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It’s time to revamp those playlists, people!
Whatever your music genre of choice, there are plenty of new options this fall from LPs to tours. While several stars including Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton and more have confirmed release dates (See: That New-New, below), that’s not stopping us from putting out some positive vibes for a few albums we are hoping to see sooner rather than later (Wishful Thinking).
Read on for 35 of the latest musical offerings set to hit your earbuds this season.
The Killers: Wonderful Wonderful
The Killers return with their fifth studio album, their first since 2012’s Battle Born, featuring the singles “The Man” and “Run for Cover.”
“I wouldn't feel this excited if the songs weren't true,” lead singer Brandon Flowers told Billboard this summer. “We’ve been hearing a lot of false music out there »
Happy Birthday, Trisha Yearwood!
The country star turned 53 on Tuesday, and in honor of her special day, her husband, Garth Brooks, adorably surprised her with a trip to Louisville, Kentucky.
Brooks kicked off the celebrations by first posting a special message to Yearwood on her own Twitter page.
"It's the Queen's Birthday!!!" he wrote, accompanying the tweet with a video in which he asked fans to send her well wishes. "Join me in celebrating #HappyBirthdayTrisha!!! love, g."
Then, the two headed to Louisville for date night -- at a Bruno Mars concert!
"I know it was my birthday, but I'm not sure who had more fun!" the blond beauty joked on Facebook.
Thank you for all of your birthday messages and cakes »
Let's go, girls.
Shania Twain is just one on an A-list roster of powerhouse women ready to rock the charts this fall with highly anticipated new albums. Twain's Now, her first offering in 15 years, hits shelves on Sept. 29.
Coincidentally, Miley Cyrus' similarly titled Younger Now will also street that day, marking something of a return to the country roots that raised her.
Meanwhile, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Fergie, Demi Lovato and Kelsea Ballerini are among the other high-profile women gearing up to unveil buzzy new full-lengths in the coming months -- which means one thing for certain: your 2017 fall playlist is about to be straight fire.
Read on for eight of the female-powered releases we are most excited to press "play" on this fall, and stay tuned for a more complete rundown of all the new music to expect in the season ahead on Sept. 22 right here on ETonline.com.
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One of the best moments from this year's Emmy Awards was the reunion between BFFs Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton. The trio, who starred together in the iconic 1980 comedy 9 to 5, hit the stage to present the award for outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie and took a shot at our current president, saying, "In 1980, we refused to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot boss . . . and in 2017, we still refuse to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot boss." RelatedJane Fonda Is 79 Years Old and on Her Way to Steal Your Man Needless to say, it was amazing to see these three together again: back in January, Dolly and Jane were supposed to link up to present Lily with a lifetime achievement award at the SAG Awards, but when Jane got sick, Dolly went it alone (and killed it). These days, »
- Brittney Stephens
Don’t worry, Dolly Parton; James Woods has your back. Actor and noted conservative Woods came to the defense of country-music legend Parton on Tuesday, after Trump supporters lashed out at her for a joke that was made while she was on stage at Sunday’s Emmys ceremony. Responding to pro-Trump commenters who expressed disappointment in Parton’s presence during the joke, Woods opined that Parton is “a very sweet person by nature” who was “caught off-guard” during the moment. Also Read: James Woods Drops $10 Million 'Cocaine Addict' Lawsuit Against Deceased Twitter Troll “Do not judge @DollyParton because she was caught between two gargoyles. »
- Tim Kenneally
Television’s biggest night took place in Century City, CA Saturday, September 16th, where the entertainment industry came together for the 11th annual “Evening Before” party, benefitting Mptf (Motion Picture & Television Fund).
Stars Attend 11th Annual Evening Before Party
Credit/Copyright: Getty Images For Mptf
The television industry, from Emmy presenters and nominees, to other TV industry members, helped raise funds to support their industry colleagues and friends who benefit from Mptf’s charitable programs and services such as financial assistance, crisis counseling, care giving support and of course the legendary retirement facility in Woodland Hills that is “home” to television and film veterans alike.
“The health and social service needs of our community continue to grow, especially during these last few years. The cost of delivering much-needed care can be overwhelming to Mptf’s resources, which makes events like the Evening Before more important now than ever,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, »
One of the more eyebrow-raising moments of the 69th annual Emmy Awards came when Sterling K. Brown, accepting the award for Best Actor in a Drama (the first time the Emmy had gone to an African-American man since Andre Braugher in 1998, whom Brown name-checked), was cut off mid-speech. It’s a pattern familiar to those who watch awards shows, especially given that the award was one of the last of the night. But exactly how long had Brown been talking at that point? And how did the length of his speech compare to others of the evening?
IndieWire crunched the numbers and has the answers. We clocked the runtimes for each acceptance speech (as hosted on CBS’s official YouTube page), beginning our timer with the first word or “Ummmm” spoken into the microphone, listing them in ascending order of length. There’s no explicit pattern to why a speech »
- Liz Shannon Miller
Stars of the 1980s film 9 to 5, Jane Fonda, 79, Lily Tomlin, 78, and Dolly Parton, 71, reunited at the Emmys on Sunday night. Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin Reunite At Emmys The Hollywood legends presented the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie to Alexander Skarsgård for Big Little Lies. The trio received […]
- Hillary Luehring-Jones
"This is TV's highest honor – us celebrating us," Stephen Colbert announced at the start of the 2017 Emmy Awards. "Tonight, we binge ourselves." It was a joke about smug self-congratulation probably intended to sound more ironic than it did. The Emmy ceremony, as always, was a night of the television world celebrating itself as the best Western civilization has to offer, not to mention an all-around swell bunch of people. The ego in the room was a marvel to behold – even when Seth MacFarlane wasn't onscreen. Colbert did his best with his Trump gags, »
Not everyone was laughing over former White House press secretary Sean Spicer‘s ostensibly comic cameo at the 2017 Emmys.
Many on Twitter are bashing Emmys producers for allowing Spicer to appear onstage alongside Stephen Colbert, where President Donald Trump‘s former spokesman cracked a joke about the crowd size at Sunday night’s show, saying, “This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period, both in person and around the world.”
Colbert, the Late Show host who, according to CNNMoney, was the brains behind the cameo, said he and his producers knew there would be blowback—and they were right. »
- Tierney McAfee
TV loves nothing more than sending viewers to a different dimension. So on Sunday night, CBS’ brisk, lively Emmy ceremony opened a portal to another world. It wasn’t the real world of TV, which still has miles to go when it comes to matters of representation, diversity and inclusion, but instead a place where the industry reassured itself that it was doing the work necessary to resist the worst of the present moment. And if part of that mindset was wishful thinking, well, it was nevertheless damnably difficult to resist.
As expected, there were many references to Donald Trump (and his lack of Emmys). And though Colbert’s opening monologue had some effective jabs, and now and then there was a subversive moment, the overall tone of the ceremony was rallying and earnest. There were a few references to the fact that it might be a little to early to engage in rampant self-congratulation: Bruce Miller, showrunner »
- Maureen Ryan
The Handmaid's Tale, Saturday Night Live and Veep cleaned up at the 2017 Emmy Awards, befitting a three-hour ceremony that simmered with political outrage and proffered television as a haven for diversity, equality and opportunity – and perhaps an escape as well.
Host Stephen Colbert opened the show with a monologue packed with Trump burns, focusing specifically on the president's obsession with the Emmys and the fact that his long-running reality show, The Apprentice, never won. At the end of his speech, he introduced Trump's former Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, who rolled »
With Donald Trump in the White House and Stephen Colbert hosting the show, it’s no surprise this year’s Emmy Awards took a turn for the political. Acceptance speeches, the show’s opener and the bits in between — they all talked Trump, in terms both obvious and subtle. (Also, a former member of his administration showed up.)
See all the notable moments below.
1. It started off early.Like, in the opening monologue early. Host Stephen Colbert acknowledged that Trump must be watching the show, and addressed him directly: “I’ll look forward to the tweets.”
2. Ted Cruz’s porn »
- Diana Pearl
The streaming TV biz passed the ultimate Emmy threshold on Sunday night, as Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” made history.
“Handmaid’s Tale” picked up the win for outstanding drama series, which represents the first time a streaming service had one won of the top Emmy series prizes. It was just four years ago, in 2013, that Netflix became the first streaming platform to win an Emmy, as “House of Cards” picked up a handful of victories.
“Streaming has arrived, and we’re here to say what a wonderful journey,” said “Handmaid’s Tale” executive producer Warren Littlefield. Added exec producer Bruce Miller: “The way Hulu handled our show, they were bold and behind us and committed to making something interesting.”
The fact that Hulu was the first to land a top Emmy series prize, rather than Netflix, is a bit surprising, as Netflix came into this year’s »
- Michael Schneider
Outstanding Drama Series
The Handmaid’s Tale
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Limited Series
Outstanding Television Movie
Black Mirror: San Junipero
Sherlock: The Lying Detective (Masterpiece)
Outstanding Lead Actor in »
Written by Charlie Brooker, the movie stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis. The speech was Brooker’s second the evening after winning the category for writing for a limited series, movie or drama as well.
“I have heard 2017 described as being trapped, like being trapped in one long unending ‘Black Mirror’ episode,” Brooker said. “But I like to think if I had written it, it wouldn’t be quite so on the nose with all this sort of Nazis and hate.”
He added, “‘San Junipero’ was a story about love and love will defeat hated, love will win. But it might need a bit of help.”
He then shared a somewhat absurd request: “So maybe if all the beautiful people in this auditorium could »
- Daniel Holloway
The presenters are usually the least memorable part of any awards show, and the Emmys is no different -- unless the stars of 9 to 5 are the ones reading the teleprompter, in which case all bets are off. And when Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda took the stage midway through the 69th
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- Kat Rosenfield
What a Big Little way to congratulate someone!
Nicole Kidman couldn’t contain her happiness when her Big Little Lies co-star Alexander Skarsgård won for outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday.
With a kiss on the lips from Kidman, Skarsgård, 41, cemented his status as a first-time Emmy winner.
- Karen Mizoguchi
If you just stumbled out of bed and poured yourself a cup of ambition you missed the 9 to 5 reunion at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda reunited to present Alexander Skarsgård the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie for his work in Big Little Lies. But before they presented Skarsgård with his first Emmy, the three actresses had some fun—topical and nostalgic fun. "Hey, well, thank you. Oh that's nice," Parton said when the audience gave them a standing ovation. "We appreciate that and personally I have been waiting for a 9 to 5 reunion ever since we did the first one." "Well, back in »
“Thank you to HBO, all my friends and lovers,” the actor said as he accepted his award. “ the ladies of the show, thank you for making this boy feel like one of the girls.”
The True Blood alum went on to thank his mother for coming in from Stockholm, Sweden, to accompany him to the awards. “And thanks for giving birth to me. that was pretty cool as well, »
- Eric King
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