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With the huge ratings success of The Sound of Music Live! (18.6 million viewers tuned in for the three-hour broadcast last week), it’s no surprise NBC has announced plans to do it all again. Next holiday season, NBC will once again stage a live musical. In an interview with The New York Times, NBC President Robert Greenblatt said the only requirements were that the musical would need to be family-friendly and have lots of recognizable songs.
- Erin Strecker
The Twelve Days of Christmas Classics is on! Starting with “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” EW is putting the best versions of the most-covered Christmas songs up to a daily vote to compile the ultimate holiday playlist. If your favorite singer isn’t in the list below, you better not pout: Each artist will only appear once throughout the next 12 days. Listen to our top six, vote for your favorite, and let us know why you made your pick in the comments below.
- Katie Atkinson
Knight said that she will continue in the musical through May 31, 2014.
"It's hard bloody work, but it's so much fun at the same time with this company. I'm singing and dancing every single night and I'm learning," she told the Daily Mail of starring in The Bodyguard.
The actress went on to say: "I've always gone on stage to sing as Beverley Knight, but I've had to learn how to play someone else."
She told Digital Spy in October that she does not regard her portrayal of Rachel Marron as a tribute to Houston.
Catch up on all the latest TV and Movies releases in Digital Spy's Screen Time: »
LL Cool J and CBS have made good partners, musically as well as dramatically.
The rapper and "NCIS: Los Angeles" co-star has been a big part of the network's Grammy Awards coverage, having hosted the past two ceremonies, plus the special "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live! - Countdown to Music's Biggest Night" since it began in 2008. A two-time Grammy winner himself -- now a candidate for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- he'll preside again over the nominations show, airing Friday, Dec. 6, on CBS from Los Angeles' Nokia Theater L.A. Live.
New York (AP) — Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertainment community. From the 1960s, when he was a political prisoner and South Africa was under the laws of apartheid, right up to his death on Thursday, when apartheid had fallen and he was among the world's most admired people. Mandela inspired concerts, songs, poems, fiction and movies. Those honoring him include Academy Award winners Sidney Poitier and Morgan Freeman, Grammy winners Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston and Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer, a South »
- Hillel Italie (AP)
Paul Walker was clearly loved by a lot of people ... including Beyonce.The singer sang a mashup of "I Will Always Love You" and "Halo" for the late star during her concert at the Staples Center on Tuesday night, opening the song by saying "I dedicate this song to Paul Walker."She then launched into the already emotional song, nailing every note as fans in the audience were left wiping tears from their eyes. When @Beyonce sang Whitney Houston I will always love you and dedicated it to Paul walker... I cried. That woman sings like no other. — Tayler Wilson (@tayywilsonn) December 4, 2013 It's unclear if the two actually knew each other, or if she was just a fan, but it was a nice moment to recognize someone many are thinking of this week.Watch her stirring performance above. Read more »
- tooFab Staff
Beyoncé wowed a crowd of about 18,000 people last night in La at the Staples Center during her most recent Mrs. Carter Show tour stop - and that crowd happened to include plenty of famous fans. We spotted many celebrity couples in the boohoo VIP lounge, including Kate Mara and Max Minghella, who sipped champagne together in a corner booth, as well as Zoe Saldana, who attended with her new husband, Marco Perego, and her sister. Several stars also rolled to the show solo or with friends, including Molly Sims, Victoria Justice, and Kellan Lutz, and a couple of lucky ones had the chance to attend a meet-and-greet with the star after her show. Jessica Alba met Beyoncé backstage with a group of female friends and tagged their photo #queenb #beauty. Beyoncé's dynamic show included more than a half-dozen costume changes and a set list full of her biggest hits, »
- Lindsay Miller
Beyonce made fans cry when she dedicated two extremely emotional songs to Paul, who tragically died in a car crash on Nov. 30, at her Dec. 3 concert in La. Click to watch the video.
Beyonce, 32, showed her sorrow about Paul Walker‘s tragic death through two songs she sang at the Staples Center. She dedicated “I Will Always Love You” and “Halo” to Paul — and based off of fan’s tweets from the concert, it sounds like there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
Beyonce’s powerful voice helped fans cope with Paul’s untimely death when she closed her show by singing “I Will Always Love You” and “Halo.” Before belting out the songs in a gorgeous purple dress, she said, “I dedicate these songs to Paul Walker,” and fans cheered and sang along loudly to honor Paul. »
- Ivy Jacobson
The X Factor live shows continued tonight (November 30), as the final five took on a song by their musical hero and another chosen by viewers.
The five remaining singers performed songs from the likes of Take That, Whitney Houston and Mumford & Sons in a bid to avoid tomorrow night's (December 1) sing-off.
Whether you were unfortunate enough to miss out or you want to relive the night, see the highlights from Jukebox Night in our gallery below: »
The X Factor final is only two weeks away, but one of the remaining five contestants will fail to reach the epic heights scaled by Christopher Maloney, Eoghan Quigg, et al after falling victim to this week's 'Musical Heroes' special.
Tonight, Sam Bailey, Tamera and co will attempt to secure a place in the semi-finals by singing tracks from their favourite artists, as well as a second song chosen by you! So any comments from the judges about song choice should be taken as a personal slight.
Join Digital Spy from 8pm as we experience the highs, lows and fluffled lyrics (Tamera's got two whole songs, it's inevitable) of 'Jukebox Week'.
21:46Tomorrow's results show sees 'two of X Factor's finest' performing, Rebecca Ferguson (fair enough, she's really nice) and James Arthur (....oh). Thanks for joining us on the live blog tonight, guys. Feel free to keep on commenting »
Los Angeles, Nov 30: American singer- songwriter Mary J. Blige has revealed that the death of her close friend Whitney Houston shocked her so much that she gave up drinking alcohol as she realised the ''importance'' of her own life.
Blige, 42, says her close friend's death in February 2012 had such a profound effect on her she began contemplating her own mortality and gave up drinking in a bid to boost her health.
"I was at her funeral (and) being that close to someone you loved so dearly, in a coffin, it freaked me out. It made me realise the importance of my own life," contactmusic.com quoted Blige as saying.
''I didn't stop overnight, it was a process. I feel great right now. I have more clarity, more focus, more. »
- Smith Cox
The X Factor has revealed the song list for the five remaining acts performing this weekend.
Each hopeful will now perform two songs, the second of which is chosen by the viewer through The X Factor App and is being kept under wraps until Saturday's (November 30) show.
The X Factor continues tomorrow at 8pm on ITV.
The John Landis-directed mini-movie – first shown publicly 30 years ago this week – influenced a generation of directors including Spike Jonze, turned music promos into an industry, and established MTV as a cultural force
John Landis was in London in 1983 when Michael Jackson called to ask if he was interested in making a video for Thriller, the title track of the album he'd released a little under a year before. Seemingly unaware of the time difference, Jackson had called at 2am UK time and the sleepy director had to feign knowledge of the song, which he hadn't heard. Jackson, for his part, hadn't seen Landis's films Animal House, The Blues Brothers or Trading Places; he wanted Landis because of An American Werewolf in London. Landis said he would do the video if it could be a short film, and Jackson embraced the idea. The 13-minute film that resulted changed the music video for ever, »
The next time you’re belting a Journey tune while trying to keep your balance and not spill your third drink, don’t be embarrassed the next morning, stand tall — you were simply cross-training.
That’s right, singing poorly and loudly is all part of the long, hard fitness journey to sing-song domination at the 2013 Karaoke World Championships. File this one under: Things We Did Not Know Warranted Championship Competitions, But What The Hell. After all, a little karaoke competition with a very big title can’t be that far-fetched, considering we live in a world that validates far sillier fare, »
- Jennifer Arellano
While working with the late, great Whitney Houston will always be one of Jordin Sparks' most cherished experiences, guest-starring on tonight's all-new episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation has been on her bucket list for ages. Since before she auditioned for, and won, American Idol. So it should come as no surprise to hear the double-threat was positively beaming when ETonline caught up with her to talk about her CSI role.
In addition to finding out what to expect from tonight's episode, Check In and Check Out, we got the scoop on her next album and why it's taken almost five years to get back in the studio.
ETonline: Were you a CSI fan before getting cast?
Jordin Sparks has the acting bug. Bad. After finishing her first feature film, "Sparkle," co-starring the late Whitney Houston, the singer (the last female "American Idol" winner until Candice Glover, in fact) is focusing her energies on acting.
Sparks stars in tonight's (Nov. 20) episode of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," called "Check In Check Out," as a teacher involved in a murder investigation at a motel. For the self-proclaimed "CSI" superfan, it was an incredibly exciting job to get. Zap2it talked to her about the episode and her future acting plans.
Zap2it: So how did this whole thing come about?
Sparks: I was actually auditioning for a couple of other things and one of the people who was in that room when I auditioned does "CSI." I noticed a whole bunch of ["CSI" scripts on the table]. I started freaking out because I was so excited. I told her, "I'm such a huge fan of the show. »
If you compare last night’s episode of Real Husbands of Hollywood to the band New Edition, then Bobby Brown was Bobby Brown and Kevin Hart was Ronnie, Ricky, or Mike. As in, firmly in the background. Not to say Kevin was bad, but Bbd has nothing on Bobby Brown. Plus, now that Whitney Houston is presumably in heaven pushing Michael Jackson out as a soloist in Heaven’s Soul Choir, someone’s got to be Bobby’s champion down here. With that in mind, I’d like to first focus on the Kang of R&B portion of the program. Fyi: I’m listening to Bobby Brown: The Definitive Collection while writing this.So Bobby was back on the show to focus on his seventh or eight comeback attempt. If you recall, on a previous episode he was working with Nelly on new tracks. However, Bobby brought in »
- Michael Arceneaux
Mary J. Blige is looking fit and fabulous at 42!The songstress is gracing the cover of the December issue of Shape magazine, showing off her rock-hard abs in a white high-neck bikini.The Grammy-award winner is releasing a new holiday album and is determined to stay trim this holiday season.So, what’s her secret?"My main exercise is cardio," she tells the mag. "The treadmill is fine but running outdoors gives me the best results. I try to log 6 to 8 miles a week. I could be in the worst mood, but when I do my cardio I feel much, much better."Blige admits that getting older has changed her body, but switching up her workout routine helps her maintain her fit frame. She sticks to a combination of strength training and swimming to spice up her fitness plan.Don’t forget about diet!Mary cut out sugar for three »
- tooFab Staff
Mary J. Blige flaunts her bikini body in the December issue of Shape, revealing to the mag how she stays fit and focused at 42 years old. The Grammy winner confesses she cut alcohol out of her life after the death of Whitney Houston, explaining, "Others may be able to drink and have a great time, but it doesn’t work for me at this point." See what else Blige had to say about Houston and her health here. »
- Shari Weiss
Hail Mary! Add Mary J Blige to the list of celebrities who are proving that 40 is the new 20. The Grammy winner may have passed the milestone two years ago it's quite clear from her latest Shape cover—in which she flaunts washboard abs in a two piece—that she's not slowing down anytime soon. In fact, she told the magazine that she's just getting started. Her fitness overhaul began in February 2012 when Whitney Houston died suddenly from an alleged accidental overdose. Reeling from the shock of the iconic singer's passing, Mary rid alcohol from her diet for 15 months and got serious with a new personal trainer. "I'm off [alcohol] completely once more and now I feel »
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