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'Mongolian Rhapsody'? It Could Have Been, Apparently

Apparently alternate title appears in papers of Freddie Mercury's to be auctioned off

(Newser) - It seems "Bohemian Rhapsody" may have almost been "Mongolian Rhapsody." An early draft of the epic, iconic Queen song shows the words "Mongolian Rhapsody" written near the top by Freddie Mercury, who then crossed out "Mongolian" and replaced it with "Bohemian." The page...

'Bohemian Rhapsody' Hits Big Milestone on YouTube

Becomes the first music video released prior to the 1990s to garner more than 1B views

(Newser) - We all know "Bohemian Rhapsody" is a timeless classic, and a new milestone for the song proves just how unendingly popular it really is: Queen's 1975 hit just became the oldest music video to garner more than a billion views on YouTube, Fox News reports. It's the...

Bohemian Rhapsody Opens in China, With a Big Difference

Gay scenes bit the dust

(Newser) - Bohemian Rhapsody was released in China last week, but Chinese audiences saw a shorter movie than American ones: The country's censors axed references to homosexuality in the Freddie Mercury biopic, the BBC reports. The deleted scenes include the moment when Mercury, played by Rami Malek, comes out to his...

The Brits Say 'No' to Accused Filmmaker

Bryan Singer loses his 'Best Director' BAFTA nomination

(Newser) - The British equivalent of the Oscars will be held Sunday in London as planned, with one change: Bryan Singer's nomination is no more, the BBC reports. The Bohemian Rhapsody director's nom has been suspended by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in response to sexual assault...

Director's Trouble Costs Bohemian Rhapsody

It's out of the running for a GLAAD award after allegations against Bryan Singer

(Newser) - Bohemian Rhapsody just lost out on the chance to pick up an award because of newly detailed sexual assault accusations against director Bryan Singer. Media watchdog group GLAAD has yanked the film from its best-original-film contenders, reports Variety . GLAAD said the recent exposé in the Atlantic documented "unspeakable harms...

Atlantic Releases Yearlong Investigation Into Bryan Singer

'A troubled man who surrounded himself with vulnerable teenage boys'

(Newser) - "After the Harvey Weinstein news came out, everyone thought Bryan Singer would be next." So one "prominent actor" told Alex French and Maximillian Potter for the Atlantic in regard to the director. Next wasn't exactly right, but a giant investigation into allegations against Singer has arrived:...

Theatergoers Can Sing Along to Bohemian Rhapsody

Starting Friday at 750 theaters across North America

(Newser) - If you've been avoiding going to see Bohemian Rhapsody because you just don't think you can stop yourself from singing along, well, now's your chance. Starting Friday, you'll be able to attend a sing-along screening of the Queen biopic, which just won best picture at the...

After 43 Years, a New Honor for Queen's Iconic Hit

'Bohemian Rhapsody' becomes most-streamed song out of 20th century

(Newser) - Queen's " Bohemian Rhapsody " came out in 1975, but it just earned a new honor. The song passed 1.6 billion global streams, according to label Universal Music Group, making it the most streamed song out of the 20th century. The count includes streams on Spotify, Apple Music,...

Rhapsody Rocks, While Disney Rolls Out a Bomb
Rhapsody Rocks, While
Disney Rolls Out a Bomb

Rhapsody Rocks, While Disney Rolls Out a Bomb

Queen biopic snatches $50M in debut despite lukewarm reception

(Newser) - Critics may have yawned , but audiences let Bohemian Rhapsody rock them—to the tune of a box office-winning $50 million in its opening weekend. That's enough to notch the No. 2 opening ever for a music biopic, notes Billboard , behind Straight Outta Compton's $60.2 million. CNN...

Bohemian Rhapsody Disappoints Despite Star's 'Pixie Dust'

Rami Malek is 'phenomenal,' the film not so much

(Newser) - The trailer may have rocked you , but critics aren't sure you'll be floored by Bohemian Rhapsody itself. The Queen biopic, led by Rami Malek as Freddy Mercury, is a letdown for some critics, while others wonder if director Bryan Singer's sudden exit before the film's completion...

Queen Biopic Director: Caring for Sick Parent Got Me Fired

20th Century Fox to name new director of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

(Newser) - Bryan Singer, the director who faced allegations of sexual assault before the dawn of the #metoo movement, has been fired from Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. In announcing the dismissal Monday, 20th Century Fox blamed the "unexpected unavailability" of Singer, noting production had come to a halt on Dec. 1....

DUI Suspect Sings 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
 DUI Suspect Sings 
 'Bohemian Rhapsody' 

DUI Suspect Sings 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Canada's Robert Wilkinson belts it out a cappella in cop car

(Newser) - Instant classic. A YouTube video of 29-year-old Robert Wilkinson of Alberta, Canada, singing "Bohemian Rhapsody" in the back of a police cruiser easily qualifies. Wilkinson had just been pulled over on suspicion of drunken driving, reports the Smoking Gun . Police gave Wilkinson the video as part of his still-pending...

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