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Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and More to Appear in Telethon for Disaster Relief on NBC, Univision and Telemundo

Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and More to Appear in Telethon for Disaster Relief on NBC, Univision and Telemundo
For the first time in history, Spanish-language channels Univision and Telemundo are joining forces for a star-studded telethon to benefit those affected by the recent natural disasters in the southern United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico and areas throughout the Caribbean.

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One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert for Disaster Relief will air on both networks on Saturday, Oct. 14, beginning at 8/7c. NBC will also begin to broadcast the telethon in English at 10 pm.

Part of the event will take place in Los Angeles, which will host performances by Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato,
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Newswire: The Josie And The Pussycats soundtrack is coming out on vinyl

Ensuring that the next time you’re cuddling with that special someone, you can hop over to the turntable and spin them a little “Backdoor Lover,” Pitchfork reports that the Josie And The Pussycats soundtrack is making its way to vinyl. Produced by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, and featuring work from a number of influential songwriters of the early 2000s (plus Letters To Cleo’s Kay Hanley on lead vocals), the Pussycats soundtrack was significantly more successful than its attendant movie (despite the latter’s hard-won status as a satirical cult-classic).

The album is being reissued by Mondo, which is putting together a big event in L.A. to commemorate the release. The film’s directors, Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan, will be in attendance, while Hanley will be on hand to play a Josie And The Pussycats set.
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Clive Davis Discusses ‘Gripping’ Documentary ‘Soundtrack of Our Lives,’ Prince and Working With Geniuses

Clive Davis Discusses ‘Gripping’ Documentary ‘Soundtrack of Our Lives,’ Prince and Working With Geniuses
There have been many great “record men” since the advent of what we now know as popular music, but there’s only one Clive Davis.

His story has been told many times, not least in the documentary, “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives,” which was directed by Chris Perkel and premieres at Radio City Music Hall as part of the Tribeca Film Festival Wednesday night. Davis, now 85, began his career as an attorney and was hired by Columbia Records, a client of the firm for which he worked, in 1960. He rose through the ranks and was appointed president of the label in 1967, and shortly afterward experienced an epiphany at the Monterey Pop Festival (the 50th anniversary of which is coming up in June), coming away with not just a vision of the burgeoning rock revolution, but also a contract for Janis Joplin. In the half century since then — at Columbia,
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Film Review: Adam Sandler’s ‘Sandy Wexler’

Film Review: Adam Sandler’s ‘Sandy Wexler’
Depending on whether you love or hate Adam Sandler movies, you can hold old-school talent manager Sandy Wernick at least partly accountable for having encouraged his career. Wernick signed Sandler at age 22, three years before “Saturday Night Live” snatched up the young comedian and made him a star, and Sandler has remained loyal ever since — so much so that he’s built his latest sketch-stretched-far-past-the-breaking-point, “Sandy Wexler,” as an in-joke homage to his longtime manager.

Sandler repays those years of service not with a big sloppy kiss of a movie, but rather a feature-length roast (though the word “sloppy” still applies) — one that amplifies the man’s nasal voice and off-putting fake laugh into an elaborate caricature of a hopelessly pathetic bottom-feeder. The roast approach isn’t a bad way to go per se, except that somewhere along the way, this project’s too-many-cooks left out the most important ingredient:
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Review: Batman: The Brave and the Bold The Complete Third Season

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Well, it’s about time. For the last twenty-five years or so, we’ve had one animated Batman series after another but to be honest only two are really good: Batman the Animated Series and Batman: The Brave and the Bold. The latter has been slowly coming out on Blu-Ray with season one in 2013 and season two in 2015. This month, we’re getting the third and final season and the good news is that it is as entertaining as remembered.

After increasingly odd interpretations of Batman, Warner Animation decided to go retro and bring back the Batman of the 1960s, who was not afraid to operate in daylight and would partner with just about anyone in a mask as the need arose. Producer James Tucker saw to it that it honored the comic the series took its name from while modernizing it with contemporary characters and characterizations. The result was
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Laurie Hernandez And Val Chmerkovskiy Win 'Dancing With The Stars'

Laurie Hernandez And Val Chmerkovskiy Win 'Dancing With The Stars'
And the mirror ball trophy goes to… Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy!

During Tuesday night's two-hour finals of Dancing With the Stars, filmed live at The Grove in Los Angeles, the 16-year-old Olympic gymnast and her pro partner were crowned the season 23 champions.

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Hernandez was going for the gold, literally, as she took the stage in a glitzy one-piece dress and a perfectly-styled ballerina bun. With help from Chmerkovskiy, she nailed her final "24 hour fusion" dance, which consisted of the foxtrot and Argentine tango.

Showcasing Hernandez's athleticism with stellar lifts, fierce extensions and quick movements across the floor, the routine received a perfect score and raving reviews from all four of the judges. "My golly, you really are a spectacular dancer," said Bruno Tonioli. "Right on the money, honey! Fantastic!"

Judge Len Goodman, who admitted he had no "clue of who's going to
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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Reveals Season 23 Winner

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Reveals Season 23 Winner
Spoiler Alert: Do not read on unless you’ve seen the “Dancing With the Stars” Season 23 finale, which aired Nov. 22 on ABC.

Another couple has danced their way to the Mirror Ball trophy.

Dancing With The Stars” unveiled its Season 23 winner on Tuesday night, and it was Laurie Hernandez who won alongside her pro dancer partner Val Chmerkovskiy.

The other finalists were Calvin Johnson and Lindsay Arnold and James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess.

The big reveal came after a two-night live finale that began Monday when country singer Jana Kramer was eliminated with her partner Gleb Savchenko, who was battling the flu, leading up to the finals. Monday night’s episode saw a ratings increase, bringing in 11.98 million viewers for part one of the always-anticipated finale.

Throughout the season, Hernandez was the front-runner. The pint-sized 16-year-old Olympic gymnast came in with obvious advantages on the dance floor, and worked hard to repeatedly wow the judges with her
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Dancing With the Stars Recap: Which Couple Fell Short of the Finale?

Dancing With the Stars Recap: Which Couple Fell Short of the Finale?
It’s that time of year, Dancing With the Stars fans.

Gone are the days of anti-Ryan Lochte audience members rushing the stage, or Marilu Henner tearfully telling partner Derek Hough that he makes her nervous, or Babyface stumbling his way through a painful tango.

Instead, as Dancing prepares to wrap its 23rd season, the ABC competition series is once again nothing but emotional performances, perfect scores and contestants thanking their partners for “going on this journey with me.”

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Before the three finalists were revealed on Monday,
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Dancing with the Stars: Season 23 Ratings (Fall 2016)

There was no danger of Dancing with the Stars would be cancelled last spring because ABC had already renewed the venerable competition series. Could it be dropped or, is it a lock to return for Spring 2017 and season 24? Stay tuned.Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews return as hosts of Dancing with the Stars while Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli are back at the judges table. Ray Chew is the bandleader once again.The celebrity contestants for season 23 are Jake T. Austin, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Marilu Henner, Laurie Hernandez, James Hinchcliffe, Vanilla Ice, Terra Jolé, Calvin Johnson Jr., Jana Kramer, Ryan Lochte, Maureen McCormick, Rick Perry, and Amber Rose.The dancers are Lindsay Arnold, Sharna Burgess, Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Allison Holker, Derek Hough, Jenna Johnson, Gleb Savchenko, and
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Pitbull is guest judge as Dancing with the Stars goes Latin

Pitbull is the guest-judge on tonight’s Dancing with the Stars, as the teams get into the samba and salsa spirit in a night of Latin dances. The rapper will also perform his hit song GreenLight on the show, where one of the nine remaining teams will be eliminated. So far Jake T. Austin, Rick Perry, Babyface and Vanilla Ice have bitten the dust. Still in the running are Marilu Henner, Laurie Hernandez, James Hinchcliffe, Terra Jole, Calvin Johnson Jr, Jana Kramer, Ryan Lochte, Maureen McCormick and Amber Rose. Pitbull previously featured on Dancing with the Stars in the first episode...read more
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Babyface on His Dancing With the Stars Exit: At Least I Got to Make My Mom Proud

Babyface on His Dancing With the Stars Exit: At Least I Got to Make My Mom Proud
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds is done with Dancing With the Stars, but that's Ok with him. "I'm really looking back at the whole experience at this particular point and how amazing it was to be able to dance, to be able to fulfill my vision, my dream of dancing for my mom and making her proud," Babyface told E! News after his elimination. Babyface and pro partner Allison Holker danced the tango to The Beatles' "Come Together" during week four, Cirque du Soleil week, and received an 18 out of 30. The singer credited his dance partner for making him look good. "Even though Allison made it look like I really had it, inside it was a scary thing for me and it was,"...
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Dancing with the Stars Week 4: Double the Elimination, Double the Opposite of Fun

Dancing with the Stars Week 4: Double the Elimination, Double the Opposite of Fun
So many ups and downs tonight! Despite the fact that the entire Dancing with the Stars team was busy celebrating Sasha Farber and Emma Slater's live engagement, there were still two eliminations to be announced, and neither one was easy.  First, we learned that Babyface and Allison, who struggled last night and ended up with the lowest score, were going home. Then, they were joined by Vanilla Ice and Witney Carson, who tied with Jana Kramer and Calvin Johnson for fourth place in last night's Cirque du Soleil show. 'Twas a shame for both, but somebody's got to go, we guess.  Elsewhere tonight, we got even more of the dance recap with the mics on, but either because tonight's...
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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Delivers Crushing Double Elimination for Fan Favorites (Video)

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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Delivers Crushing Double Elimination for Fan Favorites (Video)
(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Tuesday’s “Dancing With the Stars.”) There was plenty of drama to be had Tuesday night on ABC, and we’re not talking about the vice presidential debate. Before Mike Pence and Tim Kaine took the stage, “Dancing With the Stars” ditched two more pairs of contestants in a double elimination. While Monday’s Cirque du Soleil boasted some beautiful performances, they weren’t enough to save Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Vanilla Ice, who were both sent packing. Also Read: 'Dancing With the Stars' Contestants Do
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Dancing With the Stars Week 4 Recap: Did the Right Couples Go Home?

Dancing With the Stars Week 4 Recap: Did the Right Couples Go Home?
Dancing With the Stars certainly knows how to lighten the mood.

Despite the fact that Tuesday’s results show would ultimately send two couples packing, the hour-long broadcast was quite the festive affair — complete with a wedding proposal!

As the show returned from its second commercial break, pros Sasha Farber and Emma Slater — who have been dating for some time — performed a lovely contemporary routine, before host Tom Bergeron gave Farber the floor to propose to Slater. (Thankfully, in front of millions of people, she said yes.)

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Dancing with the Stars Week 4: And the First Perfect Score of the Season Goes To...

Dancing with the Stars Week 4: And the First Perfect Score of the Season Goes To...
So when Dancing with the Stars told us it was doing Cirque du Soleil, we were a little cirque du skeptical.  We usually associate that show with a level of skill that we might be more likely to see closer to the end of the season, and we also feared that the theme would mean a whole lot of our greatest DWTS pet peeve: too much stuff on the stage.  That did happen tonight, but not as often as we feared (and not to the person we feared for the most), but for the most part, the theme was a lot of fun.  Tonight's show gave us some really incredible numbers, and even the season's first perfect score! We'll give you one guess as to whose dance got it... Babyface and...
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Dancing with the Stars's Wild New Theme: Cirque du Soleil!

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Dancing with the Stars's Wild New Theme: Cirque du Soleil!
It looks like the Dancing with the Stars cast is going to have to be even more flexible than usual this week! The remaining 11 couples will perform dances from and inspired by Cirque du Soleil shows on Monday's live episode of the ABC reality dance competition. Some of the cast got the chance to hang out backstage at the shows that they will be channeling on Monday - and People has exclusive photos from their time behind the scenes.Check out the full list of the couples and their inspiration for the week below.Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Allison Holker
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Dancing With the Stars Week 3 Recap: Did the Right Couple Go Home?

Dancing With the Stars Week 3 Recap: Did the Right Couple Go Home?
If you missed even a moment of Monday’s Dancing With the Stars, I have excellent news: ABC essentially replayed the entire thing on Tuesday night — and then added another full hour of footage.

It’s one thing for the competition series to stretch its performance shows to 120 minutes, when those are filled with actual content. But a two-hour results show, filled with video recaps and inane mini-concerts and endless footage of Bruno Tonioli shouting from behind the judges’ table — that’s just wrong.

To accommodate Monday’s presidential debate, the performance show was cut down to one busy hour,
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Dancing With the Stars Recap: Which Couple Will Be the First to Go?

Dancing With the Stars Recap: Which Couple Will Be the First to Go?
Judging by Dancing With the Stars‘ new standards, Monday’s episode of the ABC series was fantastic, simply because no protestors rushed the stage and derailed the broadcast. (Pretty low bar… but it is a reality competition show, after all.)

Still, even without any Ryan Lochte-related drama, the second installment of Season 23 was genuinely a strong outing. Confidence was higher, routines were more involved and, if Amber Rose and Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s Game of Thrones dance is any indication, the season’s entire set design budget has already been spent.

The first elimination of the season won’t happen
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'Dancing with the Stars' Season 23: 5 Things to Know About Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds

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'Dancing with the Stars' Season 23: 5 Things to Know About Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds
Fans of Dancing with the Stars may not immediately recognize Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds, 58, but there's zero doubt they're familiar with his music. Edmond's songs have been performed on The Voice, American Idol, Lip Sync Battle and The X Factor, been featured in movies (Waiting to Exhale, Boomerang, The Bodyguard and Soul Food), on TV series (Friends, New Girl, Beavis and Butt-Head) and served as the soundtrack for choreographed numbers on SoYou Think You Can Dance as well as DWTS.

Edmonds will have a leg up on his competitors thanks to the innate sense of rhythm that has catapulted him into R&B superstardom. Here's a few more things you should know about Edmonds before he takes to the floor for DWTS season 23.
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