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Oscars 2017: 'Moonlight,' Warren Beatty and the Perfect Hollywood Ending

Oscars 2017: 'Moonlight,' Warren Beatty and the Perfect Hollywood Ending
Forget it, Jake – it's La La Land.

No wait, sorry, there's been a mistake. it's Moonlight! Our bad.

What a glorious only-in-Hollywood fiasco, and what a sublimely insane ending to an Oscar night for the ages. It was just like the end of Bonnie and Clyde: Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway bask in each others' glow, there's suddenly an awkward silence, they share a moment of doomed erotic eye contact ... and then oh, the carnage. The only thing missing was some sad banjo music. The Best Picture screw-up was
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Marshall Crenshaw's three-song vinyl Ep released on November 25

We love Marshall Crenshaw, who blazed on the scene in the early 1980s. Born near Detroit, Michigan, Marshall Crenshaw began playing guitar at age ten and he received his first break playing John Lennon in the off-Broadway company of Beatlemania. In 1987, he played Buddy Holly in the Richie Valens biopic “La Bamba.” While living in NYC, he recorded the single “Something’s Gonna Happen” for Alan Betrock’s Shake Records, which led to a deal with Warner Bros. His debut album, Marshall Crenshaw was acclaimed as a pop masterpiece upon its release in 1982 and established him as a first-rate songwriter, singer and guitarist. He is still amazing and we are happy to say Crenshaw will release Driving and Dreaming,
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David Wild: "The Sun Always Shines On TV": A Playlist for "The TV Land Awards"

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David Wild:
In so much as I was ever raised, I was raised on television. So I once again had a total blast working on "The TV Land Awards " that airs tonight on TV Land at 9 p.m./8 Cst. Beautifully hosted by Kelly Ripa -- who I first fell in love with on TV -- this year's show features cast reunions from the stars of Murphy Brown, Laverne & Shirley, In Living Color and One Day At A Time. Pee Wee Herman is also honored, as is The Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin, who performs wonderfully and, yes, soulfully. In honor of this grand annual TV event that celebrates TV so well, here's my playlist for tonight's great TV party. As always please add your own tubular tracks below.

"The Sun Always Shines on TV" -- a-Ha

"I Saw It on TV" -- John Fogerty

"Portable Television" -- Death Cab For Cutie
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David Wild: "It's Different For Girls": A Loving Playlist For HBO's Girls

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David Wild:
I am not a girl, nor have I ever been one. But let the record show I've always been a fan of girls. Hell, I even married one. So in honor of my new favorite show Girls on HBO -- brought to you by an extremely talented team including Lena Dunham, who is a girl, and Judd Apatow, who is not -- here is my loving, cross-gender playlist in support of Girls. As always, please add your own examples of musical Girls power below.

It's Different For Girls - Joe Jackson

My Girls - Animal Collective

Some Girls - The Rolling Stones

Volcano Girls - Veruca Salt

Beautiful Girls - Van Halen

Girls In Their Summer Clothes - Bruce Springsteen

Local Girls - Graham Parker

Bad Girls - Donna Summer

Good Girls - Amy Rigby

Drunk Girls - LCD Soundsystem

The Girls In My Life (Part 1) - Randy Newman

Rock
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'Pete & Pete' Reunion Show Was

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'Pete & Pete' Reunion Show Was
Photo of Tamberelli and Maronna courtesy Nadia Chaudhury. Used with permission. Check out more of her photos from this event on Uproxx's Warming Glow.

"The last time we met, you were all virgins!"

Syd Straw was right. When the indie rock pioneer guest starred on "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" in 1994, her target audience of Nickelodeon viewers was primarily composed of kids born during the Reagan administration. But last Friday, many those very same kids trudged through the rain the Lower East Side in Manhattan to witness a reunion of the cast and creators of the seminal show at the Bowery Ballroom, celebrating perhaps the smartest, most subversive show ever to pass itself off as a sitcom for preteens.

In January, the cast reunited for a show in Los Angeles to much acclaim. So much, in fact, that the show's organizer, The A.V. Club, decided to put on the
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The Cast & Creators Of 'The Adventures Of Pete & Pete' Reunite In NYC To Discuss Their Cult '90s Show

If you were a kid who grew up during the '90s, chances are you were probably watching either MTV or Nickelodeon to get your fix of entertainment for the day. And if you watched Nickelodeon, you were probably a fan of “The Adventures of Pete & Pete,” the oddball series featuring two brothers both named Pete and their sometimes surreal adventures growing up in the suburb of Wellsville. Created by Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi -- who were working in the promo department at the still-fledgling network -- 'Pete & Pete' had begun as a series of shorts in 1989 before becoming a regular series several years later. But this wasn’t just any kids program. Not only did it feature an 8-year-old with a tattoo of a topless mermaid named Petunia and a personal superhero wildly gesticulating in skin tight pants but featured recurring guest stars, including Steve Buscemi, Iggy Pop,
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Music: Music Review: The Midwest Beat: Gone Not Lost

The bedrock songcraft and open-hearted sentiment of late-’50s and early-’60s pop-rock has become hip again for indie bands, though most leaven it with modern production and an arm’s-length ironic distance. Wisconsin band The Midwest Beat does no such thing on its second full-length album, Gone Not Lost, which falls together as naturally as an afternoon of hanging out over beers and Buddy Holly records. In the style of early Marshall Crenshaw and The La’s, The Midwest Beat strums jangly guitars and sings sweet-yet-raucous harmonies with a remarkable lack of guile and affectation, seemingly unaware that most ...
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Stars and Old Pals Come Together in NYC on John Lennon's Birthday

Stars and Old Pals Come Together in NYC on John Lennon's Birthday
• Charity Concert This Saturday In Manhattan Features Artists Aged Nine To Ninety • Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Neil Innes, Earl Slick, Mark Hudson, Marshall Crenshaw, Tom Chapin, Glen Burtnik & many more team up with Lennon's first band The Quarrymen (The Band That Became The Beatles) to salute Lennon on his 70th birthday John Lennon with his band The Quarrymen on Saturday July 6th 1957. Photographed just one hour before John Lennon & Paul McCartney met for the first time -- the 'Big Bang' that led to the Beatles. Photo: © 1957 & 2010 -- Geoff Rhind This Saturday -- October 9th -- is the exact 70th anniversary of John Lennon's birth. There are multiple celebrations taking place worldwide, including the Us release of the superb movie Nowhere Boy about Lennon's teenage years, the formation of his band The Quarrymen...
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Principal Photography Begins on 'Losers Take All'

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Losers Take All has begun principal photography under the direction of Alex Steyermark (Prey for Rock & Roll). The small feature film will star Kyle Gallner (A Nightmare On Elm Street), Allison Scagliotti (Warehouse 13) and Tania Raymonde (Lost).  The picture began production earlier this week in and around Memphis, Tennessee.  The cast also includes Alexia Rasmussen (Listen to Your Heart), Aaron Himelstein (Joan of Arcadia), Billy Kay (Yelling to the Sky), Adam Herschman (Soul Men), and newcomer Peter Brensinger.   

The film is set in the world of mid-1980's American independent rock music, follows a fictional punk/pop band "The Fingers" as they stumble, stagger and strum their way in what everyone thinks is the opposite direction of success--commercial or otherwise.  But they are in the right place at the right time and the public is eager to embrace the D.I.Y. sounds of the underground, whether those in
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Losers Take All Begins Production

Kyle Gallner stars in Losers Take All which recently started filmingAlex Steyermark, director of Prey for Rock and Roll and One Last Thing... will direct Kyle Gallner of recent A Nightmare on Elm Street fame as well as Warehouse 13 star Allison Scagliotti and Tania Raymonde of Lost in the upcoming film Losers Take All. The picture began principal photography earlier this week in and around Memphis, Tennessee. The cast also includes Alexia Rasmussen (Listen to Your Heart), Aaron Himelstein (Joan of Arcadia, The Informers), Billy Kay (Yelling to the Sky), Adam Herschman (Soul Men, Accepted) and newcomer Peter Brensinger.

Losers Take All, set in the world of mid-1980's American independent rock music, follows a fictional punk/pop band "The Fingers" as they stumble, stagger and strum their way in what everyone thinks is the opposite direction of success--commercial or otherwise. But they are in the right place at
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Alex Steyermark Directing 'Losers Take All' - Indie Rock Garage Band 80's Pic

Indie helmer Alex Steyermark is setting Kyle Gallner (upcoming Elgin James' Little Birds) with an electric guitar in Losers Take All, a postcard to an era where grassroots promoting of garage bands didn't come about with a myspace page, and when the indie rock landscape was bands such as Sonic Youth, Black Flag and Minor Threat. Filming has already begun, scribes Andrew Pope and Winn Coslick are producing with Mike S. Ryan (Junebug) - Pope and Ryan just exec-produced Meek's Cutoff. Andrew Meyer and Roger Rawlings are executive producing. Filming is taking place in Memphis, Tennessee. Steyermark previously directed a pair I've never seen in Prey for Rock and Roll - so he has some experience working in the "genre". Written by Pope and Coslick, from a story by Rawlings and Ed Bradin, set in the world of mid-1980's American independent rock music, follows a fictional punk/pop
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Alex Steyermark Directing 'Loser Take All' - Indie Rock Garage Band 80's Pic

Indie helmer Alex Steyermark is setting Kyle Gallner (upcoming Elgin James' Little Birds) with an electric guitar in Loser Take All, a postcard of era of grassroots promoting of garage bands and when the indie rock landscape was bands such as Sonic Youth, Black Flag and Minor Threat. Filming has already begun, scribes Andrew Pope and Winn Coslick are producing with Mike S. Ryan (Junebug) - Pope and Ryan just exec-produced Meek's Cutoff. Andrew Meyer and Roger Rawlings are executive producing. Filming is taking place in Memphis, Tennessee. Steyermark previously directed a pair I've never seen in Prey for Rock and Roll - so he has some experience working in the "genre". Written by Pope and Coslick, from a story by Rawlings and Ed Bradin, set in the world of mid-1980's American independent rock music, follows a fictional punk/pop band "The Fingers" as they stumble, stagger and
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Exclusive: An Interview with Ted Raimi

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Prolific character actor Ted Raimi recently took some time out of his busy schedule to provide Fangoria with this exclusive interview, in which he discusses everything from his childhood experiences to the recent release of Drag Me To Hell.

Be sure to check out the audio link below for the full, unedited 30 minute interview, and click here for our Gorezone feature, A Toast To Ted Rami.

Matt Molgaard (Fangoria): A large portion of your resume consists of work in the horror genre. What is it that draws you into horror?

Ted Raimi: What draws me into horror is the thin veil between what we think is safe and what really is not safe. I'm not really interested in vampires or werewolves, that doesn't scare me. Those things never scared me. What does scare me is, for example: if you have to make a down payment on a house,
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New Tunes On Monday: Elvis Costello, Marshall Crenshaw, eels, Alex Woodard, and Buckwheat Zydeco

Elvis Costello - Secret, Profane and Sugarcane You've heard Elvis Costello sing country music before, but not like this. The lad who gave us Almost Blue is quite mature and worldly wise now. On the opening track, when he sings, "Down among the wines and spirits where a man gets what he merits...once it was written in letters 'bout nine feet tall, now he sees how far he's fallen," he sounds like he truly has been sobered by life's hangovers. The song "Down Among The Wine And Spirits," plus a few others featured on Costello's new album, Secret, Profane And Sugarcane, premiered in 2007 on The Bob Dylan Show tour, and fans have been jawin' 'til the cows come home from Harvard about what direction Mr. Prolific's new album would take. Well, it's country, sort of, smart enough for the overly-educated,...
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And the 51st Annual Grammy Winners Are ...

"The Insider" has the updated list of the 51st Annual Grammy Award winners as they come in! See the winners names below underlined. For recordings released during the Eligibility Year: October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008: Record Of The Year -Chasing Pavements/Adele -Viva La Vida/Coldplay -Bleeding Love/Leona Lewis -Paper Planes/M.I.A -Please Read The Letter/Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Album Of The Year -Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends/Coldplay -Tha Carter III/Lil Wayne -Year Of The Gentleman/Ne-Yo -Raising Sand/Robert Plant & Alison Krauss -In Rainbows/Radiohead Song Of The Year -American Boy/William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray & Kanye West, songwriters (Estelle) -Chasing Pavements/Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters (Adele) -I'm Yours/Jason Mraz, songwriter (Jason Mraz) -Love Song/Sara Bareilles, songwriter (Sara Bareilles) -Viva La Vida/Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin,
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Grammys Right Oscar Wrongs, Nominate 'Dark Knight' and 'There Will Be Blood'

Leave it to the folks behind the Grammys (that would be The Recording Academy) to put things right when it comes to movie music. Sure, they have a bazillion categories, but, unlike the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscars), they know a good musical score when they hear it and don't allow outrageous reasons to disqualify it.

Specifically, we're talking about The Dark Knight, whose composers James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer were disqualified for consideration because they listed too many people on the cue sheet, and There Will Be Blood, whose composer Jonny Greenwood was DQed because the Academy thought his score was "diluted by the use of tracked themes or other pre-existing music." Both scores were nominated for a Grammy last night, in the category "Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media." (Bear in mind that their eligibility period is different from the Oscars,
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