10 items from 2016
As the world mourns the loss of George Michael, who was found dead on Christmas Day at age of 53, the Grammy winner’s music lives on — including a three-decade career of incomparable live performances.
Here are 10 of the icon’s best:
1. “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” (1984)
Okay, so he may have been lip-syncing. But Wham!’s debut on the UK’s Top of the Pops in 1984 gave the world its first glimpse of the full-throttle passion Michael put into his performances. Dressed in the band’s iconic “Choose Life” T-shirt, the then 21-year-old snapped and danced his way around the stage with glee. »
- Dave Quinn
Nile Rodgers is being honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, despite the fact that the groundbreaking funk and disco act he fronted, Chic, will not be joining him. It’s a bit odd for one person to be inducted without their musical brethren, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has a habit of actually doing the opposite of what happened to poor Chic — inducting bands and ignoring the things that their respective members have gone on to do.
Considering that most people know Iggy either through off-time boogie of “The Passenger »
“I get one per day!” Stone protests.
“You’ve already had one,” Gosling counters. “Trust me, this affects all of us.”
If Stone requires an energy boost, it’s understandable. It’s Sept. 12, the morning after the Toronto Film Festival premiere of “La La Land,” the melancholy, candy-colored musical from “Whiplash” director Damien Chazelle, and the response has been rhapsodic. The film manages to pay homage to old MGM musicals yet also feel immediately modern, opening with an elaborately staged number set on an L.A. freeway. In a few days, the movie will go on to land the prestigious audience award from the fest, a strong precursor to Oscar glory. The accolade is not a surprise; every pundit and critic has been swooning since the film’s worldwide bow in Venice a week earlier — with Stone present at »
- Jenelle Riley
Dancing With the Stars pro Sharna Burgess made her triumphant return to the dance floor on Monday, after taking two weeks off to heal from a knee injury, and she made sure her comeback performance with partner James Hinchcliffe was nothing less than extraordinary.
Dancing a seductive Argentine tango, the 31-year-old Australian dancer decided to raise the bar by performing the entire number completely blindfolded, and she couldn't have looked more graceful and brilliant with every step in the routine.
Hinchcliffe was also eager to prove himself again after a minor mistake last week ended up getting him the lowest score of the night (which, to be fair, was still all '9's). So, for the cherry on top, the IndyCar racer capped off the number by doing a handstand on a chair, holding himself up for several seconds.
Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away. Although September will yield a ton of fun additions to the streaming platform, there are quite a few titles that will go away throughout the month. So if you're not done sobbing over A Walk to Remember or quoting Zoolander, you better get cracking. Time is ticking. Expiring Sept. 1 2 Fast 2 Furious A Walk to Remember Anywhere but Here Avengers Confidential: Black Widow and Punisher The Bridge on the River Kwai Call Me Crazy: A Five Film The Color Purple Crocodile Dundee Days of Thunder Defending Your Life Double Jeopardy Everybody Loves Raymond, seasons one to nine Exporting Raymond Flight of the Intruder Girl Rising Hachi: A Dog's Tale Hardball The Haunting Nick Cannon: Mr. Showbiz Our Man in Tehran Primal Fear Roboshark ￼￼Roman Holiday S.W.A.T. Sins of My Father Spanglish Traffic The Weather Man The Wood Zoolander Expiring Sept. 4 Melissa and Joey, »
- Ryan Roschke
Every Song of the Summer since 1985 1985 “Shout” – Tears For Fears 1986 “Papa Don’t Preach” – Madonna 1987 “Alone” – Heart 1988 “Roll With It” – Steve Winwood 1989 “Right Here Waiting” – Richard Marx 1990 “Vision Of Love” – Mariah Carey 1991 “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” – Bryan Adams 1992 “Baby Got Back” – Sir Mix-a-Lot 1993 “Can’t Help Falling In Love” – UB40 1994 “I Swear” – All-4-One 1995 “Waterfalls” – TLC 1996 “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” – Los Del Rio 1997 “I’ll Be Missing You” – Puff Daddy & Faith Evans feat. 112 1998 “The Boy Is Mine” – Brandy & Monica 1999 “Genie In A Bottle” – Christina Aguilera 2000 “Bent” – Matchbox Twenty 2001 “U Remind Me” – Usher 2002 “Hot In Herre” – »
- Reid Nakamura
Just hours after the Emmy nominations were revealed Thursday, ABC’s Greatest Hits announced the winner of an even more prestigious honor: Beautiful Babe Lifetime Achievement Award. (Got any of those, Judith Light?)
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The Beautiful Babe Lifetime Achievement Award goes to @Tawny_Kitaen! ❤️ @ArsenioHall #GreatestHits pic.twitter.com/SOpJjrXkc5
— Greatest Hits (@greatesthitsabc) July 15, 2016
In case you couldn’t already guess, this week’s Greatest Hits »
Remembering Prince: 5 of Legendary Singer’s Most Memorable Performances (Videos) From a rain-drenched Super Bowl to duets with other iconic guitarists, Prince put out one great show after another during his historic career. As a part of a rock guitarist All-Star team, Prince performed George Harrison‘s classic “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” alongside Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Tom Petty, and George’s son, Dhani. To ring in the year 2000, Prince pulled out all the stops on a special New Year’s Eve concert that featured a duet performance of “American Woman” with Lenny Kravitz. If you want to see what Prince sounded like in. »
- Jeremy Fuster
Two thieves tell each other eerie stories to pass the time in Gerard Lough’s Night People, a new anthology film hitting VOD on May 9th. For our latest Q&A feature, we caught up with Lough to discuss the making of his directorial feature film debut.
Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Gerard. When and how did you first come up with the idea for your new film, Night People?
Gerard Lough: Anthology films were very much a fixture of my childhood at Halloween, as they always seemed to be shown on TV at the time and I always liked the idea of getting three stories for the price of one, each of them with the fat trimmed off, that would hit the ground running. Anthology shows were also very much on the go at that time but seemed to die out, so »
- Derek Anderson
As a reality-competition junkie and the father of 5-year-old twins, I’ve already formalized my speech if one of my boys thinks he’s flying to Los Angeles and auditioning for, well, anything before he graduates from college.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I look at artistic dreams as if they’re silverfish dashing across the kitchen floor, just begging to be squished. But in the words of the poet Casey Kasem, one must keep one »
10 items from 2016
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