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What Is an Egot? The Grand Slam of Show Business — Explained

4 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It’s the most coveted honor in all of Hollywood: the Egot.

Representing the top awards in television (Emmy), music (Grammy), film (Oscar), and theater (Tony), it’s considered the grand slam of show business — a four of a kind sweep that only the rarest of stars have been able to achieve.

The term was coined by Miami Vice actor Philip Michael Thomas, who first told it to the Associated Press in 1984 at the height of the NBC action show’s success. “That stands for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony,” he said. “Hopefully in the next five years I will win all those awards. »

- Dave Quinn

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Megan Mullally Says Madonna Didn't Know the 'Will & Grace' Casts' Names: 'Why Should She, Who Cares?'

20 January 2017 1:32 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Megan Mullally pulled a Karen Walker on Thursday night, dishing out all the best celebrity guest star gossip from the Will & Grace set during her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The 58-year-old actress visited the late night show to talk about the highly anticipated NBC reboot of her beloved comedy sitcom. She noted that in its nine seasons on the air, Will & Grace, had a handful of A-list guest stars, including Madonna, Cher, Matt Damon, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Elton John, and more.

Watch: 'Will & Grace' Revival Series Officially Coming to NBC

One big surprise came when Madonna appeared on the show in 2003.

“We had a lot of other famous, movie star type of people but the pop stars were really interesting,” Mullally dished. “Everybody was really cool though. A lot cooler than you would think, like Madonna was very cool.”

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The comedian added that Madonna was “really nice and really present,” saying the chart-topper »

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Kanye West Won’t Be at Inauguration as Planners Say They Invited ‘Traditionally American’ Performers

19 January 2017 2:44 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Despite rumors to the contrary, rapper Kanye West was never asked to perform at “friend” President-elect Donald Trump‘s inauguration. As for what will take place, chair of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, Tom Barrack, told CNN that the events planned will “be typically and traditionally American.”

“’s been great. He considers himself a friend of the President-elect, but it’s not the venue,” Barrack elaborated. “The venue we have for entertainment is filled out, it’s perfect. It’s going to be typically and traditionally American.”

He added, “Kanye is a great guy but we just haven’t asked him to perform. »

- Lindsay Kimble

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Overused Movie Trailer Sound Effects Are Slammed In New Supercut — Watch

19 January 2017 10:20 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every year, there are certain patterns in film and TV that arise from marketing, cultural trends or simple financial success. Naturally, the Internet has become better and better at pointing these out, often through supercuts and video edits. Though we’re only a few weeks into 2017, there are plenty of these patterns to be sussed out, even if they’re only from movie trailers.

Read More: ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot: Cinemassacre YouTube Critic Refuses To See The Film For Dumb Reasons

The YouTube account CinemaRaven has posted a video that compiles clips from 2017 movie trailers that feature the same sound effect: “a descending low digital drop,” in his words. Though some of the “drops” vary, many are exactly the same and all attempt to build tension (in an utterly contrived fashion) in order to best sell tickets for Hollywood’s big-budget films. Watch the video below.

The video features plenty of trailers for upcoming films. »

- Vikram Murthi

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Kanye West Will Not Attend Donald Trump’s Presidential Inauguration, Source Confirms

17 January 2017 1:46 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Kanye West will not travel to Washington, D.C. for Donald Trump‘s presidential inauguration this Friday, a source close to the rapper confirms to People.

The insider adds that “Trump’s people never even asked” West to perform.

The chairman of Trump’s presidential inaugural committee also previously told CNN that while “Donald is a great admirer of Kanye,” West would not be performing.

West, 39, made headlines in December when he visited the president-elect at Trump Tower and then posed for photos. Trump told reporters that he and West have “been friends for a long time,” and said they discussed “life. »

- Lindsay Kimble

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Mariah Carey and Elton John Paid Millions to Perform at Wedding for Russian Billionaire’s Granddaughter: Report

16 January 2017 11:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Mariah Carey and Elton John were tapped to perform at the star-studded wedding of a Russian billionaire’s granddaughter — and both are said to have made a pretty penny from the gig.

The music legends reportedly put on showstopping performances as Daniel Kevey wed 19-year-old Irene Kogan, the granddaughter of Russian billionaire Valery Kogan, in London over the weekend.

In videos of the footage, Carey, 46, performed hits like “My All” and “It’s Like That.” And 69-year-old John sang “I Guess That’s Why They Call it the Blues,” “Your Song” and more.

In several videos, Kogan is seen dancing alongside Carey on stage. »

- Char Adams

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Russian Billionaire Pays Millions For Mariah Carey And Elton John To Perform At Granddaughter’s Wedding

16 January 2017 7:26 AM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

The 19-year-old granddaughter of Russian billionaire Valery Kogan enjoyed some amazing entertainment at her wedding over the weekend, with the lavish nuptials featuring performances by Mariah Carey and Elton John. According to the Daily Mail, the singing stars weren’t performing out of the goodness of their hearts, but were reportedly paid a combined £3.5 million (approximately $4.2 million […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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Mariah Carey & Elton John Rake In $4.2 Million at Russian Wedding (Video)

16 January 2017 5:00 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_y1n5i9v4"]] Mariah Carey and Elton John got hired for a wedding gig over the weekend ... and it wasn't cheap. The singers raked in $4.2 million after a Russian billionaire, Valery Kogan, footed the bill for his granddaughter's wedding over the weekend in London. The astonishing 9 hour reception at The Landmark hotel featured Mimi dedicating "We Belong Together" to the new couple. The bride -- 19 year old Irene Kogan -- and her hubby requested Mariah's appearance. She was flown in from the U. »

- TMZ Staff

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R Kelly Says He Won’t Perform at Trump Inauguration: ‘End. Of. Story.’

13 January 2017 6:56 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

R&B singer R. Kelly isn’t performing at Donald Trump’s inauguration next week, regardless of what else readers are hearing. “Despite the rumors circulating online, R. Kelly will not be performing at this years inauguration ceremony,” the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer tweeted Thursday night. “Any reports stating otherwise are simply untrue.” “End. Of. Story.,” Kelly added. Also Read: No, Marie Osmond Won't Perform at Trump Inauguration Got it. So add the “Ignition” guy to the growing list of those not participating, which by TheWrap‘s count also officially includes Marie Osmond, Garth Brooks, Celine Dion, The Chainsmokers, »

- Tony Maglio

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Marie Osmond Would Like to Make It Clear: She's Not Performing at Donald Trump's Inauguration

12 January 2017 6:20 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Marie Osmond would like to set the record straight.

The Donnie & Marie star took to Twitter on Thursday to release an "official statement" responding to rumors that she wanted to perform at Donald Trump's upcoming inauguration.

Related: Elton John Will Not Play Donald Trump's Inauguration, Despite Key Adviser's Claim

"Many of you have seen various stories saying that I volunteered or that I am performing at the inauguration. So let me be clear!" Osmond started the statement. "I had no intention of performing at this inauguration, no matter who won!"

"I try to stay out of politics. I'm an entertainer. My interview statement simply tried to be nice and promote a message of love, not hate," she wrote, adding that she has made visits to the White House and done Uso tours "regardless of who the sitting President is."

"I love this great country!" she concluded her message.

Related: Bill and »

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Mahershala Ali Reveals How He Completely Blew His ‘Game of Thrones’ Audition

12 January 2017 1:58 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Mahershala Ali is on the road promoting his critically acclaimed film “Moonlight,” in which he plays a “drug-dealer with a heart” named Juan. The 42-year-old actor stopped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and revealed that he auditioned for “Game of Thrones” — and completely blew it, which he blames a set of stools.

“You were almost on ‘Game of Thrones,’ which is interesting. How did that happen? They must be kicking themselves right now,” said Kimmel.

Read More: ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Luke Cage’ Breakout Mahershala Ali on the Power of Diverse Roles

“I think my audition guaranteed that I wasn’t almost on ‘Game of Thrones,'” Ali responded. “That was one of the worst auditions of my life.”

The actor said he auditioned for the role of the “merchant who gets locked in a safe in season three or something like that,” which seems to be Xaro Xhoan Daxos, played by Nonso Anozie. »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Mahershala Ali Reveals How He Completely Blew His ‘Game of Thrones’ Audition

12 January 2017 1:58 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Mahershala Ali is on the road promoting his critically acclaimed film “Moonlight,” in which he plays a “drug-dealer with a heart” named Juan. The 42-year-old actor stopped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and revealed that he auditioned for “Game of Thrones” — and completely blew it, which he blames a set of stools.

“You were almost on ‘Game of Thrones,’ which is interesting. How did that happen? They must be kicking themselves right now,” said Kimmel.

Read More: ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Luke Cage’ Breakout Mahershala Ali on the Power of Diverse Roles

“I think my audition guaranteed that I wasn’t almost on ‘Game of Thrones,'” Ali responded. “That was one of the worst auditions of my life.”

The actor said he auditioned for the role of the “merchant who gets locked in a safe in season three or something like that,” which seems to be Xaro Xhoan Daxos, played by Nonso Anozie. »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Gay and Lesbian Critics Association Honor ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Jackie’ with Dorian Award Noms

12 January 2017 12:29 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For the second year in a row, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (Galeca) have rallied around an obvious favorite: “Moonlight.” Last year, Todd Haynes’s “Carol” swept Galeca’s Dorian Awards, and from its prominence amongst the nominees announced today, “Moonlight” will likely do the same.

Read More: The 20 Best Queer Films on Netflix Right Now

Not restricted to films with explicit queer themes, the films nominated for film of the year are “Jackie,” “Manchester by the Sea,” “La La Land, “20th Century Women,” and “Moonlight.” The nominees for Lgbtq Film of the Year are “Being 17,” “Closet Monster,” “Moonlight,” “Other People,” and “The Handmaiden.”

Judging by its very strong Oscar chances, the enthusiasm for “Moonlight” has overshadowed all other worthy queer films. “The Handmaiden” was notably absent from the Oscar short list for Best Foreign Language Film, and the other three Dorian nominees are not in contention at all. »

- Jude Dry

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UK Production-Management Company 42 Hires Former Rocket Pictures Exec Jamie Wolpert

12 January 2017 5:57 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: London-based production and management company, 42, has hired Jamie Wolpert as Svp, Film. The exec joins from Elton John and David Furnish’s Rocket Pictures where he was VP Creative Affairs. Wolpert has been appointed by 42 partners Rory Aitken, Ben Pugh, Josh Varney and Kate Buckley and will be responsible for developing the company’s film slate alongside the existing team, as it grows its film and television business. Founded in 2013, 42’s current lineup of… »

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Ariana Grande, John Legend to Perform Title Track for ‘Beauty and the Beast’

11 January 2017 3:48 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ariana Grande and John Legend will perform a duet on the title track for Disney’s live-action movie “Beauty and the Beast,” starring Emma Watson.

The song will also be featured in the film, which opens March 17 amid high expectations.

The ballad was originally performed by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson in the 1991 animated film. Alan Menken wrote the music and Howard Ashman wrote the lyrics for the song, which received an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Grammy Award.

The new rendition of the song is produced by Ron Fair, who was brought in to produce by Disney’s soundtracks chief Mitchell Leib, who also brought Grande and Legend to the project. Leib and Fair have collaborated on film music dating back to the highly-successful “Pretty Woman” soundtrack.

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Ron was the first and only choice to make this particular record, »

- Dave McNary

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Taraji P. Henson, Emma Stone & More Perform 'I Will Survive' Ahead of Donald Trump's Inauguration -- Watch!

11 January 2017 3:28 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Celebs may be going into survival mode!

With the President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration less than two weeks away, W magazine tapped the stars appearing in their annual Best Performance portfolio to belt out the disco classic, "I Will Survive."

Related: 'America's Got Talent' Star Jackie Evancho to Sing National Anthem at Donald Trump's Inauguration

Taraji P. Henson, Emma Stone, Matthew McConaughey, Natalie Portman, Amy Adams, Michelle Williams, Chris Pine, Andrew Garfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Felicity Jones were among those playfully channeling their inner Gloria Gaynor for the magazine's Lyrical Improv video series.

"This is going to be interesting," Garfield warns. "It may get too real."

The video montage, directed by Lynn Hirschberg, features a mixture of singing and dramatic readings of Gaynor's 1978 single.

More: Elton John Will Not Play Donald Trump's Inauguration, Despite Key Adviser's Claim

As for the inauguration, Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United »

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All the Artists Who Won’t Perform at Donald Trump’s Inauguration

11 January 2017 1:52 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This article originally appeared on EW.com.

Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration will take place Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C., but so far, the president-elect has had some difficulty assembling a star-powered lineup for the ceremony. Over the last month or so, more and more musicians have publicly declined to perform — even those who Trump has praised or have a previous relationship with the president-elect.

In preparation for the inauguration, here’s a handy list of everyone who won’t perform for the president-elect.

Andrea Bocelli

The classical singer was one of the first names to emerge as an inauguration performer. »

- Diana Pearl

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‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins to Judge Elton John and YouTube Music Video Competition

11 January 2017 1:17 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last December, YouTube announced the launch of “Elton John: The Cut,” a global competition to look for the next video director who will create the official music videos for Elton John’s classics “Bennie and the Jets,” “Rocket Man” and “Tiny Dancer.”

Elton’s writing partner Bernie Taupin will be joining the English singer on the panel of judges for this competition, which is a celebration of their songwriting partnership’s 50th anniversary. In addition, it was announced on Tuesday that “Moonlight” writer/director Barry Jenkins will also be one of the judges.

Read More: Elton John and YouTube Launch Global Search to Find New Music Video Directors

“Music is core to my films and to my creative process,” said the 37-year-old filmmaker. “‘The Cut’ is so exciting to me because it combines a number of things I’m passionate about. As a filmmaker whose first film was made »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins to Judge Elton John and YouTube Music Video Competition

11 January 2017 1:17 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last December, YouTube announced the launch of “Elton John: The Cut,” a global competition to look for the next video director who will create the official music videos for Elton John’s classics “Bennie and the Jets,” “Rocket Man” and “Tiny Dancer.”

Elton’s writing partner Bernie Taupin will be joining the English singer on the panel of judges for this competition, which is a celebration of their songwriting partnership’s 50th anniversary. In addition, it was announced on Tuesday that “Moonlight” writer/director Barry Jenkins will also be one of the judges.

Read More: Elton John and YouTube Launch Global Search to Find New Music Video Directors

“Music is core to my films and to my creative process,” said the 37-year-old filmmaker. “‘The Cut’ is so exciting to me because it combines a number of things I’m passionate about. As a filmmaker whose first film was made »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Cinematographers Guild Nominates Oscar Frontrunners ‘La La Land,’ ‘Moonlight’

11 January 2017 1:10 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The American Society of Cinematographers nominees for the 31st annual Asc Awards (February 4) boost Oscar frontrunners “La La Land” and “Moonlight” as well as Rodrigo Prieto’s 35 mm work on “Silence,” Greig Fraser’s “Lion” and “Arrival,” whose cinematographer Bradford Young would be the first African-American Oscar nominee.

Arrival,” “La La Land” and “Lion” also landed BAFTA nods.

Left out by the Asc but still vying for Oscar nominations are Charlotte Bruus Christensen (“Fences”), Roger Deakins (“Hail, Caesar!”), Stephane Fontaine (“Jackie”), Jody Lee Lipes (“Manchester By the Sea”), Seamus McGarvey (“Nocturnal Animals”), Giles Nuttgens (“Hell or High Water”) and Mandy Walker (“Hidden Figures”).

The Asc nominees below are all first-timers except for third-timer Prieto, who was also nominated “Frida” (2002) and “Brokeback Mountain” (2005). All other nominees this year are first-time contenders (see my Oscar predictions in this category):

Greig Fraser, Asc, Acs for “Lion

James Laxton for “Moonlight

Rodrigo Prieto, »

- Anne Thompson

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