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Drew Scott Is Preparing for the "Sexiest Rumba" After Dancing With the Stars Injury

Drew Scott Is Preparing for the
Drew Scott isn't going to let a little hamstring injury keep him from the mirrorball trophy on Dancing With the Stars. The Property Brothers star injured his hamstring while rehearsing on Sunday, Sept. 24 and almost sat out the competition on Monday, Sept. 25. He prevailed and along with professional partner Emma Slater received a score of 20 from the judges for their quickstep to "Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)" by Louis Prima. "We weren't going to let that stop us tonight. At least I didn't have to do a lot of low lunges, the quickstep is all high energy and it's taller. I felt alive out there; the energy in the room was amazing," Drew told E! News backstage. He injured his...
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'Dancing With the Stars': Drew Scott, Vanessa Lachey & Frankie Muniz Power Through Injuries in Week 2

'Dancing With the Stars': Drew Scott, Vanessa Lachey & Frankie Muniz Power Through Injuries in Week 2
Dancing With the Stars kicked off its second week on Monday, and there was already a score of injured stars trying to push through the pain to deliver on the dance floor.

Property Brothers star Drew Scott was the first to dance, alongside partner Emma Slater, with a quickstep set to Louis Prima's "Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)." However, the day before the live show, Scott hurt himself during dress rehearsals.

As they practiced on stage, Scott was trying to work on some of the feedback judge Len Goodman had given during the premiere, and he ended up pulling his hamstring. However, the fast-paced routine ended up being the perfect dance for him.

After getting their mostly positive feedback from the judges, Scott and Slater joined co-host Erin Andrews backstage, and the Hgtv star said he's still feeling the pain, but it's manageable.

"It's a little sore, but if I'm not bending low [it's okay]," Scott said. "This
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'Dancing With the Stars' Week 2 Preview: Who Are the Frontrunners? Who's Going Home?!

'Dancing With the Stars' Week 2 Preview: Who Are the Frontrunners? Who's Going Home?!
It's a two-night special of Dancing With the Stars!

It may only be the second week of the competition, but this season's 13 contestants and their pro partners have been doubling up their work in rehearsals, gearing up to perform not one but two dances this week.

But before they show off their skills, Et's breaking down everything you need to know about what to expect in the ballroom Monday and Tuesday night!

Who's on top of the leaderboard?

1. It's a tie for first! Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold, Lindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas: 22/30

2. Vanessa Lachey & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 21/30

3. Nikki Bella & Artem Chigvintsev: 20/30

More: 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 25 Premiere: Best Lifts, Kicks, Tricks and Flips!

Who's in danger of elimination?

Barbara Corcoran & Keo Motsepe received the lowest score from the judges -- 15/30 -- last Monday, followed closely behind by Terrell Owens & Cheryl Burke, who received a score of 15, and Drew Scott & Emma Slater, who scored
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The Ultimate Crossroad: The Trouble with "Silence"

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She could never be a saint, but she thought she could be a martyr if they killed her quick.—Flannery O’Connor The mist uncovers Japanese soldiers as well as the grim sight of severed heads by the side of the hot springs where Catholic priests are being tortured. A priest kneels down in horror, almost catatonic, unable to bring himself to believe in the evilness of these men, the men of the Inquisitor. Why are these priests, who came to this “swamp of Japan” to spread the Word of the Lord, suffering so immensely on the hands of these soldiers?To the modern, secular audience, the theme of Silence (2016) is of great irony: the all-powerful Catholic Church, the institution that spread terror across Europe for 700 years with her bonfires and witch hunts and enforcing an almost maddening outlook at faith and personal behavior, comes to an unconquerable land where
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Christopher Walken Talks Career and That 'More Cowbell' Sketch

Christopher Walken Talks Career and That 'More Cowbell' Sketch
For a while, Christopher Walken felt like "troubled guys" were the only types of roles he was being offered, and he knows when it began. "In Annie Hall, I played a suicidal guy who drives his car into traffic," he says in his matter-of-fact, stilted, utterly Walkenesque way. "Then in The Deer Hunter, which came immediately afterward, I shot myself in the head. I was playing these disturbed people. That might have been when that started." When asked if that bothered him, he plainly says, "Listen, I'm lucky."

It's a bright spring day in Manhattan,
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The Jungle Book Review

Jon Favreau’s live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book pleases like a succulent honeycomb cluster, unlike its overly-brooding first trailer suggested. While visually stunning, our first look into Favreau’s reimagining mimicked some of the darker, more “grounded” reboots that we’ve been seeing hit theatres lately. Grit and ferocity hinted at a more “adult” spectacle, but these notions are erased by Justin Marks’ energetically scripted update to Rudyard Kipling’s iconic novelization.

Mowgli’s new adventure is a stunning technical achievement in the field of animation, immersing viewers in lush, finely-detailed tropics full of whimsy, animalistic showmanship and heartwarming Disney sentiments that are ripe for the whole clan. This is the kind of dream-weaving cinema that childhoods are made of. In other words, it’s wondrous creativity with the power to challenge future filmmakers.

It all starts with Favreau’s impossibly lovable man-cub, which sees the young, unknown Neel Sethi morph into Mowgli,
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Examining Hollywood Remakes: Jungle Book

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It’s remake time again. Since there’s another remake coming out of the story we’re looking at today, it seemed like a perfect time to dissect this one. This week, Cinelinx looks at Jungle Book.

The novel “Jungle Book” was written by Rudyard Kipling (Author of Gunga Din and The Man Who Would Be King) in 1894. It was a series of short stories using anthropomorphic animals to tell tales reflecting the conflict between man and nature. Three of the stories featured Mowgli, a boy raised in the jungle by animals (Mowgli was partly the inspiration for Edgar Rice BurroughsTarzan) and is torn between his two worlds. There have been several film interpretations of this story, with a new one coming out this week. The two most famous are the first adaptation from 1942, and the popular animated Disney musical version from 1967. (We’ll skip the 1994 version with Jason Scott Lee
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Film Review: ‘The Jungle Book’

Of all of the impressive details to appear on screen in Disney’s live-action adaptation of “The Jungle Book,” none is more startling than a title card at the close of the end credits reading: “Filmed in Downtown Los Angeles.” So immersively does the film’s visual-effects team craft every tree, waterfall and flower of Rudyard Kipling’s fantastical subcontinental setting, and so carefully are the talking CGI animals rendered, it almost beggars belief that the whole thing was shot in a 12-story building overlooking the 110 freeway. But aside from investing in top-drawer digital craftsmanship, perhaps the canniest move Disney made on this film was hiring Jon Favreau to helm it. Maintaining the buoyant heartbeat beneath all the digital flash, Favreau never loses sight of the fact that he’s making an adventure story for children — no small matter in a kid-pic landscape flooded with inappropriately gritty reboots and frenetic
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Inside Rock Legend Fats Domino's World: Crawfish, Cards, Boogie-Woogie

Inside Rock Legend Fats Domino's World: Crawfish, Cards, Boogie-Woogie
When a friend of Fats Domino's invited filmmaker Joe Lauro to hang out at Domino's New Orleans house in the early 2000s, he knew he had to make a film about the rock & roll architect. More than a decade later, Fats Domino and the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll will air tonight, on Domino's 88th birthday. The film captures how the New Orleans pianist cut what many believe is the first rock & roll record, 1949's The Fat Man, and went onto sell 65 million records, making the Billboard pop chart
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‘Inside Out’ Composer Michael Giacchino on How ‘Star Wars’ Inspired Him

‘Inside Out’ Composer Michael Giacchino on How ‘Star Wars’ Inspired Him
Michael Giacchino has scored four films in 2015, including the Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out.” He spoke with Variety about his early creative influences.

Where did you grow up?

In New Jersey. I have three siblings and our parents were public school teachers.

What did you want to be as a kid?

I was 9 in the summer of 1977 when I saw “Star Wars,” and thought, “That’s what I want to do.” I didn’t even know what “that” was, but whatever was onscreen, I wanted to be part of. Then I saw “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “E.T.,” “Tron,” “Poltergeist” and others. I began to bring a pocket-size cassette recorder to the movies and taped them; I would listen to them over and over. I didn’t think about it at the time, but looking back, I see that this helped me understand how sound, music and dialog work together; without a visual,
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Fall Out Boy, Ariana Grande take on classic Disney tunes in 'We Love Disney'

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Fall Out Boy, Ariana Grande take on classic Disney tunes in 'We Love Disney'
Feast your ears on 13 new re-imagined versions of iconic Disney songs like “Colors of the Wind”, “Let It Go”, and “Zero to Hero”. These and more are all part of Disney's newest album titled “We Love Disney”, which features an array of current artists, ranging from pop star Ariana Grande to rockers Fall Out Boy. “We Love Disney” was released on October 30, 2015 and takes listeners on a journey down memory lane through some of Disney's most beloved songs. Some of them sound similar to the originals, but many have been remixed or done in radically new styles. The “We Love Disney” complete track list includes: 1. “Friend Like Me” from “Aladdin” - Performed by Ne-Yo This track brings the dazzling world of the Genie into the swigging jazz age. Ne-Yo sizzles with a crooning vocal that is complimented by a driving big band, muffled jazz trumpets, and an upbeat snapping tempo.
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Gotham, Ep. 2.07, “Mommy’s Little Monster”

Gotham, Season 2, Episode 7, “Mommy’s Little Monster”

Written by Robert Hull

Directed by Kenneth Fink

Airs Mondays at 8pm (Et) on Fox

The season of Gotham comes to a turning point as more people are becoming well aware of Galavan’s evil plan, which may put things in his way. This is a fair time for this to happen, as Galavan has now become Mayor of Gotham City. Before having the power of the mayoral office, Galavan was already a force to be reckoned with, but now, with it, he may very well be unstoppable.

Galavan wastes no time either, initiating Marshal law for the interim until the Penguin is caught, which he does with the aid of Harvey Dent, who finally makes a return to Gotham. It makes sense that they would introduce more characters that are within Galavan’s sway, which is a good way to set up
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Composer Daniel Pemberton Talks His Score for Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Working across a wide range of musical mediums, Ivor Novello Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated composer Daniel Pemberton has embraced everything from large scale orchestral and choral works to innovative electronic sound design, live salsa bands to post-rock guitar line-ups.

From The Counselor, The Awakening and the upcoming Steve Jobs film, to name a few, Pemberton has delivered another eclectic score – this time Guy Ritchie’s latest movie The Man From U.N.C.L.E., in theatres Friday, August 14.

Fans of the TV show are familiar with the theme music from composer Jerry Goldsmith, with additional music for the various seasons provided by Morton Stevens, Walter Scharf, Lalo Schifrin, Gerald Fried, Robert Drasnin and Nelson Riddle.

Now comes the film version and a 5-star, international score that exudes the 1960’s as if it was pulled from a time vault. You’re right into the film from the first musical note and drum beat.

Recently the
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Soundtracking: Disney's Top 10 Greatest Songs

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It seems a little bit miraculous, but it's true: It was seventy-five years ago today that Disney’s Pinocchio hit theatres.

In honour of the film’s anniversary, we picked out the top ten Disney songs of all-time. It was incredibly hard to pick one song from each movie, and even more difficult to just pick ten songs altogether. Where will Pinocchio fall on the list, and what song did we pick? Based on the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, "I've Got No Strings" might have a fighting chance.

Here they are -- Disney's ten best songs:

10. “Heigh-Ho” from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Disney’s very first ear-worm, the end-of-the-workday sing-along from the Snow White’s mining companions was one of the earliest examples that Disney’s features could not only keep the kids entertained but produce timeless musical moments. Our apologies if this gets stuck in your head,
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Stan Irwin, Las Vegas Producer, Personal Manager for Johnny Carson, Dies at 94

Stan Irwin, Las Vegas Producer, Personal Manager for Johnny Carson, Dies at 94
Stan Irwin, producer and the personal manager for many celebrities, especially Johnny Carson, died Wednesday, January 21. He was 94.

Irwin was entertainment director and VP-general manager for the entire Del-Webb Gambling/Entertainment Corporation, which included the Fremont and other downtown casinos, during its heyday, bringing in the likes of Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Frank Sinatra and many other top names of the 1950s and 1960s. Irwin was responsible for bringing Johnny Carson to the Sahara in Las Vegas, where he broke all the records in the Congo Showroom. Others he brought to Sahara for their first Vegas stints included Bolger, Sugar Ray Robinson, Jeannette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Marlene Dietrich, Dan Dailey, George Burns, Paul Anka, Bobby Darin, Eleanor Powell, Eydie Gorme/Steve Lawrence, Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Eve Arden, Bob Newhart, Maury Wills and Shari Lewis.

Irwin guilded the careers of Don Rickles, Buddy Hackett, Buddy Rich, Keely Smith and Louis Prima.
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The X Factor: What did the judges say about Big Band Week?

Week Six saw The X Factor contestants pay tribute to Big Band music with an eclectic group of performances.

Digital Spy rounds up what Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh had to say about Saturday night's (November 15) acts - and if you missed the show, you can catch up with all the performances below, too:

1. Andrea Faustini: 'Summertime' by George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward

Cheryl: "You absolutely brought that to life. One word. Amazeballs."

Simon: "It lacked that gritty passion which you need with that song. I thought it was going to go somewhere and it didn't. And you're pulling these terrible faces, like you're in pain."

2. Lauren Platt: 'Smile' by Nat King Cole

Louis: "It's just so effortless like you're born to do this. You're always note-perfect."

Mel B: "You look absolutely stunning. Your technique vocally is flawless.
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Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito join Disney’s The Jungle Book

This evening, word from Walt Disney Pictures is that two new additions have joined the cast of The Jungle Book, the new live-action/CGI combo-film for director Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Chef)

Firstly, Academy Award winner and dancer supreme Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter) has joined to take on the role of King Louie, made famous by musician Louis Prima in the original, who resides as leader of a group of apes and monkeys. Secondly, Emmy nominee Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Community) will breath life and vocals to Akela, legendary leader of the wolf pack.

The distingused pair join an already eclectic cast of actors, including Scarlett Johansson (Under The Skin) as Kaa, Academy Award winners Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3) as Bagheera and Lupita Nyongo’o (12 Years A Slave) as Raksha, Idris Elba (Luther) as Shere Khan and newcomer Neel Sethi who makes his screen debut as Mowgli, the
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Christopher Walken to voice King Louie in Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book

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The all-star cast of Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book just added another pair of iconic voices to the animal kingdom. Joining Scarlett Johannson, Lupita Nyong.o, Ben Kingsley, and Idris Elba will be Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito and the one and only Christopher Walken. Esposito will voice Akela, leader of a pack of wolves while Walken will portray the orangutan King Louie. Fans of the Disney cartoon classic will instantly recognize King Louie as the scat-singing voice of Louis Prima in...
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Ben Kingsley To Voice Bagheera In New Jungle Book Feature

Academy Award-winning actor Ben Kingsley has been cast as the voice of Bagheera in Disney’s upcoming The Jungle Book.

Directed by Jon Favreau from a script by Justin Marks, The Jungle Book combines live action and animated filmmaking.

The film arrives in theaters in 3D on October 9, 2015.

From Wikipedia:

Inspired by the Rudyard Kipling’s book of the same name, it is the 19th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, it was the last to be produced by Walt Disney, who died during its production. The plot follows Mowgli, a feral child raised in the Indian jungle by wolves, as his friends Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear try to convince him into leaving the jungle before the evil tiger Shere Khan arrives.

The early versions of both the screenplay and the soundtrack followed Kipling’s work more closely, with a dramatic,
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Chef! Movie Recipes For a Feast of Cinema

The release this week of Jon Favreau’s Chef provides a new addition to the popular sub-genre of Food Cinema. From Eat, Drink, Man, Woman (1994) to Julia & Julia (2009), film directors have often created meals so mouth-watering that the thought of another handful of chewy, over-toffeed popcorn makes a mockery of one’s very soul.

Here then is the ultimate HeyUGuide to the ultimate Cine-Banquet, for any budding chefs out there to prepare for like-minded friends (please consult Alexander Payne’s Sideways for your wine selection).

Amuse-bouche: ‘Rillettes du Canard’ Red Dragon (2002)

“Hannibal, confess. What is this divine looking amuse-bouche?” Dr. Lecter is perhaps wise to keep back some of the secrets of the lavish banquet he has prepared for The Baltimore Opera Society. Few of them would suspect that the missing (and talentless) flutist from their own woodwind section is not just the ghost at the feast, but the key ingredient.
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