shocking moments on the HBO epic fantasy series. But it seems like the events of Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season are so intense, even the seasoned young actress is left flabbergasted.

Earlier this evening, Williams summarized her experience of reading the Game of Thrones season 7 scripts on her Twitter feed. Suffice to say, the stream reads something like a thrillingly ominous preview of what fans will experience when the show returns next year.

At first, Williams warned fans to steel themselves for the epic events to come.

…but apparently, no amount of mental toughness will be enough for season 7.

To summarize, Game of Thrones fans the world over are now sizzlingly jealous of Maisie Williams… and also, apparently, well and truly screwed.

With George R.R. Martin’s next installment in A Song of Ice and Fire still achingly absent, there’s almost no way to predict the major events of Game of Thrones season 7. Our only theory is that we should probably say goodbye to the feelings we managed to resuscitate after Jon Snow came back to life.

Williams isn’t the only member of the cast hinting at madness to come. Maisie’s on-screen sister Sophie Turner revealed that she too had advance knowledge while pondering Sansa’s future.

“I’ve actually just got the scripts for seven,” Turner tells Variety. “So I don’t want to say too much, because I’ll probably end up slipping some truths out!”

Seven forbid, Sophie. Seven forbid.

Game of Thrones season 7 will air some time in 2017, but not soon enough.

What madness do you think ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 has in store?

Netflix adapting ‘Anne of Green Gables’ for new TV series with additional themes

Anne Shirley is returning to our screens!

2:45 pm EDT, August 22, 2016

L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables book series is being adapted for television by Netflix and Canadian network CBC.

The new series will begin filming next month in Ontario, Canada. Though CBC will be airing it in America’s neighbor to the north, Netflix will be distributing it in the United States and the rest of the world.

Breaking Bad writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett is penning the entire eight-episode series and will run the show. It is expected to air on the CBC in 2017, and presumably it’ll run on Netflix around the same.

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L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables book series is being adapted for television by Netflix and Canadian network CBC.

The new series will begin filming next month in Ontario, Canada. Though CBC will be airing it in America’s neighbor to the north, Netflix will be distributing it in the United States and the rest of the world.

Breaking Bad writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett is penning the entire eight-episode series and will run the show. It is expected to air on the CBC in 2017, and presumably it’ll run on Netflix around the same.

The eight-book Anne of Green Gables series has been adapted numerous times over the years (including the well-known, two-part 1985 televised miniseries), but this will arguably be the biggest adaptation to date thanks to the potential audience Netflix could pull in.

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According to Deadline, “the coming-of-age series will focus on a young girl who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly spinster and her aging brother. Over time — and thanks to her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination — 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live.”

The new adaptation “will honor the foundation of the book, but will incorporate new adventures reflecting themes of identity, sexism, bullying, prejudice, and trusting one’s self.”

The series will be set in 1890. The first book was published in 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery and has gone on to sell over 50 million copies worldwide.

Will you watch Netflix’s ‘Anne of Green Gables’ series?

If you’ve ever been interested in reading the series, now’s a great time to start!