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Who would have thought that one of the most delightful segments on late night TV in recent memory was on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"? On Wednesday's episode, a married couple, Will and Monifa Sims, stole America's hearts by singing karaoke for a segment, and proved that even Leno's show can provide some truly endearing moments.
The segment, "Pumpcast News," features actor Tim Stack as a fictional news anchor who speaks directly to people filling up at the gas station. But this time, he asked a couple to do karaoke, and they jump without hesitation into Bon Jovi and Eurythmics songs. They're great singers, but it's their unabashed joy and total lack of embarrassment that really makes this special.
Leno was kind enough to invite the Simses onto his show to sing with the Tonight Show Band. Check out the clip above and below to really have your day made. »
- Ross Luippold
What had ETonline readers buzzing this week?
1. 'Pitch Perfect 2' Coming in 2015!
How's this for aca-mazing news?
The head of Universal Pictures just revealed Pitch Perfect 2 is coming ... in 2015. Ok, so that seems like an awfully long time to wait for a sequel to 2012's most rocking cinematic experience, but I guess you can't rush perfection.
2. Ozzy O. Denies Divorce, Admits to Drug Relapse
Amidst rumors that his 31-year marriage was on the rocks, rocker Ozzy Osbourne came to the defense of his relationship with wife Sharon Monday night, meanwhile dropping the bombshell that for more than a year, he has been "in a dark place" due to a relapse with alcohol and drugs.
The 64-year-old singer, who has a history of substance abuse, took to his »
Steve Nicks' alluring life filled with the many escapades she's endured as the lead vocalist of Fleetwood Mac and a solo artist urges to one day be adapted into a biopic. Nicks had originally tabbed Reese Witherspoon to play her on the big screen, but she is now repealing her as her selection.
"I've already told [Reese] she’s almost too old," Nicks told Et Canada at the Toronto premiere of her new documentary, In Your Dreams.
Pics: Exes Play Nice For Their Kids: Reese & Ryan + More
Although Nicks says in the documentary, which tracks the making of her 2011 album of the same name, that she wants the 37-year-old actress to represent her in a film, she appears to have second-guessed herself in the time that has passed.
"I love her, but she's like, 'I could play your mother.' I'm like 'O.K,'" the 64-year-old singer-songwriter said.
Witherspoon may not be the ideal age Nicks »
Comic-Con International is proud to announce the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards of 2013. The nominees, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, reflect the wide range of material being published in comics and graphic novel form today, from crime noir to autobiographical works to cartoon adventures. Three titles lead the 2013 list with 5 nominations each.
Chris Ware’s critically acclaimed Building Stories (published by Pantheon) has nods for Best Graphic Album–New, Best Writer/artist, Best Coloring, Best Lettering, and Best Publication Design. Also garnering 5 nominations are Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’s Fatale (published by Image) and Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye (published by Marvel). Both are nominated for Best Continuing Series, Best New Series, Best Writer, Best Penciller/Inker, and Best Cover Artist. (Fatale also shares the coloring nomination for Dave Stewart.)Close behind with 4 nominations are Boom!/kaboom’s Adventure Time (Best New Series, »
- Glenn Hauman
Art by: Sebastián Fiumara and Colorist Dave Stewart
Cover by Sebastián Fiumara
Publisher: Dark Horse
Comics specialize in expansive worlds, and few characters outside of the big boys at Marvel and DC have managed lives so rich as Hellboy and the other characters of the Mignolaverse. With Abe Sapien #1, everybody’s second favourite Brpd agent finally gets a chance at a long running series. Unfortunately, this issue does little more than tease vaguely and indistinctly at what’s to come.
Dark and Terrible, the first of a three part arc, gives us a world in shambles and an Abe on the run with the Brpd in pursuit. It certainly starts off on the right foot, with a sad failure of a sacrifice ritual. The first few frames depict the steady, methodical folding up of a young girl’s clothing over the portentous »
- Alex McKinnon
When Dave Stewart first suggested to Stevie Nicks that he film the making of her 2011 solo album, “In Your Dreams,” which he co-produced, her blunt reaction was “I think you’re nuts.” However, the Eurythmics co-founder convinced Nicks by simply reassuring her “If you don’t like it, we don’t use it.” And in the end, she not only liked it, but she saw the documentary as a way to extend the shelf life of the critically-acclaimed album, which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200, but did not have the high-profile run Nicks hoped it would and fell off the »
Decadent rock star, ’70s survivor, gypsy songbird, white-winged dove—the inimitable Stevie Nicks has entranced millions of fans worldwide with her poetic lyrics, sultry singing and feather-and-lace style. In 2010 Nicks embarked on the recording of a new solo album, In Your Dreams, produced by former Eurythmics mastermind Dave Stewart. With cameras in tow, documentarian Stewart and diva Nicks set up shop in her home studio and reveal their collaborative creative process. Shifting dynamically among video formats, painstaking recording sessions and revealing interviews, this magic-tinged musical journey is a loving and tuneful portrait of the eternally bewitching Gold Dust Woman.
Now lucky St. Louisan can see the new documentary Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams when it plays Tuesday Night, April 2nd at 7pm at The Tivoli (6350 Delmar Blvd., University City, Mo )
For advance ticket information, go Here
Following the »
- Tom Stockman
Dave Stewart will return to Los Angeles. Troubadour for a special .Dave Stewart and Friends. show, Thursday, April 11. Stewart will return to Los Angeles. Troubadour for a special .Dave Stewart and Friends. performance that will encompass his body of work as a solo artist and founding member of The Eurythmics. He.ll also perform some songs from his upcoming album Lucky Numbers which will street later this year (exact release date Tba.) Tickets are on sale now at http://tiny.cc/ie6ztw. Expect the unexpected as the iconic British singer, songwriter and guitarist will be joined by special guests throughout the show, just as he was at his sold-out performance at the same venue in September 2012. As they always »
- April Neale
The Goon is a comic book series written and drawn by Eric Powell (with colors often by Dave Stewart or Eric/Robin Powell). The series mixes both a comical and violent atmosphere with a paranormal slant, with the average story concerning various undead creatures/zombies, ghosts, ghouls, mutants, skunk-apes with an unnatural hunger for pies, giant squids, mob/gang leaders, extra-dimensional aliens, mad scientists, robots, and more. »
Comics fandom does seem to have taken quite readily to this whole auteurism thing, haven’t they? And very few creators have been as rabidly fetishised more than “Hellboy” creator and black ink enthusiast Mike Mignola, to the point that when he releases a new book, Dark Horse executives throw a party like Jesus just came back.
Well, the party must be in full swing, because the first issue of Mignola’s new (written, but not illustrated) two issue miniseries, “Sledgehammer 44” is out. But is it any good?
The story opens in WW2 and Christ alive, Mike, is it just me or are we a bit fixated on The Big One, here? Maybe I’m just making the common mistake of everything you’ve done »
- Thomas O'Connor
Could this be a response to the backlash DC faced after appointing anti-gay marriage crusader Orson Scott Card to their Adventures Of Superman anthology? In Batwoman #17, by J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman and Dave Stewart, the Medusa storyline concludes with Batwoman, Wonder Woman and Hawkfire (Bette Kane) victorious, and Kate Kane revealing her identity to Maggie Sawyer. We don't get to see the Gotham City police captain's reaction though, as Batwoman says, "Marry me, Mags," and kisses her. This wouldn't be the first same-sex marriage (provided the nuptials even occur of course) in comics, and Marvel have DC beat by quite a margin with their X-men/Northstar wedding. However, the timing is certainly coincidental. Williams doesn't address the proposal directly, but he does hit that something big was on the cards for the character in a post from his blog, via Cbr. "...After weeks of planning and plotting, »
The three-part Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible from Dark Horse Comics begins in April and follows Abe on a quest to reveal his own role in the end of the world. It's a can't miss story for B.P.R.D./Hellboy fans, and we have a look at the covers of the first two installments and pre-order info.
Part 1 Synopsis:
On the run from the B.P.R.D., a mutated Abe Sapien traverses a devastated America with monster corpses scattered around and cities in ruin.
Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible Part 1 (Sebastián Fiumara cover) (pre-order from Tfaw here)
Publication Date: April 3, 2013
Artist: Sebastián Fiumara
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: Sebastián Fiumara
Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible Part 1 (Max Fiumara cover) (not yet available for pre-order)
Publication Date: April 3, 2013
Artist: Sebastián Fiumara
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: Max Fiumara »
- The Woman In Black
Gonna pop some tags? Only got $20 in your pocket? No worries – here’s the latest edition of TVLine Mixtape.
We’ve pulled together a collection of songs from recent TV episodes, complete with artist and album information in case you want to add them to your permanent collection. Spoilers abound, and we chose songs we liked – but we always want to hear your thoughts and suggestions.
So peruse our playlist, and then hit the comments with your favorite TV jams! And remember: You can always submit questions or suggestions about TV music on Twitter @kimroots.
Related | TVLine’s 2013 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? »
- Kimberly Roots
Goldfinger. GoldenEye. The Man with the Golden Gun. The world's most famous Martini drinker (shaken not stirred, naturally) has long been synonymous with that most precious and coveted of metals, but given his illustrious half century on the cinema screen there's one area in which gold has eluded him time and again – the Oscars.
Prior to last year's Skyfall (2012) the fifty year old, 24 movie series had garnered just nine nominations, two of which bagged 007 a statue at the 1965 Academy Awards for different films. The Best Effects, Sound Effects award was given to Norman Wanstall for Goldfinger (1964) and John Stears walked off with the Best Effects, Special Visual Effects Oscar for Thunderball (1965).
Though U2 were second choice for the job after the Rolling Stones had turned down a request to come up with a song, Bono was particularly pleased to land the gig as he'd spent his honeymoon at Ian Fleming's house in Jamaica. »
B.P.R.D.: 1948 Issue #5 hits store shelves on February 20th, and artist Max Fiumara provided us with a few sketches and notes on his process of designing one of the comic's monsters, the iconic B.P.R.D. HQ, and more.
Click each of the below sketches to see them bigger and in more detail.
Design of the Roc:
I designed this monster bearing in mind that the scenes where it appears are in the plain desert of Utah during daytime, so I added that fur over the creature to somehow hide it and make it more mysterious in its definition.
Layouts, Pencils, and Inks of Pages 15, 16, and 17 of B.P.R.D.: 1948 Issue #1:
For Page 15, I had to design a variation of the establishing shot of the iconic B.P.R.D. HQ in Connecticut. The trick here was that I needed to show those gates out front, »
- The Woman In Black
New comic book Wednesday has come and gone. The dust at your local comic shop has settled. An eerie silence descends as you finish reading your last superhero book of the week. Now it's time for something a little more sinister. Welcome to Bagged and Boarded: comic reviews of the sick, spooky, twisted and terrifying!
Morbius: The Living Vampire No. 1
Picking up after events in Spider-man, this comic focuses solely on the scientist-turned-vampire Michael Morbius. This first issue lays down the laws of his vampiric universe. We get a check list of what kills him, what doesn't kill him, and how he feels about being a living bloodsucker. And we get right into a story about him versus a bunch of thugs in a bad neighborhood of New York.'
Bag it or board it up?
This is a fun comic. This is not the typical, sappy vampire comic. Like »
- Giaco Furino
16 items from 2013
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