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Bob Dylan is opening up in a rare interview about his many famous friends who passed away this year. While speaking with author Bill Flanagan in an interview shared to his personal website to promote his new three-disc album, Triplicate (out March 31), the 75-year-old music legend reveals what it was like losing his longtime friends, Muhammad […] »
- Cat Williams
Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, the comedic masterminds behind Adult Swim's Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the surrealistic sketch series with a North American summer tour. The 18-date trek launches July 11th in Portland, Maine and concludes August 9th in Los Angeles.
"It's been 10 years," the duo said in a statement detailing the tour. "We are heading out to see our chips across the USA and celebrate this incredible decade of Tim and Eric with a number of new spoofs and goofs, »
Chuck Berry passed away on March 18 in Missouri, Variety reports. The 90-year-old guitarist was a cornerstone of rock and roll music, with energetic hits from the ’50s such as “Maybellene” and “Roll Over Beethoven.” He is also credited with perfecting onstage swagger, posing with his guitar and rocking out in a way that heavily influenced countless bands, from The Rolling Stones to Bruce Springsteen and beyond. Outside of effectively creating rock music, Berry also had a defining impact on the film industry, soundtracking two of cinema’s most iconic scenes and influencing scores of filmmakers and actors.
But even that cultural touchstone is eclipsed by Marty McFly’s cover of “Johnny B. Goode »
- William Earl
“Remain happy, remain loving—but resist.” Those were Professor Robert Thurman’s opening remarks at the 30th annual Tibet House Benefit Concert held Thursday night at New York City’s iconic Carnegie Hall. But perhaps “opening shot” might be a more appropriate term. Despite the glitzy setting, the concert was a night of peaceful rebellion—assisted by an unparalleled lineup of diverse musicians ranging from punk poet laureate Patti Smith, soul shouters Alabama Shakes, electro pioneers New Order, dreamy acoustic troubadours Ben Harper and Sufjan Stevens, and the raw power of Iggy Pop.
Presiding over the evening was composer supremo Philip Glass, »
- Jordan Runtagh
Last week NCIS: Los Angeles paid another tribute to former cast member Miguel Ferrer. The last episode 16, “Old Tricks,” emphasized on honoring the memory of Miguel Ferrer. The full cast and crew honored him with “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” a classic Bob Dylan song. This week however, it seems the show is back to business. In “Queen Pin” Sam is about to go undercover to try and take down an elusive drug lord. According to Buddy TV Lapd believes that Spence Taylor, a small-time drug runner, is working with King, one of La’s rising drug lords. However, they haven’t
- Nat Berman
[[tmz:video id="0_6nhlhmyk"]] With Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'" playing in the background, Tony Romo just thanked Cowboys fans for all the love and support as he figures out his NFL future. "I just wanted to come to tell you it's been a crazy 48 hours here," Romo said from what appears to be his home gym. "Me and my family felt the outpouring of support and love from all of you ... it's been overwhelming and it doesn't go unnoticed. »
- TMZ Staff
One couldn’t imagine a more fitting debut for Terrence Malick‘s Song to Song than SXSW, having been shot in Austin and depicting the music industry through a love triangle (or quartet, considering Natalie Portman‘s character). As anyone could glean from one glance at the trailer, the film is filled with music and now, following confirmation on all the involved artists we’ll see on screen, we have its eclectic soundtrack.
It consists of bands that have expanded roles in the film — including Lykke Li, Patti Smith, Black Lips, Iggy Pop, and Dana Falconberry — cuts from Die Antwoord, Sharon Van Etten, Bob Dylan, and Bob Marley, as well as many classical songs, per Malick’s tradition. We’ve rounded up all the tracks available on Spotify and made a playlist, which amounts to 54 songs and clocks in at nearly five hours.
Listen to the full soundtrack below, followed »
- Jordan Raup
Since filming began all the way back in 2011, it’s been a revolving door of speculation as to what actors and musical acts will make the cut of Terrence Malick‘s Song to Song. As we’re less than 10 days away from the film hitting theaters, we’re now getting a clearer picture.
Along with Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman, and Cate Blanchett, we confirmed last month that Iggy Pop, Johnny Rotten, Patti Smith, Lykke Li, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Big Freedia, Diplo, Alan Palomo of Neon Indian, Spank Rock, Dana Falconberry, Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears, and The Black Lips will all be featured in the film.
Now, Pitchfork — along with premiering a featurette — have more details. Along with the aforementioned acts all appearing in some capacity in the film, Tegan and Sara and Florence Welch will also be seen. Lykke Li has a bigger role than expected, »
- Jordan Raup
Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney and Broadway productions like the award-winning musical Hamilton were unwitting props in an alleged ticket scalping Ponzi scheme by two New York men that netted more than $97 million, according to investigators. Joseph Meli, 42, and Matthew Harriton, 52, were named in an amended complaint filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lawsuit in federal District Court in Manhattan. ...Read More »
- TheImproper Staff
Kirsten Howard Mar 16, 2017
Now that Kong: Skull Island is out in the wild, its director is looking for a new project to juggle alongside that Metal Gear Solid movie he's been tinkering with since 2014, and in a recent interview Jordan Vogt-Roberts surprised a few people by singling out a very specific series he'd like to work on - Charlie Brooker's technological misery-gasm Black Mirror, which currently has a comfy home on Netflix.
"I would love to do a Black Mirror episode – that would be incredible," Vogt-Roberts told Digital Spy. "My friend Dan Trachtenberg did an episode of that. I don't have any interest in just doing episodic stuff unless it's something seminal, like Black Mirror or Stranger Things or something like that. »
Fred Weintraub, producer of the Bruce Lee cult classic Enter the Dragon, has died. He was 88. His daughter Sandra confirmed that he died March 5 at his Pacific Palisades home of Parkinson's complications. In the early '60s, Weintraub opened the Bitter End coffee house in New York and helped launch the careers of notables such as Bob Dylan, Woody Allen, Barbara Streisand, Richard Pryor, Lily Tomlin, George Carlin, Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Joan Rivers… »
Weintraub began his career in the entertainment business in the late 1950s when he started a jazz club in Cuba shortly before Fidel Castro came to power. In the early 1960s, he opened the Bitter End coffee house in Greenwich Village and booked such notables as Bob Dylan, Richard Pryor, Neil Diamond, Woody Allen, Frank Zappa, Lily Tomlin, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, George Carlin, Barbara Streisand, Joan Rivers, and Cheech and Chong.
The goateed and pony-tailed Weintraub hosted a live weekly television show, “Live At The Bitter End,” with his St. Bernard dog at his feet.
Weintraub became the VP of Creative Services at Warner Bros. in the late 1960s and served on the studio’s board of directors. He was involved »
- Dave McNary
At the close of the March 5 episode, Hetty went to the hospital to check in on her longtime friend and colleague, who during the mole hunt storyline was brutally stabbed. Except, there was no Owen to be found.
“I’m afraid he’s gone,” a nurse told Hetty — though not gone gone. Rather, it is explained, “One minute he was here, and »
Directed by D.A. Pennebaker
Directed by pioneering music film-maker D.A. Pennebaker (1967’s Bob Dylan: Don’t Look Back), this documentary and concert film captures Bowie and his band, The Spiders From Mars, performing at London’s Hammersmith Odeon on July 3, 1973. It was at this now-infamous concert that Bowie made a sudden announcement stating “it’s the last show we’ll ever do”.
This announcement – as we learn from drummer ‘Woody’ Woodmansey, talking about the gig in a special interview released in conjunction with a one-off screening of the film – came as a shock to fans and Spiders alike, but »
- Robert W Monk
Need to catch up? Check out our previous Riverdale recap here.
This week on Riverdale, we finally met Betty’s institutionalized sister Polly — who dropped a huge bombshell in the ongoing Jason Blossom investigation.
Betty invites Jughead over for breakfast, where her mom Alice snidely blames him for Betty’s “Jason Blossom obsession.” But when Alice steps out, Betty sneaks a look at her mom’s checkbook and finds a check made out to The Sisters of Quiet Mercy. It’s the “home for troubled youth” run by nuns where they stashed Polly, so she and Jughead head there to investigate. »
On Sunday, March 5th, the NCIS: Los Angeles TV show on CBS will pay tribute to its late star, Miguel Ferrer, who died of throat cancer on January 19, 2017. The son of Rosemary Clooney and Jose Ferrer, Miguel was also a cousin of actor George Clooney. NCIS: Los Angeles also stars Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J, Linda Hunt, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Barrett Foa, and Renée Felice Smith.According to Variety, episode 8.16, "Old Tricks," will feature Ferrer singing a version of the Bob Dylan song “Knocking on Heaven’s Door.” Ferrer’s band, the Jenerators, accompanies him in the performance. Guest stars this week include Peter Cambor, Daniel J. Travanti, Martin Mull, Debra Jo Rupp, India De Beaufort, Marsha Thomason, Terryn Westbrook, Mike Erwin, Anzu Lawson, Connor Weil, John Colton, Jeronimo Spinx, »
Real-life best friends and serious funnymen Nick Kroll and John Mulaney are on deck to host the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards this Saturday afternoon on an actual beach in Santa Monica, mere hours before the Oscars unfold across town.
The Indie Spirits have frequently wrangled comedians to host their live show — last year, Kate McKinnon and Kumail Nanjiani gleefully shepherded a laugh-heavy show; in 2015, Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig hosted the ceremony — and Kroll and Mulaney should easily join the ranks of gut-busting hosts.
In a recent chat with the newly minted hosts, we asked what we should expect to see, and got nowhere; instead, Kroll and Mulaney clued us in to everything we shouldn’t expect to see.
1. “Oh, Hello” References
Kroll and Mulaney currently co-star in the hit Broadway comedy “Oh, »
- Kate Erbland
[Editor’s Note: This post is presented in partnership with Spectrum. Catch up on this year’s Awards Season contenders and past winners On Demand. Today’s flashback winner is “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.”]
In a career that already seen five Oscar nominations and one win for a body of work that includes remarkable performances as Queen Elizabeth, Bob Dylan and Katherine Hepburn, no less, Cate Blanchett somehow topped herself this year.
As the title character in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine,” Blanchett plays a woman whose wealthy husband (Alec Baldwin) has lost all their money, forcing her to abandon their upper class Manhattan life to live with her working class sister (Sally Hawkins) in San Francisco. Even at this point, Jasmine is somewhere past the verge of a nervous breakdown, and Blanchett manages her character’s subsequent further spiraling with a tour-de-force authenticity that blew away audiences and critics alike.
Leading into the Oscars, Blanchett has already won a slew of kudos for “Blue Jasmine,” including a Golden Globe, honors from the New York and Los Angeles critics groups and nominations from SAG, »
- Peter Knegt
The Blacklist really knows how to deliver some fantastic endings.
Finding out that Dembe, one of Red’s most trusted associates, if not his most trusted, was the one who poisoned Red was a great and shocking conclusion to the winter finale.
Dembe may have gone rogue, but it wasn’t out of the blue. Ever since Mr. Kaplan’s “death,” he’s been questioning Red and his ability to work with him.
But to poison him?
That takes things to a different level, and it will be interesting to learn more about that particular move in future episodes.
There’s definitely more at play with regard to Dembe’s actions and Red being poisoned, but I still think that Mr. Kaplan is »
- Sean McKenna
Warning: This post contains major spoilers from this week’s Nashville. And if you need to catch up, check out the previous Nashville recap here.
Connie Britton is, indeed, leaving Nashville. And this week’s episode chronicles in heartbreaking detail the tumultuous final hours of Rayna Jaymes’ life. (As it turns out, the hour isn’t Britton’s last with the show. More on that here.)
RelatedConnie Britton Talks ‘Devastating’ Nashville Twist (‘There Wasn’t Any Alternative’), Teases Rayna’s ‘Return’
“If Tomorrow Never Comes” is a great — perhaps the best — episode of the country-music series. It is also the most heartbreaking. »
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