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Star-Studded Album Honoring Dan Fogelberg Will Benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation

The highly-anticipated album, A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg, is now available on CD, digital and streaming platforms. Released worldwide through BMG, sales will benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation (Pcf), a cause near and dear to Dan’s wife, Jean Fogelberg.

A Tribute To Dan Fogelberg

In 2008, a year after Dan Fogelberg passed away from prostate cancer, Jean released “Sometimes A Song”, a Valentine’s Day gift to her from Dan, and donated proceeds to Pcf. Each year since then she has designed the annual Pcf Holiday Cards to help raise money and awareness.

In 2010, Jean put together a production dream team of some of Dan’s long-time friends, including producer Norbert Putnam; mega manager Irving Azoff; and concert promoter Chuck Morris. Together they gathered some of the industry’s leading musicians and vocalists to record an album honoring Dan. Included in the stellar lineup are Garth Brooks, Zac Brown, Jimmy Buffett,
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Spotlight: WhyHunger's Celebrity Supporters

WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.

Founded in 1975 by the late Harry Chapin & current Executive Director Bill Ayres, WhyHunger works to put an end to hunger suffered by 49 million Americans and nearly 1 billion people worldwide.

WhyHunger’s main programs include the National Hunger Hotline 1-866-3-hungry, which refers individuals in need of emergency food assistance to soup kitchens, food banks, government nutrition programs & community organizations in their neighborhoods; the Grassroots Action Network, which provides information, networking opportunities, capacity building & access to over 8,000 anti-hunger & poverty community organizations across the United States and around the world; and Artists Against Hunger & Poverty which is supported by Bruce Springsteen, Michael McDonald, Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Joss Stone, Darryl McDaniels, Jackson Browne, O.A.R., and many others.

Celebrity supporters

WhyHunger has 30 known supporters,
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Ed Sheeran Performs House Concert For MusiCares Hurricane Relief

Ed Sheeran performed a special house concert on September 25 in NYC which raised $350,000 for MusiCares hurricane relief efforts.

Ed Sheeran: MusiCares House Concert Benefits Hurricane Relief

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The singer performed for an hour at the event, hosted by MusiCares Board Chairman Michael McDonald, his wife Rebecca Wright, and Chase and Stephanie Coleman.

MusiCares hurricane relief efforts help support members of the music community affected by the recent devastation of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

MusiCares says: Hurricane relief assistance includes basic living expenses such as shelter, food, utilities, and transportation; medical expenses, including doctor and hospital bills, and medications; clothing; instrument and recording equipment replacement; relocation costs; home repairs; debris removal; and much more.

From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/17205-ed-sheeran-performs-house-concert-for-musicares-hurricane-relief

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The Top Uses of Michael McDonald Songs in Movies or TV

So if you don’t know this man don’t feel too bad, but feel at least a little embarrassed. He’s a Grammy winner after all and has won the award several times. Micheal McDonald seems to have gained more success when being featured with other notable singers and musicians than he has on his own, but the truth is that he’s been a success for about four decades now, it’s simply that he’s one of the many that get so little mainstream notice that he seems to slip between the cracks. Granted he’s very talented and he’s a hard worker, but

The Top Uses of Michael McDonald Songs in Movies or TV
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‘American Crime’ Star Felicity Huffman on Crafting Her Distinctive Looks, And What About Awards Season ‘Makes Me Want to Barf’

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‘American Crime’ Star Felicity Huffman on Crafting Her Distinctive Looks, And What About Awards Season ‘Makes Me Want to Barf’
Some might see the low-rated but award-winning “American Crime” getting canceled after Season 3 as a tragedy — but Felicity Huffman appreciates the time they got. “It’s unbelievable that [ABC] did it for three years,” she told IndieWire. “It wasn’t just like, ‘We tried it for a year. Oh, it didn’t work.’ They invested and they also gave John Ridley and Michael McDonald carte blanche. The suits never showed up to go, ‘Wait a second. Can’t you be wearing a bikini, and where’s the car chase?'”

That quality is what made “Crime” stand out amongst broadcast offerings, Ridley and McDonald bringing premium cable drama style to each season of the anthology series. All three installments enlisted a high caliber of talent, including Lily Tomlin, Timothy Hutton and Regina King, to tell three different stories about the damage we do to each other and the underlying issues that contribute to that.
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‘American Crime’ Star Felicity Huffman on Crafting Her Distinctive Looks, And What About Awards Season ‘Makes Me Want to Barf’

‘American Crime’ Star Felicity Huffman on Crafting Her Distinctive Looks, And What About Awards Season ‘Makes Me Want to Barf’
Some might see the low-rated but award-winning “American Crime” getting canceled after Season 3 as a tragedy — but Felicity Huffman appreciates the time they got. “It’s unbelievable that [ABC] did it for three years,” she told IndieWire. “It wasn’t just like, ‘We tried it for a year. Oh, it didn’t work.’ They invested and they also gave John Ridley and Michael McDonald carte blanche. The suits never showed up to go, ‘Wait a second. Can’t you be wearing a bikini, and where’s the car chase?'”

That quality is what made “Crime” stand out amongst broadcast offerings, Ridley and McDonald bringing premium cable drama style to each season of the anthology series. All three installments enlisted a high caliber of talent, including Lily Tomlin, Timothy Hutton and Regina King, to tell three different stories about the damage we do to each other and the underlying issues that contribute to that.
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Emmy Contenders Like Alfre Woodard, Kristen Bell Pull Double Duty in Guest Spots

Emmy Contenders Like Alfre Woodard, Kristen Bell Pull Double Duty in Guest Spots
it’s becoming more common to see actors pulling double-duty on television; particularly with the ever-growing list of actors appearing in guest spots. Some of those actors could even find themselves eligible for Emmy recognition in more than one category.

For actors enjoying a regular role on television, recognition in the guest category can be an extra bonus. Oscar nominee and four-time Emmy winner Alfre Woodard made an exciting villain on “Luke Cage,” but still found time to appear in two episodes of “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” both for Netflix. As for finding time to play the two roles, she says the shooting dates were “close enough to be, ‘Yikes,’ but I didn’t have to balance Mariah Dillard’s dastardly deeds and the hyper-vigilant grammarian Aunt Josephine in the same shooting schedule.” She then points to her lengthy theater background, noting: “But we’ve all done repertory!”

But ultimately, actors
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‘Nobodies’ Cast On How Feeling Ignored By The Oscars Led To TV Land Comedy – The Contenders Emmys Video

It was 2012 and they were all watching the Oscars and feeling very left out and alone. That experience led the creators-producers-stars of TV Land’s new industry-centric Nobodies to eventually come up with the concept for their comedy series. Stars Larry Dorf, Rachel Ramras and Hugh Davidson along with showrunner Michael McDonald explained it all when they visited Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys event last month at the DGA theater. The group, all veterans of the…
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Thundercat: Making Jazz Fusion Cool Again

First of all, there’s his instrument. It’s ostensibly a bass, but it’s got six strings, and it’s running through a couple different effects that make it sound like a guitar. Also, Thundercat (né Stephen Bruner) is playing it so fast that he makes the thing sound like a Metallica guitar solo, but instead of thrash metal, he and his band are pumping out a strange mix of extremely adept jazz, funk and R&B, all of which anchor his silky falsetto. (And on one of his recent singles, the equally silky voices of Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins.
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‘The Daily Show’ Host Trevor Noah on Attracting Viewers Without Outrage — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

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‘The Daily Show’ Host Trevor Noah on Attracting Viewers Without Outrage — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast
Last Week’S Podcast: ‘Nobodies’ Showrunner Michael McDonald on Making Things Awkward with Melissa McCarthy – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

Trevor Noah’s hosting strategy doesn’t come from a place of anger, and it appears to be working: “The Daily Show” is on the rise, and Noah’s sharp take on the Trump administration has a lot to do with that.

Read More: Trevor Noah Isn’t Angry with Donald Trump, and That’s Why Millennials Are Flocking to ‘The Daily Show

Noah is doing particularly well with young viewers, which was always Comedy Central’s plan. Turn It On sat down with Noah at his midtown Manhattan studios after a recent Daily Show taping. We began by discussing the show’s recent positive ratings uptick.

Listen below!

IndieWire’s “Turn It On with Michael Schneider” is a weekly dive into what’s new and what’s now
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‘The Daily Show’ Host Trevor Noah on Attracting Viewers Without Outrage — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

‘The Daily Show’ Host Trevor Noah on Attracting Viewers Without Outrage — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast
Last Week’S Podcast: ‘Nobodies’ Showrunner Michael McDonald on Making Things Awkward with Melissa McCarthy – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

Trevor Noah’s hosting strategy doesn’t come from a place of anger, and it appears to be working: “The Daily Show” is on the rise, and Noah’s sharp take on the Trump administration has a lot to do with that.

Read More: Trevor Noah Isn’t Angry with Donald Trump, and That’s Why Millennials Are Flocking to ‘The Daily Show

Noah is doing particularly well with young viewers, which was always Comedy Central’s plan. Turn It On sat down with Noah at his midtown Manhattan studios after a recent Daily Show taping. We began by discussing the show’s recent positive ratings uptick.

Listen below!

IndieWire’s “Turn It On with Michael Schneider” is a weekly dive into what’s new and what’s now
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‘Nobodies’ Showrunner Michael McDonald on Making Things Awkward with Melissa McCarthy – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

‘Nobodies’ Showrunner Michael McDonald on Making Things Awkward with Melissa McCarthy – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast
Last Week’S Podcast: ‘Shots Fired’: How George Zimmerman’s Acquittal Led to Fox’s Powerful New Series — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

Before he was one of the stars of “Mad TV” and an accomplished writer/director, Michael McDonald was an improv coach at The Groundlings, where his students included Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone. That’s where those two met, fell in love and eventually got married.

Now, 20 years later, they’re executive producing the new TV Land sitcom “Nobodies,” created by and starring their fellow Groundlings pals Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras. And McDonald, once their teacher, is now their showrunner.

It’s a common refrain in the world of comedy: Everyone starts off toiling away on stages like The Groundlings. Eventually, some become superstars. But what about the just as talented folks who don’t become superstars? “Nobodies” follows Davidson, Dorf and
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‘Nobodies’ Showrunner Michael McDonald on Making Things Awkward with Melissa McCarthy – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

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‘Nobodies’ Showrunner Michael McDonald on Making Things Awkward with Melissa McCarthy – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast
Last Week’S Podcast: ‘Shots Fired’: How George Zimmerman’s Acquittal Led to Fox’s Powerful New Series — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

Before he was one of the stars of “Mad TV” and an accomplished writer/director, Michael McDonald was an improv coach at The Groundlings, where his students included Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone. That’s where those two met, fell in love and eventually got married.

Now, 20 years later, they’re executive producing the new TV Land sitcom “Nobodies,” created by and starring their fellow Groundlings pals Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras. And McDonald, once their teacher, is now their showrunner.

It’s a common refrain in the world of comedy: Everyone starts off toiling away on stages like The Groundlings. Eventually, some become superstars. But what about the just as talented folks who don’t become superstars? “Nobodies” follows Davidson, Dorf and
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Exclusive: Melissa McCarthy Teases Kristen Wiig Guest Appearance for Her New Series, 'Nobodies'

Exclusive: Melissa McCarthy Teases Kristen Wiig Guest Appearance for Her New Series, 'Nobodies'
Melissa McCarthy is coming back to primetime TV for the upcoming comedy, Nobodies, and Et sat down with her -- along with the rest of the cast -- to find out what fans can expect.

Hugh Davidson (Robot Chicken), Larry Dorf (Mike Tyson Mysteries) and Rachel Ramras (The Looney Tunes Show) write and star in the series as three comedians determined to get their famous friend (McCarthy) attached to a feature script they have developed so that they, too, can rise to fame. McCarthy and her husband, Ben Falcone, serve as executive producers on the show alongside MADtv veteran Michael McDonald, who serves as showrunner. McCarthy and Falcone also make onscreen appearances.

Watch: Melissa McCarthy Reveals Why Her Family Frequently Appears in Her Movies

The series very loosely mirrors their real lives as McCarthy and Falcone became friends with Davidson, Dorf, Ramras and McDonald at The Groundlings sketch and improvisation comedy theatre and school in Los Angeles
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TVLine Items: Trump's Super Q&A, New Bosch Boss, Pll Star's Crimes and More

TVLine Items: Trump's Super Q&A, New Bosch Boss, Pll Star's Crimes and More
The must-see action during this year’s Super Bowl is taking place before the kickoff.

Bill O’Reilly will interview Peotus Donald Trump during Fox’s pregame show, airing Sunday, Feb. 5 at 4 pm Pt, our sister site Deadline reports.

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Additional segments from the sit-down — which will be pre-taped at the White House earlier that day — will air as part of the following night’s installment of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor. The entire Q&A will also be available online.

Ready
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Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone TV Land Comedy ‘Nobodies’ Lands Early Season 2 Order

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Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone TV Land Comedy ‘Nobodies’ Lands Early Season 2 Order
TV Land has ordered a second season of the Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone-produced comedy series “Nobodies” two months ahead of the Season 1 premiere, the network announced Friday at the Television Critics Association press tour. “Nobodies” stars and is executive produced and written by The Groundlings alums Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras. The comedy revolves around the three as they try desperately to land one of their famous friends for a feature script that they’ve developed, so that they, too, can rise to fame in Hollywood. The series is executive produced by McCarthy and Falcone with Michael McDonald.
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Peter Dinklage Goes Crazy in The Boss Blu-Ray Preview | Exclusive

Peter Dinklage Goes Crazy in The Boss Blu-Ray Preview | Exclusive
When Universal Pictures' The Boss hit theaters back in April, it not only marked the return of Melissa McCarthy to the big screen, alongside her husband and director Ben Falcone, but it also brought two of HBO's biggest stars together. Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage starred as the villainous Renault and Veep's Timothy Simons as his associate Stephan. Now that this comedy has debuted on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD this week, we have an exclusive preview that showcases the comedic rapport formed by these beloved actors.

Writer/actor Steve Mallory reveals on this video that both Peter Dinklage and Timothy Simons had never met before working on this movie, but their chemistry was instantaneous. Timothy Simons says that nothing you try will ever throw Peter Dinklage off his game, while we see some behind-the-scenes outtakes of both characters in action.

Academy Award-nominated Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, The Heat
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Wamg Giveaway – Win A Copy Of The Boss Starring Melissa McCarthy

Academy Award®-nominated Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, The Heat) takes charge in the outrageous, hilarious new comedy The Boss, arriving on Digital HD on July 12, 2016, and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on July 26, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD feature even more fun and hilarity with deleted scenes, extended scenes, a gag reel, and alternate ending not seen in theaters! The Blu-ray™ and Digital HD also feature even more extras including an exclusive look at Melissa’s original 2005 comedy performance as Michelle Darnell at the world famous Groundlings – the act that brought The Boss to life!

Melissa McCarthy stars as Michelle Darnell, a titan of industry who is sent to prison for insider trading. After doing her time, Michelle emerges, ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, but not everyone she steamrolled is so quick to forgive and forget. With nowhere
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Nickelodeon's Loud House Will Feature a Married, Gay Couple - and the Twittersphere Can't Wait

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Nickelodeon's Loud House Will Feature a Married, Gay Couple - and the Twittersphere Can't Wait
Nickelodeon is sending a message Loud and clear. The company will introduce a biracial, same-sex couple in an upcoming episode of its animated series Loud House, making it the first show in Nickelodeon history to feature a married, same-sex couple, according to Entertainment Weekly. The cartoon show focuses on the life of 11-year-old Lincoln Loud who lives with 10 sisters. In the historic episode, Loud's friend Clyde McBride heads to his house for a sleepover - with his overprotective dads in tow, according to a clip of the episode uploaded to Twitter. Wayne Brady and Michael McDonald play McBride's parents in the upcoming episode,
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Nickelodeon's Loud House Will Feature a Married, Gay Couple - and the Twittersphere Can't Wait

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Nickelodeon's Loud House Will Feature a Married, Gay Couple - and the Twittersphere Can't Wait
Nickelodeon is sending a message Loud and clear. The company will introduce a biracial, same-sex couple in an upcoming episode of its animated series Loud House, making it the first show in Nickelodeon history to feature a married, same-sex couple, according to Entertainment Weekly. The cartoon show focuses on the life of 11-year-old Lincoln Loud who lives with 10 sisters. In the historic episode, Loud's friend Clyde McBride heads to his house for a sleepover - with his overprotective dads in tow, according to a clip of the episode uploaded to Twitter. Wayne Brady and Michael McDonald play McBride's parents in the upcoming episode,
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