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Brad Pitt Fills in for Angelina Jolie at 'Unbroken' Premiere

With the USC Marching Band playing the school’s fight song in background, it was a never-ending parade of actors, Olympians and armed forces veterans on the red carpet of Monday’s Unbroken premiere at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. However, amongst the swarms and cavalcades of people, it was the absences that weighed most heavily over the night. Home sick with an unfortunate bought of the chicken pox, director Angelina Jolie was noticeably missing from the proceedings, with husband Brad Pitt representing the Jolie-Pitt clan in her stead. Though she was able to send along her heartfelt remarks at the

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Mandy Moore Joins ‘Red Band Society’ for Recurring Role

Mandy Moore Joins ‘Red Band Society’ for Recurring Role
Mandy Moore will appear on Fox’s “Red Band Society” in a recurring guest star role as Dr. Erin Grace, chief of staff at the show’s Ocean Park Hospital and ex-fiancee to star Dave Annable’s Dr. McAndrew.

The hourlong drama focuses on a group of teenagers living as patients in a hospital’s pediatric ward. Moore has previously had extended guest star roles on shows like “Entourage,” “Scrubs” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”

The series has also joined together with college marching bands to put on special performances at children’s hospitals across the country ahead of the show’s premiere. Watch a video with star Wilson Cruz and the USC Marching Band at L.A. Children’s Hospital below.

Red Band Society,” based on the Spanish series “Polseres vermelles,” will premiere Sept. 17 at 9 p.m. on Fox.
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DreamWorks Animation Celebrates 20th Anniversary With 30,000 Fans and Fireworks at Hollywood Bowl

"DreamWorks has never had an evening event like this," said DreamWorks Animation chief creative officer Bill Damaschke backstage at the Hollywood Bowl as the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, led by Thomas Wilkins, tuned up for DreamWorks Animation in Concert, the July 18-19 shows celebrating the toon titan's 20th anniversary. Over 30,000 fans turned up to watch the two orchestras perform with clips of DreamWorks films and fireworks, as well as Jack Black, Judith Hill, the USC Marching Band and a rare performance on guitar by composer Hans Zimmer. List The Hollywood Reporter Reveals Hollywood's

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John Ondrasik, Jordin Sparks Set to Perform at Outdoor Hockey Game in L.A.

John Ondrasik, Jordin Sparks Set to Perform at Outdoor Hockey Game in L.A.
John Ondrasik, Jordin Sparks and the USC Trojan Marching Band will join Kiss as performers at the Jan. 25 outdoor hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks at Dodger Stadium. Story: Kiss to Rock La's First-Ever Outdoor Hockey Game at Dodger Stadium Sparks, an actress and the 2007 American Idol winner, will sing the U.S. national anthem. Ondrasik – aka Five for Fighting and a longtime Kings fan who has written for the team’s website -- will perform during the second intermission of the first NHL outdoor game in California. And as the Kings and the Ducks make

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15 Best Film Scores of 2013

Contributed by Melissa Thompson and Michelle McCue

The sets. The hair and makeup. The cinematography. The story. The sound. All of the work of talented crafts people are pulled together under the very heart of any good movie – the score.

With the Academy Award nominations on Thursday, January 16, looming like the drumline at the head of a marching band, we thought we’d have a look back at some of the finer scores of 2013.

Listen and watch a handful of Hollywood’s leading composers discuss the art of scoring a film in The Hollywood Reporter’s round table discussion. With one hundred fourteen scores from 2013 vying for nominations in the Original Score category for the 86th Oscars, we suspect some of these names will be announced .

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Honorable Mention: Inside Llewyn Davis from T Bone Burnett.

The soundtrack for Inside Llewyn Davis transported us to another time and place. The
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Doc Nix and the Green Machine Score a Million

Doc Nix and the Green Machine Score a Million
Jeremy Freer Mike Nickens

The George Mason University Patriots are sharing March Madness with their pep band this year. The “Green Machine” pep band became a viral YouTube sensation after a supporter of the band uploaded a camera phone video of the band covering the rap-metal band “Rage Against the Machine.” The video went viral and now has over a million views. We caught up with band director Mike Nickens, affectionately nicknamed Doc Nix, who is planning for today’s
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Exclusive! We Have The Complete Rundown Of Tonight’s Bet Awards Hosted By Queen Latifah!

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Figure out when and what to watch tonight as we tell you all the presenters, performers, and surprises of the night!

Get ready for tonight’s Bet Awards, hosted by Queen Latifah, with a look at the performances you can expect to see, the surprise appearances, and who will be there to hand out the awards! As for Bieber Nation, the young Canadian pop phenom and nominee will not be in attendance tonight, but here’s who you can expect!

The show will open with Kanye West performing “Power,” followed by Latifah’s introduction and then Jada Pinkett Smith presenting R & B Artist. Next up is Usher doing “There Goes My Baby,” Taraji P. Henson and Mike Epps presenting Female Hip Hop Artist, and then T.I. with special guest Travis Barker doing “Yeah Ya Know.”

Nia Long and Lorenz Tate will present Male Hip Hop Artists before
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'Hell's Kitchen' recap: Fran Pan Redemption

'Hell's Kitchen' recap: Fran Pan Redemption
There’s something adorably wrong about how Team Red lurks on their side of the dorm, anxiously chainsmoking and plotting their vengeance. So far, the men have dominated the challenges, and even the loss of Sharkboy and Shoeless hasn’t dented their fratty resolve. Meanwhile, the women chug their cancer sticks like generals on the losing side of the trenches. They ask themselves, “What the heck keeps on going wrong?” On last night’s Hell’s Kitchen two-parter, much tobacco was smoked and many losses were debated, but by the end, the power dynamics had been completely upended, and Cruel Dr.
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Dancing Boots Another Star With Little Fanfare... Minus the Marching Band

The dance floor may be tearing celebs apart this season, but so far only the voters at home have been dealing the final blows.  And the ax fell yet again tonight on Dancing With the Stars. Following jolly performances by Joss Stone, Selena Gomez and the USC Marching Band, Tom Bergeron somberly issued some walking papers, narrowing the field to 13 in the process. But first, with the powers-that-be figuring it would only waste time to pretend last night's best dancers were in trouble, three contestants were ushered to safety before even one bead of sweat had time to form. Mya, whose jive was given encore honors, Donny Osmond and Aaron Carter crowded the top of the leaderboard last night, and...
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