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The Big Bang Theory season 11 episode 5 review: The Collaboration Contamination

Caroline Preece Oct 25, 2017

The Big Bang Theory's latest episode proved once again how charming this cast can be...

This review contains spoilers.

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11.5 The Collaboration Contamination

When all else fails on The Big Bang Theory, the writers seem to fall back on a shakeup of dynamics. They did the the arc where Sheldon and Raj teamed up at work, and the awkward hilarity of the scavenger hunt pairings a couple of years back, and now it appears we’ll be allowed to enjoy a new friendship between Howard and Amy.

Well calling it ‘new’ is a bit of a stretch, but then nothing is exactly new or fresh on a show that’s been running for more than a decade. At this stage, most viewers are happy to settle for
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Little Kids Rock Announces More Stars For Annual Benefit

Little Kids Rock, the national nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in public schools, has announced more stars will be among the special guests who will take the stage at their annual benefit.

The organization has announced actor and comedian Mike Myers; award winner Darlene Love; Grammy nominated soul singer Bettye Lavette; Grammy winning blues musician Keb’ Mo’; Musical Director Will Lee; and past honorees Paul Shaffer, band leader and musical director for the Late Show with David Letterman; and famed Yankee and Latin Grammy nominee Bernie Williams will take part in the event.

This year’s event, which will honor Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt and Michael Dorf, will take place on Wednesday, October 18th at PlayStation Theater in New York.

The Little Kids Rock Benefit brings together artists and individuals who are passionate about giving the transformational gift of music to children in public schools across the Us.
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Little Kids Rock To Honor Elvis Costello And Bonnie Raitt

Little Kids Rock, the national nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in public schools announced the honorees for its annual benefit being held Wednesday, October 18th at PlayStation Theater in New York.

This year’s event will honor Elvis Costello with the Rocker of the Year Award, and Bonnie Raitt with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, Founder and CEO of City Winery, Michael Dorf will be honored for his extensive philanthropic work, including efforts on behalf of expanding music education for underprivileged youth through the annually produced “Music of” tribute concerts.

The Annual Little Kids Rock Benefit, produced by Mark Krantz and Michael Matuza brings together artists and individuals who are passionate about bringing the transformational gift of music to children in public schools across the Us. Prior years’ honorees include Smokey Robinson, Steve Miller, Steven Van Zandt, Lady Gaga, Graham Nash and Joan Jett.
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Where the Boys Are

Heading for Spring Break somewhere? Long before Girls Gone Wild, kids of the Kennedy years found their own paths to the desired fun in the sun, and most of them came back alive. MGM’s comedic look at the Ft. Lauderdale exodus is a half-corny but fully endearing show, featuring the great Dolores Hart and the debuts of Connie Francis, Paula Prentiss and Jim Hutton.

Where the Boys Are

Blu-ray

Warner Archive Collection

1960 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 99 min. / Street Date July 25, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Connie Francis, Dolores Hart, Paula Prentiss, Jim Hutton

Yvette Mimieux, George Hamilton, Frank Gorshin, Barbara Nichols, Chill Wills.

Cinematography: Robert Bronner

Art Direction: Preston Ames, George W. Davis

Film Editor: Fredric Steinkamp

Original Music: Pete Rugolo, Neil Sedaka, George Stoll, Victor Young

Written by George Wells from a novel by Glendon Swarthout

Produced by Joe Pasternak

Directed by Henry Levin

Ah yes, in 1960 first-wave Rock
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Deadpool soundtrack features the “Deadpool Rap”

Following from a special advanced screening of the movie a couple of nights ago, the official soundtrack list for Deadpool has been released. Nothing too much in the way of spoilers, at least as far as we can see – but the Deadpool Rap by Teamheadkick will feature. “Yes. It’s Confirmed,” they wrote on the song’s YouTube page. “Thk’s Deadpool Rap is in the Film, and on the Soundtrack. We reworked the Lyrics for the Film. Thank You All for the years of support, Go see the Film, it’s absolutely Epic. Opens February 12th. Be There! Achievement Unlocked… Deadpool gets Headkicked.”

Here’s the soundtrack:

1. Angel of the Morning – Juice Newton

2. Maximum Effort

3. Small Disruption

4. Shoop – Salt-n-Pepa

5. Twelve Bullets

6. Man In A Red Suit

7. Liam Neeson Nightmares

8. Calendar GirlNeil Sedaka

9. The Punch Bowl

10. Back To Life

11. Every Time I See Her

12. Deadpool Rap – Teamheadkick

13. Easy Angel
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Full Track List & Release Date For Junkie Xl's Original Motion Picture Soundtrack For Deadpool

With February 12th swiftly approaching, Milan Records have finally unveiled the full track list for the upcoming original motion picture soundtrack for 20th Century Fox's R-rated superhero extravaganza Deadpool, which stars Ryan Reynolds (Mississippi Grind) as the titular hero with Morena Baccarin (Gotham), T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley), Ed Skrein (The Transporter Refueled), Gina Carano (Fast & Furious 6), Brianna Hildebrand (First Girl I Loved), Stefan Kapicic (Big Miracle), and Leslie Uggams (Nurse Jackie) rounding out his supporting cast. The score features original compositions from Tom Holkenborg a.k.a. Junkie Xl, who recently received acclaim for his amazing work on George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road and who is also scoring Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice. As for the rest of the soundtrack, well, it should be interesting to say the least... A few of the artists featured are Dmx, Salt-n-Pepa, Neil Sedaka, Juice Newton, and Wham!
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'Deadpool' Soundtrack Features Salt-n-Pepa, Dmx, Wham!, And More

Racing into cinemas next powered by attitude, f-bombs, and a good dose of violence, "Deadpool" is hoping to be the antidote to basically everything you're going to see on CW tonight. Aiming to deliver the unexpected at every turn, the soundtrack to the comic book movie is no different. Read More: Graphic Violence Will Keep 'Deadpool' Out Of Chinese Cinemas Junkie Xl ("Mad Max: Fury Road") has scored the movie, but it's the song choices that stand out. Yep, you'll hear Dmx's "X Gon’ Give It To Ya" which has been in every piece of marketing so far, along with tracks from Salt-n-Pepa, Neil Sedaka, and uh, Wham! And listed as the last, it suggests that "Careless Whisper" will be the last song of the movie. Interesting.... "Deadpool" will be released digitally the same day as the movie on February 12th, with physical copies arriving on March 4th.
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Review: Drug Cabin “Wiggle Room”

Drug Cabin is part of the wave that has softly landed on the shores of the Los Angeles indie scene that echoes the 1970s singer-songwriter artists and soft rock bands like Steely Dan, Chicago, Todd Rundgren, and Neil Sedaka. Drug Cabin’s third release, “Wiggle Room”, is teeming with mellow grooves and clean guitar chords on all 12 tracks. It is essentially a release of an additional 12 songs Nathan Thelen of Pretty Girls Make Graves and Moonrats and Marcus Congleton of Ambulance Ltd. wrote and recorded with Brandon Owens on bass, Sheridan Reily on drums, and Frankie Palmer on pedal […]
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TV highlights 14/02/2014

  • The Guardian - TV News
Winter Olympics | Student Nurses: Bedpans And Bandages | Jamie And Jimmy's Friday Night Feast | An Island Parish | Ben Fogle: New Lives In The Wild | Neil Sedaka: King Of Song | Nurse Jackie | Live At The Electric

Winter Olympics

6.45am, BBC2

Day seven from Sochi, and for Great Britain a major medal hope as Shelley Rudman and Lizzy Yarnold compete in the final two runs of the women's skeleton. Britain have a strong record in this discipline, having won medals in the last three Winter Olympics, including a gold four years ago, and, in Rudman and Yarnold, boast the previous two winners of the skeleton World Cup. Elsewhere, Britain's men's and women's curling teams are in action, while in ski jumping the men's individual large hill gets underway. Gwilym Mumford

Student Nurses: Bedpans And Bandages

8pm, ITV

We're in Manchester and Birmingham for this new series following nurses in training. Helen, aged
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Captain & Tennille Getting a Divorce After Nearly 40 Years of Marriage

Captain & Tennille Getting a Divorce After Nearly 40 Years of Marriage
Here we thought that love would keep them together. But Daryl Dragon and Cathryn "Toni" Tennille, the couple better known as singing duo Captain & Tennille, are getting a divorce after more than 39 years of marriage. Tennille filed for divorce on Jan. 16 in Prescott, Ariz., according to Rumorfix, which was first to report the sad split news. She and Dragon do not have any children. The pair married in November 1974 and released their debut album, Love Will Keep Us Together, featuring their hit title cover of the Neil Sedaka tune, the following year. "Love Will Keep Us Together" stayed atop the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for nine weeks and won the Grammy for...
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Captain & Tennille Divorce -- Love Won't Keep Us Together

  • TMZ
Say it ain't so ... there's no Muskrat Love left for Captain & Tennille ... they're getting divorced ... and the Captain tells TMZ he didn't see it coming.Toni (Tennille) filed legal docs in Arizona, claiming the marriage was "irretrievably broken."  They've been married for 39 years.If you don't know ... you should.  They had a string of hits in the 70s, including "Love Will Keep Us Together," "Muskrat Love" and  "Do that to Me One More Time."They
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Hugh Jackman Raises $1.85 Million With Birthday Benefit

Hugh Jackman Raises $1.85 Million With Birthday Benefit
Hugh Jackman had one heck of a 45th birthday party. The Wolverine actor invited 4,500 guests to celebrate the occasion, but there was a caveat—admittance didn't come cheap. The Aussie sang, danced and made people laugh at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 12, where his One Night Only act raised $1.85 million for the Motion Picture & Television Fund. Backed by a 17-member orchestra, Jackman performed a modified version of his recent Broadway show. Famous attendees included actors Tom Cruise, Olivia Munn, Terrence Howard, Kristin Davis, Darren Criss and Maria Bello; musicians Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Neil Sedaka; fashion designers Diane von Furstenberg and Michael Kors; and professional...
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Movie Review - Neil Diamond: Solitary Man (2010)

Neil Diamond: Solitary Man, 2010.

Directed by Samantha Peters.

Starring Neil Diamond, Robbie Robertson, Jeff Barry, Neil Sedaka, Lulu and Mickey Dolenz.

Synopsis:

A shy Jewish boy from Brooklyn, New York goes through a life-long quest to discover himself through his music.

Back in 2010 BBC Two produced a 60 minute documentary about an American songwriter who did not truly discover his own voice until he began recording and performing his own music; the individual in question is Neil Diamond who has experienced a bumpy road personally and professionally on the way to selling over 125 million records worldwide.

Fascinating is the family home movie taken in 1941 which shows proud parents Rose and Akeeba "Kieve" Diamond leaving the hospital with baby Neil in their arms. A fun moment occurs when a demo tape is played over the footage of the Puerto Rico Day Parade in New York City where Neil Diamond recruits his
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"American Idol" Recap: Did I St-St-Studdard?

There've been complaints that last night's American Idol, themed around the hits and performances of past Idol winners, was old-fashioned and schmaltzy. Hey, morons: That's why I watchAmerican Idol. I want ancient, Wayne Newton-y performances from Mormon teenagers in pain. I want the new Rosemary Clooney to woo me in a collared denim dress that her great-grandmother weaved. I want singers who pick songs by Kenny Rogers or Alannah Myles to feel "naughty." Bring me the home-schooled!

I loved last night's episode, even when truly awful songs like Ruben Studdard's "Flying Without Wings" threatened to curbstomp us with hopelessness. For me, ranking the top 10 was a cinch -- though apparently I disagree with most of you about how interesting Angela Miller is. Guys, her emotions range from "happy" to "happy, but quiet sometimes." Come on.

One last note before I write another 200 words about Lazaro Arbos that amount to "Good try,
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B-Sides: Do the Jellyfish

To think the world’s only jellyfish man movie would have been lost to the annals of time had it not been rescued from obscurity by Something Weird Video. And if you think a jellyfish man is something weird, then just wait until you hear Neil Sedaka’s theme song, “Do the Jellyfish.”

From 1966 comes Sting of Death, South Florida b-movie maestro William Grefe’s outrageous Creature from the Black Lagoon Everglades-style about an uptight scientist and partying teens being terrorized by a half-man/half-jellyfish.

To be more specific, the monster is a were-jellyfish!

The bullied Igor-like assistant to a swamp scientist in love with his boss’ daughter develops a means by which to transform himself into a jellyfish man - that looks suspiciously like a decorated wetsuit with an inflated plastic bag mask - by dunking his head in a computerized fish tank. Trust me; it doesn’t make
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American Idol: Nigel Lythgoe Talks 'White Guys With Guitars,' Ratings Declines, Twitter Peeves

American Idol: Nigel Lythgoe Talks 'White Guys With Guitars,' Ratings Declines, Twitter Peeves
If you think Nigel Lythgoe has an easy job, consider this: Despite producing the No. 2 show of the 2011-2012 TV season in terms of total viewers and the coveted 18-49 demo, American Idol‘s executive producer is still in the unenviable position of defending the show’s ratings and creative direction in the face of public criticism from his own boss.

We caught up with Lythgoe prior to Idol‘s Season 11 finale to get his thoughts on how the season had played out, why female contestants can’t win seem to take home the top prize, what he thinks of his high-profile singing-show competitors,
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"American Idol" Vs. "The Voice": Which is Superior?

I've sailed through the eleventh season of American Idol and the second season of The Voice like a damn trooper. I've skewered them both for your entertainment. But now the time has come to pick the better show, and I'm using seven categories of criteria to reach a verdict. Idol is better in some regards while The Voice wins in others, but the overall results are in! Dim the lights and let's crown one singing competition king. We'll start the showdown with my favorite category: hosting.

1. Hosting: Carson Daly vs. Ryan Seacrest

Is there a reason why the hosts on talent competitions aren't discussed more? Frankly, they're the most critical element of the proceedings. Both The Voice and American Idol are uncontrolled blitzes of power ballads, lighting cues, and talky interludes, and it takes the finesse of a killer emcee to rein it all in. And if we're being honest,
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Clay Aiken to Release New Album

Clay Aiken to Release New Album
After a bit of a hiatus, Clay Aiken is back.

The American Idol runner-up is releasing his seventh studio album Steadfast March 27th, which will feature selected cuts from 2010's release Tried and True, along with a newly recorded, original single, Bring Back My Love. The new album will also feature covers, including Neil Sedaka's Breaking Up is Hard to Do, and Connie Francis' Who's Sorry Now.

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"These musical gems have stood the test of time, and I am incredibly proud and privileged to have had the opportunity to make them my own," Aiken says. "I stand by this recording 'steadfastly,' which is why I chose the title and how I feel about moving forward in my career in general – being focused and steadfast."

Aiken will also be back on television soon as a contestant on the new season of The Celebrity Apprentice, premiering February
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'American Idol' Top 5 rewind: Chris Daughtry, Blake Lewis, La Toya London and more

Zap2it has been looking back at the best performances from each stage of the "American Idol" finals and now we're taking a gander at the Top 5. This week on "Idol," the contestants get the theme "Now and Then," having them sing something current and something from the 1960s.

But who are you favorites from the Top 5 phase of year's past? Vote below. As of this writing, you've voted Carrie Underwood's "Alone" as the best Top 11 performance, David Cook's "Billie Jean" as the best Top 10 performance and David Archuleta's "Smoky Mountain Memories" as the best Top 9 performance, Adam Lambert's "Mad World" as the best Top 8 performance, Archie's "When You Believe" is the best Top 7 performance and Clay Aiken's "I Could Not Ask for More" is the best Top 6 performance.

So who wins your vote for the best Top 5 performance?

Kelly Clarkson, "Walk on By," Burt Bacharach,
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'The Chicago Code' - 'Cabrini-Green': Bombs away

  • Hitfix
'The Chicago Code' - 'Cabrini-Green': Bombs away
A review of last night's "The Chicago Code" coming up just as soon as I butcher your favorite Neil Sedaka song... I like "The Chicago Code" a lot, but the show has a number of potentially problematic elements, and several of them seemed more prominent than usual. First, there's this idea of Wysocki and Evers as this elite unit that gets to roam the city and bigfoot their way onto any case they want. I get that this gives the show a lot of built-in variety in terms of locations and types of stories so that the episodic stuff doesn't get...
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