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'The Voice' Recap: Blind Auditions Part 4 - Pharrell Gets Down On His Knees For Katriz Trinidad

20 hours ago | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Pharrell got down on his knees to win over Katriz Trinidad in the third round of blind auditions on The Voice, beating out Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton while Adam Levine looked on.

Blind Auditions Part 4

Katriz Trinidad, 15, the daughter of immigrant parents, had her entire family backstage cheering her on for her audition – Etta James’ “At Last.” Katriz’s control and tone got Gwen, Pharrell and Blake to turn around before she got through with the first verse. At the end of her first run, Pharrell stood up for her, and he was clearly in love.

“I never thought that I would ever find something that I usually look for my own label. Like, I’ve been dreaming for an artist like you all my career,” Pharrell said. “I want you on my team, so bad, and I’ve never done this,” he said, getting on his knees. Pharrell’s pleading worked, »

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Aretha Franklin Accused Of Using Auto-Tune On Cover Of Adele's "Rolling In The Deep"

29 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Aretha Franklin released her cover of Adele’s hit “Rolling in the Deep” on her new album Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics, and she performed the track live on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Aretha Franklin Auto-Tune In "Rolling In The Deep"?

Franklin’s cover of “Rolling in the Deep” is the first single off her new album. And, while the cover has been well received, some fans are calling foul, suspecting Franklin of using auto-tune.

Aretha Franklin's cover has a world of autotune. They couldn't have made it more subtle?

— Kristine (@spel_teeny) September 30, 2014

Whoever put auto tune on Aretha Franklin's cover of Rolling In The Deep should be banished from the recording industry.

— Kastra (@KastraMusic) September 30, 2014

Over the past decade, auto-tune has become a staple of any studio music, but in 2006 Franklin gave an interview in which she claimed never to have heard of auto-tune. »

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Listen to Aretha Franklin Cover Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' (Video)

29 September 2014 4:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Aretha Franklin just gave Adele a huge compliment. Franklin's cover of "Rolling in the Deep" is that rare remake that gives the original a run for its money - but even the most protective Adele fans won't mind once they hear it. (It contains a mash-up of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough.") At 72, Franklin isn't afraid to take on a whole slew of hard-to-beat favorites for her upcoming album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, out Oct. 21. The release will feature "At Last" by Etta James, "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor, »

- Sheila Cosgrove Baylis, @sheilabot

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Listen to Aretha Franklin Cover Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' (Video)

29 September 2014 4:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Aretha Franklin just gave Adele a huge compliment. Franklin's cover of "Rolling in the Deep" is that rare remake that gives the original a run for its money - but even the most protective Adele fans won't mind once they hear it. (It contains a mash-up of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough.") At 72, Franklin isn't afraid to take on a whole slew of hard-to-beat favorites for her upcoming album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, out Oct. 21. The release will feature "At Last" by Etta James, "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor, »

- Sheila Cosgrove Baylis, @sheilabot

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Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' gets a cover from Aretha Franklin: We do have it all

29 September 2014 7:55 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As part of her new album, Aretha Franklin took on one of the biggest hits in recent memory: Adele's "Rolling in the Deep." The Queen of Soul digs in during this rollicking cover, which segues and mashes up into Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross classic "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." The tune is featured on "Aretha Franklin Takes on the Great Diva Classics," the 72-year-old's new covers album due on Oct. 21. Clive Davis oversaw production on "Great Diva Classics," with producers like Andre 3000 and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds helping on songs like Etta James' "At Last," the Supremes' "You Keep Me Hangin' On," Alicia Keys' "No One," Dinah Washington's "Teach Me Tonight" and a version of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" that blends with Destiny's Child's "Survivor." »

- Katie Hasty

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Quintavious Johnson, 12, Kills Again on Agt, Howie Mandel Says He “Should Win This Thing” — Watch Video Here!

2 September 2014 8:21 PM, PDT | GossipCop | See recent GossipCop news »

Etta James and a 12-year-old boy are two things that don't often go together, but on Tuesday's "America's Got Talent," Quintavious Johnson proved they could be a million-dollar-worthy combination. Performing the James classic "I'd Rather Go Blind" to close the semifinals, Johnson's insanely powerful voice earned him an enthusiastic standing ovation from all the judges for the second round in a row. Check out the video here! »

- Shari Weiss

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Rising Star Season 1 Finale Recap: And the 'Winner' Is…

25 August 2014 7:06 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“Mr. Groban, tear down this wall!”

Trust me, I’m as surprised as anybody that I’ve managed to rework a famous quote from President Ronald Reagan into an intro for a reality TV recap. But just as the Berlin Wall fueled The Gipper’s ire, so too has ABC’s Rising Star — with its cumbersome “interactive wall” setup, questionable casting and tiresome “experts” — threatened the sanctity of my love for singing competitions.

Related 2014 MTV Video Music Awards: Best, Worst & Booty-Droppingest Moments

It’s a shame, really. The idea of using a smartphone app to vote — and getting real-time results »

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Lullaby Review

10 June 2014 8:07 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In the compelling, richly acted Lullaby, painter and sculptor Andrew Levitas writes and directs a debut film about a father’s impending death that manages to take the weight of the moment seriously and not as a simple plot tool for heightened drama. Based loosely off the events surrounding his own father’s death, Levitas takes advantage of a superb ensemble to offer a film that, while sometimes conventional and overlong, has the intimacy and intelligence of a stellar stage play. In fact, given how every other scene is in the dad’s hospital room, how the story takes place over an 18-hour period and how there are suspiciously few hospital staff around, it very well could have been staged.

Levitas’ father passed away more than a decade ago, which brought the artist time to reflect about the circumstances of his life and his father’s disease. Although he shares »

- Jordan Adler

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All the Details From Inside Kim Kardashian's Wedding Party!

25 May 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's reception was one swanky affair.The two got married on Saturday at Fort Belvedere in Florence, Italy -- and celebrated with one wild after party following the gorgeous ceremony.Photos: See How This Wedding Compares to One w/ Kris Humphries!Guests were seated at a 224-foot marble table, with their names engraved in gold at their seats. The giant table offered stunning views of the Florence skyline as guests reportedly feasted on chicken, steak, salmon, tortellini and a ton of champagne. We're told the food was even dusted in gold flakes -- how fancy, right?And John Legend, who attended the celebration with wife Chrissy Teigen, performed his hit "All of Me" for the crowd -- reportedly telling Kim "Kanye was was inspired by you, knew he was in love with you, knew you were the one."Photos: See More from the Gorgeous Rehearsal »

- tooFab Staff

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Kimye's Wedding Playlist Revealed—Plus, Find Out What Song Played During Their First Dance

24 May 2014 7:15 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

When Yeezus marries Keezus, you don't just play "The Electric Slide." Sources tell E! News that not only did Kanye West and Kim Kardashian put together a playlist full of jams to play at their wedding reception, but 'Ye even got on the mic to sing and rap along. But the most important song—the song they danced to during their first dance—was: "At Last," by Etta James. A classic. Some other selections from the playlist. Click play and it's like you're in Florence too: "These Arms of Mine," by Otis Redding (which was turned into a mashup with "At Last") "Superstitious," by Stevie Wonder "Rack City," »

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John Legend Sang "All of Me" During Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Wedding; Find Out Their FIrst Dance Song

24 May 2014 1:01 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Kimye are just like Us in one respect, at least: Like so many other brides and grooms this year, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West danced to 2014's wedding anthem, John Legend's "All of Me." The big difference? John Legend was there himself to serenade the couple inside their wedding reception at Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy, May 24, a source confirms to Us Weekly. The very first dance, however, was a wild, Kanye-style mashup of Etta James' "At Last" and Otis Redding's "These Arms of Mine" [...] »

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'Modern Family': Jesse Tyler Ferguson teases the wedding, makes a few last-minute confessions of his own -- Video

21 May 2014 10:47 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

On Part 2 of Modern Family’s season finale (airing May 21 at 9 p.m. Et ABC), Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) should finally make it down the aisle. “The second episode continues on with that thread of pure chaos just trying to get this wedding to go off ,” Ferguson tells EW. “But what I’m really proud of that you’re going to see is the real emotion. The writers were really great with handling that moment of the actual wedding. They let Mitchell and Cam exchange vows. I’m sure they’ll cut around a lot of »

- Mandi Bierly

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Christina Aguilera makes impression in New Orleans Jazz Fest debut

2 May 2014 5:56 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

New Orleans (AP) — Christina Aguilera gave her fans a little bit of jazz, a little bit of blues, and a lot of soul during her debut performance Friday at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The very pregnant performer shimmied and danced her way through a litany of hits including "Lady Marmalade," the Labelle song she helped remake into a hit years ago; "Dirrty," ''Candyman," ''Ain't No Other Man," ''Beautiful," ''What a Girl Wants," and her final song of the night, "Fighter." Morgan Griffith of Dallas said she came to Jazz Fest so she could hear Aguilera's voice live. "I've seen her at the Super Bowl and in her movies, like 'Burlesque,' and she's just an amazing performer. "She doesn't just sing. It's everything on cue: the dancers, the setup ... just everything." "She has such a strong voice," added Griffith's friend, Courtney Vrij, also of Dallas. Aguilera »

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The Other Woman Review

24 April 2014 5:16 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Even those who are not well-versed with the American cinema of the 1970s have probably heard of writer/director John Cassavetes. He is considered the godfather of independent film in America, a figure who influenced low-budget filmmaking more than any other person not named Robert Redford. His films, which include Seconds and A Woman Under the Influence, are raw, revealing, semi-improvised explorations of marital life, sex, music, romance, suburban ennui, infidelity, aging and death.

However, the apple falls very far from the tree. John’s son, director Nick Cassavetes, is known for making sap, his filmography full of emotionally-charged titles like The Notebook, John Q and My Sister’s Keeper. However, with his latest film, the female revenge comedy The Other Woman, Nick transplants some of the plot elements from his father’s films – notably, Faces, about a man’s infidelity with a much younger woman – into a dumb, pathetic mess of slapstick miscues. »

- Jordan Adler

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Clarkson, McBride's duet out in April

28 March 2014 1:48 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Los Angeles, March 28: Country singer Martina McBride has teamed up with "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson for her new single "In the basement". It will be released April 8.

The track is a cover of the 1966 song recorded by Etta James and Sugar Pie DeSanto.

The collaboration was revealed by Clarkson earlier this year.

The new version of "In the basement" will feature in McBride's forthcoming album "Everlasting". The record will include 12 covers of soul and R&B songs, reports aceshowbiz.com.

McBride has also performed a duet with Gavin DeGraw for the album.

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- Leon David

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Does Hip-Hop Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

19 March 2014 11:17 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is next month, and there's been some controversy swirling over just what kind of genres and artists should be eligible for the honor. Most recently, Kiss frontman Gene Simmons - whose band is being inducted this year - spoke out about the topic in an interview with Radio.com and caused a stir when he said that he doesn't believe pop or hip-hop artists should be considered. Simmons called out the Hall of Fame committee, saying, "A few people decide what's in and what's not. You've got Grandmaster Flash in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Run-d.M.C. in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? You're killing me! That doesn't mean those aren't good artists. But they don't play guitar. They sample, and they talk, not even sing!" He went on to cite the late Donna Summer, who »

- Brittney Stephens

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Muscle Shoals | Blu-ray Review

4 March 2014 10:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Director Greg Camalier seems to think there is something in the water, the source being the supposed ‘singing’ Tennessee River which runs through the musical enigma that is Muscle Shoals, Alabama. His first feature meditates on the rippling water, the green overgrowth and the surrounding cotton fields as a sort of visual counterpart to the legendary list of hit songs that, to the world at large during the ‘60s, seemed to spring from some kind of southern ether as if the stuff of native folklore. Though occasionally hokey and perpetually shaky in structure, Muscle Shoals soundly, but episodically documents the platinum recording history of the rinky-dink rural town, it’s tragic, hard-headed forefather Rick Hall, and the contentious relationships between his own Fame Studios, big time producer Jerry Wexler and the eventual start up Muscle Shoals Sound Studio just across town.

As is only appropriate for a musically focused film such as this, »

- Jordan M. Smith

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Terry Fator Shares An Exclusive Clip From His New DVD 'Terry Fator: Live In Concert'

20 February 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Terry Fator, master ventriloquist and winner of season 2 of America’s Got Talent (Agt), has shared a sneak peek at his new DVD, Terry Fator: Live In Concert, exclusively to Uinterview readers.

In this exclusive clip, Fator offers his advice to America’s Got Talent hopefuls: “Always do the best thing you have first.”

Fator knows a thing or two about giving a good audition. In 2007, Fator walked onto the Agt stage and wowed judges with his performance, singing Etta James’ “At Last” with his sidekick Winston. That impression, Fator told Uinterview, is his personal favorite.

Terry Fator: Live In Concert is now available at Wallmart.

'America's Got Talent'. Alum Terry Fator Talks His New DVD & Favorite Act [Exclusive] »

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Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Live In Amsterdam Blu-ray/DVD/CD Concert Sets to be Released March 25th

19 February 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

[Press Release] Los Angeles, Feb. 19, 2014 -- On March 25, hot on the heels of their Grammy nomination, force-of-nature blues-rock vocalist Beth Hart and guitar hero Joe Bonamassa will deliver Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Live In Amsterdam (2Dvd/Blu-ray/2Cd) – the very first live experience from one of music's most powerful female voices and one of the world's greatest guitar players. Against the backdrop of the beautiful, historic Koninklijk Theater Carre in Amsterdam, the performance wows with scorching soul covers from the duo's 2011 debut album Don't Explain and 2013 follow-up Seesaw, originally made famous by artists such as Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Tom Waits, Ray Charles, Donnie Hathaway, Lucinda Williams, Bill Withers, Delaney & Bonnie, Buddy Miles, »

- Pietro Filipponi

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'America's Got Talent'. Alum Terry Fator Talks His New DVD & Favorite Act [Exclusive]

13 February 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Terry Fator, the ventriloquist and winner of the second season of America’s Got Talent, recently released Terry Fator: Live in Concert – his second DVD since winning big on the national talent show.

Terry Fator On Post 'America's Got Talent' Career

When Fator won America’s Got Talent, he saw his star power rise, but also felt pressure to produce material quickly. This time around, Fator feels like he’s putting out his own work – and he couldn’t be more proud of the results.

“This thing was many many years in the making. The first DVD, I was pressured into making and I didn’t feel like I was quite ready,” Fator told Uinterview exclusively. “I was pressured into doing a lot of the material, and the new DVD is all me 100%. I wrote it from beginning to end. I approved everything. Worked on it for »

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