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Strictly Come Dancing week 10 – as it happened

All seven remaining couples took part in the Pasodoblathon this week – who mastered their Spanish line, and which duo did we wave adiós to?

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And that’s it for another Strictly Week! Thank you for joining in, I’ll be back next week for the Quarter Finals/Musicals Week, so please come along and bring your jazz hands and sparkliest dancing shoes. In the meantime you can find me on Twitter/Instagram @heidistephens, so feel free to come and say hello. Have a fabulous week! Hx

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Susan and Kevin dance their final dance to “Let’s Dance The Last Dance” by Donna Summer, and throw in a bit of Morecambe and Wise. They will be missed.

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Susan and Kevin say lovely things about each other, and it’s all got a bit dusty in here. They’ve had an amazing run, and it’s
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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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Pink, Kelly Clarkson Open 2017 AMAs With Emotional Duet — Watch

Pink, Kelly Clarkson Open 2017 AMAs With Emotional Duet — Watch
Two of the fiercest females in music came together Sunday for a duet you probably didn’t know you wanted — but still totally enjoyed.

Pink and Kelly Clarkson opened the 2017 American Music Awards with a powerful performance of R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts,” dedicated to American first responders.

The duet was intro’d by Jamie Foxx, who began by saying that “we needed the power of music to help us heal” from so much that happened this year. “In those moments of crisis, heroes emerged,” he said, before introducing several first responders. “They ran towards the danger when it would have
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Riverdale’s Josie And The Pussycats pick the 5 songs they’re dying to cover

  • The AV Club
Whether it’s their cover of Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” or one of numerous original recordings, Josie And The Pussycats’ performances on Riverdale are a consistent delight. In the video above, Ashleigh Murray (Josie), Hayley Law (Valerie), and Asha Bromfield (Melody), reveal the songs they’d most like to cover on the…

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The Top Uses of Donna Summer Songs in Movies or TV

You might not be part of the generation that would remember her fondly as a disco queen but if you’ve watched enough TV or movies then chances are you’ve heard at least one or two of her songs. They might even be some of your favorites. Donna Summer, whose real name was Ladonna Adrian Gaines, started getting hot in the 1970’s and went to have an impressive career not long after. She passed away in 2012 due to lung cancer that she reportedly blamed from inhaling so much smoke and dust in the 9/11 attack. Whatever else is said about

The Top Uses of Donna Summer Songs in Movies or TV
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‘Throat… 12 Years After’ Blu-ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

Stars: Sharon Kane, Eric Edwards, Jerry Butler, Sharon Mitchell, George Payne, Joey Silvera, Joanna Storm, Michelle Maren, Annie Sprinkle, Marc Stevens | Written and Directed by Gerard Damiano

Walter (George Payne) and Marsha (Michelle Maren) are the classic American married couple. Walter has a good job and Marsha is your perfect housewife. The pair believe in monogamy. I say that, but the couple have a sort of sexual awakening. One day, Walter has a bit of fun with a local hooker (Sharon Mitchell) and whilst he’s at it – Marsha finds herself seduced by Joe (Eric Edwards) – their Meter man. As this is going on, their friends Andy (Joey Silvera) and his wife Louise (Sharon Kane) are the complete opposite. The couple are both openly promiscuous and have their own fun when they can. One night – after some drinks in Andy and Louise’s apartment – the two couples decide to sit
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame poll: Which snubbed female artist should be inducted next?

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame poll: Which snubbed female artist should be inducted next?
Let’s hear it for the ladies who rock! During this decade, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame voters have already done some major catch-up work by inducted the overlooked Joan Baez (2017), Darlene Love (201), Linda Ronstadt (2014), Donna Summer (2013). But there are still some snubbed female artists who deserve strong consideration for induction […]
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1980 and the Death of the Disco Musical

The AppleThe musical possesses a unique form of power rarely afforded to other Hollywood genres. In the words of film scholar Rick Altman, “The musical invites us to forget familiar notions of plot, psychological motivation, and causal relationships.” In contrast to other commercial genres, the musical is almost one-of-a-kind in its ability to arrest time and space, to suspend disbelief, to defy our lived understanding of human relationships and even the very conventions of filmgoing. In what other mainstream genre can fictional characters get away with looking into the camera lens so often? Dramatic logic is replaced in the Hollywood musical by spectacle and raw emotional appeal, with singing as the defining device for such purely cinematic priorities.But what happens to the musical when singing is taken out of it? This was the conundrum of the short-lived disco musical, a sub-genre that ended as soon as it began.Popular
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The Get Down Part 2 Review

Baz Luhrmann’s epic coming of age musical drama comes to an emotionally thrilling and satisfying conclusion in The Get Down Part 2. This stylized account of the rise of rap and hip hop in 1970’s Bronx, New York picks up one year following the events of Part One, which introduced us to an enormous cast of unique characters including young high school lovers Ezekiel ‘Books’ Figuero (Justice Smith) and Mylene Cruz (Herizen F. Guardiola).

By the end of that initial six episode arc, Books and his friends had formed the Get Down Brothers and were ready to take over the Bronx with their new style of music. Meanwhile, Mylene Cruz and the Soul Madonnas’ had their first hit single and seemed on their way to conquering the gospel music charts. Ezekiel and Mylene’s love story is a major driving force of the narrative but The Get Down is so
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Bruce Sudano Slams ‘Self-Serving’ Leaders on Political New Single ‘It Ain’t Cool’

Bruce Sudano Slams ‘Self-Serving’ Leaders on Political New Single ‘It Ain’t Cool’
Bruce Sudano is getting political.

On Friday, the singer-songwriter — and Donna Summer‘s widower — announced his first new album in two years, which includes lead single “It Ain’t Cool,” available for instant download upon pre-order of his upcoming LP 21st Century World on iTunes.

“Politicians serving the wrong master / Greed is gonna bring capitalism down / Brought to the brink of the ever-after / By imposters to the throne who got no throne / It’s a selfish society / Where the almighty dollar buys the rules / That ain’t the way that it was conceived,” Sudano, 68, sings on the tracks.

The musician
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Taken Season 1 Episode 2 Review: Ready

For someone who has spent years in the military, Bryan Mills still has a lot to learn about being a team player.

That's one clear takeaway from his first missions as a member of Christina's super-secret, covert-ops team on Taken Season 1 Episode 2.

It's pretty obvious from the beginning that Bryan was still haunted by his sister Cali's death, and that's going to get in the way of effectively doing his job.

Hell, he would have beaten a man to death during a training mission if others hadn't stepped in.

Dave: He's not a real terrorist. He's Delta Force playing a terrorist.

Bryan: I got the hostage. Easy. I got this.

Delta Force Guy: There's something wrong with you, in the head.

Christina: Let's just say he's still a work in progress.

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Christina rightfully sidelined him for that stunt.
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Riverdale Recap: Nun of Your Business

Need to catch up? Check out our previous Riverdale recap here.

This week on Riverdale, we finally met Betty’s institutionalized sister Polly — who dropped a huge bombshell in the ongoing Jason Blossom investigation.

Betty invites Jughead over for breakfast, where her mom Alice snidely blames him for Betty’s “Jason Blossom obsession.” But when Alice steps out, Betty sneaks a look at her mom’s checkbook and finds a check made out to The Sisters of Quiet Mercy. It’s the “home for troubled youth” run by nuns where they stashed Polly, so she and Jughead head there to investigate.
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The Voice Recap: Five Alive

The Voice Recap: Five Alive
We’re only on night two of The Voice’s Blind Auditions, and already, we’ve I’ve learned so much: You guys love Lauren Duski a lot, you love Michael Slezak even more (then again, he is not only a god but an impossible act to follow), and it’s unwise to play any drinking game that involves doing a shot every time Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s relationship is referenced and/or the couple canoodles.

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During Tuesday’s episode, we also learned the identities of
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'The Voice': Alicia Keys Knows How To Land Artists on Second Night of Blind Auditions

Night two of the Blind Auditions had season 12 coaches Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys getting serious about their turn strategies. Keys said she’s looking to support young artists, while Stefani and Levine are both looking for singers with strong artistry from a range of genres. Shelton is looking to hold down the strong country sound that has led his team to the finals so often.

Figure skating coach Autumn Turner was the first artist to audition, singing “Last Dance” by Donna Summer, saying that The Voice might be her last chance...
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Madonna Approached to Record 'Enough is Enough' as Anti-Trump Anthem

  • TMZ
Madonna has not responded to Donald Trump calling her "disgusting" for saying she thought about blowing up the White House, but she has the option of making the next move by recording what could become the rallying cry against the prez. Sources tell TMZ legendary songwriter Bruce Roberts, who wrote "Enough is Enough" for Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer, is reaching out to Madonna to record a track he will lay over the song. The
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First Look: Disco Legend Giorgio Moroder Drops ‘Good For Me’ Music Video

First Look: Disco Legend Giorgio Moroder Drops ‘Good For Me’ Music Video
Disco legend Giorgio Moroder is back with a new music video, and it’s “Hot Stuff” indeed!

The Italian producer and British R&B singer will drop their “Good For Me” music video Friday, and People has an exclusive first look at the clip.

“When I first met Karen Harding in the studio, I was so impressed with her energy, her larger than life personality, her spirit,” Moroder said of the rising star, 25. “She was the perfect artist to work with in the studio, and brings the song to life in the video.”

For the video, cameras followed Moroder, 76, at I Feel Love,
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Super-Agent Norman Brokaw Remembered Warmly at Celebration of Life

Super-Agent Norman Brokaw Remembered Warmly at Celebration of Life
Iconic agent Norman Brokaw was warmly remembered by more than 400 friends and family Monday in a celebration of life at the Hillcrest Country Club.

Tony Orlando emceed with heartfelt tributes delivered by Sam Haskell, Kim Novak, Marlo Thomas, Berry Gordy, Mary Hart, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis and Regis Philbin along with family members Joel Brokaw and Wendy Brokaw Kretchmer.

Brokaw, who rose from the mailroom of William Morris to become chairman-ceo in a career that spanned seven decades, died on Oct. 29 at 89.

Brokaw was remembered for his pioneering efforts to package talent for the agency in television and helped start Wma’s television division, luring major film stars to TV. Speakers at Monday’s event — which included 19,000 of Brokaw’s trademark red roses — stressed that Brokaw stood apart for his ability to give talent a sense of family.

Orlando explained that Brokaw stood by him when he had drug problems, when
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Super-Agent Norman Brokaw Remembered Warmly at Celebration of Life

Super-Agent Norman Brokaw Remembered Warmly at Celebration of Life
Iconic agent Norman Brokaw was warmly remembered by more than 400 friends and family Monday in a celebration of life at the Hillcrest Country Club.

Tony Orlando emceed with heartfelt tributes delivered by Sam Haskell, Kim Novak, Marlo Thomas, Berry Gordy, Mary Hart, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis and Regis Philbin along with family members Joel Brokaw and Wendy Brokaw Kretchmer.

Brokaw, who rose from the mailroom of William Morris to become chairman-ceo in a career that spanned seven decades, died on Oct. 29 at 89.

Brokaw was remembered for his pioneering efforts to package talent for the agency in television and helped start Wma’s television division, luring major film stars to TV. Speakers at Monday’s event — which included 19,000 of Brokaw’s trademark red roses — stressed that Brokaw stood apart for his ability to give talent a sense of family.

Orlando explained that Brokaw stood by him when he had drug problems,
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15 Highlights From 20 Years of VH1's Legendary 'Divas'

15 Highlights From 20 Years of VH1's Legendary 'Divas'
Patti Labelle doesn't call herself a diva these days because "all these little heifers who can't sing are called divas," but the soul singer/pie maker/American Horror Story alum is back to reclaim the title in VH1’s latest installment of Divas.

Along with goddaughter Mariah Carey, Chaka Khan, Vanessa Williams and Pharrell protégé Teyana Taylor, Patti -- we go by divas’ first names here -- will bring the divadom during VH1's benefit concert for the Save the Music Foundation, a special holiday-themed edition called Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night. (The show premieres Dec. 5 at 9 p.m. Et.)

More: 'Mariah's World' Recap: Mariah Carey Recalls 'Great Moments' With James Packer

When the concert series first launched in 1998, the lineup was the stuff of dreams. Mariah, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Shania Twain and Aretha Franklin with special guest Carole King embodied every meaning of the word diva in lauded performance after performance. During its 11 iterations
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'The Rock' 20 Years Later: Nicolas Cage Still in Awe Over Working With Hero Sean Connery

'The Rock' 20 Years Later: Nicolas Cage Still in Awe Over Working With Hero Sean Connery
A prolific actor, Nicolas Cage has 77 film acting credits to his name, including three films -- Army of One, Dog Eat Dog and USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage -- released within a week of each other this month. And while he’s had some notable hits (National Treasure) in recent years, nothing’s quite topped the string of films that helped define the mid-’90s.

After gaining notoriety for Leaving Las Vegas, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor, Cage followed the low-budget film with a string of blockbusters -- The Rock, Con Air, Face/Off -- and the romantic drama City of Angels.

More: 'Top Gun' 30 Years Later: Jerry Bruckheimer Talks Surprise Success and Disastrous Test Screening

While all were hits at the box office, it was The Rock that proved to be one of the most special for Cage. Not only did the actor learn of his first Oscar nomination while on
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