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Michael Jackson Impersonator Interrupts Baltimore Protest, Tells Police to ‘Beat It’

6 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

While rioters caused chaos in Baltimore Monday night while protesting the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, a Michael Jackson impersonator decided to put on an impromptu show for the crowds. Dressed in a black leather jacket and dark pants, the unidentified man strutted into the streets and flawlessly copied Jackson’s moves from the 1983 music video for “Beat It.” The impersonator paid no attention to the rioters around him as he gyrated shirtless in front of police officers in riot gear, telling them to “just beat it.” Also Read: 'The Wire' Creator Condemns 'Selfishness' of Baltimore Rioters: »

- Debbie Emery

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Bruce Jenner Interview: How Many People Will Watch ABC Special?

24 April 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A sizable audience is expected for tonight’s heavily promoted two-hour Diane Sawyer interview with Bruce Jenner on ABC’s “20/20,” but the ratings are unlikely to approach those for other high-profile sitdowns.

Gone are the days when “get” interviews could attract 50 million or more, as when Barbara Walters’ 1999 interview with Monica Lewinsky drew a whopping 74 million viewers and Sawyer’s 1995 interview with Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley lured 60 million.

And even the tune-in achieved nearly 14 years ago with something like Connie Chung’s ABC interview with former Representative Gary A. Condit of California about missing Washington intern Chandra Levy will be hard to approach. That hourlong chat drew 23.7 million viewers.

The most recent high-profile interview on “20/20″ came nearly a year ago with the female friend of disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. That Friday “20/20″ interview with Barbara Walters drew about 7.4 million. But that was a rather hastily assembled interview, »

- Rick Kissell

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Watch: Michael Jackson’s Movie Career Summed Up in 7 Minutes

22 April 2015 8:58 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

This was actually made in 2009, soon after Michael Jackson's death, and just before the release of his concert movie, "This Is It," later in the year - put together by Time magazine, it's a concise 7-minute summary of the King of Pop's entire movie career, including one or two on-screen appearances you may not be familiar with. "This Is It" was technically his very last big screen "role," although it was a documentary - a videotaped pre-concert concert, assembled from rehearsals that occurred from April through June 2009 (right before he died), for a tour that was scheduled for that summer. For roughly 2 hours, it's Michael Jackson - mostly a very »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Here Are the Films That Inspired the 2015 Tribeca Filmmakers

21 April 2015 3:08 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Meet the 2015 Tribeca Filmmakers In advance of this year's Tribeca Film Festival, Indiewire sent out a questionnaire to the filmmakers taking their work to Tribeca. Below you'll find a selection of their responses to the question of which films inspired them. Andrew Renzi ("Franny") "I'm inspired by all sorts of films, but among the ones I already mentioned, for 'Franny,' I was inspired by 'The Great Beauty,' 'The Leopard,' 'The Cable Guy' and 'Divorce Italian Style.'" Lynn True, Nelson Walker, Ben Wu and David Usui ("In Transit") Lynn True: "There are too many to name, but I'll admit being totally inspired by 'The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller,' which I saw when I was about seven years old when I probably didn't even know what a documentary was." Nelson Walker: "It's sort of cheating, but I'd »

- Travis Clark

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Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheeran, and Meghan Trainor & John Legend will perform on this year’s Billboard Music Awards

21 April 2015 9:33 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheeran, and Meghan Trainor & John Legend will perform on this year’s show. These stars join previously announced musical performers Fall Out Boy featuring Wiz Khalifa, Hozier, Nick Jonas and Sam Smith. The ‘2015 Billboard Music Awards’ will be hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen and broadcast Live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, on ABC from 8:00 Pm?11:00 Pm Et. Fun performer facts include: · Kelly Clarkson has earned three No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, including her most recent release, Piece By Piece. She’s also scored a whopping 20 hit singles on the Pop Songs chart including the No. 1s ‘Miss Independent,’ ‘Since U Been Gone,’ ‘Because of You’ and ‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You).’ Clarkson also has 10 songs that reached the top 10 on the Hot 100 chart (3 hitting #1). · Ed Sheeran, a »

- HollywoodNews.com

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Game of Thrones Season Five – Episode 2 Review

20 April 2015 10:51 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oliver Davis reviews the second episode of Game of Thrones Season Five….

The House of Black and White.

Directed by Michael Slovis.

Written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.

 

Arya

The city of Braavos (George R. R. Martin’s version of London’s financial quarter) appears in this week’s opening credits. The giant coin rolling across it is a reference to the Bank of Braavos, the money backing behind Stannis Baratheon’s Westerosi campaign. The other defining structure shown in the opening sequence is the towering Titan of Braavos statue. And it is under his legs that we find Arya (Maisie Williams). Passing through, of course, not anything untoward. It’s not like she’s Margaery Tyrell trying to become Queen! *badum tsk* And did you hear what the Starks called their new barbershop? ‘Winter is Combing’! Thank you, thank you. Remember to tip the ale wench.

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- Oli Davis

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This Is What the World Was Like When Prince Harry, the Last Spare Heir, Was Born

20 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

We are days away from the birth of the second royal baby, aka the "spare heir," which means we'll soon have another Prince Harry! Or Princess Harry. Wait, that came out wrong. Anyway, the last time the world was waiting with bated breath for the arrival of a spare heir, it was 1984 and the world was a very different place. Ready to go back in time? Let's go! The year is 1984 and Princess Diana is expecting her second child with her husband, Prince Charles. In the fall, they will welcome a beautiful baby boy and name him Henry Charles Albert David. Elsewhere, this is what the world was like in 1984... 1. Pepsi came out with a commercial that starred Michael Jackson dancing alongside »

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Unreeled: John Landis Retrospective Interview

19 April 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

It's really difficult to not brag when you've had the same kind of conversation I recently did with John Landis, the same human who directed Animal House, The Kentucky Fried Movie, The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London, ¡Three Amigos!, Trading Places, Michael Jackson's "Thriller," and dozens of other great moving pictures you and I adore. So, for this article, you are going to need to bear with a few of my gloats, please. I'm a nice guy who loves cats and grandmothers, so you can manage for a few paragraphs of crowing. (Or, just skip what I have to say and listen, I'll never know unless you comment that you skipped, which is just mean.) Landis was in Dallas over the weekend...

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Above The Streets: American Muralist Kent Twitchell’s Art, Locations and Details!

16 April 2015 2:32 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Art News: Large In L.A.: American Muralist Kent Twitchell’s iconic murals are on display in Los Angeles.       American Muralist Kent Twitchell is a grand-scale artist who has created murals of celebrities as well as artists and religious figures.This piece is entitled Michael Jackson Hand:Twitchell provides eight images of his iconic murals to be placed on a network of billboards through the City of Los Angeles to support Art Share L.A.The week of April 20, 2015, images of Kent Twitchell’s large-scale murals will be installed on billboards throughout Los Angeles. These billboards will generate 30 million impressions during the month they […] »

- April Neale

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New TV documentary criticised for graphic Robin Williams suicide scenes

16 April 2015 7:39 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Britain’s Channel 5 defends decision to depict actor’s death in forthcoming episode of their ‘Autopsy’ series centred Robin Williams

Britain’s Channel 5 has come under fire for its soon-to-be-aired documentary about the death of Robin Williams as initial reports have suggested it features a “graphic” reconstruction of the actor’s suicide.

The forthcoming episode of Autopsy, a show which focuses on the tragic deaths of celebrities, will feature a lookalike of the actor, played by adult movie star Alain Robin. In the past, the show has covered the deaths of Michael Jackson and Michael Hutchence.

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- Benjamin Lee

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Freida Pinto Talks Tabletop Dancing, Breakups, and Considering TV

16 April 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Freida Pinto would like two poached eggs, but the trouble is, only one arrived with her avocado toast and salad. Protein, she says, is essential on a day like today. With impeccable manners, 30-year-old Pinto asks for her order to be corrected. I feel for the woman. She's working through lunch and talking with me at the restaurant in New York's Crosby Street Hotel during what's an already long press day for her new film, Desert Dancer. Source: Popsugar Photography / Allie Merriam Without further ado, another egg arrives. All is well. Getting Desert Dancer to theaters has taken some time. The movie, which began filming almost three years ago, is about a group of friends in Iran whose shared passion for dance leads to trouble. It's loosely based on the true story of the performer Afshin Ghaffarian. The film became something of a passion project for Pinto, who undertook a year of rigorous dance study, »

- Allie-Merriam

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Freida Pinto Talks Tabletop Dancing, Breakups, and Considering TV

16 April 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Freida Pinto would like two poached eggs, but the trouble is, only one arrived with her avocado toast and salad. Protein, she says, is essential on a day like today. With impeccable manners, 30-year-old Pinto asks for her order to be corrected. I feel for the woman. She's working through lunch and talking with me at the restaurant in New York's Crosby Street Hotel during what's an already long press day for her new film, Desert Dancer. Source: Popsugar Photography / Allie Merriam Without further ado, another egg arrives. All is well. Getting Desert Dancer to theaters has taken some time. The movie, which began filming almost three years ago, is about a group of friends in Iran whose shared passion for dance leads to trouble. It's loosely based on the true story of the performer Afshin Ghaffarian. The film became something of a passion project for Pinto, who undertook a year of rigorous dance study, »

- Allie-Merriam

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American Idol Recap: Bad Harry Day

15 April 2015 7:22 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Over the course of 14 seasons, American Idol has had its fair share of uncomfortable moments.

Chris Daughtry serving up a “Wait, I got eliminated?” grimace. Paula Abdul critiquing a song Jason Castro was about 45 minutes away from covering. (Fret not, old girl will be back in a judging capacity this summer on Fox!) Danny Gokey trying to out-Adam Adam Lambert — and failing like a 5-year-old taking the AP Physics exam — on “Dream On.”

RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard 2015: Weddings, Deaths, Breakups, Sex, Resurrections, Firings and More!

Tonight, however, The House That Spawned Two Terrible Movies: From Justin to Kelly and That Fantasia Barrino Mess on Lifetime, »

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Recap: 'American Idol' Season 14 - American Classics performances plus Elimination

15 April 2015 4:58 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Wednesday (April 15) night's "American Idol" theme is American Classics and America played some role in choosing the eligible songs and at some point, somehow, we'll find out who America put in the Bottom 2 and then America will get to go on Twitter and choose who we/they want to save. That's a lot of responsibility on you tonight, America. Good thing I only have to recap! Click through and follow along. 7:59 p.m. Et. Note to self: Clark Beckham is a person on "American Idol." Try to remember. 8:00 p.m. "Tonight we celebrate the songs you picked as American Classics," Ryan Seacrest says, underlining the confusion. And is Ryan already holding the results? Does that mean we've abandoned the envelope-presenters? That wasn't a good gimmick. But it wasn't a bad gimmick either... 8:01 p.m. Jennifer Lopez Fashion Show time! Yeah, there's no way she's touching anybody in the crowd tonight. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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'Empire' Sued -- You Stole My Life Story!!!

15 April 2015 2:53 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

A friend of the Jackson family is suing Terrence Howard, Lee Daniels, "Empire" and others, claiming the hit show is a carbon copy of his film about his life as a "gangster, pimp and drug dealer." Ron Newt, who describes himself as a "known ghetto player" claims he met with Terrence at the Four Seasons hotel a while back and they discussed Ron's documentary, "Bigger than Big." Ron says Terrence connected to it, and said »

- TMZ Staff

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American Idol: Top 7 Song Spoilers Revealed!

13 April 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Are you gonna go their way, or will your TV be playing the sound of silence when American Idol‘s Season 14 Top 7 take the stage this Wednesday (8/7c on Fox) to perform not one but two “American Classics”?

RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard 2015: Weddings, Deaths, Breakups, Sex, Resurrections, Firings and More!

To help you make up your mind, TVLine’s got your exclusive first look at the contestants’ song choices.

A couple of tunes on the set list have never been performed during the Idol voting rounds (hi there, “American Girl” and the aforementioned Lenny Kravitz jam), while others (“Superstition,” “Piece of My Heart »

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Quincy Jones Recalls "Freaking Out" at Michael Jackson's Death and His Private Nickname for the Star (Q&A)

11 April 2015 6:39 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Quincy Jones, the iconic musician and composer who produced Michael Jackson albums including Bad and Thriller, says he “freaked out” when he learned of the pop star’s death in June 2009. Jones was in London and had just learned that two other stars had died — Farrah Fawcett and Ed McMahon — when he was told about Jackson. “I freaked out,” he said.  “You know, I couldn’t believe it. No, it was heavy. Really heavy. Because, boy, the relationship with a producer and an artist is really special.  And there’s no room for Bs at all. It’s got

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- Stephen Galloway

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Fox developing a Rocky Horror Picture Show remake with High School Musical director

10 April 2015 1:34 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the movie adaptation, Fox has announced that it is remaking the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show with a two-hour taped event special, whcih is being developed by Kenny Ortega (High School Musical, Michael Jackson’s This Is It).

Deadline reports that the tentatively titled The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event is described as “a reimagining of the campy horror feature [that will] stick faithfully to the text and the score of the original but greatly reimagine the story visually”.

The project has been in development at Fox since 2002, where it was originally looking at a 2003 premiere to mark the 30th anniversary of Richard O’Brien’s original Rocky Horror Show musical.

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- Gary Collinson

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‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ coming to TV with ‘High School Musical’ director

10 April 2015 11:16 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Put another name down on the remake list.

Deadline reported on Friday that Fox is planning a television remake of the cult classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show, with Gail Berman and Lou Adler attached to produce and Kenny Ortega to direct. The 1975 film starred Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick.

According to the report, the adaptation is tentatively titled The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event and is described as a reimagining of the campy horror feature, which, 40 years after its release continues to play in theaters around the world – the longest theatrical distribution frame for any film in history.

They added that the project is cast contingent, but no word on whether the network will look for new stars or try and bring back a few of the famous faces from the original movie.

This also isn’t the first time that Fox has tried to bring back the musical. »

- Zach Dennis

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Debbie Gibson Dishes on Close Encounters With Princess Diana, Michael Jackson

10 April 2015 11:04 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Debbie Gibson's youth was indeed electric. During her heyday in the 1980s and '90s, when she hit it big with hits including "Foolish Beat" and "Lost in Your Eyes," the now-44-year-old singer-songwriter rubbed elbows with A-listers of all kinds. Two of her best and most memorable celebrity encounters were with, well, royalty: The King of Pop, aka the late Michael Jackson, and Diana, Princess of Wales. Gibson spilled about the meetings in an interview with SiriusXM radio host Jenny Hutt on Thursday, April 9, ahead of the [...] »

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