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Sharon Stone Seduces Jay Baruchel for ‘The Graduate’ Live Read

18 April 2014 8:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Film Independent at Lacma closed out its season Thursday with a Live Read of “The Graduate.” Director Jason Reitman led the event.

Before the Live Read began, Reitman made an announcement that someone very special was in the packed 600-seat Bing Theatre. It was none other than the original screenwriter of “The Graduate,” Buck Henry. When he stood to say hello, the entire theater gave him a standing ovation.

But there were more surprises in store.

Unlike previous Live Reads, such as “Pulp Fiction” and “Groundhog Day,” Reitman hadn’t announced all of the event’s participants, so it remained a mystery who would be playing the iconic roles of Benjamin Braddock and Mrs. Robinson. Reitman called the readers one by one to take their seats/roles.

Jay Baruchel read the lead character Benjamin Braddock, Mae Whitman took on the role of Elaine Robinson, and the biggest surprise was Sharon Stone as Mrs. »

- Francesca Bacardi

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5 Things You Should Know about Kongos' 'Come With Me Now'

1 April 2014 11:24 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

We know you’ve heard it: Kongos’ “Come With Me Now” is zooming up the chart: it’s No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart and is the latest hit to come out of nowhere. The infectious stomp, anchored by an accordion and a deep, opening growl of a voice, sounds like nothing else on the radio right now. It’s part novelty, part metal, part dreamscape, reminiscent of Paul SImon’s “Boy in the Bubble,” and yet it’s its own thing. Five things you should know about Kongos and “Come With Me Now”: 1. Like Kings of Leon, they are a family act. Kongos are four brothers, Johnny, Jesse, Dylan, and Daniel, whose last name really is Kongos. Though they now live in Arizona, they are from South Africa and their dad is singer/songwriter John Kongos. 2. Come With Me Now” is the fastest-climbing song by a debut »

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Watch A Clip from the New DVD From the Milk Carton Kids

31 March 2014 2:07 PM, PDT | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

The Milk Carton Kids, their gentle folk music and close vocal harmonies are the subject of concert DVD to be released April 29, two weeks before the duo begins their next national tour. “The Milk Carton Kids Live From Lincoln Theatre” was recorded last September in Columbus, Ohio.  It includes songs from the duo’s three albums, including their Grammy-nominated “The Ash & the Clay,” released in ’13. Often compared to the Everly Brothers, Simon and Garfunkel and their folk and country predecessors who practiced close two-part harmony, »

- Jim Fusilli

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Paul Simon, New Wave’s Sting Find Harmony in Diverse Styles

23 March 2014 12:55 PM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Folk-rocker Paul Simon and Sting from ’70s new wave rock band The Police seemed like an odd couple if there ever was one. But the legendary wordsmith and king of pain were positively intriguing on their recent tour. I caught their second show at Madison Square Garden in New York City earlier this month as part of a 21-date tour that just wrapped in Florida. ...Read More »

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Black Simon and Garfunkel are back, this time singing Lorde's 'Royals' -- Video

13 March 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Black Simon and Garfunkel made their first appearance on The Tonight Show on Wednesday, performing Lorde’s “Royals” with their special brand of folky, Uptown hep.

Frequent guests on host Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night, the duo — made up of The Roots’ Questlove and “Captain” Kirk Douglas  – were a special request out of the Fallon’s Suggestion Box.

Our only suggestions: These segments should be a little longer, and Tonight needs to let us know where to pick up that Black Simon and Garfunkel box set. »

- Amber Ray

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Lady Gaga, Tina Fey, Josh Groban set for 'Muppets Most Wanted' soundtrack

12 March 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Following her Thanksgiving special, Lady Gaga reunites with The Muppets on the “Muppets Most Wanted” soundtrack. Lady Gaga, her buddy Tony Bennett, and The Muppets perform the meta tune “We’re  Doing A Sequel,” which follows Walter, Statler and Waldorf’s sure-to-be-hilarious “They’ve Ordered a Sequel.” Other singers on the soundtrack include Celine Dion, who performs with fellow diva Miss Piggy, Kermits and the whole Muppet gang for “Something So Right” (we’re guessing it’s not the Paul Simon tune of the same name), Josh Groban and Flight of the Conchords’s Jemaine Clement. Among the chestnuts on the album are Scooter and Pepe the King Prawn (remember the shrimp who felt up Lady Gaga in their atrocious Thanksgiving special?) on “Moves Like Jagger,” and Miss Piggy on “Macarena.” Also on the soundtrack, out March 24, are a number of actors who appear in the movie, including Tina Fey, »

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'The Bridges of Madison County': Jason Robert Brown talks bringing the acclaimed book to the stage

4 March 2014 1:14 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Jason Robert Brown just might be one of the busiest individuals currently on the theater scene. The composer and lyricist, best known for his off-Broadway hit The Last Five Years, is currently preparing for the release of the musical’s film adaptation and is also on track to bring a new production to the stage: a musical comedy called Honeymoon in Vegas, based on the 1992 film of the same name starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Nicolas Cage. In addition, his newest Broadway offering, The Bridges of Madison County, just opened at the Schoenfeld Theatre.

EW talked to the talented composer »

- Andrea Towers

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Matthew Perry's 'The Odd Couple' TV remake gets go from CBS

26 February 2014 2:08 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

CBS has ordered a pilot of the remake of “The Odd Couple" which Matthew Perry wrote together with Joe Keenan. According to Variety, the redo of the Paul Simon's work, based on his play and screenplay, is being executive produced by Kim and Eric Tannenbaum alongside Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. As mentioned above, “The Odd Couple” started off as a play then was later turned into a film under director Gene Sacks in 1968, which starred Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau as two pals who share an apartment and have very different ways in lifestyle and housekeeping. The multi-cam, half-hour comedy stars Perry as Oscar Madison which Matthau played. We don't know who will play Felix Ungar, a neat freak, at this time. »

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'Arrow' Season 2 video: Stephen Amell shares a day in his life

19 February 2014 5:30 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

"Arrow" star Stephen Amell reached 1 million fans on Facebook Wednesday (Feb. 19) and celebrated by posting a "Day in the Life" video featuring the actor and co-stars Caity Lotz and David Ramsey. The result is a rather amusing look at life on the "Arrow" set.

Amell's day begins early and seems to involve coffee, which is good because it sounds like a 15-hour workday. On set, Amell spends as much time as possible in his trailer (a Simon and Garfunkel-infused den of peace) when not appearing in every scene or commenting on the cold, rainy Vancouver weather.

Additional things of note include a salmon ladder demonstration ("It's real. Stop asking!") and some weird shouting of "What's in the box?"

By the end of the video (which corresponds to the end of the day), Amell seems very tired. But he did have some sushi, so it's all Ok.

"Arrow" airs Wednesdays at 8 p. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Paul Simon and Sting Prove an Inspired Pairing: Concert Review

17 February 2014 8:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

  You've got to hand it Paul Simon and Sting. Each could have easily staged another reunion tour with their respective erstwhile partners (Art Garfunkel and the Police), gone on their own greatest hits victory lap, or even revived a few of their classic albums on stage, but instead the two veteran singer-songwriters have launched one of the most surprising, daring, and rewarding double bills we're likely to see this year. Not only did Simon and Sting share the bill Saturday at the Forum, but they shared the stage for about a third of the two-hour-and-40-

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- Craig Rosen

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Jimmy Fallon Says Goodbye to 'Late Night' With Help From the Muppets

8 February 2014 7:59 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

After 969 episodes, 10,000 monologue jokes and one on-camera upchuck by Questlove, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon had no shortage of material to reflect upon during its final episode. Yet last night, its happy host summed up the entire show’s run succinctly with one Frankensteined über-joke: "Joe Biden needed Obamacare after Anthony Weiner texted Justin Bieber a picture of Chris Christie dating a Kardashian on the Jersey Shore."

6 Keys to Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show': Timberlake (And Fun Insanity)

We would’ve added "on Friday" to that, but hey – that’s »

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TV highlights 07/02/2014

6 February 2014 11:50 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony | Rugby League: Wigan Warriors vs Huddersfield Giants | Game Of Pawns | An Island Parish | Peter Kay: Live & Back On Nights! | Arena: The Everly Brothers – Songs Of Innocence And Experience | Alan Davies: Après Ski

Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

3.30pm, BBC2

Live from Sochi, and the organisers will be hoping even more fervently than usual that all goes smoothly. The build-up to the 22nd Winter Olympics has been a PR disaster for Russia, focusing attention on one of the country's most volatile regions, and some of its less appealing quirks. (Germany's athletes, though they deny subversive intent, will parade before Vladimir Putin in rainbow-striped uniforms.) Followed at 9pm by A Perfect Day, recalling Torvill & Dean's triumph at Sarajevo in 1984. Andrew Mueller

Rugby League: Wigan Warriors vs Huddersfield Giants

7pm, Sky Sports 1

Super League is back with a bang (or should that be bash?) as defending champs and »

- Andrew Mueller, Lanre Bakare, David Stubbs, Jonathan Wright, Hannah J Davies, Hannah Verdier, Ali Catterall, Bim Adewunmi

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Will ‘Frozen’ Continue the Best Original Song Success of Animated Films?

5 February 2014 10:08 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Terence Johnson

Managing Editor

One of the bright spots this past film year was the success of Disney’s Frozen. On the strength of it’s more modern princesses and an infectious score, the film set box office records and has garnered two Oscar nominations, Animated Feature and Best Original Song for “Let It Go”, its infectious hit. In honor of Frozen’s nomination, we figured it was time to take a look at the history of animated movies in Original Song.

The history of animated films picking up nominations and wins in Best Original Song is a tale as old as time (see what I did there?). Since the 1930s, animated films have won this award 13 times and over 50 nominations, which you can see below. This is an even greater feat when you think about the consideration that animated films get when lists of musicals are made (they »

- Terence Johnson

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Best of Fest: Sundance 2014′s Top 10 New Faces

30 January 2014 8:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

They range in age, amount of screen time, supporting or principle characters, and have previous (television work, stage and or bit parts in Hollywood/Indiewood productions or next to no film experience at all. In essence these folks have a special gift and have essentially broken out. I had the fortune of having a team of four journalists (Caitlin Coder, Jordan M. Smith, Nicholas Bell and myself) covering the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and when you got a small army covering a major fest it ensures that fine performances from a new crop of acting talents don’t go undetected. Michael B. Jordan, Robin Weigert and Miles Teller (who follows up The Speculator Now with a dramatically and physically charged perf in the marvelous Whiplash) were just some of the new faces included on our top list last year.Worthy mnetions that did not break into our Top 10 include Fishing Without NetsAbdikani Muktar, »

- IONCINEMA.com Contributing Writers

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Paul Simon and Sting to sing each other's hits in upcoming tour

21 January 2014 12:27 AM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, Jan 21: Sting and Paul Simon are rehearsing for their upcoming tour, where they are preparing to take turns by singing some of each other's biggest hits.

It was Simon's idea for the tour, hatched when he came downstairs in their New York apartment building to ask if Sting would be interested, the Huffington Post reported.

Sting obviously agreed, having first heard Simon and Garfunkel when he was a 15-year-old in England.

Sting said that if he ever wanted to emulate a literary and literate songwriter, then Paul Simon would be the person he would go to.

They have started the process of selecting the. »

- Anita Agarwal

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Sundance 2014: Zach Braff returns with 'Garden State' follow-up, gets standing ovation

19 January 2014 9:12 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Ten years after Garden State became a breakout hit — and the unofficial soundtrack — of the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, Zach Braff returned to Park City yesterday with his long-awaited, Kickstarter-financed follow-up, Wish I Was Here. Braff said when he made Garden State that he “just wanted to write a movie that describes how I felt about being 28 in 2004.” With Wish I Was Here, which he co-wrote with his brother Adam, he’s taken a similar approach. He plays a struggling commercial actor whose judgmental, conservative Jewish father (Mandy Patinkin) is dying of cancer. When he and his overburdened working wife (Kate Hudson »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon eat again and take The Trip to Italy

18 January 2014 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The gastronomic TV comedy The Trip is returning. We join its two stars during filming in Italy and find their relationship has blossomed – with the help of some more fine dining

It is springtime in Italy. A blur of soft rain, wild fennel, wisteria, artichokes. In Camogli, a fishing village on the Italian Riviera, the late afternoon sun has drawn the people outside: early tourists peruse the gelaterias, a small dog chases seagulls along the beach, and on a hotel terrace Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon stand looking out over the blue waters of the Golfo Paradiso.

Both wear a British approximation of a Riviera look – chinos, light blazers, inoffensive shirts and soft shoes, and are in deep discussion about how best to seduce young Italian women. "Come back to my house and have a stand-up bath," Coogan says, in an exaggerated Italian accent. "Then we will have sex."

Brydon stares out across the water. »

- Laura Barton

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Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon eat again and take The Trip to Italy

18 January 2014 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The gastronomic TV comedy The Trip is returning. We join its two stars during filming in Italy and find their relationship has blossomed – with the help of some more fine dining

It is springtime in Italy. A blur of soft rain, wild fennel, wisteria, artichokes. In Camogli, a fishing village on the Italian Riviera, the late afternoon sun has drawn the people outside: early tourists peruse the gelaterias, a small dog chases seagulls along the beach, and on a hotel terrace Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon stand looking out over the blue waters of the Golfo Paradiso.

Both wear a British approximation of a Riviera look – chinos, light blazers, inoffensive shirts and soft shoes, and are in deep discussion about how best to seduce young Italian women. "Come back to my house and have a stand-up bath," Coogan says, in an exaggerated Italian accent. "Then we will have sex."

Brydon stares out across the water. »

- Laura Barton

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Garfunkel set to make stage comeback post ' vocal cords paralysis battle'

14 January 2014 9:36 PM, PST | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

London, January 15: Art Garfunkel has announced that he will return to the stage four years after suffering a paralysis of the vocal cords.

The 72-year-old singer, who was forced to cancel his reunion with Paul Simon, has booked a month-long American tour from the end of January, Independent reported.

Garfunkel said that his voice is back and he is fighting again as he believes that he has grown through adversity and is excited about his stage show.

He was diagnosed with vocal cord paralysis, a weakness of the vocal folds in 2010 and had promised his fans that his voice would return by being patient. (Ani) »

- Abhijeet Sen

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This Clearly Isn't Oakes & Smith's "First Flight"

13 January 2014 2:52 AM, PST | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Oakes & Smith are longtime folk singers who come from musical families. It’s evident in their tracks that their musical knowledge and upbringing helped forge their distinctly folk-inspired tracks. “Factory Girl” is a track that perfectly encapsulates this folks-y vibe. Almost mournful lyrics are coupled with strong lyrics that evoke well-traveled folk territory that, in the end, isn’t terribly spectacular.

Before Dawn” opens like a Doves track, very spiritual and driving, then transitions to a pretty typical folk track, not unlike something by Simon and Garfunkel. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t dig it, as this is probably the only track I’d come back and listen to repeatedly. I’d throw it on a playlist on a playlist on Spotify, even. Get it in the rotation. In the end, it’s definitely my favorite track off their album, First Flight.

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- Robert Ottone

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