20 items from 2015
Because of a weird joke, there's this misconception that people won't perform duets with Kelly Clarkson. Jimmy Fallon took that malarkey out to pasture by performing not one duet, but a medley of rambunctious covers with the singer. There's a little bit of everything here, including Sonny and Cher, Paula Abdul and The Wild Pair, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, and Aaron Neville's mole. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Christina Aguilera and Jimmy Fallon engaged in a game of Wheel of Musical Impressions this week, which was really just a very important reminder that Xtina knows what she’s doing, vocally. Fallon’s Bowie and Michael McDonald impressions were fine, but Aguilera’s spot-on Cher, pitch-perfect Shakira, and “how often do we really see Britney and Christina in the same room together, really” eerie Britney Spears blew us away. Elsewhere on late night, the singer revisited another classic impression – her impeccable Kim Cattrall. Is she vying for another SNL hosting gig?
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- Monica Heisey
Cult favourite Nicolas Cage has carved out an eclectic and brilliant career spanning the decades and across genres, with forays into action, drama and comic book adaptations to name but a few. To celebrate the release of his latest film, Dying of the Light, out on Blu-ray and DVD from the 2nd March 2015 courtesy of Signature Entertainment, we take a look back at some of his greatest roles.
Dying of the Light (2015)
This brilliant thriller, directed by Paul Schrader and executive produced by cinematic wunderkind Nicolas Winding Refn, stars Cage as Evan Lake, a desk-bound Langley CIA agent, forced into retirement by signs of early onset dementia. At the same time he discovers that his former nemesis, Jihadist Muhhamed Banir (Alexander Karim – Zero Dark Thirty, TV’s Tyrant), is not dead as has been assumed for the last two decades, but alive and receiving experimental medical treatment. Banir’s exact »
- Phil Wheat
Christina Aguilera is used to pressing buttons during the “Blind Auditions” as one of the hosts of NBC’s The Voice. However, she was hitting the button for herself, not any contestants, last night on The Tonight Show, as she and Jimmy Fallon performed songs as a certain artists during The Tonight Show game, “Wheel of Musical Impressions.” Now, while this game is always to fun to watch, as Fallon and his celebrity guest do their best to impersonate famous singers, it was especially entertaining last night, as Aguilera had to sing not just like any musical artists but as ones that she knows very well. She sang the theme song to The Golden Girls like fellow Voice judge Shakira and did a great impression of Cher (who was Aguilera’s co-star in the 2010 film Burlesque) singing the “Folgers Coffee” jingle, but the highlight of the whole game had to »
- Chris King
Christina Aguilera just may have a second career lined up — as a Britney Spears impersonator. “The Voice” coach appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Monday night and participated in a segment called “The Wheel of Musical Impressions.” Both Fallon and Aguilera were randomly assigned the name of a famous singer and a song to sing. Also Read: From Steve Allen to Jay Leno – All of ‘Tonight Show’s’ Hosts and Sidekicks Before Jimmy Fallon (Photos) First up, Aguilera belted out the Folgers Coffee jingle in the style of Cher. Fallon tried to match her with his impression of. »
- Joe Otterson
Following his directorial debut, the 1967 Sonny and Cher vignette flick Good Times, director William Friedkin struggled through a couple of projects before landing his first really provocative title with 1970’s The Boys in the Band. Of course, following that would be The French Connection and so on and so forth. But prior to that, Friedkin helmed a period piece penned and produced by Norman Lear, The Night They Raided Minsky’s, which more or less depicts the accidental invention of stripping during the golden period of burlesque. Plagued by various production issues, including the death of Bert Lahr (you know him as the Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz) during filming, the initial cut of the film was famously termed ‘disastrous,’ and the title would be retooled for nine months by editor Ralph Rosenblum and finally see release a year after production ended. While not quite charming or as »
- Nicholas Bell
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Next, she did her best impression of former "Mickey Mouse Club" co-star Britney Spears (which was beyond good!) singing "This Little Piggy."
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We all knew Christina Aguilera could sing, but she's also mastered the art of impersonations. "The Voice" judge stopped by "The Tonight Show" on Monday, where she spun the "Wheel of Musical Impressions" with host Jimmy Fallon. "How it works is we're gonna take turns hitting this button here, which activates the musical impressions generator," the comedian explained. "It will land on one random singer that one of us can do an impression of and then one random song title... Whoever's turn it is has to do an impression of that musician doing that song." After tackling Cher, the "Beautiful" singer did her best Britney Spears -- which turned out to be really good! The Grammy winner did an epic impersonation of her former "Mickey Mouse Club" costar, singing "This Little Piggy" to the tune of Spears' big hit "... Baby One More Time." Fallon gave the "Genie in a Bottle" singer a standing ovation. »
- tooFab Staff
Christina Aguilera, who just returned to her seat on NBC’s “The Voice,” is known for her powerful four-octave vocal range, but she revealed another talent on the Tonight Show last night (Feb. 23) that was absolutely stunning. Who knew? Aguilera agreed to play a regular segment on the show known as “Musical Impressions.” A singer and a song are chosen at random. For her first round, Christina drew iconic singer Cher and the Folger’s Coffee jingle. ...Read More »
Christina Aguilera doesn't just have The Voice—she has the voices! After attending the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in L.A. Sunday, the veteran coach stopped by Studio 6-b in New York City to tape NBC's The Tonight Show Monday. While there, Aguilera agreed to play "Wheel of Musical Impressions" with host Jimmy Fallon. They took turns pushing a button, activating a generator that randomly selected a musician and a song title. "Don't be nervous," Fallon, 40, told the pop diva, 34. The Roots backed Aguilera and Fallon during each round. Aguilera kicked things off by doing an impression of Cher singing the Folgers Coffee jingle. "I gotta get my Cher on," she said. Spending »
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
Christina Aguilera was on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Monday night, and Jimmy had "The Voice" coach play "Wheel of Musical Impressions." Xtina had to mix artists like Cher (with whom she worked in "Burlesque") with songs like the Folgers Coffee jingle. She was good! Christina really went for it when she got Britney Spears (her fellow Mouseketeer then pop star rival) paired with "This Little Piggy." Pretty obvious that was not just a random selection, but dagnabbit - Christina nailed it. For once, Jimmy was completely outshined at one of his own games. He gave her a standing ovation! Christina also sang Shakira well. The woman can sing. »
- Gina Carbone
Love all things Oscar? Netflix currently has more than a dozen Oscar-winning films to stream, including 12 Best Picture winners ranging from "Marty" to "The Silence of the Lambs." Many racked up multiple awards on Oscar night, a tribute to their excellence or some really great Oscar campaigning. We're looking at you, Harvey Weinstein, who helped push "Shakespeare in Love" and "The English Patient" to Academy glory.
- Sharon Knolle
The Oscars are less than 96 hours away, so you only have a limited amount of time to brag about your insane knowledge of Academy Awards history. Ready for a brutal 21-question foray into Oscar's grisly past? Let's roll. (We give you the questions on the first page. Jot down your responses, then check the answers, along with the accompanying questions, on the next page. The videos embedded here aren't related to the questions. They're just fun!) 1. What ‘90s Best Actor winner gave the shortest onscreen performance ever nominated (and therefore awarded) in that category? This is measured by total minutes and seconds spent onscreen. 2. The first (and so far only) black female nominee in the Best Original Screenplay category was a co-writer of what biopic released in the 1970s? 3. From 1937 to 1945, the Academy guaranteed nominations in one particular category to any studio that submitted a qualifiable entry. What was the category? »
- Louis Virtel
Christina Aguilera has signed on for a multi-episode appearance on the ABC musical drama, Nashville, People magazine reports. She'll play the familiar role of a pop superstar, but one who comes to Music City and realizes her heart is really in country. As the show continues to equally represent the cutthroat business side of the music business, Aguilera's character will likely have her dreams of cutting a country record squashed by her record label.
By David Savage
Kino Lorber was right to bring out Foxes (1980) in Blu-ray under their Kl Studio Classics series. The elegant re-issue seems aimed at convincing film snobs that this little gem from the last days of disco finally deserves their attention after a distance of 35 years, during which time it was either dismissed as another insignificant teen comedy of the ‘80s, or as a guilty pleasure. But longtime champions of the film, myself included, need no convincing. We owned the clamshell VHS, we owned the first-generation DVD, and now, if anything, I’d venture to say we feel vindicated that it now carries the stamp as a bonafide classic by a home video label as respected as Kino Lorber. Indeed, a major fist-pump moment comes during director Adrian Lyne’s remark in the audio commentary that Roger Ebert selected it as his favorite film of 1980 and took it with »
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Love is in the air, and it’s streaming on Netflix. Valentine’s Day is almost here, and that means you can unabashedly watch the all those romantic movies that make your heart swell. From the all-time classic love stories like Sense and Sensibility to modern romps like Silver Linings Playbook, we’ve picked the 14 best romantic movies to watch on February 14. The best part? Whether you’re happily single, blissfully in love, or somewhere in between, all of these movies will strike a chord in one way or another. Oh, and there’s a good chance a few of them will star Hugh Grant.
If you love off-kilter romantic comedies about off-kilter lovers, you’re in luck. If you love off-kilter romantic comedies about off-kilter lovers, and Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, football fanaticism, wacky dance contests, and Chris Tucker as the funny sidekick, well then you’ve hit the mother lode. »
- Aly Semigran
The singer speaks to Davies about the embarrassing incident, which happened during an episode of his music show on ITV.
Ball explains that after the pair sang a duet, he lifted up the 'Believe' singer in celebration.
"I went up to her and I picked her up and twirled her, and she's screaming, 'Put me down I haven't put my knickers on'," he remembers.
"And I flashed her bits to the nation. I thought my work had been done."
"RuPaul's Drag Race" is coming back March 2 with a judging panel consisting of veterans RuPaul and Michelle Visage and newcomers Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews. Exciting! Personally I will miss Santino Rice's snarly angst, but he's had a good run. More exciting: The announced guest judges this season are pretty thrilling. Kathy Griffin is back along with Olivia Newton-John, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, and John Waters. Pretty damn smashing. But before season seven gets under way, let's make sure to proclaim which celebrities Still need to join RuPaul and criticize the fabulous dames of his runway. 1. Tim Gunn Here's my problem with Tim Gunn on "Project Runway": I truly believe he is holding back. He comes from a distinguished academic background and taught at Parsons for years. He knows biting, incisive criticism. Not that he goes easy on "Project Runway" contestants, but he could certainly be grimmer and more subversive. »
- Louis Virtel
Liam Neeson is back in Cineplex theatres this week reprising his role as ex-cia agent Bryan Mills in Taken 3, opening on Friday. The 6’4” Irish giant has grown into an action hero as of late thanks to movies like Taken, The A-Team, and The Grey, even though we’ll always have a soft spot for his more dramatic roles in Kinsey, Michael Collins and as widower Daniel in the dramedy Love Actually, just to name a few. We’ve been big fans of Neeson since way back in the 80s in movies like The Bounty and in Suspect where he plays a deaf-mute homeless man defended by attorney Cher when he is accused of murder. Sounds intriguing, right? And of course, who can forget his defining role as Oskar Schindler in 1993’s Schindler’s List.
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- Rachel West
You're hung over. You want good streaming options now. You don't want to move. Let us do the work for you. Check out the best of new Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu below. Netflix "Mean Girls" If you didn't spend enough of 2014 commemorating the 10th anniversary of this gem, make a resolution to re-watch it first thing in 2015. Still Amy Poehler's funniest role to date. Happy hour's from four to six! "Friends" (Complete series) Lisa Kudrow > Courteney Cox > Jennifer Aniston > Matthew Perry > Matt LeBlanc > David Schwimmer. That is the only thing I know about this life. "Election" There is plenty to cherish about this movie, specifically that Reese Witherspoon is exactly the right kind of terrifying as Tracy Flick, but let's just remember the days of Chris Klein as an august young movie star who represented the flip-haired bravado of the class of '99. "101 Dalmatians" Forgive me, but this »
- Louis Virtel
20 items from 2015
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