In Five: Mary J. Blige Ad Pulled, Pete Doherty’s Comeback, and More Performing Arts News

In Five: Mary J. Blige Ad Pulled, Pete Doherty’s Comeback, and More Performing Arts News
Mary J. Blige singing about a chicken wrap
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1. Burger King has pulled an ad featuring Mary J. Blige singing about a chicken wrap, supposedly due to a licensing issue, but after some criticism of the spot’s possible stereotyping. [RS]

2. Christopher Mintz-Plasse — McLovin in “Superbad” — will star in a CBS pilot, “Friend Me.” [Vulture]

 

3. Thailand has banned a movie based on “Macbeth” for political reasons. [Reuters]

4. Pete Doherty says he has enough songs for a new album. [NME]

5. Stream a live, orchestral version of Peter Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill.” [Slicing Up Eyeballs]

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